The Entrepreneurial Mindset Needed for Success Ep 007

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Do you ever feel you put in a ton of time, energy, and effort grinding it out in your business? But you are stuck at the same level and just can’t figure out how to get past it.  

To grow our business, we seem to focus on all these things: 

  • Tips
  • Tricks
  • Strategies
  • Softwares
  • Tools

But, what we forget is that our first step to being successful is not all those tools. It is our entrepreneurial mindset. Let’s break that down into four steps. Don’t have time to read, listen to the podcast audio below! 

 

 

Have You Hit a Glass Ceiling?

It is almost like there is a glass ceiling. We keep banging our heads against expecting things to change. It’s going to hurt after a while. It probably already hurts right now. And that sucks.

So, we have to find access. We have to find a hole in that glass ceiling that we can breakthrough. I want to help you break through this glass ceiling. 

What’s Your Goal?

If you want to go to the next level, great, but what does leveling up mean to you in the first place?

Is there a specific place you see yourself? What exactly is your end goal? The end goal is your destiny. That’s where you want to be. But you’re way over here right now. And you’re wondering how to get from point A to point B?

 

Comparisonitis

Wherever you are right now, you may get stopped because you are looking at what that guru is doing. You may think that they are where they are because they have natural talent. 

They have these gifts and opportunities you don’t have. Comparing ourselves to others like that isn’t going to do you any good whatsoever.

 

You Don’t Need Talent

Most of what you need to be successful, you can learn. If you don’t believe me ask those successful people. List to their stories. Where were they from? 

You might be surprised to see many of them started exactly where you are right now. And we all have to start somewhere to get where we’re going.

You don’t need some unique talent. Nor do you need to be naturally charismatic. You don’t need all these things that we think we need. 

For example, my destiny is to have a thousand-acre ranch. To do that, I need to make a crap ton of money.

For me to do that, many things have to go according to plan. But it’s not going to happen today where I am now. It’s going to happen tomorrow, whenever that happens.

And how do I get there?

 

You Must Take Action

Are you willing to put in the time and energy to learn what it takes? 

Or will you listen to a video and agree that it is excellent information. But then not take action. Often, what happens is you try it, but it is harder than it looked. 

Fitness people seem to think it takes 21 days to create a habit. I actually think it’s longer. Anyway, you have to practice it for at least 21 days. 

Just think, however old you are, you’ve had that many years to do it the other way. This means your mind has trained to always go in this one direction. 

That one direction has gotten you where you are now. And that is what’s limiting you from breaking through that glass ceiling.

 

Muscle Memory

So if your mind is continuously going this way and you’ve done that for years. That’s muscle memory. I have to be vigilant to change it before it becomes an actual habit.

For example, I have a friend that played college basketball. His coach told him that the best basketball players in the world are not in the NBA.

I’m like, what? The best of the best is going to play basketball in the NBA.

Nope, his coach said the best players in the world are playing on the streets. Well, why aren’t they in the NBA?

The reason they’re not reaching their destiny is that their mind is holding them back. The people in the NBA might not be the best in the world, but they trained their minds to think differently.

And that gave them access to break through their glass ceiling and make it to the NBA. So how do you break through this glass ceiling? 

 

4 Steps to Achieve the Entrepreneurial Mindset You Need to be Successful

#1 Change Your Character

First, you must be willing to change your character. Character is who you are deep down. 

Your character includes:

Do you make things all about you? If you make it all about you, everybody smells that, and they run away from it. 

Are you out to help other people? Are you making it about them?

For example, I woke up to my sons, arguing. They had gotten our old digital cameras with SD cards and one was yelling to the other not to take his picture.

He didn’t want his picture taken because his brother was using a filter that made him look fat. I asked him if he thought he was fat. I told him it didn’t matter what he looked like on the outside. It is what is inside that counts. 

I asked him…

  • Do you treat others the way you want to be treated?
  • Do you think of others and help them get what they want before you do? 

After he answered yes, I was like, you are good on the inside, don’t worry about the outside appearance. It doesn’t matter, and you can’t change it anyway. 

That is the character that I am instilling in my children now. Of course, it is easier said than done. 

 

#2 Change Your Habits

Next, to change your character, you have to change your habits. The things that you do over and over again is what creates your character.

For example, if you have a habit of lying, everyone believes that your character trait is a liar. Nobody wants to hang out with you or tell you anything because you’re a liar.

I know you have probably tried to change habits in the past and failed. It’s not easy for smokers to quit smoking. That’s a habit that is very,

very hard to change. Changing your mindset is challenging, as well. 

 

#3 Change Your Actions

To change a habit, you have to change your actions. You can’t keep picking up cigarettes and expecting the habit to change. You have to change that action.

Instead of picking up a cigarette, you need to pick up a piece of gum or something.

I learned this a long time ago in a company meeting. I remember sitting there and thinking, this is excellent advice. But you know what?

I didn’t apply it right away. Until I took action, was I able to change my habit. 

 

#4 Change Your Words

To change our actions, though, we have to change our words. Our words are so powerful.

The Bible says by your words, you are justified. And by your words, you are condemned. By our words, we are either getting positive or negative feedback. 

We have to watch our words. But it’s not always easy to change what we say, especially to ourselves. Changing your words is critical.

 

#5 Change Your Thoughts

Finally, you must change your thoughts (of course, this could also be first). Whether you think you’re good enough or not, you’re right. Whatever you’re telling yourself, whatever you’re thinking, this is your reality. 

If you are telling yourself that you can’t reach your goals, you will not reach them. So you need to change that mindset first. To change your words, you have to change your thoughts. This is the key to changing your mindset.

Changing your mindset is the key to having entrepreneurial success.

I frequently talk about the four keys to leveling up being marketing, sales, operations, and mindset. 

  • Marketing is attraction. 
  • Sales is persuasion
  • Operations consist of systems, processes, and people. 

But, it all starts with mindset. You can learn how to market, sell, and set up effective systems so that everything works like a finely oiled machine. But, if you don’t have the entrepreneurial mindset needed, you won’t see success. 

 

For more about how to do this (and the action task): 

Drop any questions you have below! 

 

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Many entrepreneurs are focused on tips, software, or strategies but the #1 ingredient is the entrepreneurial mindset needed for success.
Jeremy Kenerson

Jeremy Kenerson

I help people overcome the everyday pains of being an entrepreneur, to ensure they have plenty of leads and deals, feel like they have an abundance of time in each day, have marketing funnels that are seamless and perform well, and increase their revenue to bring on extra staff and surround themselves with the best team.
Jeremy Kenerson

Jeremy Kenerson

I help people overcome the everyday pains of being an entrepreneur, to ensure they have plenty of leads and deals, feel like they have an abundance of time in each day, have marketing funnels that are seamless and perform well, and increase their revenue to bring on extra staff and surround themselves with the best team.

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