Okay, so it’s been a while since I’ve allowed myself to truly dive back into the creative world. And having a clear driven mindset is important. I had been so consumed with work and focusing on being a present parent. Forgetting that when I started my first blog, my daughter (then, a toddler) understood somethings and used to watch and ask me questions about what it was that I was doing. That was about seven years ago! My mindset was on do not disturb. I was fearless in some ways, but not yet completely. I was still trying to figure out where my focus should be. Being living proof for my kid that dreams do come true was and still is my main focus.
No matter what, the hustle in my heart was always there and forever will be. Through-out working at retail shops, hospitality, departments stores, art galleries .. you name it. I was right there saying “Yes, I can”. Why? because more than one wise person told me that whatever it is you’re doing at the moment – be the BEST at it (flips hair). I will take that piece of advice with me everywhere! Even if you’re having a bad day, like the memes you all have been seeing all over Instagram .. you’re allowed to a few moments of the day to sulk and complain. After that, get back to business! You have a life of peace, ease and financial freedom waiting for you, should you choose to go after it.
That’s what happen with me. That is until I started to take responsibility for the things happening in my life. Some things are uncontrollable, but there are other things that I could’ve helped. Honestly. Now, I do have a job that I truly enjoy aside from blogging and I could never really say that about any other job I’ve had in the past. Past jobs have drained the life out of me – to the point of having zero energy left to work on my true passion. I’d come home after work and only want to see my daughter, eat and sleep. Pretty pathetic knowing I had so many ideas! However, I’ve found the space, motivation and time with my current position to blog and hopefully inspire others.
So what was it that helped me change my mindset? I was on my way to work listening to Tony Robbins and listening to one of his talks really woke me up. Realizing that I was about to turn 29 years old, and I can’t just up and go where I want nor can I just buy whatever I want .. I’m talking about big ticket items. Now, I’m not overly materialistic – I’m talking about essentially having the freedom to move how you want. At this point in my life, it really bothered me watching others bring their dreams to fruition and living the life they choose. And I’m not talking about being the person that buys luxury items just to post to social media. I want to REALLY live my best life.
“Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.” – Tony Robbins
Woke up one morning and decided not to sit back and just dream any longer. Instead, pick up a pen and paper to create a business plan. Deadlines, due dates, create some type of budget big or small. Research? I spend endless hours taking in information from other successful blogger/ entrepreneurs I admire and respect. I can’t get enough. When it’s yours – you water it! Sleep is no longer a priority for me .. no more letting fear hold me back from being where I want to be. I’m not getting any younger and neither are you. Go hard or go home, for real! Ask yourself these five questions. Once my tunnel vision kicked in, these are the questions I asked myself:
Mindset Change: Ask yourself these 5 questions:
- What type of business or service do I want to provide?
- Is this really something I’ll love doing for the long haul? (You don’t want to roll something out that you don’t enjoy)
- Who do I know that is successful in this area to learn from?
- Will I be consistent with this?
- Is it a profitable niche?
If you’re looking to start your own business, or just something on the side to create extra income. Grab a pen and paper and answer these five questions to get started! You are your team when it comes to your dream. Always remember that. Once you get the answers to all of these questions – next is your business plan. Having a plan is so key to staying on track, especially if you’re like me and get caught up with new to-do lists through out the day. Even though my lists help me with personal tasks .. with business you want to ensure that you’re being very strategic and taking necessary steps. Put the proper pieces in place to grow.
Your mindset can truly dictate your growth, as well as the direction your life will go. I find that thinking positive and thinking big is very healthy and empowering. It challenges you for the better. When you say to yourself ” I am a successful business owner” or ” I will be a successful entrepreneur” and really believe it, you will carry yourself in this manner 100%. It’s levels to it – you adjust your mindset, create a plan, associate with others who are like-minded, carry yourself like you’ve already reached success.
3 Steps to adjusting your mindset into a successful one
Gather loads and loads of information in relation to your field. There are so many resources out here for you to learn from, for free! Takeaway and adopt what you believe correlates with what it is that you’re trying to do.
2. Someone successful in your field
This is important. Find some of the most successful individuals in your niche and adopt some of their methods that have worked out well for them. Obviously, have your own personal style and creative approach. This is not copying, it’s learning. When they’re offering information via you tube videos, webinars, step-by-step guides – they’re actually sharing the ways they became successful. They want to help.
3. Mold your mindset
Where would you like to go? Where do you wish to be in life within the next five to ten years? Start working on your goals, long term and short term. Dream big, but stay realistic. When you have clear sight and vision of where you’d like to go, you need to follow the steps to accomplish each task and goal. Get a notebook, or put a calendar on a wall in your home and check things off as you go. Things may not move as fast as you want, but each time you check something off your list (small or big) you’re one step closer and most importantly, you’re sticking to your guns! Following through and staying consistent promotes results. I know because I’ve personally noticed a huge difference with engagements and growth with my own blog and following.