Personal Development for Entrepreneurs (Part 2 of 4)
This is a 4 part series on personal development for entrepreneurs. Read Part 1 here.
How do you feel about building your business online while still in your 9 to 5 job?
You see…the thing about being in a job for many years it has shaped the way you think, act, see yourself and the belief of what you can be, do or have. It’s kinda like losing your true identity.
I had been feeling lost myself after many years in my corporate job. I felt unfulfilled, unmotivated and believed that this is my life and I need to be happy with it. But, I wasn’t happy. Just like you…the thoughts of wanting more. The freedom-based lifestyle and unlimited income potential made me seek new information which led me to start my online business.
When you’re ready to give up the paycheck to paycheck mentality and create a profit-generating mentality, you’ll realize that your current situation isn’t your future and you can create whatever you want.
I discovered some personal development topics along with my entrepreneurial journey that really helped me to propel my business-building process. From mindset, confidence, time management, goal-setting, etc. they all helped me to make conscious decisions in the new path I was creating for my life.
Personal development can help you to get your identity back, build your confidence and lay the path to the life and business you really want.
How to Make the Mindset Shift
Building your online business requires a shift from an employee mindset to an entrepreneur mindset. This is important because you don’t want to be stuck and frustrated from spinning your wheels in building your business. Many time new entrepreneurs try to figure out why things aren’t moving forward in their business launch, and the root issue is that the mindset shift hasn’t occurred yet.
When you make the decision that enough is enough, and know you need to do something different to get different results, this typically is the beginning of a mindset shift that will set you up for success going forward. You can start with these 3 mindset action steps:
Commit to change
Take the first step in the new path that you’re lying to leave your 9 to 5 job. This can be registering your business with your state, buying your domain, setting up your social media accounts, opening your business checking account, etc. Just do one thing different towards your entrepreneurial journey each day and commit to it. It’s the daily action that’s going to help you shift your mindset.
Your comfort zone can be the killer to your success. It will keep you stuck in an unfulfilled job for years. Now, you know you don’t want that:) Getting out of your comfort is a must if you want to build your online business and leave your 9 to 5 job. It’s a matter of creating new habits. We all have those job habits that have been ingrained in our brain over the years. I know I did..like going to the break room for coffee the same time every day..wow…
You need to begin to change a little something each day. I stopped going to the break room, and instead, I would go outside and sit on the bench by the water and write down my business ideas. That was the start, which eventually led me to do marketing activities on my 15-minute break.. For example, I’ll do a quick live stream (Periscope at the time) to market myself.
Boost Your Confidence
Stop the negative self-talk. Don’t tell yourself “I can’t do this”, “This is hard”, ‘I’m not good enough”, “ I don’t know how to do this” Instead, speak positively with statements like, I’m going to do this, This is new, but I can do it, I’m good enough, I can figure this out. These are more empowering vs. disempowering statements that will affect how your brain can stimulate how you feel.
Without making a commitment, staying in your comfort zone, and lacking confidence in building your business will keep you where you are. You deserve to be happy doing what you love. Therefore, personal development is important for entrepreneurs that are striving to build a successful business.
Would you like to get clarity for your business so you can shift your mindset? Let’s talk on a FREE 30 min Business Launch strategy session.