Developing a mindset for success is a crucial requirement for all the women who are aspiring to become successful businesswomen, femtrepreneurs, bossbabes, bossladies, you name it. It may be hard to understand how to change your mindset. It is one of the hardest parts of the beginning of the journey.
A lot of women find it hard to change their habits. Many give up early on just because they could not change simple habits. And that is a must in this situation. It is not easy to have it all. To wake up at 11 am and aspire to be a successful businesswoman. It is not really about waking up early, but about accepting to change a kick start your day early and have an enormous benefit early on.
Developing a positive mindset will have a great effect on a woman’s career, relationship, and health. It is living life the right way.
These tips are suitable for a wide diverse group of women. For those who have started, and those who haven’t started yet. For single and married women alike.
Everything begins with believing. You can’t start a business if you don’t believe that you can carry it through the path of success. It doesn’t take a degree or numerous numbers in your bank account to start a business. You have to believe in yourself first. Your environment may be toxic. No one will believe in you in the beginning except perhaps your family and your best friends. Which is quite enough.
The beginning is always hard. Aspiring to be a successful businesswoman will always be hindered by many obstacles. That is why it is necessary to have a strong mindset. The latter can be built little by little. You may be a woman who has many shortcomings, but you can transform into something else. But you really need to believe in yourself first.
Pro Tip: Having a family or a friend who would really believe in you is a plus. Focus on the positive energy you get from these people and aspire to succeed and enjoy your success with them.
Change of Mindset
Changing your habits is a part of the price you pay down the road to achieving what you want to achieve. It is hard to make a progress while keeping certain habits. That’s where change comes in handy even though it is not a welcomed guest in most cases. Since it is quite hard to change many habits just like that.
Changing from a lazy, easy going person to an active serious person is not an easy task. A lot of people quit just because of that. It takes a strong will to be serious enough and consistent. It is okay to fail while trying to change a certain habit. What is not okay is to give up and forget about the whole thing just because you couldn’t wake up early or keep a constant curve of developing positive habits such as reading.
Change can be a good test for yourself to see how serious you are about chasing your dreams. Do not be afraid of change. It may be the best thing you do for yourself and your future. No matter how hard it may seem in the beginning, it is the right thing to do. Why would you feel intimidated by developing positive habits like reading, exercising, waking up early, manage your time efficiently? Wouldn’t that make you a Super Woman?
This will be your first accomplishment; to change to a better person mentally and physically. You are yet to discover how life is different when you get to live on the positive healthy side. Having a mindset for success is going to change you for real.
The Strongest Female Mindset
A mother takes care of her kids and husband and may find it hard to start a business. While I don’t want to make this cheesy and say things like “oh you are this and that” just know that you have an enormous set of skills and features that you have developed as a loving and caring mother.
I believe that women get a new mindset as soon as they give birth to their first kid. It is not just a birth of a new baby. It is a birth of a new you with a different mindset. Thus, you are already ahead of the mass of other women when it comes to patience, money saving, and managing an organization as a whole.
The problem here is that a lot of mothers assume that they can’t start a business while being busy with their kids. Which is not true, especially now. And that goes without saying with all the commodities available. That’s why this kind of women should know that they can work on their mindsets. They can turn themselves from dedicated mothers to successful business mothers.
That is possible if you can manage your time wisely. Also, a helpful and supportive environment -husband, boyfriend, family, friends- can make it much easier for you. Furthermore, planning is a good ally when it comes to starting anything new. Which brings us to the next aspect of developing a mindset for success.
Coming up with a plan to start a business can be different from the instant plans that scenarists bless protagonists and villains with. Developing a mindset for success relies a lot on planning. A plan for starting a business can consist of an ultimate goal. The latter can be split into many smaller goals. And then come up with other ideas after accomplishing the ultimate goal of the first plan; Plan 0.
Plan 0 is a plan you can set early on your journey. Let’s say you are a mother with two kids. Regardless of their age, you are still not ready to start a business yet. You can use the time you have in this period to learn as many skills as possible. You can learn about fields that are related to your passion i.e. the source of inspiration to create your business.
If you are into fitness, you can learn more stuff about nutrition for instance. But you need to focus on other things you may need to start up your business such as marketing. You can learn a lot of things about promoting your business through social media. And you can learn awesome things about fitness itself by following fitness gurus on social media. They may be your competitors
one day in the near future.
This is a great mix. Because while you’re trying to learn marketing techniques on social media, you’ll see it in action on these gurus profiles. And how they execute these techniques themselves. Observing is crucial in this period. Ask question why this and why that whenever you observe something different.
Plan 0 can be considered as a training period. You can prepare yourself by learning a lot of things about starting a business in general. Just make sure this plan consists of a certain timeline and you set small goals to be accomplished.
Make sure you have a clear vision of the things you want to do and get done in this important period. Remember that once you are done with Plan 0, you are going to learn many more things by experimenting. Thus, don’t make that period too long. You’ll have to start eventually.
Broaden Your Horizons
To broaden your horizons is to keep on learning all the time. Getting a certain degree and thinking that it is time now to focus on work is not the right kind of mindset to have. That’s an old one. You have to adopt a positive attitude towards learning and staying down to earth. Also, learning has no age, so don’t feel uncomfortable if you find yourself in a situation where you need to ask or learn from someone who is younger than you. It’s totally fine.
So, having the right attitude to keep on learning by reading, researching, and experimenting is a great start. Next thing you want to do is to change the way you see things. You have to awaken your observation abilities. Your interpretation of a text, a picture, or any other material should be taken to a certain level where you wonder if you can use that material in your work.
Pro Tip: When browsing your feed on Instagram or Twitter, try to observe the posts that may inspire you to make a great post in your social media accounts.
Broaden Your Perspective
One of the aspects of believing in yourself appears in the way you choose to create and manage your business. Most of the successful entrepreneurs came up with a solution to a certain problem. A lot of these solutions may seem easy or unachievable to others, which is a reason why these people criticise the idea and criticise the entrepreneur in the early stages of planning.
Listening to others and believing their opinions -which are empty most of the times- can lead to early failure and demoralization. Thus, you need to believe have the right mindset in order to believe in yourself and your idea. Being creative is a magnet that attracts a lot of criticism, even though creativity has an astonishing effect on the success of a business. So you really need to understand that looking at things in a different way is not a bad thing to do in business, it is quite the opposite.
Everyone has a unique fingerprint. If you can come up with your unique fingerprint in a certain field or industry, you will probably retire early, very early. This is one of the aspects of developing the right mindset for success. You don’t believe that you will keep working for the rest of your life.
So don’t be afraid to be unique and creative. You can improve your creativity the same way a camera improves the lighting conditions by letting more light in. In your case, you need to open up for different and unique ideas in order to throw it all in the blender and come up with a creative way to do things your way and provide a valuable solution for customers.
One cannot stress enough the importance of creativity in developing a mindset for success. So don’t hold back.
Developing a mindset for success is going to take through some tough time. Before getting to the main meal which is starting your business, you may have to take a few or many bites of the appetizers. Which stands for the jobs that you will have to do in order to keep the ball rolling prior to starting a business. A lot of people have to keep working on other jobs while trying to start their own business. And that is necessary in most cases.
While working on a certain job that you may not like is frustrating, it is considered as a part of the journey. You will have to be patient and consider those jobs as a learning period that you have to go through before starting your business and become your own boss. Still, this period can be so useful to learn many things, develop many skills, and gain a lot of experience.
By the way, quitting your job is not a solution to your problems. Don’t think that you can quit every time you encounter a problem or live under pressure. If you can’t be patient and face your problems when working with other people, you may find it extremely hard to stand up against the problems you will be facing, once your business is up and running.
Because after all, you will face problems. The only thing you can do is to be stronger and patient in order to face your problems efficiently. Moreover, the process of developing a positive mindset feeds on this kind of pressure and the problems you encounter in your life.
The Ugly Duckling
Be ready to wear the ugly duckling’s feathery cloak or perhaps you are already wearing it? Well, you will be wearing this cloak every time you find yourself thinking or behaving differently from your friends or siblings. This will show up in discussions about work and how you prefer to be your own boss compared to be extremely happy and proud of a 9 to 5 job. You may find yourself the only one in the room who believes that she can achieve what she wants. It is a matter of mindset.
The Same thing can be perceived on the way you spend your hard earned cash. Yes, you are a woman, you love shopping, you love makeup, that is totally fine and acceptable. Still, you will have to be more careful about how you spend your money. That is something that you will develop unintentionally when aspiring to start your own business. You will find yourself comparing the prices of clothes and makeup with prices of things you consider important to your business or how much you will be saving up if you didn’t buy this or that. So your way of spending money and your Wishlist will differ compared to your other female friends.
Also, developing a mindset for success will teach you the importance of time. Your appreciation of time is another factor that would distinguish you from the people around you. Because as you aspire to become successful, you will have a different attitude towards how you would like to spend your time. TL;DR: manage your time wisely. You can learn new things, work, and have fun with your friends and your family. There is plenty of time if you organize it based on your priorities.
Femetrepreneur, Bossbabe and A Businesswoman
femtrepreneur, bossbabe, businesswoman, founder…call yourself whatever you like. This may be a good way to encourage yourself and keep on chasing your dreams. A lot of women get so excited about the idea of achieving financial independence and they would go ahead and hang the degree of whatever status they are after, even before achieving anything.
While that could be a great way to encourage yourself and keep your eyes on the prize, it could also have a negative effect on you. Psychologically, thinking about something like it is done decreases the potential of the individual to work hard for it. It is a feeling that most of us had it in a certain moment. It may even be close to daydreaming, but I think that depends on the character of every individual.
So, depending on how well you know yourself, you may need to take your attitude and old experiences into consideration. If you are the kind of girl who would feel so excited about an idea, dream about it for days, and then when the time is right to work on it, you procrastinate, then this is probably not the right move. Focus on achieving small goals instead of celebrating the unachievable, Yet!
Still, it is a great chance to see how you’re proceeding with your positive mindset development.
My Your Soul
If you are single, and you are the kind of girl who is looking for real love, then this is the perfect time to be open to a serious relationship. Do not fall a victim of those who preach about relationships: “I’m not into relationships now, I’ve got a whole career ahead of me” there no such thing. There are many successful women out there who have husbands and kids and made it to the top in very tough conditions.
The reason why this time would be good to be in a serious relationship is that finding a man who would support you and stand by your side while you are building your business is a blessing. Not every woman gets to be with a man who is willing to believe in her, support her, and love her. A relationship that flourishes in a time of hardship is quite special. And celebrating success after going through so much, has a unique taste.
So, take it as a part of developing the right mindset for success. It is not about work only. The right mindset we’re looking for here is an inclusive mindset for success. Success in your professional and personal life. And love is an essential part of life.
Anyways, just don’t think that working on your dreams means that you need to focus on business only and ignore other important aspects of life. Of course, you can be single and succeed and accomplish your dreams, but having a good man by your side will really make the experience different.
Still, I don’t need to tell you that these things happen in the most mysterious ways. You can’t expect when that is going to happen. So, all I’m saying is: be open to embracing love when you find it.
The Weakest Mindset
A lot of women are living under the impression that they are inferior or they are victims. The problem is that we have a lot of models who succeed in the hardest circumstances. So, no matter what your problems are, never consider yourself a victim.
A mindset that feeds on the idea of being a victim, is a toxic one. This kind of mindset needs immediate change. You may have gone through a lot, but it is time for that to change. You’re not the only one. You’ll always find someone who had suffered from a worse experience. That doesn’t mean that you are weak or anything. It is just time to change that. It is never too late.
Finally, you may lean towards keeping things as they are. But it is really worth it. It is not just about succeeding in business but in your life as a whole.