Entrepreneurial Success: Enhance Your Mindset to Increase Your Revenue

While the first step to become an entrepreneur is locating a profitable business idea, the true foundation of entrepreneurial success rests within your mindset. A good idea can take you only so far. However, true determination to stop at nothing to achieve your goals can carry you through to the finish line.

You may have hundreds – if not thousands – of competitors in your field. Many of them sell the exact same product as you. Yet, one business may be raking in huge monthly revenue, while the other can barely get off the ground.

So, what separates these two businesses? It’s the difference in mindset of the entrepreneurs behind the ventures. The successful businessperson boasts a heightened business mindset that leads to higher revenue. The unsuccessful one may know a thing or two about business, but he’s okay with doing the bare minimum.

Below is a chart that displays the key differences in the mindsets of a successful and unsuccessful entrepreneur. Adopt the mindset philosophies of the successful entrepreneur and you’ll happily discover that your profits increase as well!

The Mindset of the Successful Entrepreneur

  • Always reaches higher and focuses on the up-sell. He knows how to turn $5 into $20.
  • Has an elevator speech prepared and will recite it to anyone who’s willing to listen.
  • Values the power of marketing and employs proven marketing tactics. He markets whether business is booming or in a lull.
  • Believes in his ability to achieve the best and constantly pushes himself beyond his comfort zone for the greater good of his business.
  • Believes that customer service is just as important as promotion and providing quality products.
  • Is a problem solver. He can allocate funds as if it were his natural talent. He knows how to run a tight ship in order to keep revenue up and overhead down.
  • Values his intuition over the advice of another. He truly understands what’s best for his business.
  • Keeps moving when things are slow. He’s always quickly moving on to the next task that must be done to improve his business.
  • Thrives under pressure. He’s always attentive and alert. When his business begins to see red, he is an entrepreneurial hero.
  • Implements sound ideas into his existing business plan in order to increase revenue, customer service, and promotion.
  • Stands his ground. He confronts rotten eggs with a cool attitude and a firm intent. He notices everything and handles all confrontation with class.

The Mindset of the Unsuccessful Entrepreneur

  • Believes that good enough really is good enough. He believes that a dollar in revenue is better than no revenue at all.
  • Feels embarrassed to toot his own horn and often downplays the complexity of his business.
  • Employs marketing tactics only when business is slow. He’s all about cutting corners, and when business is booming, marketing expenses seem unnecessary.
  • Allows his personal low self-esteem to translate into his business leadership. Because of this, his marketing, networking, public perception, and revenue take a hit.
  • Customer service is an afterthought. He takes personal offense to most customer complaints.
  • Is a problem solver only when it comes to menial issues, but he cracks under pressure when the hard times come knocking.
  • Ignores his intuition and runs to all the wrong people for advice before taking action.
  • He takes advantage of the slow times in his business to indulge in his personal life while he should be working.
  • May thrive under pressure, but it’s his fear that keeps him going rather than his optimism. This same fear can cause panicky, unwise decisions.
  • Lets his ideas lie dormant until his business is bringing in more money.
  • Stands his ground and he does so with an overly aggressive and threatening attitude. His business mindset is out the window when he feels as if he’s being taken advantage of.

As you can see, a heightened mindset – a willingness to succeed and take risks for your business – is the foundation for attaining higher profits. By following the mindset of the successful entrepreneur, you’ll experience the success you’ve been dreaming about in your business.

The Happy Bullfrog

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Billy Bob and Percy shared a lovely pond. This afternoon, just as every afternoon, the two bullfrogs were lazily perched on lily pads taking in the warm sunshine.

It didn’t take long for a fly to flitter past Billy Bob. “Mmmmm,” said Billy Bob. “That was fine and juicy! Absolutely delicious!”

Soon after, Percy also caught a fly. He munched on it with a sour look on his face, swallowed it with a grunt, and then said, “Well, that was a skinny fly. Quite disgusting, actually.”

As the afternoon wore on, Billy Bob caught many fine flies, each one as tasty as the one before. Percy’s flies all left something to be desired. Then Billy Bob remarked, “What a fine life we have here, Percy. Good food, great weather, and excellent songs for our evening pleasure. I think I’ll enjoy a nap before the sun goes down.”

“It doesn’t seem so great to me,” muttered Percy. “The flies are skinny, it’s too hot out here, and you can’t even carry a tune.”

That night, under a full moon, Billy Bob sang out his gratitude with joy and all his friends in the nearby ponds hopped over to share in his happiness.

His inner beauty shone like a beacon in the night. Even the night moths were drawn to it, providing a feast for the evening’s fare!

Percy sat nearby in the dark, complaining about how Billy Bob gets everything he wants, while he has to scrape by, all alone.

Isn’t it remarkable how Billy Bob and Percy could live in the same place, with the exact same circumstances, and yet lead two very different lives? The critical difference was that Billy Bob felt gratitude for what he had.

Like Billy Bob, if you feel gratitude for your blessings, more good things will come your way. Your good feelings attract more good back to you.

For example, if you desire more money, be thankful for the paycheck you just received, no matter how small it may have been. Truly feeling grateful for it attracts more back to you! On the other hand, if you focus on how small your paycheck is, that’s a lack mentality, which attracts more lack back to you. If you wish that your spouse would be more loving toward you, try gratitude! You’ll see just how much gratitude can change your whole relationship for the better. Be thankful even for the little things your spouse does. Say “Thank you” and let them know how you appreciate what they do. Discover creative ways to express your gratitude on a daily basis.

One of our basic needs is the desire to feel appreciated. The more you express sincere gratitude to your spouse, the more your spouse will want to please you.

This attraction works in every area of your life: the financial, spiritual, emotional, and even physical dimensions.

You can start each day on a good note by giving thanks for the gift of this beautiful day when you wake up in the morning. At night, reflect on all the good things from that day. Try feeling gratitude for your blessings for a week and see what a difference it can make in your life!

Self-Reflection Questions:

  • Do I feel thankful for my blessings?
  • Do I express my gratitude to others when they brighten my day?
  • How can I incorporate more gratitude into my daily life?

Discover the path to time and financial freedom

Discover the Path to time and financial freedom. Most people are not going after what the want. Even some of the most serious goal seekers and goal setters, they’re going after what they think they can get.

What you will learn in this webinar

1- The Law of Compensation – The Law is simple, but rarely understood. Implement it’s simplicity and watch your life change. The mega wealthy KNOW this law, and it is something that is NOT taught in our education system.

2- Thinking in a “Certain” way – Contrary to popular belief, very few people think. Mental activity does not constitute thinking. To begin getting massive results in life, you must begin thinking in a “certain way.” The “certain way” will be revealed to you in this online event.

3- Impression of Increase – Increase in all areas of your life is governed by an absolute law. Ralph Waldo Emerson referred to this law as the law of laws. This law will expand your life in a way you couldn’t imagine as you begin to manifest the impression of increase everywhere you go.

The webinar is 60 minutes with Q&A

How to Create Your Own Affirmations

Affirmations are powerful tools you can use to help you live the life you’ve always dreamed of.

What are affirmations?

Well, they’re positive statements that you say out loud on a regular basis. The goal is to re-program your subconscious mind so you can remove any negative thoughts that prevent you from living your dreams.

Affirmations work by overwriting negative thoughts, which are stored in your subconscious, with positive ones.

The Benefits of Affirmations

We all have mental recordings repeating again and again in our mind. Most of them come from childhood and have been directing our actions for years. Unfortunately, many of these old recordings are constantly feeding our mind negative information.

These negative recordings don’t always come from direct statements from people, but they tend to be general theories we’ve come to believe about our situation or ourselves.

If our parents always cautioned us about strangers, for example, we may have the mindset that sees the world as a dangerous place. If we came from a family without much money, we may have limiting beliefs about our finances that prevent us from attaining or keeping wealth.

The good news is you can override these destructive messages using the power of affirmations! Affirmations can reinforce good behaviors and change ones that need changing. To make those changes, you need to create affirmations you can identify with so they can help you improve.

Keep these key points in mind to create effective affirmations:

  1. An affirmation must be in the present tense. Your subconscious doesn’t have the ability to accept a promise of future behavior. “I will eat healthy foods” doesn’t give your subconscious a timeline or deadline to perform your promise to yourself.
  • Instead, state your affirmation as though it’s a behavior you already exhibit.“I always make healthy food choices” is a present tense statement your subconscious can accept as a fact.
  • For affirmations to work properly, they must be stated in the first person. In other words, don’t create an affirmation saying, “You must eat healthy foods.” In order for your affirmation to matter to your subconscious, it must be personal and use the word “I.”
  • “I will choose healthy foods every time I eat” is a personal statement your subconscious can apply to your own behavior.
  • Finally, an affirmation must be stated in a positive manner. “I must stop eating junk food” sends your mind a distorted message; it interprets the same as “I eat junk food.” This type of statement will lead you in the opposite direction of your goal!
  • Instead, “I choose fresh, healthy snacks when I am hungry” is a positive statement telling your mind the exact desired behavior.

How To Use Affirmations

Begin using affirmations by choosing a few short, clear statements about the things you’d like to see happen in your life.

Try some of these:

  • I enjoy exercising every day.
  • I love eating nutritious fresh foods in healthy portions.
  • When I am free from the desire to smoke, I breathe clean, fresh air.
  • I have everything I need to be content and happy today.

You can write your affirmations on note cards and keep them with you in your purse or wallet. Whenever you have a few moments to spare, take them out and read them aloud.

State the affirmations in a clear, firm voice with a smile on your face as you say them. This will help you become more aware of the positive vibrations of the affirmations, allowing them easier access to your subconscious mind.

Using affirmations on a daily basis is a terrific way to boost the positives in your life. Start using this powerful tool today to bring the changes you most desire into your world.

Build Confidence With Daily Affirmations

Do you suffer from low self-esteem? When something negative happens in your life, do you beat yourself up about it time and time again?

Focusing on phrases such as: “That was stupid,” “I am so fat,” “No one loves me,” and a host of other negative statements can easily zap the happiness right out of your life.

Luckily, this doesn’t have to be permanent. Positive affirmations can turn your negativity around. Affirmations are simply statements or phrases, which focus on the positive rather than the negative.

These mantras can actually reprogram your subconscious thinking and bring you a plethora of good benefits that you’ll enjoy for years to come!

Here are some easy ways to incorporate positive affirmations into your life:

  1. Affirmations should always be in the present tense. Begin your statements with “I can” “I have” or “I am,” instead of a phrase like “I will” or “I may.”
  • Examples of this would be “I have a beautiful body” and “I am so intelligent,” instead of “I will never be so stupid again.”
  • Choose statements that focus on the positive attributes you want to encourage, saying them as if you already exhibit that behavior.
  • Address yourself by name when expressing your affirmations. Believe it or not, this does make a big difference. When you say: “I, Jane Doe, am a beautiful person both inside and out,” it makes your affirmation more powerful because you hear the lovely sound of your own name!
  • Using your name in the affirmations allows your subconscious to process the words even quicker.
  • Focus on one or two affirmations to start with. Although you possess many positive attributes, it’s best to focus only on one or two when you’re first starting out. If you start with twenty positive affirmations, your subconscious may be overwhelmed or dismiss the deeper meaning.
  • For example, if you meet someone who goes on and on about how great and beautiful you are, what’s your reaction? Usually after the second or third compliment, you tend to wonder if this person is actually being sincere! The same principal applies to practicing many affirmations at once.
  • Focus on one or two, and when they’re firmly planted into your subconscious, you can move on to more.
  • Practice your affirmations as often as possible. Our subconscious mind is more open to suggestions when we first open our eyes in the morning and then again when we’re ready to fall asleep at night.
  • The more often you recite your affirmations, the faster you’ll experience lasting changes.
  • Don’t fret if you’re having trouble writing your affirmations. There are many books and self-improvement websites that include hundreds of good, daily affirmations. You can then pick out one or two that you’d like to focus on and get started.
  • Don’t let something as insignificant as not being able to compose a positive mantra hold you back from making changes and incorporating happiness into your life!

Low self-esteem is something that holds us back from living the life we deserve. You can rebuild your confidence and self-esteem with daily affirmations and experience the joy of life you’ve been missing. Try it and you’ll love it!

Talk to Anyone With Ease

Do you dread talking to strangers or those you barely know? Some people seem to be born with the gift of gab. They talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime, about anything. By understanding a few strategies and putting in a little practice, you can talk to anyone with ease, too. You don’t have to be mesmerizing. You just have to convince the other person they are.

A successful social conversation puts the emphasis on your conversation partner. It’s also a highly effective way to sell products and services.

You can become an excellent conversationalist:

  1. Make a good first impression. People make a lot of conclusions about you before you ever open your mouth. Conveying the message that you’re friendly, confident, and relevant provides a huge advantage. People will naturally want to engage with you and will listen to what you have to say.
  • Stand or sit up straight. Put on your best confident smile. Look them in the eye.
  • Pay attention. Everyone wants to matter. By giving your conversation partner your full attention, you can accomplish that with ease. Avoid looking at your watch, your phone, or scanning the room. Keep your attention on the other person.

  • Avoid worrying about what you’ll say next. This could easily fall under the previous point, but deserves specific attention. Are you one of those people that’s viewed as socially awkward? That’s because you’re worried about what you’re going to say next. You’re not listening intently to the other person.
  • When your mind is furiously working to think of something to say, you become fidgety, your eye contact wavers, and your anxiety is obvious. It makes others uncomfortable. Just listen, and the other person will give you plenty of material to move the conversation forward.
  • Turn the spotlight on the other person. You’ll find that your most successful conversations will be about the other person. People love it when you show an interest in them. Keep turning the conversation toward the other person, their interests, and opinions. Your new friend will greatly enjoy the conversation.

  • Act like a parrot. Worried about running out of things to say? Repeat the last few words of your conversation partner.
  • “So, you went scuba diving on the great barrier reef?” Then just sit back and relax.
  • Always have something interesting to say. You will have to contribute something interesting to the conversation on occasion. Be prepared. You wouldn’t blindly reach into a dark closet and wear the first thing your hand touched. There’s no reason to blurt out the first thing that comes to mind. Be prepared.
  • Watch the news before you head out the door and be aware of the latest global and local happenings.

  • Have a story or two prepared.
  • Expect success. Your expectations and results match more often than not. Expect to have a good conversation. Believe that you’re a great conversationalist. Visualize conversational success.

  • Give one sincere compliment. Avoid making a direct compliment, because it can be potentially awkward and begs for a response.
  • “You’re the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen” is too much.
  • “Wow, you obviously work out. What type of exercise do you do?” is very complimentary without going too far.
  • One sincere compliment is enough.

Conversational skills are learnable. You don’t have to be born a sociable extrovert to be an effective conversation partner. In fact, introverts often make the best conversation partners. Introverts are often happy to allow the other person to have to spotlight and talk about themselves.

Take the time to learn the skills and techniques of effective interpersonal communication. You can be the hit of the party without saying a lot.

Appreciating the beauty of nature sustains me.

As I walk outside each day, I look around. I inhale the air. I notice the sensation of the breeze across my face. I am struck by the loveliness of the natural environment.

The beauty of nature wraps its arms around me. Today can be my best day or my worst day. No matter which, nature is right there, waiting to guide me through my life.

I feel grateful each time I think about the natural world. Although I believe it will always be there for me, I still gasp in sheer joy when I see deep purple blooms on the bushes or snowflakes falling from the sky.

The rich, green grass of summer tickles my nose with its aroma. This entices me to linger outdoors a few minutes more.

If a troubling thought nags at my mind, I take a walk in the open air. I breathe in, I breathe out. The aromas of nature and the caress of the breeze rise up to meet me. Each time, I find what I need to continue with my day.

When I am outdoors, I momentarily forget about the stresses of life. Any unsettling feelings I am experiencing dissolve. I am sustained by nature’s sweet song.

Today, I promise to take intimate notice of nature’s backdrop. The color of the sky, the faint fragrance in the air, and the sound of the trees rustling in the breeze all call out to me. The beauty of nature, ever-present, sustains me.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. Are there times when I am in a rush or so deep into my thoughts that I miss seeing all that nature provides for me?
  2. Do I take every opportunity to relax into the beauty of nature?
  3. Regardless of my mood each day, how can I remind myself to turn to nature for solace and sustenance for my soul?

Affirmation – Being successful is my natural state.

I find that success comes to me rapidly and with great ease. I know that success is the result of having a positive mindset as well as aggressively pursuing opportunities. I consciously take advantage of both of these attributes.

Every little success breeds greater success and my capacity for success increases with each passing day. That capacity is free of limits. Success is my natural state, so this makes sense for me.

My success is widespread. At work, I am well respected and admired by my peers. I contribute significantly and reap the rewards.

I am successful in my social life. People like me and want to be around me. I am a good friend and have many good friends as a result. My social life is full and satisfying.

At home, I am good partner and parent. I take pride in excelling in this role and enjoy much success with it.

I am successful at life. I move through the world easily and find success at every turn. I build on my previous successes and use my mistakes as learning opportunities so I am always improving and evolving. Being successful is my natural state.

Today, I seize every opportunity to be successful. I naturally expect success and enjoy an abundance of it. Life is good. I work hard, show my love for others, and allow success to be a natural part of my life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

  1. What are my greatest successes?
  2. What new success do I want to experience?
  3. What have I learned from my mistakes?