One of the most powerful practices for success is found in the ability to honestly evaluate your mindset and understand what motivates you. First of all, you must believe that what you want to achieve is possible. It doesn’t matter how much effort you put in if you don’t actually believe that it can and will happen. It is also essential to know in your heart that you are here to make an impact. When you shift your language from–I want to be rich to, I want to make an impact–it is much easier to have the emotions needed for a beneficial outcome.
Evaluate Your Impact
The ability to evaluate the impact you want to make and the value you bring to others is critical to your success. To do this, think about a person you have served and how you have empowered them. What did you provide them with that resonates within you and has given you that feeling of accomplishment and pride in what you do? Knowing this is important because it allows you to see that helping others succeed brings you satisfaction and makes you happy; therefore, others become your fuel for success. Focusing on how much money you are making rather than how much value you are adding to others shifts your energy, and making an impact and serving others always creates a better mindset and more robust energy source.
Discipline Your Thoughts
The importance of discipline in success can never be overstated, and an essential element to discipline is controlling your thoughts. There is absolutely no way around it; negativity will destroy success. The biggest problem with negative thoughts is that they quickly become a pattern and begin to run in a continuous loop. They keep playing over and over and over, and if you find yourself in this dangerous thought loop, then you are going to need help to get out. I suggest listening to some of the fantastic podcasts out there or joining me in one of my programs to help you get past your negative thoughts and begin moving forward again. My Intentional Implementer is a fantastic resource for helping you get focused, work on your mindset, and help grow your business. By disciplining your mind, you can make strides to move yourself and your business forward.
Lose the Anger
There is no place for anger in success–these two concepts struggle to coexist in the same environment. One of the problems with anger is that it uses a great deal of energy that you could be using to improve. Right now, there are plenty of people angry about missing time, COVID related circumstances that they absolutely cannot control, and a plethora of other problems that exist in our world. Anger is not the answer, and it is up to you to lose it. Realize that you cannot control what happens; all you can control is how you respond–you are responsible for how you react. Choosing to be angry is such a misuse of time and energy that could be placed on problem-solving and moving toward your vision.
Embrace Action–Do What Needs to be Done
Stop avoiding the things you know you need to do. It is that simple. Now is the time to embrace action. So, what might you be avoiding? Phone calls, outreach, streamlining your email, adjusting your landing pages, tightening up your website, talking to people, fine-tuning your schedule, putting yourself out there–the list goes on and on. Successful people make a habit out of doing the things that other people do not want to do. It is that simple. I suggest looking around at what other people are avoiding and start doing those very things. Yes, it’s scary–investing money, hiring people, being vulnerable, and putting yourself out there–but you have no choice. It is much easier to sit in your office and waste your day on other important things, but the reality is that if you want success, you have to do the really important things. Each day, create a most important task and make sure you do it. This one shift will make a ton of difference in your results.
If you are not seeing the success in your business that you want to see, the answers usually fall into these areas–your mindset, a lack of doing things that you know need to be done, anger and living in the past, or a lack of consistently working on how you’re driving yourself your business forward. At the Growth Architect, we want to help you be successful and support you with the tools, processes, systems, and mapping to help you follow the path to be more successful. If you want to know more about achieving success, check out my video–The Secret to Achieving Success in Your Business.
Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, a training company specialized in providing companies an ROI on Balanced Leadership. She has been named one of 50 must-follow women entrepreneurs by the Huffington Post. A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, she bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal.
Beate works with business leaders and supports organizations by developing and providing training the training, tools, and expertise to create and maintain a balanced, equal, and inclusive work environment that fosters creativity, employee engagement, and corporate growth.
Recent clients include Merck, Women’s Legislative Caucus of California, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), NFTE, CreativeLive, the Association of Corporate Growth, and TracyLocke.
Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.
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