Whether you are an entrepreneur or not, there is no debate that developing an entrepreneurial mindset will impact your business and personal results. Having an entrepreneurial mindset is vital to your success because learning to think like an entrepreneur allows you to focus on your goals and challenges and continue to push through.
Imagine the Possibilities
Entrepreneurs always begin with the idea of what can be accomplished – the ability to imagine the possibilities. This is the number one quality of the entrepreneurial mindset because a vision of what the future could look like, regardless of the current state, is not something that everyone can do. When this vision is communicated with others, they often resist it with attitudes and words of negativity that revolve around the thought that these ideas are not capable of happening. They see the vision as “pie in the sky” and ridiculous. The person with an entrepreneurial mindset considers the problems and the challenges and sees all of the potentials for greatness in the situation with a “wouldn’t it be great if…” response to obstacles, which is a critical piece of this mindset.
Face Fear With Courage
I define courage as the audacity to never give up. When you encounter setbacks and a bump in the road, which are inevitable, a mindset of courage gives you the strength to push on through the fear. Courage does not mean that you don’t feel fear; it means you recognize the fear and do it anyway. It is the ability to see the danger and everything that could go wrong and to look that fear in the face and steadfastly say that you know the risk, but you will go through with it anyway. A courageous mindset is never about avoiding difficulties but rather about the fortitude to step out of your comfort zone and figure out the path.
Refuse To Give Up
Courage will lead you into the battle, but perseverance is the mindset that will keep you in the fight. Perseverance is vital because when obstacles happen along the way, you must have it to stay the course. It is the part of your mindset that will mark your path in the correct direction. Perseverance is what gives you the ability never to turn around and go back to safety; it leads you down the path. No matter the vision or the courage to step in, perseverance is critical to success because it allows you to finish the process.
These three pieces of the entrepreneurial mindset – the ability to imagine possibilities, courage, and perseverance – are what sets you apart from others and allows you to reach your goals, no matter how audacious they may seem. You must remind yourself that others have done it before, and if you keep going, and keep pushing, and refuse to give up – you will prevail. You only fail when you give up.
At the Growth Architect, we want to help you break through with tools and techniques to make your vision happen. My job as a strategist is to help you understand how your mindset, growth, and business strategies work together. That’s what I do! If you want to hear more about developing an entrepreneurial mindset, then watch my video–let’s grow!
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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