Entrepreneurial Success Mindset Outline
Entrepreneurs battle every day with a mindset full of self-doubt, fear, and intimidation. You can use the following outline to boost their confidence and help them achieve greatness in their niche as a formidable leader.
Main eBook Title: Achieving Success By Tweaking Your Mindset
Chapter 1: Mindset Is the Ultimate Factor in Your Success
– It’s the universal difference when comparing failures to successful people. Two people could pursue the same business strategy and one may succeed due to the way he or she thinks.
– It’s on 24/7 – even when you sleep and your subconscious mind seeps in to rob you of your confidence and plant seeds of doubt for the coming day.
– It costs nothing to change, but you have to be willing to do the work to improve the way you think.
Chapter 2: What Are Your Current Strengths?
– Brainstorm a list of things you do better than some others.
– It could be things like time management – you are good about sticking to a schedule, or technical tasks or networking.
– Start by making a list of things entrepreneurs need to be good at to succeed – things like branding, social networking, product creation, etc. Get as specific as possible to give yourself plenty of room to find things you’re good at – and don’t neglect the mindset things as well as the heart – your compassion for helping others, for example.
Chapter 3: What Weaknesses Are Preventing Your Ultimate Success?
– Be honest here. You can’t improve if you’re not willing to say, “Yes, I get distracted by the TV and time gets away from me.”
– Include mindset obstacles such as unsupportive spouses, past failures, fear of failure, etc.
– How have you cultivated a failure mindset? Do you reinforce it each and every day with negative self-talk?
Chapter 4: Set Yourself Up with Healthy Mindset Habits
– Learn how to start your day with positive affirmations. In addition to having them say, develop a routine for how, when and where you say them so that they’re meaningful.
– Spend time with your feelings to pinpoint the true cause. Whenever doubt and anxiety creep in, take a few moments to sit down and hone in on what’s causing it and how you can be proactive to work on remedying it.
– Reinforce your new attitude with learning. Read positive, motivational, and inspiring books, or watch YouTube videos that lift you up and empower you.
Chapter 5: Focus on the Present
– Don’t harp on the past. Whenever you catch yourself looking back on failures, stop and remind yourself that’s in the past. What you do now is what matters.
– Likewise, don’t let yourself get into a pattern of “what ifs” if they’re shaped negatively. “What if I fail” should be turned into “What if this is a HUGE success?”
– Think of one thing you can do each day to make yourself proud of your accomplishments. Don’t overload yourself or you’ll see it as a failure.
Chapter 6: Be Clear About Your Goals
– Vague, broad goals don’t do you any favors. Saying, “I want to make more money” could mean you earn an extra $0.50 that day. Be specific.
– Set your goals higher than you think you can achieve. You’ll be surprised at how much more you can accomplish when you position yourself for greatness.
– For every goal, you set, create an action plan of tasks you can complete to get closer to achieving that goal.
Chapter 7: Promise Yourself That You’ll Be Your Best Self Every Day
– Showing up to work as an entrepreneur half-heartedly will keep you from achieving success.
– Forget about multi-tasking. When you’re immersed in a task, give it your full focus 110%.
– If you notice your heart isn’t in something, either outsource it or table it while you take time to rejuvenate yourself.
Chapter 8: Value Your Time
– Successful entrepreneurs aren’t “yes men.” They value their time and don’t run errands for friends just because they “work from home.” You have to carve out time for your business success and take it seriously.
– If you put a product or service on the market, don’t price it according to what someone else is charging. Undercutting fees is a horrible way to manage your business. Instead, charge what you are worth – what you want to be worth.
– Dedicate enough time to actively grow your business. You can’t spend 30 minutes a day on growth and 7 and a half hour flitting around the Internet looking at YouTube or Facebook.
Chapter 9: Show Up to Serve
– The most successful entrepreneurs are those who root their business in service. That doesn’t mean service providers – it means serving their audience.
– When you’re helping others and changing lives, you feel good about what you’re doing – it heightens your own enthusiasm.
– Seek out ways that you can help people and develop a reputation for going above and beyond in your niche.
Chapter 10: Be Grateful Each and Every Day
– People who whine, moan, and complain about what they feel they’re entitled to never make it with their own business.
– Be grateful for the opportunities you have and the knowledge you’re gaining to launch your own business.
– Practice focusing on gratitude each day – possibly ending each day by writing in your gratitude journal. It helps you manifest a positive, driven mindset.
Tips: A leader serves people, and you must know what qualities go into being a good leader so you can be one. This information will help you figure out what it takes to become a great leader. You’ll definitely pick a few things up.
Bonus Report: Network Your Way to Success
Chapter 1: You Are What You Eat – for Entrepreneurs (The old saying, “you are what you eat” can be transferred into the entrepreneurial world as, “you are who you hang around.” If you’re associated with failures who are negative and complain, it will affect you. Surround yourself with positive influences and soak up their mindset.)
Chapter 2: Join Some Facebook Fan Pages (subscribe to motivational pages and interact with like-minded people who are working on bettering their business)
Chapter 3: Go to Google Plus and Hang Out (Circle influencers and then participate in live hangouts from time to time so you can soak up knowledge, ask questions and gain new insight)
Chapter 4: Use Twitter to Boost Your Attitude in a Time Crunch (Follow good role models and consume their daily Tweets when you need a short break of inspiration. Make sure you RT so you motivate others, too)
Chapter 5: Rub Elbows at Success-Minded Seminars (find groups at meet-ups or seminars and attend the events so that you can better yourself and your business.)
Tips: Always communicate your company’s vision to your team. Your mission is a great compass into the future, and you should know your company values by heart so that you can integrate them into your daily actions. It’s crucial to communicate the whole picture as you help others understand how important they are to the end goal. This helps build rapport with your team and gives them a solid direction.
Opt-in or Viral Report: Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed?
Chapter 1: A Reason for Wanting It Bad Enough (find your reason, but be specific. Don’t just say, “for my family,” but what would you do for your family with your success?)
Chapter 2: Time to Make Your Dreams a Reality (it’s okay if you only have weekends – it might take longer – but you have to set aside time without excuses)
Chapter 3: A Love of Learning (people who aren’t willing to learn new things will never make it as entrepreneurs because you’re now a one-man show and learning is crucial)
Chapter 4: A Support System in Place (family, friends, online influences – and if any of those are bringing you down, you need to tune them out)
Chapter 5: Money Set Aside to Stave Off Desperation (and bad decisions – you want to take the pressure off of you financially as you build your own business)
Tips: Make sure you’re always looking to simplify things as well. It is important to focus on the important things. After doing this, it will be time to set your priorities straight. Try to simplify things as much as possible. Also, you should give yourself and others time to think things through.
7-Part Email Autoresponder Series: 7 Ways to Make Sure You Never Succeed
Email #1: Focus on What People Don’t Do for You (we often get mired down in what someone else should have done instead of focusing on what we can do for ourselves)
Email #2: Repeatedly Put Yourself Down (negative self-talk is very detrimental to your business and speaking bad about how stupid you are – for example – becomes your new truth)
Email #3: Fly By the Seat of Your Pants (there’s a saying that those who don’t plan, plan to fail. Without planning your business out, you’ll be all over the map and delaying your success)
Email #4: Hold Off on Learning Something New (even while you’re implementing something you’ve already learned, you should always be educating yourself about other things)
Email #5: Stay Scared (in order to succeed as an entrepreneur, you’re going to have to get out of your comfort zone. You have to do it afraid, but don’t worry – your courage will come later).
Email #6: Compare Yourself to Others (spying on the competition is not the same as comparing yourself to them. Who cares what they did bigger or different – you need to put blinders on while you create something you’re proud of for your target audience)
Email #7: Keep Changing Your Focus (shiny new object syndrome is real – and you have to follow through on a task to see if it will bring your dreams to fruition. Changing lanes because you’re bored, intimidated or worried won’t help you succeed).
#1 – Who’s the Right Candidate for Entrepreneurial Success? (men, women, kids, seniors, college students, stay at home parents, etc. – everyone)
#2 – Do Successful Entrepreneurs Always Take Big Risks? (on the contrary – most make wise business decisions and carefully analyze what they’re doing to prevent risks – online, you can do many things the free, rather than paid, way).
#3 – Successful Entrepreneurs Are Always Alert and Aware (of their niche needs – they stay on top of breaking news, helpful developments – and are willing to share those with their audience; they make adjustments to their business as needed to stay ahead as leaders))
#4 – Top 3 Business Strategies for Online Entrepreneurs (service providing, affiliate marketing, and info product creation – and as a side note, all three can be combined, too).
#5 – Successful Entrepreneurs Take Personal Responsibility (they don’t feel ripped off or like anyone owes them anything – everything that happens, they learn from and are grateful for the learning moment)
#1 – Time Warrior- by Steve Chandler is a fantastic book to reach for daily when you need to get yourself back on track and stave off procrastination. You won’t have an excuse left after reading this.
#2 – The Artist’s Way – by Julia Cameron is a great book for entrepreneurs who need to create products and who lack the confidence or guidance to get going.
#3 – The Power of Story – a book by Jim Loehr that helps entrepreneurs let go of their self-defeating mindset and face forward in life rather than looking in the rearview mirror – or the “what if” future window that can often sabotage someone’s success.
#4 – Choose Yourself – a great book by James Altrucher about living through tons of entrepreneurial failures, only to finally break through and find success.
#5 – Think and Grow Rich – a book by Napoleon Hill that serves as a staple for many entrepreneurs who need to adopt a success mindset in life.
Tips: Effective leaders are inspiring. You need to develop the ability to inspire those who work under you, motivating them to work toward a common goal. You can use public speaking to achieve this, but there are also videos, blogs, articles, and other methods to convey your uplifting message to your audience.