Wednesday, September 30, 2009

What is a Millionaire Mindset For Entrepreneurs?

I think too often people misuse the term "Mindset." I'm not talking about the positive thinking, head in the clouds The Secret type of stuff. Now, don't get me wrong, I think The Secret is a great video and one everyone should watch. However, it leaves out some other fundamental principles of a successful "Mindset." Especially a Millionaire Mindset for Entrepreneurs. So what I'm going to try and do is separate the simple thought process from the actual mindset.

Visualization is a great part of developing who you are and who you are becoming. However, without some sort of action to actually become that individual, it will never happen. I've had people close to me talk about how they have visualized this or that to "come into" their lives. Maybe a gift of some sort. And then, on a special holiday, birthday or anniversary that gift came into their lives. I don't call this having a great Mindset, in fact I would consider this false confidence. Until you are able to produce the results you desire through your own thoughts and actions, you have only set yourself up to be dependent on other people's thoughts and actions. This, my friends, will NEVER get you to achieve a Millionaire Mindset for Entrepreneurs. I'm going to list some distinctions between what is and what isn't.

1) Thoughts vs. Actions: I've talked to a lot of people who ask for certain things in their business career and then when it comes time to take action it disappears. It's great to have goals and even better to have intentions. A goal will continue to give you something to think about and an intention will give you something to start taking action on. Positive thinking with no action leaves you in the same place you were before you started thinking...on the couch dreaming! If your actions are not in line with your thoughts and vice versa, you will end up wondering why you aren't getting the results you're after. Make a thought an intention and then go do it!

2) Accountability vs. Blaming: Developing a Millionaire Mindset for Entrepreneurs sometimes means you have to take it on the chin from time to time. You see, you're not going to get very far if you continue to take the easy road. And, when you decide to take the road less traveled, sometimes you make mistakes or try to take short cuts. Face it, you're going to screw up. This is a part of learning and growing. What matters is what you do when you screw up. If you say things like, "You said I should..." or "You made me do this..." then you have a long road ahead of you. On the other hand, the sooner you take accountability for your actions and your results, the quicker you will get to where you're headed. You are where you are because of YOU!

3) Leading vs. Following: Do you find yourself always agreeing with the crowd? Do you try and talk friends and colleagues out of an idea? If this fits your personality, you are a follower. You need to start being the person who makes claims and believes that there are bigger and better things waiting for you. Don't worry about the people in your life who say things like, "C'mon, that stuff doesn't really happen" or "Maybe you should take the easy way first before you go for it." DO NOT let these people's nervousness and weakness affect your mindset. Just because these people are afraid doesn't mean you should be. In fact, this is the perfect time for you to be a leader and show them it IS possible and there is nothing to be afraid of.

So I hope this helps. Having a Millionaire Mindset for Entrepreneurs is more than just wishful thinking. It is about getting your mind-SET on your intentions and making that happen one way or the other. When a road block happens, take accountability and go around. When someone tries to talk you out of it, stay focused on your intentions and keep your mind-SET. Turn those thoughts into actions and you'll be well on your way to having a Millionaire Mindset for Entrepreneurs. I hope this helps on your journey. Until next time, Happy Marketing.

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