Those who have the correct entrepreneur mindset are going to be successful. It’s all black and white.
We often look up to successful people, and regard them from another planet.
We consider their every move and business decisions, and ask ourselves, why can’t I be like that!
It’s all about the business and entrepreneur mindset, and I’m going to be giving you 10 tips to help you with this! This is going to run through many ideas which you might not of thought of, like helping others, making your business as automatic as possible, to finding out your best working hours.
I’m excited to give you these 10 tips to help you think like a world class entrepreneur, so let’s get started!
How Can You Help Your Audience
Following from my previous blog post, people have struggles and pains, and if your there for them, then your going to be the source of information that everyone comes to.
What problems do your audience have, and how can your knowledge, services and expertise help them?
The more people you help, the more of an audience you’ll start creating. If your content is helpful, inspiring, informative, and not just geared towards Google, but to your audience, then your going to start building a brand which others will join, trust and purchase from.
Be that source of help and people will come to you as a result.
Are You Stuck For Help? Don’t Do It By Yourself!
You might be helping your audience out, but its important that you don’t struggle by yourself, and ask for help from other people.
An ‘Entrepreneur’ is a grand word, but they can’t do everything under the sun. They ask their relatives, friends, business associates for help every now and again. These people can help them with the things which their not good at, as their not super-beings.
If you don’t really know anyone with the expertise that you require, like a web developer, social media expert, branding person, or the next Steve Jobs, you should consider trade swapping.
This is where you swap your skills, for someone else’s skills. Lets say you run a blog, and your pretty good at writing. But your not satisfied with the look and feel of your website.
Use your expertise to offer a skill swap with someone else who can sort your website for you. If your running low on cash, this is a great idea, as you’ll be trading services with the other person, for free!
This process actually allows you to showcase your skills and expertise too!
If your only going to take one thing away from this article – take this point with you, and trade swap!
Confidence In Yourself
We listen to politicians because of their mindset, ideas, tone of voice and confidence. They have absolute confidence in themselves, and what they believe in, is right.
This should be you with your business. Do everything you can to start that idea of yours, tell as many people about it, and don’t let anyone else tell you different.
Confidence can take you a long way in business, so make sure your not shying away from your business. A world class entrepreneur has confidence in their services, products and expertise, so let this become you!
Make It Automatic
When we think of the an entrepreneur, we think of someone who makes money, who often takes on financial risks to gain a profit. These are the people who don’t get paid hourly, or for every project which they do, but are more interested in building a long term company.
These people have made ideas which are bigger than themselves, but you’ll be surprised how much of their business is automatic.
For example – these people make autoresponder emails with Mailchimp, which gives an automatic email to every new subscriber, they create automatic Tweets and Facebook updates with Hootsuite, which saves time in the long run, or if their super clever, they create a script that sends automatic messages, so they don’t have to do the same thing everyday.
The more you make your business automatic – the more time you’ll have to do other important things!
Think Like Another Entrepreneur Would
Who’s your favourite entrepreneur or business owner?
How would they react to certain situations, and make your business more successful?
Imagine putting their brain in yours, how would they think? If you think like this, to can make you discover new perspectives, encourage experiments and learning, which all helps push your business forward.
If your struggling with Facebook marketing, what would Seth Godin think to improve the situation?
He would probably suggest bringing in more imagery, asking questions towards your audience, and making it more of an active platform to your audience, which encourages other users to join in, and like the page as a result.
Listen To Podcasts
This is a great tip that can make you think of a brand new perspective, and help you with your entrepreneur mindset. I regularly listen to business podcasts, which helps me with anything from social media, branding, to business in general. Here’s a few podcasts which I listen to on a weekly basis;
Smart Passive Income Podcast – Pat Flynn
Social Media Examiner Podcast – Michael Stelzner
Online Marketing Made Easy – Amy Porterfield
You don’t have to choose these podcasts, but I really recommend these ones as their really insightful, honest and pack a lot of information into every podcast!
Networking & Reaching Out To Others
As we’re on the roll of gaining a brand new perspective with your business, networking and reaching out to as many people as possible is a great way to achieve this.
Meeting like minded people can be really beneficial if your not sure how to take your business forward. Even though networking with others is an opportunity to gain new work and clients, it’s a great opportunity to discuss what areas of your business you’d like to improve, with other business owners.
These people can come up with ideas which you might of even thought of.
Whats Your Best Working Hours?
Are you a morning, afternoon or evening person? We all like working at different times, and our creativity, productivity and drive all comes about at different parts of the day.
Humans are creatures of habit, and the sooner you discover when you work best, the better it will be for you and your business. If your a morning person, go to bed earlier and wake up earlier, and you’ll be able to make more out of your days.
Knowing when you work best is the key to success.
Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone
Doing the same thing over and over again can result in you getting stuck in the mud, as your not willing to push your business to the next level. In order for you have that entrepreneur mindset, it’s worthwhile stepping out of your comfrot zone every now and again.
You might be scared of public speaking, and it may be way out of your comfort zone, but you know deep down, that it can improve you and your business as a result.
If your scared about something which is out of your comfort zone, ask for help on that subject, and go for it! This can lead to new clients, fresh people witnessing you and your brand, whilst your learning at the same time!
Understand That It Takes Time To Build & Work Hard!
A business takes time to build its following, create a strong brand and gain money from it. With hard work, determination and drive, you can get anywhere you want, but its all about keeping on that track and not giving up on your goals.
An entrepreneur doesn’t give up their dreams and aspirations, and keeps going and going until they’ve reached them.
If you feel like you can be a World Class Entrepreneur – now is the time to start believing in yourself and getting yourself out there!
Summary Of Points
- Help others, and let others help you too, as you can’t do it all by yourself
- Work hard, have that passion within your business, and step out of your comfort zone every now and again
- How would your favourite entrepreneur think to your situation? Put their brain inside you, and start to think like them
- Have the confidence to stick by your idea, network, and reach out to other people – as it’s all about who you know in business
- Listen to podcasts, and work out when your most productive during the day
Many thanks for listening to me today, be sure to comment below if you have any questions that you would like to ask me on this topic, I’ll love to hear from you. You can also check out me on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus. Thanks again, and have a great day!