Here are the four key mindset shifts aspiring entrepreneurs need to go from amateur to professional and become wildly successful.
- A Wealth Mentality (Not a Poverty Mindset): The more you spend (on personal investment, not new gadgets and trinkets), the more you get back. A wealth mindset lets you transform every dollar you spend into ten dollars you get back. Invest in yourself. If you want to become a wildly successful entrepreneur, you need to treat yourself (and invest in yourself) like a professional.
- Fixed to Growth Mindset: Someone with a fixed mindset believes their traits are permanent and cannot change. Their talent and skill are set in stone, and whether they are good or bad is already decided. You’re going to need to go through a lot of trial-and-error and failed experiments before you finally start to get it right.
- Entertainment to Education Mindset: Best-selling author and entrepreneur Hal Elrod once said, “Your level of success will rarely exceed your level of personal development because success is something you attract by the person you become.” The quality of your learning determines the quality of your success. If you’re more focused on entertainment and distractions than you are on learning and education, you’re not going to become a successful entrepreneur.
- Praise-Seeking to Criticism-Seeking Mindset: Professionals aren’t afraid of criticism, they actually seek it out to become better. If you want to learn how to make six figures every year (or month), if you want to live life on your terms, if you want to quit your job and become a wildly successful entrepreneur, you must stop seeking praise and start seeking criticism. Then, apply it to yourself and your business and get better.