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Is Your Mind Open For Business?

Is Your Mind Open For Business?

It’s no secret that the pandemic changed the way that we think about business and the way that we decide to manage our businesses. But one thing must always remain constant: that we remain open to the idea of running and growing our businesses.

As women entrepreneurs, there are many obstacles that have the potential to dissuade us from showing up and running our businesses. We have to identify the right clients for our businesses. We have to nurture relationships. We have to always be willing to position ourselves for growth. And let’s not even talk about how sexism, racism, even classism can make us feel like we don’t deserve a seat at the table. However, we have the power to push past all of these challenges and isms so that we can remain open for business. And how does that happen? By possessing a growth mindset.

A growth mindset allows you to always find a new approach when you are faced with a dilemma. When you adopt a growth mindset, you will never feel like you have the ability to fail. Alternatively, you will feel like you have the power to succeed–you will just have to identify the right tools and resources.

Below are some ideas that will help your growth mindset remain strong and resilient as you approach your business.

Gratitude Is Key

Gratefulness always allows us to remain positive in our thinking. Even when we are presented with difficulties as business owners, it is essential that we think about the goodness in all that we do. I always begin and end my day with affirmations related to gratitude. Here are a few that have helped me to grow as an entrepreneur:

I am grateful for everything and everyone that has gotten me here. I am ready to step into my genius – and my business.

I am grateful that my mind is open. I can take in so much more information, now that I am open to all channels.

I am grateful that my business is alive and thriving.

Self Awareness

As an entrepreneur, you have to understand your behaviors. After all, this is part of your ‘why.’ When you possess self-awareness, you are awake and aware of the pulse of your business. And when you have reached this level of awareness, your success will take you to new levels.

Your self-awareness will allow you to see that people understand the value and expertise. You will be able to speak to your target audience effectively and you will truly shine.

The affirmations below always sustain my self-awareness:

All that I seek is already within me.
Today my own well-being is my top priority.
My voice is always heard when I speak.
I know myself.

Remain Positive and Forward Thinking

When you are self-aware and grateful, you will also be able to remain positive in all of your actions. When business slows down or you are faced with a challenging client, your energy will always dictate your ability to persevere.

These affirmations always help to shift my thoughts and remain forward-thinking:

With the world opening up again, this creates a whole new market for me. I am ready to update my marketing plan.

I am creative and flexible.

I can make a difference in the lives of others.

I matter to those around me.

Self-Reflection

Finally, as you move forward in your business, never forget the power of reflection. As business owners, we always need to be ready to change. Our creativity and flexibility must always be ever-present as the world is constantly changing. Below are affirmations that I always use when self-reflecting on myself and my business.

My past does not dictate my future.
I live in peace with my experiences.
I am proud of myself today and always.
My business matters.

Yet self-reflection is much more than affirming your past, present, and future. It requires you to consistently consider the transformations your business must make to grow. Here are some ideas to consider:

  • What are the changes that I need to make in my business model now?
  • How can my business shift to fit with the new world?
  • How can I make a positive impact on the world?

Lasting Thoughts

Being a business owner is not easy. Even without the presence of a global pandemic, entrepreneurs faced considerable obstacles. If you are serious about your business and want to achieve success, it’s time to put your thoughts to action.

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