September was personal development month. For me, it marked the beginning of an interesting shift in my work as a Transformational and Mindset coach as well as in my purpose and mission statement in life. As luck would have it I had the chance to work with a group of fabulous female entrepreneurs at various stages in their businesses.
The Purpose-Driven Lifestyle and the entrepreneurial mindset
Finding your purpose in life and having a career that follows your passion is all the rage in this day and age. Because of this “fad”, everyone is searching desperately for their own piece of Passionate Lifestyle Real Estate but only a few dare to take the first steps towards said lifestyle.
In this world of Ebola outbreaks, warring states, and school shootings, your entrepreneurial spirit may just be the light at the end of the tunnel.
I’ve been reading a lot on the kinds of qualities that entrepreneurs happen to have. Amongst these qualities there seems to be an agreement that as an entrepreneur you have to be crazy optimistic to venture out of your comfort zone to go into business when everyone and their cousin’s dog constantly reminds you that the odds are NOT in your favor.
Amongst the articles I read, I found an article in Forbes.com that argues that being an entrepreneur is more about mindset than it is about business. Turns out, entrepreneurial skills and qualities are what make our everyday life innovative. It is only when we let the mind and all of its past conditioning get in the way of following our passion that becoming an entrepreneur is not possible.
The entrepreneurial mindset is the difference between staying inside one’s comfort zone and continuing a life devoid of happiness and excitement, or facing our deepest fears of failure, rejection, and even our poor self-esteem with the goal of success in mind. I even dare say that the entrepreneurial mindset is about reconnecting with your soul.
Does the word soul sound to “woo-woo” for the business world where profit comes first and business operations are better left to logic? Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Truth is that if your business is built around “following your passion” whether that means spending more time with your family, doing what you love, or living the lifestyle you desire, the soul is Queen and rules in the realm of passion. Unfortunately, the mind and ego can hindered you from becoming all that you can be.
While your mind can be your best friend in business, it can also be your own worst enemy (In the past I have written about how making friends with your negative thinking patterns can be the best solution to turn negative thoughts into positive affirmations).
When your mind is aligned with your soul, the possibilities are endless…
“Who do you think you are to think that anyone would care to listen to what you have to say in this blog post” can suddenly become “I have a unique voice to share with the world.”
“I don’t deserve to be paid for the work I do in my business because I am not an expert in my industry” can become “my skills are of value to others who are willing to pay me to use them to help them solve their problems.”
“I am a failure because I didn’t get anything done today” can become “even though I didn’t get anything done today I love and accept myself fully, and I now make the conscious decision to sit down and complete a task or two.”
You get the point. Of course, it isn’t always easy to think this way, but it is your responsibility as a human being and entrepreneur to reinforce the thoughts and beliefs that are self-serving if you ever want to reach your goals.
So… tell me, what are you doing today to overcome the negative thinking patterns holding you back from achieving your goals?
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