The 3 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Mindset to Rock Your Business
For the first 30-ish years of my life I thought the key to success was HUSTLE and DRIVE and HARD WORK.
And y'all...those things are important. Oprah isn’t Oprah because she waited for success to knock on her door and bop her on the head, right? Nope. Oprah is Oprah because she worked for it, showed up consistently, learned and never gave up.
But here’s the truth about success. If your mindset isn’t right, nothing else will be.
And Oprah is a sparkly, shining example of that.
Sure, it’s easy for her to practice meditation, journal all the time, watch her thoughts like a hawk and cultivate things that bring her joy and happiness...she’s a billionaire with a capital B.
But, Oprah will be the first one to admit that should wouldn’t be where she is today without a rock-solid mindset and belief in herself.
And my dear?
The same is true for you.
If what you desire right now is to build or scale your business so that you can enjoy your life more...then you’re going to need to start looking inward, STAT. Because your mindset is the most important determining factor of your success. Pinkie promise.
We on the same page? COOL!
Then let’s dive in to: The 3 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Mindset to Rock Your Business.
Mindset is everything.
I know I sound like a broken record here, but it’s for good reason. Mindset is the most undervalued resource in your business. And once you start a solid mindset practice and apply what you’re learning to business, the sky is the limit.
Here’s how I know:
I’ve been in business for myself a little over 2 years. I’ve had the coveted $10K months and found myself “stuck” at that number for quite some time.
But last month I had my first $15K month in business.
Want to know what I did to increase my monthly revenue by 50%?
Here’s a hint: it wasn’t a better strategy, working harder, sleeping less, more followers, or skirting the IG algorithm.
It was mindset.
Honestly, the month of March was probably my most “lax” month in a while. I didn’t work more hours, quite the opposite. I traveled, celebrated my birthday and spent more time at the gym and with my family, which meant less time working. I was still IN my business daily, I just wasn’t constantly trying to force myself into a new level by playing the hustle game.
Instead, I zeroed in on my mindset. I watched and reframed my thoughts better, I did massive (daily) mindset work with the container that is the Happy Magic program, I took care of myself, made more time for fun and trusted that I was enough.
Mostly...I believed it was mine and by the end of the month it was.
That’s the magic of mindset. And it truly is everything. Your thoughts become things and if you believe something is possible then the only thing standing in the way of your success is you.
A mindset practice and the energy you put towards it is MORE important than the implementation you’re doing in your business.
If you’re new to mindset or manifesting work, here’s what I recommend:
Commit to a practice for 90 days (none of this 1 week BS!)
Start journaling what it is you want in your life or business, daily
Start a gratitude list, daily
Practice affirmations around what you want in your business or life, daily
And if you want a container that walks you through it step-by-step then check out Happy Magic. A 90-day program that helps you manifest anything you want in life or business and the container to do it (in 5-10 minutes a day).
2. Every day won’t feel like sunshine and rainbows...that doesn’t mean you’re doing it wrong.
No amount of mindset work will remove the human experience from your life, my friend.
The point in doing mindset work isn’t to will away the hard, bad, scary, mean or harsh parts of life. The point is to better equip you with tools to handle those things. And ultimately, to help you not spiral and get stuck down a deep, dark shame hole when you do.
And the truth?
Starting and running a business will bring up all your mindset demons. Feelings of unworthiness, enoughness, fear and anxiety are so common among entrepreneurs. In fact, it’s what keeps MOST people from ever actually finding success in their business.
But understanding that every day isn’t going to feel like unicorns and lattes (and that’s normal) is part of what will actually help you make success happen.
Because here’s what’s up: if you can learn to be happy where you are now MORE than you’re unhappy...you’re WINNING. If you’re happy 51% of the time and can use the mindset tools you have to get yourself there, you’ve already won! It’s about progress, not perfection. And progress is ENOUGH.
There’s a damn good reason vulnerability is such a buzz word these days. It’s because the more we share and own our truth without shame the more we give others permission to do the same.
In your business and in your personal life, I encourage you to be vulnerable. Share parts of you that are less than perfect, be willing to admit when you’re wrong and see what would happen if you didn’t tie everything up into a pretty little bow.
You’ll start to realize your experiences aren’t so unique, they’re actually part of the shared human experience. And bonus: you’ll help others realize that too!
3. If your business isn’t working the way you want, turn to mindset first.
Many of my clients come to me for support and guidance in starting or scaling an online business that isn’t their first attempt. Often, they’ve been involved with MLMs, other online or brick-and-mortar businesses but know that those first attempts didn’t work for a reason and that they need to create a solid foundation to make this try the last, final, successful one.
Can you guess what the missing piece is that I coach them around?
Gah - you’re so good!
What’s so unique about what I help my clients do is that we create businesses that work for their lives instead of the other way around. Together, we uncover the reason BEHIND the desire to build the business, what held them back from success the other times, what their fears are, where their weaknesses are and then from that place we build a business with a strong mindset foundation. Once we layer in strategy and accountability they’re on fire!
If you’ve tried to build a business before (or you’re trying and struggling now)...before you implement another strategy go take a look at your mindset.
Are you watching your thoughts? Speaking kindly to yourself? Do you believe success is yours? Do you have a solid mindset practice? Are you processing your feelings and emotions? Are you in community with people who support and uplift you?
If you answered no to any of these, you’ve got some (amazing) work to do. Start by getting a journal, and if you want one with prompts THIS is my favorite. Once that feels solid, layer on additional practices like affirmations, reframing your thoughts and meditation.
And, if you want even more support, send me an email. I’m launching a mindset intensive next month specifically geared towards helping online virtual service providers build businesses. Together, we’ll deep dive into what's going on with your mindset RIGHT NOW and craft a business that allows you to create the freedom you desire FROM THERE. We'll pin point what's kept you stuck for so long and with that knowledge craft custom mindset practices that will allow for a rock solid foundation from which to build your dream business. This is the key to finally building the successful, balanced, profitable business you desire and I’m level 22 excited to start doing these intensives.
So there you have it! The 3 Most Important Things You Need to Know About Mindset to Rock Your Business. Want to chat more about this? Shoot me a DM on Instagram!
Sara Wiles is an Online Business Mentor for done-for-you service providers. She helps Virtual Assistants, Online Business Managers and Social Media Managers go from frazzled to focused, stark to sold out and bewildered to balanced.
Through her unique, personal mentoring style she supports her clients through confidence building, clarity gaining, mindset managing and massive action taking.
She spent 8 years traveling the US producing high-end corporate (and a few celebrity) events before becoming an entrepreneur. After just 4 weeks of starting her business, she filled her roster, replaced her 9-5 income and brought on a team. Sara is also a wife, mama, dog mama, exercise enthusiast, champagne connoisseur and four-letter word addict.
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