“An entrepreneur is a man who knows he can fail, but he does not accept to fail before he actually fails, and when he fails he learns from his errors and moves on.”
― Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity
Entrepreneurs succeed with winner’s mindset. They are a special breed. Entrepreneurs are not born; they are made. They are courageous and risk-takers. Entrepreneurs think outside the box.
The foregoing are sentiments often expressed about entrepreneurs, all true. Yet, the inner game of every individual who desires to be a successful entrepreneur has to be given as much consideration, or perhaps, even more than the outer game.
The Inner Game of Entrepreneurship
Life is not a stage on which we were created to struggle — it’s the place where we are daily invited to dance in the spotlight. – Dr. Shannon Reece
What is the inner game of entrepreneurship? It starts with the mind. Your mindset is key. The way you think has the most compelling effect on your success as an entrepreneur. How many times have you spoken with someone; a friend, a business associate, or a client and they share with you an idea that they want to implement, yet their body language and voice say very clearly that they don’t believe it’s going to work?
What message are they conveying to their subconscious? Basically, a message of failure. They do not expect to succeed. It’s said that the subconscious mind believes whatever you tell it. If that is true, you would not be feeding your mind – conscious or unconscious – with a winner’s mindset.
Having a positive mindset and positive outlook are crucial to being successful in business. Realistic optimism is the driver of entrepreneurship, which causes entrepreneurs to move forward. This means that while approaching business with an optimistic and winner’s mindset, the entrepreneur does so with an awareness that dangers and risks are involved in starting or growing a business.
Starting Over at 50 and Wiser
Today many who are 50 and Wiser (the Boomer Generation) are no longer satisfied with having a regular paycheck. They want to do more, give more, and have a greater impact on more people. They want to start a business and become the CEO’s of their own business, or grow their current business significantly.
One challenge is that they often receive negative feedback from others like, “Why would you want to start something new now?” “It’s too risky to start your own business,” or for those who have already started and may have experienced some challenges along the way, “Aren’t you afraid you’ll lose more money?”
Those negative questions, compounded with your own thoughts, can hold you back. Thoughts like, “Can I really do this?” “Can I really afford to not go get another job so I can have a regular paycheck coming in again?” “Am I really smart enough to run my own business, especially one that involves technology that I know little or nothing about?”
These questions that reflect self-doubt can come from persons who are successful in their own field. Entrepreneurs succeed with a winner’s mindset. You can be a successful entrepreneur by equipping yourself with the knowledge that allows you to believe in yourself and your vision.
“There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”— Sophia Loren
Adopt a new mindset
It may require that you adopt a a new mindset, a new way of thinking. One in which you recognize that you have a lot to offer to the world, or to a special group of people in the world. You have something that people are waiting to hear from just you, and it’s time to step up and step out to live the life you were meant to live and share your message with those who want to hear it just from you.
“Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space.” ~ Maya Angelou. Give yourself permission to soar as an entrepreneur who succeeds with a winner’s mindset.
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