Business Mentor: Developing a mindset for success

Armando Bartolome

Posted at Jul 04 2020 11:09 AM

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I often tell people that the journey that I went through was not an easy one. There were a lot of struggles but I always silently said a prayer to ask for strength and guidance so that I could save myself from further failure and make better decisions. My prayers were not answered immediately. I had to undergo a process to learn and understand things better.

I have been in the business industry for almost 30 years. I feel I have accomplished so much, but I am not stopping while I am still able to have people who trust me. In this business, having a positive mindset is essential. Otherwise, you can never survive your first year as an entrepreneur.

Think of someone you look up to and think about how they overcame the problems they went through and become successful. This means they kept a dragon mindset – the willingness to face all circumstances and end up victorious. 

An entrepreneur who lacks confidence or who has a pessimistic mindset will usually fail. Why? Because to be a successful entrepreneur you need to have guts and a positive perspective. How can you persuade people to invest in your business if you don’t feel confident in the company you built. 

It can be hard sometimes to create a positive outlook in life if you are going through problems. Here are a few ways on how you can develop a strong, powerful, and successful mindset.

  1. Believe that no matter how good you think you are; you are not perfect. Life is full of challenges. To get through life, you must accept that things happen for a reason whether we like it or not. So, when bad times come, accept and think through on how you can get out of it.
  2. Find inspiration and motivation. When you focus on something or someone that makes you feel good, it allows your mind to be more focused on achieving something positive. People often take their families as their inspiration and motivation because they want to offer their families the best. This drives the person to work harder and become more focused on what he needs to do.
  3. Show grit and think differently. Instead of retreating from the “battle”, find ways on how you can “conquer the enemy”. Put yourself in different situations and find yourself in every situation that you can think of. Prepare your mind on how you can overcome these.
  4. Stop procrastinating. Be always productive. Make use of your time wisely. Create a work-life balance.
  5. Create a morning routine. You can start your day having a few minutes of meditation or you can go jogging for 30 minutes before you head to work. It allows your mind to become more creative and it helps bring more positivity into your life.
  6. Find a mentor. I think that some entrepreneurs fail to see the importance of having a “guide” in starting and maintaining their business. An entrepreneur needs to be guided on how he can strategically work out a plan so that doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. 
  7. Never think about your failures in a negative way. You are only human and anyone can commit a mistake. These mistakes allow you to grow and become a new person with a more positive outlook in life. Let your failures be your learning opportunities.
  8. Surround yourself with people with a positive perspective. You need to be around people who can boost your morale and help you achieve your goals. When you do this, it is so much easier to go through difficult situations because you know that there are people that you can turn to when you need help.
  9. Stay away from people who add stress to your everyday life. You cannot control how people think of you but you can control how you perceive others. Don’t waste your time getting irritated at people who don’t help you at all. You don’t have to fight them. Just walk away.
  10. Listen to your instincts. It’s true that data and research are essential to coming up with a decision. But sometimes, you just know which way to go. This means, you have the confidence in yourself, thus creating a winning mindset.

You may sometimes feel that your struggles have no end. These struggles only mean one thing – and that is you are focusing your energy in the wrong direction. 

If you think that you are not in the place where you want to be then you need to do something. If you think that we can create an imbalance in our lives, then it means we can also create success and abundance. Therefore, the success that we make of our career or profession is created when we have channeled our thoughts to lean more towards the positive.

These are just a few ways on how you can start developing a mindset for success. When you truly think about it, it is really one’s choice of how he wants to live his life. If you choose to be successful, develop an attitude that attracts positivity. Fear should not be the cause of totally giving up what we love.
For more information, you may contact Armando "Butz" Bartolome