My last mindset post got a great response so I have decided to do another one.
I truly believe in fact I KNOW that your mind is what makes your business a success or failure. The problem most people have is they have bugs in their mind that stop them from achieving success.
Now I am not talking about a lack mentality, I am talking about inherent bugs that have been ingrained in your mind over the years you have been alive. When you are born you have a success mindset, otherwise you would be in a wheelchair and a mute. When you were young you had no limiting beliefs to stop you.
This can be shown by thinking of a child climbing up a wall and walking along the top. They are fine walking all the way to the end as all they are thinking about is walking to the end and climbing down again. It isn’t until the relative says something like “careful you don’t fall” that the child starts to wobble and fall. The limiting beliefs have been introduced!
So as you can see these limiting beliefs can be ingrained from a very early age! You have to be very careful what you say around children as their minds are like sponges and they are likely to believe pretty much everything you say!
So how does this apply to you and your business?
Every decision you make relating to your business (and life in general) will either move you forward or hold you back. The trick is to recognise what that decision will do.
Andy Shaw once said to me when I asked him the question: “How do you avoid the scam artists and bad advice?”
“Ask your mind, what do I want to do?” If it is something that will not move you forward then your mind will tell you to go and make a cup of coffee or do something else.
Now this is quite an advanced state to be in and you have to have recognised your ego to be able to have this viewpoint otherwise your ego will be making the decisions for you and not your SELF!
So you may be asking “How do I know if my ego is making my decisions?”
Well this is the million dollar question! It takes time but I can introduce you to your ego right now if you are willing… (I learnt this technique from Andy as well)
15 Seconds of Happiness
I want you to close your eyes (not now! Read this first, it is hard to read with your eyes closed) and think of a time in your life when you were purely happy. A time when you were completely in the moment and that moment was joyous.
Now hold that thought for at least 15 seconds…
How did you do?
Don’t worry if you were unable to hold it. I couldn’t do it the first time and most people are the same. Most of us have way to many things to think about that distract us from the moment. This is your ego distracting you.
Don’t be angry, just observe your ego, say hello to him/her if you like (I do this)
Your mind doesn’t know the difference from something imaginary and something real. What does this mean?
Well when you visualize an event that happened in your life, according to your brain it is the same as experiencing it for real. I am talking scientifically here! The same neurons fire when you are vividly visualising something as fire when you are experiencing the event. Therefore you will feel the same emotions you felt at the time of the experience.
This is why we can get angry when watching the news, we literally project ourselves into the event that is happening on the tv and feel the emotions of the event that is being portrayed!
So how does this relate to your business?
You have to know where you are heading in your business and life to be able to make conscious decisions enabling you to move forward.
What does this mean? Well a lot of people go into business looking for fast cash with no real plan on where they are heading especially with online business and Internet Marketing.
This means they tend to float around from one thing to another with no plan, making a bit of money here and there but never anything stable.
One of the biggest and most valuable things you can do for your business at any time is to plan what you are doing and where you are heading. Without this plan you are essentially planning to fail!
Once this plan is in place you will be able to see if the decisions you are making are moving you forward or holding you back.
What’s the old saying of the 6 P’s…
Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance
That about sums it up for now but I will be following up on this post.
While you are waiting for that I have an interview with Andy Shaw that I am sure you will enjoy.
Remember:Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results – Albert Einstein
You can get some free chapters of Andys books right here
Let me know what you thought of this, I read and reply to all comments and would love to hear your thoughts on this!