As you can imagine, working from home can be both a blessing and a curse. You have no boss, no given deadlines and no specific stress. However, that isn’t entirely true because you are your own boss, should set yourself deadlines and will most likely become very stressed without proper precautions!
While we might talk about motivation and inspiration, remember that whenever you feel adequately charged and prepared, you should hop around to the other pages and categories and get working on the real stuff. When you feel overwhelmed, take a break and hop back in as soon as you are ready.
First what is the definition of mindset? (From Dictionary.com) – A mindset is an attitude, disposition, or mood /an intention or inclination.
Focusing On Your Mindset Definition
Without the right mindset definition it is hard to accomplish anything. Heck you can’t even get out your bed without the right mindset definition.
Think about it, when you’re lying in bed and that alarm goes off; is it so easy to get out of bed? Or do you have to tell yourself I have to get up so I can make some money and pay the bills? See, even getting out of bed takes the right mindset definition.
Napolean Hill once said, “Whatever your mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” If you can’t foresee something in your mind, how do you ever expect to accomplish anything? Whether you say you can or you can’t, no matter what the answer is you’re always right.
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If you can achieve the right mindset definition the possibilities of what you can do in life are endless. Our jobs as humans are to make it clear in our mind what we want.
Whatever it is that you think about most you
will become. Thoughts become things. What is hard for people to understand is that each and every one of our thoughts has a frequency which can be measured.
If you’re thinking about becoming a highly
successful internet marketer in your head over and over, eventually that thought will become a reality.
You must see yourself living in abundance. It does not matter who you are or where you are from we all abide by the same laws.
Many people think that they already live in wealth. They have a beautiful home, their health and they are spiritual, but most of these people are broke all the time.
This is not wealth! Life was meant to be lived in abundance. To be truly wealthy you must achieve greatness in all 3 areas of life:
Having Realistic Expectations
Having realistic expectations is extremely important; in fact, keeping a positive outlook on life and work is very closely related with having realistic expectations. Just think about it, if you set out with the expectation that you’ll be a millionaire in a year or two, you will be embarrassed and disheartened when
you don’t meet those expectations.
That’s a text-book case of setting-yourself-up-for-failure. In this
instance, you may not even fail in a broader sense. You might actually have succeeded for the most part
but still be upset about it. That’s not very productive.
Instead, expect to hit roadblocks and to encounter lots of little failures and a few big ones. It happens all the time. However, when you are mentally prepared for the difficult times, you won’t be in a situation where you begin to doubt yourself or your mission. Instead, you’ll perform like a true champ and keep working on achieving your goals.
Speaking of goals, let’s discuss
Setting Goals and Writing them on Paper
Do you want to achieve greatness? Most of us do and to do this we NEED written goals along with our mindset definition. We as humans are able to accomplish more of our goals by writing them down. Goals simply state where you are going,
how you are going to get there, and what you will do when you get there.
Goals do not have to be big.
You should start small and work your way up to bigger goals. This will ensure that you will continue to move forward.
One of your written goals right now should be to study this site. That’s a great goal and you will be more educated after reading and studying this site until you fully understand everything.
This site is going to help you understand where you are
and which way you go about your fastlane career. You should keep a blank piece of paper with you while studying this site. Take important notes that you think may be useful. Write down which
way you will market products, or, how you can turn a problem into a system.
Write down anything that looks like a goal you might want to achieve. If it looks like it may be useful in the future, WRITE IT DOWN!
5 Important Steps to Success
There are several steps that need to be taken before you can become successful.
1. Write down your goals and be careful when you dream. Dreams that are left alone too long become fantasies. Whatever it is that you want write it down and pretend you already have it. Soon with a little hard work you will receive it.
2. Do not let criticism get to you. You will get that your whole life by the people who are closest to you (family, friends, co-workers). The reason for this is because while some just think it is impossible to succeed, others don’t want to be close to someone more successful than they are.
3. There are two different types of time. Time for work, time for play. You need both and you need to be able to distinguish between the two. Balance is very important, you can’t work all day every day without substituting some of your time for play. Stay active and know when to be focused. Without play time you will end up giving up, without work time you will never get anything done.
4. Failure – it sounds over whelming. It’s something we all hate, and never want to encounter. But the truth is you have to fail to succeed. I have lost hundreds of dollars before I was able to make my first dollar. Without failure we do not know what not to do. Failure is a part of our daily lives. Surely everyone has at least failed once at one of their jobs right? But soon you probably got better and better to the point where it was second nature or if you never got better you were probably fired.
5. Be happy and stay positive. If you can accomplish this you will be better off than 90% of all other individuals. Remember, you only have so much time on this Earth, so don’t become imbalanced and negative. Bad things happen. But good things happen too. Surround Yourself with Success It is hard to keep a positive attitude around negative people and a negative work environment. So how do we fix this? We surround ourselves with people who are like minded like us. This does not mean you should not communicate at all with these negative people, it just means you should keep to yourself when it comes to anything business related.
Find a Mentor
As an entrepreneur myself, I find it uncomfortable to be around other entrepreneurs that are better than myself. I am sure I am not alone in this. I mean, don’t we all want to be the best? And isn’t being measured against other more talented people a fast way to ensure that others notice your mediocrity?
I used to think like this until I had an epiphany: you don’t get better by being the best. It seemed so obvious and revolutionary that I have a new outlook on people who possess the skills I wanted: can you teach me?
This is the core reason behind finding a mentor is letting someone more experienced than you guide you through the tangled web of life.
Sure, you can learn a lot from them, but sometimes they can just
provide a critical ear and ask some pointed questions. Sometimes it’s enough to kick you into gear and make you start making things happen.
Regardless, a mentor can inspire and motivate you to work
towards a larger goal. Besides, sometimes it’s good to share your successes with someone who wants to hear them.
Remember, a mentor doesn’t have to be someone in your area of interest (although that would be nice) or even someone with years of success under their belt (although that would be nice too). Anyone who
had an ear, a keen mind, or is willing to listen and ask questions will do. Make sure you thank them.
Build a Team
This is another option that may be more realistic depending on your situation.
Find people with similar interests and goals and team up! You’d be surprised how motivating being on a team with several other
people is in working towards a goal. Be sure to choose people whose level of commitment matches yours, that way to can prevent any misunderstandings from the start.
The nice thing about having a team is the fact you have several people in which to split apart the work, getting it done faster and easier. Also, you can pool together resources to pay for any advertising campaigns or other costs.
And by far and away, the best thing about a team is you can rely on someone to help you out when you get stuck. That also means when you get stuck in the middle of doing something you aren’t motivated to
At this point, you aren’t doing it for yourself, you’re doing it for your team and you don’t want to let
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
If you have ever been asked this question you may have answered with an, “I don’t know,” or maybe it was, “I’m going to be an astronaut.”
This will determine your mindset definition but whatever your answer may be remember this:
“Time has nothing to do with where you will be in any amount of years, it is the action you take today
that will determine where you will be tomorrow.” – James Helmering
And Finally: Getting Started
Analysis paralysis is a very real thing. It can also be summed up with the following phrase: Stop dreaming and start doing. Our tendency as human beings is to analyze tasks and imagine the results but this can become troublesome if this is all you do.
If you have trouble visualizing this, think about a shark. When a
shark stops swimming, it starts dying. It needs constant water flowing over its gills to continue breathing.
So, when you start daydreaming or slacking off, just think like a shark and keep moving. This doesn’t mean throw common sense to the wind and just bust your ass working on whatever happens to be sitting in front of you.
Sometimes it requires a little bit of wisdom to know when a cause
is lost. But, remember this: it is much better to spend time on something with a minuscule chance of paying off than it is to sit around and watch TV. So, your default state should be action. When in doubt, take a page from Nike’s book and just do it. Then you will have the right mindset definition.