Monday, March 22, 2010
In the absence of your humble blogger-which, by the way, we hope was conspicuous-many gracious offers of assistance came our way. None was more impressive, though, than today's Guest Blogger, Evelyn Bourne. We are very pleased to present the fruit of her very Productive Pen:
"Success Mindset: Do You Think Like an Entrepreneur or an Employee?
Are you going to work each day at a job that you hate while you are harboring secret dreams of becoming an online entrepreneur and being your own boss? There is a completely different mindset required for being a successful entrepreneur than is required to be an employee. Let's take a look at some of the differences and how you can begin to make that shift to a success mindset.
Here are some questions that you can ask yourself to gauge where you are and how your mind is working:
Are you internally motivated or externally motivated?
Do you rely on direction from your superiors or do you come up with your own ideas and innovate new, more effective or efficient ways of doing things? Employees seek approval or appreciation from others about their work, while entrepreneurs are content to labor on with their successful results being reward enough.
Entrepreneurs focus on creating wealth for themselves and others while employees tend to focus on doing a good job, getting excellent reviews and being promoted.
Do you focus on the positive?
Entrepreneurs look for opportunities even in times of challenge and adversity. Do you ask, "Why not?" or "Can we try that another way?" Do you believe in infinite possibilities, or do you simply accept what is?
Entrepreneurs are excited by new business opportunities while employees are often counting the days until their next vacation.
Do you possess discipline and commitment?
Discipline and commitment are important character traits to cultivate if you want to be a successful entrepreneur. You must have the discipline to stay on task and take inspired action towards your goals. You have to have commitment to hang in there when the going gets tough and everyone around you keeps telling you to give up and go get a real job.
"Do you have the belief in you to move on, even when the whole world is against you, with swords in their hands?" --Swami Vivekananda
Is your mind full of ideas?
Are you just brimming with new business ideas? Do you love to take an idea and make it become a tangible reality that generates revenue by fulfilling a need? Do you see opportunity where others only see disaster? An entrepreneur comes up with lots of small business ideas and she knows which ones to run with and how to get support when she needs it.
Are you teachable?
An entrepreneur knows the importance of working with a mentor who can help them to bypass some of the pitfalls that can befall any small business startup. Being teachable means that you are willing to learn from someone who's 'been there and done that' already and who can share wisdom, encouragement, resources and contacts to help you close the gap between where you are and where you want to be far more quickly than you could working on your own.
This is in no way meant to slam employees. Some people have absolutely no desire to run their own company, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Those people stopped reading this article a few paragraphs back. As my grandmother used to say, “It tales all kinds of people to make a world,” but if you possess that entrepreneurial spirit, eventually you will be unemployable. You will either take on the success mindset and create your dream business, or you will be miserable.
Focus your mind on success and get ready to create your own entrepreneur success story. Take action now to shape your mindset in preparation for your success.
If you are interested in personal development and cultivating a success mindset, you are welcome to visit, where author and blogger, Evelyn Bourne invites you to subscribe to her email list to get more articles and resources about personal development, online content creation and bootstrap marketing."
Do stop by Evelyn's place and look at what she has to offer, won't you? She is an amazing young woman; we can all learn a thing or two from this delightfully refreshing entrepreneur.
Speaking of entrepreneurs, I hope you have taken a leap of faith in your own situation and have a successful home based business that can boost YOUR household income. The little business venture the Rapid Cash Review supports has kept us going because of affiliate marketing and it has given us a real sense of security.
As ever, we beg for your comments here. I'm sure Evelyn will appreciate your comment on HER blog, too. Even on the internet, it's important to work and play well with others.
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