When you think of a business owner, what kind of skills and adjectives come to mind? Perhaps things such as – dedication, motivation, discipline, organization and determination? By no means am I here to tell you that those are not important, however after being on the sidelines and educating myself on a business mindset, one thing stands out: Your Mindset.
What if I told you that without the presence of a good mindset, your business might struggle more than necessary?
Think about it – THE most important skill you should have as an entrepreneur should be interpersonal skills and having good interpersonal skills solely depend on your ability to have a positive mindset. What if I told you that empathy, understanding and communication could help you get further? As I observe the entrepreneurs in my life, I have noticed a few things that people with a great mindset and attitude possess and how it helps propels them forward in their business.
1- They bounce back.
Listen, we all fail. In fact, many people believe that failure is actually a part of becoming successful. The most important factor is whether or not we can bounce back. People that have a good mindset tend to be able to bounce back faster instead of staying down and feeling like a victim.
2- They are more approachable.
If you are trying to build something, whether it be a brand or a business, you’re going to need some people on your side. People with a good mindset tend to project as much happier people and therefore their peers are much more likely to approach them with honesty when a problem arises.
3- They receive better opportunities. People who are consciously working on their mindset generally see the opportunities around them much more clearly. There are always many opportunities surrounding us, however, if your head is stuck in the sand, you will never see them. Not only would you see them better, but you would naturally attract them to you because you have a great mindset and positive energy.
4- They make a good leader that people want to follow.
Following my previous statement of attracting the right things, being a leader is certainly something business owners strive for. Many employees desire having a leader-not a boss. Being a leader certainly requires having a great mindset to back it up. Being a leader also requires being supportive, understanding, compassionate and with a bad mindset, it would be much more difficult to achieve these qualities.
5- They are more grateful/appreciative.
People are much more willing to help someone that is grateful and appreciative of the work they put in. People/employees love to be seen, heard and appreciated and people with a positive mindset can much more easily provide that kind of appreciation for their staff and coworkers, which in turn creates a great atmosphere in which people enjoy working in.
– Maxine Montpellier, Recruiting Assistant, Plan A Glengarry