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 Manage your Mind to Manage Your Business Entrepreneurs are usually highly energetic individuals with tons of self-motivation and ideas. But that does not automatically mean they will be able to create, manage, and grow their businesses.
As the founder of Life & Business Fundamentals, a service- based business, and before that, a project management expert, I completely understand the struggles of being an entrepreneur. In the time I've been running my own business, I've had lots of ups and downs and detours that could and have discouraged anyone. But the aspect that made all the difference, and now a crucial part of what I teach, is how critical it is to manage the way you think. Your thoughts drive your feelings which create the actions you take and, ultimately, the results you get.
There are two key mindsets which entrepreneurs and business owners should be aware of :
The Positive vs. Negative Mindset
This one, I think, is pretty self-explanatory. You have the option to think of either positive or negative thoughts. Notice I said 'option.' It's vital to understand and appreciate that you can 'choose what you think.' You can choose to think positively, or you can choose negative thinking. Be aware that negative thoughts create negative feelings, which then tend to limit any action or result.
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Positive thoughts tend to create positive emotions, which then drive engagement and results. It is not too difficult to understand that if you're always choosing to think negatively, your options become limited, and this can and often does lead to underperformance. Studies show that those who adopt a positive mindset tend to have a better outlook on life, are better at problem-solving, have high resilience, and are more productive and successful.
As an entrepreneur, I have learned that staying positive, mainly when setbacks arise, is vital to keep moving forward. By not letting myself think negatively in moments of crisis, I'm able to brainstorm and find a way forward and not free time being stuck in a negative loop.
The Growth vs. Fixed Mindset
The second mindset that concerns entrepreneurs is growth versus fixed mindset. A growth mindset views the opportunities ahead as limitless. The current state of things limits a fixed mindset. Successful entrepreneurs mostly focus on the growth mindset, as it allows them to think big and push forward.
An entrepreneur with a fixed mindset will suffer failure and give up. An entrepreneur with a growth mindset will take a failure and use it as a chance to demonstrate the resilience and determination necessary to overcome that perceived

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