There are several ways to build a successful business; everyone has a much different experience in entrepreneurship. The three keys below to building a successful business will work for anyone, these are fundamentals.
Oftentimes when writing a blog post I speak about prayer. This is because prayer is a vital part in what we do daily. Prayer is one of the ways we communicate with The Lord. As entrepreneurs we are passionate about our business, therefore we want the business to become successful. Prayer is one way to ensure your business succeeds. Mark 11:24 says “I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.” This scripture is confirming for us that we can ask for whatever we want according to the will of God and if you believe that we have already received it, it’s ours. You have to act as if your business is already successful by acting out the things you prayed for. Keep this in mind when we begin talking about changing your mindset.
- Changing your mindset
Changing your mindset is imperative when building a successful business. As stated above, when you pray you must believe that you have already received what you prayed for. This requires a mindset change. Some of you are thinking, “I don’t need a mindset change, I already think positive.” Thinking positive is great, but your mindset can and should always be improving as you become more seasoned in business.
There are two types of mindsets. There is a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Some entrepreneurs have fixed mindsets and don’t know it. Below is a comparison of a fixed vs growth mindset.
Patience is something tons of entrepreneurs struggle with because we are so eager for our business to reach its full potential. Being impatient can cause entrepreneurs to make impulse decisions in business that can potentially be harmful and cause setbacks. Create a plan using the SMART goal setting method, there are times where your plan will need to be altered but don’t alter your plan because you feel like things are not moving as fast as you would like. Within your SMART goals you will set goals that are realistic and timely. Meaning, the timeline you set in the beginning should be based on what can realistically happen versus what you want to happen knowing it’s unrealistic.