Too many business leaders think the latest marketing or sales strategies are the key to growth and building a freedom-based business. They fail to realize that all the strategies in the world won’t work without a strong mindset.
The concept and idea behind developing your mindset have been relegated to cute Instagram Memes. It’s not taken seriously enough, and it shows in the lack of growth for too many business leaders. Spending the time and energy to develop your mindset creates a successful life and helps you accomplish your goals.
There are some core growth mindset shifts every leader should consider making to accomplish their goals. Using solid growth strategies is essential to double your revenue, make more of an impact, and create a free life.
Here are three practical and powerful growth mindset adjustments that help leaders foster success, accomplish their goals, and experience true freedom.
1. Stop trying to live up to outside expectations.
The question you have to ask yourself is, whose life are you living? If you sat and thought about how you spent your time and the things you focused on, you’d probably be a little surprised. It’s not uncommon for too many people to live their life based on outside expectations.
You’ll never live a successful life or create your freedom if the goals you are working towards aren’t your own. A growth-optimized mindset happens when you have absolute clarity about what you want to accomplish and how you want to spend your time.
You’ll create amazing growth when you stop caring about others’ thoughts and stop trying to live up to outside expectations. Your goals and how you spend your time working to achieve those goals have to come from knowing what you want for yourself.
Your goal is to become the best version of yourself in every area of your life. It’s to embrace who you are and what makes you tick. Creating success means you become the strongest and most authentic version of yourself.
2. Start each day with YOU activities.
It’s not uncommon for other people’s priorities and the pings of life to be the first thing you think about when you wake up. You’re pulled to take care of all the things that feel urgent instead of thinking about how you want to spend the first part of your day. The path to doubling your revenue starts with prioritizing the things you need to do to get there.
Instead of starting your day working on tasks for others, you should start your day working on tasks that help you grow your life and business. Starting your day being focused on YOU activities leads to accomplishing more and increasing your revenue.
Starting each day with you activities is a form of self-love and self-care. It’s how you make sure you have the first priority and that your needs are taken care of before you think about the outside world. Give yourself permission to treat yourself better. As you take better care of yourself, the result will be growth and freedom in other areas of your life.
“Change your language, change your mindset, change your actions, change your life.” – Danny Stone
3. Take everything you do in your business seriously.
Gary Vaynerchuk has said, “one is greater than zero.” There is a temptation to only focus on the numbers when you’re starting out. When those numbers are low, it feeds into negative self-limiting beliefs. This then creates a situation where the business leader does not take things seriously enough.
The path to more revenue and a life of freedom happens when you take everything you do seriously from day one — no matter who is watching. You create content as if one million people are reading it, you show up powerfully even if it feels like no one is watching, and you put your best into everything you do.
Taking everything seriously puts your best work out of the world, and when more eyeballs see that, they tell others — you grow. Be your biggest cheerleader and shine even though no one may be looking. Treat everything you do seriously, and it will pay dividends later.
Nothing is stopping you from living an unlimited free life in which you experience growth and true happiness. You can double your revenue and have the financial freedom to help you enjoy all the benefits of life. It starts in your mind.
These growth mindset adjustments help you prioritize yourself and practice healthy mental wellness habits. A strong mindset will be the fuel that enables you to grow for years to come.