Your business is a mirror of your mind.
If staff or clients are behaving in a way that you don't like, or something that you desire is not happening, perhaps you need to look in the mirror. It sounds obvious. But many leaders believe the problem lies outside them. They understand it's their responsibility to fix it. But don't see their mindset as the origin of many of their business problems. Let’s look at some typical areas I see (and have experienced) where mindset has an impact: Negative Assumptions = Poor sales. Self-Defeating Talk = Lack of growth.
You are constantly comparing with others = Lack of social media success. Disempowering beliefs about difficult people = Poor staff behavior. Blaming others = Toxic Culture I will give you my example, and the moment I realized the truth that my mindset was reflected in my business.
Like all employers, I started to get annoyed with staff gossiping; it was not malicious; it was just non-stop talking. Perhaps a better word would be hyper socialization. I instigated quiet free zones in the business to try and reduce the chatter and employed all sorts of endeavors, but none of it worked. Then, I had an epiphany I was the gossip. I was the one continually chatting; the behavior was a mirror of me; I was the problem. But WHY was I doing it? I was procrastinating in the business. Once I changed my mindset to a goal-oriented mindset, things quietened down. Recognize, we are all WIP's (works in progress, when you see something you don't like in your business, check your thoughts and your behavior first and address it.
Practice positive self talk Nip negativity thoughts in the bud Watch what you are saying Meditate Get a great executive coach Do some 360 interviews with staff Seek out your board of directors Commit to continual learning
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