This week was mostly taken up with my J.O.B. But I have been working on a secret project and am unveiling it here today.
I will have more to say about this later.
How Important Is Mindset?
Napoleon Hill with his book – Think and Grow Rich along with Wallace D. Wattles and his effort – The Science of Getting Rich both point us to our own thinking, our mindset. They advise that unless we get that right we will sabotage even our most heroic efforts at attaining wealth.
We are told me must hold a clear and definite desire, while at the same time ridding ourselves of all negative thinking. Even modern day writers harp on this same subject Andy Shaw in a Bug Free Mind talks about the bugs that inhabit our thinking producing negativity that eventually sidelines us. While Shirzad Chamine in his work Positive Intelligence says we have 10 Saboteurs The Judge, Stickler, Pleaser, Hyper Achiever, Victim, Hyper Rational, Hyper Vigilant, Restless, Controller and the Avoider. But he also shows us our Sage. It is the sage perspective of accepting what is, accepting every outcome as a gift or an opportunity that moves us out of our negative thinking. The sage has five powers that we can use as resources, strengths when we understand how. They are empathy, exploration, innovation, navigation and decisive action.
We need to train our minds to think differently, to believe that we already have what we want which will cause our actions to bring it into our lives. Eban Pagan puts it differently. He says we need to establish new habits that support our mindset. One of those he advocates is productivity. If we set up a program to manage productivity and sustain it for 30 days we will have achieved a new habit that will become second nature to us. The trick he says is to do it first thing in the morning before the “bugs” ”saboteurs” and negative thinking have had a chance to derail our day. By achieving more productivity, creating this new habit we strengthen our resolve and our mindset to achieve success.
Some other winning mindsets include:
Solution driven mindset. If you have a problem find the solution or some other way to mitigate it or redirect the problem toward success. If you see a problem in the making, avert it. If you can’t then understand and learn from the experience so that you won’t make that mistake again.
Fake it ‘til you make it or act and behave like you are already rich. To achieve this ask: if I am already rich, what would I do, how would I act, how would I feel, and then act, feel and do it. By behaving and acting rich, you are teaching your mind that you are expanding your limitations, and as you practice this you will begin to purchase more of the things you want in your life and the money will come to you to pay for them.
An Attitude of Gratitude. Bob Proctor tells of his beginnings on the road to wealth, he used to have a mantra he said everyday – and one day he realized it was now true. He used to say “I am so happy & grateful now that money comes to me in increasing amounts from multiple sources on a continual basis. Thank you.” Another of the ‘Gurus’ from The Secret keeps a stone in his pocket so that every night when he empties it, he is reminded to be grateful and acknowledge all that he has. In order to attract money into your life, your subconscious mind must be open to the idea of money flowing to you.
You must have a strong desire to achieve. In order to make the desire strong enough you have to know your “why” what is your motivator? Whatever the reason may be, you must have a strong one to earn money online successfully, because this is what determines your motivation and is the main source of your strength. Every one of us online has a different why, some differences are subtle and others are not. For some the money is the why, for others it is the positive reinforcement of success, or perhaps lifestyle changes, working independently setting your own schedule, retiring in comfort, seeing your children through school and settled into adulthood or a thousand other reasons. Find yours!
Two other mindset aspects are worth mentioning. Focus and Patience. Focus is extremely important in the internet marketing world. In just the basics there are several different avenues you can focus on to build your business. In addition there are just as many ways to market and drive traffic to your online site. Every day brings some new and shiny object that with such good copywriters around is bound to make you believe that you need this just to succeed, without it your business is dead. If you can’t find one way to focus your business model on, with just one or two successful ways to drive traffic and make sales, you will never succeed.
And Patience is the second arm of that mindset. Patience is what will allow you to stick to your goals, to focus your abilities in one direction and know that in time it will prove itself and provide the income you are looking to achieve. If it doesn’t learn why, was it the area of your focus? Was it the method of marketing? Was it the lack of traffic? Patience gives you the courage to fail and “try, try again”.
By now I am sure you can appreciate how important your mindset is to your success.