Do you feel unsure about starting your own business?
Are you always waiting for someone to tell you what to do?
Wondering if your running your business with a employee or entrepreneur mindset?
Let’s get to the bottom of this issue…
Today we are discussing the employee vs entrepreneur mindset. Read more…!
Something clicked today when I was doing my research on what I should write about and it dawned on me that mindset is everything in business. I remember when I first started out how much I struggled in the beginning as a Network Marketer in trying to make a few sales a week.
The entrepreneur mindset I have today has totally shifted compared to the way I used to think when I had the employee mindset. I never knew that there was a real difference between the two distinctions until my mentor Rich Guzman coached me.
He and I really bumped heads in the beginning very badly because all I wanted to know was when I was going to get paid and start seeing the money from all the work I was doing in the MLM I was involved in.
At that time while Rich was earning thousands in profit I was only earning peanut size commissions because I wasn’t really thinking like an entrepreneur. The way I was running my business I ended up broke and in more debt while unemployed.
Rich then said to me that if I ever wanted to earn a 6-Figure income it is going to require lots of deprogramming. I was like yeah, okay… so you expect me to erase everything I ever been taught about network marketing and work on how I should think is that what your saying?
Exactly, you answered your own question!
Whoa! I didn’t know you could do such a thing and I sure as hell didn’t learn this in school. See I have learned that our mindset is everything in business and in life. If we think and operate our businesses with an employee mindset we fall into trouble with thinking and doing things the same way but getting the same results.
If we think and operate our businesses with an entrepreneur mindset we appreciate everything and every little accomplishment that produces a return on investment. It’s no wonder Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich was a best seller, he taught others how to think and attract wealth with a successful mindset.
Employee Vs Entrepreneur | Deprogramming The Employee Mindset to Entrepreneur
98% of the worlds population have the employee mindset so you aren’t the only one dealing with this problem. The reason why is because we are so used to that 9-to-5 job lifestyle.
Where as an entrepreneur you must be held accountable and take full responsibility for everything yourself. There is no clock in and clock out punch card here because you will only get paid for the work you put into your business.
Make sense right.
In order to deprogram that broke mentality of an employee one must replace the thoughts with positive personal development training. This will require you to start doing things you normally wouldn’t do and it will feel very uncomfortable at first but will become natural over time.
A person who has an employee mindset:
1. Want to be like everyone else
2. Are insecure
3. Are afraid to grow and take risks
4. Are uncomfortable
5. Are boring and live a dull life
6. Are the biggest procrastinators alive
7. Make excuses
8. Settle for much less than their true worth
9. Are barely surviving financially
10. Are living the Status Quo
11. Are cheap and don’t like to invest both their time or money
12. Has to be told what to do and given directions
13. Expects to get paid for no work
14. Blame others and envy by criticizing
15. Have no vision or goals
16. Like to be Mr. and Mrs. Know It All
Even though I loved to read books and I was certain I was a real nerdy bookworm Rich my mentor taught me that the type of books I was normally reading weren’t books to help me develop the correct entrepreneur mindset.
He then introduced me to his mentors and favorite authors that focuses on training and reprogramming the mind with positive knowledge, actions and patterns that will help strengthen the entrepreneur millionaire mindset.
A person who has an entrepreneur mindset:
1. Are their own brand and follow the YOU, Inc. business model
2. Are opened minded
3. Are courageous
4. Are self directed and motivated
5. Are vibrant and happy
6. Take action
7. Take risks and are competitive
8. Increase their value by the skills they learn
9. Create their own economy
10. Don’t live by the Status Quo
11. Are investors of time, money, and energy
13. Don’t expect anything they earn it
14. Show gratitude and recognition towards others
15. Are goal achievers and visionaries
16. Always learning something new
Employee Vs Entrepreneur | Final thoughts
Now that you know the difference between having an employee vs entrepreneur mindset you should be working on deprogramming each day with some light reading of personal development books.
Here is a list of books you can get started reading and we recommend reading for at least 30 minutes daily.
Think and Grow Rich
The Science of Getting Rich
The Millionaire Mind
The Slight Edge
How To Win Friends and Influence People
The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People
The Compound Effect
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
The Greatest Salesman In The World
The Power of Positive Thinking
You Were Born Rich
Cultivating An Unshakable Character
7 Strategies For Wealth and Happiness
The Art of Exceptional Living
The Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle
The Game Of Life and How To Play It
The Magic of Thinking Big
21 Success Secrets of Self Made Millionaires
Just know that failure is apart of the journey into achieving success. You are not perfect and neither are we so don’t beat yourself up that you wished you known this when you first got started in your business. Just move on forward, get the books…read them so you can shift to an entrepreneur mindset.
If you have been struggling or having success with the shift to an entrepreneur leave us a comment below!
See you on the next post!
Anastacia Hauldridge & Rich Guzman