Entrepreneurs think differently from employees and if you want to be on your way to becoming an entrepreneur, the first thing you need to do is learn how to build your business brain and think like an entrepreneur.
This is part 1 of the series How to Build Your Business Brain and 12 Ways to Think Like an Entrepreneur
There are a lot of employees who are longing to be their own boss, yet are fearsome of what the future may hold if they were business owners. I would like to advise that if you’re among those individuals, you’d do well to become a great employee first! I spent a lot of years as an employee and was constantly found to be a model employee.
My entrepreneur bosses constantly gave me high evaluations. In going over the list of employee mentalities, I can frankly tell you that I didn’t have those mentalities. I was a great employee!
If you have a want to be on your own one day, going after your dreams as an entrepreneur, you are able to begin now. Approach your occupation as though you owned the company where you work.
Bearing that ownership spirit will reward you on the job and ready you for the day when you are able to pursue your own business. You are able to be an entrepreneur while you’re still working. Having this spirit will excite you to go after your own endeavors when you’re not on your employer’s time clock.
#1 Positive Mindset and Productivity
You spend about a one-third of your life at work. If you’re spending it with negative individuals, it may really affect you and bring you down.
By arresting negative thoughts as they enter your ears and not letting them go forward in your thoughts, you’ll be doing a lot of the work to remain positive in a negative situation and build your business skills. Here are ways to keep horrible situations at work from bogging you down.
#2 Possess a life outside your job.
Keep acquaintances who have a good grasp of reality and with whom you are able to share life that’s totally unrelated to the job you do. Refuse to even discuss your work outside work hours, particularly if the environment is toxic except when it comes to the ideas for your own business.
#3 Recognize that most of what goes on at work and most of the negativism, even that directed at you, isn’t about you.
Think about the stress your colleagues are facing at work, at home and in their personal lives and comprehend that they’re projecting and displacing their angriness onto you and other people around them as well. Remember that dealing with people is crucial to being an entrepreneur.
#4 Refuse to let your colleagues’ workaholic, ambitions and selfish conduct seep into your system.
It’s simple to start letting negative conduct creep in by agreeing with perspectives or taking sides. Rather, choose to rise above it all by staying neutral.
#5 Defend your thoughts; they sooner or later become your reality.
Make certain the negativism around you doesn’t continue playing in your head. Play music at your desk at a reasonable volume if you think it helps center you. Take breaks to collect your thoughts. Keep favorable reminders in quotes and pictures around your workspace about what you are trying to learn and accomplish.
Part 2 of 12 Ways to Think Like an Entrepreneur is Here
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