Developing the Mindset for Success: by the Camden Accountants
Developing the Mindset for Success: By the Camden Accountants
By Ayo Otubanjo
It doesn’t matter what you know or how good your work is, if your doubts and fears hold you back you will never reach your potential. A brief blog isn’t going to transform your mindset in 2-minutes. But it might just spark your curiosity to start on the road to a more positive, can do, attitude.
1) Stop trying to Please all the time
When you start in business there’s a temptation to bend over backwards to keep your customers happy. If the client says jump you can find yourself conditioned to ask how high. It seems a natural enough reaction; it will keep your clients happy won’t it?
But it doesn’t actually work that way. Far from building mutual respect it positions you as the puppet and guess who’s pulling the strings? Make a conscious effort to build an equal relationship with clients: peer to peer not subordinate to master.
2) Take Ownership
If you have spent your career working for others it’s a real change in mindset to start making all the key decisions and take responsibility for them. It’s easy to develop a reliance on the experts inside and outside your business. And if they know more about a particular area of work than you, you would be foolish not to listen.
However, there’s a difference between listening and weighing up opinions and blindly following advice. So pay for the best advice you can afford but always make your own decisions. There’s no guarantee you will always be right but you will learn faster and grow from the choices you make.
3) Keep the right Company
There’s a great quote by Jim Rohn: “You are the average of the 5 people you spend most time with.” If you are surrounded by negative people it’s bound to rub off on you.
Take notice of the high achievers in your industry. Find yourself role models and focus on what distinguishes them from the crowd. Sign up their emails and, keep an eye on their online presence. Because if you think you can or can’t do something you are usually right.
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