I remember when I first started my home based business, I never thought to ask myself about “how is my mental game?”
I was so excited to be an entrepreneur again and building my own business. But the novelty quickly wore off as my business struggled and I realized then that I had to have things in order if I was to succeed.
But most importantly, I realized I had to improve my mental game.
I ask this question a lot… how is your mental game?… because so often I come across people who are so capable, so intelligent, and yet seem to be lacking in ability to accomplish what they want to do.
What are they lacking? The mental fortitude to succeed no matter what. Their mental game is low and it shows!
Let’s face it, we have to be mentally tough to succeed in anything we do – business, sports, relationships, etc.
So when I talk about the mental game there is so much to cover. But to me, there are a few things that really stand
First of all you have to believe.
“Fear and self-doubt have always been the greatest enemies of human potential.” – Brian Tracy
You have to believe in yourself, your products or service, your team and so on.
If you question any of those, people will see it. And when they see it, they will doubt you and your business. And if they doubt you, then your business struggles.
Second, you have to act “as if” and show up as a winner, all the time.
“Eighty per cent of success is just showing up.” – Woody Allen
Success breeds success. That means acting “as if” you are the best leader, the top producer and so on. As the saying goes, you dress for success, physically and mentally.
That does not mean you brag about yourself, but you demonstrate that you are confident and capable, focused, and determined but never egotistical.
Lastly be resilient.
“Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience.” – Michelle Obama
Not everyone is going to join you/ partner with you, use your service or purchase your products. All types of people are out there, some positive and some very negative. Don’t let the negative ones dampen your fire.
Also there are going to be setbacks.
There will be good days and bad days. But staying focused on your beliefs will get you through it.
So there it is – to have your mental game, you have to believe, show up and be resilient.
I remind myself of these attributes every day to maintain a strong mental game.
Feel free to book a call with me, so we chat more about this mental game and how your business is going.