Mindset Advantage

Many factors play into success. Yet, there is one characteristic that creates the largest differentiator between success and failure. That is the mindset of the individual. How do they look at each situation or economic obstacle, every customer, every challenge, and life in general? If the attitude is similar to Eeyore’s, the “woe is me” donkey in Winnie the Pooh, one would feel: life is hard, I don’t get the same opportunities as others, the economy is really hurting, etc. It can be a real problem. Blaming someone else, making excuses as to why things don’t get accomplished, or not taking accountability is a key factor in their success or lack thereof. Or does the alternative apply? Does the individual take ownership, accountability, and responsibility for everything in their business and life? They realize that what they can’t control, like the economy, taxes, etc., is only 10% of life, but they control the other 90%. How your day goes is totally dependent on you. There are only three things you can control in your life: what you do, what you don’t do, and how you react in a situation. Taking a positive mindset creates results and results don’t require explanations, they speak for themselves. As I work with clients on this concept, the goal is to swing to a point where issues are not discussed with an excuse, but rather a question of what must change in order to correct the issue at hand. When addressing issues with this mindset, the ability to make change is easy.   YOUR CHALLENGE: As you encounter issues this week, spend less time on defining blame and significantly more time on making sure it doesn’t happen again.   If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079. Please visit www.workingonthebusiness.com to register for our complimentary workshop, 6 Steps to a Great Business, and let’s work together to help your business grow.

Is the Tail Wagging the Dog?

In the words of Jim Rohn:

Either you run the day, or the day runs you.

When you reflect back on the past three months think about how you managed your days. Did you have control of your schedule or did the day fly by and you wondered where did it go? The more deliberate you are with your time and schedule the more you can accomplish. Here are some ways to keep you on track: Don’t let others steal your time. Let others know that you shouldn’t be interrupted. When appropriate ask others to wait until you complete what you are in the middle of. Stay focused on the task at hand, remove distractions from your work area. It can be okay to turn off your phone, or shut down your email alerts. Set your calendar with admin time, client time, marketing time, time for personal growth – then stick to it. Know yourself. When are you most productive? Schedule those things that require you to be at the top of your game during those times. Transform your to do list into your calendar. Schedule blocks of time to get these things done. YOUR CHALLENGE: Plan to get the most out of the next 90 days, set your schedule to reflect what you plan to accomplish.   If you would like further information or you have any questions about this blog, you can email me at pjweiland@actioncoach.com or call 847-739-3079. Please visit www.workingonthebusiness.com to register for an upcoming workshop and let’s work together to help your business grow.