I recently sat down with Certified Business Coach, Lara Wellman on her Social Media Simplified podcast to discuss how a person’s mindset can affect their professional success. I often have entrepreneurial clients talk to me about their relationships with clients, money and even their spouse – and often these clients are surprised to learn how their mindset can affect the rest of their lives, including their professional success.
As I have mentioned before, mindset is defined as a system of beliefs that creates your reality. Your beliefs are the glasses through which you see the world and your overall view of things depends on how clear your lenses are.
Entrepreneurs have their own unique set of beliefs they struggle with, including:
1) Charging their worth – Entrepreneurs, women in particular, struggle to charge their true rates or hesitate to invoice clients (or end up with that sinking feeling in their stomach when they do). Many women entrepreneurs end up doing a lot of work for much less than it’s worth.
2) Visibility – Many entrepreneurs often hesitate to promote themselves; however as many entrepreneurs know you need to speak highly of yourself and your business to spread the word and be successful.
3) Fear of failure – Not many entrepreneurs view themselves as “experts” because they feel like a fraud if they do, but if they are to instil confidence in people who want to buy from them they need to have that confidence first.
4) Success – Success often seems to have a negative connotation, especially with women who are often associated with being ruthless and selfish – even though this is not the case at all.
Luckily beliefs can be changed. The first step is to become aware of what your beliefs are, recognize your blind spots and then work through them to create new, better beliefs. As a Core Belief Engineering Practitioner I can help you uncover the beliefs that may be blocking you from achieving success in your professional life. If you would like to see how Core Belief Engineering can help you in your journey as entrepreneur, book a free consultation and let’s chat.