Have you been growing your side-hustle for what feels like CENTURIES now?
Let me guess…
You’ve grown your Instagram following to a good point, you’re pretty active in Facebook groups, you make sales here & there and you’ve got the odd client coming your way.
But that dream of you going full-time & quitting your 9-5? It still seems so distant.
You’re doing #allthethings, surely you should be full-time by now, right?!
There is one singular reason why you’ll never take your side-hustle to a full-time status & today I’m dropping that truth bomb. Not to make you cry. Not to make your heart sink. Not to make you give up.
To PUSH you.
To remind you that you ARE capable.
And to remind you that you are SO much closer to quitting your 9-5 & being a full-time BOSS than what you think.
So here it is, the one word that affects EVERYTHING in your business.
That’s right. The ol’ M word.
It gets thrown around a lot, doesn’t it? Mindset this, mindset that. Some would say it’s even overused.
But I disagree. Because mindset IS everything.
Sure, you can watch 100 free live webinars learning how to grow your Instagram following, get more clients & the rest of it.
You can also spend hours on Instagram every day engaging with potential clients, readers & partners.
Maybe you’ve invested hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars into eCourses, eBooks, swipe files (and the rest of it) but still don’t feel any closer to quitting your 9-5, despite your bank account showing in the negative.
You can have the best strategy, but if your mindset isn’t in the right place, then you’re wasting your time.
You can’t have strategy without mindset, and you can’t have mindset without strategy. That’s just how it works.
So, what can you do to improve your mindset?
Um, only like a MILLION things! (Seriously, this is my favourite kinda stuff to talk about!)
Let’s take a look just a few of the ways to improve your mindset around your side-hustle & help you take that dream into a reality, like… NOW! ⬇️
Ditch the negative self-talk
Are you constantly telling yourself that you can’t do something? That you can’t just go quitting your 9-5? That you aren’t good enough? That you aren’t as smart as others, you aren’t as professional or influential as others?
Start believing in yourself because you are just as capable as all those other people.
Do you think Tony Robbins, Oprah Winfrey or Walt Disney ever thought of giving up? Probably! And do you think they followed that negative self-talk & ditched their dreams? HELL NO!
You are the only thing holding you back from success.
No, it isn’t your financial situation, it isn’t how little “influence” you have. It’s YOU.
It’s time you stopped telling yourself you can’t, because you CAN. And it all starts right here and right now. Not next year, not next week, not tomorrow… Today.
Get clear on your vision
What do you actually want from your dream business? Do you truly understand why you want to go into business, how it’s going to help you grow as a person and how it’s going to impact your life?
Going into business just because it’s the “in thing” or because an article online says that you should, hate to say it, but you are destined to fail.
Why? Because you have no vision for your business, no “why”, no clarity.
When you fully understand why you want to be a business owner, what kind of life you want to have, how your business can impact others, how you can make change – that’s when the magic happens.
So, if you’re currently running around like a headless chook fussing over this and worrying over that and not really getting a lot done in your business, take a step back. Go back to your why, revisit your vision. You’ll thank me later 💖
Stop wishing & start doing
It’s all good and well to plan things and to think about doing things, but what’s the point if you aren’t following through?
And yes, it feels good to tell yourself you’re going to do something, doesn’t it? So many people (and especially want-to-be-preneurs) often get so caught up in planning and wishing that their dreams would come true, that they never see where they’re going wrong…
Some people get so lost in the wishing, that they don’t make time for the doing.
Tell me this…
How often do you find yourself saying “oh I need to get onto that!” or “it’s about time I did XYZ” and then don’t follow through? (Don’t worry, I’ve done it too!)
I can’t tell you how many people in my life (both business and personal) constantly shout these statements from the rooftops, always committing to the action but never following through. They live in this constant cycle of “I should..” or “I need to..” and never actually go for it, they never actually DO the thing!
So the next time you find yourself saying “I should do this” or “I need to do that”, STOP. Mark your calendar and actually do it! Or better yet, drop what you’re doing then & there and do what needs to be done to move your business forward!
It’s time to start focusing less on the strategy and more on your mindset. Because in the end ladies, without mindset, your strategy won’t move you any closer to quitting your 9-5 & going full-time in your business.
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