Episode 41– Mindset – What Does It mean and My Mindset Routine
Mindset can seem like this really wishy-washy thing. I remember when I started my business I believed I could get to where I wanted to be by working hard. I didn’t really understand all the talk about mindset. And because I didn’t understand what it was I ignored it.
That only got me so far though; once I understood the power of mindset I was able to break new ground.
I want to explain what mindset is, exactly how it affects you and what I do daily, and as needed, to keep my mindset on track.
Episode 6 – The Story Of How I Started My Location Independent Business
We’ve had lots of content so far on Your Business, Your Rules. Content is incredibly helpful, especially if it helps you understand things in new ways and move forward which is what I am always striving for.
Story is also important though. Research has repeatedly shown that hearing a story activates more of the brain than just hearing facts.
And I really really want you to be either starting this journey or making this journey more you.
Even regardless of what the scientists say I find that if I can hear someone else’s ups and downs and hear the back story behind the quote unquote overnight success. It helps me see how I could do this.
Or how I could make changes. It gives me food for thought.
So today I’m sharing a bit more about how my business came into being.
Let’s be clear. Not to boast. There are certainly people out there who have achieved a lot more than me.
But to give you insight that you can turn into action for yourself. Hopefully you can see yourself in the journey
Honestly I’m not the kind of person who wants to constantly talk about themselves so this is a little uncomfortable for me. But important. Because I want to show it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. It’s highs and lows. And after a while a pretty damn good place to be journeying in.
Are you thinking – how you did WHAT?! I know, it’s a bit of a wild card. I wanted to add the caveat “for a brief moment in time” but the article title is already ridiculously long.
We started the How You Can Pretty Much Have Anything You Want Series with how I moved to paradise (before starting my business) which was a story of consistent steps in the right direction.
Then we went to how I found my dream man which was a story of keeping at it, with quite a few failures, trusting my intuition and eventually getting there.
The final story is one of failing, giving up, making an ass of myself in public on an ongoing basis, until I finally triumphed for a brief moment in time.
No really, that’s how it went :-) I’m laughing thinking back now.
So I think we’re clear by now that I definitely not perfect. These stories aren’t actually about me though. They are about the fact that as the series is titled… You Really Can Have Pretty Much Anything You Want.
The ways that you get there may be different but there is a common thread in the approach.
And what I want for you for than anything is for you to have what you want in life.
So let’s hear the story and the learnings from it.
I didn’t share this story when I first got back from my recent round the world trip because first, I wanted to see what would happen, and second because it felt (and feels) very personal.
I am sure there will be people who disagree with what I did and think it should have been handled differently. When I feel a connection though, I like to go with my heart.
During my recent trip to New York (here’s all other business-related stuff I did if you want to check that out as well) I made connection that was super meaningful to me and I hope this relationship will grow and develop over many years.
I spent a lot of time in the city with high-level entrepreneurs, which of course was amazing fun. I love hanging out with people who are kicking goals and making things happen in the world.
But one of the connections that meant the most to me was making friends with a homeless woman.
Busting out of your business comfort zone is one of those buzz words that people use a lot, but that ultimately ends up not meaning very much. It gets diluted by the many lists of tips on how to break free from that comfort zone, but there are very few examples of what it actually looks like.
Well, I can tell you what it looks like from experience: It looks messy.
It’s time to spill the beans.
You may or may not know that when I started out on my entrepreneurial journey, I did exactly what I generally recommend people NOT to do: I quit my job with no business plan in place and no idea what business I was going to start.
I had savings to last me around a year so it wasn’t complete lunacy. I do like to take calculated risks.
I leaped before I looked
I’m often asked which tools I use in my business:
How did I build my website?
How do I make my launching soon page?
Where do I get my ‘iPad’ graphics from?
So I decided it’s high time to answer all this questions in one shot.
Here are the online business tools I use to run my online business.
They aren’t the only ones available by any means but they’re the ones I use, know and love.
I choose tools that help me run my business more efficiently and save me time and money.
Some of them are free.
Some of them aren’t.
I think they’re all pretty rad.
A couple of the links are affiliate links so if you also wanted to use them we’ll be helping each other when you sign up!
So here goes… it’s a long one:
Many of my clients and potential clients are thinking about getting into online business, but they have one major concern.
They are introverts and worry about putting themselves out there and what running an online business will involve.
A recent revelation in my personal life (see confession below) and a great deal of thought on the matter has led me to the conclusion that…
Online business is actually perfect for introverts!
That may seem counter intuitive from the outside. After all being in online business means an online presence, a website, being out there in front of people.
It could seem easier to have a job or start a bricks and mortar business.
However, I believe that online business is the best way for introverts to leverage their skills and talents and here’s why.