But if you make one subtle change in mindset
You won't miss the opportunity, you'll create it instead...
This is what I learned in the past 12 months as an entrepreneur
One small shift in my mindset, opened up my ability to attract more opportunity
It completely re-aligned my thought process, and how I approach the work that I'm doing
What's funny (or sad) is that I've had the ability to make this change for many years
But it wasn't until last year, when I finally had the strength to actually do it
And this is when things started to change for me in a positive way
Opportunities started to present themselves to me as well
And now I'm leveraging that mindset to grow more
Because it only leads to more opportunity
And opportunity is what you need...
A Subtle Shift
It doesn't really make sense
Because with the amount of change I've seen
You would think that I made a HUGE mindset adjustment
That being said, the adjustment I made was subtle, it just had big impact
For a long time, I let other opinions and judgment impact my own thought process
This confused me, instead of focusing on what I knew, I focused on what others were saying
If you do this, you might find yourself off the path, it's what many refer to as "lost"
And trust me, it's not a place where you want to spend your valuable time
Instead, you're much better off finding alignment with yourself
And as I said before, this doesn't take a HUGE shift
It takes a subtle shift that you can easily do
To get yourself back on the path...
A Journey Within
It's a tough balance
Between being confident and confused
But if you don't have it, you don't even give yourself a chance...
Because confidence is at the core of the mindset change I made a year ago
It wasn't about seeing things through someone else's point of view or perspective
This is what it often takes to make an impactful mindset change, but not this time around
In fact, it was taking action that got the wheels turning internally to make a change
But without the confidence in myself I would have never even took action
And if I never took action, then I would still be stuck in my old ways
Because it was the action taken, that shifted the mindset
This is an important takeaway for all of you today
It wasn't just a random change of mindset
It needed the confidence first...
Action > Thought
This is a tough one to learn
But it will bring you much more freedom
Because your thoughts can exist in time forever
While when you take action, there's more of a start and an end
And even if you take the wrong action, there's an opportunity for another
But when you remain stuck in your own thoughts, nothing happens and nothing changes
Externally, everything remains the same more or less, but internally, you struggle
I learned this first-hand when deciding whether to start freelancing or not
I went back and forth in my own head for years about the decision
And because of that, I took no action, and saw no change
But as soon as I took action, everything changed
And I now had a new decision to take
How to change my mind...
You might have already figured it out
Unfortunately, most lack this simple mindset
And I lacked this mindset for the first 32 years of my life...
But once I started to simply "believe in myself" everything changed
I told you it was subtle, and you might even be thinking, "Really Steve, that's all?"
Yes, that's all! But this subtle mindset shift will actually create more opportunity for you
How? Because you become more self-aware and align on where you can add value
And once you know where you can add value, you can promote that value
And when you promote your value, you attract new opportunity
And when you attract new opportunity, you get choices
And when you get choices, you don't ever settle
Instead, you make the choice you want
That's the beauty of opportunity...
What's your mindset?
Steven Arthur George aka CannaBeMe