Mindset Changes Everything – Including The Success of Your Business
I’m thrilled that Alexis from Fitnancials.com is guest posting for us today. What an inspiring post, as she shares the key mindset changes she’s made in her business which has dramatically affected her blog growth.
I think we can all agree that having a positive mindset impacts every part of our life and most certainly our career development. Whether you are a blogger, work for yourself or work for a company, there are some great tips and inspiration you can take away from Alexis’s advice.
Learn more about Alexis at the bottom of the post.
When most of us think of ways to rapidly grow our blog, we think of technical things – such as creating a stronger sales page, pitching to brands, selling a new product, and so on.
The last thing we think of is working on improving or changing our mindset.
2018 was a year of rapid growth. I almost tripled my income from my business and side hustles. I didn’t do this totally because of technical changes. I did it with key mindset changes.
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Here’s how I became a six-figure blogger with these 5 mindset changes.Want to become a six figure blogger? Try these 5 #mindset changes. #bloggingtips #goals Click To Tweet
1. Understanding you’re on your own journey
Growing a blog (or any business) online can feel overwhelming. It may even feel like you’re moving at a sloth’s pace while all of these other people that started at the same time as you are hitting six-figure status.
You may even feel jealous when your blogger friend hits the $1,000 mark before you, despite starting her blog after you.
And with things like income reports readily available for new aspiring bloggers to read, things can get really emotional.
You may ask yourself why you’re not making as much money or seeing as much traffic as someone else. You may wonder why you’re not being featured on top news publications or getting asked for interviews.
The thing is, everyone’s on their own journey. Yours will be different, unique, and special.
2. Playing your strengths
I used to think being an introvert was a bad thing. I would hide this part of myself in my personal life and even in my business.
Then one day, I came across an article about the strengths of being an introvert in a business setting.
Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, or whether you like the technical part of blogging or the design element of it, play your strengths.
For example, I have a couple of friends that run a blog together.
One friend likes the writing aspect of blogging, such as writing sales copy, email newsletters, and new articles. The other friend likes to do the financial part of the blog, and more of the technical tasks, such as creating the site, making an eye-catching sales page, and graphics.
Take advantage of your strengths instead of constantly thinking about your weaknesses.
3. Focusing more on what’s going right
Our brain loves to focus on all of the things going wrong.
We rarely give ourselves a break to enjoy and notice all of the things going right.
A little activity I enjoy doing (and that I recommend you do as well!) is writing a list of all the things you want AND already have in your business. This activity keeps things in perspective.
For example: 2 years ago, it was my absolute dream to make $5,000 per month blogging. Honestly, I didn’t even think it was possible. Now I’m living my dream. It’s easy to forget how much I was dying to make that dream 2 years ago a reality, and yet here I am.When you think about achieving your goals its more about MINDSET than you think! #goals #bloggingtips #mindset Click To Tweet
4. Always be open to learning something new
It’s easy to get stuck in your ways, especially if you’ve been in your business for a while. We get comfortable and our brain likes to stay in this place.
However, this old, stubborn mindset was holding me back.
Once I decided it’s great to learn new things and be open to new ways of doing things, my business boomed.
For example, I’m stubborn when it comes to getting traffic on my website. Pinterest has been easy and going strong for years, and for a long time, I had the mindset to stick with what I was doing. Why would I want to change anything?
Once I changed my mindset to accepting new possibilities and learning new things, I enrolled in a Google SEO course. I had been thinking about taking Google seriously for my business for years, but I was also comfortable in how things were going on my blog.
Once I started taking Google SEO seriously, a lot changed. My organic traffic boomed. I was all of a sudden getting targeted traffic, which meant my affiliate marketing income was going up. I was getting seen by new people and new brands.
This little mindset shift resulted in my business booming in new ways I didn’t think was even possible.
5. Growth mindset in business is more than the technical stuff
The day I realized my mindset has the biggest impact on my business, my outlook on my entire business strategy changed.
I used to think that growing a six-figure business was only about the technical stuff, but now I know that mindset is a key factor in growing a business from $0 to $100,000.
Your mindset is what will hold you back from even the first $1,000. Most people end up quitting blogging (or any business) despite having the tools to make it possible. I know so many people who have taken incredible blogging courses.
Some will give up, and others will follow through and become full-time bloggers. It all has to do with their mindset and the way they think about things.
Apply these mindset changes to your life and see how your business shifts in a whole new direction.
It’s easy to get caught up in doing the same thing – plus, our brains love being comfortable. But as you’ve probably heard before, the only time you grow is when you’re uncomfortable.
About Alexis Schroeder:
Alexis is the owner of FITnancials, a blog dedicated to serving women who want to achieve financial freedom and grow their online business. With budgeting and numerous side hustles, Alexis paid off over $40,000 of student loans and debt in under 5 months. If you want to pay off debt, start a new career, you’ve landed in the right place.
If you’d like to get more updates on all things blogging and social media, visit my other website, Full Circle Digital – Marketing Services for the Online World.
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