You are 100% responsible for the results in your business. What you do with that information – your actions – will determine whether you succeed or not in the future.
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I wanted to take a stab at a fundamental business mindset – taking responsibility.
When COVID-19 hit the US this year, it affected everyone. From individuals and families who have dealt with the virus and lost loved ones, to businesses that have closed, and governments who have scrambled to lead, I can’t think of anyone whose life hasn’t been affected in some way.
However, when we talk about how COVID-19 affected us, our mindset is quickly revealed.
“Covid wiped out my business”
“The shutdowns have ruined everything”
“People just aren’t XYZing anymore”
What do you say when you talk abou the affects on your business?
Our Actions Reveal Our Mindset
I’m not saying that you’re wrong – you might be completely accurate in what happened to your business. There certainly is a pandemic, shutdowns have occurred, and the economy has been hit hard.
But none of those things determined the current situation in your business.
Rather, your actions in response to those events – or your lack of action – is what caused the current reality.
If you had a mindset of resiliency, of responsibility, of taking action and getting resourceful, you likely have not only survived this year, but have even found new avenues to grow your business and reach more people.
If your mindset was one of victimhood, then you were able to justify doing nothing. Waiting for someone to come save you.
I’m not judging you one way or another, as neither is an inherently “right” or “wrong” stance to take. I do believe, however, that you can directly link the results to the mindset.
The Success Of A Business Is Determined By The Mindset And Skills Of The Business Owner
What’s more, 80% or more of that success is determined by the mindset of the business owner.
Today – to keep things short – I want you to think about the language that you’re using when it comes to the impact COVID has had on your business.
Are you being resilient and resourceful? Are you feeling like a victim who has no options left?
The reality, I believe, is that you are 100% able to create the reality that you want for you and your business. It comes down to your mindset and the actions that that mindset inspires.
If you’re struggling right now, check your mindset. Check your actions. Take responsibility for the current results you’re experiencing, and then do something to change it.