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Mindset is everything.  Every small business owners I know understand that having a strong mind is key to their success.

No matter what stage they are at on their journey to business growth they know they need to be strong-minded to achieve their goals.

There are 3 key characteristics of having a strong mind, and I’ll talk in detail about each of them in this article.

I see people who are not strong-minded get stuck and frustrated because they don’t have the mindset of strong-minded people.

With each strong mindset, there are some simple action steps you can take if you want to develop a strong mind to take on a path to business success.

 1. Things don’t have to be perfect 

Perfectionism can be paralysing. It can also let procrastination creep in.

A lot of perfectionism starts from one of two places: 1. Self-doubt; 2. Unreachable ideals.

Both mindsets can create complete inaction.

The thing is, there’s no such thing as perfection.  It’s just something you’ve created in your own mind.

People with a strong mind know it’s far more important to be in action.

To have completed something rather than have their perfect project or idea never see the light of day because it wasn’t ‘perfect’.

Things might not be exactly as you planned or look the way you envisioned, but the simple step of getting started and doing something is what matters.

That step, that completed video, that completed marketing campaign, those completed goals are what matters.

People who are strong-minded know that progress is more important than perfection.

It starts with commitment and then often a big dose of courage but progress and a step in the right direction is better than perfection any day.

2. They don’t worry about comparison

This is such a big mindset issue, and one people with a strong mind don’t worry about.

The reason?

They are internally driven rather than externally motivated.

One of the foundational elements of my business coaching is to free entrepreneurs up from the mindset blocks they have.

To help them get clear on what they’re good at, and spend more time doing just that.

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?

“I worry that I’m good enough”

“Who am I to share this knowledge”

“I worry that I’ll be letting people down”

You can either worry about what others think and say, or you can have the courage and commitment to follow your dreams and build a business and life you love on your own terms.

Strong-minded people stay on their own path.

One of the biggest regrets in life that people have is that they were not true to themselves.  That they lived a life based on someone else’s terms.

“Be yourself, everyone else is taken” – Oscar Wilde

No matter what you do, people will always have something to say.

When you have a strong mind you’re clear on your goals.

You know what’s best for your business and to move forward without caring what people say.

Measuring up to someone else’s ideal just causes stress anyway.  Stay strong-minded and trust in your purpose and your journey.

3. They know they have enough time 

“I don;t have enough time” is something I hear multiple times during every single day.

You can always find the time for that matters most to you when you’re clear on your goals.

In its simplest terms, we all have the same 24 hours in a day and it’s up to us how we use that time.

Strong-minded people create their day, rather than reacting to it

To progress and grow we have to prioritise and focus, and sometimes it’s as much about saying No to things as saying Yes.

Having a strong mind means we make time for the things that matter most, both personally and professionally.

When it comes to running a business, there are so many things that need to get done. It’s just about being a bit smarter with where we spend our time.

It’s about simplifying the amount of things we do, rather than multiplying tasks to fill the day.

Time is never the issue.  It’s where we choose to spend our time that really matters.

Related – 23 Important Ways to be Strong-Minded

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Mark Pettit Administrator
Strategic Business Coach , Founder, Lucemi Consulting
About the Author Mark Pettit is a leading 1:1 business coach to ambitious entrepreneurs who want to free themselves up to jump to the next level of time freedom and business growth. He is the founder of Lucemi Consulting, a coaching and consulting company. Visionary, creative, and generous, he is a hero to entrepreneurs seeking to work less, do more of what they love and multiply their revenue and profits. www.lucemiconsulting.co.uk
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