Episode 33: Your Words Matter

Building An Invincible Entrepreneur Mindset

The entrepreneur mindset has to be stronger than just about any other attitudes or beliefs you have in other areas of your life. It’s so easy to go along in your business until things get difficult, and then decide, “Entrepreneurship isn’t for me.”

But I’ll tell you what: That’s why most entrepreneurs don’t succeed! Contrary to what most of the business world will tell you, you don’t succeed on blind hard work. What makes your business succeed: is a rock-solid mindset.

Mindset is what pushes your body to keep going when it’s tired. Or what keeps you afloat when it feels like you’re failing (you’re not). In this episode, I’m sharing how to use your words (even the ones you only say to yourself) to make you successful in business.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Build an Invincible Entrepreneur Mindset

1. What do you want to be known for?

That was my journal prompt this morning. I want to be known for helping people do the things that they’ve always wanted to accomplish but never thought possible. I want to be known for helping people view their lives differently, to dream bigger, and never settle.

As I kept writing, I realized that I don’t just WANT to be known for these things, I WILL be known for them! The shift in wording may be subtle, but the way it changed my energy and excitement was incredible. Words matter! Your words reflect your inner thoughts and beliefs, but more than that they impact your future beliefs and experiences. By changing your internal conversation, you shift your mindset and your life as well.

2. What words are you using?

The way you talk about and describe the events in your life, impacts the way you feel about those experiences and how you will remember them. Your words define your reality, gives it shape, and sets boundaries around it. By altering how you describe your triumphs and struggles, you alter your memory of them and their impact on your future.

'Choose your words wisely!' - Kathryn Binkley #scaletosevenClick To Tweet

Here’s an example: What kind of words did you use after a launch? 

Did you use words like failure, devastated, not good enough, or never going to work? If you attach those negative words to that launch, then those words are what that launch becomes.

But, what if you flipped the script and used words like, learned a lot, resilient, inevitable success, where can I improve? Now you’re looking at that launch not as a failure but as a learning experience. When you choose the words you use, you want to limit negativity and exaggeration.

Think of a past decision that dramatically impacted your business life. What words immediately come to mind? Are they negative? Try now to think of this experience in a positive light. How does that change your perception of that event?

3. How can you change your response?

Rather than focusing on changing the steps that led to a particular outcome, consider changing your response. Getting less than spectacular results for one offering or another does not mean that the process was wrong. This just means that the process needs to be tweaked. Look for the positive results and change your mindset about their meaning.

Event + Response = Outcome 

'The way that you respond to the events that happen in your life will change your outcome!' - Kathryn Binkley #scaletosevenClick To Tweet

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