4 Beliefs I Gave Up On Since Becoming an Entrepreneur

September 22, 2020

Becoming an entrepreneur is so much more than just a job.

Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle, but above all – it’s a mindset change.

If you’re ready to wave the employee’s mindset goodbye and step onto your own path, then this is for you.

Here’s how my mindset has changed and evolved over the years – use this to get a sense of what your transformation would be like!

1.What I used to believe: You must pick just ONE of your passions!  

What I know now: You can be multi-passionate AND successful!

Don’t get me wrong: most of the time, you do have one calling (your big WHY!)

However, who says you can’t use that ONE calling to build multiple ventures?

The core foundation of everything I do – my core why – is helping people step into and live their purpose. You can see that thread with every brand: Awesome Life Tips, Call of The Void, Your Passion-Based Business, and the design business.

2.What I used to believe: I don’t need to pay to learn, everything’s available online!

What I know now: Investing in your knowledge saves you a lot of time, energy, and money in the long run!

Yes, there’s tons of knowledge online… but how do you sort the good from the bad?   

It took me a while to learn that if you want to be the best in your trade, you have to learn from the best.

Working with the right mentor is priceless!

Not only are you going to learn the skills you need but you’re also going to have someone to rely on when things get rough.

3.What I used to believe: You have to be a pushy car salesman to sell your products & services!

What I know now: There’s a way to sell without the yuck!

When was the last time you’ve bought something from someone pushy and cold pitching at you for days on end?

If you can’t remember anything like that… well, neither can I!

That’s because that particular method doesn’t work!

Nowadays, selling is all about positioning yourself as an expert and gaining the trust of your customers. Anything less than that doesn’t work in the long run! 

4.What I used to believe: You have to do what you’re good at!

What I know now: All skills can be learned!  

When I first started out, I was convinced that was the only way I could make money simple because I was so good at it.

While I still love designing, I know it isn’t my calling. It’s just one of my talents that I get to use to serve better to others… and I’ve since learned (and become excellent at!) SO MANY different skills over the years.

The same applies to you.

If you’re good at writing, but a career in it doesn’t make your heart sing, that’s okay. Use that skill as a way to communicate with your audience around the thing you truly love to do, not as your primary business or offering.

Pro tip: Every single talent and skill you possess is going to come in handy, sooner rather than later – finding your zone of genius may help!

How have you changed over the last five years? Can you write a list of all the ways you’d love to change in the next five years?

Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

My writing has moved to Substack!

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