At last year’s live event Jon & Luke had t-shirts printed with Mindset is Everything on them. I think that captures success not just in business but in life.
We see the world as we are, not as it is – through our own filter – what we believe to be true.
If you think about it we all have our own internal GPS – our own thoughts & beliefs guiding us & depending on what it tells us we take action based on that.
Say our GPS is set up perfectly for San Francisco, it has always been right & got us where we wanted to go but now you’re looking to navigate New York City, but your GPS is stuck on the streets of San Francisco, how difficult would it be make our way around New York?
Think of all the alleyways & wrong turns we would take following our old GPS.
Mindset is like that. We’ve got to have it switched on to success, our destination or we could end up with bumps & bruises at best.
It’s a bit like the way we use our Book Arb software to find books. Depending on the filter settings we arrange we find different results.
With the way the training & ongoing support is set up we are guided to what kind of books to buy, when & how to sell them & as we master those, we are guided to the next part of the journey of our biz, up-scaling, outsourcing etc.
Having our success mindset switched on is key to being able to hear what’s being said & how we apply it otherwise we can still be navigating San Francisco in New York. We can be right all day long following our internal GPS but we’re not getting any closer to the statue of Liberty. In our case, success & profitable sales.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” ~ Albert Einstein
In our community we are being given the knowledge, the step by step of how to be successful. Our business model has come with it’s own GPS set for unlimited success.
So be sure that your internal map is set for success. It is already because you’re here in this community & you’re learning & taking action.
To maintain it, you have to constantly expand your success mindset. Our minds have to be fit, just like our bodies. Unfortunately, I never got any fitter by watching someone else work out. Or I can’t work out for the month of January & expect to be fit for the whole year, again, more is the pity.
Our mindsets require ongoing fitness/growth as our business is constantly growing.
“The road to success is always under construction.” ~ Lily Tomlin
Be proud that you have a bookstore. Be proud of your progress. Be delighted that you have a community of people who really want to see you succeed, because we do.
“A big business starts small.” ~ Richard Branson
Remember to include working on your mindset in your daily workflow by reading/listening to inspirational material that will keep you inspired, learning, growing & challenged.
This is how success continues to grow, keep growing yourself & your business side by side.
I like how Steve Maraboli said it,
“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” ~ Steve Maraboli