7 Ways to Practice an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Are you ready to develop your entrepreneurial mindset? Here are a few practical ways to try it out!
In last week’s post, we talked about what an entrepreneurial mindset is and why it’s important. Are you ready to develop your entrepreneurial mindset? Here are a few practical ways to try it out!
- Go outside your comfort zone: It may be as crazy as signing up for a talent show or as simple as choosing chocolate when you normally get vanilla. Even though the comfort zone is, well, comfortable, the outside is where possibility lives! Challenge yourself a little bit.
- Get curious: Ask questions fearlessly. Don’t be afraid of what others will think. When you have a question, ask it! Wonder why things are the way things are, how they are made, what makes people do the things they do. You could even play a game with yourself or a friend to ask a question in every class discussion or every social conversation you have every day!
- Meet someone new: Not only can you learn new things from new people, they open the doors to new opportunities and experiences!
- Be decisive: Leaders are decisive. When offered a choice or asked for your opinion, practice giving an answer immediately. Avoid hemming and hawing or asking other people’s opinions. Know what you want.
- Take ownership: At the end of the day, you are responsible for the outcome of your life. Take ownership of every single piece of it! If something isn’t going the way you want it to, take a step to change it.
- Fail and be ok with it: This doesn’t mean you intentionally fail. It means you do and be everything you can to fulfill your commitment or achieve your goal. But if it doesn’t happen, if you fail, you learn from your failure and move on to the next thing!
- Practice confidence: One of the biggest things that holds us back from thinking like leaders and entrepreneurs is self doubt. When you hear those voices in your head telling you you can’t, tell them that you can! Practice doing things and taking risks even if you’re scared. (Of course, don’t put yourself in danger. We are talking about things like speaking up in class, trying new food, running for a leadership position, applying for a new job, starting your own business.)
Ready? Go! Comment below and let us know how you practice an entrepreneurial mindset.