This is an excerpt from our book, How To Program Your Mind for Entrepreneurialism detailing 7 Ways To Transition Into An Entrepreneur Mindset.
1. Bet on yourself.
Accept the fact that no one is going to save you: not your parents, not the government, definitely not your current employer. You are the only one who can save yourself. Take the risk by betting on yourself.
2. Journal more often.
Most successful entrepreneurs and successful people in general, journal frequently. This may seem like a small habit, but it is usually the small habits that bring the biggest rewards. Success in a nutshell is an accumulation of small, successful habits over a period of time.
3. Take calculated risks.
In the eyes of someone with a 9 to 5 mindset, entrepreneurship can be a risky endeavor. However, many successful entrepreneurs view a 9 to 5 as more risky. With a 9 to 5 you can be fired at anytime, but entrepreneurs can never be fired, if a customer leaves them they can always find new customers.
4. Break free from relying on a paycheck.
To become a successful entrepreneur you must learn how to make money without a paycheck. If you have a 9 to 5 right now, the best way to learn how to do this is to start a business or side hustle on the side where the income you earn is not dependent on the amount of hours you trade. Instead, the income you earn is dependent on the amount of value you bring to the marketplace.
Related: The 9 To 5 Mindset.
5. Focus on solutions to problems and not the problems themselves.
Entrepreneurs understand that they are paid to provide solutions to problems people have. If you begin to focus on the solutions to your current problems, you will begin to think like an entrepreneur. Remember this: The bigger problems you solve in the marketplace is directly correlated the amount of income you earn as an entrepreneur.
6. Write down your goals and purpose in life.
Many people are satisfied with just getting by and never think of the legacy they want to leave on this earth. To find true happiness and success, determine your purpose in life, then reverse engineer your goals to align with your overall purpose in life. Create lifetime goals, 10 year goals, 5 year goals, 1 year goals, 6 month goals, 3 month goals, 1 month goals, weekly goals, and daily goals.
7. Create the habit of reading for 30 minutes per day.
According to statistics, the average person reads 2 to 3 books per year, however, the average CEO reads 1 book per week. This means that CEOs are reading 52 books a year compared to 2 to 3 books by the average person. Reading for 30 minutes per day is creating the habit of expanding your knowledge. Don’t just read any book, read a book that actually can help improve your life.
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