Among the most vital foundational elements for a successful entrepreneur or employee is a very simple – yet absolutely essential – cornerstone. Without this one piece, you simply cannot succeed. Can you guess what it might be? Your mindset!

You’re probably thinking this is nothing new: “Dani, I’ve heard all of this before! Tell me something I DON’T know.” But sometimes, the simplest concepts are the most easily forgotten. We think they should be so ingrained in us, we never give them a second thought… and then get tripped up over and over again!

So today I am sharing a few things to help build up your mindset “muscles” to make you a strong, capable, diligent, excellent employee or business owner. Today is all about the way you think, act, walk and talk. What you believe, you will receive, so it’s vital to make sure your foundational beliefs set you up for success.

As you read this list, evaluate yourself honestly. Ask yourself, “Does this describe me?” If the answer is no, then answer the question, “What thoughts or habits DO I need to change? How can I improve in this area?”

Successful people:

  1. Create change; they do not wait for change.
  2. Solve problems; they do not wait for someone else to solve problems for them.
  3. Do not fear problems.
  4. Know they are paid for the results they create. They do not think in terms of their hourly wage.
  5. Possess a no-excuse mindset.
  6. Avoid the “it’s not my job” mentality.
  7. Work with excellence and diligence.
  8. Have integrity.
  9. Always go the extra mile.
  10. See the big-picture.
  11. Are self-motivated.
  12. Will gladly jump in and get their hands dirty.
  13. Are constantly learning and improving their skill sets.

This, of course, is only a partial list. But it’s a good place to start today, as you evaluate your own mindset to discover whether you are setting yourself up for success… or failure.

EVERYONE has a ton of room for improvement, because no matter how far you climb up the ladder of success, there’s always another rung, a higher level of success. So even if you check off a few items on this list, be asking yourself: “How can I improve in this area?” This is NOT a bad thing! Remember, we ALL have weaknesses and are naturally stronger in some areas than in others. Identifying your weak spots will simply help you move forward, FASTER!

This is not a message to simply read and then put aside as you go about your day like normal. You will want to keep this one, print it out, take notes on and really spend time thinking about. Honestly evaluate yourself by reviewing a few key questions to uncover your mindset “weak spots.” THEN, you will know where to add reinforcement to achieve the outrageous success you deserve.

I would love to know your thoughts about The Daily Fix today. What are your personal strategies for improvement and how do you gain these characteristics of a successful entrepreneur? Please share them with me below!

And remember to join me today for The Dani Johnson Show to keep adding to your success strategies! Tune in on your TV and radio and please remember you can always stream today’s show right here on our website.

In great faith,

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