Want to know what sets the uber-successful apart from the wannabe entrepreneurs?

It’s not money, or brilliant ideas, or even powerful friends. All of those things (and more) are nice to have, but they’re not a requirement of success.

What is a must-have, though, is a proper positive mindset. Without that, you’ll constantly be battling your own brain, and that’s exhausting.

• You’ll allow yourself to believe your ideas are no good
• You’ll remain convinced that you aren’t smart enough
• You’ll be certain that someone else did it (whatever “it” is) better.

And before you know it, you’ll have talked yourself right out of launching your new program, asking for a JV partnership, or writing your book. In no time at all, you’ll be back at your day job, working away on someone else’s business because you don’t have the confidence to create your own.

A simple mindset shift can make all the difference.

1. Dress for Success

It can be easy to fall into a habit of wearing sweatpants and T-shirts to the office when you work from home.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to instantly shift your mindset in the right direction, ditch the yoga pants! A nice pair of jeans with a polo feels so much nicer than those wore out sweats.

You’ll suddenly find you feel more professional and more confident, with a business mindset to get things done.

2. Never Let Fear Drive Your Decisions

Too many entrepreneurs operate with a scarcity mindset rather than approaching business from a place of abundance. You cannot operate or function in constant panic mode.

Rather than telling yourself that you can\’t afford something, try reframing your thoughts.

Turn this:  “I can’t afford to attend that event,” into this: \”How can I earn the money to invest in this trip?”

Rather than saying, “I have to do everything myself because I can’t afford to hire a virtual assistant,” remind yourself that your hourly rate potential is much more than you’d pay a virtual assistant. Then fill those hours you’re saving by outsourcing with money-making tasks of your own.

Changing your thoughts, will turn that negative mindset that\’s holding you back into positive solutions that help you grow.