If you are just starting your own business or thinking about it, a few things will occur no matter who you are; So it is important that you know this in advance and learn immediately how to handle these difficult situations; Having the right mindset will help you drastically move from one experience to the next (notice I did not say failure) without dwelling on what did not work.
To help you survive the challenges ahead of you, use the S.T.A.T.E. of mind concept. Here’s how it goes.
Support: Surround yourself with a great supporting cast. A lot of people will say or may be just think you are crazy for starting your business. Stay away from them.
Trust: You have to be able to trust what you do and learn. Trust the people that have been there and done it before. Don’t try to re-invent the wheel.
Accountability: One of the toughest things to do is to hold ourselves accountable. Become self-discipline because no one can hold you accountable in your business but you.
Energy: Learn to provide a vibe of energy in everything that you do. Being able to motivate and inspire others will greatly help you and the people around you looking for leadership.
A leader has the following qualities. He/she is consistent, persistent, hard working, desires to help others, motivates and most of all inspires others to do things they thought they could never do. Do you think a leader with the wrong mindset could achieve this? Obviously not. Learn to understand that this is a marathon, a journey that when you look back on it, you will say what a wonderful ride it was.
Also what you should realize is, no matter what you try and don’t succeed with, you should look at it as what it is, something that did not work, not a failure. You will try several ways of doing what you are trying to do before it is successful. You may ask how many more times do I need to try before I quit and the answer is: Just one more time, until you make it, until you are successful.