The right mindset
Starting a new business with the right mindset is arguably the most important first step on your journey towards success. Here are the three main mindset positions that have helped keep me on track.
1. Positive Mindset
While surprises will arise challenging your approach, the ability to adjust while maintaining a positive frame of mind will put you at ease. While these times can be hard, bring it all back to why you love what you do. Only you can affect this frame, so it is important you keep full control and not let the negativity or pressure get in the way - it only clouds your thinking.
2. Growth Mindset
Always continue to learn. Even if you have founded multiple businesses in the past, it is impossible to know what new challenges will arise during your latest endeavour. While you won't have all the answers, incorporating your prior learning and the experience of others, will allow you to move forward at a greater pace. This will allow you to dedicate your time in more productive ways. There is no need to reinvent solutions if the answer already exists.
3. Opportunistic Mindset
Always be open to the feedback and thoughts of the people around you. It only takes one key point or perception, to transform and scale the way you think. It's always better to listen and disregard the noise then to have dismissed THE opportunity.
Dalai Lama XIV once said "When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new."