5 Proven Techniques to Build and Maintain a Business Success Mindset

All month we’ve talked about setting yourself, the business and your team up for success—from defining what success means to you personally to collaborating with your team to reach the business success that will help everyone get what they want.

But you can’t just focus on it for a month, or six months, or even a year and expect the results to stick.

It’s about creating—and keeping—a success mindset.

But how do you do this, you ask?

Below you’ll find my 5 tips for building a success mindset and sticking to it.


1. T.F.A.

Think. Feel. Action.

What you think about impacts how you feel, impacts the actions you take.

It’s all about the glass half empty or half full mentality. Try to be the half full person—because thinking positively makes you feel better and will result in you acting accordingly.

Think about this example. You can either choose to get involved in office gossip or instead be part of a solution to solve the issue.

Thinking of a solution will cause you to feel good and in turn make you not only help the person but drive you to act happier.

It all boils down to this: Choose wisely what you think about.

2. Surround yourself with people you want to be like

The best way to learn as well as get where you want to go quicker is to surround yourself with people who have more (or are doing more) of what you want.

And I’m not just talking about money.

Think about: Are there people who you admire how they manage their time? People who are great parents? Someone doing amazing things in the community? Always seem to be travelling?

Whatever it is that you want, make sure you have at least two or three people in your life that are better than you at that “thing”. Not to compete with – but to learn from how they structure their time and priorities. Remember though – the only person you should try and be better then is the person you were yesterday.


3. Problems. Solutions. Recommendations.

We call it PSR. Don’t just identify problems, solve them.

If you’re going to adopt a success mindset, than rather than just complain/worry about an issue, figure out what will solve the problem and come up with recommendations to put that solution into place.

So next time you see a problem in the workplace, don’t get frustrated. Rather see it as an opportunity and get excited to figure out how to solve the problem, and how to make those solutions work for your business.

4. The standards you pass are the standards you accept

If you always fix or clean up after a co-worker rather than stop and explain how to do something or how to stop making the same mistakes, then you’re part of the problem.

You set the bar too low.

Or as I like to say, it’s like letting someone walk around with toilet paper stuck on their shoe and not say anything.

But if you instead pause what you’re doing and take the time to show your team member how to do the work correctly or improve the process or fix whatever the issue might be, then you’re setting up that person for success.

And if the whole team is running well, then you’re bound to have success.


5. Celebrate and reflect

Don’t forget how important it is to celebrate the small victories.

Celebrating and having fun as a team will release the dopamine, which helps you get excited and stay motivated.

In addition to celebrating, it’s important to reflect. I’m not talking about reflecting on the negative side of things, but rather reflect on what you can do better and learning from it.