I never thought I would be writing an article about disconnecting from technology. I've been addicted to tech for over 20 years. I started coding websites back in 1994/1995 (I think 1995; my Mom says 1994). I got my first paying website client in 1999. I used to own a...
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This has been a rough year. I’ve seen more virtue signalling online than I ever have before, and there are no signs that it’s going to stop anytime soon. (I predict it will stop after the election, but that’s a matter for another post.)
Lots and lots of people are being criticised for what they say, think, or do, and much of this criticism — perhaps even most of this criticism — is happening online.
Whether you are established in business or you’re new to business, at some point you’re going to be faced with a situation that terrifies you. It could be that clients running for the hills, maybe you are having a problem with the manufacturer, maybe your website crashed.
Whatever it happens to be, you’re going to be stuck in a moment of fear. And when that happens, it is so common for business owners to make fear-based decisions.
Trying to grow a service business is really hard.
It’s simple, but it’s not easy. It takes a lot of work. You have to work on being good at what you do. You have to work on being the best for your clients.
But you also have to work on your mindset.
It doesn’t matter if you have the best strategies, systems, or staff. If your mindset isn’t right, you will never succeed.
There are so many mindset issues I’ve seen over the years, but it all starts with this:
Whether you have a fixed or a growth mindset.
Ysmay is a serial entrepreneur, podcaster, blogger, wearer of hats, and lover of chai.
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