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The Entrepreneur Mindset

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How did I end up here? Where was the success everyone talked about?

I was there. That place where you are. The place where you work long hours, ignore your family and friends with the thought that this sacrifice will lead to transformation. The transformation to abundance in life and business. I wanted the abundance of time, money, and freedom. The trifecta of the successful entrepreneur. Isn’t that what most entrepreneurs are seeking to some degree?
 
The problem was that although I was growing and successful by the standards of many, I never saw the big return. I wasn’t living a life of time freedom or abundance to the level I wanted. Everyone thought I was doing great, but I felt discouraged to not have made more progress. 
 
At times, it left me wondering if I even had what it takes to be successful and create a business from the ground up. A business that thrives. 

Have you ever found yourself wondering if you have what it takes?

The Turning Point

I remember one raining Sunday afternoon. My husband and my kids were playing card games at the table while I wrote on my blog from the other room. I could hear the laughter and the taunting challenges that only brothers can give each other over a game of UNO. I knew right then that I was missing something special.
 
I continued with my blog writing, creating graphics, posting on social media, key-wording for SEO… all the right things that the marketing experts suggested I do for success. I prayed that this post would be different and impact the world. It would be what got my name out there. It would be the start of the freedom I was searching for as woman entrepreneur in the online business space.
 
A week later (and month later, to be honest) I was back in that same chair, hearing the same giggles, praying that same prayer… nothing was different. I knew I needed help and a change. I had already invested thousands in marketing solutions and online courses. I had all the keys to the kingdom, so why wasn’t it happening?
 
Then I heard or read (I wish I remembered who said it.)something to the effect of, “You need manage your mind to ensure your success.”
 
It was like a punch to the gut. As a life coach, I worked daily with my clients to stop their limiting beliefs that held them back. But, oddly enough, I was ignoring my own. I knew then what I needed to do, and I set out to do it.

You’re in the right place if:

You’re in the right place if….
 
  • You are building an online business while balancing family and a full time job. (I got you, friend. I know this place.)
  • You are doing all the right marketing strategies, but are not seeing the big return. (Raise your hand if you are a serial course purchaser, but not a serial course finisher! )
  • You feel like you are always working, and it is taking its toll on you. Doubt has started creeping in. You are wondering if you have what it takes.
  • You are ready to stop crying in the shower from the feeling of overwhelm and confusion of the next business decision
  • You have all the marketing and business knowledge, but it isn’t helping.
  • You feel like your greatness is just below the surface, and you can’t figure out how to release it. You want to show the world what you have to offer.
  • You are ready to stop complaining and managing your emotions in a way that allows you to create value for your customers and clients.
  • You are ready to be an active player in your game of success, instead sitting back watching others’ careers take off.
  • You are willing to break old habits and limiting beliefs and establish new patterns and habits to support your goals.
  • You are ready for accountability and support from someone who has been where you are and made it through the struggles.
The main challenge for Entrepreneurs is MINDSET!
 
I define mindset is the established attitudes and beliefs held by a person both consciously and subconsciously.
 
Once we are able to start managing our mindset, then we can see why we have challenges and how to solve them.

‘Two Main Challenges for an Entrepreneur’s Mindset


1. Feels better to not work

Our brains see entrepreneurship as dangerous. 
 
Yep, building a business goes against our self preservation. Think about it. Our brain has the job of keeping us safe. That’s why we had to learn the stove was hot only once. Our brain remembered. Now it will freak out if we get too close to flames. 
 
Basically our brain wants to help us avoid pain and seek pleasure. So, if contacting potential clients make you uncomfortable, then friend, your brain wants to help you steer clear of that. I found with my clients and myself, it will in instead it will give you ideas of what you could do that would be more pleasurable. Hello, self sabotage. 
 
Think about when you start a new business. You experience failure, confusion, rejection and fears and doubts. Lots of negative emotions come up and our natural instinct is to avoid this like the plague.
 
To our subconscious mind, the things we have done in the past is safe and the future is scary. 
 
Our brain knows that the things we have previously accomplished is safe. Why? It is because we have survived it. However, the future, is unknown and will have obstacles of rejection, failure, and doubt. Our brain rejects this. It will flat out sabotage you from moving toward this pain. It will be too uncomfortable and in NO way fun and pleasurable.
 
That is why you can have all the right systems in place and have the best marketing ideas, but you can’t find consistent long term success.
 
You’re limited by the beliefs, fears and doubts your subconscious mind is holding on to.

2. Efficiency

Our brains see entrepreneurship as dangerous. 
 
Yep, building a business goes against our self preservation. Think about it. Our brain has the job of keeping us safe. That’s why we had to learn the stove was hot only once. Our brain remembered. Now it will freak out if we get too close to flames. 
 
Basically our brain wants to help us avoid pain and seek pleasure. So, if contacting potential clients make you uncomfortable, then friend, your brain wants to help you steer clear of that. I found with my clients and myself, it will in instead it will give you ideas of what you could do that would be more pleasurable. Hello, self sabotage. 
 
Think about when you start a new business. You experience failure, confusion, rejection and fears and doubts. Lots of negative emotions come up and our natural instinct is to avoid this like the plague.
 
To our subconscious mind, the things we have done in the past is safe and the future is scary. 
 
Our brain knows that the things we have previously accomplished is safe. Why? It is because we have survived it. However, the future, is unknown and will have obstacles of rejection, failure, and doubt. Our brain rejects this. It will flat out sabotage you from moving toward this pain. It will be too uncomfortable and in NO way fun and pleasurable.
 
That is why you can have all the right systems in place and have the best marketing ideas, but you can’t find consistent long term success.
 
You’re limited by the beliefs, fears and doubts your subconscious mind is holding on to.

Tired of setting goals and not achieving them?

Has this started your mind thinking on your goals and the system you have in place to reach them?  If so, you will love my Goal to Action Habit Journal.  In it, I walk you through setting smart goals, establishing habits, and getting into money making action. 

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I had my first call with Angela. I’d had group coaching calls for programs that I was in before, but I’d never had a 1-on-1 call with a life coach.  From the start, Angela and I hit it off, there was no awkwardness for either of us and, from my perspective I didn’t feel guarded at all (which isn’t typical for me).

We got to know each other a bit and then dove into the questions. Many of these questions are questions that I’d heard before, and some I’ve even asked myself and journaled on, but Angela knew just the right way to ask the next level of those questions to get things to “click”.  In just an hour together I had so many take-aways and 2 pages of notes!!

I was literally holding back tears (the good kind) because I FINALLY felt a relief – or freedom – that I didn’t even know was missing. In the few days after our call, because of our call, I had some amazing breakthroughs that have already contributed to me leveling up in my life and my business.

If you’re stuck, if you’re spinning your wheels like I was, I recommend working with Angela. She not only knows the entrepreneurial life herself, but she’s got the credentials and knowledge on the coaching side of things to help you get through those limiting beliefs, set some big goals, take action to achieve those goals, and next-level your life.

Natalie

Online Entrepreneur

Solutions:

The good news is that I have a solutions for you. 
 
The truth is that almost always negative emotions will come up when you start a new business, but you have the power to decide if you will believe them. You have the power to decide how you will proceed.
 
I have found ways to kick start my clients’ move away from working like crazy and not seeing a return on their efforts
 
Instead, we move them toward overcoming their fears. We move toward overcoming doubts. And we flat out stop the self sabotage that is holding them back from being the self made entrepreneur they dream of being. We move toward time freedom, financial abundance, and being able to retire their day job.
 
This is important because all the marketing and strategy in the world will never work, if you end up quitting because of your fears, doubts and feelings of discomfort.
 
So how do you move forward?

Solution 1:  Retrain Your Brain

It all starts here. The difference between the multi-millionaire entrepreneur and the struggling side hustle is mindset! So get in-tuned to your thoughts and subconscious beliefs and see what is holding you back. I have dozens of strategies to do this with my clients to help them retrain their brain. I guide them through visualization, habit change, and affirmation strategies that actually lead to transformation. Find a technique that works for you and embrace it. Follow me on Facebook for Live Video Training and Tips on renewing your mindset and successful habit change .

Solution 2: Commitment

When you commit to yourself and your goals you have taken the first step toward your dreams. The key is sticking to this commitment when the brain starts wanting to run the other way. When you have motivation that is unwavering, it will be easier to keep to the commitment to yourself and your business .Finding the big motivating factor will be what gets you to step away from Netflix when you are tired and overwhelmed after a long day.
 
Grab my free Goals to action habit journal for my strategy of finding your deepest motivation that will keep you committed when times get tough. In this journal I walk you step by step through discovering why you want this so much, and then how to start habits that will last and lead to massive action. Action that leads to the big returns. Download that here.

Solution 3: Courage

When you set a goal, your brain looks at the past and says, “We don’t have this mastered.” There is no evidence that we can accomplish it. That is were the fear, doubt, and limiting beliefs come to play in your mind. It takes stepping out in courage to over come this. It doesn’t feel good at first, but early on courage is the fuel for your action.

Solution 4: Capability

The more often you move through your mindset issues with courage and commitment, then them more you will practice the skills. It is then that you will become more capable and start making your mind feel more comfortable. 
 
When you fail at the small daily tasks, adjust, and overcome you are creating your capability. This relaxes your mind, and retrains your brain. 
 
Think of it like riding a bike, you were scared, skinned your knees, and then eventually were able to soar down the path with a smile on your face. It is in that moment that you became capable of riding the bike without fear of failure that you retrained your mind.

Solution 5: Confidence

It is in the moments that your mind can see evidence that you are capable for succeeding that you find confidence. So to build your confidence, retrain your brain with commitment, courage and capability. Those are your puzzle pieces to a confident mindset and successful business.
 
So grab hold of your mindset! It’s time to decide for yourself. Will you will have the mindset that sets you apart from the millions of people working a side hustle? Will you act in courage and build your capability, so you can become the confident online entrepreneur that will unleash your best life?

Next Steps:

What part of today’s blog spoke to you?  Go with your gut.  The part of you when you were reading that said… yep that is me.

Ready to learn more about unleashing your success?
I’ve helped women entrepreneurs like you learn all about ending the mental stress and struggles that comes with building a business, so you can:

  • Feel confident in your choices and decisions for your life and business.
  • Develop a step by step plan and get unstuck, so you can renew your mindset, stop stressing, and finally get stuff done.
  • Feel focused and more confident as you show the world you do have what it takes.
  • Experience a more balanced life and renew your mind, so you can feel like the best version of yourself in both business and your family.

Now is your time to make your dreams a reality!

Truth is that building a strong confident mindset, reducing stress, and learning to anchor habits into long term actions is the KEY to building a money making business.

 

Here is what you do…

When you are ready for a step by step system to actually reach your goals you will do what it takes.  It’s time to open yourself up for unlimited possibilities.  Unleash your success and step in to your greatness my friend!

 

Until Next week.  Go grab your dreams and don’t let go.

XOXO,

Angela Naumann,

Certified Life Coach to the Female Entrepreneur

Angela Naumann 

Life Coach to the Female Entrepreneur that is ready to transform her life!

About Me

 Welcome!

Congratulations on deciding to reach for your dreams.  It’s your time!  I am so excited that you are showing up for yourself by reading my blog.   It is my hope that my blog posts will inspire you and give you simple practical steps to rock your best life.  

Who is this blog for: 

  • Women that are working hard to grow their online business.
  • They have a product or service that they have created and they are working to bring it to the world.
  • Women that are setting goals, but are struggling to make them become a reality.
  • Women that although the are go getters and do all the right things, they have some mindset issues or limiting beliefs that seem to be holding them back.
  • Women that are want to transform their life and business, and Sister, they are willing to chase the moon to do it.
  • Women that sometimes get stressed and overwhelmed to the point that their personal life and business seem to suffer.
  • Women that are determined to not stay in that stress and overwhelm, but are ready to uncover what is holding them back so they can move forward.
  • Women that may have some old habits they want to break, and in turn build new habits that will last.

Who am I?

I am Angela Naumann, boymom, bookie nerd, and amateur wine taster. I’ve been married for over 20 years and love to go on adventures with my family. 

After 20+ years of my own entrepreneurial and personal growth journey, I became a life coach for women that sometimes needed a “Yoda” in their life. 

I help the female entrepreneur that is setting big audacious goals, but struggling to make them a reality.  Which leaves them feeling stressed out, not getting stuff done, wondering how to balance life while not be a moody witch. 

With a practical step by step strategy, I guide you to uncover what is stopping you, build confidence with a step by step system that is unique to them and their business So, they can uplevel their life and unleash their success.  Basically together we unleash your success!!

I’m excited to be on this journey with you!  

XOXO,

Angela Naumann

What people are saying….

“I’m nearing the end of my 12 week program, and although I was hesitant to open up and dig deep, I’m glad I did this! Angela has helped me peel back the layers to discover what’s been holding me back in progressing in my health journey. My mindset has done a complete 180! I don’t let food control my life, and it no longer hinders other areas outside of my health. I feel confident in making healthy choices, and that hasn’t always been the case. I’m beyond thankful for Angela and the encouragement she has given me. Putting all of her practices in place have truly helped me transform my health, and I’m thrilled for a healthier and happier me!”

Kelsey

Entrepreneur and Mom

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