Why we should work on our mindset

Why do we need to work on our mindset when starting a business?

Well, building a business is hard work. Everyday you have to motivate yourself to get up and do the work while it might not give you results (or a paycheck) straight away.
So it’s very different from going to an office where someone expects you to be on time and do certain tasks.

In your business you’re the one that sets the expectations. You’re the one telling yourself to take it to the next level.

There’s days where it won’t be easy. That is why it’s good to work on a strong foundation of why you are doing this. 
So when times are though, you can always fall back on why you’re doing all the work, so you can keep on going and keep growing ??

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life : García, Héctor,  Miralles, Francesc: Amazon.nl: Boeken
Ikigai – by Francesc Miralles, Héctor García

This book is all about finding purpose and balance in order to live a happy life. It taught me about what’s actually important to be happy, spoiler alert, it isn’t a lot of money. It’s an interesting book te read when working on a strong foundation of why you’re doing what you’re doing. Getting very clear on that foundation will help you through making every decision.

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones:  Clear, James: 9780735211292: Amazon.com: Books
Atomic Habits – by James clear

We can start a business from one day to the next. But we can’t change ourselves in one day. Atomic Habits showed me ways to implement change and why I should be patient.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Mark Manson | 9780062641540 | Boeken |  bol.com
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck – by Mark Manson

We all deal with imposter syndrome, especially when just starting out. This book was tough on me with some hard truths I needed to loose some of that imposter feelings.

It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be.The world's  best-selling book by Paul Arden | Paul Arden | 9780714843377 | PHAIDON
It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be – by Paul Arden

When I’m stuck I read some the examples from this little book. It’s funny and shows business is less complicated as we might think.