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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Hearne

5 Most Common Entrepreneurial Mindsets (And How To Find Where You Sit)

As a coach, I connect with and mentor entrepreneurs from all around the world in a range of different industries, and while each of them presents with their own beliefs, entrepreneurial mindsets, and challenges to overcome, there's a few that I see over and over again. Read on to dive into the 5 most common entrepreneurial mindsets I see in the online space and lean how to find where you sit.

The Top Five Most Common Entrepreneurial Mindsets

In my experience as a coach for service-providers in the online space, I've seen and heard it all. It's so important to be aware of the thoughts and energy you're putting out into the world so that you can keep yourself grounded, positive, and moving forward. These 5 entrepreneurial mindsets are the ones I encounter most often.

1. The Excuses Win Mindset

This entrepreneurial mindset sounds like:

"I just can’t." "I need to wait a little longer." "Maybe when I’m more confident, ready, or visible, I'll take action."

This mindset can be detrimental as it holds you back from even starting.

2. The Testing Waters Mindset

This mindset sounds like:

"I’ll see how I get on first." "I’m going to try and see what happens."

This mindset lacks belief and confidence and makes you believe your efforts won't make a difference right from the get-go.

3. The Let's Do It Mindset

Now we're starting to see the shift! This entrepreneurial mindset sounds like:

"I’ve been stuck for too long, no more." "I’m finally ready to make those changes." "Now is my time!"

This mindset comes from being tired of feeling stuck and finally proclaiming that the time is NOW.

4. The Ready But Need Help Mindset

Entrepreneurs with this mindset are ready to make a change, but they know they could get further, faster with support. This sounds like:

"Yes, I’m ready and I want this." "I love what you do and I want to work with you."

They may be a little nervous at first, but with the right support, they'll make big waves!

5. The Badass Mindset

This mindset is for my go-getters and action takers! It sounds like:

"I know this is my destiny so I’m all in!" "I’m 100% committed and just want to dive in!" These are the entrepreneurs who go all-in with me in my 1:1 mentorship or masterminds and see amazing success!

Self-Awareness is Priceless

Self-awareness and knowing with entrepreneurial mindset you have is priceless and will allow you to move forward and get the support you need.

So, where do you currently sit?

If you're not sure, ask yourself these four questions to check-in:

  1. What’s been holding you back?

  2. What is your current belief system?

  3. Where you are going?

  4. How do you make decisions?

Let me know which one of these entrepreneurial mindset resonates most with you in the comments below!


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