Being an entrepreneur, you need to accept the fact that you have to encounter at the same time stress, anxiety and satisfaction. It means that one minute you you’re working at your comfortable day job, and the next moment a problem pops up which drives you crazy. If it was easy everyone would do it, but being an online entrepreneur is anything but easy.
There will be moments when you doubt if you can really become a successful entrepreneur. It is during those times that you need to be mentally strong. But being mentally strong is a process–it doesn’t happen overnight.
If you want to succeed and be at the top as an online entrepreneur, we recommend that you try out the following three mental exercises. We’re confident these three exercises will help you be mentally strong and improve your business.
#1: Practice Routine Deep Breathing
If everything in your online business is so hard for you, you definitely need to try out some deep breathing exercises.
Unlike what most people think, deep breathing is one of the most effective ways to calm you down and refocus your mind on what you need to accomplish. When you feel like you want to give up, try breathing in for a few seconds, holding your breath for a few seconds and then exhaling for a few seconds. You will be amazed at how effective this simple mental trick can be. It will also do wonders for your online business.
#2: Play the What-if Game
There will be times when you feel totally lost with these negative questions in your head:
What if my website crashes?
What if my website rankings suddenly drop off?
What if no one purchases my product?
However, you should keep in mind that there’s no point thinking about the worst that can happen. Instead of asking yourself lots of questions having no anwser, try to answer them yourself. Once you can come up with the answer to all these confusing questions, you will realize that just because something negative happens, doesn’t mean your business will fall apart.
#3: Find an Accountability Partner
You will get stronger if you can have an accountability partner.
When you face difficulties, the best thing to do is to consult a friend. An accountability partner will help you stay focused on your goals, offer guidance in difficult times and help you remember why you began your entrepreneurial journey in the first place.
If your want to be a great achiever in the world of online business, having an accountability partner is crucial.
What mental exercises have your tried to improve your business?