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Thomas is long time friend of mine who currently runs one of the largest Web Hosting companies in Eastern Canada, Netelligent Hosting. We’ve ran many different types of businesses in the past, he’s got a great mind for business and motivation. He will be sharing his insights on this blog, where he will discuss various topics ranging from personal development & entrepreneurship. This is his first post 🙂
Having been an entrepreneur for most of my adult life, a lot of people ask me how do I think, what do I do to be like this. The answer is simple… I think therefore I am.
It’s funny how in life the simplest things can have the biggest impact on your day to day routines. One of them is the mindset. Everything starts with our mind and our perceptions of things. Nothing is more important than your thoughts. This said, here are a few tricks that might help you get by a little easier:
Believe in yourself
Not believing in yourself is like going to war and taking side in your opponent’s army. People can perceive hesitation and if you don’t believe in what you are doing, chances are it won’t work.
Think “problem solving”
A lot of people do not realize that it’s very important to be efficient about your thought. When you have a problem don’t think about the problem itself but how you can fix it or benefit from it. The ability to turn a problem into an opportunity is one of the best skills one can have (I don’t know many people who never encounter problems). The right mindset is a creative one, try out of the box solutions that are unique, this will impress people. Impressing people will get you respect and people will want to be associated with you.
Creative thinking is the key
The quote from Einstein explains it well : “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” We need to be creative, always think about improvements. I also call it forward thinking.
Don’t think about the past
This might sound weird for some of you but a lot of people spend way too much time thinking about the past. There is no point in thinking about things that happened months ago. Live in the present and think about the future, that’s the only way to shape the future in the way you want it to happen. Trust me we create our future by living in the present (which was created in a previous present moment in our past) and the only way to shape our future the way we want is with our actions.
Condition yourself to be a better person
We aren’t perfect, accepting that is the first step in becoming a better more productive human being. When you are walking, driving or anytime you have where you are “idle”, think of how you can improve your actions. The same way you organize your computer desktop and folders, organize your thoughts and ideas. Always think on how you can be more productive or a better person.
Never be satisfied with yourself
The day you are satisfied is the day you will no longer improve. Keep in mind we live in a competitive world where people never stop learning and getting more skills. Always try to outperform yourself, try to push your limits of productivity and thoughts. By never being satisfied you will never be in that comfort zone therefore you will always try to outperform yourself.
This is only the tip of the iceberg and these are just a few tricks that I have learned in the past decade. Without the right mindset there is no point in even trying. I am looking forward to share my knowledge and hopefully give some more insights on my life and what I have done to improve myself 🙂