Mindset Mastery + Dedication = Progress

Mindset Mastery + Dedication = Progress

I just wanted to write an article about some thoughts that I’ve been experiencing today as I sit with my laptop here at Panera Bread doing some work. I wanted to write about the importance of mindset when it comes to facing challenges in both entrepreneurship and in real life.

I’ll start with saying that moving out here to Los Angeles has opened my eyes to what “hustling and grinding” is all about. No matter which restaurant, coffee shop, corner, or networking event you go to, people are constantly trying to network to make things happen. Could it be because the cost of living is so high out here that people feel as though that’s the only way to live comfortably? One can only assume. Or is it because Los Angeles is truly the City of Dreams and everyone knows that networking is a key part of success?

Which ever truth may be, what I have experienced first hand is starting a business and going through life can be absolutely rough at times. Not so much physically rough but mentally rough. It’s the peaks and valleys that will test your mind and if you don’t have the right mindset in place, you’re almost certain to fail.

What I want people to learn from this blog is that when things get tough, you need to ensure you’re tough enough mentally to get you through. It’s a constant battle in your mind and the strong minded, strong willed people, will persevere. It’s unfortunate that a lot of people claim they want greatness, say that they have the drive, but when it comes down to it, they really have a mediocre and average mindset. Sorry to be so straightforward but looking at those who became successful, looking at my mentors, I truly feel as though having a strong mind is one of the keys to success.

One of the hardest things to learn is how does one develop a strong mind? How do you teach that? I can speak from experience that I was raised by parents who raised us to be “tough”. If we fell, it was always “well, dust yourself off and keep going”. If something was hard we got the response “well, what is complaining or crying going to do?” I definitely miss my dad and since I can’t physically ask him questions, I have found other means of motivation and advice.

I can’t speak for everyone but what has helped me tremendously is listening to online mentors such as Les Brown, Eric Thomas, Tony Robbins, and others. YouTube, Podcasts, posts such as this are all free. A simple search will find you thousands of resources. It’s these resources that has helped me through my corporate career along with building this site and other entrepreneurial ventures.

As I write this here’s the video I’m listening to: http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3cWNsklM90

I want to end with saying that the every situation, every life, every venture is different. As mentioned on the front page of this site, this section is about personal experiences. What I have learned is that having a strong mindset has allowed me to keep getting promoted in my corporate career, allowed me to stay physically fit, allowed me to take a vision, be resourceful, and create a site like this. When your body and a voice inside of you says to give up, you have to have a stronger voice and mind to tell you to keep going. Self mastery and mind mastery is something that can’t be taught but only developed with oneself. We’re all in this together guys…..reach out to me or my team if you need any help, motivation, advice, or support!

 

Blayne

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