No one is perfect.
We all have a mix of good and bad, of positive and negative.
As an entrepreneur, your behavior and habits have a significant impact on the success of your business. You need to be aware of the traits and habits that may be blocking your success.
Here are three habits that may be harming your business.
Procrastination is harmful in every area of your life.. home, business, health, finance, and relationships.
When we procrastinate, we purposely push back something we know we need to complete to some time in the future. Sometimes the tasks we procrastinate never get done.
Why do we procrastinate?
A deadline that is days or weeks away can lead us to believe we have plenty of time to complete the task. A difficult project or something we just dislike doing can also lead to procrastination. Overwhelm is also a cause or we could lack the confidence to tackle a difficult project. Instead of tackling our to-do list, we opt to catch up on the latest Netflix binge.
Procrastinating in our businesses is caused by similar challenges - the tech is hard to understand, or the project has so many moving parts it is overwhelming. Entrepreneurs may also put off tasks as a way to avoid facing rejection or to alleviate fears that no one will buy our services or products.
When you find yourself doing busy work instead of launching your next product, you are procrastinating.
Ask yourself why.
Take a hard look at why you make the choice to clean out your email rather than doing the hard task. keep asking why until you discover the reason you are putting off the task.
Pessimism is a soul-crushing, energy-sucking waste of time.
Pessimistic people are toxic. They spread their doom and gloom like an invisible poison.
Limit the amount of time you spend with the pessimists in your life .. or stop being around them altogether.
But what if you are the pessimist? Be honest with yourself.
Are you hopeful?
Do you spread doom and gloom wherever you go?
Have you noticed that some people avoid spending time with you?
If you want to succeed in life, get rid of your pessimism. But how? For starters, you have to pay attention to the thoughts you are thinking. Yes, you are in charge of what you think and when you start to pay attention to your thoughts, you can start controlling them.
Stop the negative self-talk.
Stop the critical judgments of others.
Stop the doom and gloom.
We've all encountered the salesperson who is pushing us to buy an item that we don’t want. We say no and they just keep trying to overcome our objections. We say no again and try to get out of the conversation without being rude but they don't stop. That salesperson is more concerned about their quota and commission than helping us find the right product.
That is insincerity.
Insincere people come off as deceitful because that’s what they are – a deceiver. Sincerity comes from the heart.
Insincere people will eventually get exposed either through the words that come out of their mouth or their actions. Either way, you don’t want to be labeled as someone who’s insincere.
When you’re chasing your dreams, be sincere about it. Are your dreams and goals aligned with your actions? Are you chasing shiny objects or working toward your goals?
(For more information about creating a success mindset here