I recently shared 6 tips in Be a Better Blogger with Secrets of a Millionaire Mind. I’d like to share more today. Success is as much of a mindset as it is hard work–it takes both to become successful and how you think about your life, your business, and your blog will no doubt result in the success or failure of those things. Things rarely happen by chance, you have to want it, work for it and earn it. These next set of tips will help guide your mindset for success, but only if you apply them to your life, your business and your blog.
1. Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.
This is actually a challenging tip; whether we’re talking about money or blogging, but the principals can apply to either. Successful bloggers play the game to win; unsuccessful bloggers play to not lose. They don’t have the mindset to concentrate on the win and working hard to achieve the win; successful bloggers do.
2. Rich people think big. Poor people think small.
This is another great tip for successful bloggers. They literally think big. They think in terms of being at the top in theie field or niche. They worked hard to grow their blog and their readership. Having a small blog never entered their minds. They wanted it to be big and successful. They also kept trying until it became big and successful.
3. Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.
Successful bloggers look for opportunities. They do not think about the obstacles in their way, they simply work around them until they find success.
Writers also have a lot of trouble with this one. And fear is a main cause of focusing on what stands in the way instead of the prize that awaits. We all panic. To be a success this is one of the most important things we can change about our mindset.
4. Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.
How many successful bloggers do you see who are afraid to sell and promote themselves? None of them. Maybe they were in the beginning, but once they overcame that fear, they began seeing success.
5. Rich people choose to get paid based on results. Poor people choose to get paid based on time.
Did that one step on your toes? Most of us have been conditioned to equate our time based on a dollar amount; that pay per hour thing most people work for. Successful people concentrate on the result and set their own wage according to those results.
Writers are a key example of this. Most writers don’t focus on how long a project will take them to finish, they focus on the end result. Some projects can be done in a very short amount of time making an hourly wage very lucrative, other projects may take longer, but the writer and the client can be proud of the end result instead of how much time it took.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips. Anyone who is trying to build a successful blog will appreciate books like Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and a whole host of others that are geared towards giving you the mindset of success.
Remember, becoming successful should always be a work in progress.