My dear fellow Proverbs 31 women in progress,
It’s high time I continued writing on my Proverbs 31 Entrepreneur Series.
In this second article of the series, I want to show you how you can get an entrepreneur mindset and stick to it.
In the modern society, we women have been taken out of our homes to work in the workforce.
And don’t get me wrong: it’s always good when we can showcase our talents to the world and contribute to the well-being of the society.
But as Christians, the Lord wants us to be free. Why?
Because when you are under the orders of a non-believer boss, you might do things that will go against the Lord’s commandments because you don’t want to get fired.
You’ll probably have to obey some orders that are against your conscience. Just for that paycheck. Been there, done that.
I repeat therefore that the Lord calls us out of the big corporations and wants us to start our own business. Just look at this verse:
Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?
2 Corinthians 6:14-15
We usually believe that this verse is only applicable for marriage. But it is also applicable for every situation where we are submitted to an unbeliever, such as workplace.
But to become entrepreneurs, we must change our mindsets. We must have entrepreneur mindset. That’s why this article will show you how to get to that mindset.
To have an entrepreneur mindset, you must have these three behaviors:
- shift from an employee mindset;
- start thinking like a producer;
- and be persistent.
Shift from an employee mindset vs an entrepreneur mindset
When I finally and definitely started my journey in entrepreneurship two months ago, I decided to make a few changes in my life.
I wanted to be a real entrepreneur like the Proverbs 31 woman. But for that, I needed to wean from the need of a paycheck.
I needed to start working to help others and not to earn money for my bills. And even when I earned as little as 100 euro, I was happy because I knew that I helped people.
Therefore, when you become an entrepreneur, you need to stop working for money, but for a higher purpose.
You need to work because you like others and you want to help them. And the monetary gain comes as a reward for your love.
Also, what has to go is the need to be taken caren of by an external person, i.e. your employer.
When you become an entrepreneur, the only persons you are accountable to are God, your clients, and yourself.
So you need to be disciplined to deliver your service and/or your products. You need to establish a routine that will allow you be productive in that ways.
We’ll develop that in later posts. And speaking of being productive…
Start producing, stop consuming
When we are at home, we consume more than we produce.
We consume media content, food, clothes, and much more.
Why don’t you change your mindset and start producing all these things?
But to start producing, you need to identify your hobbies and the crafts you love. You’ll have to see what you can offer to others.
This means that you’ll have to assess your talents and your gifts, the crafts you enjoy and how you can sell them.
As for me, I identify very soon that my main talent was writing, though I enjoy other things such as decorating and cooking. So I started taking lessons in it, though I want to develop the other things I like as well.
We’ll develop how you can identify your talents and your gifts in a later post as well.
If you want to develop an entrepreneur mindset, this step will be mind-changing, believe me!
When you commit to becoming an entrepreneur, you must acknowledge right away that the road won’t be easy.
It won’t be easy to start your business. It won’t be easy to develop your offer of products and services. It won’t be easy to land your first clients.
Nothing will be handed to you on a platter. Nothing will come very quickly. You are an entrepreneur, not a winner of the lottery.
That’s why you need to take a step everyday towards your goal. Even if you think the action you’re taking is small, this action may actually be a big step for your overall entrepreneurial project.
So, work everyday on your project and never let go. Define a strategy and stick to it.
In a few words, getting an entrepreneur mindset means that you must leave the employee mindset, start thinking like a producer, and be persistent in your daily work.
Well, that’s it for today! What else do yout think we should do to get an entrepreneur mindset? Please share your point of view in the comments below!
And, as always, stay blessed!
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