Proverbs 31 Entrepreneur Series #2: Get The Entrepreneur Mindset

My dear fellow Proverbs 31 women in progress,

When I started my path as an entrepreneur, I didn’t know what I had to do.

I just knew that I wanted to be free and that I wanted to work for myself.

And that’s why I write this post today because when you want to get the entrepreneur lifestyle, the number one thing you have to change is your mindset.

Yes, you need to get the entrepreneur mindset to succeed and thrive in your endeavours.

That’s why I will first address the reason why we should get this mindset as Christian women.

Afterwards, I will specifically go into details on how to acquire the entrepreneur mindset in three steps:

  • shift from an employee mindset to an entrepreneur mindset;
  • start thinking like a producer;
  • and be persistent.

Why should Christian women get the entrepreneur mindset?

As Christian working women, this world has shown us that we should work for others in order to have a paycheck. I’ve been in the same mindset before.

I had bills to pay. I had to support my mother. I had to take care of myself. So, I perfectly know that working is important. I don’t want women to think I don’t want them to work.

However, with my career in prestigious institutions, I realized what I had to cope with: greedy and demanding bosses…jealous colleagues…doing things that went against my conscience just because I had to obey my boss…

And I decided in my heart that I didn’t want to use my time for others anymore. I wanted in my heart to emulate the Proverbs 31 woman so badly.

Including in the working and financial area.

That’s why I do believe that we must be independent at some point in our lives. To gain our lives back. To control our schedules. To take care of our homes.

I also remembered the verses of the Apostle Paul saying:

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 always think that these verses are applicable to marriage with unbelievers. But I do think it’s deeper than that and can apply to working for unbelieving bosses as well.

As Christian women, we are called not to submit to people who don’t understand your values, including at work.

And that’s how getting the entrepreneur mindset will help us as Christian women.

Employee mindset vs. entrepreneur mindset

To get an entrepreneur mindset, we must leave old beliefs and behaviors behind. And this include to forget about the employee mindset.

Starting from now, you are not an employee anymore. It’s over.

Here is how you can shift from a employee mindset vs entrepreneur mindset.

Change your accountability

When you are an employee, you are accountable to your boss, the boss of your boss and all the chain of command of the company you’re working in.

On the contrary, when you are an entrepreneur, you are accountable to God, your clients, and yourself.

That’s why you need to act accordingly to change your accountability. If you want to be an entrepreneur, you have to be disciplined, to have a routine and to be self-motivated to work and serve your clients everyday.

Stop being addicted to a paycheck

This might be inconsistent but when you become an entrepreneur, you shouldn’t be relying on a paycheck.

Indeed, when you start, you’ll work for nothing at the beginning, even for months. You don’t have to work for money like employees.

But you have to work to serve people because your perceive they have a need. You work for people because you love your potential clients.

When you are an entrepreneur, money comes as a reward for what you produce and not for the time you spent.

And speaking of producing…

Start producing, stop consuming

When we are at home, we consume a lot of things.

We consume media content, food, clothes, sports equipment, and much more.

When you become an entrepreneur, you need to start creating products and/or services to offer your potential clients. That’s where you use your creativity.

To start producing, you must be aware of your talents and gifts that you can use and sell.

Whether it’s writing, cooking, or decorating, you must determine what you enjoy doing and figure out how you can turn in into gold.

This will be the topic of an upcoming post.

Be persistent

Finally, you must be persistent during the creation of your business.

You must be focused and disciplined. This is where you must show the fruits of the Holy Spirit, especially patience and self-control.

Being an entrepreneur does not mean that you get rich quickly. It’s not the lottery.

To get an entrepreneur mindset, take a little action everyday towards your goals. Even a little action can take your business to the stratosphere!

In a few words, getting an entrepreneur mindset involves shifting from an employee mindset to an entrepreneur mindset, starting producing and being persistent towards our goals.

Well, that’s all for today! What do you think of the ways to get an entrepreneur mindset? Please share your point of view in the comments below!

Stay blessed!

Read also:

Proverbs 31 Entrpreneur Series #1: Freedom or Security?

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14 comments

  1. Justin says:

    Hello Angelce, being an entrepreneur is something that requires some really great mindset and commitment to it for you to make progress in it. Most business fail today because of lack of commitment and your mindset is key to being a committed to a business. Nice of you to have shared this article 

    • angelce says:

      Thanks for your nice comment!

    • fatimarekk says:

      I really love the theme of your article! In your article, you said ‘Why should Christian women get the entrepreneur mindset?’ Does that mean that woman of other religion should not get the entrepreneur mindset?

      other than that I really enjoyed reading your article. I can’t wait to see more articles like this.

      • angelce says:

        Hello,

        My niche is aimed at Christian women, so as a Christian I talk to my targeted audience. And if you noticed, I have Biblical quotes. However, it doesn’t mean that women from other religions can’t be inspired by my article as well. If you’re a Muslim and that you’re interested, them I am happy. And thanks for liking my article!

      • surya says:

        Hi.

        It was a neatly presented article that covered the importance of mindset for an entrepreneur. It is very das to see that society is programming people to become employees rather than entrepreneurs. It takes a lot of effort to become an entrepreneur but once you put in the effort you can enjoy the fruits of your effort. Thanks for this post.

        • angelce says:

          Thanks for your nice comment!

        • Suz says:

          This is a very good post that talks about having a good mindset and I must tell you that I really like it. I did not know much about being an entrepreneur because  I have always worked as an entrepreneur. This one youhave shared is wonderful and I I’ll look to give it a trial. Thank you so much for sharing.

          • angelce says:

            You’re welcome!

          • Lisa says:

            One of the most important things to change when you become an entrepreneur is definitely your mindset. I agree with that 100 %. Being consistent and persistent are great attributes to have. Writing to help people will go a long way to making you successful. The worst thing you can do is focus on making money. I have very much enjoyed reading this post and I’m sure many others will also.

            • angelce says:

              Thank you Lisa! Happy you enjoyed my article!

            • Daniel says:

              A great deal of an article you have put up here but i will just say being an entrepreneur is an intense, a lonely journey. Friends may not believe in your vision at the outset. Family may “advise” to seek more stable employment, and then factor in market variables, timing, and the obvious hurdles with making something a success. By now it should be clear, the odds are against you in the beginning, but as momentum gathers, with the right effort and attitude to it, the challenges will become more flexible in nature.

              • angelce says:

                I agree with you!

              • Maricat says:

                I loved this article about the entrepreneur mindset of Christian women. It is not something you come across every day, and yes, I believe you are right in saying the connection of tge heathen is not only meant for marriage. What I like about women  entrepreneurs is that they lead by example and faith. Yet they/we must be very careful not to get carried away with the work because there could be a thin line there and we do not want to put our work before God, as in we must always remain diligent and seek the wisdom of the Word of God. This is spoken to our hearts by the Holy Spirit. May we be like the women recieving praise in the Bible, humble, wise, compassionate, never lazy, honest (to mention a few) and righteous in the Lord!