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.
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!
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