The Employee Vs. Entrepreneur Mindset

I love being social….In fact, I’m pretty much in front of my computer, checking Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Skype for the majority of my day, looking to build on the relationships I have with others.

It’s a big part of my business strategy and the best part is…it’s 100000000% natural for me. Why? Because I genuinely LIKE people…I know huh, crazy concept…

But here’s the funny thing about being ‘social’, and why a lot of people don’t see the value in it….It doesn’t always translate into immediate income…

Showing up, doing Traffic Exchange Live everyday or jumping into ClickTrackProfit chat, doesn’t always mean an increase in my bottom line. I consider a fantastic investment though…A down payment on future returns…

And that is the biggest different between the mindset of an ‘entrepreneur and an employee‘.

Let me explain…

An employee thinks like this…Show up for work, clock in 8 hours, get paid for those 8 hours and go home. Getting paid for what you do, day in and day out. Now there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Our society exists because there are people punching clocks every day. Some people enjoy it, consider it ‘secure‘ and are happy with doing that for 40 years. No problem, I salute it and if that’s your thing, that’s your thing. I like to refer to it as extrinsic thinking…I did this, so I want that!

An entrepreneur is wired differently…

They have this crazy notion that everything they do, each and every day, may not translate into money right away…But because they are focused and believe in their goals…It will pay off down the road. They aren’t looking for immediate payoff from their effort, they are ‘investing’ their time, effort and money into something today, so they can live the life down the road. Their reward is the journey!

Intrinsic thinking is how I like to refer of it…Their purpose is self-driven. It’s not so much what they can be rewarded with right now, they are doing it for their future goals and dreams.

Let me stress the fact that neither one of these mindsets is right or wrong, it’s just different strokes for different folks. I’m wired to think as an entrepreneur, and that’s what I believe in. I love the practice of thinking in terms of years, not weeks. I want returns from my efforts down the road because like I mentioned, my reward is the journey.

Meeting like minded people, growing my relationships, to me…This is the real mindset needed for success as an entrepreneur…

What about you? What is your mindset and if you are wanting to build a business, what are some strategies to get rid of the employee mindset in your life?

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