Ryan (not his real name) researched business websites. And he found out everything he could (he thought) about how to start a startup. Because he wanted to have a confident business owner mindset. And he wanted to be sure he could look, sound, and think like a business owner. Plus, he wanted to build a business that might actually support him and his family for the rest of their lives.
So, Ryan put on his business owner mindset and jumped in with both feet.
Oh yeah, he also jumped in with his bank account. Well, that sorta makes sense. After all, if you’re gonna think like a business owner, you gotta put your money where your mouth is. Right?
So, Ryan followed all the typical business advice. And he…
- Bought a snazzy new suit
- Upgraded his phone to the latest, greatest
- Bought a stylish analog watch
- Grabbed a high quality briefcase
- Got a “professional haircut”
And he practiced confidence. So, he stood up tall with good posture. He smiled more confidently. And he got better at making eye contact. Because, obviously, eye contact is KEY to a business owner mindset.
But Ryan’s business didn’t immediately take off like he thought it would.
So, he worked even more on his “open body language.” Because he didn’t want other business owners to think he was unapproachable. Plus, he learned proper “business lingo.” Because he wanted other business owners to see he knew a thing or two about business. Then, he worked on his handshake and other body contact. Because that’s how friendly business owners are supposed to be. Right?
After that, Ryan decided to be more extroverted and fill up his social calendar. Because “people won’t think you’re a successful business owner if you’re not out and about all the time.”
Yeah, Ryan worked day in and day out to be a confident business owner.
But his sales and profits didn’t increase enough to even pay for one pair of his professional “business shoes.” And that doesn’t include all the other stuff he bought on credit.
His efforts were genuine and heartfelt. But Ryan aimed at the wrong people. Because his business was targeted to consumers. Not other business owners. So, he developed some great skills and certainly improved the look of his closet. But he wasted his resources a little bit. And eventually closed up shop.
And sad to say, Ryan’s story isn’t rare.
Maybe as many as 99% of business owners deal with or suffer from the same issue. And it’s something I call a lack of System Think.
You and I weren’t born with a natural ability to System Think. OK, maybe you’re that one in a million exception. But I’m not. Most people aren’t born with it. And most people don’t learn it from parents or schools. Because those parents and schools didn’t learn it either.
But System Think is truly a game changer when it comes to business…or just about any part of your life. I know because it completely changed my life for the better. And I turned it into a complete System I’ve shared with businesses for 20 years to help owners go from 5 figures to 6…and from 6 figures to 7.
Some of the most successful and well-known business owners out there use some form of System Think. And a lot of them don’t even seem to care all that much about the whole business suit look anymore.
Because, these days, you can practically run a business from your phone.
And that doesn’t mean you don’t still need a business owner mindset. But it’s crucial to know how and where to set your mind. And that’s System Think. And the best time to learn it is when you first start out.
If you have young adults (or maybe it’s you) who are about to decide what they’ll be and do, I believe this is an investment in their future you should seriously consider.
And I’d love to talk with you more about it. And answer your questions. Book a free call with me, using the button below, and let’s talk soon. Because the sooner we talk, the sooner we can make good things happen.