I’ve founded two companies and co-founded two others, but some days, I still feel like I never know what’s going to hit me next. Luckily, I’ve found a few simple mantras that help me stay steady even when things get ridiculously hairy. Some have more to do with business, and others are more about the personality and mindset I need to bring to the business. They all help me cut through the mental clutter and uncertainty that can come with entrepreneurship.
Try reminding yourself of these mantras when you’re in a bind or have a decision to make. With a little repetition, they will soon become a natural part of your thought process, keeping you on a continual path to success:
1. Get your head in the game. As the leader of your company, you need to portray a winning state of mind and exude positive energy. This is relatively easy to fake over social media, but in live interactions, meetings and events, there’s no substitute for having your game face on. A good attitude is contagious and inspires others. If you need to fake it until you make it, so be it.
2. Narrow your objectives. Constantly distracted by the newest shiny thing? Read the complete Inc. article.