Most people think business is a numbers game or they think that success in business is based on pure luck. This is not true at all. In fact, business is a spiritual game, it’s where you take the invisible (your ideas) and make it visible (a real business that generates revenue and jobs for others). So how can you make this happen?
I still remember this lesson from Tony Robbins in Amsterdam event, he said 80% of success is psychology and 20% of success is mechanics. What does this mean? This simply emphasizes the importance of having the right mindset in business. Or this can be called the Inner Game of Wealth by T Harv. Eker in this interview.
As I said in the last post, you can be both spiritual and wealthy at the same time. The inner game of wealth is the inner thoughts and feelings inside you that align with your outer actions you take to create the wealth you want.
Here’s the thing: you take yourself wherever you go. So if your mindset is poor, your action will never get you to a better place.
To succeed in business, you must master your mindset and psychology. Otherwise all the strategies you learn will be meaningless.
Master Your Business Psychology
The interview above gives me a lot of insights. A lot of us are thinking into the future. If you are an entrepreneur and you always want to be an achiever, you tend think more of a future-base than past-base. You always want to think about your goals and the visions for your future.
But here’s the problem: a lot of time, you are not fully happy in the presence. You always try to look for ways to improve your business life and the issue is that you always “look for what’s wrong” with your current circumstance.
If you think you will be happy when you achieve your business goal, let me ask you this question: how long would it take you to achieve your ultimate goal? Is it 5 years, 10 years or 20 years? What would happen during that period of time? You’re unhappy! You will be unhappy for however long it is until you achieve your goal.
I had the same problem and I started to realize that I need to change it. I start to be happy and appreciate the presence more. The journey is also important, not just the end result. Everyone knows this but applying it is harder.
The phrase “in the future I will be” become your habit. Even when things are good, your brain still thinks that it will be better in the future and you postpone your happiness. So you might live 20 years of your life being unhappy to wait for the moment of happiness after you achieve your ultimate business goal.
What’s the solution? To succeed in business, you need to master your inner psychology. You need to train yourself to be happy in the moment and start appreciating everything that comes your way. Don’t wait for something to happen before you realize that you have been wasting many years of your life being stressed and unhappy.
If you cannot train yourself to be happy in the presence, you will never be happy in the future because the future will come in the presence. It won’t matter what you achieve because you will always look for a higher level.
I hope this post shows some insights about the inner mindset that helps you master your business. Let me know what you think.