How to Cultivate a Mindset for Success - 
5 Tips for Changing Your Mindset
Negativity is a dream-killer. It robs you of creativity and keeps you from believing that you can be - and deserve to be - successful. Negative thoughts and self-doubt can keep you from achieving the things you want in life. When you doubt yourself and your ability, you procrastinate and make excuses for why you haven’t accomplished your goals yet. What does this look like? Here are a few examples:
  • You worry about being able to get enough clients
  • You’re afraid you’re not as good as your competitors
  • You undercharge because you’re afraid clients will leave (not charging what you’re worth)
Does this sound like you?

If you can see yourself in these examples there is hope for you. You can change this viewpoint by changing your mindset. All the negative thoughts that play out in your head every day are keeping you from achieving the success you envisioned when you started your photography business. 

Once you change your mindset, you’ll believe in the fact that you are capable of achieving whatever your heart desires. You’ll be in the right frame of mind to allow the creative process to take over and propel you forward into the life you desire.

Creating a Mindset Focused on Success

While creating a positive mindset is necessary for success, it is not always the easiest thing to do. If it was there wouldn’t be so many people with this issue. It is possible to overcome negativity and change your focus, but it will require work on your part. There are two things you need to know upfront: (1.) It is not easy and (2.) no one is going to do it for you. You have to make it happen all on your own.
Thinking negative thoughts keeps you focused on the things that are lacking in your life. It’s hard to see the good things when you are always focusing on the bad things going on in your life. 

So, let’s get to the good part. How to change your mindset and start channeling some positive thought power. Look at each of the steps below and follow the instructions to click the “off” switch on negativity.


1. Think About What You Consider Success to Be

How do you define success? Is it having enough money to pay your bills each month? Buying a house or starting your own studio? Let yourself daydream for a moment and see yourself as being successful. What would this look like. See it in detail and take a mental snapshot of yourself enjoying “the good life” with all the trimmings.

2. Success is Within Your Reach - Go For It

Believing in yourself is a little harder than most people realize. It is so easy to doubt ourselves when things go the opposite of what we are expecting. It may be difficult to stay optimistic in the face of adversity, but remember that most setbacks are temporary and don’t last forever. If you can outlast your situation you can come out on top.

3. Learn From Your Past Mistakes

Life is full of ups and downs. We all make mistakes and learn from the experience. Take those mistakes as life lessons to teach you how to avoid this happening in the future. Without failure there is no success! The pain we experience from mistakes and failure builds our relentless BOSS attitude.

4. Change Your Voice in Your Head

That little voice inside your head that tells you you’re not good enough is dragging you down. It’s time to change the script here. Find some positive things about your life and your business that you can focus on instead of the negativity. Think about these things whenever you start to doubt yourself. Stop that negative voice right in its tracks!

5. Keep Your End Goal in Mind

What goals are you working towards in your business? Having your own studio, getting new clients, making more sales? 

No matter what your goals are, you’ll have a much easier time in reaching those goals if your mindset is in line with your goals. Let’s say your goal is to finally hit six figures in your business. Achieving that goal could mean financial stability and a new home for you and your family. It could also mean you’ll feel ready to leave that job you hate.