MINDSET TRAITS OF SUCCESSFUL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS
by JeanKristensen, Window Shopper
- Created: March 7, 2014, 9:00 am
I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with a number of successful small, minority and woman owned firms assisting them with business development, compliance and HR Management skills, and I am noticing a common trend in the most successful entrepreneurs – it’s their mindset. Here are the top ten secrets:. 1. Focused: they are not trying to be all things to all people; they have a specific purpose, business model, goals and standards. They don’t involve themselves in projects that are not in alignment with their goals. 2. Self Confidence; they have a strong sense of self, purpose the type of confidence that comes from self-awareness, self-assessment, self-care and a continuing effort to be the best they can be. 3. Aware of Weaknesses; they have identified common issues that stop business owners from moving forward (self-doubt, procrastination, negative thoughts, self-sabotage) and have taken steps to address it. 4. Authenticity: they distinguish themselves by “being real”, adding value, sharing information and creating relationships. They are known for honesty, integrity and people tend to trust them. 5. Surrounds themselves with the Right People; they have a strong support system that includes like-minded individuals, business owners and referral sources, making their resources seem endless. 6. They Listen: they are actively engaged when others speak; seeking understanding as opposed to “waiting for their turn to talk”. 7. They Don’t Trash Talk or Complain; they have good and bad days like everyone else, but you won’t hear them carrying on about situations or other people. They move on. 8. They Invest in Themselves: they have mentors, they take classes, attend workshops, participate in training programs, read and are always looking to enhance and sharpen their core competencies. 9. They Follow Their Inner Guidance: they are tuned into their inner guidance, gut feeling and inner voice and have learned to trust it. They don’t second guess themselves. 10. They Leave Their Ego’s At the Door: they know and understand that how they treat people will have a drastic impact on their ability to achieve their purpose. Everyone around them feels valued and respected whether they are the CEO of a company or the person who is serving them coffee.
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