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Secret Ingredient to Successful Entrepreneurs


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Famous successful entrepreneurs like Ty Coughlin of the Reverse Funnel System, Mary Kay Ash of Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Mike Dillard of Magnetic Sponsoring, all have a common factor. . . They all started with nothing.

Ty was a frustrated construction worker and network marketer going nowhere fast in a long line of MLMs. Mary Kay lived in a man's world as a single mother of three and constantly losing out on promotions to the men who she had trained herself. Mike Dillard was waiting tables at local restaurants to make ends meet.

Each one of them worked countless hours into developing their businesses. But aside from that, what kept them going had enabled them to overcome odds and build highly successful businesses. It was their belief in themselves. Put simply, their mindset.

What you believe about yourself can set you up for success or failure. If you envision yourself as unprepared, ill-equipped or incapable of doing something, you have unconsciously set yourself up for self sabotage. A student who announces, “I'm no good at math" will probably have trouble in math class. We call this “The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. "

Sometimes this self sabotage is referred to as the “stinkin’ thinkin'". It can be one of the biggest obstacles you'll face in your business, and takes time to defeat.

How To Develop the Mindset of Successful Entrepreneurs. . . Are you're lacking the self-confidence you need to make a successful business? Is it keeping you from going after what you want?

Make yourself a plan for what you want to accomplish. Then, one step at a time, take action every day to get you more towards your goal. Educate yourself. Always keep your goals in front of you. Learn from the people who have been successful, and lay a solid foundation for your business. See it. Believe it. Achieve it. Take notes, but more importantly, take action.

This isn't only how the successful entrepreneurs above had make their dream come true, but many others as well. Stay consistent with your efforts, and believe in yourself! If you don't master anything else, start with mastering your beliefs about YOU. They will naturally lead you to the top.

Tara Brown is the owner of ExecutiveHomeBody and writes on a variety of subjects related to leadership and home business. To learn more about starting your own business, visit


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