Mindset: Is Your Mindset Killing Your Business?

mindsetApologies as it’s been some weeks since my last post and to a large extent let’s put that down to my mindset.

Yes, like all entrepreneurs experience at some time or another, recently I have been going through a tough time with my business.

 And yes it seemed to me that I had experienced the “perfect storm of challenges.”

But my message to you today is to NOT do what I did but rather learn from my mistakes!

Yes, I made a huge mistake in my mindset that I’ll share with you soon.

If you have been following me then you know I always share and say things as they really are.

This post is no exception even if in the process I reveal a personal weakness that I had to fight hard to overcome.

However, before we look at how your mindset can kill your business let’s define what “mindset” is all about.

According to the Cambridge dictionary, “Mindset is an established set of attitudes held by someone. It’s a person’s way of thinking and their opinions.”

In other words, what you think HAS a huge impact on the actions you take (if any)

To start with, if you are an online entrepreneur, then you need to be completely honest with yourself, identify any negative mindsets, face them, overcome them and move on.

That process is very easy to say in one sentence but it’s mighty hard to actually do in real life.

That’s the very point of this post.

AM I Being Honest with Myself?

Before we look at the key mindset shifts critical to your success please take a copy of the following questions that was created by well-known blogger and marketer, Glenn Shepherd.

Take a few minutes and answer the following questions.

Your honest answers will help you understand why your business is in the position it is right now:

Have I done all the required training?

Am I applying the training or just bits of it?

Am I taking action or holding back?

Am I really giving this my all?

Am I being consistent?

Am I making excuses?

Am I allowing myself to be distracted?

How do I really view myself?

Do I really want this? And just how much do I want this?

What is my “WHY” – my deepest motivating reason why I want a successful online business?

 Critical Mindset Shifts for Your Business Success

So let’s look at some mindset shifts you MUST make if you want to succeed in your business.

Firstly, you need to take your online business seriously and understand that there are nomindset “magic buttons” or easy short-cut solutions. In other words, you will need to take action and lots of it.

If you are looking for a way to escape doing any work and still make a success of your online business then best forget your online journey right now. Save your money, time and disappointments.

It will take a lot of consistent effort so please don’t fool yourself that some magic bit of software will do all the work for you – sounds great and this approach sells a lot of stuff but it’s not that easy.

With consistent effort, you can and will build a know, like and trust relationship with your prospects and customers

Second, never beat yourself up by comparing yourself with others you think are to be doing better than you. Rather use other’s success as an incentive to push yourself forward.

If others are more successful then study what they do

After all “success always leaves clues”

So see what they are doing and take action

Above all make sure you avoid making these 5 deadly marketing sins 

Thirdly, always believe in yourself – this is so critical

You MUST believe you can do this and you can if you really want to.

Low belief can be the key reason why you’re failing. That’s why you keep changing what you do and never focus on one approach. You dabble with this strategy and that. You jump from one idea to another. And you never master any of them.

This is a sure way to fail.

However, there is nothing about YOU that can stop you from achieving success apart from the actions you are NOT prepared to take

People have faced far more adversity than you and have achieved incredible success so…

Stay focused
Follow your dream

Jump those hurdles
You CAN really do this
Take MASSIVE action

mindsetFourthly, this one is a bit of a reminder of things you already realize most probably.

Just know that 99% of the time your “excuses” are not real

For every reason (excuse) that tells you that you can’t do something there are counter reasons that you really can do it

Find it within yourself to push past every excuse that stops you taking action. It will not be east and some things you need to do will take a lot of guts and self-belief…

But you have to fight through these things

Be mindful of your “excuses” as they can easily play a real part in stopping you from achieving what you are really capable of

Fifthly, focus on giving ethical valuable service to others in a professional sales approach.

Never focus on the money – don’t chase the money. It’s so obvious when you do and you immediately lose credibility and authority.

If you focus on helping others in the best way you can then the money will chase you

The sixth factor of mindset is to accept FEAR is your friend

FEAR more often than not is “False Evidence Appearing Real”

Fear in business is a sign of a push for more growth. It’s a sign that you should be taking action in that area of your business

Seventh mindset factor is to acknowledge that NOW is the only time – this is so very mindsetimportant

Or as Tony Robbins said: “When will now be the best time for you?”

Don’t procrastinate and puts thing off.

Don’t be always waiting for tomorrow or “some day” as that day will never come

Please don’t take your hopes, dreams, visions and aspirations to the grave!

As Les Brown once said “The richest place on the planet is the graveyard” as buried there are so many dreams of people who failed to take action 

Never wait until tomorrow – this is a HUGE mistake


Eight mindset factor is to realize that education online is your currency.

The more you can teach and provide real relevant value, the more you’ll get paid in the marketplace

It’s your essential and critical responsibility as an entrepreneur to continue to educate yourself

If you are not taking the time to educate yourself then I’m sorry to tell you but you are NOT an entrepreneur.

Ninth mindset factor that critical to your business success is to take responsibility for your current circumstances in your business.

To be honest, this is something I failed to do not that long ago and looked to others to help me out of a difficult situation I was facing.

If you are not where you want to be right now in your business then you need to OWN THIS issue

It may be hard to make some of these changes but you have to do this

Act now as once you own the issue you’re then back in control

Ultimately, the responsibility for your success lies with you and you alone.

A Successful Mindset Shift Outcome

Finally, the real reward of implementing these mindsets is not the money that will most definitely start flowing for you but the person you become- the person you grow into!

Think about being able to finally live your dreams and not just dream about it.
Commit to yourself and your life will change for the better

Put in the effort and be repaid 10-fold in ways you could never imagine

Money and freedom is an awesome combination

But this combination only comes when you are prepared to sacrifice what you have now for your future lifestyle dreams

Life is easy so why do we make it so hard?

mindsetA Business System for Positive Mindset People

Now you have identified your key mindset shift changes and have implemented everything you can, then you need to cast that same honest eye over the business system you are using.

Think carefully about the program/platform/system you are using now.


If you don’t have an online business yet then the following link will also be of great help and interest to you. 

If you don’t have an online business yet then the following link will also be of great help and interest to you. 

Is it working for you?

Are you happy with your progress?

Are you getting the support you need?

Is the training as good as you hoped?

Are you making lots of cash flows?

Does your business system do the selling for you?

If you answered an honest “NO” to any or all of the above questions then you definitely need to rethink your business strategy.

Here’s an video of a profitable business system that is proving to be a great success for me. 

Your Turn:

I know how busy you must be so many thanks for your comments.

Do you find yourself putting things off? Why?

Are you making excuses for your business progress? What are they?

Do you doubt your ability to help others? Why?

Are you prepared to do whatever it takes to achieve success with your business? Are you sure?

What is your “WHY” that drives you through good and bad times?





Peter Beckenham

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  1. Feeling so much positivity around me after reading this post. Everything mentioned in there is 100% true and many of us already know what is wrong going on but they still overlook that because of fear, the fear to face themselves.
    A positive mindset is all we need. When the desire to do something blends with the positive energy, synergies created.
    Thank you so much, Peter, for sharing this amazing words with us.
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  2. Hi Peter,

    Great post, I agree with your points; the mindset is everything in business. We often make silly excuses to procrastinate, I like your NOW IS THE ONLY TIME.

    The other day I was watching this movie called Peaceful Warrior and this dialog struck me;
    “Where are you? Here
    What time is it? Now
    What are you? This moment.”

    Very inspiring post, thanks for sharing! 🙂
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  3. Hey Peter
    This is such a great post for me. Every game is played with a positive and proper mindset. It is not possible to achieve your goals without a proper mindset. There are a lot of distraction in our lives and they keep on attracting us in one way or another but, it is really important to just neglect the distractions.
    Fear is another great thing for the human mind. Fear opens up the closed doors of mind and starts searching for the alternatives which are a good thing.
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post. It was a good read
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  4. Hey peter,
    you content is amazing, and yes mindset very very importain
    The best approach to beat it is through the enormous activity you’ve noted.
    Endeavoring to figure your direction clear won’t make the sort of outlook move you’ve portrayed so carefully, here.
    You should WORK your way through it.
    Simply realize what it is you MUST do, at that point don’t let anything stand in your direction.
    Awesome guidance
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  5. I think one of the best ways to overcome being in the wrong mindset is just to be aware of the impact that you can have on yourself. Sometimes this is easier said than done. I think it’s fairly easy to identify when you’re procrastinating, but much more difficult to realize when you’ve slipped into a mindset that can really be holding you back. You’re made some great points here, and I really like the idea of following a formula of questions to ask yourself to help get through those slumps.

  6. Hey Peter,

    After a long time, you have come with a interesting topic. Today, in huge competitive era – if we not set our mind in positive path we couldn’t get success in our business. To establish a successful online business we need to work hard with effective strategies. thanks for share good information

  7. Hey Peter
    Great article, i really believe in having a clear mindset and vision for what you want. You really need to have that goal and most important you have to believe in your vision that’s when you can achieve it.

    Thank you for this wonderful post.

  8. Oh Peter you are true , look like you are talking to me and highlighting and pointing at all the mistake I am making Completely loved the blog Peter! Thanks for writing it and sharing the lessons of your experiences so honestly. I have taken down parts of it in my ‘to become better’ list and will be reviewing these points every day before I start my work

  9. Completely loved the blog Peter! Thanks for writing it and sharing the lessons of your experiences so honestly. I have taken down parts of it in my ‘to become better’ list and will be reviewing these points every day before I start my work. The biggest takeaway from this article for me was to become honest with myself and those evaluation questions are perfect to give me that much needed reality check.
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  10. Truth has been spoken our mindset has been really killing our business.
    The negativity we have in our mind is not best for our business.
    This article has been a mirror to a reality.
    Keep Writing Buddy.

  11. Thanks so much for the inspiration and motivation. You’re so right that it’s easy to fall in the trap of being jealous of others’ online success. I really need to accelerate progress on my blog. I’ve been working on it after I complete my client work, but I think I may need to shift that a bit. I’ve been finding I’m most productive between 9 and 10:30, so trying to reserve that for my own blog whenever possible.

  12. Hello Peter.

    Thanks for this eye opener article.
    Nice to read your blog post first time ever. I love to read your excellent actionable tips for making business successful. I really appreciate this post.

  13. Hi Peter, This is really awesome article. Mindset is really important , If we do not have any mindset in our mind we will never success.

  14. Hello Peter,

    This is quite informative post, thanks for sharing this among us.
    Indeed our goals is being determined upon the mindset we have regarding that particular target. Sometimes
    our own mindsets are our biggest enemies, because we know that the things are being done by the other person
    in far better way than ours and it only kills our own moral. Likely you said “every winners leaves a clue behind
    ” so we just need to grab it and take on the opportunity at the point of time.

    Thanks for the share.
    Have a great week ahead.
    Shantanu Sinha

    • Hello Shantanu,

      Delighted you found real value with this “mindset” post.
      I totally agree with you – mindset is just so powerful and it can easily become our worst enemy if we let it!
      Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with re mindset and your online journey.

      Best wishes from the village blogger
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  15. It is the fact 50% of our work depends on the kind of mindset we have whether it is our own business or the job. It builds the attitude in us which results in our success or failure. Great post Peter.

  16. Hey Peter,

    Indeed a great post, very informational.

    And I agree with your points, Mindset is really important, it can be difference in make or break, we really need to be positive and confident about our business to be successful and if we are not, we are in wrong field, as running a business is tough and takes hard efforts to succeed.
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  17. Hey peter,
    Must say, it’s an interesting read. A well researched article about mindset. Really enjoyed, reading this one. keep up the good work and hope to read some more interesting content in the future.
    And would surely refer this one to my friends.

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  18. Hi Peter,

    A great post, Agreed to you that mindset is the key factor of sccues, without mind set we can get success.

    • Hello there Vinayakprabu,

      Many thanks for your visit with me and I’m delighted you got real value from my “Mindset” post

      Without the right mindset, we’d all fail in business- it’s just that important.

      Please reach out to me if there is anything I can help you with in your business OK?

      Cheers and best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

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  19. Yes, it is killing my vast attention too…

    But I have to agree with that you have added some important points which are needed greatly to be successful in business or in everything actually..

    I really enjoyed reading this article…

    • Hello Pyare,

      thank you for visiting with me today and for taking some of your valuable time to leave me a comment.

      Mindset is truly everything if we want to achieve success with our business there is no substitute for this essential factor.

      Let me know if there is anything I can help you with OK? always happy to share what I can.

      Cheers and best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

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  20. Hey Peter,

    Mindset is really important, doesn’t matter in which field we are working in, we always need to be very positive about our work, specially if we are in business, because there will be man things that will demotivate, so we always need to think positive and keep going hard.

    So, yeah mindset is crucial and your post is brilliant, very informative.

    ~ Jenny
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  21. Hi Peter,
    Your blog is really impressive and can be life changing. Your thinking and representation is just amazing. I hope you could suggest me something for my blog also. Waiting for your reply.

  22. Great post! The “Am I being honest with myself?” list of questions is very helpful. I also enjoyed watching the Profitable Business System video. Keep up the great posts. You have a new reader! I used to work at a small tech company called cloudpath networks where I think it would have been helpful to have this information.

    • Hello Jeff,
      Many thanks for your visit and kind supportive comment.

      I have been absolutely swamped lately with coaching and support inquiries from our free Facebook group, so my blog posts have suffered somewhat.

      However, I will be starting them up again soon appreciate you being a new supportive reader

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer

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  23. Hi Peter,

    This is such an important article for bloggers, both pro and newbie.

    Yes, fear is your friend.

    The way to overcome it is through the massive action you’ve noted.

    Trying to think your way clear will not create the kind of mindset shift you’ve described so elegantly, here.

    You must WORK your way through it.

    Just know what it is you MUST do, then don’t let anything stand in your way.

    Great advice, Peter, for starting out on the right foot in the new year 🙂

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    • Hi Donna and welcome back to my place,

      Mindset was my topic because so many people lately have been talking with me about this very topic and how can I help them with their fears!

      I love your comment re ” you must WORK your way through it” – so very, very true

      As always thanks for sharing your expertise Donna

      Best wishes from the remote |Thai village marketer


  24. Hi Peter,

    Thank you for opening up to us.

    I read your comment on my blog and knew you were making a shift. Bravo. I made a few myself over the past decade and recently, am moving toward a heart-centered business. Meaning, I am doing things more frequently from a place of love versus fear, and am caring less about outcomes.

    At first it felt weird; not trying to get, seeing how most of what I read online was coming from a space of fear and scarcity versus coming from a loving space….but now I’m just loving the process and doing things with love and having fun and feeling something bigger and more powerful acting through me and everybody who I am connecting with. Awesome how it all unfolds when you slow things down, take a few deep breaths and genuinely help, make buddies and do things from that loving, relaxed space, versus from a hectic, hurried hustling space.

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    • Hi Ryan,

      there is so much I have learned from you mate and my recent shift was most definitely all about coming from a place of relaxed support rather than from one of fear and worry about outcomes.
      It took me some time to make this change as it’s not easy as we carry so much baggage with us at times.

      But I think I’ve finally cracked it…at last!

      Always have appreciated your awesome advice and the experience and expertise you so willingly share

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger


  25. Hey Peter,

    After a long time, you have come with a interesting topic. Today, in huge competitive era – if we not set our mind in positive path we couldn’t get success in our business. To establish a successful online business we need to work hard with effective strategies.

    Developing a healthy relationship with our customers is considered as a golden route to reach our ambitions in our life. Definitely, i agree with your whole points because they have potential to make us successful. Eventually, thanks for sharing your worthy information with us.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

    • Hi Amar and welcome back mate,

      I always appreciate your visits and feedback

      Yes mindset is just so very important and so very powerful – it can literally make or break us as entrepreneurs.

      There is no way we could build relationships with our prospects and our customers if our mindset was not aligned with our values and our passionate self-belief.

      Many thanks again for your visit Amar

      Best wishes from the remote Thai village marketer


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