2021 got you down? Here are the five business mindsets you need to succeed in 2022.
The new year is just around the corner, and after the last 18 months, we’re all anxious to hurry up and get to 2022.
But before we say goodbye to 2021, it’s crucial to understand what the past year has taught us.
That way, we can carry those tough lessons forward and use them to guide us – instead of allowing them to fester and, potentially, hold us back.
Learn from 2020, shake off 2021, and get ready for a beautiful 2022 with these five business mindsets to help you succeed in the new year – and every year.
5 Business Mindsets To Help You Succeed In 2022
1. Change is inevitable; growth is optional.
As we know too well, not all change is within our control. In fact, the most difficult types of change are often the ones we don’t choose – such as living through a pandemic, closing the doors to your business, or losing a loved one.
But there is one thing within your control. That’s your mindset.
Now, we’re not saying it’s easy to choose a positive mindset, and even when you do, it doesn’t make all your problems go away. But it can help you create growth and progress – even in the face of struggle.
That’s why the first business mindset of 2022 asks us to lean in. Lean into the change, and lean into the opportunities hiding on the other side of it.
When change is out of your control, find a way to lean into the growth.
2. Over, under, through.
Whenever we run into a problem in the studio, Lindsay has a saying: over, under, through. Essentially, it means there’s got to be a way around the problem. All you have to do is find it.
It’s a reminder that there is a solution – no matter how impossible things might feel in the moment. But that simple mindset shift can be profound in those critical moments we all face as business owners.
Why is it so powerful? It turns a dead end into a treasure hunt. This simple mindset shift takes you from a stuck place into a creative place – all in the turn of a phrase.
When change starts to feel out of control, this one mindset can put you back in control … and on the hunt for a creative answer.
3. Done is better than perfect.
When you care so much about what you do, it’s hard not to get stuck in perfectionist tendencies. What you put out into the world is a reflection of you, your brand, and your work. So of course you want it to be perfect.
But here’s the thing: There’s no such thing as perfect. So if you keep trying to achieve perfection, then you’ll never get to done.
Why is this so important to master in 2022? Well, developing an online presence grows more and more important every year. However, the number one thing that usually stops us from creating consistent and relatable digital content is the desire to be perfect.
That’s why we’re saying perfectionism was so 2021. This year, we simply want to show up as we are – and get shit done.
After all, it’s more important to simply have a digital presence than it is to have a perfect one.
4. The results are in the repetition.
This one also ties into your marketing mindset for 2022. Often, we’ll give a new marketing strategy half a chance to work, then cut it off right before the inflection point. Or we’ll commit to a New Year marketing plan but stop working the plan by February. Or worse, we get Shiny New Object Syndrome and become distracted before we even really get started.
But 2022 is going to be won with consistency. I know you want to run right out of the gate, but this year, slow and steady wins the race. Why? We’ve all been through a lot of change. So the best way to stand out right now is simply to stay steady.
With so much change, it’s easy to become reactive and get stuck there. This year, it’s important to slow down, plan ahead, and stay the course.
5. A rising tide raises all ships.
This is one we live by. It has proven true time after time, in business and in our personal lives.
In essence, this beautiful mindset reminds us that we can all accomplish more together. By supporting each other, we can create bigger and better outcomes than if we go it alone.
How does this translate to business? Start by finding your people, investing in your community, and approaching opportunities from a place of abundance instead of competition or scarcity. Look for people who align with your beliefs, values and offerings. Then figure out how you can help them before you consider how they might be able to help you. Show up for your community, and it will show up for you.
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