The Investors Mindset
AN ENTREPRENEUR HACK
Stop. Think for 5 seconds.
Were you about to click the "Like Button" on some social post because you saw a curious headline and cool picture?
Were you about to swipe down to the next interesting post & do the same thing?
Think for a second. How is that arguably 'minor' thing adding to your life?
How is that 'small' investment of a click making your life better?
Imagine, instead of spending your time 'liking' 37 posts today, that you actually liked only 1, single, post. And you also read the article fully. The amount of time you've invested is exactly the same.
Imagine you also downloaded their free advice.
And really understood what they were saying. And learned and adopted a new technique or two to accelerate your business.
Imagine if you chose to invest your time to learn one, single, new technique to improve your business or startup?
This is what we call an "Investors Mindset".
Investors know that there's a finite quantity of resources to go around. That they need to make a choice as to where those scarce resources are allocated. They know they have to 'allocate' their time and their money, their IP, connections, staff and other managed resources to where they're likely to get the best return.
Investors also know they can't be all things to all people.
Or that their money can't be invested into every great idea they see. It only gets invested in the best few.
Good investors also know that they must make an investment or they won't get a return. Sitting and waiting for the perfect investment opportunity rarely works.
They know that windows of opportunities only exist for a certain amount of time and a decision is required.
So, they work on how to make better investment decisions. They work on choosing how & where to invest their time & other resources to get the very best return.
This 'investors' mindset applies in many ways - and for sure, it is a different way of thinking for many people.
For example. I could have chosen to write this article from an office. Instead I've chosen to write it on the beach.
I've chosen to take my trusty Surface Pro and all the scribbly handwritten notes & voice recordings I made in OneNote and head over to where I get more inspiration. To where my thinking is clearer. To where I can write the post quickly & with less edits.
Of course I've got a full day with meetings, phone calls, emails, messages, team members and documents to deal with as well.
Of course it takes time to get to the beach. But I've chosen to invest my time to sit on the beach. Somewhere which empowers me to no end and invest the time creating this guidance.
I'm investing in creating an educational piece for you so that maybe you learn something that makes your business & life better than it was last week.
In my 30 minute investment window I could be there clicking 'Like' heaps of time. Or I could be sharing something I've learned as a valuable business lesson.
And why am I investing my time creating a post? It's because this is just the tip of the iceberg to all sorts of other business growth guidance we've learned over the past 35 years in the business world.
Because if you like this tip then you'll probably also download our 50 page eBook 'The First 100 Days' to get the other 12 tips. And if you think our stuff helps you create a better business faster & easier then you'll probably want more of it and join our Innovation Hub, and share it with your friends & colleagues.
And we love helping innovative businesses boom. It rocks our world.
Now, of course I could go back to the old ways. Of spending 2 hours a day clicking 'Like' everywhere and hoping me friends appreciate my support.
Or I could consciously choose to invest in making my life & business better.
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