Taking the time to develop your mindset skills is only going to benefit you as a creative entrepreneur. I always say a strategy is excellent, but your mindset is what’s going to keep you warm in those challenging moments where you feel like quitting. It’s no secret that creative entrepreneurship is a roller coaster, but with the help of mindset, you can really keep yourself aligned and attuned to enjoying the ride!
Mantras are one of my favourite mindset resources because they’re simple to use, and they really work. I like to think of mantras as empowering messages to carry ourselves forward towards our intentions for ourselves. They also really are there to get you back on track when you find yourself slipping into feelings that are not serving you.
If you’re new to the world of mantras, that’s ok! Just know that these will feel awkward to recite aloud at first – but with time and practice, you WILL believe them.
This is one of my favourites because it reminds you that you already have everything within you to be successful… you have the resistance and the strength within you – it’s just about reminding yourself of that. Try using this mantra in moments of self-doubt or overwhelm.
I love turning to this one when those feelings of imposter syndrome or jealousy sink in (we all get them). I always first forgive myself for feeling those thoughts, as they’re natural, but remind myself that I get to stay in my own lane and focus on my own progress as the pure marker of achievement.
Let’s face it… there are countless other creative entrepreneurs out there doing what you’re doing… but there’s only one you. Focusing so much on how many others are out in the field is really living in a scarcity mindset. A scarcity mindset comes down to the belief that there’s not enough to go around… whether that be money, clients, or success.
The truth is, the more you remind yourself of and lean into abundance, the more abundant you will feel. Use this mantra when you catch yourself trapped in comparisons or a scarcity mindset.
There’s a lot of noise online telling you that you have to be on social media selling this many days a week, blogging this many times, and recording videos this many times or else… gasp… you won’t be successful. The truth is, you get to choose how and when you show up – but just remember that at the end of the day, the reason you do show up is to serve YOUR dream clients. The rest of the noise can wait.
This one is arguably the most important of the list… because at the end of the day, without the belief that you are WORTHY of your dreams and intentions, none of the other mantras will matter. You ARE worthy.
Give these mantras a try, and let me know how they go for you. Remember, it will feel silly at first, but try to give them a fair chance. Write these out and place them somewhere special like your bathroom mirror or coffee maker; you’ll see them every day first thing in the morning and start your day off with positivity.