August 1, 2023

by Stephanie Ritz

Leveraging Mindset to Create

Results In Business

The funny thing about being a full-time solo traveler is that everywhere in the world, people aren’t shy to share their opinions or assumptions about me, my lifestyle, or my business. Whether their opinions are good, presumptuous, wildly inaccurate or even mean, I’ve literally heard them all. 


Everyone’s got an opinion and they’re entitled to it, the thing is, when their opinions affect my decision-making, it’s time to take a step back and consider how I may be letting others impact my life and business. It’s really easy to say “just ignore it” but everyone has inner thoughts and limiting beliefs that tend to burst out like a rocket when someone slightly grazes that launch button. 


When that rocket isn’t contained, it can launch you in a direction that is steered by other people’s opinions and their limiting beliefs instead of allowing it to be the fuel for what you want for your life or business. Today I’m going to talk about mindset strategies that support making powerful decisions in business so that you can create the results you want. 


When you keep reading, here is what you’ll learn:

  • How your brain supports the decisions you make to create results
  • How to shift your thoughts when you’ve decided to start a business but fear of visibility is holding you back.
  • What to do when you’ve made the decision to be successful and are grounded in your vision of success but nothing is working to create those results

Let’s dive in!


How your brain SUPPORTS the decisions you make to create results


I want to start off by addressing exactly what mindset is and isn’t so you are clear on why this matters and the impact on your business.


Mindset simplified


Mindset refers to the collective beliefs and perspectives that shape your perception and interpretation of the world. It influences how you think, feel, and act which has a direct impact on your behavior, motivation, and the success of your business.

Mindset is not a magic solution to creating results. I do not believe that you can not manifest your results without action. Your thoughts motivate the action that creates the results and while the Universe has its role to play in all of this, mindset is one tool as part of an overall strategy for your ultimate success.

Mindset is not just about positive thinking. It is an essential tool that allows you to get to the underlying thoughts for deeper clarity and to develop different thoughts and perspectives. 

Mindset is not for the sole purpose of success. A mindset practice supports your overall emotional well-being which is why there are so many coaches that address mental health, stress, and self-care through the power of mindset. 


How your brain SUPPORTS your decisions in business

 Your brain is constantly playing a game of “I told you so.” Once you make a decision that something is true or a fact, your brain looks for evidence that you are right. 

When you are ‘assuming the worst’, that’s what your brain is expecting and those are the thoughts that impact your actions and create those worst-case results. It works the same when you are in full belief that what you want is coming to you, your brain is always searching for positive results and creating thoughts and actions that support that goal.

Think of it as a case of glass half empty or half full. Based on how you are feeling about how you want the glass to look, your brain will reinforce that positive or negative thought. That thought will prompt your next action to either figure out how to preserve what’s left (scarcity mindset) or find ways to fill it the rest of the way up and be grateful that you’re halfway there (growth mindset.)


Cue some Drake “In My Feelings”

What’s most important to highlight is that your decision that something is true must align with your feelings. You may decide that you are going to be a 6-figure entrepreneur, you are capable of this and you’re going to work hard to achieve it, however, if you FEEL doubt that you’ll actually achieve it, that feeling is going to be the thing that creates your results – not the decision to be a 6-figure coach.

When your goals/desires and feelings are out of alignment, it’s always your feelings that are going to drive your results. 

In order for your brain to support powerful and positive decisions that you’ve made for your business, you need to do the emotional work of staying in your positive feelings that what you want is not only possible, you are on the path to achieving it. This is why coaching is such a booming industry. It’s become more well-known that your thoughts create your results and the work to stay in that mindset is the essential work in business in order to have the success you desire.


How to shift your thoughts when you’ve decided to start a business but fear of visibility is holding you back.


Fear of visibility is extremely common and said another way, we are afraid of being judged or what other people will think. 

The truth is, people are going to judge you and it’s unavoidable. It’s our human nature to have a thought or opinion and this is where emotional intelligence comes into play. Some people will make their judgments and freely share them (as I discussed with my travel life in the intro) and others will have the filter to not impose their judgments. 


Work through your fear of visibility or judgment by embracing this reframe:

“Other people’s opinions are none of my business.” Trying to avoid judgment by doing nothing gives the power of your decision to others. 

The sooner you embrace that people will judge you no matter what, the faster you can decide that their judgments are not going to define the decisions you make for your life or business. Their judgments will not pay your bills or provide you with the lifestyle of freedom you desire. So know that they are judging you AND make the decision that your happiness is of greater importance than their judgments.


When you’ve made the decision to be successful and ‘nothing is working’

 This is going to be some tough love but “nothing is working” is the mindset of someone who is not locked into their success. I can feel the frustration of anyone reading this who has been working so hard to create results and aren’t seeing the fruits of their labor. Blaming ‘mindset’ can feel like a cop-out but hear me out. 

Your thoughts create the feelings that drive your actions which create your results. If your mindset was locked into success then you would look at your results from a different lens. You would be leveraging data, tweaking your strategy, and doing some market research to learn more about how you can get things working better, rather than seeing your results as ‘nothing is working.’ 

In today’s landscape, many entrepreneurs move in and out of the space so quickly because they don’t continue to work the process of how to get things working better. What I see so often is that they give themselves a timeframe to ‘try it’ and if they feel like it’s not working and they don’t have a coach or support system to help them stay in that success mindset, they quit. 


Changing your thoughts can feel easier said than done…

When you feel like ‘nothing is working’ you get to decide if that will continue to be the pattern for your business. It sounds easy in theory to make that decision, but I fully empathize with how difficult this can feel in practice. It’s not just something you decide and everything magically feels easier. This is why I have a coach, to have the support system in place to make positive and empowered decisions in my business and stay the course toward my goal and not allow myself to give up based on a feeling rather than facts. 

Make the decision that things will improve moving forward, otherwise, your brain is going to continue looking for evidence that you are failing and nothing is working and those are the results you’ll continue to receive. You have the power to change your thoughts and again, your thoughts create the feelings that drive your actions which create your results. So shift your mindset toward what you desire over a consistent period of time so that you can take the actions that yield your desired outcome.

I hope you have found this article insightful in helping you choose your thoughts so that you can start and grow your business feeling more empowered and with greater ease! As a Business and Mindset Coach, I support my clients with both the strategy and mindset for success that supports them to create a freedom-based business that they love.

If you are a coach or consultant who is:

  • New to business and trying to figure out how to best get started in the online space
  • Feeling overwhelmed or like ‘nothing is working’ in launching or growing your business
  • Passionate about your business and needs the support to turn your vision into a profitable business

I invite you to schedule a complimentary discovery call to learn how enlisting my expertise and support can move you toward the results you desire faster and with greater ease. 

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About The Author

Stephanie Ritz is a business strategist and mindset coach who empowers her clients to tap into their strengths, skills, and desires to build a coaching or consulting business alongside their full-time job. Her unique approach combines mindset coaching with business strategy to help corporate professionals create a profitable and sustainable business that they love so that they can make the transition into full time entrepreneurship with confidence.

Stephanie developed her coaching and mentoring skills through training as a Certified Coach and an NLP Master Practitioner and drawing on her own professional experience. Starting as a single, teen mom, she put herself through school and went on to corporate leadership roles in multiple industries while starting two successful businesses.

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