I was scared out of my mind to start my first business. I had a cozy 9-to-5 and more responsibilities than I needed. It took a while to get into the right mental space to actually believe that I could do it. Getting into the right mindset is so important, not just when you are starting a business, but also staying in that early stage mindset as your business grows. Many people who have great ideas simply can't start not because they aren't able, but because they haven't shifted their way of thinking from employee to entrepreneur.

We're trained as employees to get the support, structure, and processes we need to do our job from someone else higher up on the totem pole, either your boss or the business owner. But as you know, when you're an entrepreneur you're starting from zero. It's up to you to turn the idea into a tangible product or service, generate revenue from it, pitch financiers and other people who will be key in your growth, and make it all look easy when it's hard as hell.

Below, I'm breaking it down for you on how to get your mind right by following three basic rules: Read More...