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How to Use Your Entrepreneurial Mindset as a Defense Mechanism

Have you noticed that your monthly budget doesn’t stretch as far as it used to? Inflation of up to 9% in 2022 means that many families are tightening their purse strings. Yet, even in the face of shrinking buying power, families can succeed financially. What you need is an entrepreneurial mindset that will serve as a defense mechanism to broaden your horizons and achieve your financial goals. 


Here are 5 steps to achieve an entrepreneurial mindset that will help you thrive financially:

1. Foster Your Creativity

Entrepreneurs are creative about using their passion in a business venture. Other entrepreneurs use purpose to fuel their projects. Within your financial world, there’s a lot of space for creativity. Here are some ideas:

2. Build a Positive Outlook

Our emotions play a big role in how we look at our lives and finances. Yet, entrepreneurs are known for their positive outlook which helps them keep going, working through difficulties with determination. Whether or not you have a positive outlook on money has a lot to do with your financial personality. While some people feel a lot of anxiety around money, others view money as a means to an end. Yet, others struggle with compulsive spending, while some people invest in the future.

Once you discover your personality (which you can do with this course!), you can work on tweaking your attitude to maximize your strengths and work on your weaknesses. 

3. Own Your Past Mistakes and Learn from Them

Entrepreneurs don’t view failures through a negative lens. Instead, they consider them important learning experiences for the future. Whether you need to improve your credit score or pay down debt, there are many ways to move forward if you’re feeling behind. Then, you can move forward with better habits that help you achieve your financial goals. The important thing is to address your past mistakes so that they aren’t repeated. 

4. Set Goals

Every entrepreneur sets goals to help motivate them and keep them on track. With a goal in mind, you can create a clear path to achieve it. For example, there are many useful strategies for eliminating debt, such as determining the interest each debt source is costing you, and more.  

Or, you could make a goal for achieving passive income through investments or real estate. 

In general, entrepreneurs are always dreaming about and projecting toward the future, something you should also be doing with your finances. So, keep both short-term and long-term goals in mind when planning. 

5. Seek Mentorship

Although entrepreneurs are famous for doing everything on their own, nothing could be further from the truth. They surround themselves with experts in their fields and seek mentorship to learn new things. For people who want to improve their finances, this means seeking the support of a financial planner who knows how to help you achieve your goals. This smart investment can make a big difference in making wise financial decisions you may not have thought of on your own. 

To achieve your financial goals, you don’t have to follow the entrepreneurial “go it alone” style. Instead, make it a family project. Working together, you can not only achieve more, but you’ll also get the support you need. With an entrepreneurial mindset, you can transform your financial situation and face a challenging economy with great defenses in place.

Don’t miss essential advice from Elaine King, Certified Financial Planner and international expert in personal finances! Follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, and Twitter.

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