What is a surefire way to sabotage your business results without you having to make any bad decisions, or really do anything bad at all?

You as the CEO of your company can slash any chance of success by having a poor mindset.

How does a CEO create a bad mindset? With the wrong kinds of thoughts.

Whatever is running through a CEO’s mind will eventually show up in their business. Regardless of if they have the best solution in the world, it won’t ever come to fruition if they have the wrong mindset.

Successful CEOs know this. Therefore, they are exceedingly aware of their thoughts, and they constantly monitor them to make sure that they aren’t causing destruction.

Of all the things to hold your business back from reaching its full potential, don’t let a poor mindset be one of them!

Negative thoughts undoubtedly result in a bad mindset, which results in bad results.

Not sure if your thoughts are holding you back or not? Check out these 10 negative thoughts that will surely keep you in your place!

Then, take a close look at your own mind and see whether or not you are a regular thinker of the thoughts!

Don’t let invisible thoughts be the thing that ruins your business!

Why Is a CEO Mindset Important?

The mindset of a company’s CEO can literally make or break the company.


A business is in many ways a reflection of its CEO.

Therefore, when a CEO has low-quality thoughts running through their mind, they eventually manifest into poor business results.

Because of this, successful CEOs tend to have high-quality thoughts running through their mind.

While they are prone to negative ones slipping in every now and again, they nonetheless make up the majority of their mind with positive ones!

Regardless of what a business owner’s definition of success is, they need to have the right mindset to achieve it!

In one way or another, the CEOs thoughts will reflect in their business results.

What Is a CEO Mindset

How Does a CEO Think Differently Than an Average Person?

Never forget that CEOs are no more or less special than anyone else.

They aren’t born ahead of the pack in terms of having the right mindset.

With that said, the biggest difference between the thought process of the average person, or a CEO struggling to get by, and the most successful CEO is that the successful CEO chooses to change their mindset to one that will benefit them the most! Check out the best images of harold matzner.

Entrepreneurs know that thoughts can be your best friend or worst enemy.

Therefore, they consciously choose to think the right thoughts, instead of letting their minds run wild with ones that will cause destruction.

Because choosing to think a certain way is possible for everyone, anyone, whether they are current business owners or wish to become one, can adopt a successful CEO mindset!

Here is How Successful CEOs DON’T Think

Is your mindset holding you back from reaching your full potential as a CEO?

Of all the things in the world to let get in the way of your success, thoughts are a stupid one to do it!

Thankfully, everyone has the ability to choose their thoughts, and effectively change their mindset if they wish.

Much of the time, the root cause of these negative thoughts is the emotion of fear. And, it is impossible to ever completely eliminate fear from your mind.

Therefore, overcoming these thoughts is much of the time of learning to control fear!

If you want to join the leagues of the world’s most successful CEOs, then DON’T let these 10 thoughts overtake your mind!

1. It’s Too Complicated

If an entrepreneur’s reason for not doing something is because it’s “too complicated”, they are destined to fail.

When someone says something is too complicated to do or try, they’re not really saying that it is too complex, difficult, or challenging.

What they’re actually saying is that they’re too afraid to make a risky move or press on in challenging times. “It’s too complicated” translates directly to “I’m afraid”.

Here’s the thing: Nobody is telling you that you need to build a million dollar empire overnight.

A majority of the world’s most successful business owners have spent years building their empires, failing many times in the process.

The only difference between them and the CEO who doesn’t make it is that they persisted!

Not only that, but the truth is that business is actually quite simple! It’s challenging and takes A LOT of effort, but it isn’t complicated.

In fact, overcomplicating business processes is one of the most common causes of business problems.

The best CEOs don’t look at challenges as being too complicated, because they are not afraid!

2. You Just Need to Work Hard

When are we finally going to stop telling people that all they need to do to be successful is work hard?

The idea is planted inside of us from a young age, and most of us hear it on a regular basis in both the regular world and business world.

Great CEOs know that hard work is not enough. Every successful CEO works hard, but not every CEO who works hard is successful.

Moreover, hard work is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to success.

You can work as hard as you want, but it will be extremely challenging for you to build a successful business if you:

Are working hard on the wrong thing
Are working hard but are very distracted
Are working hard but are not persistent
High-performing CEOs are the hardest workers in their companies, but they know that they need to do much more than just show up and work a bunch of hours to be successful.

Bad CEO Mindset

3. It’s Important to Wait for the Right Time

There is never going to be a perfect time in life for anything!

One minute you’re dealing with one challenge, and the next minute you overcome it. Then, before you know it, an even greater challenge peaks its head around the corner.

As they say: New level, new devil.

If you want to start your own business or implement a new idea to take your existing business to the next level, know that there will never be a perfect time to do it.

The longer that you wait around for the right time to do something, the less likely you are to actually do it.

Saying that there is a right time for everything is like thinking that business is super complicated: It indicates that fear lurks beneath the surface.

If you know that you have a solution that could help solve people’s problems, there is never a better time to help them than right now!

Good leaders in business understand that people have problems, and they don’t waste any time trying to help them find a solution!

If you wait for the perfect time to come around to move, you will probably never move at all.

4. The Product or Service is The Most Important Part of Business Success

No. Your product or service is not the most important factor of your business success!

What’s the point of having a business if nobody ever gets your product or service in their hands?

With that said, having a solid sales process is the most important factor in the success of your business!

Sales processes are dire to business success. You can have the best solution in the world, but it doesn’t mean anything if nobody gets it in their hands.

And, no. Having sales skills is not the same as having a solid sales process!

Think of the difference between sales skills and sales processes like the difference between having knowledge and knowing how to make use of that knowledge! There is no point in knowing facts and information if you don’t know what to do with it!

In the same way, you can read books, listen to podcasts, and even attend seminars on how to improve your sales skills. But, those skills don’t mean anything unless you can put them into a strategic process.

In short: Master your sales process if you want to master your business.

5. It Has to Be Perfect Before We Put it Out

Not only is there never going to be a perfect time for you to get moving on your business, but also your product or service will never be completely perfect!

There is always something about your product or service that can be improved.

Therefore, if you tell yourself you need to make your product or service perfect before you sell it, you will eventually come to realize that there is no such thing as perfection!

Time of My Life

Now I’ve had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it’s the truth
and I owe it all to you

‘Cause I’ve had the time of my life
and I owe it all to you

Lagu di atas adalah cuplikan dari lagu (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life yang menjadi soundtrack dari film Dirty Dancing (1987). Dipopulerkan oleh Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes pada saat itu, dan dinyanyikan plus diremix ulang oleh The Black Eyed Peas ^_^

Yes, I’ve had the time of my life :) Ada banyak waktu dan masa yang bahagia, yang susah, yang senang, yang sedih. Semua bercampur jadi satu :) Tapi saya bersyukur atas apa yang telah terjadi, berjanji tidak akan pernah menyesali apa yang sudah dilewatkan. Mungkin ada beberapa kegagalan dalam sejalannya waktu, tetapi harus diingat bahwa kegagalan adalah awal dari kesuksesan :)

Jadi ingat lagu KLa Project yang bertajuk “Hey!”. Dalam lagunya itu, ada lirik seperti ini : “…Bermuram durja tak guna / Susunlah lagi rencana yang harus engkau benahi / Bangun jiwa, bangun raga bijana / Hey! Bertahanlah / Kegagalan adalah satu sukses tertunda / Jangan ragu, tetap pada arahmu sejak dulu / Keyakinan, pengharapan, teguh dalam tujuan…“.

Memang sih, ada waktu di mana kita terpuruk dalam segala macam masalah yang bercampur aduk, complicated, dan terjerat dalam ruwetnya kerumitan kabel kehidupan. Tetapi bila terus terpuruk di situ, kapan mau maju? Dan, masalah bukan untuk dihindari, tetapi sebaiknya dihadapi walau harus melalui rintangan yang terpahit sekalipun. Dengan begitu, masalah bisa terselesaikan, satu persatu keruwetan itu bisa mulai terurai :)

I wrote this to encourage myself, too ^_^

November pertengahan kemarin, saya ulang tahun. Terima kasih buat patjar tercinta, saya dikasih hadiah super istimewa :) just like what I need at the right moment :) Apa itu? Ya ada deh ^_^ thanks dear :*

Doa saya nggak muluk-muluk. Semoga tahun depan, saya masih bisa ulang tahun yang kesekian kali, dan didampingi oleh seorang pendamping hidup yang mencintai saya apa adanya *aih*

Amin. :)

Yes, I’ve had the time of my life
and I owe it all to you

So that’s the time of my life, how about you? :)