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Mental Toughness For Faith based Entrepreneurs

                                                                                    

Mental toughness for faith based entrepreneurs starts with your identity in Christ.  Last week I wrote that my son was getting married and even though it was a wonderful and joyous season, it added a tension emotionally.  Mental toughness is the framework that allows you to transition through business challenges and family transitions with more confidence and less stress.

If you desire to avoid self sabotage in your personal life and business then LEARN to build mental toughness. . Implementing this trait into your life can literally be life changing. The capability to maintain focus, discipline and peace in the midst of enormous pressure so that you follow through when it counts is the difference between sabotage and success.

It does not require intellectual effort or the DNA of a athlete. It takes two things. You understand your identity in Christ and you CHOOSE the actions that will position you to build this into your personal life and business. Here are a couple strategies to help you build mental toughness right now that will help you grow more profitably.

Be willing to hold yourself to a higher standard…and then be willing to fail. I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14. It's a call to holiness. To walk in purpose and power we have to be willing to consecrated and set apart for his purposes in the marketplace. 

Your identity in Christ is to walk in God's favor and love despite how you perform. Mental toughness enables you to press through the times when you have set your aim high….and failed. You have to be as detached from success as you are from failure or you will never press for the high calling on your life. You have to be willing to push through your comfort zone and yet stay focused on your identity and priorities.

Team with others to build mental toughness. The acronym for TEAM. Together Everyone Achieves More. The military understands this principle at a core level. When you practice and are challenged in a group environment it creates a camaraderie and momentum that is unstoppable. You will push yourself farther on a team and experience the pay-out of seeing yourself grow more successful because you invested in other people along the way.

Be willing to stay focused and on a very tight time schedule. Mental. toughness in business is built by knowing how to get the most important things done first. You have to stay laser focused on the one thing that is going to bring you the biggest result. Then be able to deliver a product, service or  on multiple levels again and again. 

Need help developing mental toughness so you can focus and grow your business? Then get it now with Summer Passion and Profits an online face-book group. Find out more here.

Or join me for this month's free Tele-conference call, 8 Reason's To Train For A Half Marathon.

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  1. Debbie Kessler

    Great post.  In Christ we are able to stand with His strength.  We will find the confidence to move forward because of whose we are.  I appreciate your on target posts.  Keep up the good work.

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    1. BeckyHarmon

      Debbie, you definitely have the gift of encouragement and know your identity! thank you for being YOU!

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  2. Deborah Penner

    Thank you for this! I tend to think that because I have not attained PERFECT mental toughness …athlete level with the resultant athletic level of physical performance  … that I don't have any mental toughness … and what I realized reading this is that I do have tremendous mental toughness that has carried me through 4 major orthopedic surgeries in 2 years and  allowed me to stay in my top floor apartment.  
    21 stairs … so, for example,  doing my laundry requires three trips up and down the stairs … carrying a 2 load bag (10 lb ..??) of laundry at the front and back end … and a jaunt  over uneven terrain to get to the laundry rooms … balance training … Wow!!!   I have mental toughness.  I am walking because I refused to give up … my gait is not that of a drunken sailor because I choose to focus on staying balanced …hehe!!  It is pretty funny when I am tired:)   Again, wow!!  The recognition of this brought tears of release … because I recognize a feeling frame of reference that can be translated into my business … So instead of viewing time management as daunting, I  choose to see it as I have chosen to see my stairs and the rolly uneven terrain of the paths in my apartment complex ..
    I have mental toughness.  I now get to learn to strengthen  what there is already a framework for and channel it in new ways … Thank you !!  This is profoundly eye opening for me … Start with what you have and build on it …
     
     
     
     

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    1. BeckyHarmon

      ABSOLUTELY Deborah…every bit of fortitude that you have built to press through physically can be mined for your business. That is how we transition one successful identity into another. Congratulations on your perseverance! That inspired ME thanks for sharing that!

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  3. Betsy Jennings

    The first thought that comes to mind is " i can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." I remind myself of this every day. i have overcome many obstacles and challenges in life. I must remember this when I am feeling defeated with rejection or things with my coaching aren't moving along at the pace I would like. I need to have laser focus, a team behind me, diligence, hope, and faith that God is with me every step of the way.

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    1. BeckyHarmon

      Betsy, I love that. Scripture memorization is a powerful strategy. Your clients are blessed to have a coach who understands her identity!

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  4. Pamela Byrd

    Becky…this is so profound, and supports my mission.  No matter what happens, we have to always be mindful of pressing on, and not letting a day go by that we don't do something to move us closer to our goals and our purpose. Mental toughness is a key piece in ensuring that we don't let the enemy fool us into believeing we can't when we know that (as quoted earlier)  We can do ALL Things through Christ who strengthens us.  No matter how many obligations we have, we have to apply mental toughness to ensure that we are committing a block of time towards our purpose.  Just imagine if God didn't make time for us…where would we be?  It's important to establish the boundaries needed to pursue our purpose on a daily basis.  Girl, I think you got me all fired up!!

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    1. BeckyHarmon

      SMILE! Me thinks you were already pretty freed up:))) Love that the boundaries are what establishes our identity. GREAT THOUGHT! Looking forward to hearing more about your coaching strategies!

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