Self-mastery for Leaders: The Key to Business Success
by Rachel Turner, as seen on Startups Magazine
Summary: Guidance for founders on how to master their mind and energy to ensure success in scaling their business, including tips on identifying and hacking ego needs and negative beliefs, and using the three energy tanks and stress-o-meter frameworks to manage stress and overwhelm.
This article provides practical guidance for founders on how to master their mind and energy to ensure success in scaling their business. The article highlights that even the most competent, charismatic, and ambitious leader will fall short if they lack the personal foundation needed to effectively deploy their skills. Therefore, it is essential as a leader or founder to invest in yourself and learn the two elements of self-mastery – mind mastery and energy mastery.
Mind mastery is crucial to success, as the mind is like an iceberg with over 90% of it working below the level of your conscious awareness. There are two subconscious processes that most commonly block success and inhibit founders from playing their A-game – unmet ego needs and negative beliefs. The article provides practical tips on how to hack ego needs and negative beliefs, including a three-step process for dismantling unhelpful negative beliefs. It also discusses energy mastery and highlights that stress, overwhelm, and exhaustion are ubiquitous among founders plus practical tips on how to manage stress and overwhelm, including using the three energy tanks and stress-o-meter frameworks to manage stress and overwhelm.