4 key pillars for mastering your mindset and achieving ‘North Star’ thinking – Will Polston

Mastering your mindset as an entrepreneur is crucial as it serves as the foundation for resilience and adaptability. Joining us in the latest episode of The Small Business Show is Will Polston, keynote speaker, author, executive coach, and host of the “Make it Happen with Will Polston” podcast. Poleston’s newest book, North Star Thinking: Master Your Mindset and Live a Life You Love, gives readers insights on approaching work and life in a different way.

Key Takeaways:

1. Polston believes that everyone has the potential to achieve their full potential. By doing so, they can benefit those around them. The main takeaway from Polston’s book is to provide readers with practical ways to apply the information and transform their lives. 

2. The North Star thinking approach is about setting a life goal that is so big that it cannot be achieved, which allows people to detach from the outcome and focus on the process. Polston outlines several pillars in the book that teach how to master time and gratitude, create habits that stick, and bring the process together.

3. Entrepreneurs can align themselves with their North Star by asking the following four questions and identifying the core center of these questions:

  • What do you love? 
  • What are you good at? 
  • What can you be paid for? 
  • What does the world need?

4. Entrepreneurs with a clear vision who manage their time effectively, think critically, and maintain consistency can achieve a positive mindset. Polston asserts, “Combining these principles in the book will give you a framework to apply daily.”

5. In more recent years, we’ve been more conditioned than ever to focus on short-term objectives, which the North Star condenses to simplify the process.

"The North Star provides a clear framework to simplify decision-making." – Will Polston

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