Carrie Green, a successful online entrepreneur, shares her experience launching her career and the lessons she’s learned along the way. Carrie credits developing her positive mindset, including goal setting and visualization, as well as cultivating requisite skills for her eventual success.
Carrie Green : Founder of the FEA
FEA : Female Entrepreneur Association
Carrie Green started her first online business at the age of 20, whilst studying Law at the University of Birmingham in the UK. Within a few years she took the business globally, selling throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe. In 2011 Carrie launched the Female Entrepreneur Association as a way to help inspire and connect female entrepreneurs from around the world. The network has grown to over 140,000 women and they now produce a digital magazine, This Girl Means Business, weekly videos, free online classes and more.
Carrie Green at TEDxManchester
At the time I was reading a book my Michael Gerber, The e-Myth. And in The e-Myth, the chapter on Primary Aims, Michael Gerber says: Imagine walking into a room, and inside the room are your friends and family. And as you walk down the center of the room, you see a box. And as you get to the front of the room, you realize that you’re in the box. And it’s your funeral. And he says, ‘What kind of things do you want people to be saying, about the kind of life that you lived, about the kind of person that you were, the kind of things that you achieved.’ And I realized, I had no idea. So there’s no wonder that I felt so off-track. I had never, ever been on track…
Knowing exactly what you want to achieve
I realized that if I wanted to live an incredible life and achieve amazing things, and I really did, that I had to get my mind on the same wavelength as me. I realized that I had to figure out what it was I want to achieve, why I want to achieve it, why it actually meant something to me. I had to figure out the kind of person that I needed to become in order to make it happen. And then I had to program my mind to make it happen. I had to program my mind for success. And that is exactly what I ended up doing. Mission Success began…
power of thoughts
I realized I have the power to control my thoughts rather than control me. I knew that I could stop myself from thinking these things and I did. I replaced the negative, rubbish, annoying thoughts and told them to shut up, and replaced them with positive thoughts that are empowering me. Thoughts that were actually helping me to move towards my goals.
I also started to listen to guided visualization to program my subconscious mind for success. And I really got into doing visualizations, vividly picturing what I wanted to achieve, seeing it happen and feeling it happen like it was happening right then and there. Just like all the top athletes do. I got so clear on what I wanted to happen, and since then my life has totally changed…
Knowing why you need to achieve it
I realized that if I could get my mind to be certain that I could make something happen, that somehow I would figure out away. And I always have, because success is no accident. Living an incredible life is no accident. You have to do it on purpose. And it starts by knowing exactly what it is that you want to achieve, knowing why you want to achieve it, knowing the kind of person that you need to become in order to make it happen and then programming your mind to make it happen. Because you have only one life to achieve everything you’re going to achieve. So you have to act accordingly.