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Three Mindsets That You Should Avoid to Stay Successful

By November 14, 2012May 11th, 2021Blog

When things are going the way you want them to go, many people forget to plan ahead for the eventual hurricane that’s sure to come. Remember: your focus should be on the future most of the time. Preparedness is what will set your company apart when something bad finally does come your way, and you’ll be one of the companies to survive. Sometimes, it’s all about the mindset; without the right one, you’ll succumb to the idea that your business will always be around. Check out the following mindsets to ensure that you aren’t holding them and they aren’t keeping you from success.

Novelty Bias

People seem to think that whatever just happened to them is what’s going to happen in the future. A big business finally took notice of you, and they want to do business with you. For some reason, the vast majority of business owners now think that this will be the norm. This isn’t true, and the most prepared business owners shouldn’t ever count on products and services always being trendy.

People Only, No Environment

We are conditioned, for a good reason, to think that people are our only threats. This may be true to some extent, but that doesn’t mean that our competitors are the only problem that we’re going to have down the line. There are bigger threats on the horizon, and some of them are right under your nose. Keep perspective; look at more than just those who are competing with you.

Forgetting That Risk is Dangerous

Without risk there is very little chance of reward, and though it’s good to remember that, taking unnecessary risk is just plain stupid. You need to keep track of the risks you are taking. Make sure you maintain your core purpose at all times, to help minimize the damage that comes along with big risks.


Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.