The Surprising Similarity Between Ecommerce and Mindful Eating
Nutrition and ecommerce are often perceived as being connected, but would you believe that they’re more similar than you think?
Quadra recently hosted Robyn Mons, a mindful eating coach, on the Ecom Life Podcast. During the episode, Robyn spoke with Quadra founder John Sanders about how nutrition and ecommerce involve many of the same values and strategies.
Although many factors to success with both nutrition and ecommerce were mentioned during the episode, John and Robyn repeatedly returned to one single common denominator: Mindset. It all comes down to mindset.
When it comes to health, it’s no secret that going to the gym offers physical benefits. In fact, many people have been able to achieve their physical goals in this way. However, Robyn estimated that only 5% of people who hit their physical goals maintain them over an extended period of time.
Similarly, John made the estimate that around 90% of ecommerce start-ups fail. Both Robyn and John attribute mindset as the biggest factor in determining whether or not success will stick.
Robyn attributes this to the difference between physical and mental change. If someone doesn’t have the proper mindset for growth, it will be difficult for them to maintain long-term change.
“The way we show up in eating is reflective of every other area of our lives,” Robyn said.
Mindfulness needs to exist in every area of our lives. If you struggle with mindfulness when it comes to eating, you’re also likely to struggle with areas such as ecommerce.
So, what can you do to create a growth mindset?
The first step to making change is building a growth mindset. Be prepared to break patterns in your life that will make it difficult to maintain your mindset and find success.
In the example of nutrition, Robyn uses the example of waste. If you tell yourself you cannot waste food, you are telling yourself to ignore when your body is full and to continue eating. If you want to maintain long-term success, you have to first break your harmful patterns of thought.
If you want to be a successful ecommerce seller you must first create a winning mindset. If you enter into something new without properly conditioning yourself to succeed, you’re significantly more likely to succumb to the hardships associated with it.
For example, starting a print on demand store might be easy. However, it may not be the “quick money” solution that you might expect. Finding true success in print on demand requires time and effort, and if you don’t have the mentality to sustain that before beginning, you’ll have a more difficult time committing long term.
However, once you’ve accomplished a growth mindset, you’re going to be on the right path to finding success wherever you’re looking. Remember, it all comes down to mindset!
View the full interview with Robyn Mons at: https://youtu.be/w0fvarjjgdI.