Why to Adopt the Right Mindset?
Mindset is the real game changer. Mindset is the foundation beneath the teachings and systems of all successful motivational speakers, teachers and healers. Mindset is what makes the difference between failing and achieving, between making it or breaking it. Mindset is what sets the super achievers apart from the rest. Mindset is powerful beyond measure.
Mindset is also the most under-taught, over-looked rule of success in business.
What is mindset anyway? I use this word every day but let’s define it just in case:
In decision theory and general systems theory, a mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or groups of people that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools.
Or as I define it, mindset is the entire system of thinking – believing – and deciding that drives the sum of action and inaction in one’s life.
If you have your own business, or dreaming of running your own business one day, have you set aside any time to invest on your mindset?
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If you are in the wrong job and itching to get out, have you put any thought into gaining the right mindset first?
The right mindset is the first rule of success. It can set your creativity on fire. It can change your outcomes. It can send your productivity to the roof. It can keep you motivated and inspired on rainy days. It can be your greatest pillar of support.
People ask me all the time: What’s the biggest turning point in your business? My answer is the same: It’s when I finally got into the right frame of mind. It is when I finally adopted the new mindset. It’s when I decided to be successful. Period.
When was the last time you decided to be successful? Not hope to be, or pray to be, or wish to be. Not wonder or dream or send out a whisper to the universe and wait for reply. No!!! I mean, you decided that come hell or high water, you, my dear, are going to be a smashing success! Period. Details, you’ll figure out later.
Now that’s a strong healthy mindset. It’s not arrogant. It’s assertive and confident – which you can be with the 21-Step Confidence Building Series. It’s not jinxing the future – as my wonderful culture would insist. It is a show of conviction in your own self. And it’s not selfish. It’s self-nurturing and good for you and for those who benefit from your touch.
In other words, it’s served me pretty well. You’re welcome to steal it, copy it, and adopt it as your own. I really don’t mind.
You, Others and The Wrong Mindset
The wrong mindset, on the other hand, does the opposite.
Not so good.
The wrong mindset is when you think in a way that severely limits your chances of success in a given circumstance, often without your awareness. The wrong mindset can be worse than a disease. It can wreck havoc on your body, mind and spirit. And it can totally ruin your chances of success.
The collection of rigid views that develop as a result of a culture, tradition, environment, and upbringing can formulate into the wrong mindset for those who want to live life on their own terms. Yet they can be the right mindset for those who are happy complying to the status quo, and choose to live their life that way.
So hear me out please: there is nothing the matter with either camp, but please, can we stop getting in each other’s way? Can we co-exist in harmony?
You don’t have to worry about changing anyone else’s mindset but your very own.
You don’t have to take on responsibility for your teachers, or parents, or pastors, or friends or relatives or whoever else plays a role in your life. You simply have to decide what you believe and how you want to live and run your business and your life, and then go for it. It really is that simple. I know, because I complicated the living daylights out of my life and my business for a long time.
Then I learned to simply, and to believe and to decide to be successful. You can do the same thing for yourself. Right now.
Others will forever hold on to their own mindset until (and only if) they are ready to change it on their own time and based on their own motives. Try as you may, you will never be able to instill a new mindset into another human being unless they are willing to cooperate. I’d like to add that generally, they are not willing to cooperate.
More than likely, people have their own schedules for changing a mindset, and it’s really hard to be in complete sync!
Let them go. Really.
10 Game Changers for Mindset of Success
Focus on yourself. Get in the right frame of mind for your life, your business and your values. Find the right way to think about the conditions you need to create in order to be successful. If you need a support system, look for it elsewhere if you cannot find it in your current surroundings.
When you settle into the right mindset, it feels like you’ve come home. It is an immediate sense of belonging to a place that guides you in the right direction, without pressure, without guilt or shame, without doubt and fear. The right mindset is the first step, and it is the essence of success.
Here are my top 10 killer game changers from the right mindset in this self-employment world. Use them:
1 – I have personal power to create all the conditions necessary for success.
2 – I am already a success. I am just going to be a bigger success.
3 – I know my gifts and skills and talents create real impact.
4 – I believe in what I am doing and in the path I have chosen to take.
5 – I may not see the direct or immediate impact today but I believe in it.
6 – I may ruffle a few feathers but if my mission feels right, I will keep doing it.
7 – I am not here to make everyone happy. I am here to serve those whom I am meant to serve.
8 – I am not out to make anyone proud anymore. I no longer thrive on or seek this validation. If it happens great. If not, also great.
9 – I am free of guilt and shame for choosing an unconventional life.
10 – I will be fully deserving and embracing of massive success; it will mean huge impact on others and a tiny difference in this world. And I will celebrate it with a full heart.
So what are your game changers? What mindset do you wake up to? What frame of mind do you carry with you everywhere you go and every time you encounter someone else?
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