In working with clients who want to make a difference in the world through their work, I help them with mindset freedom.
The three challenges that I see over and over again are fear, self-sabotage and money-blocks.
What these business owners really want instead are confidence, success and a good income.
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Tad Hargrave from Marketing for Hippies. I’ve been following Tad’s work for many years now. Tad’s ideas around point of view (POV) have been invaluable in working out what exactly are my guiding principles in the work that I do.
My solution to the problem my clients face is summarised in my 7 Steps to Success MINDSET process.
If you were to ask me:
What are the core principles, or assumptions I should be using to help me navigate when things don’t go exactly according to plan?”
My answers are as follows:
1. Your internal navigation system is the most important thing to remember.
Learn to trust your gut, your instinct. Listen to your body and how you feel about things.
The way you operate in your business is meant to be light, joyful and flowing – not heavy or tight.
If it doesn’t feel good, find another course of action that brings the same result that DOES feel good.
2. Your thoughts are not your reality.
Notice your thoughts and write them down – but then take an objective view before deciding how to act. Negative thoughts are there as warning signs, but are not the gospel truth.
If your mind is telling you that you ’can’t’ do something – that’s not the ‘truth’; it’s just a thought that can be challenged.
This means that your ‘reality’ is actually a construct in your mind. With practise, you can ‘choose’ how to think differently to serve your goals, and fulfil your potential in business.
“Your ‘reality’ is actually a construct in your mind – you can make that positive and supportive, or negative and draining”
3. Don’t expect instant results.
You have to give things time to work. Remember you can trust your gut on whether to carry on with a course of action or stop.
4. Give yourself permission to change your mind.
If what you thought you wanted doesn’t feel good, you can change your mind and opt for something else instead. Your path is your choice.
5. Business (and life) is meant to be fun and joyful – for most of the time.
If things feel heavy or tight, then something needs to change.
6. You are not in control.
God/The Universe/ Source is in control.
When things feel out of hand, or even if they go ‘badly’, trust that the Universe has your back and will guide you to the best outcome for you.
Whatever happens is the ‘best thing’ that could have happened – even if it doesn’t look like that at first.
7. Fear is a good sign!
When you’re afraid of something and things feel tough, it’s a good sign you’re stretching out of your comfort zone!
It will get easier and easier the more you do it.
8. Things will never be totally stress free and fearless.
Your comfort zone will always be stretching.
Once you’ve conquered one set of fears, be prepared for different fears to replace them.
Fear is a frequent yet short-lived visitor in your fulfilling business adventure. Get used to it!
9. It’s ok to make mistakes.
Mistakes are essential to your personal and business growth!
Go out of your way to try new things and get feedback – make lots of ‘mistakes’!
10. The journey to mindset freedom is an internal path.
The journey to fulfilment in business (and life) is an internal path as much as an external one.
Knowing yourself and developing your internal compass, is just as important as knowing the ‘How To’s of business.
For more information about my MINDSET process, download my free guide “7 Steps to Success: How to quit self sabotage and fulfil your potential in business”.
Over to you:
I’d love to know how this lands with you. Do you resonate with any of these, and which are your favourites?
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