Four months ago, I started a coaching program that pushed me so far out of my comfort zone, it should have counted as an out of body experience.
It was the biggest investment I’d made since I bought my car. During this program I started doing video and Facebook Live, opened an Instagram account, did my first official product launch, and created an online course.
This from a girl, who in July 2018, didn’t own a phone, and had never taken a selfie.
I signed on for the support I need, because I felt completely naked taking on all this stuff and I knew I couldn’t do it alone.
There was only one part of myself that felt familiar. That was my mindset.
It was the part of me that overcame a drug addiction at an early age, got her dream job at the United Nations, had a baby against the odds after three years of trying, and published books both traditionally and independently.
That mindset is, simply stated:
“Yes I can, end of story.”
(Of course I might can’t guarantee how long this story is going to be, or how much time it’s going to take, but in the end, I’m going to make it happen.)
Looking back, really, that simple internal belief, that I’ll find a way, I’ll connect the dots, I’ll figure this out, that manifests the results.
No matter how bad my first draft is, let’s start from there and get it done.
This is my attitude toward myself and it’s my attitude toward everyone I work with. In fact it’s why we hire coaches. For some reason we think we can’t or we don’t know how, and the coach simply reminds us that we can, and then backs it up with practical strategies.
Fear is, “I’m scared and I don’t know what to do.”
Coaching is, “I’m scared and I have a resource that directs me toward the next step.” That’s a whole different ballgame.
In a certain sense, the degree to which we can process and handle stress, is the degree to which we allow ourselves to succeed. If we don’t think we can handle it, we’ll sabotage it. However if we program ourselves to believe there’s a way, then we’ll figure it out.
When I boil it down, that’s my only secret. That’s the key to mindset.
Often when we do mindset work, we focus so much on limiting beliefs.
Today, let’s do something fun. What is one belief you have in your arsenal that has always served you. If you were to write a blog titled, “The Single Most Powerful Mindset Tool that has lead to Success” what would that one belief be?
Give yourself some credit. What’s one belief that’s allowed you to get where you are today?