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What is your Mindset?

In Coaching, Inspiration, motivation, Personal Development on January 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm

First of all, what is a mindset?  The dictionary defines mindset as:

mind·set or mind-set  (mndst)   n.

1. A habitual or fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations.
2. An inclination or a habit.
So we know that if you have a fixed way of looking at something, like your life, your future, your weight, your job, chances are you will always look at it that way, unless you CHANGE YOUR MINDSET.
So what does that look like?  Take for example, a woman who has held the same job for 15 years, has not received promotions, and has not sought out new opportunities.  What do you think her Mindset is about her career, her ability to succeed in the field of  her choice, and even her view of her future career path?  What do you think her “interpretation” of her “situation” would be?  Do you think she is optimistic about her chances of promotion, or success in finding a better job?  What will need to happen if she is to change that?
What about the mindset of a person who’s parents couldn’t afford to travel, didn’t go on family vacations, and spoke negatively about those that did?  What is their “predetermined” “response” to taking long leisurely, relaxing vacations? How would this person achieve a life goal of traveling through Europe before they are 50?  What will they need to overcome?
So what about you?  What is your predetermined response to things you want to do, but feel you can’t, shouldn’t, won’t?  What is your Mindset?
Figuring out what your mindset is, is the first step in changing it, in order to reach the goals you really want in your life.
If you need help, try Mindset Life Coach, Victoria Edge, CPC.  You can learn more at our website, or even on our Mindset Life Coach Thumbtack.com page!

Change your Mindset and Change your Life!

In Coaching, Inspiration, motivation, Personal Development, perspective on January 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Have you ever heard of the One Degree Shift? No, I’m not talking about the Polar Shift, or even global warming.  I am speaking of making changes in your life.  According to Tony Robbins,

“One degree or one millimeter … of perception change or angle change, means the difference between success and failure, moving on or staying stuck.”

When you look at the things in your life you want to change, or goals in your life you want to reach, so often they seem so far off, so unattainable.  Your current perspective or mindset shows you that where you are today and where you want to be are too far apart.  This is defeating, unmotivating, and most often depressing.  With your aspirations dashed, and the “impossibility” of reaching your dreams, you might even give up completely!

Good News

By changing your Mindset, you can reach those goals, attain that change or lifestyle.

There is a little trick that can mean the difference between success and failure.  You see, we always look at these goals from the “insurmountable” perspective.  When all we need to do is to look at the here and now.

Let me explain.  Imagine a map, and a very large lake on the map.  You are in a boat on that lake, and have been heading toward an island shown on the map that is 15 miles away.  You just realized that the island you have been headed toward is 20 miles to the East from the the island where you really needed to go!    A 20 MILE Mistake!!  That will take all day!  That is too much! Then begins the stomping, the wailing, the crying, the desire to give up, the idea to jump out of the boat, etc.  But wait!  If you change your perspective, and stop looking at the distance between one destination (goal) and the other, and look at it from “here and now” you will see that if you simply change your approach by 1 degree East, you will reach your new goal with very little extra effort.

The 1 Degree Shift is a powerful tool in changing your mindset.  Look at what small thing you can do each day, what small shift, change or action that will take you toward your goal and then implement it. That is doable!  Don’t get lost in the list of things you will have to do in order to reach your goal, don’t look at the obstacles you will have to over come in order to get what you want.  Instead, shift your path by 1 degree and see if all those obstacles are even still in your way!

This is why Mindset Life Coaching is so powerful.  Don’t waste another minute saying you CAN’T, when now you know you CAN!

Check us out at our Mindset Life Coach website, or at our Mindset Life Coach Thumbtack page.

Contact us today, and begin your journey to your goals!

Have You Run Into a Wall?

In Coaching, motivation, Personal Development, perspective, Women's growth, women's issues on January 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Do you feel like you keep running into walls when you are trying to accomplish something?
Do you ever feel like you don’t have any options?
Do you feel like you are up against a wall with no where to go?
Even though you know better, do you feel like you have to face this all alone?

Well, you are not alone, you have someone in your corner, you have someone to help you find the window, the door, or even the ladder to get past your obstacles and move forward.

All You Have to do is Ask!

Really, you don’t even have to know what you need, as a professional coach, I can help you discover where these walls come from and how to not only work through them, but in many cases, never see them again!

Not sure if this could actually work in your situation?  Check out the questions and situations on our our “Is Coaching Right For You” page.

Not sure if I am the coach for you?  Check out my Lifestyle and Mindset Coaching page on Thumbtack.com.  You can ask questions about your specific issues, get a quote, or even check out other coaches.  I am confident that, like my other clients, you will be thrilled with the new possibilities in your life after only a few short months.

Contact me today!