I say to clients all the time that their success lies in the shadow work that we will do together over time.
Shadow work refers to the steps and thoughts that become our actions externally. We all have a shadow side that deals with our fears, limiting thoughts, and that pesky internal voice that often scares us from action.
But your mindset flashlight exposes all of that and allows you to make your mindset work for you rather than against you.
It takes time and is never something you can just ignore. But over time, it is much much easier every day.
If you find yourself listening to that internal voice a little more than you should – being afraid, getting stuck with inaction, over analyzing and doing nothing when you know you need to move—grab your mindset flashlight and take a look around.
Mindset is the single most powerful tool you can have as an entrepreneur and leader.
Think about that.
One of the best practices you can have is the ability to find one positive thing in your day no matter how tough it might have been.
This special skill can literally save your life.
How do I know? It saved mine.
I remember back to when I was neck deep in the middle of a tough divorce and a business bankruptcy. I thought everything in my life was lost forever and never going to get better again.
But then I stopped and realized that if I did not take control of my mind, I was going to lose my mind—and probably my life as well.
But how do I start? There was nothing good going on…(or so I thought.)
Then, my oldest daughter called for no reason at all, just to check on me and say, ‘hey.’ There is was…
My one good thing for the day that gave me a place to start.
I realized that I was loved, and that if just that one thing were true, I could rebuild the rest. And so, I did. Finding that one thing positive on one dark day allowed me to go from divorced and bankrupt to build a multi-6-figure business back all in that year.
No matter how dark things are….find your one thing today.
Think about that.
We often mistake passion for love. As a result, we fail to fully understand that investment required to love authentically and to receive love of that same value.
And not just regarding a spouse or significant other, love in any relationship must continue deeper and wider to provide our lives with its true wealth. Anything less is merely companionship, friendship, or comradery.
Those results are notable and worthy to a point, but true significance is born from a place of love that is rare and requires daily investment.
But truthfully, investment is the core ingredient in most everything. Effort, care, and being intentional—whether in love, business, relationships, whatever—is where results come from.
So, my question is this: Are you investing in the love of others or are you waiting on the sidelines for someone to deliver love to you? Are you giving and investing, or are you waiting to take or receive?
If you do not feel you have the relationships you need or want, I would start by investing outwardly with love and service to those most important to you.
Think about that.
Struggle, effort, and challenge are wonderful things in the mind of an entrepreneur or leader with the proper focus. Even as a mom or a dad, wisdom and experience comes through the challenges that we face and the solutions that we bring.
As our mindset today shares, if we only did things that were easy, we wouldn’t actually be learning anything. We would just be practicing things we already knew.
It is so easy for us to get down on ourselves when we struggle with something new. Yet, struggle is a fantastic indicator we are learning and growing.
Simple and easy is not a stretch for you. You must stretch to get better.
I encourage you to stop for a moment today and write out what you want to see come to reality in next days.
If those goals do not scare you to death, chances are they’re not near big enough.
More than likely, you will end up spending this year just practicing stuff you already knew but hoping that you get to a different result.
We have to be brutally honest and talk about where we want to go and what it’s going to take to get there, and then sit down and do the work. New lessons and new learning lead to new outcomes. That’s where we get new results.
Today’s mindset quote is at the core of everything that I teach, that I coach, that I mentor. Whether in business, life, relationships, health, spirituality, education, or life purpose, it doesn’t matter what you do, if you do not first, master your mindset.
To build a lasting business or anything else for that matter, you must first have to master your mindset.
I am living proof, and I know this to be true. Every single time I’ve gotten my mind focused and correct, business and success, life and relationships have come toward me rather being something that I needed to chase after.
If you want to know how to get to your dream, focus right here.
A proper mindset provides clarity, focus, momentum, freedom, and overall enjoyment. For me, once I put this pursuit of a proper mindset at the top of the list, everything I do or touch has become infinitely easier.
Life is working for me rather than against me.
I welcome you to try this first.
Think about that.