In the worlds of psychology and business, you’ll often hear the terms ‘growth mindset’ and ‘fixed mindset’. Mindset in general refers to the learned attitudes you’ve adopted over time; so a growth mindset is the attitude that you can always change for the better whereas a fixed mindset means you believe that you’re stuck with your natural skills without any room for improvement.
Every single person on earth has one of these mindsets but the best news of all is that if you’re stuck in a fixed mindset, you CAN make changes to shift into a growth mindset.
One way to make that shift is to incorporate tiny habits into your routine. Complete these habits enough times and a good habit forms, which can help shift your mindset.
Why do you want to achieve a growth mindset?
Quite simply, because the world then opens up a lot more options when you’re eager to grow.
Growth mindset means you can learn new things; you can change your lifestyle; you...
Being an entrepreneur brings many challenges along with its many benefits. One challenge in particular involves your business mindset and recognising if you’re setting yourself up for success or failure.
Figuring out what mindset you have involves using your common sense. If you’re afraid to fail, chances are that’s what will happen because you won’t want to take any risks so you won’t take any action.
However, it IS possible to shift this mindset; so instead of being afraid, you become determined to make your business work.
Which scenario do you prefer: Being determined and taking action or being afraid and cowering in a corner, doing nothing?
Here are some other common mindsets that may negatively affect your business:
1. A negative mindset can affect your confidence. How do you react if a boss or client says you made a mistake or they’re not happy with your final product? Does it rock your world for days at a time or can you regroup, make the...
Do you still have dreams of a lifestyle you’d love to attain or a business you’d like to start?
Do you remember how to dream big like our kids do?
As we grow, we often grow into the mindset that we have to work hard and we can’t take chances – or chase dreams – because we have to be responsible, especially if we have a family to support.
Mindsets can also be established unconsciously during childhood, when we hear parents or other adults continuously saying either positive or negative comments regularly.
Mindset simply refers to “the established set of attitudes held by someone”. Not everyone has the same mindset and if one person is a risk taker in one part of their life, they may not embrace the same risk in another part of their life. Ultimately, one’s mindset plays a huge part in whether they follow their dreams or not.
Here are 3 ways mindset can sabotage your ability to dream big and chase those dreams:
1. You think you’re...
It seems the current popular advice for growing your business is, “You need a coach,” and you’ll see dozens of people hanging up their coaching hat, advertising for clients.
But the term “coach” is extremely broad and general so the key to hiring the right coach is knowing what you’re looking for and what TYPE of coach to hire. After all, you wouldn’t hire a college rugby coach to bring the school’s football team to a league game, would you?
Every coach has their own niche – much like your business serves a particular niche – and within those niches, every coach has their own strengths and weaknesses. Let’s look at some of those niches in full detail.
Mindset coaches focus on your brain’s mindset, how you think and feel about your business and your life; and how to turn any negative thoughts into positive thoughts.
Mindset coaches do not solely focus on business; if you’re unhappy with any...
We all have the same 24 hours in each day but how we use those same 24 hours will determine your level of success.
Have you ever analysed what tasks you accomplish during the day, especially on those days where you question where the day went and wished you had an extra eight hours to finish your to-do list?
Knowing where you spend your time is part of the equation for success.
Are You a Do-It-Yourselfer?
When you’re first starting your business, it makes sense that you want to watch your budget and not hire any outside help. After all, you need to make money before you spend money, right?
Do-it-yourself business owners take on every task that deals with sales, marketing, billing, and operations, plus everything else that doesn’t fall into those categories.
But if you’re working on closing a sale, it stands to reason that you don’t have the time to develop a strong marketing campaign or to create content for your website or social media channels.
One popular definition of mindset is "a disposition, attitude or mood." That being said, it makes sense that clearing your mind of clutter goes a long way in helping you get more organised. Let's face it - when you're not clear-headed, it's very difficult to practice organisational skills. Keep reading to find out more about organising your mindset. There is no reason to put it off for another day.
Write Down Your Feelings
One of the best ways to clear your mind of clutter is to take the time to write down your feelings. You can either do this in a journal that you keep, or a piece of paper that you throw away once you're finished. Recent studies indicate that jotting down negative thoughts really does help to clear your mind and make you feel better.
More and more stressed-out individuals are using meditation to clear the clutter in their heads. When life is hectic, do you ever feel as though you're having a non-stop conversation (with yourself) in your head? If so, it's...