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The Success Mindset: 6 Mental Shifts

  1. The Success Mindset 6 Mindset Shifts Jill Coleman
  2. Why is Mindset Important?
  3. #1: Do What You Do Best “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. Do What You Do Best O Unapologetic authenticity O Live & work by your own set of core values (e.g. biz partners) O No one can do what you do – creates your unique brand/niche O Inner Authority (effortless) O Stop competing & start creating
  5. #2: Take 100% Responsibility “If you act like a victim, you are likely to be treated as one.” --Paulo Coelho
  6. Take 100% Responsibility Take responsibility for: O What you do O What others do (yes!) O Your attitude (gratitude & look for lesson) O Your thoughts (toward self & others) O Every single situation you find yourself in Complain vs. Finding Solution (mutually exclusive)
  7. Take 100% Responsibility O Forget luck O Forget what other people are doing O Forget what you are “owed” O Forget all expectations for others O Forget all expectations for what should happen
  8. Take 100% Responsibility O Stop blaming others O Stop having expectations for others—how do you manage this in a business?
  9. Take 100% Responsibility O Take responsibility for your attitude in every situation  Relentless positivity (what does that mean?) O “It can’t be done”  “How might we…?” O Your words literally create your reality O Question the status quo AND other people’s limiting beliefs
  10. #3: Give It All Away “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” --Napoleon Hill
  11. Giving It All Away O Empathy vs. Defensiveness O Helping others doesn’t lessen your own contributions O Empowers you AND them O Lack vs. Abundance O Cultivates trust O There’s enough happiness, success and money to go around
  12. Giving It All Away O True fulfillment has to be about others O Our passions/purposes are others- directed O Find ways to cultivate: O Deliver remarkable content O Offer mentorship/internship opportunities O Don’t miss a chance to give someone a compliment (don’t be stingy with praise) O Don’t miss an opportunity to say thank you
  13. #4: Lean Into Struggle “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” --African Proverb “Learn to fail, or fail to learn.” --Tal Ben-Shahar
  14. Lean Into Struggle
  15. Lean Into Struggle O “Named must your fear be before banish it you can.” --Yoda O Fear of failure/perfectionism (keeps us in holding pattern) O Fear of confrontation O Fear of disappointing others, e.g. parents O Journey vs. destination O Only via failures that we can ultimately succeed  The best learning comes from action
  16. Lean Into Struggle The Perfectionist The Optimalist Journey as a straight line Journey as irregular spiral Fear of failure Failure as feedback Focus on destination (rat racer) Focus on journey & destination (gratitude in present, hopeful for future) All-or-nothing thinking (prevents “Good enough” thinking (ready, fire, action) aim, aim, aim…) Defensive Open to suggestions/feedback Fault-finder Benefit-finder (optimist) Harsh Forgiving (empathic) Rigid, static Adaptable, dynamic Adapted from „Being Happy‟ by Tal Ben-Shahar
  17. Lean Into Struggle Expectations for what “should be” get into trouble. How can we not be disappointed when things don’t go to plan? [Psst. They never do!]
  18. #5: Rest-Based Living “A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.” --James Allen
  19. Rest-Based Living Lifestyle Design (Tim Ferriss): O Make money while you sleep O Free up your TIME so that you can do what you want O Leverage/guard time: O Establish boundaries (email, FB, blogging) O Establish protocols (client management)
  20. Rest-Based Living O Productivity: Chunking Time O 4 Ways to Divide Day O Block time – 2-3 tasks/day O Down time – Restorative activities O Face time – Social/discussion/creativity O Sweat time – Exercise/productivity
  21. Rest-Based Living O Productivity: Forced Ranking Do highest score first Item to Impact on Implementation Total do your Time Score business (1- 1 (slow) - 5 5) (fast) Write 4 3 7 blog Buy 5 5 10 domain Build 5 1 6 affiliates
  22. #6: Think Big “Where success is concerned, people are not measured in inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of their thinking.” --David Schwartz
  23. Thinking Big O “I could never be on the cover of a magazine.” O Importance of visualization + action O Narrow-minded vs. Open-minded (your own thoughts determine how successful you are) O Why NOT you?
  24. Thinking Big O Easier to stay small—certainty/security O Can you learn to take a risk? O Practical Pessimism: Go right to worst- case scenario and ask, what’s the alternative?
  25. Thinking Big O Don’t get weighed down with the mundane, there’s a world outside your own. O Difference between being BUSY and being PRODUCTIVE “Big picture thinkers don’t let the grind get to them, because they don’t lose sight of the all- important overview. They know that the person who forgets the ultimate is a slave to the immediate.” –John C. Maxwell
  26. #7: Be a Life-Long Student “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” –Abigail Adams
  27. Be a Life-Long Student O Cultivates high self-worth O Maintain slight edge (it defines what you’re selling) – e.g. DVD O Conscious effort – create time O Reading vs. watching TV: "Poor people have big TVs. Rich people have big libraries.” --Jim Rohn
  28. Review: 7 Success Principles 1. Do what you do best 2. Take 100% responsibility 3. Give it all away 4. Lean into struggle 5. Rest-based Living 6. Think big 7. Be a life-long learner
  29. “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” --Oscar Wilde Questions?