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“Mindset”… the new word, in a way like the (snow) axis.
So was I. Daughter of a Marine, born in the early 80’s and a five year old baby, I certainly didn’t hear anything about “mindset” as a child.
What I heard was:
“Money doesn’t grow on trees” or “Not now, it’s too expensive.”
I didn’t know it at the time, but a mental deficiency surrounded me. It was never enough. And if there was, it would have disappeared sooner. feast or famine
Miraculously, my parents put all 5 of us kids through college, and I believed that you go to college, then get a job for the rest of your life. This is what you do. College, work, pay the bills, die.
Unfortunately, this is what happened to my father and he was working until he passed away. Cancer took him so fast that he didn’t even get a chance to resign. He only spends sick days. He was 71 years old, had a C-level banking career, and was still struggling financially.
Watching him go through this and knowing that he wanted to retire years ago but couldn’t convince me to leave the marketing agency I was at and start my own agency in 2016. I was afraid to go back to entrepreneurship, but as you probably know by now, entrepreneurship is deep in your bones, something that can’t be shaken, something we keep doing, even if (when) it’s crazy. to appear
I approached my business the same way I did my first, doing all the “stuff” without much thought, emotion, or emotion about the outcome I wanted to achieve.
It was only by accident that I actually came across “The Mindset”. Keep reading to learn three books that helped me grow my business beyond six figures.
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Book number 1 – Mystery
I will Call Mystery I came across the book Gateway to the Mindset of a guest on my podcast who was a multi-millionaire. What caught his attention was what he encountered when he found it. He was struggling financially, he was single, his kids were young, and he said, “I realized that no one could save me, so I had to save myself.”
And that’s what this book is about—knowing that we can change things and realizing that we are much more powerful than we realize, while being aware that it all starts with us.
Our thoughts change our attitude, change our behavior, change our actions, change our life.
something i like Mystery It is easy to digest and there are different people from all over the world who share their experiences with “The Secret”.
Book number 2 – Think and get rich
I loved Bob Proctor Mystery Too much, and kept talking about Napoleon Hill think and grow rich So I read it on!
One of the things I love about this book is the main story…Napoleon Hill was a young, poor reporter who was assigned to interview the richest man in the United States at the time, Andrew Carnegie. Unbeknownst to Hill, Carnegie was looking for someone to interview the most successful people around the world and document what they had in common. During the interview, he asked Hill if he would do it without pay, and the only thing Carnegie would help with was introducing these successful people. Hill said yes, and spent the next 20-plus years interviewing the likes of Henry Ford, Theodore Roosevelt, and Alexander Graham Bell.
To me, it reinforces the fact that there are so many things going on around us that we don’t even realize they are. Couple would have existed.
This book describes the 13 principles these people have used to achieve massive success.
Book number 3 – In harmony with infinity
where Mystery It made me feel warm and fuzzy, this book made me feel raw and exposed. I began to discover layers of myself that I didn’t even know were there and didn’t know needed to be addressed. They say ignorance is bliss and I was unaware of many things!
This is when I began to explore childhood trauma, limiting beliefs, and aspects of myself that I didn’t even know existed. I realized that in order to grow, I had to let go of many familiar feelings, emotions, and behaviors.
Sounds simple, right? It is simple, but not easy.
You may wonder what this has to do with running a business. For me, I was making poor decisions in my business based on past experiences and learned behaviors.
For example, I took on a needy client who didn’t have the budget for my services, but agreed anyway. This is because of my childhood experiences and my sense of inadequacy.
I realized that these underlying patterns were on autopilot and it took me a while to step back and see what was happening. And when I did, everything started to change.
I got clients because I started doing things that felt right. I could focus more because I was eliminating negative chatter, which led to better results. I was able to gain confidence and clarity about my business.
“Success is 95% mindset and 5% strategy.” You can have the best strategies in the world, but they won’t work if you don’t have the mindset to back them up and align with them.
So, while I agree with that Mystery “Ask, believe, receive,” there are more words beneath the surface. You have to dig, get uncomfortable, and do things you’ve never done before to uncover hidden patterns, thoughts, and feelings so that you can truly believe that you will get what you want (and strive for). .