One of the biggest struggles that keeps so many people from building the successful business they dream of has nothing to do with strategy or marketing.
Success depends hugely on the mindset, beliefs and rituals we live by on a daily basis, that either lead us closer or further away from our dreams.
It’s as simple as that: the answer to going from struggling to success story lives inside each and every one of us!
For such a long time I was that person and it was so frustrating feeling so stuck.
One day I decided that what I really needed to have wasn’t another three-month trip around Australia in search of an epiphany, but a mindset shift, and when I did this, everything started to change.
If you’ve been struggling to get into a mindset conditioned for success, in this post we’ll be going through four simple steps to help you get off the couch and on to taking the action that will move you forward.
These strategies have really helped me shift my mindset and have been crucial in helping me build the business of my dreams, become a bestselling author and achieve some of the biggest goals I had on my vision board.
Step 1: Create awareness of your current mindset
Any sort of change starts with awareness and clarity, so this is all about getting clear about where you’re at and what your mindset is like.
There’s a powerful intuitive journaling exercise that I love to do that really helps me create awareness around what’s going on in my life, how I’m feeling and how that’s showing up in my business.
- Do some intuitive journaling
Take some time out to go somewhere quiet, a nice environment that makes you feel good.
Grab a pen and a piece of paper and give yourself permission to tune in with yourself and to write about what you’re feeling and what’s going on internally.
Ask yourself some questions that will help you explore, like:
“How am I feeling right now and what’s my mindset like?”
The next step is to write without filtering or thinking too much, allowing the words to flow out onto the paper.
The intention is just to create awareness around what you’re currently thinking: the good, the bad and the ugly. This is all about being really honest with yourself.
Step 2: Discover the shifts you need to make
As part of the intuitive journaling exercise, write down what your biggest struggle is right now, the biggest mindset challenge you’re facing.
Whatever is bubbling underneath the surface for you in terms of a mindset block, a doubt, worry or fear, focus on that and ask yourself:
“Why do I feel like this?”
Write down whatever comes to mind and as you go along, keep asking yourself “Why do I feel like this?” over and over again.
As you continue to ask this question and dig deeper, you’ll start peeling back the layers and getting to the root of the problem of what’s really going on.
Really often we think our surface feelings are the issue, when in fact, it is experiences, memories or negative beliefs we’re holding on to start showing up through us and in our business.
It could be something that happened three years ago that you don’t even realise is having a huge impact on how you’re feeling and showing up today.
So this exercise is about figuring out why you’re really feeling the way you are so that you can do something about it.
Step #3: Look for the solution
Once you have answers to these questions and you’ve discovered what is truly affecting your mindset in the present and keeping you stuck, start looking for the solution.
Get clear on how you can move past that mindset block and not let it hold you back anymore.
Using the intuitive journaling method, simply brainstorm all the ideas you can think of for moving away from the negative mindset and towards a positive mindset.
Step 4: Create your daily rituals for a growth mindset
Once you have created awareness and understood the mindset shifts you need to make in order to create more success in your life, it’s time to put it all into practice.
This strategy will help you implement the steps you need to take to make those shifts on a daily basis.
Your daily rituals for a growth mindset are the actions and tasks that will help you to step away from self-limiting thoughts and step into a place where you’re brimming with confidence.
This is about the practices that will shift you into a positive frame of mind that enables you to take the action that you need to take to create success.
A great ritual for a growth mindset is visualisation, which involves taking five minutes every day to close your eyes and connect with the vision of success that you hold for yourself.
The point is to visualise that dream or goal vividly and as if it has already happened and to connect with how it feels to have made that a reality.
Instead of spending your days consumed by a self-limiting mindset, visualization helps you immerse yourself into a mindset that connects you with what it is that you actually want to make happen.
- Setting intentions
Another really effective ritual for a growth mindset is to set intentions every day.
This involves getting really clear on what it is that you want to achieve, where it is that you want to go, what are the things that you want to make happen and the action you’re going to take.
Success doesn’t happen by accident, it’s something that we have to create on purpose, so this is a way to get intentional about it every single day.
- Finding inspiration
Listening to inspiring podcasts, watching inspirational videos or reading books to help you expand your mind and get away from a limited mindset is another great ritual to practice.
Once you have a list of rituals you would like to put into action, schedule in the time to practice them every single day.
Start by challenging yourself to stick to the process for seven days, then 14 days, then 30 days and keep doing it over and over again from there until they become a part of your natural daily habits.
Practicing daily success rituals will make a huge difference to your mindset and if you stick to the process, you will surely start to see your positive mindset manifest into confidence, action and success.
Leave me a comment below and let me know what are the biggest mindset blocks you’re struggling with. What mindset shifts do you know you need to make to create success?