#4: Why Mindset is Critical and How to Start Improving It


The way you think about things determines how you feel and react to those things.

Those reactions, whether they’re good or bad, determine your outcome and results.

Most of the population isn’t aware of how they think, so if that’s you, we’re changing it as of right now!

According to the dictionary, mindset is the established set of attitudes held by someone. Basically, their philosophy on life or any particular situation.

Where mindset is critical is what follows as a result of those thoughts/attitudes/beliefs, because how you think about something determines how you feel about that thing and how you feel determines how you act in relation to that thing.

Negative thoughts lead to negative feelings and negative actions. Negative actions lead to negative results.

Positive thoughts lead to positive feelings and positive actions. Positive actions lead to positive results.

To start changing your mindset, it all starts with awareness.

Start recognizing your thoughts by asking yourself “what am I thinking?”

After you have the awareness step down, you can start changing your thoughts.

Counter any negative thoughts with a positive thought.

For example:

Negative thought: “I don’t make enough money. If I just made more money, things would be easier.”

Counter positive thought: “I’m grateful for what I do make because it allows me to cover my priorities.”

Other things to help change your mindset:

  • Read The Power of Now
  • Start journaling – write down what you’re thinking and how it makes you feel
  • Practice gratitude – shift focus to what is going write; write down 5 things you’re grateful for each day
  • Use affirmations – physically write or speak out loud daily affirmations.
  • Work with a coach or therapist
  • Listen to the Life Coach School podcast
  • Always ask yourself “what am I thinking?” Or, if you’re feeling happy/sad/any emotion, ask yourself what is making you feel that way

Be gracious with yourself because this isn’t easy work to do!

Here’s a glance at this episode:

  • [01:22] Getting clear on what mindset means. Understanding what mindset means allows you to recognize your feelings, actions and results, as they pertain to how you think.
  • [04:20] If you’re not aware of your mindset and how you think, you could be doing things that don’t help you reach your goals or your dream life.
  • [09:33] How to start changing your mindset and thoughts with an activity that helps you counter negative thinking.
  • [11:52] Tools, resources and recommendations on things that helped me change my mindset and become a more self-aware individual.

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Resources mentioned in this episode:

Download the CGS Money Moves Packet

Free 5 Day Money Mindset and Manifestation Challenge

The Power of Now

The Life Coach School Podcast

Work with me 1-on-1 to change your money mindset

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