A Simple Way To Improve Your Mindset For Business
Just a quick one for today – I wanted to check in with you and your mindset.
And I want to ask you, do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?
This phrase was coined by the fabulous Carol Dweck, if you’re unfamiliar with her work she’s talked at Ted quite a few times and this one would be a good starting point.
A fixed mindset settles into a position of this is the way it always is, and those goals you dream of? They’re not possible.
You might be saying things like. I’ll never earn more than £30k. Or I’m just not good on social media. Or there’s no point getting in contact with X, they don’t want to hear from someone like me.
A growth mindset focuses on the endless possibilities and believes in the power of Not Yet.
Not yet opens up doors, I don’t earn £30k yet, I’m not good at social media yet, I haven’t contacted x yet.
Listen to this!
Charles Holland Duell, American President said in 1902 that he wanted to shut down the Patent Office because in his opinion ‘Everything that can be invented has been invented’. In 1902!
Imagine if the rest of the world had followed in his belief. The first aeroplane took off in 1903 just a year later or the internet in the 1960s.
If we followed Duell’s mindset there would have been no point looking into anything because there was nothing to find.
Yesterday I worked with a new business who are uncomfortable being online. They felt that social media depleted their energy. They felt they were selling their souls.
With a mindset like that, of course, you’re not going to jump at the chance to get on social media and build your business.
We worked on reframing their mindset.
What if social media wasn’t about selling, but about connecting, adding value and helping people? What if social media could be planned with a simple strategy that focused on the things you love to talk about? What if there are people out there looking for the service you offer, but you’re not showing up. What if rather than seeing social media as cold calling, you saw it as genuinely building relationships?
Are there absolute truths you’re telling yourself about you and the way you run your business?
Are you busy telling yourself you’re a procrastinator when in actual fact a simple reframe could see it in a totally different light?
I think we’re so used to believing the thoughts in our heads, it can be hard to pull back and see them for what they are. Just that, thoughts in our heads.
What if you started to disentangle the things you are telling yourself? What if you could reframe some of these truths and bring in the power of not yet. Of possibilities. Of seeing the world in a new light?
Are you interested in starting to see the world and your business in a new light? Check out how we can work together and open up the possibility of not yet.