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5 Steps to Empower a Mindset of Change

The way we view the world is either the limiting or empowering factor in our lives. When we decide to believe the little voices in our heads which tell us that we are not good enough, or that we don’t deserve better than the way our life is, we live out a self fulfilling prophecy.

How then can we turn that around? Some may refer to the principle based on the story of the scorpion and the frog. Which leads to the conclusion that some of us are scorpions and can never change, and some of us are frogs and can never change or improve.

I believe that with the right focus and empowerment, we can shift the way we live out our lives. It is definitely not easy… if it was everyone would do it! However it can be done. I have seen it in the lives of people around me, and I have seen it in myself!

Where to Begin?

Knowing where to start is one of the challenges to this process. If we know where to start then the flow of change can begin. Knowing where to start is vitally important, however it is only one of the keys rather than the golden key, there is so much more required!

Step 1. Know your reason for wanting change.

It is very easy to be excited about the romance of what your life will be like when you are in a better  headspace and place in your life. The challenge comes with the consistent approach and work ethic which is required to realise these goals which are born out of the dreams you have for your future! Which makes the reason why you want to change of VITAL importance to the chances of success! When you have a powerful motivator, which is usually a person (or several people) whom you will help by the change of lifestyle, then your chances to succeed improve greatly!

Step 2. Seek the guidance you need to help with the process.

When you know why you want to change then you will need the guidance to take the next step of implementing the plans which will initiate the change. If it’s around a different career path which will give you more time freedom, then you connect with people on the path you are choosing to walk. If you are looking for relationship guidance, then connecting with people who are renowned in that area is your focus. Being humble enough to recognise that you need help, is an important key to the overall success you seek!

Step 3. Put together a plan.

Now if you are like me and see plans as a prison which hold you back from being spontaneous, this is a challenge! However, by making plans and having defined small steps laid out which help you be active in implementing daily, achieving the greater goal becomes less daunting and more realistic! And if you do like to be spontaneous then you will be ready to tweak and make changes to your plans when and where necessary.

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Step 4. Be consistent.

Perhaps the hardest step for many of us (Fingers pointing at me)! To make a change which will last, you must be consistent with implementing the plans… Essentially they become a habit. Perhaps daily phone reminders or printed prompts around the house especially reminding you of WHY you are embarking on this mission could be beneficial. It truly is a case by case approach, you need to discover what works for you… What works for me may well not work for you and vice-versa.

It really is vital that you focus on this step until you get it right, right for you! Make a commitment to wade through the highs and lows of motivation to get to your place of consistent long term action.

5. Celebrate The Victories

Something which is really easy to do is to get so caught up in the process of change, in the planning and execution of plans, that we can completely bypass this step. In fact we can not even consider this when we are so focused on the “plan”. However it is so important to recognise and celebrate the victories we have, no matter how small!

If we consider our plans are unsuccessful until we have achieved a major long term goal there is a high chance that we will give up before achieving it! Whereas if we take the time to celebrate the “small” victories along the way, we are able to see that our plans and goals are coming to fruition which gives confidence to take the next step and continue the process. Success is a powerful motivator, even so called small successes!

The Consistent Cycle

There is five steps you can use to empower a mindset of change. I think of these steps as a cycle, you just keep revolving through the steps to continue the process.
Know your reason for change.
Continue to seek guidance from trusted sources.
Continue to plan.
Be consistent in execution.
Celebrate!

And continue to revolve through these, and you may just find that you end up where you are called to be!

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My Inspiration

The reason why I am writing this and sharing my heart with you is because of one organisation which has empowered me to grasp and embrace the above concepts. It would be remiss of me not to introduce you to this organisation which continues to be a great community which inspires and empowers me! I have been encouraged and empowered to reach higher and strive further all the while enjoying the process!

The organisation is called Six Figure Mentors and as I discovered, they are about far more than just teaching you about earning. In fact I have learned so much about mindset and understanding myself and why I do what I do, and how to execute a new way of living. This post flows from what I have gleaned from the mentoring from this amazing organisation which continues to inspire me to endeavour to inspire you to be your best!

Click below to sign up for a free webinar run by one of my mentors Stuart, who inspired me to take action and become a person who connects people like you, to their passion!

https://yourpurposefulnewlife.com/newlife/3

My hope for you is that you will be inspired to be the best version of you and serve those around you.

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Community – The Vital Ingredient of Life

Whether you are a total introvert or a life of the party extrovert, or somewhere in the middle; having a good community around you is a vital aspect of your life if you are striving to thrive! The almost hibernating introvert still needs a great community around them to help empower and inspire them to greater heights, and to in turn, pour themselves into.

Go back a few decades and you would find perhaps a more true definition of what a neighbourhood community looks like. This community of people who firstly actually know each other personally, which led to helping each other and supporting each other, as a natural part of life almost like breathing if you like. In rural areas of developing countries you can still find evidences of these strong communities!


What is “Community”?



Community is where people support and look out for each other, in effect treating each other as cherished family! Community is tribe mentality, where people look out for each other and care for each other in practical ways. The Living Oxford Dictionary states that community is, “A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.” <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/community>

The above definition states that community is both location and ideal based or either of the two. This very much fits in with what community is to us now – very much a global reality as opposed to our immediate location. In fact I think how infrequently I catch up with my neighbours, and know many people who share my experience!

Due to the Internet and social media platforms and connections, the world is smaller…we are able to stay daily (and far more frequently if desired) in contact through video calls, messaging and of course the old standard of a phone call; and with minimal expense! I know so many people now who have their really close friends on the other side of the world, and they are able to remain updated with the intricate details of their lives!

Let’s Get Personal

What is community to you? Is it more about location and proximity? Or is the world your neighbourhood? Maybe something in between the two? The next thing to consider is, what does your ideal community look like? If you are already living in that reality, congratulations that is fantastic! If not, that’s ok too because the future can hold a positive light for you…actually, TODAY can hold a positive light for you – the change begins with mindset!

The ideal community for me is one which picks me up and one in which I help others to rise up… any place where people are lifted up, and taken to a positive space of support is a community which is going to thrive, and is a most beautiful thing to be involved in!

How is this achieved? Like mindedness is a good place to start, but it’s not enough, there has to be an agreed protocol which is believed in, and because people believe so much in it, they own up straight away if they step away from it. Easy to say but not easy to find for many of us!

It is an ideal certainly held by many church groups which I have been involved in, but seldom upheld… and I have been as guilty as anybody of lowering the standard! Now, I’m not in any way referring to perfection (whatever anyone’s view of that is), I’m talking about a support mentality which empowers people to grow and thrive, as opposed to feel harshly judged and put down!

When I have been involved in communities where this support mentality and reality is achieved, a big part of the reason is a strong goal which everyone is on board with achieving! When people are focused on achieving something significant together, there is less reason for them to lose focus on what matters which largely is supporting each other in a powerful and positive way!

The opposite is very often true… when there is no clear focus or goals the community breaks down.


You Are The Beginning

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The beginnings of a beautiful community start within… if you and I choose to be people whom others want to be around because they feel supported and embraced – loved, then a gravity field will be created, and people will move towards us and know that they are safe within the community we have drawn them into.

It is quite remarkable how many people will cling to a community for years even though they continue to be abused by it! So how much more will people be willing to stay within a community which supports and builds them up!

I have become part of an amazing community which on the surface is a Digital Marketing Academy, however in actuality is a group of people who serve and build each other up, along with incredible mentoring on empowering and up skilling your mind and way of thinking! The product of the work of this community is a sea of people who are inspired and empowered to go and serve the greater community in which they choose to plant themselves!

If this is something which resonates and a spark has ignited within you, great – I would be most happy to connect more with you (add your details and “subscribe”) and find out where you are at and if I can help you moving forward! If you are not too inspired by the above thoughts and concepts, great – I am not at all interested in the “hard sell”, I am about helping people find their calling, and this is definitely not for everybody! I am learning to care more about what people/you need, rather than pour my agenda over everyone as though I have all the answers!

Community is something which I am convinced we all need…what type of community you need is something for you to figure out. I hope to catch up with you soon…be intentional about your life and be a giver!