Not too long ago I wrote an article about the best business advice I’ve ever received. It was difficult to narrow it down to 5 items. In addition, I am a firm believer that mastering a successful mindset is the key to success in business and life. I honestly don’t think you can spend too much time on learning how to shift and expand your mindset. That’s why I want to share with you the 5 Best Pieces of Mindset Advice I Have Picked up Along the Way.
1. “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion, for your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” T.D. Jakes
I spent YEARS trying to figure out my purpose. I was obsessed with it. The obsession was rooted in a knowing, deep in my heart, that if I could figure out my purpose and build my business around it, my life would be rewarded with sustained fulfillment. When I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes profess this quote that your passions lead you right into your purpose, it struck me like a lightning bolt. It resonated so true and clear for me. Then I turned around and taught this in my Make Money Selling Travel Blueprint.
2. “The only problem we really have is that we think we’re not supposed to have problems! Problems call us to a higher level – face and solve them now!” Tony Robbins
“Leaders spend 5% of their time on the problem and 95% of their time on the solution.” Tony Robbins
I like the combination of these 2 quotes as a fantastic way to articulate a fundamental fact of nature. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We did not come to this life to take up space. We came into this life to contribute to the expansion of the universe. But most of us get stuck focusing on the problem; complaining about the problem; figuring out HOW to fix the problem; beating ourselves up for having the problem; which leads to regurgitating the problem. Then we feel stuck and un-empowered. The truth found in these 2 quotes is that problems are the conception point of expansion and solutions. Without the problem, there is no solution. If we can live with an attitude of acknowledging our problems, making peace with their existence and then blessing them for and focusing on the solutions they created, we can have unlimited success.
3. “The universe corresponds to the nature of your song.” Michael Beckwith
If you remember the character, Pig Pen from the Charlie Brown cartoon, you will know that messy Pig Pen walked around with a swarm of dust and debris above his head. Your mindset (i.e., focus) is everything because we all are just like Pig Pen. Every single one of us is a walking, talking, form of energy and we are spewing our own energetic “dust bubbles” everywhere we go. Ever wonder what you are energetically spewing or what your energetic dust bubble looks like? There are 2 ways to know: 1) how you are feeling; and 2) what’s showing up for you. If you have things in your life that you don’t want … or want things that you don’t have … it’s just an indicator of the energy you are putting out. The good news is that you can do something about that. You can shift the energy you are putting out with a new focus.
4. “You do not ever have to know how you will reach your goal. Just do your part, let go, and you will reach it.” David Cameron Gikandi
I think one of the greatest traps in which entrepreneurs fall is that they get a great idea or big vision, but then introduce chaotic energy by immediately attempting to figure out the “how.” They don’t let themselves savor the idea or vision and enjoy the unfulfilled desire, while it’s still an idea. One of the greatest things I’ve learned about shifting my mindset is that it’s not my job to figure out the “how.” It’s my job to focus on the vision, which is why my own quote is “Focus on the road ahead, not the path beneath your feet.”
5. “Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” Napoleon Hill
Self made millionaires and billionaires are amongst the 1% of the population that really “get” this concept. I think a lot of people THINK they know this, but don’t practice it. Why? Because they do what I referred to in #4 – they conceive something awesome, to which they have a contrasting/limiting belief that they don’t realize, and then jump to the “how” which keeps them stuck. The most financially successful people in this world practice #5 day in and day out. What if you try it?