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11 Secret Mindset Shifts For Reaching The Next Level Of Success

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Shift your mindset for success

Ever feel like you’re never going to move up to that next income bracket, state of independence, or level of business success? Like reality as you know is not up for debate and will always be the way it is?

For many people this is true. And it’s a bummer. But it doesn’t have to be permanent. Reality is not a be all and end all, it’s simply a reflection of our current mindset. Billions of ingrained scripts and codes programmed deep into our minds make up the reality we live in.

This information and the way we use it is not unlike a computer’s operating system: it has incredible capacity to advance and upgrade, yet some people still spend their lives running primitive and underdeveloped versions.

Thinking things are permanent and getting attached to the comfortable realities we’ve made for ourselves, is a huge part of why people get stuck. A lot of people have what I like to call a fixed mindset and in order to succeed, you need to change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

Once you’ve done that, follow in the footsteps of some of the most successful entrepreneurs by upgrading your reality with these subtle mindset shifts:

1. Change ‘should’ to ‘must’ and ‘can’ to ‘will’

There are a lot of things we think we ‘should’ and ‘can’ do, but most of the time that’s all they ever are. Take the things that matter and turn each one into a ‘must’ and ‘will’. You’ll not only become more assertive, but gain the respect of others and achieve more things you desire.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

2. Redefine failure as a step closer to success

If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not pushing yourself hard enough. And if you’re not pushing hard enough, you’re not going to reach the next level of success. Perceive setbacks, losses, and failures how the world’s greatest inventors, sportspeople, and entrepreneurs see them: a step closer on the path to victory.

 

3. Stop worrying about what others think

Too often we care about what other people think. What would you do if fear of embarrassment, criticism, and judgement was out of the picture? Would you start that business? Maybe make that career move? Don’t let imagined fears which don’t present any real danger, hold you back.

 

4. Trust your own instincts and opinion as much as others

If we don’t believe in ourselves, no-one else will. If you’re explaining an idea to a panel or trying to convince a partner on a business deal, no matter what the subject is, if your body language, mannerisms, and tone exude uncertainty and doubt, you’ve already lost.

 

5. Don’t compare yourself to others

Maybe you’re more successful than your childhood classmates, or even your teachers, but this says nothing about where you are in terms of your personal growth and potential. Use your past self as your marker of progress, and always strive to be better than you were yesterday.

 

6. See yourself as your greatest investment

To keep moving ahead in business, your vehicle—your body and mind—need to be in tip top condition and number one in your list of priorities. Every investment you make in yourself, whether it’s a gym membership, personal development course, or weekly massage, will be with you forever and help you get to where you need, faster, and in greater health.

 

7. Value your future self as much as your present self

Valuing our present self over our future self is what makes us procrastinate, give in to immediate temptations, and ultimately lose momentum. Take a wider view of yourself and consider how your actions today will affect where and who you want to be in the future.

 

8. Think abundance instead of scarcity

Buying into the idea of that one perfect idea or that once in a lifetime deal is sexy, but hugely limiting. As long as there’s people, there will be money, and as long as there’s money, there’ll be life-changing deals, unmissable opportunities, and breakthrough ideas. Don’t restrict yourself by what appears to be scarce, when in fact is actually in abundance.

 

9. Choose to take full responsibility for yourself and your own success

We weren’t given much choice about where we were born and what innate abilities we were born with, however we do have the choice to fully accept our place in the world and use our abilities to their capacity. Many people don’t accept this responsibility and passively drift through life, but the people who really make a difference fully embrace their role and the gifts they’ve been given.

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” – George Bernard Shaw

10. Don’t stand for self-denial

We so often use our thoughts to make ourselves feel okay about doing something counterproductive, that we consider it to be normal behaviour. Rationalizing our actions and making up excuses are just a form of resistance and avoidance from effort. Avoid the path of self-denial which leads to dissatisfaction and unfulfillment, and choose the path of effort and growth.

 

11. Love the process more than the outcome

That pathway to success is what builds champions. If you don’t feel ready to move up to the next level of success right now, chances are you’re not. It’s by going along for the journey, putting in the effort, and overcoming the obstacles, that’ll make you the person you need to be.

Which one of these do you think is most important and why? Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below!
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20 Ways You Can Become a Powerful Communicator

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Emile Steenveld Speaker and Coach

Some people seem to naturally know how to effectively communicate in a group setting. They can express themselves clearly and listen attentively without dominating the conversation.

Being a powerful communicator is important for several reasons, including building and maintaining relationships, achieving goals, resolving conflicts, improving productivity, leading and influencing others, advancing in your career, expressing yourself more confidently and authentically, and improving your mental and emotional well-being. Effective communication is an essential life skill that can benefit you in all aspects of your life.

But, don’t worry if you don’t naturally possess this skill, as effective communication is something that can be developed with practice, planning and preparation.
 

1.  Listen actively: Practice active listening by giving your full attention to the speaker and responding to what they are saying.

 

2. Use “I” statements: Speak from your own perspective and avoid placing blame or making accusations.

 

3. Avoid assumptions: Don’t make assumptions about what the other person is thinking or feeling.

 

4. Be clear: Express your thoughts and feelings clearly and concisely by getting to the point and avoid using jargon or overly complex language.

 

5. Show empathy: Show that you understand and care about the other person’s feelings.

 

6. Offer valuable insights: When speaking in a group, provide a valuable takeaway or actionable item that people can walk away with.

 

7. Be an active listener: Listen attentively and respond accordingly, incorporating your points into the conversation.

 

8. Choose the right time: Pick the most opportune time to speak to ensure that you have the group’s attention and can deliver your message without interruption.

 

9. Be the unifying voice: Step in and unify the group’s thoughts to calm down the discussion and insert your point effectively.

 

10. Keep responses concise: Keep responses short and to the point to show respect for others’ time.

 

11. Avoid unnecessary comments: Avoid commenting on everything and only speak when you have something important to say.

 

12. Cut the fluff: Avoid being long-winded and get straight to the point.

 

13. Prepare ahead of time: Sort out your points and practice them before speaking in a group.

 

14. Smile and be positive: Smile and nod along as others speak, to build a positive relationship and be respected when it’s your turn to speak.

 

15. Take responsibility: Take responsibility for your own actions and feelings.

 

16. Ask questions: Ask questions to clarify any confusion or misunderstandings.

 

17. Avoid interrupting: Allow the other person to finish speaking without interruption.

 

18. Practice active listening: Repeat what the other person said to ensure you have understood correctly.

 

19. Use your body language too: Use nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expressions, and body language to convey your message and build rapport.

 

20. Be aware of the tone of your voice: it should be calm and assertive, not aggressive or passive.

 

By keeping these tips in mind, you can improve your communication skills and become a more powerful communicator, which can help you build better relationships, achieve your goals, and lead a more fulfilling life.

I you want to learn how to become more confident in life then you can join my weekly mentorship calls and 40+ online workshops at AweBliss.com so you can master your life with more success.

 
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