New View for a New You

May 5, 2021

How are things looking in your life and business these days? When you step back from the day-to-day to take stock, do you like what you see?

If the picture is not quite as rosy as you’d like it to be, maybe it’s time for a new perspective, a different way of looking at things.

When you’re not getting the results you want, it might not be so much what you are doing, but what you are thinking that needs to change. When you take control of your mindset you take control of your results.

Your mindset creates the world you live in. It is the lens or filter that you see through when you look at your current situation and when you anticipate your future.

Your brain is absolutely amazing!  It can determine in advance what you will see. Really!

There’s a scientific name for it – the Reticular Activating System. In simple terms, it means that you tend to see more of what you expect to see.  Your brain can’t thoroughly process every bit of visual input it receives, so it sets up a filter that directs your attention to some things and filters out others.

The result? You see what you look for.

So, when you look at your business, are you looking through a positive lens or through one that is clouded by limiting beliefs and negativity?

A positive mindset can make all the difference in feeling better about where you are and confident about where you’re going. In other words, to get a new you, you need a new view.

The good news is that it is possible to change a mindset that is keeping you stuck. Here are five tips for changing your mindset to set you on the path to success.

  • Practice Gratitude – Make a daily practice of identifying at least 3 things for which you are grateful. Write them down so that you can remember and refer to them later. When you make a specific effort to pay attention to the positive, you are training your mind to put this lens on your experience.
  • Watch Your Language – What you say about something or someone (yourself included) affects your feelings about that person or event. Negative self-talk can become a habit that turns into self-sabotage. Make a conscious effort to check your thought processes if you realize you often have negative self-talk. When you find your thoughts are negative, replace them with something positive.
  • Avoid Comparisons – Comparison is often accompanied by judgment, which can create a negative mindset. If you appreciate each event, circumstance, or person in their own right, without comparison, you are more likely to see and value the positive qualities that exist in each.
  • Connect With Positive People – The company you keep creates the climate you live in. When we are with others, we tend to adjust our energy to match theirs. If you are surrounded with positive people, it’s hard to stay in a negative frame of mind.
  • Give Yourself Permission – Your inner critic often expects perfection, which is impossible to achieve. If you give yourself permission to be less than perfect, you allow space to love and value yourself as you are. You can still focus on growth but leave the shame and blame behind.

It’s also important to give yourself permission to rest. You can’t be at your best if you are exhausted and your energy is depleted. Taking time to rest and restore allows you to refuel for the work ahead.

When you look at your business and your life from a positive mindset, you can see a whole new perspective…there’s a new you because of this new view. Your new view will guide you to the positive changes and choices that create a business and a life you love.

Go forth and do great things,

 

Martha and Chris