In a business mastermind that I belong to, someone asked:
“Who’s the best person to think about?”
And I have just had the humiliating honor of being recommended by about eight different fantastic, epic business trainers that I have worked with or met during my time in the coaching industry.
It got me thinking …
Many people probably don’t even have a clear understanding of what mindset is.
And after having the absolute honor of being recommended by so many people who are the mindset I should go to, I thought it might be useful to unpack a little more of the mindset.
Because so many people are entering the coaching industry, which is amazing and awesome, and I’m excited about it, and so many people don’t necessarily have the depth of understanding of the mindset they might have, which would enable them to do more to enable and deeper and systemic changes for their customers.
I’ll just give a quick overview here and then do some mini-trainings over the next few days to see what my SuperCoach Society members think.
Let’s get that straight.
Mindset is the lens through which you filter the world and shape and change the world you see.
Everyone, the billions of people who live on this planet, everyone has their own reality, which is shaped by our way of thinking, which is shaped by our way of thinking, the different experiences we had as a child, the beliefs and values, that we have, the cultural conditioning, the metaprograms through which we filter the world, whether we are an optimist or a pessimist or a big picture thinker or a detailed thinker, all of these things.
There are 67 different metaprograms that have been analyzed, understood, and tracked to date. Unlimited different beliefs, stories and meta-frames with which we shape the world in which we live.
Growth Mindset vs. fixed mindset
Carol Dweck coined the terms “growth mentality” and “fixed mindset”. In reality, this is a simplification of many different things that lead to a philosophy of growth and many different things that lead to a fixed mindset.
One of the main differences between a growth mindset and a solid mindset is that a solid mindset may include a black and white metaprogram in which things are viewed as either on or off, good or bad, or whether I did it successfully have or i. I failed miserably.
In contrast, a growth philosophy metaprogram would be in grayscale and refer to incremental or process-driven changes. Someone who can see, “Ahhh, it takes several steps and milestones along the way to get the result you want, and every single step along the way is a success.”
While a steadfast mindset might look at that first step and say, “I didn’t get the result. You failed. “
A steadfast mindset is also more likely to run a discounting metaprogram, so they discount the progress and success they’ve already had along the way.
A growth philosophy could be someone who counts or agrees for success and profits along the way.
There is no fixed way of thinking.
Now there are several different levels of how this works and all the different beliefs that people must either be growth or mindset. And you can change a fixed mindset. There is no fixed way of thinking. It is the product of different metaprograms, different beliefs, different cultural conditioning and can be changed.
Because at the core, if we look at it from a neuroscientific or brain-science perspective, we have the ability to change our nerve pathways. It’s called neuroplasticity – and there are some incredible books about it too.
The Brain That Is Changing Itself has some fascinating and inspiring stories about people who were at war and whose brains were half blown out and who were still able to relearn skills such as: B. relearn how to speak, how to walk.
Each of us has the hardware physical capacity to change our minds.
We do it. It’s the truth. That cannot be denied. What we don’t all have is the willingness and openness to examine our own thoughts, examine our own beliefs, and be ready to face the discomfort of cognitive dissonances.
Cognitive dissonance is when something you see in the world is inconsistent with your inner representation of the world, the beliefs you have about the world, the way you think the world is.
To change your own beliefs, you have to be ready to see something in the world that contradicts or contradicts what you believe and say, “Hmmm … huh …” and sit with the discomfort of the world that isn’t yours fits version of it. And then be ready to go: “Well, I’m curious. What could that mean? What could that mean about this experience? What could that mean for my beliefs? “
I think there is a really wonderful willingness in people who are more focused on growth. There is a willingness to hold your beliefs lightly: “Huh, I believe so now, and I am also willing to change my beliefs as new information comes in that is more beneficial or useful to me.”
This is a really useful framework that we as humans can hold to be open and ready to learn new information instead of being closed and just looking at the world through our keyhole and then arguing with someone who isn’t ours specific worldview. And that’s a dogmatic kind of worldview.
How do we train the mindset as trainers when there are so many different things that affect the way you think?
Your beliefs, your history, your emotions, your metaprograms, your values, your identity, your purpose, your psychology, your physiology, your epigenetics – all of these things shape the way you think.
And your environment also shapes your way of thinking. Who you meet, what people you talk to, what books you read, what food you eat – all of these can influence and influence the way you think.
If you’ve been on a bend or drank too much wine the night before, the likelihood of a negative, grumpy, tired attitude is higher because you may be physiologically stressed – physiological stress, liver stress – and tired, being dehydrated. This can affect the way your brain works.
All of these elements can influence the way we think, from physical to metaphysical, esoteric to spiritual.
As super coaches … That’s what I train, super coaches, people who coach and want to get more precise, want to understand deeper how to navigate through the inner world so that they can bring back practical, useful, tangible, strategic steps that want to help their clients to get exactly the results they want in the world.
In order to navigate through this world we have to understand all the things that go together. And they are all interconnected too. When we have a good day and we feel good and we feel positive, we have a positive belief in ourselves, then this can create a cascade shift that can affect all other things as well.
The SuperCoach Society
I’m going to be unpacking some of the key leverage points over the next week that can really affect your mindset in my SuperCoach society.
If you are not yet a member and coach – and you want to become a masterful coach who can navigate the world with precision, skill, depth, compassion, aptitude, competence and help your clients bring about permanent systemic change – then you have to get into incorporate the SuperCoach society and I’m going to teach you some of these amazing things I’ve learned in my 16 years as a coach and trainer. I’ll drop the link below.
Come and join us. I would love to share more insights with you on how to unpack and be a better coach for yourself and your clients to get better results.
Bye for now.
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