10 May

You Are What You Think

You are what you think

Don’t you want to lose the unwanted mental weight and emotional baggage that’s dragging you down? Then you can go out there and paint your masterpiece, putting your internal vision on the canvas of your career!

What’s On Your Mind?

If you think you aren’t worthy, qualified, or capable then you won’t be. But flip your attitude around and you’ll find that you win more battles while each victory gets easier to achieve than the last one. Mind over matter really does work when it comes to you and your career. Every day I coach clients who experience amazing, empowering, life-changing success because they exert the right kind of energy on a mental level to take them to a much higher career level.

Shed Unwanted Thoughts

They say you are what you eat. But eating is a choice you first make by thinking. Personal trainers know that to shed pounds and keep them off you first have to shed negative thought patterns and break your debilitating psychological habits. Just as you need to watch what you eat to be healthy and strong, you likewise need to watch what you think to be successful and prosperous in your business or career. The only behavioral and developmental changes that actually stick are the ones that address your thoughts and emotions. Want to win that promotion? Promote a winning mindset!

Create a Fresh Reality

As a branding consultant I often remind my Fortune 500 clients that “perception is reality.” How people perceive you is what “brands you” in their minds. They remember you based on judgments they make about you (regardless of whether those are truly accurate or not). That’s because each of us constructs our own view of reality based on our impressions of the people and things around us and how they interact. Before you broadcast a leadership image out into the world, first ask “How do I think of and see myself? Am I buying into my own brand or am I working against and undermining myself?” Negative mindset creates a counterproductive process. But a positive outlook makes you more productive and enhances your overall professional performance.

Leverage the Universe

Display an optimistic, energetic exterior that resonates from a genuine place within yourself where you cultivate a positive mindset. People will be magnetically drawn to you. That’s how you can leverage the universal law of attraction to promote yourself and your career and lead a predictably successful life. What reality do you want to experience in your personal and professional life? Perceive it and visualize it. Write it down and draw up a practical game plan to get from point A to point B. Then embrace that vision and support it with hard work, focus, and intentional development. I guarantee you that soon it will come true right before your eyes.

Everything in life first happens in the mind. Pay attention to the critical details of how you and manage your perceptions and you can conquer any challenge. As the great military strategist Napoleon said “Imagination rules the world.”

Tell me what you think! Please post your valued and valuable comments below.



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