Mindset Mastery is an Inside Job - do you have what it takes?
My experience of life is that in order to get the results we want, we have to focus on ourselves, to work on ourselves to continuously check and adapt and update our perspectives and responses.
And this starts with what I call, “our inside work” – which includes doing an inventory of our:
And this is a lot easier said than done!
As women, we tend to focus so much on the outside world that we often forget to look after ourselves and our mindset.
We give more time and attention to looking outwards and dealing with everyday events such as deciding what to wear to work, making sure we have organised our children’s or partner’s lunch for the day, getting our car serviced etc, that we often don’t have a lot of time or capacity for a little self-care on the inside.
Mastering your mindset is an inside job.
It requires time and effort on your part to focus on yourself.
The benefits of looking after your inside are being better understood with the work of neuro-scientists.
The truth is that the more you do the necessary work on the inside, the more resilient and stronger you become in your relationships, work and life and your ability to deal with the many adventures, challenges and let-downs that may come your way.
Life is not meant to be easy. To help you mature and grow, you need to work and be reworked many times over.
The best advice a kind nurse gave me to me in hospital a few days after I’d given birth to Clara was,
“Kerry Anne, as a mom the most important person to look after each day when you wake up, is first yourself and then your daughter."
When you feel prepared and ready for your day, you are much better able to be strong and “there” for your daughter.”
This advice has proven true many times over in my life and I notice that when I don’t begin my day with my morning ritual, I am not quite as centred as when I do.
I notice that I am not quite as resilient and I don’t bounce back quite as effortlessly as when I do.
Which brings me to my final point.....
You Have the Answer to Solving all Your Mindset Mastery Challenges!
Becoming the mistress of your mindset is an exciting and vibrant journey.
Sure, we need other’s input in our lives to give us meaningful relationship, depth, other perspectives and insights........
But, ultimately, my experience of life is that all the answers to the challenges you have in your life can be found inside yourself.
Your brain has a tremendous capacity to find and solve problems you set it.
You have a problem at work that you can’t find a solution to. You worry and ruminate but still you find no answers. And then, a few nights later, you wake up at 3 am in the morning with a “Eureka” moment – you have an answer that make sense and feels right!
Or, if you have ever had a shower moment or a dish washing moment where you get your answer, those too are considered your brain’s way of trying to get your attention.
The reasons these moments happen at such inconvenient or odd times is because we are so out of touch with our inside game, that our unconscious brain has to fight really hard to gain our conscious attention.
You have the answer to all the challenges in your life right now. Your incredible brain has some impressive tools that go to work the moment you alert it to a challenge.
If you set it a challenge, guaranteed it will find a way to solve it for you.
You just need to understand how to use your brain better to help get to the answers you need. And this means, tapping into your "inside game or mindset."
Questions to Consider:
How would your closest work colleagues describe your mindset?
How much time do you currently spend doing the necessary “inside work” to help you achieve your goals and dreams?
What are 2 challenges that you are aware of right now that you’d like to solve as a woman in leadership?
Developing your inside game is foundational to leadership. You cannot role model emotional intelligence without first being strong within yourself. The questions above are intended to get you thinking about your inside game and how you can learn to leverage the power inside you to solve every challenge which comes your way.
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