What is holding you back?
Three Mindsets that Keep You Stuck
One of my favorite books is Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson. I especially like the children’s version with it’s colorful pictures and clever text. As a school counselor, I read the story in classrooms and discussed the behavior of the four characters with children. I’ve also loaned the book out to friends going through a transition or loss. It is the story of two mice, Sniff and Scurry and two people, Hem and Haw who are camped out in a maze in the midst of an abundance of cheese. They are all enjoying the cheese, however there is a dramatic difference between the mindset of the characters in the story.
Are You Hem and Haw or Sniff and Scurry?
Sniff and Scurry think ahead and plan for the obvious; the cheese won’t be around forever. Even before the cheese is gone they begin preparing to move forward and look for more cheese. They develop a strategy and begin the difficult task rather than waiting for the inevitable to happen.
Hem and Haw have a different mindset. Not only do they not realize that the cheese is dwindling down but they also have an expectation that someone else will replace the cheese and continue to supply it once it is gone. They are oblivious to the problem looming on the horizon and are taken by surprise when they arrive one morning for their daily nourishment and find that there is no cheese to be found. They are furious and distressed over their situation, yet they continue waiting in the same spot day after day for more cheese to magically appear.
Do you see yourself in this story?
Are you resisting the changes, the transitions in your life?
Or are you developing a plan and mapping out a strategy?
At the end of the day, will you say, “I’m glad I did” or “I wish I had”? While getting started is an action step, many times it is our internal mindset that prohibits us from taking that first step.
Mindsets that Can Be Road Blocks
I was at a turning point in my business in deciding which direction to go. I needed some focus and inspiration. Fortunately I was connected with Lynne Watts and Dream Achiever Coaching. Through a few individual coaching sessions and her informative videos I learned how to change my mindset about “selling” and promoting my business. I also gained clarity on direction and uncovered a business model that would work best with my current phase of life. I now have greater clarity to move forward in 2017 and have already landed my first client of the year! Lynne is positive, encouraging, and is great at helping you find the clarity and inspiration you need to move to the next level! I highly recommend Lynne’s coaching packages!
~Sandra Abdalian www.leanyourworld.com
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