Mindset is a way of thinking and a set of beliefs, and beliefs determine our actions. This is the inner game. It is your inner game that dictates your outer results and what you do. Any struggle inside is what is creating the struggle on the outside. You change your beliefs and your self image, when you play a bigger game with your thoughts and take a different kind of action utilizing mindset hacks.
What result are you looking for? It could be on a personal level or a business level. What you may not be taking into consideration is your mindset. Mindset is 90% involved with your results.
Upgrading your self image requires that you reprogram how you see yourself. Upgrading your beliefs requires a conscious effort to get through to your subconscious mind. A thought repeated so many times it creates a belief – a neural pathway. So, to change a belief requires a new neural pathway.
There are many ways to accomplish this but here are three mindset hacks I have used over the years that work. (More to come in the next blog)
Mindset Hack – Affirmations or Mantras
Affirmations are positive phrases you repeat to yourself that describe what you desire. A mantra is a statement or slogan, or positive phrase or affirmative statement repeated frequently. The idea is to reprogram your subconscious mind and overwrite any limiting or negative beliefs you may have about yourself or about not being able to do something. With repetition you can start a new neural pathway. This pathway can be made stronger with the use of alpha brain wave frequency. Alpha waves are neural oscillations in the frequency range of 7.5–12.5 Hz. It puts you in a relaxed but alert state.
Mindset Hack – Goal Cards
Goal cards are cards you carry with you and you read aloud at least twice a day. Typically, first thing in the morning and last thing at night. What you have written on the card is a very detailed, clear, concise description of the goal you are working on. As you read it, you see and feel (get emotionally involved with it) and believe yourself already in possession of the goal. I have found this mindset hack to be very powerful.
Mindset Hack – Vision Boards
A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. It’s a way to manifest your dream life. When you make a vision board, you get clear on what you want to create in your life. Once you get clarity, you select images and words from magazines and paste them on a big poster board. Seeing this board each day aligns your brain with the outcomes you most want to attract. These are ways to link your thoughts with positive emotions. (Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres and Katy Perry all swear by vision boards).
Another way to do this is create a mind movie. There are computer programs that provide you with images and music or you can create them yourself. Once again it is the daily repetition that makes this work in terms of reprograming your subconscious.
Stay tuned for part 2 where I will reveal more mindset hacks that work.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
To your good health,