• 5 Valuable Tips to Shift Any Mindset

    The way you think has a huge impact on how you see yourself, how you feel, and how you approach the tasks you need to do each day. It takes time to transform your mindset for success, but here are 5 things you can start doing today that will make a difference.

    Practice Meditation

    Get into a daily meditation practice. Meditation helps you to foster peace of mind and clarity. It reduces stress and allows you to focus. In addition to the benefits in your mindset, you’ll also find yourself more self-aware and emotionally balanced.

    There are many ways to meditate but most follow the same pattern. Sit somewhere relaxing and set a timer. Breathe deeply and clear your mind of thoughts, focusing on your breath. If you get distracted, shift your attention back to your breathing. Enjoy the sense of calm until the timer goes off.

    Start a Gratitude Journal

    Gratitude helps your shift your mindset by giving you a positive outlook. If someone asked you right now what you’re grateful for, would it be easy to answer? Focus on what you have rather than what you lack, and you’ll be operating from a satisfied and generous place.

    Writing a gratitude journal helps you keep these good things in the forefront of your mind so you can stay positive. At some point in the day, write down some things you’re grateful for, no matter how big or small.

    Celebrate Wins

    Celebrate all your wins, no matter how small they might be. This allows you to observe your progress and embrace positivity. You’ll see yourself getting closer to success.

    Break down all of your goals into smaller sub-goals and action steps. Try to make progress daily, if possible. That way, you can celebrate a win every day.

    Surround Yourself with Positive People

    It’s hard to be positive when you’re surrounded by negative people. Make it a point to share space with friends and family who inspire and support you.

    This doesn’t mean that you have to ditch old friends or that people have to be all ‘rainbows and unicorns’ when they’re around you.

    But prioritize collaborative, warm, and authentic relationships that nurture growth and foster the development of a success mindset.

    Make Time for the Things You Love

    Setting aside some time each day to do the things you love can have a dramatic effect on everything else you do. You’ll feel happy and fulfilled as you go about your work. You’ll also have something wonderful to look forward to as you’re dealing with the regular hassles and stresses of life. Choose a time that works for you, limit distractions and obligations, and enjoy.

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    These small changes will not only shift your mindset so you’re happier and more fulfilled, but they’ll also boost success. So, what are you waiting for?

  • Use Storytelling to Connect with Your Audience and Build Your Personal Brand

    We follow brands for many different reasons. We share their values, we like their products, we find their content helpful, etc. One huge reason is that we resonate with the story behind the brand.

    As part of your personal branding, you need to craft and tell a good story. If you look at the companies you love, you’ll discover that each one has a powerful story behind it that resonates with you and your values.

    Why Storytelling Works

    Stories are powerful because:

    • They put a human face on your business
    • People naturally love and are engaged by stories
    • A good story offers one more way to communicate your values
    • Stories engender trust because they explain “why”
    • People relate to stories, especially when they see themselves in them

    Your Founding Story

    An essential story that you absolutely must tell is how your brand came to be. Most of these stories have a similar plot arc:

    ·       You suffered from some seemingly insurmountable problem (which is the same problem or one problem that your audience faces)

    ·       You went through all sorts of frustrations, just as your audience is now

    ·       You came upon a simple idea and decided to give it a try

    ·       The idea worked and got results, and now you’re here to teach others how to do it

    Of course, this isn’t the only good founding story. But the above story is powerful because it says: “I overcame your problem, and I can help you overcome it too.”

    Other Ideas for Personal Branding Stories

    At the very least, you should develop a story that tells about the founding of your brand, but there are many other ways you can use storytelling as well:

    • When you talk about your life and especially your business, what do people find most interesting about your journey? This is a story that needs to be told.
    • Explain how you came up with an idea for a certain product. Pick your best product or the one you most want to see increase in sales.
    • Think of specific challenges you faced along the way or major milestones you met and turn each into a piece of content you can share.
    • Tell the story of a customer or client that you helped. Even better, have them tell the story. You can use this as a piece of social proof.

    There are stories everywhere waiting to be told. It’s just a matter of finding them.

    Where to Share Your Stories

    You can use storytelling in blog posts, YouTube videos, the “About” page of your website, social media, and anywhere else you publish content. You don’t have to be a master storyteller. Just get out there and explain to people why you do what you do, and it’ll have the desired effect.

    If you want to know about more ways to develop a powerful personal brand, then schedule a free consultation. During this 30minute call, we’ll discuss your challenges and my framework that can help you amplify your personal brand and attract the clients or opportunities you really want!