Mindset and Motivation
This week on Mike’s Marketing Minutes, we’re talking about motivation and mindset. Join me now…
Hey! It’s Mike here from M Business and Marketing Solutions. Today, I want to talk to you about “Mindset and Motivation.”
It’s interesting especially with what’s going on with COVID19. I’ve seen a lot of businesses just think that they’re not going to make it and they’ve really struggled. But I have also found that people that have had a really good mindset, those who really have this clarity and drive, they’ve just gone to strength to strength.
So why is that?
Let me sort of give you a bit of a heads up on how the mind works. I love the saying,
Our success in business is very much about what we think and it goes from our personal life. It goes in every single area of our life. So it’s really important that we stay motivated and we have that mindset of success.
Many years ago, I listened to the Earl Nightingales recording, “The Strangest Secret in the World” and in Earl Nightinggale’s recording it talks about a guy who is called Acres of Diamonds. The story goes on to say that this guy wanted to find diamonds. He was fascinated with it and he left his home. He sold his house. He did everything. He went to the other side of the world and eventually with his last breath he died and he didn’t find what he was looking for.
What was interesting is this, the person who bought his house, after he bought his house literally found that he was sitting on acres of diamonds. So it was like sometimes, it’s important to know what you have rather than trying to look out there and trying to get something more.
Appreciate what you have and build on what you have. Build on your strengths. Build on who you are rather trying to copy somebody else. So i love the Thomas Edison verse that says,
You know it’s crazy! Like as I have said, it really relates even to our personal life. I remember the story for me with regards to exercise.
I remember when i was in high school and I was on a camp. I had to go up. I’d climb up this sort of mountain and we were sort of doing a race a relay and I went up against this person. She just went straight up to the top and everyone laughed at me that I was slow and I wasn’t doing it as quick.
I always got this thing in my head that I’m not good. I’m not good at exercise I don’t like exercise. I don’t like sport. I don’t like anything to do with that type of thing and it followed me through all of my life.
In the last five years I’ve really tried hard to get into the gym, but it hasn’t been something that I really have liked. Over the last few weeks, I’ve started to analyze because actually I think it’s important. I think it’s really important to be active, be alive and to push your body forward. I’m thinking, “Why don’t I feel that way?” and I remembered that it’s my mindset.
So the last couple of weeks, I’ve changed my mindset and only in like just one week, I’ve actually like the gains that i’ve got from lifting weights. I’ve gone like on a dead lift up to 30 kilos in two weeks. It’s just crazy! But it’s not that my muscles are stronger. It’s not like anything like that. It’s just that my mindset, my mind, says “I’m strong,” “I’m powerful,” “I can do this this,” “This is exciting,” and “This is challenging.”
I think these carries into every single area of your life and so this week I want to every day put up a motivational quote on social media and really encourage you to be more than what you can be. Be more than what you think you could be and because you are what you think about all day long, it is what it is our brain will believe in.
I hope you have enjoyed today and if you do have a favorite quote of success post it below in the comment section. I’d love to post it as well. Thanks for your time. Have a great day!