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Entries from July 2015

Change your Mind

23rd July 2015
Mindset
Have you ever wondered what is going on inside your head?
Do you ever stop and listen to what’s going on inside your
head?
Have you ever wondered who those voices are inside your
head?
If you have then I’m hoping this article will help, even if
it’s only in a small way.
How we think affects the way we feel, which in turn affects
the way we behave. 
Consider a time when you were excited or happy and notice
how you felt and how you behaved. Do you remember what you were actually
thinking at the time?
Now consider a time when you were frustrated or irritated
and notice how you felt and acted. 
How were you talking to yourself at this point?
My guess is the way you looked, the way you sat and the tone
of the voices in your head were different in both cases.
  • What if it was possible to begin to make sense of these
    voices?
  • What if it was possible to even quieten these voices?

You can!
All that is required is an investment of your
time and a commitment to change.
I work with two models that allow you to do just this.
The first is a Creating your Future™ process which allows
you to change limiting thought patterns and beliefs and set compelling goals to
achieve.
The second is using the PMAI archetypal model to understand
the essence of who you are, your identity, and what motivates you. This model
will also allow you to put an archetypal
name
to those voices in your head and allow you to make sense of them.
Each of these help you get greater clarity about what may be
holding you back and what you can do to move forward quickly and effortlessly.
If you’d like to know more simply email
me
and I’ll set up a call to discuss the opportunities and possibilities available you.
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your
full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal
excellence.” 

Confucius

Winning Mindsets

9th July 2015
Winning Mindsets in leadershipWe are in the second week of the Wimbledon tennis
championships here in the UK and I was lucky enough to see two fabulous matches
were the result required an absolute focus on winning. The game was as much a
mental one as it was a physical one.
For those of you who are wondering which matches I’m
thinking of, they were Serena Williams vs. Heather Watson match which went to 3
sets and Novak Djokovic vs. Kevin Anderson that went to 5 sets.
As a tennis fan, and observer, both of these matches were
hard to call and for all 4 players I’m imagining the mental game was what saw
them through.
I then read the following article by Patrick Cohn: http://www.sportspsychologytennis.com/?p=4349
Which looks at the mindset of champion players and talks
about the choices you have, an excerpt is as follows:
Threat vs. Challenge
There are two mindsets a tennis player
can choose heading into each match:
  • You see matches as a threat: “If I lose, what will that loss say about
    me?”
  • You view matches as challenges to overcome: “What can I do now to win
    this point?”

 

By viewing matches as challenges:
•   You will be motivated to go for it
in tennis matches.
•   You feel psyched to compete, yet
relaxed while playing.
•   You will be willing to put it all
on the line and go for shots.
•   You will not become distraught by
mistakes.
•   You will feel confident in your
abilities to overcome obstacles.
•   You will be better equipped to
focus on what you need to do in the moment.
•   You will have fun playing the game
of tennis.
What mindset do you have?
Winning mindsets in leadership
Leadership is a 24/7 business and you are ‘on court’ all of
the time. There are always people watching you. Some willing you on, some
ambivalent and maybe some watching to see you ‘trip up’.
How do you approach
each day?
As a professional tennis player focussed on this day and what needs
to be achieved and how you need to play, or worried about what others may
think, not wanting to make a mistake, playing it safe by keeping your head
down?
We attract what we think about so if you are not getting the
results you want maybe the first place to look is your own thoughts.
  • What assumptions are you making?
  • Are these assumptions enabling or limiting?
  • Do you believe you can achieve what you have set out to do?
  • If not what needs to shift, is it the outcome or your
    thinking?

 

We are programmed at an early age with some of our inherent
beliefs and they are often outside of our consciousness. One way to uncover
them is to take time to review your actions and your thoughts, particularly if
you are not getting the results you want.
  • What do you believe about the situation?
  • What would you have to believe to get the result you want?

 

I believe you can have everything you want out of life as
long as you are prepared to do the work and have a positive mindset.
What can you do to have more of what you want? 
Where might
you be limiting yourself with your thinking?
If you are struggling with this and know that you need to
make some changes email me to
set up a coaching clarity call and we can explore what action you can take.
“If you have the same damn thoughts, you’re gonna have the
same damn day.”

 

Meadow Devor
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