Let me ask you a question – or two. Are there any areas in life where you keep setting a goal for yourself, but cannot seem to achieve it? Are you plodding along, not quite sure where your future is heading and what direction you want it to go in the first place? Can I assume this is something you’re not doing on purpose?
Chances are that the answers are deeply buried inside of you, hidden in long-held thought patterns and beliefs that are holding you back from becoming the best version of yourself (without you even realising it). Mindset is the single most important factor in shaping a person’s success or failure. What we think about consistently shapes our behaviours, and therefore our experience of life as a whole.
Neuroscientists have found that at least 95% of consciousness is subconscious, which means we are consciously aware of what is happening around us and why we are doing/thinking the way we do less than 5% of the time. Life is experienced through thoughts we have in the moment. What we think about anyone or anything in our life – including ourselves – will determine how we feel about it, how we act, what behaviours we develop, and what relationships we build.
Having a negative mindset is like having an anchor clamped to our leg, holding us back from achieving our goals and exploring our full potential. Negative thought patterns are so ingrained in our subconscious mind that it’s not easy to recognise them, let alone change them. By actively programming our subconscious mind towards an optimised mindset, our chances of long-term success will dramatically increase.
This is where transformational mindset coaching comes in. Too often, we are so deeply entrenched in our ways that we cannot see the wood for the trees – and a transformational mindset coach can help you take a step back, reflect upon your thoughts, and point out blind spots that you are unable to recognise.
In the simplest of terms, transformational mindset coaching is focused upon enabling self-actualisation. Considered an ontological approach – with ontology concerning the science of being and the nature of reality – it goes deep into an individual’s psyche, focusing upon who that person is and desires to become, making it more far-reaching than an options-strategy-action plan to attain goals or clarity. Think of it as ‘being’ rather than ‘doing.’
As a generalisation, coaching of every kind intends to increase a person’s effectiveness, self-awareness, performance, development, or growth. Transformational mindset coaching builds upon that, focusing upon the premise that an expanded or shifted way of being – and the thoughts, perceptions and energies available within that – is necessary to uncover what is needed. Therefore, the questions constantly being asked are: Who do you choose to be? And who do I need to be to make my goals or dreams become a reality?
This process enables a person to attend to the structures that underlie their sense of self (who they believe they are) and then assume higher than realised levels of existence (who they desire to be) through an exploration of being. What makes the process transformational is learning and actually doing what it takes to grow into the embodiment of that choice of being.
Going through a mindset coaching process accelerates your journey from where you are now to where you want to be in the long run, becoming the very best version of yourself. It facilitates long-term change to not only achieve a goal, but also transform you into a person that can achieve all of their goals, however big or small.
The role of a transformational mindset coach is to maintain focus on the growth potential of the deeper realm, encouraging exploration of being a precursor to taking action – with being the very foundation of doing, and doing the product of being. A mindset coach can help to gain the clear vision of your ideal future that gives you direction in everyday life, revealing hidden challenges that are holding you back from achieving your goals in the first place, and helping to overcome them. There to motivate, inspire, and energise, a coach of this sort is tasked with showing you what is needed to achieve your dreams, allowing you to make them a reality.
So is transformational mindset coaching for you? If any of the following points resonate, it could well be something you should consider:
- Are you feeling a bit lost in life, not quite sure where you want to go or what your purpose is?
- Do you have clear goals in mind, but are unable to achieve them?
- Do you know exactly what you need to do, but just aren’t doing it?
- Do you want to transition in your career or start a business, but are unsure of where to begin?
- Is your business just plodding along, not achieving the results or growth you are looking for?
- Do you feel you have lost your mojo and cannot seem to get your momentum going again?
- Do you want to make significant changes that will have a positive, long-term impact?
Sound familiar? Don’t add ‘find transformational mindset coach’ to your to-do list. Just do it.