Would you like to feel more at ease in your life? Have more control over your life? Because I want to talk to you about theeee greatest shortcut I’ve ever found: “Thought work.” Truly it gives me life to share something with you that has been such a big game changer and completely transformative for me! I wanted to summarize it up for you here!
Business Success is Correlated with our Mental Game
I believe that our business success is directly correlated with our mental game. Strong businesses come from strong, clear minds. Period. So in the end, this work not only helps us (in any situation), but also our businesses!
The easiest and most mainstream way I’ve found to articulate this is “The Model” by Brooke Castillo (you HAVE to listen to this podcast – that’s your homework!!!) Listen to this podcast and do your very first “model” and learn to become a master of your brain not a master TO your brain!
You know how when you’re cleaning out your purse, you usually just have to dump it all out? (I swear those things are bottomless pits!!) It’s the same thing with your thoughts! Dump them out to sort through them and examine the thoughts that are making you feel the most shizzy.
Some thoughts are more easily changed than others, but I feel hope and confidence that all thoughts can be changed! Yes, there are thoughts that don’t turn off with a switch and require long term work, but the first step in the work is identification of the thought. Empty out the purse, see what’s inside, remove all the crap, and replace it with awesome thoughts! Dump and replace, dump and replace, dump and replace! It doesn’t happen overnight, but it will happen if you are relentless. YOU HAVE THE POWER TO DO THIS! How freaking cool!!
Thought Work Examples
Let’s walk through the model on a few examples.
(Circumstance, Thought, Feeling, Action, Result)
The circumstance: I make $20 an hour (this is always a fact)
Thought: I will always be poor
Action: complacency and not doing anything to improve situations.
Result: financial situation doesn’t improve a tiny bit
Let’s flip it!
The circumstance: I make $20/hr
Thought: I believe I can make more money than my current situation
Feeling: excitement, empowerment
Action: Brain starts scanning everything in your life automatically for ways to make more than $20/hr. You look for a new job, you problem solve ways to ask for a raise.
Result: You make more money in your current situation.
CHANGE THE THOUGHT AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS!!! I triple dog dare you!!!!
I loooove this quote by Jody Moore, “Be in charge of your brain. Don’t let it boss you around.” I promise you that thought work is literally life changing. The way you move through your days, your relationships, your businesses, etc. can be completely altered with this work in incredible ways!
Now go and change some of your thoughts today!