7 Essential steps to achieving success in life and business

When you’re looking for success in your life, your relationships, your business, 90% of it is your mindset.

If your mindset is in check you will be unstoppable!

We constantly need to work on our mindset, especially as we grow, evolve and learn. So, even if you have done lots of mindset work before, this will still be helpful for you.

If you’re still not sure, does this sound like you?

● Are you fed up of doing all the things you think you ‘should’ do but are still not getting the results you desire?

● Are you confused, stuck and don’t know what the next steps are to move forward that are making you anxious, restless and unfocused?

● You seem to be working all hours and just not moving forward, so you just keep working harder and harder, which leads to more uncertainty, lack of clarity.

● Do you think everyone else is succeeding but you?

● Do you compare yourself to others out there?

Then all of this all comes from a place of fear. So here’s my 7 easy steps to get you the success you want this year that are actionable straight away! That means you can start to work on your mindset today - what could be a better way to begin 2021!

  1. Get super clear about what you want

Setting goals is an important exercise in order to get what you want. It is all about moving forward with intention in a direction that will serve you and your business. When we set goals, we reach them faster and it helps us to see progress along the way.

If you give the universe mixed messages - you will receive mixed results. If you’re confused, then I guarantee the universe will be confused too. I know a lot of people struggle to visualise their future and instead see a blank canvas in front of them.

That’s okay! That allows a world of possibilities to open up.

‘When nothing is certain, anything is possible’

Your task is to write down all the ideas of what you want, and if it is easier, the things that you don’t want. Which parts of your life do you simply LOVE to be living right now? It may be your morning workouts, your reading time in the evening, going for walks in the outdoors, or your weekly film night with your family.

Which parts of your life do you not love so much right now? It could be the rush hour traffic, spending all day attached to your phone, Zoom calls or admin.

Then pick ONE thing, one goal and focus on that. Focus on how you can achieve it and move forwards towards your goal with intention.

  1. Become obsessed

Your goal has to really light you up. You should feel passionate about reaching your goal and the journey towards making it happen. This should be something you feel, rather than something you think.

Make a decision that this is what you want and then become obsessed with it. Your goal should utterly consume you. Constantly think about what you want, set your intentions, visualise it, feel bad do you want it?

When you have any doubts, go back to your why, repeat some affirmations. Remind yourself everyday why this is your goal and what you’re going to do to make it happen.

Think about that goal more than anything else. Talk about it all the time.

Change your passwords, write post it. Notes about it, so you’re forced to think about your goal endlessly.

Think of competitive athletes, their goals consume their whole life. It changes the way they eat, drink, socialise, live their daily lives, their timetable, their relationships, their mindset, their belief systems...if they can do it, so can you!

  1. Visualise it

You probably know that the brain doesn’t know the difference between fact and fiction – what’s real or imagined. So when you’re visualising you’re tricking your brain into thinking you already have what you’re already seeing.

In simple terms, you’ve got to “see” your new life.

When you imagine something vividly (ie you visualise), you are actually training your brain to change its biochemistry and record whatever you are visualising as an actual memory. This means that when you imagine something vividly and with emotion, your brain chemistry changes as thought the experience was real, and your mind records it as a real memory.

There’s a biological explanation behind this phenomenon, called the Reticular a

Activating system. This is one of our internal filters - it selects what will be noticed and given attention to by the conscious mind. Without our RAS, our brain would be overwhelmed with data.

The RAS notices what it believes is important.

Basically, your RAS constantly looks for data in your environment that matches and reinforces your thoughts and belief systems. So, if you’re looking to buy a new car, all of a sudden you start noticing certain types of cars. It’s like your inner GPS.

If you want your GPS to work to your advantage — at noticing opportunities that will take you closer to your goals— you must program it accordingly. The best way to program it is by visualizing your goals.

Use all your senses...what will you see? Hear? Feel when you have it?

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