Written by Mary Beth Huffman
Master Your Mindset to Land Your Next Job
Change isn’t easy.
Mindset. A mindset is a belief that you hold; a thought repeated over and over, even if completely false. Some mindsets empower us and others don’t. Master your own mindset in your own abilities. All of you have a great mindset or you wouldn’t have gotten here.
To shift any belief, you become what you believe. The meaning you give to any experience becomes your belief. By 35 years old your brain controls 95% of what you think and do. The conscious mind is 5%, just the tip of the iceberg. The subconscious mind holds all of our beliefs and this controls 95% of what we think and do. How you tie your shoe is even controlled by your subconscious. Remember when you learned to drive, you were conscious of everything. Now you drive and don’t remember how you got there.
The Mindset Cycle book
Maybe you have a belief that LinkedIn is the worst way to do a job search. Every thought controls your emotional state. When preparing for an interview, have an empowered mindset going into the interview. Think positive, think you can, be aware of your posture – sit up straight, be engaged, talk confidently, be energetic, and tell the truth because they know.
4 Step Mindshift Process
- Desire – Clarify your Outcome
It is important to clarify what you want to achieve. You must have a clear, specific and compelling goal . Identify what you really want. Your brain is a goal achieving machine. It will help you identify the target. The catch is to give very clear instructions. Every thought is an instruction for your brain to achieve and your subconscious mind to capture. You will become what you believe. Your RAZ – Reticular Activating System helps you become aligned to your goal and achieve it. When you start looking for a new car and want a specific car, then you see that car everywhere.
Write your goal in the present tense. Include how you’ll feel when you achieve it.
It is ___________________ (future date) and I have ____________________ (your outcome).
I feel __________ (positive emotions).
- Belief – Shift Your Beliefs
Identify your limiting belief. What is holding you back from achieving your goal? Say, “What I believe about my goal is…” This is a free judgment exercise. “I want this, BUT….” Or “I can’t BECAUSE…” and notice what comes up. Now review your beliefs and chose just one limiting belief that gets in your way and keeps you from reaching your full potential. My limiting belief is ______________.
Then cross out that lousy belief and immediately flip it with an empowering belief with something aligned with your goal, followed by the word “yet”. Ask yourself if this is always true without a shadow of a doubt? What if the opposite was true? My new empowering belief is _________________.
- Focus – Align Your Thoughts
When you first awake, think about 5 things you are grateful for. Then read your goals from step 1 of the process aloud. With your eyes closed, visualize yourself having achieved them. Your brain will start coming up with all sorts of buts. I want this but…this career is too risky… What happens is that consciously you want something, but subconsciously you don’t believe it’s possible. When you notice a negative or limiting belief arise throughout the day praise yourself and find more positive meaning. Focus on happier thoughts and memories to shift your emotional state. Think about your goal and say, “I want this, BUT… – or – I can’t do this because…” These contradictory thoughts, limiting beliefs, will come up. Once you identify a belief that is really holding you back, and then weaken that belief. Is this belief always true?
- Action – Align Your Behavior
One action that I will take this week to move me closer to my goal is _____________.
Mindset: The Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Then, come up with supporting statements that support your new belief, even if you don’t believe it. Then program it into your brain. Focus to Align Your Brain: Every day repeat your goals. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill demonstrates this concept.
Every day, as soon as you wake up, think of the 5 things you are most grateful for to train your brain to be more positive. Then, create your future! Have your goals written out and read out loud. Visualize those goals and play that movie in your mind, everything you are going to see, hear, and feel that will happen when you achieve your goals. Everyday be mindful of your thoughts. Find meaning, even in the bad times. This is one thing you have to do for yourself. If you do this you will empower your transition. You will change results. You become what you believe…and now you have the process to change your beliefs!
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Take the time to master your mindset. It is the foundation of everything that you create and achieve. It is the best investment you could ever make.
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