Can I just start by saying… I’m a little nervous about this idea. But I’ve slept on it, prayed about it, and reminded myself that there’s no such thing as failure, there’s only learning. So, here goes…
It All Started at Walmart
I was in a hurry, and as always, Walmart was packed. I snagged the very last parking space, raced through the lot, yanked a rusty shopping cart away from its peers, but then my heart sank when I saw the dented wheel.
But hey, I just needed a few things. It would be much faster to keep the left-leaning, squeaky-wheeled wonder than to try to free up a new one.
Except it wasn’t.
That “quick” trip through the store turned into a teeth-grinding, two-hands-on-the-handle wrestling match that took twice as long as it would have if I’d taken a few extra seconds to find a cart with its wheels aligned.
Alignment is EVERYTHING
Alignment – it’s essential for sustainable, forward movement, for shopping carts, for families, and for coaches who are partnering with God to build businesses that change the world.
Here’s why. Like that misguided Walmart trip, when you and I set external goals, such as…
✅ Talk to 3 people about the benefits of coaching
✅ Write a compelling social media post
✅ Try out Facebook LIVE
And our internal mindsets are…
✅ People aren’t interested in what I have to say
✅ Why bother to post when no one reads what I write
✅ I can’t try something new until I know how to do it “right”
There’s misalignment between what we are thinking and what we are doing. And while we could force ourselves to keep moving forward with our business-building tasks in spite of these sabotaging thoughts, in the long run, it’s not sustainable, so it won’t be successful.
The BIGGEST Problem
And here’s an even bigger problem… mindsets are almost always invisible to the person who holds them.
In other words, we don’t consciously think “my mindset is that people aren’t interested in what I have to say, so I should change it.” Instead those thoughts are just the background music of our brains. And we’ve heard them, embraced them, and experienced them (since it is a type of self-fulfilling prophecy) for so long – we’re convinced that those thoughts are truer than true.
So, what’s a business-building entrepreneur supposed to do?
3 Steps and an Invitation (it’s FREE!)
Thankfully, Scripture assures us that when we think God’s thoughts – everything changes.
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:32, KJV
No matter our current mindsets, you and I can always renew them by using the 3 R’s:
- Recognize – Ask God to shine a light on the hidden mindsets we already hold.
- Renew – Compare our default thinking with God’s Word and choose to trust what He says.
- Rehearse – Rehearse, repeat, and act-on God’s truths again and again until it becomes our new normal.
At this point, you may be asking, but if my mindsets are invisible to me, how will I even recognize them?
Here’s an insider tip. This type of work is best done with a coach or in community. A safe, loving, like-minded community of fellow Christ-centered professionals.
So, here’s that crazy idea I had…
Contagious Coaching Conversations – A FREE invitation to a fun group call
On Tuesday, October 13th, I’m hosting a “Contagious Coaching Conversation,” group call so that we can experiment with catching and changing our mindsets before they trip us up.
What Is a Contagious Coaching Conversation?
It’s a Conversation: This is NOT a webinar, and it’s NOT a training with me doing all the talking. It’s an interactive group conversation, between you, me, the Lord, and those that God brings to our call.
It’s Coaching: As in one-on-one coaching, we won’t be focusing on the practical surface-level steps that we all need to take. Instead, we’ll unpack a typical unhelpful mindset that undergirds some of the work that we do, and together we’ll explore if/how it might apply to each of us.
Come with your heart open and a pencil in hand. This will be interactive and responsive (there will be pauses for you to think and pray,) so we can see our mindsets, identify God’s truths, and share what God may be showing us.
It’s Contagious – When we allow God to bring our beliefs into alignment with Him, our behaviors change. This type of foundational transformation always ripples out and impacts those He has called us to serve. 🙌
Can You Come?
This may or may not be a good idea, just keepin’ it real 🤣, but I’m committed to helping us as a community of Christ-centered entrepreneurs be the very, very best we can be, so let’s give it a try.
If you’d like to join us live, just sign-up below. (Due to the interactive and somewhat personal nature of the call, there won’t be any recording or replay. Also, we’ll cap attendance to the first 100 people who sign-up.)
Tuesday, October 13th from 4:00-4:40pm ET
P.S. Whether you can attend or not, thank you for doing what you do and being who you are. I appreciate you!
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