Mindset Mastery

5 Habits of Powerful People

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Habits are addictive practices that can either enhance your life or keep you stuck in life-defeating patterns that lead to mediocrity.

Powerful people maintain powerful habits that propel them forward and help them to access their greatest self. Here are five simple habits that you can adopt and incorporate into your life. 

1. Stillness– Your mind is full of chatter and fires off anywhere from 40,000 to 70,000 thoughts per day. Stillness helps you to evaluate, redirect, and cancel out thoughts that aren’t serving you and your purpose, and are life-draining and toxic. Challenge yourself to sit still for two minutes and hold one thought. Start with holding a word in your mind, such as love, God, purity, peace, or beauty. As you get better at sitting still, improve your time by 30-second intervals. When you do this, find a comfortable chair and sit up straight. Feel your toes, your hands and your heat beat. Get still as stillness will help you to become more of who you’re created to be and less of who you currently are. Adopting this mindset tool will help you to become stronger and helps to establish presence.

2. Writing– I write constantly because there is power in writing down your thoughts. I’ve been known to capture ideas and write them on the back of receipts, napkins, in journals, on my iPhone/ iPad, on scratch paper, and even in my bible. I’m always writing something. Writing is a powerful exercise that helps you to unveil hidden thoughts, beliefs, and creative ideas to help you lead a more dynamic life. Writing helps you make meaning out of your world and allows for you to express yourself in ways that speaking or thinking can’t. The power of this habit can’t be stressed enough.

Where do you write your thoughts down?

3. Exercising- I’m still working on this one, but movement is extremely helpful. When you move you’re aiding your body in the flow of oxygen, giving your digestive system a boost, helping blood flow through your body. All of this helps with lifting the fog from your mind and increasing clarity. When you run you release worries and doubts, and you learn to push through your self-imposed limits.

What’s your favorite exercise?

4. Reading- I strongly believe in having a balanced reading diet. You should have a healthy dose of fiction and non-fiction in your personal canon. In my library you can find books on law, government, social issues, spiritual dynamics, personal finance, and historical books. Your library is a reflection of your values, thoughts, and mindset. Say that with me: My library is a reflection of my values, thoughts, and mindset. Literacy gives you access to dynamic thoughts, propels you into conversation and thoughtful discourse, challenges your thinking, increases your discernment, and aids in personal growth and development. The great Jim Rohn said: “All readers are leaders.” He was the grandfather of personal development. Your leadership capacity is dependent upon this strategy.

What was the last book you read? How did it help you to become a better person? What lessons did you learn?

5. Thinking– Thinking is an underrated activity, especially in our “speak your mind and say what you want to say” culture. Deep thinking allows you to mull over ideas and meditate on your thoughts so that you can pull out important messages. Incorporating time within your day to think about the matters of your heart is just as important as taking big action. This type of thinking will allow you to make better decisions, download creative ideas, and establish scripts on how to proceed and succeed in different areas of your life. Most people are afraid to sit with their thoughts and balk at the idea of taking time out of their day to think about something on purpose, but this method increases your brilliance and puts you in a class of your own.

What’s the difference between stillness and thinking?

When you take time out of your day to think, you’re bringing a thought into your mind to grapple with, where as stillness is about letting go of your thoughts and allowing new thoughts and ideas to come to you.

The goal is to act thoughtfully instead of reacting to your world.

2030663I’m Queenie Johnson, M.A., Master Teacher & Brand  Strategist. I’m  a wife and DREAM MAKER. I founded   SheRISES-The School of Success for Women, a coaching, training and success academy designed for  the ambitious, yet stylish female entrepreneur who’s ready to make her creative dreams real and make more money, so that she can help more people. Let me help you launch your creative dream and teach you the Money,  Mindset & Magnificence Formula to help you upgrade your life. 


Establishing A Winning Mindset

R.Kelly:[singing] “I believe I can fly / I believe I can touch the sky/ I think about every night and day/ Spread my wings and fly away/ I believe I can soar/ I see me running through the open door/I believe I can fly.”

Tillie The Little Engine That Could:I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!”
As even children’s characters will attest, a winning mindset is a trait to adopt. It attracts happiness, health, fulfilment and success. But what is a mindset, really?

What’s on Your Mind?
A mindset is a person’s established set of attitudes that are based on their assumptions. These assumptions predetermine a person’s reactions to and interpretations of any event, environment or situation.Whether positive or negative, a person’s mindset is engrained, habitual and affects all aspects of his or her professional and personal life.

Is Your Mindset Working to Your Advantage or Holding You Back?

  • When facing a new challenge, do you react with confidence, knowing that with time, effort and practice you can succeed? Or do you find yourself questioning your abilities, talent and motivation?
  • Do you view failure as simply part of the process? Or do you avoid challenges in order to preserve your pride?
  • When you encounter setbacks and criticism, do you recalibrate and persevere or simply give up to save face?
  • How a person interprets and answers those questions gives insight into what type of mindset he or she has.

In her book Mindset, Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck identifies two general mindsets: fixed and growth.

Fixed Mindset
•   Talent and intelligence is static
•   It’s better to avoid challenges
•   It’s okay (even preferable) to quit before failure
•   Effort is pointless
•   Ignores useful criticism and feedback
•   Views success of others as a threat
Growth Mindset
•   Talent and intelligence can be developed
•   Embraces challenges to grow
•   Failure is an opportunity for learning
•   Effort leads to mastery and success
•   Uses criticism and feedback to improve
•   Finds inspiration and learning from the success of others

It’s easy to tell someone to develop a growth mindset, but, if mindset is so deeply engrained, how does a person change it? Here are six ways to begin:

Six Simple Mindset Shifts to Improve Success

  1. Embrace failure instead of avoiding it. The faster the failure, the quicker the learning. Before starting his auto manufacturing company, Henry Ford failed at his first several businesses. What would the industrial landscape look like had he given up after his first try? Remember, embracing failure also means success can arrive that much sooner.
  2. Think abundance instead of scarcity. When it comes to spending money on self-improvement, many people resist due to cost. But clients and customers are attracted to people who believe in and value themselves. Instead of thinking of personal growth as an expense, think of it as an investment in your future.
  3. Embrace challenges. People who have a mindset of “growth” realize that challenges are just opportunities in disguise, and they choose to actively seek them out.
  4. Use setbacks as learning opportunities. No matter how thorough the plan, no matter how well-executed the details, obstacles will surface. Besides, who can predict with any real accuracy what setbacks will occur? Instead of wasting energy trying to prevent the unknown, why not just face obstacles as they show up?
  5. Don’t take it personally. Sometimes the best opportunities for personal and professional growth come from leveraging harsh criticism and negative feedback. How well do you listen to your customers’ and clients’ complaints?
  6. Stop re-inventing the wheel. Instead of resenting successful people for what they have accomplished, look to them to learn how they did it and turn that to your advantage.

Incorporating these simple, strategic shifts in mindset provides opportunities to experience not only tangible results (i.e., the bottom line), they also go a long way to shoring up determination, building self-confidence and encouraging action, productivity and fulfillment.

She Values Her Time

Success happens when you understand the value of time. You also have a clear understanding that the only time that matters is NOW!

I love this poem. Listen up 

I have only just a minute, Only sixty-seconds in it. Forced upon me, can’t refuse it. Didn’t seek it, didn’t choose it.But it’s up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it. Give account if I abuse it. Just a tiny little minute,
but eternity is in it.~Benjamin Banneker

Every minute counts. What are you doing with your time?