Are you feeling blocked or stuck? You have a big message to share with the world, but something just gets in the way and you can’t quite put your finger on it. As a business coach, mindset is always at the top of the list of things we address. Why? There might be many things that seem like they get in the way of new coaches feeling blocked, but until the root of the issue is addressed, forward movement can rarely happen. And mindset makes all the difference in a coach’s career.

What Is a Fixed Mindset? 

A fixed mindset is an idea that you were born with or without certain qualities and talents. You may think things like, “I’m not good at reading. I never have been.” Or you might say, “I want to paint landscapes but I wasn’t born an artist.” 

The problem with a fixed mindset is that it keeps you stuck. You limit your experiences and your feelings based on what you think you can achieve. But there is an alternative point of view that’s called a growth mindset.

How Does a Fixed Mindset Impact You? 

A fixed mindset can affect every area of your life even if you don’t realize it. For example, it can affect your finances. You might say things like, “I’ve never had a head for numbers so I’m not going to use a monthly budget system.”  

Another part of your life that a fixed mindset can be troublesome is with your business. You might think, “I’ll never succeed in business or I am not enough.” 

Are You Willing to Let Go of a Fixed Mindset? 

There’s no easy way out of a fixed mindset — especially if you’ve carried these beliefs with you your whole life. Letting go of a fixed mindset isn’t an overnight process. Often, it takes weeks or months to work through all of the emotions. But the feeling of liberation is worth it. And you can pat yourself on the back because just by reading the steps in this article, you’re one step closer to that growth mindset! Challenge your limits by changing your mindset!

To Your Success,
Coach Cheryl