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18 Ways to a Mindset On Fire

18 Ways to a Mindset on Fire

For many years I didn’t understand what mindset was. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t even part of my vocabulary. What I do know is that a successful mindset for me was all was a part of who I am. This is how and why I was able to face many challenges I encountered through the years.

I’ve compiled a list of 18 ways to create a Mindset on Fire

Use what feels good, try new things and trust that you have what it takes to create the life you want.

Be open 

It’s through openness that we are allowing us to be willing to see opportunities and possibilities. We obtain information when we are needing it the most. It’s the magnetic way of coexisting with the universe.

Be optimistic 

A negative and pessimistic mind has never achieved anything successfully unless you consider living in misery a success. Being optimistic is more than just hoping though. It’s about an inner knowing that everything will be as you want it. Maybe not overnight, but in time.

Learn from experience 

We have all made mistakes and decisions that ended up being a slap in the face of some kind. It’s in that situation however that you gain so much information that will help you next time you face a similar situation.

Be a student of and for life 

Even at the perfect moments, there is something to learn. It’s in those moments we can acknowledge what we did that went well and how we went about it. And even if we are facing new challenges, we can ask you, what do I need to learn to get to where I want to be!

Allow the actions to guide your decisions 

Sometimes we do have to act before we make a decision. It’s like trying on that new outfit at the store, deciding if we want to buy it or not. You can always make new decisions!

Challenge the status quo 

There’s no right or wrong way in forging your own path, and sometimes that means going against what everyone else is doing or thinking. I believe that we are here to show other’s what their life could feel and be like by simply giving a different perspective.

Process and analyze often

Our thoughts and behavior are intertwined, and we are not always aware of them. When you can acknowledge why you do something, where it stems from (and it’s often from your childhood) you can engage new thoughts and behavior.

Change what you can about yourself 

If you are playing small, hiding from you truly are, start there. If you don’t like something about yourself, change it. Want to be more assertive, then seek the information that you will need to be more assertive.

Take the next step even you think you are finished 

Sometimes we think we are all finished with something, just to realize that there is another step to take.

Always be true to you 

There’s nothing worse than pretending something you are not or now showing up as who you are by hiding behind a charade. You have values and core beliefs that are true to you, show them, live by them.

Start small when necessary and you feel the need to 

Sometimes goals can look bigger than Mt. Everest. It’s in those moments that it’s good to remember that no mountain is climbed through big actions, but rather one small step at a time.

Believe in you, your dreams and your journey

If you don’t believe in yourself, who will? You have to without a shadow of a doubt believes in you, your dreams and your journey. Your faith will be tested over and over again and that is what this matters so much.

Have rituals 

Have a morning and/or evening routine that helps you shatter the doubts that may have crept up overnight. Be it through journaling, meditating or exercising. Crush those doubts and make them shiver with fear.

Make no excuses

Truly, excuses are only going to keep you playing small and fuel the avoidance of really showing up in this world. No one has ever achieved a goal by saying they can’t do something.

Be relentless

If you want to achieve your dreams and goals you have to keep going after them. like a wolf goes after its prey. (and I may have just been reading too many werewolf books).

View problems as challenges

Stop thinking that they are here to stop you. Instead view them as a challenge, as that next goal and figure out how to overcome it, instead of throwing up your hands and walking away.

Have a vision

If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know that you are arriving at each stopping point? Having a vision of dreams and goals and what you want your life to be like, is of the essence.

Be courageous despite fear

Have the courage to take action even when you are scared. Confidence is creating through doing and not waiting for the right moment. It’s in those actions you can really see how amazing you are!

Petra is a coach and mentor for creatives, rebels and dreamers who are ready to find the courage to forge their own path because life is too short to feed the fear.

She’s the founder of the Rebel Soul Connection, a community for creatives, rebels, and dreamers to take action with tools, resources, support, and accountability.

trenches

The truth about pulling yourself out of the trenches

There are some people in this world that can hit rock bottom again and again and the next time you look, their life seems to be on par.

And here you are wondering when the breakthrough, or rather the break free is going to happen.

And trust me when I say the people who keep hitting the proverbial rock bottom are wondering the same damn thing.

What keeps these people going? Why do they not just quit and throw in their towel?

Well for starters, they don’t have it within them to quit, There is this internal drive fueled by the belief and inner knowing that in the end, everything is going to be okay.

That doesn’t mean they don’t feel the pain and the frustration. Quite the opposite actually, they feel it in every fiber of their being.

So what is it about them that gives them the fuel?

It's their vision and mindset and holding steadfast onto the dreams they hold onto in their heart. Click To Tweet

They get super clear on what they don’t want, maybe even make a list of it all. And then with purpose and intention, they rewrite the list with everything they do want.

I don’t want to be broke then becomes I want to always have money in the bank.

I don’t want to be alone becomes I want to be in a loving, funny, equal relationship.

I don’t want relationships that suck becomes friendships that are nurtured.

I don’t want my son to die becomes I want my son to have a full life.

I don’t want my kids to fail becomes I want my children to succeed.

I don’t want a soul-sucking job becomes a business that lights me up.

Transforming your thoughts and beliefs is a constant act of reminding yourself of all the things you have overcome and achieved and that inner knowing that all will be well in the end.

But ask yourself, what does having money in the bank look like? Is it an extra $100 or $1000? What will this bring you? What feelings will this give to you?

What does haveing a loving, funny and equal relationship feel and look like?

How about your friendships?

My son’s medical journey meant really turning on the faith and steadfast on the mindset that one day he will walk out of the hospital.

And the kids not failing mean that I am giving them the tools and resources to follow their own dreams.

And what does the work you do bring to you? What kind of work? What mission are you on when it comes to your job or business?

Being in the trenches and hitting rock-bottom looks very different for everyone. For me, it was always being broke, being homeless, my son fighting for his life and my job not giving me the satisfaction I wanted in my life despite the good I was doing in this world

Pulling yourself up is messy and requires a soul walk of sorts. It’s shedding all the layers you’ve been hanging onto for so long and embracing who you are at your core.

It is known that every action you are taking will get you to where you want to go because let’s be honest, no one loves living in the trenches but no one is coming to save you either.

You’ll need to surround yourself with people that get you, that understand that this is a transformation and that… Click To Tweet – perhaps even a little more than you believe in yourself.

Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help.

 

Petra is a coach and mentor for creatives, rebels and dreamers who are ready to find the courage to forge their own path because life is too short to feed the fear.

She’s the founder of the Rebel Soul Connection, a community for creatives, rebels, and dreamers to take action with tools, resources, support, and accountability.

What’s it going to take before you will take action

You have this amazing dream of writing a book, starting a business and perhaps even lose some weight. My guess you are thinking about your new year’s resolution and making some plans for 2016.

That’s great, but what are you waiting for?

Why does January 1st have to be the day you start taking action and begin your journey?

Why can’t it be right this very moment?

What is holding you back?

Is it fear of failing? Fear of disappointing yourself or others?

Worry?

The lack of not knowing how?

Every excuse you make is a bullshit reason for why you are not willing to make your dream, goal or resolution happen.

When is enough, well enough?

How much longer are you willing to just watch others make their own dreams come true while you are still wishing you could?

Here is the truth: You can!

You need to stop making excuses and start taking action – even when the fear is as loud as a damn jet engine.

Fear is just an emotion, just like anger, love, happiness etc. Are you willing to allow the emotion to rule you, or are you willing to decide how you are going to feel and what you are going to do?

I think too often, we forget that we have a choice.

We always have a choice!

When we were kids, we were told we don’t have a choice. We need to follow the rules, do as we are told. We are told to graduate highschool, go to college or learn a trade.

We are told that we should be grateful for the job we have and just go on with our mediocre life.

Yes, I said it: MEDIOCRE

Because I know you envision your life to be different. I know that you have dreams and goals that you want to achieve but because you were told you didn’t have a choice, you just let life slip on by.

What if I told you that you are in control of your life, that you have the power to choose what you will or will not do and how you will live?

Choose and Decide!

What’s it going to be? Living your life to the rules of someone else or your own?

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Petra is a coach and mentor for creatives, rebels and dreamers who are ready to find the courage to forge their own path because life is too short to feed the fear.

She’s the founder of the Rebel Soul Connection, a community for creatives, rebels, and dreamers to take action with tools, resources, support, and accountability.

goals

Setting goals and making it all happen

Setting goals and making it all happen

I set lots of high goals with doable action steps – every single month for personal, family and business. As a matter of fact, I have post it notes hanging on the wall of things that I need to do to reach my next goals. They are there as a constant reminder to stay focused on what I want to achieve.

In the past, I would let that get to me that the to-dos aren’t moving or changing but as I look at my list today, it has changed. I have completed a few action steps and simply replaced them with the next few steps to follow.

I will often copy my goal list into my daily planner because when I am out and about and have a “minute” to work on a goal, I seize the opportunity.

Like today, I wrote a blog post for an upcoming segment while I was sitting the library on small pieces of paper just so I wouldn’t lose my train of thought – because really I will not remember the awesome opening had I told myself I will write it down later. It never happens that way.

I review my goals monthly with a mind-map of where I want to place my focus in that current moment. This helps me make sure I am still aligned with them and allow myself to free of goals and dreams that no longer suit me.

How to reach your goal in 4 steps:

  1. Begin with making a list of 10 things you want to accomplish in one month.
  2. Take each goal and break it down into the individual task.
  3. Schedule your task to spread them out over the month.
  4. And voila at the end of the month – you will have achieved a goal or three!

It is really that simply achieving the life you envision by small steps, making changes when you must to ensure you are in alignment with you and the space around you.

Petra is a coach and mentor for creatives, rebels and dreamers who are ready to find the courage to forge their own path because life is too short to feed the fear.

She’s the founder of the Rebel Soul Connection, a community for creatives, rebels, and dreamers to take action with tools, resources, support, and accountability.

Creative overwhelm

6 Steps to reduce the creative overwhelm

Every morning you wake up with a gazillion ideas in your head, and throughout the day you get a bazillion more!

The problem?

Knowing which one to start with because all of them are so incredibly exciting and you just don’t know where to begin!

I get it.

There was a time I would start a project, just to get a new idea and not finish the first project and before I knew it, I had a lot of projects started but couldn’t get myself to finish them.

Idea Creation Paralysis!

Yep, it’s a thing.

It’s the overwhelming feeling of too many ideas, feeling too flustered and overwhelmed to get started because let’s be honest you already tried so many things before to finish said projects. And every now and again you were successful but it just wasn’t enough to keep going.

So here you are, having all those ideas you want to implement, put into action and have a finished or ongoing result.

Let’s not forget that you have a million other obligations that have to be done, like feeding your children. maintaining a balance for everyone getting attention and going to work.  And let’s not forget the spur of the moment activities you are doing because they feel like the right thing to do.

How in the heck will you find the time to create when you can’t even find a moment to breathe and have some alone time?

And it truly feels like there is NEVER enough time.

I am going to share with you 6 Steps to help you take consistent action, having the time to create.

Brainstorming

This is one of the most go to activities that can help you not only clear the clutter in your brain but help you visualize all those ideas that could turn into not only started projects but also finish them.

The key, once you have done the brainstorming, is to decide which one excites you the most!

Once the brainstorm is complete, do another one. This time includes the things that need to be done daily and weekly. And then another that helps you break down all those ideas into smaller steps!

Create a Schedule

One of the biggest struggles I have found for creatives is considering the notion a schedule will help them when they are wanting to be wild and free and just roll with the punches. But how is that working out?

Take a weekly schedule and create a rough draft. Start filling it in with the daily activities that have to get done such as meal times, school hours if you are homeschooling, work hours, doctor appointments, errands and all that jazz. But don’t just write work hours but the action you are taking, this will help you know what you are doing!

Once that is finished, add the things you want to do such as self-care times and creative times. Again, be specific in the action by looking at your action steps from the brainstorm.

Batch your work sessions

Sometimes there are activities for the week that you could get done in a 2-3-hour work session. For example, writing your blog posts can be done in one day for the week or even the month if you have a dedicated time for this activity. Look at your draft and see what other activities could be batched together.

This will allow you to see where you have more time than you initially thought, therefore giving you more creative time.

Morning Routine

What time does everyone wake up in your home? Decide to wake up 30-60 minutes before everyone so you can have some alone time, plan your day ahead (look at your schedule) and even some creative time.

There is something to be said to look at your schedule every evening. What project are you working on? Are you writing a book? Take that extra 30 or 60 minutes in the morning to work on that.

Now you know what to work on!

Refine the Schedule

Now that you have a rough draft, take a good look. How does it feel? Did you include a break after your working session?

Another tip to help you is to use a weekly schedule and track your activities to help you plan for the following week. This way you know what you are spending time on. Maybe you could cut out some TV time or social time to sit down and write that book or create that piece of art.

The refined schedule is what you are committing to for the week. To finish something or learn a new habit is with consistency.

Review what worked and what didn’t

To create a schedule as a creative, you will want to tune into what worked and what didn’t. This is where you can acknowledge the steps you are taking, the part you are still struggling with so you can make the changes that will work for you.

One of the biggest challenges, that I have found is that a schedule can feel too rigid. But something to remember, every week will not look the same. You can make tweaks as you go along.

What you are after is not only to start taking on your ideas but also finish them and a weekly schedule can help remind you but also support you with consistent action.

Extra Bonus Tip:

Keep a notebook with your goals so you can track your activity. Write the goal on top and the action steps below and every time you do one and finish one, cross it off or give it a check mark.

I have created printable to help you implement these 6 Steps!

 

Petra is a coach and mentor for creatives, rebels and dreamers who are ready to find the courage to forge their own path because life is too short to feed the fear.

She’s the founder of the Rebel Soul Connection, a community for creatives, rebels, and dreamers to take action with tools, resources, support, and accountability.

A blissful life

Your heart is begging you to do something about it

That idea…. that dream in your heart and in your head, is begging you to do something about it.

You wake up thinking about it… you go to sleep thinking about it and I am here to tell you that if you don’t do something about that, it will never go away.

And you know deep down that unless you get over your fear, it is never going to happen.

But you must decide whether you are going to listen to that fear or if you are stepping up and out and take action anyway.

It’s time to stop the bullshit stories you tell yourself of how you can’t and really dig deep into what is stopping you.

And if I was a betting person, I venture to say you are being held back because

  • you don’t feel good enough
  • you don’t’ feel smart enough
  • you worry about what other people will think
  • you worry about failure before you have even started

It’s all hogwash! These are all stories you have learned along the way, and really, they are no longer serving you, because

You are enough!
You are smart!

And really who cares what people think? 9 times out of 10 those people are afraid to take action, so how about you pave the way?

And failure… failure is a good thing… it’s allowing you to see what is or isn’t working and then revamp how you are going about it.

Those ideas that have been swirling in your head, they are yours for the taking. They come to you because you have something amazing to offer to this world.

Incredible gifts to share and how dare you to deny others from what you are so carefully hiding.

The pain of not taking action, of not doing that thing, ask you: Is it worth it?

Because I know you are aching to bring it to life.

It is

  • Time to stop hiding.
  • Time to stop worrying about being enough.
  • Time to stop worrying about whether people will like you or not!

It is time to start doing!

Petra is a coach and mentor for creatives, rebels and dreamers who are ready to find the courage to forge their own path because life is too short to feed the fear.

She’s the founder of the Rebel Soul Connection, a community for creatives, rebels, and dreamers to take action with tools, resources, support, and accountability.