The Mindset of The Pragmatic Rock Star – Part 2

mindset for success, successful mindset, entrepreneurial successIn part 1 of this blog we examined how you might get encourage to develop your creative endeavors hoping for success. However this causes a focus outside of the self. Today we will examine bringing the core back to yourself and your needs.

The Marketing of a Mindset

In part 1 we acknowledged the fact that everyone has a gift that would make them a rock star by their own right.

The thing is, if 80% of people, by my estimation, are rock stars, think of how much competition there is. Just look to Facebook and you’ll find a plethora of self-proclaimed rock stars of all kinds. On the one hand, proclaiming yourself as an expert is the first step in becoming one, but there are many steps in between that take you into realms of an expert. There are countless hours of self exploration via your passion or talent, which develop a deeper connection with your art, your music or your muse. There is a journey that the expert takes in which they become a deeper and more intune version of themselves relative to their expertise, and this is irreplaceable.

Now, if the intuitive had told the writer (in part 1) that she should decide if she’s ready to dedicate herself to her book and to taking the journey of the expert, she would have sounded far less enchanting but far more accurate. Writing a book alone, just like recording songs or painting a few canvases doesn’t do much toward creating success for anyone.

The disappointment of not experiencing success or of not being discovered can be heart-breaking. The great difficulty with a broken heart is that it stifles excitement, creativity and inner gifts or passions.

A Mindset To Sink or Swim

It may sound harsh, but a mindset for success is one in which you see pursuing your passion or even growing your current entrepreneurial biz that you’ve had for five years, as an all or none endeavor. You want to jump in the water all at once, knowing that you are a fish or a swimmer, not as a novice swimmer who hopes to be an olympic contender. Identifying like a fish with water means that you recognize that this gift is also the core of who you are. It identifies you and connects you to your God.

If you are looking for some great advice about increasing your biz or becoming an entrepreneur, then I like to say be sure to be borderline-obsessed about your passion. Be certain that you are more interested in spending your time doing what you love than enjoying your success because even successful people like Sting, who has been a literal rock star for longer than I’ve been an adult, spend more time doing what they love. Sting isn’t shy about saying that he spends countless hours on a daily basis, practicing music. So, don’t be in it for the final outcome, be in it for the journey and because a fish can’t stand to be out of water.

 

The Successful Mindset Is Wise

As a medium myself, I see that we all need help with the blind spots in life. However, no psychic or channel can do it for you. The best help, whether it is from a therapist, a coach, a medium, that unknown universal Source Energy or you cat- will always empower you to be in a mindset of love.

Do what you love and be so passionate that you only see through the eyes of love. Don’t seek success because it is the byproduct of love or the result of swimming because you love to swim. Skip potential disappointment by finding great fulfillment and joy in what you love, dedicating your life to it, marketing your offering endlessly and realize that this is the recipe for success. Money will come when you are on a journey and not just seeking a destination.

 

The Mindset of The Pragmatic Rock Star – Part 1

mindset for success, successful mindset, entrepreneurial successThe Market of You

When it comes right down to it, you either trust the universe, God, your Source Energy or some unknown contributor to your destiny, or you don’t. There are many names for such an unknown source, and I just refer to your Source Energy.

Today I met a woman at coffee. She told me that she’d been meeting intuitives or mediums lately and that one had said to her, within just a few minutes of meeting her, that she should finish the book she is working on. This surprised the woman I met because the guest in her store did not know her or know that she was writing a book.

As a medium or channel, myself, I found this interesting because being marketing savvy as well, I supposed you might say I’m a pragmatic psychic.

The Rock Star Within Us All

“Who do you think you are? A superstar? Well right-you-are” John Lennon

Yes, within each of us there is a rockstar. That is to say, we each have a gift that we can choose to bring to the forefront of our lives and focus upon. In this Age of Authenticity, we can even turn this passion into our entrepreneurial business.

But Will You Wear The Hat of Rock Star?

Working with people both personally and professionally, one thing I see all of the time is that 80% of people acknowledge the artists, musician, author, movie star etc within them. They are also ready to have you turn them into the successful rock star version of themselves. Are you like that? Do you have a gift, a talent and a passion that you are hoping will be discovered?

Now, I know most people will then tell you to ‘write the book”, “pick up the paintbrush” or “start performing in public!”.

However, I don’t necessarily say so.

Pleasing the Pragmatist

Here’s the thing – you may or may not be ready to be a rock star. Being a rock star in your own right is about a mindset that accompanies a state of being. Frankly, you are either in these realms within yourself or you’re on your way there.

Now, there is a good reason for my pragmatic and perhaps seemingly cold perspective. I’ve seen too many people run out the door, finish their book with the highest of hopes and then hit a low that can be hard to recover from. When someone you perceive as being in the know tells you that you will be successful and you believe this, you aren’t necessarily believing and expanding yourself and your view of yourself. At this point, most people are too focused on something outside of themselves: the words that came from another.

How do you turn the focus back onto your passion and the mindset for success? Read part 2 of this blog.

Mindset Minute Monday: Intent

Mindset Minute Monday: Intent

Mindset Minute Monday

How about going a step deeper than believing in yourself?

Believe in your intent puts you in a different position than when you just believe in you. In this way, intent will add purpose and direction to you and what you are doing.

 Life can be tricky. Have you ever prepared for something just to have something unexpected happen or pop up? It can be frustrating to be thrown off your game this way — and it comes from having a plan but not having intent. When you add intentionality to the equation it is like adding an inner compass that always sets you in the direction of your success and fulfillment.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset & Work Ethic

Does A Mindset For Success Include the Work Ethic?

The Work Ethic Gone Wrong

“Chop wood, carry water” old Chinese proverb.

“And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” Will Smith

There is a significant misperception around a work ethic in our society. For many, a work ethic means that you work hard and this hard work creates its own reward of being taken care of. Here is where the work ethic goes wrong: the misperception that working hard means we will be taken care of.

 

The Golden Years

People used to believe that they could work for forty years and then enjoy a great retirement in their “golden years”. There was some truth to this over fifty years ago, but today retirements aren’t what they used to be. Saving for your own retirement via the stock market proved devastating for most and retirement packages, along with other benefits, seem to be shirking in our challenged economy.

“Unfortunately, I think a lot of people are affected more by the idea of fame than the actual work ethic involved. A lot of them just want to be reality TV-type people who don’t do anything.” Katy Perry

 

A Golden Mindset

Are you under the assumption that being a movie star is all glitz, glamour- fame and fortune? Isn’t it common for people to think that people who have money and such notoriety have it made? There is a common adoration of being in the spotlight or having fame that says that rich and famous people have house-keepers, drivers, assistants and they hardly do anything at all because they have the money to pay for it all… “-money for nothing, chicks for free…” Sting lyric.

However, when you look at the quotes on a work ethic from celebrities, such as

 

“I developed a really strong work ethic, and I don’t take anything for granted.” – Sarah Jessica Parker

 

then you start to gain insight into what a true mindset for success looks like.

A Mindset of More Than Working Hard

 

“It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling (Billionaire Author)

 

Yes, people with money have more choices, more options in life. However, this isn’t because they were born with a silver spoon in their mouths – J K Rowling was said to have been dirt poor and conjured up her Harry Potter books to console herself. She spent so much time on her book that she then turned them into great successes.

It’s not that some people get lucky where others don’t– it’s that some people have a golden mindset. Better yet, they are larger than life because they behave as though they are larger:

 

“I used to walk down the street like I was a super star… I want people to walk around delusional about how great they can be – and then to fight so hard for it every day that the lie becomes the truth.” – Lady Gaga

 

A truly successful mindset in one in which a person takes responsibility for their own lives into their own hands. They pay it forward with themselves and with life, in Lady Gaga’s case acting as if she were a super star. For almost all, success is something they make happen, not something that happens to them.

Read on to Part 2 in which we’ll talk about the mindset for success, including how a successful person sees the ownership of their lives, which includes getting help and working with others.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Follows The Beat

A Successful Mindset Sings To You

Music To My Ears

authentic entrepreneur, entrepreneur mindset, successful mindsetMarketing musically today: I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like music. There is a musical genre or artist out there for everyone and everyone has their favorite bands.

Music is magical. We fall in love with a song because, like art, it can evoke a feeling as it opens our hearts and changes our energy. The right music moves us, transports us, uplifts us and it changes our behavior- often making us sing and dance. Continue reading