There’s a quote I love by John Burroughs.

“Leap, and the net will appear.”

Nothing could be further from the truth and so true all at the same time.

If I had to give you my view of this, it would be…

Leap. You’re gonna get bruised. Like really bruised. If you keep leaping, at some point the net will appear. And, when it does, you’ll be glad you kept leaping.

Here’s another quote.

It’s from me.

It’s kinda long…

“Your mind doesn’t understand the word ‘No.’

The universe doesn’t know good or bad. It thinks everything just ‘is’ as in ‘the way it’s supposed to be.’

When your mind, uh, talks to the universe (which it does 24×7), the universe simply feeds you what your mind tells it to feed you.

I need more money = you’ll continue to need more money because that’s what you’re telling the universe you want!

I have plenty of money = more dinero will start falling out of trees and land at your feet!

Maybe not instantaneously. But soon-ish.”

You get the idea.

Now, I realize you might get the idea, but don’t quite agree with me yet.

But as a former limited-thinker turned abundant-liver, I can tell you what I’ve observed and encountered based on the changes I’ve made to my line of thinking—and practicing.

The world is abundant and limits are a man-made thing.

More importantly than my conclusion (I’m not the only one who has concluded this), I’ve thought long and hard about all the steps I took to transform from that limited thinker into one who lives abundantly.

Seems like it was a mere 16 steps. 😂

I’m teaching all the steps at my monthly Leadership Coaching Program session this Friday, April 19, at 11 AM CDT.

Membership is required to attend and get the replay.

Not to mention, but I will, members get the generous 80-video leadership library.

You can check out the details and join for as little as $0.81/day.


Whether you’re a current member of my leadership program or not, I wanted to share a few steps you can take to overcome limiting beliefs by cultivating a growth mindset.

In cultivating a growth mindset, you first need to understand the types of mindsets: fixed and growth.

In a fixed mindset, people believe their abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits that cannot be changed. They believe they’re born with a certain level of intelligence or talent, and there is little they can do to change it. As a result, they may avoid challenges, give up easily when faced with obstacles, see effort as fruitless, ignore useful feedback, and feel threatened by the success of others.

In contrast, a growth mindset is the belief that one’s abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication and hard work. People with a growth mindset see challenges as opportunities to grow, embrace effort as a necessary part of learning, learn from criticism, and find lessons and inspiration in the success of others. They believe they can improve and expand their abilities over time.

The key difference between the two mindsets lies in how people perceive their abilities and approach challenges. While those with a fixed mindset may see their abilities as predetermined and limited, those with a growth mindset see their abilities as malleable and believe in their capacity to learn and improve.

So, what can you do to start developing a growth mindset?

Here are four (of the 16) critical steps to get started:

1. Reprogram you to magnify; you get back what you give off. Everything from your thoughts and rhetoric (internal and external language), to the people you surround yourself with affect your energy and the world’s interpretation of what you want. Your mind doesn’t know good or bad; it just knows what you feed it and wants to give you MORE!

2. Change your language. Pay attention to the language (internal dialogue and external words) you use when talking about your abilities. Instead of saying “I can’t do this,” try “I can’t do this yet.” This simple change in language can shift your mindset from fixed to growth.

3. Visualize. Use visualization techniques to imagine yourself achieving your goals. This can help you overcome doubts and fears. Don’t focus on the end state. Focus on your ability to get through the struggles and how your highest self will handle the inevitable obstacles you have invited into your life—on purpose!

4. Affirm. Use positive affirmations to reprogram your subconscious mind. Create and repeat affirmations that reflect your desired beliefs and outcomes.

Of course, there’s more to this, but this ought to get you moving in the right direction.

If you want the full monte, head to my Leadership Coaching Program overview page to learn how to join me Friday, April 19th or watch the replay inside the leadership library!



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