As I peruse through sample books on my tablet I see a popular theme popping up in business books. Mindset, mindset, mindset. At the same time I am seeing images of sports figures being celebrated for their triumphs. I’ll discuss the connection a little later.

  • Is mindset the same as attitude? Does your mindset need an adjustment?
  • Is our “mindset” a product of our culture or a product of our circumstances? Have our challenges in the past affected this?
  • If you struggle with mental health issues (depression, anxiety, etc) how difficult is it to pull yourself out of your “mindset?”

This is where I throw in the importance of mentors, coaches and therapists. How instrumental are coaches when it comes to championship sports? Horse trainers were celebrating the Triple Crown win alongside the horse owner and jockey. NBA coaches are highly scrutinized during the championship series and their team relies on their judgment and expertise throughout the game. Women’s World Cup started this weekend and I’m guessing that we will soon be hearing inspiring stories about the challenges faced by Team USA.

Mind you, I’ve never been an athlete but a therapist is a type of coach. When my clients have stabilized emotionally, I am able to coach them through life processes. I can be a cheerleader and a voice of reason (although the voice of reason pops up more than not).

As I have developed business connections through social media, I have encountered life coaches, career coaches and mentors. I realize that we all have a similar goal – helping YOU recognize your full potential!  

The difference between you improving your “mindset” and an athlete who improves his/her game, is that your competition isn’t standing in your way.

Unless you count yourself as your competition.

My challenge to you is to seek out the coach or mentor that will shake up your current mindset. Click To Tweet

And speak to yourself as you would speak to a child who you’re coaching through a new experience. That conversation wouldn’t sound the same as your inner dialogue would it???


Have you been contemplating therapy, life coaching, career coaching or seeking out a mentor? What’s stopping you?