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The 3 Steps You Need to Take to Reframe Your Mindset & Pursue Growth

3 Steps to Reframe Your Mindset and Pursue Growth | SheCanCoterie.com

You know you need to do some deep mindset work in order to grow into the CEO, the leader, the friend, the spouse, the mom you’re meant to be, but where do you begin? Knowing there’s a gap between where you are and where you want to be is the first — and maybe the most important — step, but now it’s time to dig in and do the work.

You’re ready, but how?

How do you do the mindset work needed to reframe the limiting beliefs you adhere to with new truths that open you up to growth and further success?

Understanding Your Mindset

First, it’s important to realize that your mindset is an algorithm. It’s a set of beliefs we construct in order to help us manage input, initiate action, and execute decisions. It’s a set of rules for our thoughts and feelings that help us function and navigate life — and that’s a good thing!

Mindsets can be both good and bad, limiting and freeing, restricting and liberating. They can exist in extremes — too constricting or too loose. They can be built on lies as well as truths. They can be motivating and challenging or placating and uninspiring.

Ultimately, they can rule you and dictate your actions for you, or you can intentionally reconstruct them so you wield them for an intended purpose and make them work for you.

In order to keep us “safe,” the default setting for our mindsets are safety, comfort, and clinging to what is known. Sure, this way of thinking and maneuvering through life will keep us comfortable, but it keeps us stuck in the same old place we’ve always been. And we all know we can’t grow that way.

If we don’t do the mindset work needed to free ourselves and intentionally determine where we want to go, we will continually operate within a limiting mindset. We’ll stay in that comfort zone, never pushing past into the unknown where success lies. We will continually operate from a place of fear, scarcity, and desperate longing.

Reframe Your Mindset

Once we know what is at the core of our mindset, it’s much easier to understand how to take control of it. It’s no longer this mysterious force that controls us. We can control it.

Here’s how to reframe your mindset and begin rewiring your thinking:

First, you need to understand and develop the priorities and values that mean the most to you. The values that you live by and want to honor with your life. Doing this will establish your destination and where you want to ultimately take yourself in life and business.

You can’t develop the roads you want to follow if you don’t first understand where you want to go! (tweet this!)

Without doing this first step, we’ll continue to stay on those small, safe, local roads we know all too well. We’ll stay enslaved to our default mindset of comfort, never mapping out new roads to travel down.

So, when we require growth (i.e. become CEO!), we’ll be faced with roadblock after roadblock, never truly going anywhere except in circles.

So, take out your journal and answer these questions:

    1. What is your passion? What lights you up and puts a fire in your soul?

    2. What is your ultimate vision for your life right now? When you’re looking back and retelling the story of your life, what kind of journey does that story tell?

    3. And, what impact will you want that story to have had in this world? What purpose did your journey have? What mission, or missions, did you accomplish?

Next, you’ll need to determine what has been holding you back from fully pursuing that mission and vision to the full. In what areas of your life do you keep going in circles, round and round? What beliefs are you holding onto that keep you doing the same old thing, the thing that simply isn’t working for you anymore?

These are the limiting beliefs that currently constitute our mindset, and we need to break them down in order to rebuild a new, freeing mindset! Journal through these questions:

    1. What has been frustrating you lately?

    2. Where does that stem from?

    3. What version of you would you need to be in order to conquer that frustration?

    4. What lies have you been believing that are keeping you here on the comfortable side of growth?  

Finally, you’ll need to rewrite those stories you’ve been telling yourself and pair them with the new truth you want to believe. Yes, you have the freedom to define your own truths, the rules you want your new algorithm to follow!

Take each of the limiting beliefs you’ve been holding on to and ask yourself these questions about each one:

  1. How is this previously held belief holding me back?

  2. What new reality awaits on the other side of this old belief?

  3. What new belief do I want to tell myself in order to pursue my passion, mission, and vision?  

Trust Your New Mindset

Just reframing your mindset isn’t enough. There will be twists and turns down these new roads you’re traveling. The going will get tough, and at times you may lose your place on the map.

Here are a few tips to help get you through those times:

  1. Trust your intuition. Let your internal force lead you — after all, it is what has gotten you this far!

  2. Lead with curiosity. Let the question of “what if” lead you. Follow the curiosity, the adventure, and the fun it brings!

  3. Remain consistent. At times you’ll be tempted to revert back to the old, comfortable beliefs you knew for so long. You may even question the validity of your new truths, but remain consistent in citing the mantras, speaking the truths, and believing in the future you're pursuing.

  4. Choose growth over stagnation. Don’t be afraid to continually rewrite the truths you use to frame your mindset. You’ll eventually outgrow the mindset you’re developing now and in order to continue to pursue growth, you’ll need to do this process again and again.

Now, take action toward the future you!

If you haven’t already, get out your journal and go back through this post and write through all of these prompts! Trust your internal force to lead you to construct the new mindsets you need to become the CEO you dream to be!


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    Our 8-Step Process Audit to Make a Breakthrough in Your Business Growth

    Have you been feeling stuck in your business? You dream of growth, of managing a thriving team and becoming CEO, but it feels like no matter how much effort you pour into your business it just won’t budge forward.

    Here’s the thing — in order to continually grow your business, it’s important to regularly assess your systems, processes, and workflows. (tweet this!)

    The way you ran your business when you first launched will not (and should not) be the same way you run your business a year later.

    With growth comes change, and, likewise, appropriate change can bring growth.

    So how do we make a breakthrough in our business? We audit our systems and processes with a process audit!

    Have you been feeling stuck in your business? You dream of growth, of managing a thriving team and becoming CEO, but it feels like no matter how much effort you pour into your business  it just won’t budge forward.  Here’s the thing - in order to continually grow your business, it’s important to regularly assess your systems, processes, and workflows. | SheCanCoterie.com

    What is a Process Audit?

    A process audit is an overall evaluation of end results. Do your results align with your business goals? If not, a process audit will help you work backwards to understand where the hang-ups might be coming from.

    All this is done in order to understand the effectiveness of your business practices — things like your communication workflows, your systems, policies, and procedures. Without this continual evaluation, important issues might fall through the cracks, any team members or assistants might feel overwhelmed, and business growth will ultimately remain restricted as your reach grows but old processes remain.

    Do I Need a Process Audit?

    We recommend doing a full process audit at least once a year, but there are a few red flags to keep an eye out for that could indicate a more immediate need for an audit.

    • If you’ve been receiving negative feedback from customers, clients, and/or team members, that’s a major sign that an audit needs to take place.

    • If your client base has had a dramatic change. If you had 5 clients and your systems were working well, but now you have 15 clients, you’ll need to take proactive steps in preparing for continued, sustainable growth as well as customer satisfaction.

    • You’re planning on hiring a new team member, virtual assistant, or business manager. You’ll need solid understanding and documentation of your processes so you can seamlessly onboard your newest addition.

    • If anything looks amiss in your finances or you find yourself asking, “Where is all the money going?” take a fine tooth comb to your finances. Have you ever looked at your subscriptions, for example, and find that you’re paying for two Netflix accounts, a Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video subscription? Looking at your money helps you define what is really important and what is worth taking money out of and putting more money into.

    How Do I Run a Process Audit?

    Okay, so now that you know you need an process audit, what does that actually look like?

    Step 1: What is your current process for bringing in and managing clients, from beginning to end? Break out the colored pencils and color code what your current work flow looks like. Map out every single step, leave nothing out!

    Step 2: Map out responsibilities and tasks. Who does what? What materials do they utilize? What is the output of time required? How does the client/customer receive the work?

    Step 3: Now grab your highlighter, and make note of where things get bottle-necked. What currently takes 2 hours that should only take one?

    Step 4: Now what? Start solving the problems. This could be mind mapping, re-structuring, system research, etc. Decide what changes need to take place to remedy those bottlenecks and map out a plan of action!

    Step 5: Develop the new and improved process. Write out — from beginning to end — the flow of your new process with systems included.

    Step 6: Re-assign each step of your new process to the appropriate team member.

    Step 7: Continually monitor your KPIs (key performance indicators), like sales, client growth, etc.

    Step 8: Determine how often or at what point in your growth you want to perform another process audit. Make it clear, give it a specific date, and put it in your calendar!

    Now, depending on your business goals, there will be a point where your business will need to grow in its operations once again. This can look like hiring and managing an internal staff or outsourcing a team (like She Can Coterie!) to do all the stuff you don’t want to do, so you can focus doing your best thing… this is where you will find yourself moving from manager to CEO!

    Are you ready to identify what's holding you back + make an action plan to move forward?

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      As female entrepreneurs — whether we’re new to the game or we’ve been at it for a while — we know there is no limit to our success and to what we can accomplish.

      While that doors-wide-open reality is freeing and inspiring, it can also be debilitatingly paralyzing. How do we even know where to begin, what to aim for, what is realistic, and what’s not?

      Let’s be honest. When we’re trying to establish and grow a business, becoming our own CEO feels hundreds of miles away. We feel like we’re going to be hustling 24/7 forever in order to just keep up with day-to-day tasks.

      This is especially true during those beginning stages when we’re lacking systems and structure and struggling to get a workflow in place.

      So, where’s a good place to start in our journey to becoming our own CEO, to finding freedom, and to actually growing our business?

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      The answer? Goal setting.

      Setting goals is an efficient way to track where we are, what we want to accomplish, and how we’re going to accomplish it.

      Without goals, can we actually grow? Sure we can, but the process may be slow and inconsistent at best.

      The best part about goals is that they can be big or small. An easy way to make big growth more manageable is to set a few larger, long-term goals and then set mini goals to assist you in tackling them.

      Trust us, those mini goals are where it’s at. Once you start reaching those, you’re going to feel so good and before you know it, those larger than life goals will be right in front of you.

      What do goals consist of, exactly? How do we craft realistic but challenging goals that actually grow our businesses?

      First, we’ll need a strong mission and vision.

      No true, change-making goals can be set without a clear vision of what your brand stands for and where you’re wanting to take it. Answer this question - at the end of the day, when everything is said and done, what ultimate change do you want your business to make in the world? (tweet this!)

      Develop long-term aims.

      Driving change in your business is easiest when you take your vision and break it down into long-term aims. What large aims will help you bring about your long-term vision?

      Break them down into short-term objectives.

      Take each long-term aim and break down into actionable, short-term objectives. What steps do you need to take to tackle these large aims? These are those life-saving mini goals we mentioned earlier!

      Include SMART details.

      Produce long and short term goals that are SMART - specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-bound. These components help you remain accountable to yourself and your mission while providing measurement tools to track your progress.

      Be flexible and continually optimize!

      Remaining flexible is key. Regularly assess - quarterly and yearly - your progress toward your goals. What’s working, what’s not, what do you need to change?

      While these steps will help you craft and establish effective, business-growing goals, executing them and bringing them to life can be a challenge. Two key components of executing your biggest goals, however, are accountability and delegation.

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