Day 1: Boost your mindset

The task: what does mindset have to do with writing?

Everything, actually!

Your mindset completely influences how you show up in the written word. Your beliefs are the lens through which you view the world. Your brain will look for information that supports your beliefs. This is called confirmation bias.

If you believe that you’re a crappy writer, that no one gets paid well to write, or that you’ll be stuck in a nutrition role that you don’t like forever, then you’ll find facts that support your beliefs.

However, if you practice more exciting beliefs, such as you’re capable of learning new things, that money is an unlimited resource and that you’re able to create your own dream job, you’ll find the support you need.

Why not believe the beliefs that are more fun?

How to practice: your mindset is a muscle. Practice believing the beliefs that suit your vision for your life and prepare to be amazed!

  1. Gratitude. Write down specific things that you’re grateful for on a regular basis. This doesn’t mean that there aren’t also hard things going on, there probably are, but the gratitude practice will help to not feel like you’re so stuck in the mud.
  2. Identify limiting beliefs. What are your beliefs about your work, money, and your potential? Write ‘em down. Are they positive or negative? Rewrite any negative beliefs into a positive sentence.
  3. Get inspired! Listen to inspirational podcasts, read uplifting books, hang out with positive people, and consider getting coaching. One of my favorite books to read (and reread) is You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero.