In this Expert Insight Interview, Sallie Wagner discusses building resilience with MSG (Mindset, Skillset, and Get Off Your Asset). Sallie Wagner is a best-selling author and speaker. She is your life consultant and alchemist, guiding you to identify and get rid of habits and behaviors that you keep trying to change, fears and phobias that drain your power, and liming beliefs and decisions that no longer move you in the direction of your goals.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The MSG (Mindset, Skillset, and Get Off Your Asset) approach
- How building a skillset can help us change our mindset
- What it takes to build the right mindset and break the negative cycle
Mindset, Skillset, and Get Off Your Asset, or MSG, are concepts that encapsulate a lot of fundamental coaching principles and life principles. It all starts with mindset — how we perceive ourselves and the world around us.
We have a lot of limiting beliefs, and our decisions are often driven by negative talk that goes on in our heads that tells us we can’t do this or we shouldn’t do that. This is something that we must overcome through our mindset.
Sometimes we need a new skillset to have the right mindset because we’re not always taught to have an attitude that will move us forward. Building a skillset stack enables us to have multiple complementary skills to do what we want in life.
Taking action is a significant skill, which is where Get Off Your Asset comes from. How many chronic procrastinators do you know? Perhaps you are one. It is a professional skill to take action, and all three of the concepts encapsulated in the MSG approach are necessary if we want to achieve what we want in life.
Breaking the Cycle
Having the right mindset is not just about thinking happy thoughts like Peter Pan. There is a lot of work involved in it. The first step is being mindful of what we’re thinking and what our current mindset is. We have a lot of negative talk going on in the back of our minds, and we often don’t even notice it because we’re focusing on what is in front of us at any given moment.
Just like apps running in the background of your phone, these negative thoughts “drain your battery” and slow things down. We need to become aware of these thoughts, understand what feelings come from them, understand the actions that come from those feelings, and interrupt the cycle to make a real change in our lives.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.