How do you go from stuck to unstoppable in business? In this Expert Insight Interview, we discuss with Tracy Timm her new book Unstoppable. Tracy Timm is the founder of The Nth Degree Career Academy, career clarity expert, coach, and author.
The interview discusses:
- Getting the right mindset
- Our core values
- Increasing our awareness and affirmation
- Changing the perspective
Get Your Mind Right
By choosing the mindset we want for ourselves, we also choose the opportunities that we want for ourselves. An abundant mindset enables us to open ourselves to a limitless number of possibilities, while a finite mind limits our expectations from the start. The key is to find clarity within ourselves regarding who we are and what we want. Once we achieve personal clarity, we automatically feel more confident and eliminate fear and doubt. Another important thing is to allow yourself to take control of your circumstances. That way, you let yourself to prioritize and invest in your career instead of waiting for external factors and influences.
We are not even aware of how much our core values are influenced by some expectations that are “good on paper” or “what will the people say” thinking. But those imposed core values hurt not only us for not achieving our potential, but also the world because we are not giving our full potential to it. Based on the core values, we make our purpose, life decisions, and a dream career, so they need to be clear, easily accessible, and actionable.
As a professional, you add value to your business from three different aspects – your personality, your expertise, and your core values. But, when it comes to doing the introspection of ourselves, our persona is the hardest to determine on our own. We might be too biased or too strict for ourselves. Thus, for that, we need help from the people who know us. By asking around 25 people to list your three best characteristics, not only do you get a more accurate perspective, but it also increases your affirmation and supports a healthy self-image. Sometimes, focusing on your strengths rather than on fixing your weaknesses is the simplest way to professional and personal success.
Nothing is Wasted Unless Wasted
When we find ourselves in a situation to start from scratch or change a path we were on, we tend to think that everything we did and learned so far is wasted. That keeps people from making that one life or career-changing decision. But nothing is wasted unless we waste it. Through our past experiences, we gained both good and bad experiences and knowledge to pass on our future endeavors. In conclusion, everything leads back to having the right mindset and believing that making a change and using the opportunities is natural, encouraged, and possible to achieve.
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.