Do you feel like you are always busy but still not getting the results you want? In this Expert Insight Interview, Meridith Alexander discusses the secret to unleash the epic you. Meridith Alexander is a mindset life coach, motivational speaker, and bestselling author.
The interview discusses:
- How to change your mindset after a tragedy
- How to maintain the mindset when reality hits
- How to sustain the mindset during hard times
Change the Mindset
What to do after receiving tragic news such as a boulder falling on your daughter? At that moment, you have two choices, to give up and cry over destiny or to get yourself together and find a way to turn a tragic event into something positive. Even though some things feel impossible to forgive them happening, they are also the key drivers to your internal search for resilience. When you feel powerless to change external factors, shift your focus to gain control internally. Find a starting point and make that to be one little but believable thing that will cause the authentic shift in your mindset.
Maintain the Mindset
From the moment when you give yourself that believable thought as your guide, there is a long way to cross from the feeling of despair to hope, reaching the little belief, and finally to arrive at that powerful feeling of knowing that now is the time to take action. This journey requires a balance of both inner and outer yourself because only their synergy makes them a powerful combination.
When we look back on the past, we realize that we were so much stronger than we thought and that some moments had to happen to create a difference. Thus, instead of being scared of boulders in our lives, we should learn how to embrace them, extract the gem values, and dare to pursue new and bigger dreams that arise from them. This mindset is contagious, so it impacts the people around us to strive for the impossible things as well.
Sustain the Mindset
In the moments when we do not know why something happened to us, we have to take ownership of what we will allow that to do for us in the future. Some events change how our life is going to look. But is it the narrow definition of happiness, the one that everybody tries to follow, the only way to happiness? Success and happiness in life is not a straight line, it consists of many bumps on the road, and everybody defines them on their terms. So instead of focusing on one big life victory and waiting years for it to happen, focus on celebrating many little wins that will eventually lead to the big one.
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.