In this Expert Insight Interview, Trish Jenkins discusses the Shift and Lift mindset for change. Trish Jenkins is a motivational speaker, author, and consultant.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- The basis of the Shift and Lift mindset
- How Trish Jenkins’ time in prison taught her that the strongest bars are in our mind
- The fact that every choice has consequences
Shift and Lift
The Shift and Lift mindset is based on an experience that hopefully most people haven’t had. Namely, Trish Jenkins somewhat unwittingly ended up incarcerated for a time, which has massively influenced her worldview.
In her opinion, the strongest prison bars holding us back are in our heads. Regardless of whether most people would agree with this, it is clear that we tend to lock ourselves in these prisons in our minds. These include a lack of confidence, excessive worry, fear of failure, fear of success, and many others.
Treasures of Darkness
In her own words, Trish Jenkins broke the law, and if she could go back and change that, she would. This is, unfortunately, not possible, but she has managed to find treasure in the darkness — in fact, “Treasures of Darkness” is the title of her book.
The good that has come out of her entire ordeal has been tremendous, and she loves her life now, and perhaps more importantly, she loves the person she has become. However, she didn’t become the person she is today because she went to prison — she became that person because of her response to being sent to jail.
Choices and Consequences
Most of us have a get-out-of-jail-free card. We can quit our jobs, walk out of our relationships, throw our hands up in the air, blame the world, and go do something else. When that is removed as an option, as it was for Trish, one needs to make a significant adjustment in terms of their psyche, understanding that they have no choice but to deal with the situation at hand.
If you leave your job, you’ll have to find another one to put food on the table. You might not be able to control your environment, but you always have a choice of how you respond to it.
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.