So, I have decided to venture out of my zone just a bit. I am beginning to deliver my messages not just through the comfort of the keyboard, but I am also testing my skills on Periscope. Yep! No spell check, no cut and paste, no “do-overs.” Some pretty scary stuff!
I did a scope today talking a little about mindsets. I shared how I attended a leadership meeting on last week and the over-arching theme was mindsets. I share how I attended church this morning and the message dealt with mindsets. To the average person, this might not mean much, but since I have branded myself as the “ultimate change-agent” I am pretty excited! I am excited because the thing that I desire to change is, you guessed it, mindsets! This concept not only has a personal application, but I now see a business application as well.
When you look up the meaning of mindsets, you find things like: “the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation; habits of mind formed by previous experience.” Depending on that experience, mindsets can be positive or negative. Proverbs 23:7 reads: “for as he thinks in his heart, so is he in his behavior.” (AMP)
I would dare to say that when things don’t go as planned, the easy thing to do is to place blame. We blame the situation, other people, and what ever else we can to turn the focus away from ourselves. Sure, things happen that are out of our control, but what about those things that are in our control. After all, results are driven by behavior, behavior is driven by feelings, and feelings are driven by thoughts (or mindsets). How rarely do we take the time out to trace the issue back to our mindset?
Over the next few days, I plan to throw out some real issues on Periscope and hope that you join me there. You can follow me at @realbeautyatoz. I will also blog about the same topic–I just need to figure out which will come first–giggle! In keeping with The ABC’s of Real Beauty, you can expect topics like natural hair, body size, and skin color just to mention a few.
Hang in there with me as I am sure it will be interesting!