Often we are the greatest stumbling block to our own success
Many of us have a yearning to achieve more in life. To become a better version of ourselves, or reach that next milestone in our personal or professional lives. Yet we keep missing the mark. We fall short, or worse, unintentionally sabotage our own success, never quite reaching that elusive next level.
When we keep falling short of the results we desire, it can be frustrating, deflating and a blow to our self-confidence. Often we have habits and programs running in our subconscious mind that hold us back from seeing the brilliance within ourselves and from fulfilling our potential.
However, we do hold the keys to our success. When we work from the inside out, the results show in our outer world. Changing ourselves can be one of the most challenging things to do and an area that many people neglect, yet it holds the greatest rewards.
On the outside, we might look successful
Discovery and adventure is a part of my DNA.
Growing up, I was big into sports, horse riding and competing in equestrian events. After completing University, I embarked on world travels. This allowed me to follow my adventurous spirit, push myself out of my comfort zone and further develop my curiosity about people, culture and countries. I spent six years travelling and working around the globe. I trekked the Himalayas, visited Ladakh, the ‘Last Shangrila’, and ventured to the extreme northern areas of Pakistan. I journeyed down the Congo on a local river barge, spent time with the pygmies in Zaire, hitch-hiked solo through Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, and visited Lake Inle in Myanmar (formerly Burma).
Not surprisingly I stumbled into the travel industry, and quickly moved into sales, leading teams to achieve and exceed sales targets. As a bonus I furthered my world travels taking groups of agents to fascinating destinations such as Peru, Chile, Botswana, Alaska, Vietnam and India.
But travelling the globe wasn’t the only way I pushed myself with new challenges. Triathlons became my next focus and new passion as I completed my first race, striving for longer and tougher challenges and gradually moving up towards Ironman distance.
Training for and competing at the Australian Ironman Championships and the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii helped me to develop a supreme level of physical fitness and the mental strength to endure and complete these incredible and tough challenges.
Life will demand our attention if we’re not paying attention
Yet, it was while training to compete at the Australian Ironman for a second time that my world fell apart. I would experience unexplained muscle spasms when I ran that no doctor or specialist could diagnose. The spasms were so strong they would literally stop me in my tracks and I had to quit training almost overnight.
I learned that your physical body can break down when you choose not to pay attention to your internal world.
You need to listen
For several years I had been repressing feelings of dissatisfaction and disillusion about my personal life, specifically my unhappy marriage. Instead of facing them, I pushed them down, yet the more I did this, the more they fought back. Because of this, they manifested physically in my body. However, I realised if I created this, I had the power to change it.
You can change the things you want to change
‘Most people, whether business owners, managers or employees are often stressed and time poor. Most want to achieve more; grow their business and gain greater work/life balance, have better relationships, behaviours and healthier habits, but in reality never do. They often unintentionally sabotage their success with habitual thinking patterns and behaviours. Yet they have no idea how to change. The truth is they have all the answers inside, but can’t piece them together. Which is why so many people are feeling dissatisfied, stress and mental health concerns are growing and people are searching for solutions. Mindset Coaching holds the answers, I promise. It only requires you to take the next step’
This experience forced me to ask myself some tough questions. Through the process of self-discovery, I learned that there are some things that I cannot control and I need to accept and let go. I learned I can control my thoughts, my inner stories and my actions. I discovered the power of our thoughts, our minds, our unresolved emotions, and our mind-body connection. As I continued to heal myself, I became fascinated and fixated with the amazing power of our minds.
I studied Neurolinguistic programming, human behaviour, energy healing, performance psychology, multiple brain integration (Mbraining) techniques, and cognitive and behavioural change modalities. And then more specifically, neuroscience for coaches. I successfully applied what I was learning to myself and experienced transformational results that changed my life for the better. I knew I was headed down the right path.
I healed my body, met my ideal partner and moved to the coast. I followed my passion and established my business in 2006. Now I coach people to discover how to harness the power of their minds, find their path in life and achieve extraordinary results.
The magic begins in your mind.
By aligning your unconscious and conscious minds, using cutting edge tools and scientifically validated techniques, you can transform yourself and your circumstances.
When you retrain your mind and rewire your brain, magic happens.
Bodies heal, relationships flourish, businesses transform, passions are reignited and goals exceeded. New doors and opportunities present and life becomes more meaningful and joyful.
The power is within you to do the same. To become the person you know you are capable of, achieve the goals you desire and live the life you truly want.
Now the only thing left to do is to take action.
Life won’t wait for you. So what are you waiting for?
To contact Mandy please fill out the form on the right, or give her a call personally on 0408 666 176
‘Hiring a mindset coach is the key to creating lasting change. Everything starts in the mind, and all performances, whether on the field or off the field require mindset shifts. All athletes and successful business professionals understand the massive benefits of working with a coach. When you change your inner game, you change your outer game.’
Mandy holds member Status with the Professional Speakers Australia. She runs workshops, is a speaker, and facilitates training for leaders and their teams. She holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, a Certificate IV in Small Business Management and a BSC with Honours.
Mandy has been a volunteer telephone support crisis volunteer at Lifeline for two years and is a partner with STEPS Charity, a local organisation who help make a brighter future for those with disabilities.
Mandy writes blogs for magazines and produces bi-monthly articles for her website. She is the author of ‘Creating Healthy Life Habits,’ and a contributing author in ‘The Path To Wellness.’