What IS a Mindset Coach??
Updated: Mar 28, 2022
We're seeing it more and more. Celebrities, top athletes, successful entrepreneurs are all referring to Mindset Coaching and how it helped them achieve their next level of performance, reach their goals and live the life they really want. But what is a Mindset Coach exactly? What do they do to help others improve their performance and thus improve their lives and how does a Mindset Coach do what they do?
In order to understand what a Mindset Coach is we must first break down the word "Mindset". Often times a surface understanding of the word mindset can lead one to believe that it's only about something you are choosing to think. Although it is about something you are choosing to think, it's much more than just pumping ourselves up or getting motivated or mental toughness. While Mindset Coaching can entail these things, they are just the tip of the iceberg and actually stem from a much deeper mental place.
So let's break it down... Mindset... "Mind" and "Set".
Mind is a term we use to describe the means by which we do our thinking in this world, while we are in this body. We know it exists because we all do it, but understanding mind can be a bit tricky because no one has ever seen the mind. Mind is an activity and it exists far beyond the brain. To keep it simple, we can think of our mind as the means to which we form and shape images into thoughts that become feelings and thus move us into action.
Mind is kind of like magnets. You know there is something going on in between the two magnets but you will never actually see the thing that's happening. Only the effects of the magnets can be seen. Mind, too, will never be seen. Only it's effects.
Our senses are hooked up to our conscious mind. This is where we experience seeing, hearing, smelling, touching and tasting. We also have other mental faculties within our conscious mind such as Perception, Will, Imagination, Memory, Reason and Intuition.
We use all these tools to experience our world through the encompassing label of Mind. And, unknowingly to many, we also use these tools to create our world.
On a deeper level, Mind is what we use to receive and set the vibrations we experience. The word vibration just refers to frequencies of energy. The more common term is "feeling". Feeling is a word we invented to describe the frequencies of energy vibrations we are experiencing.
The trick with mind is that we think we do most of the things we do because we choose to do them but, in fact (science), we do not. Most of what we do, 96-98%, comes from our habits which are also stored in our mind and in order to get the type of lifelong change most people are desiring we must work at the level of habit.
Habits are just beliefs expressed in behavioral patterns. They cause us to do things with little or no conscious thought. So, in order to make the type of lasting change a person wants, a mindset coach will create awareness first. After all, how could you ever change something you are unaware of?
Once the awareness is made, a whole other side of mind is revealed. We call it the subconscious mind and a good mindset coach will help to reveal this deeper level of mind and then begin the process of changing it until it provides the desired results.
So a good mindset coach will first teach about the mind, help increase awareness, and then they will begin to work on the second part of the word mindset which is "set".
Set means to place something or someone in a particular place or to place in a particular position or posture. In the case of Mindset it is referring to where we are setting our habitual vibration or feeling in order to achieve a desired result in our lives.
The reason most people do not achieve the life they want is because they do not understand that the setting of the mind (in relation to the goal), is the most important part.
People will continue to struggle so long as they do not understand that no matter what we are told to do, or what we are telling ourselves to do, it has little or no effect on the results we are getting in our lives if it remains only as a conscious thought.
This misunderstanding is the reason why so many New Year's Resolutions are not kept. Sound familiar?