Mindset coaching doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are many topics that you can use for motivation and guidance that are so easy to implement, it’s almost embarrassing. Here are thirteen amazing mindset coaching topics you can use in your personal life or in coaching sessions.
1. Growth mindset
A growth mindset is an attitude that views challenges as opportunities to learn. When we have a growth mindset, we believe that our brains are like muscles and can grow with use. It’s a powerful way to live life.
Success is free, easy, and attainable. Think about this for a moment: You don’t need to be told by someone else that you’re successful; you just need to see it for yourself. And once you start seeing the world through a growth mindset, you’ll be successful.
When we appreciate people and things around us, they become much more valuable to us. We also become more grateful when life throws us curveballs. The best way to be grateful is to express your appreciation of something or someone by telling them how much it means to you (gratitude meditation).
4. Letting go
If you’re holding on to something that limits your ability to grow, progress, or be happy, then it’s time to let go. Life is too short to be unhappy. Life is too short not to pursue your dreams and help others do the same. When you let go of what’s holding you back, you can get out there and do amazing things.
Mindfulness is the art of being completely aware of our surroundings and internal thoughts at every moment of every day. The ability to be mindful is the key to success and happiness.
Motivation is often associated with the need for external motivation like checking the scoreboard, money, validation, or praise from others. This kind of motivation isn’t sustainable; we rapidly lose interest and motivation when our needs aren’t fulfilled. External motivation isn’t sustainable because it inevitably runs out (at which point you’re likely to go back to a negative mindset).
Passion doesn’t come from a need to be loved, it comes from a need to love. If you’re not loving what you’re doing, it’s time to reassess and refocus until your passion becomes clear.
8. Power vs. will
A lot of people confuse will with power because they’re both strong forces that are resistant to pressure and change. The difference is that ‘will’ never changes; it doesn’t grow or shrink over time. ‘Will’ is like the status quo, things stay the same. ‘Will’ mindset is also associated with things being impossible to change.
9. Conscious and subconscious
Your conscious mind is the part of your mind that’s aware of things around you and actively communicating with both your body and your subconscious mind (it’s also called the frontal cortex). Once information goes into your subconscious, it’s useful input that can be used for future reference.
Confidence comes from balance. Confidence comes from the power of one, not a need to be approved by others. Confidence is the joy of knowing you’re doing the right thing; it’s also the power to achieve your dreams and goals.
11. Life purpose
No one can say for sure what your life purpose is, but you can begin to understand where your own life is going. It’s also important to reflect on what you’re doing in life and make it more fulfilling according to that purpose.
Visualization is a powerful tool for achieving our dreams and goals. Just like if you’re trying to hit a golf ball, imagine yourself hitting the ball because if you don’t, you’re more likely to miss it (kinesic evidence of visualization).
Intuition is the ability to know something without knowing how you know it (kinesic evidence of intuition). It’s also a quieter, more constant art of our subconscious mind that doesn’t need to be triggered as often as our other senses.
While mindset coaching is about changing people mindset to move negative beliefs into positive ones. The topics above can help people explore different aspects of their mindset which in turn can help them create positive changes.
In turn that is ultimately your goal to help people become better versions of themselves by going through a process of change.
As a coach you must find out what are their beliefs that aren’t serving them well and helping them to improve their mindset. Then, find out what are the beliefs that are serving them well and see if you can coach them to be more effective on those beliefs.
For example, happiness is a choice, it is not given to you. You create your own happiness by the amount of energy you give to it. This means there is nothing in your life except for you and your happiness and that is something to be cherished.
On the other hand, if you are not feeling as happy as what you want to be then it means you don’t have the right tools to make that happen. In this case, coaching can help you discover what beliefs to improve first.
Remember: If your beliefs are helping you be happy and healthy then they are serving a purpose and you should use them as much as possible. On the other hand, if your beliefs aren’t helping anyone but yourself or only getting in your way then it is time for a change.