The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at the blank screen for a while until I decided to just start typing. Eventually, this article came out.

During that process, I had the realization that I’m not ALWAYS going to feel inspired or motivated, but I must still push through the blockages, resistance, and pervasive fear and get my sh*t done anyway.

“Inspiration is negotiable. But taking ACTION and getting your sh*t done is NOT.” [Tweet this!]

Like everyone else, I experience fear, self-doubt, and uncertainty on a regular basis. Sometimes it’s so bad that I hear myself saying, “WTF are you doing???” or “Why aren’t you THERE already?”

These thoughts and feelings are TOTALLY normal. As a matter of fact, they’re human nature.

To solidify that belief, there’s this great quote (but I don’t know who wrote it or where it’s from), “You are born to win but programmed to fail.”

Though that’s the case, there are some mindset shifts that I practice regularly that have allowed me to WIN in my business and life. Thus, I am sharing them with you below!

My Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success

1. Feel the fear but learn to love it.

When I speak of fear, I don’t mean like “fear for your life because of a dangerous situation”. The most common fears we experience are irrational and originate in our minds: fear of failure, fear of others judging us, fear of ridicule, etc.

What’s the one thing all of these fears have in common? That is, they come from us being afraid of something that hasn’t even happened yet! Most of us live our lives paralyzed by a fear of something that is actually a “perceived danger” vs. an actual reality.

Start creating a loving and productive relationship with your fears. See your fears as an indication that you are on the right track. When you are scared to do something, it means that that’s the exact thing you MUST do in order to take your life and business to the next level!

My “Don’t just talk about it, DO IT!” tip:
Identify one thing you’re afraid to do. Then figure out the next step, just 1 step. Commit to taking that step in the next week.

2. Pay attention to your ego

Be aware of what the voices are saying in your head. Just observe them. Don’t judge or beat yourself up by thinking, “Ugh, there you go again those negative thoughts!” When you do that, it actually gives MORE FUEL to your greedy little ego. Approach it with neutrality and watch your ego start to quiet down.

Also, see your ego as separate from who you truly are at your most authentic state. Thus, you get the choice to believe it or not (though I hope you choose the latter).

My “Don’t just talk about it, DO IT!” tip:
Today, give your ego a name that’s both enduring and hilarious at the same time! You can always use my ego’s name, “That crazy b*tch!”

3. OWN your unique and purposeful journey

You are where you are because that’s where you belong. No matter what your situation is: wanting to be in a relationship, being unhappy in your job, being too afraid to start a business, etc, This is EXACTLY where you need to be. There’s always a reason why you’re experiencing some challenge or hardship. No, it’s not because the Universe hates you or you’re unlucky. It’s there because there is a part of you that needs healing, growth, or evolution so you can become the person you need to be to have all the things you want in your life and business.

“NOTHING in life is free. You earn your successes through heart, courage, tears, & an UNWILLINGNESS to COMPROMISE.” [Tweet This!]

My “Don’t just talk about it, DO IT!” tip:
Identify one area of your life where you are NOT owning your journey but instead are comparing yourself to other people. How can you shift your thoughts so you can approach this area with more compassion and love?

4. Detox your life of negative people

People forget their power and ALLOW toxic people into their lives and even permit their negative energy to bring them down.

It may surprise you that the majority of energy you receive from other people is going to be negative. They’re either complaining or they’re shooting down your dreams.

Which scenario would you choose?

Option A– Tolerate the toxic people in your life AND their drama so you won’t have to feel alone.


Option B– Be a little more isolated but you get to have peace, inspiration, energy, and motivation that comes from NOT having to deal with people’s drama.

So from this point on, I give you permission to detox your life of negative people who just aren’t helping you move your life and business forward.

My “Don’t just talk about it, DO IT!” tip:
Think about one person in your life who just isn’t contributing to your success. How can you start releasing them from your life? You can also read my article on detoxing your life of negative people for more inspiration.

5. The Universe has your back, no matter what

Ask the Universe for help. You’ve got to let go of your pride and ego that’s telling you that you don’t need anyone else and that you can get this done by yourself.

Do you want to take the long, difficult, and painful way OR the easy way?

It is not a sign of weakness to let go and surrender your biggest problems to the Universe. We all deserve support, insight, and guidance. And if you want to get on the fast track to success or to manifesting what you want, it’s CRITICAL that you develop your spirituality and your relationship with the Universe.

My “Don’t just talk about it, DO IT!” tip:
Identify one goal or dream you’ve been putting the DEATH GRIP on. Now, let go of your struggle to “make it happen” by just surrendering the outcome to the Universe. Try this prayer, “Dear Universe, I surrender my [insert dream/goal here] to you. I trust that you will guide me to the right opportunities that are aligned with my highest good.” 

6. You deserve the best and nothing less

As a matter of fact, you are a Queen, King, Goddess, or God, and you deserve to be treated thus! This means being treated with respect, admiration, appreciation, and love from your friends, significant other, family, coworkers, etc.

Of course, that also means that YOU must act out of integrity and treat others with the same reciprocity.

Deserving the best also means to STOP settling in your career or relationship if it is NOT fulfilling you on all levels. And if you’re not sure whether it’s fulfilling you, then just stop listening to the voices in your head and tune into your heart instead.

My “Don’t just talk about it, DO IT!” tip:
Identify one area of your life or business where you are SETTLING for less than what you want or deserve. Commit to taking the next step to start fixing that!

7. Be fully committed

Most people see commitment as a bad word! People often associate commitment with a prison cell, a death trap, a physical constriction in their chest, or the taking away of their constitutional rights.

“Commitment means doing whatever the hell it takes to achieve something you are passionate about & dedicated to.” [Tweet This!]

Commitment, ironically, is a GAINING of freedom. When you STOP devoting energy to your LACK of commitment and the doubts and fears that are associated with that, then you no longer have to waste your energy on wondering if this goal or dream is important enough to you. You just start taking big action that matches the level of commitment to your dream or goal.

Speaking of levels of commitment, if you commit yourself only 99{54c12dad2cc2b53ae830e39915b1a3e70288dbcbbeb8bbf8395437c5dc3c512c} to your cause but still leave the back door open “just in case”, you’re not going to achieve what it is that you’ve set out to do. So commit 100{54c12dad2cc2b53ae830e39915b1a3e70288dbcbbeb8bbf8395437c5dc3c512c}!

My “Don’t just talk about it, DO IT!” tip:
Identify one dream, goal, or area of your life that you are NOT committed to 100{54c12dad2cc2b53ae830e39915b1a3e70288dbcbbeb8bbf8395437c5dc3c512c}. What needs to happen to get you to fully commit?

Now I want to hear from you! What’s YOUR favorite success principle that helps you be total BADASS in your life and business?

Chinh Pham is a coach, speaker, and badass Goddess. She helps people release the crap that holds them back so they can step into the most powerful version of themselves and become total badass in their biz and life!

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Erin shows overscheduled, overwhelmed women how to do less so that they can achieve more. Traditional productivity books—written by men—barely touch the tangle of cultural pressures that women feel when facing down a to-do list. How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest.

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