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Thought Management: A Path To Entrepreneurial Success

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Kim Ades, the designer of Frame of Mind Coaching, a program that teaches a powerful skill set she calls “thought management,” joined us on this episode of Small Business Trends radio to reveal her thought management strategies for entrepreneurial success which will allow you to reach new levels of peak performance previously thought unattainable.

Through Kim’s work, she has determined that what differentiates successful people from unsuccessful people – is that they are more emotionally resilient than others. They look at circumstances or negative events without falling too far, too deep or too fast into a dismal abyss. Their resiliency brings them back and a consistently positive outlook brings them success.

We have some 60 million thoughts a day as human beings. Here are her suggestions to begin to uncover negative, limiting thoughts that hold you back and keep you stuck:

  • Start by using — the concept of trading up. Begin to trade in your negative thoughts and beliefs for something slightly better. If you take one single thought or physical item and constantly trade up, you will eventually reach your desired level of achievement. An example of this technique: One man started with a small, worthless paperclip and kept trading it up for bigger and better things until eventually, he ended up with a multi-million dollar home. To go from a paperclip straight to a million dollar home is near impossible – trading up makes it possible.
  • Begin to consciously control — your daily thoughts. Many people don’t realize that they subconsciously believe they don’t deserve success. It’s a deep rooted thought that you’re not aware of. If you think you need a college degree to earn a six figure income, then you will never earn a six figure income – until you consciously control your thoughts and replace your negative, limiting beliefs.
  • Start journaling — to determine what it is you truly want. Journaling acts like a blank canvas to help create and define what it is you truly want. Ten minutes a day is all it may take and it is different from a diary. A diary is an account of events and activities. Journaling is focused differently and more on your dreams, desires, hopes and wishes. It is not an itinerary of the events of your daily life.

    1.) Dump, dump and dump again. Unload and talk about daily events in your life and get all the toxic energy out of your system. Things may come out that you may not even realize were floating around in there.

    2.) Read over it regularly and make necessary changes if you discover your thoughts and actions are not aligned. Do this right down to the minutiae details.

  • Accept that you cannot control — the variety of negative personalities swirling around you each day. Your job is to keep your thoughts focused on what you want so that you get more of it and don’t blame others. Take responsibility for your own happiness and then take the necessary actions to move towards it.

If you’d like to start journaling online, you can do so and receive tips and advice by visiting Kim’s site and using their online journaling program.

Kim shared a lot of very useful information and you can learn more about how to effectively manage your thoughts to achieve the success you desire by following Kim’s advice by listening to her full interview by clicking the red and yellow player below.

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6 Responses to “Thought Management: A Path To Entrepreneurial Success”

  1. Mary Grace Ignacio Says:

    I would like to emphasize on – “Accept that you can not control.” I think it would be better if we change it to “Accept that you can not ALWAYS control”.

    Since, we always have the ability to control things, decisions or our actions but effects and other outside forces are of course beyond our control. What do you think?

  2. Karoly Domonyi Says:

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  3. Martin Lindeskog Says:

    Kim Ades: I have bookmarked your show for later listening. Are you using cognitive therapy methods?

  4. Staci Wood Says:

    I tried journaling a while back and honestly, I just couldn’t stay focused regarding it. Making it a point to sit down with my thoughts proved difficult for me. There was always some sort of distraction or something more important to do. Although, I will say that when I did do it, the goals I had at the time came to fruition and things started moving rather quickly it seemed, because of the focused thought. Maybe I’ll give it a whirl again . . .

  5. Amanda Says:

    I like to remind myself that only I can control my own actions and thoughts. It’s easy to become wrapped up in someone elses drama but you must distance yourself and stay focused.

    I too have tried keeping my own journal without success. I’d sit down to write and nothing would come out. I would always find my mind drifting to something else. I guess I needed to focus more.

  6. Mary Grace Ignacio Says:

    Well like you Amanda – focus is one difficult thing to do.. After listening to this show, it pushed me more to learn to focus more and focus effectively..

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