Welcome to Change Your Mindset (formerly known as Improv Is No Joke) where it is all about believing that strong communication skills are the best way in delivering your technical accounting knowledge and growing your business. The way of building stronger communication skills is by embracing the principles of applied improvisation. Your host is Peter Margaritis, CPA a.k.a. The Accidental Accountant, will interview financial professionals and business leaders to find their secret in building stronger relationships with their clients, customers, associates, and peers, all the while, growing their businesses.
Ep. 65 – Debbie Peterson: RACE to Change Your Mindset & Results
Debbie Peterson is a certified trainer of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and mindset expert who works with companies to increase bottom line results through greater clarity in communication and in leadership.
We discuss how you can change the story that you’re telling yourself to transform negative self-talk into a positive thought process. We all suffer from this, at times, but Debbie provides proven strategies that will help change the dialogue in your head.
One of the most important skills that Debbie learned was neuro-linguistic programming. After she went to NLP training, she figured out how to think differently in a way that changed her career, and her belief system about herself and what she was capable of.
After discovering that positive mindset shift, she wanted to help others do the same.
Then, one fateful night, Debbie woke up with an idea formed in her mind: Getting to Clarity. She rushed downstairs, secured the URL, and the rest is history.
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
People often say we are the stories that we tell ourselves, and it’s true. But it’s important to remember that you’re the author – you can pick up the pen and write a different story too.
So how can we change the stories we tell ourselves that cause limiting beliefs?
Behavior rewarded is repeated, so it’s really about rewarding yourself with the behavior that you choose to believe.
Limiting beliefs can run full-time in your head, so the first thing you need to do is be aware of them and the story that you’re telling yourself; understand that some stories are not only limiting, but also inaccurate.
“If you change your mind, you change your results.”
RACE to Clarity: 4 PIeces of Shifting Your Mindset
Debbie’s RACE system is a tool you can use to think differently, and act differently. By constantly redirecting yourself through these four pillars, you will take consistent action towards your goals, and you will continually improve as a professional and a person.
- Responsibility – There are certain things that you have responsibility for in getting more clarity. Whatever it is that you’re trying to achieve, you need to know exactly what you want, and you need to know your Why. How can you hit a bullseye without a target?
- Accountability – Do you have a plan or goal or strategy? Do you have some sort of system that is going to incrementally move you towards what it is that you want?
- Community – Who are the people that you surround yourself with? You are the average of the top five people you spend the most time with, so who is it that you’re spending the most time with, and are they people who support you in your goals and aspirations?
- Engage – There’s a lot of people out there who will figure out what they want and why they want it, but when it comes to taking that first step they want to backpedal and make excuses. We’ve all done it, but then you have all this great wisdom about yourself and you never do anything with it.
RACE isn’t just about thinking differently – it is doing differently as well.
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