• Sarah Baker

guarantee success with this mindset shift

It's not often that I use the word "guarantee" as it relates to business results, but when it comes to this mindset shift, I have absolutely no hesitation. ⁣

I believe to the depths of my SOUL that if you can do this work and approach things from this headspace, your success is inevitable. ⁣

So what the heck is it!?! ⁣

It’s BELIEVING in your success BEFORE you see it.

It's a simple thing, really. But that doesn't mean it's easy. ⁣

If the results you want are starting to feel like a pipe dream...⁣

If you're spending more time than you care to admit in a place of doubt and fear...⁣

If you're frequently unmotivated, uninspired, and procrastinating on the things you know you need to be doing....⁣

Learning how to cultivate this belief will help you change all of that. ⁣

For most of us, we’ve been conditioned to the opposite, right? The “I’ll believe it when I see it” attitude.


But truth be told? That type of thinking will kill your success before you even start.


Think about it: logically speaking, nothing changes if nothing changes, right?


So if you’re sitting there taking the same actions day after day after day seeing no results, then you need to change something.


And HERE where I see SO many entrepreneurs make a mistake: They think it’s their ACTION that needs to change.


They try strategy after strategy after strategy. They buy the courses and programs so they can figure out EXACTLY how so-and-so built their business, then get frustrated when they do the same thing and get no results….


But the reason you’re stuck in this place has nothing to do with what you’re DOING. It has everything to do with how you’re THINKING.


When I was starting my business, I didn’t actually believe I could be successful. I was arguing for my limitations. I didn’t even realize I was doing it at the time, but I even looked for reasons to PROVE I was right in that negative belief.


I remember telling my coach, “See? I knew those free calls wouldn’t work.”


OF COURSE THEY DIDN’T. Because I didn’t believe they would.


See the problem here?


One of my favorite quotes is by Les Brown, and he says, “The easiest thing I ever did was make a million dollars. The hardest thing I ever did was believe that it was possible.”


For some reason, that’s when it clicked for me. I realized I had been going about this all backwards. I realized that no matter what strategy I used or action I took, none of it would work if I was expecting to fail.


So, how do we turn this around? If you’re stuck in that place of doubt and negative expectations, how can you magically start believing in yourself?


Step 1: Build EVIDENCE that points to what you want.

So let’s say you just started your online business. There are a TON of unknowns coming at you. Will this post resonate with my people? Will anyone open this email? What if no one buys my course? What if they say no on this sales call?


The more you ask yourself those questions, the more you feel yourself sinking into doubt. Fear gets the better of you, and you start procrastinating to protect yourself. You tell yourself things like, “When I start getting discovery calls booked, THEN I’ll be consistent,” or “When I sign the client, THEN I’ll hire the coach.”


Listen, I KNOW how annoying it is to be told ‘just believe in yourself’ when you’re sitting there looking at evidence of the contrary. So we shift this by remembering other areas of our life where we believed in ourselves before we had proof we’d be successful.


Times when we didn’t know what the outcome would be, but pushed forward anyway because we just KNEW we would eventually arrive.


When you were in college, you didn’t have concrete evidence that you would graduate, but you went to class anyway, right? Was there any part of you that was thinking, “Once I have the diploma, I’ll show up to class”?


Or if you were training for a 5k race, you would write out your running schedule, make a plan, and stick to it. The runs may be difficult as you increased their length, but I doubt there would be any part of you that would go out and start training with the mentality of “I’ll believe I can run when I cross the finish line.”


No. You had a plan in place. You took the action with the belief that if you stuck to the plan, you would eventually cross the finish line. Not the other way around.


The SAME THING goes for your business.


Step 2: Act as if.

My first coach asked me this question and it completely changed how I showed up in my business:


Are your daily actions supporting the results you say you want?


This is something I ask my clients all. the damn. time. when they start feeling sorry for themselves because they aren’t getting the results they want. And 10 times out of 10, when that is happening, their answer is a big fat NO.


And here’s why this is so important: CONGRUENCE is key to cultivating belief. It is SO much easier for fear and doubt to build up when you’re not taking active steps that support the results you want.


If you’re not creating content and you’re not selling regularly and you’re not building relationships with your audience, then yes, it’s going to be VERY easy for you to believe that you won’t hit your sales goals this month.


But if you’re doing the damn thing? If you’re doing the mindset work to get inspired, acting on your impulses for things to create and people to reach out to, getting on the phone with people, and doing SOMETHING to move the needle forward every day? Then your actions will pull your belief along.


Sometimes it’s our belief that inspires our action, and sometimes we need a little action to inspire our belief. It’s learning to cultivate a healthy mix of both that will create massive results.


Step 3: PRACTICE your new beliefs. Daily.

Yes, believing in your success when you have no evidence to show for it is hard. But it’s not impossible. It just takes practice.


Your belief is just like any other muscle – the more you use it the stronger it gets.


So make it a point DAILY to practice these new beliefs. Visualize what you want. Imagine exactly what it will be like when that client says YES and the payment comes through. Script out exactly what you’re going to do and how you’re going to celebrate. Write your affirmations even (and especially) when it feels like a load of crap.


Just. Keep. Going.


Then, eventually, the new belief will feel second nature. You won’t have some overnight epiphany and all of a sudden feel new and different, but there will come a day– a lot sooner than you think if you're consistent– when you realize that you’re just not so scared anymore, and everything feels a heck of a lot easier.


Nothing will happen without belief. No one will believe in you, your business, or your offers UNTIL YOU DO. If you’re waiting on someone or something else to tell you when your business is “legit” or when you’re finally “good enough,” then you’re going to keep waiting...indefinitely.


But if you can make belief your top priority? And keep cultivating that belief even when things feel hard, or seem like they aren’t working? THAT is what is going to lead you to success faster than anything else.


Prefer to watch or listen to this content? Check out the replay of a live training I did in my free community for online entrepreneurs, That Freedom Life Society, below! (And obviously go join my community if you haven’t yet, too! 😉)


This high-level mindset work makes all the difference, and this is where it’s SO beneficial to get coaching support. Coaching enables you to lean on someone ELSE’S belief, because a coach wouldn’t (or shouldn’t) take you on as a client unless they know you have what it takes to be successful.


And since you’re reading this on my blog, I’m going to go ahead and put a shameless plug for myself in here. 😉


If you’re looking for a coach who can recognize your patterns and help you catch yourself in those limiting beliefs before they start causing you to get in your way and sabotage your results… I’m the best option for you.


This is my superpower because I have BEEN THROUGH IT. I know how deep those limiting beliefs go. I know how perfectionism is the shield you wear to disguise how insecure you really are. I know how frustrated you are with yourself because YOU KNOW BETTER. You KNOW your limiting beliefs are crap but you can’t help but have them on repeat in your mind all day long.


And when you combine that kind of high-level mindset support with business and marketing expertise from someone with a proven track record of helping clients position themselves as go-to experts in their field so they can attract clients with ease? That’s when your entire life and business will start to transform.


If you’re ready to overcome the limiting beliefs and mental blocks that are keeping you stuck, find more ease and flow in your life and business than you ever thought possible, AND learn how to implement proven marketing strategies from someone who REALLY knows what she’s doing, then click here to book a complimentary clarity call, and let’s get you on the road to the income, impact and freedom you want, ASAP.

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Before working with Sarah, my business felt stagnant. Four months later, I'm completely booked and making income I never thought I'd see from my own business. I'm finally living the life I've always dreamed of– working from home and traveling the world– and I wouldn't have been able to do it without Sarah's guidance and support. 

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