Kelsey Banfield of Fairfield is the Owner of The Manifesting Company. She is a coach for emerging and evolving entrepreneurs who are building powerful brands and are ready to level up their lives and solidify their rock-solid mindsets. She strongly believes that life requires a strong inner and outer game, and belief plus action is the key to making it work.
Keeping your mindset strong during this unprecedented moment in history feels impossible at times.
- What’s going to happen next?
- Is another shoe going to drop?
- When will this end so we can return to life as we know it?
- Will my business be ruined forever?
We are all in this together, but it can feel like we were all alone in our thoughts. This is when I am deeply thankful for technology that allows us to freely communicate, even when we are quarantined.
I know what a lot of you are thinking because I grapple with these questions, too. I am human. But as someone who coaches for a living, I’ve learned a few things about training a mind to stay resilient in the face of adversity and looking for the light amidst the darkness.
In my practice I focus on helping emerging and evolving entrepreneurs build powerful brands and make the money they know they deserve. Coaching is not therapy; it is about getting you were you want to go. Much like a sport coach trains athletes for competition, I work with people in business who are eager to grow.
At this moment, coaching is coming in very helpful amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. I’ve been on the phone with my clients daily helping them stay in their positive headspace, look for the light, and continue to take inspired action toward their goals.
For clarity, I am not advising them to ostrich themselves; or employ silly spiritual bypasses like “just think positive and only good things will happen.” Nope. That’s not what I teach. Instead, I remind them to stay focused on the outcome that is crystal clear in their own mind and is just waiting to be manifested (i.e. made real) here on Earth.
Because after this forced pause — where we are being asked to take stock of our global imprint, of how disconnected we’ve become, and acknowledge the healing that needs to begin – we must get completely honest about what we really want our lives to look like in 1, 2, or even 5 years from now. Holding that vision tight is what will enable us to bring it to life with divine
timing, it will also help us be a beacon of light for others at this time when they need it most. Yes, keeping your mindset focused on the outcome while navigating this global upheaval takes effort, but it’s not impossible. You can continue to innovate in your business, take care of others, and make progress day by day.
In fact, I encourage everyone to keep going with their businesses to the best of their abilities because the world needs entrepreneurs now more than ever. Every one of us has unique gifts to share and there is no better time to step into your authenticity and serve others with them. I understand this is easier said than done which is why I always share these 3 things with my clients no matter where they are on their journey, and now I’m thrilled to share them with you. These mindset tips work for anyone, no matter your age or place in life. It doesn’t matter if you own a business or not. They apply to all of us all the time. I hope they serve you well:
1) Workout Your Mind Like You Do Your Body
A strong mindset requires a regular workout. In my Mindset Gym Course, I teach clients to pick 3 points of inspiration – uplifting content, meditations, songs, books, journal prompts – and engage with them for a total of 30 minutes per day. This may be split up into 3 10-minute sessions throughout the day, and that’s fine. Just do it daily to keep your mind strong and clear.
2) Find Your Purpose
The best way to counteract sadness or anxiety is with purpose. Do something purposeful every day. Help a neighbor, call a friend, soothe your child, introduce two people who should know each other. A purposeful action that serves others without any expectation of reward is always meaningful and worthwhile.
3) Be Your Own Flight Attendant
It’s normal to spread yourself thin taking care of everyone else. As a coach, mom, wife, and friend I do it daily! But remember to take care of yourself first with plenty of water, healthy foods, rest, and laughter. Even if it’s just belly laughing at old SNL clips on YouTube, adding a lemon slice to your ice water, or closing your eyes for 10-minutes in the middle of the afternoon – it is critical that you take time to treat your body like the temple it is.
A strong mindset is will help you course-correct when you need it most and remind people around you that this too shall pass. While we are in the middle of it, it is hard to see, but the light is there and we will get to the other side. Life is an inner AND outer game, and you need to have both to thrive.
I encourage everyone to follow all of the CDC and WHO recommendations for safety, stay strong, and shine your light now. People are going to need it more than ever before. I am here for you, and we all need to be here for each other.
She is thrilled to offer FREE 30-Minute Mindset sessions to anyone who reads this article and writes to [email protected] with the code LEVELUPFM