Favorite Book Friday: Shifting Mindsets
I talk about shifting mindsets a lot, and learning and applying it to our own lives can be difficult. So I wanted to share a book I read about a year ago that really helped me learn about and teach mindset shifts better.
It’s called, “The Code of the Extraordinary Mind,” by Vishen Lakhiani, CEO of MindValley.
In his book, Lakhiani talks about how the world and our society are made up of a bunch of rules that dictate our beliefs and values, as well as our resulting habits and actions. There are rules for love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more. And these rules get passed down from generation to generation.
What most of us don’t realize is that we can actually create a filter for removing the outdated rules and replace them with ones that better serve us in creating happy, healthy lives.
With this filter, we develop awareness of (and some more control over) what our beliefs and values are. And since our beliefs and values dictate what kind of habits and actions we partake in, we can start making lifestyle changes this way.
I do have to warn you against the name dropping and MindValley plugs, but I did like the overall concepts that Lakhiani was able to give names to (as well as pretty cool napkin art).
The book has exercises to help you become more aware of the rules that you do subscribe to as well as how to change the ones that you no longer want to keep in your life.
I would highly suggest skimming this book and going through the exercises to gain more clarity about the rules you have going on in your life so that you can replace the ones that don’t serve you anymore.
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