Mind Coaching: 7 Ways To Be Your Own Mind Coach

Mind Coaching

Do you feel as if you’re stuck in a rut?

Do you want to turn your life around as soon as possible?

Mind coaching may be the best solution for you. 

On the other hand, what if you don’t have the time or finances for it?

What if I tell you that you can be your own mind coach? 

This article will teach you how, so let’s get started! 

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Mind Coach Meaning

A mind coach is a professional and expert who partners with their clients in rewiring the way they think, also known as mind training.

This involves teaching them to be the best version of themselves, removing any mental roadblocks and misconceptions that prevent them from being successful and allowing them to unlock their truest potential.

To determine if working with a mind coach or brain coach is the best option for you, let’s go over some basic information you need to know.

Mindset Coaching 

Mindset coaching is the process of training people to use their minds more effectively and efficiently in overcoming their difficulties, achieving peak performance, and realizing their goals.

Through mindset coaching, people can

  • overcome their fears,
  • improve their focus,
  • gain a better sense of direction, and
  • boost their motivation. 

This has been proven to help everyday people break bad habits, help athletes to deliver extraordinary results in their games, help performers to become better in their craft, and help business people to hit seemingly impossible business goals.

Mind Coaching 

You may have heard or read the term “mind coaching” online, in TV shows, or on radio stations. You might be wondering what it means and how it differs from mindset coaching.

Well, the two are the same, and both terms can be used interchangeably. This also means that the mind coach and mindset coach are two terms that refer to the same profession.

Mind Coaching Helps You If…

  • you experience the same personal struggles again and again
  • you struggle to find a soulmate
  • you are struggling to maintain good relationships
  • you are having a hard time managing and boosting your business
  • you are an athlete training for a tournament or game season
  • you are one of those athletes who want to deliver peak performance to their games
  • you are a performance artist who is preparing for a concert or rehearsals
  • you are a painter, sculptor, cartoonist who wants to improve your skills more
  • you get anxious about managing your team
  • you seem to be stuck in a rut
  • you are having trouble reaching your goals
  • you experience a major life setback
  • you feel lost
  • you can’t seem to catch a break
  • you feel stressed out
  • you feel like you need to make significant changes in your life
  • you’re not happy where you are
  • you are already successful but know that you can do more
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What Does a Mind Coach Do? 

Below are some of the things that a mind coach can do for you.

A Mind Coach Can Help You Determine and Clarify Your Dreams.

What are your goals?

Do you have a strategy on how to achieve them?

If you’re feeling a bit lost, a mind coach can help you to identify what are your most important goals, break them down into small steps and create an overall plan on how to execute your vision.

A Mind Coach Can Help You With Mental Training. 

If you want to achieve your peak performance, you need to rewire your mind and get rid of limiting beliefs that have been hindering you from achieving your life goals.

To do this, you’ll need to undergo rigorous mental training that only a mental coach can provide. 

A mind coach helps clients to learn mental preparation strategies like relaxation, visualization, and other focus enhancing methods that you need to improve your performance.

This can be a big help for athletes, businessmen, artists, and actors who are getting ready for a big event.

A Mind Coach Can Provide a More Objective Perspective.

We all have blind spots that hold us back from achieving success.

A mind coach can help shed light on your blind spots, teach you how to improve them and eventually turn them into your strengths. 

A Mind Coach Can Teach You How to Solve Problems.

Businessmen, team leaders, athletes, students, and just about everyone will encounter plenty of challenges on their journey to success.

A mind coach can teach you various problem-solving techniques that can help you overcome any issues that may come your way.

A Mind Coach Can Help You Focus.

Focus is the key to success.

With the knowledge and experience that mind coaches have, they teach clients critical mind techniques that can position your focus on the right things.

A Mind Coach Helps You Stay Accountable.

Aside from helping you establish a plan to achieve your dreams, a mind coach can help you stay on the right track by holding you accountable or reminding you of what you should do and avoid doing. 

A Mind Coach Can Help Boost Your Confidence.

Without confidence, there will be no success. Sadly, confidence is rooted in your level of competence.

A mental coach can help you focus, teach you different hacks on how to be better at what you do, and help you achieve peak performance.

As a result, you can reach a self-satisfied degree of competence, empowered to be confident to do everything you need to do. 

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7 Ways to be Your Own Mind Coach

When it comes to achieving success, the best person to rely on is you.

Of course, other people can give you advice on how you can improve yourself. But ultimately, it will be up to you to make a move.

And what if I told you that you can learn to coach yourself?

In any situation, no matter how challenging and stressful, you can teach and condition yourself to make the right move.

In short, you can be your own mind coach!

How do you do that? Here are some tips:

#1 Know Yourself Better.

To help yourself, you need to know yourself first and understand the way you think. One way to do that is to write down all your feelings, thoughts, pains, joys, and plans.

Don’t hold back. It’s only between you and yourself, so there will be no judgment. 

By seeing all your thoughts, fears, and problems written down in a piece of paper, you can have a better perspective, and it will be easier for you to come up with a solution to fix your problems and sort out your feelings.

#2 Practice Mental Contrasting.

When you think of the possible challenges that may come your way, what do you do?

Do you allow yourself to be filled with dread? Or do you try to push them out of your mind?

With mental contrasting, you will not push out such thoughts—you will deal with them head-on.

Try visualizing what obstacles you may face along the way and come up with ways that you can overcome them.

In this way, you will be ready to face whatever it is that comes your way.

#3 Nip Negative Thoughts in the Bud.

Thinking of challenges is not about being negative—it is about being realistic.

The negative thoughts that you should push out of your mind are the limiting beliefs that you have imposed on yourself. 

Yes, I am talking about the thoughts that tell you how much of a loser or how ugly you are. 

If you want to change your life, you have to listen to a different song!

Every time you feel a negative thought coming out, block it and think of more affirmative ideas: “You can do it!”, “You’re strong!”, “You’re beautiful!”—whatever is the opposite of your negative thoughts.

#4 Analyze Your Limiting Beliefs. 

Sometimes, covering them up with positive thoughts won’t be enough. That’s why you need to dig deeper.

You need to self-question your limiting beliefs. You should ask yourself whether the idea is a fact or just your assumption.

You also need to put yourself in other people’s shoes so you can see if they will look at you the same way that you do. 

Last but not least, gather as much information as you can about the issue and look for other perspectives that you may have overlooked.

#5 Own Up to Your Faults and Mistakes.

While you are not as bad as you think you are, you are not perfect either.

With that in mind, another step you need to take is to write down all the bad habits that are preventing you from being your best self, as well as the mistakes you made in the past. Be honest with yourself.

When you write them down, you own up to them.

This allows you to make amends with what you did and to realize what you should avoid doing in the future. 

#6 Identify Your Goals and Create an Actionable Plan. 

Now that you have already shifted your mindset, then it’s time to coach yourself to achieve your dreams.

But first, you need to make S.M.A.R.T goals (specific, measurable, actionable, realistic, and time-oriented). 

You can do this by identifying one area in your life or craft that you’re not satisfied with. 

Athletes can pinpoint the move or play that they should improve while business people should think of which area of their business still has room for improvement.

After that, brainstorm the options that you have for improving them.

Once you have narrowed down your options, it’s time to create an actionable plan.

This means that you should determine what your long-term goal is, then break it down into more achievable short-term goals. 

#7 Take Advantage of Available Technology.

One problem you may encounter when coaching yourself is accountability. You can resolve this issue with the help of technology. 

Athletes can make use of fitness apps that can help them track their training.

On the other hand, businessmen can use business monitoring apps that will let them know how far they are from achieving their goals.

Are You Ready to Be Your Own Mind Coach?

Mind coaching has become a popular service these days.

Athletes, celebrities, businessmen, and career people rely on it to build their success. However, nothing beats the power of self-coaching. 

Thanks for stopping by and reading my guide. Share this piece with a friend to help them too!

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About The Author

Bijan Kholghi is a certified life coach with the Milton Erickson Institute Heidelberg (Germany). He helps clients and couples reach breakthroughs in their lives by changing subconscious patterns. His solution-oriented approach is based on Systemic- and Hypnotherapy.