Mindset. Let’s talk about this important part of our business.

What is Mindset? I found this description in Wikipedia helpful.

Wikipedia Mindset

Mindset” refers to a set of attitudes, beliefs, and perspectives that shape the way an individual perceives and responds to situations, challenges, and opportunities. It’s the mental framework or lens through which someone views the world and their own abilities. A person’s mindset can significantly influence their behavior, decision-making, and overall approach to life.

There are two primary types of mindset that psychologist Carol Dweck has extensively researched: a “fixed mindset” and a “growth mindset.”

  1. Fixed Mindset: Individuals with a fixed mindset tend to believe that their abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits. They may avoid challenges, give up easily in the face of obstacles, and feel threatened by the success of others.
  2. Growth Mindset: On the other hand, those with a growth mindset believe that their abilities can be developed through dedication, effort, and learning. They see challenges as opportunities to grow, embrace effort as a path to mastery, and are inspired by the success of others.

Developing a positive and growth-oriented mindset is often seen as essential for personal development, resilience, and achieving success in various aspects of life, including career, relationships, and personal well-being.

I would like to talk about my mindset, how I plan to change it and how to move forward.

For the past 3 weeks I have what seems to be pulled in different directions. This has put me in a fixed mindset.

First week I had a funeral to attend to.

Second week I went on vacation to Las Vegas with my husband.

Third week I went to Charleston SC for a surprise birthday party for a very dear friend of mine.

Over the past three weeks, I’ve been putting in effort on my business, but I’ve come to realize that I’ve been stuck in a fixed mindset. I’ve been shying away from challenges essential for my Affiliate business. Even when I did muster the courage to begin a project, I found myself giving up easily and feeling frustrated if I hit a roadblock. On top of that, seeing some of my peers achieve success made me feel disheartened instead of hopeful about my own journey.

Then I caught a terrible terrible head cold. Trying to focus on anything when your head feels like it is in the clouds is challenging. LOL!

It’s been a bit of a juggle lately, trying to balance my two jobs while also keeping up with my Affiliate Marketing business.

We’re all familiar with how life can throw us curveballs, but hey, that’s just life, right? However, I’ve come to the realization that it’s high time I switch gears and embrace a “Growth Mindset”.

Reflecting on the past few weeks, I’ve realized something important: I have the ability and determination to conquer my challenges. It’s time for me to make the switch to a “Growth Mindset”. This challenge I’m facing presents an opportunity for growth, and I’m committed to investing more effort into my business and acquiring the knowledge necessary for success.

I’m excited to keep moving forward with my training! My mentor, Dean Holland, is truly amazing and incredibly supportive of my success. The guidance and encouragement I receive from Dean and my peers have made a huge difference. Plus, the Affiliate System software Dean provides is super helpful, with everything laid out step by step. I’m committed to following the process outlined for me and working towards my goals.

I’ve come to realize that it’s important to keep moving forward and stay positive. We should keep building our business at our own pace, but the key is to keep putting in the effort. Stay focused and keep working on it!

One of my current challenges is posting my first social media video, which is my next goal. I’m reminding myself not to overthink it. I’m also planning my next blog post, where I’ll share my experience with making social media posts. I’d love for you to come back so I can share what I’ve learned!

Have you had to shift your Mindset from fixed to growth? How did you achieve this? Please leave a comment below as I would love to hear from you.

Till next time


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16 thoughts on “Mindset”
  1. Mindset is everything in all walks of life. This is why getting people to succeed in Affiliate Marketing can only be achieved through a mindset of fearlessness as well as helping others achieve their goals. It can’t be done with a “can’t do “ mentality, or thinking that others are farther along or better than where we are. We are all on a level playing field.

  2. I am feeling my age, I stopped exercising a couple of years ago, and now it is difficult to put my socks on!

    To get back to some form of fitness and flexibility I will need to exercise and stretch, and that will take some time and effort and getting out of my comfort zone! Very much like the growth mindset, you have to be prepared to go through some discomfort to stretch your mind and develop.
    Thanks for the reminder

    1. Hi Sherri,
      Thank you for your post today. This has reminded me of my own challenges, and how I need to reset the brain to the right mindset, so I can strive in my business better. It’s so easy to forget our goals that we initially set for ourselves, so then it makes it easy to get relaxed with our business, and forget what is important at the time. Thank you for this great post and reminder. I look forward to your next one.

  3. It’s great to see your insights on how mindset can impact our approach to challenges. Your reflection on being pulled in different directions over the past three weeks and feeling stuck in a fixed mindset is so relatable. I always say mindset is not a one-and-done; you have to consistently work on yourself and build positive habits, and as you know, life happens. Things throw us off course.
    Even dealing with a terrible head cold, your willingness to adapt and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth is inspiring. Keep pushing forward with that positive attitude, and you’ll be on your way to achieving success in your affiliate business and beyond!

  4. Hi Sherri,

    Yup, you were talking to me today.. I have been stuck for 2 weeks myself. So frustrating, I think I am also stuck in that fixed mindset. So I’m right there with you and I’m all in on the growth mindset change.
    I can’t do the 100day challenge Atif wants to do for my anxiety will kill me, but I know I can do this and keep moving forwards.
    What’s your next weeks plan. 🙂


  5. Hi Sherri,
    I have heard this word “mindset” so many times and not really appreciated it’s meaning. Your post has really helped me to understand it and the difference between “fixed” and “growth”.
    At the moment, I am definitely in the “fixed” category with spurts of “growth”. I’m hoping to reverse that trend. LOL

  6. Thank you for sharing your story! It’s understandable how life’s changes can affect how we think. I’m inspired by your decision to see challenges as chances to grow. Keep putting effort into your business and don’t give up! It’s great that you have support from your mentor and resources to help you. I’m excited to see your first social media video and read your blog posts. Keep moving forward, and remember, every step counts!

  7. Hi Sheri,
    Great post; last couple of months have definitely been more than challenging; having a place like your blog to “get back” to basics is so vitally important.
    I’m like you when it comes to the video posts; I might be very good at voice-over and narration but put this Canadian in front of a camera and well… but that’s another mindset to get over!
    Thanks for making sure that I don’t forget that.
    All the best!

  8. It’s great that you can see you were falling into a fixed mindset and you needed to get yourself out of it. That shows you have a growth mindset.

    I’d say one of the biggest obstacles to having a growth mindset is judging ourselves for making mistakes. The more we can learn to not get caught up by mistakes, the faster we can get to growing.

  9. Hi, Sherri!
    I’m learning to have more of a growth mindset as I make progress in my business.
    It seems to be a way of thinking very different from the “I have arrived,” “I am victorious mindset.” It’s more of a child’s perspective: Ever-growing, ever-learning, eager, and curious.
    You know what I mean?
    It’s been a long time since I’ve been in that mindset. It’s taking some getting used to.
    Best of luck to you!

  10. I’m a huge fan of the mindset concept. You did a really good job of describing the growth model. I, too, am always striving to sat in that lane and not veer away by distractions. Like you, my next goal is video content. Scary, but necessary and doable!

  11. Sherri,

    I cannot say enough about mindset. The one thing that separates the 99% from the !% is mindset. Ones mindset dictates one’s success. You have taken the first step toward success when you decided to move from a fixed to a growth mindset. Keep moving in that directions and you will see your life change.

    Change your mind, Change your life.

  12. Sherri, great blog, thanks very much. This is a topic that’s very close to my heart as I think it’s the number one most important thing that as human beings we need to work on. Not just in business but in life, it’s our mindset that dictates how we react, how we treat people, whether we act like a victim or whether we just get on with it. In business, it gives you the discipline that you need. It’s so so important. If people think they can start a business and not work on their mindset, it’s most likely gonna be problematic. And even as you go through creating your business you’re going to have to tweak and adjust your mindset because stuff happens in life. Very valuable article. Well done. Thank you so much, Atif

  13. Hi Sherry,

    Glad to see this post as I am re-reading Dean Holland’s The Iceberg Effect where he writes about this and enjoying it.

    It’s good to see different views on how we incorporate a growth mindset and recognize when our mentality is fixed.

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