How to develop the Changemaker Mindset [HMHE Podcast Ep 4]

Published on 4 Oct, 2022

Show Notes – 004: How to develop the Changemaker Mindset

In this week’s episode of the Happy Me Happy Earth podcast I do a deep dive into how we can develop the changemaker mindset.

Below is a brief outline of the show. I’ve included the reflection questions that I mentioned in the show so that you have them in writing to refer back to anytime you want to step into the growth mindset.

This episode is part two of a two-part series about the changemaker mindset.

Listen to the full episode wherever you get your podcasts!

What is the changemaker mindset?

I made up the term changemaker mindset because I needed a way to talk about the mindset that helps us to get out of our own way and figure out how to actually make a difference in the world.

And by getting out of our own way I mean overcoming the internal blocks such as fear, self-doubt, imposture syndrome, lack of confidence, overwhelm, etc. in order to take action!

Please check out Episode 3 for a more in-depth discussion of what the changemaker mindset is and why it’s so important!

Topics explored in this week’s episode:

  • How the fixed mindset holds us back
  • Why it’s not your fault if you’re in the fixed mindset
  • Three steps to developing a growth mindset (see below)
  • Signs that you’re in a fixed mindset
  • Common fixed mindset thoughts
  • How the changemaker mindset builds on the growth mindset
  • A practical tool for developing the changemaker mindset (see below)
  • Plus growth mindset action
  • And tips to help you actually follow through!

Three steps to developing a changemaker mindset:

    1. Developing awareness
    2. Perspective shift
    3. Talking aligned action

Step 1: Awareness self-reflection questions

  • What is my fixed mindset (inner critic) telling me?
  • What meaning has it assigned to this experience?
  • When does it start speaking up?
  • How do I respond?
  • How am I beating myself up or judging myself?
  • Am I blaming or judging others?
  • How does this make me feel? What emotions am I experiencing?
  • What sensations do I feel in my body?
  • What actions do I want to engage in? What actions do I engage in?

Step 2: Perspective shift self-reflection questions

  • How can I look at this situation differently?
  • What is a more optimistic way of looking at this situation? What are the good aspects of this situation?
  • What other, more helpful, meanings can I assign to this experience?
  • How can I look at this situation in a more realistic way?
  • What can I learn about myself or about how the world works through this situation?

Step 3: Aligned action self-reflection questions

  • What did you learn from the experience? (repeat)
  • How can I apply this lesson(s) to my life moving forward, or the next time this situation pops up?
  • How else can I creatively approach this situation or my goal? What have I not tried yet?
  • Do I need to learn more, develop a new skill, or do some research to answer the previous question?
  • What do I want to try next? What next steps am I going to take? Make a list!

This week’s invitation:

So now it’s time to aligned, changemaker mindset action! Create an impact log to help yourself stay motivated, keep your passion lit, and train your brain to look for the positive!

Please don’t stop there!

At the end of this three-step process, you’re going to have something that looks like a to-do list. To-do lists do not work for most people! They definitely don’t work for me.

And be sure to tune into the show to ensure that you actually follow through on your changemaker mindset action!

References and links mentioned in the show:

Let’s connect & go deeper…

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And if you want to learn more about the changemaker mindset, practice it in a safe space with support, and truly embody it so that you can become a more effective changemaker I’d love for you to join us when doors open for the Becoming the Change life coaching program.

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Ciao for now!

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