Posts tagged maven mindset
If You Really Want to Succeed At Anything, You've Got To Be Okay With This

If you really want to succeed at anything, you’ve got to be okay with failure. Loss. Defeat. Mistakes.

Ooh, LaTisha, that is a tough one.

  • I’d rather eat dirt.

  • I don’t like to lose.

  • I hate admitting defeat.

  • I will go out of my way to avoid failure, even if that means I never move forward in my life.

  • I cannot bear the shame and embarrassment that accompanies making a mistake.

Sound somewhat familiar? All of us have some level of aversion to the one thing that we actually need to be okay with in order to succeed at anything in life.

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If Your Dreams Were to Come True Today

LaTisha’s Answer: Nope. Not at all.

Believe it or not, I am a huge worrier and I hate it. Worry is a sign that fear and self-doubt have highjacked my brain. While I honor my fear and its desire to keep me safe, I really should be focusing on my track record of blessings and how God has always shown up and shown out for me, over and over again. I look over at Lyric, who is going to town in her jumper, and I remember how she was a prayer I prayed for over 4 years. She’s here now.

I know this.

However, I waste precious brain power contemplating the worst case scenario over and over and over again. I focus on my defeat and imminent doom, instead of getting to work. By the time I switch over to thinking about what I do want to happen and get to work creating it, I am drained and I just want to feel sorry for myself and do nothing.

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6 Ways Maven Think Differently About Their Lives

Developing the mindset of a maven is of the utmost importance because you’ll have enough challenges in life to then add yourself and your mindset to that list.

When you’re starting out → You’ll have enough people doubting you and letting you know that they doubt you. Everyone in your life is going to have an opinion on what you’re doing. You aren’t going to have access to same resources as Diddy, Beyoncé, or Oprah (yet!). You won’t have a personal trainer, nutritionist, publicist, assistant, nanny, etc. to help you stay on track. Your bank account will probably reflect your current circumstances and not your vision.

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The Maven Mindset

The crux of the maven mindset is believing in your dreams.

Believe in what you want SO MUCH that it has no choice but to materialize. I have experienced this so many times in my life, it's unreal. 

When I graduated college, I had no full-time offer and the greatest desire to be in the music business. I had one interview at the Weather Channel for some entry level production gig (that my Women in Communications mentor set me up with) and the lady that interviewed me sat there and listened to me talk about my internship experiences at Paste Magazine, Oydssey Entertainment, and the Atlanta Chapter of The Recording Academy. She said, “It’s apparent that you love music so much. You should work in music. What are you doing here?” 

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