March 2004 Issue --> Mindset Article
Empower Your Mind to Create Success – Not Stress!
By: Christina Gage and Shelly Gore


Our minds are the ultimate problem solver – that is one of its major roles. The mind, in its brilliance, can also take creative energies and manifest them as real world solutions and results. When we have thoughts and ideas of how things are supposed to be and they don’t turn out that way, the mind sees a problem that needs fixing and generates the energy to do so. When there are an overwhelming number of problems or even a few problems that seem very important, the mind generates an overabundance of intense energy that becomes stress. Is stress necessary or even helpful to our success?
In this article, we examine how we use the mind in ways that can create unnecessary stress and how that same energy can be redirected to our greatest success. Then we look at how to give your mind an entirely new job description - one that will create prosperity and will make your mind abundantly more happy! By giving your mind a new role, you can bring success, accomplishment, peace and happiness all together in one beautiful success story for your life!
Harness The Power of Your Mind to Create Success – Not Stress!
Have you ever had a vacation that didn’t go exactly as planned and this upset you? Or have you ever started working on an exciting new business opportunity and then become so overwhelmed that you lose all sense of enjoyment in the process? Your mind can make any activity or experience, even those that are supposed to be fun, a vehicle for unhappiness and stress. So, what can we do about this?
Let’s say you have the thought “I want to be home by six p.m. – my commute should only take an hour.” The mind, which is the ultimate problem solver, takes this as a direct order. Anything that gets in the way of this order is something that the mind labels as a “problem” – and in the job description of “problem solver,” it will spend energy trying to fix it. The more insistent you are about the criticality of arriving home by six o’clock, the more energy the mind will spend to try to make this happen. So, if you are on the bus and the bus gets a flat tire, the mind is very likely to engage itself trying to solve this problem, which is completely out of its control. All the mind knows is “be home by six” and “not happening because of problem.” Your ‘knight in shining armor’ is here to try to change things! It wants to help you complete the job or goal you outlined. What if instead your mind was given the directive that you want to be home in a timely manner, and more importantly, you want to relax and enjoy the ride and maybe even brainstorm some new ideas for your business. It’s the same flat tire, but instead of trying to solve the “problem,” there is no issue, just an opportunity to enjoy or brainstorm a bit longer.
Financial Success is Not a Problem!
Similarly, what we tell our mind about financial prosperity can create “problems” that actually keep success away from us. One of the first things we explore when we mentor someone is their wealth-image™. Your wealth-image™ is all of your conscious and subconscious feelings about money - and they can have a huge impact on your ability to attract abundance! If you have given your mind the thought that “money is the root of all evil,” your mind takes this as an order and will try to help solve the problem of money being bad by keeping financial success away from you. You see, the mind really wants to help you. It wants to protect you from harm and problems. If it thinks money is problematic, the mind will help you not succeed so that you won’t get hurt. On the other hand, if the “problem” is how to be highly successful in a balanced and happy way, your mind, the ultimate problem solver, will be your #1 partner in this process!
Give Your Mind a New Job Description
What would you do if you had a great employee who works very hard, but does not have a clear job description, and therefore, is wasting time and effort on unimportant tasks, as well as making a lot of mistakes? One great approach is to conduct an interview, find out what they think they should be doing and then very clearly redefine their job description. Now, all of their hard work will pay off and their efforts will be laser directed at what is most important.
In the same way, you can interview your mind. Look at any stressful situation in the past few days. What did you tell your mind was the goal? “To finish your business proposal in 30 minutes” or “to create a winning business proposal as efficiently as possible and with a great attitude.” The first directive for your mind creates stress and a lack of completion if anything unforeseen occurs. The second directive allows for wonderful new ideas and creativity to manifest so you can create the best proposal ever and enjoy yourself while doing it!
Start to become aware of what you, as the director of your mind, are telling your mind to do. Also, become more aware of what your mind sees as a problem and why. Is the long line at the bank a “problem” on which your mind should work? Or is it an opportunity to take a break from a hectic day and brainstorm new ideas or engage the person in line with you in a conversation that may lead to a great business or investment partnership? When your mind is in the right space in any circumstance, you will find yourself in the right place at the right time and will be able to grab unforeseen opportunities!
Liberate Your Mind
Let your mind solve problems. Just make sure that you are giving it success challenges, not unsolvable issues that are not even a real problem for you! Liberate your mind and it will create success for you in creative ways that you never dreamed possible!

Shelly Gore and Christina Gage are the founders of, a network of mentors dedicated to helping you manifest your greatest dreams and live a rich and abundant life.
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