Outward Mindset Role in the Fitness Industry
This is one of Smart Strengths‘ secret ingredients that makes us better and different than any other fitness experience you have had.
I was introduced to a book by a friend that talks about implementing an “Outward Mindset” toward others to help change lives… Sounds like a lot of books on the market. However, after reading, I have made a conscious effort to live with an outward mindset, and the results have been tremendous. An Outward Mindset means putting others before self. It means seeing others as people, not objects. So it means listening… listening.
The Power of an Outward Mindset
Here are some of my takeaways and action items I continually work to put in place with my clients:
The Outward Mindset Approach
-To have an Outward Mindset is to have empathy…. I am a human and have a family, setbacks, a busy schedule, and sometimes, crazy life happens… I understand. Fitness is hard, and sometimes it’s the last thing you want to do, but realize that anything is better than nothing, and there is always a compromise we can find if we communicate well.
The Genuine Support of an Outward Mindset
-An Outward Mindset always asks, “How can I help?”… and means it. Personal training with Smart Strength is not for everyone. So it’s tough, it’s demanding, it takes commitment. But if you trust me, I will always go to whatever lengths to ensure I am helping you achieve your goals.
Mindset Mastery: The Fundamental Shift for Lasting Change
-An Outward Mindset is a real way to make lasting changes. In the book, it talks about having to address mindset before trying to change behavior. Real change lies in mindset change FIRST. But If you do not believe in something, it will never take hold and not work in the long run. I agree with this and have seen this mindset change in all my clients at one time or another.
Shared Goals, Shared Success
-An Outward Mindset involves making everyone aware of what you wish to accomplish, and everyone needs to buy into the big picture. But buying into a collective result is the best way to ensure change. This means talking to everyone and letting them know what you want and how you will do it. In fitness, this can be difficult and embarrassing at times. But remember the point before: if you change your mindset and genuinely believe in the process, others will listen and feed off your commitment.
Mindset for Sustainable Fitness Growth
-The last action item that an Outward Mindset addresses is simple and accurate. Changing mindset takes time. So, it is a process, but as long as you are better at the end of every day, you cannot lose. Better, not perfect.
Work Smarter, not Harder.