Mental Coaching, an Essential Key for Successful Thinking

success thinkingHave you ever considered the importance of  becoming your own mental coach?

It’s something to think about because one of the most important keys for success is in your thoughts. Everything you create starts in your mind and your creative imagination. Success coach and trainer Tony Robbins estimates that your thinking represents 90% of your potential for success, and actions you take represent just 10%. This doesn’t mean that the actions you take to achieve success are unimportant; they are. The point here is that people who think differently act differently and it starts in the mind. Imagine yourself as a mental coach.

The Power of the Mind

As Earl Nightingale said in his famous audio presentation, The Strangest Secret, you are what you think about most of the time. This means mental coaching is an important key. The real key comes into focus it’s taken a step further.

When people hear about the the importance of thinking and mental coaching, most of them aren’t aware that they are thinking about what they don’t want most of the time, and this is what they are getting. Until this changes, their potential for success is very low.

You’re reading this because you want to get more from life and you are to be commended for seeking to raise your awareness. Since you are what you think about most of the time, the question becomes “How can you become your own mental coach?”

A Clue for Becoming Your Own Mental Coach

It’s simple: leaders are readers! The key for coaching yourself to success: start by reading books from your Success Library every day. As you read this, you may be thinking that you don’t have time. This is probably partly true and partly an excuse. If reading just a little bit every day is an proven key to success and you want to be more successful, how could you not have time? You have to make time, which brings us to your starting point: creating a Success Library

Your Library of Books for Mental Coaching

To increase your potential for success, start with these time-tested classic books:

  • The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
  • The Science of Being Great by Wallace Wattles
  • Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  • Ask and It is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
  • The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

If you’re serious about coaching yourself to success, get all of the books on this list. Each one contains amazing insights that will develop your skills at success thinking, which will definitely raise your potential for creating the life you desire and deserve. Remember, we are only talking about reading a little bit now and then during the day, because it will change everything.

How to Use Your Success Thinking Library

1. Get up 15 or 20 minutes earlier in the morning and read. Just pick one of the books from your Success Thinking Library. In just 15 or 20 minutes, you will gain something from any of these books and it will set your thinking for the day.

2. Keep one of these books in your car, so you can pull it out and read a page or two if you have to wait for someone or something, if you stop for a bite to eat, or whatever.

3. Put one of these books in the bathroom and read just a page or two while you’re there. These specific books are literally worth their weight in gold, but only if you read them. In this regard, success thinking is like bathing. You wouldn’t think of eliminating bathing because you’ll stink. That’s why you have to do it every day. The same holds true with reading books from your success thinking library. To avoid stinking thinking, read every day!

Want to Hear It From the Master Himself?

Then follow this link to our Success Thinking blog post with the classic recording of Earl Nightingale’s “Strangest Secret.” *

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How to Stay Positive with Success Thinking

A 30-Day “Awesome Success” Challenge

Are you looking for a way to achieve more success in your business and your life? If so, learning how to stay positive will help you to get on track and stay on track. The purpose of a 30-day “Awesome Success” Challenge is to hone in on a single area of focus to create the results you want.

You may have read the article on this site: ” Why Subconscious Reprogramming is a Critical Life Coaching Skill.” This important point is often overlooked and this is a key reason success evades so many people. On the surface of your awareness, in your conscious mind, you may think that you want to achieve success and you may be wondering why it isn’t happening.

The answer lies in your subconscious mind. This is where everything you learned early in life, your subconscious programming, is stored.

HERE’S THE BAD NEWS. Most people have a lot of negative subconscious programs working against them.

Here are some examples:

Life is difficult. (This kills excitement and enthusiasm.)

You have to work hard for every penny you earn. (This makes it difficult to feel abundant.)

You’ll never amount to anything. (A lot of people were raised with some variation on this statement, which kills ambition.)

Rich people are greedy and I don’t want to be like them. (This sends money away from you.)

No one in my family has had much success. (This suggests that you won’t have much either.)

I’ll never get out of debt. (This is a self-fulfilling prophecy.)

If any of these thoughts sound familiar, you’re not alone. These kinds of success stealers are surprisingly common and most people pay little or no attention to them.

How can you tell what’s going on in your subconscious mind?

If you reflect on it for a moment, you may be able to uncover more success stealers rambling around in the recesses of your mind. Consider this:

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.


Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? The fact is that the way you feel, the things that you have, and the things that are happening in your life today are the direct results of your thinking. If you feel like you are in a rut, never seem to have enough money, and opportunities to change your situation seem to be scarce, it’s time to take a close look at your thinking.

How You Can Stay Positive

In his classic audio, “The Strangest Secret,” personal growth pioneer Earl Nightingale made a statement that has transformed countless thousands of lives. He said:

“You become what you think about most of the time.”

This is a powerful truth. To create an extraordinary life, you must master success thinking, which is essentially being more positive.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself. As you do this, be honest with yourself. No one else will know.

1. On the average day, do you think more about what you want to create or is your mind filled with thoughts about things that are not going your way?

2. Do you dare to think about what you most want in life or do you stop yourself because you think your dreams won’t ever come true?

3. If you could believe that more is possible, would you be willing to focus on changing your thinking?

HERE’S THE GOOD NEWS! More IS possible and everyone can benefit from changing their thinking.

Put Your Thinking to work FOR You Instead of Against You

Your subconscious programming is habitual thinking and it can change. With focus, anyone can learn how to stay positive. This is where the 30-Day Challenge comes in. This is a powerful Success Coaching tool that you can use to virtually transform your life. Here’s an earlier blog post on this subject: “30-day Awesome Success Challenge: Thoughts Are Things.”

Studies show that it takes about 30 consecutive days to change a habit. If you focus on just one or two positive thoughts for 30 days, your life can change in magical ways.

Here are some examples of powerful positive thoughts. As you read, each one, read it aloud a few times and notice how it feels. Also notice how it differs from your usual thoughts.

Positive change comes easily to me.

Something wonderful is happening today.

I know that every problem is an opportunity in disguise.

I see positive potential in everyone, including myself.

Your 30-Day “Awesome Success” Challenge

To begin, pick one of these statements and make it the focus of positive thinking for the next 30 days. Mark your calendar and start right away, before you forget. To remind yourself, write your success statement on sticky notes and put them everywhere – on your bathroom mirror, refrigerator door, computer, in your car, virtually every place you can think to put them.

Say your “magic phrase” aloud and in your mind often and watch for indications that it is true. For example, if you choose “Something wonderful is happening today,” watch for wonderful things and they are bound to show up.

This exercise doesn’t actually take any time, because you can do it while you are doing the things you are doing now. This means “no time” is not an excuse. Try it – it’s worth it. You may be surprised to see how quickly your life will change when you learn how to be more positive. This is the power of success thinking.

Ready For More?

Learn more about how to success thinking with this article: Mental Coaching, an Essential Key for Successful Thinking.



Holistic Life Coaching: Access Your Great Potential

How do you access your great potential? Watch the video below on holistic life coaching to get essential tips…

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This short video explores how to access your unlimited potential. It’s the first lesson from our Free Holistic Life Coach Minicourse.

These life coaching tips lead to powerful coaching questions:

“Why don’t I access my full potential?”
or “How can I access my full potential?

Living fully is the greatest adventure you can have. So why not go for it? (Another coaching question).

A holistic life coach uses body-mind-spirit to consciously live life and live fully.


1. Waiting for the perfect time.
“Someday” never comes. Waiting for the perfect time can be an excuse for going forward now (which is the solution) Congrats too for checking out this post, as part of going forward.

2. Needing others’ approval.
Have the courage to follow your dreams, without worrying about others. Give yourself permission to follow your heart’s calling.

3. Staying stressed and confused.
As the old saying goes, if you just stay on the track, you will eventually get run over. Staying where you are is stressful. Finding a direction releases energy and motivates you to live fully.

Other suggestions to access your great potential include:

  • Journaling.
    You could journal on getting clear or achieving your goals. Daily journaling, even if only a few lines, provides tremendous insights and focus as research has shown.
  • Find an accountability partner.
    Connect with a person to share your goals and help support you. You can support that person too. Instead of following the mainstream (obstacle #2 above) create your own buddy system, one that supports you to live fully.

The above suggestions can develop your life skills coaching. Recognize that you do have great potential.

So that’s some ideas to get started on becoming your own life coach, drawn from Lesson 1 of our Free Holistic Life Mini-Course. There are nine more key lessons…

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You are Magnificent: Pass it On…

Did you realize you are a Magnificent Being? This is an awesome secret for coaching yourself to success of all kinds. It’s a key for creating your best possible life that many people can benefit from learning.

One of the main reasons people seek life coaches is because they don’t believe in themselves. Life coaches hold this belief for their clients until the clients can hold it for themselves. Watch this short video, where Phillip Mountrose, the Holistic Dr Phil, shows you how to really value yourself and others. He also uses EFT, the Emotional Freedom Techniques, to help.

Share this video and message with others:

You are a Magnificent Being!

 Pat yourself on the back often! You deserve it. Notice as you do this that when you feel good about yourself, just about anything feels possible.

The Science of Being Great

Want to explore your greatness more?

Wallace Wattles’ classic masterpiece, The Science of Being Great, is a wonderful resource for learning to value yourself and your potential for greatness. And you can download it today for free.

Click here now for your free pdf download of The Science of Being Great.





Life Coaching Success Secret: Looking for the Good

What’s an easy-to-use “success system” for a greater life? If you want to be an effective life coach or self-coach, you must be in the right state, have the right attitude, to create what you want — so you can help yourself and others.

You need to keep your vibrations up. This means living in higher energy where more harmony and abundance naturally reside.


How then do you keep your head up if you are irritated when, for instance, someone drives inconsiderately? Or how do you feel good when a setback occurs, like a project you worked hard on has poor results?

Jack Canfield, renowned success coach and co-creator of the Chicken Soup of the Soul series, provides a wonderful strategy for keeping your energy up.

Once he missed his train stop and ended up in a foreign part of the city. So instead of pouting, he decided to explore this new landscape. He found a wonderful restaurant in his unintended “sightseeing.” Over time, he has befriended the owner and loves to return to this wonderful restaurant


Among the huge amounts of dirt, miners search for the precious metals. So too can we find the good amid life’s irritants and setbacks, like the miners and Jack Canfield did.

Here’s what to do…

When life deals you a light or heavy blow, immediately rebound by finding the good in the situation.

  • For example, if you accidentally delete a document, maybe you didn’t need it, or maybe you need to retrieve it and focus more closely on its contents.
  • If someone mistreats you, perhaps you need to examining your behavior or the relationship itself
  • If someone doesn’t return your phone call, maybe they became too busy (as you do sometimes). This can be an opportunity for you to develop your empathy (a success trait). You can also grow a thicker skin (another success trait, knowing you will still stay positive, regardless of such external setbacks. You can still focus on positive relationships.


What’s the alternative of “finding the good” in difficult situations? You end up complaining and seeing yourself as a victim, which just lowers your vibration and keeps you going in the wrong direction. This is not an effective approach for anyone wanting to create a better life.

Instead, commit to finding the good.

As a result, your vibrations will rise, which means attracting and creating more of what you want. You deserve it.


The Power of an Attitude of Gratitude

An attitude of gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in the universe and also an essential key for coaching yourself to success in all areas of life.

Counting your blessings is totally free, it can open your heart, and its power can literally transform your lifeNatural Heart.

Do you want to experience more gratitude and more success?

Then you may want to develop a habit of expressing daily gratitude. To begin, you won’t want to miss this wonderful letter one of our readers shared with us years ago.

“Loved ones,

If you woke up this morning with more health than illness …you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation … you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest, torture, or death…you are more blessed than three billion people in the world.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep…you are richer than 75% of this world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace…you are among the top 8% of the world’s wealthy.

If your parents are still alive and still married…you are very rare, even in the United States.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful…you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder…you are blessed because you can offer healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blessing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Have a good day, count your blessings, and remember how blessed we all are.

We are all so blessed.

Daily Gratitude Practice

After reading that letter, it almost seems silly that we have to practice being grateful. But you could look at it like bathing, a good way to start and/or end every day. Gratitude and love go together. Gratitude warms your heart and it can brighten your life in unimaginably wonderful ways. You may not think of it as a success strategy, but it is one of the most powerful keys to success in the universe.

Here’s a suggestion: as you rise in the morning, start the day by focusing on being grateful for what you have and for the blessings that are coming your way. If you want to create something, express gratitude that it is happening.

To keep the gratitude flowing, please add your gratitude thoughts in the comments area below.


Earl Nightingale’s Strangest Secret

Success Thinking at its Best!

You won’t want to miss this classic video with Earl Nightingale. It’s one of our favorites, with some great coaching tips, and it’s worth watching again and again. You may also want to have a pen and paper handy to take some notes, as we have done.


The critically important success secret here is “You become what you think about most of the time.”

Think about it…

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