These matter. But those strategies have to be executed by a team full of imperfect humans, with hopes, fears, and dreams.
The quality of their execution is dependent upon the quality of their mindsets.
This is because thought precedes action. How they address a problem, stay motivated, handle stress, get along, learn, overcome adversity, and recover. Especially as the pressure rises -as it often does at high growth companies- and team members ruminate more on their fears and “what ifs?”
According to the National Science Foundation, an average person has about 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are repetitive thoughts.
These repetitive negative thought patterns hold teams and individuals back from peak performance.
The job of a mindset coach is to help teams create new habits, behaviors, and beliefs that are in alignment with their goals. And optimizing a person's mindset is a challenge no smaller than getting in peak physical shape.
My name’s Kevin Bailey and at 27 I was the CEO of the fastest growing startup in my state.
Over a 3 year period we had a growth rate of 3,597%. And since then I’ve been on the founding teams of other startups and worked as an adviser at many others.
I know first hand what happens when a team has a great mindset, and what can happen when mindsets go south into what I call, a “nightmare mindset.”
In a nightmare mindset teams become more obsessed with their fears of what can go wrong, than with their dreams and desires for the company.
If keeping in great shape is hard, keeping a great mindset is harder.
Keeping a positive mindset in the face of mounting pressure and opportunity requires a daily mindset practice and habits. Habits practiced across entire teams.
Mindset coaches and products are often utilized by professional athletes, celebrities, and Fortune 500 CEOs. But our teams need these tools too.
Teams at high growth companies may not have national audiences watching them, but the challenges they face are significant. From closing a big deal to hit the quarter or striving to meet a tight development deadline, our teams are constantly being challenged to do more with less.
How much higher could performance be if your team's mindsets were tuned for success?
If you’d like to see your team thrive under pressure and meet their full potential, let’s have a quick chat.
If you'd like to learn more about Dreamfuel's mindset programs, please click below to schedule a quick conversation. We can normally cover the basics in under a half hour.