Welcome to the Mindset Coach Academy Podcast. I'm Lindsey Wilson. And I am a high performance mindset coach, a mom, a former professional athlete and an entrepreneur, I help coaches and high performers optimize their mindset to improve their coaching their performance, and those other athletes and their lives. Here, you'll learn all about mindset, how to live it, how to teach it, and how to sell it.
Hi all and welcome to the Mindset Coach Academy podcast. My name is Lindsey Wilson. Guys, today, we're gonna get right into it, I want to talk about how to become a mindset coach. So first of all, if you're here, it is likely that you are interested in being a mindset coach if you aren't one already.
Now, if you're one already, you have a massive business, and you're working with clients, this probably isn't the episode for you. But if you like good stories, then keep listening. But if you are thinking of being a mindset coach, if you ever thought about being a mindset coach, if you have a little part of your brain that you're scared to say out loud, that really dreams maybe sort of kind of being a mindset coach, this is the episode for you.
Now, as I'm talking, I'm in my office, I've been doing this for 18 years, I have employees, I have multiple six-figure businesses. This is my job, this is what I do. But it wasn't always this way. And I think that's important to note. Because even if you know that consciously, even if you know that rationally that I started, probably somewhere similar to where you are. Sometimes it's just helpful to be reminded.
Because when I first started, I was you know, in my early 20s, I was still playing professionally. And this was many, many years ago, mindfulness, mental training, mindset, and coaching was not a thing. Right? Like, I had been lucky enough to learn it from some mentors. And I remember distinctly thinking can I do this as a business?
Can I make money at this? And to be frank, I didn't know, right? And now you have examples of people like me and many others that are actually doing this and making a living doing it. So you have examples, you know that it is possible for someone to make money at this, at that point, I wasn't even really sure of that.
And then the next question, of course, is whether you can make money at this. And I will tell you that I didn't know that about myself, either. I knew that I would fight, I knew that I would hustle, I knew that I would work hard. But I didn't know where it would take me.
And I remember distinctly, many of the first thoughts were, like, I knew that I was passionate about mindset coaching, I knew that I knew something about it because I had lived it, I had used it as an athlete, and many of you are using this either as an athlete, or a coach or you coached it with your team and your athletes. And so you have lived experience, and I want you to really hold on to that because that's what's going to be the thing that you are able to teach to others.
So I had that, I had the passion and I had some knowledge, lived knowledge. But I remember distinctly the thought and I even have this picture of me playing overseas on a calling on phone cards and on Skype and talking to my parents and thinking, Should I go get my Ph.D., I'm really interested in sports psychology, maybe I should get my Ph.D. And this was before it was, like, you could just do it online.
But I also remember looking at the price tag, I remember looking at thinking that I'm gonna spend five years and I remember one of the online courses were starting, it was gonna be like five years and like 30 to $60,000 which money I didn't have. And I thought, Ah, I could or maybe I should just get started. You know, I kind of feel like, in my mind is like this cartoon with like a little question mark up above my head, like, maybe I should just get started. And that's what I did. And that's what I would encourage you to do.
Now, you don't have to do this from scratch the way that I did. We have a freebie that is a PDF and a guide. It's called your ultimate mindset coaching toolkit, how to move from the sidelines to your first client and this will be a practice client. But how to actually sit down with an athlete and work with them on their mindset. We have a whole guide. We'll put that in the show notes. But I'm pretty sure it's on our first page of our website to positiveperformancetraining.com So with that guy you can sit down and really know how to work with a client.
Okay? So I didn't have that. So I thought, let me just jot down what worked for me. And let me go try to teach it. Now again, many of you are further along than I was, you've worked with teams, you've implemented the stuff with your athletes, maybe you've gotten some of our tools, like the braver, or maybe you're implementing the mistake ritual, or maybe you're doing some of our guided visualizations, maybe you've already done some of those things. I hadn't, I hadn't never taught it. But I was passionate about it. And I knew I knew something.
So I went and I worked with a lot of top universities, actually right off the bat. But that was only because those were people that I knew, those are the coaches that I knew. And what I would encourage you to do, is if you have not practiced working with a team, or an athlete, go do it. And I want you to do it with the intention of teaching them one thing.
See, a lot of times when we want to get started with something, we get all confused and overwhelmed with the details. We think our content has to be perfect. From day one, we think we have to be able to teach 10,20 different tools in a concise, perfect way. And you don't, if you went and worked with pretty much any athlete in your life, or any team in your life, and you taught them one thing.
You taught them how to prepare for competition, you taught them how to deal with mistakes, you taught them how to shift their self-talk, you taught them how to be aware of their thoughts that in effect their results, if you did any of those things or something else that just popped into your head, you would be giving them such a gift, you would be teaching them something now and you would also be planting a seed and this is the seed that you're going to plant.
Listen up. If you're multitasking listener, this is the see that you're going to plant that is going to bloom, that they have the control over their mind, that they have control over their mind. Do you understand what a profound lesson that is for them? If you taught them only that they have control over their mind, you would change their life.
Now, does that mean that every single person you're sit down with is going to have like this light bulb moment the first time you meet with them? Absolutely not. But you'll be planting a seed that will bloom they will remember this at some point, if not right now. Okay.
So that is my challenge to you is to get over any of your BS because here's the thing if you knew that was true if you knew that working with an athlete or team would change their life. Would you get over any of the limiting thoughts overwhelm procrastination, perfectionism, pick your poison that you're dealing with in your own brain right now? And the answer is yes.
You are vacillating? The answer is yes, I know that you are here because you care about those young people. You care about that one young person that might be even popping in your mind right now. So for many of you that want to be a mindset coach, there may be a part of you, that is not allowing yourself to believe that it's possible, not allowing yourself to believe that it's possible for you and I'm talking about paid clients.
So there's the sales component to but remember, you don't have to have that all figured out. I had no idea how my business would evolve. I had no idea how to do any of the technology stuff that I know how to do now, I had no idea how to do marketing, and no idea how to sell. I had none of that many of you are far beyond where I was when I started.
But I clung really hard to one thing, and that was someone needs to hear my message. And for me, that was what I really was honest about it. It was like my younger self, right? Because I was lucky enough to get some mindset coaching. It changed my life. I wanted to pay it forward. So whatever your motivation is, stick to that why do not worry about the how because let me give you a little tip. I can teach you the how, many people can teach you the how you don't need to know that.
You need to have the inner belief that moves you forward just one step. You don't have to worry about the 10 step. You don't have to worry about the 20-step or the 100-step. And if you do worry about it now You won't move forward. Pick one person to work with or one team. Think of one thing that you can teach them and go do it, it will not be perfect. It will not be something that you feel like is done.
It's not like you're going to arrive. It's going to be a step forward and having the courage to take that step forward. And yes, it's a risk. And yes, you may look silly, and yes, someone may say, no, they probably will. But you're gonna take the next step. And the next step after that.
And if you haven't yet download or open the mindset coaching toolkit, because that will walk you through step by step, how to actually sit down and work with someone, what you should teach how you should teach how to get your mind, right, so that you're in the right space, to hold that space for their growth.
Really, really important. And we keep it simple. Don't overcomplicate it, you already know, if you're listening this package, I know you already know how to influence someone, you already know how to teach them one thing, don't let yourself get in your own way. Because if you do that, you're depriving all those people that you could reach, you're letting your own bullshit, get in the way of reaching them.
Now, if you're still getting overwhelmed, you think, Well, I gotta run a business I gotta sell. And I really want that someday. But take a deep breath, that doesn't need to be figured out now. Now, if you want to start figuring that out, we are launching the mindset coach certification this month, or probably next month, I don't know when you're listening to this in February.
We're launching in February. And prior to that, we have something called the eight-day challenge. Now, the eight-day challenge is for aspiring mindset coaches. And we teach you eight steps that you need to have in place to run a profitable business. So again, you don't need to know how you shouldn't take action, bold action, you need to take a step forward, you need to just keep taking those steps forwards.
Okay, so the eight-day challenge will teach you how to get your first client where to get your first client, how to solve the problem for your clients. Clarity on who you're gonna work with unique strategies for tapping into your unique power as a mindset coach, processes to help break through some of those limiting thoughts. It has a so much in that eight-day challenge, okay, we're gonna put that in the show notes as well, really want you to sign up for that.
That is so many people have told me that that was transformational. It took them from sort of want to kind of wanting to be mindset coach, but flooded with self-doubt to like, deep breath, okay, I can do this, I can do this. And I want that for you. I want you to be able to know that you can do this because you guys, I'm telling you, many of you don't believe me.
Where I started, I was like, 23, I knew zero I got a big fat zero on my hand, about business, about running a business about being an entrepreneur about how to price package how to do a workshop. I didn't know anything, you guys. Except I knew I wanted to take a step forward. And if you're listening to this, you've listened to this whole time. I bet you're in that spot too. It's okay to dream. It's not okay to dream and then not take action. That's not what we do.
We dream, we take action, and then you know what happens? Our dreams might even getting even bigger. You might go from I think I want to be a mindset coach to oh man, I want 100k business as a mindset coach, it might happen that fast. But taking action is such a critical part of this. And again, if you're vacillating, or letting your brain hold you back, remember there is someone out there.
Maybe that's your younger self made it somebody else you care about in your life that needs you. They need your message and they don't need you perfect. They do not need you to have written the book and gotten your Ph.D. in sports psychology. They need you to take action because, by the way, I never got my Ph.D. And I'm glad I didn't. Because I went to helping people. I don't want to do research, I wanted to help people.
So kick those limiting thoughts to the curb. And focus on what you have now because that's gonna be the building block for your future. Stop worrying about how it's not your job. Your job is to take a step forward. Download the ultimate mindset coaching toolkit, do that now, as a now in the show notes, and open up your phone. Download that and sign up for the eight-day challenge. We'll be doing that in February as well.
And that's going to take you through eight steps show up for that. You have eight videos, and eight homework assignments in eight days, do it. You will be shocked by how much you can get done in eight days shocked. It's so good, you guys. So this is the episode on how to be a mindset coach. And I'm telling you right now, if I can do it, you can do it. And we're going to start soon. Alright, guys, that's it. Let's just do this. Let's do this. Alright, talk to you soon.
Hey, if you love this episode, make sure to check out all of our free and paid resources over at positiveperformancetraining.com You want to take mindset training to the next level we got you. But here are three more specific ways.
If you want to take mindset training and live it more in your life. Definitely subscribe to this podcast. We send out bonus episodes, we have our mental Mondays, we have interviews and training episodes, definitely subscribe. If you want to teach it, meaning taking it to your athletes or your clients. I highly recommend the Psychology of Competition.
Again, you can check that out at positiveperformancetraining.com It is a great course that will teach you and your athletes how to have pre, during, and post-competition routines to up your performance. And if you want to learn how to have a mindset coaching business in order to sell mindset coaching, highly recommend signing up for our waitlist for our next certification cohort, which usually opens about once a year, but in the meantime, go to positiveperformancetraining.com.
And check out our Ultimate Mindset Coaching Toolkit which will show you exactly how to get started with your first mindset coaching clients. Again, go to positiveperformancetraining.com for all of our free and paid resources.