Michelle Sorro is the host of the podcast, The Mindset Mashup. She is also a TV host on Extra, an author and lifestyle strategist. Through her lively, unfiltered and heart-centered podcast, she aims to bring people closer to their best life with tangible, effective mindset takeaways. In this episode, Michelle shares her thoughts as she planned to release the first four episodes of her podcast on June 11th 2018.
On the day she released her podcast, Michelle experienced a tailspin of old thoughts and negative beliefs. She struggled with the fear of "What if it's not good enough?" She also struggled with the thought of her podcast not being where it was “supposed to” be. She put an unbelievable expectation and pressure on herself to be a version of herself that she would be 6, 12 or 18 months down the road. She somehow expected herself to be there right out of the gate. Very quickly, however, she was able to turn it around with a simple process she calls, “Catch It. Pivot. Course Correct.” Here are the mindset tools and techniques that Michelle utilized to enable her break through a momentary self doubt.
1. Stepping Outside of our Comfort Zone
Each one of us will experience this itch, this longing or this lure to reach out further into the direction of that which we're being called. It may be a dream, a quest or a goal. Often times, if that's outside of our comfort zone, we get plagued by the very same thoughts of self-doubt that Michelle was plagued by. We should realize that what we have in our lives was once not in our comfort zone. For example the career that you have, the body that you have, the hobbies that you have, the things that you've become really good at, being a mother, being a spouse or being a friend. There's so many elements of our lives that we can look at right now and have great gratitude for because of what we had to do to get there.
2. Embracing a Beginner's Mindset
A beginner's mindset is all about being real and recognizing with appreciation that you are outside of your comfort zone and you're trying something brand new. This takes courage and guts to embrace. By embracing a beginner's mindset, you will be willing to try anything. Michelle's rule for 2018 is to do all the things that she has ever said she does not do. She does not want to live under her old confined rules and old limiting beliefs. Michelle has learnt that in order for her to live a fuller, bigger and more fulfilling life, she's got to be willing to try on a beginner's mind. Michelle did a podcast the day she launched her podcast. She was able to share in real-time what was happening and how she allowed herself to dip into her old thoughts of "It's not good enough." As Michelle continued sharing, she realized that everything she now does, at one point wasn’t good enough. It wasn’t even good.
3. Stop Being Concerned about what Others are Thinking
Start by stepping out of your comfort zone and then don’t be concerned about what others are thinking. What others think of you is none of your business. In fact, when Michelle was going to launch the Mindset Mashup podcast, it was called the Blind Spot Breakthrough because she wanted to tackle the one blind spot which gets us all, which is obsessing about what others think about us. Most people usually think, "I could never do that because what would so and so think."
Imagine the freedom, imagine what you could go after if you didn’t give a fuck about what others thought about you. Being obsessed about what others think about you, doesn’t serve you whatsoever. The funny thing is, the people you think are thinking about you are more concerned about what you are thinking about them. Lead by example and decide to let your light shine and be who you are meant to be, you will literally give them permission to do the same. If they don’t watch or they don’t care or they snicker or criticize, who cares.
So if you're wanting to step out of your comfort zone, be humble enough to take on the beginner's mindset and don’t give an F*** about what anyone thinks. Whether that be write a book, lead a class, go on an adventure, get a particular passport stamped, get divorced, get married or even have a baby on your own. Whatever it is, go for it.
4. Being willing to process in real-time
Lori Harder has been an inspiration for Michelle. She is doing so many things that Michelle knows is in her near future. Michelle was able to do one of Lori's 90-day program. One of the things that blew Michelle away is, during the program, Lori processed in real-time. Someone in the group had a speech they were supposed to deliver in Hawaii and they asked Lori how they should prepare to go on stage. Lori was honest enough to admit that when she was about step on to the stage for the 10X conference, she wanted to vomit because she was so outside her comfort zone. .
Lori was able to catch this, pivot and course correct. She remembered that her speech was not about her. The message was for others. It's about the service she was capable of providing and the value that she could offer. She was then able to get out of her head and truly be a vessel to deliver the goods. Lori was able to publicly process all this in real-time. Typically, people process months or even decades later when there's not so much on the line or there's less at stake.
Michelle was able to learn from Lori to be willing to process in real-time. This is what she did when she jumped on her Facebook Live. She knew that if she could just share for a couple of minutes where she was and how her old thought patterns were holding her back, she would be able to catch it, pivot and course correct and come on and share that and be vulnerable. This particular live ended up being shared by thousands of people and Michelle got many comments, phone calls, text messages and DMs. People thanked her for sharing what she had. Most were surprised that she also felt that way.
Connect with Michelle
www.themindsetmashup.com - Personal website
What You Think of Me is None of My Business - Terri Cole-Whittaker
www.loriharder.com - Lori Harder
www.fortheloveofmoney.com - Chris Harder
www.oprah.com – Oprah Winfrey
www.tonyrobbins.com – Tony Robbins
Michelle’s Facebook Live The Day Of The Podcast Launch