Mindset, Money, & Meaningful Work – Part 1

Christi Hegstad August 27th, 2013

“Look at things not as they are, but as they can be.”

~ David Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big, 1959

The topic of mindset fascinates me because of its power to transform your work, your life, and every encounter. More than just positive thinking, your mindset actually shapes how you experience life.    

I’ve written before about my “annual theme,” a powerful process that you can learn more about here. I’ve been creating a theme for about 10 years, and one of the most transformative ones ever was EXPAND.

In setting this theme, I was clear that I wanted to expand in all areas of my life – from business to family to service and everything in between. (Except my waistline! I wanted to be very clear that I didn’t want any expansion there 🙂

I learned SO much about expansion that year, and I’ll share that experience with you at Spark. But suffice it to say that I realized we truly only need expansion in one area: Mindset. When we expand our mindsets, everything else naturally changes.

which I’ve been creating for 10 years or so.your experience. If you woke up this morning convinced that today was going to be a crummy day, you pretty much ensure that everything you view is through a “crummy” lens. Consider the difference if you wake up thinking “Today is going to be a crummy day” versus “I’m thankful for the gift of this day!” 

If you woke up this morning thinking, “Today is going to be a crummy day,” and prepare for everything to go wrong, it likely will.Think about it: if you woke up this morning , even how you see the world. 

As David Schwartz wrote over 50 years ago in The Magic of Thinking Big, “Look at things not as they are, but as they can be.” 



Dr. Christi Hegstad helps you successfully do what you love! As President of MAP Professional Development Inc., she coaches professionals to get unstuck and reach Bold Goals with clarity, confidence, and meaningful action. Learn more at www.meaning-and-purpose.com and follow Dr. Christi on Facebook and Twitter.

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