The MindFix Blog

Spend a little time browsing these posts written by our Founder, Erin Pheil.

A Hidden (But Super Common) Cause of Procrastination

Oftentimes, books and coaches suggest procrastination is a result of poor time-management skills… or less-than-stellar work habits… or lack of focus… or laziness… or “just not really wanting it.” What we’ve seen (over and over and over again) this year is a large number of people who avoid work and procrastinate for exactly NONE of […]

Living Life As an Ex-Perfectionist

(And before you ask: Yes, this story is real with no exaggerations) A while back I gave a virtual keynote presentation to a group of entrepreneurs. The moment before the talk started, I watched my desktop freeze. Oh boy. No worries, I’ll just use my laptop. 25 minutes into the conversation, my laptop screen dies. […]

You may actually NOT be an introvert

A guy I know, we’ll call him Sam, worked as a programmer. For nearly a decade and a half, his entire identity was, “I’m an introvert. And I don’t really like people.” He insisted he was an introvert because: he abhorred the idea of going to social events he’d taken many personality tests (including Meyers […]

Those Words Were Being Used About *ME*??

Four and a half years ago I sent an email to 15 people (friends, family, clients) and asked them what words they’d use to describe my Unique Ability. I got words back like… determined… motivated… confident… relentless… committed… brave… incredible listener… dedicated… improver… etc. The words + answers were rather consistent across the board. They […]

The 30-Second, 3-Step Mind Experiment

There’s an incredible little trick I have audiences play on themselves when I’m giving talks. It gets them to realize how their belief structures influence their lives more than their will power, logic, analytical reasoning, or grit. Try it yourself, it’s super easy (though Step #1 is slightly uncomfortable for a moment, sorry — there’s […]

How Over-Thinking Is KEEPING You Stuck. (And How to Stop It)

You’re smart. You can figure things out. So when you get stuck in patterns that don’t serve you, you think and you think and you think about how to get unstuck. You talk it out. Talk it through. Consider all angles. Brainstorm why you’re stuck. Here’s the thing: Neurologists have discovered that when you repeatedly […]

The 2 Easy Hacks That Make It Easy For Me to Stay Impeccable With My Word

While entrepreneurs are my kinda people, I find many of them struggle to be impeccable with their word. I find that, despite the best of intentions, they often over commit, say they’ll do things…but don’t, promise they’ll complete something…but won’t, offer deadlines that pass….without mention, and drop commitments…simply because they forget. Sporadic, inconsistent fulfillment of […]

The Super-Fast, 3-Step, Out-of-Body Negative-Emotion Hack (AKA Free Yourself From Any Bad Feeling In Less Than 2 Minutes)

Not everyone is able to work with my team to completely clear out the root causes of why they repeatedly experience counterproductive, “bad” feelings. So, next time you experience an emotion you can’t seem to shake, try this mental band-aid for a bit of temporary relief: THE UNDER-2-MINUTES OUT-OF-BODY  EMOTION-DISSOLVING HACK STEP 1 Sit somewhere […]

How to Give REALLY Great Feedback

One of the most common reasons people don’t like to offer feedback (or have difficult conversations) is because: *** they fear the other person will react “badly” *** (where reacting badly can be defined as reacting with anger, resentment, defensiveness, etc.) That’s why, when giving feedback as a team, we’re always looking to have the […]

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