Your mindset is one of the most important tools you have in life. It can make you or break you.

Many times people don’t realize the impact their thoughts and words have on their life, 

They tell themselves stories, whether it’s about their work, their finances, or even their health. These stories become real. They dictate your future. 

Unfortunately, it’s not so simple to change the narrative you are giving yourself. 

A lot of times it takes a major life event to make you realize the problem. By then, it can feel too late.

I wanted to share this episode with you to show you 6 of the common misconceptions we have that can be holding you back.

If you take the time to open your eyes to these mindset problems, you can start changing your life now instead of waiting to hit rock bottom.



The more successful you get, the more you are going to feel you need to hustle.

You’ll feel the need to keep moving and it’ll seem like if you stop, all of the pieces will fall apart. Unfortunately, that can end up being your downfall.

If you move just to keep moving, you can end up in the wrong place in life.

After a while, other areas in your life will start falling apart: especially your health. And without that, what’s the point of all the work?

That’s why it’s important to find that balance in your life. Find the time to hustle for yourself and for the ones you love. All of that is just as important for an entrepreneur as their business.

On this episode of 5 Minute Friday, I’ve decided to bring you back this clip from Ryan Holmes.

If you aren’t familiar with Ryan, he’s the founder and CEO of Hootsuite.

He let his life get out of balance and fell into some serious health issues that turned his life upside down.



One of the hardest things you have to deal with in life is watching someone close to you suffer from an illness. Especially if you’re a parent.

Although I’ve never had the experience of seeing my child suffer, I’ve had close loved ones go through the pain. 

It’s this time in life that either makes or breaks you. You have to be strong, not just for you, but also for them.

That doesn’t mean you should discourage their vulnerability. You still need to embrace it, and there is a delicate balance in doing so.

It’s also important to be there to support them and let them know that they are not a victim. They are still as strong as they want to be.

If they fall into that victim mentality, it’s game over. They begin to lose their character in their illness.