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How Would You Operate If You Were Already There with Clayton Olson

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Approaching every aspect of life as a zero-sum game not only adds unnecessary pressure, but it chops off our creativity and forces us to operate from a scarcity mindset. 


Today, I'm joined by Clayton Olson to talk about the limitations of having a zero-sum game mindset, how it impacts our professional and personal lives, and how to avoid being trapped in it.   


Clayton is an International Relationship Coach, Author, and Facilitator. He has over 15 years of experience optimizing human behavior and social dynamics, a Master's Certification in Transformational NLP (Marin-style), and is accredited by Coaching Training Alliance (CTA).


Our conversation revolves around how we are socially conditioned to operate from a zero-sum game mindset, the debilitating and daunting tendency of setting external mile markers, and the distinction between what we need and what we want. We also touch on how the zero-sum game mindset affects our sentimental, professional, and personal lives and what are the most effective motivators to reach our goals.


In addition, Clayton shares a powerful framework to transform external mile markers into internal ones by celebrating small victories and focusing on the path behind us. 


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What the zero-sum game mindset is and how it affects the way we approach our goals and challenges in life (1:33)
  • How the zero-sum game mentality affects us in our relationships (3:23)
  • How external mile markers hold us back (5:17)
  • The competition looks utterly different when looked at it from outside the zero-sum game mindset (8:39)
  • What can we do to avoid falling into the zero-sum game mentality trap (16:17)
  • We are so busy trying to get there that we don't realize we already are there (21:41)


Resources:

  • Book: Daniel H. Pink - Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us


Links:

Business Owner Hero Type Quiz: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/quiz/


Connect with Clayton :

Website: https://claytonolsoncoaching.com/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtKW9swe4-j596iCIh2_nrA

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claytonrolson/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/claytonolsoncoaching/


Connect with Ben:

Website: https://lucidshiftcoaching.com/

Lucid Shift Coaching IG: https://www.instagram.com/lucid_shift_coaching/

Project Candlelight: https://airtable.com/shr5p0P2793RtRk2k

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