8 – I helped shift his thinking, then his world changed


It never ceases to amaze me how often people come to me to let me know that the improvement in their results (whether it is in life, business or with their finances) is always around mindset.

I teach people real estate strategies, sharemarket strategies, health optimisation strategies, life balance strategies, and yet they always say the same thing “When you shifted my thinking, that is, when you helped me change the way I looked at things, then my world followed and changed”. Your success in any area of life is always at least 80% mindset and the remainder is strategy (or skillset). I had a coaching client who recently purchased a significant family home and the key thing that helped him take action and  “get it over the line” was when I helped him get past the fear (“What if I pay too much or make a mistake?” were the underlying belief systems) and now of  course he is ecstatic (yes it was a good buy in my opinion).

We all love having our mindset shift to a higher and more liberated plane. When we free our mind from limitations, fears, insecurities, and negative emotions, we create a more solution oriented & opportunity focussed thinking process. We feel excited and passionate about what we do. And of course, we notice that we are getting some improved results in all we do. Our health habits are more easily adhered to, we bring in more money, our ability to relate well with people is clearly noticeable and we are more fulfilled.

Here are some popular mindset shifting wisdoms – notice what happens to your thinking, your emotions, and your general outlook.

          • Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got
          • The most important question to ask on the job is not “What am I getting?”. The most important question to ask is “What am I becoming?”
          • We don’t teach our people to be nice. We simply hire nice people.
          • It’s not what happens to us, it is what we choose to do about what happens to us that makes the difference in how our lives turn out.
          • The book you don’t read won’t help. Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.
          • Nourish the mind like you would your body. The mind cannot survive on junk food.
          • I found it easier to get rich than I did to make excuses.

There are many ways to get mindset shifts – the most powerful are extensive immersion courses, coaching, listening to audio programs and of course, reading books. It is so important to keep feeding our mind with the nutrition of wisdom & inspiration. With the renewal of our mind comes the transformation of our life, business and world. That’s right – we have the capacity through our mind to create our own little ‘heaven on earth’ – wow!  And again, we also have the ability to create our own “living hell” here on earth – do we want a hell or a heaven as part of our life experience?  Do we want to live a life more abundantly in everything including health, wealth, relationships, and the way we feel at any given moment?

One of our programs which has been going now for over 12 years “The Next Level Retreat” (overnight retreat in Barossa Valley) has a 100% money back guarantee “If you do not go to the next level with your thinking then we will happily refund your tuition fee by lunchtime day 2”. I encourage you, if you have not attended yet, to come along and experience the (leadership) transformation.

Many years ago my mentor said to me “The mind is the gateway to the soul”. At the time I didn’t quite understand it however with time comes better understanding. You see, we cannot access the spiritual faculty called our soul unless we allow inspiration to come through the mind. Our thinking has to be flexible, with very little in the form of limiting thoughts and negative emotions before an inspirational thought can open up the mind and allow the entry of inspiration itself. And of course we all love to be inspired!  So in society, we tend to see the most loved and followed people are those that have developed their mind and are able to access their soul. I am sure we have all heard the wisdom “I don’t care how much you know until I know how much you care”.  It is very important for all of us to get the mindset and habit of showing that we care about everyone around us.’

And lastly, there are a  lot of things about the mind that we do not know. As we begin to learn more & more, we realise that the mind is vast in power and ability. I encourage everyone to bring into their environment positive progressive people (a bit like the people that attend our breakfast event). Basically, who you hang around with, is who you become. Love your family unconditionally, but you must choose your peers and environment.

The Next Level Retreat is one of the most amazing environments of nature and inspirational people you will ever experience. I encourage you to come along and perhaps bring a friend too. When I go to leadership or transformational seminars, I like to take along a family member (or two) and to invite friends along. This way we all change our lives together!

Look forward to seeing many of you soon. Remember, to live with passion, stay on your life’s purpose, and always be at peace.

Stan Kontos 

As South Australia’s foremost authority on “Peak Life Performance” and “Leadership Psychology”, Stan has a passion for the development of Human Potential through the use of Rapid Change Technologies.
Stan is a prolific reader of books and material on self empowerment and has attended numerous programs around the world on personal development, management, marketing, public speaking, and wealth creation. He is a worldwide accredited NLP Trainer (Neurolinguistic Programming).

His areas of passion include:

  • Coaching: Business, Executive and Personal
  • Mentoring: Leaders, Managers and Management teams
  • Therapy for rapid improvements in stress and personal blocks
  • Leadership Development
  • Life Enhancing Seminar Programs teaching Success Strategies and Personal Empowerment

Stan is an entrepreneur with business interests in various states across Australia.

Stan focuses on continuous and never ending improvement of himself and his teams of partners and associates as well as selfless contribution to others. He is an inspiring and motivating speaker, author, coach, and entrepreneur. He desires to expand people’s lives and to expand his charitable quests.

Stan is considered to be one’s “ultimate” life and business coach.