How to Take Action: 3 Mindset Shifts to Get More Done

I’ve been creating a lot of content lately around planning and how to get yourself more organised.

But, when it comes to reaching your goals and creating a business, putting the plans together isn’t the part that requires the most growth or energy.

What a lot of us struggle with most is actually taking action on those plans.

Although I enjoy my chill time, I consider myself to be a massive action taker. And, what I’ve learned is that it is, honestly, a mindset.

So, today I wanted to share with you 3 mindset shifts that I’ve made that have really helped me to become the action taker I am today.

PROBLEM 1: “It’s a drainer.”

There isn’t a more eloquent way to put it. The fact of the matter is, you think that many of the things you need to do to make your dreams happen are…drainers.

And a big reason that a lot of us struggle to take action is because we’ve been trained to think that work=draining.

So, if you’re constantly thinking that the actions you need to take or the “work” you need to do to achieve your goals is draining, there are really 2 things you can do about it:

  1. Change that perspective towards gratitude: You have a choice to build your business. There is nothing you HAVE to do. The fact that you have the opportunity to even build an online business is an incredible thing. Be grateful for that opportunity.

  2. Build a business around the things you actually enjoy: There will always be things that you don’t love to do in your business, but it is up to you to ensure that for the most part, you are building a business around things that you actually enjoy doing. Designing your business in this way will make it so much easier to take action.

    *If you need support in aligning your business with the vision you have for your life and discovering what it is you actually want to be doing in your business, check out my Clarity + Community program. I created it with you in mind.*

PROBLEM: Waiting for Motivation

Everyone thinks that they need motivation.

You’re just waiting for the day that you wake up and you’re just suddenly so motivated and ready to take action. But, most days that motivation isn’t there, so you wait and wait and wait…

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. We’ve all bought into this idea that in order to take action you need to be motivated. But, the fact is, motivation is incredibly unreliable.


Think about that really really fun and yet totally unreliable friend you have as motivation.

And think about that friend that always has your back as your future self.

If you start making decisions based on what your future self would want you to do, you are way more inclined to take consistent and daily action.

It’s not always going to feel good in the moment, but if you just do what’s in the best interest of your future self, you will end up feeling better about the actions you are taking and the results you are creating.

Problem: Your fear is holding you back

If you are not actively working on your own personal development, you will find yourself procrastinating like crazy.

Most of the time that we don’t take action and we don’t show up for ourselves is because we’re being a perfectionist, we have imposter syndrome, we have a fear of being judged…the list goes on. There are so many fears that stop us from taking action in our lives.


Slow down.

You’ve made all of these beautiful plans but when it comes time to actually do these things, all of the excuses start to fade in.

It’s at this moment that you need to stop and actually deal with the issue. Why are you stopping yourself from taking action? Grab your journal and excavate what’s going on.

This self-reflection will help you move through your fears and come out the other side an action-taker.

So, make it a practice.

Make BECOMING an action taker a priority, stop just accepting where you are right now.


And, if you are looking for support in becoming the action-taker we both know you are, join our community on Facebook and Instagram – @erinmayhenry!

are you ready to start creating your dream life?


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