Mastering Your Mind & Setting Realistic Intentions, Not Goals with Rob Scott

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On this episode of Rhodes to Success, I interview Rob Scott, who is a master coach known for hijacking people’s minds, rewiring their limiting beliefs, and leaving them completely transformed. During this episode, Jessica and Rob discuss authenticity, transparency, privacy, mastering mindset, and goals versus intentions.


Main Questions Asked:

  • Why is it important to be authentic and transparent about your story?
  • Why are people more likely to post only their highlights as opposed to their struggles?
  • How can people master their mindset?
  • How do you break the news to someone going for a goal that they should reevaluate?
  • What is identity shifting?


Key Lessons Learned:

Authenticity & Transparency

  • If you are going through ‘stuff,’ it doesn’t mean there isn’t a possibility for you to overcome it and move forward.
  • Being authentic and tending toward transparency is an important concept, especially since ‘privacy’ is essentially gone.
  • Living authentically makes us feel better and happier.
  • Lying and misrepresenting one’s self long-term erodes the trust and the value of your word and brand.


Posting Highlights

  • An average level of consciousness is interested in what others think of us. We often post the wins on Facebook, but not the struggles.
  • Facebook and social media is an inauthentic history of people just showing their best moments.
  • Social media essentially gives us all our own reality show. We all have our personal and business personas.
  • Before we post we ask, “What do I want the public to know about me?”


Steps to Mastering Your Mindset

  • We are not our ideas or thoughts.
  • Thoughts are tools we use.
  • Protecting your mindset is crucial.
  • How we run our mind matters.
  • Our mind and attention are our most valuable assets.


  1. Awareness
  • Don’t be a victim to whatever the moment is.
  • You have agency over your attention, and notice what you feel.
  • Just because you ‘think’ something doesn’t mean its true.


  1. Challenge
  • Mindset is survival-based and ingrained so we have stories of ‘I can’t’.
  • Challenge what you believe to be true.


  1. Replace & Repattern
  • Replace what you think to be true in your mindset.
  • Think a more useful thought.
  • In order for things to become not true, you have to stop thinking like that.


Goals and Intentions

  • There is a difference between goals and intentions.
  • Goals need to be related to the things that you control.
  • People often set intentions that they don’t have control over, and when they miss it, it starts to affect their mindset.
  • g. You can’t control how many downloads you get on your podcast, but you can control emailing your list and social media activity.
  • Take your intentions and ask yourself, “What can I control, and what can I do that will make this happen?”



  • Success builds on success.
  • Start the day with getting things checked off your list.
  • Give yourself credit for the things you are doing.



  • Coaches don’t critique the person but rather the idea.
  • It’s important for clients to get a coach’s authentic thoughts and best ideas.



  • One to one.
  • One to many.
  • One to ourselves.


Identity Shifting

  • Identity is a persistent story you tell yourself that includes qualities and habits that make up who you are.
  • Your identity changes all the time, and for most people, it isn’t a conscious process.
  • Most people want to keep all their ideas, habits, and all of who they are but still get a different result. The reality is you need to think different thoughts and take different actions.
  • The process of getting different results in your life requires an identity change.
  • The persistent sense of yourself, if full of limiting beliefs, can be moved away from to create a different self concept.
  • You can consciously change your identity.
  • Our habits form our identity, but it can also be the other way around, where our identity shifts habits.


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Links to Resources Mentioned

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Rob Scott

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How can you master your mindset? Find out w/ @rob_scott @JessRhodesBiz

What is identity shifting and how does it affect you? Find out w/ @rob_scott @JessRhodesBiz

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