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What Is A Mental Script?
Not many people realize this, but your thoughts literally shape who you are as a person. There is a bible verse found in Proverbs 23:7 “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he….” What you think you become. This couldn’t be any truer. After all, your thoughts influence your attitude, your attitude influences your actions, and your actions ultimately shape your life and personality.
The thing is, every person’s mind is embedded with a pattern of thoughts or, more accurately, a mental script that they may not even be aware of. This mental script is much like a computer’s operating system that functions invisibly in the background but dictates everything that happens in the foreground. You could also say that it is a blueprint for your thoughts, and your mind keeps playing it over and over again.
Your mental script influences your identity, behavior, beliefs, actions, preferences, and other things that help you perceive and deal with the world. In doing so, it molds you and your life. So, it is only clear that you should be aware of the type of script you have and take the steps needed to rewrite it to ensure that you live a happy, successful, and fulfilling life.
About the Author
Cassondra Adams aka “Khadijah” is originally from Sugar Land, Texas. She started her first business while raising four sons as a single mother. Ms. Adams has been a full-time entrepreneur since 1997.
She entered the cannabis industry in 2014 by way of the Colorado market. She began investing in cannabis-related companies shortly thereafter and formed MIPR Holdings where she served as the founder and senior managing partner for 3-1/2 years and was responsible for consulting and connecting accredited investors to viable investment opportunities in the space.
In June 2017, MIPR, LLC, and MIPR Holdings, LLC was later acquired by C. E. Hutton, LLC, a business development and management firm in Denver, Colorado where Ms. Adams currently sits on the Board of Managers as the Vice President. She is also the Founder of The GreenStreet Academy, an online educational platform that teaches the basics of investing in the marijuana industry, and the co-author of The Minority Report, annual marketing analysis of Minority-owned companies in the cannabis and hemp industries.
On May 1, 2020, Ms. Adams launched Khadijah Adams, LLC dba Girl Get That Money, a business empowerment coaching, and consultancy movement focused on women in business and women aspiring to be in business. Her goal is to empower women in business by providing them with the resources and tools needed to help them become successful.
Ms. Adams is a motivational and public speaker. She sits on the Advisory Board of The Color of Cannabis (TCC) 2020-2021 and is the Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC) of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) 2020- 2021, Board Member of Gratitude Blossom (San Diego), Advisory Board Member of Calyxeum (MI) and Board Member of CannaCan (Ohio).
Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?
Adams assures readers that changing is worth the effort. She discusses using failure as a learning tool by throwing away assumptions that have held her readers back. Though daunting, learning from failure, or in milder terms, not succeeding, is the way to move forward with a plan to reach tangible goals. Another helpful tip is that being surrounded by positive people who encourage constructive change enhances self-esteem and injects energy into the process. The author clearly explains and motivates with her clear message that people living unproductive lives need to instead craft goals with a well thought out plan. Then the reader can take action and continue to follow through.
“Your thoughts literally shape who you are as a person,” said Ms. Adams. “Your thoughts influence your attitude and your attitude influences actions. Your actions ultimately shape your life and personality. Changing your mindset is the most powerful and effective way to change your situation. It’s incredibly powerful to be able to alter your perception about a topic and implement personal change. Looking at things from a different angle can inspire you by finding new ways to pursue goals instead of constantly listening to non-productive voices in your head that have been holding you back without your knowing it. Forming better habits will remove your focus on your old script making room for new energy for what will truly make you happy and successful.”
The book covers topics such as “Getting Rid of Mental Roadblocks” and “Believe that You Can Change and You Will,” as well as “Make a Decision and Stick to It” and “Your Goals Don’t Care About Excuses. Just Results.” Ultimately, the book reveals that successful people are cognizant of the risks and take them anyway. That’s one of her main takeaways.
Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?
Anyone interested in self-help.
Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?
Jim Rohn is my favorite because he is transparent and doesn’t sugar-coat anything.
Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?
Be authentic and never withhold the truth.