No matter what your story is, there are ways to develop the mindset and behaviors that make you feel like you’re in control of your emotions, mind, and life.
Most “experts” who talk about success and lead seemingly amazing lives normally don’t talk about the mental and societal barriers you face if you’ve had the odds stacked against you or don’t have the resources others have to get ahead. This can make the path to a thriving life seem out of reach.
It can also make you doubt yourself, question your skills and make your mind come up with random reasons about why something isn’t for you.
Do any of these sound like you?
- “I never feel like I’m doing enough. I’m never comfortable. I feel like I’m in a race with myself.”
- “I look at my peers and know I have to hold myself to a higher standard. I’m with them, but I’m not them.”
- “Something I grapple with a lot is choosing between myself and my values… I don’t want to have to bounce back between those and constantly have to reconcile.”
Scrappy Mind is a self-development website and a home for creative problem solvers who want to accomplish big life goals by mastering their mental game.
Whether your goals are to make more money, be more confident and successful, or beat anxiety, don’t let your own mind hold you back from getting to where you know you need to be.
Here, we’ll talk about the ways you can transform your thinking and behaviors so that you don’t have to be plagued by questions like:
- Am I good enough?
- Is what I want realistic?
- What if I fail?
You are not alone. In fact, you are exactly the type of person who needs a platform to contribute your best self to the world. Now, more than ever, we need good people to be mentally and emotionally strong to take on society’s most meaningful challenges.
Hi, I’m Via Abolencia.
I’m the founder of ScrappyMind. My pronouns are they/them/their. As a trans, filipino, queer person born into an immigrant family from Jamaica, Queens, I learned early on that some of life’s opportunities were not as easily accessible to me compared to others.
I had to come up with creative, non-traditional ways of reaching my goals since I needed to learn how to thrive in a world that wasn’t exactly built for me.
This meant I needed to find ways to manage my mental health, create healthy relationships with others in my personal and professional life, and transform how I thought about what was possible for myself.
So, why ScrappyMind?
Towards the end of college, I had pushed myself so hard to become successful that I neglected my mental health. My anxiety became overwhelming, and I felt completely burned out.
After a few years, I realized that many of my friends from similar backgrounds went through the same thing and that this is not uncommon. Striving for success and trying to meet the expectations of others takes a toll on the mind.
But instead of reacting in unhealthy ways, I wanted to master how to manage my thoughts, behaviors and relationships so it never got this bad again.
I went to therapy, read self-development books, studied psychology, childhood trauma and researched all I could find. A common truth that I learned from all those years of research was this:
Despite all of the inequities we might experience, the one thing we all have control over that can even the playing field is how we manage our mindsets. There is no magic, no quick fix, only dedication and commitment to only practicing the mindsets and behaviors that serve us and getting rid of everything else.
You can be born with millions of dollars and have security for life but still feel empty if you let your negative thoughts take over. Or, you can come from nothing but build an amazing life by scrappily finding ways to hustle while taking care of yourself.
Scrappy Mind is where I share what I’ve learned and tested about the core mindset competencies you need so you don’t feel like you’re suffering through life.
If you want to:
- Silence your inner critic so that you can be as calm on the inside as you’ve trained yourself to be on the outside
- Desensitize yourself to rejection so that you can trust yourself enough to know that you are in control, and can depend on yourself anywhere, in any situation
- Build mental resilience to manage feelings of guilt, shame and imposter syndrome so you can go after your biggest goals
…then I welcome you to the ScrappyMind family.
Here, we’ll talk about how to develop true self-awareness, master your inner psychology, break self-sabotaging patterns and replace them with success behaviors and mindsets that will help you buckle down and start playing big.
No matter what the world tells you, you can do anything. And you can do it without giving up who you are.