Is there such a thing as ‘your project mindset’? And what role does mindset play in renovating and building your family home?
In this podcast episode, I ask the question “Why do we do what we do, when we know what we know?” And I talk about my own top three mindset strategies that will help with your project mindset.
Plus, I also share eight checklists that will be super helpful in your project journey.
Hello! This is Episode 218, and in it, I’m going to take a slightly different direction.
This is very different to the episode I had originally planned for Episode 218. I was going to share a list of checklists every renovation or new build project needs – and don’t worry – I’ll still mention them so you have the info, so stay tuned for that in this episode.
However, there’s a few things that have come up the past week that I want to share with you. Largely because I think it may actually be more relevant and more helpful to your project journey than me telling you about checklists.
However, this info is just a bit harder for me to talk about, because I’m going to get personal. It always feels a bit indulgent to spend this time with you talking about my own learnings and experience. But let’s give it a try, shall we?
Because time and time again, when I do, I get feedback that it’s helpful. And having worked with homeowners for over 25 years, I know that you’re often experiencing quite similar things both inside your project, and outside of it, so to bring these things into the light can also be helpful and validating too.
Of course, if you’re not interested, now is your opportunity to switch this podcast episode off!
And as I said, I will mention the checklists also – I’ve got eight to talk about with you, that I’ll share at the end of this episode.
Now, let’s dive in!
So, I’ve titled this podcast “Why do we do what we do, when we know what we know?” It’s a bit of a mouthful of a saying, but it’s one that I first heard a few years ago, and has really stuck with me.
It captures the essence of how we behave in our everyday lives, even when that can be at odds with the knowledge we have, and the things we’ve learnt. And even at odds with the things we say we really want to do.
From what I know and have learned from working with hundreds and hundreds of homeowners, and interacting regularly with thousands more, it is this:
The way you do life is the way you build or renovate your home.
And the way you build or renovate your home is the way you do life.
It’s why I’ve had episodes on communication strategies. It’s why I did the “10 things I love about you” episode to celebrate 200 episodes. It’s why I brought Lisa Corduff on to talk about the stories we tell ourselves that can sabotage our projects.
And if behaviour follows mindset, then your mindset is critical to how you embark on your renovation or building project, as much as it is in any other area of your life.
Listen to the episode now.
Other podcast links I mentioned:
- Episode 195 | How to stop sabotaging your project (with Lisa Corduff)
- Episode 196 | Create Your Design Brief
YouTube TEDx Talk with Peter Sage >>> https://youtu.be/I4svF7J6MWg
Watch the recording of my free online workshop “The 4 Universal Factors that will make or break your project” >>> www.undercoverarchitect.com/four
Access the support and guidance you need to be confident and empowered when renovating and building your family home inside my flagship online program >>> HOME METHOD
Access my free online workshop “Your Project Plan” >>> FREE WORKSHOP