574. Frame of Mind Changes Everything
Kim was 15 years into building a family and a business with her husband. When her marriage dissolved, so did her shares in the company. A tool she used to deal with her loss—“it was like my oxygen”—is now the core of her thriving business.
Kim Ades is the president and founder of Frame of Mind Coaching and JournalEngine™ Software. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and mother of five, Kim is recognized as one of North America’s foremost experts on performance through thought mastery. Using her unique philosophy and quirky coaching style, Kim helps her clients shift their thinking in order to yield extraordinary results and personal transformation.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“I was an OK student, slightly above average but nothing too brilliant. But I was fascinated with leadership from when I was 14 or 15, and I even used to go to leadership conferences. I was involved with student council and was always engaged in planning events. In high school, they put me in charge of the Students Against Drunk Driving committee, the first of its kind in Montreal, Quebec in Canada.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Kim had been married 15 years, with two kids and a business she had built with her husband. When her marriage came to an end, things radically changed for her. “Life gave me a major jolt! Because we worked and ran this business together, something had to give. I ended up selling my shares of the company. I was really disoriented, without knowing what my career path was going to be. I experienced all kinds of emotions. One of the ways I dealt with that was to journal a lot—morning, noon, and night. It was my source of oxygen. Journaling allowed me to get those emotions out. It allowed me to start to figure out where I was headed in life.”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“We know that the one thing getting in your way is you. Your thinking, values, beliefs, experiences and perspectives all come together to form your current results. By honing in on your thinking, epic transformation takes place in a very short period of time. The results ripple across every aspect of your life, creating colossal changes from relationships to health to revenue.”
On Her Bookshelf
The Art of Possibility, by Rosamunde Zander and Benjamin Zander
Steps to Success from Kim Ades
1. “Don’t give up on looking for your opening. Get creative, there’s an opening somewhere.” – Wisdom from Kim’s father.
2. Cultivate a strong personal drive and commitment to hard work.
3. Practice journaling to develop an awareness of how you habitually think. Use this awareness to change your frame of mind. That’s how you change your life.
Connecting With Kim Ades
Website: frameofmindcoaching.com/ and journalengine.com
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Careers: Author, Entrepreneur, Mindfulness Coach, Speaker