Free yourself from your mind trap!

Your mindset determines your reality.

It’s that simple. Really!

Several years ago now, I felt trapped. After many fulfilling years of service as a church planter/pastor, I found myself needing to make a change. I was no longer in my element, and I had lost my passion. I knew I needed to try something new. But I felt trapped. All my training and education had been to prepare me to lead a local church. The not-for-profit world was all I knew. It was time to go, but I was stuck. Having been in that world for so long, I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. I felt trapped with no way out!

Thankfully, I had a life-changing conversation with a colleague of mine one day. He helped me to see things from a different perspective and to realize that all of the skills and experience I had learned in the world I knew well could be applied readily in a new environment.

I remember that moment like it was yesterday. It’s like a light went on in my mind and my heart! It was in that moment that I realized that I wasn’t trapped at all. And that I hadn’t been all along! The only place I was stuck was in my own head!

I had wrongfully come to adopt a mindset and a belief system that kept me from making important decisions and changes. The first all-important step in getting unstuck was to dismiss those limiting beliefs and adopt a new mindset of possibilities.

Maybe you can relate to my story. Perhaps you find yourself feeling stuck in a dead-end job or in a relationship that is going nowhere. Perhaps you on your own business but somewhere along the way you stopped having fun. You’ve lost your passion and you feel trapped.


What ever your personal story is, you’re not alone! All of us have been there. The good news is that you don’t have to stay in that place! There is a way out!

As I type these words, I wish I could look you right in the eyes and with all the conviction and influence I can muster, communicate this to you:

You are more than your current situation. You can reinvent yourself.

There is more to you than meets the eye! To get moving again, you must challenge that limited thinking that is holding you back! If you change your mind, you can transform your reality!

In future posts I will continue to elaborate on my story and share the lessons that I learned along the way. These principles have allowed me to blaze a new path for my life. Make sure to bookmark this post, or better yet subscribe to my blog to receive updates on this thread and more.

In the meantime, check out “Seven Powerful Questions to Get You Unstuck!”

Remember this:

Feeling stuck or trapped is more a state of thinking and feeling than a state of being.

If you’re going to change your situation and refocus your life, you’re going to have to start thinking differently about yourself.

I would love to hear from you! If you have had a similar experience and have words of wisdom to share that might be helpful to others, please share it here. Let’s start a conversation. Who knows? Maybe the light will come on for someone reading this post. 😉


Eric Deschamps | Business Coach, Ottawa

Eric DeschampsBusiness Coach Ottawa

Founder/President of Breakthrough Coach

“Helping others succeed has always been my passion. There is no greater feeling in the world than coming alongside someone and empowering them to achieve their goals and dreams.” I work with individuals with a single and simple purpose: to help them define and attain their goals, one step at a time. Through the coaching relationship, I help business owners and professionals achieve more by delivering world-class growth strategies, tools and advice individually tailored to each owner and his/her business. 

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