How's Your Mindset?
TBT is designed to assist with shifting mindsets from lack to abundance, assisting those that are looking to attack new goals, and those that need help with an execution strategy. It is also designed to provide training and resources to members of our community that are open to learning the basics of mindfulness and how to apply it to their daily lives to help reduce stress and transform their lifestyles.
HOW WE CAN HELP
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Helping The Community
Thoughts Become Things is able to achieve and improve work by utilizing the Mobility Mentoring Foundations, developed by Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath). Over ten years ago, EMPath developed the comprehensive approach, Mobility Mentoring, which supports planning and organizing skills, and actually helps families work toward economic mobility. To achieve this goal, we'll utilize the Bridge to Self-Sufficiency® (The Bridge), a theory of change that outlines objectives to achieve by five critical pillars—family stability, well-being, education and training, financial management, and employment and career management- to achieve long-term economic self-sufficiency.
We adapted Mobility Mentoring to our work a year ago and have a plan to work with participants to help cut through the incredible stress of poverty and chart a path out. With a trusted mentor, a participant can think about where they are now and where they would like to be. Our mentors will encourage participants to dream big, and then identify small steps that will move them toward their bigger goals. Participants learn strategies to manage the daily pressures of living in poverty and how to use their executive functioning skills to their advantage.
FOUR ESSENTIALS ELEMENTS TO MOBILITY MENTORING
Coaching for Economic Mobility: EMPath approaches coaching as a participant-directed one-on-one partnership. Coaches work with participants to strengthen their decision-making, persistence, and resilience over time. Coaching staff (known as Mobility Mentors at EMPath) act as “human scaffolding” for building the skills and mindsets necessary for the complex task of moving out of poverty.
The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency®: The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency is a visual tool used to help a program participant chart a path to economic self-sufficiency. It acts as both a framework for the participant and an assessment tool for the mentor. The Bridge was developed by EMPath based on the brain science of how toxic stress impacts decision-making and sense of self.
Goal Setting: The Bridge to Self-Sufficiency acts as a blueprint for participants to set goals. Participants determine their own goals, and mentors support participants in prioritizing what they’d like to work on, strategizing around potential barriers and challenges, and thinking through options for additional resources and support. Mentors offer encouragement, facilitate reflection, and help refocus if necessary. As participants achieve goals, they move up the Bridge closer to economic self-sufficiency.
Recognition: Recognition acknowledges and celebrates a participant when they are working toward and when they accomplish a goal. Types of recognition may include celebrations of success, certificates, supportive messages, or earned incentives.