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The Want Mindset

What do you want? A new career, to travel, a new car?

When you want, your mind starts fizzing with ideas. The feeling of excitement grows as you entertain the possibilities and then… you start thinking.

“What should I do?” “Will it be worthwhile?” “I don’t have… the credentials, money, time.” Fear and doubt creep in.

Say hello to your inner conflicts. The mental tug-of-war between what you want and the psychological blocks getting in the way.

Get What You Want Series

We all have struggles within our inner world. Comparisons, contradictions, choices, shoulds, musts, expectations, and beliefs are just some of the inner world challenges that lead to opposing feelings of inner conflicts. Some inner conflicts are more debilitating than others, but one thing is constant: they all revolve around what you want.

Wanting in the brain consists of emotional, cognitive, and motivational processes that kick us into action. Kent Berridge, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Michigan, explains that “wanting in the ordinary sense of the word” is a cognitive form of desire. Desire is the feeling part, and wanting is the thinking part, but wanting also invokes motivation, empowering us to work towards an outcome or goal. 

Wanting is a universal human experience. When our wants don’t align with our perceptions, we struggle and engage in inner conflict. So, how do we get what we want while minimizing the feelings of opposition? I’ve broken down the process into four books in the Get What You Want series.

A Guide to Inner Conflicts is the prequel book,  free when you sign up for my newsletter. It identifies different inner conflicts and how they manifest in our lives. The first book combines the psychological skills I teach to help you become more successful with your inner conflict daily thinking. The second book, The Want Mindset, outlines the psychology and neuroscience research on how wanting works in the brain and how you can harness it through mindset practices to get what you want. The final book, Your Inner Voice, dives into the research of inner speech and how to use your inner voice to apply the psychological skills and mindset practices from the first books in the series. 

In this series, you’ll gain the tools to identify and manage your inner conflicts, comprehend the workings of ‘wanting’ in the brain, cultivate your own ‘want mindset ‘, and utilize your inner voice to effectively apply psychological skills to get what you want.

Applying psychology and neuroscience to help you
get what you want in life.

About Beth E. Lee, MBA, MSc

Beth E. Lee, MBA, MSc leads The Intentional Mind as a Researcher, Writer and Psychological Skills trainer.

With an MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health from King’s College, London, and a Psychological Coaching Certification approved by the British Psychological Society, Beth delivers training within primary schools, universities, and organisations.

If you’d like to know why psychological skills are so important to her, see the about page in the link below. Make sure you follow her on social media to learn more of her research, day to day writing, and training activities. 

What people are saying…

I cannont recommend Beth and her work highly enough. Her way of simplifying, personalising and explaining our mindset and how to adjust it has been so important for me and my staff’s professional practice and personal lives.”

Charles Chambers, Principal

Rathgar Junior School, Dublin

The Want Mindset will help you to work through your inner conflicts and emotions to undersatnd yourself better.  By embracing this mindset and following these steps, you will become the person you were meant to be.”

Jeff Davis

Professional Speaker & Author of : The Power of Authentic Leadership

It’s always interesting to discover a little more about yourself and Beth’s positivity, enthusiasm and passion about her topic helped a lot.”


Technological University Dublin

Latest NEWS and EVENTS

Updated weekly, you’ll find Beth’s posting of research, articles, stories, news, and events here.

Next week, I'm heading to London for the massive London Book Fair Exposition. For those who know me, you know that I love events. I worked
I sat down on my little kitchen couch with my morning coffee and got ready to write this post. As I snuggled under the blanket, I looked out the window and saw the faintest rainbow. Ireland is full of rainbows, but they are never seen by everyone.
Right now, I’d like to stop feeling overwhelmed. I wanted to try to look at my feelings and situation from a new perspective and shift my attitude and mood from being so down. It’s time to take my own advice.
I have an obsession with creating photo books. It started when my son was born. The whole stress of it all got me thinking about why I do this and if I'm the only one.
It's easy to be hard on yourself. I have had many discussions with my inner critic, her name is Bossy Beth, where I've had to listen to her tell me, "You can't do this", "who do you think you are?", "you're not meant to be in the spotlight". It pains me to listen to her...
Well, here we are! It's a new year, and many people, myself included, will be looking to make a fresh start. I made a pact with myself in October of 2023 that I would focus solely on writing in 2024. I joined writing groups and self publishing groups on Facebook and started to sort out what was most important and what I needed to do first to get my "author" career off the ground.