Success comes from within you, it’s an inside job.
In the 1970s, linguist John Grinder and mathematician Richard Bandler studied individuals who were excellent in their field. They wanted to find out what made them different from those who were merely competent. They discovered that their beliefs, mindset and strategies are what set them apart.
Did you know that our perceived limits are not our actual limits?
Most of us are limited by what we believe is possible. For example, no one thought it humanly possible to run a mile in four minutes.
When Roger Banister was training for this feat, doctors told him that his body would not cope. They said his lungs would explode, and his heart would stop under pressure. He ran a mile in 4 minutes, not listening to what his doctors said and he lived to tell the tale.
That same year 35 runners completed a mile in four minutes too. Once they believed it was possible, they challenged themselves to do it, and they did it! A teacher once told me that I was no good at foreign languages, so I stopped studying French at school.
Years later, I had the opportunity to live in Spain but was worried about the language barrier, so much so that I nearly didn’t go. Within three months, I was contributing confidently to conversations, and many Spaniards said I had a great accent.
Are there things in your life or business that you would like to achieve but believe to be impossible? Things that you think are possible ‘for other people’ but not for you? I encourage you to challenge your own beliefs.
Do you believe that you are doing your customers a favour when you introduce them to your amazing products or services that have the potential to solve their problem?
Belief brings confidence. It is an inside job, that you can control to get the life you’ve always wanted. Every company sells something, whether it is their time, skill or product. So don’t be apologetic when promoting yourself or your business, booking a call or extending an invitation. Start adopting empowering beliefs NOW!
People with a fixed mindset see things as black and white, positive or negative, right or wrong. We tend to judge others by their standards, and they struggle to get on in life. Those with a growth mindset see things as just ‘different’ they are open to shades of grey.
Scientists have proven that the quality of our thoughts has an impact on our whole body. It is an inside job! The mind and body communicate through our emotions. Our emotions are a result of what we feel, and our feelings are a result of our thoughts. We know that depressed people tend to get sick more often than those who have a brighter outlook.
In my late twenties, I had an experience that proved this theory. Single, overworked and stressed I put my business before everything else: long hours, no exercise, no downtime, no fun, work, work, work. As a result, I became run down and ill. I asked my mum to come and keep me company for a few days (a four-hour train trip for her).
The next day an exciting thing happened…. A guy I liked, phoned and asked me out for lunch – I leapt out of bed, put on a colourful dress, make-up, styled my hair and bounced out the door to meet him. My mum couldn’t believe the difference in me and no longer feeling needed, she went back home. The only thing that had changed was my thoughts/outlook on life!
It’s not what we do, but the way that we do it, that makes a difference. The systems that you implement in your business should help you be efficient and save time. If your systems are causing you more work ditch them or pay someone else to keep on top of them.
There are so many automated systems, and it is truly worth investing in one. Once you set it up, it takes care of itself, and you can dedicate your energy to being the expert. Do not be afraid to delegate. Your business will thrive if you are free to work on growing it, instead of being held back by everyday tasks that take up your whole day.
Strategies are like habits and can be good or bad. Often we do things a certain way just because that is the way we have always done them.
Take a step back from your business and analyse the strategies you currently have in place and what return they bring. If this is not positive, then you must break this habit and start to implement new strategies, I like to call them ‘powerful procedures’. Teach them to every team member and make sure they follow these new habits every day.
With positive beliefs, an open mindset and systematic strategies you are bound to succeed.
These things are naturally in you, you need to do an inside job to pivot your life towards success. Send me a message and let me help you identify how your beliefs, mindset and strategy can set you apart, click HERE