Change your mindset they said!
Think Positive Thoughts they said!
Work Hard they said!
Who are they? You know the gurus and coaches out there preaching and teaching about how if you just change your mindset you will achieve all the success you've ever dreamed of and wanted.
It has taken me years to realize that having a positive mindset is not enough to be successful. Not to mention all the tips, affirmations and coaching only took me so far. What I didn't realize, I was missing several pieces of the make more money and be successful puzzle. What I also discovered, that going from an employee to entrepreneur was about to shine a light on every insecurity and limiting belief that was hidden deep inside me. I have to laugh now looking back.
Don't take this the wrong way, having a supportive and positive mindset is very important on the road to financial success, however I got a little tired of reading about what was blocking my success and wanted a little more direction on how to think powerfully, feel good and believe in myself consistently. In other words how does a person release negative and critical thoughts and beliefs permanently. How do you create a supportive and positive mindset that wasn't always a constant battle?
The bigger question though is why on earth did I keep slipping back into my old patterns? They say when the student is ready the teacher appears.
What I soon discovered was that my positive mindset was not in alignment with my belief system. I was running on old self limiting programming that constantly reminded me that no matter how positive glass half full I thought I was, at a deeper level unbeknownst to me, my programming was telling me I wasn't "good enough" "smart enough" "worthy enough" and on and on it went. I was also harbouring unwarranted and irrational emotions of Anger, Sadness, Fear, Hurt and Guilt. That, what I had experienced over the years from a young age was internalized and I was living it out as an adult. Who knew how powerful my old programming was, I didn't that's for sure. The funny thing is that our unconscious mind organizes, stores and remembers everything good and bad.
For me it only came to light after my Mother died. I was always a shy and quiet child and I carried a sadness within me, right into adulthood, experiencing times of wanting to just crawl into a shell and not come out to being depressed and going on medications. I very easily recognized the behaviour and patterns I had fallen into, but didn't know how to shake this deep feeling of sadness all the time.
It was the perfect storm. Deep rooted unwarranted sadness and all the critical self talk was running the show. I was riding on a roller coaster, some weeks positive and raring to go and some weeks wondering why I even bothered thinking maybe I should just go get a J.O.B.
From an outsiders perspective I appeared confident and successful, out giving talks, socializing with a smile on my face, but inside I was confused, scared and felt I was running out of time to make a big impact on the world.
The fire burning inside me, my purpose, vision and need to guide others into financial success wasn't going away so I decided it was time to reprogram my soulware. Time to dig down deep to the root cause of all the crap that wasn't serving me. I hired a NLP Master Coach told her what my problem was and experienced the biggest shift of my life. So big in fact I myself trained to become and am now a Certified NLP Coach. Talk about gaining clarity on how to guide others to releasing critical self talk.
That was just under 1 year ago, I have never felt better, joyful, purposeful and crystal clear on how I want to show up in the world. I have so much to share having worked 33 years in the Financial Industry not only the typical Financial Planning Strategies we all need to have in place but as a Certified NLP Coach, Time Line Therapy® Practitioner and Hypnotherapist I also have the ability to guide you through the process of releasing old beliefs so you can stand powerfully, confidently and truly earn what you are worth. Imagine what that would look like for you!
So, yes mindset is very important, so are the emotions you experience as well as the thoughts you have. Combined they lead to your behaviours. I would love for you to discover the most powerful version of yourself. Book a Money Magic Clarity Call it is never to late. The Power is in You.
That has always stopped me from moving forward in writing, coaching and in life in general. So, I guess I will start from here! Where I am now. My true authentic vulnerable shiny self wants to come out. If not now, then when and I am tired of waiting. Aren't you tired of waiting? Waiting for what? The perfect moment? The sun to shine? Ha ha, in Vancouver we wait for the sun all the time. Waiting for the kids to grow up?
Guess what? Time waits for no one. I am going on 53 and there is still so much I want to do with my life and I am declaring to you "I will not wait another minute. I will stand in my power, share my knowledge with others, create wealth and vitality not only for myself but show you how it is possible."
It is possible! I truly believe that. We are not born to live mediocre lives, to hide behind our mothers skirts, something I did as a small child. We all deserve to live great lives, earn as much as we want and do what we want. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
How do you know you are doing that? Well, listen you your self talk, your inner voice/critic. You may not even be aware of the damage it is doing to you. Do you call yourself stupid when you maybe didn't succeed at something or make a mistake. Do you deflect compliments because they make you feel self conscious. Do you hear your Mothers or Fathers voice in your head warning you "Be careful Dear you might hurt yourself" Be careful! Be careful! Wow how damaging is that one. Growing up hearing "Be Careful" Not great programming to receive because our neurology cannot make out what to be careful of. So guess what it is careful of everything. It is what keeps you, me, us safe or so it thinks. So STOP! Review your inner talk. Create awareness and insert "I am doing the best I can based on what I know right now". Give yourself a break and stop beating yourself up. Can you imagine speaking to a child like you speak to yourself?
So Start Right Now! Exactly where you are right now and take stock. What do you tell yourself? What goals and dreams are you letting slip away? Remember time waits for no one. You deserve and are worth all you can dream up and imagine and it is never to late to Just Start. By increasing your worth set point you will attract more into your life. More money and better resources as well as the people who will join you on your journey.
Writing has never been easy for me, for years I have been a numbers girl, Financial Planner afraid to really speak my truth. No longer shall I hold my truth back. 33 Years of working in the Financial Industry and Coaching has given me unique experiences and insights. So share I will....