This is a topic that I believe everyone struggles with at some point and time, I know I did. When I came online four years ago I thought I can do this, no problem. I was always good at figuring things out so I thought this would be a breeze.
Boy was I in for a rude awakening. It took me awhile before I started seeing some type of success because little did I realize, deep inside I didn’t 100% fully believe in myself.
I’m that person that when I put my mind to something you can’t hold me back. I do what I say I’m going to do, I’m an action taker. But that doesn’t always mean I succeed. I might run into obstacles that I don’t know how to get around or I might hit those brick walls and not know where to go from there but I’m going to give it my all.
I’ve done a lot of work on my mindset throughout my time here online but it’s always going to be a work in progress.
Why Education Is SO Important
I definitely invest in myself and my education and sometimes it ain’t cheap. I recently signed up with Katie Freiling’s program, Cash In On You. I found it very appealing because it was exactly what I needed at this time in my life.
I’ve been stumbling around for awhile now. I never really fully knew which direction I wanted to take me. I know I love to help people learn but up until now, I didn’t have a specific area that has appealed to me more. Branding yourself is crucial which is why I found this course just what I needed. Little did I realize that it would give me so much more.
Her first three weeks have consisted of helping us dig way down deep to our core to understand why we think the way we do and why we react to some things more than others. Although I’ve already come a very long way, this was just the icing on the cake for me. I’d like to share with you some of what she’s recently taught us so if you need some assistance in this area you can start working on your mindset too.
What’s Your Story
It all starts with you understanding what your story is. For instance, we were to jot down everything in our life that we believed went wrong. That’s right, everything that we felt was not good about your life. I had quite a few actually starting with me not believing I was smart enough.
We would then break each one of them down and dig a little deeper. Ask ourselves some serious questions like were we absolutely positively sure that was really true. How did that make me feel, what was the cost of me feeling that way and what was my payoff?
It’s actually a very great exercise and it really makes you start looking at your life. The next step is going through more questions but this time turning everything around. We wrote it all out and we know now how we really feel.
Next we asked ourselves who would we be without those feelings, what am I getting from this and what new possibility will I invent?
The way you truthfully respond to those questions is your real truth. All of the things that we tell ourselves in our head are just that, in our head. Who would you really be without that story? That’s the important question here and you’re the only one with the answer.
We are where we are for a reason and it all has to do with where our minds are. Once you finally understand why you are the way you are it’s time to start working more on who you are meant to be.
It’s doesn’t matter where you are in your life or what your current circumstances are. Your life is yours, no one else’s. We are the only ones who can change us.
Letting go of who you use to be is difficult for some people while for others it’s like the light bulb came on and they just got it. Like darn, you mean these are my choices, no one else’s. I truly can be whoever I choose to be! Wow, who would have thought it! A lot of people today live their lives for other people and that’s really a shame.
Our Feelings About Money
This training is to help us move further in our business so for most people, their thoughts on money holds them back from having what they truly desire. We started by asking ourselves more questions pertaining to money. Things like:
Making money is
Having money means
I need money in order to
You write down how you really feel to each of these statements. Then go back through the questions I shared with you earlier for handling both side of your feelings regarding each one of these statements.
These exercises we’ve been through up to this point have been so crucial to learning why you think the way you do while understanding you are the only one who can do anything about that. I’m hoping that with this post you can learn how to start working on your mindset.
Go back through what I have just shared and find out who you really are because the way you think now is why you are where you are in your life. Trust me, I’m not putting anyone down here I’m just stating facts. I have no idea where you are in your life but I know where I am and where I prefer to be.
Once you do the work and really take a hard look at this, you are the only one who can do anything about it. If you aren’t quite sure what that is, be sure to go back and read my post How To Discover What You Really Want. That will be a huge help.
If you really know who you are as a person, if you love yourself and respect yourself than you only want the best for you right! So why not start treating yourself that way. Live from a place of integrity, honesty, be genuine and don’t be afraid to show your heart. Once you start living from a place like that, you will start believing in yourself more. The views you may have had about certain things may be the one thing that’s holding you back.
More To Come
I hope some of this information I shared was helpful in your journey to understanding more of why you are where you are. I can see all the things that have held me back in the past and through this course I have come to realize that. Although wonderful things have been happening for me this year already, I can see why they continue to flow. I knew this year alone would be a huge turning point for me and I’ve broken through so many barriers. It’s been a fabulous ride so far and it’s far from over.
As I continue through this course and pick up some really great information, you can bet I’ll be sharing my experiences with you. I’m sure there are plenty of you who are much further along in this process and I commend you. Watch out though, I’m catching up.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read this somewhat long post. Sorry, I do get carried away at times just trying to fit in as much information as I can.
If you have something you would like to share maybe an experience you’ve had, possibly a breakthrough, where you are right now or something that may help me, I would love to hear from you. I always find your input extremely helpful as well as valuable :-)
Until the next time!