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How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs & Paradigms

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You have certain beliefs in your mind that hold you back from living your fullest life.  These beliefs could be about anything… money, career, skills, competition… you name it.

You might think: “I’m not good enough”, “I don’t deserve to be wealthy”, or “He/she’s out of my league.”

Limiting beliefs are often installed in our minds by our well-meaning family, friends, media, or society.

And while it’s not your fault that these beliefs exist in your mind, it is your responsibility to remove them.

Every time you feel that something internal is holding you back, do the following…

  1. Name Your Limiting Beliefs

Use sentence completion to have your subconscious mind fill in the blank.

Write down “I am afraid that___.” and finish the sentence 10 times.

These are your limiting beliefs that hold you back.

  1. Face Your Limiting Beliefs

Under each of your limiting beliefs you want to write 3-5 ‘reasons why’ you fear those things.

This is digging into the core of these issues and is often more surprising than the beliefs themselves.

  1. Disprove Your Limiting Beliefs

Under each of your limiting beliefs, write down as many points of evidence to the contrary as you can.

Go for at least five per limiting belief.

Think of everything in your life (no matter how big or small they may seem) that stands in contrast to your old limiting belief and make note of them.

  1. Write Your New Empowered Belief

Reference the old belief briefly, and then in a realistic but compelling manner, state the new empowered belief for each of your ten limiting beliefs.

Ex. “Although I sometimes think I don’t deserve success, I know that I will be successful in my new business. Whenever I have put mind to it, I have been able to accomplish great things with ease.”

  1. Repeat as Needed

Although one session is usually enough to give you clarity, it can be helpful to repeat this process multiple times during the next few days and weeks to really cement the change in your thinking.

Use your new beliefs as mantras, and over time they will become your new overriding beliefs.


Living a Life of Significance

Living a life of significance is the foundation to a successful thriving business.

It’s all about deepening your compassion and ability to understand others.

Let’s say that two entrepreneurs start businesses on the same day in the same industry. One entrepreneur is out to make a good profit and sell his business in 10 to 20 years so he can retire on the beach.

The second entrepreneur has a vision of helping his hometown by bringing back jobs and pride to the community. He’s lived in this small town his entire life and knows almost everyone.

He’s seen his neighbors and friends – and even his dad – suffer when first the mill, and then the factory shut down.

He’s seen the stores on main street close one by one.

He’s seen the fire go out of people’s eyes as they struggled just to make ends meet.

And he wants to change all that. His new business has the potential to completely revitalize the town and give jobs to everyone who wants them.

He can see the stores on main street reopening, the restaurants full of happy customers again, and neighbors and friends excitedly greeting each other when they meet on the street.

One entrepreneur is building his business for himself.

The other is building his business for his entire community.

Who is going to wake up with a fire in his belly each and every day?

Who is going to gladly, happily work longer hours?

Who is going to do whatever it takes to make his business a success?

Find your cause – whatever it might be – that lights your fire. Then use that as your rocket fuel to propel your business from hum-drum into explosive growth.