In this post, I'll share three useful mantras to help you power past your limiting beliefs.
I love the work.
You spring out of bed at 6AM before your alarm clock sounds. You're bursting with energy, feeling pumped up for an exciting and productive day. You truly love your work and you simply can't wait to chat with your team, review your performance and plan for the future.
So why do you constantly sleep in, feel stuck or even worse, feel completely demotivated? What's blocking you from the love of your work?
- Are you doing menial tasks that you should push off your plate?
- Is a disagreement with your business partner festering and distracting you?
- Are you feeling burned out and need a few days to decompress?
Your motivation will rise and fall, but if you're not loving your work, there's no way you can perform at the standard you're capable of. Get back in touch with why you started in the first place and destroy your blockers.
My success is not all about me.
Entrepreneurship is a constant internal battle. A simple, but useful reminder that applies to both public speaking and running a successful business is to 'get over yourself.' Even though it sounds obtuse, it's not. Here's why.
It's too easy to get caught up thinking why you shouldn't be successful. This will blur your vision and over time, sink your business. Instead of focusing on your own shortcomings, focus on the pain that you're curing and how else you can be of service to your customers. The success you create for other people will come back to you tenfold, thanks to the beauty of compounding and reciprocity.
Money is just a resource.
When you're trying to solve a problem that requires an injection of cash, remember that bright, motivated people like you have a special knack for attracting it. Whether it's external funding, a bank loan, taking side projects, consulting or aggressively going all in with your own savings or credit cards, there is a way to finance. Once you come to terms with this truth, drill even even deeper by asking yourself the following questions:
- If I had enough money in the bank, what would I spend it on?
- How would that investment change the trajectory of my business?
By asking yourself these questions, you may realize the solution may require other resources instead of money.
You now have three useful frameworks to blast through your limiting beliefs--I suggest you try one out right now to see if it works for you.