In Episode 057, Jack has invited M. Linda Binns, who is an accomplished personal energy coach, speaker and author of seven self-help books to discuss from her experience the effective strategies to enable her client to experience breakthrough and eliminate self doubt. Linda is a regular guest on television, radio and podcasts. Her programs and events create powerful transformation leading to personal and professional fulfilment by freeing energy, clarifying focus, and incorporating inner awareness, acceptance, and peace.
I was raised not to succeed but ...
"I always say I was raised not to succeed. I had really no encouragement growing up and I really grew up believing that I wasn't good enough and I really didn't have anything to offer the world. But when I started to question that belief, I guess when I first started to work because my bosses would always comment on how good my work was. They would promote me. I would just receive a lot of great feedback. And initially there was a part of me that was afraid that any moment now they'd find out that wasn't true and I really didn't know what I was doing. But there was another small part of me that started to question the belief and to think maybe they're seeing something in me that I'm not seeing."
"I think that was my very first introduction to the thought that things could be different. I could be different and that perhaps this belief wasn't true. And that belief because it's a core belief and many people have. It has shown up many ways in my life. And I would say certainly when you start your own business, if you have a sense in any way that you're not good enough, that will come up and you will have to face it ... What I've learned is that if you can deal with it with these things as they come up, if you can deal with every incidence that showing you or reflecting to you that belief, then you work through it. And on the other side of that is all tremendous breakthroughs and that's, that leads to the success that you want"
Fear Entrepreneurs are facing - Success, Failure, Getting Thing Wrong
"So many entrepreneurs are afraid of the fear of success, but there's also fear of failure. So we have those two things going on. But another thing that I find is that there are so many ideas and so many possibilities that people are afraid of getting it wrong. Fear of choosing the wrong. And then that creates this analysis paralysis type thing. There were so many possibilities and you don't know what to do, so you you ended up not doing anything. So fear of getting things wrong. I think all missing out on something it. It's actually a big affair that one might think."
"What if" game ...
If just changing the thought is difficult, then one of the phrases I like to use, I call it the what if game, because we all very good at saying, what if I don't make it? What if I can't do it? What if they don't like me?
So I like to encourage people to to turn that around and say, well, okay, but what if I can do it? What would that be like? What if people do like me? What if I could be successful and just play with that I think can lead you to starting to feel differently, which can then lead to you being able to change your thinking.
If you're having difficulty believing that you can change the thoughts or even changing the sorts will do anything for you, then I would encourage you to start with what if, well, what if it did work, but what if it did? Yeah, it's a starting point."
Linda's Most Favourite Quote
"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."
- Thomas Edison
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