I was talking to a business owner about their financial situation. They want to quadruple their annual income within the next five years, but don’t believe they can. I’ve never studied much about finances, but I have learned a lot about mindset.
M: “So why do you think you can’t do it?”
B: “I don’t have enough time.”
M: “So you believe time equals money?
B: “Well no. I don’t like hourly pay structures. They don’t really make sense - in some cases maybe, but not most.”
M: “Then why do you need more time?”
M: “I wonder if you’re stuck at your current income level because of that belief?”
You may not be a business owner, but I guarantee you have beliefs that limit what’s possible for you - I certainly do! Everything you “have to” do, every feeling you have, every action you take, every result you get (or don’t) - it all begins with a thought, a belief. You may not even realize you have those thoughts until you do some digging.
So when you find yourself feeling stuck, think. Dig into that deeply automated brain of yours this week and see thoughts and beliefs you find. And if you need help, let me know. I have a really big shovel.
P.S. For the next five weeks, I'll be sharing a model for understanding the way our thoughts affect our results. If you're not getting the results you want in your life, stay tuned.