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5 Untrue Things Businesswomen Tell Themselves and How to Flip the Script
As a women, we’re wired to nurture and uplift others to achieve their greatness, but often leave ourselves out of the equation. We forget that the person who looks back at us when we look in the mirror needs uplifting and nurturing too. As a matter of fact not only do we NOT uplift ourselves, but worse…we tell ourselves things are absolutely not true. Let’s just call them what they really are, shall we? LIES!!!
Let’s explore some of these lies that women (and some men) have bought into that have kept them stuck and their dreams of success out of reach. If you have ever thought and believed any of these lies, it’s past time to change those beliefs don’t you think?
Well here’s a start (taken from my own life’s playbook). Watch your mouth, mind your thoughts. The more you say something, the more you think something, the more you believe that something.
For each lie, I will arm you with an empowering thought that flips the script and begins to transform your life into one of power and purpose.
Lie #1: “I’m not smart enough”
Life is a never-ending learning experience. The only people I know that aren’t learning anything are six-Feet under!! You may not know everything, but are you coachable? Are you WILLING to learn?
Flip the Script: “I am smart enough and what I don’t know I will learn”
Lie #2: “I might fail”
Congratulations!! You are human. One of my favorite mentors, Mary Kay Ash, used to always say, “You fail forward to success.” Even the most successful people, have things that just didn’t work out the way they expected. Failur is a part of the journey. Don’t get so caught up in the destination that you firget to enjoy the journey. Your journey develops you into the person you are the person you will become.
Flip the Script: “I will embrace my journey to success. An y set back is just my step up to the next level.”
Lie #3: ”I don’t have the money.”
Okay, THAT may not be a lie!! BUT, it doesn’t have to stop you. If you are broke, be creative. You really don’t have to have a lot of money to start a business. With the internet, today’s technology, and network marketing companies, you can get started for little to no cost. Do your research and get clear on what you can do, don’t focus on what you can’t. Furthermore, if you are a believer, then you know that God is your provider. if He gives you a dream, “He’ll also make the way for you to accomplish it, but you must do your part.
Flip the Script: ”I have everything I need. I trust God. He is my provider. I declare that the way for me to achieve success is granted.”
Lie #4: ” I don’t have the time”
Hmm, I would then have to ask, “Are you really serious about having a business in the first place?” When you want something bad enough, you make the time for it. If you really are serious, then perhaps you are hiding behind fear, and thinking that you don’t have time is a convenient excuse. Think for a moment, what fear could be causing you to procrastinate and not take the first step?
Flip the Script: ”I get to spend my time as I choose and I choose to take action towards getting what I want.”
Lie #5: “I’m too old or too young”
I strongly believe that as long as you are able to learn, you can earn. God has given each of us a purpose and a gift or talent. But, it’s up to us to discover that gift and then use it!! Your gift is not about you, but is about the people whom you were meant to bless with it. If you don’t act, they may never experience the belssing that you were purposed to provide to them. Age is just a number and it doesnt’ have to stop you unless you allow it.
Flip the Script: ”It’s not about me! My gifts were placed in me for a reason and I will step out boldly to use them.”
Know that you are always only one thought away from living the life of your dreams. When some negative thought rises up and gets you stuck, flip the script and affirm the positive. Then take a small realistic step and continue to take action one step at a time, until your dreams become your reality.
“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” ~Proverbs 29:18 KJV
The year is alive and in progress, which means so should our vision for our life. Our vision acts as the GPS of our lives. It guides us and gives us direction to reach our destination for success. In addition to determining our end, it also helps us begin by allowing us to extract our goals.
In this brief excerpt from a previous radio show, I am sharing with you 7 key questions to jumpstart your vision and help you move closer to living your life on purpose.
Take a listen and be sure to share any comments or aha moments you may have.
Success by Design: 3 Key Benefits of Transforming Your Vision for Your Life and Business into a Work of Art
In the last article, 3 Powerful Ways to Transform Your Life into a Work of Art, I walked you through how to bring your vision for your life and business to life with pictures and words.
But, it’s important to understand “why” you are designing your vision and how these actions can manifest in your life and business.
What is the big benefit of making a vision tangible and making your vision for your life and business a work of art?
Here are 3 keys benefits of transforming your vision into art:
1. Create Your Energetic shift.
Let me just call it energy management.
It’s an energetic thing. When you are feeling down or you are feeling discouraged I say hey, pull out your vision and read it and go there like you are already doing it and nine times out of ten there’s an energy shift right there in doing that. It’s like a fuel to continue to go; it’s your big why. It’s your reason for doing what you do and your vision encompasses a lot of that.
One of the reasons that I have clients create the vision is because when they read it they digest it they actually put themselves there and I have them write it in active terms.
So, it’s not I will make $100000 a year, it’s I make $100000. In other words, you are already doing it, you feel it. Even the Word talks about to call upon those things forth that be not as though they were. So, that tells me that there is power in your words.
You speak into those things even though you may not see them right now. It’s already done in the spiritual realm, we just have to call it forth in the natural realm and walk in it. That’s what faith brings forth. There’s power in making your vision tangible.
It gives you the power and the energy to move forward in what it is that you’re purposed to do.
2. It keeps you focused and reminded of where you are going or what it is that you are doing.
So, when you get into stuff that is not in line with your vision or there’s something that you don’t need to be doing, it’s time to course correct and get back on track. There are other things you want to put in place of course to make sure you are measuring and keeping on track. But, that’s kind of separate from what I’m talking about.
I’m talking about overall and in general here.
3. From your vision you can extract your goal.
If you have a vision that you are running a company and you have so many people working for you, then your goal for next year maybe to hire your first employee. You may not have anybody but you. Maybe your first goal would be to get that first person hired and get that support in your business.
That’s got to come from a place of knowing that, hey, “I want a business where I’ve got 10 employees working for me and we are doing this, we are accomplishing that.”
So, you kind of start with the end in mind. I forgot who quoted that, but I’ve heard that before from someone.
You start with the end in mind, you back it up and that’s where your goals go.
Personal Effectiveness Exercise:
What is your vision for your business and your life?
Write it out in as much detail as possible. Then find visuals and create a life book or vision board that you can post to remind you of where you are going.
Be sure to share your results with me of my Facebook Page.
“Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” ~Oscar Wilde
Did you know you are an artist? In fact, we all are. We are the artist of our lives and how we perform in life is largely shaped by how we see ourselves. Our lives reflect the vision we create for ourselves.
How do you begin to design your ultimate vision for your life and business?
Before you ever put the glue to the board, pen to the pad or fingers on the keyboard, the inspiration for your ultimate vision usually starts with knowing something. It’s got to be inside you first or inside your mind’s eye or somewhere in you. Once you have identified that passion, then you can literally create art out of your life.
3 ways to artfully express your vision:
Keeping a journal: When I’m helping clients create their vision, we start with what’s happening between their ears and what’s coming up for them. That’s where the journaling seems to be most helpful because what I tell them to do is just go to places and just imagine your future and whatever comes up, just write it. Don’t judge it; don’t try to correct it grammatically or anything. Just write what you see as detailed as possible and then from there, they can pull a vision statement.
Writing a vision statement: There is something about writing it down, creating pictures and journaling that helps you bring into reality your vision. There’s something energetic when it flows from your mind through your hand to pen to paper. So I tell people again I prefer you to write it and then if you want to type it from there, great. I don’t know what it is. It’s an energetic thing that I can’t explain no more than I can explain electricity I just know it works.
Creating a vision board:
What’s a Vision Board? A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. ~from http://www.makeavisionboard.com
A great way to manifest your vision is to create a vision board. A simple way to do this is to pull out the visual points of your journaling or vision statement and put it on a vision board. You can use magazine clippings, pictures, words etc. If you are a scrap booker this would be an awesome project for you.
Whether you do it through some kind of statement, journaling or you do it with the vision board has to do with how you process information, how you learn.
Some people are visual, some people are tutorial and some people are kinesthetic. You’ve got to know what works best for you.
Everybody sees something a little different. There is a commonality between a lot of visions, a lot of people want freedom whether that be time freedom or money freedom, security some of the common values that we tend to share. But, even in that, there is still a uniqueness that God has given each of us that’s got to be a little bit different. And, how to actually make that vision a reality may be a little bit different as we take a different path to accomplish our passion and live on purpose.
Personal Effectiveness Exercise:
You are a gifted designer so use the tips in this article to create a beautiful masterpiece out of your life.
Create a vision board and share a picture or video of it with us on my Facebook Page.