Empower Your Mind For Success, Part 2 Show Notes
In this episode of the Motor City Hypnotist Podcast we are going to be tell you how to Empower Your Mind For Success.
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EMPOWER YOUR MIND FOR SUCCESS
On our last podcast we talked with Don Ferguson. He left a corporate America job where he was making six figures a years. He decided that he did not want to leave control of his life and livelihood to a company.
I asked you to write down 5 things that you are passionate about.
Now, what if you could change your life right now, and do something you are passionate about and make a living??
Your first reaction is probably, there is no way. I can’t.
There are many moments in life when something unexpected occurs. We make up stories in our heads, and we start to live as if those stories were true. Why do we do that? Well, it’s because we believe that those stories are keeping us safe. The truth is that these stories stop you from getting the results you want.
If you recall your earliest childhood memories, you will remember the times that you were fearless. Your curiosity may have taken you places where you wouldn’t dare to go today.
However, as you grow older, you get introduced to a list of rules about what to say, what to do, and how to act. These rules have led you to limit yourself thus limiting your full potential.
You may be surprised to know that these limitations that you put on yourself are known as limiting beliefs.
A limiting belief is a state of mind, a conviction, or a belief that you think is true, and it limits you in some way. This belief could be about you, your interactions with others, or with the world and how it works.
Limiting beliefs can have adverse effects on you. They can limit you from making the right choices, taking new opportunities, and reaching your potential. Limiting beliefs can keep you stuck in a negative mind and obstruct you from living the life you have always desired.
Our beliefs define us as worthy or worthless, powerful or powerless, competent or incompetent, trusting or suspicious, belonging or outcast, self-reliant or dependent, flexible or judgmental, fairly treated or victimized, loved, or hated.
Your beliefs have negative as well as positive consequences in your life. Beliefs affect your moods, relationships, self-esteem, job performance, physical health, and even your religion.
Beliefs can be conscious, as well as subconscious. Like a hard drive in the computer, this is where your belief system is stored. And like computer memory, the data is stored and just sits there waiting to be accessed automatically.
Beliefs are the lens through which you can see the world. Beliefs have the power to:
- Influence your ideas
- Define what is good or bad for you
- Limit the actions that you take
- Shape your character
- Create a course that you will follow
- Determine your health
- Connect to your passion
- Either lower or raise your level of happiness
Many of our beliefs are positive and useful. Different people have different beliefs about the same idea or experience. They then view this as the “truth.” On the contrary, we can also have false beliefs. For example, the western world once believed that the sun revolved around the earth or that the earth was flat.
We all live within and operate out of a complex set of beliefs that define each of us and the world that we live in. Beliefs are our reality-making blueprint; it is how we process the information that comes through our five major senses every day. Your beliefs organize the world for you. Without your beliefs, you cannot interpret the stimuli that come at you daily.
What are false beliefs? They are beliefs that we have about ourselves, about others, and about things that are untrue. These beliefs live in our subconscious mind.
Because 90% of our actions come from our subconscious, our false beliefs play a huge role in almost everything that we do. And because these beliefs live in our subconscious mind, we are not really aware of them and how they affect our everyday lives.
For example, if you believe that you are unlovable, you may have the tendency to sabotage relationships, hold on when you need to let go or avoid getting into relationships. However, logic may explain why you are doing this when actually it is because of your false beliefs.
Our behavior comes from our beliefs. And our life is shaped by our responses. Therefore, if we change our beliefs, especially false ones, we can change our behavior and life. 
- The Third Person Method
In this method, you examine someone you know who may have limiting beliefs. It could be a friend who hates their job and continuously makes excuses about why they cannot change careers or look for another job.
Examine them from the outside and observe how limiting beliefs affect their happiness and self-worth. Try looking from the outside and applying those thoughts to your own situation. This will give you an insight without having to edit any beliefs about yourself.
- The Fill in the Blank Method
List down or say a situation out loud where you are struggling with and add the word “because” to it. For example, “I am really unhappy in my relationship BECAUSE…” Then you write down all the reasons why you are unhappy. For example, “I am unhappy because I don’t feel appreciated.”
Once you have come to identify the cause, then only can you take any action and express what you need to. Conduct this exercise in all areas that you feel you need to change.
- I Can’t Method
Think of all the things in your life when you said, “I can’t do this.” List down all the things that you think you cannot do or achieve. Once you have that list ready, add reasons why you cannot do those things. For example, “I can’t speak in front of people.”
The reasons are fear, lack of confidence, poor voice, and your belief that you will fail if you tried to do it. If the reasons are fear and lack of confidence, then you can address it with practice and be more comfortable with the idea. Just as Henry Ford once said,
“Whether you think you can, or you think you cannot, you’re right!”
- I Don’t Have Method
People use this to rationalize why they are not able to achieve a goal or complete a task. This goes like, “I don’t have the talent, the money, the time, the confidence, the resources, the knowledge, the motivation…” and more. These are built-in excuses that we use to stop ourselves from achieving great things.
What most people struggle with is how to create new and positive beliefs. How can you change that? It’s simple: by choosing to have a positive attitude.
You have the will to force your mind to see the positive opportunity in every experience, regardless of it being “negative” or “positive”. As you take a look at your core beliefs, you will notice that those beliefs are reflected back to you in every area of life.
People who have an unshakeable belief focus on opportunities, the bigger picture, patience, achievements, and resilience. They strive to feel happy and satisfied with their lives. People who have winning attitudes believe everything that they set their minds to do – therefore, they achieve.
- Think Positive
We all have the power to choose and direct our thoughts in any direction we want to. Thinking optimistically keeps life flowing in the direction of our thoughts because that is exactly where our actions will naturally follow.
To think positively, you cannot passively think and expect miracles to happen. You have to back your thoughts with hard work, by following through and staying determined.
- Goal Digger
To build a winning attitude, you need to experience winning. For this, you need to create agendas and achievable goals and set a date for their achievement. Small achievable goals inspire and motivate us to attain bigger goals. Each accomplished goal builds our confidence and makes the journey to success enjoyable.
- Be a Passionator
To be successful in all walks of life, you have to love everything you do. Waking up to a career that you are not passionate about will not provide well for you emotionally, even if it provides financial stability. You will experience limited growth personally and financially.
When you live with grace instead of entitlement, you will not expect anyone else to do the hard work. You are not afraid to do the work to succeed. There is nothing more career-crushing than an entitled person.
These people are poor relationship builders, self-centered, and the biggest complainers in the world. You should have patience and grace. Be helpful to others and ask for help when you need it.
- Believe in Yourself
You need to focus on your unique strengths so that you can develop a strong belief in yourself. You should step outside of what is familiar. This will help you increase your self-knowledge and personal development.
No one is perfect; therefore, you should be humble and inspired to work harder and improve any shortcomings.
A positive mindset helps you keep things in perspective. Where there is doubt, you are prepared to give the benefit of the doubt. Sometimes, people take advantage of your good nature. But on the whole, you will be happier, healthier, less stressed, and have stronger relationships.
Here are a few beliefs that will support you in adopting a positive mindset:
- People are Not Against You
When you have views that conflict with others, it is easy to believe that others are against you. However, that is not true. Everybody is working hard to make the most of their lives, and sometimes it means that you cross paths with people who want different things.
- Failure Helps Build Character
Failure is temporary. If you learn something from it and commit to improving the situation, you haven’t really failed. When you learn from your failures, you grow as a person. Your knowledge and your skills all improve, and that is not a bad result.
- If You Love Yourself, You Will Never Be Lonely
We were always taught that loving our self was wrong. Unfortunately, people were confused and self-centered. Selfish people care only about themselves, and they appear to love themselves a lot. But in reality, selfish people are more driven by fear rather than by love. But self-centered people are aware that they need to love themselves first; only then will they be in the position to love others.
- Doing Nothing is the Greatest Risk
When you are not satisfied with life, you need to change something. You may be afraid to do so, but if you change something, you can improve things. If you don’t get the result you desire, you can make another change until you find what you have been looking for.
- Motivation Needs Reinforcement
Some people forget that motivation and personal growth is not a one-time thing. They need to be continuously reinforced. You need to remind yourself every day of what you are trying to achieve and why you are trying to achieve it. Zig Ziglar said, “Motivation, like bathing, should be a daily process.”
- As You Raise Your Standards, Others Follow
This is one of the basic teachings of leadership. You need to go first. If you want others to raise their game, you need to set the standard. Demonstrate the standards you want to see in others. Somebody has to lead the pack. Why not you?
- The Possibility of Dreams Coming True is What Makes Life Interesting
This is a quote by Paulo Coelho. “Nothing great was ever achieved without somebody having a dream or a vision. Dreams give you something to chase and pursue. Even if you fail to accomplish those goals, pursuing them brings great joy and a sense of fulfillment in life.”
Once you are ready to take action and achieve your dreams, your dreams become acceptable and an essential part of your life. So don’t be afraid to dream.
Now I need you to pick up a pen and paper and make a list of areas in your life that are challenging to you. On this piece of paper, I want you to identify the beliefs that hold you back and then train your brain to change these beliefs.
Make use of the methods I have mentioned above and identify the limiting beliefs you have. List them down so you can track them and defeat them one by one.
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