Recently I got this tweet from Brian Tracy and I enjoyed it for three reasons.
First, Brian Tracy is one of my mentors in life and business. I enjoyed learning about business and personal growth for Brian and his organization – Brian Tracy International (which was known as Productivity & Profit Improvement Associates during the majority of the time I was actively engaged with this group.). From Brian I learned the importance of reading and the importance of launching on your ideas. He is still a friend and a mentor today.
What Optimism Brings to Your Life
An article that I read today on the recovering national job outlook made me reflect back to a beloved childhood book. Who hasn’t read, The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper?
The mantra throughout the story is, “I think I can, I think I can.” The story teaches the values of optimism, hard work, and determination. The story is about a long train that must be pulled over a very high mountain. After a number of larger engines declined to pull the train over the mountain, the “little engine” agreed to try.
In our most popular personal development and leadership development process – the Phoenix Seminar – research studies have shown that we are all capable of genius level activities. The difficult part is getting any person to belief they are capable of genius level work. Most are non believers and fulfill their personal expectations of non-genius here!
It is a shame people lack the ability to hold their heads up and state with clarity and conviction – I am a Genius. Well, maybe they will say – due to peer pressure in a workshop or work environment – yet, their belief system says – no way! If these is your belief go check out the research on Robin’s InnerActive Beliefs website. The information is there for you and – You are a Genius.
Okay back to the topic – the four qualities of genius…
Are you having a bad day? Yeah, I was too. I didn’t get up on the wrong side of the bed. I love mornings… it’s when I feel most close to Spirit. It was a typical good morning. The house was cool… until I turned the air conditioning units up for the workday away from the house.
Most everyone I know would say I am forever the optimist! Probably annoyingly so. I’ve been called Pollyanna more times than I care to admit. But, that’s just the way I was put together. And on those days when “stuff” comes up, I might wallow (aka waller: Southern pronunciation) for a few minutes or a few hours and then I do something to get myself back on track.
Most everyone is familiar with The Pygmalion Effect, right? This familiarity can come from the scientific studies of Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson during the late 1960’s or the 1911 psychological study of Clever Hans, a horse that was thought to be able to read, spell and do arithmetic.
Some of our lessons in The Pygmalion Effect may even date back to studies of ancient Greece. In Greek mythology a legend exists that Pygmalion, the King of Cyprus, carved an ivory stature of what he considered to be the ideal woman. Galatea, this ideal woman, was brought to life from statue form through the sheer strength of Pygmalion’s love for her and his own will. This “will” has since become known as the Power of Expectations.
The Law of Belief is a sister law to the Law of Attraction, discussed in last week’s blog. Things, people, and circumstances are attracted into our lives, either consciously or unconsciously, through the belief systems we have.
Many times our belief systems are old and outdated and no longer serve us. Often, these beliefs never did work to our higher good. For a good source on the impact of belief upon you mindset – go to this blog site.
Many beliefs come from our families and are often handed down generation to generation. Beliefs can center around health and wellness, financial success, indebtedness, life expectancy, career choices, religious doctrines, marital success, etc.
Okay it is time for me to follow up on my promise on Tuesday. What is the best method to impact your personal results?
The answer can be found in you. Yes, that’s right, You hold the power to change your thoughts and therefore change your results and performance overnight.
Just take these two pills – er no – no drugs, no magic, no magic bullet, no cult, no voodoo, no eight years of therapy, no painful implants or anything like that.
Here is the three step method to improve your results and your performance – permanently.
Most people have no idea that their thoughts are the reason for a lack of high performance or goal achievement. These little messages inside our own heads continue to plague our performance and our execution.
Self-limiting beliefs are at the core of the issue. You could call it programming for lack of success. And, the interesting thing is in most cases the belief started due to an innocent statement or a “helpful” comment from a friend or relative. Yes, helpful people – who were authority figures at the time – buried a thought deep in our subconscious mind. And, that thought has limited our performance ever since.
Some people have told me at this time that I must be “off my rocker” when making a statement like this. Well, I may be “off my rocker” on a number of things – but this is not one of them. The truth is found in how the brain works. Emotional information, phrases or statements get stored in our mind and sit there or actually influence our actions and responses to certain stimulus. In other words, our actions are influenced by our subconscious thoughts.
These thought are triggered at some of the worst possible moments – a salesperson calling on new prospect – thought trigger is “be wary of strangers!” and the sales person loses confidence and creates issues so the salesperson can get away from the prospect; an employee is about to work on a company critical project – a thought trigger is “you never complete anything!” and the employee struggles to finish the project on time.
Thoughts are also influence and are present in other areas of our life – health issues, weight issues, social skills, ability to write or speak, make a certain golf shot – they are impacting our results every day. So, what are you doing about these thoughts?
Ignoring them is not a correct answer, they are present in your subconscious mind and influencing everything you do. Some are helping and others are hurting you.
If you want to take a proactive position in dealing with your subconscious beliefs – you need to contact my partner – Robin Graham. She is an expert at assisting people in overcoming the limiting effects of their thoughts. Creating a new Mindset for Success – and controlling or reprogramming those pesky subconscious thoughts into helpful influences.
The key is for your to take control of your life and your outcomes. Call our office at 901-757-4434 or go to our store site and register for Robin’s upcoming June 25-26 Basic Workshop in Memphis. Be a winner and take control of your thoughts and your performance.
Yes, Confidence is based upon your Beliefs. So what beliefs are you carrying with you? Do your beliefs help or hinder your performance? How much confidence do you show through your personal actions? The important thing for everyone to remember is that your beliefs heavily influence your actions and the actions of others.
Why are beliefs so important? Well, it is beliefs that create our attitudes which in turn impact our behaviors thereby creating our results or performance. We then have the results validate our beliefs and the “beat goes on!” Using this information it becomes clear that our actions and results are directly related to our inner beliefs. The question then becomes – “Are Your Beliefs Helping You or Hurting You?”
This past weekend I saw two things that stood out as strong belief issues. First, a football game whereby a freshman quarterback was having all kinds of problems during the first half. Yet, his coach never panicked or attacked the young quarterback about his mistakes. In fact, the coach remained calm and told the young player that he still believed in him and expected him to do well in the second half. In fact, he told the team that the young player would lead the team to victory. A very strong statement based upon the four touchdown lead by the opposition!
Well, the young quarterback did lead the team to victory with a record comeback in the second half. After the game he told reporters that he was impressed that his coach remained calm and told him that he would help him win the game. He then stated – it was important that he believed in me. I really want to play and win for my coach.” WOW! The coach was a real leader and expected the young player to turn around his performance AND HE DID.
The second time I heard the validation of beliefs impacting results was a TV show that had a “Biggest Loser” discussing his personal results concerning weight loss. He had lost a hugh amount of weight and looked outstanding. Then he gained about 50 lbs back and was not happy about it. He realized that his belief structure was impacting his success at health. He still believed that he was a fat man! His subconscious beliefs lead him down the wrong path to increased weight. For him to succeed regarding his health, he will need to change these deep seated beliefs.
The thing you need to know is that you can take back control of your live. You can learn methods to control and re-program those old beliefs. Then you can create the new results THAT YOU WANT. No longer do you have to feel bad or be frustrated with your results. We are in a new world of change so lead the pack and make it happen for you.
If you want to learn how to take back control of your life today. Contact Robin at our offices – 901.757.4434. She can assist you in taking control of your life.
With the current events, news and financial concerns, are you feeling your stress level increase?
It may show up in having a ‘shorter fuse’ and getting upset easier…
Or perhaps the inability to sleep through the night including waking up and feeling like you hardly slept…
Or experiencing being tired all the time and drained of energy…
There are many ways that we experience stress and yet our bodies respond in the same way as if we were being chased by the hungry tiger.
However, some people are moving through this same time and they are being happy and experiencing peace and calm… HOW CAN THEY DO THAT?
Their perception or mindset is different. They have shifted their perception from seeing the doom and gloom to focusing on what they define as important to them …
Knowing there is a purpose in everything …
Or, trusting their ability to survive and thrive …
Or, taking responsibility for their next step, seeing opportunities and taking action to achieve it.
Here is an example from a recent client:
“I now feel as if I’ve gained a partner from within and this new, or renewed, partnership has given me an unexpected calm and peace deep inside. From my perspective the results can only be positive in all areas of my life.”
Find out how to experience more peace and calm in your life by contacting Robin at 901.757.4434.