Most people wouldn’t allow other people to speak to them in the same way they talk to themselves.
Can you relate?
I can. I’m by far my harshest critic, and that’s okay up to a point because it can help you strive to improve, but at some point, that little voice goes from being a motivating force to a disempowering one.
What you say to yourself daily dramatically impacts your destiny and your level of success. This is a major, not a minor. But, unfortunately, changing what that voice is telling you isn’t easy.
First, you must become consciously aware of what’s going on inside your head. Then, you need to observe your thoughts.
Second, you need to challenge or interrupt those self-defeating thoughts.
Third, you need to reframe the thoughts or replace them.
Fourth, you need to keep doing it again and again.
As I said, it’s not easy, and maybe it’s not even necessary for someone who’s nine to fiver. Still, it’s imperative for us entrepreneurs because we are confronted with problems and challenges daily, heck, hourly on some days. We put ourselves on the line day in and day out. As a result, like a champion fighter, we get knocked down, pick ourselves up from the canvas, and keep swinging.
That’s why controlling our thoughts is the most important part of our success. What about hard work? Yes, of course, but I guarantee you won’t be able to maintain a high output level if your mindset isn’t right because that little voice is sapping your motivation.
I understand that this topic can be a bit esoteric and doesn’t float anyone’s boat, but that doesn’t make it less crucial to your long-term success and happiness. I’m conducting an entire masterclass for my Inner Sanctum VIPs. It’s titled “SALES THINK: How To Close More Sales By Upgrading Your Inner Game.” I’m recording it live on Monday, May 2 at 4:00 PM so we can have an open discussion about what I teach.
If you’re not an Inner Sanctum VIP, go here and get the details. I’d love for you to join us.
Kick butt, make mucho DEEnero!
Dave “Sometimes You Need To Tell It To Shut Up” Dee
Dave Dee is the author of the new book, “Sales Stampede” that shows you how to create and deliver signature presentations from the stage or via webinars that sell your consultations, products, or services like magic. For more information and to grab your copy, CLICK HERE now.