Are You Unconsciously Blocking Your Business from Growing?
Marcia Bench (republished with permission)
If I were to ask you whether you wanted your business to grow and thrive, you would say yes, right?
But far too often I find that though you may have the right strategies for growth, there are other factors blocking you from achieving your goals.
The problem is, they are invisible! So how the heck do you clear them when you can't see them? The answer lies in becoming aware of them and using proven principles to lead you to freedom.
Here are the three traps I most commonly see and how to overcome them:
Trap 1: I don't really believe I deserve success – or that I can really achieve it.
Despite the best external statements and affirmations that "I deserve success," no one else in my family (or immediate circle) has achieved what I want. Can I really do it?
First, comparing yourself to others is not a productive exercise – with one exception. If seeing someone else demonstrating success helps you create a picture of it, then it's a great inspiration! A mentor can be exactly that: someone who is a few steps ahead of you on your path, that can help guide you along toward your goal.
Trap 2: I am afraid that success might require too much of me.
Will you have to change some habits – and maybe even some of your friends – if you reach a new level of success? Yes, you might!
There is a spiritual principle that you must let go of the lesser to make room for the greater. And if you are not prepared to do that – one step at a time, as you are led to do so – then you will continue to experience more of the lesser in your life.
Successful entrepreneurs invest in themselves through mentoring, learning, coaching, and personal growth so that they can uplevel by quantum leaps instead of incremental steps. If you are ready to "go for it" – and really feeeeel that within your body and emotions – then it will be easier to let go of what no longer serves you.
Trap 3: I might upset someone important to me if I really got successful.
Less than 6 percent of the U.S. population is making $100,000 or more in in_come. So if you aspire to that goal or more, you will need to do the exact opposite of what most of those around you do. (And there may be a person or two in your life that is secretly jealous of your success, who will be upset if you are more successful than they are!)
One of the best ways to surround yourself with support when faced with this dilemma – when you're about to have "that conversation" with a spouse, friend or other person close to you – is to have a mastermind group or mentor to whom you can go and tell them how it went. They will understand and support you!
Want support in reaching YOUR goals in 2015? Join Marcia for Vision 2015: an Inspired Business Breakthrough Intensive Dec. 5-7, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ. Details at www.vision2015event.com.
In July 2012 it was my great pleasure to take part in Marcia's 3 day event "Become An Inspirational Thought Leader" in Phoenix Arizona. It was a transformational experience, inspiring and full of best practice ideas, as well as being a lot of fun.
Marcia Bench publishes the widely circulated 'Inspire!' ezine biweekly to over 8,300 subscribers. If you're thinking about becoming a coach, or are a coach who wants to add a new specialty or reach more people with your passionate message and services, join Marcia at www.inspiredbusinessinstitute.com.