Darlene had spent years working as a web designer. She happily created websites for small business owners and soon, her clients were asking for more than just beautiful websites. They wanted branding advice and they looked to her for answers.
When Darlene first noticed this shift, she was nervous. She didn’t think she had what it took to be a branding expert. But she decided to take a chance and slowly started focusing more on branding. Within a year, Darlene transformed herself from a web designer to a brand consultant, who was making even more money in less time. Her clients loved her new shift and Darlene was happier than before.
You can probably relate to where Darlene was a year ago, stuck between two different paths. To achieve this new level of success, Darlene had to challenge some pretty big beliefs that were standing in her way. She’d been taught that long, hard hours were the only way to become financially successful. She didn’t feel as polished as the other brand consultants she saw.
Like Darlene, you carry around a lot of self-limiting beliefs. These beliefs are preventing you from taking that next step in building your business. Here’s how to tackle self-limiting beliefs and tell them goodbye.
Your self-limiting beliefs are acting as a safety net. They’re trying to protect you. But it’s your job to decide whether these thoughts are helping you or keeping you from true growth.
Become Aware of Self-Limiting Beliefs
Pause and listen to your thoughts throughout the day. Become aware of negative and positive thoughts surrounding you as you work towards your goal. Write these thoughts down.
Acknowledge Self-Limiting Beliefs
Approach self-limiting beliefs with kindness and follow up with gentle questions. Try to approach your beliefs as if you were talking to a young child. For example, you might say, “I understand that you feel scared of this new direction. But are you really happy where you are or is it just that you feel safe here?”
It can be helpful to use journaling to get to the root of your belief. Is the belief that you’re struggling with an echo of what others told you or made you feel like at some point in your life? Is the belief out of perspective? What is the worst that can happen?
Reframe Self-Limiting Beliefs
Self-limiting beliefs don’t have to keep you stuck. You can counter them with positive affirmations that help you move toward your goals. For example, your self-limiting belief might be that you can’t earn above a certain amount. Challenge this belief with affirmations like, “My earning potential is only limited by my choices. I do good work and I deserve to be well compensated for it.”
Remember that you’re in control. You can grow your online business and turn it into a thriving empire when you challenge your self-limiting beliefs.
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