By Janet Daniels.
When I joined direct selling, I love seeing the success and recognition that others had, and I wanted it, too. So, I’d set my goals with great anticipation and never made them. When my leader asked me, “What’s keeping you from reaching your goals?” I knew all the reasons and gave her every excuse I had about why I couldn’t achieve my goals.
- No one wants to have a party.
- No one wants to join my team.
- No one has money to pay for a kit.
- Every time I try to get on the phone, my kids interrupt me.
- I don’t have anyone to ask.
- I just don’t have time.
- I don’t know what to say.
The list of excuses went on and on and on in those early days.
One day at a leadership training I learned something that changed everything. I learned that every excuse I had was a limiting belief and was keeping me from taking action. I thought they were the reason I didn’t make my goals. I found out that day that I had a lot of limiting beliefs and was procrastinating doing the things that would help me reach my goals.
The trainer asked us to list all our limiting beliefs and then ask ourselves:
- Is this true?
- Has anyone else (even one person) ever done this?
- How does this belief make you feel?
- What can you do to change this feeling?
When I looked at it that way, I knew I had to get rid on limiting beliefs forever. I learned the secret to changing a limiting belief is to change your thinking about it. If you think “I can’t recruit,” then you won’t. Change it to “I have a wonderful opportunity to make people’s lives better. How many people will I help today by inviting them to hear about it.” Whatever your limiting belief is, creating a new positive thought about it can change everything. Write down your new thought and affirm it several times a day until it becomes the way you look at it all the time.
Now, I’m not saying that those limiting beliefs won’t pop up again. What I do know is that by changing them from being negative excuses to positive affirmations, I can move on to doing the things that help me achieve my goals much faster. I challenge you to do the same!
Who Helps You with Limiting Beliefs?
Growing as a leader means getting out of your own way; putting aside your limiting beliefs. At Team Connections Pro, we support you as you cast yours off and we help you to keep them put away. How do we know? Some of the most successful leaders in direct selling have told us. You can read what they have to say. For $47, you can try for a month. If you aren’t changing, then you can cancel with no further obligation.