Have you noticed how your beliefs can have such an effect on your life? What you believe is naturally enough true in your own mind, but have you ever considered how some of your beliefs may be allowing you to surge ahead, whilst others may be holding you back?
People’s beliefs about money, for example, can say an awful lot about them, both positive and negative. Some people come up with terms such as “money is the root of all evil”, whilst others say (or sing) “money makes the world go round”. Of course there is no right or wrong in this example, but first consider how your beliefs may be affecting your life. If you believe money to be “evil”, then you will want to avoid it, and push it away. If however, you believe it to be good, you are ready to welcome it into your life, and therefore it is far more likely to come to you.
I once worked with an interesting couple of business owners, who were involved with care, but entirely through the public sector i.e. placements were made, and therefore prices were dictated by the county council. However, they wanted to expand, and needed more money, and wondered how best to go about it. When I suggested going into the private sector, one of them in particular said she didn’t want to do that, as she didn’t see why people with money should have preference over those without. I pointed out that if they went down this route, and were thereby able to generate more profits, it would then put them in a position where they could have the choice to subsidise those less well off. So perhaps money could be a good thing in that instance.
So before you push things away, because you believe them to be bad, perhaps it is worth giving them a second or third look, and question whether your beliefs might in reality be holding you back, both for yourself, and indeed, your business, your team and your clients