SELF-SABOTAGING BEHAVIORS THAT KEEP YOU FROM EARNING WHAT YOU’RE WORTH

 

Self-Sabotage, we all do it. No matter how successful you are, at one time or another you will fall into the self-sabotage trap. There are two, big self-sabotaging behaviors that will keep you from making the income you deserve. These self-sabotaging behaviors will keep you from earning your worth.

  • Your income will suffer.
  • Your self-esteem will take a dive.
  • Your confidence will be gone.

The end result is? Frustration. Burnout. Resentment (of yourself, your clients or your business). And yes, even more self-sabotaging behaviors. This downward spiral can quickly turn devastating, but stopping it is easy when you learn to recognize the symptoms.

Procrastination

Did you sign up to do someone’s popular podcast and forget about it? Or maybe you were going to send a proposal to a potential new client, but waited too long? Or maybe you simply waited too long to take advantage of a sale price on a hot new app or a new training that everyone’s raving about.

These and other missed opportunities can often be blamed on simple procrastination, one of the most destructive habits we suffer from. Procrastination is what keeps us working late at night to make a deadline, costs us money in late fees, and even costs us business.

If you’re prone to procrastination, try these techniques to put an end to it:

  • Recognize your fear. What often keeps us stuck is simple fear. We’re afraid that even with that amazing coach we still won’t reach our goals, so we don’t do the homework. We’re afraid we’ll look bad when compared to other proposals, so we just don’t send one. But if you want to be successful in business, you must learn to recognize and face your fears, then do the work anyway.
  • Visualize the life and business you desire. Imagine what it will be like to have that amazing business you’ve been dreaming about. Picture your ideal workday, daydream about that fabulous vacation you’ll take, and imagine VIP days with your ideal client.
  • Reward yourself. It’s okay to give yourself a little incentive for getting things done. Take yourself out to lunch; buy a new pair of shoes; take an afternoon off. Do what’s most likely to motivate you to power through your fears and take the next step.

Failing to Complete Your Projects

Be honest. How many half-written books, partially planned programs, and unfinished products are cluttering up your hard drive right now?

If you’re like a lot of entrepreneurs, the answer is probably several.

You started all of them with great enthusiasm. You planned out the modules or chapters, created the slide decks, and maybe even outlined the sales page. And then…you just stopped working on it.

Maybe you tell yourself that you’re too busy. Maybe you “need to do some more research.” Or maybe you simply lost interest. But the truth is, none of those are the real reason. For a lot of coaches, this self-sabotaging habit is actually a symptom of a lack of confidence, and it’s keeping you from the success you deserve.

Consider this: You cannot know the actual success rate of a program you’ve never finished, and you cannot improve upon something you’ve never completed. So rather than filling your computer with half-finished projects, power through and start releasing them—even if you believe they’re not perfect, and even if you think they’ll never sell.

You can’t earn income if you don’t sell. People who fear selling never make a sale. They will continue to procrastinate and leave products and programs unfinished.

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5 Steps to Create A Life Plan                                                                                                                       

We set goals every day, but do we have a Life Plan?                                                 

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Step 1. Take stock

  • Spend time figuring out what is working in your life and what needs to change. Write it down, assessing all aspects of your life.
  • Make a list, draw a map, write it out as a story, but get it all down.

Step 2. Understand what’s important to you

  • Any goals you set should be firmly grounded in your values.
  • Take the opportunity to evaluate what’s important to you, where your beliefs are strongest.
  • These should guide everything moving forward, or else you will continue to be unhappy.

Step 3. Create a vision for your future and break it down

  • What are your goals for each of the crucial areas of your life? Look into the future, several years down the road, and envision what your life will look like to make you happy. This is your benchmark and can help you design the actionable steps you will need to take to achieve those goals.
  • For each area of your life, write down your long-term goals and identify intermediate targets that can help you reach your final destination.
  • Identify all the steps that will be necessary for achieving your goals. Each of these should be manageable steps.

Step 4. Eliminate the obstacles to your success

  • Think about the reasons you have been unsuccessful, up until now, at achieving your goals. This is a time to eliminate people, commitments, and other aspects of your life that are not necessary and not in line with your values and goals.
  • Removing unnecessary parts of your life can help you reduce stress and make changes easier when you have less about which to worry. 

Step 5. Set up routines and support to help you achieve your dreams

  • Routines and support can help you deal with changes and assist with your momentum. These will help you follow through on aims instead of just saying you want something to happen.
  • Get help from others who can keep you on track.
  • Online support, friends, coworkers, and family members can keep you moving forward when you stumble and remind you why you started this work in the first place.
  • Rely on yourself for support and evaluate your plan regularly to see how you are feeling about it and the work you have put toward it.

Need help with your Life Plan? Start with a Vision Board. Email me to receive FREE instructions on creating a Life Plan using a Vision Board!

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Personality Type? Do You Know Yours?

What Happens When Our Mindset is Fear?

A great way to get motivated is to find out your personality type. One way to do that is to take a personality test such as the one you can find on 16Personalities.com. This test is based on the Myers-Briggs test. If you are honest with your answers, they are very accurate, and useful tools that can help you make changes to improve your life and business.

The key to this test is to give answers that are true and accurate, rather than what you wish was true. There are no “correct” answers. You don’t need to try to beat the test. Be truthful, and you’ll find out what your personality is like so that you can work with your strengths and improve your weaknesses.

In addition, if you took the test before, don’t expect to get the same answer every time. People change and grow over time so anytime you’re experiencing issues with motivation consider taking the test again and reading the results.

You can purchase an in-depth analysis or you can get a lot from the free test. The important thing is to answer the questions as truthfully as your subconscious will allow, and then to use the information to help you gain insight into your own personality.

You can also use these tests to help you understand your co-workers, family, and others who are willing to share to help you work better together in a supportive environment.

 

Once you know your personality, make it a priority to set up an environment that encourages you to develop successfully. With or without the test if you do these things you’ll be more motivated and thus experience more success.

  • Create a Supportive Environment – The people, tools, and atmosphere around you need to be supportive in your perception. It doesn’t matter if your boss thinks they’re supportive, but you feel that they’re not. If you feel unsupported, you’re not going to be able to be as creative and successful as you could be otherwise.
  • Be Accountable for Your Actions – Hire someone or ask someone in your life now to hold you accountable for your actions. People who have accountability partners or coaches to help them see their plan through to fruition will experience a lot more success in life.
  • Decide When and Where You’ll “DO” – Whatever it is, you need to know the when, what, why, and how of what you’ll do. If you have all that decided it’s going to be a lot easier to commit and follow through with your plan.
  • Commit to a Plan – When you decide to create a plan and commit to it, you’ll see results a lot sooner than someone who is acting without a plan in place regardless of motivation. You can be completely unmotivated but follow through with your plan anyway. A great way to help your plan materialize is to create a checklist so that you can go through it each day and mark off what you’ve achieved.
  • Start Sooner Rather Than Later – For example, let’s say you want to lose weight and get healthy. Don’t wait until Friday or Monday to start. Instead, start now. The sooner you start the sooner your brain will catch up with your actions and accept that this is your new way of doing things.

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