Time to Change Your Game?


Today, we are at the beginning of a new year, only a few days have passed since the calendar turned.

Last year’s 365 days are in the rear-view mirror, and we now have a calendar full of new days in this new year.

How close did you get to achieving the goals you set at the beginning of last year? How much have you grown as a leader in the last 365 days? Will you reach your full potential in the 52 weeks of this year?

As a coach and trainer, I find that most of the leaders I partner with are so busy living a reactive life that they are not proactively getting the most out of the life they are given.

Is this you?

What is the primary root of success? BELIEFS

Beliefs are a part of our life experience, and they determine so much about our lives.  Did you know that within you is the power to do the things you never thought possible?  This power becomes available to you just as soon as you are able to change your beliefs. Henry Ford said it well, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right.”

Have you ever questioned your beliefs? Or where they come from? Or whether they are true or not? Growing up in an abusive and dysfunctional home, you can bet I left home programmed with some false beliefs. I had to dig deep to question those programs.

Self-image is a collection of beliefs.

It is made up of ideas that were placed in our minds by other people before we had the ability to think for ourselves.  Therefore, these ideas that run our lives today were most likely placed there by other people.

As adults, we have the ability to choose who we take advice from and, although we may not always get the best advice, at least we have a choice.  But when we were young, we didn’t have that choice.

If success is enjoyed by ONLY 4-5% of the population, what are the odds that our minds were programmed with ideas by people who knew how things really worked? Keep in mind that our parents and guardians gave their best, but they couldn’t give us what they didn’t have to give - they were the product of environmental conditioning just as we are.

One of my favorite books is The 4:8 Principle by Tommy Newberry. Chapter 3 does a great job of helping the reader understand the differences between self-image, self-worth, and self-ideal. I highly recommend this book. I have read it more than 25 times and will re-read it again each year.

The way we lead, communicate with others, and see ourselves is a by-product of our beliefs, whether conscious or not.

If you want to know what information you have programmed and believe in, all you need to do is look at your results. 

Your results don’t lie - your results are a reflection of your self-image. 
If you want to change your results, then you need to start with your self-image.

If we are not prepared to change that internal image, and we do not want to go through the process of change, then we don’t deserve the change in our results. Everyone wants the change, but many are not prepared to make the change. We have to take responsibility for changing the image.  We may not have been responsible for creating it, but we are responsible for changing it.

So, again, here we are at the beginning point of the year. Maybe you missed the mark some last year…it’s time to get back in the game.

If something hasn’t worked, get to the root cause – go to your beliefs. Are you self-sabotaging your success? Do you believe it’s not possible to do what you want and need to do?

It’s time – change your beliefs and you CAN change the game.

Join our 40-day Success Challenge to help you get started.

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