“We often think that our day-to-day life is a result of our actions, behaviors, and decisions.
That isn’t necessarily wrong, but we often miss the fact that our actions, behaviors, and decisions are based on the experiences we’ve had throughout our lives and the stories we tell ourselves about those experiences.
Basically, our brains are programmed to make sense of the world around us, and it does that by creating self-stories.
Those stories build up a belief system that greatly impacts the way that we act, behave, and respond to the world around us.
They ultimately determine whether our lives will continue to move in the directions that we desire or if our paths forward will be slow and arduous.“
(Harvard Business Review interview with Kindra Hall, author of Choose Your Story, Change Your Life).
What stories are you telling yourself?
Do you remember when your story started? What event or input from the environment triggered it?
While our stories can be empowering and help us to succeed, we often have negative stories that limit our success.
Stories have a significant effect on our wellbeing – mentally and physically.
They influence our energy level and the actions we are willing to take.
Therefore, they affect our results and success.
Which story would you like to let go of or rewrite into an empowering one?
There are mighty processes to change your story and today you can already start with these steps:
1. Increase your awareness. Write down what you are telling yourself. For example “I’m too old to start a new business.”
2. Question your story. Is it true?
3. Find evidence that it is not true. For example, you can find numerous success stories of entrepreneurs like this:
o John Stith Pemberton created the original formula for Coca Cola at age 55.
o Harland Sanders David started Kentucky Fried Chicken at age 65
o Ray Kroc founded McDonalds at 52 years
o Arianna Huffington founded the Huffington Post at age 54.
4. Replace your negative story, your thoughts and selftalk, with a positive one.
Start with “I am …” statements where you list all the things you want to be in a positive language. “I am at the best time of my life to start my business.”
“Over the years I have acquired so much knowledge that helps me to be now successful.”
Changing your story and beliefs takes time and persistence AND…every day you can make a little bit of progress.
Your life will change when you change your selftalk and your story.
Make a commitment to change your life and contact me for a Free Strategy Session.