How do your business results look lately? Are you stuck on a plateau? Are you doing the same things and expecting a different result? How does that rut you’re in feel? Here are some tips on getting out:

Find some focus: Knowing some of the reasons why you got into that rut, can definitely help you get back out. Start by making a list of business activities that you like to do. List One should be a piece of cake. Now, get critical of yourself … for List Two, what are the business activities that you constantly back-burner? What are you always delaying, ignoring, or hoping will go away? I’ll venture a guess that some of those items on your List Two are critical to the success of your business.

What do you do about it? Review your List Two and ask yourself: “Self, what is really in my way here?” I’ll venture another guess that you’re bringing some mental baggage with you that makes it oh, so easy to put off that activity. My next guess bets that there’s an irrational fear behind it all. Fear of rejection, the unknown, fear of failure. Whatever name you give it, it’s still based in fear. And how do all successful people define FEAR? False Expectations Appearing Real! Let’s take that even further apart.

False: not true; in error; incorrect

Expectations: a looking forward to; anticipation

Appearing: to come into being; to seem

Real: existing or happening as in fact; actual; true

So, are you going to let an “incorrect anticipation seeming to exist” get in the way of your successful business results? Your self-talk can be an enabler here. All of those little things you heard when you were young can come back to haunt you. Your brain remembers every little embarrassment from way, way back in your past. Remember when you were called, “The shy one.” Or, “She always looks before she leaps.” Do those memories really serve you now? Name those inner demons and silence them! You have no use for them now!

And stop making excuses to hide behind. “I have to have a fancy website before I can talk to anyone.” “I have to do a full day’s research before I meet with someone.” “I’ll wait for them to call me if they’re interested in a meeting.” Does all of that waiting and hiding really serve you?

Write your List One and List Two … examine them in the light of day with the help of your Coach … dig out that baggage and throw it in the dumpster … conquer your FEARs … and claim the life that you deserve!!!

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