Have you ever really considered just how powerful your mind is to the success or failure of your life, your business, your relationships, your career…..basically everything you touch? Have you realllllllly thought about it?
I have to admit until the last few years I really didn’t. Sure I know about the little voice in your head, like the devil on your one shoulder, that can down talk something, anything, that you are attempting to accomplish. But I basically always ignored it as if it was just something I have to deal with, something I have to live with.
It wasn’t until I really started paying attention and observing what others around me, especially clients, were allowing their little devil to do to them; physically, emotionally, spiritually. As more and more business clients were coming to me to help solve their business issues did I realize that the majority of the help they wanted was not for me to fix the lack of processes they had, or the marketing programs they had in place, or the operations of their company. They needed help in managing and squashing the devil in their head that was preventing them from taking the risks they needed to take, going after the deals they really wanted, making the changes they needed to make; that they knew they had to make - in order to be successful.
They also brought me the outside personal influences that were severely impacting their business life - the family, the bills, the honey do list and more.
There was no avoiding the fact that the little devil on business owners, executives and entrepreneurs shoulders had to be squashed, or at least shrunk, in order for them to get the results they wanted from all of the hard work that they were putting in.
Fully understanding myself that squashing that little voice or devil would not be easy and it does take time, I would always have them consider a few tricks and tips that would at least mute the voice:
Set the morning alarm 5-10 minutes early than when you MUST be up
Use that time to quietly lay there and assess your physical and mental state
Whether you pray, meditate, or simply sit quietly, clear your mind of all thoughts (good or bad)
Affirm for yourself (over and over) that “You deserve greatness is your world”, “This is going to be a great day!” “I am ready to conquer my day!” “The world is going to step aside for me because I know where I am going” - or any other affirmation or prayer that you may use to focus
Resist getting up until your mind is clear and your body is calm of any negative, stressful, or self-damaging beliefs
As you go through the day, anytime that little voice starts to rant or the devil appears, stop / breathe / affirm and then keep moving. Because as you know - you can let those little voices and devils hold you down, keep you from succeeding, and prevent action OR you can acknowledge it, squash it, and keep moving forward and up. THAT is something you can control!
Don’t let the devil win…… pay attention to what is going on between your ears and you will be able to control anything that YOU are manifesting in your mind!
Have a healthy, productive and prosperous day!