Which Fears are in Your Way?

Which Fears are in Your Way?

Business Leadership Personal Growth self development

In Part 1, the first blog in this series, I shared with you two ways to know if you are getting in our own way – one is recurring problems that are actually patterns for you, and the other is unconscious programming that is running your behaviour without you being aware of it.

Now let’s look at the third way to know if you’re getting in your own way.

3. Your doubts and fears are causing you to second guess yourself

Everyone has dragons to face. As a successful business owner, you’re no different.  In fact, most of us have become quite adept at masking those dragons with compensating or offsetting habits, rather than facing them head on.  But they are still there, those doubts and fears, in the deepest undercurrent of our being, and they are consuming valuable energy that would serve you much better if it were released!

A Harvard Business Review article exposes the top fears of CEO’s and it can make your hair curl. It’s both shocking and a relief to a) learn that high-powered executives are, after all human, and b) that we’re not the only one with dragons under our beds. Take a look at what CEO’s are most afraid of, in rank order below. I have added the limiting belief system that underlies each fear, and adapted the resulting effects from the HBR article, so that you can check-in with yourself to see which of these dragons is running your show.

FEAR

LIMITING

BELIEF

EFFECT

1

Being found out to be incompetent I am an imposter

Reduced confidence; undermine relationships; silo thinking

2

Underachieving I am a failure

Take bad risks; lack of ownership and follow-through

3

Appearing too vulnerable I am weak Avoid honest conversations; inauthentic; hiding parts of oneself

4

Being politically attached by colleagues I am not safe

Mistrustful and overcautious; too much political game-playing

5 Appearing foolish I am a fool

Avoid speaking up; avoid honest conversations; tolerating bad behaviour

Notice your inner reactions to the statements in the chart. Your conscious mind will attempt to argue with you that that fear or belief is not true, but deep down you will know that you know that it’s running at your core… you will feel the familiarity, feel the resonance, feel the truth of it.

Every single fear is driven by a limiting belief, which when changed, will eliminate the fear. Your natural state of being is love, not fear.  Fear is never truth. And it wreaks havoc with our confidence and self-esteem. So let’s release the veil of fear shall we?

Do some self reflection. List your greatest fears. Then let’s get together and transmute them into success-driving programming so you can get on with creating the success you dream of.  Now that’s Wildfire Alchemy!

So, are you getting in your own way?

If any of these scenarios is describing you, then it’s time to up-level your personal leadership mastery.  Contact me today to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Until next time, be free… and wild.

Sue

15 Ways Hypnosis Accelerates Change

15 Ways Hypnosis Accelerates Change

Personal Growth

I’ve been asked a lot lately, “What’s so great about hypnosis?” so I thought I’d provide our readers some of the incredible results of hypnosis.

In Canada, hypnosis has only been in the mainstream for a little over a decade and as a result, its benefits are not yet well understood.  In its simplest form, hypnosis offers a way of communicating with, and enlisting the help of, the most powerful untapped resource within us all: the unconscious mind.  When we give suggestions to the unconscious mind for behaviour change, well-being, or changes in sensation (eg. pain), this powerful processor assists us in ways that are outside our conscious awareness.

Check out these fascinating statistics on Hypnosis:

Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy create accelerate change to address:

  1. Weight
  2. Stress
  3. Smoking
  4. Phobias
  5. Low Self-Esteem / Confidence
  6. Chronic pain
  7. Anxiety
  8. Motivation
  9. Athletic performance
  10. Memory
  11. Public speaking anxiety
  12. Depression
  13. Self-improvement
  14. Goal setting
  15. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Find out how you can learn hypnosis in one weekend in our Hypnotherapy Certification Weekend in Newmarket, Ontario on January 27-29, 2012.