4 Tips for Getting Unstuck & Moving Forward
Feeling stuck? Stagnant? Blocked? Frustrated?
I need to step into my greatness but I am still hesitant and not sure why. I want success and money but I haven't pushed myself to get past the "shyness" if that is what I call it.
Any suggestions or kick in the butt??
That's what I got in an email recently from a client.
And particularly because I know it's lurking in the minds of so many people.
So how do you move out of your Comfort Zone and into your Greatness Zone?
Now, there's not a doubt in my mind that every single one of my clients wants to be successful.
Whatever their definition of success is.
But will they?
Now I REALLY hate to say this...
Because for the majority of them the answer is probably no... they won't get to the level of success they want.
They do these 4 things.
1. Re-wire your brain.
There are a million and one possible "reasons" why you haven’t pushed yourself.
But at the end of the day it all comes down to one thing.
And your brain.
Specifically, the fact that it’s just your brain’s #1 job to keep you safe.
That’s the way we’re all made, biologically, physiologically, & chemically.
Fear is inherent in our being.
You don't want to get rid of it. It's important to your survival.
You do want to understand fear and learn how to manage it.
You see, your brain is just a record of the past.
And when you feel fear, the right pre-frontal cortex of your brain is literally analyzing trillions of bits of information from your past for any familiar feelings.
It's scanning through memories from your childhood to see if this current situation poses a threat similar to the time when...
- you were made fun of at school
- you weren't picked to be on a team at recess
- when your mother scolded you for doing [fill in the blank]
- when your father told you you weren't as smart as your brother
- when a teacher wrote a negative comment on a report card
- etc., etc., etc.
If the brain finds a match to any of these "dangerous" situations from the past, it's going to tell you to go into...
Fight, Flight, or Freeze mode.
In the case of your business, this is what it might look like:
Fight = blaming your upline, your downline, your company, the system
Flight = quitting, not showing up when you say you're going to, missing meetings
Freeze = procrastinating, being too busy, finding any excuse in the book for why you don't take action
Keith Cunningham, a mentor of mine, always says...
Everything we want in life is on the other side of fear.
You need to learn how to master and regulate your emotions, plus upgrade your skills and knowledge.
Then you combine this with taking managed risks.
And eventually your brain says "Oh, I've done this before. It's not scary."
You can rewire your brain. It takes dedication. And I highly recommend you do it.
AND at the same time...
2. Choose one thing to work on
I also recommend choosing just one thing you’re going to tackle.
Like, maybe doing a live video 3 times a week, or posting 5 times a week on LinkedIn. Or whatever it is.
Don't overwhelm yourself.
If you take on too much, your brain will put you right back into fight, flight, or freeze mode.
3. Have a partner in believing
Find someone who believes in you and your dream even more than you believe in yourself.
Commit to each other that you'll hold each other accountable on a daily basis.
Connect each day to let each other know that you've met your commitment for the day.
4. Just do it!
Are you going to move towards fear, or away from it?
Every leader has had to face fear.
And move towards it and right past it.
Because, don't forget, your goals and dreams live on the other side of fear.
If you're ready to move out of your Comfort Zone and into your Greatness Zone...
So that you can get out of that stuck, stagnant place, get into action and start stepping into your greatness.
And start to close more sales, recruit more team members and build your business FASTER.
Celebrating Your Success!
P.S. The beauty of the system I teach is that it works with your brain, not against it. It literally sets you up for success, not failure. So it takes that nasty 4-letter "FEAR" word right out of the equation.