I remember years ago thinking about how average my life was and I was just so disturbed by the fact that others seemed to be getting all the breaks. Why can’t I get those breaks? Why am I stuck here doing the same old thing the same old way? ... ad nauseam... I so wanted my life to change.
I hoped for it and wished for it but nothing ever changed. I was stuck.
When I revealed my thoughts to my coach she challenged me: “So what are you afraid of?
And that is when everything changed. You see, there was one little four letter word that was stopping me.
It wasn’t . . .
where I live or
who’s in office or
any number of excuses I hear so many people make. In that conversation the elephant in the room was revealed. In that moment of enlightenment I came face to face with that wretched horrible creature…. fear.
When I became fearless, my life began to take on a whole new meaning. You see, once the roadblocks in your life are revealed. Once they are known to the conscious mind they can never ever hold you back again.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious it will rule your life and you will call it fate.” Carl Young
Fear is absolutely a universal roadblock. It has successfully kept more people in the dregs of mediocrity than any other outside source.
But living fearlessly, now that’s an entirely different story. Once I realized it was fear and fear alone I began to reach out, fearlessly, for opportunities that I never dreamed possible. I’m truly living my dreams today. I’m exactly where I want to be and doing the things I’ve always longed to do.
Last week I was given the opportunity to become a state wide trainer to the trainer for microbusinesses. This is a huge opportunity to do exactly what I love, help others succeed. I am now in my third year of law school (at the age of 56) and thoroughly loving the journey. There are so many other opportunities that I could mention that have come to me since I made the decision to live fearlessly that it would literally take an encyclopedia to tell them all.
What about you? Are you still sitting there settling for average and ordinary? Are you still doing the same old thing the same old way and getting the same old results?
When my life hit bottom in 2011 I had no idea what was going on or how to fix it. I was broken, I lost confidence, I lost courage to move forward. I was frozen in fear of failure. To be quite honest I wanted to curl up in a little ball and make the world go away.
I was a smart gal with great mentors and great trainings. I had the tools I needed for success but my results were not at all what I was striving for. It just didn't add up. Then I discovered the problem.
At the time I had no idea that the hijackers of my success are the very same hijackers that will undermine your success and anyone else who strives to rise above the status quo.
Those hijackers can not be seen by others they can not be touched. Those hijackers live and are given life in our mindset. The experiences of your life have formed within you certain set ways of acting, reacting, and making decisions.
Think about it. There are many many highly successful individuals in this world. Why are they getting the results they are getting? If you checked the skill set of each of them you would find out that it isn't skill alone that got them where they are.
It's their mindset.
These mindsets control your outcomes. They are the hijackers of your success. They are the reason you are getting your current results. They can not be changed by education alone. Although education is absolutely helpful in a mind shift, education alone won't help you created the drastic change that will give you the dramatic results you desire.
A mindset shift takes a journey of discovery. It takes stopping the noise from the outside world. It takes the help of trained coaches and facilitators. It takes work.
I just stared at her as if I had seen a ghost. My coach had just helped me discover a powerful truth. A truth that would change my life forever.
At that very moment, my level of consciousness had been elevated and I suddenly became aware that I had settled for easy and mediocre. That I had settled for average….and the average and ordinary results I was getting was a direct result of those decisions.
At that moment, I made a conscious decision to seek mentors and coaches. To invest a large amount of time and money -- to go on a journey of self discovery to learn the secrets of how to live the life that few ever get to experience... the empowered life.
What I discovered brought me to a whole other level. I became empowered to live beyond where I was comfortable and to live a life I never thought possible.
Her question was this, “If you could do anything what would it be?”
If your answer to that question is different than what you are currently experiencing, then you are not living the empowered life.
What are you doing today to live the life you really want? Are you embracing the real you? Are you experience the amazing results that your unique gifts and talents alone can bring to this world?
Most people don’t even realize their lives are stuck on the average train. They call it stress or burn out or any number of other things when in reality, their body is screaming at them that they are not living the life they were meant to live. They are not living the empowered life. If you are experiencing these negative emotions take a good hard look at your life and business. Are you reaching the levels of success you desire? Are you working really hard every day and not experiencing the results you desire?
Are you just surviving each day doing the same old thing the same old way and getting the same old results?
What if in just one weekend you can completely change your life and your business?
It’s one small investment for a life time of rewards. What if you could get empowered to increase your business by just 10%? What if you could just double the size of your market? What would you give to live the life you imagined?
What if you could live your life empowered? Free from what is really holding you back?
Living empowered is, first of all, knowing who you are, your purpose, and your true passions.
Seems like an easy task but far few people have taken this journey. It has taken me many years of learning from top specialists in their field for me to unleash my Awesome and live empowered... and my journey still continues.
Renowned Speaker and Business Coach Angela Decoteau.