There are many obstacles to overcome in order to achieve business success, but they’re not all as straightforward as you might assume.
One of the biggest blocks for many business owners isn’t a lack of know-how or a shortage of motivation - it’s their limiting beliefs.
So many people are held back by things like anxiety, lack of confidence, and a range of self-sabotaging behaviours. They find it difficult to put themselves out there, which impacts their ability to market and promote the business.
Today, we’re going to explore how limiting beliefs show up, why they interfere with your ability to succeed, and how to overcome these unproductive thoughts, patterns, and behaviours. Plus, we are going to celebrate how one of my amazing clients triumphed over his own limiting beliefs.
Removing Limiting Beliefs Is The Path To Business Success
What Are Limiting Beliefs?
Society has taught many of us that we should keep our business and personal lives separate.
This is a nice idea – but impossible to achieve in reality. Our personal history and the things that happen in our lives influence how we think and behave in all areas of life. These events have a way of spilling over into business, particularly if these limiting beliefs are cruising along in the subconscious without being addressed.
We all hold thoughts and beliefs about ourselves and our abilities. These may have been inherited from parents or authority figures, or even from the media and the culture we were brought up in.
The problem with these beliefs is that they’re not true, but we act as if they are. They dictate how we live and the decisions we make, even though they aren’t based on fact.
See if you recognise any of these examples:
Josh is a client that I’ve been working with since last year. A Melbourne based Personal Trainer running Arkham Fitness, Josh went through a lot in his first year of business starting his business at the peak of a Pandemic Covid – both personally and professionally.
Together, we identified that many of the obstacles he faced in business stemmed from his own limiting beliefs, and we began to work on these through my Personal Breakthrough Program.
How Your Mindset Impacts Your Business Success
Josh describes himself as “not your cookie-cutter PT.” His journey towards physical health came after years of mental and physical torment. At school, he was bullied as the “fat” kid, and he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in his 20s.
After a traumatic health scare four years ago, Josh found the courage to transform his life.
“Depression and anxiety had taken their grip on my life, and enough was enough. This was not how I wanted to live. Now, fast forward four years and many ups and downs, my life has completely turned around. I now weigh 95 kg and left behind an almost 20-year career in sales to begin my fitness career.”
Josh’s experiences have equipped him with unique insight, providing him with his purpose: to give other people the strength, confidence and quality of life that he has gained.
But those same experiences also created his limiting beliefs, which were holding him back from true business success.
What Do Limiting Beliefs Look Like?
Limiting beliefs look different for everyone, but here are some ways they may impact your business success:
How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs
There are various ways to work with mindset struggles. Some can be undertaken independently, while others require the support and knowledge of an experienced practitioner. Mindfulness and self-awareness practices such as meditation and journaling can help identify and acknowledge the thoughts and behaviours holding you back.
I use NLP and Timeline Therapy techniques to help my clients surrender negative emotions and transform their internal programming.
After working with me on some social media training, Josh embraced the idea of addressing his limiting beliefs through my Personal Breakthrough Programme.
“Working with Roz has definitely impacted my business. I am more confident in myself and my abilities, and learning how to smash the barriers that hold me back from growing. The ability to identify and deal with internal barriers has helped me grow my business and reach out to new clients and demographics.”
“Roz is fantastic, her knowledge is amazing and her genuine care and investment into you is fantastic. She has become one of my biggest cheerleaders and is one of the best people on this crazy rock.”
If you are ready to squash some of your limiting beliefs, then I would love to help you do it. Jump on a discovery call with me to see if we would be a good fit to work together. You can book a convenient time here.