Let's talk 'Limiting Beliefs'... This is a biggie!

Welcome to this week's TAO!

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means...?

  1. Something to Ponder
  2. Something to Act on
  3. And something to Share

So as always, let's jump in!

Something to Ponder 🤯:

What limiting belief is holding you back from achieving your goals personally or professionally? And how can you challenge it?

Limiting beliefs suck!

There, I said it...

I used to have many.

I still have some.

But I have a lot less than I used to!

A lot of mine stemmed from being bullied at school. Which led to my self-image being shot to hell.

Back then, I wouldn't put myself forward for something I wanted to do, because I was fearful of being laughed at or ridiculed if I failed (lots of fear-based limitations there!). And that was just the start of it.

So have a think over the course of this week.

What limiting belief is holding you back...?

Try to pick the first one to come to mind. Then ponder on what you can do or how you can change the narrative in your mind, to change that limiting belief.

For me, it was simple. No one's opinion matters, other than my own. So if I truly believed that my opinion was the only one that mattered, nothing I did mattered to anyone other than me.

One of my favourite console games is the Assassins Creed collection.

In that game, 'the creed' of the Assassins is:

"“Where other men blindly follow the truth, Remember, nothing is true. Where other men are limited by morality or law, Remember, everything is permitted.”

While I didn't join the guild and go on missions in real life (lol), I did take something from that creed.

  • Question my limiting beliefs.
  • And don't let others hold me back.

It's been working for me! 😉

Something to Act on 🔥:

Write down a limiting belief you have about your business. Identify evidence that contradicts this belief. Reframe the belief into a positive and empowering statement.

So this one is linked on the thing you're pondering on.

In your business, look at what you think could be a limiting belief.

Look at the data. And see if the data proves or disproves that belief.

I promise you, 9 times out of 10, the facts disprove it. So follow the data!

If you think "My service isn't fit for market, no one want to buy my it".

Change that to "The data shows a lack of traction in x target market. I need to explore what market shows positive interest".

Change the negative, closed statement, into a positive path forwards.

Ready. Set. GO!!! 💪

And something to Share 🤝:

Check out how entrepreneurs like Elon Musk, use the concept of 'First Principles Thinking' to drive their actions:

Check this out:

Council Post: First Principles Thinking: The Blueprint For Solving Business Problems
First principles thinking is more than just a problem-solving tool; it’s a paradigm shift.

Elon Musk, love him or hate him, is a force to be reckoned with in business!

And this is due in no small part to how he thinks and how he approaches challenges.

First Principles Thinking is the art of getting to the true core of a problem.

He uses the example of Ford Motors when he explains it.

Henry Ford didn't ask how to improve the horse. He built a product that served the need. Then empowered the building of infrastructure around that product. Manufacturing. Parts. Servicing. Roads. Service Stations. Fuel Supply and Distribution. The list goes on!

Elon did the same thing with PayPal. He's done (and continues to do) the same with Tesla. He's doing the same thing with SpaceX and with The Boring Company.

It's a great blueprint to follow! 🚀

See you next week...!


P.S. This week's Dad Joke is a classic (as always!)

One of the ants in my ant farm dresses up as a clown to make the other ants laugh...

He's an anti-depress ant 😉

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