A funny thing happened by shifting my thoughts: The actions are following.
Two days ago I wrote about examining my belief that I should be doing more at work.
That belief really wasn’t serving me since it had me fixated on on what I was not doing which ultimately had me doing less or nothing at all.
When I shifted to the thought, “I was hired to lead,” I could feel a difference in my energy immediately. I felt driven and motivated to make shit happen.
This morning when I was doing my thought download, the ideas started flowing. I could…
– Pitch to be on my school’s podcast promoting being an employee coach.
– Host a panel discussion about how awesome it is to be an employed/contracted coach.
– Take ownership over member retention.
– Read The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker and start designing our events in ways that will blow our attendee’s minds.
When I put my brain to work as a leader, it finds ways to lead.
On the flip side, when it’s working on finding evidence for why I’m not good enough and should be doing more, it only shows me how I suck.
This is why it’s so important to watch the thoughts in your brain and follow those thoughts to the impact they have on your life.
The thought “I should be doing more,” seems like a thought that would motivate you, but it rarely ever does. If you do happen to be “doing more” from this mindset, it’s likely all about proving yourself to be good enough. This keeps you stuck and powerless.
What seems like such a subtle shift in thinking can have an incredible impact on your life. It will take some trial and error, but the end results will be worth the effort.