I can’t. I won’t. I don’t know how.
How you talk to yourself is more impactful than what anyone else could ever say to you or about you. Most of use the above three statements often — and they’re what could be limiting you from reaching your highest levels of success, happiness, and fulfillment.
Think about how often you want to do something new. Or how often you want to step outside of your comfort zone. You want to challenge yourself in your business any way you can and really do something in your life and your career. You have goals.
But you also have that little voice inside your head that gives you every reason why you won’t make it happen. And suddenly, before you even set a plan in place, you have already told yourself a million reasons why you shouldn’t do it.
I’ve seen it so often, and I’ve even done this myself. We all dream big, but to act big, you have to learn to listen to yourself and your passion and take the leap of faith.
That’s absolutely easier said than done, so let me give you some tips on how to silence that nasty, negative voice that rents space inside your head.
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I can’t do that haircut. I tried it 19 times, and it never comes out the way it should.
I can’t take that class. It’s too expensive, and there is no way I will ever be able to afford it.
I won’t ever live up to the level of talent in the business next to me! They have so many talented stylists, and I don’t know how to do half the things they do.
Does one (or all!) of these sound like you?
Let’s quickly fix that negative self-talk, my friends.
Tip 1: Change the Approach
Yes, you can do that haircut, but maybe you need to try a different approach or a different technique. If you have been trying to do a bald fade for some time now and just can’t seem to get it right, that’s OK. It doesn’t mean that you will never do that perfect fade. It just means that you have to incorporate some different techniques to make it happen.
As Tony Robbins puts it, “Never change the goal. Change the approach!”
Tip 2: Work on Thinking Big Picture
Next up: That class that’s too expensive.
How important is education to you and your career? VERY! Especially if you’re in the beauty business.
If that class is your goal, start putting aside some money each week to make it happen. It maybe be too expensive now, but it won’t be in six months.
It’s all about knowing deep inside that you have the ability to make things happen for yourself and your business, then coming up with an action plan that suits you best! You WILL take that class.
Tip 3: Stop with the FOMO, Focus on Y-O-U
That fitness business or that makeup artist that you admire and idolize? Guess what? She or he started off just like you.
They also came out of school in a new salon feeling like they weren’t sure how to do it. But guess what? They did. And they didn’t do it by making excuses!
They did it by setting goals. Shadowing that stylist they wanted to be like. Saving money for education instead of blowing their budget on lunches and coffee.
The key is this: You need to get so clear on your vision and your goals that you don’t allow anything to get in your way.
I often find that the one thing that business owners and entrepreneurs have that sets them apart from everyone else is their mindset.
It’s an “I can do anything I put my mind to” attitude. An “I won’t quit until I reach my goal” kind of mindset. But really, it’s all about making choices, committing, and creating a plan of action.
We all let our minds wander down the rabbit hole and need a friendly reminder now and then to get back to that growth mindset. But remember, change only happens when you step outside of your comfort zone. And you’ve absolutely got this!