What’s Between YOUR Ears? 5 Coaching Tips for Positive Living
Have you ever really considered just how powerful your mind is to the success or failure of your life, your business, your relationships, your career…..basically everything you touch? Have you realllly thought about it?
I have to admit, until the last few years I really didn’t. Sure, I know about the little voice in your head or the devil that sits on your shoulder. They can down talk something, anything, you are attempting to accomplish, want to pursue, or even dream about. They can wreak havoc on you.
But even I basically ignored them. It wasn’t until I really started paying attention and observing what others around me, especially clients, were allowing their own little devil to do to them; physically, emotionally, spiritually.
As more and more business clients were coming to me to help solve their business issues, did I realize that the majority of the help they wanted was not for me to fix the lack of processes they had, or the marketing programs they had in place, or the operations of their company. They needed help in managing and squashing the devil in their head, who was preventing them from taking the risks they needed to take, going after the deals they really wanted, making the changes they needed to make; and doing what needed to be done – in order to be successful.
They also brought me the outside personal influences that were severely impacting their business life – the family, the bills, the honey do list and more.
There was no avoiding the fact that the little devil, resting on business owners, executives and entrepreneurs shoulders, had to be squashed, or at least shrunk, in order for them to get the results they wanted from all of the hard work they were putting in.
First thing I had to convince them of is; that squashing the little voice or devil would not be easy, and it would take time. Once they got that, I provided them LEADERtips for muting their inner devil. I follow these tips daily myself:
- Set the morning alarm 5-10 minutes early than when you absolutely have to be up.
- Use that time to quietly lay there, eyes closed, and assess your physical, emotional and mental state. Start at your toes and work your way up, including your heart and your head.
- Whether you pray, meditate, or simply sit quietly, clear your mind of all thoughts (good or bad).
- Affirm for yourself (over and over) that “You deserve greatness is your world”, “This is going to be a great day!” “I am ready to conquer my day!” “The world is going to step aside for me because I know where I am going” – or any other affirmation or prayer that you may use to focus.
- Resist getting up until your heart, head and mind is clear and your body is calm of any negative, stressful, or self-damaging beliefs.
This 5-10 minutes will make the difference of you going out into the world with a major chip on your shoulder, anxiety in your mood, or heavy burden on your heart – which you can guarantee will severely impact how productive you are that day.
As you go through the day, anytime that little voice starts to rant or the devil appears, stop / breathe / affirm and then keep moving.
Because as you know – you can let those little voices and devils hold you down, keep you from succeeding, and prevent action OR you can acknowledge it, squash it, and keep moving forward and up. THAT is something you can control!
Don’t let the devil win…… pay attention to what is going on between your ears and you will be able to control anything that YOU are manifesting in your mind!
Have a healthy, productive and prosperous day!
Bernadette Boas is the ball of fire behind Ball of Fire Consulting, Ball of Fire Inc. (media/publishing) and her book Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting Bitches to Riches in Life and Business. Bernadette is a speaker, radio personality of Shedding the Bitch Radio, coach, and the Shedding the Bitch® movement leader.