People often have a money ceiling where they attain a certain level of income, and then if they make more money or achieve more than that level, they make choices (most often subconsciously) to go back to the level of comfort. By comfort, I mean what feels normal. We see professional athletes lose everything after a few years. We see lottery winners lose everything after a few years. One of the answers to this dilemma of a financial ceiling is to increase your wealth and achievement set-point.
The only way to do this is by working on your inner self and your beliefs about yourself. A good start is to look at the story you are telling about any given situation. For instance, when I was younger, I had a lot of limiting beliefs around owning my own company. I knew that my grandfather had to close his music store and without realizing it, I started telling myself the story that it was “tough to be in business”.
When I started my company over 14 years ago, I didn’t realize that I had internalized so many negative stories. And guess what? It was hard to be in business. I was stressed out much of the time.
The shift around my business came when I decided I could tell a new story. My new story was that small business is amazing and fun. Small business supports our country and neighborhoods. There are banks that support small business and there are insurance companies who specialize in small business.
I loved my new story and my company started growing. I couldn’t imagine life without my company and my clients.
Over the years, I have helped business owners and coaches get clear about their purpose in life and then making sure that purpose also matched their purpose in business. These business owners have been uncovering new gifts, talents, and product ideas. I have helped people make their dreams a structured reality. I had to change my own story first.
Note the main point here: I changed my story first, and then reality began matching my story. Just changing your story, even if it feels like pure fiction at first, has an energy shifting effect. Successful people have the ability to keep their story strong in the face of adversity and the ability to craft a new story when needed.
Recognize, today, the stories that you tell about your life and your business. Awareness gives you the power to change that story. So… what is your new story going to be?
If things aren’t working, decide today that you will choose differently. Choose a new powerful story. Choose a story that lifts you up, excites you, and makes you inspired.
Create a new story by deciding how you want the story to be- not how you are currently seeing the story.
Steps to a new story:
- Recognize that you have created a story about where you are now. Avoid blame and shame, it is merely what is, the truth of where you are now.
- Decide how you would like to be and feel. This is eye and heart-opening. You get to create this feeling by making a decision, a commitment to a new way of being.
- Create a new, better feeling story. Create a delicious new story that makes you passionate and excited about your life and business. Script it. Write until it feels amazing.
- Notice your shift in energy. Welcome to this shift. Appreciate it and savor it.
- Take one or two inspired action steps based on your new, better feeling story. It creates the best results if you take action steps right now, today. Acting from your new story.
“The truth is, while most of us know a lot about earning money, making things happen, and bringing about change in the world, only a surprising few get to have all the abundance, glory, and satisfaction this world has to offer—simply because they are the select few who consistently take action.”Jack Canfield
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Sheri Kaye Hoff, is a Transformational Business Coach known for inspiring, intuition, vision, and massive action, and being a catalyst for personal and business growth, joy, and profits in a way that is fun, relaxing, and fulfilling. She uses both spiritual and practical techniques to obliterate blocks and create transformational change. Sheri is a business, leadership, happiness, and inner game expert. She has overcome nearly dying and has made it her life mission to share the keys to happiness and success. Learn More About Sheri