This guest post was written by Andy Drish, the Co-founder of The Foundation.
Reverse Your Limiting Beliefs in as Little as 5 Minutes
Let’s say you have a goal of making $5,000/month from your online business.
I could give you every strategy and tactic to make it happen… but it wouldn’t matter.
Because strategies and tactics don’t address the bigger (invisible) issues holding you back… which are your limiting beliefs.
In The Foundation, we guide entrepreneurs to start software businesses in six months or less, even if they have no idea how to build, limited cash to invest and zero coding skills.
How do they make so much progress so quickly? They focus on shifting their beliefs. And, ultimately, their entire identity they believe about themselves.
That is the key to rapid growth.
Today, I want to share with you the basic process for reversing beliefs holding you back.
First let’s start with the groundwork.
There are two types of beliefs: Empowering beliefs and limiting beliefs.
Neither is ‘true’. Beliefs are just beliefs. And some beliefs empower you while others limit you.
For a general rule of thumb, empowering beliefs feel light, free and exciting. Limiting beliefs feel heavy, tight and sad.
So let’s discover one of your limiting beliefs right now by asking yourself this question:
What is a goal I have? Why haven’t I reached it yet?
Take the first thing that comes to mind, it could be:
- I don’t have enough time to dedicate to it
- I don’t have the energy
- No one wants what I have to offer
- I don’t have any ideas yet
- I need money to start a business but don’t have extra to risk
Let’s use the last one as an example: I need money to start a business but don’t have extra to risk.
Now ask yourself the following series of questions.
1. Is this belief True?
Most of the time, your initial thought will be ‘yes – of course it’s true.’
Example: Yes, I need money to start a business but don’t have extra to risk
2. Is this belief beyond a shadow of a doubt true? Is it possible there is at least one person on the planet that could prove this wrong?
Example: Yes, there are loads of stories of people who have built businesses entirely from scratch… starting with no money.
3. How does this belief make you feel?
Example: When I think about this belief, I feel trapped, helpless and sad. I feel like I can’t get anything started because I don’t have any money to risk. And if I risk it and fail, I’ll be in a worse position than before.
4. What would the opposite of this belief be?
Example: I don’t need money to start a business if I am resourceful enough. And actually… not having money forces me to only focus on the high value revenue generating activities. So it forces me to be a better business person when I’m starting.
How does that opposite belief make you feel?
Example: I feel excited, light, and free to move forward again. I feel re-energized and determined to be resourceful and make something happen.
Can you feel the difference in beliefs? One belief will cause you to be stuck, likely procrastinating day in and day out. While the other energizes you to push forward and take action.
Understanding these beliefs and how they are affecting your life are the keys to creating rapid growth… and living a life where you are free.
So the next time you are stuck on something, ask yourself, “What is preventing me from getting what I want?” And take your answers through the framework above.
You might be surprised at what you find…
Can you remember a time in your journey when you let a limiting belief stand between you and what you wanted to accomplish? Share with us in the comments section below!
This guest post was written by Andy Drish, the Co-founder of The Foundation where they help entrepreneurs ‘Start From Nothing’ and build a successful business in six months. To see a real life case study of this in action, check out how Carl quit his job at Tesla Motors six months after joining the Foundation… even though he didn’t have a business idea when he started.