Monthly Archives: July 2011

Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs are those beliefs about ourselves that limit our abilities. They are just assumptions about reality and they are not true. They seem true because we have decided they are.

Some examples of limiting beliefs are:
“I am not good enough”
“I can never be successful”
“Noone likes me”

These limiting beliefs hold us back from success, happiness and achieving our true potential.

Most limiting beliefs are formed unconsciously. When we are young, we believe what our parents and teachers say to us. If we are constantly told that we are not good enough, we believe that and it becomes a reality for us.

The good news is that limiting beliefs can be replaced with empowering ones. If you have a limiting belief that is holding you back, write it down and answer the following questions:

1. Who gave me this belief?

2. How do I feel about the person that gave me this belief? Do I respect them? Are/were they always right? What is their history?

3. What is this belief costing me on a daily basis?

4. What will holding this belief mean for me in the long term?

5. How will my life be different if I let go of this belief?

Now write an opposite belief to the one you hold and look for evidence to support your new belief. If you cannot find any evidence at all, ask your partner, friends, children, or anyone else you know and trust. If you have a coach or a mentor, ask them. You will find the evidence and you will believe it because you now have the evidence.

Start living your life with this new belief. Do things that will make you feel more confident and proud of yourself. Keep a journal and record your success.


Posted by on July 26, 2011 in Limiting beliefs


It Is Never Too Late To Start Your Own Business

Do you think you are too old to change your life and work at something you love? If your answer is yes, think again.  Around the world an increasing number of people are pursuing their passions and starting their own businesses. It is NEVER too late to follow your dreams. Many people are doing it, why can’t you?

Kay Illingworth, 52, from UK was devastated when her marriage ended after 19 years.  She found comfort in food and put on nearly 100 pounds of weight. For three years she cut herself off from the world. One day she was ready to embrace life again and decided to lose weight with the help of a dietitian. She didn’t want to weigh her portions and that is how The Diet Plate ® , the world’s first ever “Portion Control” plate was born. She patented and registered it, wrote to over 1000 dietitians in the UK and USA telling them all about The Diet Plate ® and within weeks many had requested samples. She then got on CNN Headline News. She believed in her product, took the first step and built up a brand that is now sweeping the UK. She lost her extra weight too!:-)

Hannah Van Dijk, 37, from UK was made redundant from her position as a marketing executive at an online bank. Instead of looking for another job, she decided to pursue her old dream of running her own retail operation. Less than a year after losing her job, she launched her shop The Welsh Farming Company. She now says “The shop is doing better than I could have imagined and we have now launched our online store”.

Eve Davies worked as a nurse for nearly three decades before launching her own business offering personalised tours of Britain. She was 62 years old when she and her husband Peter started to run Cambrian Routes, an award-winning specialist holiday service. Now they are planning their next two ventures: One will be taking over a shop in a wonderful little sailing village to sell water sports goods, clothing for walkers, kites and quality gifts. The other is the purchase of a holiday chalet to let.

So, are you ready to follow your dreams and make money from your passions? If you think you don’t know what you want to do, download my free report 10 Powerful Questions To Help You Discover The Work You Love and subscribe to this blog to receive notifications of my new posts by email. Remember, nothing is stopping you from creating and running a business around the work that is meaningful to you. First, find the work you love and then take baby steps to reach your goal. I will discuss the importance of baby steps on another post so make sure to come back to my blog regularly to check out my latest posts.