Welcome to 2014!
Before we get started together this year, I recommend we look at one CRITICAL thing.
How is your MIND SPACE?
THE NUMBER ONE indicator of your success this year, is the level of self-confidence you have going in!
SO, let’s take a look.
On a scale of 1 – 10, how confident are you that you will meet your goals this year?
If you are anywhere below a TEN, let’s take a look at what might be happening and churn up some ideas to whip your confidence RIGHT UP THE SCALE!
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First, let’s take the advice of Jack Canfield. Instead of asking ourselves how we are going to move from a 5 to a 10, we are going to ask ourselves – “Hmmmmmmmm…..why so high? Why am I as high as a 5?”
(You will find some interesting things about what you DO feel good about).
Next, we are going to continue to take the advice of Jack Canfield again and ask “What would it take to move me up to a 6?” No need to jump all the way to the 10. This answer will be much more informative and much more actionable.
Now, look to see what might still be an open, gaping wound from the previous year (or even previous years).
If you’ve lost your swagger, you probably got a good swing (or two or three) to the face with a (hypothetical) two-by-four. Perhaps you missed your quota last year. Perhaps you came in at number 3 when you were sure you were headed for number one. Perhaps you lost that DEAL YOU HAD COUNTED ON to a competitor at the last minute.
Take that two-by-four moment and confront it. Can you see clearly WHAT happened and WHY it happened?
Often, when you look straight at the problem, you can see where YOU had a hand in the negative outcome. Find out if you can forgive yourself . The good news is that if you are the one who caused the negative result, you are also the one who can get the positive result in the future. Huzzah!
Some things you CAN’T control. It is possible that something knocked you off your game and you had nothing to do with it. Take a moment and call a trusted mentor (or even a therapist) to get this sorted out – and sorted out all the way. Until you are completely restored to your brilliance and natural FANTASTIC-NESS!
Finally, play a game with some friends.
I was chatting with a couple of my closest girl friends yesterday. We all three realized that we were lacking a bit in the area of self-confidence around our goals this year. SO, here’s what we’re doing:
1) Writing down our top 10 qualities that take us to success
2) Writing down the top 10 qualities of the OTHER two of us – that WE know helps them to success
3) Writing down our top 5 accomplishments from last year – and identifying how WE made those happen
4) Writing down our top 5 disappointments from last year – and identifying how WE made those happen
5) Getting together again for a chat next week to share what we found with each other
So, what are YOU going to do to make sure you go screaming and proud and confident into your 2014 – armed with all the swagger and pomp you can manage? I would love to hear!
Love your confidence UP!
The Irreverent Sales Girl