“I can’t do that,” my client Beverly said.
“Really? Who makes the rules?” I asked.
In my work as an Executive Coach and the Spoken Word Strategist, I encounter clients who have allowed somebody’s limiting ideas to become their own. Often, a simple, powerful question can make the real difference.
What would my Mighty Self do?
First … who is your Mighty Self? It’s that part of you that is naturally brilliant and courageous.
On the other hand, so many of us, live too much of the time in our ego, which is made of fear.
The answer is to condition yourself to shift out of your first fearful thoughts.
I talked with “Janet,” a new author — and I asked her, “How about you ask [best-selling author] to consider giving you an endorsement for your book?”
“No. That best-selling author won’t listen to me. That author won’t care,” Janet replied.
“How do you know?” I asked.
“Well … I guess I don’t know for sure,” Janet said.
“Who is talking, when you said, ‘that author won’t listen to me’?” I asked.
“I don’t … I guess I’m thinking of my father who said, ‘You’re no good at that,’” Janet replied.
“Okay. I hear that,” I began. “We need you to connect with something else. Somebody else. Here’s a whole, different point of view for you. Listen carefully. What would Your Mighty Self do?”
Janet paused. Then her eyes got wider, and she said, “My Mighty Self would make the call and would send the email. Or reach out on Facebook.”
“That’s right!” I said, full of enthusiasm.
To Connect with Your Mighty Self, You Need a Powerful Source of Energy
Recently, I heard someone say, “This is the best day of my life.”
How about that? What would be part of YOUR best day in life?
- Who would you be with?
- What would you be doing?
- What would be so exciting?
- What would be fun?
- What pulls you forward?
Sometimes, I ask, “What’s shiny?” And then I say, “That’s your Golden Pull Goal. It pulls you forward. It’s a powerful source of energy.
How are you going to make a Best Day happen?
Actually, in my work with clients, I do not emphasize a whole day. I invite my client to create “many happy moments.” One client imagined feeling the moments of joy seeing his daughter’s delighted face—walking into Disneyland.
Your Mighty Self is Ignited by “Best Day Details”!
A Secret for a Certain Group of Individuals:
Think of someone you care about. A romantic partner or friend or family member.
What would make up the best day for that loved one’s life?
Now, you have something interesting to work with and to create with.
Some of us are hard-wired as a “for-the-team” person (that’s my term). That is, you’ll do much more for a loved one than for oneself. If that’s you, put that truth to full use. By this I mean, you connect with Your Mighty Self by tying something great for a loved one with your business goals.
It can be as simple as “20% of every sale I make goes to my daughter’s college fund.”
Or … we’ll launch this new product and devote a portion of the income from sales so I can take my wife on that Alaska-cruise she wants so much.
Your Mighty Self is about Positive Possibilities and Shaking Free of Fear.
If your first thought arises from fear with: “I don’t know how to do this. Even if I try, it will fall apart” … then condition yourself to have an Empowered Second Thought.
Such Empowered Second Thoughts can be:
- I can learn whatever I need to learn.
- I can adapt and come back stronger and better.
- I have a Mighty Purpose and I’m strengthened by the Good in the Universe
My friend, you are NOT stuck.
You do have new opportunities ahead.
You can focus on Your Mighty Self.
Years ago, the song belted out by Mighty Mouse included: “Yes! I’ve come to save the day!”
Make your day better.
Remember … What would my Mighty Self do?
Then take empowered action.
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