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Your Beliefs Determine Your Business Success

“Whether we realize it or not, our beliefs have a major impact on how things go in our professional and personal lives. What we believe about ourselves, our organization, our work and the people we work with will significantly alter the outcomes we get – right down to our very success or failure. ” Ari Weinzweig

Your beliefs determine your business success. Do you know which beliefs are holding you back?

Over the past year and a half of working together, my husband and I have realized that building a profitable business requires both personal development and professional development. We have to be willing to look at our mindset and what limiting beliefs are holding us back. We have experienced firsthand where our beliefs determined our business outcomes.

Our beliefs have a profound impact on our behavior.

  • Try making sales calls if you think it’s rude to call people or that people don’t want what you have to offer.
  • Try speaking in front of a room of people if you don’t feel smart enough, good looking enough or any other enough.
  • Try launching an online program can be challenging if you believe making money online is hard, challenging or impossible.

I see this over and over with my clients. I had one text me right before a sales conversation. She was about to offer her highest priced package everywhere. The text read, “am I worth it?” “Yes,” I replied, “you are worth it!” She made the sale. Our doubts often aren’t complex but they are deep.

Being aware of them is the first step to moving through them, and shifting them to something better. Here are some tips for creating new beliefs that help you stay on the path to building a profitable business.

If you have limiting beliefs, this process can help you change them to beliefs that better serve you.

Write down your answers to these questions:

  1. Which belief do you want to change? You need to be able to see it to work with it effectively. So write it down. For example, one limiting belief you might have is: “I will never have a lot of money.”
  1. What has the belief cost you? Make a list of all the ways this belief has negatively impacted your life. Really think about it, because it helps to have as much negative ammunition to get rid of that old belief as you can get. Spend some time; it might even take a couple of days to get a complete list.
  2. What advantages has the belief provided you? Maybe believing that you could never be wealthy has allowed you to avoid taking risks. Or perhaps it has allowed you to work at a profession that’s easy for you. It might be hard to figure out what the advantages are, but they are there.
  3. What new belief would you like to have as a replacement? For example, for the belief listed above, a new replacement might be: “I can make any amount of money I set my mind to.” Be thoughtful and develop a new belief that will serve you well in the future.
  4. How is the new belief better than the old belief? Come up with an emotionally charged list of ways in which the new belief will impact your life for the better. Consider how you would feel. What could you become? How would your lifestyle change? Would it help other people around you?
  5. How can you start demonstrating the new belief today? Following our wealth-theme, it might not be the right time to plan the interior of your private jet just yet. What could you do right now? Make a plan to make more money? Start looking for a better paying job? Look for ways to invest the money you already have? Even a small change can help the process.

Here are some great examples of powerful, positive beliefs.

I have the power to change what I believe.  

I recognize the impact my beliefs have on how I feel and behave in my business. I believe I can build a profitable business.

My beliefs about myself determine my level of confidence. Whether I am beginning a new project, attending a social event, or experiencing changes in a personal relationship, how my life progresses is largely determined by what I believe. And I am blessed with the power to change how I see things.

Knowing I can change what I believe brings success into my life and business. Inside myself, I make a decision about what I think is true. But if I observe factors that do not coincide with my beliefs, I change how I view other people and situations based on this new information.

Today, I plan to embrace my power to change my beliefs.


Start Living Your New Belief

It might not be easy at first, but taking the time to complete the steps above will make it easier. Each day try to behave as if you hold the new belief. What would you wear? How would you speak? How would you view the world? How would you make decisions? How would you react to good news? Bad news?

While our behaviors determine the quality of our lives, our beliefs largely determine our behaviors. Beliefs are really the core to everything you do and become.

Beliefs can be challenging to change, as they’re frequently developed at a young age, so you might have lived in accordance with your limiting beliefs for a long time. However, with diligence and attention, they can be altered. Changing your beliefs will determine your business success.

I also know firsthand how valuable having a coach or mentor to help you uncover the origins of your limiting beliefs and support you in creating a new belief system for your current life can be. As a business leader, I know that as easy as it is for me to support others, I need to invest in my own growth and support. My biggest breakthroughs have come from coaches who have helped me to see myself clearly.

If you need support uncovering your limiting beliefs and seeing how they are connected to your business success, I’d love to support you. You can go here to schedule your “Soar to New Heights” strategy session.  During this 30 minute complimentary session I will help you to pinpoint your blindspots, get clear about what you want instead and craft some new empowering beliefs for your business.

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I am Dr. Minette Riordan. I am an award-winning entrepreneur with close to 15 years experience in marketing, sales and education. In my professional life, I am a coach, author, and speaker who is passionate about helping creative women entrepreneurs build profitable businesses. I am also proud to be a wife and mom of two teens doing my best to maintain the balance in my life and in my business. I make art, write, cook and try to find more time to work out. I am crazy about Zentangle®, SoulCollage® and poetry. I love all of the roles I play and work every day to juggle all the balls that I am holding, sometimes I drop all the balls and drink a couple of glasses of wine. http://www.minetteriordan.com

About Minette Riordan, Ph.D.

I am Dr. Minette Riordan. I am an award-winning entrepreneur with close to 15 years experience in marketing, sales and education. In my professional life, I am a coach, author, and speaker who is passionate about helping creative women entrepreneurs build profitable businesses. I am also proud to be a wife and mom of two teens doing my best to maintain the balance in my life and in my business. I make art, write, cook and try to find more time to work out. I am crazy about Zentangle®, SoulCollage® and poetry. I love all of the roles I play and work every day to juggle all the balls that I am holding, sometimes I drop all the balls and drink a couple of glasses of wine. http://www.minetteriordan.com


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