Since writing last week’s visibility prompt I’ve been asking myself the question; ‘Who else needs to hear what I have to say?’
Sometimes the value of such questions is that we receive immediate answers.
Sometimes it’s that it uncovers something hidden; a fear or limiting belief.
A limiting belief is what I uncovered when I asked the question. The belief was this; I’ve already found all the best readers, students, clients and customers, so there’s no point in attracting more people to my business. They couldn’t possibly be as great as my current community and would likely cause me hassles, so really, what’s the point?
Now while I really love my community and am grateful everyday for your presence, I’m pretty sure that on a planet of 7 billion people, that belief might be somewhat flawed.
We all have beliefs like this. Stories we tell ourselves that keep us from growing our businesses or living our dreams.
Good questions can help us uncover such beliefs, and when we do, the next step is to take action to change them.
With this particular belief I’m changing it with the use of a new statement. An affirmation that describes the way I’d like to feel about expanding my community. The affirmation is this; Every day my community grows as I attract more amazing people who love my work.
That kind of affirmation might work for you or it might not. The thing about affirmations is they have to be meaningful to you so it’s best to come up with your own.
I don’t consider affirmations to be the do all and end of all when it comes to creating change but I do think they’re an important tool. If you’re paying attention as you say the words out loud, they’ll show you where you’re open to something new and where you’re closed off. They’ll direct you toward new insights and they’ll awaken you to new possibilities.
Taking action is an essential next step, and if you haven’t found yourself taking action within a month of adopting an affirmation, you can safely assume you’ve been ignoring the resistance that’s been popping up each time you’ve said it.
Repetition will help to anchor an idea into your psyche so it’s important that you’re aware of how you’re responding to the repetition. If saying the words serves to remind you of something you’re lacking in your life, repetition won’t help. It will entrench you in the lack. If however, it reminds you of where you’re headed and how it will feel when you get there, then it can be hugely helpful.
So that’s my visibility prompt for this week; to come up with a visibility affirmation of your own. Something that rings true to you and will inspire rather than entrench you in your current state of visibility. I’d love to hear what you come up with. Do come on over to my Facebook page and let me know.