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Unlocking the Three Common Barriers Holding You Back from Pursuing Your Dreams

Do you ever catch yourself daydreaming about the life you truly desire or the entrepreneurial endeavor you've been itching to embark on? Remember when we were kids and our imaginations ran wild with boundless possibilities?

As we embark on our journey through life, we sometimes find ourselves stuck in a rigid mindset that tells us to play it safe and avoid taking risks. We may even believe that pursuing our dreams is a luxury we can’t afford, especially if we have loved ones counting on us. These beliefs may have taken root in our minds without us even realizing it, perhaps through the constant comments and attitudes of the adults in our lives during our childhood.

Your mindset is like a personal vibe that shapes your attitudes and outlooks in life. It's like a fingerprint - unique to you and how you see the world. Some people are natural risk takers, while others are more cautious. But what's interesting is that this mindset can vary from one aspect of your life to another. For example, you may be bold and daring in your career, but more reserved in your personal life. Your mindset can make or break your pursuit of your dreams. That's why it's crucial to cultivate a positive and growth-oriented mindset that will propel you towards success.

Here are 3 ways mindset can sabotage your ability to dream big and chase those goals:

1. You think you’re too old.

They say age is just a number, and I couldn't agree more! After all, if you believe that you're too old to try something new, you'll never find out what you're capable of achieving. Of course, I'm not suggesting that you throw caution to the wind and put yourself in harm's way, but if you're hesitant to start a business because you think it's too late, then it's time to reevaluate your perspective. After all, age is just a state of mind, and with a bit of creativity and determination, anything is possible!

Need some inspiration? Look up the stories of Ernestine Shepherd and Josefina Monasterio. Both women are grandmothers who have won hundreds of trophies as bodybuilders. They didn’t let a negative mindset get in the way of reaching their goals and they started their training at ages 58 and 59, respectively.

2. You’re afraid to fail.

In this adventure we call life, there are bound to be moments of both triumph and defeat. It's like a pendulum that swings between two extremes. But let's face it, if you're too afraid to fail, you'll never know whether or not your idea was worth it. It's like a lingering question mark that haunts you for eternity: "What could have been?" Don't let fear hold you back from taking risks and exploring the unknown. Embrace the unknown and see where it takes you.

As the famous Thomas Edison is quoted as saying, “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” Edison is one of the preeminent inventors of our time and if he didn’t overcome the mindset of giving up or not being good enough, we probably wouldn’t have the lightbulb, phonograph, or motion picture cameras today.

3. You lack confidence.

Don't let the pesky little voice inside your head convince you to throw in the towel because you're not up to snuff or because there's someone out there who's got it better. Perfection is an elusive goal, after all, and competition in the world of business is a surefire sign that there's a sweet slice of the pie to be had. Whether you're looking to start a business in fashion, tech, or anything in between, competition is actually a positive signal; the key is to discover how to differentiate yourself from the others in the pack and win over your customers.

Did you know that Walt Disney was fired from his first animation job at the Kansas City Star newspaper because they said he lacked imagination? Now the Walt Disney Company assets are worth over 98 billion dollars. So much for “lack of imagination”!

My point here is that the only thing standing in the way of you and your ignited dreams! Yup, you heard me right. But don't worry, I've got some tricks up my sleeve to help you transform those pesky negative thoughts into uplifting and empowering ones. Having come from a childhood where I was told and reminded that I would never amount to shit like my father, I understand these limiting beliefs, but I have also overcome so many. You can too! Don't let your negative mindset hold you back from your entrepreneurial dreams and the lifestyle you deserve. For there are ways to transform those self-defeating thoughts into empowering ones.

Learn from my experiences, grab this free Self Sabotage Checklist to help you get started switching up those thoughts & join us in the community to learn more ways you can stop those self sabotaging beliefs and start living an ignited life! These shifts won’t happen overnight but when they do start, you’ll relish in the new freedom. Follow me on Facebook so you’ll get notifications of all the calamities! Looking to try something new and enjoyable? Need a bit of one-on-one guidance from a reliable professional? Sometimes all it takes to really understand a concept is a considerate instructor who knows how to teach at your pace.

Having worked with clients for over 2 decades, I bring a depth of teaching experience and knowledge to those who are eager to expand their minds, talents, and skills. Schedule your free Ignited Dreams Discovery call to see how I can be of service to you.

Laters, A


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