The year is winding down and it's time for goal setting and looking ahead at what you would like to achieve in your business next year. This is the time to assess what is working, and what isn't working and decide what you need to change.
If you want better results in your business this year... read on.
In order for something to change, something has to change.
Have you ever tried to change a behaviour consciously? How did that go for you? If you're like most people, it didn't go very well.
All learning, behaviour, and change is unconscious.
It's like learning how to drive a car. Do you remember the first time you drove a car? You had these two pedals, and they lever things sticking out of the wheel, and which one is which again? And then you had these mirrors to pay attention to, and how do you steer this thing?
Do you remember the last time you drove a car? Did you still think of all the things you had to do, or did you just get behind the wheel and go? You might not have even remembered the drive at all. Has that ever happened to you? And yet you arrived safely. Thank goodness your unconscious mind is a better driver than you.
The first time you drove the car, you were doing it consciously. Now, you do it unconsciously, meaning you don't have to consciously think about it anymore.
By the time you knew how to drive, it was unconscious.
Have you ever tried to lose weight consciously? You probably had to think about every meal... what do I eat next? Do I have the right groceries? What are the portions again? When is my next meal? And don't get me started about eating out...
Plus, you had to think about when you were going to the gym, what you had to do there, did you pack your gym clothes... It's exhausting trying to hold all of that in your mind all the time.
And the moment life happens, which is does, poof! You default back to old behaviours of eating and exercise, or not exercising at all.
And then we think "I failed again. I just don't have the willpower".
The truth is, you didn't fail. You just hadn't made the change unconsciously.
Change at the unconscious level, happens in an instant.
It doesn't take 21 day, 60 days, 90 days... and it doesn't take obsessing over every single detail. It happens in an instant.
You have probably experienced this kind of change before too.
Something happened and POOF! You decide in that moment that you cannot live this way anymore, and in that instant, your unconscious mind makes a change and your behaviour changes.
Has that ever happened to you?
A good friend of mine used to be a smoker. And then one day, someone said to her, "those things control you, you know?" and my friend replied "nothing controls me" and put the cigarette out. She never smoked again. POOF!! Change happened in an instant.
Another friend of mine was getting dressed one day and her favourite jeans wouldn't do up anymore. She thought to herself "That's it! I am losing weight right now!" POOF! Change happened in that instant and she began to lose weight. She didn't have to struggle through it though... her behaviour just changed. It was easy for her to make the right food choices that supported her health, and to start exercising regularly. In her words she said "It didn't feel like work. It just felt like my new life".
So what does any of this have to do with your business? It has EVERYTHING to do with your business.
What you do in business, how you interfere in your business, how you make decisions, how you react to things... is all unconscious behaviour.
Right now, you have a way of doing what you do to create the results you create.
And maybe you want to make more money, increase your profits, be more successful next year... and maybe you said the same thing last year. And the year before.
And nothing changed because you didn't change.
And it's not that you failed! You just didn't make the changes needed at the unconscious level.
So how do you do it?
NLP and Time Line Therapy® give us the tools to make deep lasting change at the unconscious level so that it doesn't take effort, stress and failure over and over again.
When you come to the NLP Practitioner Training you will learn a complete performance enhancement kit that will empower you to level up your life in all areas and how to coach others to do the same.
For more information on our next training, visit www.teriholland.ca/NLPPractitioner or just set up a call with me to connect.
To a Prosperous 2020!