One of my mentors shook my foundation last week - he put forth the premise that we are almost always playing a game with ourselves. It is an unconscious game that comes from whatever wounds we have from our past. There is the deflated game where we identify with our wound and all the ways it makes us small. Then there is in the inflated game where we go all out to prove that we are not the wound.
And let's be honest, we've all been wounded in a myriad of ways so we are likely playing multiple games when we separate from our source, our power, our presence.
Inferior vs Superior
Useless vs Over Achiever
Crazy vs In the Know
And my personal favorite and the one that when I operate on autopilot that I default to; VICTIM vs SAVIOR. I was utterly crushed after we did the exercise to determine what our game is and even at that moment I was still hiding from the truth of my game. It took all weekend for me to admit what my primary...
I am working my way thru Zig Ziglar’s ‘Steps to the Top’ and this weeks topic is ‘Attitude and Inferiority.’ Great! Something I’ve always struggled with. Reading Zig’s words, hunting the internet for wisdom, and just taking the time to ponder when I feel the most inferior I’ve come to this conclusion – Comparison is the thief of joy.
Often, we look around and compare our chapter one to someone else’s chapter eight. In the day of social media, in which we live, this is even more of a challenge, because what we see of people’s lives, is the highlight reel. More often than not, we don’t see the struggle, that goes into accomplishments. Because of this, we can often feel as though we are inferior or behind the ball.
Those of you who know me won’t be surprised that I use music to feel better. I hurt, turn on a song. I doubt, turn on a song. I feel inferior to another’s success – TURN ON A SONG!
Telling my story is the scariest thing I’ve ever done. If you know me, you’d think it would be getting up in front of a crowd. But, no. It was several nights sitting on my couch writing down my story. Let me start at the beginning.
Howard Partridge, a business coach and the owner of Phenomenal Products, Inc., asked several business owners participating in his inner circle coaching program if they would like to contribute to his next book. I was lucky to be one of those business owners and I jumped at the chance. I sat down and I hammered out 20 plus pages in just a few hours. I was excited! “I totally got this!” I thought to myself. “Writing is EASY!” I put the manuscript aside and got busy on real work…..
A couple weeks later, I came back to the manuscript and read it cover to cover. I was left completely and utterly cold. There was nothing of ME in what I wrote. I wasn’t moved, I wasn’t inspired and I certainly wasn’t...
January 1 was the start of my 23rd year in business – hard to believe it’s been that long!
People have asked me how I’ve done it and I answer by waxing poetically about the books I’ve read and implemented. As a bookkeeper, I know you need a good set of books to run your business. As an entrepreneur I believe it’s the books you build your business on that will lead to your greatest prosperity.
Everything built to last must have a solid foundation – These books are mine. (I should state that they are not in any particular order)
See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar – For more than three decades Zig Ziglar traveled the world delivering self-improvement messages that encourage, uplift, and inspire. This book has captured that wisdom in a single volume. A little dated with some of the stories – just being honest here – but I don’t care. This is a book you can plant yourself on.
There is a companion book to See You at the Top called...
The rush of the holidays has passed and a fresh new year is upon us. 2016 was a great year and 2017 is going to be even better. There are a lot of wonderful things in the works for E3, that is going to help us, help you, in bigger and more incredible ways than we ever have before! We have grand goals, plans, and dreams for this New Year and you’re looking at one of them.
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