Do you know how to play the game of business or is it playing you?
You may have heard the term, “you will never outperform yourself image”. This can be a really tough reality to face. Meaning that what you deep down believe about you and your worth will and does affect your outcomes.
Here is a simple example from many women in business – not asking for the sale. This is not because you are not capable of uttering the words out of your mouth. Of course, you can. It is more about the perception you have of yourself. How often do we stop ourselves as we are concerned of the rejection (or perceived rejection). So we reject ourselves before someone else can.
This inside game we play turns up in many many ways. It can also be using work as an avoidance strategy or I have to work really hard to deserve to be paid well. The perception we have around our worth and money can be a big one for woman. Learning that it is ok and safe to earn as much or as little as you like.
Money comes from the basis of exchange. When we provide a solution to a problem, we received compensation in return.
Another mindset block can be overwhelmed, procrastination and fear of doing it wrong. So when we are in overwhelm, what is the way out? Take one small thing and complete it. Break the task down into bite size chunks that you can confront. It does not matter what the one thing is, it just matters you take the one thing and complete it. We can also use overwhelm as an excuse to not get what we need to done. Another potential trap.
“Money comes from the basis of exchange. When we provide a solution to a problem, we received compensation in return. “
Procrastination – why can I just not do what I want to? Eat the frog and do it first. One of my best tips from my athletic career was to procrastinate on my procrastinating. What do I mean by that? When my mindset would get in the way (fear or whatever) I would say to myself – ok thank you for protecting me, I don’t need you right now. I will come and get you later if I need. I would then go and compete, and by the end of it, I would forget about it.
Business is a different game to being an employee. You need to employ yourself into your business, and if your attitude is negative that day. Fire yourself, and then re employ yourself with a better mindset and attitude. Work on yourself as much as you work on your business, and your world will change.