As a gift to myself, I spent this last weekend attending a workshop on self sabotage. It was led by a wonderful British lady, Jaquie. She begin the workshop by asking each of us what culture or heritage we came from. My father’s side is predominantly German and my mother’s side is mostly English.
Jaquie shared how beliefs are handed down from one generation to the next and that’s why looking at our background can help us notice the beliefs which are holding us back. As the weekend progressed one of the things I worked on was my “fear of standing out” of “being visible” or “being too much” Part way through she said, “Are you sure you aren’t British?!” “You sound just like me!” She said, that most British come from a long line of serfs who in order to stay safe needed to be quiet, work hard and keep under the radar. This is passed down and now “Tada” I am the proud owner of those same beliefs. The problem is, that in order to grow my business and contribute in the way I wish to, I have to be seen. I have to stand out. Fortunately, we can choose to change our beliefs and create new supportive ones. Our ancestors handed down everything they had. The good, bad and ugly. Just as we hope our children will take what we give them and create an even better life for themselves, our ancestors hope the same for us. (or should!)
Take a moment to think about your background. What beliefs were you handed at birth and beyond? Are any holding you back and causing you to sabotage? Write down the beliefs you wish to change. What do you want to change them to? By changing your beliefs you will change your life. It truly is the key to living life with less struggle and more fun!
Have an amazing Monday!
Leanna Fredrich, Mindset Coach, Adv. EFT, Adv. Psych-K
PS: If you would like support and help as you clear old sabotaging beliefs and replace them with supportive ones email me at Leanna@amazingmondays.com. I would be honored to help.