I am sharing the introduction with you so that you will understand that I’ve been there and done that. I was the biggest scaredy cat when it came to talking to anyone! It didn’t matter if it was over the phone or in person. I wanted nothing to do with it!
My hope is that you too can stop self-sabotage, fear, and procrastination. It is one of the most freeing feelings that I know.
It was 2012. I was newly unemployed. The paper mill I had worked at for thirty years closed as a result of an explosion. It had been a very well paying job for this area. I didn’t have a formal post high school education so I felt blessed to have worked there.
It was because of the mill closure that I was able to pursue a lifelong dream.
I had always been searching for a way to bring in extra money. In 1983 I purchased information on starting an import/export business. That was back in the day of snail mail. I sent a few letters to China and got responses and opportunities to buy things to resell. But I never followed up with any of the leads.
I tried many different Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) opportunities. But I never could get myself to talk to anyone about the products I was representing. I was petrified at the thought of it.
I was on the verge of buying a building that I planned to convert into an exercise club, but I literally called the realtor at the very last second to tell her I couldn’t go through with it. (I was shaking, sweating, feeling faint, and I swear I felt like I was having heart palpitations).
I created a new way to string rugs. I thought this would finally be the thing that would allow me to make money. But I didn’t follow through with that idea either.
I could never commit to taking the next step on any project that I started.
There was something holding me back. Some fear that would grip me and throw my totally off my plans, goals, and dreams.
Thankfully, in my constant search for life’s success secrets, I found a book that really spoke to me. Jack Canfield’s’ The Success Principles.
I was only a few chapters into the book when I read something along the lines that my choices create my life.
My very first response to that was (seriously), Ah…DUH, who doesn’t know THAT?
That statement has been around forever and, to me, has always been used to refer that perhaps I wasn’t making the right choices ~ you know…like your parents trying to educate a young mind.
I read a few more sentences but I just couldn’t get that statement about how my choices create my life out of my head. Then it hit me like a bomb! I had one of those ‘light bulb, eureka, aha moments! Truly an epiphany!
IT IS TRUE! MY CHOICES DO CREATE MY LIFE!
I started thinking that, IF MY CHOICES CREATE MY LIFE, WHAT KIND OF LIFE DO I WANT TO CREATE? I recognized that it is my choice; from this second forward, what kind of life do I want to create? What is it that I want spiritually, what do I want in my relationships, finances, my career, and my physical body?
The questions started pouring into my mind like a flash flood. What do I really want to be doing with my life?
I have always wanted to be able to maintain a decent weight. I have always wanted closer relationships with my friends and family, I have always been drawn to understanding how and why things in life are the way they are. And of course, I have always wanted a home based business that would supply enough income that so my family could be secure.
All these questions needed answers!
Getting in my head…
In the past, I had tried to analyze why I would fail at my business endeavors. Why couldn’t I make myself follow-up and complete anything that I started? Is there a spiritual problem, a mental problem, stress, or just plain old lack of motivation?
Who said that?
I became interested in Psycho-cybernetics; it is the science behind understanding how my thoughts create a physical reaction in my brain?
Also, taking it one step further, where do my thoughts originate?
Who is that voice in my head and where is it coming from?
I became really aware that I am a Spirit with a body, not a body with a Spirit. I had heard this phrase since I was a child, but I never before considered what this phrase meant. The saying goes, “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear” definitely applied.
An inner awareness was becoming present. Who was looking out through my physical eyes? Who was observing from the windows of my soul? Who was talking?
What was the Spirit all about? How could I learn to listen to the Voice in my head? A Voice that has been with me my whole life, and with me not knowing or realizing the power that It has to create an incredible life.
A Presence that if listened to can teach, guide, and reveal to me the answers I need to solve any issue.
I finally understood that the Me that I hear in my head and the Me that is looking out of my eyes is the co-creator of my life. My Spirit. My Inner Voice.
…But there is another voice…the voice of the Inner Critic. The subconscious. This Inner Critic continuously attempts to keep me in the comfort zone that I had previously set up for myself.
This is the voice…the voice of the Inner Critic that this book is written about.
Here is a link if you would like to get a free guide that explains how to Train Your Inner Critic ~ Your Inner Voice ~ so you can finally Stop Self-Sabotage, Procrastination, and Fear.
Peace and Love
P.S. This free guide explains the thought process I used to build a seven-figure on-line retail business.
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