The Phrase That Pays: Part 1

The 4th quarter is the new 1st quarter when it comes to mapping out goals and creating a plan.

As we roll into conference / goal setting season I wanted to share a phrase that has made a huge difference. If you are like a lot of people (me included) these events can be inspiring and overwhelming all at the same time.

The act of dreaming bigger is inspiring. The daily act of creating it can be daunting. Creating something bigger means you have to do different things and think different things. It’s natural for thoughts of “How do I do that? or What do I do now?” to creep in.

Here’s a trick that I learned from a hmentor of mine that has made a huge difference anytime I catch myself slipping into doubt or overwhelm:

Start each question with: What if….

  • What if it works?
  • What if it’s easy?
  • What if it’s fun?
  • What if I have everything I need right now to accomplish the goal?
  • What if this is the perfect time?
  • What if I know exactly what to do next?
  • What if I can make great money and take time off?
  • What if the perfect clients show up at the perfect time?
  • What if I have an amazing support team that makes things easy?

Can you feel the energy shift with each ‘what if’ statement?

For me it instantly shifts me out of overwhelm / I have to do everything myself / I don’t know what to do / I’ll never figure this out – to…

This could work / this could be fun / I can do this.

Try using ‘what if’ statements as you go through your day, especially when doubt creeps in.

Notice if you feel any different? Does it change how you show up? Does it affect what you do next?

What if statements are powerful, and I’ve got one more to share with you next week.

Until then…

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