Season 3 – epiBLOG 16:
I have two sets of a deck of cards. And no, I’m not going to talk about the game of Poker or Go Fish. The decks that I’m talking about are special – at least to me, anyway. They offer little nuggets of inspirational wisdom that encourage me to think about how I view myself in relation to the rest of the world.
About a month ago my fiancé bought me a deck of The Power of Now: 50 Inspiration Cards and a deck of I Can Do It cards created by Louise Hay. She couldn’t help but notice that I’m a huge fan of the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, and thought I would appreciate the daily reinforcement of healthy energy flowing through and around me. She was right. I was open.
Each morning before I start my day, I pull out one card out of each box in order to place them on my desk so that I can look at each quote all day long while I work. This has become part of my “Morning Focus” routine.
Today’s topic is a discussion of the quote: “I now deserve love, romance, and joy – and all the good that Life has to offer me.” — Louise Hay
I’m sure the words “love” and “romance” stood out to you the most, and conjured up feelings about dating and any romantic relationships that you’ve had or currently have. Part of being content – genuinely happy – in life is having healthy and loving relationships in many different capacities. However, that is not what I’m aiming to focus on today. The part of the quote that says “I now deserve… all the good that Life has to offer me” is what stood out for me and what I want you to direct your attention to.
Remember, my blog is about helping entrepreneurial artists. How often after a million rejections later do you experience feelings of not being good enough?
You may say that you want success, but then deep down inside you might start siding with your skeptics who don’t believe you have what it takes. You might agree with them, despite your many attempts to argue with people about how great and talented you are.
You bury the feelings of doubt and inadequacy, but they are still there as you continue to move forward superficially acting as though you are making things happen.
The truth of the matter is, every time you move forward with an opportunity, if you’ve NEVER acknowledged and truly dealt with your feelings of inadequacy, you’re still holding onto those feelings. They most likely turned into limiting beliefs of how you view the world.
You’ve subconsciously created an entire story about “how hard it is to break into Hollywood as an actor.” Maybe the story you’ve created is that “I will never be the head chef because my culinary professor yelled at me” or that “no one is interested in buying my artwork.” “The music industry is dead.”
All of these stories are your own limiting beliefs about how you view yourself and talents in relation to rest of the world.
I’m not saying that challenges won’t come your way if you no longer have limiting beliefs. What I’m saying is that you can experience a lot more success in your life if you stop creating and feeding into stories that don’t serve you well.
If you’re creating these stories subconsciously, you are absolutely going to subconsciously sabotage your chances for success, and obviously not even know that you’re doing it. The stories are what help to perpetuate your own failings. They give you a reason behind why you aren’t where you want to be.
You take these limiting beliefs with you into your workshops, your meetings, to bed with you, to your desk when you’re writing your next novel, when you are stepping onto the film set for the fifteenth time, and into the music studio to record your next song.
I have been telling myself and others for years just how much I love money. That I love having money. I’ve never had a lot of it at any given time, but the little I had, I loved it. I know that even saying that “I love money” is a problem for some people. However, remove your biases for just a moment to experience another perspective.
Like I said, I’ve been saying how much I love money for years. Well, I read Chapter 16 “Your Wealth Builder” in the book The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin. I know some of you may be tired of hearing me talk about this book, but that chapter gave me one of my biggest epiphanies of my adult life.
I realized that subconsciously I hated money. I realized that I felt money disappointed me, let me down on several occasions, and was out to legitimately get me.
And even though I have the greatest father who anyone could have ever asked for, I subconsciously personified money to the likes of what I know deadbeat fathers are like based on what I’ve seen on television, movies, and in the lives of some people who are close to me.
Money was a loser that wouldn’t be there for me when I needed it to be!
I’ve been wondering why I’m not able to move to the next level as a screenwriter financially.
Why don’t reading self-help books, repeating affirmations about money, budgeting, being honest, paying bills on time, working towards my dream, going into debt for my dream by investing in professional and self-development… why didn’t any of those actions draw financial success towards me?
I’ll tell you why.
How can anything that I hate, despise to its core, and reject want to be anywhere near me?
I’m saying I want money, that I love money, but my underlying feelings, limiting beliefs, and the stories that I’ve created didn’t support drawing a life of financial freedom towards me. It only taught me that I was a good storyteller about my own failures.
It feels great to no longer have that limiting belief that I never knew I had in the first place. Are you ready to get rid of your own limiting beliefs?
Today’s LESSON is to always look from within in order to figure out the best way to move forward with your career.
FUN ASSIGNMENT: Read Chapter 16: “Your Wealth Builder” in The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin. This will open up doors for you on a whole new level.