DECIDE is not a “feel-good,” cheerleader book, but one of both tough love and practical actionable steps. Jim ‘s willingness to share the nitty-gritty, tough moments fear and uncertainty as well as hope in his own business journey make DECIDE a must read for every entrepreneur!
Jim’s wisdom and business expertise has helped me not only grow my business, but DECIDE to finally write my first book. If you are feeling stalled, stagnant or just plain scared, this book is for you!
I was privileged to be interviewed for this book and as an added bonus for you, here is an excerpt from the chapter on Head Trash.
Head Trash Will Hold You Back
Head trash is real, and left unchecked, it can be a real business crippler… or killer. The remedy is the same as if your kitchen trashcan were overflowing with garbage and “smelling up the joint.” The solution? Easy, take out the trash!
Because the problem of Head Trash is pretty pervasive among entrepreneurs, I asked members of my Dream Business Mastermind to take a few minutes and share their stories of Head Trash so you will know that you are not alone in your own struggle.
Brad Szollose, consultant and best-selling author of Liquid Leadership, shared this with me: ‘…This head trash isn’t really conscious, but it becomes a gut feeling. You feel stymied or that you can’t move forward.’
Susie Miller, speaker, author, and The Better Relationship Coach shared her words of wisdom about head trash and how it affects you:
“What we believe and think about takes root. What will other people think about me is a big question we all have. It’s a driving force in a lot of our lives. What I tell clients as a coach and counselor is that first of all, most people aren’t thinking about you.
They’re thinking about their own insecurities and head trash. Worrying about what other people think of you is allowing them to dictate your future. You are allowing them into the driver’s seat instead of you sitting there.
“I’m a firm believer in affirmations, but not the Polly Anna, pie-in-the-sky statements because our subconscious mind can actually work against that. I believe in framing it as being in the process of becoming that which we want to become. For example, ‘I’m in the process of becoming disciplined and consistent to grow my business and move it forward.’ Or ‘I’m in the process of building my savings account to buy a boat or invest in a vacation.’
These types of affirmations don’t create an argument with our subconscious brains but challenges it to reach those goals and move beyond.
“We also tend to only visualize the end. I teach people to visualize the process. Visualizing the end isn’t enough… you have to visualize yourself doing the thing that will get you to your goal.”
Everyone has fears but what separates most entrepreneurs from highly successful entrepreneurs is their ability to DECIDE to push through and step out into a space and place that may be uncomfortable… But guess what – all BIG growth happens outside your comfort zone.
If you want to move forward in your business then get this book, grab a pen and follow Jim’s advice – you will be one step closer to achieving your dreams!