Monday, July 6, 2015

Independents: Todays Kudos & Encouragement (Monday 7-6-15)



Good Morning Independents,

In the Spirit of the 4th of July and our recently celebrated Independence Day, I have taken this AWESOME article I found by Anthony Iannarino and tweaked it a little to focus in on our business. It’s a bit longer than normal, but that’s what happens when I’m given too much time off. (haha)

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

We may be free. But we still have to free some part of ourselves. Free the mental constraints that stop us from becoming all we can be. And no one can do it for us. Here are some examples of the beliefs that restrain us, and the causes that should impel us to separate ourselves from those beliefs. 

Fear: It is necessary to separate ourselves from the fear that prevents us from acting and going after the self-generated business we know we can get.  The fear that prevents us from living our purpose, that dissuades us from making our contribution and that keeps us from becoming the best version of ourselves. This fear has kept us from realizing our full potential.

Entitlement: It is necessary that we free ourselves from the sense of entitlement that would have us wait for someone to give us what we want. If we do not have enough business/appointments, then we must pursue them ourselves. This sense of entitlement has prevented us from doing what we should right now be doing.

Apathy: It is necessary that we stand up and walk away from the lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern that has kept us sitting on the sideline while our game is being played without us. This apathy has kept us from passionately engaging in activities that can change our family tree. Today we can separate ourselves from the part of us that we’ve allowed to be pessimistic or cynical and throw ourselves instead into that one thing that is our mission.

Victimhood: It is necessary that we separate ourselves from the belief that we are somehow a victim, that we are limited by whatever appointments are given to us. This victimhood has caused us to look outwards for excuses instead of inwards for answers. 

Learned Helplessness:  We must separate ourselves from our desire to believe that we are helpless; that we lack the power to bring our dream to life, that we lack the knowledge or that we lack the resources. Learned helplessness has provided us with excuses we have used to resist what is calling us.

Judgment: We must free ourselves from the fear of being judged by others. Many will oppose our freedom, believing we should know our place. Some will fear that our growth will mean that they will lose our love, our friendship. Some will take shots at us because our success can only remind them that they still haven’t separated themselves from their fear, their sense of entitlement, their apathy, the comfort of their victimhood, and the safety of their learned helplessness.

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