This past long weekend was one of rest, relaxation, reflection … and spending hours in silence practicing one of my favorite pastimes: Boating on the Chesapeake. (I even tried my hand at crabbing!)
Being on the water … doing nothing but navigating the waves and allowing my mind to clear … it was the perfect peacefulness I needed in preparation to deliver MY absolute BEST for the 336+ business owners <grin> who’ve made plans to coach with me for 3 solid days later this month!
Tickets are 96% sold out, AND given the growing awareness that the full responsibility for the outcome of our fortune and our future is entirely our own, it’s really no surprise that more and more entrepreneurs are determined to give themselves EVERY opportunity — every fighting chance — to succeed.
For my part: I’m always excited about helping people make more mo.ney — and what I’ve got planned for you at The Millions Within: Manifest Your Marketability is exactly why I’ve been so successful at teaching others how to package and fill high-end services & VIP programs for maximum pro.fit.
So get ready: It’s time to “break the back of lack” & truly BE powerful!
Today we’re breaking open Secret #5 in my “7 Mindset & Manifesting Secrets of Multimillionaire Entrepreneurs” …
This is what realizing your awesomeness really looks like …
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P.P.S. My personal “Welcome!” to our many new readers who are joining us through my “Art of Success” and “Golden Touch” audio series! You’re going to be challenged through my mentorship to continuously step up in your personal growth & to be powerful in the creation of your personal mo.ney miracles. Stick with me. I promise to guide you to a deeper appreciation of your own “awesomeness” than you ever thought possible!
Secret 5: Personal Responsibility
Responsibility is the Key to Your Power
Growing up, many of us were taught to blame others for our feelings, problems or the situations in which we found ourselves.
People “made us feel” upset or angry. Our parents blamed each other or the government ~ or us ~ for problems they faced.
They passed on to us the message that we have no power and no responsibility. And that message was communicated over and over in various ways.
Just turn on the news for five minutes and watch blame being leveled at everybody else for every problem.
It’s no wonder that people feel disempowered to do what they need to do.
They don’t realize that they have the power and control right now to put themselves in a situation such that nobody else is responsible for their income, how they feel or the size of their business.
No one is responsible for any of that but you.
In order for you to realize that power, however, you have to take it.
You have to take responsibility for every thought you think, every emotion you feel, every action you take and every result in your life.
If you do that, you will be able to create whatever you want and break free of limits that are holding you back.
No longer will you feel buffeted by what other people say or do. No longer will someone else control your well-being.
Instead, you will hold the keys to your prosperity and happiness firmly in your own hands.
That also means you can’t make excuses or blame others for your problems.
Taking responsibility is not the easiest thing in the world to do. It requires discipline and introspection. But it’s well worth the effort.
What Taking Responsibility Looks Like
Let’s say somebody cuts you off in traffic, and you get angry and curse at them. After you realize you did that, step back and say, “That person did not make me feel this way. I chose to feel this way based on what that person was doing. Why am I doing that? Why am I choosing to feel this way?”
Even if you don’t understand precisely why you responded the way you did, by turning your attention back onto yourself, you’ve taken back your power.
Here’s another example: If you ask most people why their income is not where they want it to be, they’ll talk about the economy or gas prices or somebody who’s competing with them.
They’ll make excuses.
If they want their income to rise, they need to say, “I don’t know why my income is not where I want it to be, but I do know, at some level, I’m creating this. My job now is to accept responsibility for this situation and find out why I’m creating it.”
Do you see how powerful that would be?
They would be taking the reins of their income away from something they can’t control ~ rising gas prices ~ and controlling their income themselves.
Listen, blame is like a blindfold. It prevents you from seeing the truth. Take off the blindfold and the reality of your situation is visible. Now, that reality may not be pleasant, but at least you can then take action to change it.
As long as you’re blaming others, you’re blind; you’ll get nowhere.
When I started taking responsibility in this way, I found complete liberation. My relationships improved, my business started to grow rapidly, and I no longer wasted time making excuses, blaming others or caring so much what other people thought.
I took responsibility for all of it and got down to my work.
I’ll give you action steps in a future article, but you can start taking responsibility right now for every thought, emotion, action and result.
Begin with your next thought or emotional reaction, and see what happens.
Keep taking responsibility and it will set you free.
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