Get Real Results, by Getting to The Root Of It

Feb 28, 2022

Henry David Thoreau said that

Henry David Thoreau said that "There are a 1000 hacking at the branches of evil, to one who is striking at the root."

Mindset is exactly like that.

We can spend a lot of time hacking at behaviors that are hurting our success and get nowhere. And what happens when we hack at branches? We are actually pruning the tree to produce more fruit! It’s super frustrating.

The reason for this is that your brain doesn’t understand no and don’t. Like right now, don’t think about a pink elephant. Just don’t. And what did you think about? The elephant.

Mindset is exactly like that.

We can spend a lot of time hacking at behaviors that are hurting our success and get nowhere. And what happens when we hack at branches? We are actually pruning the tree to produce more fruit! It’s super frustrating.

The reason for this is that your brain doesn’t understand no and don’t. Like right now, don’t think about a pink elephant. Just don’t. And what did you think about? The elephant.

The way you actually get real results is to get to the root of the issue. What does that look like?
I want to share an example of getting to the root with one of my clients. We’ll call her Pam.
Pam was in real estate. She was making OK money, but consistently underperforming her peers. She was working hard, doing all the same activities and actions, and knew it had to be a mental block. She came to me frustrated and confused about why she was doing all the same stuff, and not getting results.We started working together and learned exactly why it would make sense that her sales were low.

What we found was the root of the issue.

At 7 years old, Pam decided to have a lemonade stand. Her parents bought her the supplies and then she set up shop. She watched in excitement as people bought lemonade and her pile of money stacked up. She was so proud to actually be making money.

But at the end of the day everything changed. Her parents took the money to repay for the lemonade supplies. At 7 she didn’t understand profit margins and, in my opinion, her parents shouldn’t have done that. So Pam got upset and asked her parents for the money, arguing with them.

At that moment her parents told her that she was being bad and being greedy. Now this isn’t a huge life event by the looks of it, but her brilliant mind was downloading beliefs about money. And hers learned in that moment, and few others we discovered together, that “I’m bad for wanting money”, “I’m greedy” and “Money is bad.”

That was the root. That’s why she wasn’t getting sales like her peers.

So we pulled out that root and changed her belief about money. Money isn’t evil, it’s just money. She had a beautiful 2 year old boy and wanted to use her money to support him. She wanted him to have a good life. That’s good. And she had this gift of entrepreneurship, that’s good.

Once her mind understood that money isn’t bad, and we removed that root, all the branches of self sabotage, procrastination, avoiding sales and fear of being greedy, were gone. She was free to make money.

She sent me a note two months later that she had quadrupled her sales!! That’s what happens when you work with your subconscious mind. It’s 30,000 times more powerful than your conscious mind- some scientists say a million times more powerful.

So today, here are three questions you can begin to ask to begin to start to get to the root of any issue in your own life:

Where is this coming from?
What is the meaning my mind has made about this?
What’s the meaning I want going forward?

If you’ve been wasting any time in your life trying to get results by hacking at branches, join me March 29th for my free workshop Kick Overwhelm To The Curb. We’ll talk about a bunch of ways to get to the root for real results.

And if you know, I just need to work on this right now, message/email me. I have group and 1:1 programs to help.

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