May 21

Rid Your Self Limiting Beliefs

Rid Your Self Limiting Beliefs

By Deborah Johnson

May 21, 2018

Fear, Goals, healthy habits, Inspirational speaker, mindsets, persistence, personal development, positive self talk

How's Your Self Perception?

Greg: You said you felt discouraged momentarily when you were fighting through that technical issue. What kind of head trash was feeding your discouragement? What were you thinking?

Deb: I definitely had head trash. If I am just wasting my time, I probably need to move on. What am I doing this for? What can I learn from this? I mean, that's a big one. Maybe I'm not able to learn this. Maybe I am incapable of that, but then I go back to what I KNOW. I have to combat that with what I really can do and I think, oh no, those principles are the same.

Greg: So how did you combat your head trash?

    Focus on What You Have Done

    Deb: Let's see...I have memorized hundred page concertos. I know how to do much of the technical stuff. I've worked in a studio where I've had to figure out how to record, how to import and export sound files. So now I'm just stuck on a little bit of code here? It always just stymies me because I hate to waste time.

    Greg: So the battle is, when tempted to have bad self-perception, you went back through your successful life history.

    Deb: Yes. At least I have the persistence to do it-and the tenacity more than persistence. I’ve successfully demonstrated certain skills, then developed additional skills with persistence. If I quit, I won't develop the skill at all. You have to keep going!

    Steps to Develop a Positive Self Perception

  1. Identify the head trash you are facing with what self-talk is going on in your head. 
  2. Create new Language: Take just one of the phrases in the first step and turn the negative into a positive. (I know I can learn this if I watch a few instructional videos. Instead of .... I'm not smart enough to learn this!) 
  3. Make a list of what you have accomplished. This may surprise you. Spend some time on this to include both job skills and hobbies!
  4. Apply one of your accomplishments to your positive phrase. I know I can do this because I have... in the past.
  5. Repeat this process!
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DEBORAH JOHNSON, M.A.: Provides tools for Women at Halftime to produce and execute a plan and strategy for their second half. Speaking, Concerts, In-Depth Workshops, National Media Commentator. Most recent book Bad Code: Overcoming Bad Mental Code That Sabotages Your Life and the upcoming Women at Halftime: Principles for Producing Your Successful Second Half. You can reach Deborah the following ways:Twitter:@DebJohnsonWorks • YouTube ; Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deborah.johnson; Websites: https://GoalsForYourLife.com; https://DJWorksMusic.com

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About the author

DEBORAH JOHNSON, M.A., creator of Hero Mountain® and former president of Los Angeles National Speakers Association, is an international award-winning music artist, author, speaker and National Media Commentator. Deborah provides tools to create your ideal lifestyle and work during the halftime of life, getting unstuck. You can live your second half fulfilled, focused and free! Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, she's an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy. She is also the recipient of the 2018 Women's Economic Forum Exceptional Women of Excellence Award. Deborah is the author of four books and speaks and performs in both live and virtual events.

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