For years I never developed a real sense of self. But once I finally hit a new low I had nothing else to blame but myself.
Why wasn’t I living the life I wanted? Why couldn’t I figure out the secret that others seemed to have unlocked? Was I lacking a clear sense of self?
Creating the life you want, in my opinion, means that you spend time with your family the way you want, you earn money the way you want, you travel the way you want and so on. This is why I love entrepreneurship, you create money how you want and shape the life you desire.
I knew all the business strategies and tactics, heck, I helped create strategies for some of the biggest brands in the world while working at WebMD as Director of Strategic Marketing. Yet, I was still stuck trying to create the life I wanted.
I tried it all and spent at least $100k before I finally took a hard look in the mirror at myself and realized I was in my way.
It was the last possible roadblock.
Imagine a dog that you bring into your house as a puppy. The dog is domesticated. Meaning it is trained to live by certain rules you teach it.
As children, it’s no different. We are told many stories – what is right, what is wrong, what we are good at, what we are bad at, what is pretty, what is not, how business and life works, how it does not work. The list goes on.
The stories that run through your brain over and over makeup what you believe and can hold you back from doing what you were born to do, forcing you to behave differently on a subconscious level.
For example, let’s say you have a new computer and it’s in perfect condition to do what it was made to do. But then you get a computer virus. Because of that virus, the computer can no longer operate as it was intended.
Despite what the truth is the only thing that matters is what you believe to be true. That is where your energy will go to create that reality.
So, it was time to dig in and develop a sense of self that would allow me to become aware of what stories programmed me and how to change those stories so I developed a new improved sense of self and get new results in my life.
Only when you develop a sense of self and become aware of the stories that dictate your actions can you start to make changes.
I believe that creating the life you want is 80% mental programming and 20% strategy.
At the time of writing this, I have done over 220+ interviews for the Change Creator Podcast. There are many conversations where I talk to experts about creating your dream life, developing a better sense of self, and mastering the mind.
I want to share a collection of favorites to help give you great inputs from other experts who will inspire you with great perspectives so you can begin to develop a sense of self and begin shaping the life you want.
It doesn’t matter where you are in your life, this type of work is required at every stage of success.
These are in no particular order. Take the time to listen carefully and understand the powerful advice they share. This is key to reshaping your world.
In this collection of interviews, we explore the self as part of the journey towards transformation and success in our lives. Each interview offers a different part of the puzzle with each expert sharing their best advice to help listeners shift their perspective so they can become the next version of themselves.
Listen closely and you’ll hear common threads that will start to click and make a difference in your life.
When you start playing any of the interviews it will make a link to the show notes available.
If you find this collection inspirational, pay it forward to someone you know who could benefit too.