It is January 2017 and many of you do not know that I have started a new job. For many years I was a video editor and honestly I was comfortable and yet I starved for freedom. Financial freedom to be exact. I started my new job back at the end of October of 2016. It was all new to me because now I am in sales. The one thing that many successful people do that I follow is that they say real money is in the occupation of becoming a salesman. Mark Cuban says “At the end of the day sales cure all.” Have you ever heard him say that? I know I have. When we all start something new, we all get either excited or extremely scared simply because you are out of your comfort zone. For me, I was excited and ready to go. However I knew it wasn’t going to be easy but nonetheless I was up for it. For many reasons, this new opportunity to make more money than I have ever made in my life was up for grabs and one of the many tasks that I am required to do is cold calling. Which by itself is challenging if you have never done it before. But once you get the hang of it and learn from your mistakes you will begin to become better and sound more natural.
Since I have started, one of the many things that I have learned when it comes to venturing out is that fear will begin to set it. Self doubt to be exact. After a while at being at my new job, I began to rethink my choice of leaving my previous job that I was once at. Thoughts bombarded my mind whether I can perform at my new job. I have to prospect and find new leads which takes a lot of time. I don’t get to take my kids to school in the morning anymore and I began to get home late at night. So spending time with my family began to go down. Thoughts of “ You made a mistake, go back to the edit bay. You were ok back there.” began to flood my mind. Let me just say that self doubt kills dreams and it will make you rethink your future. Never allow fear to steal your future away from you. You must do whatever it takes to keep your mind focused on your goals.
How do you shift your mindset to kick out self doubt?
The first thing is that you have to do is remind yourself of your WHY. Why are you doing what you’re doing? A few weeks ago I woke up with a feeling of not doing anything. I didn’t feel like calling anyone nor did I feel like being at work. Let’s face it, we all have those days. No one is immune to their feelings. You know what I’m talking about. We all have those days and it’s just part of being human. Sometimes all we need is someone to lift us up. Later on that same day, a fellow co-worker shared on his Facebook about his success and how hard it was to get to where he is currently at and some hardships he had faced in getting there. That same night I was on Facebook and I saw a Robert Kiyosaki video. The author of Rich Dad Poor Dad. He was talking about financial freedom and becoming an investor. That video and my friends post resurrected my drive that night. The reason why I shared those two situations is because it was what I needed to refuel my purpose. In my current job, I have the ability to make 6 figures. So I determine my worth. I don’t know where you currently are in life but you need to know that you need to reprogram your thought life. As I type this post out, I am reading Rich Dad Poor Dad. It is a great book by the way if you haven’t read it. As I read the introduction and the first half of the 1st chapter, my mind is exercising. You need to exercising your thoughts with reading books, listening to audiobooks, podcasts and surrounding yourself with winners. When you do this, self doubt will begin to leave your mind and you will begin to fill it with a can-do attitude. Get back up one more time. Let 2017 become your best financial, spiritual, mental and physical year!