The Mindset Shift: How to Overcome Self-Sabotage

For International Women’s Day, I wanted to cover what I see as the biggest obstacle for a woman in business.

As a woman coach or consultant who’s likely facing difficulties in making consistent progress, it’s important for you to know that you are not alone. Many women have a clear idea of what they want to achieve and how to achieve it, but for some reason, they struggle to take the necessary action to make it happen, at least not consistently. While this is a common experience, it is something that can be worked through.

So, why does this happen?

The reason is quite simple, even though it may not be immediately apparent. Action is driven by our subconscious beliefs, not our conscious thoughts.
This applies to every aspect of your life, including your business.
As Henry Ford said:
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
If you believe that you’re capable of achieving your goals and that you deserve to do so, you will be more likely to take the necessary action to make it happen. On the other hand, if you have doubts or fears about your abilities or worthiness, you are likely to unintentionally sabotage yourself. This can take many different forms, such as being afraid of failure or feeling like an imposter who doesn’t really belong in the business world.
When I first started my business, I did a brilliant 5-Day challenge run by coach Jacqui Jagger who asked us:
“What does a successful business owner look like to you?”
I immediately saw a middle-aged man in a suit! I was completely unaware of this subconscious belief until this point, so it’s no wonder I didn’t feel like a successful business owner!
To overcome subconscious roadblocks and start making progress in your business, it’s essential to shift your mindset and change your beliefs. This involves creating a new self-image that reflects the confident and capable person you truly are.
There are various ways to achieve this, including working on your self-talk, visualisation exercises, affirmations, and other mindset-building practices to become aware and shift your beliefs in a small but mighty way.
It’s important to note that mindset work is critical to your success as a business owner
Having a good idea or a solid strategy is not enough – you also need the confidence and belief in yourself to take action and make it happen.
To help overcome doubts and fears, I provide a proven mindset programme within my Business of Coaching programme to upgrade beliefs and eliminate roadblocks. When mindset has been addressed, all the strategies, concepts, formulas, scripts, templates, and playbooks required to grow your business can work.
By making a conscious effort to transform your mindset and beliefs, you can overcome the hurdles that hinder your progress and gain the success you rightfully deserve.
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Hello and welcome! I’m Joanna Lott, and I’m passionate about empowering qualified coaches like you to build brilliant businesses.