Happy Tuesday Confident Lady,
This week we had an awesome guest on the podcast, Jessica Rodriguez who spoke about overcoming the fear of "you have to work hard if you want to make money". Today I want to briefly dive into this lie with you, as I know so many of us have felt this way at one point or another.
Here is my word of wisdom for you ---> Hard work does not equal success.
I've done some research on this topic over the years of owning a business. Most 7 and 8 figure earners do NOT have formal education in what it is they are selling today. What brought them there was determination, grit, and BELIEF that it could be possible for them. If you encompass this belief that you CAN get there, you are not going to need this post because making money doesn't look hard to you.
Most people don't believe they can get there, because they don't think they have what it takes to work "hard enough" to get there. What if I told you that it didnt have to actually be hard? That we are conditioned as a society to believe that you must work HARD in order to earn something.
You must study hard.
You must interview hard.
You need to do everything you can to prove yourself at that internship.
In order to launch that business you need to work around the clock and burn out.
These are lies. When we tell ourselves we must work hard, that's what life brings us. I know this firsthand because I've been one of those people. Thirty years of my life I was told I had to work hard and I needed to prove myself. Once I realized that THIS was the problem with people NOT succeeding in business, boom, the business blew up. I was seeing people do #allthethings just because they felt if they didn't the business dream couldn't possibly work.
So how the heck can YOU shift out of this limited thinking and begin believing life didn't need to be so hard?
1. Read stories of successful entrepreneurs who overcame this lie. I did this and found that these people worked hard for years to eventually uncover the secret to success was staying in a positive mindset and only doing what feels good in business.
2. Begin replacing "this is hard and I don't have enough time" with "I am given only what I am capable of handling and I have plenty of time for the things that matter most to me". I did this and it was a GAMECHANGER. Again, it sounds easy + simple AND it is easy + simple to replace these words. What we water grows. Change your words (even before believing) and see your thoughts begin to change. Change your thoughts and see your behavior change. Change your behavior and see your CORE beliefs change.
3. Visualize what your life would look like if it were easy. How would you spend your day in your business? What would you say NO to? What would you do more or less of? Now go and act as if. Pretend your life and business is easy and run it that way.
4. Lastly, only do what lights you up even if it feels too easy to work. Give me 90 days of you JUST doing what feels aligned and come back and tell me how your life and business has changed. Guys, it's easy breezy. I DARE you to try it!!
Did this hit home today? Do you struggle with thinking you NEED to work hard in order to succeed? Comment below and share with me! If think you might be ready to get some support with this, shoot an email to me at email@example.com and we will chat about some ways I can support you in getting confident in what is already within you.
If you want to hear more of my morning discussion, make sure to head on over to my YouTube channel to check out the video I did on this topic as well!
And catch Jessica's episode all on this topic over on the Podcast HERE!!!
Blessings + Abundance,