Do You Believe In Yourself Enough?

July 7, 2016 Thoughts

BelieveOne of the sad side-effects of being told that you are not enough, of being bullied and of being in an emotionally abusive relationship is that you have a subconscious story that says, “other people know more than you do and that their way is better.”   This means that you have to take the time to question whether the information they are giving you is right for you at this time.  Every person is unique and has great value to give to the world.  Everybody deserves abundance and success.  That is going to mean different things to different people.  You have to know yourself well enough, and believe in yourself enough, to know what abundance and success means for you.  You have to know yourself and believe in yourself enough to know whether a source of advice is a good match for you.

This is especially hard to do when your beliefs, convictions and way of Being in the world is different to the status quo.

 Ideology Society Principle ConceptI was looking at different economic theories this morning as I know what I don’t believe in -trickle down economics- but was not aware of any theories that maybe explained how I would ideally like things to be.  Most economic noise that I hear is fear based.  It is the markets are going to crash, house prices go down, and in boom times it is the fear that the rich will get richer while the poor get poorer.  It is about separating between the ‘haves and the have nots’.  It is that growth, the faster the better is the only way we can all survive.  Too bad if it destroys the environment in the process.  Maybe it is time for us all to re-think the status quo.  We all have a lot to give.  We all have a talent.  We all have value.  Maybe we need to stop letting others determine what that is for us and to start believing in ourselves.  When you do that you open up numerous possibilities for how you can have abundance and success in your life in a way that is a perfect fit for you.

Watering Can InvestingI see a lot of marketing for coaches.  People helping coaches get their business up and running and making lots of money.  A lot of it is based on charging higher prices for fewer customers.   It is a wide-held belief that the people who probably need coaching the most are the least likely to pay for it, and the least likely to ask for it.  Then again they are the people who have probably been told much of their life that they are part of the have-nots and they always will be.  That they are not good enough to succeed.  That they are not intelligent enough, good enough or worthy enough to be, do and have all that they desire from life.  When the resource that they need is priced out of their league, both financially and emotionally, then it is reinforcing that view.  Coaching is for other people.  Coaching is for people with money, or more ability then they have.  Coaching is for elite people.   Every person is elite.  Every person can benefit from coaching and I believe very firmly that rather than work on trickle-down-economics and relying on charity for the have-nots, that there is a comfortable pricing method for every person.  The Model T or Woolworths theory.

Over the last few days I have had to ask this question of myself a few times, “Do I Believe in Myself?”  The answer is yes, I do.  I will give value to those who still don’t know that they deserve it.  I will find a way that gives me abundance and success while enriching the life of every person I come into contact with, not just those with more than enough money to spend.

Love and Light

Maryanne