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Why Willpower and Discipline may not be Enough

Take Control of your Mindset

In the third part of Deb Erickson’s video course she tackles the common misconception that willpower and discipline are enough to achieve your goals.

Learn how to:

  • Notice the early signs of behaviours that hinder your progress
  • Move past mental roadblocks
  • Use in-the-moment tools and techniques to banish self-doubt
  • Shift from fear to unstoppable confidence
  • Build an unshakable belief in your ability to build the life and business you’ve dreamed of

Hey, welcome back, everybody. All right, today we’re going to be talking about why willpower and discipline might be failing you in your network marketing and direct selling business. Today, let me tell you a little bit about your conscious and subconscious mind. Now, I’m going to do a quick little demo. I’m a teacher at heart and I can’t help it, but the first thing I want to do is introduce you to your subconscious mind. I want to introduce you to my subconscious mind. I call her Hilga, but I dressed her up to look like a librarian because I want you to understand this is the rule keeper in your mind. This is the part of your mind that will absolutely positively follow the rules the programming, the autopilot that your brain set up for you when you were three or four or five, six, seven years old. So in the early years of your life, all of the rules about what’s possible for you and how you should respond and react to conflict and struggle, whether or not you quit, whether you run and hide, whether you freeze all of the ways you react to fear she is in charge because this is where your fear center lives. So your autopilot is running the show about 95% of the time. 95% of the time, she’s in charge. Now I want to introduce you very quickly to the conscious mind. Well, my conscious mind is I’m going to call her Hilga. Now, the thing about Hilga that you need to know is that she’s a wild woman, right? She’s all over the map. She has desires and dreams. She’s the conscious thinking mind. She’s the one that’s making decisions you know about what you’re going to do and how you’re going to do it and where your focus goes. Now, here’s the really scary thing about her. She has a very short attention span. She loses focus every 8 to 10 seconds, and she’s really only running the show in your life, even though she’s your conscious mind. About 5% of the time. About 5% of the time she’s in charge. But here’s what is really scary is this is where discipline and willpower lives. So if you’ve ever wondered why you don’t have a lot of discipline or willpower, it’s because it lives in your conscious mind and your conscious mind is going MACH 3 with your hair on fire.  And so because she has so little control moment to moment, to moment, to moment, your willpower, your discipline, your ability to force things to happen and focus, oh well, it could be very short-lived. So let’s put these two together, right? Because in your conscious mind, this is where your desires and your dreams live. But in your subconscious mind, this is where your belief lives. So we talked about core beliefs. Right? What we were talking about was, this, your autopilot, your core beliefs that generate the thoughts, the thoughts that generate the feelings, the feelings that inspire the emotion, the emotion that push you into and away from action and the action that gets you the results. She’s in charge. So if you want something really, really, really badly, that’s great because you got big desire. You’re what and why, losing your conscious mind, but then your belief about whether or not you can achieve it that lives in your autopilot, your subconscious mind. So in a fight who wins? 5 percent? 95 percent? It’s kind of obvious. So what happens moment to moment to moment during your day is that, as you say: I want to do this business today. I’m going to call, I’m going to call the people on my checking list, I’m going to reach out. I’m going to get on Facebook Live. I’m going to I’m going to, I’m going to. I’m going to. As you begin to identify what you want to get done during your day, your conscious mind is going, yeah, let’s do it. We got this. Right? In your subconscious mind going, ooh, that’s not going to happen. Let’s go do the dishes. We got some errands to run. There’s stuff to do. Right? I’m busy. I’m very, very busy. I don’t have time for that. So who wins? And that’s why, guys, if you are feeling stuck I’m here to tell you that your conscious mind is not staying focused on your goal at all and your subconscious mind, your doubts, your uncertainties, your insecurities, that’s what’s running the show. So if you want to create a feeling of being invincible and unstoppable and unlimited, if that’s what you want for your business, We got some programming to do. We need to reprogram the limited beliefs of your subconscious mind. All right, so here’s your assignment for tomorrow. What I’d like for you to do is I want you to sit down, find some quiet time, 10, 15 minutes. And what I would like you to do is to make a list of the habits and patterns. Come on, you got to be honest. You got to be real with me. The habits and patterns that are showing up for you in your business over and over and over again. Do you quit? Do you start out strong and you lose momentum? Or maybe you start slow and then raced to a finish line? Are you always procrastinating? Are you always making excuses? I want you to just notice how you show up in your business because guys, let me just say this it’s not your fault. It’s not your fault, because it’s your programming from your past. But it is fully in your control. Right? Now that you know you can take control, we can reprogram your subconscious mind and put you on the path to get unstuck and into incredible growth in your network marketing business. Got it! Great All right, guys. I’ll see you on the next video. What we’re going to be talking about is exactly why neuroscience is the answer to help you reprogram that subconscious mind and make sure you show up because I’m going to give you a free neuro tool.

Deb Erickson

Deb Erickson is a Master Neuro Trainer, Creator of the ICAN Neuro System, and founder of The ICAN Institute Inc., a company dedicated to helping direct sales and network marketing entrepreneurs around the world free themselves from the mental and emotional limiters that hold them back from success - shifting them into confident, consistent action, increased income, and scalable business growth.
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