Last week we discussed what “finding and doing what you love to do”
. After that show aired, I thought about how I should have dealt with the issue of how we “sell ourselves short” first. So this will be a prequel of sorts. You may not think that you sell yourself short, but if you dream less about what you want and could do, you are doing it. This is the reason why it is so important to discuss this topic. In Andy Andrews book The Traveler’s Gift
, the main character David Ponder is taken to a warehouse where he sees the cures to diseases and inventions that would help mankind. When he asks why these were all in this place and of no use to anyone, he was told that…
“the contents of this warehouse are filled with the dreams and goals of the less courageous…the place that never was”.
So this is why it is so crucial to discover whether we sell ourselves short by not pushing past mental barriers that we may have. In order to win in life, with your money, with relationships, etc., you have to find out what is holding you back. You have to understand the “what, why and how” of selling yourself short. In this episode, I will add this additional layer of discovery on top of what we discussed last week in “Finding and Doing what you Love to Do.
1) What do we sell ourselves short on…Our Dreams
2) Why do we sell ourselves short…Our own Self-Sabotage
3) How do we sell ourselves short…By not changing our “lenses”