When you think about investing in yourself, what immediately comes to mind?
For a lot of people, it's PURE F**KING TERROR.
What will happen to me if I don't pull this off?
If I don't make the cost of the program back?
If I fail and embarrass myself in font of my family and friends?
If I quit my job for nothing?
If I'm not capable of building my own business?
If I lose everything and start begging on the streets and lose everyone who loves me?
If this is you, don't be embarrassed. Brains have a CRAZY way of spinning things out of control and getting your fears so tangled up that it paralyzes you from doing anything. I've been there.
But that's the thing: It's all in your head. It's not reality - instead, it's an illusion that you've subscribed to. Which means that your reality is actually something that you invented in your mind.
Think I sound crazy? Alright alright, let me explain.
Let me give you an example. When I was 22, I moved into the cheapest Tel Aviv apartment I could find. And it was a shithole. We're talking 5 bedrooms with 1 bathroom. Walls falling apart. No air conditioning or heating. Outlets that regularly sparked on us. A complete mess.
So, the question is obvious: Why would I live there?
Because in my mind, I was totally freaked out by the idea of spending money on a nice apartment. I was scared that if I lived in a better place, I wouldn't be able to sustain it. I'd run out of my cash quick. I'd have to move back into my parents' house in California. I'd turn into a total loser. I'd lose direction in my career. Ultimately, I'd be the least worthy person on the planet.
And at the time, I was sure that my fear of money was a reality. So, I bought into it and stayed in that apartment for almost two years.
But then, I decided to start thinking differently. I started to think positively and turn every negative thought into an awesome opportunity. Why? Because I had a feeling deep down that my thoughts would actually turn into my reality (and it turns out I was so right).
For example, instead of saying to myself "I'm SO STRESSED about getting the money together for my rent this month", I would say "I'm SO PUMPED to help my clients this month and make BANK while I'm at it".
Instead of saying "`I'm SO FREAKED OUT to start my own business because I'm SURE I'll fail", I'd say "I'm SO EXCITED to share my knowledge with the world and grow my personal brand!"
And instead of saying "I want to hire a coach but I'm SO TERRIFIED that I won't be able to pay the $10K loan back," I switched it to "I'm so ready to prove to EVERYONE that I can pay it off within TWO MONTHS of doing the program" (which I did, and then some).
And when I started changing my thoughts and screaming positivity from the rooftops about whatever was scaring me, I THRIVED.
I moved out of that gross apartment and moved into the nicest apartment I've ever seen in Tel Aviv (and pay for me AND my boyfriend to live there). And you know what? I'm SO HAPPY that I live there and that I NEVER stress about rent.
The result? I started making WAY more money because I truly BELIEVED that every situation in my life was opportunity to kick ass, and the results I wanted followed. Every. Single. Time.
So, if you're thinking about Success Accelerator, instead of saying to yourself "What will happen to me if I don't pull this off?" switch it to "I'm so excited to see REAL results from this program!"
Instead of saying to yourself "What if I don't make the cost of the program back?" switch it to "I'm so ready to triple or quadruple my monthly income in just a few months!"
And instead of saying "What if I quit my job for nothing?" switch it to "I'm so pumped to discover what I'm really capable of when I step out of my comfort zone and truly believe that I can do anything."
That's what I did. And it worked big time.
Here's what it comes down to: Fear lives in the future. But the thing is, we can't predict the future! It's literally all in our heads! So why are we freaking ourselves out about something that hasn't even happened?! It makes no sense!
All we can do is take positive action now and trust that the results we want will follow. If you do that, I guarantee that they will.