Each business is a direct reflection of its founder/s as a result of the choices and decisions made, that were based on the knowledge, values, and beliefs that they held at the time.
For example, if the founder has limiting beliefs surrounding money. In their personal life, it may show up as being constantly behind on their personal credit card payments. Then within the business, the limiting beliefs may show up as being slow in paying suppliers or the clients being slow to pay.
Increasingly Science and in particular Quantum Science is acknowledging the interconnectedness of everything. One of the first scientists to acknowledge this was the respected Quantum Physicist David Bohn who summed it up in this quote.
The people that you spend the largest amount of time with in your life have a direct influence in shaping who you are and who you become throughout your life.
One study that has been completed was to determine if one person was able to influence another person in becoming obese. The study ran for a 32-year period and was designed to detect if influence occurred and if present to measure the amount of influence occurring.
The study found that influence did occur and the amount of influence over another could range from 37%-57%. One of the determinants of the amount of influence found was the type of relationship between the two people. The closer the relationship the greater the level of influence that was found to exist.
Another significant factor in influencing was if the two people were of the same gender. If the two people were of the same gender it had the effect of increasing the level of influence over the other person.
So by choosing carefully the people who you spend most of your time with can result in having a positive or negative influence on you and by default your business also.
Are you part of any industry group or networking groups where you find that you are at or near the top of the group?
While it might feel good to be recognised and respected by the group for your level of achievement, experience, and wisdom. It can actually be holding you back from realising more of your potential.
Being at the top of a group it is less likely that you are going to be challenged with new ideas and ways of viewing things. You may not get exposed to opportunities to learn about other levels and types of success, which other high achievers experience, and how they got to experience them
So while it may sound counterintuitive, when you find yourself at the top of a group find another group to move to where you are at the bottom. This is actually going to help you grow. If you are truly driven to be an entrepreneur then you will not remain long at the bottom. You will start growing and acting differently as a result of what you are learning and being exposed to, benefiting you and your business.
Owning a business is one of the greatest opportunities available to grow and evolve personally. Whatever your limiting beliefs may be or any areas where you lack knowledge are magnified within your business. Which makes them easy to identify. It provides you an excellent opportunity to uncover and transform limiting beliefs, gain missing knowledge, or get help from people with the knowledge.
There has been much talk since Carol Dweck coined the terms Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset. These terms seek to explain the difference between two commonly held mindsets. A Fixed Mindset is when one has placed a limit on acquiring new knowledge and a Growth Mindset embraces acquiring new knowledge.
Everything is constantly growing and evolving so having a Fixed Mindset over time will result in reducing the amount of value that you and your business will be able to provide. Having a Growth Mindset on the other hand helps you grow personally and also your business. Enabling your business to provide the ever-changing additional value which your clients require.
In western countries, within education, business, culture and science great importance and emphasis has been placed on the thoughts that arise within our brain. However, in recent years western science has recognised and accepted what the ancient cultures has long known.
This is that in fact that we have three brains, we are well aware of the brain located in our head but less familiar with the other two.
Our second brain is in our heart. The Heart Math Institute has discovered that our heart has 40,00O neurons which work independently from our brain. They also discovered that the heart communicates using a mix of chemical and electrical channels. The heart is continuously sending signals to the brain to influence emotional processing as well as higher cognitive faculties.
Our third brain is our gut and it is located within the walls of our digestive system and is found to contain 100 million neurons. Our gut helps us to regulate hormones, metabolism, and blood pressure, and to process information as we sleep.
When making decisions it’s wise to gather as much information as you can to help you reach your decisions. It is also wise to listen to all three brains and include information you are receiving from all three in your decision-making process. A study has shown that by listening to all three brains improved the decision-making process and resulted in making smarter decisions.
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