What is empowerment?
What is personal development?
Is it the same as personal power?
It is reasonable to say that we now understand the relationship between mind, body, emotions, behaviour and actions.
In my view, it is probably easier for men to feel empowered and exercise personal power than women. This, in essence, is due to the bias against women in all kinds of areas.
However, empowerment for women comes down to the same thing – understanding your boundaries, choosing to be self-sufficient, and taking control.
Of course, we also recognise that change is a constant and therefore virtually unavoidable.
Since we realise that we are at liberty to learn methods to create the change we want, this puts us in a powerful position.
We can change almost anything we choose, and at any time, providing we are serious about learning the techniques of change.
Accepting there are areas in our lives that need to change and deciding to take action leads directly to empowerment.
Perhaps it boils down to the way in which we control how we process our thoughts and emotions because these actions fundamentally affect the way we choose to behave.
Empowerment involves accepting you have control over your life.
Your thoughts, your beliefs, your values are the drivers that determine how you feel and the way in which you decide to act.
If you want to empower people, you need to encourage them to take personal responsibility for the choices they make.
Empowering people in this way can be really fulfilling.
We do have free choice and we need to exercise this to experience the joy of empowerment.
Of course, coaching and mentoring is always vital, and it is just as crucial to get the right coach.
You might want to improve specific areas of your life and get better results.
Whether it is in your career, relationships, financials, family, friends, spiritual, or just to extend your skill set, then the right coaching will help you to set and get a new confident direction.
To give yourself the best chance to succeed, you could seek a Personal Breakthrough or look seriously at Transformational Coaching to make this happen; the crucial point is to take the necessary action and Get Going!
Your internal dialogue is the voice of your mind talking to you.
We all have a voice inside us that affects the way we think about success and failure.
And it never shuts up, even when you’re asleep.
It pays to pay strict attention to this self-talk.
Often our self-talk sabotages our thinking and causes our behaviour to produce inappropriate results.
Sometimes it becomes necessary to turn the dialogue off to give yourself a break.
What are you listening to?
The voice could be delivering an encouraging message; perhaps to try something new, or it could be fear-based, which can result in holding us back from situations where we feel we are likely to make make mistakes, or even to make a fool of ourselves.
In this way, the internal dialogue that we keep having influences our level of confidence, sense of self, behaviour and ultimately the results we achieve.
If we constantly subject ourselves to self-talk we should consider using it to our advantage.
How can we do this?
By eliminating our negative thoughts.
It is important to realise that success flows from confidence and self-belief.
For example, sales training alone may not be sufficient to get the results wanted.
The tools we use, such as NLP, and the ability to hypnotize through hypnotherapy, coupled with advanced communication skills will make your life so much more enjoyable.
Being able to get into the right emotion, having skilful mind control and being able to consistently display the appropriate body language will pay huge dividends.
Imagine how these skills will impact your confidence, success and sales!
So if we replace the negative talk that the mind gives us with positive talk we can change our world.
Each time you find yourself saying something negative, stop and think of something much more pleasant.
In fact, there is almost always a positive spin we can put on any situation.
If you continue to do this then slowly you will feel a surge of confidence as an unhelpful habit is converted into something beneficial.
If you discipline yourself to keep on practicing this, your belief in your capabilities will strengthen and lead to success. Thus you will be inspired and inspiration is vital.
If we accept that a lack of confidence will affect personal motivation and that motivation can only truly be activated by ourselves alone then a problem might arise.
If we can turn it on we can just as easily turn it off and ignore what we need to do.
One important aspect of promoting self-confidence and a confident sense of self is the notion of association and dissociation and how they can be used to alter the way we feel in any given moment.
When you associate you see, hear, feel, taste and smell an event in your mind, as if you’re in your own body and actually re-living the experience.
By contrast, when you dissociate you see the event as if you were on the sidelines and you can see yourself in the picture.
This leads to a simple fact:
To become confident, and inspired to really motivate yourself you need to become adept at associating into an event.
The majority of people who find have difficulty with their confidence and are uncertain how to motivate themselves tend to dissociate.
Try this for fun:
To transform your negative thoughts into positive beliefs for better living and a more confident life you can:
Observe where the internal voice is coming from and decide upon its location.
Go back to a situation in life when you were confident in yourself.
Imagine yourself in that situation again.
Remember what you felt, saw, heard and said to yourself as if it were happening in the present moment.
Also try to recall your tone of voice.
Monitor the changes between your usual voice and voice you used in that situation and see whether your voice was louder or softer, whether it was clearer and easier to understand, or whether the tempo was different.
Then put this new more confident voice in the location of the old internal voice.
Go back to all the negative statements that you tend to repeatedly use.
Perhaps this includes statements such as:
“I am not confident”
“I’m hopeless at public speaking”
“I can’t complete this task”
“I’m not very good in relationships”
For all of these statements create some positive reverse statements:
“I’m always confident”
“I enjoy speaking in public”
“I can complete virtually any sensible task”
“I will have a great life with a loving partner”
Continue with these positive statements and suggestions using your new more confident inner voice that you now have.
At a future time when you find yourself talking negatively to yourself, take a deep breath and stop.
Repeat all the positive suggestions in your mind at least three times.
Continue with this until it becomes your established habit.
Eventually you will start believing in this new positive internal voice and the negative suggestions will no longer affect you.
When you keep telling yourself that you can’t do something, you actually lower your self-esteem.
The more you believe something is possible, the closer you will get to accomplishing it.
Practice makes perfect, so practice these steps constantly.
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Why not be the person you are capable of being?
Our techniques will assist you to change your behaviors and beliefs so you can fully enjoy your life and take on any challenge.
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