Posted: 1st February 2016
By Tracey Nixon from Plum EssenceTherapies
January, so far, has been a time of some stress for me. Yes me, she who helps people to reduce their stress and to manage their stress, managed to get stressed herself. It was all about awards.
But, only for a while because I was able to put into practise, some of my own teachings.
The cause of my stress was having to promote myself. Mainly to talk about myself and tell others why I deserve to win some awards. Yikes!
I have some exciting and nerve-racking moments coming up in February, because I was able to push myself out of my comfort zone.
Firstly I wanted to be part of a programme called iGrow, a high-level intensive programme available to a small number of businesses with aspirations to grow. As this is a Government funded programme, available to only a select few, there was an application process to complete. I had to make a written application, a tweet and a video, basically stating what I wanted and why I was worth investing in. You can see the video on YouTube here
Secondly, I have been nominated for a business award – Networker of the Year. As part of the second stage of the nomination process, I had to write, in 400 words, why I deserve to win, including giving examples of how I have successfully connected people and which networking groups I run. (Strange how the above video mentions networking quite a lot and yet it was made before the nomination was announced).
Naturally, I had moments of doubts when applying for the above two awards, especially when I saw who else was applying for the growth award and who else had been nominated for the business award. But, I’ve had my Belief Change and Empowerment Coaching training. I am also a certified practitioner and all I had to do was put my training into practise. It was time to put the ‘What If’ scenario into action. And, as is always good in these cases, I called upon some business buddies to support me. After-all, if you want to achieve your goals and dreams, you have to ask for help.
Do you have thoughts and beliefs that stop you from getting in the way of achieving what you want, your goals, dreams and aspirations?
If so, give me a call. I would love to take you on the journey of changing your beliefs, changing your life for the better for good and then continuing the journey with on-going mentoring. After all, if you watch my video for my iGrow application, you’ll see that’s one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made – not having a mentor earlier.
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