The Art of Believing in Yourself

Believing in yourself is one of those things that is completely in your control yet seems to allude many of us our entire lives. Why? Because there is not a step-by-step formula for success. There is not a one-size fits all answer each of us can follow and be guaranteed confidence and self-esteem. And yet, the key to believing in our selves lies within each of us. Accessible in every moment of every day.

Our thoughts about our self are the main force behind our beliefs.

Are you aware of what are you saying to yourself day after day? In each moment? Are you aware of the conversations going on in your head? Are there other people talking to you (in your head) – such as your parents, your boss or partner? Are you repeating the same negative statements to other people over and over again?

Taking control of the conversations with yourself is the first step to believing in yourself.

Believing in yourself is an art because the journey to knowing you will achieve a goal or successfully accomplish a difficult task is different for each of us. And it requires you to be creative. To look at yourself and your beliefs differently.

Untangling the knots

Imagine your thoughts, that incessant internal conversation going on in your mind, as a big ball of string all tangled up. Each string is a statement or conversation thread. Your job is to first recognize a string, pull it out and separate it from all the others. And then determine if it is your string or not. Is this statement true? Is this me talking or someone else? Do I choose this string for me today? This string may have served you when you were young, but no longer does today.

YOUR strings are the truth about yourself. They are loving, kind, supportive statements and beliefs. They are your true Spiritual self, which is never unkind or unloving.

Other people’s strings are knotted up in your ball. And there are strings that you have taken as yours but do not speak and know your truth. Your job is to evaluate each string and make a conscious decision to keep it or not.

In order for you to believe in yourself you need to not only master your thoughts, but ensure your beliefs support you and aren’t tearing you down at every turn.

Fresh Tracker John Allcock shares on the Fresh Tracks podcast that “awareness gives us the power to realize we are choosing to listen to negative thoughts and the choice to choose positive thoughts”. The art of believing in yourself requires some introspection, examination, and trust.

Curating the awareness of your thoughts, your beliefs, your intentions is how you begin to believe in yourself.

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Understanding Universal Law

Discovering your beliefs, particularly beliefs that don’t support you in creating Fresh Tracks, is an important part of changing the results in your life.

When looking at beliefs we must start at the beginning. Where do we come from and what are we made of? It’s important to understand we all have access to the same tools and come from the same substance. How we use this substance is what varies and is why some people seem to achieve their goals easily while others struggle. 

One of my favorite quotes is by the great teacher Thomas Troward. He said “Principle is not bound by precedent.” To me this means that just because I have always gotten a certain result—such as never making more than $20,000 a month in my business—doesn’t mean I can’t make more than $20,000 a month in my business (precedent). Most of us can easily agree with this.

The subtlety in this statement is: what does Principle mean?

Principle is Universal Law, and to create our lives with intention we all need to know, understand, and master what IS possible. What is Universal Law? What is Principle and where am I following it and where am I not following it?

Universal Laws cross all religions and are spiritual truths by which we all live. They are simply truths.

If you are struggling to create a change in your life, or certain parts of your life are not working, you are struggling because you are not following a Universal Law correctly.

If you don’t even know what they are it’s hard to determine if you are following them correctly!

Why are Universal Laws important to know and understand? Because many of our beliefs (both conscious and unconscious) are not in alignment with Universal Law. In fact, some of our beliefs contradict the laws and that is why understanding these may be the most important thing you learn and study right now.

Be open to the fact that if you are not receiving a result in your life it is because you are not following a Universal Law. Yet you might be doing what YOU KNOW TO BE TRUE. And what you know to be true may be wrong.

Recognize where you have a belief that is not in alignment with a Universal Truth, and then see where this untrue belief is stopping you from creating what you want in life. Following this process is a game changer and can make creating your Fresh Tracks effortless!

About Kelly Robbins

Kelly Robbins is the producer of the Fresh Tracks with Kelly Robbins podcast and the author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks.

A proven leader, master communicator and teacher, Kelly’s 17 year track record helping others catapult their lives and careers by creating Fresh Tracks is unprecedented. Today she helps others live their divine purpose, experience life as a fun adventure, and trust their next step always.

Kelly has a masters degree in Communications from the University of Denver and is a licensed practitioner with the Centers for Spiritual Living.

 

Not Earning What You Think You Should? Three Secret Tips for Using the Law of Compensation Correctly

Wouldn’t it be great if you could make as much money as you want, whenever you want? To have the ability to simply wish upon a million dollars and make it so? Immediately.

Unfortunately, most of us are not there quite yet. But don’t despair! The key to improving our finances and any other way we are rewarded is to understand and correctly implement the Law of Compensation.

Ralph Waldo Emerson says in his famous Law of Compensation essay, “Every act rewards itself.” What this means is when we do our tasks the best we can, we bring out the best in ourselves. When we become too large for where we are right now, we will then draw something larger to us, which might be more money, more love, more confidence, etc. (The Law does not limit itself to money alone as compensation.)

What’s important to know about the Law of Compensation is that we cannot draw something bigger to ourselves until we first become larger. It is our responsibility to become larger and continue to grow. We can do this by using the Law of Cause and Effect and implementing “causes” in our life that will lead to the effect we seek.

It is the order of nature to grow.

Scientists tell us that the Universe and everything in it is growing and always has been. It is the order of nature to grow and expand. Each of us is designed for progress and growth because it is the nature of human beings to grow and expand. If we are not growing we are dying.

Just as a crab molts and sheds it outer shell, we must do the same as we grow. Yet we often resist this personal expansion! We hang on to old friends, jobs we don’t like, beliefs that are no longer true for us, and even our faith that no longer serves us. We resist releasing old friends. We idealize the old times, the old us, not believing we can recreate the amazing times of the past.

The truth is when we do this we don’t grow. In fact, we impair the Law of Compensation. We can’t make more if we don’t become more. We can’t become more if we are hanging on tightly to the old.

Here are three steps you can take to use the Law of Compensation more effectively:

  1. Do you give more than we are paid for? Examples include going through the motions of projects and doing what’s required but not having enthusiasm or caring about the results. Doing what’s expected and nothing else. You can counter this by being fully present in the moment and completing tasks with intention for positive outcomes. These are just two ways to break through the monotony of repetition or boredom.
  2. Implement causes in life that will lead to the desired effects. For example, if you desire to double your income, the possibility needs to be there that it can happen. If you are working the maximum number of hours a day at a fixed rate, the income has no opportunity to change. There needs to be a definite plan, along with the demand and expectation, to make more.
  3. Evaluate what you are hanging on to that needs to be let go. You can use your intuition here and trust what comes up – even if you don’t like it! Go through friends, jobs, homes, foods, lifestyle, spiritual practices, religions. Anything that comes up is game.

The Law of Compensation is an obedient Law. It is important to remember that we cannot draw something bigger to ourselves until we first become larger. No one will do this for us, and it requires us to be self-motivated, maintain a sense of urgency, and take repeated action.

Fresh Tracker Lori Evaluates her Belief in the Source of her Financial Security

Lori is a realtor and has worked part-time in the field for a few years. Her main source of income is a passive income stream she set up several years ago, and she relies on this weekly check to cover all her expenses and pay her bills. Any other income, including her real estate income, she considered extra.

The real estate clients she worked with came to her without much effort. She enjoyed working with each of them and really considered it play rather than “work”. She also only gave a small part of herself to this endeavor, not taking much risk and not playing full-out at the same time.

Lori’s confidence in her passive income stream was beginning to waiver, and she considered getting a job to replace the consistent income she relied on each week.

Within a month Lori was offered a job. She was asked to ‘name her salary’, they wanted her badly. She meditated on it and wasn’t sure she actually wanted the job, so she offered a high number she didn’t think they would accept. Which they did.

Taking time to consider her options and working full-time, even with opportunity for growth and expansion, didn’t feel right. It wasn’t appealing to her. Trusting herself she told them no. She offered an alternative to work four hours a day, part-time as a contractor, thinking that would solve her problem. They accepted that offer and she still told them she wanted to think about it some more.

Lori shares that there was something not feeling right about working in this way. While she really wanted the steady and secure income, she was hesitating. She meditated deeply on it and asked her intuition what to do. She decided again, not to take the position and offered them two other qualified people to consider.

Lori realized she had a belief that to be financially secure she needed job or committed paycheck. She was putting her faith in controlling HOW the money came to her rather than focusing on the Universal Principle of the Law of Supply and knowing that the money would come to her.

Lori set an intention that she would build her real estate business so she could live exclusively on that income.

That very week Lori received two new real estate clients!

Lori asked and trusted her intuition not to accept the job, trusting in her next step. Lori didn’t know exactly how she would meet her goals of consistent income and replacing her passive income stream. She did listen to herself and take what seemed to be an illogical step at the time, yet trusted what she knew to be true for her.

Overview

Belief – Need a check from a company or outside source for steady income/financial security.
Practices leading to change – Strengthened intuition through meditation practice. Examined belief in where money comes from. Her belief in supply.
Universal Law in play – Law of Supply
Intention – Increase income from existing passive income stream (weekly check) and real estate career.

The Universe Doesn’t Need a Contingency Plan

The Universe Doesn’t Need a Contingency Plan
And neither should you

It seems like the smart thing to do, to have a back-up plan. Juuuussst in case.

A contingency plan, or a plan B, is, in reality, holding you back. It’s you planning not to succeed. It’s giving yourself an out.

Plan BThe fact is when you make a decision, a decision with a true commitment, you close ALL the doors except the one you are choosing. There is NO plan B.

When you do have a contingency plan you hold back just a little bit. It might be so subtle no one but you knows about it, yet, that slight holding back, that prepared plan B you have in your thoughts, prevents you from going all out for your goals 100 percent.

We all make decisions every day. Some are bigger and have more effect in our life than others. We don’t make a right or wrong decision. We make a decision and then make it the right decision.

You make your decision the right one. It’s a commitment and an attitude.

I just interviewed J V Crum III, author of ‘Conscious Millionaire: Grow Your Business by Making a Difference’, who made his first million by the age of 25. He came from a poor, rural family and still managed to accomplish this huge feat. How did he accomplish this goal by such a young age?

He made the decision. And get this – he decided when he was 5 years old! He tells his story during our interview on the Fresh Tracks podcast, which I recommend you listen to – it’s amazing the power of a 5-year-old boy’s determination to always have money for a candy bar.

Your word is law and sets everything you ask for into motion

Your word is law and you must speak it with the full force and energy of the universe behind it. Your goal is to train yourself to know without a shadow of a doubt that what you declare is true and to believe that when you do make a decision or a statement, what you say happens. Because your word IS law.

However, you are not putting the full force of the universal energy behind your decisions if you have a contingency plan. That is not your word in action. That is “I will give this a try, yet, if I change my mind, if it’s too hard, if I get bored or something new and exciting comes along, I can always opt out. I’ll have this plan in place for that option.”

That attitude is not tapping into the creative force of the universe. You appear to make a decision for your greater good, but really you are just dipping your toe in the water.

If you have made contingency plans in your business the energy of that is going to come across in your marketing and in your sales results. It doesn’t matter how hard you try, or how hard you work, that energy of ‘I’m heading for plan B if this doesn’t work out’ is always going to be there.

How might a plan B look?

  • I’ll try this for six months. Then I’ll go get a job if I don’t make it.
  • I’ll pay for this a little bit at a time – even though I can pay in full. This way if I change my mind I’m not out the money.
  • Only doing the parts of a training course you like
  • I’ll keep working until I have my income replaced
  • I’m going to stay married (in unhealthy relationship) until the right person comes along.

Your homework – eliminate all your contingency plans. Put yourself into creating your Fresh Tracks full force. Your success, and your knowledge that you CAN create whatever you set your mind to, depends on it.