By Ed Percival, Shirlaws UK Business Coach
Are you aware of your inner voice?
Have you realised how powerful it is in driving your behaviour?
Begin by paying attention to what it is telling you, and the tone of voice it’s using.
Is that the tone of voice you would use when speaking a loved one?
The champions out there probably have an encouraging, positive voice inside their mind.
The sheeple probably have other people’s scripts running, telling them how they ought to be behaving.
The Victims probably have a voice that is predicting failure and disaster.
Whatever story your inner voice is running may well become a self- fulfilling prophecy.
“ I have a really good chance of being chosen for this job”
“People like me have no chance of getting a job like this”
“ The clients coming into our shop today are likely to really enjoy their experience “
“ I expect that all we’re going to get today are time wasters.”
The most important lesson for you today is that-
YOUR THOUGHTS CREATE YOUR REALITY
The second lesson is –
YOU CAN LEARN TO CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS
So it naturally follows –
YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR REALITY
That will save you reading all sorts of best selling books.
That you have now become aware of your inner voice and decided to change your inner story, you’re ready for the next step.
Is the tone of your inner voice supporting the story it is telling you?
If you speak to others with a nagging or whining voice, how well do they respond?
- not fabulously?
Then if you speak to yourself that way, what response can you expect?
Listen to the tone of your inner voice.
Now begin to take control.
My old mate Colin Blundell, a most well read man who knows more about learning and teaching than anyone I have ever met, realised he was not motivated to wash the dishes [ he never owned a dish washer]
He noticed his inner voice demotivated him, so washing dishes always came with a struggle.
Marilyn Monroe was a beautiful woman who could adopt a very sexy tone of voice. So Colin put her voice into his mind when the time came with the line.
“ Hey Colin, how about we wash some dishes together?”
He claims that cured him of not wanting to wash the dishes.
There are times when I notice that I am holding a limiting belief then I shift my inner voice to Daffy Duck, who always sounds ridiculous to me. Then the limitations seem to have much less power and show up as ridiculous too.
Now go experiment with putting different voices inside your mind and notice the results.