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The Road to Riches is Paved Through Personal Development

When your little voice is speaking to you, your future success depends on listening to it

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The majority of my posts have dealt with the darker side of our little voice and the effect they have on our thoughts and actions.

I’ve gone on at great lengths to explain how most of our internal programming was put into place years, if not decades, ago. Parents, siblings, teachers, bosses — they’ve all played a part in forming your thoughts.

Everything I have written about so far has led up to these four main components:

  1. You need to first recognize that there is a little voice (or several) in your head

  2. Next, you need to gain the ability to step outside yourself and look at the voice objectively for what it is, acknowledge it then question it, admire it or hate it, but ultimately detach yourself from it if you want to move forward

  3. Third, assess where it came from

  4. Finally, apply the appropriate little voice mastery technique to reprogram it

How to be a great professional

Many years ago I was working with a massive insurance provider in the Pacific Northwest. I was speaking with the vice president when he said something that has stuck with me ever since.

I asked him what he felt was the most important skill needed to be a great salesperson, manager, or professional. He said that, in all his experience, he has found that “the people who make the best professionals are the people who are most introspective about their actions and motivations.”

I pressed him further and he explained, “People who are willing to look inside and question themselves, to question their motives, to question where they’re coming from, to assess where they are, and even challenging their long held assumptions, they’re the people who have that ability to move on to greatness.”

So simple, yet so powerful.

“What a bunch of nonsense”

I hear this all the time. People dismiss this line of thinking as “over-thinking” a situation, or taking it too seriously or personally, but here’s the truth—great leaders are able to make meaningful change to themselves in order to assume greater roles.

They take action at a higher level. This puts them in positions to make bigger decisions. And even though they make mistakes, they understand that’s how they learn.

It’s scary to question yourself and try to understand why you do the things you do. The answers you find aren’t always easy to discover. It forces you to become more personally accountable and responsible for your thoughts and actions.

But the result is uncovering a tremendous amount of power. This can then prevent you from experiencing dreadful thoughts of denial, blame, justification, or ignorance. You not only become 100 percent responsible for you and your results, but the world around you, as well.

The Road to Financial Development is Paved Through Personal Development

This strategy has been the living mantra behind my success, Robert and Kim Kiyosaki’s success, and many other close friends. While the majority of people I know get tired of the introspection, we never gave up. We continue to spend thousands of dollars, and countless hours, improving ourselves so we can better serve others.

It gives us more clarity and strength to lead people to their own success.

Now, I ask you to do the same. Regardless of how you serve those around you, make it a priority to question the little voices as they pop up in your head. Take time to find ways to improve yourself through personal development.

Do you need to learn more about mastering your little voice, get a copy of my book, Little Voice Mastery.

Original publish date: March 27, 2019

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