Empowering young entrepreneurs means to provide them with the tools they need to be successful. It is essential that we teach them how to jump the hurdles that stand in the way of their moving forward toward something they want.
As mentioned in yesterday’s post there are three basic hurdles that many people have in common. The first of those hurdles is Lack of Belief: “I don’t believe I can do this.” There are many fear-based limiting beliefs that get in our way. They include fear of failing, of succeeding, of not being good enough or worthy enough, fear of what others will think of us and so on.
There are two keys to facing these fears. The first is to develop a positive attitude by making the decision to be in a positive mindset, believing that you will succeed. It’s a choice for your teens and all they have to do is make it. Attitude is one of the only things we actually have control over in our lives, we get to choose what kind of attitude we’re going to move through life with. One quote I like a lot and have as my tag line is, “Attitude is the difference between ordeal and adventure.” Another quote I like a lot is “A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t go anywhere until you change it.”
The second key is to have a game plan. Having a plan helps us stay on track and interested. A plan is like a road map that helps us find our way from point A to each point along the way.
There are three steps to take to jumping this first hurdle. They are:
- Focus on your desires. Focus on what you want and get into the feeling of what it would be like to have that desire fulfilled. Seeing your desire and feeling what it would be like are essential to believing you can make it happen. Help your teens create a vision board depicting the things they desire so they can focus on the pictures and use their imaginations to feel what it would be like to have what they desire, whether it’s a lavish lifestyle with a sports car and lots of bling and a mansion, good grades or good health.
- Focus on who you are being. Concentrate on raising the energy level. High energy equals higher and more positive thoughts which equal no fear. Gotta love those endorphins. Don’t worry, be happy and you won’t be afraid.
- Take action. If your teen is a person that requires structure, then have her create a routine that gets her up and moving everyday so she can get that endorphin rush and be happy rather than be fearful. Stick to her routine as much as possible so that she isn’t leaving room for doubt and fear to creep in. And encourage her to get stuff done so she can see progress and feel happy about her accomplishments along the way.
Tomorrow we’ll take steps to jump the second hurdle, “I don’t have the time or the money.” See you then.
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