Is a Seven Year Old Running Your Business?

Each second of each day your subconscious processes about 20 million pieces of environmental data. If it passed all that information on to your conscious mind, you’d be frozen in place trying to deal with it all.

Not a good situation.

The way your subconscious deals with this is to lay down rules (beliefs). If the information matches the rule, then it is passed onto your conscious mind. If the information doesn’t match, it gets discarded or filed away for a later time.

This is a good system with one glaring exception: who sets the rules?

From the time of your conception through the age of seven, your subconscious is wide open, creating rules/beliefs without any kind of filter. You end up building in beliefs that are your parents, your teachers, and your friends without any judgment about them.

These beliefs become a part of you; they feel like 100% truth.

If you never look at your underlying beliefs, it’s as if you have a seven year old running your life; acting as the CEO of your business.

I learned many wonderful things from my family, but there are many beliefs I took on that run counter to running a successful business: from being a perfectionist to not feeling safe expressing my feelings, to the very ingrained belief you must work VERY hard in order to deserve anything, especially money.

Having those as part of the (unconscious) mission statement of my business was not conducive to creating a fertile, rich, prosperous, soul-satisfying business.

I invite you to look at the areas of your life and business that don’t match with the vision you hold for yourself. Chances are, you have a seven-year-old CEO in charge. Allow yourself to get quiet and tune in to your thoughts; which are really true and which are ready to be transformed?

For each belief you are able to heal and transform, you’ll be one (or more) steps closer to creating the fertile-in-all-ways business you so desire.

Jennifer Bloome is the Fertile Business Midwife. Jennifer helps people identify and heal the blocks that are keeping them from the prosperous, fertile, Soul-satisfying life and business they desire. Ready to transform? Visit JenniferBloome.com to set up your complimentary Belief Discovery Session to begin to identify and heal your personal blocks that are keeping you from your own prosperous life.

Comments

  1. Jennifer, this was a great post. When I read this line, “I learned many wonderful things from my family, but there are many beliefs I took on that run counter to running a successful business: from being a perfectionist to not feeling safe expressing my feelings, to the very ingrained belief you must work VERY hard in order to deserve anything, especially money.” I read my own beliefs. It amazes me how much we learn and how much is ingrained in us from such an early age. I have found that affirmations have not been helping me much. I have tried many things to “change” or “alter” my way of thinking. It works momentarily, and by momentarily I mean for a few moments. I feel stuck in my set of beliefs. How did you manage to alter your way of thinking?

    • Jennifer Bloome says

      Michanty,

      Thanks for the great question. That’s the rub isn’t it? First identifying your beliefs AND being able to shift them.

      While affirmations are a wonderful tool, I have found them to not be as effective when there is a strong belief that is still lodged within our minds. The most effective way I have found with both myself and my clients is using energy work to shift at the level of the subconscious. We are able to go directly in, remove the old belief (and any supporting memories and experiences) and replace the belief with what you do want.

      This is a powerful and relatively painless way to do the work.

      At that point, affirmations become very helpful to continue to keep your focus where you want it.

      Many blessings,

      Jennifer

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