228: You Already Have the Answer
Are you looking for answers that are already there? Are you looking for signs that have clearly been present, but you haven’t given them more attention because they are not what you want to see? If that’s you, maybe you should take a different approach. You see, if you’re looking for answers outside of yourself, you’re never going to find them. Why? Because the answers are always inside of you. You just need to be aware of where and how to look.
You Already Have the Answer – 01:20
Quick question: why are you acting like you don’t know the answers to the questions in your life? Take me, for example; you’ve seen me grow my business, impact lives, and become a better human being. So, it’s fair to say there’s something I’m doing right. However, things are a little complicated on the back end of my business. I had like five different entities in my main business, which was a total mess and somehow disappointing considering how I’m a big fan of analyzing what’s working and what’s not. And that’s not all, I have consistently pushed out a newsletter every week since 2019, but I’ve never seen as many people unsubscribe from the newsletter in a single week. I knew it had something to do with the disjointed parts of my business, but I wasn’t doing anything. People saw the show, the lounge, the podcast, and the speaking business as different entities, which meant a drop in engagement. I already knew this to be true, but somehow I never did anything about it until recently.
Stop Questioning Yourself – 10:12
Not trusting yourself is one of the worst things you can ever do for yourself. I also believe it’s what’s potentially holding you back from achieving success and seizing opportunities. Yes, self-doubt can be useful when trying to soberly see through your current limitations or analyze all those half-baked ideas. But I still believe in the power of trusting yourself and your ability to make good decisions. And only when you truly believe in what you know and are capable of will you stay true to yourself. So, the next time you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot do something,’ then by all means, do it. You already know that it’s possible, so stop questioning yourself, and that voice will be silenced.
Are You Paying Attention to the Things Happening Around You? – 14:05
Are you paying attention to what’s happening around you? Are you listening to the voice inside you telling you what to do? Not paying attention to things around you means that you either don’t see their relevance or often miss opportunities that may be hiding in plain sight. All day long, you are selectively paying attention to something. So it pays to be focusing on the right things. And when something unexpected happens, take it as a sign to remember that you already have the answer. You know what to do; you just have to notice the signs and do what you’re supposed to do.