As a coach, one of the first things I do for my clients is listen.
Not the superficial and unthinking listening-to-respond of everyday conversation. But deep listening-to-understand – both of what’s being said and what’s not being said. And essentially, I’m listening for two things:
- Results – the things we want;
- Reasons – why we don’t have the things we want.
This duo is important because they’re mutually exclusive: we can’t have the results we want whilst having the reasons for not having them. Remove those reasons and we move ourselves into a world of possibility and results.
In my coaching sessions, there are 5 self-deceiving beliefs I hear more often than any others. See if any sound familiar to you. Consider the ways in which they may be keeping you from your success. And see if you can spot the common theme.