Who, not what, is holding you back?

Who’s holding you back? You already spend time thinking about what you want in life, but how often do you consider why you have yet to achieve what you want? What is your barrier to what you need on your route? Maybe your company isn’t providing...


It has been said the only thing standing between where you are and where you want to be is learning. Knowledge is a valuable tool. Don’t let your education discontinue once you have finished tool school. Keep up on new tools and new business ideas by talking with other distributors and attending the annual tool rallies and regular district/regional meetings. And you can always look for more business help on your own through the web, local library and elsewhere.

9. Fear of pain or failure

Fear has to be one of the most powerful emotions you’re facing. This can create significant momentum for change or shut you down all together, preventing any progress from occurring. How fear affects each person is going to be very different. Your fear will expand and possibly elevate and intensify to a level much greater than it actually is upon experiencing it. Keep in mind that the degree of your fear will be relevant to the change you are experiencing.

10. Relationships

The reality is you will live up to, or down to, the standards of those with whom you spend most of your time. It is in these personal and professional relationships you have found comfort. Evaluate these relationships and begin to reduce negative influences. Although listed as a final step, this is one of the most important places to begin. Through your habits, beliefs and actions, you have strategically aligned with people who influence your outcome. Ensure you are continuously looking at the relationship alignments you have created within your life. 

In reading these 10 steps, you have already created an awareness of barriers that may be present in your life. Continue to recognize that if something or someone is perceived to be holding you back that you have the absolute power to remove these barriers by knowing and following these steps every day.

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