Today is Sunday (in case you weren’t aware!)
That’s a day I most often spend the majority of with my family.
My parents live in the same town, and I bring my children over to their house for the afternoon, just to spend time together.
So it had me thinking about family, and why I do what I do.
My childhood was very (very) normal.
My parents are still married.
My mom stayed home until we were school aged.
I went to public school, then college.
What I imagine to be a very typical life.
We weren’t rich and we weren’t poor.
And I’m not complaining about any of it.
I think my parents did very well.
I’m grateful for them everyday, and they still help out a lot.
But my upbringing resulted in some programming that I’ve found myself struggling against.
That’s why the mindset stuff is so interesting to me.
I start to see where my mindset hinders my work and behavior.
And that’s part of the reason why I’m a personal development junkie.
I read a lot, and lately I’ve been handing Nightingale-Conant money for audio programs as well.
Of course I want to improve my current situation.
That’s certainly a motivation.
But there’s a bigger reason as well.
I have three.
But it’s not because I want to make money to buy them crap, or have a big house that they can hide in, or cater to their every whim.
See, I want to do something bigger than that.
If you have children, you know that they pick up a lot from you.
Beliefs, attitudes, habits.
Don’t get me wrong, they are their own people, but it’s impossible not to be influenced by your surroundings to some degree.
So here’s the point:
I don’t want to instill any of the same limiting beliefs that I have in them.
I don’t want to give them stuff…
I want to give them the mental tools to do whatever they want.
To understand that your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.
To know that you can choose how you react to anything.
To not have money hang-ups.
And that’s why I invest in my own personal development.
And sometimes it seems like there’s a lot to be done!
Working this stuff out for myself was part of why I wrote Get Yourself Unstuck.
It’s a mere $17 investment to help move past some of the mindset challenges that are holding you back.
If you haven’t purchased it, check it out (and if you have purchased it, please send me your feedback, I’d love to hear it.)
I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday.