What does unlimiting your beliefs mean, and how do you do it? How can we unblock our success? What are the 7 keys to success?
In This Podcast
In this podcast episode, Kathryn Ely speaks with Karen Brown about unlimiting your beliefs and 7 keys to greater success in your personal and professional lives. Karen’s critically acclaimed second book, Unlimiting Your Beliefs – 7 Keys To Greater Success In Your Personal And Professional Life has been named an Amazon #1 hot release.
We share the same mission as Imperfect Thriving is all about discovering your limiting beliefs so that you can get past them and keep taking imperfect action toward your best life.
Meet Karen Brown
Karen is an unconscious mind and subject matter expert in the field of leadership and professional performance. In her second book, Unlimiting Your Beliefs, she reveals scientific keys to greater success. She is the CEO of Velocity Leadership Consulting, an executive leadership coaching firm specializing in elevating leadership performance and impact, using behavioural neuroscience techniques.
Karen realized her own performance potential and discovered the scientific keys to greater personal and professional success by achieving a life long dream of competing in the ironman world championships at age 46. She used this model and 20 years of experience to help leaders elevate their performance. Connect with Karen on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram,
How did you get to where you are today?
I had a life long dream of competing in the ironman world championships which some say is the hardest race on the planet. It’s a 2mile swim in the ocean followed by a 112mile bike ride, finished off with a marathon, held in Hawaii which has very difficult weather challenges.
I always thought I was challenging myself in the corporate world, but what I realised was that every time I looked at the championship, I was living a small safe life doing small things I could achieve. I would cry every time I saw the ironman. This was because a part of me knew it was possible.
I thought, maybe I do have what it takes to complete the ironman world championships. But what am I going to do?
At age 44, I had never ridden a road boke or completed a marathon. But two years later, I completed and finished the ironman world championships.
What is a limiting belief and how do they block or our success?
It’s when we think or say “I don’t have xyz to achieve something”. I was in a business class when I realized that my beliefs were limiting me. They were talking about how your mind operates. It was meant to stretch and take us to the next level. I realised I had done this for 28 years with the ironman. I thought I had shielded it with other personal and professional goals.
I realized that no one is holding me back but myself. And I said I’m going to figure out how to get rid of these limiting beliefs.
I always say that the most important words ate the ones we say to ourselves for this very reason.
What is the 3 step technique?
- You have to become aware of your limiting beliefs first. What’s holding you back from achieving X? Jot everything down. Those are your limiting beliefs.
- Take that list and write the opposite of that limiting belief next to every single one.
- Carry this list with you everywhere. Stop yourself every time you hear the limiting belief, and say the opposite instead.
Each one of us has that unlimiting capability inside of us.
What are the 7 keys to success?
- Tap into the dream.
- Conquer your limiting beliefs.
- No discipline. Have the discipline to say no.
- Do whatever it takes.
- Make a decision and verbalisation.
- Hire a coach.
What is the blocking us from success?
We don’t dream big enough and we all suffer from limiting beliefs.
What is the one imperfect action our listeners can take today regarding their limiting beliefs?
Get in touch with your dream. No matter how ridiculous it might sound. If people aren’t laughing at your dreams, they aren’t big enough.
And when you do that, pat yourself one the back, celebrate the fact that you took action toward the life you want.
Until we meet back here next week. Go out and find a friend or loved one to add to our community of women striving toward our best lives supporting and nudging each other. Share the website and podcast with them and take imperfect action towards your best life.
Unlimiting Your Beliefs – 7 Keys To Greater Success In Your Personal And Professional Life
Meet Kathryn Ely
I’m Kathryn Ely and at age 50, I’m enjoying my very best life. I spent years as a lawyer and then stay-at-home mom helping others go out into the world and live their best lives. While this was very important to me, I did not realize that I was losing myself in the process. I followed all of the “shoulds” like “women should always care for others” and “taking time for yourself is just selfish”.
As two of my children were getting ready to go out into the world I realized I was lost, without my next purpose, and it was scary. So I went back to school and over the course of several years, I not only found myself, but I designed the formula for women in midlife to achieve their most fulfilling lives. It is my mission to equip as many women as possible with this design and the tools to make this chapter of their lives the best chapter.
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