Radical personal responsibility is something every single one of my clients who’s making money has cultivated. Aka not getting stuck in that ‘woe is me’ mindset that complains about everything happening to them.
Not sure what I mean? A victim mindset says things like:
It’s not fair.
Why is this happening to me?
Other people have it so much easier.
Everyone else is making more money, why aren’t I?
You don’t understand how hard it is for me.
It’s so hard.
👆🏻👆🏻and, said with love, that’s the BS your brain will hand you that holds you back, keeps you down, and will sabotage your business success and income.
How can you turn those victimy phrases above around and step into that CEO mindset so you can show up as the boss you are? It’s always the contrary action, which in this case is taking radical personal responsibility.
Radical personal responsibility puts you back in your power and in a place of personal control over your thoughts and actions, which is everything during a time when it feels like there’s less control (you know, like starting a new business or navigating life after lockdown).
Radical personal responsibility is a prerequisite for business success, and getting that five or six-figure paycheck to match. It’s an essential ingredient to your CEO mindset, bossing up, and standing in your M-Fing power...and it separates people out online very quickly.
The truth? It’s real easy to slide out of that radical personal responsibility and into a woe is me, victim mindset. Because misery loves a little company. That woe is me mindset might keep you stuck and feeling like everything is happening to you, but it also gets all the benefits of commiseration and let’s you off the hook.
If you’re finding your mind slinking into the victim role, it’s OK. Let’s not add shame or feeling shitty into the mix. For so many people, the victim card is part of a learned pattern that’s been used to get needs met - needs like attention and connection. You know, things that you might be lacking right now.
It can be helpful to check in with where giving away your personal responsibility has served you. How has it helped you get your needs met? And, how is it costing you business and keeping you playing small?
How might adopting radical personal responsibility help you show up like a boss and get paid?
Wishing you your version of success!