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3 Steps to Zap What’s Holding You Back

In today’s Jacquie Straight up, I am answering a question from a viewer. Susan writes ” as a female executive, I find myself saying yes more than I should and way more than I need to. This also comes from me feeling insecure about my place and value in the organization. Jacquie, please talk about self-love from the perspective of a woman’s career. Thank you!”

Wow yes, this is something that effects so many of us. There really is just one explanation for us as women feeling insecure about our place and value as executives or entrepreneurs and it’s called paradigms. Our paradigms are patterns or beliefs that we hold as a result of them being instilled in us from a young age whether it be from our parents, teachers, caregivers or society in general.

Very often we are not aware of them because intellectually we believe something different but paradigms are subconscious and they run deep. And as women we still butt up against the glass ceiling whether it’s real or imaginary. So how do you retrain your subconscious mind from feeling inadequate in the work place to a place of feeling strong and powerful, worthy and equal – and yet still feminine?

There are 3 important steps that you can take for this or any other subconscious belief that’s been holding you back.

Number 1. Set an affirmation and say it numerous times a day out loud. Schedule it in and the number of times you’re going to say it every day so that you actually do. Here’s an example of one ” I am an extension of divine intelligence. The universe is my unlimited source and supply. I am a confident and strong executive. My contribution to the company and to our clients is invaluable. I get stronger and stronger every day while remaining feminine and beautiful.” Use mine or one that works for you. Write it down and before long it will be memorized and if you keep at it, you will believe it and become it. Affirmations work but only if you do them over and over again with conviction.

Number 2. Seek out examples of strong female executive role models. Read their books, watch their Ted talks, and put their photos on your vision board. We become successful at something by emulating those who are already successful at it. Sarah Blakeley of Spanx and Sheryl Sanberg, the COO of Facebook come to mind but there are so many others. Draw on their strength and example.

Number 3. Ask for divine guidance and have faith that you are receiving it. The universe or God, wants you to be all that you want to be, so ask for guidance every morning before you head out to the office and then have faith in your intuition. That’s God speaking.

Thanks so much for your question Susan, I hope this helps. And to everyone out there, let me know in the comments below this video what works for you when you are changing an old paradigm, belief or habit that no longer serves you. I love hearing from you. If you’ve liked this video please click the like button and I’d love it if you’d share it with others, together let’s empower the women of the world to be all we can be!

  • Jody
    Posted at 06:30h, 24 February Reply

    I totally agree every paradigm comes down to a belief of worth. I have always struggled with self-confidence especially in the work place and it comes down to what I think my worth is. My advice to anyone trying to break out of a paradigm is to remember that paradigms are like bad habits they can only be broken if you do them work at them with consistently. I can’t wait to implement these steps. Thanks Jacquie !!!!

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 07:13h, 24 February Reply

      You are welcome Jody – Thanks!

  • Debbie
    Posted at 06:31h, 24 February Reply

    I have found that the easiest way to help shift self-perception is by gratitude. I find that when I start saying the things that I am grateful for in my life, it becomes easier to think of the things that I am grateful about my personality. You are what you believe.

    • Jacquie
      Posted at 07:14h, 24 February Reply

      Yes! So true Debbie – Gratitude is one of the most improtant keys to an extraodinary life!

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