― Jordan Belfort
Nothing predicts your level of success
more than the story you create
about yourself and your circumstances
Do you know what your story is?
“How’s it going?”, “What’s new?” or “How’s work?” (or school, or your significant other or….)
and, more often than not, the answer we give is full of limitations, ailments, woes – or a simple cast off statement like “I’m fine”.
We don’t realize that as we are telling the story to them – we are telling it to ourselves.
The more we repeat it, the more real we make it.
Is it a Rags to Riches Tale? A Hero’s Journey? Adventure? Comedy? Drama? Mystery? Thriller? or (hopefully not) horror?
And, most important of all – Is it a story you love or one you want to throw away?
I have yet to meet someone who hasn’t heard something like: “You aren’t good enough”, or “You can’t get a job like that”, or “You have to be handsome – or beautiful – to “make it” as an entertainer” from someone they love and trust.
The problem is, we take that in and use it to create our “main character”
And when we hear things like “You’ll never get ahead”, or “Only the rich can do x”, or “Everyone is out to get you”, we create storylines that limit us.
It gets worse – since we wrote our stories – we believe them! And instead of reaching for what we truly want – we take what we have as “good enough”.
It’s time to end all that!
Is it time
You have the power. Use your eraser, and your editing skills, and write the story you’d LOVE to read!!!!
I truly love sharing what I learn with you. Watching someone have an "a-ha" moment is one of the best things in life for me.
Because I am a consummate "student" - when I find something new and interesting, I really dig deep. I study hard and then I use what I've learned to help others. (Yeah, I have gathered together quite a toolbox!)
I truly do believe in the power of "Jump Starts" and the ability everyone has to "get un-stuck." If I can do it, anyone can!
You can connect with me by email at startnewyearright (at) gmail.com and visit my personal website is: www.mariannestrait.com
I believe that every human is unique and valuable,
even if they aren't able to recognize it themselves.
I believe each and every one has the power to create a great life
once they recognize -and accept- their value.
Even as a child I've been able to help people change the way they see themselves - helping them move from a "victim" to an "owner" mindset. I help them to gain self-confidence and recognize their strengths. I've discovered that it's only when you do that, can you "get un-stuck" and "Jump Start" your life.
What drives me is helping others to succeed, to be a support system while they are taking steps toward their dream, and to watch them celebrate their victories.
The Biggest Lesson I've learned is the power of your mind. It truly does create and destroy.
It was quite a shock when I realized the power that my mindset played in every part of my life - good and bad. Discovery wasn't enough though, it still took me decades to harness this power, learn to control it, and develop a system to help others master this in a fraction of the time it took me.
Taking responsibility - even for how others treated me - was one of the hardest adjustments I had to make. To move from Victim to Owner mindset was not only difficult, it was, at times, scary.
It is a move that I am thrilled to have taken. It changed my life and it can change yours.