beliefs leadership positivechange May 24, 2023

It’s quite common to see coaching clients who have very well entrenched self limiting beliefs around time and their ability to manage it, leading them to behave in ways that don’t serve them.

The majority of our beliefs are embedded in our psychology between when we're approximately zero to seven.

Most people believe your DNA is expressed, then your beliefs are embedded, then there's a whole bunch of psychological framework laid down for you, and with that you just become the person you are when you’re an adult or professional in the workplace.

The interesting thing about these beliefs and DNA that's expressed between the ages of zero to seven, is that it's like the coding of a computer.

Some of the coding really helps you as you get older. It’s responsible for you having a great relationship, being a really good leader, taking care of your health and well being.

Equally, some of the coding and beliefs are self limiting, which can stop you from being able to achieve one or more of your goals.

Our job as becoming more evolved humans and more constructive leaders is to work out which parts of our code are serving us and are helpful vs unhelpful, and to do more of the helpful behaviours and less of the unhelpful ones that are doing us a disservice and getting in our way. 

If you want to be someone who can fit all the requirements, to be someone who uses your calendar efficiently and manages time exceptionally well, but you have beliefs like, “There's never enough time”, you need to dig down deep and realise you're not achieving what you want to achieve because of the self limiting beliefs that sit beneath the top of your iceberg.

That’s when you can actually create change. There’s no point trying to change at the surface level. 

If you want to become an exceptional leader, you've got to be prepared to do the work, dig down into your beliefs, work out what serves you, what doesn't serve you, and make changes to become the most effective version of yourself.

If you're interested in these kinds of conversations and would like to start a conversation like this in your organisation with your leaders and managers, get in touch, we’d love to help.