…loves to read.
Any books really, but particularly self-development, business, nutrition, recipe and dictionaries (you can blame my mum for that one!)
I’m also happy that if I can get just one key tip from a book, be it a quote, one good recipe, a new way of thinking, an idea or an understanding then it was money and time well spent.
So this week I am chuffed with having found a golden nugget of a paragraph in the book ‘Psycho Cybernetics’ by Maxwell Maltz.
It’s a self improvement book written in the 1940s.
The author was a plastic surgeon who observed that some people were able to change their lives completely after plastic surgery whereas there were others who, despite transformational operations, felt that they looked the same and their life was just as miserable.
He started to work with his clients on their self image rather than their physical image and this book was born.
It’s the powerful stuff that much of the more recent NLP, self analysis and improvement has come from.
The book is in-depth and useful with techniques for improving your self esteem, however towards the end of the book is an anecdote about a man he met who explained himself with the phrase “I’m the kind of person who…” and Dr Maltz said that this is, in basic terms, the very nub of the self image idea.
We behave in a way that we have trained or accepted our self image to find acceptable. So if you say “I’m the kind of person who can’t lose weight” — that’s what you get, your self image will find ways for that to be constantly true.
Likewise if you say “I’m the kind of person who can’t sit still” — I bet you don’t!
I realised that I’d been saying to myself “I’m the kind of person who doesn’t have time” … not for anything specific — but everything I hadn’t done.
I’ve now reverted my thinking to a previous thought process of “I’m the kind of person who exercises every day” and I have, and of course I feel better and it’s been a doddle to do because I am now reminding myself (even whilst lying in bed this morning) that I am that kind of person.
What kind of person have you convinced yourself you are?
Where would you like to change? Ask yourself what you’ve been telling yourself as a mistaken truth that can be changed with some new thinking?
If you are the kind of person who takes too long to make a decision and misses the boat then I’ve decided to extend our 6 Week Feel Good Challenge by one more week.
I was avoiding half term as many people use that as a week to go away, however I am going to open it up to you.
- Start Monday finish 5 June.
- Unlimited sessions.
- Weekly meal plan.
- Regular emails.
- Guaranteed that you’ll feel better in 6 weeks (may even lose a clothes size)
- £127 (inclusive of VAT)
With our first intake in their third week already we are hearing some great results from getting into smaller jeans already, to sleeping better, feeling fitter, having more energy, coping with work stress better and improved digestion (don’t underestimate the I-feel-much-better factor of having a poo each day!)
Click this link to get sign up…
Have a great weekend!
Off to read my next book 🙂