Don’t Sabotage Yourself

Don’t let success slip away

We all know success takes hard work and perseverance, and if you’re still with us in this WOMB program then you were doing both…

But there’s another factor that we often overlook: mental and emotional strength.

To develop mental and emotional strength, you have to be willing to take a hard look at how you handle your life (both personal and professional) so you can discover what you do to sabotage your success so you can let it go.

There are many ways entrepreneurs use to sabotage themselves, here is just a short list to wake you up…

  1. Procrastination
    “I will do it later” is often the equivalent to “I will never do it”.

  2. Perfectionism
    Perfectionism is not a quest for the best but a path of self-abuse by the harshest voice in your head that tells you you will never be good enough.

  3. Fear of Failure
    Failure is not an obstacle, but a stepping stone to success. The more you fail, the higher your chance of reaching success if you learn from it and do not give up. 

  4. Lack of Purpose
    Every day you wake up, you need to know exactly why you are getting up.
    You need to have a purpose and plan for your life.  

  5. Distraction
    Distraction is a constant temptation, waiting just a few steps or clicks away.
    If you want to succeed you must starve your distractions and feed your focus.  

  6. Self-doubt
    Whenever you doubt how far you can go, remember how far you have come…

  7. Laziness
    Everyone wants to be rich, but they don’t want to put in the effort.
    To be successful, you must be prepared to invest time, effort, and even money.

  8. Ignorance
    The world is continuously changing, if you refuse to learn, you will be outdated.
    You need to learn, update and re-invent yourself constantly.

  9. Envy
    Envy is the art of counting another’s blessings instead of your own. The more you can focus on what you have, the happier and more successful you can become.

  10. Comparison
    Comparing yourself to others is a waste of time and energy, because… no one else is like you. Compare yourself only to who you were before and where you want to be.

  11. Blaming
    Your life, your success, your achievements are what you make of yourself.
    Blame is just a lazy way of making sense of failures and mistakes.

  12. Safety
    “Oops” comes and goes but “if only…” does lasting damage. Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. To succeed you must take chances and be bold.

A quick reminder

To stay in the program, we expect you to participate fully in the program for the coming two weeks

No stories. No excuses.

There are 2 more assignment weeks

You’ll have to do them BOTH. FULLY!

There is one LAST Hot Seat session:

  • December 8 – at 8pm

Make sure you are present.
Make sure you are asking a question.

There is one LAST bonus workshop:

  • Level Up My Business – December 22 – at 8pm

You do NOT have to join this workshop… it’s OPTIONAL.

Assuming you’re committed to complete the program till the end…

Let’s start with your MINDSET…

Are you your own worst enemy?

No one wants to self-sabotage…

Yet most of us will sabotage ourselves at some point in our lives.

Consider the following examples:

  • You want to get up early to exercise, but you sleep in instead;

  • You swear you will never watch another Netflix series again, but you find yourself binging when you are stressed or lonely;

  • You plan to eat healthier, but you order a pizza after a busy day;

  • You want to grow your business, but you can’t get yourself to do marketing or sales;

  • You promise yourself to work on your business, yet you don’t complete all the WOMB assignments as presented…

Recognizing your self-sabotaging patterns and triggers is the first step in overcoming them.

Set your GOAL for this week…

Here’s a great goal for you:

I am going to overcome my self-sabotaging patterns.

How’s that for a 5-day challenge?

Choose the STRATEGY you will use…

Here is the 5-step process you could follow in order to achieve that goal:

  1. Identify and understand the pattern
    Understand where this pattern appears and what lies behind it;

  2. Identify the triggers
    Become aware of your conscious and unconscious triggers;

  3. Consider the cost 
    What will you lose, or not gain if you continue acting this way;

  4. Clarify your values and goals
    You are more likely to commit to value-driven action than goals based on sabotaging pattern;

  5. Do the “right” thing
    Commit to an empowering action plan when the triggers are pushed next time.

PLAN your actions in your agenda…

Your next step is to physically plan this process in your agenda.

Remember – the whole purpose of the Working ON Your Business (WOMB) program is to get you in the habit of investing EVERY DAY 10-15 minutes working ON your business…

So, my suggestion, do NOT do all the exercises in one batch – but stick to the “schedule” I recommend… It will build the right habit, that would serve you for the rest of your business life.

Plan to invest 10-15 minutes EVERY DAY in the coming 5 days to follow the process above.

Now it’s time to IMPLEMENT…

Take 10-15 minutes, right now, and…

  • Day 1 – Make a list of all your self-sabotaging patterns that you’re aware of (use the list on the top of this page for inspiration, but be aware that this is not a full list).

    Post your list of patterns in the comment box.

  • Day 2 – For each one of your self-sabotaging patterns you identified yesterday – identify its trigger (or triggers).

    For example, perfectionism might be triggered by the need for approval or fear of rejection.
    Procrastination might be triggered when the task is boring, meaningless, difficult or unclear.
    Fear of failure might be triggered by a fear of experiencing shame or embarrassment…

    Post your list of patterns + triggers in the comment box.

  • Day 3 – For each one of your self-sabotaging patterns you identified before – identify the cost (or costs) you paid for it in the past.

    For example, perfectionism could lead to anxiety, depression and inaction.
    Procrastination could lead to stress, regret, missed opportunities and not achieving your goals.
    Fear of failure could cause panic attacks, not even starting a project, feeling of shame…

    Post your list of patterns + cost(s) in the comment box.

  • Day 4 – For each one of your self-sabotaging patterns you identified before – clarify the values and goal (or goals) you’re going to go for.

    For example, you could replace perfectionism with excellence and your goal could be to get a feedback rate of 9 and up.

    You could set completion as an important value in order to fight procrastination and set a deadline to complete every project.

    You could choose to make as many mistakes as fast as possible in order to conquer your fear of failure. Set yourself a goal to journal (or post a blog post) about the lesson(s) you learn from each failure…

    Post your patterns list + values & goals in the comment box.

  • Day 5 – Come up with a strategic plan how you will respond next time that one of triggers you identified will be pushed.

    For example, next time you feel you must make your new blog post or YouTube video perfect – give yourself a clear, short deadline – and tell your brain, “OK… we have xx minutes to make it the best we can… perfection is for losers…”

    Or start giving yourself rewards for every task you wanted to postpone – but didn’t.

    Share your plan and commitments in the comment box.

My commitment to you…

  • I’m looking forward to read your process and ideas below;

  • I will be there for you in the Wednesday Q&A to support you with any question, challenge or setback you encounter;

  • I’m looking forward to celebrate your progress and results on Friday.

Live fully, stay awesome,

Nisandeh

  1. Day 5 – Come up with a strategic plan how you will respond next time that one of triggers you identified will be pushed.

    My strategic plan is to have a Vison day in the 1st week of January, like I’ve learned from Nisandeh years ago. 

This will give me more clarity on purpose, vision and goals. 
With acknowledging that most of my self-sabotaging patterns are based on limiting beliefs, I’ll take these as goals for 2023 and plan them in my agenda. Will use the GTD and 1-3-5 system for timemanagement and productivity. Combined with scheduled time for rest, health and selfcare.

    When triggered, I’ll acknowledge the trigger, thank it for warning and will get back to my statement / vision document for next year.

  2. Day 4 – For each one of your self-sabotaging patterns you identified before – clarify the values and goal (or goals) you’re going to go for.


    Procrastination > Procrastination, take action fast, using GTD and 1-3-5 methodology; Just do it 😉
    Fear of failure > Let go of the old need for recognition

    Fear of success > claim expert position
    
Self doubt > Self confidence Acknowledge who I am and where I are; have to trust on myself more
    
Lack of time > timemanagement using GTD methodology
    
Lack of motivation > Redefine my purpose, goals and priorities

  3. Day 3 – For each one of your self-sabotaging patterns you identified before – identify the cost (or costs) you paid for it in the past.

    Overall: feeling overwhelmed, tired,
    * Procrastination: stress on not achieving goals and growth
    * Fear of failure: not starting or procrastinating that leads to stress and anxiety
    * Fear of success: paralyzing due of fear of visibility, relating to self doubt
    * Self doubt: holding back
    * Lack of time: feeling overwhelmed
    * Lack of motivation: feeling disappointed in myself for not being able to create the enerqy to work on my goals.

  4. Day 2 – For each one of your self-sabotaging patterns you identified yesterday – identify its trigger (or triggers).

    * Procrastination:
    * Fear of failure: because of limiting beliefs
    * Fear of success: because of fear of visibility, relating to self doubt
    * Self doubt: limiting belief; who am I to be successful?
    * Lack of time: Working fulltime, household, two kids, too little time to work dedicated and focussed on my business.
    * Lack of motivation: because of lack of time, I have lack of motivation to work on my business

  5. Day 1 – Make a list of all your self-sabotaging patterns 

    Procrastination, fear of failure, fear of success, self doubt, lack of time, lack of motivation

  6. Day 5. Action plan
    Perfectionism > Next time I will focus on customer satisfaction. The more action I take, the more I value I am able to provide, and therefore, the more my clients will benefit.
    Fear of failure > I will take a lot of action, and will learn in the process. I’ll remember, FAIL means: First Attempt In Learning. And: failing is the road to success.
    Distraction > In the morning, I’ll think and focus on my why, my vision and mission statement. And I’ll stick to my plan for the day and focus on doing the work.
    Self-doubt > I’ll work on building my self-confidence, day by day. I’ll focus on providing value. And I’ll remind myself of the benefits of my work for the client.
    Comparison > Instead, I will focus on my unique talents and capabilities. Mindset: “No one is served by me comparing myself to others.”
    Safety > Plan: I will acknowledgement of my accomplishments daily (before starting work). I will look back at my big successes in life. Because they were all the result of a “leap of faith”, that I took initially, without knowing how it would turn out. I will keep rewarding myself when a task is completed: #celebration.

  7. Day 4. Values
    Perfectionism > Value: delivering excellent quality
    Fear of failure > Value: being action-oriented. And remember, FAIL means: First Attempt In Learning. And: failing is the road to success.
    Distraction > Value: being focused.
    Self-doubt > Value: build self-confidence.
    Comparison > Value: my unique talents and capabilities.
    Safety > Value: acknowledgement of my accomplishments.

  8. DAY 5
    Strategic Plan to Respond to triggers

    I have discovered that for me, the most powerful strategy to overcome my self sabotage triggers is PRAYER.

    Therefore from now on I will make prayer a priority in my life. I will take at least one our a day to pray, to develop my relationship with God and be enlighten and guided by him.

    I am confident that prayer alone will save me from myself. However, I am aware that bad habits are overcome by new habits. So this is my strategy to replace my bad self sabotaging habits:

    1. Overthinking and self-doubt replaced by prayer, trust in God and the ”Writing my own Book” philosophy

    2. Blaming others replaced by entrepreneurial problem solving mentality

    3. Procrastination replaced by lift your weights way of living

    4. Thinking too complicated replaced by using the Idea Generator to come up with the most practical, simple and effective ways of dealing with a situation

    5. Quitting too early replaced by a deep vision match analysis and at least one year commitment

    6. Fuggy mind (sleepiness): Tendency to “escape” replaced by movement (dance and Pilates) to renergize myself and get out of the zombie zone 😅

    7. Fear to let others down replaced by good communication and the Manifesto of my sincere efforts to make the project succeed within my limitations and Life Being

    8. Distraction: Shiny object syndrome replaced by goal setting and milestones celebration 🍾

    9. Ignorance replaced by curiosity and a habit to nurture my knowledge and experience

    10. Lack of continuity replaced by constant and growing WOMB work. Visualizing the growth of fruit trees. 🙏

  9. Day 4
    What were my values ​​and goals?
    - Complete task of my to do
    - Start and finish big project
    - Lose weight in a healthy way
    - Follow up prospects
    - "Little action I want to do"
    - Want to learn about a specific subject
    - More turnover
    - More fitness and muscle strength
    - Become successful in my business

    My new strategic plan:
    - Put ideas I have for the very long term, 2024 or beyond. And not before 2023. First, actually plan and implement the plans that I have.
    - So just do and plan. And believe in what I know and what I do that it's really great even though others may think differently. That is their right. It's about me. And my business.
    - An office for myself. Much more digitally and physically organize what is really important now, what is important in the short term, what is not important and what is fun for later. Kind of ideas bin for myself.
    - Make planning for a whole year globally. Then a quarterly planning with ideas. Already how much turnover I want in 2023. And also per quarter. And immediately work out the first quarter completely with data and products. And completely worked out what I'm going to do when and how I could achieve it. Also write out this plan in a planner (just bought a physical profit planner).
    - No more bringing temptations into my home that prevent me from achieving my health goals. Here too, I will write out what I will achieve at the end of 2023 and how I will do it in the first quarter anyway in terms of nutrition and exercise. And repeat.
    - Start meditating every day. Gratitude. And see for me what the day will look like.
    - Every Sunday think ahead and plan for the week ahead. Write both in a digital agenda and on paper.
    - Much more focus on what goes well And what went well. I think this is perhaps the hardest part. And I'm going to work on that. I'll check at the end of the week to see what went well. And then I can reward myself. Not before.

  10. Day 2
    My triggers are mainly:
    I don't do something or do it too late (postpone) because it takes time, I have no idea that it makes much sense or is useful.
    And because I think I like to be alone.
    As reward.
    Because I don't feel well anyway and I think it's no use now.
    Not clear what I want and just keep going.
    Don't think it's important enough at the moment. Prioritize other things.
    I want to be liked.
    I want to hear or read that what I am doing is right.
    I'm afraid of disappointments.
    Giving myself too many tasks and to do's
    Having lots of ideas and wanting to implement them at the same time
    FOMO

    Day 3
    What did it cost me?
    That I have given fewer training sessions, which means less turnover.
    That I have become overweight in terms of weight and less energetic.
    That I failed to achieve some goals.
    That I had to pay certain subscriptions when I did not use them.
    Not daring to show myself out of shame.
    Cost me money anyway.

  11. Day 1

    Which sabotage patterns do I have?
    - Intend to do something but don't feel like it that makes me play a game, or do some Googling
    - Going to bed too late because I want to finish something or because I want to watch another Netflix series
    - Snacking in between when I've planned to really leave it now
    - Only exercise 1 x a week while I exercise 3-4 x a week a while back. I'm going to exercise less because…. (Excuses such as tired, unwell, work things to do etc)
    - I have resolved to follow up every Friday, but when it is Friday, I reward myself by having a nice relaxing day because I have already done so much and good work the previous days
    - Eating something late at night before bed even though I know it's not good for my health and my weight
    - Long to do on both digital agenda and on paper
    - Lots of stuff in a box which is important but don't look at it so I'm sometimes late with something
    - Buying an online course and not starting it
    - Buy an online course, take a few lessons and then quit
    - Canceling a subscription too late
    - Too many 'do I ever want to do something with it again' lists
    - Received a promo package to promote on instagram and then do nothing with it
    - Order products to promote for extra cash and do nothing with them
    - Want to send another follow up mail after a certain customer group and forget this
    - Put my to do tasks in my digital agenda and keep moving some of them to do later. Or even delete it at some point.
    - Postponing a webinar I want to give for months because I want it to be perfect. I want to follow a training about it myself and read new research about it, etc
    - Don't do something because imagine if I say the wrong thing or don't know something
    - Not saying or doing something because I don't like being disappointed after several nos
    - I often have high expectations and can be disappointed.
    - I always get distracted when someone walks into my house. I work at home in the living room.
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  12. Day 5. Strategic plans for my triggers

    Perfectionism. Mostly in not finishing things,
    - Having time to spend/waste
    Solution:
    It's from the clear plan on what to do when. But also to keep a list for different kinds of work. So I can always look at the list of:
    * Phone calls to make
    * low energy work
    * administrative work
    * make a client smile list
    - It happens way more when I do things for me/my business than when I work for clients.
    * "Hire myself." So set a deadline and communicate it to someone who will give feedback on my work. "Hey Mark, can you read my page later today?"

    Passivity: Waiting for the right thing to happen
    - Triggered by clients postponing meetings
    Solution: My new "dentist" algemene voorwaarden. A mistake can happen. 2 mistakes means you pay for the appointment.
    - Also a lot in working with people who do not deliver. I just hope they start to do so anyway.
    Solution: Create a ready made deliverable for these people. It's work I do once and it means I can continue with my work instead of having to wait. An added benefit is increased value for them, because they immediately see "I don't want this" and start to fix it.

    Passivity: Hoping things will turn out well
    - Triggered by phone calls to big organisations.
    Solution: I can get an assistant to do these things for me. Even on an irregular basis.
    Another thing that works great is have a list of "waiting for", that I can check to see which answers still need to come and need reminding.

    Not choosing what to work on.
    - Triggered by having a lot of open tasks.
    Solution:
    When I have a lot of open tasks, I will finish them based on time it takes to finish them. So make the list shorter asap.

    Holding back in promotion.
    - Triggered by the perfectionism from above.
    - And there is a story people are not waiting for what I have to offer (even though I have evidence that says otherwise)
    Solution:
    * Create cooperation with other people. It really supports me to go into the world together.
    * Embrace the challenge. It is actually a gift that people are willing to listen. And that I have something to offer. And every talk, phone call, chat message trains me to get better. So focus on getting better.

  13. Still have day 4 and day 5 to answer.

    Day 4 - values and strategies
    Perfectionism.
    Focus
    Focus on finishing things.
    That means reminding clients according to a schedule.
    That means celebrating finishing a task.
    And it means having clear what I want to do in a set time.

    Passivity: Waiting for the right thing to happen
    Clarity
    In life: Write down my 10, 5 and 1 year plan for life with some clear goals and consequences. And commit to it.
    Create it together with Anouk (we have a date for this tonight). We will also be using a score system similar to the resilience scores, but for all areas of life. Make sure that every monthly date on how we are doing, the score goes up a little.
    In business: Create a plan for all my goals in one place. Share it with Anouk, Wim & Mark (and the accountability group if you are in for that)
    Atm: 1. continue with youtube for a year.
    2. Pilot the Ondernemende coach january-march. If there are at least 10 paying participants for april, continue for the rest of the year.
    3. Grow my portfolio of websites to 100 in 2024.
    4. Continue coaching 1 on 1.

    Passivity: Hoping things will turn out well
    Not choosing what to work on.
    Holding back in promotion.
    Being proactive
    I hung a note under my monitor that says: Create Daily, before anything else.
    And that is what I have been doing. Before I get to client work, I am writing a blogpost, preparing a video, creating something for socials.
    And I plan to keep on doing this for the whole of 2023.

  14. Day 5

    the most important thing for me is to break an action in little steps and start with one.
    What help is to make time for it.
    Presure keeps me from being in the moment which keeps me away from doing
    timemanagement as a way of taking care of myself. Without being the middle of the universe...it's all about me.
    taking care of me makes it possible to take care about others.

  15. Day 3. The costs
    The cost are many. Perfectionism: losing precious time that could be spent on more exciting achievements. Having to deal with crippling thoughts of fear of failure, although I want to break out of that.
    Distraction: not taking enough action to achieve the results I want to achieve.
    Self-doubt and comparison: Not doing the things I know I am capable of doing.
    Safety: not being visible enough. Reproaching myself afterwards for not taking action.
    And last but not least: unfulfilled potential.

  16. Day 2. Triggers
    Perfectionism: I’ve been taught in my childhood that in order to succeed, you need to work hard and do things perfectly. So that has been a big obstacle all of my life. And with that comes the fear of failure. This is triggered through thoughts like: “Is it perfect enough? Or will I make mistakes? And be criticized or laughed at?”
    Distraction: when I have tasks to do that are boring, I tend to give in to distraction.
    Self-doubt, this comes from thoughts like: “Am I good enough? Can I really do this?”
    Comparison: I keep on comparing myself to others, even though I know it is counterproductive.

  17. First of all I would like to thank my buddies Alma and Chiquita for the beautiful bunch of flowers last week because I was sick.
    A laryngitis, loss of voice and a bad cold meant that I spent most of the time in bed and didn't do much.
    Today I again misses the buddy session because of the need for sleep.
    Stil not where I want to be.

    Day 1 –
    Procrastination
    Fear of Failure
    Self-doubt

    Day 2
    Procrastination:
    I tell my self that doing stuff in the last moment makes me do it the best I can and most of the time I achived that. The few moments I did not I was capable of finding a good excuse and got away with it.
    Fear of Failure Whats going on in my mind is the fear that others may not find it good enhough so I dont ask for an opinion

    Self-doubt
    My fear is that others don't think what I say, write, deliver, is good enough. I compare myself to others

    Day 3
    Procrastination;
    Lost time that I spend on stuff that dos not contribute to my bussiness but only keeps me procationating and dos not bring me the succes I could have.
    Fear of Failure It stops me from starting new things eventhough I al the time get positive comments on idea`s when I tell theme to my colleguaes.

    Self-doubt
    The fact that I was not good at school has given me the feeling that I cannot learn and therefore cannot follow an education. I never got further than high school and vocational training. Everyone around me thinks that I have a university education and when I say that this is not the case, people are surprised.

    Day 4
    Procrastination
    If I stop this I defenetly will have more time to be productive and be able to developpe new products so

    Fear of Failure
    If I cant stop this fear I would be able to post more blogs and therefore position myself as an expert

    Self-doubt
    This is difficult because I've been thinking about going to university and getting a degree to establish my status as an expert for some time. On the other hand, I've already come this far without that title and why should I even bother with that at my age.

    Day 5
    Procrastination
    I have no clue because I am good at this for almost my whole life.
    Just saying that I wont do i twill not help, thinking about the bennefit is not helping either. I realy need to sit down and take time to come up with a stratigic plan.

    Fear of Failure
    I can ask my collegua to read and comment blogs I want to post
    Self-doubt Part of me knows what I am good at so I will focus on that and let go if the things I am nog good at and find some one to do this for me.

  18. Day 5.
    A renewed realisation that not taking care of myself is not taking care of others.
    I will remember that when I feel for skipping certain things.

  19. Day 4

    Impulsivity- energetic and creativity
    Distraction- focus on what is important
    Procrastination- fulfilment when things are done
    Perfectionism- patience, positivity
    Feeling/ fear of Failure- competence/ (self) trusting, compassion
    Lack of purpose- visionary/ remembering purpose
    Self-doubt/ i m not good enough- (self) confidence, (self) love
    Doubting my decisions- trust
    Comparison/ not being seen/ Blaming- (self)energising, joy, forgiveness
    The idea to have to do everything myself, building character, rejoicing, love
    Not listening to my body/ resting-eating- (self)care, health, visionary/ bigger picture
    I must do this- syndrome- joy, patience
    Worrying- compassion

  20. Day 3
    Cost/ lose.

    Personal:
    Tiredness and overall stress and exhaustion. Grow older quicker.

    Relational: I m less of a nice person. Especially at home. Losing patience and having a temper.

    Business:
    Not being on top of my game. Feeling there is just work- and not enjoying that as I normally’d do.

  21. Day 5: Strategic plan on how to respond next time on triggers:
    1. Plan tasks with buffers that will be realized if the tasks are done (the spare time is my rewards.
    2. Plan smaller period for tasks.
    3. Plan for morning, lunch, and before stopping for important call, e-mails and other A-stuff.
    4. Celebrate each moment self-sabotage is hindered or destroyed.
    5. Plan for more strict schedules.
    6. Clean desk, delete all distractions and go to a work proof environment;
    7. Kill phone, social media and Internet when working on tasks.
    8. Plan an keep time for sleep, family/fiends, food, sport and relaxation.
    9. Never say yes but, say interesting I will think about it and come back to it.
    10. Plan for quarterly or monthly evaluation moment for my goals, how I was doing and what is the next plan (in line with where I came from.

  22. DAY 5
    My Plan is to recharge and take a break from 15th until the end of the year.
    In that time I will have a retreat in order to declutter and finally try new things.

  23. DAY 3
    Costs are health issues, being tired

    DAY 4
    My goal is to declutter my business by the end of the year.
    I feel trapped in work and there is no time to fail more and I would love to.

  24. Day 4: Self-sabotaging patterns and possible values and goals I (could) go for:
    1. [set easier tasks and smaller time period, set rewards if plan is started and finished as planned, add procrastination buffers and stick to them] Procrastination for almost everything, I make sure I have sufficient deadlines and appointments to get me going otherwise its worse.
    2. [take time to put my goals on paper an stick in front my desk, plan time to re-evaluated these tasks and reformulate tasks and stick to them till the next evaluation moment] Lack of purpose in general. I’ll do it and often above average but without deadlines it become more often daydreaming and filling days till the sense of urgency grows.
    3. [use clean desk, headphones and or white noise, find working area that is without phone and computers, making sure no sound, bibs, YouTube or other page are open] Distraction that is shifting attention when on a demanding task not being for a deadline.
    4. [go to bed early, brushing my teeth’s more frequently, stop doing this when NOT in company with other] Drinking and eating before bedtime.
    5. [have sufficient time buffers to make room for this when it happens] Over performing when fun without a stop-loss.
    6. [stop doing these tasks and/or outsource them] Lazy in case of uninteresting work/tasks.
    7. [make a good financial plan and work on my network to make it stronger] Afraid of losing what I have (for sure available saving or assignments and projects).
    8. [multiply a tasks by PI and stop when the 50 is hot] Planning to much.
    9. [make a I have to reach out list and plan the doing in my calendar] Not spending sufficient time with working partners, friends and family.
    10. [say I will think about it before agreeing and distinguish between what also adds value to my life/business] Being available for help because I want to or as an excuse stopping what I’m busy with at that moment.
    11. [if they do not support the long term goal, they have to wait till the evaluation moment, so just keeping a note to revisit] Starting new things because that might be more existing than what I’m doing right now or have to do in the short run.
    12. [Plan time and plan time and outsource these tasks] Not looking into financial matters that really need attention.
    13. [Plan time and plan time and outsource these tasks] Sending out bill to late.
    14. [Plan time and plan time and outsource these tasks] Not keeping track of cost that related to tasks.
    15. [Reserve time every morning to start making these calls and have also such a moment during lunch time and at the end of the day] Not making important calls.

  25. I recognize all patterns. For me it is fear and missing a challenging goal.
    What helps is commitment, goalsetting, make it small, do what I want to do.
    This whole program helped me to identify again what I want to reach.
    Create the inspiring goal and go for it.
    Make daily actionpoints for doing what is needed to be done.
    Just be in action and focus more.
    Make it small and simple and move on.
    And smile.
    And do it together - that's also a challenge:)

  26. >>I am going to overcome my self-sabotaging patterns<<
    WEEK 24 / Day 5 – This is my strategic plan on how I will respond next time that one of my triggers will be pushed.

    I will make the list of my triggers, with the price I pay and under each trigger and price I will write my values and goals. I will print the list and hang it in my office where I can see it. And every time one of my triggers are triggered, I will check the list and visualise how it feels when I have replaced them with my values and reached my goal. I will internalise the joy and sense of proud and empowerment while implementing my strategy.

  27. Day 3: Cost of each self-sabotaging pattern:
    1. [stress, losing face, regret] Procrastination for almost everything, I make sure I have sufficient deadlines and appointments to get me going otherwise its worse.
    2. [missed opportunities, not reaching my goals of with unsatisfactory results] Lack of purpose in general. I’ll do it and often above average but without deadlines it become more often daydreaming and filling days till the sense of urgency grows.
    3. [not finishing, other tasks postponed, stress] Distraction that is shifting attention when on a demanding task not being for a deadline.
    4. [health problem, sleep problem] Drinking and eating before bedtime.
    5. [other jobs are postponed and this might lead to stress] Over performing when fun without a stop-loss.
    6. [tasks will stay unattended and in the end will not finish in time] Lazy in case of uninteresting work/tasks.
    7. [taking too much risks cost money time and lead to stress] Afraid of losing what I have (for sure available saving or assignments and projects.
    8. [Some task will never finish and the quality of others are low] Planning too much.
    9. [Losing part of my network, missing out fun and togetherness] Not spending sufficient time with working partners, friends and family.
    10. [Cuts into my time without weighing the results] Being available for help because I want to or as an excuse stopping what I’m busy with at that moment.
    11. [Other things are postponed or will never finish] Starting new things because that might be more existing than what I’m doing right now or have to do in the short run.
    12. [stress, fines, not knowing how much time I should spend finding other projects of unclear what free time I can take or could have been taken, stress with partner] Not looking into financial matters that really need attention.
    13. [stress, quarrel with partner, unclear financial situation, tax-problems] Sending out bill to late.
    14. [unclear financial situation, missed out earning (cost deductions)] Not keeping track of cost that related to tasks.
    15. [stress, and when postponed to long, missed opportunities, shame] Not making important calls.

  28. >>I am going to overcome my self-sabotaging patterns<<

    WEEK 24 / Day 4 – These are my clarified values and goals which I will aim for, which will replace m y self-sabotaging patterns.

    EARLY START
    Just DO IT. Enjoy it! - I’ll start tomorrow morning.

    INSTAGRAM
    Use it to grow my own business – and become very good at it.

    HEALTHY DIET
    Treasure my body, mind and spirit.

    MARKETING / SALES
    Embrace it and love it.

    WOMB
    Implement everyday 10-15 minutes starting as of tomorrow morning.

    PERFECTIONISME
    Excellence! Implement all the ideas I get and adjust along the way.

    SELF-DOUBT
    Healthy self-confidence. As of now I will believe in my self

    PROCRASTINATION
    Completion – I’ll pick the things I procrastinate the most, up immediately, starting tomorrow.

  29. WEEK 24 / Day 3 – This is the cost I’ve paid for my self-sabotaging pattern

    >>I am going to overcome my self-sabotaging patterns<<

    WOW very powerful. And also very sad reflection on the price.

    EARLY START
    I forget to enjoy living and just being.

    INSTAGRAM
    Disrespect for myself.

    HEALTHY DIET
    This area makes me happy so I leave it in as a light house for the remaining areas 😉

    MARKETING / SALES
    I miss out on the joy of becoming visible and owning up to all the valuable things I have to offer.

    WOMB
    The joy of completing my assignments everyday and enter into conversation with the community.

    PERFECTIONISME
    I talk about my dream instead of implementing which make me loose out of the satisfaction of succeeding as well as cause me alot of stress.

    SELF-DOUBT
    I allow my critical parents to take control of my life instead of owning up to myself.

    PROCRASTINATION
    I drag around with a bad consciousness daily instead of being proud and happy about my achievements. This also cause me alot of unnecessary stress.

  30. Day 2: Triggers leading to identified sabotaging patterns:
    1. [boredom, existing to pull it off, lack of motivation] Procrastination for almost everything, I make sure I have sufficient deadlines and appointments to get me going otherwise its worse.
    2. [lack of motivation, not knowing if I really want to, no strict long term plan] Lack of purpose in general. I’ll do it and often above average but without deadlines it become more often daydreaming and filling days till the sense of urgency grows.
    3. [to many other task, afraid or knowing what I do is boring of going to be boring] Distraction that is shifting attention when on a demanding task not being for a deadline.
    4. [stress, guild of not have doing to enough] Drinking and eating before bedtime.
    5. [when I think that this will change the world/ my life, or will show how smart I really an] Over performing when fun without a stop-loss.
    6. [believing nobody cares only the result counts] lazy in case of uninteresting work/tasks.
    7. [dome-thinking, taking too much risk (again)] afraid of losing what I have (for sure available saving or assignments and projects.
    8. [no saying no / or too much things seem to be fun] Planning to much.
    9. [it will take too much time in the end and I have to little] Not spending sufficient time with working partners, friends and family.
    10. [think I need to do this otherwise people will not love me] Being available for help because I want to or as an excuse stopping what I’m busy with at that moment.
    11. [afraid of missing out, curiosity] Starting new things because that might be more existing than what I’m doing right now or have to do in the short run.
    12. [afraid the results will be bad] Not looking into financial matters that really need attention.
    13. [no idea really but for sure a bad habit] Sending out bills to late.
    14. [boredom] Not keeping track of cost that related to tasks.
    15. [no idea, I put them on my to-do but do not prioritize] Not making important calls.

  31. Day 1: A list of all my self-sabotaging patterns (and triggers) that I’m aware of:
    1. Procrastination for almost everything, I make sure I have sufficient deadlines and appointments to get me going otherwise its worse.
    2. Lack of purpose in general. I’ll do it and often above average but without deadlines it become more often daydreaming and filling days till the sense of urgency grows.
    3. Distraction that is shifting attention when on a demanding task not being for a deadline.
    4. Drinking and eating before bedtime.
    5. Over performing when fun without a stop-loss.
    6. Lazy in case of uninteresting work/tasks.
    7. Afraid of losing what I have (for sure available saving or assignments and projects.
    8. Planning to much.
    9. Not spending sufficient time with working partners, friends and family.
    10. Being available for help because I want to or as an excuse stopping what I’m busy with at that moment.
    11. Starting new things because that might be more existing than what I’m doing right now or have to do in the short run.
    12. Not looking into financial matters that really need attention.
    13. Sending out bill to late.
    14. Not keeping track of cost that related to tasks.
    15. Not making important calls.

  32. >>I am going to overcome my self-sabotaging patterns<<

    WEEK 24 / Day 2 –These at the triggers which cause me to sabotage myself

    I love this reflection question. It is very valuable to think about the reason for sabotaging myself so I can work on it.

    EARLY START
    I believe the fact that I go to work early instead of enjoying my Miracle mornings are that I stress myself instead of enjoying the time preparing myself mentally for the day. I always start the day with an ice cold shower and meditate on the way to work but that is not the same as enjoying my morning rituals. I stress myself by saying that if I am not there at 7, I will not make everything I need to do that day.

    INSTAGRAM
    I do this when I am too tired to go to bed. I do need 7-8 hours sleep but due to other priorities I often only get 6.

    HEALTHY DIET
    After I’ve stopped eating bread and have replaced my breakfast with smoothies and my lunch with salad I feel so much better and more energetic. It has taken a long time to get here. But discovering all the lovely receipts for smoothies and ensuring that I have all the right resources and ingredients have been an amazing tipping point for me.

    MARKETING / SALES
    Delaying this part touches many different areas: procrastination, perfectionism and self-doubt. I now have two people supporting me in this area. One to advise me on the content and one to advise on how to create a content calendar.

    WOMB
    I love working on my business. I love taking the time and just create. But I apparently don’t prioritize it enough to work on it every day. This has to be the reason, eventhough once I start working on it I can hardly stop.

    PERFECTIONISME
    In my family mistakes where not appreciated. And if we (my brother and I) did not understand something or made mistakes when spelling or doing math, the world was too small. My parents and big brother got very upset and did not miss the opportunity to tell us how stupid we were.

    SELF-DOUBT
    This again has something to do with the reaction of my parents when I was a child.

    PROCRASTINATION
    I primarily procrastinate when it has something to do with administration or calling someone. I have a hard time with administration as it takes such a long time and I find it very borrowing. As for calling someone I don’t allow myself to make a private call during working hours. When I am buying paid per hour I would not like any one to discover that I doing anything than working for them.

  33. Day 4, 5

    This week's assignment didn't really inspire me. It gave me absolutely no energy and I really had to push myself to complete the assignment.

    Personally, I would have liked to end on a high these last few weeks. Got the feeling that I went back in time. Hopefully next week's last assignment will give that energy to end hard.

    I looked at the value and goals for my two main patterns.

    1 Eat the frog, just start! Is for me the most important one. Every day just start with the task I like the least.

    2 Wanting to turn things around right now. Put myself in the foreground. See I can do it, and push myself into situations like this that are super scary.

    3 Make as many mistakes as fast as possible. Every two weeks have a retrospective to learn from the mistakes.

  34. DAY 1
    Deep down it is fear of failure.
    Covered by distraction.
    My patterns is doing to much of playing safe and then being to tired for the important stuff.

  35. Day 5 - Strategic plan

    Procrastination -> replace by Start & Complete!
    Only start 3 tasks per day WITH a set deadline!
    Make sure it is doable, don’t put too many items in the tasks

    Make it a timeframe instead of outcome (I need to work on this 1 dedicated hour).

    Take a break after 1 hour.

    Perfectionism -> replace by Learn from mistakes

    Get myself out there and enjoy the journey
    Create Beta course so that people know it will not be perfect
    Tell people in advance that my material is unedited, so they can learn from my mistakes and how I solve it.

    Distraction -> replace by Focus!

    Clean up my desk every evening, so I start the morning with a clean desk

    Plan my 3 task for the day the evening before

    Store my phone in a drawer when I’m working



    Self-doubt -> replace by Self Confidence!
    Don’t let what others think of me upset me. 

    Put in my mission statement that I’m not for everyone.
    Read some testimonials how my courses have changed their relationship with their horse

    Comparison -> replace by Uniqueness!

    Focus on what makes me unique and use that in my mission statement

    When I see someone that is ‘better’ than me, see it as inspiration where I can still go.

    Read some of the testimonials why people like what I’m doing.

    Safety -> replace by Adventure!
    Experiment with new ideas, videos etc. See it as feedback so I can continue to grow.

    Choose thoughts that will support me (I am save!)
    I can never fail! I can only grow, learn and become better than yesterday.

  36. Day 5 – Come up with a strategic plan how you will respond next time that one of triggers you identified will be pushed.
    The most important thing is doing the opposite. Not let myself be overwhelmed or fall back in bad habits. In my mind I know exactly what to do. So the challenge is to actually do it.

    1. Procrastination
    Not postpone things, but do them right away. And if I feel I am procrastinating again, overrule the thought and just do it. If that is not possible, set a deadline and keep it.

    2.Perfectionism
    Not be afraid it won't be good enough because deep down I know it will be. The plan is to just do it and maybe tweak a little bit.

    3. Fear of Failure
    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” —Thomas Edison and “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” —Winston Churchill. I have found a lot of quotes on (the importance of) failure. So there is nothing to be afraid of. I am going to put them in a booklet and look at one of them every day.
    4. Distraction
    The plan is simple. Stop letting myself be distracted. The way to do it, I discribed on day 4. It should be quite easy if I stick to it.

    5. Self-doubt
    In the same category as fear of failure. The strategic plan is the same as with fear of failure.

    6. Comparison
    Learn from others but not compare myself to them.

    7. Getting angry at myself when I do not know how to do something
    No plan, just stop doing it. And correct myself when I feel I am about to do it again.

    8. Focus
    Plan. Do no more than two different things a day. Make a clear schedule.

    9. Too much going on in my head, sometimes
    Same as I described in assignment 4: Take enough rest and go to bed on time.

    10. I need deadlines or someone giving me deadlines.
    Respect myself enough to respect the deadlines I set for myself. That is the plan

    11. Messy.
    Clean up at the end of every day so I can start with a clean desk. Not postponing or procrastinating because then it will pile up and become the big mountain again.

  37. Day 4 – For each one of your self-sabotaging patterns you identified before – clarify the values and goal (or goals) you’re going to go for

    1. Procrastination
    Set deadlines and the goal is to keep those deadlines

    2.Perfectionism
    Have more confidence. Sometimes good is good enough. Let go.

    3. Fear of Failure
    What is the worse that can happen. Nothing is life threatening. People can say no. Things may go wrong. It is like falling of a bike. When you fall, you get right back on it. So in my mind, I know the goal and what I must change. But this is one of the most difficult things/habits to change for me.

    4. Distraction
    Turn everything off. No mail, no phone. There are apps you can use to work uninterupted. So my goal is to work without distraction beginning with a half hour and take a little break of 5 minutes in between until I can work for an hour uninterupted and concentrated.

    5. Self-doubt
    In the same category as fear of failure. I know I am good at certain things. I have to trust that everything will go right. Not overthink and just do it.

    6. Comparison
    I can look at others but not compare myself to them. You do not know what is going on behind other people's doors. I must be proud of what I have already accomplished instead of looking at people that are more succesfull (or so I think) than I am.

    7. Getting angry at myself when I do not know how to do something
    I do not have to know everything. I must accept that. And I want to accept that. I cannot know it all. I cannot do it all. No use getting angry. It does not help me.

    8. Focus
    The idea is to not doing everything at once. It's no use because I end up finishing nothing. So step by step and one thing at a time. Focus in combination with no distractions.

    9. Too much going on in my head, sometimes
    Take enough rest and go to bed on time.

    10. I need deadlines or someone giving me deadlines. Otherwise I am all over the place. Why is it I can keep deadlines for someone else, but not for myself.
    Respect myself enough to respect the deadlines I set for myself.

    11. Messy. I work better when my bureau is empty and there are no boxes surrounding me. But it's a challenge and it should not be
    Clean after myself. At the moment i have to take care of a mountain because I let it go for too long. So I have to clean up the mess first and then make sure to clean up right away. Not letting the piles on my desk grow. That is an absolute goal. Little by little I will get there.

  38. Day 3 – For each one of your self-sabotaging patterns you identified before – identify the cost (or costs) you paid for it in the past.
    They all cost me money, time, stress, sometimes even customers/clients and sleepless nights. So you would think that is reason enough to stop those self-sabotaging habits. Easier said than done but I would like to try. Step by step.

  39. Day 5. How I will respond when triggers of selfsabotage cross my path.
    1. Procrastination
    Not knowing exactly what to do: I communicate with a expert at that specific problem.
    2. Fear of Failure
    What if I miss the marketpotential/new clients: I talk to another entrepreneur in the same branche as in which my company is operating.

    3. Distraction
    There is so much to do in familylife for example: I don't wait, but do the task immediately or I delegate these tasks.

    4. Laziness
    In the evening I do almost nothing at WOMB : I promise myself to keep the next evening with nothing to do, but first do what is needed the evening on the same day.

    5. Safety
    My life now is reasonably good: I will think of the times that sometimes come up in my mind in which I feel the greatness and hapiness that brings the joy of my new own company.

  40. Day 4. The values and goals I can extract from my self sabotage items.

    1. Procrastination
    Not knowing exactly what to do: spending a lot of time in investing how I must do it: I go spend time every day a bit. So there is transformation daily.

    2. Fear of Failure
    What if I miss the marketpotential/new clients: I make prognoses but feel unsecure if it is reasonable: I will make differtent prognoses, a worst en best case forecast.

    3. Distraction
    There is so much to do in familylife for example: I feel guilty not to do this family/householding tasks: I arrange that the householdtasks will be done in a list manner of tasks solving.

    4. Laziness
    In the evening I do almost nothing at WOMB : also, the cost here is feeling guilty, not to do anything: I take rest after 20 hour in the evening, do my work effectively before this time.

    5. Safety
    My life now is reasonably good: unconsious thinking that there no need for really change: keep a couple of what I have now and throw away most of the rest.

  41. Day 3. The costs.

    1. Procrastination
    Not knowing exactly what to do: spending a lot of time in investing how I must do it.

    2. Fear of Failure
    What if I miss the marketpotential/new clients: I make prognoses but feel unsecure if it is reasonable.

    3. Distraction
    There is so much to do in familylife for example: I feel guilty not to do this family/householding tasks.

    4. Laziness
    In the evening I do almost nothing at WOMB : also, the cost here is feeling guilty, not to do anything.

    5. Safety
    My life now is reasonably good: unconsious thinking that there no need for really change.

  42. Day 2. My triggers.
    1. Procrastination
    Not knowing exactly what to do.

    2. Fear of Failure
    What if I miss the marketpotential/new clients.

    3. Distraction
    There is so much to do in familylife for example.

    4. Laziness
    In the evening I do almost nothing at WOMB .

    5. Safety
    My life now is reasonably good.

  43. Week 24 - Day 5 of 5

    To combat my perfectionism and procrastination, I tell myself 'done beats perfect' and 'everything is a draft'.
    Creating smaller projects or tasks (blog or YouTube video) also helps when I set myself a short, clear deadline and say to myself: “OK… we have xx minutes to make it the best it can be… perfection is for losers… ”

    By starting my morning routine and weekly, monthly and quarterly reflection routine again with the help of Brendon Burchard's Planner I help myself. It reminds me that making a difference is an important value. I also see more clearly what I can reasonably take on as a project, task or activity that day, week or month. That I focus on 'learning' for myself and not fail, by saying: 'as expected, it went differently than expected and I learned THIS from it!'.

    And the most important commitment is: 'Get the hell out of that good virtual assistant (VA)'. I make it a recruitment and selection procedure. Complete with posting a vacancy on LinkedIn to conducting job interviews. If you recommend another good VA, I'd love to read it in the comment box below. The new VA will start on 1-1-2023 (or as soon as possible).

  44. Day 1 –

    These are patterns I recognise.

    The suggestions in the list cover it quite well I think.

    Procrastination YES

    Perfectionism YES

    Fear of Failure YES

    Lack of Purpose YES

    Distraction YES

    Self-doubt YES

    Laziness NO

    Ignorance NO

    Envy NO

    Comparison YES

    Blaming MAYBE

    Safety YES

    1. Day 2 –
      The triggers and patterns are:

      Procrastination:

      Fear of failure;

      Lack of focus & purpose;

      Perfectionism:

      Fear of failure;

      Lack of focus & purpose;

      Fear of Failure:

      Fear of not being good enough;

      Perfectionism;

      Lack of Purpose:

      Fear of nog being good enough;

      Fear of failure;

      To many choices, not choosing;

      Distraction:

      Longing for escaping;

      Fear of failure;

      Fear of not being good enough;

      Lack of focus;

      Self-doubt: & Doubt:

      Fear of not being good enough;

      Perfectionism;

      Fear of failure;

      Judging myself and others;

      Comparison:

      Fear of not being good enough;

      Perfectionism;

      Fear of failure;

      Judging myself and others;

      Blaming:

      Fear of not being good enough;

      Perfectionism;

      Fear of failure;

      Judging myself and others;

      Safety:

      Fear of loss;

      Fear of safety;

      &&&

      1. Day 3 – For each one of your self-sabotaging patterns I identify the cost (or costs) I paid for it in the past.
        In fact. all those patterns are connected, the costs are the same for all the patterns:
        Leaking energy, spoiling time, shame, fear, panic, stress, inaction, feeding self-doubt, not even starting, feeding self-fullfilling profecies, regret, missed opportunities and not achieving my goals.

        Paterns: Procrastination, Perfectionism, Fear of Failure, Lack of Purpose, Distraction, Self-doubt: & Doubt, Comparison, Blaming, Safety.

        1. Day 4 – For each one of your self-sabotaging patterns I identified before – I clarify the values and goal (or goals) I'm going to go for.

          Procrastination:

          Value: completion;

          Goal: set a deadline to complete every project;

          And keep myself to deadline;

          Perfectionism:

          Value: excellence;

          Goal: be mild for myself and realise that it's good to have the courage to make mistakes

          Fear of Failure:

          Value: courage to undertake action

          Although mistakes will always be included in the results;

          Goal: be mild for myself when making a mistake. Don't feel guilty bút be honest and askmyself what I can do better next time;

          Lack of Purpose:

          Value: have a clear purpose; decide what goals I want to reach, what is my destiny in life;

          Goal: Make a clear concrete plan to reach my purpose;

          Distraction:

          Value: focus;

          Goal: Make a plan about how to prevent to fal in the gap of too much distraction;

          Self-doubt: & Doubt:

          Value: confidence, self-confidence;

          Goal: decide what will help me to feel maximum self-confident;

          And use the solutions on a daily basis;

          Blaming:

          Value: respect for myself and others;

          Goal: be aware of the fact that I don't want to judge, and don't blame myself or others, but look at concrete facts and communicate in a positive and almost measurable way what results I want so see;

          Safety:

          Value: courage tu undertake action and be relaxed with some uncertainty about the result; trust, conference, self-confidence;

          Feel safety inside instead of outside;

          Goal: undertake the actions i need to reach my goals,reach my goals.

          &&&

          1. Day 5 –
            Strategic plan how Iwill respond next time that one of triggers I identified will be pushed.

            What I am going to do is the following:
            * every morning next month I look at the list of patterns and triggers to keep those in focus;
            * when a trigger pops up I take minute to look at it in a moment / minute of silence;
            After that I decide how I will face the trigger and make small note of it on my list;
            * every evening I take a moment to look at the day and decide on what triggers I have to be alert in next days and how to face those;
            * I"ll assess again since long time how I can use bachflowers, essentiële oils, stones, colors, sounds, metals to overcome triggers and patterns.

  45. DAY 4, Clarify values and Goals

    1. Self-Doubt: Believe. Goal to trust 80% of my ideas

    2. Blaming: Charity. Instead of blaming, help to find a solution, constructive feedback

    3. Procrastination: Action, JUST DO IT

    4. Thinking too complicated: Simplicity

    5. Quitting too early: Resilience

    6. Fuggy mind (sleepiness): Purpose

    7. Fear to let others down: Faith

    8. Distraction: Focus

    9. Ignorance: Wisdom

  46. DAY 3. Costs I have paid

    1. Self-Doubt: Missed opportunities, unfulfilled potential. Lack of desired results.

    2. Blaming: Damaged relationships. Selfish pride 😞

    3. Procrastination: Feeling of chaos and not being in control

    4. Thinking too complicated: Failing before starting

    5. Quitting too early (lack of resilience): Unachieved projects, dreams and ideas written down in countless notebooks. Lack of direction.

    6. Foggy mind (sleepiness): Pain of precious time lost. The most precious resource there is waisted.

    7. Fear to let others down: Inability to commit, not developing relationships

    8. Distraction: Failure by a lack of consistency and continuation

    9. Ignorance: Regret

  47. DAY 2, Self-sabotaging triggers

    1. Self-Doubt: Overthinking, wanting to be right all the time

    2. Blaming: Bad habit, grew up in a blaming environment (looking for who is guilty instead of helping or solving the problem).

    3. Procrastination: being overwhelmed. Postponing for “later” Will deal with it later, which is often too late.

    4. Thinking too complicated: Difficulties to translate my vision into easy and practical steps. Subconsciously thinking that more is more (which is not).

    5. Quitting too early: Not giving it enough time to try a new project out

    6. Fuggy mind (sleepiness): Tendency to “escape”. Going in the vice circle spiral downward

    7. Fear to let others down: Limiting beliefs. Saying yes too quickly without really knowing if it is in line with my vision. Difficulty to say No.

    8. Distraction: Shiny object syndrome

    9. Ignorance: Not pondering on the cost of not doing something. Underestimating the amount of time and resources that something requires

  48. DAY 1, Self-sabotaging patterns

    1. Self-Doubt
    2. Blaming
    3. Procrastination
    4. Thinking too complicated
    5. Quitting too early (lack of resilience)
    6. Fuggy mind (sleepiness)
    7. Fear to let others down
    8. Distraction
    9. Ignorance

  49. Day 4 - Values and goals



    Procrastination -> replace by Start & Complete! 

    Goal: Only start 3 tasks per day WITH a set deadline!

    Perfectionism -> replace by Learn from mistakes

    Goal: Get myself out there and enjoy the journey

    Distraction -> replace by Organized!

    Goal: My desk, head and environment are clean and organized

    Self-doubt -> replace by Self Confidence!

    Goal: Don’t let what others think of me upset me. I’m not for everyone.

    Comparison -> replace by Uniqueness!

    Goal: Focus on what makes me unique and use that in my mission statement

    Safety -> replace by Adventure!

    Goal: See life as an adventure, take more jumps

  50. DAY 4:
    Procrastination: completion and celebrating with a clear reward
    Perfectionism: only one revision moment allowed
    Fear of Failure: just do it and see.
    Distraction: thinking and seeing the end of the task I'm doing and be happy with the result when done
    Ignorance: just take a note of it
    Safety: celebrate every "risk" that had a good result

    DAY 5:
    Stop, switch to an overview perspective, and from that view decide according to "what would a professional do".

  51. PERFECTIONISM
    Trigger: Need for approval, fear of rejection
    Costs: working too hard, toll on relationships, unnecessary stress
    Values/goal: Strive for 8.5/10, remind myself to enjoy the ride and the learning process, not just the result
    Plan: Remind myself I'm an adult and don't need approval of my parents anymore

    FEAR OF FAILURE
    Trigger: Fear of rejection
    Costs: not starting something, missing opportunities
    Value / goals: just start, just show up, remind myself I'm okay even if I fail
    Plan: Remind myself failing is okay....it cannot lead to rejection/lack of connection from my parents anymore

    SAFETY
    Trigger: Fear of lack of money, fear of death
    Cost: Staying in unserving situations for too long, missing opportunities
    Values / goals: safe enough is also safe
    Plan: set a 'safe enough' financial target, then let go, remind myself everything I need as an adult is already there

    BELIEVING I NEED TO DO IT ALL ALONE
    Trigger: Fear of being ridiculed for being me, fear of unhealthy entaglement with people
    Cost: Working hard, taking too much responsibility, limiting my growth, missing out on meeting & working with great people
    Values / goals: doing things by myself is great, but I don't have to do *everything* alone
    Plan: remind myself that the fears come from childhood, enjoy fun and business situations with good people and remind myself of the value of that

    Another reminder that almost all of the fears we have come from childhood and ultimately, the root fear is fear of death.
    So in general, reminding myself I'm an adult and I'm not depending on care-takers anymore is very beneficial.
    Good excercise and helpful to see the costs of these strategies. Thank you.

  52. Day 5 02-12-2022

    – Come up with a strategic plan on how you will react the next time one of the triggers you identified is pushed.

    Placing it in the agenda as a recurring topic seems to work for me in practice. I now write a blog every Friday and make a Youtube recording every Wednesday. Through this week I have come to an important insight that makes me turn on or off. By approaching important tasks as a project. A clear and challenging objective with an exact end date. For me, the key ingredients are that I get excited about getting started and that it's finite.

    Starting a day with 'we'll see' is counterproductive. So I should challenge myself every day with concrete deadlines. This way I also manage my free time better. I am satisfied that I have completed my tasks and can now also allow myself to enjoy the free moments. This is a nice balance that I'm going for.

  53. WEEK 24 DAY 5 - a strategic plan
    Come up with a strategic plan how you will respond next time that one of triggers you identified will be pushed. 

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    The next time I see or experience that I might succumb to someone's request or demands, I take a deep breath, remember my values (equality, development, and gentleness) and give myself time to connect with my inner peace before I respond.
    I immediately applied this yesterday and it worked. I let the situation go and did not engage.

    >> I am going to overcome my self-sabotaging patterns. <<

  54. Day 4
    Self sabotage:
    Procrastination: get started
    Perfectionism : there is no failure there is only learning
    Fear of failure : fail forward
    Distraction: focus
    Comparison: the woods are full of singing birds
    Safety: excitement
    Self doubt: intention

    Goals
    Use the 5 second rule
    Doing is more important. Get the job done
    Courage… take action along with the fear
    First things first
    Everybody has it’s own clients
    Safety is a state of mind
    If Ican imagine I can do it

  55. Day 4. Values and goals and day 5 strategic plan.

    1.(Liking) and doing too many things.
    COSTS: not enjoying the here and now.

    Values: be more in the moment and appreciate what is.
    Goals: journaling and daily rating enjoyable moments in the here and now.

    Strategic plan: allow myself to do something nice daily and set some reachable goals.

    2.Endless lists of tasks to be done.
    COSTS: not enjoying successes in the here and now.

    Values: look at the bright sight of life (glas half full)
    Goals: daily valueing of my positive actions and making a positive difference in other lives.

    Strategic plan: allow myself to do something nice daily and set some reachable goals.

    3.Distraction / Focus
    COSTS: Not doing as promised, making myself wrong, not loving myself.

    Values: rewarding myself is growing
    Goals: Set daily goals that are doable and reachable and celebrate moments of succes at least ones a week.

    Strategic plan: use the planning kwadrant daily : urgent, less urgent, important, less important.

    4. Procrastination
    COSTS: Stress. having regrets of not reached goals. Proving myself as a failure. Not loving myself.

    Values: completion
    Goals: set deadlines for reachable targets

    Strategic plan: use the planning kwadrant daily : urgent, less urgent, important, less important. Talk to a buddy.

    5.Messy
    COSTS: lack of selflove, selfrespect.

    Values: selfrespect
    Goals: weekly targets to keep my desk clean.

    Strategic plan: after cleaning enjoying a nice movie or meeting a friend.

    6.Self-doubt.
    COSTS: feeling no power, inner strenght.

    Values: empowerment
    Goals: journalling daily about positive results

    Strategic plan: Journal next to my bed, writing in it before going to sleep.

    7.Fear of Failure
    COSTS: selfrespect, selflove, self esteem, building future.

    Values: From making mistakes lessons can be learned
    Goals: jornalling about learned lessons after a mistake.

    Strategic plan: Journal next to my bed, writing in it before going to sleep.

    8. Getting angry at myself.
    COSTS: selflove, connection with others.
    Values: selflove
    Goals: turn around criticism in daily affirmations like: “I Believe in myself. I am braver than I think, more talented than I know, and capable of more than I imagine.” And I am at peace with who I am as a person, because I understand what is important to me and what is not and live by my values.

    Strategic plan: Next to bathroom mirror, repeating affirmations at least twice a day.

  56. Day 5. Plan to respond to the triggers

    1. Productivity numbness
    • Dis-empowering office: cancelled my contract yesterday, and arranged a more promising office
    • Must-do tasks fatigue: partly suck it up (eat that frog), partly find (paid) support
    • Summoning the merely-by-myself excuse: partly remind myself of the benefits of the solitary mode, partly find alliances and support

    2. Marketing & Sales reluctance
    • M&S tasks that I’m reluctant to do: devise a smarter and more cohesive M&S approach, and make M&S in itself more valuable to the recipient, and more fun for me – these 3 changes should get me more into the flow of it

    3. Priority dwelling (other than numbness, being all over the place)
    • Lack of planning: set larger milestones for the bigger chunks of output to be realized, reverse engineer that to weekly sub-goals, and create a visual overview of that in my new office as a kind of permanent reminder/stimulus.
    • Shiny object syndrome: develop a habit of staying offline for parts of the day, plus keep looking at my planning and milestone deadlines
    • Dealing with others’ problems too much (lack of protecting my time/interests): say no in explanatory ways more often

  57. Day 3 Identify the cost (or costs)

    1. Procrastination
    Stress, high work pressure, loosing sleep

    2. Uncertainty / doubt myself
    Missed opportunities,

    3. Fear of failure
    Bad nights, high bloodpressure, shame

    4. Laziness
    Money, stress

    5. Distraction / Focus
    Less focus means less effectiveness

    6. Envy
    Low self esteem

    7. Consider others more important than yourself
    High workload,

    8. Liking too many things
    Burn-out, stress

  58. Day 1 – List all your self-sabotaging patterns that you are aware of.

    It's never good enough.

    Must meet something to start doing something while when I'm going to do it I know what I have to do.

    Especially now that I know why I'm here and in what I have to do living from vision and mission, the choices are quickly made.

    And even then I am sometimes tested whether this is really true and whether I am still on my path.

    Brenda my partner severed a tendon in her ring finger 2 weeks ago. means 3 months of recovery and the company and household getting dressed etc is now part of my duties.

    Now looking at the income, we have scored a great turnover in the past 2 weeks. And also working on my new business setup.

    I am now going to create a steady income from securities to focus on what I have to do. From January 1st I will be playing the streets with the videos. I now have a large screen and cameras to record and am in talks with a video expert who may be making my videos. I can record with 3 cameras and he can then make a video of it.

    What lit me up last week is that the youth actually can't make a bicycle, can't fix a tire you used to learn that from your dad. Now dad is busy and they prefer to sit behind the computer. I would like to pay attention to that

    But that's about the focus in this question. And my mission and passion (and intuition) give me the right path and answer to most questions