Article by: MaryEllen | Monday, March 12, 2018

By Noah St. John

Many people come up to me during my live events or contact me on social media and say something like this: ‘Noah, I’m stuck. It seems like I’m working harder and harder just to stay in place. Can you help me get unstuck?’

It happened so much that I began extensive research to answer two basic questions:

1. What does “being stuck” really mean? and
2. How can I help people get unstuck?

Through the course of my research, I’ve discovered 7 costly mistakes that are keeping many people stuck. See how many of these you recognize…

Mistake #1: Lack of Belief in Yourself

The first mistake I see people making is a lack of belief in themselves.

That means people just don’t have enough confidence to think they can do it.

That leads to many missed opportunities, because they’re telling themselves that they’re not good enough or they need to be ‘someone else’ in order to have the success that they want.

Mistake #2: Lack of a Support System

The second costly mistake is lack of a support system.

This is closely related to having a lack of a belief in yourself – because if you don’t have the right people in place who can help you fulfill your dreams, it’s awfully hard to believe in yourself.

You might feel lost and alone, and feel like you’re swimming upstream. That’s going to make it very hard on you, and people might even make fun of you when your results don’t come right away.

Maybe when you share your dreams with the people in your life , they say things like, ‘Are you kidding? That’s impossible! No one in our family has ever done that! What makes you think you can do it?’ They just shoot you down, and that can really hold you back. I’m not saying that’s your fault, but you’ve got to be aware of it, because it could be costing you big time.

Mistake #3: Fear of Failure

The third costly mistake is the fear of failure.

That often leads to paralysis by analysis, waiting for everything to be perfect before you take action.

In business, just like in life, nothing is ever actually ‘perfect’. You’re never really ‘ready.’ You just have to act anyway!

I have failed I can’t tell you how many times. I spent a over quarter of a million dollars to learn how to run a profitable company and be successful.

You can’t let the fear of failure stop you. Just because you fail, doesn’t mean you’re a failure.

Mistake #4: Fear of Success

The fourth mistake, ironically, is the fear of success.

This means that you’re waiting again – like when you have the fear of failure – but in this case, you are afraid of success. Maybe you’re afraid of losing your so-called “friends” when you become really successful.

Can you see how many of these costly mistakes are related to that lack of a support system? The fear of failure, the fear of success — it sounds counterintuitive, but they really go hand-in-hand.

Mistake #5: Lack of Organization

2015-08-26 woman with papers n filesThe fifth costly mistake is the lack of organization.

Many people have clutter in their home or office, which leads to things like chronic lateness, constantly feel overwhelmed, and so on.

You can see if you’re suffering from this if you have trouble finding important papers, files, your keys or even your computer! I’m not kidding. We actually had a client who came to me and told me that she had trouble finding her computer because her office was so cluttered. Now certainly that’s an extreme case; but disorganization will cost you, even if it’s not that extreme.

If you’re unorganized, you’re essentially reinventing the wheel each time you need to do something, find something, or launch something – and that’s going to directly affect your bank account.

Mistake #6: Lack of Effective Strategy

Mistake number six is lack of effective strategy.

That means you’re just not sure what to do next, and spend a lot of time wondering what you’re supposed to be doing.

You’re working really hard, but seeing others who are less qualified than you are, getting ahead of you. That’s one of the worst pains there is — seeing people who aren’t even as good as you, become more successful than you! That hurts, but that really is a function of not having the right strategy in place.

Mistake #7 Failure to Take Appropriate Action

The final costly mistake is not taking appropriate action.

That’s when you’re just not taking action, and that leads to bad habits like procrastination. You’re putting off things that really can help you reach your goals — your personal goals, your financial goals, your business goals, your life goals.

You overwhelm yourself with all those choices that are out there because, of course, there are millions of things you could do, but are you doing the appropriate things and doing them on a daily basis?

Are you struggling with any of these costly mistakes – lack of a belief in yourself, lack of support system, fear of failure, fear of success, lack of organization, lack of effective strategy, or not taking appropriate action?

By the way, I’ve made all of these mistakes at one point in my business. The first step is to recognize these mistakes and then take steps to stop doing them. That takes time, patience – but most of all, it takes having someone there to support you and show you that there is a better, faster, easier way!

About Noah St. John

noah-st-johnNoah St. John is a keynote speaker and best-selling author who is famous for inventing Afformations® and helping busy executives and mission-driven entrepreneurs enjoy emotional and financial freedom. His sought-after advice is known as the “secret sauce” in personal and business growth.

Noah’s dynamic and down-to-earth speaking style always gets high marks from audiences. As the leading authority on how to eliminate limiting beliefs, Noah delivers live programs and online courses that have been called “the only training that FIXES every other training!”

Let’s continue the discussion on Monday, March 12, 2018 when you can join Noah for a very special masterclass with MaryEllen:

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