Chris here to answer this week’s question from Fi – What if you could reinvent your future?
Our past does not equal our future
My main thought that pops up on this is that our past does not equal our future. 1 Namely we can create something different in our lives if we choose to. Interestingly however, most people seem to experience a pretty much a similar future to what they’ve had in the past and I’m no exception.
I noticed early in my life that I was earning pretty much the same each year. For example, I’d have a job and be earning around about $50, 000 a year and if I changed jobs, for the next job I took the income wasn’t substantially different. I seemed to be reliving each year like groundhog’s day, although instead this was groundhog’s-income-year. It’s as though I had an internal, mental thermostat that decided I was allowed to earn within this parameter and that if my income dropped or raised a little bit that got uncomfortable.
I noticed that things fluctuated too much either way, I ended up feeling a little uncomfortable so I ended up earning back in this same 50K parameter.
It seemed to me that I had some internal programming going on around money and all I needed to do was just adopt some new thinking around money. It ended up not being as hard as I’d thought it would be.
My first step was to start going to open homes of houses that were way out of my reach financially. These were multi-million dollar homes for which I’d need to book a time to go in, and I trained myself to be comfortable being around something that was at that level of luxury. I did the same with high-end luxury cars and took them for test drives. I started to bathe in the feelings of what it would be like to live in a house like that, or to own a car like that, and to be comfortable in that environment.
Of course I also worked my tail off – absolutely! In fact I specifically found a way of working that allowed me to leverage my time.
But I think the real breakthrough was actually getting comfortable from the mental, physical and emotional sides of things.
You may be able to relate – perhaps you’ve got goals that you want to achieve this year. You’re committed to them and you’re looking for something to change. Now, if that’s you, would a road map be handy? If so, do feel free to reach out.
Your goals may actually be closer and more straightforward than you think
Have a fantastic day and week ahead 🙂
¹Wise words indeed – ‘The past does not equal the future, unless you live there’ – Tony Robbins
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner. She’s an experienced practitioner since 1992 in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, speaker, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, and Health Brand Ambassador.