Real-Life Psychological Barriers to Salon Success!

I just returned from a 5-day conference on Human Psychology and I wanted to give you the “cliff-notes” version of the lessons that I learned.  I have to tell you…it was mentally draining and sitting in a conference room from 9am to 7:30pm everyday… is enough to send a person to the loony bin. 

But, there were some real eye-opening things that I did learn from the experience.  One being that…I really should attend these seminars at least a few times a year.  Like many of you, I was always of the belief that I could never leave my business for 5 days and go to a seminar.  What a crazy belief!  

Not only did I learn a ton of information that I never knew before about myself – I also learned that my people can survive on their own for a week without me!  And here I am thinking (like an idiot) that I always needed to be there.  Now, think about it, do you have that same belief?  Now imagine if you didn’t.  Hmm. 

Now, when I got back to Boston, I was still on California time.  Talk about jetlag!  Well, I was scanning the television, in a brutal state of insomnia, when I came across something at about 1am in the morning.  It was more powerful than anything I’d learned all week at the seminar.  

It was a taping of a PBS event that was done a few months ago with a famous spiritual teacher named Dr. Wayne Dyer.  He was introducing the audience to a new book that he wrote called “Excuses Begone!”.  And I have to tell you, it was so eye-opening…because I had just come from the event and it felt like he was actually talking to me. 

One of the things we had to do at this psychology event was identify a “limiting belief” that we had and then try to solve it.  Well, I had a hard time coming up with one.  And it wasn’t because I didn’t have one (as you’ll learn in a minute).  It was because I didn’t know what an actual “limiting belief” was! 

Well, I have to tell you, this 3-hour “Excuses Begone!” program really provided me with a serious “Ah-ha” moment.  We all have these limiting beliefs that we carry around with us like baggage.  And these limiting beliefs actually prevent us from realizing our dreams.  And the older you get – the more baggage you’re dragging around.

Now, I know that if you’re like me, when I start listing the top 15 limiting beliefs that most people have – you’ll have an “ah-ha” moment too.  These limiting beliefs “freeze us” in place and prevent us from moving forward toward our dreams.  And here they are. 

I can’t afford it                                    Never Happened before                 It’s going to be risky

There will be Family Drama          It’s not my nature                              No one will help me

It will take a long time                     I don’t have the energy                    I’m too busy

I’m too old (or too young)              It’s going to be difficult                     It’s too big

The rules won’t let me                    Personal Family History                   I’m not strong enough

Now, think about every time you make a decision to do something new, to buy something new, or to change something.  When one of these thoughts pops into your head – it’s your limiting belief that’s holding you back.  It’s really that simple.

Now, how do you rid yourself of these limiting beliefs?  Well, that’s what Dr. Dyer’s book is all about.  So, this is what I want you to do.  Give yourself a present this New Year.  Log into and at least buy his book (it’s about $15.00).  But, if you truly want the experience – log into and order the DVD copy of the event (it’s about $50 on auction).

This is the best present you can give yourself this year.  Just think if you can eliminate one limiting belief.  Your whole life could make a dramatic shift. 

P.S. Be on the look out for information regarding the HairMax 3-day Salon Growth seminar that I will be holding in late March 2010.  It will be bigger and better than last year’s seminar.  

Have a Great Holiday Season, Steve Sampson

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