How to change your excuses into results

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Hands up if you enjoy a good moan, groan, grumble and complain!

If you go into a business meeting with the goal of closing the deal, they are only two possible outcomes: You either get what you want, or you don’t. Chances are that if the meeting did not achieve the result you wanted you are going to moan, complain and say things like “the meeting went badly because the client didn’t have enough time to really listen’ or ‘the meeting went badly because they kept getting interrupted by other calls.’ These are really just excuses.

It appears in life that you always get one of two things, either you get the results you want, or you get reasons or excuses for not getting the results you want. Excuses and reasons include I didn’t get the job because I don’t have a university degree,’ or ‘I don’t have enough money to do anything to change my situation’ or ‘I’m too old to change.’ Do any of these sound familiar? The problem is, most people actually believe that their excuses are true!

It’s time to change your story, reclaim back your personal power and create a different ripple effect into your world. Here’s one way you can challenge some of your reasons and excuses for not having your life the way you want it:


‘Bad things keep happening to me, I’m just unlucky and there’s nothing I can do about that’

How to change it:

‘Cause and Effect’ appears to be a law of the universe and says that whenever something happens it was caused by something else happening before it. So do you choose to think of yourself as being on the Cause side of the equation or on the Effect side? As a Cause person are you taking responsibility for your actions or are you an Effect… a victim of circumstance?

Ultimately, you are the creator of your universe. You are the cause for all the effects in your life. Start to take responsibility for your actions. If you’re not in a job you enjoy ask yourself how have you created that situation? If you’re not happy in your relationship ask yourself what can YOU do to change that?

Once you realise you’re creating your life as you go along, it gives you the power to change. You can choose to pay attention to different things, interpret experiences differently, feel differently and act differently.

About the author

Carol Talbot

The author of Amazon International Best Seller, YOU The Divine Genius Carol is a professional speaker sought-after by organisations, conference organizers and individuals seeking a learning consultant, thought-partner, and keynote speaker with a difference.

Carol combines the edginess of systems such as NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Fire Walking with the ‘coal face’ of business and life. Whether one-on-one or to an audience of thousands, Carol has helped individuals and teams worldwide ignite their creativity and greatness for more than two decades.

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