Archive for September, 2010

Environments – Part 2 – The Inner Environment

Today’s discussion is about the first and most important of the environment in which we live. It is the inner mind one, our thinking process including the way we think about ourselves, our self-esteem and self-confidence. We get clues about this by listening to our self talk. Do we have a “can do” or a “no can do” approach to how we walk through the challenges of living?

There is an interesting on-line discussion that Tony Robbins had with two other multi-millionaire self-help gurus that focused directly on this environment. They were discussing a phenomenon that they had regularly observed. A good percentage of the people who buy their fairly high priced, self-help DVD courses, never even open the box. Tony offered an explanation that I am sure is correct. He said that their inner environment, aka their unconscious programming tells them that it does not matter what they try to do, they are losers and it won’t work. What happens is that they get very enthused by the sales pitch but by the time the program arrives, their old programming and its self-talk mantra of “It ain’t going to work, so why bother!” is in full swing and the goes in the closet alongside all the variety of other self-help programs and devices, like abs building machines, they bought and never used.

There are many ways changing negative inner environmental programs, hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), self-hypnosis, repetition while acting “as if.” All of them work to varying degrees and speed. The reason they work is due to the principle that the inner mind (aka, the unconscious) will automatically do whatever it understands is normal and natural. If the accumulated traumas and disappointments of an unsuccessful life have it understanding that losing is normal and natural, it will support negative thinking. The good news is that through the use of one of those methods I listed above, the inner mind can become convinced that winning is normal and natural and when that happens, it will produce behaviors that are conducive to winning.

We hypnotherapists have known this for ages. We say, “What the inner mind imagines, it tends to realize.” This is the gist of “The Secret.” It has never been a secret to us. I just saved you some good money. You don’t have to buy the movie or the book, now. Put that money to better use and invest in a good self-hypnosis, self-confidence program or if your inner thinking is very negative, the services of a good hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner or a life coach (or me who is trained in all the above) who can teach you this stuff and coach you through it. Once the inner mind environment becomes supportive of your goals, everything is possible.

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The Environments and Why They are Critical to Continuing Success

JUST DO IT!

Nike has a good motto, “Just do it!” This is the final step in the process that I call “Playing Full Out!” The quality of one’s life becomes so much better when playing full out. This is because most likely they will be doing exactly what then have wanted to do and most likely will be living in the world of success instead of the world of “if I only had.” I say that “just do it” is the final step. Before taking that step, it is very important make sure that all of the environments are going to be able to support that action step.

There are actually ten environments that we operate in. Because the environment always wins, it is real important to make sure that all of them are at least neutral if not supportive. A quick rundown of the environments is in order.

Picture a bulls-eye with a center target and concentric circles surrounding it. The target is the individual and each of the circles surrounding it are the environments. The most inner circle is the Inner Mind Environment. Working out from there are: the Mimetic Environment -  which is the information and ideas to which we are exposed; the Spiritual Environment; the Immediate Personal Self one -  things like our choice of clothes and our hygiene; the Financial Environment – our relationship to money, money management, advisors and attitudes about spending and savings; the Relationship Environment – our family, close friends;  Network Environment – partners, organizations, clients and associates; the Physical Environment -   our immediate home surroundings, our office or work environment; the Social Network Environment;  Peripheral Environment -  our community, the nation and the world.

It just so happens that, generally, the relative importance of each of the environments for the person decreases as they are farther out from the center. Of course, the exception to that is when something in one of the outer environments directly impacts on the person, such as civil unrest or war in the peripheral environment.

I started this message by saying “The environment always wins!” This is almost always the case. No matter how strong people are or think they are, eventually then will end up reflecting their environments. To be aware is to be alive! To be aware of what is going on in your environments, you need to know what they are and what to look for. For the next nine weeks I am going to explore each of these environments with you.

This is a series of ten postings, one on each of the Environments. If you have questions or comments, please post them in the comments section after each post. I am looking forward to a lively discussion, on-line, on this blog.

If you would like to explore how coaching with me can give you the winning edge to play better and win in all of your life’s endeavors, I offer a free, 20 minute, exploratory session. For more  information, please go to the website.

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