099 Gene Hammett | Your Truth vs. The Truth

Gene HammettYour truth determines your future. Your truth is supported by the beliefs you have. Your experiences and stories are very much connected to how your belief system is developed. However, your truth is quite different than the absolute truth. What can do about your current truth and how can you discover truths that will benefit you? This special episode aims to uncover how your beliefs shape the actions you take and the actions you don’t take. Are the current beliefs you accept as TRUTH getting in the way of your success?

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Gene’s Target Audience: Gene works with entrepreneurs who want to find the perfect match between their unique value and the people who will become their best clients and biggest fans. That perfect match is their “bullseye,” where they can add the most benefit and create the greatest wealth.

Have you ever wondered how you’ve cultivated your TRUTH- your STORY? The story you tell yourself every day is comprised of a conglomerate of data and experiences you’ve lived. It is made up of the experiences you’ve observed others go through. It is based on HOW you are telling yourself this story. But is this the TRUTH and can we change it?

Ever wondered how much our truths shape the actions that we take (or don’t take- or how we take them)? What do you believe is possible or impossible based on the story you tell yourself? Whatever it may be, all stories are made up.

One subject most of us can relate to would be the story of money. We’ve all got a story around money and unfortunately it’s usually connected to a story about scarcity. Something we share collectively- to save, save, save and to spend as little as possible. Or even worse, feel guilty when we do spend.

The story or “truth” about money (like all other stories) was learned outside of ourselves. It’s not something we inherently knew, but rather learned from others. Sometimes it’s a challenge to separate yourself from these truths. What is important to consider however is that the things we value and the actions we take (or don’t take) are shaped by the truths we accept.

Gene HammettGene shares his training experience where he was learning how to connect with himself better. One concept that really stuck was the idea around assessment vs. assertion. He learned that assessment is something we have an opinion on whereas an assertion is a fact. When it comes to assessments, it has been useful for him to ask himself where he got “that” opinion on “that subject.” Truly being able to take a step back can help to determine the relevancy of the story you are telling yourself. Again, this shapes everything we perceive.

Do you believe you have the mindset abundance or scarcity? Do you believe there are not enough clients or plenty? Someone who feels abundant possesses an attitude that clients are out there- they just need to be identified. Adopting the mindset of abundance is essential if you want to move forward.

The process of identifying the real reason you are not taking action is important because that will reveal what your truth is. Once your face your own truth and decide to tell yourself a different story, it will open you open to more possibilities. Remember, your truth shapes your actions, potential and ultimately your future.

In this episode we’ll cover

  • How your experiences are connected to how your belief system is developed
  • How the truth you tell yourself shapes actions you take
  • Why beliefs are just a story
  • The distinction between ASSESSMENTS AND ASSERTIONS
  • Choosing between an abundant vs. scarce mindset
  • How facing your truths can open the door to countless new possibilities

Practical & Actionable:

Ask yourself if if the “truth” you are telling yourself is an assessment or an assertion. Ask yourself if it came from someone else. Try talking to someone else about it and listen to what they have to say. Their beliefs are different from your own, it may be an opportunity to view blindspots that you have. Giving yourself opportunities to step back and be objective can help in weaving a new story to move you forward.

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