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The Breakthrough Year Podcast: Online Business, Blogging & Brand Strategy

Sam Bell | Brand Stylist, Designer and Online Business Coach

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The Breakthrough Year Podcast: Online Business, Blogging & Brand Strategy
33 min2018 OCT 3
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We all have those hang-ups - the ones that stop us in our tracks. It might be your weight, your skin, your voice or your self-belief about what you’re capable of and how much you know. Or it could be something silly, like the slightest of crooked jaws… like it is in my case.

When I was a little girl, I fell off a brick wall and while I was never treated for it at the time, my doctors think it’s likely I broke my jaw. So the theory is, as a result of my broken face, I developed an overactive growth cell in one side of my jaw and my face grew out of line. After a throwaway comment from someone I looked up to, this became a major block for me!

For the longest time, I have attributed my resistance to being on camera and visible in my business to this issue. In fact, it became a convenient excuse that has kept me playing small. And for the longest time, I have been able to dismiss the need to go live or to film videos by using my crooked face as justification. That was until one of my Breakthrough Year students, Taryn, pointed out that this is a choice I am making.

Understanding that hang-ups like these are our choice, gives us the power to change our mindset about them! Understanding that it is our responsibility if it stops us in our tracks is the first step to removing the barrier. And most importantly, understanding that these issues - that are generally something stupid, mind you - are having an impact on your business sheds a light on how important it is that we start looking at them differently!

On this episode, I share all about my lightbulb moment when I realised that my crooked face was just a story I have been telling myself to keep me playing small (and often that also means playing comfortable!) and how to turn it all around!