The “P Word”
I vividly remember the first time I felt boiling rage towards my mother for using the “P word”. She had used this word to describe me since I started school. She would use it when speaking to other adults about me behind my back, she would use it when I would slack off in school or cause trouble with my siblings.
“So much POTENTIAL”, she would boast and/or scold.
I grew to loathe the word; always looming in my future, ruling my every action. Constant comparisons to this glorious Potential Version of myself. She would coax me to think, “Does what I am doing now lead me to my fullest potential?”. When all my childhood brain wanted to think was, “Does what I am doing now make me happy?”.
After years of hearing the word over and over and over again, one cool, fall evening, I snapped. I verbally lashed back at my mother, “Why can’t you just be proud of who I am NOW?! I don’t care about my POTENTIAL! I am happy with who I am, even though I’m not living up to my fullest potential! Why are you always comparing me to a better, different me?!” It was on that fateful night, the word “potential” became “The P Word” in our home and she dared not say it, lest she face an emotional tornado of teenage hormones.
How many of us have been told that we “have great potential” in our lives?
Yet, how many of us shy away from the burden of our own greatness?
I had decided that my potential was too great for me to handle. In my model of the world, I had seen the path others had taken to reach their potential and it was a path of hard work, dedication and not one of ease. I made a limiting decision that night: success, greatness and my potential were too much work and that I didn’t want to put in the effort to get it. I decided I was comfortable in my mediocrity.
Have you made the same decision? Perhaps not as coherent as I did, but did you decide the same thing at some point in your life unconsciously?
It wasn’t until I registered for NLP Practitioner Training with the Tad James Company that I realized the significance of that event in my life. As soon as I registered for the training, I knew my life was about to change. You see, my average monthly income from January to November in 2015 was $3,511. The NLP Practitioner Training cost more than I made in an entire month. I knew that in order to justify the investment in myself, something would have to change. Little did I know, everything was about to change.
As soon as they sent me the training materials, I began studying. With the materials came introductory knowledge of NLP, Time Line Therapy®, Hypnosis and NLPCoaching. I immediately fell in love with the tools and began working towards being my “potential” self. After several months of working with myself and the tools they had given me, I began to see major shifts in my life and business. However, it wasn’t until December, when I walked into the NLP Practitioner Training in Henderson, Nevada that my potentiality would finally be realized.
After 7 days of extensive training, I was taught to remove my own negative emotions, to identify and let go of my limiting decisions and how to create my future with ease and precision. I learned how to expel the emotional dust that had clouded my vision. I was led to change what has not been working in my life and taught to access resources I never knew I had access to. The parachute had finally been cut from my back and I was ready to run, full speed ahead. I returned home as the Best Potential Version of myself.
Don’t believe me?
My income grew 3441% in ONE MONTH.
November I brought home $2,047, December I brought home $72,500.
I nearly tripled my annual salary in one month’s time as a direct result of the Tad James NLP Practitioner Training.
Though my joy can barely be contained, there is a sweet bitterness to the incredible results I’ve experienced: the knowledge that I could have been operating at my fullest potential and achieving this level of success for the last ten years… if I had only invested in my self-education sooner.
How many of us can say that we are living up to our fullest potential?
How much is that costing us? How much is that costing you?
Who else in your life is being effected because you aren’t living up to your fullest potential?
I dare you. I dare you to live up to your potential. Invest in yourself. Invest in learning who you are, who you can become and how to become that person now. I watched people break through their barriers, overcome their negative emotions and learn to harness and increase their potentiality at will. What are you waiting for? I’ll see you at the Master Practitioner Training once you’ve finished your Practitioner Training and you can show me how much you’ve grown too. Because, after all, you always feel grateful when you invest in yourself, don’t you?
About the Author: Meaghan Connell
Meaghan originally wanted to be a Calculus Teacher. She was passionate for taking the complex and simplifying it so that people could understand and master it. She got into sales in 2009 when she sold encyclopedias door-to-door and finished as #2 in the company. She then began recruiting and training a team to do the same and led her teams to be Top Five in the world. It was then that she realized that she could use her skills as a teacher AND her skills as a sales person. She is Certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming, the Top Producer’s Edge Training Curriculum, BOLD Sales Training and has attended over 3,000 hours of Sales Strategy Training since 2009.
She has personally conducted over 2,000 hours of sales training for companies since 2013. In 2015, she merged forces with AJ Yager and Yager Media Group to offer both Sales and Online Marketing Services to small to medium businesses looking to grow exponentially. She is passionate about living life to it’s fullest and surfing any chance she can get. If you want to learn more about Meaghan, go here.