Little Voice

Don’t Let Your Little Voice Sabotage Your Success

I had the opportunity to work with a group of salon owners and stylists in Halifax, Novia Scotia not long ago. During this workshop, we discussed overcoming the little voice that sabotages your ability to be as big as you WANT to be and as big as you CAN be.

Everyone has a little voice that will take you down if you dont learn to identify, and then overcome it, to achieve great things. Listening to me teach what needs to be done is one thing, but for any of you that have been through a training program with me, you know I like to give you an experience that drives the message home.

In this case, the experience was a 1-hour selling exercise for teams. The goal was simple, each team was to reach out to as many clients and prospects as they could and book as many appointments, as possible. There was no direction on how to reach those people, how to entice them, what you had to offer them, or for how much. Just go fill your appointment books as much as possible, and dont let your little voice sabotage your success!

We had over 30 teams participate and a wide range of responses. But, to illustrate my point about not letting your little voice sabotage your success, I want to discuss 2 specific teams:

The challenges both teams faced:

1. The appointment software was unavailable, so checking the calendar to schedule and confirm available appointment times was not possible.

2. The list of clients and prospects were back at the salon, so there was no way to access that information (there was no one at the salon to look and share the information with those at the workshop).

The difference in how the teams addressed these challenges was staggering:

In this situation, what would YOU do?

Team 1 did not make a single call or appointment. They determined they were cut off from their resources and therefore were not able to participate (they took themselves out of the game).

Team 2 booked the second highest number of appointments per teammate (8.5 appointments for each individual per hour). As a team, they filled their books with approximately $3500 in appointments IN ONE HOUR!

If your little voice tells you that there is “no way” you can do it, and you (and your team) accept that thought, then of course, youre right. And, if you tell your mind that you will overcome the obstacles that block your path, more times than not, you will.

Which team would you have been part of?

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Have you ever noticed that just when you have a great idea that can make you lots of money, just when you decide you’re going to change your life, just when you believe you can be more than you are today, a “Little Voice” between your ears says, “Who do you think you are? Are you kidding? You really can’t do that in this economy?” It’s a pesky “Little Voice” that puts you down and holds you back with negative energy and thoughts.

But, imagine how extraordinary your life would be, where you could be, if you learned how to control that “Little Voice.” Believe it or not, you can. The power is already inside you. You just haven’t learned how to master it yet.

I wrote the book “Little Voice” Mastery so you can take charge of your “Little Voice” and achieve your dreams. I’m telling you, the power is right between your ears. I made sure to include simple techniques for mastering your own “Little Voice,” things that take no time at all, but are life changing.

I really want you to be the bigger, better you that is bottled up inside. Especially in these depressed economic times when it’s easy to feel down. I want you to overcome your “recession in your own mind” and make 2011 your best year yet!

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It’s all “Little Voice” to the Finish


I was running on Sunday morning, and just as I passed my midway point with the sun beating down on my already withering body, I remembered what a fellow said to me in a restaurant a few weeks ago

He noticed the logo on my shirt and said he recognized the name from a couple of other folks who accosted him a few months back to buy a book called Little Voice Mastery. (They were participants from one of our programs performing a selling exercise!)

I asked him if he bought the book to which he replied, Yes, and as a matter of fact I have used it quite a bit. I asked him how. It turns out he is a triathalon coach in Phoenix. He said that he now tells his runners that if you have trained properly, eaten properly and all the restafter mile 12 of the marathon runit’s all Little Voice!

I nodded and agreed and told him that I actually wrote the book. He immediately put two and two together. He realized that the 13 year old with me was my son, Ben. And, thats Bens coach, Joewho I mentioned in the bookwas a personal friend of his.

All those niceties aside…I fast forward to Sunday mornings relentless sun and my dehydrated body. Every part of me wanted to stop, and I had every reason to do itI had run the day before, it probably wasnt healthy for me to keep going without water, plus nobody would know the difference (thats an interesting one!), and so on. Then I remembered this fellows words: …after that pointits all about Little Voice.?

And its true. The reason I run is as much to condition my Little Voice as it is to condition my body. And in that moment of fatigue and my Little Voice screamingI had to override it and say out loud in a gasping voice…THIS is why I am doing this!?To win the battle of my own brain.

And you know what? I ran the distance. Im still alive. And, I feel great. But, not because of the physical conditioningits because I won the big battle between my earsat least that day.

So, I guess after the halfway point, in any part of my lifewith all else being equal It IS all Little Voice to the finish.