SYS 168: Breaking Free: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Success


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🎙In this episode, Steve takes a deep dive into the crucial topic of how to stop sabotaging your success. Subsequently, he delves into the power of the mind and how our beliefs and conditioning influence our behaviours and, ultimately, our success in business and life.

Drawing from his background in neurology and psychiatry, Steve discusses the importance of changing our beliefs to achieve our goals, specifically addressing "How to Stop Sabotaging Your Success" through personal transformation. He emphasises the role of creating systems in business to free up time and increase efficiency.

Consequently, through personal experiences and insights from coaching programs, Steve explores the impact of mindset on business success. He offers practical advice on overcoming pre-programmed fears and doubts, providing listeners with a roadmap on "How to Stop Sabotaging Your Success" and achieve the outcomes they truly desire.

KEY TAKEAWAYS – Breaking Free: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Success

The mind is a powerful tool, and our beliefs play a significant role in our success.

Building a systemised business requires changing fundamental behaviours and emotions.

Success in business is influenced by internal wiring and past experiences, which can be reshaped through meaningful changes.

Belief in the outcome and trusting the process are crucial for success.

Role models and success stories can inspire belief and confidence in achieving goals and overcoming self-sabotaging thoughts.

Breaking Free: How to Stop Sabotaging your Success

BEST MOMENTS – Breaking Free: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Success

00:00 – 💬 “The mind is such a powerful tool, and yet many of us live in the belief that we are in control of our thoughts and our emotions and that most of the decisions we make are conscious ones, and that is why we are or are not successful.”

03:37 – 💬 “We all get used to feeling certain ways, and we get used to having those emotions sort of living and swimming around in us on a daily basis.”

16:08 – 💬 “Our internal wiring largely influences our behaviours, reactions, and actions.”

34:47 – 💬 “Consequently, the more things we can put into place to create a vision of certainty and belief, the more likely that it will positively affect the way we react. In addition, it also affects our actions and emotions in response to stimuli throughout the process of going through it.”

TIMESTAMPED OVERVIEW – Breaking Free: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Success

00:00 Exploring mindset in business and life growth.

04:10 Defaulting to familiar state, even detrimental, busy.

07:53 Doubts and fears impact future success negatively.

12:24 Unconscious brain rewiring impacts conscious thoughts and actions.

14:46 Past experiences influence our behaviours.

17:36 Brain growth, business success, overcome preconceptions.

23:27 Lack of money can delay creating efficient systems.

26:06 Understanding, beliefs, and success in business conflicts.

30:31 Coaching success linked to referrals and trust.

33:42 Fear affects actions, beliefs, and emotions. Seek certainty for a positive impact on responses.

36:16 Encourages engagement and offers deeper insights and resources.

VALUABLE RESOURCES – Breaking Free: How to Stop Sabotaging Your Success


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Books mentioned in the Episode:

  1. Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr Joe Dispenza
  2. Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. Destructive Emotions by Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman

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Steve used to be a slave to his business, but when he moved to Sweden in 2015, he was forced to change how he worked. He switched to running his businesses remotely. After totally nailing this concept, he spent his time helping other small business owners do the same. Steve has been investing in property since 2002, has a degree in computing, and worked as a doctor in the NHS before quitting to focus full-time on sharing his systems and outsourcing methodology with the world. He now lives in Sweden and runs his UK-based businesses remotely with the help of his team of Filipino and UK-based Virtual Assistants.

Most business owners are overwhelmed because they don’t know how to create systems or get the right help.

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Steve Day

About the Author

Since 2016, Steve has helped hundreds of business owners to systemise their businesses and outsource their work. In doing so, he has helped them regain control of their lives and create the businesses they set out to build.

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