A to Z Challenge: L is for Limiting Beliefs

Limiting Beliefs are something I’ve discussed a lot, but not usually in connection with writing. So I’ll address the topic generally, and you can apply to your life and your characters as you see fit.

An underlying limiting belief is a core belief that exists within your operating system. Your operating system consists of your beliefs, thoughts, memories, triggers, go-to reactions, and more. Underlying limiting beliefs affect your perspective (how you view the world), your beliefs (about yourself and others), and your behavior (how you react and interact). Underlying limiting beliefs usually pop up in early childhood, at a moment when you felt separated from love (for whatever reason) and made up a story about how this separation meant something about you. The belief seeps into your foundation and becomes the basis for how you operate.

Some common limiting beliefs are: 

  • I’m not good enough.
  • I’m unworthy.
  • I’m unloveable.
  • I’m a failure.

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S.H.E. Summit, June 14-15, 2013 – Day 1 Recap + Takeaways

Claudia Chan SHE Summit 2013 Women signS.H.E. Summit is a week-long event that celebrates women’s empowerment and leadership. The week leading up to the conference features pop-up events on everything from women’s financial health to summer event planning, and women everywhere are encouraged to host events in their own cities. The conference, held on June 14-15 in New York City, features panel discussions, keynote speakers, a marketplace, and plenty of networking opportunities. S.H.E. Summit (She Helps Empower) is the work of leadership and lifestyle expert, Claudia Chan.

I live-tweeted the whole event from @alexisdaria, so I’ve put together a recap of Day 1 with Tweeted Takeaways.

S.H.E. Summit Recap: Day 1

Agapi Stassinopoulos book signing SHE Summit

Agapi Stassinopoulos signs my copy of “Unbinding the Heart”

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