316: Beliefs create reality. So, what do you believe?

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What we believe influences everything: our thoughts, our interactions, our relationships, and in the end our reality.
But it can be really hard to nail down what we actually believe.
In today’s episode I take you into my beliefs, show you how I figured out what they are, and most importantly help you clarify your own.
It’s a master class in getting the reality that you want most – both as a parent and as a person. I hope you find this episode helpful!

Click weturnedoutokay.com/316 for a cheat sheet on how to define your beliefs, and on the links that come up in today’s episode.

Also – Throughout February, in Instagram, I am posting my beliefs!
Click Instagram.com/weturnedoutokay (or find @weturnedoutokay in the app) to see them!
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Cheat sheet on Defining Your Beliefs

1. Make a date with yourself.
Even if it’s just 10 minutes. Carve out a tiny bit of time so that you can be reflective of what’s in your own mind.

2. Do a belief brain dump (a.k.a., listen to what is in your heart).
This is what you’ll do during those 10 minutes.

3. Don’t self-edit.
You, like me, will probably be sorely tempted to not write things down that seems stupid. For me, some of the things that seemed stupidest ended up being most important.

4. Go back and look at your written beliefs.
Over the next few days, really consider them.

5. Craft your ultimate belief statement.

6. Post that ultimate belief statement where you’ll see it frequently.
Not enough to get desensitized to it, but just enough so that you’ll be inspired by it.

Throughout February, in Instagram, I am posting my beliefs!
Click Instagram.com/weturnedoutokay (or find @weturnedoutokay in the app) to see them!

Key Links

Click here for my conversation with Rob and Wayne on their Live Above the Noise podcast.
I’m excited, because our February guest interview brings Rob and Wayne on to We Turned Out Okay! So stay tuned : )

Click here for episode my conversation with Dan Blank, which comes up in today’s episode because it was Dan who helped me clarify my own beliefs, starting just about one year ago.

Click here for Jim Kukral’s wonderful book, Unskippable.

Click here for the last episode in my “How to stop school from screwing up your kid” series. (I link to the last one because it has the links to all the previous episodes in that series.)

Click here for the We Turned Out Okay Facebook group.

And if you need some extra support for the tough parts of your parenting journey, join the private coaching community that I run! Click here to find out more, and to join.