One of the things I love to do in the morning as part of my daily routine is to listen to a Podcast.
I adore Online Marketing and since starting my own Online Business there is just so much I want to learn! I love learning all I can and being inspired by other successful Online Entrepreneurs or the ‘Cool Kids’ as I like to call them.
This morning I was listening to one of my faves, Amy Porterfield – Online Marketing Made Easy #47 with Todd Herman. How To Gain Confidence, Increase Productivity and Move Toward Mastery.
There was so much gold here I urge you to take a listen however one particular part of this podcast stood out to me the most.
Create an alter ego to assist your performance!
Many elite athletes and public speakers use this particular tool. The idea is to create a highly successful character that you can step into when you need to perform at your best, leaving behind any doubts or anxieties about what you’re about to do.
You create a character that is made up of all the most effective and desirable traits, skills and abilities of someone who would always deliver the goods. Whether that be winning the race, delivering a killer presentation or taking a risk and making the big decisions.
Now I realized that this isn’t a completely foreign concept for me as I already have a fun alter ego – DJ Faux Real. This alter ego of mine randomly appears on fun days and nights out with my friends and has made guest Deejay appearances locally, interstate and even overseas at various events, Bars and Clubs.
Now this is all a bit of fun that I have with my friends however DJ Faux Real has somewhat of a following and I know that taking on this character gives me the courage to get up in a DJ booth in front of loads of people and act this out much to the delight of my friends and I.
So this got me thinking, what if I could create my own Online Marketing and Lifestyle Blogger Extraordinaire alter ego?
You see although I absolutely adore what I do, up until the start of this year I really had no idea about any of this. The beauty about being a member of the Six Figure Mentors is that I have learned everything I know so far and created my own Online Business from SCRATCH!
It was only then that I discovered I had a passion for blogging about Lifestyle, sharing information and helping others to get started and create their own Online Business and lifestyle that they love too.
So naturally there are times when I doubt myself.
Can I really do this? Can I truly change my life from one where I am simply making a living to exist the best I can to one where I truly love what I do and am wildly passionate about my life and all that is in it?
It takes a big leap of faith. It takes courage and it takes vision.
Creating my own Online Business involves me reaching out further than my current trusted and reliable group of friends and family who don’t really understand what it is I’m doing or why I want to do it. It involves forming a network of other like minded individuals who GET Online Marketing and believe that it IS possible to create a lifestyle that you love. Not just one where you exist.
So who is my character that I can step into when things seem a bit tough?
I wanted to create a super duper best version of myself! My brave, courageous, confident and attractive self who is warm, caring, thoughtful, funny and makes all the best decisions!
That’s when I decided to create Toni J!!
Now the beauty of Toni J is that she is me. She is all the best parts of me pulled together into one super cool Online Marketing and Blogging guru whose talents, skills and support best serve her readers, her clients, her business and of course herself.
Toni J always gives great advice, support and value to those she connects with and she has the courage to make the decisions that will move her life and business forward in a positive and successful way.
Toni J is still human and she’s not afraid to be vulnerable. She’s not afraid to make mistakes and let people see that she’s not perfect.
She’s a regular person just like you who wants to live her best life while inspiring and leading others to do the same.
Already this simple mind trick has started making a positive impact on my life.
Recently I heard about an event called Problogger that is being held on the Gold Coast in August this year. The thought of spending the money to travel interstate by myself to network and learn about all things Blogging from some truly successful entrepreneurs kinda freaked me out a little.
Why was I really doing this? Did I really believe I could be so successful at what I did that it was worth spending my time and money to travel to such an event? What if in a few months’ time I found I was a failure and people would think that I didn’t know what I was doing and they would look at me like I was some kind of imposter?
The fear and doubt that goes on sometimes in the back of your mind!! Who lets those little voices in there anyway??
But hang on just a minute..
What would Toni J do?
Well Toni J is a very successful Blogger and Online Marketer so this event would be of great benefit to her. She’s super friendly, fun and meets people easily and she’s not afraid to go to something like this on her own because she sees it as an adventure that all kinds of amazing ideas and opportunities are likely to come out of.
This alter ego allows me to make decisions and act without being held back by the doubts, fears and anxieties that we can all sometimes have that make us feel like we’re not worthy of success.
When I think about what Toni J would do or say, the knot of anxiety in my stomach and stress through my shoulders seems to disappear.
I feel more confident about what I’m going to do, why I’m going to do it and that what I do will have a positive effect on myself, my business and those around me.
With this in mind I’m pretty sure we’ll all be seeing a lot more of Toni J in the future!
So what about you? Who would be your alter ego? What would your best self do when it came to the crunch?
Are you ready to create your own alter ego that allows you the freedom and confidence to be your best self and to take your life in the direction you truly desire?
Go on and give it a go!!
I would love to hear your thoughts about this idea. Do you love it as much as I do? Do you have your own techniques to get the results you want? Leave a message in the comment box below.
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