GCM 34 | Limiting Beliefs


We grow up picking certain things along the way that either work for us or against us. Life and business strategist Chris Salem identifies these as our limiting beliefs. What we got as we continue on in our life’s journey could affect us throughout various aspects – from business to our wellness and relationships. Chris shares a process and strategy for entrepreneurs, sales professionals, and even organizations to get down to the root cause of limiting beliefs. He lets us in on how we can look inside ourselves to explore some of our belief systems, to transition from looking outward to inward, and to become more productive and successful.

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Getting Down To The Root Cause Of Limiting Beliefs with Chris Salem

GCM 34 | Limiting Beliefs

Master Your Inner Critic: Resolve the Root Cause Create Prosperity

I have Chris Salem with me. He’s joining me. He is an accomplished life and business strategist, CEO, world-class speaker, award-winning author, a certified mindset expert, radio show host and media personality. He has provided a guaranteed process and strategy for entrepreneurs and sales professionals to operate within the solution rather than manage the problem by resolving the root cause of limiting beliefs. He has also written a book, Master Your Inner Critic: Resolve the Root Cause Create Prosperity. He’s also co-authored the recent addition to Mastering the Art of Success with Jack Canfield, which is a major accomplishment. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to the show, Mr. Chris Salem. How are you doing, Chris?

It’s good to be here. How are things going?

It’s going great. I’m glad that we finally got an opportunity to connect. I know it’s been a while since you and I have chatted, but I’m happy to connect with you again and catch up with you. Tell us now, what’s going on in your life? How are things going?

Things are going great. I’ve been busy working with not only individuals, entrepreneurs, sales professionals and business leaders, but also working with companies now. We’re creating the awareness of how limited beliefs could have an impact on organizations because organizations consist of people. Showing them how to get into the solution rather than manage the problem by showing them how limited beliefs could affect employee engagement, workplace communications, corporate culture, and then also sales performance. It’s going well. I started a nonprofit that went live called Empowered Fathers in Action, a 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing sustainable solutions to improve the father-son bonding process.

You are reaching into the families as well and giving them some value and education on how to be more prosperous as well. We’re going to get into that, but let’s back up a little bit because you’re into a lot of things right now. I want to talk about these limiting beliefs and your book, Master Your Inner Critic. Can you tell us a little bit about that?

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The book itself is based upon my personal experience. I’m a product of what I do and help with empowering and helping others. The whole concept of Master Your Inner Critic: Resolve The Root Cause Create Prosperity is about all of us came from two parents. Even if there was only one parent present in our life, we grow up learning what we observe and see from the people that mattered the most to us, that being our parents. What happens is many times when we’re growing up, we pick up certain things that may work for us or work against us. Many times we’re not consciously aware of the things that work against us. These are what we call limited beliefs.

These limited beliefs could affect us in adulthood as it pertains to our wellness or overall well-being, our relationships, both personally and in business, and of course, our confidence levels in business, whether if we work for someone or we’re running our own business. Everybody, if they’re aware of or not, most people operate managing the problem due to limited beliefs. They are only aware that they’re not where they want to be. The whole concept of the book is to show people how they can become not only aware that something’s not working, but also to accept where they are. To make a commitment to find the root cause to those limited beliefs that can be holding them back to the next level for sustainable success.

Let’s get to the root cause of what we’re talking about then. Let’s dive a little deeper if you will because when you think about being raised in and becoming an adult, adopting some of the belief systems that you’ve gained from your parents, it’s a natural thing. We don’t think about that. It just happens. It’s like learning how to speak English. If you’re born in an English-speaking country, it comes naturally. I would imagine these beliefs or ways of being have come naturally to us. A lot of times we don’t find out that they are a problem potentially or limiting us or a barrier to something that we want to accomplish in life until we are an adult. Sometimes, we still don’t come into that awareness. A lot of people may walk around feeling like, “I’m fine. It’s not my limiting beliefs. I was raised by a good family. I came from a good home,” etc. They won’t look at themselves. How do you get someone to start looking inside to explore some of those belief systems? What if it’s not at the forefront of being an issue?

For many people, that’s the case. It doesn’t mean you have to have a traumatic background. You could say, “I know because of my traumatic background, this is why I have issues with taking care of myself from a well-being standpoint or why I struggled relationships or struggled with confidence issues in business,” whatever the case may be. It can be very subtle. People that come from wonderful childhoods could also pick up limited beliefs that impact them in many ways. It’s not immune to certain types of situations. The key here is to always be aware that you’re not where you want to be. We can be in our business and we’re doing well, but we feel that we could be doing better. We just don’t know why we’re not where we want to be.

We tried different things, it didn’t work. We’d done this, it didn’t work and we’re stagnant. The whole idea of this concept is to be aware that you’re not where you want to be. You don’t have to know where the problem is right now. There’s a process that allows you to get there but it starts with the awareness that you’re not where you want to be. The next step would be to accept where you are right now and to make a commitment to invest in the process to get to the root cause of limited beliefs. To find out what it is that’s causing you to stay stuck.

GCM 34 | Limiting Beliefs

Limiting Beliefs: Often times, the root cause of limiting beliefs is tied to a negative emotion.


I believe a lot of people are not where they want to be and they are hardly aware of it. Most people want more or they may be living paycheck to paycheck. That may have a sucky job, maybe something happened to them in their life that they haven’t quite gotten over or have gotten through it. They know they want to get to that place where they’re not feeling the pain or the discomfort. They know they’re not there, but they may not be looking at their own limiting beliefs. That’s what I’m trying to make that connection. How does a person transition from looking outward to looking inward, specifically at their limiting beliefs? What is your recommendation for that? A lot of times looking inside of yourself and then examining your childhood and examining your belief system. That’s maybe the last place that you’ll look because we’re human beings.

Most people are conditioned to look outside of themselves for the answer. This is why a lot of people are always searching for that magic formula to make them rich or the magic formula to make them look better by losing 50 pounds. They spend a lot of money on a lot of different things. It’s not that the other outside sources are not good. They are, but if you’re managing the problem, you’re basically putting the cart before the horse. You don’t have a foundation to build upon in order to make those things work to what you’re trying to do with it. The key is what we do here is we help to build your foundation. We get to the root cause to what’s holding you back. We develop a clean slate to build a solid foundation.

Think of it like a house. If you want to build a beautiful home, you’ve got to build a foundation that is going to be sustainable. You can build a home on a deck of cards. It will hold up for a period of time but eventually, it’s going to come crumbling down. In essence, this is how you want to look at it. It’s to be aware you’re not where you want to be and to accept where you’re at, to make a commitment to a process to get to the root cause. I’d be happy to go over what that process is if you like and I can show people how they can get to the root cause of their limited beliefs and explain that process.

Let’s do that because I want to understand once we decide to make that choice to look inside and challenge our belief systems, what is the next step after that?

The next step is once after you’ve accepted where you’re at and you’ve made a commitment to get to the root cause, it starts with developing some certain types of habits and disciplines that are not consistent in your life that are going to help to build your foundation. They’re also going to play a major role in getting to the root cause and also play a major role when you’re in the solution. They look at all three. The foundation is the core. We’re getting into the problem. We’re going to get into the solution. I’m going to explain three important habits or disciplines that are an important part of this process. There is more, but we’ll discuss the three here right now.

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One is that you want to start to develop an organizational type habit. That could be when you wake up in the morning at a certain time, let’s say 4:30 to 5:00 in the morning. The earlier the better. You make your bed in the morning. That’s what I do every morning. It wasn’t because I was in the military. It’s not because I’m a neat freak. It’s because I know that when I make my bed, I’ve set my mindset to do something productive. When it’s done consistently, it gets my mindset laser focus to take on what I need to do for that day. In this case, it’s helping me now to keep focus when I start to address where the root cause of my limited beliefs are. Second, the most powerful part of this is meditation. Meditation can come in different forms. It could be sitting in a chair, feet planted on the ground, back straight and focusing on your breathing, but allowing thoughts to come and go. It’s got to be consistent. Everyday meditating for ten or fifteen minutes a day and being in the moment.

Learning how to master being in the moment because with meditation, over time, it is going to bring on clarity. With clarity, we have the ability to see things that we’ve never seen before or hear things that we never heard before. You will be able to see the blessings and opportunities disguised in the problem. It’s through this process that certain things from the subconscious mindset are revealed to the conscious mindset that begins to give us clues to where the root causes to our limited beliefs are. You may recall something that happened that you didn’t even remember, “Where did that come from?” Then after we meditate, we’re going to journal. There is no set amount of words you have to put down. You’re going to write down whatever comes to mind. You’re not going to overthink it, you’re not going to over analyze it. By doing that, it’s taking what was there from the meditation and putting it on paper. It will allow you to look back and see what’s going on like if it were someone else looking at you. For instance, it’s always easy for us to give constructive feedback or advice to another person, but we can never do it ourselves. We can’t give it to ourselves. This is a way that you could give advice and recognize problems and address solutions from you to you, by doing this process.

Does this happen overnight? No, it takes some time. It’s a process. It’s an organizational task, whatever that may be to you. Meditation, journaling in time and done consistently, it’s going to reveal the certain things that may trigger certain negative emotions in you. For instance with me, it was anger. I dealt with anger on a daily basis throughout my teens and throughout my twenties. I didn’t know where it came from. They interfered with my relationships. It affected my wellness. It interfered with business relationships. While I would have success, I would end up self-sabotaging it because I would destroy the relationship with the other people that were involved due to my anger. Oftentimes, the root cause of limited beliefs or the limited beliefs itself is tied to a negative emotion or negative emotions. It can be shame, guilt, jealousy, envy, anger, or any combination thereof. You can see what are the triggers to that let’s say anger. That doesn’t mean that’s the root cause.

Somebody could cut you off in traffic. Somebody didn’t show up for a meeting and that can get you angry, but that’s not necessarily the root cause. That’s just a trigger. It goes way back to something else that triggers that anger. For me, what triggered my anger at the time I didn’t realize it until I went through this process, was my father. My father was not present in my life. Usually, he was off building his business and traveling. He was not at my ballgames. He was not there for my brother and me, and even in my high school graduation. It wasn’t because he didn’t want to be, it was because his priority was becoming successful. He sacrificed his family. I didn’t see it that way at that point, but then it came to me when I went through this process. All the anger I was experiencing, all the conflict I had with others, the road rage that I experienced, the issues I had building businesses to build them successful long term were tied to the anger back to my father.

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Until I address that and now the next step is to forgive the source. When I say forgive the source, it’s not forgiving the source for the source. It’s forgiveness for yourself. That you are not defined by your limited beliefs or the anger that runs your life or the shame or guilt that runs your life. You’ve made the choice to hang onto that. You are responsible for that. As people go through this, they may say, “It was my father’s fault. If he were there, I wouldn’t be this way.” That’s a lie. We all have to take responsibility no matter how we entered this world and what deck of cards we’ve been dealt. We’re all responsible. I had to take responsibility. I had to be aware, I had to accept, I had to commit and I had to forgive. I realized during this process that my dad could not be the father I want him to be because he had the same thing with his father. My grandfather didn’t pay attention to him. My father didn’t know how to be a father I wanted him to be.

Did it have negative repercussions on myself and my brother? Yes, my brother became a drug addict. His life spiraled out of control. He spent a few years in prison. I had my own set of issues. I struggled with addiction. I struggled with the anger. I took responsibility and I was able to get to the root cause and forgive my father prior to him dying of lung cancer at age 56. I was able to do this. Then once I was able to free that anger off my back, I began to have more clarity as a result of the meditation and journaling. I became more decisive as a result of the clarity. I began to recognize the opportunities and blessings disguised in setbacks and challenges. Whereas I could never do that before because I always got entrenched more into the problem. I began to take massive action and take risks based upon that clarity and that decisiveness. As a result of that, that propelled me into the solution.

Then I developed new habits and disciplines that I never had before that I did every day that built that foundation for me to stay in the solution. Once in the solution and once I aligned that with my why and my purpose, I developed a life and business strategy. A specific one and exactly what I wanted to do with my life, what I wanted it to be, and how I wanted my business to look. I followed that verbatim. It was very specific, time-oriented. As a result of that, what I did differently was instead of focusing on the outcome, I had a goal. I had a vision of what the outcome would be, but instead of focusing on that, I focused on the process. In the moment and what I had to do now. Not worry about tomorrow, next week or a month from now or what happened in the past. It’s the present moment.

When you embrace the process and the solution, detach yourself from the outcome. In time, with your life and business strategy, you will have the ability that the outcome that you desire will be a byproduct of what you put into the process. The reason why many people don’t achieve what they want to achieve is because one, they’re managing the problem, they’re not in the solution. Number two is they attach themselves to the outcome and they get lost in the process. They’re not consistent with habits and disciplines. They’re not consistent with focusing at the moment on the tasks that are going to get them day by day, week by week, month by month, year by year to where they want to go. They often get derailed. By following this formula and continuing to invest in myself and be accountable every step of the way, this allowed me to achieve what I set out for my life and business and make it sustainable.

Does that mean that everything is perfect everyday and life is wonderful and there are no setbacks and challenges? Absolutely not. They’re going to happen. Life happens, but you know how to deal with them in a different way. You’re more proactive. You see the blessings in the problems, in the setbacks and you know how to solve them much quicker to move forward. In a nutshell, that is a quick synopsis of the process for sustainable success or getting into the solution rather than managing the problem by resolving the root cause of limiting beliefs.

Thank you for that. If I may add to that my own experience is giving yourself permission. I completely agree with you. A lot of the belief systems that we have about ourselves are stemming from something that happened to us in the past. A lot of times we were small, it has been ingrained or imprinted upon us and we grow up taking ownership of that experience and how it made us feel. We embody it and it becomes part of our identity and it’s hard to give yourself permission to let that go. A lot of people struggle with that and it sabotages going forward because a lot of people feel that some of the things that they’re going through are supposed to be that way. A lot of people don’t feel that they have a right to success. They feel that it’s only set aside for certain people and these are deep-rooted feelings. They don’t share these with anyone, but when we talk about being successful and having abundance in life, a lot of times people frown upon other people that have it.

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They don’t have it because they haven’t given themselves permission to have it. They don’t see themselves with that. They become satisfied with the status quo because they haven’t given themselves permission to have more. It doesn’t matter what you’ve been through, what you’re going through, how bad it was or how much it hurt. If you’re still alive and breathing, you still have permission. You can still give yourself permission and you can let go of those limiting beliefs. I love your process because that is a formula, like a set process that we can put in play in order to start letting go of those limiting beliefs and start giving us those permission and start walking into that abundance, regardless of what it is. I love what you said about detaching from the outcome. In my book, Get Up!, one of the chapters is called Ignite The Small Accomplishments. What I mean by that is falling in love with the small little things that you have to do that add up to the destination. The goal that you want in life. I appreciate you bringing up the process. I think the key to success is the process. It’s not the outcome. We look at the outcome as, “That’s success.” Like you said, it’s a byproduct. It is a result of the process.

Jim Rohn is the pioneer of personal development/meets business. All the greats have learned from him. He will tell you a famous comment that is saying that he made it, “With success, it’s not what you achieve, it’s what you become.” What you become is part of the process. This is what you’ll bring to your grave. You’re not bringing money to your grave. You’re not bringing big homes to your grave, big fancy cars to your grave. You’re bringing a legacy of what you become and what you’ve given unto others. Your character, your integrity, your kindness, the abundance that you’ve given other people, that’s what matters. This is what the process is all about. Everything else is a byproduct of that. The cars, nice things that you enjoy, money, that type of thing and building wealth. All of those are great, but it’s what you become as part of the process.

It’s almost like if we could package this right now, if we could package success. You said if you want to be successful, you have to be disciplined. You need to be unselfish. You have to have compassion for other people. You got to put other people first. You got to serve other people. When you have those things and you’re able to implement those things on a daily and consistent basis and you’re able to sustain that as a human being and love doing it, you will be successful. It happens. It’s what it is. All of this is in your book, Master Your Inner Critic: Resolve the Root Cause Create Prosperity.

Everything is in there. The book is an easy read. It’s a little over 100 pages. I designed it to be very concise and straight to the point. There are some stories in there as well to illustrate so people can experience through the stories about how it applies to their situation at the moment.

Where can people find your book?

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Limiting Beliefs: Revenue is a byproduct of the value that you bring to your customer or marketplace.


You can find the book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble, either one is fine. The book is also available in Kindle version, also the audio version. If you like to hear it, if you want to listen to it, narrated in the car, over your iPhone or whatever, you can get the audio version as well.

You also work with organizations and salespeople as well. Talk to us a little bit about your work that you do in that area.

In addition to this book and based upon the experience and what my expertise is, I’m also a certified mindset expert through Mindset Sciences, Inc. Primarily, we had incorporated this into sales organizations where we could go in and work with a sales team. We’re not talking about sales 101, but we know that certain people are operating. You might have the top 20% of the sales organization that’s producing 80% or more of the revenue and then 80% or less of the rest of the sales team are producing less than 20% of the sales revenue. What we do is look for where limited beliefs could be holding them back from raising the bar in their game. Everyone can make an improvement so it improves the company’s bottom line, but also personally helps people to get out of their own way and achieve another level of success. Now, recognizing certain things that have held them back in the past doesn’t have to be the case anymore. It’s something that we’re now integrating into other areas of companies. The goal is to improve employee engagement, workplace communications and corporate culture, among many other things that affect efficiency, productivity and revenue for organizations.

When you talked about productivity with sales teams and individuals, with your experience, have you found that the limiting beliefs are the major contributor to not being successful or as productive? There are a lot of things that contribute.

There are a lot of things. There could be obviously politics or wage systems are set up in organizations. That’s a whole lot of thing. I get involved in helping companies do that as well. When it comes down to it, a majority of it comes down to people’s mindsets because people are the drivers. Yes, there is more automation now in organizations where it does require people, but when you think about it, when it comes down to it, it is people that make the difference in where business goes to the next level. If limited beliefs are having an impact on those people collectively working together on various levels, will they affect the level of achievement and performance that the organization is capable of doing? Absolutely. A lot of times, companies at this point are not aware of that. This is foreign to them. When you talk to them, they may be aware of it, but that’s just the theory. When you look at it in reality, they are not putting two and two together. They manage the problem.

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I’ve been out there speaking at various companies where they want to learn more about it. We’re in the infancy stages of this but the next goal is, “Now that you’ve heard it and you could see what are the potential that it can do for your organization, let’s start doing a deep dive and putting this to work to implement it in your company. Not me just talking about it.” That’s going to be the next phase of what we’re looking to deal with. It’s a process and some companies get it. Many don’t, like few people get it and a lot of people don’t. A lot of people continue to keep growing their money for things outside of themselves to think that somebody is going to solve their problem and it doesn’t happen. You can only solve your own problem and create your own solution. Just like a company can only solve their own problem and create their own solution.

A consultant, a coach, a product can help but in itself will not solve your problem or create a solution. That’s what we’ve been led to believe by marketing PR and society in general because it generates money. We all want to sell things. The reality is, use those resources. Once you committed to resolving your own problem, build the foundation. Get into the solution then incorporate those tools and resources that can help you as you’re creating your solution to build out your process that will yield the outcome that you desire.

I want to ask with organizations because I’ve been studying up on this as well and I have an opinion about how companies and organizations should go forward. We know as well as you know, they spent a lot of dollars in training people and getting people up to speed or on their processes and in certain resources in order to help them be more productive. The place where I feel they’re not spending enough attention is the personal development of that human being. I think they want to impose a lot of their processes in leadership, training and sales training. If you don’t have it right on the inside. First of all, I don’t know who you are. You have those belief systems and if you don’t know how to work those things that are not serving you outright then it doesn’t matter how much money you spend in the training in terms of being a leader and being a good salesperson.

Those things can only take you so far, but I believe that once we can help any individual understand their own capability, their creativeness, their self-awareness to increase their self-image. There are a lot of intangible skills that we haven’t tapped into as a human being. At least the majority of us. Maybe 10% of the total population, maybe less than that has gotten it. They get it, but imagine if you spent the dollars and the investment in helping your people understand that process. At that point, I think you will maximize productivity across a wide range of your employees. What are your thoughts on that?

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I totally agree. It’s a responsibility not only for organizations but also individuals that we should all be investing in ourselves personally in these areas. Also, companies should be putting vested interest if they want to retain and lower onboarding expenses and retain quality employees. They have to continue to develop them and focus on things that can improve their skills and their strengths. Stop trying to take someone’s weakness and try to make it into a strength. It’s probably not a good use of your time. Too many companies are putting people in the position to focus on their weaknesses rather than their strength. People are good at certain things and they’re not good at certain things. Put them in situations where they can leverage those strengths, put those people that can offset their weaknesses because that’s their strength and put them together. Now, you’ve got a recipe for an interdependent relationship that will yield more efficiency, higher productivity and more revenue. Revenue is a byproduct of the value that you bring to your customer or marketplace.

When you have an interdependent relationship, leveraging strengths and offsetting weaknesses, it is key. Communication is very important. This is where transparent leadership becomes very important. Many organizations don’t use transparent leadership. That’s another area and that’s a whole other topic we could talk about. That being said, companies have to become more transparent. The communication has to be flowing from the top down. It’s got to be very clear and concise. People have to align with the value or with the vision and mission statements. The values and beliefs, while they don’t have to be exactly the same, have to be in alignment with one another to make anything work.

When you think about why certain teams like football teams consistently win and others don’t. It’s not because they had better players or more talented players. It’s because they have the right systems in place. They have the right alignment of values and beliefs. They have the ability to leverage strengths and weaknesses effectively. Put even average guys in the situations where they will thrive. That’s why teams like the New England Patriots are successful. They win with average guys not superstars because they have a system that allows for sustainability. This is why that team has been in the playoffs on Super Bowl’s on and off for the last twenty years.

If you have a young CEO that may be reading this and we’re starting to build his team around his organization, what are some tips that you would give him?

I would say learn how to be transparent, that you’re a human being. That we are going to make mistakes and mistakes is part of the learning curve of becoming successful as a leader. It’s learning from those mistakes and not afraid to fail. Fail forward and again, learning how to be transparent about one’s self. As a leader, it doesn’t mean you have to have the title, but if you aspire to be a CEO is to always be the example of the values and beliefs that you want to put out there. The integrity and that value that you want to bring to your industry and marketplace. Being the example could be contagious to other people that want to be around you and the ones that don’t get it, then they’re not the right fit. Those are the people you don’t want to align yourself with.

You want to align yourself with the people that are not going to follow you, but are going to become their own leaders in their own right. With a similar or close to values and beliefs that you can work interdependently together to build an organization that will offer great value to the marketplace and thrive going forward. That’s the difference. This is why certain companies like Amazon stands out. They’re like men among the boys because the way their systems are set up, how they think, how they operate versus other companies that just managed the problem. They’ve got different agendas. They’re not communicating properly. There are bottlenecks in all these different areas and that’s the difference. There’s no flow.

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You’re a coach as well. You do one-on-one coaching with individuals.

I do one-on-one coaching also and now branching into consulting with companies since I’ve been spending a lot of time speaking for companies in this particular area among other things as well. Then bringing this into the family setting through Empowered Fathers in Action. My goal is to bring this full circle to people worldwide but I can’t do it myself. It’s got to be a collaboration of people. Everyone’s got to be responsible. Right now, we’re in the awareness stage still. It’s still early on but Rome wasn’t built in a day. It takes time. You can only empower one person at a time and then so on and so on. I’m committed to the process.

I love your mission. It’s great that you’re out here doing that and I can clearly see where you’re going. If people wanted to help you and be a part of this mission that you are bringing forward, how can they do that?

They can get in contact with me anytime. They can go to my website, www.ChristopherSalem.com. That’s my page for my consulting, coaching and speaking. If you’re interested more from the nonprofit side and getting into families. Helping families to overcome limited beliefs so that we can improve self-confidence in our children going forward as they grow into adults so they don’t repeat that with their children, you could also go to EFAMovement.org and we also have an EFAMovement.com. That website provides a 24/7 parenting tool that you can sign up for. We offer a five-day free trial, no credit card required, that you can test drive. You take an assessment and take a test drive to see how this service, which uses a lot of humor in it, can help you in your communication with your children and spouse. Help offset any issues in the household so that we can build better family units and better children to become our future leaders going forward. Those are the areas that people can find me.

Chris, I want to thank you for coming on the show. I’m walking away from the show with a wealth of information. I love your process. The key elements to starting to become aware of those limiting beliefs and putting yourself in a position to become aware. If I can just reiterate those things. One of them was to have that organizational habits. Wake up in the morning every day and do something that is positive and make that a habit of doing every single day. Something as simple as making your bed or going for a run or eating a healthy breakfast and then meditating. It’s hard sometimes. We all live busy lives. We all have a ton of things to do. I was talking to my trainer. He was talking about the importance of recovery because I do a lot of heavy and intense workout. I told him, “Even when you’re recovering, that’s work,” because it takes planning. You have to push yourself to stop and be still.

He was saying, “Yes, it’s hard for a lot of people to be still.” Putting in your calendar, meditation, to stop and be in the moment and have a moment of silence and allow your mind to relax and not to have a responsibility to go do anything at that particular moment. We all need more of that in our day because meditation brings about calmness and a sense of peace and it can raise your awareness. I’m resonating with that. Then journaling and I think it’s so therapeutic to journal. I’m walking away with these three things. These are beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us and bringing more awareness to the limiting beliefs that we may possibly have. At least you don’t feel like you have one, at least taken the time to explore it, to ask the right questions, to look inward because a lot of times we don’t look inward. I believe that wherever you are if you’re trying to overcome a problem, if you’re trying to go to the next level.

You’re trying to get to that next place or reach that goal and yet not getting it, it’s probably because there’s something inside of you that you haven’t discovered that needs to change, that needs some attention. It could be your limiting beliefs. Having this time with you has been great. I love your mission and what you’re doing with family. We didn’t have a whole lot of time to dive into that and get some details. Perhaps we can do it on another show. I love the fact that you’re going into organizations. Companies are starting to shift and they are starting to focus more on individuals and individuals are going to be what drives organizations in the future in my mind. Not organizations driving people but people driving organizations and in my mind, that’s the way it should be. Do you have any final words for the audience?

I would love to offer the audience. If you go to my homepage, there is a 31-day Mindset Clarity Program I’d like to offer for people. You could go in, you can put your email in, it’s free. For 31 days, you’re going to get a question, answer the question, don’t analyze it, don’t overthink it, just answer it. Then within 31 days, it’s going to provide you with some insight into some things that could potentially be holding you back from greatness or what is important to you. Then you could decide at that point, what are the next steps that you need to do to go move forward, to get out of the problem into the solution. Whether if you figured out on your own, you’ve worked with another coach that might offer something similar or I’m happy to help you. I’m happy to work with you and assess what your current situation is.

When I do work with people, I want to make sure that there’s an alignment there. There’s a commitment that you really want this. If we determine that that is what you’re looking for and you want to get out of the problem into the solution, we could come up with some programs that we could work with you to make that happen. One of the things I do offer is that people who do follow this process verbatim, in time, will see the results that they desire. It requires you to make the commitment, you to commit to the process to make that happen. I love to have that conversation with you. That’s something that you’ve exhausted other efforts elsewhere and now it’s time to go inward and do the work. I’m here to help you.

Can you repeat again where they can go in and find that 31-day program?

They can go to www.ChristopherSalem.com. If you scroll down a little bit to the middle there, it’s right there. You’ll see a thing where you can put in your email address and then it will automatically get you set up for the 31-day Mindset Clarity Program. There’s no obligation. You’re just going to get a question that you answer. We don’t start sending you tons of stuff or anything like that. It’s the question and that’s it and after 31 days, it goes away. That’s it but we highly encourage you to take advantage of it.

Is there an assessment report that comes out of the questions that they’ll answer?

If people want to have a conversation after that, I do provide them with an assessment that they would take to further see where they are, where they want to go, and if they’re truly committed to start rolling up their sleeves to embrace the process.

Thank you for offering that, Chris. Thank you again for being on the show. It’s been a blast.

Thank you so much for having me.

Ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank you again for joining us on another successful Game Changer Mentality episode. This is a lot of fun for me if you haven’t noticed. I want to say to you, give yourself permission. You have the right to better yourself and to live out the dreams, goals and desires that you have. You have a right to do that. As a matter of fact, if you didn’t have that goal, you didn’t have that dream, that will be your cue that you shouldn’t have it but because you do, that’s an indication that it’s available to you. You may have to get over some challenges. You may have to get over some limiting beliefs, but you owe that to yourself and that’s what makes life so beautiful because we can overcome these challenges and we can overcome the things that happen to us in our lives. That’s what I believe is called living a game-changing life. I want to thank you again for joining us. Remember to check us out on Facebook, The Game Changer Transformation Community. I want to thank you again and also remember as we check out that greatness is your birthright. See you next time.

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About Chris Salem

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x4zuwocx1ignlyp/Jo%20Lynne%20Whiting_0008.MP4?dl=0Chris Salem is an accomplished life & business strategist, CEO, world-class speaker, award-winning author®, certified mindset expert, radio show host & media personality, and wellness advocate partnering with entrepreneurs, corporate business leaders, and sales professionals to have sustainable success at the next level by resolving the root cause to mindset barriers and being transparent leaders. He is the originator of the term Prosperneur™—an individual whose health and wealth are in alignment in a way that leads to true prosperity. His book Master Your Inner Critic / Resolve the Root Cause – Create Prosperity addresses this and went international bestseller in 2016. He also co-authored the recent edition to “Mastering the Art of Success” with Jack Canfield. His weekly radio show Sustainable Success is part of the Voice America Influencers Channel. Chris is also the CEO and Co-Founder of Empowering Fathers in Action, a 501c3 organization dedicated to providing program for building sustainable father-son bond relationships that lead to higher self- confidence, adopting principles to become future transparent leaders, and offset the issues of bullying, suicide, and school shootings.

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