A little while ago I learned a new word: `fauxcellarm“
It means a phantom cell phone vibration in your leg when you`re not even carrying your cell phone.
Kinda like the phantom pain people get who lost a limb. And they feel either pain or the actual limb, even though it`s not there.
I thought it was cute and funny. Made me smile.
This, by the way, is a scientific fact. It`s how the brain works because of neurons and pathways that have been traveled since forever.
I read all about that in a book I just finished called: `The Brain That Changes Itself`. Great read! I highly recommend it.
This all made me think about success and getting ahead in business. It seems that we struggle when certain habits get in the way. Bad habits. Habits that create the wrong mindset.
Habits that are like the phantom pain effect, but to us they are real.
So, we let them control us.
Let me explain. Couple quick examples.
You go out and buy a ton of photography gear, and photography marketing stuff. You struggle, you get some success. But you hit a wall.
Or, something really bad happens. Anything. Name it. We all experience it…..bad decisions, rejection, debt, burn out….on and on…no one is immune. Trust me.
And these experiences live in our brains as if they were real. Well, frankly, they were real. But `were`is the operative word here.
We give them life because we don`t know any better. It`s hard to reprogram those pathways. To reset, re boot and get on the right path.
The only way I know of that has any hope of working is outside influence. A coach. A mastermind.
It`s one of the best ways to progress and move beyond those phantom pains.. And it`s why I run so many mastermind meetings. It’s the truest source of change and inspiration for success and prosperity in photography.
If you need to re set, re focus, re program your brain for success,
consider joining me….details are HERE.
If you’re already a member, as usual, the replays are all in the forum (login first) HERE.
Yours in photography and success,