Before listing them let’s take a quick look at what makes up a belief.
Quite simply, a belief is something that we hold to be true.
The interesting thing is that our unconscious mind will always find evidence to reinforce that belief. Think about that for a moment. If you believe say that the economy is not recovering, you will notice and read only articles with the headlines that confirm that view.
So here are the three most common beliefs held by owners of SME’s about their employees that I come across.
- Employ family members and friends as they have the same values as the owner so they can be trusted.
- If the employees know the truth about how much money the business makes they will want more pay.
- You can’t trust employees to do the right thing so you have to tell them what to do all the time.
Our beliefs can empower us or disempower us.
It makes no difference to our unconscious mind what type it is. It will still find the evidence to support those beliefs.
So we need to constantly apply an additional filter to check the validity of our belief and that is:-
‘Is this belief based on fact or opinion?’
If it is based on opinion check the facts.
If it’s based on fact then check the facts!
You can decide how you see the three beliefs above.
Are they true?
Are they empowering or disempowering?
Let me know what you think
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