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What’s stopping you from showing up to your business?

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Hey there, fellow go-getters! 🌟

Today in V's Mind, we're diving deep into the world of mindset and empowerment. As a marketing strategist, I've witnessed countless business owners grapple with self-doubt, hesitation, and limiting beliefs. It's high time we explore how to unlock your full potential by understanding the incredible power of two seemingly simple words: "can" and "won't."

🤔 Questioning Your Inner Dialog

One of the reasons I'm so passionate about promoting your presence in your business is that it's deeply connected to who you are as an individual. Your unique story, your life experiences, your quirks—these are your superpowers in the business world.

However, many times, when we consider visibility and branding, we forget to focus on ourselves. I've heard folks say:

  • "I don't want to be the face of the business."

  • "I can't deal with all that nonsense."

  • "Social media is a labyrinth."

  • "You've got time because you don't have kids."

  • "You do it because you're in marketing."

  • "I don't want to be scrutinized."

🧠 Challenging Your Inner Beliefs

What often holds people back from moving forward and prevents even the most invisible of business owners from venturing onto the social media stage is their inner world of thoughts and beliefs.

If you unquestioningly believe every thought that crosses your mind, you might find yourself caught in a web of self-imposed limitations. Your mind can lead you into an alternate reality, one that doesn't align with your present moment.

We often conjure up excuses when we're reluctant to do something, especially when we hang on to every word our brains feed us and buy into those thoughts.

And here's the kicker: You often don't have solid proof that the thoughts you believe in are 100% true. So, what happens when you start questioning those thoughts?

🔍 Disarming Your Inner Excuses

When you dissect and question your thoughts, you disarm those excuses and strip them of their power. The incredible part of this process is that it leaves you feeling liberated and happier. You'll find that a massive load of mental baggage lifts off your shoulders.

So, the next time you catch yourself saying something like "I don't want to be the face of the business" or "I don't have time for social media because I need to make money," challenge it. Is it that you "can't" do it, or is it that you "won't" do it? And that's fine.

In most cases, when we say "I can't," what we truly mean is "I won't." I've come to understand this because I'm honest with myself. I question my thoughts, I probe them with questions: Is this thought true? How does it make me feel? What emotions bubble up when I embrace the idea that I don't have time for social media?

More often than not, I realize that it's not that I can't, but that I won't—because it's a conscious choice based on my priorities and what I genuinely want to do. It's all about being authentic to yourself.

🤯 The Power of Self-Persuasion

It's astounding how we can convince ourselves of things we don't genuinely believe, simply because we've repeated the same thoughts so many times that they become our reality.

Here's an example: For years, I harbored the belief that every time I boarded a plane, it was destined to crash. Turbulence would send me into a panic. I'd insist on sitting by the window to monitor every movement as if I could control the aircraft or the weather. Flying became a dreadful experience.

But then I decided that I "wouldn't" let this fear hold me back from reaching the places I needed to be. I needed to overcome this fear sooner rather than later. So, I began to question my thoughts and examine why I felt this way. What if I could exist without the thought "the plane is going down"?

🦸‍♀️ Empowering "Can" and "Won't"

When we utter "I can't," we often slip into a victim mentality, feeling powerless, as if we lack control over our lives. But when we replace "can't" with "won't," it's liberating. It's assertive and brimming with conviction, an acknowledgment that we simply choose not to do something.

Now, don't go off and announce to the world, "I won't do this because V told me!" That's not the point. Instead, know your truth, keep it to yourself, and communicate your choices with confidence. There's no need to hurt other people's feelings unless it's necessary. In that case, own your truth gracefully.

💪 Embracing Your Inner Drive

This brings us back to what I was saying earlier. I'm sure there have been times in your life when you faced challenges, sought help, and yearned for something. You committed to it with unwavering focus, blocking out distractions.

You know that if something is fundamental to you, you'll do it. If not, you'll probably conjure up excuses—because, truth be told, that's what humans tend to do.

Yes, we're all different, juggling various aspects of life—family, work, kids, and endless responsibilities. But the one common thread binding us all is the 24 hours a day. How we organize and prioritize our time is what sets us apart.

🧠 The "Can" and "Won't" Challenge

To gain clarity about your true desires and intentions, let's try a quick exercise:

  1. Make a list of things you've told yourself you "can't" do.

  2. Ask yourself whether it's true that you can't do these things.

  3. Reflect on how these thoughts make you feel and the mental images they conjure.

  4. Replace "can't" with "won't."

This process helps you understand your choices, your mindset, and why you need to question your thoughts to unveil your honest answers.

🚀 Unleash Your True Potential

It's time to liberate your mind, empower your choices, and break free from the self-imposed restrictions that may have held you back. You can determine what you "can" and "won't" do. Embrace your full potential, and let your inner determination guide you toward success.

Now, go out there and tackle your goals with the unwavering confidence that comes from understanding the power of your thoughts. 🌟

Remember, your destiny is in your hands, and it all starts with questioning your thoughts.

Cheers, to your unstoppable journey of self-discovery and growth! 🚀📈


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(V) Veronica Di Polo was born in Caracas, Venezuela raised in Europe, now lives and runs her business in the beautiful coastal Mediterranean town of Moraira.


For more than + 15 years V has strengthen her expertise to help teach visible service entrepreneurs how to build and promote their business with clear marketing and messaging through courses and trainings like her signature program Visibility On Social Selling, other programs like Nail your Messaging or The Netflix Effect Website , as well as many other business-building trainings inside of V’s abundant Freebie library.

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