An entry or post in my series and programme, Overcoming the Seven Self-Limits

3. Why the Seven Self-Limits might stomp on your attempts to change!

A couple of extra tips that will help before we dive in

The point of this programme is to help deal with things like procrastination, imposter-syndrome, confidence-dips, self-sabotage and avoid massive over-reactions when you’re facing a big challenge at work.

Here’s a few more tips before we dive in and some warnings about the self-limits that might try to stomp on your attempts to change and improve things!

2. How to use this Programme

If there’s one thing that I almost always cover with my coaching clients, it’s this tool – Overcoming the Seven Self-Limits.

Here’s how to make it work

If there’s one thing that I almost always cover with my coaching clients, it’s this tool.
This is a crucial part of understanding ourselves and being able to manage ourselves.

And self-knowledge and self-management are the foundations to our emotional intelligence.
They enable us to focus on the tasks we need to accomplish and on building the good relationships we need to succeed at work.

So in this programme I’ll give you the tools to do just that.
In future videos we’ll work though each of the Seven Self-Limits in turn and see how to overcome them.

You can dip in and out of these videos however you want. Each has an exercise and some tools that will help.
Or you can watch them in sequence, building up the core skills of Awareness, Analysis, Acceptance and Action as you go.

1. Introduction

Introduction to the Video Programme – Overcoming the Seven Self-Limits

We all have a collection of mental Self-Limits that put unconscious restrictions on what we say and how we behave. They’re like a double-check on what we might do. Or like an emergency brake on what we might accidentally say. Most of the time these Self-Limits are useful. They stop us from looking stupid. They keep us from biting off more than we can chew. And they make sure we don’t say or do something to annoy people or to damage our status.

But when we want to make an important change at work, or when we need to get something difficult done, and especially if we’re already under pressure, the Self-Limits have a strong tendency to really hold us back. They can make us second-guess ourselves. Or worse, they can make us actually fail.

My name is Nick Robinson and this video is the introduction to my programme, Overcoming the Seven Self-Limits.