Sabotaging Your Success

This morning I had what I found to be an entertaining email. A potential success coaching client has what he refers as very lofty goals and he intends to become obscenely rich, however he used the word “if” rather then “when.” If you’re saying “if” rather then “when” when referring to achieving your goals you are effectively sabotaging your success.  I’ve been an Abraham Hicks/Law of Attraction follower since 2008. If you’re not familiar, what this means is that I believe that whatever I think I will draw to myself. By focusing on success, I achieve success. If my day starts poorly and I dwell on it my day will only become worse. Have you seen the movie “The Secret”? If not, watch it.

I’m sure half of you are shaking your head wondering what type of drug(s) I’m on. If self-confidence is a drug that’s it. I believe in myself. I believe in my company. I believe I can make all my dreams come true by working hard.

Note that I did NOT say, “I believe I can make all my dreams come true IF I work hard.”

As a small business owner you carry the highest ability to sabotage your success. You are the number one person capable of holding yourself back, and half the time you may not realize you’re doing it.

Have you ever seen a RFP (Request for Proposal) and doubted your ability to land the project? I’m pretty certain that IF you submitted a proposal you didn’t get the project.


Your self-doubt probably carried its way through your cover letter. And if you landed an interview you probably didn’t sound so certain there either.

Would you hire someone who wasn’t sure about their own abilities? I know I wouldn’t!

While there are people out there who found success mysteriously thrown at them, the rest of us have to work for it. If you can’t envision yourself successful, however, you’re never going to get there. 

And guess who’s going to beat you to the finish line?



Are you fed up with falling short of your goals? Are you sabotaging your success? Success Coaching services by Sutton Creative Studios will help you get on track. We’ll begin by getting you in the mindset that you CAN achieve each and every goal you set in front of you. From there we’ll develop strategies and implement solutions to see you through to the end. For more information about our success coaching services please fill out this webform and we will get back to you within 2 business days.

With your success in mind,
Kim Sutton


Kim SuttonKim Sutton is the Managing Partner and Chief Everything Officer of The Sutton Companies, including Sutton Strategic Solutions and Sutton Creative Studios.  She is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture.

An avid reader and passionate learner, Kim is constantly researching, studying and developing business improvement strategies. When it comes to client work, Kim especially enjoys helping her clients develop innovative marketing strategies and sales funnels, particularly when they are using Infusionsoft to automate all the heavy lifting. To find out how you can further develop your company’s marketing and automation strategies schedule a 1-hour Business Boost Strategy Session by clicking here.

In her free-time, Kim cherishes the time she gets to spend with her husband, Dave (her business partner), and five children. She also enjoys reading, knitting, writing and playing video games.

Get a copy of Kim’s FREE guide, “10 Top Tools for Small Businesses” by clicking here.


About Kim Sutton

Kim is the CEO of The Sutton Companies, including Sutton Strategic Solutions and Sutton Creative Studios. She is married to her best friend and soul mate, Dave, and together they have six children.
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