Flow Over Fear Chris Felton

How to Get Out of Your Own Way with Chris Felton

If you find yourself in the grips of fear around finances or change, or general life circumstances, then this episode is for you. In this episode, Adam Hill speaks with Chris Felton who has not only been in the financial service industry for decades but has also lived through those challenges. At one time, Chris found himself hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, on the brink of divorce, facing impossible challenges, and at which point, he made a decision to never be in that position again. 

Fast-forward to today, Chris is a best-selling author, a seven-figure entrepreneur, and the owner of a financial services firm that has helped tens and thousands of people internationally to overcome their resistance to change and create more success, peace, and impact in their lives. 

Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:

  • Why there is so much fear around money
  • The decision to take 100% responsibility for his life
  • The outside-in approach to life
  • How to get out of the victim mentality
  • Shifting your mindset from focusing on debt to creating wealth
  • The power of bringing yourself back to the present
  • The impetus behind writing Chris’ book
  • The power of sharing your personal story
  • Breaking free from the grip of ego

Episode Highlights:

[03:27] Why There’s So Much Fear Around Money

Our childhood experiences shape our beliefs, including those about money. According to Margaret Lynch, author of Tapping into Wealth, the vows we make to gain acceptance into our family at a young age are the biggest determining factor in our financial success. Our programming around money begins from ages zero to four when we are defenseless and have no capacity to accept or reject ideas. By age 18, we are 95% hard-wired and programmed with beliefs that often include negative attitudes towards wealth due to societal programming. These beliefs become automatic and affect our financial success without us even realizing it.

[14:55] How to Get Out of the Victim Mentality

The term “victim” describes those who let the outside world determine their thoughts and results. This “outside-in” approach, also known as “hopium,” can be tiring and futile since trying to change external circumstances while remaining the same internally is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic – the ship is still sinking. Through personal experience, true and lasting change must come from within and relying solely on external factors is not enough.

[34:36] Breaking Free From the Grip of Ego

The ego is often in control, preventing us from making progress. Overcoming these patterns is the first step to success. The ego’s main goal is to keep us comfortable and stuck in old habits, but this addiction to comfort doesn’t serve us well. We need to step out of our comfort zones to achieve our ideal lives. However, many people hesitate when faced with discomfort and remain stuck in the same patterns. To move forward, we must accept that change is necessary and focus on what we want. Getting out of our own way means overcoming worry patterns, judgments, and other obstacles that hold us back.

Resources Mentioned:

Think & Grow You: How To Get Out of Your Own Way and Level Up Your Life

Tapping into Wealth

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