It's easy to forget that the most successful people in the world were once novices, including notables like Sara Blakely CEO and founder of Spanx, Brian Tracy, Jack Canfield, Napoleon Hill, and many others.

I was recently reminded of this when I read a tweet from T. Harv Eker, author of “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”: Every master was once a disaster.

We all have our saboteurs, those nagging, low-achieving voices in our heads. They tell us we're not good enough, smart enough, or experienced enough to do the things we dream of doing. We hear them when we're afraid to act; they push us to procrastinate or avoid something that scares us.

Sometimes those voices win out and we never start; other times, they don't stop us but slow us down and keep us from reaching our full potential. It's like simultaneously having one foot on the gas and one on the brake.

Remember that every master was once a disaster – someone who didn't know what they were doing, who made mistakes and had to learn from them over time.

Even if you've been working for years on something you love, it doesn't mean you're already good at it. Just like everything else in life, mastery takes time and practice – there are no shortcuts!

The good news is there is a way to tame those saboteur voices. Start by seeing where you are in your current reality and what your saboteurs are. Why not give this free assessment a try?

Would it be crazy or even ridiculous of me to invite you to a discovery call once you get the results of your PQ assessment and know who your Saboteurs are?

-Courtesy Phil Gilkes,