How to Unleash Your Inner Power and Achieve Your Goals

Do you ever feel like you have so much potential inside you, but you don't know how to tap into it? Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut, doing the same things over and over again, without making any progress? Do you ever feel like you are not living up to your true self, and that you are settling for less than you deserve?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this blog post is for you. In this post, I will share with you some powerful tips and strategies that will help you unleash your inner power and achieve your goals. You will learn how to:

- Identify your strengths and passions
- Set SMART goals and break them down into manageable steps
- Develop a positive mindset and overcome limiting beliefs
- Take action and persist until you succeed
- Celebrate your achievements and reward yourself

Identify your strengths and passions

The first step to unleashing your inner power is to identify your strengths and passions. What are the things that you are good at, that you enjoy doing, that make you feel alive? These are the clues to your true purpose and potential. Write down a list of your strengths and passions, and rank them according to how important they are to you. Then, choose one or two that resonate with you the most, and that align with your values and vision.

Set SMART goals and break them down into manageable steps

The next step is to set SMART goals based on your strengths and passions. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. A SMART goal is clear, realistic, meaningful, and has a deadline. For example, instead of saying "I want to be fit", a SMART goal would be "I want to lose 10 pounds in 3 months by exercising 3 times a week and eating healthy". Write down your SMART goals, and break them down into smaller steps or milestones. This will help you stay focused, motivated, and accountable.

Develop a positive mindset and overcome limiting beliefs

The third step is to develop a positive mindset and overcome limiting beliefs. Your mindset is the way you think about yourself, your abilities, your challenges, and your opportunities. A positive mindset is one that believes in yourself, your potential, your growth, and your success. A negative mindset is one that doubts yourself, your worth, your capabilities, and your possibilities. A positive mindset will help you unleash your inner power, while a negative mindset will hold you back.

One of the biggest obstacles to developing a positive mindset is limiting beliefs. Limiting beliefs are the negative thoughts or assumptions that you have about yourself or the world that prevent you from achieving your goals. For example, some common limiting beliefs are:

- I'm not good enough
- I'm too old/young
- I don't have enough time/money/resources
- I can't do it
- It's too hard/risky

To overcome limiting beliefs, you need to challenge them with evidence, logic, and positive affirmations. For example:

- I'm not good enough -> I have many skills and talents that I can use to achieve my goals
- I'm too old/young -> Age is just a number, what matters is my attitude and willingness to learn
- I don't have enough time/money/resources -> I can prioritize my tasks, budget my money, and leverage my network
- I can't do it -> I can learn new skills, seek help from others, and try different strategies
- It's too hard/risky -> Nothing worth having comes easy, I can handle the challenges and learn from the failures

Write down your limiting beliefs, and counter them with positive statements. Repeat them daily until they become ingrained in your subconscious mind.

 Take action and persist until you succeed

The fourth step is to take action and persist until you succeed. Action is the bridge between your goals and your reality. Without action, nothing will change. Without persistence, nothing will last. To unleash your inner power, you need to take consistent action towards your goals, even when you face difficulties or setbacks. You need to keep going until you reach your desired outcome.

To take action and persist effectively, you need to:

- Plan ahead: Create a daily or weekly schedule that outlines what actions you need to take to achieve your goals. Set reminders or alarms to keep yourself on track.
- Start small: Don't overwhelm yourself with too many tasks or too big of a challenge. Start with the easiest or most urgent step first, and build momentum from there.
- Track your progress: Monitor how well you are doing with your actions, and measure how close you are to achieving your goals. Use tools like journals, calendars, apps, or charts to record your results and feedback.
- Adjust your approach: If something is not working, don't give up or repeat the same mistake. Analyze what went wrong, and try a different method or strategy. Learn from your failures, and improve your performance.
- Seek support: Don't be afraid to ask for help or advice from others who have achieved what you want to achieve, or who can offer you guidance, encouragement, or resources. Join a community, a group, a mentorship program, or a course that can help you reach your goals faster and easier.

Celebrate your achievements and reward yourself

The final step is to celebrate your achievements and reward yourself. This is an important part of unleashing your inner power, because it reinforces your positive mindset, boosts your confidence, and motivates you to keep going. Every time you complete a step, a milestone, or a goal, take some time to acknowledge your effort, appreciate your results, and enjoy your success. You can also treat yourself to something that makes you happy, such as a gift, a meal, a movie, or a vacation. Celebrating and rewarding yourself will make you feel proud, grateful, and fulfilled.

Unleashing your inner power is not something that happens overnight. It is a process that requires self-awareness, goal-setting, mindset-shifting, action-taking, persistence, and celebration. By following these steps, you will be able to tap into your true potential and achieve your goals. Remember, you have the power within you to create the life you want. You just need to unleash it.

Taking Your Business to the Next Level

By Alice Hale 

Nathaniel Peat was in London this morning for The Beat radio’s fortnightly business show to talk about taking your business to the next level. As the business consultant for the programme, Nathaniel has a wealth of knowledge on this subject. Speaking to DJ Elayne Smith, who is iconic for becoming the UK’s first black presenter of Top of the Pops, Nathaniel gave listeners an insight into his business expertise and taught them how to grow their business from an idea to a reality. He even gave Elayne some sound advice on her well known wig business!

Elayne spoke from her own experience, commenting on the many people who are under pressure when it comes to making money and paying bills. They dream of starting a business but give up before they’ve even began as they don’t know where to start. Nathaniel was there to unravel those negative thoughts and give a real insight into taking an idea and turning it into a successful business.


Upskill yourself and your business

Many people have a great idea, but lack the necessary skillsets to bring it to fruition. Nathaniel stressed the importance of upskilling yourself and becoming an expert in the field you want to conquer. If you are unable to become skilled in a certain area, integrate someone who can and share the equity of the business with them. If you can pull in skillsets from others, it becomes the perfect school ground for you to learn more and more abilities that will benefit the business. Students are great assets for gaining many different skillsets for your business as you can build a mutually beneficial relationship with them.


Create a Power list

Put together a power list which includes those you can trust to do things for you and those who you aspire to work with. Friends and family are key to your business – they are the ones who believe in you first and help you along the way. If you have a spouse or friend that has a particular skill, utilise that when first starting out. Touching back on the earlier point, students are a great place to start. They are eager to gain experience and work hard.

 Align your business with people’s needs

Your idea doesn’t have to be original, if you see a gap in the market or something within it that you feel needs to be improved upon, this can be a great starting place to develop your plans and business model. Nathaniel’s advice was to spend time with people who complain a lot and find a solution to their problems – simple but effective! Innovate on a concept or idea – use what’s already in the atmosphere and build on that.

Profit with a purpose

Nathaniel told Elayne that he believes every business no matter how small should have a social impact. One of his own businesses GeNNex - which teaches young people in Africa and the Caribbean how to install renewable solar energy sources - was what initially led to his business relationship with Virgin and its Chairman Richard Branson. It is important to have core values that are instilled within the business and its employees. Like a marriage, if the same values are not met it is not going to work! We are all human and are social creatures, congratulate employees, smile and offer bonuses. With the right team, what you put in you get back.


Feedback and Following up

Nathaniel informed listeners that in business 20 per cent of potential customers are lost due to failure to follow up. Your initial contact with a customer may be strong but often the following up process has a lot less care and attention to it. He advised budding business owners to ‘take complaints as a gift’ and see them as a way of improving. Care for you customers and show them the loyalty you hope to receive from them. Remember, people are more likely to share a bad business experience than a positive one!



As Nathaniel says, ‘if you associate with chickens, you are never going to fly with the eagles’! This is extremely important for business as the more people you link with who share your passion and can help you on your way, the faster your business will grow. Nathaniel spoke to a caller, Elliot, who had plans to start his own sportswear company but wasn’t sure where to begin. Nathaniel stressed the importance of networking as he advised Elliot to get in touch which athletes that could test and also help to promote his business. All you have to do is ask, the worst they can say is no!

Start-up schemes

He advised Elliot to do his research and discover where competitors source their garments. There are manufacturers in the UK who can create and initial sample. However, cash flow can be an issue for young entrepreneurs. The government currently has a scheme "New Enterprise Allowance" where you can receivea grant at the Job Centre to help you set up your business. Virgin Start-Up has a similar scheme where you can be given a loan of up to £25000 and assigned a mentor to help with your business plans and strategies.

If you would like more information on taking your business to the next level, Nathaniel is hosting an ‘Idea into Reality’ business programme on 14th & 15th July in Manchester. He’ll be covering taxes, operations and procedures and tips that they don’t teach at business school.

Book your tickets now