Three Surprising Lessons from Decades of Research

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I love to learn.

I’ve spent much of the past two decades researching, primarily in the fields of psychology and neuroscience. Part of my motivation was to discover how I could convert more prospects into clients. Subsequently, my goal morphed into coaching advisors to do the same, based on what I learned.

There’s been a collateral benefit to my work. I’ve learned a lot about myself. Increased self-awareness has led to changes in my core thinking and behaviors. I hope these changes have made me a better person.

Here are the major takeaways from my research. Maybe they can help you.

1. “Sacred beliefs” aren’t facts

We all have what’s known as “sacred beliefs.” These are things we believe without question are true. In fact, we don’t acknowledge them as beliefs. We consider them to be unassailable facts.

Examples of sacred beliefs include:

  • Religious convictions;
  • The role of family in our lives;
  • Our views on morality and ethics; and
  • Our views on marriage and sexuality.