Self Sabotage

How do you define self sabotage?

There are many sources and definitions of self sabotage.  I looked up "sabotage" at and got this:

sab·o·tage  [sab-uh-tahzh, sab-uh-tahzh] sab·o·taged, sab·o·tag·ing.


self-sabotage-dicctionary-pic1.  any underhand interference with production, work, etc., in a plant, factory, etc., as by enemy agents during wartime or by employees during a trade dispute.
2.  any undermining of a cause.
verb (used with object)
3.  to injure or attack by sabotage.
I then looked up "self" and got this:

self  [self]


1.  a person or thing referred to with respect to complete individuality: one's own self.
2.  a person's nature, character, etc.: his better self.
3.  personal interest.

4.  Philosophy.

     a.  the ego; that which knows, remembers, desires, suffers, etc., as contrasted with that known, remembered, etc.
     b.  the uniting principle, as a soul, underlying all subjective experience.
5. being of one piece with or the same material as the rest: drapes with a self lining.
6.  Immunology. the natural constituents of the body, which are normally not subject to attack by components of the immune system ( contrasted with nonself).
7.  Obsolete , same.

success-or-sabotage-dictionaryMy Definition of Self Sabotage

I pulled from these definitions to create a more modern-day definition of what most of us interpret to be self sabotage.

self = personal interest

sabotage = any undermining of a cause, to injure or attack


So, self sabotage really means to have personal interest in a goal or cause of your own and to undermine it with action or activity that injures the outcome of the goal or cause.

Why Do We Self Sabotage?

why-self-sabotageSome believe that self sabotage is intentional, some believe it to be unintentional.  I believe it can be either or both and it is multi-layered.

Self sabotage happens when we have a core belief that interferes or is not in harmony with a goal or desire we have.  For example, if you want to make more money, but there is a hidden core belief that you were taught earlier in life that "money is the root of all evil" and you do not want to perceive yourself or to have others perceive you as evil, then your core belief will cause you to take actions that will "undermine" your ability to achieve earning more money.

This points to the doubts that are created from our belief systems.  I have identified the 4 main reasons we doubt ourselves and this is how we get at the root of identifying the core beliefs that we may not be aware of that are sabotaging our efforts.

How Do We Remove Self Sabotage?

employee-mindsetSelf sabotage is a very complex and multi-layered psychological and emotional barrier.  There are many steps to eliminating self sabotage and I will go over the main ones with you.

First of all, you get to understand where you are within the Employee Mindset vs. the Entrepreneurial Mindset.  Part of that is determining where you are on the chart of "Victim thru Free" which is shown in more detail in the book.

Second, you get to look at each goal you find yourself self-sabotaging and identify the 4 "itty" words and HOW your are getting in your own way.

Third, you then use the Law of Vibrational Theory to discover the processes in which you remove your doubts around the 4 "itty" words.

Fourth, you then use the Focused Expansion Rule to clearly re-define what you want, where those goals align with your core beliefs and how you can manifest all that you could ever desire AND actually have it come into your life!

So many gurus talk about goal setting and removing fears and just believing in order to get what you want in life.  Nobody has fully addressed how to get our of your own way in order to make your goals and dreams a reality...until now.

So, I bet you are wondering what you do next, right?  You have a lot of questions about some of the terms I have used and what they mean.

So, as I mentioned above, the first item you get to learn about is:

the Employee Mindset, click here to learn more.