As we honour international women’s day on the 8th March “empowerFULL” is launching the #WhatIf campaign to support women’s empowerment journey.
The #WhatIf campaign aims to share stories of women who have followed their dreams regardless of their journey’s barriers.
Inspiring women from all around the world have shared a challenging question starting with #WhatIf and some tips on how they have challenged limiting beliefs.
We present you with Anila Bashllari, a certified Neurocoach, and expert in the area of personal and professional development. Her activity is mainly focused on mindset and neurocoaching, leadership and emotional intelligence, management, and effective communication. Anila has a PhD in Economics and Enterprises and for a period of 30+ years has worked as an economist, senior project manager, advisor, and consultant for the Albanian state administration, international NGOs, and businesses. You can find more about her work at www.anilabashllari.com.
Anila Bashllari certified Neurocoach, and expert in the area of personal and professional development.
What if you know you are not going to fail, what would be your first step?
I am a life & business coach/mentor and to affect more people’s lives, my presence on the camera is crucial. However, I didn’t like to be on the camera, I thought I would not look nice. I never liked myself or appreciated my appearance. When other people complimented me, I didn’t feel that way. Until I started to get connected with the inner ME and discover the power, talents, and beauty inner – out. But…it took years.
For several years I had an online program in my head to help people live a holistic life but I was procrastinating and putting a lot of excuses to postpone shooting the videos. My inner chatter would go like this:
I need a studio to shoot professional videos;
I don’t have proper lights;
I need to buy a professional camera
My microphones are still not the right ones…and so on.
Let me tell you that our brain is a MASTER to fool us! Until we learn how to control it!
But something happens…I was participating in an event in which a guy was presenting my DREAM! Can you imagine? I was witnessing my dream in the middle of the day! It was exactly what I was planning so much in my mind! I had prepared the modules and delivered them as training for 8 and 12 consecutive weeks for one of the biggest banks in Albania! The only thing missing was the videos to pack as an online digital program! It felt as if someone splashed my face to wake me up. I decided at that very moment! Either I face my fear and limiting beliefs or I will be rolled out of the market. No other way.
It was June when I decided to shoot videos. During July and August, I was practicing with the computer and mobile. At the end of August by coincidence, I met a producer who not only agreed to start working together but the price he offered fitted my planned budget.
I started. The first videos were not as good as I wished but day by day I was improving. I completed the program, packed it nicely, finalized the landing page and the program is now online on my website. And not only that one. Now there are 5 programs online and I am shooting new videos.
I learned a lot!!! I realized that our limiting beliefs keep us playing small and hidden from the world. The only way is to recognize them and face them by doing what we fear the most.
Acknowledge where you are
Reframe your limiting belief
Practice a new limiting belief until it becomes your habit
You are unique and you have the genius inside you! Let the world see you shining by starting working with your inner self. The outer self can’t help showing what you have inside you.