Doug Cartwright

Every week I'll be sharing my ideas, thoughts, and insights that will inspire you to look at the world differently and possibly change some old paradigms, holding you back. Hopefully, by sharing my stories with you, you will be able to step into the highest, most authentic version of yourself. So you can fully maximize your life and your human experience.

What’s your story?

January 27, 2021
with Doug Cartwright

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Show Notes

We are back! This week I’m going to share a story with you… TWO stories actually.

I’m going to share two stories that I had been carrying around. These stories affected how I showed up in the world, what I prioritized, and how I acted around other people.

All of us carry these beliefs or “stories” we tell ourselves about ourselves and without even knowing it, these beliefs limit the entire trajectory of our lives.

Today we’ll talk about the two categories that these stories fall in:


A conscious story is the one we are aware of… It’s the “I’m not pretty enough, I don’t have enough money, I’m not as smart as everyone else…” type of beliefs.

So what was my conscious story? I was always the fat kid. That meant something was wrong with me and I wasn’t worthy of love and validation.

I carried that story well into my 20’s and it impacted my relationships, my actions, and my sense of self-worth.

Don’t think you have a conscious story?

Ask yourself this question, “What is the thing you are MOST embarrassed about and try to hide when you meet new people?”

In this episode, I’ll break down the simple question you can ask to identify the source of your story and I’ll tell you about a story I told myself for over 20 years.

And here’s the thing, most of time our stories come from a comment that someone else made and this comment likely came from them projecting their own insecurity on you!

So what’s an UNCONSCIOUS story?

This is a belief you have that you’re not even aware of!

I’ll tell you the emotional start of my unconscious story

When I had the awareness of my unconscious story and the realization that I could let it go, my life started on a new track.

Unconscious stories guide our lives without us even being aware of them.

I love this quote from Carl Jung, “Until you make the unconscious conscious

it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

So what happens when we unearth our stories? Our entire lives are freed up to make new decisions!

I can’t wait for you to listen. Also, if you haven’t already, head over and download The Daily Shifts app on the Apple App store. It will help you bring awareness into your life through simple prompts.Thanks for being here for episode ONE! I can’t wait to spend more time with you.

Questions, Comments?

Email me at doug@thedailyshifts.com or hit me up in my DM’s on Instagram @doug_cartwright.


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