Dr. Srini Pillay From Harvard – How and Why Your Fears Are Holding You Back

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How To Make Affirmations Work For You

How to Make Affirmations Work for You

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. —Aristotle

Just imagine: If you could have it all, what would do and be in your life? What feats would you dare to accomplish and where would you go? Just imagine your life, lived without limits.In order to reach an intended destination, you have to know your intended destination. Affirmations—clear, definitive statements declaring something is so—solidify your ideas of where you want to go or how you want to change. Without exception, positive affirmation is the key to all advancement and achievement. The most powerful and successful affirmations are the ones we design around our goals in the areas of our life that are most important to us: money, health, spiritual connection, a job you love, and great relationships with your family and friends. If you don’t take the time to decide what you want for yourself, circumstance or someone else will choose for you. This is not how life is supposed to be.

Growing up, I developed the belief that I was not very good at achieving worthwhile things in life. I ran around with a crowd of kids who were up to no good, and seemed destined for a life of failure. When I first began creating goals and visions for myself in business, it was critical that I create new beliefs around my abilities as a businessperson—otherwise my existing beliefs would end up sabotaging every new goal I set for myself.

I wrote a statement for myself that was in such stark contrast to what I had grown up believing, it still resonates with huge impact to this day:

I am a brilliant and savvy businessman.

Mind you, when I wrote this, I didn’t believe it. Not one bit. And there was a very good reason: It wasn’t true. Not yet. But I decided I would like it to be true. That is who I wanted to become. And the only way that would happen would be if I designed that new belief and entrained it into my brain.

Over the years, I have added to the list and redesigned the statements I tell myself…Here are a few:

  • I give myself permission to be powerful.
  • I have absolute certainty in my ability to generate any amount of income I choose.
  • Money is flowing to me from both expected and unexpected sources.

Affirmations are self-fulfilling prophecies. Think of affirmations as the core principles of the life you are visualizing. Affirmations are your To Be List—powerful reminders throughout the day that keep you on track toward your goals and dreams. You deserve to decide for yourself exactly what and who you’ll become and what you’ll acquire along the way.

Through a process we call neural reconditioning, you can take those goals and dreams and turn them into neural patterns in your subconscious brain. Let’s take the analogy of running a marathon. Whether or not you’ve ever actually run a marathon before, you probably have a pretty good idea of what it takes to get in shape for something like this. It’s not just something you can decide one day and do the next. It takes time and consistency. It takes an applied methodical effort. You need to workout daily, breaking in your system bit by bit, toning and strengthening your muscles, training your lungs and heart, until gradually your entire system had become acclimated to the new demands you are asking of it. You see, your entire nervous system is set up to help you establish habits. After it understands that you want to perform an activity over and over again, it makes those corresponding neural pathways very efficient so that it becomes easier for you.

This is exactly what you are going to do with your brain. Positive affirmations form new facts and data for the subconscious brain to hardwire. It takes daily, consistent effort.

Here’s how you can begin to recondition your brain:

Create a new, powerful, physical and mental vision. Make your goals emotionally rich and crystal clear.

Create powerful declarations and affirmations in each category—health, wealth, relationships, business and spirituality—that support your new vision.

Use a portfolio of imprinting material, which may include written, auditory, visual and subliminal pieces. Through repetition—affirmations on audio, visualization and meditation—you will begin to replace your old beliefs and habits with new ones.

Maintain a daily routine of reconditioning techniques: For five to seven minutes, three times a day, use photos, vision boards, mental movies, self-guided imagery, real-life movies, and recorded and laminated affirmations.

Practice meditation daily. Meditation can increase your focus and concentration, increase your power of concentration and attune the brain to receive the answers, tools and resources needed to fulfill that vision.

We need a vision for our lives, or else nothing we do means anything. No matter what your current circumstances, if you can imagine something better for yourself, you can create it.

Video: The Power of Setting Goals

Hey friends,

Here’s a short, impactful video on the power of setting goals that I know will help you set goals and achieve them… and ultimately live the life of your dreams.

Enjoy and feel free to share this with others!

John

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Seven steps to your best year yet – part 2 of 3

Hi friends,

Here’s part two of my video blog series on the seven steps to your best year yet. I hope you enjoy it! View part one here & part three here.


John

Seven steps to your best year yet – part 1 of 3

Hi friends,

I wanted to try something new and record a video blog (vlog) to share with you. I hope you enjoy it and share your comments with me and the rest of the community.

See below for my first vlog entry on “Seven Steps to Having Your Best Year Ever.” You can see part two here and part three here.


John

Has the economy got you worried?

Hey Friends,

Times are tough out there and many people are hurting right now.

If you want to understand what got us in this mess read on, I’ll explain.

When you and I want to buy a home, we usually go to a bank and get a loan.

Let’s say your loan is at 6% annual interest. The bank sells the loan to bigger Wall Street type institutions and keeps a small fee for originating the loan.

Now these institutions bundle these mortgage loans in batches of $100 million, and sell them to even bigger institutions like hedge funds, retirement funds, etc., and they keep a small fee for that. At the end, the bigger institution may receive a 4% return on their money, while the middle men get a smaller fee, as they no longer are holding the mortgage. They basically get paid a commission for their involvement. And the more loans they process, the more money they make, with almost no risk.

Herein lies the problem: When the homeowner can’t afford to make the payments (because they never should have gotten loans as big as they did in the first place) all the institutions and the banks don’t get paid. This causes a cash crunch, which now extends to every person and business on the planet that isn’t prepared for a downturn in the economy.

The government steps in and buys all the “bad” in-default mortgages from the institutions in hopes that it will free up their cash. This is done so they’ll start lending to homeowners and businesses again, so it can be business as usual. Unfortunately, this is a temporary fix.

We must get back to lending people money based on their true ability to pay it back, and not based on the hopes and dreams that the real estate market or stock market will continue to go up without a downturn. It’s never happened before and it’s not going to start now.

With this said, what can you do now to make sure you stay strong and thrive in this market?  You must understand that if you are focusing on the negative aspect of what is happening in the market and the economy, you cannot be focusing on how to thrive in these times.

More millionaires will be made in the next two years than in the last ten, and you too can learn how to thrive despite the economy.

It’s those who learn how to think and act differently who will prosper. To learn more about how to take charge of your thinking, check out my FREE guide below.

John