For centuries people looked for guidance about earning fortunes, being successful, and reducing stress from books like the Bible, from novels they’ve read, from business magazines and a plethora of books about success tips. I’ve used all of these resources many times myself. They are great to get you started. But why is it we continually seek the same information over and over? Why aren’t we moving forward?
My answer to this is your approach on how you apply the information you absorb. I’ve run a business now for nearly 40 years. I’ve developed many profit centers and made lots of money, enough to put myself through two university degrees with minimal student loan debt. I live in the house of my dreams. I’ve almost always driven cars that were paid for. I’ve traveled to many countries outside the U.S. I actually never expected to still be in business at this time in my life. I’m not quite ready for retirement and figured I’d be working a regular job by now. But here I am still pedaling away and loving every minute of it. I look back and I think, “What makes me or other successful individuals any different than many who continue to struggle to reach their dreams of high income and owning their own businesses?”
The Answer: I can tell you that the business owners with whom I hang around all operate in a “Mindfulness State of Mind.” What do I mean by this? All of us, including you, have a very powerful tool inside of us that actually operates in a way to make us successful. Some of us use it and many do not. It’s actually your success center depending on what information you choose to feed it. You focus on inputting positive statements toward your intentions and do so daily. It’s called the Limbic System It is located in the frontal part of the brain and it works like a computer. However, it’s output is emotional, i.e. it’s more involved in motivation and emotional behaviors. Just like with a computer operating system, you can only pull out what you put in.
Why is this important for you to know as it relates to being a high earner in your business? Because this is the system to which you communicate when tapping into your own hot buttons. You no doubt already understand that hypnotic words in advertising and promotion tap into your customers hot buttons. So now you are the customer of your own thoughts. Your thoughts control your behavior.
Think about his. You are your customer! What will you do to hypnotize yourself into thinking only about what motivates you and what words are you going to use to inspire you to take action? It’s that simple. Remember, you can only experience in your life what you input into your ‘computer’.
So let’s talk about how to hypnotize yourself in thinking only things that motivate and inspire you. Our mind has two levels, conscious and subconscious. The conscious mind we know best. It processes everything through the five senses. When you perform a conscious act like answering your phone, sending a text, taking a picture for example, your conscious mind sends the order to your body. When you go to sleep, your conscious mind also goes to sleep.
The other level, your creative mind, (your subconscious), never sleeps. It literally keeps you alive and has control over every system in your body. Most importantly, your creative mind also governs your personality, your character, your innermost drivers, your emotions and your deepest and most secret desires. If you input to this system in your brain then it knows only one way to react, subconsciously and without thought to make things happen. The program you input in it becomes part of your everyday actions. You start living differently, thinking differently and accomplishing all things that you programmed into it. How simple is that?
So, if you want to learn how to grow rich why you sleep…you do it by communicating with your Creative Mind while your Conscious Mind sleeps along with the rest of you!
In Lesson Three I will give you some really simple steps to do just that.