Re-program subconscious mind step #1: set a schedule

This is a step-by-step manual to help re-program your subconscious mind for success. Begin here: “WHY?” then “HOW TO

1.      Setting a schedule: Training our mind is very much like an athlete training their body. It must be done on a continuous basis, repeatedly, and discipline is needed otherwise we become lazy again. Obviously, just like any novice scheduleathlete, perfect discipline doesn’t come right away; it takes a little time to have the body and mind adjust, and then presto! your results multiply! This is how I have broken down my schedule, and it has been yielding ultra-positive results:

a.       90 minutes to plant your daily mental garden (best to do first thing in the morning)

i. 30 minutes – audio book chapter on mp3 player (You were Born Rich – Bob Proctor) (Link to download audio book here)

ii. 30 minutes – ultra reading (See Books and Resources page for suggestions)

iii. 15 minutes – meditation and audio affirmations

iv. 15 minutes – lifestyle mind movie

b.      5 reminders every day

i. I found out that Muslims pray 5 times a day to remain conscious of their duty to Allah. I thought to myself, “What a fantastic principle to use to remain conscious of the lifestyle I desire.”

ii. Every day at 9:20 am, 12:32 pm, 3:06 pm, 6:06 pm, 9:00 pm (reminder set on blackberry so I am notified automatically). These are times I selected for myself, you can choose your own.

iii. For 5-10 minutes at these particular times, I review 12 affirmations on the back pages of my journal

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Reprogram your subconscious mind for success: How to

In a previous post I discussed the importance of the role of the subconscious mind. This is the part of the mind that Conscious Mind - Subconscious Mind - Bodycontrols your bodily functions in such a way that you never have to consciously think about making your heart beat, or your eye blink, or your hair growing. These things and much more happen automatically, because they are regulated by the subconscious mind. Now an important point to consider is that not only is our bodily functions dictated by our subconscious mind, our character, beliefs, and results are also dictated by this part of the mind.

So, how does one reprogram their whole mind for success? Here are a collection of steps that I have been using over a period of time, and it has revolutionised my life. From higher levels of self satisfaction and self fulfillment to increased levels of energy and health, it all resides within you. To change the results you will be enjoying in the future, your subconscious mind needs different commands on a consistent basis.

This is a long article, treat it as a manual. Your conscious mind needs to be inundated with material that expands your awareness and brings you closer to the future lifestyle you desire in order for it to seep into your subconscious mind. Once your subconscious mind takes hold of this information, your body will begin to start acting in line with the lifestyle you desire. This process has made multi-millionaires of men and women. Treat it with care.

1.      Set a schedule

2.      Affirmations and lifestyle mind movie

3.      Meditation

4.      Introspection time

5.      A new library of books

6.      Audio

7.      Choices

Reprogram your subconscious mind for success: Why?

Power of Affirmations

Let me start with some background to this topic.

Over the years in study and constant observation, I’ve come to realize that most people talk a lot about what they want and rightfully desire however the results typically aren’t there; or if the results are there, they come with a tremendous amount of stress and fear. Having examined many peak performers and mentors, I’ve found that while everyone is the same in the aspect of having a physical form, their paradigms of achievement are galaxies apart! Our subconscious mind houses our paradigm, it is what dictates the results we achieve no matter what we may consciously think, say, or do.

An example of this is the expectations of a child. A child born into a wealthy family expects success, while a child born into a poor family hopes for success. Allow me to make a distinction here: by ‘wealthy’ and ‘poor’ I am not only talking about finances, I am also talking about personal values, relationships, education, personal development, work ethic, health, spirituality, etc. People can be financially wealthy, but poor in relationships or health. People can also be wealthy in education, but poor in finances. But how do we develop harmonious wealth? How can we take steps towards being fulfilled?

In order to have better results, we must reshape our paradigm. Our paradigm essentially is the box that our subconscious mind is occupying. It is the collective belief system we have about ourselves and the world around us. The best way I can convey this across to you is with this statement: “The only reason we settle for earning our current annual income is because we don’t already know how to earn that amount every month.” Simply put, we settle for earning $50,000/year because we don’t know how to earn $50,000/month. Is this such a ridiculous claim? NO! People around the world are already earning $50,000/month and more. So what separates us? Our physical bodies are essentially the same, we live on the same planet, we are affected by the same 4 seasons, precipitation, the global economy, etc.

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Wealthy mindset vs. Mediocre mindset. Fantastic!

This is from Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth

1. Rich people believe “I create my life.” Poor people believe, “Life happens to me.”

2. Rich people play the money game to win. Poor people play the money game to not lose.

3. Rich people are committed to being rich. Poor people want to be rich.

4. Rich people think big. Poor people think small.

5. Rich people focus on opportunities. Poor people focus on obstacles.

6. Rich people admire other rich and successful people. Poor people resent rich and successful people.

7. Rich people associate with positive, successful people. Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people.

8. Rich people are willing to promote themselves and their value. Poor people think negatively about selling and promotion.

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Managing wealth starts with managing the pennies in your pocket

I recently attended an investor meeting that was organized by some of the real estate investment team members I work with, and while I always seem to come across people with an increasing amount of money, I also hear about people who have very high debt levels that is putting a huge strain on many aspects of their lives. I can fully understand the weight of such debt as I have been in a similar situation with significant debt due to school and blatant spending. Here, I would like to talk about the things I used to eliminate the debt, and push myself into a positive cash reserve position.

I came upon this strategy while reading T. Harv Eker’s “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” and have found that this similar strategy has been used elsewhere (Bob Proctor’s “You were Born Rich“, and George Classon’s “The Richest Man in Babylon”) to help generate great wealth for a lot of people over the centuries. The essence of the strategy is to not only help you eliminate debt and move into positive cash reserves, but also to help fund personal development and charities, while at the same time having enough to carry out your monthly obligations for yourself or your family.

Before I get into the steps however, I would like to point out that you can start by working with very small numbers, and resolve to gradually increase those numbers over the course of 30 days or 60 days to accelerate your results. By that I mean you can start with the pennies in your pocket and gradually work towards building your fortune. Keep in mind, this may require a little sacrifice on your part in the way of letting go of pointless expenditures (when considered in the long term view) and substitute it with something else like reading books (wisdom of the world at your fingertips).

Consider your current income as a full pie. Now as your income flows in, the people/companies you owe money to (bills) take pieces of the pie over the course of a month, and you’re left with a few crumbs.

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A decade past, a new one on the horizon – where are you on the map of life?

Leaders mention it, personal development coaches expound upon it, and children are a good measure of it: time flies!

A short 10 years ago it was the dawning of a new millennium. The year 2000 brought about many exciting changes and challenges as did the years leading up to 2010, however the common denominator is that regardless of the negative and positive events, the past 10 years have come and gone. Multitudes of personal, business, and financial goals have been set and achieved over the decade taking thousands of people to higher levels of achievement and fulfilment. On the flip side: how many millions of people did not set any solid goals; how many people had good intentions but no results due to inaction; how many people still have the same results, same financial standing, same lifestyle?

The point to understand here is that there is nothing we can do about our past, but we can learn from it. The next 10 years will come and go whether we choose to plan it out or not. We can either choose to continue sitting in front of the tv, watching The Amazing Race 2020, or we can take a year off and actually travel to the destinations on the show because our businesses and investments are paying for all our expenses. Which would you rather have? Seriously, think about it. 10 years ago you started out with a group of people who were quite similar to you – some excelled, some didn’t. Where are you in relation to them? Where would you have liked to have been? Where would you like to be 10 years from now?

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Tracking your progress is critical to your future success

Every now and again I kept hearing about a book titled ‘All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten’ by Robert Fulghum and at some point I looked up the quick summary of the book to see what it was all about. It was not until recently that the messages in the book came back to me, however not in the way I might have thought. It truly did remind me that almost everything I NEED to know, I learned in my younger years!

Having now progressed into the world of business ownership and recruiting business partners, a common objection to taking action I find arising in the people I meet, and in many instances myself as well, is that we don’t know enough, or we don’t know how to do it (‘it’ being whatever is the necessary action to take), or we don’t know how to live a balanced life, or we don’t know how to properly interact with people, etc. These things that we look to overcome – or many times completely shy away from to the detriment of our own personal progress and fulfillment – are things that, believe it or not, we have already overcome! Brian Tracy says that if you’ve had a tough childhood, you’re better off than someone who has had it easy. Why? Because time and time again you’ve bounced back; you faced tough times with friends, or parents, or curfew, or fitting in, and you’ve bounced back. You already have the tools for success.

Most of the fear and excuses the conscious part of our brain comes up with when we are trying something new evaporates immediately when we realize that at some point over the course of our life (mostly when we were kids) that we stood up to some great obstacle and overcame it. The time that we mustered up enough courage to talk to the boy/girl we had a crush on; the time that we didn’t know what was on the other side of the bushes, but we crawled through anyway; the time that we had to ask for help in spite of our pride. This list can go on and on, and soon we realize that the very fears and anxieties that paralyze us from taking action today are the same fears that we overcame as children or teenagers.

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If you can’t define it, or act upon it, forget it!

Upon revisiting Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek, I came across a paragraph that piqued my interest in relation to eliminating distractions, thereby sharpening your focus. He says, “If you take just this point from this book, it will put you in the top 1% of performers in the world and keep most philosophical distress out of your life”. That’s a pretty bold statement to make, so let’s examine what he’s talking about shall we?

“If you can’t define it, or act upon it, forget it.”

There it is, that’s the statement. So how does this work out. Well let’s preface this exposition by acknowledging that far too many of us are worry warts, and as a result, we think about too many things that are outside of our sphere of influence. Agreed? Good. Ferriss explains that people ask questions – some positive, but mostly negative (because of our innate fear of loss) – however if an answer to the question(s) posed cannot be acted upon to improve things, then it should be ignored! And rightly so. Remember, many of us spend too much time negative questions like, “what if there’s traffic this evening?” or “what if the train is late tomorrow?” These are questions about topics that are outside of a person’s direct influence.

So what comes of worrying about it? Nothing. Chances are you will run into more of what you didn’t want. Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you bought a car, or got a wrist watch as a gift, or purchased a new pair of running shoes; and then all of a sudden, as if by magic, you started noticing how many other people have the same thing that you just received or purchased? You may not have ever wondered why that happens, but I know of at least one person who has wondered, and went out there to find the answer. He is one of my brain-mentors – John Assaraf – and he has found that there is a particular part of our brain called the Reticular Activating System (RAS) that increases the amount of attention paid to things that you are constantly thinking about.

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Chance to Win a Million Dollars

If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it? Where would you go; what would you see; what would you buy; what would you eat? What would you do with a million dollars in winnings?

one-million-dollarsI have something in common with many of you, and that is that we live in North America. Chances are like a great majority of people that live in North America, you’ve probably been asked a question like this, “What would you do if you won a million dollars?”, or “Would you like a chance to win a million dollars?” Now it has been my observation that over the course of people’s lives they somehow become ingrained with the idea that a million dollars would solve everything; that a million dollars would remove all their problems – they would then be able to enjoy the rest of their lives from that point on without a care in the world – because they now have a million dollars. It very nearly is the stuff of bedtime stories.

You don’t have to look very far to see the opposite however, that people who win big also lose big. In fact many of them lose everything they won in very short periods of time and end up with greater liabilities than when they started. How could this be? A man won a million dollars, his problems are supposed to go away, not come back bigger. So what could it be? Are the prices for food, gas, clothing really all that high? I think we can all agree that isn’t the case. A modest home, car, lifestyle – is that too expensive? Maybe; but this shouldn’t be the case if you’ve won a million dollars.

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