Instead of “resolutions” that most of us “fail” at keeping soon after we make them, let’s do a makeover instead. By the way, the reason we suck at “resolutions” is that our subconscious has no choice but to keep going with whatever programming is currently there.
You may want to lose weight, stop smoking, “make” more money, have a better relationship…..whatever. Put together the laundry list all you want. It won’t matter if your subconscious is already programmed “against” you. Bottom line is, you’re addicted to food, nicotine, conflict, etc. Your brain actually needs the chemical surge that comes from overeating, smoking, conflict, or whatever it might be.
Also, PLEASE stop telling yourself you’ll “make” more money. You’re not the U.S. Treasury. You cannot legally “make” money. You can earn it and have it manifest in abundance. Amazing how changing one word changes the whole meaning! Much better to say “Money comes to me abundantly and from various sources.” Yeah baby!!
The 13-week makeover comes straight from “Big Ben” Franklin. Every week, you pick a personality trait you’d like to make stronger, like “courage” or “self discipline”. Then, you notice when you see or act out that trait. What is focused on grows. What we consistently think about manifests. So, by seeing “courage” everywhere, you’ll be increasing the amount of courage you display!!
It’s tax season for me, and I need to get focused and more disciplined. I know those will manifest because I will notice them in other people and situations. And, by the way, if you need a tax pro……I am here. Comment below. Manifestation baby!!
Halfway there!! A shout out to Benjamin Franklin this week. My 13-week “makeover” has begun. Allow me to elaborate.
No “resolutions” here. No need for them. They actually presume failure!! Think about it. If you say “I am no longer overweight” or “I am no longer in credit card debt”…..guess what? You’ll actually continue both. The subconscious mind does not understand negatives, so what you’re really telling it is “I am overweight” and “I am in credit card debt”. Doesn’t make for a fuzzy feeling, does it?
How about a foolproof way to improve yourself that cannot fail? And one that takes only seconds daily? Ben Franklin was famous for saying you should work on your weaknesses. I see it differently; you should work on ideal character traits. Take, for example, “courage”. Every time you see “courage” in action, make a note of it. “Courage” can be found on television shows, in movies, on the news, everywhere.
Make note of it, daily, for a week. That reinforces to your subconscious that “courage” is something you desire more of….and who doesn’t? Bill Porter, featured in the movie “Door to Door” had courage. Courage is what helped make him Watkins top salesman years ago….even while dealing with cerebral palsy and only being able to use one hand.
Few of us have more reasons to not even start than Bill did. But courage was his calling card. Every day for 40 years, he walked his 10 mile route. Every day. People readily admit that Bill was indirectly responsible for neighbors reconciling and families getting back together. Bill would tell you he was simply a salesman doing his job.
Do yourself a favor. Commit to Ben Franklin’s 13-day makeover like I am. Bill Porter did, possibly without knowing it. You likely don’t have anywhere near the same challenges, which means you’ll reap an even greater benefit.
2018 will be here on Sunday night. You already know how I view “resolutions”….largely meaningless as they do not incorporate the new blueprint. In truth, we manifest that which we focus on with tremendous faith.
By faith, we are not necessarily talking about God or a Supreme Being. Is there anything wrong with that? Nothing at all. When Napoleon Hill talks about “faith” in Think and Grow Rich, he means intense FEELING. Imagine your goal as already achieved with all the feelings associated with it. It’s really the Super Bowl, so act like it!!
One of the parts of my Definite Major Purpose is to reach a high pin level within my network marketing company. So, daily, I spend 15 minutes imagining, with FEELING, being on stage at the company convention accepting my award. I see the commission check, well into the 5-figures!! I see myself going to the bank, etc.
I can “resolve” all I want to. Without imagining my desire as already attained, with FEELING, it don’t mean squadoosh!! That’s Italian for “zip” in case you’re wondering. The subconscious mind has no choice but to bring into reality that which we demand of it with FEELING.
I hope your 2018 is as fruitful as mine already has been…..comments welcome below.
For those of you blessed enough to have close families, and ones not racked with dysfunction and addiction, no doubt you’re enjoying the holidays with egg nog and lots of cookies.
I have spent the last 3 holiday seasons pretty much by myself….and by choice. Because I have no children, holiday gatherings now tend to be dominated by siblings with their own kids. I remember more than one Christmas where I spent a good amount of time sitting on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa, reading the newspaper. Yes, you heard that right.
I decided I was better than that kind of treatment. This year, I was prepared to do a movie marathon on Christmas Day, take myself out to dinner, and get a bottle of champagne. The Universe (God) had other ideas.
I got a totally unexpected message from a local friend of mine. She was gathering a group of single people to have dinner together and go to the movies on Christmas Day. In her exact words, “Something told me to reach out to you.”
“Those seemingly inexplicable occurrences, coming effortlessly”. This stuff WORKS folks.
If I pull out a chocolate chip cookie recipe, get the ingredients, mix them, and then put the batter in the oven for the prescribed time, what do I get? Why, chocolate chip cookies, of course?
Then why do we, all too often, use a certain “recipe” and expect it to give us any other result than the one it is designed for? It is against the laws of chemistry and physics for me to use a chocolate chip cookie recipe and expect to get peanut butter. It won’t happen, no matter how hard I want it too or how much effort I put forth.
It’s the same with our old blueprint. Its coded a certain way to achieve certain results. We cannot “will” it otherwise. For me, the coding used to be for scarcity, lack, and low self-esteem. That’s what the recipe in my subconscious created.
It manifested in credit card debt, a six-figure student loan debt, abusive relationships, job loss, you name it. I was the skinny kid everyone picked on. That, and my home life was addiction and dysfunction. Subby was manifesting what it had been programmed to.
NO MORE!!! I needed to change the recipe, and thanks to the MKE over the past few months, I am starting too. My new recipe is unlimited abundance, recognition, and service. It will manifest just as the old blueprint used to. How do I know? Because it cannot be otherwise. Subby uses the coding given to it. It has no choice, and thank the Universe for that!!
If you want a “magic wand” of sorts for achieving your dreams, start in an unlikely place……gratitude. Now, when I first heard about this, I concentrated on the “big things” I could be grateful for, and ignored all the “small” things.
For instance, if you’re reading this, you’re alive. You woke up this morning; not everyone did. Start there. Can you see? Smell? Taste? Touch? Be grateful you have all your sense. Not everyone does. Can you walk? Feed yourself? Bathe yourself? Not everyone else can. In fact, most of what we accept as “normal” is impossible for some of our fellow humans.
Bill Porter was born with cerebral palsy. He was declared “unemployable” and told to go on permanent disability for the rest of his life. He refused. He wanted to work and make his own way in life. He convinced the Watkins company to give him a door-to-door sales job, in a harsh neighborhood. Essentially, the territory that no one wanted.
Bill could barely walk, much less talk, and could only use one hand. He could not drive, so he took the bus to his sales route every day……then walked the whole thing…….10 miles. He had doors slammed in his face more times than he could count, but he also made sales. He went on to become Watkins’ top sales rep for a huge territory.
Bill had infinite reasons to quit…..hell, he had infinite reasons to NOT EVEN BEGIN. However, he was grateful for what he COULD do and wanted no handouts. His story is featured in the cable movie “Door to Door”. If Bill can be grateful for what he did have, you and I can be grateful for all we have……and the number is striking if you really think about it.
“He who is faithful with little will be faithful with much”……stated differently, if we are grateful for all the “little” big things, much bigger blessings will be attracted to us. You woke up today; you can walk and use all your senses. Not everyone did or can. BE GRATEFUL and allow the Universe to give you much more to be grateful for.
So, it will be time for the rest of the world to set resolutions for 2018 in about 10 days. Fitness centers and gyms around the country are gearing up for their biggest month of the year—-January.
Historically, they get 75% of their annual revenue that month. Why? New memberships. People saying that “this is the year I am gonna lose weight, muscle up, etc”. Really, this is the year!!
And all the fitness centers will tell you that those new members start disappearing around March. 90% are permanently gone in April. The fitness centers are smart though….they charge for an annual contract up front. They KNOW people won’t stick around. Why not??
Because changing to a new year don’t mean squat!! You still have the same neuro-net. The same habits. The same routine. And the SECOND there is a bad storm or anything else to “interfere” with you going to the gym, your mind will conveniently say “Its ok. You can do it tomorrow.” Guess what, TOMORROW AIN’T A DAY OF THE WEEK!!
Forget about resolutions that YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU WON’T FOLLOW THRU ON!! Immerse your subconscious with what you want and take it out of your conscious awareness. The path of least pain is ALWAYS to say “I can do it tomorrow.” If you have created the demand in your subconscious, that thought will disappear FOREVER. Do it now! Do it now!
Ever noticed gerbils running in a cage? I have. They run and run, spinning the cage wheel…..but never get anywhere. Its the same with our conscious and subconscious minds. I don’t care what you say you want and how hard you say you’re willing to work for it. You can “take massive action”…..and go nowhere.
Why? Because your subconscious is in control…..end of story. You need to infuse your subconscious with a detailed program fueled by emotion. In fact, I will state it this way: Forget about your conscious mind, except to be aware of negative thoughts. Tell your subconscious what you want, and let the means for completion manifest. It likely won’t happen as you think it will.
Two examples on my end. Among other things, my Definite Major Purpose is to be a professional bowler. That takes time and resources to accomplish. Lots of practice involved to achieve unconscious competence. That means your body does what you’ve taught it to do without thinking about it. It’s the same process that Olympic athletes go through, and they do it so they can be as little as 1/100 of a second better than the competition.
So, my cash machine will be network marketing and real estate investing. Out of nowhere today, I received an email from a realtor I had connected with in Houston. He asked if I wanted to buy a deal he had. The numbers all look good, so we are discussing it. Mind you, he and I have never spoken before. Now, did I “take massive action” to get him to reach out? Not even close. He knew me from another website and contacted me.
Forget about “taking massive action”, unless you want to be the gerbil in the cage. You’ll take massive action, get really sweaty, and end up in the same place you started. Focus and commit to what your Definite Major Purpose is, and take action on that. Focus and commit, focus and commit. That’s it. Do you have to take SOME action? Of course. Last I knew, money does not fall from the sky. Envision, with ENTHOOOOOSIASM, the “future you” and let your subconscious manifest him or her.
WE ARE ADDICTED TO OUR OWN BRAIN CHEMISTRY. WE ARE ADDICTED TO CERTAIN PEPTIDES.
Are you addicted to something? It’s because your brain is addicted to the feeling of “crisis”. Are you in debt or an underearner? It’s because your brain needs to feel “lack”. We have literally trained our brains to REQUIRE certain chemicals that are released through certain thoughts or behaviors. The problem is that we are likely addicted to feelings we DON’T WANT. Fear and anger are the two biggest ones, and our subconscious will actually CREATE circumstances for us to feel anger and fear.
You want PERMANENT and LASTING change? Change what chemicals your nervous system and brain craves. You want abundance? Teach your brain to crave it just as it might crave “lack” right now. We are hard wired by evolution to retreat to survival mode, which means the comfort zone. It does not matter what your religious beliefs are….we naturally default to safety and security because we would not have survived in primitive times otherwise. Your subconscious will provide the circumstances that support the release of whatever peptides it is used to. Put crudely, it believes its own bull shit. Train it to believe what you WANT it to believe, and the circumstances will be created that support the different peptides involved.
WHAT THE HELL IS A PEPTIDE?! You don’t need to know. Just know they exist and your current self literally cannot live without the ones being generated right now. Change them and FUGGETABOUTIT!! And change them with ENTHOOOOOOSIASM!!!
Week 5 has now come and gone, and what a week!! Manifesting has begun. On Tuesday, for completely unexplained reasons, my car battery died. I called the dealership. The car was 3 months outside of the factory warranty and I figured it would be out of pocket. The mechanic came back on the phone and said…..wait….”We’ll do it for free”. What?? I thanked the universe and knew that this was a sign of things to come.
Yesterday, I got a text from someone I met a few months ago. She knew I did accounting and tax work, and had integrity. She mentioned they had an internet business going and it was starting to take off. She asked if I could be their internal accountant and tax expert. I asked “Would I be compensated” and she said “Yes, we need to discuss that.” They are predicting a $50 million business!!
We create what we focus on. We focus on what we think about. Therefore, we create what we think about with ENTHOOOOSIASM!! That’s enthusiasm for you non-New Englanders. Stay tuned!!!!