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How to Have Whatever You Desire in Life Faster Than You Could’ve Imagined

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We’ve all seen ‘The Secret’.  We are all familiar with the Law of Attraction.  And we are all familiar with the method presented for manifesting our desires: Ask. Believe. Receive.    

If you look at that again, it becomes more clear that the biggest obstacle standing between our wishes (ask) and their fulfillment (receive) is Belief.  Most people miss out on the ability to manifest their desires because they lack the belief needed to make it happen. The key to manifesting our goals, then, is in developing a strong sense of belief. But how do we do that?

We do that by using our conscious to influence our subconscious, convincing ourselves that we already have the results that we seek.  In order to achieve this, we have been taught to use affirmations, NLP, hypnosis, and other forms to program ourselves for success. These methods are great, and I highly encourage you to use them.  However, I would like to focus on a method that has been utilized since before electricity.

The Miracle Of Display Advertising

Jim Carrey once wrote himself a check for $10 Million, even though he was broke and desperate.  It was simply his way of advertising his desires back to himself. Remember Jack Canfield’s story from ‘The Secret’ about his $100,000 bill?  Again, we are looking at someone who found a way to create a symbol to represent his goals, and then broadcast those goals to himself until it changed his sense of belief, allowing him to attract his success.  

In each case (as well as countless others), the method being employed is simply a form of advertising: They were selling their goals to themselves in a way that fostered the belief of “having it now.”  

Here’s The Formula For Self-Advertising:

  1. Create a Master Goal – This goal should be huge, outlandish, and it should inspire a certain amount of fear.  Grant Cardone speaks at length about how bigger goals inspire us to really fight harder and have more fun doing it.  
  2. Turn That Goal Into Some Form of Symbol – Think about billboard advertising. What we want to do here is create a symbol that our mind can understand at a subconscious level.  This could be something like photoshopping your face onto a fitter body, or perhaps superimposing yourself onto the summit of K2. In fact, it’s a lot of fun to Google search for examples of great display ads and billboards in order to get some creative help.  Ultimately you need to make this symbol something from your heart and mind.  The more creativity that you apply, the better the end results will be.
  3. Finish Your Ad With a Killer Slogan – The secret to advertising is to reach the subconscious.  The subconscious is ruled by symbols.  We can use some words, but we want to keep it as simple as possible.  Again, think of how a good billboard only uses words to underline the statement made by the image on display.  Keep it to 10 words or less. Pro Tip: This is a great place to utilize short, direct suggestions and/or affirmations. Things like, “I deserve it” or “Do it NOW” work wonderfully for this method.
  4. Create Lots of Copies – Once you’ve settled on a final look for your billboard, I would suggest making a minimum of a dozen copies.

“Dare to visualize a world in which your most treasured dreams have become true.” – Ralph Marston

It’s Time To Advertise

Now that we’ve gotten our display ads created, we want to place them everywhere.  The idea is to create a ‘surround sound’ effect so that there is never a time when our field of vision is missing out on the image of our desire.  Does that make sense? Just like any good retailer would utilize his or her walls, shelves, and counters to build confidence in a product or service, we are going to turn our walls into billboard ad spaces.

Begin by thinking of where you spend the most time, and where your vision is fixated during that time.  Now, slightly off to either side of your primary focal point, go ahead and place 2 of your ads, one on either side.  

Ideal Places For Self-Advertisements:

  • Each side of your computer screen, towards the edges of your field of vision.  
  • Either side of your TV
  • The back of your bathroom door, since you look in the mirror everyday
  • The back of your front door (most of us leave the house every day)
  • Each side of your bedroom door, since you go in and out several times per day
  • Your living room, one per wall
  • Set it as your phone’s Lock Screen

“I probably visualize myself, the shots I’m going to get in the game, how I’m going to play defense, what we have to do to stop the other team’s best player, what it’s going to take out of me, the whole aspect of the game.” – Paul Pierce

There are many other possibilities, but I think the point has been made.  We want to turn our homes and our office spaces into an enormous billboard.  This will reach our subconscious as quickly as possible, and will result in a requisite shift in our minds.  

The purpose of display advertising is to build people’s confidence in a brand, product, or service.  This confidence is what causes people to buy.  Utilizing this same method, we build confidence in ourselves and our goals; effectively selling our goals to ourselves until we begin to believe that we already have the desired outcome.   

Give this method a try, and then leave a comment below to share your experiences.

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How to Protect Yourself From Other People’s Negativity

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When I was a kid, it seemed like I felt pain more than anyone else around me. Not just physical pain, but emotional pain. I cried easily, over many things. I had an especially hard time when people were fighting around me, and I didn’t even have to be involved. I could feel the negative energy and felt upset and overwhelmed. I didn’t have a constructive way of handling it. (more…)

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How to Write a Personal Destiny Statement in 3 Steps

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We all have a God-given destiny to fulfill that we were each born with. I personally believe it is buried deep down within us. The number one secret to success is to let it emerge out of you and release it to the world. What is my destiny you may ask? It is the thing you would regret not doing before leaving Planet Earth. (more…)

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Don’t Want To Feel Like A Failure Anymore? Stop Doing These 6 Things

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It’s pretty annoying isn’t it? All those great and accomplished people telling you that FAILURE is a necessity on your way to success. Yeah, that’s easy for them to say; they’re already ‘on the other side’! You on the other hand, are still struggling all day everyday to get your business lifted off the ground and are really not that sure if you’re indeed going to make it.

There’s that little voice in your head that keeps telling you that you don’t have the stuff to make it all happen. Not now and not ever. You feel like a failure…it’s holding you back and you don’t know how to deal with it. Well you could do yourself a favor and start dealing with it by doing the following things:

1. Stop Denying You Feel Like A Failure

Telling yourself things are going great when they’re not is one of the biggest, though most useless, coping mechanisms human beings deploy in rough times. Common denial signals among entrepreneurs: trying to regain more control by working even more hours and on the other side compensating this by letting go of all this control by partying and drinking way too hard.

What you’re doing is denying yourself the opportunity to actually feel what’s going on and acknowledge the problem; that both you and your business are in a bad place. Without acknowledging it, it’ll be pretty difficult to actually STOP feeling it. And remember, just because you feel like a failure, this does not mean that you indeed ARE a failure!

2. Stop Making It Bigger Than it Really Is

This is one of those other ‘fun’ things human beings do; we blow things way out of proportion in our heads! In business, when you lose that big client you’ve been working on for weeks, it feels like it’s the end of the world. You start doubting yourself, your strategy, your entire business model right up to the point where you barely sleep because you’re working on pivoting the whole thing.

But what if that customer simply didn’t have the money to go for your service anyway? Or what if they just decided to go for someone who is cheaper but who offers less quality? Does that mean there’s something wrong with YOU? Or that this was the ONLY customer out there and that you’re now doomed forever?

Of course not, it simply means that THIS CUSTOMER wasn’t a match. It’s a bit like dating actually…So if you take this into consideration, could it be that you just feel like a failure instead of really not succeeding in that what you want to at this point in time?

3. Stop Thinking You’re The Only One Who Feels Like This

You’re not! With the possible exception of the true sociopaths, that feeling you’re feeling is very normal to EVERYONE. It might not seem like it on the outside – because people don’t like to acknowledge this remember – but I can guarantee you that it’s true. But unlike 99% of the world’s population, YOU’RE not going to let this feeling stop you in your tracks. Are you?

4. Stop Thinking You’re Supposed To Be Superhuman

In fact, it’s very likely that you’re already doing, learning and succeeding at WAY more than most other people are. But for entrepreneurs, somehow, that never seems to be enough. You don’t just want to be successful after a few years of hard work (which is normal). You want to be successful after only a few months. Because you’re special…or at least you think you are…

Well, here’s the truth: you ARE special! But…it’s just not very likely that you’re one of those – very very rare – entrepreneurial superstars that – seemingly – just added some hot water and got instant business success as a result.

5. Stop Being So Incredibly Stubborn

Entrepreneurs are stubborn…almost by default. It’s what makes them push forward in the hardest of times. But…if you’re not doing the right things right you might just be hammering a square peg through a round hole. Which will only add to that frustrated feeling you’re already having. So why not stop being so stubborn for a moment, stop hammering away on that what obviously is not working and ask for help?

No matter who you ask – a business mentor or coach, a befriended entrepreneur – someone with a neutral perspective on you and our business will be very likely to see what’s going on with a lot more clarity than you can and can guide you to a place that will feel a whole lot more comfortable.

6. Stop Being Afraid Of Failure

I know, I know, you’ve heard this a million times before and you wouldn’t be in this pickle if you could do this. Right? I’m right there with ya!

But, if you get really rational about it, what’s the worst that could happen?

  • You might have to get a ‘real’ job for a while and start over on the side;
  • You might not be able to afford your rent anymore…but with Airbnb on the 1 hand and couchsurfing on the other, you should be able to work it out somehow;
  • You’ll have all the more experience to start over a whole lot faster;
  • You’ll be no less respected by anyone because it’s clear you gave it your all;
  • In a few years, when you’re an established and supersuccessful entrepreneur you’ll also have a cool failure story to tell;
  • None of your limbs will fall off;

Now that’s not too bad for a plan B is it? Failure is such a negative word. And the associated feeling is terrible and numbing. But really…how is giving it your all and not succeeding really the same as failing? Shouldn’t the definition of failure not be along the lines of ‘not even trying’ or ‘giving up when it gets hard’?

In other words: stop beating yourself up over this!

There’s really no need to feel like a failure at all because you’re sticking your neck out, you’re trying to make a difference and you’re still moving upward on that treacherous entrepreneurial mountain.

And that…is what success REALLY is.

Those Who Failed Their Way To Success

Quotes To Live By:

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Richard Yates

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison

“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” – J.M. Barrie

“Success is stumbling form failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill

“Don’t let success go to your head and failure to your heart” – Will Smith

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Why You Never Have Enough Time and What You Need to Do About It

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Has this ever happened to you? You had an assignment, and the deadline was far away. You didn’t work on it much, but in the back of your mind, that insistent little voice was always whispering, “I gotta get this assignment done.” (more…)

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