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How to Make Affirmations Work for You – 5 Easy Steps That Anyone Can Follow

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Affirmation is a powerful technique that has helped thousands of people achieve what they desire in life. Many people practice affirmations, but not every one of them manages to enjoy the fruits of it.

Scott Adams, the famous cartoonist behind Dilbert said that he used to write down his goals and affirmations. Every day, he would write down, “I, Scott Adams will become a successful cartoonist”,  15 times a day. And this affirmation technique has helped him manifest his dreams and transformed him into a successful cartoonist.

Affirmations work, just like goal setting and visualization. If you are practicing it but you did not see the results in your life, you are probably doing something wrong.

Here are 5 simple steps to make sure that your affirmations will work for you:

1. You Must Feel It

You have to ‘feel’ your affirmations. Most people get it wrong because they are doing it for the sake of doing it. They don’t associate any feeling or emotion into their affirmations. This is why their affirmations did not work for them.

Therefore, include positive feeling words into your affirmations. For example, instead of saying, “I’m earning millions of dollars every year”, say “I’m happily earning millions of dollars every year”, and then feel the joy within.

You can clench your fist, say it with power and as you mean it, and feel the energy flowing in you. When you feel the emotions, your affirmations will become more powerful and effective. You will be able to better program what you desire into your subconscious mind.

It does not matter what affirmations you are practicing, when you include feelings into them, you can better manifest them.

“I am a powerhouse; I am indestructible.” – Carmen Harra 

2. Repetition Is The Mother Of Skill

Success will never come to you in an instant nor will you achieve the big results by taking just one step. The same principle applies to affirmation, you have to practice it every day to make it real.

Don’t just do it once and then forget about it. Scott Adams wrote down his affirmations 15 times a day and he did it every day, consistently. You have to do the same.

How do you become good at something? Simple, you practice it daily. You do it each day until it becomes your habit. And when your affirmations become your deeply rooted habits, this is when you will start seeing the results you desire.

Most people don’t have the commitment and they just practice it for just a few days hoping to see results. If you are serious about achieving extraordinary results in your life, you must commit to doing it each day.

Successful people like Michael Jackson, Warren Buffett, and Michael Phelps train to perfect their skills every day, and this is what you need to do with your affirmations too.

3. Turn It Into Your Habit

If you want to maximize the effects of affirmation, you must turn it into your habit. Meaning, you have to practice it at the same time every day. It is just like brushing your teeth each morning, you do it the same way and you will never miss out doing it.

The best time to practice your affirmations is once in the morning right after you wake up and once before you sleep at night. You want to fill your day with greatness by doing your affirmations. Set your pace right and start each day strong.

Also do it again before you sleep at night. When we sleep, our subconscious mind did not. You want your subconscious mind to continue working with what you want in life.

4. Believe That It Will Happen

This is where most people get it wrong. They do their affirmations but they don’t truly believe that they are going to get what they affirm. Just ask yourself this question, would you buy lottery tickets if you didn’t believe that you will win? No, you simply won’t.

When you don’t believe in something, you will never put in your full effort to do it. You will never take action. When you believe that you are absolutely going to achieve it, you will do whatever it takes to get it.

Your beliefs define your actions. If you practice affirmations but your actions are not consistent with what you desire, you know that something is not right. And most of the time, it has something to do with your belief system.

So choose to believe in your affirmations. Sometimes things will look bleak, but if you choose to believe in it, things will turn out differently.

“You are a unique beautiful soul.” – Louise Hay

5. Commitment And Action

Finally, don’t just practice your affirmations for the sake of doing it. You have to put in your commitment to achieve what you desire.

If your affirmation is to have a slim body, be committed and take action to working out and exercising. Like I said, don’t just say it, you must do it to show your commitment and that you truly believe in it.

Be determined with your affirmations because they work. Practice it daily. Do it at least once in the morning and once at night before you sleep. You can also include your affirmations in the mid day to keep yourself driven and purposeful again.

How have affirmations changed your life? Please leave your thoughts below!

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Shawn Lim is the creator of StunningMotivation.com (https://StunningMotivation.com) and he’s a passionate blogger in the personal development industry who has inspired thousands to pursue their dreams and follow their passions. You can learn more about him plus download a free copy of his guidebook, Reach Your Goals on his website.

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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