When your business isn’t doing as well as you want, your finances are strained, or you’ve gotten so busy that your to-do list never seems to shrink, it can be easy to slip into a subtle habit that makes the whole situation worse.
I’m referring to a habit that seems perfectly innocuous, or even good, until you realize what effect it’s having on you.
A subtle, seemingly innocuous habit
That habit is: being “honest” about the situation, as it is now.
- “I’m too busy.”
- “I’m tapped out.”
- “We don’t have the money for that right now.”
- “I don’t have time for that.”
It can seem like you’re simply telling the truth, but at the same time, you’re also sending a message to your subconscious, the people around you, and the universe as a whole that you don’t believe in the abundance you’re working to create.
You see, the power of words is greater than you may know.
When you tell your subconscious that that’s the way things are, it will not only believe you, but it will interpret that declaration as a command to make what you’re saying a reality!
After all, nobody likes to feel like a liar, even if that “lie” is simply having more money or free time than they said they expected to have. So if you say you’re busy or tapped out, you’ll unconsciously work to make your statement remain true.
Here are two ways you can change both your words and what they attract
1. Every time you start to make a statement that you don’t want to be true, replace the part you don’t like with a word you want to be your new reality.
One example is a coach who started saying he was ‘busy’, and as a result, he soon discovered that he was working 30% longer than he used to, but getting no more results.
When he began to say he was ‘productive’ instead, he got 30% more done without utilizing the extra 30% of his time.
Now, there may be times when you think you have to use the ‘truth’ of your present circumstances as justification when you say ‘no’ to someone. The reality is, you don’t owe them that explanation.
If someone wants more of your time, money or anything else than you’re willing to give, you have the right to simply say ‘no’, without having to claim something negative in your life in order to explain your decision.
2. Rewire your mind with daily visualizations.
Write down 4 categories: financial, relationships, creativity (what you want to create in the world), and health/lifestyle.
In each of these categories, write about the life you want to create, in the present tense, as if it’s already happening.
When you’re doing this, talk only about the things you want, and not the things you want to be rid of. For example:
“I’m so happy and grateful that I’m making $200,000 a year, and clients and money come to me frequently and easily.”
Not “I’m no longer poor” or “I don’t have to struggle to get clients anymore”; those statements focus your subconscious on being poor or struggling to get clients.
The point of this exercise is to wire your subconscious to believe that good things are happening in your life, so that that becomes the truth with which it works to align your life.
You don’t have to do this alone.
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