Sunday, May 22, 2016

6 Truths About The Subconscious

Your conscious mind is only 5% of your total brain power.  Although this is the part of your mind that can differentiate between what's real and what isn't, what's good or bad, and holds the thoughts you're aware of and can control, it isn't very powerful.  The conscious mind is where your short term memory is and it can only handle a few pieces of information at one time. When it's put into those terms, it's pretty surprising that we believe our conscious mind is in control of our lives.  Actually, it's merely a servant, and if that's true then who's really in charge? That's right, the subconscious mind is the leader!

That doesn't mean you wander around like a zombie, it simply means that the subconscious is the author and the conscious is the messenger.  It's amazing how powerful your subconscious mind is.  In fact, it can help you create an entirely new world; a brand new life.  Yet, if this part of the mind is so powerful why do most people ignore it?  We haven't been taught how to work with it, that's why.

The subconscious is like a very wise hermit living in a cave.  You know that hermit has the answers to every question you can imagine, the secrets to happiness, wealth, success, health and true love.  Getting the hermit to venture out of the cave is impossible though so you need to go in after him.  Once inside you'll have access to everything you need to create the life you want.

Here are 6 truths about the subconscious mind:

1. Since the conscious mind only operates 5% of the brain, that means the subconscious holds a whopping 95% of the power that will help you to have and to become anything you want.
2. The subconscious mind can't reason so it isn't able to judge whether something is true or not, real or not, or even what is right or wrong for you.  That's why we need the conscious mind; they work as a team.
3. Thousands of decisions are made each and every day by your subconscious. It quietly works in the background sending you information as to what you should do, where you should go, and how to act. The problem is, the subconscious bases all of its decisions on your past experiences.  If you were bit by a dog when you were a kid, your subconscious will most likely “help” you to avoid dogs the rest of your life.  It doesn't reason that the dog that bit you was a one time thing and most dogs are friendly.
4. It's more powerful than any mainframe computer. Without you even knowing it or being aware your subconscious can process 400 billion pieces of information at once—at once!  You could be talking to a friend and not realizing the subconscious part of your brain is processing things such as voices, other sounds, colors, shapes, objects, sensations in your body and much, much more.  All of this and you don't even become distracted as you talk.
5. It stores all of your emotions—the good, bad, and the ugly—and your beliefs, even if you should have outgrown them or changed them long ago.
6. Your long-term memory is also stored here, and it doesn't keep just bits and pieces, it stores it all with complete retention.  Again, like that hermit in the cave, we just don't have access to all of this information whenever it suits us. Also, stuff gets a bit weird in the subconscious, especially when we experienced things as a child. Let's say when you were a kid you didn't clean your room and your mother spanked you and grounded you. Since your subconscious can't reason, it may make a connection between cleaning and pain. Perhaps you'll have an OCD streak, or be a total slob, or something in between.

As you look over that list you can see just how powerful your subconscious mind is and how it can help you achieve anything you want in life. The reason you've struggled for so long up until now is because the way you view life is based on what's stored in your subconscious. When you sit down and pay close attention to your current finances, even your health and relationships, you can see that all of this has been manifested by your past experiences. This can be frustrating, making you feel helpless. 

After all, if your subconscious is 95% of everything you experience in life and your conscious mind—the part you can actually control—is only 5%...those are pretty bad odds. You could say you want more money, to get out of debt, to find a better job, or start your own business, yet no matter what you do you're always blocked.  That's because your conscious mind could be telling you, “I deserve more money!” but somewhere in your subconscious, due to your past, your mind is saying, “I don't deserve to be financially successful.  Money is bad.  Money makes marriages fall apart.” Or something along these lines. There's no doubt about it, if you're struggling with money then you have negative beliefs embedded in your subconscious.

The good news is, it's possible to change what's in your subconscious. You can take negative programming and turn it around into something positive.

The first step to changing the negative programming in your subconscious is to identify what exactly is stored deep in your mind, what your faulty thoughts are, then have a clear focus on what you truly want to have and be and do in your life.

You can take control of creating true wealth by managing your thoughts and actions, and by changing your subconscious beliefs.  You need to do both in order to succeed.

How do you feel your subconscious has held you back in life? Where do you struggle? What "beliefs" do you have about money, love, success, or health that no longer serve you? I'd love for you to share your comments!

Check back for more posts and tips on how you can reprogram your subconscious.


Friday, April 22, 2016

Are You A Perfectionist?

One of my traits that annoys me most is that I'm a perfectionist. If it isn't as perfect as I can make it I tend to scrap a project, book, article, and I've done this in the past with relationships. When I was working on my book Reprogramming Your Mind For Financial Success - Use The Power Of Your Mind To Achieve True Wealth. I was on my fifth round of edits and thought, "Seriously, is it going to get any better?" No. In fact, the more we mess with things the worse they tend to get. We start imagining flaws and problems where there aren't any, and have our attention taken away from things we should tend to. For example, I should be focusing on promotion rather than checking and rechecking my book.

Sure, there are some benefits to being a perfectionist. You always want to do your best, you always want the best, you want to feel proud and satisfied with yourself and your life. Here's where we completely go off track though...we typically never feel that things are perfect enough! This is one definition of the word perfect:

Entirely without any flaws, defects, or shortcomings.

How could you ever live up to that standard? Nothing, nothing at all on this Earth is perfect. Nature isn't perfect, yet look at how beautiful trees and flowers are. Rivers and streams aren't perfect either. They bend and sometimes meander here and there, but they keep flowing. They don't fight against the current, they just go with it. Shouldn't life be more like that? 

As long as you do your best it should be good enough. As a perfectionist though you never feel you've done good enough. Too much is never enough. When you're in this frame of mind you'll continually feel empty, critical, and dissatisfied. 

I heard a line in a movie many years ago that said, "Sometimes things aren't perfect, but they're good enough." My goal is to be content, even downright happy, with good enough. I'm tossing perfection out the window as of today. Sure, I'll always do my best and try my hardest, it's just the way I am. My greatest competition is myself. However, I'm setting some limits. The next time I write a book, which will be next month, I will only allow myself three rounds of edits. That's it. No more. How much better would one of my books be if I changed "happy" to "glad"? 

Try to get comfortable with good enough and leave perfection behind. You'll feel happier, freer, and less stressed out.

Are you a perfectionist? If so, in which ways and are you willing to let go of it? Leave a comment and share with others. :)


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Reprogram Your Subconscious For Financial Success

My book Reprogram Your Subconscious For Financial Success - Use The Power Of Your Mind To Achieve True Wealth is now available! It's sold through Amazon for just $2.99 and can be read on any Kindle, Android, PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and more. So, even if you don't own a Kindle, you can still download the Kindle app to just about any device and read my book. 

What do I cover this time around? As the title suggests, I show you how to take all of the negative financial programming you've been subjected to since you came into this world and turn it all around so you can finally live a life of true wealth. I know what it's like to be dirt poor, working crummy jobs, being in debt, and seeing no end in sight. The good news is, you don't have to continue living this way! 

Here are just a few of the many, many subjects I cover in this book:

  • How the mind works
  • Changing your money mindset
  • 4 stages of financial fear and how to overcome it
  • Self-sabotage and turning it all around
  • Finding your idea of true wealth
  • Achieving financial freedom
  • Activating your subconscious
  • Gaining clarity and confidence
  • Manifesting true wealth
  • Making more money
  • And lots, lots more!
If you're tired of being broke, tired of struggling with your finances, I want you to know it isn't your fault. You've just been poorly programmed. You've been programmed for poverty rather than wealth, but I can help you change all of that. I only write about what I know and use in my own life. I went from living well below the poverty level for decades and now make a six-figure income doing what I love best! True wealth isn't for a chosen few, the lucky ones, or lottery winners. There's plenty of wealth to go around...claim your portion of it today!

Get your copy of Reprogramming Your Subconscious For Financial Success today for just $2.99 

Monday, February 22, 2016

Welcome To Reprogram Your Subconscious

Welcome to my blog Reprogram Your Subconscious – Change Your Life By Changing Your Mind! The emails I’ve received about my book Reprogram Your Subconscious – Use The Power Of Your Mind To Get Everything You Want has been overwhelming. It’s been on the Amazon best seller list for motivational books.

I love writing and when I chose to put my personal experiences with reprogramming the subconscious into book form, I never believed it would be so successful. After all, there are thousands of books on the subject, and many by authors with degrees longer than their names. So what makes this book so different? Judging from the emails I’ve gotten, readers have said that the exercises are easy and really work. I also touch upon some subjects that other authors haven’t covered much, such as how low self-esteem greatly influences where you end up in life.

After many requests I’ve decided to create a blog solely devoted to reprogramming the subconscious so you can finally be successful in life at anything you want—anything. I’ll write articles related to the subject, share personal experiences, post book excerpts, and keep you updated on my latest books. I also want this blog to be a place for readers to share their own experiences, ideas, their triumphs and mistakes. I want it to be an active site where we learn and grow together. Remember, we’re all teachers. Even if you aren’t where you want to be at this point in time, you’ve learned valuable lessons that can help others. There will always be someone on the path ahead of you and behind you.

Over time I’ll be writing more posts and more book so you’ll have the tools to change your life in many areas. Everything from love and weight loss, to success and career, and much more.

And remember…Changing your life is as easy as changing your mind!