Although the chapter on auto suggestion is a short one it is packed full of nuggets. Mr. Hill urges us to use the power of concentration. Every time we go around on this chapter Michael urges us to do the same. I still have not mastered that skill yet and I am determined to do so because I know that it is a key component.
I have never been much playing video games but I did a few times with my daughter when she was small. She played this car racing game called Hoot Bandicot or something like that, that was the name of it if I can remember correctly, where are obstacles would pop up and things would come at you from the right and the left. Things that you had to dodge or jump over. Most all of those games seem to be created to keep you engaged and stimulate the mind but sometimes the mind can be overstimulated and that's why skill of concentration is so important.
A lot of times when I go to do a task on the computer things pop up on the right and on the left, you go to do a task like searching for people to download your e-book and here comes a message from Facebook, people sending mindless and repetitious chain letters, political posts urging you to do something now before it's too late. Then there is email and on and on. I still get my tasks done by sending out my invitations for downloads but not in a timely manner that could be remedied by a lot more focus and done in a fraction of the time I spent getting it done. I plan on setting a timer on my phone from now on and come to the computer with the intention of getting the one task I intend to do done, shutting all other tabs or apps down as well as the email program until that task is out of the way and then move on to another one.
Then there is your to-do list of all the things that you need to get done that day! Sometimes it's enough to drive your wild monkey mind into overdrive. This is why SELF TALK IS SO IMPORTANT, to shut out all that useless crap as well as any negativity. My mentor sent me a video about a young lady who got 157 customers in a month and that sure takes focus. There were also many nuggets on that video but one thing she said that jumped right out at me was you have your hands on a multi millon dollar business, if you treat it like that, that's what it will be, if you treat it like a hobby you might make a $100 check and that's all it will ever be. If I want the million dollar business then I need to develop my burning desire and money conciousness with the focus I need to get it and treat it like that.
Step two of the self-confidence formula says I will concentrate my thoughts for 30 minutes daily on the task of thinking of the person I intend to become thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person. I might do that for two days in a row and then out of sight out of mind, the habit has not been formed and then I go a week or two without doing it.
The other big aha moment that I have had this time is involving the five senses whenever I can as I practice my concentration. There is power in using those senses and that's why Tom Schrieter uses them in all his storytelling! I have purposed to put step two into action for at least 15 minutes each morning on my day timer for the next 21 days until it becomes a habit and increases my desire and money consciousness.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Linda and Michael Dlouhy for staying with us until we reach the dreams and goals that we have set for ourselves. And thank you to all my friends and mastermind partners for your brilliance that you bring to the table each and every week.
UPDATE: after writing this lessonI went to the gym. While there I decided that I was going to do a FB live when I got home and tell people about my opportunity and put the rank out there where I wanted to be by the end of the year. All over way home in my car I did my self talk. Then I walked down to the bay to shoot the video and as I was walking I said my self talk. Before when I would shoot a video I would have to think of everything that I was going to say and it had to be perfect ( Yes I am a green ). When it wasn't perfect guess what I would do? NOTHING!!! While walking down there I purposed in my heart that I was going to trust God for the words and not worry about what I said and that's exactly what I did. Was it perfect? No where close! In fact it might have sucked! Do I care? Heck no! Do I feel empowered? Heck yes. Will there be more in the future? Absolutely! What was my self talk? It doesn't matter what anyone thinks about me, the only thing that matters is what I think about myself!