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Do Subliminal Messages work? – Real Subliminal the real deal??

Over the last several years I have had some very interesting conversations with different people around subliminal messages and the results these people have had. Some said that they didn’t really feel these worked at all and others said it was the best thing they have done!

So what’s the truth about Subliminal Tools?

Well I can only speak from personal truth on this.  Before I do that lets look at this from a logical perspective!

If you are reading this post then you probably are either subscribed to my updates or you have found this site and think it has some interesting stuff on it!  If so then you probably are in the same group as me who believe you can change you mind by giving it subconscious instructions.

The truth is those who don’t believe in that also don’t realise that everyday they are giving their mind subconscious messages.

TV, Books, Newspapers, radio etc…and even what other people say all goes into our subconscious.  We take in so much more than most people believe.  That’s why many successful people will be very cautious of what they listen to or read.  They will even be very selective about who they talk to.  It’s not being rude…just an understanding that your mind takes in everything all day long.

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So do I believe in subliminal messages?  You have probably guessed by now!  Yes I do.  For years I have listened to audio to help me achieve goals in life.

I am very vigilant about what goes into my mind.  I select TV programs and films.  You can’t always be completely selective as you might not then be open to new things.  But, you can stop the trash that you know you don’t want.

This leads me to RealSubliminal.  These guys have done a great job of creating subliminal products for almost anything you could want!  Life, Love, Health, Money, Spirituality to mention a few.

This Law of Attraction product is particularly relevant.

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It would be great to hear from you if you get one of their programs.

Matt

From Dream to Reality: The Power of Goal Setting

Can you imagine a future where you’re successful? Where you’re in control of your life? Where you are content with all that you’ve accomplished, and have found real happiness? If you can imagine this glorious future, you’ve already taken the first step toward making it a reality. All you need to do now is set your goals.

Goal setting puts you in charge of your fate. It empowers you to take your life in the direction of your choosing, and it provides the motivation you need to get there. It’s all about knowing what you want and putting all of your energy into obtaining it while identifying and avoiding the things that distract you and slow you down.

Your self-esteem also benefits from goal setting. Once you’ve set goals and proven to yourself that you can achieve them, you’ll experience a level of self-confidence that few of us ever enjoy. Let’s learn more about focusing your effort on the goals that you’ve set for yourself

Bringing Success Into Focus

Perhaps you’ve heard of the power of positive thinking; the Law of Attraction; affirmative visualizations. They might sound like gimmicks, but they are actually proven strategies used by top CEOs, politicians, athletes, and world leaders. By setting specific, sharply focused goals, you are giving your success a head-start.

Who is more likely to reach their goal: an idle wanderer who doesn’t really know where they are going, or a well-prepared traveler with a clear destination and a roadmap in hand? It doesn’t matter if your goal is monetary, athletic, or personal; to reach it, you have to have a plan. Your goals are your roadmap to success. Chart your progress and take pride in every step that brings you closer to your goals.

An Introduction to Goal Setting

When you first begin to set goals for yourself, look at the big picture first. What is your ultimate goal? Do you want to be wealthy? Be a better spouse? Get in shape? You need to have a firm idea of where you want to go in life before you can break down your goal into the smaller steps you’ll need to take in order to get there.

The Big Picture: Life Goals

What do you want to achieve in your lifetime? It’s not an easy question to answer because it involves all the different facets of your life. If you focus solely on your career, you risk having an unbalanced personal life. If you focus too much on providing for others, you risk neglecting your own needs and desires. Here are some of the most common life goal categories to consider when planning your balanced future:

Creative. This could be painting a portrait, learning to play an instrument, writing a book, or any artistic goal that you want to achieve.

Personal Development. Are you the kind of person you want to be, or do you sabotage your own efforts at personal growth? Do you feel good about the way you treat other people? If you want to improve yourself, set a personal development life goal.

Career and Education. What’s your dream job – not one that merely provides a paycheck, but one that gives you a sense of pride and fulfillment? Have you always dreamed of obtaining a college degree, or a doctorate? Consider your career and education goals when you imagine your future success.

Monetary. Do you want to be financially secure, wealthy, or rich? How much money do you want to make by age 30? Age 50? How will you generate this level of income?

Relationships. If you want to be a good son or daughter, a good spouse, a good parent, and a good friend, set life goals that will improve your personal relationships.

Health and Fitness. Do you want to lose weight? Get in shape? Run a marathon or compete in athletic tournaments? What small steps can you take to reach these goals?

Community. Charity is a virtue. Do you want to invest in your community and help people in need? Do you want to donate time or money to a worthy cause? How can you make the world a better place for yourself and others?

Personal Enjoyment. What makes you happy? Do you want to incorporate more pleasurable activities into your life? From gardening to sailing to socializing with friends, you can have more personal enjoyment by making it a life goal.

The secret to reaching these big goals is breaking them down into manageable sizes. Pick one goal from each category. Make sure it’s the one you want more than any other. Then compare all of your life goals. Are some of them redundant? Do some of them far surpass the others in terms of importance? Did you choose some simply because you feel they are expected of you? Pare down your list into a small number of really significant goals – the ones you just can’t live without. These are the ones you’ll be focusing on with every ounce of energy and commitment.

The Path to Achievement

Now it’s time to break your goals into smaller steps. Imagine the actions you’ll need to take to make significant progress in 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, and beyond. Now make those steps attainable by planning a course of action to meet those smaller goals. What can you do in one week to bring you closer to your goal? Where can you be in one month? In six months?

Write down every detailed step along your path to success. For example, your one week to-do list might include research and self-reflection. In that case, you’d need to find information, learn from it, and take some time to reflect on what you learned. Small steps lead to big victories.

People are dynamic, so don’t be surprised if your goals change over time. Periodically review your life goals and modify them as needed.

How to Set Effective Goals

It’s important to keep the right attitude while pursuing your life goals. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Stay Positive. Write down what you want to do, not what you don’t want to do. An example of a positive goal is “Be a more attentive parent”. A negative goal would be “Don’t ignore the kids.” Stay positive to facilitate positive changes in your life.

Be Specific. Map out every detail so that you can measure your progress. Keep a specific goal in mind, along with the amounts of each mini-goal and the precise dates that you want to achieve these goals.

Prioritize. Too many goals can feel overwhelming. Still, if you can’t mark any off your list, you can at least prioritize them. Focus most of your energy on your most important life goals.

Keep a Journal. When you put your goals into written words, you give them a tangible form. You can look at them, imagine them, and eventually realize them.

Take Small Steps. Your mini-goals should be just that: tiny steps toward the larger life goal. Give yourself plenty of small tasks to accomplish, and your confidence will soar when you find that you’re able to achieve so much.

Keep it Personal. We can’t control the external influences in our life, but we can control how we react to them. For example, you might dream of being a high-level executive in your company, but a corporate takeover could put you out of a job. Focus instead on your personal performance. You might not become a high-level executive in that company, but you could strive to be a valued employee at another company – or become an entrepreneur.

Most importantly, never try to live up to someone else’s expectations. Television and movies would have us believe that we all need to be gorgeous, rich, and powerful in order to have any fun in life. What rubbish! Strive to be the best person you can be, and understand that that’s enough. 

How Highly Effective People Cope with Modern Fears

You need only turn on the television or read the headlines to see that fear and insecurity are plaguing our world. And who can blame us? Economic downturns, rising unemployment, disease, and the prospect of ‘losing it all’ have millions of people in a virtual panic. Yet, instead of pulling together in such a crisis, there is a rise in the ‘look out for #1’ mentality. Some call it selfishness. Others call it survival.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People helps us understand the reality of our situation: we’re not in this alone. To meet our goals and get where we want to go, we have to depend on others and we have to earn their trust so that they will depend on us in return. Many people don’t like to hear this at first, but once they delve into this book, they realize that there is real value in an interdependent mindset – especially in the trying times we’re now facing.stephen-covey-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people

This book has been described as a handbook for life. One reader even remarked that, after reading it, she was transformed from a state of near-Narcissism to a state of true humility. When you think about the problems we face as a global community, it’s no wonder that collaborative solutions are increasingly necessary. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People teaches you how to keep a healthy level of independence while cultivating your interdependent skills. This helps you become a trusted team player when the situation demands it; it also puts you in control of your life – a vital part of controlling your fear and insecurity.

Whether you consider yourself a “people person” or not, this book will teach you habits for dealing effectively with others. This is a must-read for anyone who is ready to stop planning and wishing, and start putting good habits into action.

 

 

Brian Tracy Law of Capital

This is a great article from Brian Tracy.  It’s really a great understanding of how to invest your time into work and projects that will give you the best return.  The “Capital” being your time! [Read more…]

Is it possible to use your mind to lose weight?

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It’s an interesting queston to ask.  I noticed that in the press, tv etc there are lots of articles recently about this very topic.  The UK hypnotist, Paul McKenna has a TV programe and book about this.  You can get the book from Amazon at the link below.  I have not read it so I have no view it just yet!

Based on Paul’s background I would say his techniques use NLP – Neuro linguistic programming.

That aside, I do fimly know (not believe!) that you can use your mind (subconcious) to lose weight or do whatever else you want!  Recently I wrote an article about this process.  I thought you might like to see an extract from it.

To your success.

M

How to increase your mind power and lose weight

It is possible to increase the capacity at which your mind works. How on earth can I do that!?

Well actually it’s not as complicated as it might seem. There are many ways in which you can do this. Typically they fall into two areas: –

  • Training
  • Imagination – Theatre of Your mind – Subconscious

Training

Training the brain is what most people think of when trying to increase your brain capacity. Why? Well probably because it’s agreed that training the body gets you fitter so it easy to see that training the brain gets your brain “fitter”.

Based on the advert for the Nintendo “Brain Training” that must be true!

I personally don’t know how much this helps the brain. I don’t have any facts or data to support the effects of giving your brain a workout. I do know however that I feel like my brain is improving the more complex tasks I give it all the time.

Imagination – Theatre of Your Mind – Subconscious

Why have I given this section more than one title? Well mainly because this technique to improve your mind is often called each of the above. There is even another title this goes under – the infinite universe or infinite wisdom.

I can’t even recall how many very well known authors and speakers talk about this. Almost any book you read on personal development or achieving or life talks about this power. Anthony Robbins, Maxwell Maltz, Zig Ziglar, Napoleon Hill, Deepak Chopra to name a few all talk about this. If you have seen The Secret by Rhonda Byrne then you know what this is about!

It is believed by many (including me) there is an infinite wisdom in the universe. Call it whatever you like but essentially it’s there for all of us to tap into. It’s a river of information, ideas, dreams, goals and knowledge that has always been there.

No I know at this point you might be thinking I have gone a little crazy? Well maybe….or maybe you already know this information but just in a different way. Let’s look at it in a more scientific way.

Medicine and Science now know (admit?!) that the subconscious mind is an incredibly powerful tool. Interestingly research now suggests that the conscious mind is very basic in it’s operation. It does some very complex tasks but in an ordered way. It doesn’t necessarily “think”. The subconscious mind in the other hand is thinking all the time on a consistent basis.

What is the subconscious mind thinking about? Well whatever you tell it to!

The subconscious is an automated tool, it will think about topics you give it, day and night. So if you give it negative things to think about then that is what it will work on. If you give it positive challenges to think about then that is exactly what it will go about doing. It is just like a computer, VERY powerful but will work on the things you give it to work on.

When this power can be realised then you can put it to use in anything you want. Let’s have a look at some examples.

Perhaps you want to lose weight

So typically when we want to lose weight we think about how fat we are. How much our clothes feel tight and how bad we are at eating the things that make us fat. That is just strange when you think about it. Why would we think about what we don’t want rather than what we do want?

Unfortunately as we grow up we don’t learn how to use our mind correctly. It is not a subject taught at school.

So the aim here to get your subconscious working on the things you do want. Instead of always thinking about how tight your clothes are start thinking how slim you feel and how you have lost lots of weight. Think about how your body is burning fat day and night and that you only eat healthy foods.

What does this do? Well it gets your subconscious to think like that day and night. So the next time you are in the situation where you could eat something that you know you should not, your subconscious will be there to help you and say “OK, look you only eat healthy food. That is not healthy”.

This is only a simple example but the principal of how this works can be used for anything in your life. Write down 5 things you would like to change in your life and then start giving your subconscious positive words, comments and thoughts about those changes. Try it and see what happens!

 

 

 

What is the “Power Of Intention”?

Hi,

That is a good question!  I thought this video might answer that.  It’s Dr Wayne Dyer speaking on the Power of Intention.  Wayne is considered the authority on this subject so it’s a great video!  It is long however, so watch when you have some time.

How you can be a financial success. Brian Tracey Success Principals

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.”
– Brian Tracy


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A little Present – Spencer Johnson

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