Monday, January 24, 2011

Success is a Simple Choice! (part 2) The Subconscious Mind.

I talked about more of the conscious thought out choices in part 1, now lets go to how the sub-conscious ones effect us...

While the conscious choices are important, the sub-conscious are almost more important! Because, the sub-conscious thoughts are what we use for our automatic responses, and reactionary (reflex) responses... those reactions, like when the phone rings, or when you turn a corner and run into someone that you don't like! Or, maybe the news of a raise in pay... And, how about the time the thing that you are working with suddenly breaks... How you react, is the product of your sub-conscious mind, that you have been programming since conception! (From all those previous actions and reactions... and accepting of "truth" that You heard before.)

I have used the picture of the trained elephant to illustrate this before.... where the elephant is caught while real small, tied with a heavy chain for so long that, later, when it is only held by a "string", it won't pull on it hard enough to break it! Horses are trained in similar manner... But, I like the Elephant illustration, because of it massive size, being controlled with a mere "string" of a rope. Which it could break without even trying, yet the "training" of its mind won't let it! Just LIKE us humans!

Now the training of the elephant was not its conscious thoughts... its thoughts were to get away! Yet it was retrained in a manner, that wouldn't let it move. Like that, we have been taught that:

"We can't rise above our 'roots'!"
"Man can not fly!"
"That's physically 'impossible'!"
"You are NOT smart enough to do that!"
"You don't have enough education do do that!"
... the list goes on.... (here you can fill in the quotes that you were told)

And isn't it interesting that You have never been able to do any of those things?? Why? (if you have done those things, you have not listened to, and believed them... Good for YOU!)

Now you take the bull elephant... even though most days he doesn't even "try" the rope, he can, and will, break even the heavy chains, under certain circumstances. (deeper subconscious thoughts of mating is one) Then when that circumstance is over his "limits" come back, and the "string" holds him again! (Of course he has to be restrained for awhile again, to make sure it is not a habit.)

So the subconscious,so much faster mind, starts all of your reactions, typically, down the path of all the previous training (all before rational thought kicks in)... Right to...I CAN"T ! Because of ... (your trained excuse/response goes here)... And then guess what??? YOU never do it! YOU can't... YOUR mind won't let YOU! It is just protecting you, RIGHT?? That is what You have let it believe for all this time!

"How can I change this?" You may ask, "If I am and my thoughts are a product of all those limitations"? What do I do to throw off the chains? How do I "free" my mind from the "renter take over"?

Well, I will go back to the simple choices now.... How to make the simple choices to retrain YOUR mind to be YOU! Not the limiting thoughts of the "old" teachers of the past. But, YOUR hopes and dreams, of YOUR future!

In "Part 3", (Retraining of the Captive Mind) where we will go into more detail...

Just my thoughts...

I would appreciate your comments... ??

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Success is a Simple Choice! (part 1)

Is Success a choice? Can anyone make this choice! (Actually, success is a series of simple choices!) Can those choices be easy? Can success be gained without making these simple choices?

Lets start with simple choices to be successful or to be NOT successful... (not successful is usually a sub-conscious choice, which I'll address in another article)

Now just because the choice to be successful is simple, doesn't make it an easy one! This will take a burning desire and perseverance, to get all the way through, to the finish! You will have to choose to stick with it to the end! You will have to choose NOT to let any excuses get into your way...NONE! Those choices are simple...

The "simple" choice to be a Medical Doctor (or your profession of choice) is not easy to follow through with! Yet, lets break it down further.... into bite-sized pieces... Starting with YOUR thought processes.

You have 2 choices here... Do you "know" (think) that You can be a Doctor? Or do You think that "maybe" You can be a Doctor? Huge difference between these two thought patterns! The simple choice of Yours to let doubt be involved, will lead You to quit! (You WILL find an excuse to back up those doubts!) Yet, if you give Yourself NO room for excuses, saying: "I am going to be a doctor"! This tells Your Mind that You have no plans to give up... and that you are not accepting anything less! A positive mindset!

97% or so, of people shooting to become a doctor, never make it to graduation. (this is about the same for most professions) So what happened? Why did so many quit? After all, wasn't it just a "simple choice"??

For that 97%, they made another simple choice, and that was to give up! They either changed their minds, or, made a choice to listen to the doubt... their choice!
"But, But, some had no choice, if they were just not 'smart enough', to do the work''! Right??
They made a simple choice! Usually one or more of these:
Not wanting it bad enough to PLAN for it... or,at least, a make a real/sound plan...
Not seeking out a mastermind group to check out and revise those plans...
Not following the plans... (trying a shortcut, usually) or just not starting...
Not keeping in touch with the master mind group, when hardships come... (change of requirements, etc...)
Not sticking to the plan or revised plan to the end....

Each of these was a choice, which YOU made, that effects YOUR success rate... Nobody made those choices for you, YOU did that for Yourself! All Your successes and failures were just simple choices... even if You did not "consciously" make those choices, and your sub-conscience did it for you! It was still a result of YOUR previous "simple" (Automatic like) choices!

The 3% that made it, made the simple choices to really want/desire it so much that the planned, mastermind, revised their plans, took actions on the plans and never quit, not even when they were successful! Never letting themselves make the choice to quit... (Most likely not even in their vocabulary!)

(Next, part 2, the "little things that effect the choices)

Just my thoughts...

I would appreciate your comments... Thoughts??

Thanks for the interest,
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Friday, January 14, 2011

The Power Of "Owning" Your Mind and Keeping it Clean!

"Owning" your mind? Doesn't everyone "own" their minds? After all, it's in my head, right? .... Not really! For many of us, we have let the thoughts of others creep in and take control of our minds. Without even realizing that it has happened! (like renting a room out to someone, and the next thing you know, the whole house is full)

Here is a little story to illustrate how this happens... Using a "shop" as a picture of the mind...

The day I was born, I was "given" a Shop (mind) of MY very own. In it was stocked "All the tools that I would ever need", put in there so that no matter what I was doing the proper tool was there at hand. Gorgeous, spacious, PLUS a stock of materials to work with! (the power of the positive mind of youth)

The garbage starts to be shipped in...

Being very small yet, I head out to the shop... I get in the door and am stopped in my tracks with my Dad's voice booming "You have NO business being in here, till you are older and have some training...!" Distracted, I drop the tool (confidence, self-worth, hope, faith...) down, out of place and forgotten, as my Dad comes in with a load of garbage (You'll never amount to anything so why waste your time) from his shop (full of negative talk ~ Garbage) and proceeds to tell me that I may never be talented enough to use the tools, and will never make a go of the shop. (Telling me to accept that I would never really be "anybody" just like he and his father weren't! )

As the years go by, this happens a lot.... Even the "expert" neighbor stops in, while I was using one particular tool, (which was yet another of business relationship building tools) to tell me that, "You can't make that, especially, using that tool to get your desired results!" (He is the Expert after all, I had to listen) So again, that project gets dropped where I was... (Now, this pile of misplaced tools and unfinished projects are really pilling up, covering the floor)... I Can't do anything right... I need to get to be the expert! (find the best marketing tools and know them by heart)

Piled Higher and Deeper (Phd)

Well, the shop is getting pretty full, so I decide to put on an addition, (higher education) doubling the size of my shop! (DR., "guru", expert marketer...) And in this shop addition I only put in it "The Best on the Market tools that money can buy!" (the best, super-duper, undetectable spamming systems, "Everyone knows that you need loads of prospects", then, just funnel them in...) Only learning from someone with "master shopsmith" ("Guru") in their title. (The latest greatest system to get around the dreaded "Google") Spending Thousands +, so I can do the job and do it "right"! (after all, You get what You pay for) Yet, with all these top of the line tools,(Top "Guru"pushed) I still can't seem to get anything done! AAAHH! I just need the the latest tool attachments.. (More misdirection and limitations... ie. Up-sold guru products) And this goes on, and on... filling the addition, yet again, with pure garbage. (come to find out the "Guru" doesn't even use this stuff)

Looking for hope...

Never really getting anything done... I go out searching for answers. (more education) I end up at this little old shop, that is just pumping out projects, finished and highly profitable. (no matter where this guy goes, he has people around him, helping each other) So I ask the shop owner, "What was his secret??" (by the way, he has none of those fancy tools that I had bought, in sight!)

He looks at me and says: " "First You have to start with a clean shop". As I look around, I see that there is not a piece of garbage (negative talk) in the shop! Everything is in its place! (A very positive atmosphere) Bringing a faint, old memory of a shop like that to mind... my old shop! (The time when I thought I could do things, with hopes and dreams!)

So I ask, How do I do this?? And he smiles and answers: " It is very simple! Clean out your shop!"(Mental Cleanse) I quickly retort: "Have You ever seen my shop"??? (so full of negative emotions) "I got all the latest tools... and I even have a degree in cabinet making"

He just smiles and shakes his head saying: "Before You can be successful, you have to start with a clean shop".

"So where do I start??" I ask.

"Simple" he says, "all You have to do is dig out those old tools that you were born with, and start using them." (Relationship building with love, hope, faith, enthusiasm...)

"Do You Know how much garbage is in there?" I snap at him! (showing off my negative ego)

He just grins back and says, "That doesn't matter"... he pauses, "what matters is that YOU start"! And he goes on to say, "As You go along, You will get overwhelmed and want to quit. But don't! Just bring up in Your mind the picture of what You really want!" Then points around the shop, that I had been admiring...

"Come back any time!" he calls out to me as I leave. (a sign of a good mentor)

Cleaning the shop (my mind)

So, Off I go, head down, to "clean" my shop... (all the negative thoughts of doubt flooding back)

I get there and just about leave... Then the picture of that old man's shop, popped into my head! Yes! That is want I WANT! So, again, with head down (still doubting) I go into the shop. Picking up the "garbage" and putting it away. (In the trash) Dusting off my old tools (relationship building with caring heart) as I went, and placing them back in their place of honor. (helping others around me, like the help I was wanting to get from them)

Before long, (time can fly when you keep telling yourself that self-talk "I can!" and picturing it as done) I realized that the new neighbor, that I couldn't stand before, (Way to positive, LOL) was right there beside me helping all the way! No criticism, no "poking fun", just honest support and hard work! (like a great mentor would) All the time Knowing that he would not get paid for anything he did this day! (building a relationship to last a "lifetime")

Finally, getting the usage (ownership) back of my shop! (mind)

Just a thought... or Picture!

Just people helping people,
Bruce Liebing ... and thanks to Trish Kirby's editorial help.
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Monday, January 10, 2011

Are The Elephants In Your Mind Stomping out Your Dreams?

What do You mean I have an elephant in my mind!!! Yes, and for most of us we don't even know its there! We call it many other things, like "I can't because....", "thats IMPOSSIBLE!", "It's just a dream, but...), "I'm not that lucky!" or any other excuse or doubt.... These are "elephants" taking up space, and stomping out Your dreams! (in Your garden of Hope) Is there a way of getting rid of the huge pests? Yes! A "Mental" cleanse!

Remember the saying that "elephants never forget"? Well, Your mind is like that elephant that was trained to not pull on its' chains (boundaries) or challenge its' masters... They (authority figures) started out when You were very young, telling you, "You can't do that!", "YOU can't do this!", "You aren't that smart!", "You were born....!"(insinuating a handicap of sorts) ... and a million other things to say that YOU are some how not able to achieve ....???(Your hopes and dreams)...! Are those limitations anything other than an elephant, crushing your flowers of hope?

Let's think about it... Are those Elephants real? Are You really handicapped? (physically or mentally) Or, are You just taking someone's word for it? Most of us, most of the time are just taking other people's word for it, without even questioning it! STOP IT! Just STOP IT! DO NOT rent space to others in Your mind! They will just fill that space with their leftover garbage!

So how do I get this Elephant out of my mind? Simple!... Now, I did NOT say easy... it takes work!

First thing You have to do is to figure out what YOU want in life... What are YOUR dreams??? What do YOU like??? And things like... what You would do if "money" was not an issue???? All these things gives You a clue to who YOU really are!

Next is to kick out the renters and elephants, by taking back control of Your mind! The simplest way is to crowd them out with a positive mindset... Telling yourself: "YES I CAN...!!!", " IT (???) WILL HAPPEN!", "IMPOSSIBLE IS NOT A WORD!" (Just hasn't been done yet!)... Then repeating this hundreds of times a day! (no to worry, it doesn't take up that much time) Flooding Your mind with the positive emotions, will crowd out those negative thoughts (elephants) breaking those chains of "other people's limitations" from Your mind. Thus, leaving Your hopes and dreams to have the room (whole house or "Mind") to grow and mature.

Throughout the "mental cleanse" process, it is best to distance yourself from any negative sources and to surround Yourself with as many positive influences as YOU can! (stopping the in-flow of the negative mind renter's garbage) By doing this, You speed up the change and increase YOUR ability to stick with those good changes.

So become that "elephant exterminator", and get rid of the elephant that is stomping out the "roses" in Your dreams.... OR, finish moving into Your "house" (mind) by Kicking out the renters (and their garbage), so that YOU can fully unpack Your own hopes and dreams, filling YOUR house (mind) with Love, Hope and Prosperity!

Just a thought...

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Investing In Objects Or People? Which Is Better?

What is better for you in the long run? Investing in things or people? The popular thing to do today, is to invest in "things" like education (books, classes, teachers...) ready made businesses, "guru" system shortcuts, "killer" sales pages, and the lists go on.... all feeding the ego that "I" am better and, or smarter than???? Yet, I look around, and see that these are just "flash - in -the- pan" wonders! The ones that are around for years on end, are the ones that not only invested in themselves, but in others, in the form of "Relationship Building"!

The reason I say that they are "flash in the pan" wonders is that they are here today and then where are they tomorrow? Off to the next "big thing", with always the latest fad system! This type of person is usually so concerned about themselves, that they walk all over other people to get what they want. (Things) So, how long do You stick around to be walked on? Most people are gone in a heart-beat! So off they go to find the next system to find more prospects to "plunder". After all, "THAT" is just BUSINESS!

Now let's look at the flip-side, investing into People through relationships...

What happens when You take a friend out to dinner? You talk and share with one another, getting to know each other's hopes and dreams. And I am sure that you even find out a few things that you or they hate. Plus, you'll share your wants and needs! So guess what? Now You have 2 people looking for ways to fulfill Your hopes and dreams... that makes it twice a likely that YOU will find success!

Taking this one step further.... Now lets say you have 1000 people that you converse with and share Your wants, hopes and dreams with? With ALL these people helping YOU... Even just a teeny-tiny bit from each adds up to a whole LOT of returned help!!! Networking your friends together is an investment, in not only them, but for YOU too!

A huge spiderweb of networked friends, leaves everyone covered, no one left out... Which is a win, win, situation for everyone! Say, if you can't get over to help some one, one of your other friends could jump in and take up the slack... After all, it will get paid back in full, PLUS some! This is TEAMWORK! And everyone knows that a good "team" will beat a bunch of "hotdogs" almost every time!

Build up those Relationships, they are YOUR investment that pays for life!!!

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