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I started reading about the Law of Attraction years ago. And yes, I had watched The Secret. But I couldn’t successfully implement the Law of Attraction. Fast forward several years to when Justin Grima, coach extraordinaire, gave me four simple actions to manifest money. But to work, we need to do them each and every day.
These actions can work to achieve other outcomes, too. But since most people want to manifest money, and since it’s easily measurable, I’ll demonstrate how the process works to create money-related outcomes.
An affirmation is simply a phrase that we consistently repeat about what we want to achieve or who we want to become. This technique helps us develop the internal discipline to overcome the external forces that are often obstacles to manifesting our desires.
When experts, authors, or coaches mention auto-suggestion, they’re referring to affirmations. Although self-talk or mantras are technically different from affirmations, they have some clear similarities.
Affirmations have been used for more than a century. Before publishing his first book on the topic in 1920, French psychologist Emile Coué began helping patients to do positive affirmations.
Coué instructed his patients to repeat this affirmation daily:
Tous les jours à tous points de vue je vais de mieux en mieux.
Some American newspapers quoted this affirmation as:
Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better.
Coué found that 93% of his patients showed marked improvement in their conditions — diabetes, memory loss, muscle atrophy, migraine headaches, and more.
Since Coué’s day, scores of research studies have shown the efficacy of positive affirmations. These modern studies are astounding.
To manifest money, we must ask ourselves, What can I say to myself to get my burning desire fixed solidly into my subconscious?
Affirmations are arguably the most basic of the simple actions to manifest money. If you can recite a few words, you can do affirmations. To start, just pick one and repeat it multiple times throughout the day.
Any affirmation(s) that resonates with our goal(s) or our desired self-image will work.
You can find affirmations in different places: scripture verses, books, or other sources. But you could make up your own, too.
Here are some examples of affirmations:
· Bob Proctor: “I’m so happy and grateful now that money comes to me in increasing amounts from multiple sources on a continuing basis.”
· Gay Hendricks: “I expand in abundance, success, and love every day, as I inspire those around me to do the same.”
· Florence Scovel Shinn: “I am an irresistible magnet to everything that belongs to me by divine right.”
· Matthew 7:7: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
You could also use Dr. Coué’s original!
Or you could try doing what I do. Sing! I’ve never heard an expert mention this, and it isn’t classified as an affirmation. But I do it! I’ve memorized the lyrics to Maybe Tonight from West Side Story and I sing it several times during the day. The next day, I hear the cha-ching, cha-ching, cha-ching of the online cash registers ringing!
In the context of personal development, studying is the gateway to advancing through the seven levels of self-awareness. With higher levels of awareness, we begin to understand how the mind works to facilitate the creative process, and how to discipline our minds.
Studying could be any form of independent learning (e.g., books, podcasts, etc.).
Notice I said understanding and knowledge. Simply stated, studying enables us to remember, paraphrase, describe, summarize, or even explain what we’ve read. These simple actions to manifest money are necessary and foundational, but not sufficient.
More on that in a moment.
When studying, the question is, What knowledge must I gain in order to better discipline my mind?
Some simple examples include:
· Reading or listening to a chapter of a book or online recording such as Napoleon Hill’s classic book, Think and Grow Rich. Easily accessible shorter resources include Napoleon Hill’s 28 questions, Bob Proctor’s 7 Levels of Awareness or 11 Forgotten Laws.
· Watching YouTube’s video of The Secret
· Listening or re-listening to a session with your coach
As I just explained, studying and doing affirmations are critical for disciplining our minds. It’s internal work.
But since we’re earning money in the external world, we must also use our external discipline to take simple actions to manifest money.
We can prepare ourselves by using the Law of Compensation originally conceived by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Later, Earl Nightingale boiled down Emerson’s law into three principles. He says the amount of money we earn is in direct proportion to:
· the need for what we do,
· our ability to do it,
· the difficulty in replacing us.
Here, the questions we ask ourselves might be how do I …
· find people who need what I offer, or find/create new opportunities to make money from my offer?
· improve my ability to do what I do?
· make myself “irreplaceable”?
Specific examples of simple actions to manifest money using the Law of Compensation could include:
· taking a course to learn how to write a blog
· practicing a presentation in a mirror
· asking a colleague for feedback on a new product
· protecting work with a copyright or trademark
Remember how I warned that “understanding” and “knowledge” are the lowest levels of learning? That they are foundational and necessary, but not sufficient, to get results?
In Bloom’s 1956 taxonomy of 6 levels of cognition, understanding and knowledge are shown as the lowest levels of learning. Bloom’s classic work (since revised and updated) shows us that after understanding and knowledge, the next level of learning is application.
That means taking action. Application means having the discipline to do the external actions.
The aim now is to propel ourselves forward so we can reap the financial benefits of the income-producing product or service we offer.
Here, the question to ask ourselves is: What action must I take to get 1% better results each day?
Specific examples of action to take might include:
· Calling a prospect
· Updating the website
· Asking a client for a referral
Believe me, when you consistently do these four simple actions to manifest money, you’ll be stunned by what flows into your bank account. But the results show up only when you are consistent for many days or weeks.
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