I’d like each of you to answer two questions honestly to yourself, and write down the answers.
1.) What do you HOPE will happen in your Home Based Business in the next 12 months and in the next 24 months?
2.) What do you BELIEVE will happen in your Home Based Business in the next 12 months and in the next 24 months?
Do your two answers coincide, or are they different? Let’s look at why that is important to you.
Hope is an expectation of an outcome.
Webster’s defines hope as “the feeling that what is desired is also possible, or that events may turn out for the best”. I would expand that definition to include “but it inherently implies uncertainty”.
Beliefs are the foundation of our experiences.
Webster’s defines believe as “to have confidence in the truth, the existence or the reliability of something, although WITHOUT absolute proof that one is right in doing so”. I would like to expand that definition to include “A belief is only a thought that you keep thinking, a repetitive thought”.
Why is this important to you in your Home Based business? The reason is that only when someone has a strong belief in something can he act purposefully. Strong belief is the backbone of confidence, conviction and certainty. Strong belief is the springboard of action. A strong belief is the blueprint that defines the future reality of your endeavor.
A strong belief in the company, the products, the system and the leadership is essential to you taking the steps and actions necessary to ensure your progress in the company. A strong belief in your ability to succeed is the foundation of your success. Again, if you believe you will, you will; if you believe you won’t, you won’t. Either way you will be right.
Now the challenge is that we all have fixed ideas, or repetitive thought patterns that don’t serve us. It might be “I failed because Mary mislead me” or “successful people are evil, greedy people” or “money is the root of all evil”. You can undoubtedly come up with one or two that you run on yourself repeatedly. The challenge is that these negative beliefs are firmly rooted in our sub-conscious mind, and we are not aware that they are controlling our behavior and our outcomes.
How do you recognize a negative fixed idea? One, it is often used as your “excuse” for failing to achieve your best, and two, when you think it or say it, it makes you feel low tone.
Noticing how things are turning out for you is one very clear way of understanding which belief or thought you are emanating, because you always get the essence of what you BELIEVE, whether you want it or not.
If we want to change our Manifestations, we have to change our BELIEFS. Much easier said than done… up to now.
There is a large gap between intellectually understanding that and the application of it on the sub-conscious level. How do we truly change our BELIEFS?
- Commit to Personal Development Activities
- MasterMind Mindset
- Read Books on Personal Development
- Listen to Tapes on Personal Development
- Treasure Mapping, Affirmations, Visualization
- Hang Out With Positive Thinking People
- Take Positive Action
One excellent book on the topic is “Receiving Prosperity” by Louise Hay.
I believe it can help everyone improve the abundance of all areas of your life. To have abundance in any area of your life, Friends, Love, Health, Peace, Food, Happiness, etc; you must have an Abundance Consciousness.
Abundance Consciousness is simply believing that there is more than enough of something for everyone to have what they want of it. The opposite of Abundance Consciousness is Poverty Consciousness. That is where you believe that there is a scarcity of supply in any area and that you have to compete or take from someone else to get what you want.
You cannot attract abundance in any area if you have a Poverty belief in that area.
The book I recommend for Prosperity (Financial Wealth) is “THINK AND GROW RICH” by Napolean Hill.
One tool that I have used for years that can help you change your Beliefs effortlessly and have fun at the same time is Treasure Mapping or Dreamboarding.
Imagine harnessing the Power of THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, THE SECRET, and TONY ROBBINS along with “SMART” Goal Setting and Tracking to imprint your Subconscious and Manifest Abundance in your Life.
If you have ever used Treasure-Mapping or Dreamboard in the past to help you visualize your future, then you know what I am talking about. I believe it can help everyone improve the abundance of all areas of your life.
The tool is very simple to create and use. Get a large piece of poster board or foam board. As you visualize the things, results or goals you desire, find pictures of them in Magazines, Papers or on line sites and paste them onto your board. Put the board somewhere where you can see it every day. Look at your desired results and FEEL the JOY as if you already have accomplished obtaining that result. The combination of clear Visualization along with the positive Feeling you will generate amazing results.