Did you know that research shows that the majority of our behavior is driven by our subconscious mind? Studies say that it impacts 80-96% of what you think feel and do! Your subconscious programming affects your health, weight, family life, finances, choices, etc.
Everything you desire, that you don't have, lies outside the realm of what you already know. Meaning, if you want to make more money, have better relationships, attract the right clients, get more visibility for your business, etc. you'll have to start doing some new things to achieve it.
So, if you're hitting roadblocks, undercharging, feeling guilty asking for money, or resisting getting more visible, I'm betting there is something that you have going on at the subconscious level that is interfering.
I talk a lot about mindset and how you think about things on this blog and in my podcasts and programs. Mindset is sometimes conscious and sometimes subconscious.
Wouldn't it be cool if there was a way to “talk” to your subconscious? I call that optimizing your internal operating system.
Today, I'm going to share why change is difficult for many, some background on what you can do to fix that and a tool that I teach my private clients.
Why is Change So Hard!?
In order to achieve new results, you have to have a willingness to try new things, to step outside of your comfort zone and to be ok with not knowing how things are going to turn out. Because that is literally the only way to upgrade your experiences.
When you attempt to make changes, your mind will begin to try to convince you that something is wrong or bad. Because the unconscious mind's job is to keep you safe. And safety is what lies in “the known”.
In addition to this pre-programmed desire for safety, we also have patterns that we reinforce every day without even knowing it. It’s called “self-talk.” Research shows that over 70% of our self-talk is negative!
Optimizing your internal operating system, your subconscious, changes that.
Great Tool I've Found to Optimize My Internal Operating System
The trick with optimizing your internal operating system, your subconscious, is that it has to happen on the subconscious level. Since we are not consciously aware of what goes on in that level of our brain, how do we make an impact?
What if asking good questions could change your life?
Afformations (no, that was not a typo… ) were created by my friend and best selling author, Noah St. John.
He's been teaching about Afformations for a number of years and wrote book called The Book of Afformations: Discovering The Missing Piece to Abundant Health, Wealth, Love, and Happiness and it’s an great read.
Afformations were one of the first tools I found that really changed my thinking and inner resistance to the changes I wanted in my life.
Noah had found that he would repeat affirmations over and over for years, but they just did not seem to have a big impact for him.
I found the same thing. I could walk around all day saying affirmations and really felt more like I was lying to myself. I’d say things like “ya really, that is going to happen…” My inner critic would get in the way.
So he came up with a way to bypass that by understanding how the brain works.
He calls his approach afformations and it is all focused on asking yourself a question. But it is a question that states the outcome you want. The question bypasses your inner resistance and begins working on the problem. Your subconscious works on trying to answer the question as soon as it hears it.
You Are Invited!
You will Discover:
- What Afformations are and how they are different from affirmations.
- How to identify if you have a “Belief Gap” and what you can do about it.
- How to charge up your Inner Game and Outer Game of Success (and what that means).
- How to define your abundant lifestyle and create it in 28 days or less.
- Why this is different yet similar to “Law of Attraction” stuff.
Here are a Few Stories of Afformation Success
Me! Stephanie LH Calahan
Using afformations has allowed me to program my subconscious (optimize my internal operating system) into everything I wanted it to do for me. I’ve used this technique for my business, my relationships, my health and any other area I wanted change.
Many many of these have come back to me in my reality including increased business (trippled since I started afformations), greater sense of peace and stronger relationships and I find I need to re-recorded new afformations on a regular basis now. I am so so blessed!
I like the technique so much that I introduce it to my private clients and friends too.
Lisa Mallis (time strategy visionary for direct sellers)
“I'm listening to the afformations right now and wanted to give you feedback. I find that these afformations (or your soothing voice – or a combination of the two) really helps me concentrate. For example, today I’m super tired – emotional week, late night last night, etc. and I have a hard time concentrating. Playing these really helps me focus! So – a side benefit to the actual behavior and intention change!”
Chris Shay (customer experience and marketing strategy consultant)
“Before I started using afformations, I was suffering ongoing fear and anxiety about success or — really — a lack of success. It wasn't that I wasn't successful at all, but I lived with the ongoing fear that I would fail. A panic that could take my breath away!
“Stephanie told me about Noah St. John's afformations — I immediately recorded a number of her suggested afformations and started listening to them with earphones as I fell asleep. For the first time in two years, I started feeling optimistic. It had been a long time since I felt like that. More importantly, I started hearing my thoughts during the day that contradicted the afformations! So, I could start intervening with myself – asking why I was telling myself that.
“Even better than that, with the new positive energy I was putting out, good things were coming my way, I had more confidence and started charging more. And the people connected to me enjoyed some of the postitive energy I was putting out — it was making their life better too!
“I am so grateful to Steph for teaching me about afformations!! They have really worked for me.”
If you would like to know more about how to Optimize Your Internal Operating System using Afformations and other awesome tools, apply for a breakthrough strategy session today.