(This is a re-blog from the Huffington Post’s blog – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noah-st-john/afformations—a-new-appr_b_192629.html )
Right now, many of us are questioning ourselves: “Am I doing the right thing? What happened to my 401K? Will I have any money left by next year?”
Me too. And about a billion other people.
These questions are perfectly natural in times like this. The good news and bad news about questions is that they contain assumptions, and not all of our assumptions are even close to being true (especially now).
That’s why the wrong questions can have a disempowering effect on us, when what we really need is to be empowered.
What if you could ask an empowering question instead?
“Why do I have so much?”
Try it. Ask yourself: “Why do I have so much?”
Do you know what your brain is doing right now? Searching for a positive answer to that question!
You create your life in two ways: by the statements you say to yourself and others, and by the questions you ask yourself and others. That’s why I named it The Afformations Method. Here are the 4 steps to create empowering Afformations that change your life:
Step 1: Ask yourself what you want.
You can use a goal you’ve previously written down, or start from scratch. You decide.
Let’s use Brandon from Utah as an example. Brandon was an insurance salesman who’d spent more than $30,000 on every “how to succeed” program out there, but was still struggling financially. For his goal, he wrote: “I want to be all I can be in life.”
Now, the breakthrough step…
Step 2: Form a question that assumes that what you want is already true.
Your life is a reflection of the subconscious assumptions you make, which are often formed by disempowering questions. That’s why Step 2 of The Afformations Method is to immediately change your communication with the world inside yourself, by asking empowering (rather than disempowering) questions.
For this step, Brandon began afforming: “Why am I allowed to be, do, and have all that I really want in life?”
Step 3: Give yourself to the question.
The point of Afformations is not to find “the answer”, but to ask better questions. That’s because, when you ask better questions, your mind automatically begins to focus on what you have instead of what you lack.
Once Brandon began to afform what he wanted, his mind automatically began to search for better answers. Because of this change of focus, he started thinking about his life differently. He started to see opportunity, where before he’d only seen obstacles.
Which brings us to Step 4 of The Afformations Method — the one you must do to get optimum results…
Step 4: Take new actions based on your new assumptions about life.
Even though Brandon had spent thousands of dollars on “how to succeed” programs, he subconsciously assumed they wouldn’t work for him. So they didn’t.
After hearing about Afformations, he realized that this was the very thing keeping him from what he really wanted. So he began to take new actions based on his new Afformations.
He began calling more people. He followed up with more confidence. By focusing on what he had instead of what he lacked, positive results naturally followed.
Once Brandon followed the four steps of The Afformations Method, his sales tripled in 30 days. In less than nine months, his income increased 560 percent and he was named Agent of the Year.
When you use Afformations, you form empowering questions that immediately change your subconscious assumptions about life and your relationship to it, which naturally changes your results.
Omar, a car salesman, had been selling only one or two cars per month and making less than $400 a month in commissions. Then he heard about Afformations and started afforming, “Why am I so successful at selling cars?” In the next 2 days, Omar sold four new cars, three used ones, and earned more than $1,800 in commissions in just 48 hours.
Using Afformations, you can take conscious control of your subconscious assumptions, stop asking disempowering questions and start asking empowering ones. No matter what’s going on in the economy, now you can change the questions, change your results, and change your life.
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Noah St. John, Ph.D. is the author of The Secret Code of Success: 7 Hidden Steps to More Wealth and Happiness (HarperCollins) and inventor of The Afformations Method.
He helps people get rid of head trash and get better results faster, easier and with less effort. Read a free book excerpt at SuccessClinic.com