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THE ANSWER: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life


THE ANSWER covers both practical psychology and business, it includes useful techniques and strategies, case studies and personal stories.

But is it really THE ANSWER?

It is AN answer, a very important one, which I believe is crucial for success in any field, but to claim it is THE ANSWER is probably more of a marketing thing than a philosophical breakthrough.

What does it say?

On the psychological side, they’re talking about the same idea used by Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Bob Proctor, and of course many others; The one which is well-illustrated in the movie The Secret.

The Law of Attraction

There are many ways to phrase it, and even more ways to explain it.

My favorite phrasing is: What you put out is what you get back.

If you want something, act as if you already have it and are in that state;

Change your mindset and your brain-mind system to start attracting it to you.

Why does this work?

Well, you can laugh about it like this guy (love this video!)

Thing is, it HAS been demonstrated to work times and times again (Some cool evidence later on perhaps)

The explanations span from the biophysical level (R.A.S System in the brain) to the psychological level (subconscious programming) to the scientific level (vibration resonance and morpho-genetic fields) to the metaphysical level (Mirroring effect).

If you’re into spirituality, check out Gregg Braden’s ‘Lost Mode of Prayer’ which explains this well.

This blog isn’t about philosophy nor peak performance, so I’ll spare you the explanation.

I’m sharing this just to be open about my actions, not only on the business & finances side.

So What Do I Do?

Right, so to use this principle there are various techniques, they call their one

@Neural Reconditioning@ Tony Robbins calls his method @Neuro Associative Conditioning@

and Richar Bandler calls his @Neuro Linguistic Programming@

They are all unique,and yet are variations of the same principle when applied in this context.

Step 1

Get into an aware and focused meditative state (Sit quietly & focus on your breath)

*Tony Robbins is all about energy, so in his method you start walking and breathing like a beast.

Step 2

Visualize yourself in a position where you have and are all you want and desire.

In THE ANSWER they offer using affirmations, which you can also find on http://www.johnassaraf.com/

Another thing they talk about is Vision Boards:

You take a big board, and you put pictures of the things that are what you want or represent them

(Business Growth, Intimate Love, Financial Freedom, Big House, etc’)

To remind yourself (Or your subconscious mind, the R.A.S system, the universal mind and what have you)

of what you want, and get into a state where you at least feel like you already have it.

*I think visualization is the most powerful tool and is more flexible in its use, so I don’t use vision boards.

How about a simple explanation?

If you do it in the morning, every morning, you’ll get:

A. Focus and Clarity on what you want, and Clarity is Power

B. Motivated and Driven, Visualization will get you excited to start acting on it.

This is not the end-all be-all, because, as they say:

If you’re interested, you’ll do what’s convenient.

If you’re committed, you’ll do whatever it takes.

So its not about getting all positive and say ‘how cool would it be if I’d have that’, its about making it a MUST and not a SHOULD.

When you get absolutely clear on why you HAVE to get that and not only want to, strategies come in.

What else does it say?

Since business, of any kind, is innovation + marketing, and:

Innovation is your part, their part is to provide you with some marketing strategies, they offer some in the book and at One Coach.

*Tim Ferriss also uses Negative Visualizations , which I think is great because to get yourself to do something – its about getting clear on why you absolutely HAVE to get it, be there, be it, and so on; and why you CAN’T STAND not getting it, being there, being it.

Here’s the Book

And here’s to an exciting, productive and fulfilling 2011.

 

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