Affirmations Are Like Free Throws

Good morning, fellow affirmers!

Wherever you live in our world in 2022. you probably are familiar with the game of basketball. In North America, it’s been one of the four major sports for well over 100 years. The rest of the world has come around to it in recent decades.

If you’re familiar with the game, you’re familiar with free throws. During regular play, players guard each other, but free throws are shot when a player is fouled. If you’re a soccer/football fan, it’s like a penalty and a free kick.

How is an affirmation like a free throw? Three ways.

  1. They both are a break from “regular play.”
  2. They both require focus.
  3. They both require a lot of practice and repetition.

During a typical day, you’re exposed to a myriad of thoughts and ideas that aren’t your own and may not support your goals and aspirations. The news has opinions. Your boss has opinions. Your friends have opinions. Your family has opinions. Every one is constantly pouring disjointed and distracting information to your vacuum of consciousness and your mind readily absorbs it.

Affirmations are a break from that constant deluge. They are a way to put information, ideas, and thoughts into your mind that support you – your well-being and your aspirations.

They both require focus. Many great basketball are mediocre free throw shooters. They can fall-away 20-footers with a hand in their face, but they can’t make an unguarded shot because they lack focus.

Your mind has been unconsciously absorbing thoughts that don’t serve you day in and Fay out for decades. Consciously focusing, especially at first, makes a huge difference with new affirmations. Whether read, listen, or say them, give them the focus that will help you succeed.

The last comparison, and maybe the most important, is practice and repetition. Even with great focus, great free throw shooters practice incessantly. Through repetition, they develop the muscle memory to make free throws practically automatically.

People often wonder why they are asked to use affirmations over and over. It’s because they are different from hearing a fact. A fact is something you hear once and you know it.

Affirmations have a different goal. You’re not repeating until you know it. You’re repeating until they replace old negative thought patterns that have enjoyed years of unconscious repetition in your mind.

You must practice and repeat affirmations over and over until that mental muscle memory forms that makes them your dominant thoughts no matter what els3 you’re exposed to during the day.

I’ve been using affirmations for 30 years. When you thin’ of them like free throws, they become an effective tool in you achieving the life you seek.

Wherever you are on your journey today, remember this. You’re a one-in-a-trillion miracle.

Put your mind on your side!

Ray

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10 Best Sales Affirmations

Happy Sunday, my friends! My latest YouTube video is posted and it’s for all the sales professionals out there looking for a mental edge or a mindset boost.

I’ve made a living in the sales world for 29 years, first as a B2B sales rep and then developing training for sales professionals. W

hen we develop sales training in the corporate world, we focus, understandably, on selling skills and product knowledge.

I’ve always contended that the part that’s always left out is the mental side of selling. Selling is a mentally tough game and you won’t last long without a mindset steeped n confidence, determination, and belief in yourself.

I’ve written many sales affirmations over the years, starting with affirmations for myself when I was selling and for the last 15 years as creator of TAS.

For this video, I wrote and recorded 10 brand new, powerful affirmations. I believe they are 10 (actually 12 because I know a good salesperson appreciates a deal) best sales affirmations I’ve ever recorded. I hope you’ll find them empowering and inspiring for you.

Remember, affirmations are not a one and done tool. For best results, you should listen to them regularly for a couple weeks to infuse your consciousness and then periodically to maintain them.

Happy Selling!

Ray

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The Power Of Being Your Own Blog’s Cheerleader

I LOVED this post by Renard Moreau on his blog Renard’s World. Whether blogging or doing anything else in life, always be your first and biggest cheerleader.

Renard highlights the importance of bloggers being cheerleaders for their own blogs.

The Power Of Being Your Own Blog’s Cheerleader

Affirmation for Saturday July 2, 2022

Happy Saturday, my friends!

The past. They say there’s no escaping the past. It’s always with us. What matters is how you use it because, as this affirmation reminds us, it got us where you are.

If your NOW is amazing, then bless and honor the past that brought you here. If you’re NOW is a struggle, decide, starting right now, that you’ll learn from the past that brought you here and use it as a catalyst to change what comes next for you.

You may not be able to change the past, but you need not remain stuck there. Choose a higher trajectory for your future and honor your past for giving you the wisdom and that choice to change.

Put your mind on your side.

Ray

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