Hey, my friends
This latest video on my YouTube channel is a series of affirmations targeted to small business owner and entrepreneurs.
The affirmations promote a positive mindset regarding your business and an encouraging message of forward progress. The affirmations are recorded in first and second-person for maximum impact. It’s suggested you listen with headphones and for about three weeks every day for best results.
1. I am a successful business owner.
2. Excellence is my personal brand. My commitment to it is unwavering.
3. I am attracting and finding new customers for my business every day.
4. My business grows by word of mouth every day.
5. My revenue and profit is growing every month.
6. I am finding new ways to expand my business with existing customers every day.
7. I am always adapting to meet my customers’ needs.
8. I offer world-class service at reasonable prices.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!
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Today is another double down catch up day.
There can be no argument that most human aspirations, including yours and mine, have not failed because we were defeated , lacked skills, or lacked knowledge. The overwhelming majority of the dreams shattered in our lives died on the sword of inaction.
Your intentions were good. Your motivation was initially high. Then you allowed life to intervene. Time pressures forced you to keep setting your dream aside. You listened to the voices of the naysayers. Pretty soon your passion was gone, the moment was missed, and you piled that dream on the heap of other abandoned dreams.
THE most important part of achieving anything is to escape the gravity of the starting line. It keeps pulling you back into old habits and makes tomorrow your favorite word in the language. Soon the tomorrows become years and you find yourself living in the empty river bed of a dream that once flowed through you with the power of the spring melt.
Start! Just start. By starting, you’re ahead of at least 90 percent of other dreamers. By starting, you gain momentum that gets harder to sidetrack. By starting, you declare your intention to the universe.
Here are 15 amazing “Getting Started” quotes to get your engine going.
- Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. -Arthur Ashe
- Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ~John Wooden
- The secret to getting ahead is to get started. -Mark Twain
- The wise one does at once what the fool does last. -Balthasar Gracian
- You can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. -Henry Ford
- You can’t plan for everything or you never get started in the first place. -Jim Butcher
- Don’t let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started. -Marilu Henner
- Start by doing what is necessary; then do what’s possible; suddenly you’ll find yourself doing the impossible. -St. Francis of Assisi
- You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. -Zig Ziglar
- The way to get started is to stop talking and start doing. -Walt Disney
- If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one. -Dolly Parton
- All glory comes from daring to begin. -Eugene F. Ware
- He has half the deed done who has made a beginning. -Horace
- How wonderful it is that nobody has to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. -Anne Frank
- To be old can be glorious, if one has not unlearned how to begin. -Martin Buber
Your greatest victories await your beginning. Begin now. As the saying goes, There’s no time like the present.
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Today’s affirmation is:
“I am a visionary. I see and respond to trends well ahead of the pack.” (click the affirmation to hear the mp3 version)
What a world we live in! Posting this from the airport in Minneapolis. Today I’m featuring a brilliant video I found on YouTube. It’aimed specifically at entrepreneurs, but really applicable to any of us who have an idea, a dream, a vision!
First Person and Second Person Affirmations
Today I am sharing 25 miscellaneous affirmations. Each follows the first person, second person formula. I’ve written before on the importance of using first and second person affirmations.
Many affirmation gurus suggest that all affirmations be written in the first person. First person affirmations are the most effective when reading, writing, or saying affirmations. Most people do not feel comfortable looking into a mirror and using “you” affirmations.However, audio affirmations open up a whole new realm. Listening is more passive than speaking or reading and you are used to hearing people speak to you in the second person.
My 20 years of experience with audio affirmations demonstrates that second-person affirmations are highly effective as audio affirmations. They offer “outside” confirmation of the first-person version of the affirmation.
For example, following “I am beautiful” with “You are beautiful” provides subconscious external confirmation of the first-person claim.
Commitment – keep in mind that the key to using affirmations – audio, written, or spoken – is commitment to your goal. Without a commitment to making the change or reaching your goal, affirmations are just words.
Repetition – repetition is the engine of affirmation success. For an affirmation to do its job in transforming your thoughts, it has to get at least equal time with the negative thoughts you want to replace.
How much/how often – speak, write, or listen to the first person affirmation 5-10 times and then repeat the second person affirmation the same number of times. Do this at least twice each day. Stay with the affirmation(s) for at least 30 days. Use them again if the old thoughts return.
How to use first person affirmations – “Own” the first-person version. Speak or listen as if you are speaking passionately to yourself.
How to use second person affirmations – “Actively accept” the second person version. Speak or listen as if someone you respect is confirming your affirmation back to you.
How to know you’re getting results – there are several criteria for recognizing an affirmation’s success.
The old thought, behavior, or performance disappears or lessens.
Your mood, thinking, behavior, or performance change in a positive direction.
The old thought, behavior, or performance appears and your thinking immediately answers with the affirmation. This is really exciting. Your old thought is “I am stupid.” You think this thought and immediately it is answered by your affirmation, “I am highly intelligent.”
25 New Affirmations
Here are 25 affirmations that will appear on the website in the near future. I tried to cover a number of topics.
Even in adversity, I shine bright as the full moon on a cloudless night. Even in adversity, you shine bright as the full moon on a cloudless night.
I unconditionally love and accept myself in every way. You unconditionally love and accept yourself in every way.
Today I am making peace with food. Today you are making peace with food.
I give myself the freedom to speak and act honestly in every situation. You give yourself the freedom to speak and act honestly in every situation.
I have all the skills, talent, intelligence, and creativity I need to achieve anything. You have all the skills, talent, intelligence, and creativity you need to achieve anything.
Step by step, I am releasing all fear and all anxiety from my life. Step by step, you are releasing all fear and all anxiety from your life.
My life is coming together in a complete and perfect way. Your life is coming together in a complete and perfect way.
Whatever I need always comes my way. Whatever you need always comes your way.
Today I am building a life filled with possibilities more important to me than my fears. Today you are building a life filled with possibilities more important to you than your fears.
Wealth and abundance are flowing to me right now. Wealth and abundance are flowing to you right now.
When I’m on my tennis game, I’m practically unbeatable. When you’re on your tennis game, you’re practically unbeatable.
Today I am sharing my talents with a world thirsty for what I have to offer. Today you are sharing your talents with a world thirsty for what you have to offer.
Today I am molding my business into an unqualified success. Today you are molding your business into an unqualified success.
My heart beats strong and healthy. My lungs are clear and strong. Your heart beats strong and healthy. Your lungs are clear and strong.
I have complete freedom to create my own life and I do so brilliantly each and every day. You have complete freedom to creat your own life and you do so brilliantly each and every day.
Today I am laying it all on the line for the possibility of something more. Today you are laying it all on the line for the possibility of something more.
I am a world-class musician. You are a world-class musician.
I am a great parent and I get better and better each and every day. You are a great parent and you get better and better each and every day.
I am patient in my life. I am accepting in my life. I am patient and accepting in my life. You are patient in your life. You are accepting in your life. You are patient and accepting in your life.
Good things are happening for me. My life is moving in a positive direction. Good things are happening for you. Your life is moving in a positive direction.
I am confident; much more confident than ever before. You are confident; much more confident than ever before.
I am self-reliant. I control my destiny. You are self-reliant. You control your destiny.
I am taking bold action to improve those things I want to change in my life. You are taking bold action to improve those things you want to change in your life.
I have a right to my feelings and beliefs and I allow others the same right. You have a right to your feelings and beliefs and you allow others the same right.
I am a model of peace and tranquility. I remain, in all circumstances, calm, cool, confident, and collected. You are a model of peace and tranquiltiy. You remain, in all circumstances, calm, cool, confident, and collected.
Follow your bliss! Achieve your bliss! Become your bliss!
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Ray Davis is the Founder of The Affirmation Spot and focuses on empowering minds to think positively, achieve goals, and live dreams. He is author of the ebook The Power to Be You. and the forthcoming The Power to Be You 2.
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