Some people vilify the subconscious, comparing it to the devil, because they feel it brings only bad things to them. What they don’t realize is that it’s also allowed all the good experiences that they’ve had. The subconscious only brings into their lives what they’ve programmed it to do by directed thoughts or the average of their ideas. The subconscious can’t initiate anything. It can only do what you tell it to do. So if you have something in your life that you don’t want, it’s because somehow you’ve conditioned your subconscious to create it. The good news is that you can change that thought. The bad news is that it takes determination, consistency and persistence to do so. But it can be done.
The one thing you have control over in your life is what you think about. A positive mindset is vital for you to fulfill your goals. But beyond that is how to get your subconscious mind to help you in your pursuit of successfully achieve your goals and vision. Learn a tactic that works with your subconscious mind’s natural tendency to help you.
Thank you for joining me. I’d like to share a tip to help
you achieve your goals more easily, even when life seems chaotic. I’m Linda-Ann
Stewart, a vision strategist, helping business women align their heart with
their vision and program their life for success.
Sometimes, I know it feels like your mind is like a
runaway train, and you’re at the mercy of your thoughts. But that’s not true.
In the book, “A Search for Meaning,” psychiatrist and
neurologist Viktor Frankl explored his experience as a WWII concentration camp
of the insights he arrived at during his incarceration was that he might not be
able to control his surroundings, but he was in charge of his mind. He had the
freedom of choice of what to think about. If he can choose what to think in
that tragic situation, you can choose your thoughts, as well.
why would you want to think more positively when life seems to be falling
apart? Because the way you think about a situation or condition affects how you
behave and the decisions you make. Your attitude towards a challenge either
opens up innovation and creativity for you to find a solution or it closes your
resources down and boxes you in.
you seek answers and a positive result, your subconscious mind will look for
opportunities to help you. After mulling over a problem, haven’t you ever had
the answer come to you out of the blue? That’s your subconscious mind helping
tip for you is two-fold and is going to sound airy-fairy, but it’s not. This is
to help you prime your subconscious mind to work for you. The first part is to
imagine what your best outcome could be. What is your best case scenario? Just
think that through. That gives your subconscious mind a model to follow. You’re
letting it know what you want.
second part is to ask a question. Your subconscious mind is a problem solver.
That’s its role. And it doesn’t like unanswered questions. Ask something like,
“How could this come about the easiest way possible?” or “What
do I need to do next?” Something like that.
not try to answer the question consciously, or guess how it could happen. If
you do, you’ll interfere with your subconscious mind’s work. When faced with a
question, your subconscious mind must find an answer.
stay open to ideas and insights that flash into your conscious awareness, even
if they may seem unlikely. The point is to stay open. What you’ll find is that
one of those ideas will take you on the next step to your goal.
If you’d to achieve a 90-day goal more easily, download my free comprehensive Strategic Vision guide at www.SetYourCourseGuide.com. You’ll receive the guide, as well as a training video that walks you through it with tips and directions to support you in you in accomplishing your goal.
Thank you for watching. What questions are you going to ask your subconscious mind to help you fulfill your goal? Take care.
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When you’re upset, it affects your body, tensing your muscles. The reverse is also true, if your body is relaxed, then your mind is calm. You can control your state of mind through relaxing your body so you can be more peaceful. A calm mind allows you have a sense of well-being and to think more clearly. Use this meditation to access a peaceful state that can contribute to more success and satisfaction in your life.
Thank you for joining me. Have you ever noticed that when you’re upset, stressed, anxious or worried that your muscles are tense? And that you breathe shallowly, from your upper chest? Your thoughts are telling your body that you’re feeling threatened, and they’re responding to protect you.
did you realize that when you deliberately relax your muscles and take deep
breaths, your mind begins to calm down and you feel more peaceful? It’s true.
What affects the mind will affect the body and vice versa. You have the power
to take control over your state of mind, by affecting your body.
Linda-Ann Stewart, of Heartvision Consulting. I’m a vision strategist, helping
women program their business for success by creating a master plan. But I’ve
also been a hypnotherapist for over 30 years. I’ve helped hundreds of people to
improve their quality of life through relaxation and then to achieve their
like to lead you through a short meditation of deliberate relaxation that will
help you find more calm, so you have a better life.
you want to, close your eyes.
a long slow deep breath. Now let it out, letting it go. Take another deep
breath in. Now exhale, letting it go, all the way out. Take one more deep
breath. And let it go, all the way out.
place your attention on your scalp. Let go of the muscles there. Imagine them
becoming like a floppy rubber band.
your attention to your face. Relax your facial muscles.
your attention on your neck, and let those muscles relax.
your shoulders drop, loose and limp.
arms relax, like a rag doll.
chest and abdoman become soft and relaxed.
your attention on your back, and you let it relax, becoming like soft putty,
relaxing all the way down to your hips.
now your legs relax, all the way down to your toes.
relaxing your entire body from the top of your head to the bottoms of your
imagine that you’re feeling calm, peaceful, serene, like your mind is a calm
pool of water. Safe and secure. Floating with a sense of well being.
wonder how you can create this calm, peace, serenity, safety, security and well-being
in your life from this moment on? Maybe you can create it with 3 deep breaths,
and a quick relaxation. Maybe you can simply remember how it felt to be at
ease. No matter how, it can be easy for you now to create this calm and well
being in your life. And you can bring this peace with you into your life as you
open your eyes.
did that feel? The more you practice it, the easier it becomes. The effects
accumulate over time.
your mind is calm, you have a sense of well being, are able to think more
clearly and make better decisions. You’re more creative, resourceful, and
resilient in the face of challenges. In addition, you’re more attractive to
people, both in your personal and professional lives. You’re able to feel more
fulfilled and satisfied in your work. Isn’t that worth taking a couple of
minutes out of every day to practice this exercise?
If you’d to achieve a 90-day goal more easily, download my free comprehensive Strategic Vision guide at www. SetYourCourseGuide.com. You’ll receive the guide, as well as a training video of that walks you through it with tips and directions to support you in being able to accomplish your goal.
Thank you for watching. I hope you’re able to take this meditation and practice it daily to bring you a much better life. Take care.
Many people chase after the elusive dream of success,
thinking it will bring them happiness. They work harder and harder, but continue
to feel unsatisfied. They achieve periodic goals or milestones, and get transitory
elation from them, but that jubilation doesn’t last. What if they have it
backwards? What if a sense of well-being leads to success, rather than the
other way around?
We all know successful people who are driven and unhappy. So,
it’s true that some people are successful even though they’re miserable.
However, they’re using work as a drug to avoid their distress. They’re trying
to fill a deep well of insecurity and inadequacy with power and control. But they’ll
never have enough success to feel happy or complete.
Studies show that people who have a sense of well-being and
optimism have a likelier chance of achieving the success they seek. They also
have a greater sense of satisfaction in their lives, both personally and
professionally. They’re more productive, creative and resilient in life. Since
that’s the case, wouldn’t it be a better idea to seek well-being before
Your brain and subconscious can be altered by your focus.
When you take positive actions, you rewire the brain and build more resources for
the subconscious mind to use to help you. You can improve your happiness and well-being
with some simple exercises to change the way you think.
How to Cultivate a
Sense of Well-being
You can train your mind with the habit of being more
positive and peaceful. Here are four ways to cultivate a sense of well-being
and create more satisfaction in your life.
Be kind to others.
Volunteering and helping others engenders well-being and improves
productivity. Even just smiling at
others increases your happiness. Recently, a couple of my friends have been
sending cards to their acquaintances and they feel uplifted by doing so. I’ve
been one of their recipients and it’s uplifted me as well. For this kind of
boost, you can also send an email that acknowledges or compliments a friend or
Be mindful. For
only a couple of minutes a day, just be present with yourself. Notice how you
feel, mentally and physically. Become aware of your thoughts and feelings. Scan
your body to notice where it might be tense, and then relax that area. Because
I spend so much time on the computer, I will periodically close my eyes and
relax various areas of my body. What impacts the mind, impacts the body and
vice versa. When your mind is tense, so is your body. And when your body is
relaxed, your mind is at peace.
Do deep breathing.
A couple of minutes every day do some deep breathing. Breathe in for a count of
four, breath out for a count of eight. This signals your nervous system to calm
down. After stressful experiences, practicing this activity has quickly lowered
my blood pressure to almost normal. This is a good exercise when you feel
pressured with a deadline or decision. You’ll be more effective coming from a peaceful
frame of mind.
Keep a gratitude
journal. Every day, write down three things you’re grateful for. This
exercise makes you notice positive things around you. One day last month, a heavy
rainstorm came and passed while I was in the grocery store. It seems like a
small thing, but I was grateful that my timing was such that I didn’t get wet.
Studies show that within three weeks of daily gratitude practice, you’ll be
You only need to do one of these each day to notice an
improved mood and mindset within a few weeks. When you have a sense of well-being
and a more positive mindset, your actions have a better outcome. Instead of
waiting to be successful to be happy, why not feel better while you’re working
The Universe created me to be successful and supports me in my endeavors. There is a Divine plan for my success in life. Everything I need for success is provided. To align myself with the Universe’s plan for me, I cultivate my sense of well-being, happiness and positive attitude.
As a vision strategist, hypnotherapist, and speaker, Linda-Ann Stewart helps women entrepreneurs and small business owners who feel stuck, immobilized and overwhelmed to to get clear, focused and on the fast track to the next level of their business. To achieve a 90-day goal more easily, sign up for her FREE comprehensive Strategic Vision blueprint at www.Linda-AnnStewart.com/setyourcourse.html. You can contact her at LAS@Linda-AnnStewart.com or 928-600-0452.
Question: Can I use affirmations for different issues in the same day?
Answer: I’d suggest that unless the affirmations are for the same issue you not use them the same day. It’s not so much that it would confuse your subconscious as it would overload it if they’re on different issues.
Imagine you’re having to work on several different projects at the same time. You’d feel overwhelmed and wouldn’t get any of them done quickly. It would take much more time to get them all done, taking more time than if you’d done each separately.
I suggest you focus on one issue at a time. If you do want to add another affirmation, making it one for general improvement would be helpful.
“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”- Zig Ziglar
Sometimes people criticize you simply because they’re envious and that’s the only way they can make themselves feel better. If they put you down, somehow it elevates them and they can feel superior. When this happens, just consider the source and go about your business. It’s not your job to make them feel better. Your job is to fulfill your potential.