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The Secret Power Anyone Can Wield for MORE MONEY!

June 21st, 2007 by rosie · 5 Comments


I remember riding the bus home from school and gazing out the window while I imagined having super powers, like being able to fly, or being super strong, or having x-ray vision, or having mind powers. Of course, these super powers always made me the hero – the one who won in the end, underdog no more.

Everyone likes super powers and that’s why super heroes are so cool. Too bad super powers are all imaginary, right? Well, yes, if you’re talking about being invisible or having x-ray vision. But, there’s much to be said about real mind power that anyone can wield and that can drastically affect your life. What could this awesome super power be? Positive thinking, and it’s for real.

A while back I wrote an article about The Secret being a big money-making scam. It is a scam, and there’s a lot of other pop psychology garbage out there, too. With the plethora of self-help information available, you really need to pick the meat from the bones to get the worthwhile stuff and bypass all the crap. But don’t mistakingly assume all positive thinking theology is garbage because you will miss out on something very powerful and life changing.

“Positive thinking is a mental attitude that admits into the mind thoughts, words and images that are conducive to growth, expansion and success. It is a mental attitude that expects good and favorable results. A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action. When the attitude is positive we entertain pleasant feelings and constructive images, and see in our mind’s eye what we really want to happen. This brings brightness to the eyes, more energy and happiness. The whole being broadcasts good will, happiness and success. Even the health is affected in a beneficial way. We walk tall and the voice is more powerful. Our body language shows the way you feel inside. Positive and negative thinking are both contagious. All of us affect, in one way or another, the people we meet. This happens instinctively and on a subconscious level, through thoughts and feelings transference and through body language. People sense our aura and are affected by our thoughts. Is it any wonder that we want to be around positive persons and shun negative ones? People are more disposed to help us if we are positive. They dislike and avoid anyone broadcasting negativity.” – Remez Sasson

OK, so there you have a short explanation of what positive thinking is and how it affects yourself and others. But what you really want to know is how can positive thinking get you more money and greater business success. Well, here are some interesting points about that:

1. Positive thinking improves your health overall, and gives you greater resistance to catching the common cold. So less sick days means more productivity and more money.

2. According to a Stanford Research Institute study, success is 88 percent attitude and 12 percent education. A positive attitude brings success which brings more money.

3. A national survey examined why salespeople fail. 15 percent of the respondents attributed failure to “poor training,” another 15 percent said “poor management” and another 20 percent said “poor communication skills.” A full 50 percent, however, said that salespeople fail because of “lack of positive attitude.” Less sales means less money.

4. Positive thinking decreases negative stress. Stressful living can actually kill brain cells and low self-esteem shrinks your brain up to 20%! Then your IQ, ability to get happy and achieve personal success goes right down the drain- along with your mind power and positive thinking. I think it follows that dead brain cells, a shrunken brain, and stress do NOT bring in the money!

5. When hiring, employers look for optimism, a characteristic of high achievers. A job brings in the money.

6. A fascinating study found that self-made millionaires worry much less that people who earn as much money but have not achieved millionaire status. So how can optimism help you become a millionaire? Optimists are much more likely than pessimists to make the goal of becoming a millionaire and then work towards that goal. Their focus is on more money, not getting out of debt – on the positive, not the negative.

Now, I could go on and on about positive thinking and how it affects your business success and money, but I think we all get the picture. Having positive thoughts and a positive attitude positively affects your work. It’s not magic. It’s not mysticism. It’s just a bit of psychology and human interaction at the business level. So forget all the self-help fluff and the scams, but do not scoff at the power of positive thinking.

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    5 Comments

    Comment by Saul
    2007-06-22 18:59:38

    I really like what you have to say. I guess that is because I agree with you. Accenting the positive has positive affects. You speak exactly what I try and live in my life. Accent the positive.

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    Comment by Rosie
    2007-06-22 19:44:57

    There is a lot of misleading information out there about positive thinking, and it can be confusing just to try to analyze it all. But it all boils down to what kind of attitude you have and how that affects yourself and those around you. Nothing magical about that! Thanks for the comment.

     
     
    Comment by Augel
    2007-07-03 22:21:36

    Yes, I do agree. I always try to think positively in every situation. The world is already full of bad things and being a pessimist doesn’t help.

    Somehow even if things are going bad, if you think positively, somehow, everything turns out okay.

    Never lose hope, and always strive to be good.

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    Comment by Brandon Cameron
    2009-03-17 16:00:12

    yes i do also agree and by the way thanks for these pointers. they will keep in handy sooner or later.

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