We owe a huge debt of gratitude to three individuals for teaching us about influencing the voices in our own heads. First is Dr. Shad Helmstetter, specifically his groundbreaking book What to Say When You Talk to Yourself. It made us actually understand that “positive affirmations” are not simply material for a Saturday Night Live sketch – it’s the most direct path to rewiring your brain and unlocking almost anything you want from life. Second is Ed Foreman, whose Successful Life Course has benefited hundreds of thousands of leaders, including us. Third is John Assaraf, founder of NeuroGym and author of The Answer. The Answer taught us about what we call targeted affirmations, which have helped our clients manifest incredible results almost on command. Anything you can buy or read from these titans will make your life better.
Your Brain Is Talking to You
That’s right, whether you knew it or not your brain is talking to you right now, and all the time. The quality and the intentionality of that conversation that you’re always having with yourself is ultimately the most influential input source of all. In the last chapter you learned about a number of different input sources for programming your mind. Every single one of them filters into this one – your self-talk, a.k.a. your “internal dialogue.” The conversation with yourself is happening constantly, whether you’re aware of it or not. It’s always there, ...