5 Simple Questions That Could Boost Your Confidence.

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Turning Negative Self-Talk into POWERFUL Self-Talk

I have found that when you ask questions to yourself, your unconscious mind gives you answers.
By doing this, you have to consciously ask yourself well-composed questions.

According to University of Queensland, with its study of how senses influence the sum of our experiences, the consistent feeding of the conscious mind affects the subconscious mind.

How can I feel more confident at work?
What could I do to help me feel unstoppable?

 

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So even if you don’t know the answer, if you ask the question every day, your brain begins working on that. And one of the easy techniques, especially when you have a problem, let’s say you have a spousal problem or you don’t know if you should quit your job, you don’t know how to handle a conflict, if you simply release it to the universe, ask the question, “How do I improve my marriage?”

Take that question, and write it down where you will see it a few times a day. I’ve seen people put in on their screensaver on their computer, on a post-it note on the dashboard of their car, or on a piece of paper next to the toothpaste. The trick to place it somewhere you’ll see the question every day. You don’t have to work on the question or the solution. Just see it. Read it. Let it sit in your mind and percolate.

So here’re some examples, “How can I pay off my debt quickly? How can I double my income? What’s the fastest way I can attract $5000 dollars?”

Do you see how these questions are useful, and direct your mind in finding multiple answers?

They are well-crafted, linguistically-clever questions which pre-suppose that an answer is possible, and allow your brain to work on finding answers.

In my life, I simply pick one question on an index card, and I place it on my bathroom mirror. So, I read it at least twice a day.
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Don’t put 20 questions on 20 index cards on your bathroom sink; you’ll overwhelm yourself. What happens if you have 20 stickers and notecards?

Your brain will begin to simply not see them anymore. You will stop reading them because your brain has a hard time handling 20 different bits of information at the exact same time. Just choose one question a day, and keep that question active until your brain has had time to come up with some creative solutions. I’ve seen people use the same question for one day, one month, even one year.

You can put one question in the kitchen and one at your office desk. I’m suggesting that you just don’t overdo it.

Here are some more questions which you might find useful…?

“How can I make a million dollars? How can I experience more freedom while earning money?”
Notice that these questions are very well-phrased. The structure of the question is the key.

The Structure of a Well–Crafted  Question

Don’t create a question which results in internal criticism.

Avoid questions like, “How come I’m fat?”

If I say “How come I’m fat”, what answers will I get? My brain will give me many reasons why I’m fat. What’s worse, the reasons I get from the sentence structure pre-suppose and confirm the belief that I am fat. Not empowering.

So why don’t you ask, “Why am I broke?”.  There is a reason this  in empowering question.

Your inner voice might respond with comments like “Because you’re lazy or … Because you’re untalented.” These are answers which are not empowering. Inner talk like this leads to depression and hesitation. In many cases, it begins to erode a person’s self-esteem. None of this is helping you find solutions to your financial problems. The focus becomes the problems, not the solutions.

The key to a good question is wording it in a specific language structure which creates a “solution frame”.

Again, don’t ask a question which results in negative answers. There is a time and place for looking at your life through a lens of authenticity and brutal honesty. Evaluating any bad habits and working to change them can be useful. The Magic Question technique is not that time. If you drink too much or don’t exercise, you probably already are aware of these non-optimal habits. Instead of dwelling on these short-term bad habits, you can reframe these issues into Magic Questions while focusing on solutions, not rehashing the problem.

The goal of this chapter is to easily recognize a well-crafted Magic Question, which only has good answers or great answers that empower you.

So what I’d like you to do is read the list of questions below and decide whether or not they are effective and useful questions.

Why do I keep spending all my money?
Why do I have no self-control?
Why can’t I get a raise?

Are these good questions? Yes? No?

Negative self talk is the single easiest thing to change which will boost self-esteem.

Negative self talk is the single easiest thing to change which will boost self-esteem.

Those are terrible questions!

In fact, you will notice all of the above questions start with ‘why’. In general, I avoid questions with ‘why’ and you should, too. While there might be a question that contains the word ‘why’, which will be empowering, in general you could replace the ‘why’ with ‘how’ and create an even better question.

For example, you could write down “Why am I so awesome?” This is not a bad question. It pre-supposes that you are awesome. Your brain looks in the now and in the past to find reasons why you are, indeed, so awesome. However, part of the inherent brilliance of a well-crafted Magic Question is for your brain to look in the now and the future. The future is where you can make changes and improve. I would coach this person to change the question to “What can I do today to be even more awesome?”

Granted, this is a silly question, which you might not find yourself using. But it illustrates the point quite well. As a general rule, avoid ‘why’ questions.
So let’s identify some “good” and “bad” questions.

Why am I always failing? Bad
Why can’t I get a raise? Bad
Why am I not taller? Bad
Why am I so fat? Bad
How can I easily pay off this debt? Good
How sexy do I look today? Good
How sexy is my husband? Good
How much fun are we having? Good
Why can’t I ever get ahead in life? Bad
Why is my relationship so miserable? Bad
Why don’t I have enough money? Bad
How can I find enough money? Good
How much fun will it be to be rich? Good
Now you get it. Do you see the difference?
What steps do I need to take to start my own business now? Good
How easy would it be to get a $10,000 raise in my income this year? Good
What are my best options for earning extra money? Good

Now, write some questions on a piece of paper and evaluate the quality of the questions. What area of your life did you decide to work on; money, career, love?
Ask a question related to your relationship. Write it down. Make it empowering. If you find a great question, make two or three variations on that same question.

Here are some examples:
• How do I get my ideas heard and adhered to?
• What can I do to transform the lives of my loved ones, and help them to grow and progress as individuals?
• How can I get more money by working less?
• How can I enrich the lives of others, while enriching my life at the same time?
• How can I excel in my career, and have the time, freedom, money and opportunities to see the world?
• How can I get to be the healthiest and fittest that I have ever been?
So, basically it’s just “How can I be the healthiest, how can I be the happiest, how can I have the most energy, what foods can I eat?”
• How can I be a money-magnet?
• What are the great opportunities and investments for me now?
Nice. What are the great opportunities?

Or what investments or great opportunities, either way you want to do that. Okay? So here is what I would do to wrap up this section to make it incredibly useful for you
One of the best few questions for feeling more confidence
and boosting one’s self esteem is as follow:

What’s attractive about me today?

Which part of my life is really working well?

What is really special and unique about me?

How beautiful is my spirit?

How much value to I bring to the life of others.

The author, Bart Baggett, suggests that you only ask ONE QUESTION per day and repeat it numerous times. This process will stimulate your unconscious mind to find answers to these empowering questions.

(This article is taken from chapter 9 of the book The Magic Question-How to Get What You Want in Half the Time by Bart Baggett.)

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The Happiness Radar… Reprogram Your Life Through Better Questions

The Happiness Radar

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(This article is taken from chapter 8 of the book The Magic Question-
How to Get What You Want in Half the Time by Bart Baggett.)

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Here is the perfect metaphor for the phenomenon of how your brain find answers when you ask the right questions… The Happiness Radar.

Imagine your brain as a control tower on a battleship in the middle of the ocean. Instead of one radar system, you have dozens. You have the happiness radar, the misery radar, the problem radar, the failure radar, the beauty radar, the peace radar, the self-critical radar, the ‘I hate the president radar’, the ‘the world is going to end radar’, etc.

You can choose which radar you want to turn on and which ones you want to turn off.

The happiness radar is simple to activate. Just write the following words on an index card and read it a few times a day:

“What is another reason to be happy now?”

While this sentence seems simple, it is linguistically elegant because it pre-supposed that there was already another reason to be happy. (Now your brain is finding two things, not just one.) And, it has an embedded command to be happy right now; now… not in the future. You could create a slight variation of this sentence like this…

“How many things can I find to be happy about now?”

“How many reasons can I discover to be incredibly happy?”

“Scan the world for reasons to be happy.”

“Show me the many reasons that it’s okay to be joyous right now.”

Asking the question is part one. Finding the answers it part two. You must allocate 60 seconds a day to answer this question 5-12 times a day, every day. This mental process must become a habit. You will be re-wiring your brain and creating new, stronger, neural pathways each time to answer these questions.

Do this every day for 21 days… you will be happier.

 

It’s like a Thermostat inside your Brain.

brainthermostatWhatever your life looks like today is due to your thermostat being set there.

So what we have to do is change the thermostat. You have to actually program a new thermostat at a different vibrational frequency, so that currently you are hot! Oh my God, I’m so hot! I have to take some action to get cool! You’re going to be so uncomfortable in the current situation, you’ll take action. If you’re too comfortable, you get lazy.

Author John Assaraf used this metaphor of a thermostat, which is very interesting.

He says, “For example, any liquid-cooled car engine has a small device called the thermostat that sits between the engine and the radiator. The thermostat in most cars is about two inches (five cm) in diameter. Its job is to block the flow of coolant to the radiator until the engine has warmed up. When the engine is cold, no coolant flows through the engine. Once the engine reaches its set temperature (generally about 200 degrees F, 95 degrees C), the thermostat opens. By letting the engine warm up as quickly as possible, the thermostat reduces engine wear, deposits, and emissions. It’s really amazing and, if you could see how does its work, it’s like magic!”

Now, I don’t want to force you to be uncomfortable, but I’m suggesting that if you take small steps to change your comfort level, so that you’re not fully comfortable, it’ll motivate you to make some changes…because you’ve got to take a few more actions.

I didn’t have to get up and go the gym this morning, I could have slept another 30, 40 minutes, but it’s important to me to be fit. In fact, I’m uncomfortable when I look fat.

I know a woman who is beautiful and thin, and she perceives herself as fat when the whole world sees her as thin.

Literally, two pounds makes her really uncomfortable, eight pounds makes her sick. Eight pounds is like no, no, no, not eating that! Nope!

She is motivated out of her own uncomfortable-ness. She gets highly uncomfortable about four pounds of weight.

I see people who weigh 400 pounds. In their case, four pounds is irrelevant. They can’t be comfortable at that weight. But, this woman’s four pounds makes her so uncomfortable, she takes massive action.

So the question is: how do you change it? You change it through habitual thinking processes. You change it through changing your internal dialogue. You change it through habits. You change it through increasing your ability to confront reality.

The magic question has been the single-most effective technique for changing the direction of my thoughts and attracting prosperity that I’ve ever discovered. If you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see… change your questions first and quiet any negative voices which contain judgment. Tell them to shut up, and turn all your internal voices into question generators.

As discussed in the book The Magic Question, here are a few questions you can write on a brightly colored index card and set your “mind in the direction” of solving them:

What can I eat today that is nutritious?
How much fun will it be to exercise today?
How hot will I look when I get firm and ripped?

One of the best few questions for feeling more confidence
and boosting one’s self esteem is as follow:

What’s attractive about me today?

Which part of my life is really working well?

What is really special and unique about me?

How beautiful is my spirit?

How much value to I bring to the life of others.

 

The author, Bart Baggett, suggests that you only ask ONE QUESTION per day and repeat it numerous times.  This process will stimulate your unconscious mind to find answers to these empowering questions.

 The Magic Question: How to Get What You Want in Half the Time
(Amazon #1 Best Seller) 

This is a scientific based success methodology distilled down into its one easy and effective method. This simple method utilized your own self-talk to create a more powerful and effective internal dialogue.

PRICE: $5.99 on Amazon.com or

Or, download the entire book for free during this limited “Free Download” offer at this page.
Thanks for reading the article.

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