Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How Self-Hypnosis Works

Using a mild form of hypnosis, sending messages to your subconscious mind is a powerful tool for rewriting your thinking, beliefs, and even behavioiur

Have you ever wondered how self-hypnosis really works? You've probably heard about how you can change your mindset and build greater self-confidence, stronger willpower and self-discipline, quit smoking, lose weight and overcome fear through the application of self-hypnosis.

But isn't hypnosis something which you have to be trained and certified in just to perform on someone else? How can you actually make it work for you? Believe it or not, self-hypnosis is really a lot easier than it sounds, and you're about to learn how you can use it to get the results you want in your life...

How Thomas Edison Used Self-Hypnosis

Performing self-hypnosis is as simple as being able to move yourself into a state of mind which is similar to what you feel between dreaming and sleeping. In this state of mind, the conscious mind is relaxed and your thoughts are able to flow freely to and from the subconscious.

In other words, the things which you meditate on reach your subconscious mind faster when you're in a trance like state and therefore have a stronger impact on your subconscious. But it's also a lot easier to "hear" the thoughts of your subconscious during a trance like state because the noise of the conscious mind is off.

The famous inventor Thomas Edison used this state to input ideas into his subconscious about inventions that he was working on. At the same time, the hypnotic state allowed him to freely hear responses from his subconscious mind. How did he do this? He would simply lay back in his favorite chair and allow himself to "doze off" while holding two metal balls in his left
hand and keeping them suspended over a metal bowl on the floor.

As soon as he would begin to fall asleep, his hand would relax and the clanging of the metal would awaken him again. This would allow him to drop into a fully relaxed and hypnotic state without falling to sleep. It was during these trance sessions that he developed the amazing creative imagination that led to some of his innovations and business ideas.

So how can you do the same to train your mind in getting what you want?

Influencing Yourself in the Hypnotic State

Before influencing yourself in the hypnotic state, you actually have to find a way to get there and to
stay in that state without falling asleep. You can use Thomas Edison's method if you can't think of
anything else. It might also help to listen to some trance music or sounds which relax both your mind and body. Once you're in this state, you pick a few simple things to meditate on such as affirmations or even the answers to questions that you're seeking.

For example, if you want to build a mindset which will make you more confident, you can use the
meditation: "Every day, I'm becoming more confident, certain and self-reliant", and a few other
affirmations of that nature. Just remember to keep it simple and to focus on one type of affirmation at a time instead of trying to affirm your desire to achieve your ideal weight, become smoke free, achieve healthy relationships, and become more decisive all at once. Too many types of affirmations can overload your mind and keep you from dropping in to a completely relaxed state.

In addition, use the trance like state to draw information from your subconscious mind. Too often,
we only give our subconscious commands, but don't take advantage of the amazing creative power which it offers. So during your self-hypnosis sessions, take the time to ask your subconscious questions and see what kinds of wisdom and answers lie within... chances are that you'll be astounded.

TIP: This will take practice and the first week or so might seem unproductive because you can't
achieve full trance state. But like any other thing worth doing, it takes consistent effort to master
self-hypnosis. Get started today, and in one month you'll be ten times more effective than you are
right now.

Benefits of speed reading

Obviously few people want to undertake the task of learning a new skill, such as speed reading, if there is no direct benefit, Life's just too short.

So, what are the direct and indirect benefits of learning to speed read? The answer to this question very much depends at what stage in your life you are at. Here are some to consider:

High school / pre-college students

High school, pre-college, students are normally considered to be primary target groups for a speed
reading programs. Basically, the reason why such students are seen as ideal candidates is because they at an age where they can still absorb new ideas without too onerous consideration - an important facet with learning to speed read.

Another upside to teaching high school students to speed read is the fact that they can take in far more information from their greater reading skills. Also, with advanced reading skills, students should also be able to comprehend more of what they are reading.Furthermore, with potentially the toughest period of their lives ahead of them, so far as obtaining information from reading is concerned, learning to speed read at this time is seen as being extremely advantageous.

College students

If a college student has not learnt, for one reason or another, to speed read by the time they enter college, it is generally considered essential that they do so within their first year (along with learning short-hand!). Practically speaking, this is likely to be the busiest time of a person's reading life. Moreover, students are often required to read huge amounts of materials, comprehend them, condense them and then comment on them. Having the ability to speed read is nothing short of a God-send skill.

Work employees

Even though you may not have learnt to speed read prior to entering the workforce, this doesn't mean that you no longer need to learn speed reading. Consider this: three quarters of all the world's reading materials (which includes every book and magazine ever written) is contained within the filing cabinets of offices! And, even in this electronic age, with data protection laws in place, we are still required to read vast amounts of information at work each year.

Learning to speed read will not only allow you to read quickly, with greater comprehension of the material, but it'll also provide you with more time to be getting on with the other tasks in your daily working life!


Again, even if you are only reading for pleasure, the mere fact you have more chance of comprehending that romance novel if you have the skills at-hand that allow you to speed read should be sufficient to convince you of the value of learning this essential skill. Of course, pleasure reading is a lot more enjoyable than technical reading, so if you do have speed reading skills, this will allow you the chance to read even more of those books you always wanted to read, but didn't have time for!

Language students

One final group that we should not overlook is 'English as a second language' students.  Clinical evidence has shown that ESL students who have the ability to speed read have a far greater chance of comprehending the English language and are more inclined to stick to learning English. This is not to say, of course, that speed reading is the answer to all your English language problems, but it is an additional weapon to help you conquer the language barriers!


So, to sum up, it doesn't really matter at what stage in your life you are at, provided that you read at
anytime during the day, even if it is only the daily newspaper, you are likely to benefit from the skills acquired from learning to speed read. You are also likely to be able to comprehend more of the information you read. And, there's every chance that because you understand and comprehend what you have read, your long-term memory will be able to retain this information for a future time.  All-in-all, some very good reasons to learn speed reading now!

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Seven Keys to High-Energy Living --- Brian Tracy

Energy is a key luck factor. For you to be at the top of your form, to be action oriented, fast moving, and extremely productive, you have to have high levels of physical and mental energy.

For you to be able to take advantage of all the possibilities around you, and to have the continuous enthusiasm that keeps you and others motivated and moving ahead, you have to organize your life so that you feel terrific about yourself most of the time.

1. Eat the Right Foods
The first key to high energy is a proper diet. To perform at your best, you must eat the right foods, in the right balance, and in the right combination. Your diet has an inordinate impact on the amount of energy you have, how well you sleep, your levels of health and fitness, and your performance throughout the day and into the evening.

2. Watch your Weight
The second key to high energy is proper weight. Proper weight is essential for health, happiness, and long life. Being slightly under your ideal weight is best. As they say, you can never be too rich or too thin. If you are not happy with your current level of physical health, you need to set specific goals for yourself for the weeks and months ahead.

3. Exercise is Essential
The third key to high energy is proper exercise. The best activity for high energy and physical fitness is aerobic exercise. This type of exercise requires that you get your heart rate up into what is called the training zone three times per week. This training zone is about 120 to 160 beats per minute, depending on your age. You then keep it there for at least 20 minutes or more each session.

4. Get Lots of Rest and Recreation
The fourth key to high energy is proper rest. You need an average of seven to eight hours of sleep each night to be fully rested. You need to take off at least one full day each week during which you don't work at all. You should take regular mini-holidays of two or three days each, every couple of months. You should take one and two week vacations each year when you relax completely and get your mind totally off your work.

5. Develop a Positive Mental Attitude
The sixth key to high energy is the elimination of negative emotions. This can be the most important thing you do to assure a long and happy life. Your ability to keep your mind on what you want and off of what you don't want will determine your levels of health and happiness more than any other decision you make.

6. Start a Personal Mental Fitness Program
The seventh key to high energy is for you to go on a 21-daypositive mental attitude diet, one day at a time. Resolve that, for the next 21 day, you are going to keep your mind on what you want and keep it off the things you don't want. You are going to think and talk positively and optimistically about your goals, other people, and everything that is going on in your life.

7. Become a Personal Powerhouse
The more you practice the health habits we have talked about, the more energy and vitality you will have. The more you keep your conversation focused on your goals and on the things you want, the greater the amount of strength and power you will feel. You will be more alert and aware. You will feel more positive and action oriented in every situation.

Action Exercise
Resolve to become intensely action oriented from now on; whenever you get a good idea or something needs to be done, move quickly.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The 10 Commandments to be a "PREDATOR"

1-I Am A Millionaire!
2-I Get What I Want!
3-I Have All The Power I Want!
4-I Help People In Need And Am "Well Fed"!
5-When I'm Working, I Am THE Predator and Will Win Every Time I am Challenged!
6-I Live In My Dream Home!
7-I Have The Life of My Dreams!
8-I Enjoy and am Happy With My Life!
9-I Know What I'm Doing And I Do It Well!
10-When I See An Opening... I Pounce On It And Am Rewarded Greatly!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

We know BUT we forget to PRACTICE

The selfish 1 letter word "i" , Avoid it .
The most satisfying 2-letter word "WE", use it.
The most poisonous 3-letter word "EGO", kill it.
The most used 4-letter word "LOVE", value it.
The most pleasing 5-letter word "SMILE", keep it.
The most fastest spreading 6-letter word "RUMOUR", ignore it.
The hardest working 7-letter word "SUCCESS", Achieve it.
The most enviable 8-letter word "JEALOUSY", distance it.
The most powerful 9-letter word "KNOWLEDGE", acquire it.
The most essential 10-letter word "CONFIDENCE", trust it.