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Wake Up Happy! Powerful Morning & Evening Questions

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In those first moments when you wake up sometimes your mind is thinking about those things that are going to make today hell..O. I believe it’s Tony Robbins who says “The quality of your life is the quality of the questions you ask yourself daily”. So asking quality questions upon waking and before sleeping is one of the most powerful ways to enhance the good emotions in your life. Making it a daily ritual before sleep and when you awake will provide great rewards when done right. Here’s what you’ll need:

1. A brain, a memory. Chose 3 of the questions below or if you’re really wild do the whole list. Memorize them or put them on a note card, or make a note in your phone, or a note where ever it is that you make your notes. Have it by your bedside so that you can easily reach it for morning or evening reference.

2. Honesty. When you ask yourself these questions go with the answer that makes you feel. It can be tricky sometimes our mind will say something logical, for example:  “What am I grateful for about today?” and our mind has answered this question for the past week so it goes to a canned answer like “My home”. Now one could continue with this answer or really get keyed in to what it really is that one is Really grateful for like “My amazing relationship”. So be aware of this when answering the questions and be honest with yourself. It pays off, trust me.

3. Persistence. They say it takes 21 days of doing something daily/consistently for it to truly become a habit. So stick with it, put an alarm on your phone to remind you to ask your questions and soon enough you won’t need the reminder anymore!

Here are the questions. Each one is composed of three parts, the question and then two sub questions that get your emotions involved.  If you are stumped for an answer add the word “could” for example: “What could I be most happy about in my life now?”. Also these questions are not limited to morning and evening, they can be asked at anytime! I recommend saying the questions out loud if you can, I believe somehow it magnifies the results when you both hear it and think it.

THE QUESTIONS:

1. What am I most happy about in my life right now?

What about that makes me happy? How does that make me feel?

2. What am I most excited about in my life right now?

What about that makes me excited? How does that make me feel?

3. What am I most proud about in my life right now?

What about that makes me proud? How does that make me feel?

4. What am I most grateful about in my life right now?

What about that makes me grateful? How does that make me feel?

5. What am I enjoying most in my life right now?

What about that do I enjoy? How does that make me feel?

6. What am I committed to in my life right now?

What about that makes me committed? How does that make me feel?

7. Who do I love? Who loves me?

What about that makes me loving? How does that make me feel?

That’s it! Hope you enjoyed today’s tasty bloggity  goodness!

*This is an adapted technique from Tony Robbins.

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I’m Lovin’ It, How McDonald’s Can Change Your Life

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Maybe it’s time to face it, advertisers are brilliant and they know how our brains work. Companies spend millions of dollars on advertisement campaigns like “I’m Lovin’ It” (McDonald’s), “Just Do It” (Nike), and many many more we see everyday. They don’t do it because it’s fun or just a cute slogan. These companies spend millions of dollars a year because that slogan will get you to change your behavior and buy their product. How could we do to guard ourselves from being mindless McDrones?  Is there a way we could actually benefit from the advertising hypnosis that is all around us? What if we could use their expertise and research in persuasion for what we really want?  Here is a simple step by step process Maria and I created that has continuely made our life better.

Step 1 Respect

We got respect all advancements advertising companies have made in the field persuasion. Know that they’ve paid millions of dollars just to bring a small little slogan to our attention. They do it because that exact slogan will change our behavior and get us to buy their product, it works time and time again.

Step 2 Break the Mold

Here is how to stop been one of the herd craving McDonald’s every time they flash “I’m Lovin’ It” in your face. Every time you see a McDonald’s ad think or say “I’m disgusted by it”, “I’m grossed out by it”, or “I’m lovin’eating somewhere else”.  I know it sounds silly,  so just try it and judge by results. If you find yourself craving McD’s you can just remember to change it to McDon’t.

Nike example “Just do it”, to “Just don’t!”.

Step 3 Abolish bad habits

Potato chip cravings? Eat one then say “I’m hatin’ it!”, “I’m grossed out by it!”, or  “Just don’t”. Try it and see what happens. Bet you can eat just one!

Step 4 Use It

Use the years of research and millions of dollars they spend developing a single slogan to your advantage . Let’s say you really want to play guitar, but you never get around to it. Try this! Say out loud (really try this say it!) “Playing Guitar I’m Loving It”, “Playing Guitar JUST DO IT!”,”Playing Guitar JUST DO IT I’m Lovin’ it!”  Now you might notice a subtle shift in how good you feel about guitar. You could do this with everything you want change your behavior at. Use the advertisers knowledge to your advantage. Here is the play by play:

  1. Pick something you want or need to complete.
  2. Say the desire out loud or in your mind.
  3. Immediately followed by the Slogan, “I’m Lovin’ It” “Just Do It” etc.
  4. Do it again and again.

Examples:

  • “Broccoli JUST DO IT! I’m Lovin’ it!”
  • “Workout I’m Lovin’ It! JUST DO IT!”
  • “Start a Business JUST DO IT! I’m Lovin’ It!”

Remember companies flash these slogan’s over and over on billboards, TV commercials, banner ads and more. Do the same for what you want, repeat your slogans over and over. Persuade yourself to get really desire and deserve.

Simple, now I’m sure your really understand that advertisers are smart, and you can use their brains as well as the MILLIONS of dollars they have spent to make your life better. On your terms not theirs! Have fun and “JUST DO IT!”

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