It Really Ain't Me.
If you have followed me for some time you know I explain how it doesn't take long to teach people how to become wealthy or at least improve their finances. If you are good at taking notes I can do it over a nice dinner. You would know what to do or at least enough to create a good action plan to follow. The problem is with that action plan. It takes action.
We all have a subconscious mind. If you are conscious, you also have a subconscious mind and there are even some things that point to you having a subconscious mind even if you are never conscious, but simply are alive.
The subconscious mind really runs and sometimes ruins our lives. It ain't me that ate that cheesecake, it was my subconscious mind, it was the other guy or gal that did it. Reminds me of Flip Wilson, the comedian of the 70's that was always saying, “The Devil made me do it!”
Realizing you have a subconscious mind and trying to get it to go along with your goals, like losing weight, exercising, stopping smoking or whatever you want to change is a lot like being married. Marriage or at least serious dating. You are going to spend a lot of time trying to get your significant other to do what you want them to do.
How do you get someone you are married to, to actually do what you want them to do? Several things come to mind. Nagging, which is actually repetition. Logical arguments, which is changing the meaning of things, which I do in sessions for smokers, weight loss clients and a lot of others. That cheesecake long term is not going to be a positive experience. Trading, which I do with smokers, addiction and other clients. Think of me as a marriage counselor for you and your subconscious mind.
Coaching is big too. In marriage we might call it counseling. There are actually changes that occur in your brain when you are in a good coaching session. It creates new activity. You become more mindful of what you are doing and the consequences of your action. Sort of a more whole brain you.
A happy relationship or marriage between you and your subconscious mind.
This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
Best and be blest,
Scott Hogue CChH
Scott Hogue is a Strategic Life Coach, an Author and a Certified Christian Hypnotist.