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EP 407 Secret to Making Those Stupid Affirmations Work


This episode is about how to use affirmations to help achieve success in the business world. The host, Tracy Brinkmann, is an experienced entrepreneur and coach who started the Dark Horse Entrepreneur Podcast to help entrepreneurs, coaches, and course creators battle technology overwhelmed procrastination and imposter syndrome. Tracy believes that driven entrepreneurs and those looking to start, restart, or Kickstart their business need to level up their marketing skills and take action in order to build their business into the empire it deserves to be. However, Tracy acknowledges that along the way, entrepreneurs will hit walls and will have to decide how to proceed in order to get past the obstacle. Tracy concludes by offering three secret steps plus a bonus secret to make affirmations into declarations of achievement.


Tracy is giving three tips and one secret to make affirmations work effectively. The tips are to state the affirmations in the present tense, to believe in what you are saying, and to make them personal and specific. The secret is a tool for those who are uncomfortable reading the affirmations out loud which works every time. Affirmations are positive statements that focus on what you want to achieve and feel in your life and by stating them in the present tense and believing in them, they can help align your body and mind with the desired outcomes.


Affirmations can be a powerful tool to create positive change in your life, but they are not a substitute for action. To make affirmations work effectively, you need to focus on three things. First, make sure the affirmation is stated in the present tense. Second, believe in the truth of the affirmation. Third, take action towards the goal. To reinforce the power of your affirmations, repeat them often and focus on the positive feelings they evoke. Taking action is key to making affirmations work as it brings them to life.


Affirmations are a great tool for helping us manifest our desired outcomes, but it is important to craft them in the present tense. This is because our subconscious mind operates in the now, and is more receptive to suggestions that are framed in the present. Affirmations should be stated as if the desired outcome has already happened or is currently happening, for example, instead of saying I will be successful say I am successful. It is also important to believe in the affirmation and its possibility, as this will send a signal to your subconscious mind that it is something that is important to you and that you are committed to making it happen.



0:00:00   “Unlock the Secret to Making Affirmations Work: 3 Steps Plus a Bonus Secret”

0:02:37   “Using Affirmations to Achieve Your Goals”

0:04:59   Using Affirmations to Create Positive Change in Your Life

0:06:30   “The Power of Present Tense Affirmations: How to Make Them Work Effectively”

0:11:42   “The Power of Affirmations and Visualization: Strengthening Your Beliefs”

0:13:11   “The Power of Affirmations: How to Make Them Work for You”

0:18:08   Heading: Making Affirmations Work Effectively for Business Success

0:20:10   Conversation on the Power of Affirmations for Entrepreneurs

0:22:20   “Using Affirmations to Achieve Your Goals: A Step-by-Step Guide”

0:26:05   Episode Summary: Affirmations and Subscriber Ratings



So his coach and his infinite wisdom patiently explained the three steps I just explained to you to making affirmations work effectively, stating, affirmations need to be in the president. You got to believe in what you’re saying. You got to take some action. And then the entrepreneur getting this information from his coach was excited to put these steps into practice and boost their chances of success in business.. But as the discussion continued, the entrepreneur couldn’t help but think of their business goals. They’re like, wait a minute. I can use affirmations to make my business successful. Of course you can, the coach replied. You can create affirmations that focus on specific business goals, like increasing sales, increasing customer loyalty, and expanding your customer base. This isn’t always about right how fat you are, how tall you are, how confident you are.


So by staying open and flexible, you can take advantage of these opportunities and bring your affirmations to life, right? It’s like a it’s like J. R. Tolkien when he put pen in the paper and he brought all those characters in The Hobbit to life, not just up on the silver screen that we see nowadays, but if you’ve ever read the book, right? Those were his affirmations. He brought them to life. So what I’m saying, in summary, is that taking action is a critical component to making affirmations work effectively.


These actions help to reinforce the belief and the truth of your affirmation that you are healthy and fit. And it makes it far more likely that you will see the results that you’re looking for. Now, it’s also important that you stay open to the opportunities that will arise. Because now your brain is saying, okay, this is important to you. You’re paying attention to it, and you’re taking action to it. So opportunities that are going to arise as you work toward your goals, sometimes the universe and its infinite intelligence will present you with an unexpected opportunity that can help you to achieve your desires far more quickly, way easier than you ever thought possible.


Now, taking action doesn’t necessarily mean taking those giant leaps towards your goals. It could even mean making those small daily changes, little tweaks to your daily routine that align the direction you’re taking and the actions you’re taking every single day to your desired outcome. Or it could help you in taking consistent steps towards your goal every single day. The important thing is to be proactive in moving towards your desired outcome.. Now, of course, you need to know what that desired outcome is, and I spent quite a bit of time talking about that. Oh, gosh way back in episode 176, the IChart Method of Goal Setting. And then episode 398, the I Chart Method for goal Setting and achievement. So I give it to you twice, a little differently each time. So go back and check those out. I don’t want to belabor that particular topic again and make this episode an hour and a half long, but you get my point.


When you believe in your affirmation, you’re sending that signal back up to your subconscious mind. That amazing tool between your ears that this is something that is important to you and that you’re not only committed to making it happen, but you desire to make it happen. As a result, your subconscious mind is going to work to align your thoughts, your beliefs, and your behaviors. Let me say that again.. Your thoughts, your beliefs, and your behaviors with the affirmation making it more likely to come into your life. You’re going to start seeing things that you probably hadn’t paid attention to before. You’re going to start believing things that maybe you doubted before, and you’re going to start doing things maybe you hadn’t done. On the other hand, if you don’t believe in the truth of the affirmation, it’s this to be honest, this is not. Your subconscious mind is going to be less likely to even respond to it. And maybe that’s why you’re still listening to this about twelve minutes in.