THE LACK OF understanding the inner workings of your mind will cost you unnecessary frustration and disappointment. Your financial success or failure in your dealings does not depend on the amount of formal education received or hard work invested in your business. For example, if you tackle your money challenges by believing “I just need to find more ways to bring in additional income,” it won’t necessarily work. That approach is treating the symptom, not the cause. The cause is the script playing in your head. It is your hidden self-image, beliefs, thoughts, and emotions driving your behavior and most importantly your results.


Most people would reply the brain is the mind, or the mind resides in the brain. But do we actually see the mind in our heads? No. The brain is part of the mind and it functions as an electrical switching station that filters and organizes our perception of reality. Therefore, the mind is not a thing but an “activity.” Our physical body and the material world are the solidified expression of the activity of the mind like thinking and reasoning.
For clarity and illustration purposes, imagine the workings of the mind in three distinct yet interconnected parts.

1.Conscious or Intellectual Mind: This is the reasoning and deciphering part of our minds. Each of us observes the world uniquely through our brains and assigns meaning from our sensory input of sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. The conscious mind possesses the remarkable ability to choose how to react, imagine new thoughts, and accept or reject data from the surrounding environment.

2.Subconscious or Emotional Mind: The subconscious mind works quite differently from its intellectual counterpart. It has no ability to reject data and does not judge the information as bad or good. Additionally, it can’t differentiate between what is real or imagined either. The subconscious realm is where the magic happens. Whatever the subconscious mind believes, you accept it as undisputed fact. Whatever pictures the inner mind holds, those images clings true for you in the outer world.

3.Physical or Material World: The body or material “stuff” is a direct result of mental activities. In terms of money, your financial health is a reflection of past psychological programming. This conditioning is typically from your childhood stemming from your primary caretakers, ancestors, and culture. Children from birth to around age seven are in a hypnotic state. They soak up millions of pieces of data into their subconscious mind through repetition, observation, play or sometimes traumatic experiences. Some scientist believes that ninety percent of adult behaviors and actions come directly from those early childhood programs.

You may be wondering at this point, “Okay, that was interesting so how is this information going to help me and my business?” The good news is we have the ability to change our minds and reprogram our beliefs. This means we can no longer remain helpless victims of our negative thoughts and self-image. The advantage of this awareness is that we have the opportunity to regain our personal power to transform the quality of our life and financial success.

Next time, when and if you become “stuck” in your business, recognize there may be some hidden internal programs hindering you from achieving your goals. The solution is to locate those limiting beliefs and release the emotional charge around it. After that, impress a desirable thought and outcome onto your subconscious mind. This can be achieved with affirmations, visualization, or other techniques that affect the subconscious mind.
Presently, you may be wondering “That sounds good. However, is change really possible?” Well, current medical science acknowledges the possibility. Look at this definition of neuroplasticity by

“Neuroplasticity: The brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in their environment.”

If an injured brain can adapt to its environment for survival, imagine our cranial nerve connections rewiring itself by our positive intentions. The implication is that our mind and brain absolutely has the ability to change!

In summary, many industrious business people are uninformed on how the mind essentially works. They are unaware their financial prosperity is an expression of what is going on inside their minds, not outside circumstances. Fortunately, each able person has the innate capability to alter their programming and with increased awareness implant alternative ideas at the source.

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