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John Assaraf – Train Your Brain To Make More Money – Transcript
So, many people ask me: Is it possible to train your brain to help you make more money? And the answer is: YES.
Maybe I could share a story with you of how I started to train my own brain to help me make more money.
It started with setting some goals for the kind of lifestyle that I wanted to live. And my mentor Walter Schneider, many years ago… was a very, very successful businessman.
He said: in order to achieve your goals, first you have to have the clarity of what they are.
So let’s say you have a financial goal of making, let’s say $100.000/year. That’s about $8.500/month, or about $2,150 every week that you want to earn. And let’s say you’re not earning that right now.
One of the things you can do to train your brain to help you make that amount of money is, first and foremost to get clear on the exact amount you want to earn, whether it’s per week, per month or per year. That’s step #1.
Create a simple affirmation that goes like this:
“I am so happy and grateful for the fact that I am now earning _______ per month.”
Simple affirmation. And what I want you to do, is I want you to read that affirmation every single morning, 5 to 10 times and every single night before you go to bed 5 to 10 times. And as you read that affirmation I want you to close your eyes and I want you to practice mentally rehearse you receiving that money in the form of a check or cash, or in your bank account and see the money going into your bank account.
I want you to feel what it feels like to consistently have that amount of money per month coming into your bank account. And you can choose whatever amount you want by the way.
As you close your eyes and you visualize that money coming into your account, what I also want you to visualize is the impact that that amount of money will have on your life, your family’s life, your friends’ life, the community that you live in and the charities that you want to support.
Get totally into a mental movie, add the emotions, as if you were a Hollywood actor/actress pretending that that was really happening.
So you’d read your affirmation: I’m so happy and grateful for the fact that I’m now earning ________ per month… and as you do that and you repeat that, mentally rehearse, visualize what that looks like.
And what that does is that primes your brain to see and feel as if it is real right now. That activates the different parts of your brain, specifically the left pre-frontal cortex which is the genius, CEO, Einstein part of your brain that can actually help you figure out how to achieve that goal and dream.
So if you do that in the morning and the night before bed… morning upon waking up, nighttime before bed, you start to prime your brain with an affirmation, with a mental rehearsal, and you will cognitively prime your brain.
And if you want a bonus step, what I want you to do is take a vision board, either on your computer or a physical board and cut out some pictures of what lifestyle earning ______ per month will allow you to live.
What kind of car would you drive?
What kind of places would you go vacationing?
What kind of home would you live in?
What kind of charities would you support?
Get pictures of what the outcome of earning _____ per month is, or _______ per year, and start to see yourself in that scenario and act as if it is real right now.
And then, every day ask yourself a question:
What can I do today to make that amount of income a reality?
And take one or two action steps towards making that a reality.
So the physical actions in addition to the mental rehearsal, with affirmations and mental rehearsals, visualizations is one of the best ways to start priming your brain to achieve the financial goals you have.