Category Archives: Positive Affirmations

Yes! Everything Can Be Different And Better In An Instant!

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“We can change in seconds. Transformation is instantaneous! We can have miracles anytime! The problem is most of us don’t believe it. Do you? Does your being resound with YES!!! OR do you go, ‘yeah, I wish…’ We have been discussing beliefs lately and I’d like to continue. The reason we don’t change rapidly is we don’t believe we can.

According to ancient and modern texts change, enlightenment, transformation, miracles can and do all happen quickly. We do not have to struggle along or incrementally make changes day after day week after week. Change can be right now! Still, most of us don’t think so. That is precisely why it doesn’t happen that way.

If You Think You Can Or You Think You Can’t You Are Right

When we think about changing or our lives and what we want many of us think, ‘you have to work hard, climb the success ladder, be lucky, know someone, and even then nothing is for certain’. When it comes to change we think, ‘well, maybe for someone else, doesn’t work that way for me, it is too hard, too costly,’ or any number of reasons.

When we consider change and transformation our paradigms kick in; our collection of beliefs and attitudes, our unconscious, subconscious, habitual thinking we grew up with, and mostly adopted from others, kicks in. That is what it is supposed to do. Remember, the Reticular Activating System.

The RAS looks for proof in the world for whatever you believe or hold in your mind. If you think it is tough and not likely, well then your RAS will prove you right. Therein is the rub. Most of us don’t think fast, instant change or manifestation is possible, we believe a myriad of other things, so we don’t get to experience it.

‘Oh My, How The World Still Dearly Loves A Cage.’ Tess Lynch

Napoleon Hill said you could develop faith and come to believe anything if you repeated it to yourself enough times while feeling strong emotion. This is the process of autosuggestion and it is an ongoing process. One of the reasons we already get the results and circumstances we live with. It works for the negative or the positive.

If we were to imagine change as fast, see ourselves quickly transformed, repeat emotionally charged affirmations that change is quick, easy and fun, we could begin to discover a new world opening up.

If we have as mantras that we are open to instantaneous transformation and manifestation and that anything can happen, anytime, easily and without effort, perhaps, we would come to believe that.

It has been said, a lie repeated often enough gets substituted for the truth. So we need to change our beliefs. STOP! Right there. SOme of you readers, some people instantly think that will be difficult. AND so it is. For those who think it will be fun and easy SO IT IS.

‘For As He Thinketh In His Heart So Is He’ Proverbs 23:7

The key is to decide what you want for yourself and for your world and to assert and declare it. Deliberately create it. Deliberately create your life and experience don’t allow it to be haphazard.

Own it. Command it! Make it so! YES, your old conditioning might do anything and everything to prevent you from changing. The thought gurus will tell you that. They will say, ‘you need to work hard to get at that deep unconscious programming that holds you back.’ Thy’ll tell you they have the secret why The Secret doesn’t work.

Maybe yes, maybe no. Maybe, it is all up to you and what you THINK about it. What you believe will be the case is what you will get. Maybe, change is easy, fun, effortless and quick. I suggest you decide. CHOOSE! Then maintain it. Yes, you might encounter opposition but don’t let that derail or deter you. You determine how you want it to be.

You Are Where Your Thoughts Brought You

BE a deliberate creator and determine what the circumstances will be instead of being a victim of circumstances and whining and making excuses.  You don’t have to live from old conditioning. You can completely transform. BUT maybe only if you believe it is possible. Maybe, even if you don’t believe it is. Hmmmmm?

You have to open the window of possibility even just a bit. A crack. Consider this, water run through a small opening, as in a small tube, increases the pressure and what can be accomplished. Water run through a small opening can cut steel. You might be amazed at how life transforms when you open up to the tiny possibility that it can.

We’ll discuss this some more in upcoming posts. For now, see if you can’t find ways, inside you, to delight in how marvelously easy it is to entertain positive thoughts of gratitude. Celebrate and delight in everything. Take it all lightly, have fun and enjoy! Live and love and laugh!” Rex Sikes

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Tips To Make Good Things Happen For You!

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“How do we make things happen? How do we attract? How do we create? The process is quite simple. The fact is many people mess it up by getting in their own way. They believe it must be hard. They think, ‘it can’t be this simple’. So they go about proving themselves right.

After all the unconscious mind makes no judgements. The unconscious mind just agrees with you. If you think it is simple your unconscious says, ‘yep, it’s simple!’ If you think, ‘boy this is hard.’ Your unconscious thinks, ‘yep, boy this is hard!’ It’s job is to agree with you and find agreement with you out in the real world.

So how do you get what you want? How do you make it happen?

Visualize the good you desire in your life. See it, hear it, feel it. Imagine the good you want is already yours. You have it right now. NOT in the future, sometime, somewhere, but right here and now!

What You See Is What You Get

Affirm it.  The quickest way to be what you want to be is to say ‘I am’ what you want to be. Declare it. Affirm yourself to be it right now. Whatever follows ‘I am’ or ‘I have’ is your affirmation. Your mantra, that which you repeat over and over.

See it, visualize it fully, and declare it. What you think about you bring about! Feel all the wonderful feelings that accompany having it right now. Enjoy these feelings. Feel these and think about your desire. You become what you think about most.

For example. Imagine you played and won the lottery. You get a call that tells you in a couple weeks you are going to get a check for millions of dollars. How do you feel getting this news? I bet pretty good. I bet, too, you imagine many things you would do with that money. Right?

What You Say Is What You Get

Now consider this as well. NOTHING in your daily life has changed other than you got this news. Your life is exactly the same as it was before the news. The money is yours that is certain. BUT you do not have any of it yet. It is coming. BUT it is yours right now too. You can feel it. Your entire life changes. You vibrate with energy and enthusiasm.

These are the kind of feelings and expectations you want to have when it comes to your desires. You want to feel it already belongs to you and you are thrilled. It feels incredible! Savor and bask and enjoy these feelings. You know it is coming. There is nothing left to do but allow it to arrive. You expect it completely!

You live with eager anticipation because you now it is coming. You don’t doubt it because you know it is happening. You don’t have to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps to believe it because you know it is yours already. You accept it. ALL you have to actually do is receive it.

What You Feel Is What You Get

If you were just told you won the lottery you wouldn’t declare or think ‘someday I am going to be rich’ you’d think ‘I AM RICH! I AM SO RICH! I HAVE LOTS OF MONEY!’ You would state what you have (lots of money).  You would most likely ignore present circumstances, except you’d imagine paying off any bills and still being rich.

You have not yet received as much as an actual penny but you know the money is yours. Yet, you don’t let that deter you from feeling marvelous and celebrating. In an instant your life is entirely transformed.

This is how we make it happen. We live it first within our imagination fully. What we think about we bring about. Our powerful, joyful enthusiastic, thrilled feelings open the floodgates. Our detailed visualization and our declarations pinpoint what we want. We make it happen from the inside out.

From Within So Without

That is it. Sadly, people second guess, doubt, give up, try to make it work, figure it out, add extra effort, and all that does is muck it up and push it away. We see it and claim it! It is knowing that it is ours that creates the excitement. If you doubt it you don’t know it is yours yet.

If you are having trouble believing then create smaller more believable things. Pick something you can believe happens and make it happen. For example you may find it difficult to believe you can be a millionaire in a couple years but you don’t have any problem imagining that you could earn two hundred extra dollars in the next couple months.

Start with making the 200 happen. Then increase it. Only as large and as quickly as you are able to maintain your belief in it. Pick up wins as you go a long. That will convince you of your power to make things happen. How can you tell you believe it? How do you feel? If you feel ecstatic you do. If you feel less than glorious it isn’t likely you do.

Last thing for today. Don’t specify how it is to arrive. My example was you won the lottery. If you put all your hope and faith into winning the lottery I wish you luck. You might or you might not. If you don’t and you get discouraged then you will have truly lost out.

Relax, Let Go And Transform

Don’t specify how it happens. Simply, trust that it does. How it does, you don’t know and you could care less. Get out of your own way. Don’t put any conditions on it. Simply, enjoy it and vibrate positively with it. The less you dictate how it must be the quicker you will get it.

Let go and give in. Allow. Receive. Enjoy. Celebrate between now and whenever it arrives. Be happy, delighted, positive and patient. You did the creative work inside now celebrate and let it all come together. We’ll discuss more in future posts. Meanwhile, live, be happy, celebrate and delight!

The quickest way to get what you want is to be it! Be filled with gratitude and joy. May all your dreams and goals come true.” Rex Sikes

Delight in your day!

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A Few Positive Sayings To Make Your Day!

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“Today, I have gathered a few of my favorite sayings. I hope you enjoy these.  Most of these come from posters that were made to adorn our workshop walls. 

We become what we think about.

To know and not to do is to not know.

Action is the proper fruit of knowlege.

The more we do the more we can do.

A mind stretched to a new idea can never go back to it’s original dimension.

If you really want to do something you find a way; If you don’t you find an excuse.

You are where your thoughts take you.

The happiest people don’t necessarily have everything. They just make the best  of everything.

It is astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to happen.

Our self image and our habits go together. Change one and you automatically change the other.

The common denominator of success — the secret of success of every man who has ever been successful — lies in the fact that he formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do.

Be willing to listen to things about which you already know.

Every life has its dark and cheerful hours. Your level of happiness comes from choosing which to remember.

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?

Well, there you go. Some of my favorite quotes off the top of my head. None of them are mind but they are one’s I like and remember. I hope these stimualte your thinking, inspire you and help you celebrate your day!” Rex Sikes

Make your day delightful!

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Success Tips & Principles You Can Use For Your Career & Life! (Audio Blog)

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“Today, I thought I would post an audio blog. This mp3 is on success tips and principles you can immediately use. I hope you enjoy listening instead of reading today. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Why did I record this. For those of you who don’t know I do an internet radio show, available as a podcast on itunes, called Rex Sikes’ Movie Beat. The purpose of that program is to assist filmmakers and actors by discussing movie and TV production from A-Z with working professionals. It is a marvelous learning program.

On this particular show day my guest did not appear. Rather than cancel I decided to use the time, on the spot, to share some important success principles I have used through the years.

This recording is completely extemporaneous. I spoke off the cuff, as it was not at all planned. I am seated at my microphone and am fairly subdued or laid back.

There are some show comments regarding my guest not showing up and then I start discussing success principles as a topic at  about 5:48 into the recording. You can skip the beginning or you can listen to the entire program.

Regardless, I hope you make use of these principle. Utilize these to make you life and getting your dreams easier. I think you will be pleasantly surprised if you will apply these right away. Enjoy the program.

There is an ad in the beginning but you can skip it by placing your cursor at the 1 minute mark and the show will begin or skip to 5:48. I can’t do anything about the ads on the show.

Celebrate and be grateful! Listen, learn and enjoy! Make all your dreams come true.” Rex Sikes

Have  a fabulous day!

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If You Want To Be A Failure Just Say So – Otherwise – Do This!

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“How do you learn and remember things? Do you review? Do you imagine in your mind or say things over and over, repeating them to yourself? Do you re-live moments in your imagination?

The reason I ask is because it is how we use our minds that determines the results we get back.

I’ve been discussing the working of our Reticular Activating System (RAS) and it’s job to filter data and provide us the proof for our beliefs. It finds matches in the outer world for what we have going on in our inner world. You will recall this from previous posts.

If your inner world is drab, weak, stuck and broke, the RAS will work to confirm it. Your brain will work to keep you that way. If you make your inner world glorious and a celebration  the job of the RAS is to find opportunity and advantages. It confirms what already is!

You Are Where Your Thought Brought You

Thoughts precedes action. Thoughts come first and produce your feelings. What you and I think we become. What you focus on expands. Whether conscious or unconscious the predominant thoughts you think are driving how you feel. These run the show.

Your pictures, images, thoughts and words, combined with your feelings are powerful. These determine the quality of your life. What you see and what you say and what you feel is what you get. The results you get in the outer world are first determined by the quality of your inner world. It is not the other way around.

You manufacture it in your imagination, declare it and assert it by what you say and how much time you dwell on it, and lock it in with your feelings.  The results you get in the world start inside you. You are a dream or a nightmare factory.

You Will Be Where Your Thoughts Take You

Your feelings drive your subconscious and determine what you pay attention to in the real world. Your feelings determine what you create and attract. It is important to feel incredible. When you do you open the windows to all good.

If you think ‘I sabotage myself’ you will. If you think ‘I am a failure’ you will be. If you think ‘I am a gracious receiver’ you will be. If you think ‘all good things, expected and unexpected, come to me’ then that is what you will get. You determine the results you get back.

For far too many people the interior is dull and shabby so they get dull and shabby results. Once they get those dull and shabby results they react to them with less than glorious feelings thereby producing more of the same less than glorious feelings and results.

You Cannot Escape The Power Of Your Thoughts

It becomes a vicious cycle until we decide to change it. That decision can revolutionize our life! The instant you truly decide to change your life transformation has begun. In that moment you can begin to wake up to a new, different and better reality.

YOU determine your inner AND YOUR outer reality. YOU and you alone. If you think ‘I am a success’ you will be. It is what you imagine and declare yourself to be. You decide what is! You are the only one who makes that decision. YOU define you and your life.

Most people don’t want to hear this. They want to blame the economy, their parents, the government, their spouse or neighbors etc. They make others the culprits. We grew up hearing those around us blame others so it is natural but not correct.

You Can Control You Thoughts And Make Them Work For You

Nothing absolutely will change unless and until you do! Granted you, as some have, may get lucky. It is quite rare. So if you are willing to sit around wallowing and waiting until you do that is your choice. You’d be better off taking charge and control of your life.

Each instant you have a choice about what your life is going to be. Each moment you have a choice about who you are and what you can accomplish. You really do determine if your dreams or nightmares come true. It’s due to where you put your energy.

It is completely up to you. That is either good or bad news to you. If you want your life to change YOU and you alone MUST change things in your life. No one else can do it for you. Excuses and blaming won’t help. Only by taking responsibility for yourself will.

Place your attention on the one who makes the difference. YOU and evolve yourself into the kind of person who is able to make their goals and dreams come true. YOU can be, do and have anything in life! Dream big and make your big dreams come true.

Whatever You Do It Is Up To You – Decide

Inside these blog pages are so many tips and suggestions, secrets and golden nuggets for how you do this. Life can be so beautiful and so wonderful. You can enjoy and delight in so much. Don’t miss out claim it! Revel in all the abundant goodness there is.

If this blog serves to kick you in the butt to make your life more glorious  I am happy. That is what it is intended to be: a reminder of how great and powerful you truly are. So never live below your means when it comes to your authentic self.

You are powerful. You are either creating discord or bliss. Perhaps, a 50/50 mix of both. You deserve more bliss. We all do. Realize that if you can create discord you can create harmony. It takes as much effort and energy to be stuck, or negative as it does to move forward positively. Celebrate everything and live your truth.” Rex Sikes

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What is something new you can focus on today?

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Start Using This Little Known Secret To Make Your Life Everything You Want

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“Hello. How are you today? I hope well. Did you happen to read my post yesterday? If not I would like you to go read it. If you have please read it again. The reason for this is that it speaks volumes to most of the issues people have. People have difficulty managing their self-talk and their talk with others.

Everything one says after ‘I am’, or ‘I have’ is a declaration. You are declaring how things are or how they will be. For example, how much energy do you feel when you say, ‘I am exhausted.’? Probably, not much, right? You aren’t going to feel raring to get up and go as you make that statement.

Whatever Follows I Am And I Have Is What You Get

While it may be a point of fact. You feel tired. Emphasizing it, doesn’t make you feel any better. Declaring it doesn’t make it go away. You may think you are simply announcing it but you are confirming it. Yes, that may have its use but it does much more. It keeps you where you are. You affirmed you are exhausted.

It engages your mental pictures and your imagination. It engages your feelings and reinforces them. Everything works together to keep you exhausted. You paint a picture of you being tired. Do you think your subconscious mind means only for this instant? What if it took it to mean in general, or all the time? Hmmmm.

Do you think I am being overly cautious? Perhaps, but why not just say, ‘I am going to get some wonderful rest and wake up refreshed.’ Why not say what we prefer or what we want or intend to happen. Create what we want instead of what we don’t want. Why not? I think learning how to think and speak what we want is important.

What You Say Is What You Get

I have quoted in these pages, ‘Speak only to bless, heal and prosper’. I don’t know who the author of the original quote is or if there is one. I use this statement a lot as a reminder. State only what you intend. Conceive of only what you intend to make or have happen in the present and future.

What if, instead of, ‘I am exhausted’ you stated, ‘I am broke.’? What if you thought in pictures, sounds and feelings, ‘I am never going to be able to make ends meet.’? What if these mental movies accompanied by feelings were literal commands to your subconscious mind? IS this what you want to command it to do?

Napoleon Hill stated, ‘Whatever you can conceive and believe you can achieve.’ This is true and it is a good thing and typically meant to demonstrate the positive power of human thought to create results. What if it is also true about the negative?  Whatever you conceive you can achieve.

What You See Is What You Get

I’d want to be a lot more careful what I think, wouldn’t you? I’d ONLY want to conceive of that which does bless, heal and prosper my self and others. Wouldn’t you?It is,of course, absolutely true about both the positive and the negative! So let’s pretend something. Let’s pretend I am being cautious because I may be.

Wouldn’t you prefer to err on the side of caution and only state what you intend to create for yourself? Wouldn’t you prefer to aim your mind, you beliefs, your words, feelings and actions at what you want to make happen for yourself instead of what you don’t want. Even, just in case? It’s better to be safe than sorry, right?

The point is you can’t think two thoughts at the same time. You cannot think a negative thought and a positive thought simultaneously. You will think one and then perhaps the other. Perhaps, not the other right away since birds of a feather flock together. It is more likely you think one way for a time being.

What You Feel Is What You Get

Wouldn’t you prefer to think and feel the best you could? Why even take a chance at feeling crappy? Think, picture, visualize what you want and intend! Speak and only speak what you want and intend! Feel only what you want to feel and intend! Then what you conceive of has the good chance of coming to be even quicker.

If you think negative and then positive and then negative and then… that is a formula for staying stuck. If you think, ‘I am sick of this’ it is a great way of affirming more of what you don’t want. You are commanding your subconscious mind to give you more of WHAT?

Do you think you are commanding better health? What did you just think, declare, assert and affirm? Seriously, what if what you think and say has a greater affect or effect on you than you could ever imagine? What then?  What if there are literal consequences to how and what we think?

Repetition Is The Mother Of Habit

AND especially how and what we think repeatedly and for how long and how often? Do you think it is even useful to think or speak like that? The bottom line is to stop speaking and talking about things you don’t want in life. Stop reinforcing grievances and issues. Stop carrying around the crappy things that happen during the day.

Stop sharing them with others. LET THEM GO! Drop them for good. Shit happened so what? Move on! Get over it and get on with creating what you want instead. Don’t declare, don’t assert, don’t re-live repeatedly anything you do not want to have more of. ONLY declare, assert and re-live repeatedly that which you DO want more of.

You are a powerful creator! You may not even realize it fully, yet. BUT YOU ARE! YOU ARE A POWERFUL CREATOR! When you fully realize that everything you have or don’t have, is and has always been up to you, is when you will come into your power, your true power. Your full power!

Taking Responsibility Is You True Power

In that instant, when you take total acceptance of responsibility you will discover an entire new world open up to you. You will then decide to only conceive and believe and achieve what you intend to have in your life. You will begin to create an entire new positive and wonderful life.

You will stop engaging in activities that waste your time and zap your energy. You will stop creating more crap and start creating and accepting and having more positive wonderful moments. Life IS wonderful! We are so much more powerful than we have ever been taught to realize.

We put all the power outside of ourselves. We put it onto others and circumstances and think, ‘it’s not my fault’. It would be far more practical and beneficial to accept responsibility for it AND change it than to lay blame and accept it as a victim. Things will change when you do.

To Know And Not To Do Is Not To Know

Why do I say this is a little known secret? Because to know it and not do it is to not know it. If you know it and don’t implement it you never fully understood it. If you haven’t used it you can’t know its power! You only know about it. You can read of a far off country and know about it but never having visited there means you don’t actually know that country. To know and not to do is to not know.

If we want to ensure things remain the same then we remain the same. If you want to ensure life is more wonderful than you can even presently imagine then claim your power. Begin living from your power. Stop creating the crap and start creating the gold. Stop talking crap  and start talking blessings. You can do it. We all can. Life is grand when we make it that way. Do it today!” Rex Sikes

Radiate and illuminate today!

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What You See Is What You Get: How To See It!

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“How do you make changes and get what you want? That seems to be on a lot of minds? What do I do? How should I think about it? What if I don’t visualize well? Can you help me? These and other questions I get asked a lot by clients and at speaking events or workshops.

Yesterday, a client emailed me asking how to think about getting a new job. How should she create it in her mind or use the Law Of Attraction to land the kind of ideal job she wants. Should she use a vision board? What can she do?

She stated she doesn’t see her pictures. I thought I’d include the answer here as a sample of what you can do. I said, YES, a vision board can help. Absolutely, this is a great practice. Plus, she has had success using one in the past. SO that is good news.

Writing Helps You Visualize

I also suggested the person visualize what they wanted ‘as if’ they already had it all right now. Life is perfect and she is working the perfect job. Imagine what that is like in detail. Because she stated she didn’t see anything I suggested she write it in a journal. Not only once but write it down daily. This is an amazing practice.

Record what she experienced and how she feels when everything is perfect. Fully Imagine already having that perfect job. Describe it in detail. Write down what she does, who is around her, what it is like working there AND HOW IT FEELS!

I gave her some sample text instructing her to put it in her own words. After all, it is her perfect job, not mine. I suggested  she might write some things like this. ‘I love my co-workers they are so cool. I appreciate how we support each other and interact. I look forward each day to seeing them.’

‘I love going to work it makes me feel extra special. I smile as I approach the place because I know I will have a great day with great people doing work and helping others.’

It Is What You Are Feeling That Is Most Important

‘I love the money this new job pays me. I enjoy having money coming in. Imagine being able to do something I enjoy so much and make good money doing it. I am blessed.’

So each day write more about it. Each day write and feel wonderful for five minutes or more. The more the better. As long as you feel the wonderful feelings while you are doing it. It is all about the feelings you have.

I explained that you write to help yourself visualize what you want and to feel all the incredible feelings you would feel as you live this reality. Remember, you are answering the question, ‘if life were perfect how would you feel?’ What are you doing and what are you grateful for?

We Are Always Using Affirmations 

I then suggested she use ‘I am’ and ‘I have’ statements to continue to create what she wants. Anything that follows ‘I am’ or ‘I have’ is what we experience. Unfortunately, too many people make horribly negative ‘I am’ and ‘I have’ statements.

People affirm what they don’t want all the time. They say things such as, ‘I am broke.’ ‘I have no money.’ ‘I have too many bills.’ ‘I am stupid’ or ‘Why am I so stupid?’ the sad list goes on and on. It is no wonder they keep getting more of the same. Birds of a feather flock together.

I suggested these statements as example. ‘I am happy in my job. I have lots of happy experiences because of the people I am interacting with. I am contributing and adding value to my employers. This always makes me feel wonderful.’

Learn To Use Affirmations To Get What You Want

‘I have all the right talents to work in this arena. I am confident and happy. I love and appreciate everything this job brings me. I attract the right people to me. I am surrounded by good friends. I am brave and confident.’

‘I can control my thoughts. I am in charge. I can learn to do anything I put my mind to. I am resourceful. I have all the money I need and more keeps coming to me. I feel secure. I am creative. I am peaceful and relaxed.’

I told her you can do this! Watch your thoughts and feelings. Whenever you are feeling less than glorious change what you are thinking about to something positive. Stop the negativity. Rephrase whatever you are thinking about into the positive.

Learn to Use ‘As If’ To Create The Results You Want

Your feelings are a great indicator of your thoughts. Your feelings let you know, whether you feel good or not, whether you are thinking positive or not. Less than good means less than positive. Stop, take a breath and change it.

Ask positive Directed Questions™ which lead your mind where you want it to go. If at first, you have difficulty accepting or believing the other powerful affirmations use questions.  ‘How soon can I enjoy discovering how truly resourceful I am?’

‘In how many ways can I find myself feeling blessed and excited?’ “How quickly will I amaze myself to find many different things I feel truly grateful for?’ ‘As I go through my day I wonder how surprised I might be to discover how much fun I can have that puts a smile on my face and a song in my heart?’

Use Intentional Thinking Don’t Be Haphazard

Count your blessings and feel blessed. Take my examples and come up with your own. Watch what you think and say to yourself.  If it is less than glorious or what you DO NOT WANT change it.  Be in charge of your own mind. Think positive and keep thinking positive. Make it a habit by repeating it again and again.

You can do this! Drop by drop fills the tub. Think all blessings! Celebrate and enjoy! You will be amazed at how quickly you can create or attract and live the kind of life you want to live. When you aim your mind positively your mind finds opportunity and advantages in the outer world you would have otherwise missed.

Get your mind working for you. Program it to work for you. Write in your journal. Make positive affirmations and questions emphatically with positive emotion and enthusiasm. Once a habit it will continue to work for you automatically. Great News! DO IT!!!” Rex Sikes

What grand things will you discover today?

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What You Should Do: The Best Way To Spend Your Time!

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“What is most important? What should a person do? How best to use their time? These and other questions are certainly important.  Often, I am asked to consult or give advice. I am happy to provided I can be of service and provide value. I will attempt to answer these questions to the best of my ability.

The life you are living. You and your relationships. The people closest to you. These are important. If I had one word to give as advice that word would be ‘live’. Live your life fully. Make the most of the little moments and enjoy everything. Live, celebrate and live.

It is far too short to spend time worrying about what isn’t, what you don’t want and don’t have. What is important is to enjoy this experience as much as possible. Fill your life with love, laughter and lightness. Leave the seriousness behind. Drop anything that doesn’t make you feel better. Happiness is a choice. Choose it!

Sure, you have to pay bills and do what is necessary to live in society. So do it and learn to enjoy life anyway. You can either hate what you have to do or enjoy it. Make the best of it or at least don’t let it get you down. Spend less time in misery and more time enjoying.

Delight, love, live, laugh, learn, have as much fun and fascination as possible. Play and relax. You only go around once! Make the most of it. Celebrate, appreciate and be grateful.  Spend time with the people who you love and appreciate most doing things you enjoy.

It is so simple. Spend more of your time feeling good and life will be good. It is a no brainer. Focus on that which makes you feel wonderful. Think thoughts that make you feel good. Be positive and enjoy. It is simple. Be more positive than negative, more joyful than sad, more peaceful than angry. Be curious and play as a child does.

It is your life. You don’t have to, of course. It is only a suggestion for how you may want to spend the time you have here.  The more fun you have the more you can have. Don’t shirk your responsibilities simply add pleasure in more often. Stop being so serious. LIVE!!!” Rex Sikes

Be filled with passion today!

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What You Say Is What You Get!

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“Today’s blog is brief and to the point. Put a guard before your lips. Watch what you say. Speak only to bless, heal and prosper. Watch the water cooler talk and watch your self -talk. Do not speak about anything you would’t want to have happen.

Watch the whining and the blaming and the excuses. What you say is what you create. Anything that follows ‘I am’ is what you are. Consider this, you exclaim, ‘I am exhausted’. How do you feel?

Do you feel energized and ready to take on the world or tired and ready for bed? What you say is what you get! If you want energy it would be better to say ‘I am energy’ or ‘I am energized’ or ‘I am feeling great’ or ‘I am awake’ or ‘I am filled with passion’.

It may take a while for you to feel more awake if you are exhausted but it definitely works better to wake you up than stating, ‘I am exhausted, I need sleep. I am so tired. I can’t keep my eyes open. I have to rest. I am beat.’

Do you get it? Anything after I am is your declaration about yourself. It is your assertion. Who do you want to say you are. Many people call themselves losers. Do you want to do that? Then stop it. Watch what you say and only speak positive statements about yourself.

When you do your life will change. Especially, if you say them with passion and enthusiasm. Emotions drive these statements home to your subconscious. Feel the power when you declare ‘I am powerful!’

Do this as often as you can through the day. Be sure to do it when you arise and especially before you go to sleep. Your life will transform dynamically. It will happen as soon as it happens. Let go of when and consider it as planting seeds.

You will get a bountiful harvest. Make it a purposeful, powerful, positive, practice. Repeat it often for 30 or 60 or 90 days and you will have developed an incredible habit. You and your life will change. Do it! Pay close attention to what you say after ‘I am’.

Make it positive and say or speak ONLY what you want. Declare it! Assert it! Shout it! Live it! Be it! Imagine it in your mind and you will soon have it in your life. Everything starts with our thoughts. Speak only to Bless, Heal and Prosper! BECAUSE what you say IS what you get!” Rex Sikes

Have a marvelous day!

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Most People Have It Backwards, Do You? Stop Struggling – Start Succeeding!

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“If you are like most people you’d like to make positive changes in your career or in your life but you’re just not sure how to get started. Sadly, most people have it backwards. They put the cart before the horse. They effort, struggle and work their butts off yet still don’t make much progress. They are unable to move forward and they just are not happy.

They may be in debt and can’t seem to ever have enough money. They find themselves in relationships that are not fulfilling. They are overworked and stressed out. Whatever their issues are they stem from a typical mindset or paradigm.

Most of us were brought up believing this is the way it is. It is our paradigm. It is the only way we know. It is the Have, Do, Be mindset. If you are like most people, perhaps, you are struggling or frustrated with where you are in life. Maybe, you want something better but aren’t sure how to begin getting it.

Have, Do, Be Mindset

The majority of people believe that they must first have or acquire the things they want in order to be happy. They are taught that if they want good things, a car, a home, lots of money, the right lover, they need to work hard to get them.

Once they have them they will be able to do whatever they want which will allow them to be the way they want. Then they will be happy. So they work their butts off trying to get enough money, or the right house, or the right partner.

This mindset is the very cause of their problems. It delays happiness and puts it off. It brings about more of the struggle and hard times. It reinforces the current circumstances. For example, people think if they only have enough money it will allow them to do the things that will make them be happy.

The mindset they are living from is that they won’t be happy until they have something first. They are focused on lack. They are focused on not having what they want. What you focus on is what you get. So they remain unhappy and unfulfilled. They actually push happiness and success off and away from themselves.

For some reason others seem to be able to accomplish their dreams without stress and struggle. They seem to be able to arrive at success quite easily. What is the difference between these two groups of people?

Happy and successful people have a different mind set. They have one that works. It allows them to create and attract more happiness, wealth, success, and wonderful things into their life. It is just the opposite of the one described.

Be, Do, Have Mindset

These people know that they must FIRST focus on being. They know you must be (think and feel) happy or successful first. This is the prerequisite before you are able to see any changes in life. Be it first!

Once you are happy then you will naturally do the right things to get the things you want to have. The actions you take will be congruent or in alignment with how you think and feel.

The actions will seem easy, almost effortless, because they stem from the happiness you are already experiencing. The end result is because of who you are, the happy successful person, and the positive actions you are taking. You begin to manifest the things you want to have. Happiness and change starts from within you!

The model, Have, Do, Be means you put off being happy and successful for another day. It comes at another time. You delay it while you attempt to get those things that you think will make you happy. Plus, and this is a big point. The happiness one experiences comes from things outside of themselves.

In the Be, Do Have mindset happiness is immediate. It is in the here and now. It is within you. You are happy because of what you are thinking and feeling. You are in charge. Because you feel happy and successful you are much more able to do what is necessary to create what you want.

Because you are in control, because your power comes from within you, and you are happy and positive you are better able to create and attract and take advantage of favorable circumstances. You don’t have to wait to be fulfilled because you are fulfilled now!

When you operate from this place your ability to change for the better accelerates. If you BE as if you already have what you want you will naturally DO what you need to in order to accomplish your goals or get what you want to HAVE.

Happiness Comes From Within You

Your happiness comes from within you. Your happiness is independent of the world and of anything that occurs in the world. I repeat your happiness comes from within you no matter what the circumstances are.

When happiness and success are delayed and dependent of things or circumstances outside of you, people may get what they think will make them happy, only to discover they still are unhappy. They have stuff but still feel empty.

A multimillionaire told me to my face one evening in his home, “I have all this money. I thought it would make me happy. I was lucky I made the money. At the end of the day, I have this money but I am still me. I am not happy with who I am. I got lots but I am still me’.

This is sad because this gentleman truly is at the top of his game and renown in his field. He had anything that anyone could want to have but still was not pleased. He wanted himself to be better and he needed some help in this area. That is why he sought me out.

Eventually, he adopted the Be, Do, Have paradigm and made some profound personal changes. The fact of the matter IS Being comes first. This is just the way it is. Accept it! You correct yourself first.

You be happy, you be confident, you be loving, you be successful first. Then you can have more. The same is true for the other more useful paradigm. If you are happy first you will bring more of it about. it will expand.

Happiness Is A Choice

Happiness is a choice. You are in control of your thoughts and feelings. You choose to BE happy. So you will add to your happiness. From your happy and successful place you will do those things you love and enjoy and are passionate about.

You will be happy with whatever you have but because you are count your blessings you will have more things to count. This is why it is said, ‘those who have will be given more’, it hardly seems fair but that is how it works. Mindset, thought precedes everything else.

This blog site has page after page, article after article, on how to develop the right mind set. I have shared countless practices, methods and things  you can do on a regular basis to evolve yourself and become who you want to become. Time and time again, I remind you that you can be, do and have anything you want in life. So do it! Focus on BEING first and everything else will follow. Begin today!” Rex Sikes

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