Scott Ginsberg is celebrating wearing his name tag for 2,500 days today. For those of you who aren't familiar with the 20-something entrepreneur – he learned early on that wearing a name tag makes you more approachable and he's crafted a successful speaking and writing career out of teaching others how to be more approachable.
Since my vacation last month I've been started each day by speaking out loud my positive intention statements. They are written in the present tense – not as something I'm striving for. I read recently that if a bar advertises FREE BEER TOMORROW when do the customers ever get free beer?
So I don't want to someday be a success – I state in resounding fashion that I'm successful today.
In one of my myriad of daily The Wealthy Spirit by Chellie Campbell, the read the story of the Diner of the Universe. In this special diner whatever you order – you get.books that I'm currently reading (frankly by the time I finish reading the day's words of wisdom in all the books I have it's practically tomorrow!),
The first customer, when asked for his order, hems and haws and finally says "I don't really know what I want and I can't make a mistake." So the waitress orders a plate of don'ts and can'ts.
The second customer states his order clearly: "I'll have the talent and the drive and determination to be a successful writer that helps lots of people and makes me rich."
He gets a plate of success rolled in dough.
What's your order?
It sounds corny, as Scott points out, to say what you want. To put it in writing and create a daily ritual of reading it outloud – but that's how we internalize our beliefs and begin the slow process of living the life we desire.
Here's Scott's quick list of things to do and say to attract more of what you want in life. Corny? I don't think so.
1. If someone says "No!" the next word out of your mouth should be "Next!"
2. Don't say, "Ouch!" say, "Ah-ha!"
3. Enjoy, don't compare.
4. Don't say, "What's going to happen to me?" say, "What can I do?"
5. Don't say, "What if I can't?" say, "How can I?"
6. Next time someone challenges your attitude by saying, "Don't you ever worry that…" say "No!" no matter what.
7. Whenever something happens to you (good OR bad) ask yourself, "Now what else does this make possible?"
8. Also ask yourself, "What do I have to become to get all that I want?"
9. Next time someone tells you that something you created SUCKS, smile and say, "I respect your opinion of my work."
Deborah Chaddock Brown