Today’s Affirmation: “I gratefully receive and enjoy life’s surprise packages!” I’m a city girl. Born and bred in suburbia, visits to the country were visits to another planet—rare and alien. Then I met Stan, who was raised on a farm in Montana. As our relationship progressed, he suggested a visit to the farm to visit his parents.
Today’s Affirmation: “All my dues are paid in full.” As he started describing the details of the interaction with this terrible client, I drew a red flag on the white board. He continued his impassioned, anxious narrative. I drew some waves under the red flag. He described the next problem. I drew a shark fin amongst the waves. He went on. I drew “Doo-doo-doo-doo” under the waves. He kept going. Then the whole class, as one voice, started singing the theme music from Jaws.
Today’s Affirmation: “All My People praise me and pay me!” How much money is lost in life by people chasing people who don’t like them, trying to make them happy? It can be a boss, a client, or a family member. This person clearly isn’t one of Your People. Let them go! You will never please them, satisfy them or measure up to their vision of how you ought to be. You’ll make yourself crazy spending any time or effort on them.
Today’s Affirmation: “I am a lucky person. A powerful winning force surrounds me!” (Mike Caro, Fundamentals of Poker) Poker is fun, challenging, and takes a combination of skill and luck. It is a game of strategy, assessing risks vs. rewards, and taking your best shot when the odds are with you. The great players have strong minds, strong wills, patience and knowledge of people honed by many hours of observation. And they have a positive winning attitude—they believe in their skill and they believe in their luck.
Today’s Affirmation: “I am a creative money generator!” Too much easy credit coupled with too small minimum monthly payments keeps too many people slaves to their debt. Make a decision now to become debt free! It may take some time, but a commitment today to the “PDQ” (Pay Debts Quick) Plan will have your debt unloaded sooner than you think. There is a freedom and self-satisfaction that comes with acting on your plan that makes you walk, talk, look, act, think, and be richer!
Today’s Affirmation: “I have positive cash flow right here, right now, and always!” Irregular expenses are often budget-busters. This is because they aren’t a part of our regular, monthly expenses, and we tend to forget them. Then suddenly, like a harbinger of doom, there they are looming over your checkbook, cackling with glee that they’ve given you this nasty surprise.
Today’s Affirmation: “My net worth and my self worth are rising every day!”
I listened to my client’s sad story of lost opportunities. “Just one more thing,” I said as we were about to hang up the phone, “Are you still doing your affirmations?”
“Well, no,” she said. “I’ve just been too depressed.”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had similar conversations with past participants of my workshops. Things are going along great, they’re practicing their affirmations, sending out ships and counting the money as it rolls in. Then somewhere, somehow, they get busy and skip a day’s affirmations. Then two. Then two weeks. By that time they’re out of the habit and the old negative voice pipes up once more.