How to Use Positive Thinking to Make More Money

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”  – Herm Albright

As America’s #1 Mental Fitness coach I sometimes get clients in my San Diego office who want to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning© (hypnosis and NLP) to increase their income. I’ll ask then how they expect this to work.

They’ll often tell me, “Well I’ve heard with a better attitude I can attract more money.”

While I agree that when it comes to attracting money into your life positive thinking is a lot better than negative thinking, but positive thinking by itself will not bring you one extra penny. You see, positive thinking cannot do anything for you until you take action.

If you’re willing to do the work, the power behind positive thinking can help you focus on your goals. This focus and action will help you to achieve the life of your dreams.

Using Action to Put Positive Thinking to Work

If you’re interested in taking action, positive thinking can absolutely boost your income.

What action?

Positive thinking involves making a conscious choice about how you feel about yourself and the world around you. So the first action you need to take is to decide every morning what your mindset is going to be.

How to you choose your mindset in the morning? You decide how you start each day.

Everyone has a morning routine. Your routine needs to focus on the positive. For some this can mean reading an upbeat book for 10 or 14 minutes, for others this can be having an exercise routine that you enjoy.

You have to choose to make your morning routine a positive experience. This means avoiding the morning news, your Crackberry and all the other distractions that can focus you on other than positive thoughts.

What’s Negative Thinking?

Although I don’t like to define things by their opposite an easy way to look at positive thinking is it’s the opposite of negative thinking.

Negative thinking involves being focused on the negatives in life. You probably know a few of these people. They’re the ones with the constant sour look on their face. The ones that feel down most of the time, get depressed easily, and have negative things happen to them recurrently.

Have you ever wondered why those negative things happen to them?

It’s because the negative thinker surrounds himself with negative energy. This negative energy attracts even more negative things. It’s a vicious cycle, and since the negative thinkers thoughts are in harmony with negativity, that’s what he gets – more of the same!

What is Positive Thinking?

Positive thinkers, on the other hand, think about encouraging things. People that immerse themselves in positive thinking surround themselves with positive energy. Since their thoughts are in harmony with good things they attract more positive opportunities.

As Earl Nightingale pointed out a long time ago, “your mind moves in the direction of your currently dominant thoughts”.

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you gravitate toward the outcome of situations because of your thought processes.

Therefore, when you practice positive thinking, you’ll make decisions based on what needs to be done to reach that outcome, consciously or unconsciously.

The problem is the same is true when you think negatively.

How to Use the Power of Positive Thinking to Attract More Money

The power of positive thinking resides in dwelling on the positive.

If you decide to dwell on the negative, thinking about how bad the economy is or how tragic situations around the world are, your thoughts, and therefore your decisions will take you in a negative direction and you’ll receive a negative outcome.

By thinking positively your mind looks for solutions. Being solution focused will help you find fresh ideas that will help you make the decisions needed to move you toward your goals.

Using Positive Thinking to Bring in the Cash

Need extra money? Ask yourself, what are some skills you already have that you could use to bring in some extra income? What trends could you take advantage of current to boost your income?

Here are some suggestions you can use to put the power of positive thinking to work for you:

1. Take Advantage of Your Artistic Skills

Do you enjoy using your hands to make things? Are you artistic?

You might enjoy graphic arts. Today more than ever people need good graphic designers. You can start your own online business selling graphics, covers, designs, and page layouts.

2. Take Advantage of Your Social Skills

Do you love interacting with people? Do you consider yourself a social person? Social networking is already huge and it’s growing by leaps and bounds!

Just take a look at how social networking platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Stumble Upon and De.lic.ious are changing the way businesses of all types market their products and services. This change is resulting in companies hiring people to market their business on these and other social networks.

3. Take Advantage of Your Writing Skills

Are you a writer or a closet novelist? Use your writing skills online. Blogs are the fastest way to update a website. Constant updating drives more and more traffic to it. Companies are looking for writers to fill their sites with content.

You can use your writing skills for posting blogs, article writing, and copywriting. These are just a few of the ways you can earn extra income online using skills you already have and using a pastime you enjoy.

4. Take Advantage of Opportunities at Your Present Job

You can boost your income at your current job by thinking about how to improve it or your company.

Another benefit of positive thinking on the job is when you think positive things about your job, you tend to perform better. This allows you to perform better which means that your boss is more likely to recognize you as a valuable or even indispensable member of your company’s team.

How to Turn Negative Thoughts into Positive Thinking  

If you’re naturally a negative thinker, turning your thoughts into positive ones may be a little bit of a challenge, but with a little perseverance, you can do it. The key is when you start to have a negative thought, catch it in the moment and stop it. The easiest way to do this is to simply tell yourself “cancel, cancel”.

Now you can focus your thoughts on the positive outcome you desire. You can do this using visualization or positive daily affirmations.

You Need to Practice!

With repetition and practice, positive thinking can become natural to you. Even better, you’ll be attracting the positive outcomes you desire as well. Habitual positive thinking can bring you many things to be happy about, including financial freedom!

Like I said before, positive thinking, by itself will do nothing for you. But when you combine positive thinking with habitual positive action you will begin to move toward the outcome you desire and the life of your dreams.

Why not start practicing positive thinking and doing today?

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About the Author

Wil Dieck is America’s #1 Mental Fitness Coach©. He is also the founder of Total Mind Therapy©, a system that uses Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)©.

NEC is a system that uses the best of three highly effective processes, Advanced Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques (NLP) and meditative breathing techniques from Qigong, a Chinese Martial Art, and combines them into one powerful system that can help you build your self confidence and make quick and lasting shifts in your thinking, your behavior and, as a result, your life.

Wil is a Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (NLP) hypnotherapist and Qigong Practitioner. His office is located in San Diego, CA.

He has taught hundreds of people in individual and business settings how to use Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques in both their business and personal lives how to use positive thinking and live the life of their dreams.

Wil is available for individual coaching sessions and group presentations on how to use NEC or hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming as well as meditation techniques from Qigong to gain confidence.

If you are interested in learning more about using Neuro Emotional Conditioning (NEC)© techniques to use positive thinking then call (619) 293-3255 for your complimentary personalized assessment and action plan. In this session we’ll discuss the goals you wish to achieve and you’ll go away with an action plan packed with information on how to achieve those goals.