Guest post by Dr. Joe Dispenza, Leading Brain/Change Expert and International Bestselling Author of Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One Be sure to read Part 2 in this series – The Solution.
Are you frustrated with New Year’s Resolutions unfulfilled?
Do you beat yourself up when you fall off the wagon?
There is hope for setting and achieving your small business goals in the new year, especially when you focus on changing your brain.
The brain is the organ of change. The concept in neuroscience called neuroplasticity demonstrates that the brain alters itself every time we learn something new.
Our nerve cells are specially arranged by what we learn, what we remember, what we experience, what we feel and what we envision.
Our 100 billion brain cells are always communicating with the rest of our anatomy.
If you learn even one new bit of information today, tiny brain cells will make new connections within the living lattice work of your system.
In other words, when we really change our mind, the brain changes…and then we can effect permanent, lasting change.
With the advent of the latest technologies in functional imagery it is apparent that it is very possible to make the brain work differently. In fact, research out of the University of Wisconsin has proven something as simple as attention or focused concentration is a skill just like golf or tennis. In other words, the more you practice being mindful the better you get at it.
In addition, functional imagery has clearly proven that we can also change the brain just by thinking differently.
The Bottom Line About Our Brains & Change
So, when you take the time out of your busy schedule and begin to intentionally dream a new reality, focusing on your goal of new business, contacting prospects, making time in your day for your health —for example–just remember that your brain is rewiring itself to your desires and your body is being reconditioned in order to prepare itself for that new event.
Therefore, if you mentally rehearse daily what it would be like to experience any transformation, there will be internal changes taking place that will begin to help you achieve your goal.
I have 7 steps to help you reach your business goals in. We will dive into them deeply in Part 2 of this series.
Step 1 – Intention
Step 2 – Sponsoring Thoughts
Step 3 – Review, Remind & Prime
Step 4 – Align Your Behavior to Match Your Intentions
Step 5 – Create a Reward System
Step 6 – Change Your Energy
Step 7 – Cue Your Environment
Your Assignment For Today
Begin to think about the future you desire to have. Envision the person you will be in the future. This will begin to prime your brain to automatically follow your intentions. Your mental rehearsal can install the neurological hardware and software so that you have the circuits in place to use when executing your changes appropriately.
Dr. Joe Dispenza is known as one the world’s most prominent brain/change experts and author of the international bestselling books Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One, and Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind. He was also one of the featured researchers in What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Dr. Dispenza will be leading the Making Change Stick workshop Saturday January 19 in Vancouver with step-by-step guidance and meditation techniques, which will also be streamed to venues across North America and with local facilitators present to help people anchor the concepts. It will also be streamed online. For more information on Dr. Dispenza, his events and his books, go to www.drjoedispenza.com.