Monday, January 14, 2008

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind – Dr. Joseph Murphy - Book Review

The New Year has arrived and it's time we entrepreneurs moved forward with a new tactic utilizing the subconscious mind!! If you have never heard of this book, it is an amazing read. So I urge entrepreneurs everywhere to run right out and buy it. A client recommended it to me quite some time ago and while it lay on my bookshelf for some time, the timing was perfect for me to finish reading it.

According to the book jacket, this book is a classic and I can see why. Written in 1963 by Dr. Joseph Murphy, the information is pre "The Secret", and pre "Ask and it is Given." Nonetheless, this book has reminded me that the mind is very powerful and often the key to our success.

Many of us are apt to let negative thoughts come into our minds and then we are surprised when things don't go the way we want them to. If we are able to replace the negative thoughts with positive statements or images, we have the power to change our lives in big and small ways. Murphy states "Never finish a negative statement. Reverse it immediately and wonders will happen in your life."

This reminds me of a client who was in the habit of making negative statements about herself and others. Her negativity got in the way of her success although she was initially not aware of it. I asked her to become more aware of her speech and to pinch herself each time she said something negative. I asked her to get in the habit of only making positive statements. Within two months she had completely changed her attitude and success followed her every move from that time forward.

Murphy asserts that there are two types of people: those who KNOW they are born to succeed and those who are full of fear and destined for failure. After reading this book it's your choice as to which group you belong to…

Murphy gives the analogy of a garden and the mind. "You are the gardener. You are planting seeds of thought in your subconscious mind all day long. Much of the time you are not even aware of doing so, because the seeds are based on your habitual thinking. As you sow in your subconscious mind, so shall you reap in your body and environment."

My intention with this post is not to give a detailed review of the book. Just go out and buy it. You'll be amazed at what you can train your mind to do.

Grow Your Business and Prosper!
Suzanne Muusers
Business Coach for Entrepreneurs and Financial Advisors

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