"He Came to a Land of Wooden Towns
and Left a Nation of Steel"
This is a headline to a famous advertisement for U.S. Steel. The person referred to here is American industrialist, Andrew Carnegie. The wealth he amassed is still considered one of the greatest single fortunes of anyone in human history.
What was Andrew Carnegie's "secret?" How did this immigrant boy from Scotland, eventually retire in 1900 with over $100 million? That's still a lot of money but in 1900--and before income taxes? Wow.
I don't know about you, but when someone that successful is willing to share a philosophy of success with me, I'm going to pay attention--even if it comes through the words of another author.
What did Carnegie reveal in his initial 3 day interview when he commissioned a young author to create a philosophy of success? What was the greater part of his wealth that he entrusted to Napoleon Hill to distribute?
What does all of this have to do with affirmations? Everything...
How Can You Use "The Carnegie Secret"
to Achieve Your Goals?
I created PowerAffirmations.com 14 years ago for the purpose of providing people just like you with simple but effective tools what I believe was Andrew Carnegie's secret. Part of the secret involves using affirmations (or autosuggestion)...but there's more to it than that.
You have to have a Definite Major Purpose, you have to have a plan, and you have to put that plan into ACTON.
The use of autosuggestion to condition your subconscious mind for success is central to applying Carnegie's secret.
Our subconscious minds run most of our lives. When we come into this world, we really don't know very much. For example, we don't know how to walk, speak, or read. We learn these skills over a period of years. In fact, we learn them so well, we don't even think twice about it. Why? Because those learned skills are turned over to our subconscious minds.
Our subconscious mind is the seat of our habits. Our habits drive most of our actions (even subtle actions). Our actions create our results.
The ironic thing is that we can use our conscious minds to voluntarily condition our subconscious minds. That's where autosuggestion comes in. The key is to chose what we want to focus on, use autosuggestion to condition our subconscious minds, then allow our subconscious minds to guide our actions to create the results we desire.
Most people don't use their conscious minds to condition their subconscious minds. They allow themselves to drift through life. That's why most people struggle. They allow themselves to be tossed to and fro and depend on luck to get what they want. Betting on luck is a bad bet. The house almost always wins--and you are not the house.
This is why I the tools I offer include recorded affirmations, slideshow presentations, ebooks, and audiobooks.
Using Simple Slideshows
Personally, one of my favorite tools are the simple slideshow presentations I've created for myself using PowerPoint. I've created over 128 presentations that contain thousands of slides.
The slideshow presentations include affirmations, but also entire books. For example, I've created unabridged slideshows for "The Science of Getting Rich," "Think and Grow Rich," and The King James Version of the Bible (each book is a separate presentation). In this case, the slideshows contain the entire books. So you can see why there are so many slides.
The benefit of the presentation is that each slide contains a separate affirmation, sentence, or verse to promote slow, thoughtful, focused reading. For example, I have been spending a lot of time during March 2014 studying the "Think and Grow Rich" slideshows that I created. During that time, my level of understanding has increased significantly.
For a specific example, this is chapter 10 from my "Think and Grow Rich" collection of slideshows - The Power of the Mastermind. This is one of the most important chapters in "Think and Grow Rich." Andrew Carnegie told Napoleon Hill that he owed his entire fortune because of his mastermind group.
When you are ready to download the entire book of "Think and Grow Rich" in PowerPoint format (a separate file for each chapter), you can visit http://www.poweraffirmations.com/resources/
Here is a challenge to you: download this slideshow and review it at least twice each day for the next 30 days and see how it begins to shape and sharpen your thinking. As you do, you will be inspired to take additional actions towards your goals. You will be inspired to form one or more mastermind groups for the purpose of achieving your goals.
You can download some sample slideshows by visiting How to Use Slideshows to Condition Your Subconscious Mind.
I've also made my entire collection available on my download page.
My personal goal is mastery. I invite you to join me.
If you want the list of 488 Power Affirmations to review, just click on the button below.
Download a Free List of 488 Power Affirmations as Text
The affirmations were inspired by ideas from books and audios such as Think and Grow Rich, The Science of Getting Rich, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Awaken the Giant Within, Personal Power II, and Time of Your Life.
Note: If the PDF doesn't open right away when you click the link, RIGHT CLICK on the above link and SAVE the file to your hard drive.
You should use Adobe XI to read the file in order to be able to enter your notes in the electronic work book. You can download it for free from http://get.adobe.com/reader/
What Will These Power Affirmations Do For You?
Here are just some of benefits you can receive by using these affirmations:
- Develop a "success consciousness" where your thoughts are predominantly about what you can do.
- More readily spot opportunities for achieving your goals. Those opportunities are probably already in your environment, but you are not recognizing them.
- Learn to create your own luck.
- Create sound plans for achieving your goals.
- Develop more self-confidence and courage.
- Build better relationships.
- Adopt better health habits.
- Develop the qualities of a pleasing personality--attracting more friends.
- Find ways to increase your income.
- Intensify your desire to achieve your goal.
- Breakthrough procrastination.
- Be more decisive.
This sounds like a lot (it is!), but you don't need to take my word for it. You can prove all of this to be true for yourself by simply using the affirmations everyday for at least the next 30 days. It won't cost you a dime to try. I recommend that you get the list of affirmations and (more importantly) that you listen to the affirmations.
Why listen? Because you can get more repetitions in a lot less time. I've posted ALL of my 488 Power Affirmations on SoundCloud so that you can listen online for free. Because you can listen online for free, there is no reason not to start immediately. You will begin to notice benefits even if you listen for just 5-10 minutes per day (I recommend at least 30).
If you decide you want to download the recordings, you can do that at anytime (there's over 8 hours of affirmations, over 100 slideshows, and 12 audiobooks, etc). But that's entirely up to you.
There are two primary benefits to downloading the recordings:
- You can create your own custom playlists--as many as you want.
- You can load the playlists on your smart phone or other listening device (or burn to a CD) so that you can listen when you are not online.
Do you need personal help with affirmations? If so, just email me anytime at email@example.com. I will do what I can to help you.