Should I try affirmations? Do they work? Will they help my business?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with HUNT Real Estate ERA

I have been in real estate for about 10 years and have spent all of my adult life in sales of one sort or other and have toyed with affirmations a half dozen times. 

I have been receiving emails for about a year from a coach, Dr. Maya Bailey ( I don't know her URL, but you can google her).  Her coaching business is based on the 'Secret and the law of attraction'.  Occasionally , I would read one of her emails , but was not too interested. 

A couple of weeks ago, I happened to stumble on an audio of one of her telecasts.  She went into some depth about wealth and client affirmations.  I was particularly interested in her client affirmations.  For instance: ' My world is filled with fun-loving, clever and exciting clients , that I love to be with'.  I started reciting this affirmation and some other variations at various moments of the day and I could feel my attitude and my outlook improving.

This idea felt pithy to me, but the more I dwelled on it, the better I felt!  I think part of the issue is that after dealing with a series of difficult peolple,  it becomes easy to start looking at all clients as difficult,and not much fun to be with. 

I don't know if this works for anyone else, but it's working for me and I am glad I stumbled into this idea.

I would appreciate hearing more comments about affirmations; do they work for you.  should I be doing them a special way to optimize my results? 

Comments (4)

Tucson Real Estate Experts Anne McKechnie
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Tucson, AZ
Previews Property Specialist

I totally beleive in affirmations.

YOu definitely attract what you put out there.

Bob Proctor has always been someone that I have deeply respected, and have gone to several of his seminars. I carry my affirmations in my pocket with me every day. Make them very specific because you will get what you ask for.

Sep 23, 2008 01:01 AM
Cindy Leiterman
Resource One Realty, LLC - Green Bay, WI
Green Bay, WI

Good for you, Joe.  Attitude is everything.  If affirmations help, please continue.  If you've been in sales, any kind of sales, you know it's usually feast or famine.  The hardest aspects to deal with in sales are the ups and downs.  It seems that you're either so busy you can't handle the workload or so slow you can't get your mom to call you.  If you can keep your business steady, you're lucky.

It's important to keep a positive attitude and life will go well.

Take care.

Sep 23, 2008 01:01 AM
Lewis Beynon
CENTURY 21 Triangle Group - Raleigh, NC
Triangle Real Estate 411

There is nothing stronger than the power of possitive thought.  Keep it up!!!! 

Sep 23, 2008 01:44 AM
Charlotte Koch
Keller Williams Greater Cleveland Southwest - Strongsville, OH

Affirmation My life and my career are blessed.  The paths to opportunity and good fortune are crystal clear and I will follow them today.  I live a life of peace, harmony and balance with my family and friends.  Only takes a couple of seconds, what have you got to lose?

Sep 23, 2008 01:57 AM