What If You Could Silence the Voice of Fear and Doubt Forever?

Most of us are completely unaware of our thoughts. If you stop to listen to your thoughts, to be aware of them, you’d find most of them are negative. But you only realize you are having these negative thoughts when you force yourself to be aware of them. Awareness is the key. The new age term for this is mindfulness.

Physiologically, these negative thoughts, the voice inside our heads, emanates from an area of the brain called the amygdala. The amygdala resides in the limbic system portion of the brain. It never stops talking to us. It’s there for a purpose. Think of it as something like a radar system, warning you of danger. It broadcasts worry, fear, doubts. This voice whispers to us all sorts of negative things. Things triggered when you embark on something new; something that involves risk. The triggers for this voice are new goals, pursuing a dream, investing our money in a new business or a new project, new job opportunities, a possible promotion with new responsibilities etc. It says things to us like:

  • You could fail.
  • You could lose money.
  • You might do a bad job and get fired.
  • It may result in bankruptcy.

These voices are warnings to stop what you are doing and reverse course back to your comfort zone. Most give in to the voices. But I found a few who didn’t. I found them in my five-year study of the daily habits of self-made millionaires. These courageous individuals ignored those voices; pursuing goals, dreams, new business opportunities and new challenges in life. How come they didn’t obey the voices inside their head? What did they do to overcome those voices and persist?

Those rich, successful individuals in my study played something I call The What If Game. The What If Game silences those negative voices inside your head. The What If Game is like battery acid, melting away doubt, fear, anxiety and worry. In his book Think Like a Champion (http://www.amazon.com/Think-Like-Champion-Informal-Education/dp/0762438568), Donald Trump explains how he shuts down his demon voices by playing The What If Game. When Trump is considering a new project, he confesses in his book that those demon voices come charging in like an army. Many of the demon voices come from inside his head, but many of them also come from individuals who work with Trump. In the early phases of pursuing a new project, these voices warn him of all sorts of potential dangers. When he was in the evaluation phase of what became his award winning T.V. show, The Apprentice, Trump was confronted with an overwhelming number of demon voices advising him to stop:

  • The show might fail. If the show is a flop, it will damage the Trump brand
  • It will distract me from my current business. My core businesses would suffer financially.
  • What if the show turns people against me?
  • What if I hate doing the show?

But Trump played The What If Game:

  • What if the show is a success?
  • What if the show helps improve my brand?
  • What if I love doing the show?
  • What if it helps me make more money?
  • What if it helps me find apprentices who are outstanding and can add value to my business?
  • What if millions of people around the world fall in love with me and my Trump organization?

The What If Game stops negativity in its tracks and replaces it with positivity. It defuses all of the fears, doubts and uncertainties we all face when pursuing something worthwhile. It immediately changes the way you think. It gives you courage to move forward. The next time you are faced with a difficult decision, play The What If Game. Don’t give in to the demon voices. What if the demon voices are just wrong?

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

Tom now travels the world, sharing his Rich Habits and motivating audiences at industry conferences, corporate events, universities, multi-level marketing group events, and global sales organizations’ presentations and finance conferences. He has even spoken on the same stage with famous entrepreneurs and personal development experts, such as Sir Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many others.

Tom has shared his insights on various national and international network, cable, and Internet television programs such as CBS Evening News, NBC News, Yahoo Financially Fit, Money.com, India TV, News.com Australia, and a host of others. He has been interviewed on many prestigious nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Dave Ramsey Show, Marketplace Money, and WABC.

Tom has been featured in numerous print magazines—such as Money magazine, Inc. Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company magazine, More magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—and various online publications, including USA Today, CNN, MSN Money, SUCCESS.com, Inc.com, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider, Credit.com, Bankrate.com and a few other media outlets.

National publicity has garnered international media attention for Tom and his Rich Habits research spanning 23 countries. Broadcast media, online publications, and television throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America have shared his powerful message.

In an effort to help parents, grandparents, teachers and adults become success mentors to the younger generation, Tom released his second book, Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life in 2014. This book was the self-help category winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival and Runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Contest. In 2016 Tom released his third book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. This book provides the latest science on habit change as well as more of Tom's unique research on the specific habits that helped transform 177 ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
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