Success Hacks on How To Hack Your Beliefs
Reprogramming Your Subconscious Mind Hack – John Assaraf
Why the how-to doesn’t matter when it comes to achieving goals. When you look at the time we live in today, if you want to learn how to do anything, it’s pretty much available to you. Whether it’s to learn a particular skill set or a new system, it’s all available for you. The how-to is there. The question really becomes, why someone doesn’t take action to do those things? When I owned a real estate firm, we were going through a bit of a lull and I decided to go back and say the same things that allowed me to be successful when I was younger and see if we could plug them in with the visualization, the self-talk, the affirmations with our agents. So we picked 75 of our agents at random and said, hey would you guys be open to doing a six-month training on how to reprogram your subconscious mind so you can change your beliefs of what you think you’re capable of? Change the habits that you have so you can be able to achieve the goals that you want? The reason it’s the subconscious mind is that it controls 95 to 98% of all of our decisions today. They said yes, and within six months, that group of 75 agents increased sales by over $100 million dollars. We were like holy crap, this is working!
We started teaching it to other agents and we grew to $1.2 billion, and eventually to a $4.5 billion company. It wasn’t so much that we taught them any other skill sets on how to be a better agent. We taught them how to reprogram your subconscious mind, how to see themselves, and how to change their habits. Here’s the interesting thing, agents who made $100,000 or more were in front of the client 75% of the time. And the agents that were not part of the test, when we asked them why they weren’t in front of their clients, they would give us the reasons, the excuses, and the circumstances of why! So, to get to the premise of why this worked for those who went through the training is because we reprogrammed their subconscious mind! You see everybody has a story. We have a story that we keep re-telling ourselves! We have a health story, relationship story, financial story. And the stories that we tell ourselves get re-created in our lives every day! We have beliefs to support the story, habits to support the story, people to support the stories, we even develop systems to support the story. So, what I discovered was that if we can help them to change that story by reprogramming their subconscious minds, we can change those stories and therefore change their lives!
However, your subconscious mind isn’t the only thing you need to reprogram. You also want to take a look at your setpoints.
Reprogramming Your Setpoints Hack – John Assaraf
Hacking your limiting beliefs. To go further into what we’re doing when we’re changing someone’s beliefs, it’s going into the subconscious mind we’re changing the original set points. This is what we call the setpoints hack. Maxwell Maltz wrote a book called Psycho-Cybernetics. He was a doctor who would perform surgery, and he would do an entire facial reconstruction on people’s faces where they look completely different. Yet when they came out, they still thought they looked exactly the same, even though to everyone else it was obvious that they looked different. The reason why is because in our brain we have a map of what we look like. Along with that when we’re out of the loop for what life looks like, who we are, and we basically take actions and habits that map. In order to reprogram that map the key is to change what is called the set points. If you think about it, if someone goes to work and there’s a certain amount of money they make, let’s say at least it’s $50,000 a year, and they change their set point by wanting to make $100,000 a year, their brain has now set a default mode for $100,000, and that’s where they see themselves. And if I asked somebody who may have a job to go into a business, if they’re set point stays at $50,000, it’s very different because they don’t think or believe they can make more than $50,000 a year. So, by reprogramming that subconscious mind, trying to get the parts that point with the actions, you take the behaviors and you’re changing the habits and you’re reformulating that set point. So, whether I’m wanting happiness, or wanting to have an incredible relationship, or to take my business to the next level, something I haven’t been able to reach before, I’m going to start by reprogramming the subconscious mind. By doing that I just established a new map for my set point that my habits and my beliefs can now work to attain.
Reprogramming your subconscious mind is an important step to determining your beliefs, but its important to realize just who those beliefs are for.
What You Believe Is Only True to You Hack – John Assaraf
How to look at your beliefs. For a long time I came to the belief that whatever I believed was true. Then after doing neuroscience I discovered that a belief is nothing more than a group of cells that I’ve connected and that have been reinforced. What I discovered is that what we believe is true for us, but it’s not the truth. Do you know when we’re born, we didn’t have any beliefs! Zero! Zilch! But then after that, we start to get conditioned by our parents, high school, by our environment, TV, the books we read, and now social media as well. What to believe in those beliefs that I have triggered the cells to make it to where whatever I believed, I thought was true. And then my beliefs triggered my behaviors. So now I realize that I could literally waste my life away based on false or disempowering beliefs. And that’s why I said there are only two types of beliefs, empowering or disempowering, or ones that are not worthy of the geniuses we all are. There are no negative or positive beliefs. All the beliefs are varying degrees of ones that are either disempowering or empowering to lead you to the life that you want to create like happiness and pleasure, financial success, a great relationship, and so forth! And the cool part is you have the ability now to change those beliefs, and by being able to change your beliefs you now have the choice, and when you have a choice, you have freedom!
Having the freedom to choose your beliefs is incredibly empowering. In order to be fully empowered though, you first need to look at the beliefs that limit you.
How to Knock Out Your Limiting Beliefs Hack– Alex Dee
Do this exercise. Write down all the limiting beliefs you have on one side of the paper!
Write down why you believe in them next to the limiting belief. It might involve going deep back to why you believe them.
Now that you’re aware of your limiting belief, create another column and ask yourself, what’s a belief that will serve me? What belief will get me closer to my goals?
So now anytime that limiting belief comes up, you’ll say oh, there it is! That’s not true! What’s the belief that will serve me? Plug that in! And the more you do the exercise; it will come to a point where your limiting belief will disappear and instead be replaced by behavior that will serve you!
If you are still struggling with this concept, maybe you need to take a look at the 3 different types of beliefs that we have.
3 Types of Beliefs Hack – Sapiens Book
Subjective Truth – true to me. Objective Truth – true overall – Interpersonal Truth. We have common stories around it being true. An example of this may be politics or religion. If you get to find out most of what we have is subjective, and let’s say I believe I am really smart, I’ll start looking for evidence that it’s true. When I look for it and I see it, for most of us when we see it, we believe it. So, it’s in these subjective truths we can reprogram our minds to believe what we want and reshape our reality.
Believing in what you want to believe will help you become the person you want to be. However, you won’t always know that you’ll be on the right track. For that, you’ll need a little bit of faith.
Faith Hack – Alex Dee
To go from unbelief to belief. The deepest root of belief is faith! Because you must start to build something for which does not exist, and you can only see in the frame of your mind! Sometimes to get from where you’re going, to where you want to go, you have to overcome the past in order to get to the destiny of your future, and what that requires is belief. The challenge is we have disbelief and it’s quite right and it makes complete logical sense why we have disbelief. Because we have to believe in something we cannot see and switch our minds into belief. And what stops us from belief is our awareness of your past. So, belief requires where there’s going to be a difference in the future and how you go from unbelief and your past to belief and transform it to the present so you can create that vision to believe is faith! Faith is your ultimate hack to go from unbelief to belief.