If you missed Part 1 read it here
First thing in the morning–If you’re like me and happen to not be one of those early morning lovers, use Questions to convince your nocturnal personality that today is another amazing day even if its starting four hours before you’d like it to.
So instead of heaving the alarm clock across the room, reach for your notebook and fill your mind with positives. Then hit the caffeine!
When planning your goals–Questions line up your brain cells in a mind-mapping forum that enables you to plot your writing career. Like Google, when you enter the Question into the cranial search box, your sub conscious scans for the answer.
Before your writing session–Give your mind a 10-minute stretch like you do your muscles before a sweat session at the gym. Make a list of customized Questions for each project. Just the act of writing them out, can prepare you by attracting solution based thoughts directly related to what you’re working on.
Be prepared to receive ideas at other times as well, because they can be unpredictable and may arise when you least expect it. Keep a notepad and pen in each room and the car to jot down these inspirational nuggets.
Once a week organize your scribbles onto a single page to be either acted on or filed for future use. I keep a file folder for each blog, article site I write for, and every other segment of my business and personal life.
When I jot down an idea, name, title etc. I usually have an intended place for it to appear so that’s where it goes until I’m ready to use it. That way you don’t have notes haphazardly floating around.
To conquer writer’s block–If you hit a mental wall, step away for a few minutes and review your goals. This interrupts the frustration pattern and reminds you of what you’re working towards. Then refer to the solution Questions and add, what audience am I talking to? What do I want this project to accomplish?
Before bed–Answering a series of Questions and actually writing down the answers releases your thoughts and lets your mind complete the day so you can reach a restful state. Your sub conscious is at its most magnetic state in the morning and at night so take advantage of this force field. Read Tony Robbins book, Awaken The Giant Within, for more on this subject.
Questions help guide your mind in the direction you want it to go. When you understand how to use power Questions to change your own emotional state you can assist others with this technique. If someone you know is faced with a challenge try changing his or her focus with some of these Questions just in conversation so it happens naturally.
Dwelling on problems consumes energy. Instead use this technique to create a revolving door of challenges and solutions, and the positive light will flow into you and radiate into the universe to help others!
This chapter is an excerpt from one of my books, YES! You’re Published. A book is only as powerful as the actions you take as a result of reading it. Jump on the following exercises and put these questions to work for you.
Please get in touch and share your experiences on how this technique is working for you!
1. Write your own set of morning and evening Questions or, adapt these to your circumstances.
2. Your mind can only think one thought at a time. Write five solution- searching Questions to overcome a challenge you’re currently facing.
3. Answer these three Questions. What writing tasks can I accomplish 1)Today 2) This Week 3) This Month - that will make me ultimately more productive, profitable, and proud?
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