I discuss affirmations in Tweet 2 in my career success book Success Tweets Explained. Affirmations are positive self-talk. Your journey to life and career success should begin with them. Affirmations are positive self-talk. The idea behind affirmations is simple common sense. When you think of the things to which you aspire, like becoming a career success, and then tell yourself that you are a career success, you will believe that you can become a career success. More importantly, you will be more likely to do the work it takes to make that aspiration come true.
Several years ago, I wrote a book called Star Power: Common Sense Ideas for Career and Life Success. I used a star to depict the ideas in the book. I urged readers to think of themselves as a star and to aspire to becoming a life and life star. I like the star metaphor. Daily, I repeat the following affirmation to myself: “Bud Bilanich is a star.”
I’ve done a lot of work in making this affirmation a reality – redoing my website, developing better promotional materials, speaking, writing books and blogging.
I’ve also done something a little unusual. A few years ago, right after Star Power was published, I went to the “Name a Star” website and named a star after myself. Now I can say, “Bud Bilanich is a star” and really believe it, because Bud Bilanich really is a star. It’s easy for me to visualize myself as a star, because I am a star.
Bud Bilanich, the star, is Catalog Number TYC 868-1011-1 in the constellation Leo. Bud Bilanich has a Visual Magnitude indicator of 11.2. Right Ascension is 11h 58m 21s. Declination is 11degrees, 43,’18.” I don’t have a clue what all of these things mean, except the constellation Leo, which I chose because my birthday is August 14. But I do know one thing. Bud Bilanich is a star!
How’s that for an affirmation?
Affirmations work. I have become a minor star in the career success world.
You don’t need to go to the lengths I did to make them work either. Just decide what you want, visualize yourself as having it, and tell yourself you have it. Then do whatever it takes to make your affirmation come true.
Affirmations alone, however, are not enough to guarantee your career success. You have to do the work. Spend the time necessary to accomplish your goals. Volunteer for projects that will get you noticed. Become an expert on your company, its competitors, and your industry. In other words, bust your butt, and you will succeed.
The other day, I came across a great free download on affirmations. It’s an eBook called 101 Affirmations to Help You Attract Everything You Desire. It was written by a guy in Singapore called Yee Shun-Jian. It contains some great affirmations on things like life purpose and self- confidence – two of the keys to creating the life and career success you want and deserve. You can get it at at http://RichGrad.com/gift/
I suggest you download this eBook as soon as you can and begin using the affirmations Yee Shun-Jian provides. Use his suggested affirmations to create some of your own.
The career success coach point here is simple common sense. Affirmations are powerful. They can help you create the life and career success you want and deserve. Yee Shun-Jian’s eBook 101 Great Affirmations to Help You Attract Everything You Desire is a great resource to help you identify affirmations that will put you on the road to the life and career success you want and deserve. You can download it at at http://RichGrad.com/gift/ Go there now and get this valuable career success resource.
That’s my career advice prompted by Yee Shun-Jian’s eBook. I hope you download it and profit from the ideas inside. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment. As always, thanks for reading my daily musings on life and career success. I value you and I appreciate you.
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