How To Use The Power Of Autosuggestion To Boost Your Business?

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How aware are you that Autosuggestion used correctly can directly impact your business positively? Autosuggestion can also be used for negative results. The amazing fact is the choice is ours. But most do make a conscious choice for positive results. And if you don't, guess what happens. That blank space will be filled with negative suggestions that will most certainly give you negative results.

This blog post is the book study of Think and Grow Rich Chapter 4. The title is naturally, Autosuggestion. For those who are following this book study is to read Chapter 4 not once, but several times this week. That shows how important it is that the message it imparts sinks in.

Here is the link to my original post that launched this program if you wish to follow what's been going on. Comments from members have been very inspiring and thought-provoking.

Using The Lessons Of Think and Grow Rich to Enhance Our Business.

Reprogramming The Mind

The approach is to help reprogram how our mind works towards achieving our goals. The lessons presented to us by Napoleon Hill is timeless. It has worked for about 100 years and can work for us in building our affiliate marketing business.

We MUST develop the right mindset otherwise we will NEVER succeed. I will bet that all those Wealthy Affiliate members who have achieved their goals, have used these principles intuitively.

There are many books written by many excellent authors who have and continue to help their readers to succeed. So why do I feel that out of all those books Think and Grow Rich was the book I selected?

Think and Grow Rich

I had this book for years and never read it. When I started reading it my mind was blown over. Each lesson not only provides a mental skill we need to possess, but it has simple exercises to help us get there. We need to apply the principle of concentration while carrying out the instructions.

They are not intuitive and may not make sense to many. In order for these lessons to work, we MUST take the exercises seriously and combine the words with emotion. That is what Mr. Hill says is the key to make this work.

If we go through the book haphazardly, with no emotion, then that is worse than not reading it at all. Because in the end, one will wonder why this is not working. There is a method behind his "madness." My recommendation is to follow the formula taught here.


The subtitle states, "The Medium For Influencing The Subconscious Mind.- The Third Step Towards Riches."

The first two were THOUGHT and DESIRE. Let's recap what the exercise we were tasked to do in Chapter 3.

We had to use our thought process to decide what was the object of our desire that we would do whatever it takes to get it. Part of this process was to visualize our goal so vividly and with emotion, that we could almost feel it was already achieved.

The next step was to figure out what price we were willing to pay in exchange for our goals.

These had to be written down and placed in a location we could see it when we get up and before we go to sleep. Also, we had to read this OUT LOUD and with EMOTION twice a day. It was critical we mentally created a feeling we already had our goals in our grasp.

Reading what we wrote is not good enough. You see, most people think that this will have no impact and do not take it seriously.

I learned something very important that should give you pause to reconsider. Let me quote what I feel is the crux of Chapter 3. Every chapter has many nuggets of gold. But just one is the biggest. In my opinion, this is a biggie:

"Do not wait for a definite plan, through which you intend to exchange services or merchandise in return for the money you are visualizing, but begin at once to see yourself in possession of the money, demanding and expecting meanwhile, that your subconscious mind will handover the plan, or plans you need. Be on the alert for these plans, and when they appear, put them into action immediately. When the plans appear, they will probably 'flash' into your mind through the sixth sense, in the form of 'inspiration.' Treat is with respect, and act upon it as soon as you receive it.

In the fourth of the six steps, you were instructed to 'Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once to put this plan in action.' You should follow this instruction in the manner described in the preceding paragraph. Do not trust your 'reason' when creating your plan for accumulating money through the transmutation of desire. Your reasoning factor may be lazy, and, if you depend on it entirely upon it to serve you, it may disappoint you.

When you visualize the money you intend to accumulate, (with closed eyes), see yourself rendering the service, or delivering the merchandise you intend to give in return for this money. This is important!"

Six Steps

What follows in this chapter is a section called, "Six Steps To Stimulate Your Subconscious Mind."

Read it. Do what it says. This is the process that is necessary for the power of autosuggestion to work. The payoff is stated in the last paragraph of this section. Do not miss that.

Don't we believe that Wealthy Affiliate offers us the very best training and platform to succeed in affiliate marketing? Sure, we all know it will take time, doing the right actions and writing great content, Lots of it.

The training tells us what we have to do. And if we are not sure, we have many avenues to get our questions answered. I am going to assume that at the end of the training we know what we have to do to succeed.

Can I ask you a question?

Why is it difficult to do what we know we have to do?

Answer this question honestly. I feel that my habits are not conducive to success. My actions are haphazard and I am not following my plan.

The solutions to change our habits to do what it takes to succeed is provided in this book.

Deeds become a habit when it is repeated over and over again. Approaching this business haphazardly is a habit. And a bad one at that. Bad habits are HARD to change. We need help to make these changes.

Here is where Think and Grow Rich comes in.

What do you think? Comment about it in the discussion area below.

I wish to thank all those who contributed to Chapter 3 with heartfelt stories. Many have said that this exercise is exactly what they needed to get a "kick in the backside" my interpretation, to jump start their business.

We are only at Chapter 4 out of 15. I am convinced that those who follow the lessons and take the actions they require, will begin to see measurable positive results. This will happen because good habits will replace bad habits through the power of AUTOSUGGESTION!

Does that make sense?

I can hardly wait to read the responses to this chapter. We have one week to do that. Also, you can go back to the other chapters for a refresher as well as to make additional comments in those blog posts.

As always, I wish everyone all the success in the world in your affiliate marketing business.



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Recent Comments


I've told Edwin, but thought you all might be interested. Since I wrote the affirmation and have been reading it, have been watching for messages from my subconscious. Got one that said to check to see if the domain name I'd tried to get last year was available. Someone owned it then. It was, so I bought it right away! It's Backwoods Botany was the name of my Kodiak business, taking people on nature hikes and teaching about the plants we saw.

I'd like to start a site dedicated to wild plants; identity and uses. Got to thinking, and came up with the next inspiration. When I lived on Spruce Island, a young lady who was studying to be a naturopath came to spend several months with me. She was going to Antioch University, and they let students do a work-study unit away from the school. So, she studied with me.

I just contacted her to see if she would be willing to work on the new site with me. She is very knowledgeable about herbs, and herbal medicines, and I can see many benefits using her expertise as part of the site. We've started a conversation. She's very interested in the idea. We'll see what happens next.

Hi Edwin, I apologize for the delay in responding to your post, and what a great post it is.

I like your question on "Why is it difficult to do what we know we have to do?"

My response is: "The reason I find it difficult is due to self-disbelief. No doubt, this is caused by previously having set the bar too high, resulting in failure."

I have now finalized my statement that I will read twice each day.

"My definite chief aim is to earn a minimum of $5,000 per month by 31st March 2022. I will achieve this by the continued development of both my affiliate and niche websites. With the practise of mixing emotion and faith, I will ignore any negative influences, including the time I waste aiming for perfection. I will dismiss any thoughts other than those that are positive."

Thanks Edwin for your encouragement towards achieving success.

With best wishes,



Sofar so good, I read every morning and night before going to bed my money goals and envision you already got what you want.
What is important too ,just not read them but believe in it too.
Hill calls this creating your "money consciousness".
By doing this, your plan to succeed will appear "by flashes in your mind" Hill strongly advises to treat those flashes with respect, and act upon it as soon as possible.
In the past, I had those flashes too, but what kept me from bringing them into action was that I started to over-analyse them ,can I do it or not and so on. Now I know ,I just have to go for it,
Not only this chapter but the whole book has become my best friend. I know I will reach to it often if I dare to doubt myself again.

All the best,


So glad to hear how you are embracing this book. I also am feeling a great connection to it, reading it for the first time.

Thanks for your support and conviction.


Okay, I wrote up the piece I'm reading night and money goal. It's a big goal for me, but in thinking it through, I do feel it is possible that I'll get there. The universe works in mysterious ways. I will be curious to see if it works.

"By July 26, 2021, my 83rd birthday, I will be making $25,000 per month, which will come to me on a continuous basis in varying amounts, from my writing, my websites, and my jewelry sales.

In return for this money, I will give my best effort toward making my websites so well-written and with such quality information that more people will be drawn to them every day. My material on these websites will help countless people to find answers they seek. My jewelry sales will add additional income.

I believe that I will have this money in my possession. My faith is so strong that I can now see this money before my eyes. I can touch it with my hands. It is awaiting transfer to me at this time, and in the proportion that I deliver the service I will give in return for it.

I am awaiting a plan by which to accumulate this money, and I will follow that plan, when received."

Excellent affirmation Fran. That's the way to do it.



While reviewing and thinking on this chapter, I came to realize that most of my life I have been listening to negative messages. I read once that it takes 10 positive messages to counteract 1 negative. I have been in some situations where there was basically only negative thoughts practiced.
This chapter motivated me to start practicing autosuggestion to not only reach my money goals, but to give myself positive messages in all areas of my life. And to speak them aloud, which is vital.
This takes discipline! Being accountable in this group is very helpful in being disciplined. I feel that I will let everyone down if I don't do my part. I am very thankful for this discussion group.
I view this practice of autosuggestion as replacing the old negative tapes running in my head with new positive tapes. This is an exciting journey.
You ask, why is it difficult to do what we know we have to do? I think that is a topic for a book! There are a host of reasons; motivation, not feeling well, discipline, laziness to name a few. It's easy to be unproductive, but challenging to be productive. Again, this group is helping me to be productive.
Thanks Edwin!

Hi Barbara,

It is comments like yours that make this project so worthwhile. I an so gratified that by focusing on positive ideas we can find the antidote to negative thinking.

I didn't know that it takes 10 positive suggestions to overcome one negative one.

We have many more lessons to learn from this book I can hardly wait. I feel one a week gives us tine to react and digest what is taught.

Thanks once again for your participation,

All the best to you.


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