Posted On: 2006-03-08Length: 15:44
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Hi, this is Joan and this is episode 34, The Prosperity Show. Thanks for tuning in. Today we're going to talk about expectations of prosperity and how that's affecting your financial progress. But before we start, let me just tell you that our main site is prosperityplace.com where you can find lots of information about how to improve your relationship with money and yourself. To contact me, just sent an email to Joan@theprosperityshow.com. I love to hear from you.
Today we're going to talk about expectations. What stimulated this for me was I was talking to someone the other day, and we had had a wonderful session and as a result of that session, she decided that she really was going to start paying attention to her thoughts and how she talked to herself. And one of the suggestions I often make to people is that they start praising themselves on a regular basis. I have said this on the podcast before, where you say to yourself over and over again during the course of the day, "you're doing a great job." Or my favorite used to be when I was healing myself, "Joanie's a good girl and can have whatever she wants." I would do it for simple things like washing the dishes and making the beds. For any reason whatsoever. I would just tell myself I was really a good girl, or that I was doing a great job. And so this woman started doing it, she said. And when I talked to her in the follow-up, I said "how are you doing?" and she was a little upset about some of the things that had happened during the day. And I said, well, how did that go with changing how you were talking to yourself? She said, "Oh I did that for about two weeks and then I stopped." And I said, "and why did you stop?" And she said, "Because nothing changed." And I said, "well while you were doing that, and talking to yourself, did you feel any different, did anything seem different?" She said, "oh I felt great, I had much more energy, and I felt like doing things." And I said, "well then, something changed. Obviously something changed." And she said, "but not what I wanted to change." And I said, "and what did you want to happen in that two weeks?" And she said, "I wanted to get a new job and have more money coming in." And I saw right away that her expectations were unrealistic. And this is what happens to a lot of people. They really want rapid changes. Rapid, rapid changes. It's like people who go on a diet and want to lose ten pounds the first week. They do the prosperity stuff and they expect miracles to happen within a week. Now most people, like this woman I was talking to, have experienced what seems like miracles at some point in our lives, where suddenly, out of the blue something happens and you get what...