Jason Hartman is joined by productivity expert and best-selling author, Noah St. John, to talk about the difference between affirmations and afformations, and why affirmations often don’t produce the results we desire. Noah describes filling the brain with affirmations, such as “I am rich,” as trying to crowbar beliefs into our cranium by repeating statements of what we want over and over. Afformations, on the other hand, is asking empowering questions that make the brain search for answers. For example, asking yourself, “Why am I not rich?” changes your subconscious thinking pattern by putting it to work answering that question. Noah stresses the importance of empowering beliefs, noting that it is easier to believe “I can’t,” “I don’t have,” and many other negative assumptions for our lack of success. Noah advises focusing on what you have rather than what you don’t have and asking questions based on abundance and results.
Noah St. John “The Accelerated Results Guy” is the inventor of Afformations® and bestselling author of Permission to Succeed® and The Secret Code of Success. He’s the world’s most-quoted expert on how to dump your head trash. Noah has been featured in over 3,000 media outlets including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, National Public Radio, PARADE, Woman’s Day, Los Angeles Business Journal, Washington Post,Chicago Sun-Times, Selling Power, Southwest Spirit, Bottom Line/Personal, and The Huffington Post. With no formal education in business and a vision to empower millions of people worldwide, he launched NoahStJohn.com in 1997 with a mission to teach entrepreneurs around the world how to get unstuck. Noah’s books have been translated into twelve languages, including Japanese, French, German, Russian, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese.