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How To Get Instant Self Esteem And Self Confidence In The Next 15 Minutes!

Sounds a little shallow doesn't it ... 'instant self esteem'.

As if somehow we have managed to package up a 'magic pill' that will simply do all the work for us.

And yet both you and I do exactly that, daily, and without missing a beat. In fact, we take it completely for granted!

Such is the power of the unconscious mind and our own 'programming'.

"'Programming'?", I hear you say? "I would never allow myself to be programmed. That brainwashing stuff is for cult leaders and the secret service." I guess it is certainly a truism that when a powerful influence technique is discovered, it only takes a short while before it can fall into the wrong hands.

But what if you did have a magic button, which when you pressed it, fired up your 'self confidence software' instantly and got you ready for action? And what if you were able to replicate this at will? That would be useful wouldn't it! And it really is such a simple skill already used by ...

And yet still, it is not taught at school, or even generally well-known among the self help gurus. Which is a shame really.

So hang onto your hats, because I will teach it to you right now, for free, and it comes with a lifetime guarantee. Just promise me you will use it for good and not for evil OK?

Your Conditioning

Firstly let's take a look at how our pre-existing conditioning works. The 'stimulus-response'.

If you are like most people, you probably recognized a straightforward, even standardized response to these questions.

These are literally just a few examples of how we are 'stimulus-response' conditioned every day. I'm sure you can think of many many more. (What about when the telephone rings ... do you answer it? See! You're already brainwashed! ;)

But most of this has happened by accident right?

Wrong.

It was all learned behavior.

We just didn't necessarily consciously decide to learn it.

And there lies the secret to unlocking your inner power. Once you learn to take control of your own stimulus response conditioning you'll be absolutely amazed at just how powerful it is. And I can think of no more powerful examples than that of The Government and The Advertising Industry.

They both know exactly how to harness the power of stimulus response. For example:

"Just Say No"
"Just Do It"

You know exactly where these phrases originated and what they are about. You can probably remember the people promoting or advertising them and most likely a brand logo or two. Stimulus response conditioning is an exceptionally powerful tool, which is why both Advertisers and Governments like it.

"Enough already!", you say, "How can I use this to get Instant Self Esteem? Tell me right now!!"

Oh OK then!

How to use this to get Instant Self Esteem

Let's first learn some very important terms. You'll need these to help you set up the whole process ... but don't be concerned, it's really easy!

Initial Stimulus

Trigger Stimulus

Response State

Initial Stimulus

This is a specific element of the negative state (or low self esteem/self confidence feeling you have). It is NOT NECESSARILY a complete description of what you want to change ... just a highly identifiable and unique part of it.

For example:

I have to give a project-status presentation to my boss tomorrow and I have just found out about it today. I am experiencing an increase in my heart rate, some nervous muscular jitters, my jaw starts to clench with worry.

In my mind I see myself in front of her missing all my relevant points, messing up my carefully prepared bullet points and with the wrong clothes on for the task.

I can hear myself saying to myself, "Oh heck! That's not enough time, I mean I needed more notice, I'll have to stay late tonight to even be ready, that sucks, my wife will kill me 'cos it's our anniversary, what do I know about this project anyway, she'll just chew me out ..." and on and on and on it goes.

Feeling good? ... Not.

So in this example we'll use the 'clenched jaw' as a very specific Initial Stimulus. I'll come back to that later.

Trigger Stimulus

This is a very specific and 100% unique trigger that you can use just like you would select a specific program on your computer, or wear a very specific item of clothing that helps you feel good.

Some examples? Sure ...

Absolutely critical to your success is that this Trigger Stimulus is NEVER used for anything else. It is totally unique to getting you instant self esteem. It has no other purpose. The more specific and precise, yet meaningful to you, the action, the better.

Response State

This is your highly desired state to be in. Feeling good about yourself, confident and happy. (Yes, yes, I know it doesn't seem real and that you think that the problem is that you don't feel good about yourself or confident or happy, but that's the point! Stay with me on this.)

Now how do you really want to feel? Mediocre, on top of the world, or higher? Good. Then let's practice that first.

First let's list as many of the times that you have felt really good. They may have been ...

Get as many as you can remember. Doesn't matter if it is only two. But more than one is important. 5 or more works best.

OK now make sure no-one is looking and that you have 10 minutes to yourself.

Let's have a party in your mind! Imagine you are experiencing RIGHT NOW all of the remembered events.

You are now feeling the most happy, confident, zesty, delighted, strong, assured, capable, that you have EVER felt.

But don't stop there.

Now 'turn it up'.

Can you AMPLIFY this feeling until it becomes the most over- the-top ridiculous 'on top of the world sensation'? (Yes it is fake, it doesn't matter ... you'll see!)

NOW SIMULTANEOUSLY ACTIVATE YOUR TRIGGER STIMULUS
WHILST HAVING THIS PARTY!

Well done.

Now do this again another 3 times. (The first is just for practice). The trick is to 'do' your unique Trigger Stimulus right at the time you are peaking out on the 'remembered happiness state'.

OK, now let's test this first part.

Activate your unique Trigger Stimulus NOW.

You should immediately experience the happiness state starting to come flooding back AUTOMATICALLY.

Now say to yourself in a robotic voice, "I am now programmed for success."

Good. Now we need to link it to your Initial Stimulus.

Let's say that every time I feel somewhat un-confident or unworthy, I get that feeling of 'clenching my jaw tight' ... my specific and unique Initial Stimulus.

Now recreate that NOW. (This should be the easy part because you've 'practiced' this one even before reading this!!)

NOW ACTIVATE YOUR TRIGGER STIMULUS.

Repeat these steps another 3 times (very important).

Now you are ready.

The next time you feel a little lacking in confidence - or you experience that 'jaw clench' type Initial Stimulus, you will do one of two things:

You will automatically go straight to your desired success Response State, WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT IT. (Well done!)
You will remember to consciously activate your Trigger Stimulus and then arrive at your desired success Response State.
And now you have learned to use your own Stimulus Response Conditioning.

This is not a skill to be underestimated!

And remember - this Instant Self Esteem only improves with practice and over time ... and lasts a lifetime. So expect the best from yourself. You deserve it after all.

All the best for your journey!

© 2005, Robert Scanlon, selfesteemplus

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