Author: Stephanie Voelck

2 Mind Tricks That Will Deliver Success – In Life or Pokémon

Communication Has Two Major Categories: Words and Images

A word connatates a meaning, a story and your mind makes an image for a word…and better images if you have practiced this automatic mental process. Seeing an image makes the mind talk. Mental images bring on thoughts.

The Importance Of Positive Self-Talk

You are what you eat. Literally your cells are built from the bits and pieces of the minerals and vitamins you consume. Likewise you become what you think. If you think of yourself as the best hula-hooper ever, when you hula-hoop you will be better than if you thought, “I don’t know how to do this – I’m no good.” Even if you aren’t the best in the world, thinking you are will make you better.

The cynical realists of you are thinking, “So you are telling me to be delusional and lie to myself.” Now, now let’s not be negative, but…

Sort of. Belief is an important piece of reality. Can you think of any major religion and it’s relationship to belief? It’s key.

Just like abstract art is still real. Like my anger is as real as my eye ball.

Thoughts are real things…brain waves…that come out of our heads and effect the more material world.

Have you ever thought about someone and soon after that person calls you? You see them and they said they were thinking of you, too?

Paul Maclauchlan writes a blog called “No Limit Success” and He illustrates the power of positive self-talk in these laws…

6 Laws of the Human Mind:

  • Law #1 – Thoughts are real forces.success
  • Law #2 – The mind is a sending and receiving station for thoughts.
  • Law #3- The Law of Attraction: Thoughts that are emotionalized become magnetized and attract similar and like thoughts.
  • Law #4- The Law of Control: We are forever experiencing thoughts. We have the ability to entertain or dismiss the thought.
  • Law#5- The Law of Insertion: We have the power and ability to insert a specific thought into our mind at any time.
  • Law #6- The Law of Connection: The inner world (of thoughts and reactions) and the outer world (of circumstances and situations) are connected to each other.

If you are trying to sell your house, and you think “Who is going to want this place?!” Then less people, or no people will want it. Now you probably also think, “I am going to sell my house.” You tell your friends, “I am selling my house.” But your self-talk can be unhealthy and fight your mission. Think like a success and be a success. Think like a failure and be a failure. It’s absolutely not that clear cut, because sometimes we can think so positively of another person that our thoughts positively effect their lives…It’s a complex thing – but a very simple idea.

Think happy thoughts.

The Importance Of Positive Imagery

Talking yourself up can feel strange – fake…at first. But positive imagery, is like day dreaming. And likely flows much more naturally. Some people don’t like to day dream because it’s not realistic. However, a solid dream you repeatedly think about is going to attract those kinds of things to you. And the image itself has life, bringing that abstract idea into being, in reality.

Just like watching an actor on tv can be so pleasurable, partly because your brain gets tricked through mirror neurons into thinking that it’s YOU who is doing those things. It might feel new to your muscles to swing a bat for the first time, but if you vividly imagine yourself swinging a bat….when you actually try it you will be better than if you hadn’t “practiced”.

Athletes use this trick all the time. Imagine yourself winning and when you are performing there is a sense of Déjà vu…this has happened before…because it has! In your mind.

Giving our imagination the power and credit it is due will only help you achieve your hopes, dreams and goals.

This idea isn’t new. And perhaps this isn’t new news to you. There is a popular book and movie called The Secret which spells this out in great detail.

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Here are some tips from Russel Holly that absolutely apply to the reality of success in getting a house, job, car, education and you imagine the rest…

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Throw yourself a bone. Positive self-talk can be cheesy, “You have a fantastic smile, then you imagine yourself like the Prom queen-king or Princess Di waving to your constituents or customers.” It’s all in the little things.

Play To Your Type

If you are the cynical type this fluffy positivism can really really annoy you. But – you can have a grittier version of the same thing. If you are the non-verbal type…a nice grounded mountain pose can give you the CEO power you crave / need to overcome the CEO’s you disdain.

Always Dodge First

Negative thoughts will flow like a polluted river, and the problem is they spread. You can let the thought SLIP off the frying pan of your mind! Dodge it. You are imagining yourself living in a castle and it goes taken over my dragons all of a sudden…turn the dragons into flies and party on.

Sneaky Swap Out

Reality lacks the luster of your imagination? Of course. Clear space in your material life for newness. Minimize clutter, rearrange the office…clean something. Act like you have the space for all you desire and it will find you. That’s the secret.

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Travel With A Diverse Crew

This one doesn’t translate well to positivism and life…because we think of the social construct of race. But be around people who THINK differently than you. You will grow.


If you want be in a house today, then imagine yourself in your dream house today. It can’t hurt, but many, many people swear that it will create that outcome much sooner.

For all of you believers and skeptics out there…positive thoughts are one thing but positive action is a step above…

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How’s This For American Dream: RV Dream, Absolutely Attainable

American Dream…If just the word ‘property’ is crawling under your skin. All that dirt…all that mowing…2-car-garage and a big yard…makes you feel a little dread, a little hee-bee-gee-bees…

I prefer the Tiny House Styled RV here, because it’s American-Dream seeming…AND I can handle it.

The aesthetics are there… which is a fancy way of saying “It’s prettier to me”.

The lower cost and debt to income ratio…is there.

The interest rate for a loan is there…what kind of loan? what kind of credit do I need for the interest rate I can handle? These are question marks.

The Same Story Goes For A Big House, A Normal House or…The American Dream House…Barbie Dream House…My Dream House…The Rigmarole…Rig-A-More-Roll

Something I can easily clean and is designed by the square inch, instead of square foot. I’m a millennial; can you tell?

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Being surrounded by beauty is a main motivator for me, for explorers to take the pains to arrive… in a place new-to-them, and then colonize, assimilate…put up my tiny home and yes, aesthetics had a lot to do with it. Freedom does, too. Aesthetics somehow got left out of the American Dream because it turns out a thing made by hand somehow has more beauty about it than a pre-fab home made by machines (which were made by hand). That level of removal, less beauty is there…being close to nature can heighten a sense of life and remover the aesthetic con…because, a log cabin home won’t be as good log cabin wall paper, or a log cabin looking tiny home…But, I can buy it – or built it myself – and not with Uncle Tom. 

Perhaps I was also/just really really won over by the Barbie Dream House…Oh! So small!

The idea that we can have what we prefer is the American Dream. As an ethos of ideals… that direct our lives…the American Dream headmade of very abstract values grew to have a certain very concrete look to it: A House. The majority of people are a-ok with a cookie cutter home-like-mansions in a suburb..and their freedom of speech, right to bare arms, public roads and (of choice…) schools…Some want more affordable options that have diverse community in an  urban landscape…Just like some would say, Oh! So Cute! The American Dream!…The American Dream grew to have quite a poor reputation, too. Check out Urban Dictionary’s definition. 

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Get off the grid? I 100% support this dream, however it comes with great start up costs…hence, communes. Haha. More people to spread the cost to create an off-the-grid (new) grid. I joke, but really. Check out this article with excellent infographics to systematize these bits of logic.

Then go for it!! This is another excellent article with how to finance a tiny house….You may need a loan…Click here for a great option.  

“Doug Schroeder, a 20-year veteran of home building founded Alabama-based Timbercraft Tiny Homes late last year. He’d been in the big sea – the big building business but caught on that there’s the whole neglected group of buyers who want something a bit different.” raves an article on H.O.P.E. To Own Musings.
H.O.P.E. To Own Your Own Homes says, “Tumbleweed Tiny House Company goes far beyond providing you a service, but educating you on the new frontier that is tiny home building with the added advantage of mobility. This takes moving “up” in the real estate market to a whole new level.”

Maybe you are more moderate, and tiny homes are not your thing…The word ‘property’ makes your skin prickle with goose-bumps of excitement – because HOME! Or you are an investor who sees the home-glow in the eyes, and human rights or many…and you need connections… ON THE GRID… where living’s easy.

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You’ve Already Heard It: the Millennial Real Estate Market Is Continuing to Explode

After living in the rent’s basement, college dorms, weird roommate situations, maybe abroad, maybe you are an immigrant?…Millennials are nesting: it’s about time. It’s 2016 and these babes are full-fledged adults. Their car insurance went down, the amount of things to pay for went up, and in the first part of the market-re stabilization after the 2012 housing bust millennials weren’t buying.match-1100912_960_720

Unfortunately the mortgage rate is going up now, but hey, the millennials are known for needing a little fire under, a little kick in the, a little nudge in any direction. Life after college can be rough on millennials. The job market might be looking up, but it might be because these tech savvy resourceful bunch are networking and finding their own jobs…then they find the job, sit on the computer and need a physical therapist to work on that kink in their neck.

Take a look at this list of careers with positive outlook for millennials. All but one of the careers is a computer, desk job and physical therapy is the only one left out. No wonder millennials like smaller homes. With handheld homes, oops phones, anything is bigger than the smartphone in your pocket, the computer, the tv, and the cubicle. In 2016 that closet sized apartment will be more expensive to rent, and maybe buying a house is cheaper….as long as you have money for the down payment!  Save your pennies millennials!

Hey Millennials! The banks and builders are ready for your buns, err funds, to find a hotdog, uhh house. Okay, just a small one.

millennial real estate market Just like the Baby boomers could give benefit to the Millennials by retiring, because the largest generation in the workforce these days is Millennials, not the Gen Xers or the Babyboomers. Millennials are waiting to move up in their careers to afford _______. And this is turn of the tides, the way it is. Everyone works and everyone gets older.

And – in the change of the tide, the mortgage rate is going to go up in 2016, but weighted to the more pricey neighborhoods, almost like saying, “If you want to live here Millennials, better move now.” We’ll see how that plays out.

Because the Gen-Xers and the Babyboomers have this symbolic relationship. The Gen-xers (while surpassed in numbers in the work force) are in their prime earning years – top of their pay scales.  The are looking for better more comfortable homes, maybe where the parents have been? The baby boomers are moving out of their family homes and opting for smaller, more affordable options. Switch-Swap. It’s the way it goes. Only 15% of all the mortgages out there in 2016 are underwater, so those people will be working on home improvements and the up and up are on the out and out.

The builders have created spacious suburban sprawl and the Gen-Xers fill it. Have it! Because meanwhile the cities are increased in cool, says the Millennial real estate market.  Now the baby boomers, who are still very much a part of the market have a symbolic relationship with the grand kids. They are more or less shopping for with similar preferences. This shift in demand will alter the product by encourage the builders to shift their tactics.

The millennials are trendy, and picking up old ideas and remixing them comes quiet naturally: smaller, more efficient living space, more affordable, more efficient fixtures, lights, appliances. Let’s design by the square inch instead of the square foot. Millennials have to balk the authority someway, somehow, yet still play along.

Some places like 20 Fulton East are going to house 50-50 affordable housing and market-rate. Grandma can pay the affordable rate for retirees and the young, moving and grooving 20-30’s can pay that market-rate and wah-la… but even if it’s not 50-50 split like this prime new construction in Grand Rapids, MI real estate, then at least there is a push for the builder to cater to the market’s desire — and that’s shifted.

Millennials have been okay not buying just yet. Long-term average percentage of home buyers is 40% comprised of the millennial age bracket. Nope, not this generation with a tiny bit of an apathy reputation. It’s about 33%. Wharton University of Pennsylvania wrote this article about how Millenials aren’t buying. millennial real estate market

Why is that? This writer thinks the abnormally low rate of people getting the standard 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage is because student-loan-debt is a bit daunting…haunting, so adding more interest to the decades ahead doesn’t feel right. That’s a hunch that points to a fact: your debt to income ratio can positively or adversely effect your credit. The job market is changing, and banks will accept these new working terms Millennials invent, then getting a mortgage is easier. For now, banks are like Rumpelstiltskin. Ever heard of the try-it-out 20’s? For Millennials buying in the real estate market will be tried out too, but later rather than sooner. There’s some tiny house, WOOFing or their relatives basement, until some body builds the right house.

Millennials are busy creating a job market like none ever seen. Everything is connect through the internet, for example LinkedIn, and just the world wide web is a universe in someone’s pocket – smartphones. Smart cookie Millennials want a home that’s nice – but smaller. And the Gen Xer who is running the construction company is hearing about it. If there’s a problem like low first-time home buyers there are a lot of avenues the economy will leverage, and these forces have been in play and 2016 we should see the results.

Millennials have another reputation for distrusting authority, so likely there’s a pause here in the millennial real estate market for this reason. If you are scared about loans and have ruined your credit by innocently making yourself feel better with shopping, which is much better than drugs and candy…or if you have it all together, compartmentalized and lint rolled, either way – cover these bases: If you’d like some tips help with learning about home equity loans click here.

Millennials, welcome home.

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