Today, I’m talking about priming. And to be totally honest, I can’t help but feel emotional when it comes to this topic. It truly is the most important message I can share with you. Priming my mind has changed my life.
What exactly is priming?
Priming is the act of taking control of your thoughts and choosing the good ones. It’s the time that you take to rewrite your mind, because what you think is actually what creates your reality.
Why should I prime?
Full disclosure: I’m not going to tell you how you prime today. That will come in part two. I’m going to tell you why you need to prime.
When you prime, you create the life you actually want and manifest your dreams. You’re reminding yourself who you really are and you’re letting your true self come out.
And perhaps one of my reasons for wanting you to prime is a little selfish. You see, we all benefit when you prime and show up for your dreams because we all get to benefit from your creations. I want you to play big because it makes my world better. It makes the whole world better.
Priming also helps you get rid of limited beliefs you’re telling yourself every single day. Take a second: Think about the stories you tell yourself on the regular. What are they?
And are they really true? Or have you been programmed to believe those stories?
How I got started with priming
Through priming, I got rid of my limiting beliefs – beliefs that held me back for yours.
This all started for me when I heard Tony Robbins say that for a business to be successful, it’s 80% the owner’s psychology and 20% mechanics. At the time, I was applying 80% mechanics and 20% psychology when it came to running my active wear company, Cove. I was so scared when I heard that quote because I knew how awful my psychology was. I didn’t want my business to fail because of my limiting beliefs. I had to clean up the junk in my mind and figure out what was actually true.
I decided I was going to create a morning routine because I knew I had to work on me first before I could go do anything else.
I began to wake up at 6 a.m. every day. I would pray, read scriptures or other spiritual material, practice gratitude, visualize my goals, do a guided meditation and then – as a reward – I got to read a book. This process gave me a total sense of peace. Yes, I was still telling myself horrible lies, but I was finally trying to combat it. I was able to pause, step back and be silent. It’s amazing how much you will hear when you sit in silence.
Let’s Get Personal
Shortly after I started priming, something major happening. I was married and prior to priming, everything seemed fine. But when I started to prime and spend time sitting in silence, I began to feel that something was off. Not long after the feeling came, I had a dream. In the dream, my husband cheated – and the dream was so real that when I woke up, I knew exactly what was going on in my marriage. I confronted my husband and what I had felt and dreamed was true. I’m not sure I ever would have had those revelations if I hadn’t taken the time to prime.
My Business Changed, Too
After a year of priming, I decided it was time change the stories I was telling myself. My new stories included:
My business is not going to be hard. It’s going to be easy.
A month later, I added to my story that I was ready for an investor. And literally one day later, an investor emailed me wanting to invest in Cove.
But it all had to start in my mind. My thoughts shifted my energy, my energy went out into the universe and brought back exactly what I was trying to put out. And priming can do that for you, too.
Finding the Time to Prime
Think you don’t have time? Excuse my language, but that’s bullshit. It can take as little as 5-10 minutes. Prime in the shower. Prime in the car. Prime packing lunches. I can teach you how to do this. But you have to take the time.
I’m doing a five-day priming challenge beginning Monday, April 29th! You can sign up right here to join. I’ll be going live with you each morning and teaching you my 15-minute priming routine. If you don’t know about priming, it’s an amazing way to remove negative chatter from your mind and it can help you manifest what you want in life.
I’d love to hear your own experiences with priming. DM me on Instagram @whattheeffpodcast or @taylormorgandesign on Instagram with questions, comments or experiences as you begin priming. I can’t wait to find out what it does for you!