every day problemsLet me ask you a question.

Have you ever had a problem in your life?  In a relationship? In your job or career?

Of course you have.

It’s a stupid question, right?

But what if I told you that you don’t have to struggle with every problem that shows up, that there might be a tool or technique that you could apply across the board, whatever the size or manner of the challenge you face?

And what if I said there was a simple way to master those relationship, career or every day problems and truly make life easier for yourself?

Don’t worry it isn’t anything hard and it’s easy to incorporate into your daily schedule.  In fact these are the sort of ideas that many successful people have used over the ages.

I wish I’d known about them during the worst times of my life, but in some experiences I was only a kid and probably wouldn’t have understood.

Today is a different story.  Today I follow the ideas of people like Thomas Edison and Napoleon Hill, both of whom used them to great success to deal with incredibly complex or every day problems.

And so can you dear ones.

If it works for them, it’ll work for us

Napoleon Hill, a pretty successful author who wrote the landmark best seller Think and Grow Rich had the book written, but couldn’t for the life of him come up with a decent title.

I’ve read that the working title being used was Using Your Noodle to Get Your Boodle.  Totally unacceptable to him.

 He wrestled with the problem of a decent book title for the longest time, until he finally practiced something that he preached.  A little known trick that would help him master the major problem of a book title that would be credible.

He sent his subconscious mind to work. And work it did.

Another of the successful ones, Thomas Edison believed and would tell others “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.”  And we all know how well that worked for him.

He had a record number of patents both singly and  jointly. One thousand and ninety three to be precise. He was the master mind behind such innovations as the phonograph, the light bulb and one of the earliest movie cameras. And as if that wasn’t enough he also created the world’s first industrial research laboratory.

Not too shabby a record.

So how can this work for you?

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It’s as easy as falling asleep.  I did say you could incorporate tools for mastering problems in your daily life easily.  Right?

Night time requests

You can approach this in two ways…or do them both one after another. Which is my preference…and it’s worked out really well for me…though I can’t claim to be at a Thomas Edison level…yet!

The first approach:

Before falling asleep Napoleon Hill directed his subconscious mind to come up with a title for his book, which, incidentally  has sold over 100 million copies and counting.  He couldn’t stand the idea of a book he wrote to be lumbered with a title such as Using Your Noodle to Get Your Boodle. And who could blame him?

He did this night after night and slept with a pad and pencil by his side just in case he awoke in the night with a grand and glorious title.  And he did. Thank and Grow Rich came to him in the wee hours of the morning and the rest we know is history.

You can do this…it isn’t a hard thing to do and it’s easy to incorporate it into your daily experience.  I’ve used these techniques to buy a home, to find the love of my life and a myriad of other small challenges have been dealt with simply by instructing my subconscious mind to give me new ideas.

Sometimes the simple things bring the best results.

every day problems

The second approach:

To fall asleep as though the problem was solved, as though you were already experiencing the very thing that you wanted.

Remember that ‘within every problem lies the seed of its solution.’ And that solution lies within you. Whether you’re consciously aware of it or not.

Truth be told we can’t solve our challenges from the level of awareness that created them in the first place. Nor are the happiest people without problems, they simply have found a way to manage them better than the rest of us.

So we need to dig deeper. But why struggle with your brain when you have a perfectly good subconscious mind awaiting your instructions.

It’s a little like putting in an order to Amazon and knowing the result.  You’re going to get what you ordered (usually). 

Your subconscious is like a universal, cosmic Amazon and unless and until you place the order you can’t get the result or product that you want.

The trick about this one is to be really clear on the product you want.

Do you want to be free of your problem or challenge? Or do you want to find a new and different path along your journey of life? Whatever it is, always decide what that looks and feels like to you, because it isn’t having the solution to the problem that comes first, it’s truly knowing what that end product or solution looks and feels like. 

And once you can do this, everything will come together; maybe not instantly, but eventually.

Everything is a test of our determination to resolve what’s not working and if you’re really going to try, go all in.

Speaking from experience there’s no better feeling than knowing you have a tool or technique to get you through the every day problems that life throws your way.  It’s like climbing a mountain with a guide showing you the trail someone else forged for you.

I encourage you to believe in yourself. To believe you can master every day problems as easily as anyone. In the words of Emerson “Do the thing, and you will have the power.”

Encourage one another.

Love Elle



Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. Thanks Elle for this lovely advice.
    I have already discovered going to sleep with a question which is both a religious and spiritual belief and will try to enforce the imagine your life with the change / answer.
    It is great advice and helps with inner peace and contentment.
    Have a wonderful week.

    • That’s awesome Jeanette. What a wonderful impact this has on our lives. 🙂

  2. Oh! I really like this one, Elle. I did not know the story behind “think and Grow Rich.” Interesting. Thanks for all the helpful info. I’m going to put my subconscious mind to work for me tonight!

    • Go for it Debbie…it’s brought all kinds of super helpful things into my life…may it do the same for you. 🙂

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