Monday, January 29, 2007

Riches Start in Your Mind

Want to have a never ending supply of money flowing towards you everyday?
You know where it all starts don't you?

That's right - in your own mind.

Practically every financial planning and personal finance book you'll ever read advises you to start an emergency savings fund, to meet unexpected financial emergencies, as one of the first steps in building wealth.

If you truly want to be wealthy, this is just about the worst financial advice you could follow.

In an article, titled "The Constructive Attitude", Wallace D. Wattles, best known for his classic masterpiece "The Science of Getting Rich", said this on the subject:

"… do not lay up for a rainy day. If you live right, think right, and work right, there will never be a rainy day for you. If you lay up for a rainy day, you will impress the sub-conscious with the fear of a rainy day; with the idea of weakness and incompetence, and so you will cause the rainy day to come."

Does this mean you shouldn't keep any extra money at all?

Absolutely not…

In the same article, he said this:

"… provide a surplus, so that you may take advantage of any new opportunity…"

There's a Creative Power within you that makes your life into the exact image of that to which you focus your attention.

If you focus your attention on financial emergencies, by saving for them, that's exactly what you'll have in your life… financial emergencies.

On the other hand…

If you focus your attention on financial opportunities, by providing for them, that's exactly what you'll have in your life… financial opportunities!"

Riches truly are a mindset - focus on them to the exclusion of everything else - and you shall have them.

As Napoleon Hill said, "Keep your mind on the things you want and off the things you don't want."

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Theories of Procrastination

A University of Calgary professor in the Haskayne School of Business has recently published his studies and findings on the subject of procrastination.

Dr. Piers Steel is probably the world's foremost expert on the subject of putting off until tomorrow what should be done today. His comprehensive analysis of procrastination research, published in the recent edition of the American Psychological Association's Psychological Bulletin, presents some surprising conclusions on the subject, such as:

Most people's New Year's resolutions are doomed to failure

Most self-help books have it completely wrong when they say perfectionism is at the root of procrastination, and

Procrastination can be explained by a single mathematical equation

"Essentially, procrastinators have less confidence in themselves, less expectancy that they can actually complete a task," Steel says. "Perfectionism is not the culprit. In fact, perfectionists actually procrastinate less, but they worry about it more."

Other predictors of procrastination include: task aversiveness, impulsiveness, distractibility, and how much a person is motivated to achieve. Not all delays can be considered procrastination; the key is that a person must believe it would be better to start working on given tasks immediately, but still not start.

It's estimated that about 15-20 per cent of the general population are procrastinators. And the costs of procrastinating can add up well beyond poor work performance, especially for those who delay filing their taxes or planning their retirement.

Steel says motivational failures such as difficulty in sticking to diets and exercise regimes – frequently the focus of New Year's resolutions – are related to procrastination because impulsiveness is often at the root of the failure.

"Temptations that are close at hand are difficult to resist. Addicts often relapse after returning from treatment facilities because drugs and alcohol become easily available and daily habits reassert themselves. Or we load up on bread in the restaurant before the meal is served. Or we check our email 10 times an hour instead of completing a project."

The good news is that willpower has an unusual capacity. "The old saying is true: 'Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're probably right'," Steel says. "And as you get better at self control, your expectancy about whether you can resist goes up and thus improves your ability to resist."

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Monday, January 22, 2007

Don't Forget Your Boldness

Many individuals on the path of life are living a timid and safe existence. They're afraid to leave their comfort zones for fear of failure or lack of belief in themselves.

Bold and decisive action away from your established comfort zones is what gives spice and flavor to life. And in many cases, amazing wealth as well.

Author Joe Vitale says that "Money likes speed". However, I think it is really boldness and decisiveness that attract money, rather than just the speed. Speed often accompanies bold and decisive action.

One of my favorite quotes about boldness is by Goethe.

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
There really is an energy that flows when you act boldly, because acting boldly requires that you think boldly. You act in belief and confidence in the outcome. Your whole being vibrates in excitement and anticipation as you "feel" the results as if they have already been achieved!

Don't act rashly or hastily without thinking things through, that will only get you in trouble. But when you have a great idea - pursue it now. Take concrete and committed action steps.

Start writing the book, don't just think about it.

Call for the audition, just pick up the phone and call.

Go talk to the person who could get you that job.

Make a business plan and put the steps in place for your new business.

Create that first website or marketing piece for your internet venture.

Set some extreme goals that will push you into new levels of thinking.

Most people do way too much "thinking about it" and not nearly enough action. The universe rewards those who act boldly and with faith. Security and safety are illusory and greatly overrated. Act boldly in spite of any fear.

You may think it easy for the rich to be bold, yet they acted with boldness and faith first, and then the wealth flowed.

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success. - Henry David Thoreau

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Who’s Coaching You on Your Path to Success?

(As I have recently announced on this blog, I will be creating a coaching program this year called, 'Breaking Down the Barriers in 2007' with my Four Pillars of Success system. It will be open to the public for a select few on January 29th. My goal is to help motivated people achieve all their goals and aspirations and do it without spending an arm and a leg like some coaching programs require. To prove the importance of having a coach or mentor - I have reprinted an article written by 'Chicken Soup for the Soul' creator Jack Canfield.)

You would never expect an athlete to reach the Olympic Games without a world-class coach. Nor would you expect a professional football team to enter the stadium without a whole team of coaches – head coach, offensive coach, defensive coach, and a special teams coach. Well, today, coaching has moved into the business and personal realm to include coaches who have succeeded in your area of interest – and who can help you traverse this same path or even one far greater.

One of the Best-Kept Secrets of the Successful

Of all the things successful people do to accelerate their trip down the path to success, participating in some kind of coaching program is a the top of the list.

A coach will help you clarify our vision and goals, support you through your fears, keep you focused, confront your unconscious behaviors and old patterns, expect you to do your best, help you live by your values, show you how to earn more while working less, and keep you focused on your core genius.

Worth More Than Money

I have had many coaches who have helped me achieve my goals - business coaches, writing coaches, marketing coaches, and personal coaches.

What were the results?

First and foremost, I immediately doubled my free time. I delegated more tasks, scheduled vacations rather than merely thought about them, and hired additional staff that ultimately positioned my business to earn more. And that was just in the first few months.

Not only did my business benefit, but my family did, too.

For me, coaching wasn’t just about making more money. It was about helping me make better decisions for myself and my business. The truth is, most coaching clients are smart – very smart. Yet they still know the value of accessing someone who can be objective, honest, and constructive about the options they are facing.

Why Coaching Works

Regardless of whether the program is designed to achieve a specific business goal – say, increasing your real estate listings – or whether it is specifically designed to help you simply gain more clarity and progress in all areas of your personal and professional life, a coach can help you…

* Determine your values, vision, mission, purpose and goals
* Determine specific action steps to help you achieve those goals
* Help you sort through opportunities
* Keep you focused on your top priorities
* Achieve balance in your life while still accomplishing your business or career goals

Different Formats for Coaching

Coaching can be delivered privately or in groups. Most often, it’s done through regularly scheduled telephone contact, although it can also be done in person. Over the course of the sessions, you’ll work together with your coach to develop goals, strategies, and a plan of action that is positive, desirable, and realistic. Support is often provided between sessions through e-mail and other media.

Occasionally, depending on the coach, you may be coached via structured large-group teleconferences in which you listen to valuable information, and then implement what you hear on your own. Some coaches will work with you every week and others once a month.

How to Find a Coach

There are literally thousands of coaches available to work with you. There are personal coaches, life coaches, and business coaches. Some are industry specific (dental, chiropractic, real estate, and speaking), some are job specific (executive coaches), and some are interest specific (strategic planning, health and wellness, finances, and career transition).

You can find them on the Internet, in the phone book, and by asking around. There are organizations like Coach U and the International Coach Federation that can help you find a coach near you.

In my experience, the reason many of us are not living up to our fullest potential lies in the gap, the gap between knowing and doing. Often, we attempt to close that gap with the New Year’s Resolution only to find ourselves back where we started come February or March.

In the end, a coach will challenge you to do more and be more.

Jack Canfield, America’s Success Coach, is the founder and co-creator of the billion-dollar book brand Chicken Soup for the Soul and a leading authority on Peak Performance. If you're ready to jump-start your life, make more money, and have more fun and joy in all that you do, get your FREE success tips from Jack Canfield now at:

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Friday, January 12, 2007

The Easiest Plan in the World for Getting Whatever You Want

(Every once in a while I find an article written by someone else that's so good and meaningful that I want to share it with my readers. This is a great article written by Andreas Ohrt of Mind Power News)

The Easiest Plan in the World for Getting Whatever You Want

By Andreas Ohrt
Editor, Mind Power News

Over the past 18 years, I have been obsessed with learning how we can change our reality with the creative power of our minds. I've studied dozens of experts, read hundreds of books, and spent thousands of dollars in this quest. Through all of my experimentation, I've discovered that there are five simple core principles at the heart of the creation process.

In this short article, I have tried to make this knowledge as simple as humanly possible. I want every single person reading this to be able to take this information and use it, easily and quickly. Here then, is the most simple possible explanation of the power of your creative energy. Follow these five steps, and any goal can be yours.


Yes, it seems so obvious, doesn't it?

You must know what you want in order to get what you want. Yet this most basic fist step is missed by the majority of people. You must know what you want as specifically as possible. This is the magic first step.

Daydreaming about your future will not bring you what you want. Waiting for life to work out the way you've always expected won't bring you what you want. The only way to get what you want is to decide, with clarity and focus, exactly what you want to create.

So how do you know what you want? Well, it's very simple. Write down your desires, your dreams, and everything that you want for your life. Then pick the one thing on your list that you know you could accomplish if you dedicated some energy to it. Pick that one and forget about the rest. Pick the very next goal in the creation of your live and go for it.

Focus, focus, focus. Don't waste your energy wishing and dreaming for a million and one things. Pick one and go with it. Just as the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, so does the journey to your ideal life begin with a single goal.

So begin with an easy, do-able goal, so far unaccomplished, plug it into this 5-step system. Write down as specifically and exactly what it is you will create. After it's finished, move on to the next goal.


You must give positive focus, energy, and attention to your goal. Setting a goal and then forgetting about it will not do. You must imprint it on your conscious and subconscious mind until it becomes reality.

Remember, thought is blindingly fast compared to the manifestation of thoughts into reality. Of course, as you practice this system and become more confident, your thoughts will come into reality much more quickly. But as a beginner, you must keep your energy and intention directly on your goal.

You must focus on what you want, not on what you don't want. Stop complaining about things that are not the way you want them to be. Instead, decide how you would like them to be and focus on that. Whenever you find yourself giving attention to some area of your life with which you are unhappy, immediately ask yourself "What do I want in this situation?" and focus on the answer.

Take a look at your goal every day, give it positive focus and attention. Before you fall asleep and after you wake up, instead of worrying about your problems, imagine your goal successfully attained, and feel how you would feel if your goal was accomplished. Go to sleep with this feeling, and your subconscious mind will quickly find a way to bring it into your reality.


You must take action towards your goal, and you must take action right now! There is no other time that you can act. The past is gone, the future is an illusion. Making plans to take action is not action. You must take action right now.

There is always something that you can do to propel you towards your goal. It doesn't matter how tiny the action is, or how insignificant you might feel it is, you must do it. There is always some small step you can take. Take that step.

You must convince your subconscious mind that you are serious about accomplishing your goal, and there is nothing more convincing than taking action.

No matter where you are along your path to your goal, no matter how near or far you mihgts feel to be, there is always an obvious next step you can take. Take that step in this present moment. Right now.

If you have trouble figuring out what to do, or are paralyzed into inaction because it seems there are too many things to do, just do this: Make a list of all the things that need to happen in order for your goal to arrive. List all the intermediary steps that you will experience as your goal begins to enter your life.

Somewhere on this list will be the obvious next step. Do it. Do it now!

If your goal is truly out of your hands, you need a new goal. Waiting for other people to change or give you what you want is a sure way to always be unsatisfied. You must pick a goal you are in control of and do whatever it takes to make it come true. That is the only path to power and mastery in life, and the only way to ever feel fulfilled.


You must be consistent. You must, consistently, choose the same goal every day until your goal is accomplished. You cannot send out constantly changing vague wishes into the universe and expect to create results in the real world.

It's as simple as ordering a meal in a restaurant. You must decide what you want and then ask for it. If you can't make up your mind the waiter will simply server someone else until you're ready. If you do not provide the universe with a specific goal which you consistently ake action toward, your "meal" will never come to you.

And the most important secret of all, DON’T GIVE UP UNTIL YOUR GOAL IS ACCOMPLISHED.

This article is excerpted from the e-book, "Money Making Secrets of Mind Power Masters," which is included in the "Mind Over Money" total success package

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Monday, January 08, 2007

Think With the End in Mind

"View life as a series of movie frames, the ending and meaning may not be apparent until the very end of the movie, and yet, each of the hundreds of individual frames has meaning within the context of the whole movie. View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn't? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn't?" - Victor Frankl

As the new year begins and everyone is flush with resolutions and goals, I thought it would be a good time to write to you about a way to make those resolutions not just will-o-wisps of thought, but actually bring them into concrete reality.

You can create the life you want, you can make all your goals and resolutions in 2007 come true, provided that you decide, right here and now, that you will do it. Don't just say it, but believe it - right down to the very core of your being.

The above quote from Victor Frankl, the famous psychologist who survived the Nazi death camps in WWII, is a perfect place to get one started on the road to lasting achievement and success.

Within his words contain the seeds of wisdom for manifesting the life of your dreams. Please, go back and read it again and let Frankl's message really sink in.

Basically, he is telling us to think from the end. Think of your life from your funeral, yes I know it sounds a little morbid, but it can be the most inspiring thing you ever do for yourself.

Think from the end. What would do over? What do you want to have in your life? What do you want to be remembered for? What were your long-lost dreams? If you think from the end, you'll find answers to these questions and when you know the answers, start immediately to bring them into your life.

It's never too late. All your hopes, dreams and aspirations can come true. It's all in your hands. It's up to you.

Look at life like Frankl did - as a series of movie frames. You don't know the meaning of the beginning or the end until the movie is over, which is another important lesson in thinking from the end. When you think with the end in mind, you trust that God will lead you in the direction of your desires. And that trust becomes faith and faith, next to love, is the strongest force in the universe.

See yourself as you want to be. Feel the feelings, enjoy the moment. Daydreaming is not a bad thing. Don't worry how you're going to accomplish your goal - that's for the universe to decide. If you fume and fret over how and when it happens, you cut off the flow of creative energy that will bring your goals to you.

Think from the end. Discover your true north, your real desires. The key to having anything you want in life is to first know what you want. Visualize yourself as already having what you desire and trust, without fear or doubt, that God will bring your visions to you at the proper time and place.

Your job is to stay focused on your goals, believe that you already have them and take action when intuition, inspiration and opportunity arises.

So take Frankl's advice and think from the end. For if you do, the world will give you whatever you ask of it.

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Friday, January 05, 2007

Visualizing Your Goals For Success

Believing in yourself, believing that you can leap barriers and achieve your goals, is the ticket to success. One of the most powerful tools for building self-confidence is visualization.

This easy technique involves imagining the accomplishment of the changes or goals you're working to achieve. It is a process of "training" purely within the mind.

By visualizing in detail your successful execution of each step in a given activity, you create, modify, or strengthen brain pathways that are important in coordinating your muscles for the visualized activity. This prepares you to perform the activity itself. The technique is useful in many areas of life — from avoiding anxiety during a stressful situation, to performing well during competition, to achieving a particular goal.

1. Identify the goal you want to visualize—for example, walking a golf course.
Find a comfortable place to sit and relax.

2. Eliminate all distractions—turn off the phone, television, etc.

3. Close your eyes and focus on feeling relaxed. Free your mind of intruding thoughts.

4. Now, imagine yourself on the golf course. Create a picture in your mind of the place—the sights, sounds, and smells. Imagine a perfect day, warm and sunny, with a gentle breeze. Picture yourself with your favorite golfing friends, talking and laughing. Now visualize yourself starting on your way, passing the golf carts, and setting off to walk the whole course.

5. Take a moment to feel the pleasure and excitement of achieving this goal.

6. Then imagine yourself walking from hole to hole, enjoying the sunshine, the views, the fresh air, the good company and excellent play.

7. Finally, visualize yourself finishing the course and feeling great, both physically and emotionally.

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Monday, January 01, 2007

Get Ready to Change Your Life

Happy New Year. I hope you're having a good day, nursing your hangovers and enjoying the football games (if you are a fan).

I wanted to announce a special class I'm conducting titled - "Smashing Down Your Barriers in 2007." Since everyone makes resolutions and usually breaks them - I thought it would be good to address this particular challenge - the art of setting and accomplishing your goals.

If you make resolutions and never keep them, don't worry, it can be another way. I'm going to teach you how to change your mindset, make goals and achieve them. No hype, no bull, only what really works. This will be part of a 4-week e-class that will feature worksheets, audio, video and personal coaching from me. You will succeed because I'll be coaching and showing you the way.

And yes, my time is valuable as is yours, so I want all the tire kickers out there to know that it isn't going to be free, but its' worth every penny, I guarantee it. This is only for individuals who really want to make 2007 their best year yet. The people who really want to change and grow are the same people who will benefit from this class.

You may not of heard of me and that's okay. I don't like attention or publicity. Being famous or some type of guru is not my thing. I try to avoid the limelight.

All I have done is build a restaurant business from scratch and sold it for seven figures. Then I went into the Internet Marketing business were I gross over $10,000 a month and I've only been doing it for 8 months. I've recently written a book, "The Four Pillars of Success," which is about to be published (all those who sign up for the class will receive the ebook version) and I did all of this with only a high school education and hardly any money to start.

I'm not saying this to brag, just to let you know that I'm not just blowing hot air - I have used these principles, the Four Pillars of Success I call them, to take my life from living in my car to where I am now. You can do it too!

I'm only selecting 15-20 people for this because I want to give everyone who signs up my undivided attention and I can't do that if the class is too big.

Stay tuned for more details...This could change your life, if you really want to change it.

Happy New Year everyone!

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