Friday, December 21, 2007

Holidays Are A Time Of Giving And Gratitude

We're well into the traditional holiday season, which is a time of giving and gratitude. The joy of giving and the feeling of gratitude are very powerful ways to raise your vibration.

Just look around ... the majority of people are generally happier, friendlier and lovelier at this time of year.

So take the opportunity to raise your vibration this holiday season ... it's possible the easiest time to do so. And discover how much better you feel when you participate in the giving and reflect on your gratitude for this amazing life.

And if you need help, perhaps this video will get your vibration climbing.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Life Can Pass You By Quickly

Are you letting key experiences in your life pass you by?

My kids' Christmas concert was last night at their school.

As I watched my daughter singing in the choir, I was overcome with emotion and pride at what an amazing young lady she is blossoming into.

And yet there was a tinge of sadness at the same time.

It took me a while to understand it, but I believe the sadness came from realizing she is no longer a little girl and there is so much of her growing up that I missed and now it's gone.

And then when I watched my son perform, I couldn't help but notice the joy and excitement he brought with him. He has a natural curiosity and wonder typical of a busy 5 year old.

Our kids are over 7 years apart.

Because I chose to build my own home business, I've had the opportunity to spend the past 20 months watching him grow up and sharing so many neat experiences with him. The contrast in experiences for me between the two is dramatic.

And it's helped me realize that life passes by very quickly.

It seems just like yesterday that my daughter was born, but it was actually over 12 years ago. Where did the time go?

That's part of the reason the past 20 months have been a lot about catching up on lost time. We've packed a lot of travel and family time and experiences into the past 2 years. And we've grown much closer as a family.

I'm so grateful that I have learned this lesson now, while I'm still relatively young (yes ... late 40s is still young!) in my life.

I'm learning that indeed, the things I most regret in life are the things I didn't get to do.

And so my intention for the New Year is to stay fully present in my life and fully experience the experiences. I choose to not allow my life to pass me by.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Clean Your Counter Intentions -- Joe Vitale

I received an email today with a video of Joe Vitale, who of course is one of the stars of the film The Secret.

In the video Joe addresses what he calls the "hidden secret" to really getting Law of Attraction to work for you.

Watch the video and then practive this mantra: "I love You. I'm sorry. Forgive me. Thank-you."

This video of Joe Vitale explains it all. Are you ready to clean your counter intentions?

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Experience Life Now. Stop Going Through The Motions.

Are you choosing to experience your life or are you going through the motions?

As I write this, I'm in Wichita, Kansas. I'm on a road trip of sorts that started 2 weeks and one day ago. I loaded my family into our van and we set out from our home just outside Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

So far, we've stayed over in Fargo, North Dakota; Wichita, Kansas; Galveston, Texas; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grand Cayman; Cozumel, Mexico; Weslaco, Texas; Austin, Texas and now back again in Wichita.

Our van has made it to all but 3 of the locations, while we relied on a cruise ship to get us to the remaining ones.

The trip has reminded me of what a wondrous planet we live on. And it's served to cement my resolve that the point of living is to experience the world and enjoy the experience.

I was able to take this trip because I have my own home based business. It gives me the freedom to choose when, where and how I want to experience my life and I don't require permission from any one else to do so.

But it wasn't always this way. For too many years, I lived my life by going through the motions and putting off experiences until some undetermined point down the road.

Finally, I couldn't take it any more, and I made the decision to start living my life now. No more going through the motions for me.

That's the trip I'm on and the ride has been exhilarating. You should try it some time.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Be The Leader And Raise Your Vibration

When you choose to be the leader, you automatically raise your vibration. And by law of attraction, when you raise your vibration, you begin to attract more of what you want.

I realize I keep coming back to this topic of vibration, but I've come to realize it truly is the key to to utilizing law of attraction in a deliberate way.

What does choosing to be the leader mean? Well, in my book, being the leader means doing what you say you intend to do.

Lets look at a really simple example.

If you intend to do 50 pushups in the morning and you actually do them, you have chosen to be the leader in that moment. If you skip them, then you have chosen to be the victim. End of story.

But an interesting thing happens when you follow through with your intention. You begin to feel better about yourself. You are in integrity with who you intended to be. And so your vibration can't help but increase. (Note the opposite happens when you're out of integrity).

Now, because you're in integrity with your intention, you are much more likely to want to follow through with your next intention. Once you do that, you suddenly have momentum. And with momentum, amazing things begin to happen.

This is so deceptively simple, yet it's where I see most people -- including myself -- sof often miss the point.

You can begin being the leader of yourself immediately ... right now ... regardless of where you are, where you've been, or what's going on around you.

Simply set an inention for yourself in the next few minutes, write it down and declare it, and then do it. Then repeat the process.

Do this over and over as many times as you can throughout the day and you will feel like a completely different person by the end of the day.

And the watch what begins to show up in your life. Because now that you've chosen to be the leader and stay in integrity with yourself, you've begun to raise your vibration in a very deliberate, profound fashion -- and so the universe will begin to open up to you.

Thanks for reading.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Is The Secret Really Misleading Us?

If you've seen the film The Secret, you will know that it focuses on Law of Attraction and how to use it deliberately in your day-to-day life. But is its message misleading and ultimately harmful to those viewers who come away from the film inspired to think their way into prosperity?

I read an interesting blog post today by David Askaripour over at The article title is The Secret Uncovered And Exposed. In his article, David propsoses this very question and he comes to some stark conclusions.

And he raises some very good points. The theme of David's article is that The Secret seems to be more about creating an ongoing ATM machine through the marketing of the franchise than it is about teaching people how to actually learn to deliberately use the principles of law of attraction in their life.

Now I would suggest every film is ultimately about marketing its franchise, but David rightfully points out that there is no discussion about "doing" anything in the film -- which leaves the impression that all one needs to do is want something badly enough while visualizing having it and, voila, it will appear.

I agree with David that this is a key omission in the film. My own view is that it's one of several key omissions that effectively still leave "the secret" a secret.

One of the key ones for me is the whole notion of vibrational alignment. My ability to receive is directly tied to the quality of the match in the level of my own vibration as compared to whatever it is I want. When the match is high, I can manifest things much more quickly and if the match is absent then I never will.

I believe part of the key to matching the vibrational frequency is that if I'm a good vibrational match, I'm inspired to take the actions that best serve me. The universe literally shows me the way, but I still must pay attention and take the action. I do that by following my inspiration.

So ... yes, action is absolutely a prerequisite to completing the creative process. And it's the level of vibrational alignment between me and my desire that serves as the catalyst to my taking the "right" action.

So, as David points out, it is very fair to say that The Secret is in fact very misleading when it comes to teaching others how to apply the law of attraction.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

No Opportunity Wasted

Are you wasting opportunities in your life?

I was recently at an event featuring Phil Keoghan, who is the host of The Amazing Race. Phil spoke about his philosophy and the events that have led him to create a new program called No Opportunity Wasted -- or NOW.

And the key message in his talk is that the only time you have is right now. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come.

Perhaps the idea of his I most appreciated was this: make certain you have a "life list". Your life list is the list of things you absolutely wish to accomplish before you die. And here's the juicy part -- then go about making a career out of accomplishing the things on your list.

You see, most of us have it the opposite. We pursue a career so that one day we might be able to accomplish some things we really want to do before we die. But how cool would it be to actually figure out a way to get paid while actually doing the things we want to do before we die all along the way?!?

All I need to work at is accomplishing them and then as I do, identifying something new to add to my list to keep it fresh and full!

What an inspiration this idea is for me. And Phil is walking proof that it can be done.

So let me ask you this question. What opportunities are you allowing to pass you by because you're waiting for tomorrow?

Let no opportunity be wasted; instead learn to spot and act on them now!

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Are You Ready To Get A Life?

Get a Life.

How did you just react to that sentence? Did you find it amusing? Or perhaps alarming? Was it insulting?

Ask yourself this, "what does my response to that sentence tell me about myself?"

I've been reading Larry Winget's book Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life. And I have to tell you, it's really beginning to rub off on me.

The world is full of people who are quick to complain about their circumstances and their lot in life. And they're quick to blame everything and everybody around them for the result they're getting, but never willing to take responsiblity for themselves.

It's sad.

It's sad because the world has more than enough victims and so what it sorely needs is more leaders. And the step to taking personal responsibility by beginning to lead yourself is not particularly difficult.

But it does require commitment. It requires commitment to yourself and a genuine willingness to change. As Larry points out in his book, it's the willingness most people fall short with.

You have the ability to change your life for the better. You may even have the desire to change your life for the better. But neither of those things is going to enable you to change your life for the better if you are unwilling to change.

So here's the question to really ask yourself. "Am I willing to change?" Are you really willing to buckle down and do what it takes consistently, day by day, in order to create the change you want in your life?

Here's the good news. Assuming the answer is "yes", there are some tools that can help you.

Firstly, Buy Larry's book, Shut Up, Stop Whining, and Get a Life: A Kick-Butt Approach to a Better Life. It's a great reminder and it's written in a no pussy-footing around style which is very refreshing and effective.

Secondly, there is a brilliant self study, personal development program you can buy that teaches you a daily recipe you can follow in order to get a life -- that is the life you really want. It's called Beyond Freedom and it has helped transform my life in a profound way. So learn how to get a life by visiting

It's so easy to whine and complain about our lives. And it's the rare individual who is prepared to take personal responsibility and begin to lead him or herself to a new life. It's the rare individual who is willing to step out from the crowd.

So which are you? Are you willing to step out and change your results? If you are, then do something -- take one action step right now today that moves you in the direction you'd like to go. And then take another step again tomorrow.

So now it's time to ask yourself the key question. Are you ready to get a life?

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Life Is A Team Call : Who Are You Choosing To Be Right Now?

Who are you choosing to be right now?

My wife Michelle has coined a new term in our household: "Life is a Team Call!"

Allow me to explain.

As part of our home business, we have a team call every Monday night. I typically co-host the call with my business partner Peter.

The key element of being out on the call each week is that I am looked upon as a leader. So I'm very conscious of what I say and how I say it because I realize I'm setting an example for the other people listening to the call.

A couple of weeks ago, after a particularly inspiring rant of mine (which was quite brilliant as I recall), Michelle said to me afterwards "Why can't you be like that all the time? You were amazing. Who was that man and how do we get him to show up more often?"

So she took a sheet of paper and in very large block lettering she wrote "Life Is A Team Call" and posted it onto the fridge door.

That note now serves as my reminder. Leadership is a choice.

At any point of time, someone is always watching and you are always setting an example. Even if the example is just for you.

And if you choose to turn it on and off, as I've been at times prone to do, then your results will reflect that lack of consistency.

My business partner Peter often says you are either a leader or a victim. You can't be both -- at any point of time you are either one or the other. So ... which are you being right now?

Day by day, moment by moment, we get the opportunity to choose who we are going to be ... right now. The more consistently we choose well, the better we feel, the better we are, and the better we do.

Whenever I walk past that fridge, if I'm in any way off track, I read that message. "Life is a Team Call". And then I choose to be the leader of me.

So ... now that I've shared all of that ... who are you choosing to be right now?

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Are You Ready To Just Decide To Have Success?

Are you ready to just decide to have the success you want in your life?

Michelle and I just returned from a brilliant Super Saturday training event in Las Vegas with Liberty League International, which is the company we work with in our home based business.

There were so many take aways from the event, but for me one of the key messages is simply "just decide".

I've been on a "just decide" rant for a while and this event further reinforces my conviction that all of my success (or lack of success) in all areas of my life simply boils down to my level of "decidedness".

Throughout the event, we saw and heard people who achieved massive success because they made the decision to have massive success.

We had a fellow no one had ever heard of win a Range Rover (for the most Beyond Freedom sales in the 90 days preceding the event) with a staggering 54 Beyond Freedom sales because -- after nearly 2 years of doing nothing -- he just decided it was time to really do it.

Author and speaker Larry Winget spoke about one of the great "half truths" in the film The Secret and in many of the personal development messages so common in the industry.

One of them is "you become what you think about" all day.

Firstly he disputed that statement by pointing out that if it were true, he'd be Halle Berry.

Then he went on to assert that you cannot think yourself to becoming rich ... rather it's what you think about, talk about, and actually "get off your ass and do something about" that can make you rich.

Which takes us back to just deciding. So let me ask you this question:

Are you ready to just decide to be successful in your life? For real?

If you answered "yes", then the formula is real simple.

Think about it consciously throughout your day -- this creates the focus.

Talk about it to yourself and with those around you who will support you -- this begins the phenomenon of speaking it into existence.

And then "get off your ass" and start to do some things that move you in the direction you want to go -- this is the key "do" component that leads to you "having" what you desire, but in the absence of which you can think and talk about it until you're blue in the face and you'll still be stuck exactly where you are.

So ... are you ready to "just decide"?

If so, what are you going to do about it?

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Are You In Vibrational Harmony With Your Goals?

Are you in vibrational harmony with your goals?

I've spent the past 3 days being seriously dragged down by a very persistent summer time cold. I'll spare you the details, but suffice to say I've been lethargic and pretty much forced to obey my body's demand to take a rest for a few days.

It's provided a wonderful opportunity to observe the contrast in my level of vibration.

If you've spent any time studying Law of Attraction, you will understand that in order to attract something you desire into your life, you must be in vibrational harmony with it. This is the biggest obstacle you must learn to overcome in learning to deliberately use Law of Attraction in your life.

When we saw Bob Proctor last month, he illustrated the concept perfectly. On a scale of 1 to 10, let's suppose your goal represents a vibration level of "8". If you are personally creating thoughts that create a vibration level of a "3", it doesn't matter how badly you want that goal, it's not going to manifest because you are not in alignment to it.

You are tuned in to the wrong frequency.

So your job is to deliberately raise your level of vibration so that it is a match.

What do you suppose a level "8" vibration might look or sound like?

Well, for me, I expect someone at that high a vibration is visualizing or revisiting the goal often throughout the day, always moving forward, is energetic, displays enthusiasm, acts confidently, has lots of fun, is passionate, etc.

You get the picture.

So your job -- my job -- is to consciously create vibrational harmony with the goals I desire.

Just review the attributes above; that's the only prescription for feeling better that I need to fill -- and I don't even need to go to the pharmacy to do it.!

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

It All Starts With A Decision

Are you happy? Have you actually made the decision to be happy in your life?

Do you have fun living your life each day? Are you having fun living your life today, right now?

If not, why not?

Wouldn’t it be terrific to wake up in the morning full of gratitude for the opportunity to live a great life today, and then to go out and live it? How would that make you feel? What would that look like for you? What would it sound like?

You can have all of that, and you can experience all of that; and you can begin to have this right now, starting today.

Do you believe me? Clearly there is something inside of you that, at the very least, wants to believe these words.

I spent 23 years of my adult life (not to mention most of my formative childhood years) believing that I had to live my life according to someone else’s rules. I was locked into a formula that was essentially prescribed to me by the environment (parents, schools, government, church, etc.) in which I was raised.

It went something like this: get a good education, get a good job, work hard and keep your nose to the grindstone, scrimp and save your money, put off what you’d love to do until later, avoid taking any risks, and if you’re lucky you’ll get to enjoy yourself in your twilight years.

Does this sound vaguely familiar?

In my particular case, it actually was working out reasonably well. I had a “good job”, was earning a reasonable salary and had achieved a degree of success in my life. Or at least that’s how it appeared on the outside.

But on the inside, I was miserable. I was caught up in the struggle of my day-to-day life – quite literally choosing to make it a struggle without ever realizing that’s what I was doing. I was in a sleep walk of day-to-day drudgery. I was most definitely not living the life of my dreams, the life I love.

Until one day I simply decided it was time to stop. I chose to wake up.

Finally there came a day when I simply couldn’t take it anymore and so I made the decision that it was time to stop. I made the decision to change the way I was living and to jump off of the treadmill. I made the decision to change my life. I made the decision to begin living my life on my terms.

The effect was magical. A thousand pound weight was lifted off my shoulders. I felt relieved. I felt alive. I felt inspired. I began actually enjoying my life.

And so now here I am suggesting to you that you can begin to live the life you want – the life you love – right now beginning today.

Because all it really takes is for you to make the decision.

Oh, I know that sounds simplistic. Yet it’s true, and deep down there’s a part of you that knows it’s true.

By truly making that decision – that single, mental decision – everything changes. Everything changes because your perspective changes.

For me, my decision led to some very explicit actions. I resigned from my job and decided to build my own business with my wife Michelle, from home. Frankly I had no idea how any of it was going to work and how we’d be able to pay the bills or keep the kids fed and clothed, except that I believed it would. Looking back now, I suppose I just knew it would.

Well, go figure, things have worked out beautifully. The sky didn’t fall. The world didn’t end. Things have certainly changed, mind you. We don’t hang out with all of the same people we used to. Our activities have become more focused on family and friends as opposed to fitting things around my job. We live a much more relaxed life. We have more fun. We have fun every day.

What about you? What do you love? What are the things you’d love to do right now with your life? Can you feel them calling you?

If you can, then listen to and follow them. For there is one thing that is absolutely true: there is no need to struggle in your life. You make real whatever you believe is real. This is the basic law of the universe, the law of attraction.

So the first thing to do is to let go of the notion that it’s different for you ,or that somehow you are not allowed to live the life you want. Let go of the notion that you’re somehow not deserving of that privilege. Stop marginalizing yourself.

You deserve to be happy and enjoy your life. That’s the whole point of living – to experience the joy of it.

Yes, the entire idea of following your bliss can be extremely frightening. And fear leads to all sorts of wild emotions, but that’s part of being human. Remember though, fear is all in your head. It’s all about what you imagine might happen. Those wild emotions that you feel as a result of your fears need not define you.

In his book, Conversations With God, Neale Donald Walsh tells us we have three tools of creation. They are thought, words, and action. It is your thoughts, your words, and your actions that define you – for they are the summation of who you are being.

So this begs the question, who do you want to be?

Get in touch with your own truth about who you want to be and then start being that person right now, today. Begin to live your passion and enjoy your life. It’s much easier than you suspect. It’s remarkably easy to let the “how” unfold; just let your inspiration be your guide.

Your inspiration will never misguide you. By being focused on who and what you want to be, you will be inspired to think the thoughts, speak the words and take the actions that make that being your reality. The more you are being, the more you’ll be doing and the more you’ll be having what you want. The more you will be living the life that you love. And so the circle repeats, over and over, with each cycle more strongly reinforcing who you are and what you love to be.

It’s a magnificent thing. It’s freedom.

And so now it is time for you to begin your path to living the life you love. Begin living the life you want right now.

Begin by making the decision. Begin today.

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Review Of Liberty League Summit Conference with Bob Proctor

As you may know, my wife Michelle and I operate our own home based business with Liberty League International. We just completed attending the Liberty League Summit Conference in Sydney, Australia.

What a tremendous event. What a tremendous experience. What a tremendous city.

What a tremendous opportunity!

Bob Proctor was brilliant. We spent a full day with Proctor -- he is larger than life and we had goose bumps listening to him speak.

My biggest take away: start with your largest fantasy of what you desire, become really clear about it, and the decide to have it — period. He perfectly describes the simplicity of a process I so often choose to make more complicated than it is.

Oh ... and one other important take away from listening to Bob Proctor -- stop living the role of an extra in your own movie. Become the star instead. Powerful stuff.

And we walked on fire! Even our 12 year-old daughter, Jalyna, walked on fire. What an amazing experience to share as a family. And when I say family, I don’t mean just our immediate family, but our extended Liberty League family as well. The sense of community and support for each participant is extraordinary.

And then to cap it off we got to participate in an Intention Experiment With Lynne McTaggart and had the opportunity to review the evidence that intention is absolutely real and powerful.

This has been a brilliant conference and the memories will last a lifetime...yet another in an ongoing series of trips of a lifetime facilitated by Liberty League and its Liberty and Summit conferences.

We are very grateful for the opportunity to share this experience.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

It's The Action You Are Willing To Take That Define You

Are you willing to take action in order to achieve what you want out of life? Or are you content to dream about a different life, but remain locked into the status quo of your past and present circumstances due to inaction?

We just completed an 8 day stay in Auckland, New Zealand. It's the first leg of a 3 week working vacation which also takes us to Sydney and Cairns, Australia.

As I've been reflecting on the week, I realize how truly blessed I am. And I'm overcome with gratitude at being able to see this amazing part of the world. Best of all, I'm able to do it with my family.

We were able to take our business with us, and at the same time took in such excursions as the Auckland Zoo, a day in Coromandel, a day a Rotorua visiting the geothermal attractions, and even a day on the "Shire" movie set from the Lord of The Rings trilogy.

But as I look at the week that was, I realize that none of these things would have been possible were it not for my willingness to take action.

Because I truly wanted something different than the corporate drone-like life I was living, I was willing to get uncomfortable by taking action. In many cases these were actions that were very foreign to me.

I took action by researching and learning about different business and income opportunities. I took action by choosing to get started in my own home based business. I took action by seeking out and connecting with successful entreprenuers and business people. I took action by committing to my learning through books and workshops. I took action by taking the leap and actually leaving my corporate job behind so that I could focus my energies full time on my business. I took action by committing to take my family on a trip to New Zealand and Australia (which is merely the latest in several "trips of a lifetime" we've taken over the past 2 years).

Even when I didn't know how it was all going to exactly work out, which was most of the time, I chose to trust in myself and the abundance of the universe and continue to take the actions necessary to move me closer to my goals.

Creating your new future means creating a new you. And that implies taking action to change the decisions you’ve been making, changing the thoughts you’ve been thinking and changing the actions you’ve been taking.

Remember, wealth and prosperity evade the person who chooses inaction. You must be willing to seize the opportunities as they are presented. Understand that the world is full of opportunities, but if you choose inaction, the opportunities pass you by.

I see this so often.

I see people get caught in analysis paralysis over whether or not to seize the opportunity that is in front of them.

It may be a business opportunity or new business idea. Or it may be an investment or a financial opportunity. Or perhaps it’s a new job offer.

I see them become so hesitant to make a decision about whether they are in or they are out that they literally choose not to take any action. And so then the opportunity is gone.

Isn't it interesting that most people's greatest regrets in life are around things they didn't take the opportunity to do?

Have you ever had any regrets over an action you chose not to take? An investment opportunity that you passed up which could have made you a fortune? A great idea that was worth a million bucks, but you sat on it and someone else has run with it?

What is the pattern of behaviour in your own life?

More importantly, what are the opportunities you have right now that merely require you to take the action.

Remember, you are the CEO of you – the leader of your own life. What would you expect the CEO of you to do?

Be the leader. Be courageous. Seize the moment.

Be a person of action and move steadfastly forward on the path towards your dreams.

And take action today. Then you, too, can begin to live many experiences of a life time.

Thanks for reading.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Change The Way You Look At Things

You've heard the saying "change the way you look at things and the things you look at change" -- right?

Allow me to share with you a wonderful little example that illustrates this point so well.

Yesterday we just completed the first leg of a 3 week trip we're taking to New Zealand and Australia. We're spending 8 days in Auckland, then fly to Sydney for 7 days, then fly to Cairns for 7 days before returning home to Canada. It's a great trip that provides the perfect example of the advantages we are blessed with by operating our own home based business -- we are able to take our business with us and still enjoy the trip of a lifetime.

Our travel time to Auckland spanned 39 hours from the time we left our house to the time we arrived at here at our hotel. We had stops in Vancouver, Honolulu, and Sydney on our way.

It's the flight -- or more specifically the landing -- in Sydney that I want to tell you about.

The leg from Honolulu to Sydney was about 10 and a half hours so it was a long flight. For the majority of passengers who started the trip from Vancouver, the flight was delayed by an hour in Vancouver and another hour or better in Honolulu (that delay was endured while we were on the plane and had to turn back to the gate to secure a trolley that came loose while we were taxiing for take-off).

Then, to top things off, about an hour or so after we left Honolulu there was an electrical problem with the video system, which led to some noisy crackling sounds and the smell of burning plastic filling the cabin from the overhead projector right above me.

As you can imagine, the idea of risking a cabin fire while at 34,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean did not appeal to anybody and the crew shut the video system down. So the flight now felt longer since there was no video entertainment to help pass the remaining 9 hours of the flight.

So it wasn't necessarily the most ideal trip by the time we approached Sydney.

But the best part was yet to come.

There was some "weather" in Sydney with rain and high winds. The last 20 minutes or so of our descent was very turbulent. As we approached the airport, our plane was lurching back and forth, side to side, and up and down. And it kept getting worse the closer we got to the ground.

The last few hundred feet put most amusement park rides to shame. It was breath taking, not necessarily in a good way for most of us on board. And the landing was very hard since we touched down on only the right hand side set of wheels first.

For a moment the plane swerved sharply and you could literally cut the tension in the cabin with a knife.

Except for my 4 year old son, Joshua.

For the last minute or so of the landing, his was the only voice in the cabin and he was providing a non-stop running commentary of the events. "Wow! This is awesome! Yee haa! All right! What a ride! Whoa! Yeahh! Race cars -- Wow! Can we do that AGAIN! That was FUN!"

As the plane shimmied back and forth leading many of us to wonder if it was going to catapult off the runway or flip over, my son was jubilant. After the the plane braked -- screeched is more like it -- very hard and finally came under control on the runway, he let out an exhuberant cheer celebrating the exhilaration of the ride.

"That was the best ride EVER! Can we do that AGAIN?!?"

A few seconds later, the rest of the passengers began a controlled, polite applause celebrating the fact we had landed safely. The crew chief announced to us over the intercom "Well, wasn't that the perfect ending to a perfect trip! Welcome to Sydney."

So here we were, all on the same plane ride, with the same circumstances and the same result. For most of the passengers on the plane, it was a plane ride from Hell. But for my 4 year old son, it was the "best plane ride ever".

What a tremendous lesson for me. In the space of a few moments I suddenly found myself looking at the flight quite differently. Without the video distractions, I was able to get in some quality reading time, got some decent sleep to ward off jet lag, was well fed, landed safely, and experienced a hell of a ride with an amazing landing.

What could be more perfect?

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. Thanks for the lesson, Joshua.

And thank You for reading.

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Monday, June 11, 2007

Are You Stuck In The Past? Break Free By Focusing On Where You're Going

Are you stuck right now in your life?

Are you trapped because you are focused on your past rather than your future?

Here's what I mean by that.

So often a large part of why we are stuck is because we're focused on the past.

And because you are locked into your past decisions and outcomes, the tendency is to believe they are an accurate forecast of your future.

And they are, so long as you continue to make the same quality of decisions.

So the trick is to take responsibility for leading yourself to where you want to go rather than where you've been. You accomplish that by focusing on where you are going.

Once you are focused on where you are going, it enables you to make a decision to do something different to break the pattern that you've lived up to now.

So, ask yourself this question.

How do you like the results you've gotten so far?

If your answer is you'd like the results to be a lot better, then look steadfastly forward and stay very focused on where you are going.

You do that by reviewing your goals, which we've talked about previously.

Let where you are going serve as your guide to the decisions you make. And always make decisions that will move you closer to your goals.

Your results will immediately begin to improve.

So, at the risk of repeating myself, if you are stuck, odds are it's because you are primarily looking at what was or what is. Until you look at where you intend to go, nothing can change.

If there are things in your life you want to change, then take the personal responsibility to lead yourself.

Drop the drama of your past, release it , and move forward. One step at a time, focus clearly on where you are going and what step you can take today -- right now -- to move closer to that place.

Then repeat the process. Over and over day by day.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Your Financial Education Is Your Path To Becoming Rich

How would you score your your financial IQ and the level of your financial education?

Do you ever find yourself afraid to take a particular action, particularly when it comes to your financial affairs, simply because you're don't know what to do?

You know what I mean. You're afraid of losing money and so you are indecisive about what to do with your money to make it grow.

And because you are afraid of losing it, you let the fear lead you to inaction. And so now you're stuck because nothing has changed.

You can relate, right? Most of us experience this at some point in our life.

So, what is it that can allow you to overcome those fears which are trapping you in a cycle of inaction?

The answer is education. Specifically, financial education.

Education is growth. And growth is the only evidence of life.

So why wouldn't you invest in your own growth? It's paramount to your success.

An excellent book that deals with the concept of financial education and why it is so important is Why We Want You To Be Rich, by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki.

In their book, Trump and Kiyosaki talk about a number of trends and factors that are aligning into a "perfect storm" of sort that can have frightening implications to your financial future.

I believe it is your job to educate yourself about these trends and factors so that you can lead yourself with regard to your financial affairs.

Learn about things such as the growing trade deficit, the exponentially growing US debt, the declining US dollar, the fact that a huge number of baby boomers are on the verge of retirement without enough money to do so, the financial condition of our social programs, what's driving rising oil and energy prices, and so on.

This is what financial education is all about.

You see, the more I've learned over the years, the more I realize I just don't know.

But with an investment of a couple of hours a week, you can begin to position yourself so that you can have full responsibility and control over your financial life. You position yourself through some education.

Become informed enough that you can function as a generalist, directing the professionals or experts, with which you engage in your wealth building affairs.

It's your life, and your financial well being, so start driving your own car.

And it doesn't need to be anywhere as complicated as you've been led to believe.

There are a number of very informative books and newsletters to which you can subscribe that will give you tremendous guidance to assist with your financial education.

And a great place to start is to pick up Trump and Kiyosaki's book.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

Visualize Your Success Daily

Visualization is a very complementary activity to assisting you in achieving your goals.

So make a point of using it daily.

You've heard of the athlete in training using visualization as a part of their training routine.

Training for, say the 100 meter dash, one of the activities the athlete will undertake is a complete visualization of the entire race.

From the starting blocks right through to the finish line, the athlete visualizes every movement - the legs churning, the arms moving, the eyes focused straight ahead, the posture being maintained, the breathing, all of it.

By the time the race occurs, the athlete has run the race hundred or even thousands of time in his or her mind.

Now get this, you don't need to be an athlete to harness the power of visualization.

You can use this process in your personal life to assist you in achieving your personal goals.

The visualization process helps your goals become accessible to you. It's a technique which allows you to develop an emotional attachment around your goals.

And it helps create an expectation of success.

This expectation of success, in turn, will lead you to take actions that are in harmony with your goals. In this way, you increase the speed at which you are moving closer to your goals.

So harness the power of visualization as part of your daily routine.

Just as it is so powerful to review your goals for a few moments daily, so is it very powerful to spend 5 or 10 minutes visualizing yourself achieving and experiencing your goals.

Make it real, taste it, hear it, touch it, smell it. Allow yourself to actually become emotionally involved in the visualization of your achieving your goals.

You will be pleasantly surprised at the impact this will have in your life.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Do You Know Where You're Going -- Do You Have Clear Goals?

Let me ask you a question.

What are your goals?

Here's another one. Where are you heading?

Are the actions you are taking right now, today, taking you closer to your goals or further away?

If you are involved in any type of business - whether your own your own business or in your job - you will be very familiar with the notion of setting business goals and objectives. These form the basis of the organization's business plan.

Athletes training for the Olympics are very clear about their goals. All of their training is focused on developing peak performance.

Yet in our personal lives, most people don't bother to bring the discipline of goal setting into their daily lives.

And so what is the result? They're generally not going anywhere. Certainly they're not going anywhere deliberately.

Instead, most people tend to kind of drift along.

That may sound harsh, but it is the truth. And you know it is.

Having clear goals is fundamental to your success in life. It gives you a sense of direction and a frame of reference with which to guide your decisions and actions.

Remember, until it's written down, it's merely an idea. But once you write it down, you have the basis of a plan.

So one of the most astute and rewarding investments you can ever make is the investment of a little bit of time to actually sit down and define your goals for yourself.

What would you like to achieve in the next 5 years? 3 years? 1 year? 6 months? 30 days?
What would you like to accomplish in your financial life? Your family life? Your education? Your interests?

This is your life we are talking about, so wouldn't you agree that these questions are important? Vitally important?

Surprisingly, many people I talk to have never taken the time to clearly define their goals. And so it can be very challenging to become clear about what your goals actually are.

It's your passions from which your primary goals will come. So take time to get in touch with your passions in life. Reconnect with them and then set specific goals for yourself.

Here's a great book that can help you become clear about your passions.

It's called The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Destiny. You Can Buy It From By Clicking Here.

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

How To Build Beliefs That Serve You

Your belief system is the key to your ability to create what you want out of life. And if you are dissatisfied with the results you've gotten so far, all that is required to change the outcome is to change your beliefs.

A change in beliefs is accomplished by practicing new habits of thinking.

Now that can be easier said than done.

First, let me back up for a minute. Beliefs are nothing more than a habit of thinking. Think a particular thought often enough and you will accept it to be true.

The challenge with your belief system is that few if any of the beliefs you hold are in fact yours. They are instead beliefs you were taught and adopted.

These came primarily from your parents, grandparents, school, church, government and the media through the messages you received during your formative years.

Hence, you carry beliefs (probably) such as “I must work hard to make end’s meat” or “I don’t deserve to be rich and successful”.

Well ... how well do you suppose these beliefs are serving you in your desire to live an easier life or to become rich and successful?

It’s though leveraging the Law of Attraction that you can create what you want out of life. You see, at a metaphysical level, everything is energy – including thought. And all energy carries a vibration at a particular frequency.

That which vibrates at a particular frequency tends to attract more of the same – like attracts like.

Simply put, you get what you focus on.

So let’s get back to beliefs.

Beliefs are a habit of thinking. They are thoughts we’ve adopted as a habit.

These thoughts lead to specific feelings, and it’s the feelings that then lead us to words and actions which lead to a particular outcome.

We can deliberately develop new habits of thinking that serve us more effectively in creating what we want by following a simple daily process.

Follow the process for about 30 days, and you’ve built new habits of thinking – specifically new beliefs.

A terrific little book that neatly lays out a simple process by which you can reshape your beliefs and deliberately apply the principles of the Law of Attraction is titled “Law of Attraction: The Science of Attracting More of What You Want and Less of What You Don't” by Michael Losier.

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I highly recommend the book as a great way to begin to practically apply the concepts of deliberate thought, beliefs and use of Law of Attraction in your life.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Your Success Is About Getting Out Of Your Own Way -- Even In Your Home Business

Are you making a habit of getting out of your own way to ensure your success? Today, I'm going to share some stark truths about home based businesses as a way of illustrating a key habit of success.

And this will be very relevant to many readers because so many of us are already looking to leverage a home business as part of the solution to take back control of our lives.

So I'm going to assert right up front that the secret to being successful – not only at a home based business, but at anything in life – is to get out of your own way.

With that having been said, here are some dirty secrets – the realities of home based business that the marketing masters will rarely if ever share with you. Most marketers won’t publicly talk about these truths. But they are vital to your understanding of how to be successful.

If anyone can truly be successful in a home business, then it stands to reason that most people must be successful, doesn’t it? Or, at the very least, a reasonable percentage of people must be successful – right?

Well … no, that’s not exactly the case.

Here's a harsh reality about home based businesses:

95% of people who start a home business fail – they don’t ever end up breaking even on the money they spend to launch and operate their business.

So how do you feel about starting a home business now?

Well, before you get too discouraged, let’s dig a little deeper. The truth is that statistic is pretty much the same as for any business. 95% of all businesses fail.

So what’s really going on? Why are most people failing at their home business? Why are most people failing at business?

I've learned that anyone – even you – can truly be successful with your own home based business.

Or rather, that is anyone can be successful if you learn to get out of your own way.

Here are a few additional realities for you to ponder.

  1. The average person quits his or her business after being told “No” … get this … three times. Three times!
  2. 80% of home business operators never end up calling their sales leads
  3. 95% of businesses fail because they are under capitalized – that is they don’t line up and have enough money to fund their ongoing costs
  4. Of the remaining businesses that fail, 95% fail because of a lack of proper systems and controls

Do you see how these points are all examples of people getting in their own way?

I want to be successful, but I can’t deal with rejection.

I want to be successful, but I can’t bring myself to call my leads.

I want to be successful, but I haven’t bothered to establish a budget and find proper financing.

I want to be successful, but I don’t know how to manage my time and business.

Each of these is a function of improper mindset, improper planning, or improper practices.

So, if you wish to be successful in your home business or in anything in your life – and remember anyone can – then you first must learn to get out of your own way.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

The Elements Of A Healthy Daily Personal Development Practice

As we practice applying Law of Attraction and develop our daily personal development practice, it becomes abundantly clear that everything we achieve out of life is driven by our habits.

So it stands to reason that, no matter what you wish to create in your life, it’s applying a consistent daily practice – a routine – that will strengthen the good thinking habits.

In our experience, we’ve learned to apply some very basic elements into our daily routine that have become strong habits and which have served to strengthen our ability to deliberately apply Law of Attraction in our lives.

So let’s talk about your daily routine in more detail.
If one or more of these elements is missing from your routine, you may find yourself struggling in one or more areas of your life.


  1. Personal Development every day

    As John Henry Newman said, “Growth is the only evidence of life”.

    So contribute to your growth as a leader in your life by spending focused time on your personal growth and development every day.

    Or don’t, in which case you are really choosing to stop living.

    Spend 20 minutes writing out your goals and affirmations. Listen to a CD. Read an inspiring book. Learn from the masters. Feed yourself every day with positive thoughts and messages.

  2. Visualization & meditation every day

    Immediately following your personal development time, take the time to quiet your mind and connect with who you intend to be – the CEO of you, the leader of you, the inspiring leader of your own life who has massive results and success at whatever you choose.

    Visualize you having achieved your goals. Feel it. Smell it. Taste it.
    Relax and enjoy it. Bask in it.

    Where are you living? What does your house look like? Are you working from your office or pool side? How much money do you have in your bank account?

    Design your life in your mind, remind yourself of who you are being, and ready yourself to have positive conversations throughout your day.

    Be clearly on purpose before you pick up the phone or meet with people.

    And revisit the life you’ve designed in your mind every day.

    “Golden Time” three to four days a week

  3. Establish your golden time.

    It’s your uninterrupted time spent only on activities that will move you closer to your goals.

    What are those activities? The more time you spend visualizing the clearer the path to follow to get there will become. You will find yourself inspired to take actions – your inner voice will begin to guide you.

    That means calling people. It means having conversations.

    It means demonstrating the leader that you are to yourself and following your inspiration. Perhaps it’s taking a course, or undertaking project, or starting a home business.

    Guard your golden time. Protect it jealously.

    Spend a minimum of two uninterrupted hours, three to four days a week.

    Every week.

    It is in this time that you ultimately make your dreams come true. It is this time that you are taking the action that needs to be taken.

    Always be true to your golden time.

  4. Set the expectation of leadership

    Set the expectation of leadership in everything you do. This includes a number of things.

    Firstly, as I keep repeating over and over again (are you tired of hearing this yet?) – be the leader of you. Do this consistently at all times and you will be very effectively demonstrating to the universe and, more importantly to yourself, that you have integrity as a leader.

    Also, expect everyone else in your life to take personal responsibility for their actions. Call them on it if they don’t. This way you are being a true friend and empowering those in your life to follow your leadership example.

    And of course, we’ve already established that you take personal responsibility for your own actions, right?

  5. Mastermind with others

    Spend time with others who are successful in what they do and are effective leaders. These may be people you already know, such as business associates, friends or co-workers. Or you may need to start to make new friends and build new networks in your community.

    Other leaders are easy to spot. They are successful.

    Build relationships with them. Exchange ideas.

    You learn the most from people who are already accomplishing that to which you aspire.

    Surround yourself with people who support your greatness. And be a stand for others’ greatness as well.

    Make a point of hanging around with people who will help you get better.

    Spend at least 30 minutes masterminding every day.

    It may take the form of a phone conversation. Or a lunch. Or exchanging emails. Or listening to a presentation. Or joining a club or association.

    It doesn’t matter so long as you make a habit of doing it every day.

Applying these five elements of a successful daily routine will ensure you maintain a healthy mindset and high energy. They will make you more effective in all aspects of your life.

So, embrace your daily personal development practice and incorporate all five elements into your daily routine. Do it consistently. Do it without fail.

Your results will amaze you.

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

Book Review "The Power Of Intention" by Wayne Dyer

The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer

For me, this book is an absolute pre-requisite for any serious student of self growth and personal development.

One of the lessons I find myself continuously being reminded of is to not let my ego get in the way of my being successful.

Like most of the people on this planet, I've been subjected to a lifetime worth of conditioning which leaves me predisposed to ego based thinking.

And yet it is the very same ego based thinking that leads to thoughts which don't serve me and which fuels the negative vibrations that they carry.

And of course, based on the Law of Attraction, it is positive vibration that I wish to be focused on generating at all times.

In his book "The Power of Intention", Dr. Wayne Dyer talks about this.

He talks about the need to let go of your ego in order to stay in alignment with the power of intention and more easily manifest into your experience that which you desire.

According to Dr. Dyer, ego is simply an idea you have about who you are that you carry around with you. This idea of who you think you are is an obstacle to your ability to connect with intention because it reinforces the notion that you are separate from everyone and everything in the world around you.

Of course, we already know this is not true.

We are all part of an interconnected system, consciousness, and life force; quantum physics proves this. Ego based thinking becomes an impediment to connecting with intention and letting it flow freely to you.

You become a “dis-allower” rather than an “allower”.

In his book, Dr. Dyer identifies 7 steps for overcoming the hold ego has on you:

  1. Stop being offended. Being offended only leads to attack and counter attack. It in no way serves you.
  2. Let go of your need to win. There are no losers in a world that shares the same energy source. Ironically the less you pursue winning, the more you will win.
  3. Let go of your need to be right. Would you rather be right or happy?
  4. Let go of your need to be superior. This leads only to resentment and hostility.
  5. Let go of your need to have more. You live in a world of abundance and should focus on creating, attracting and then letting it go. It's in giving that you receive.
  6. Let go of identifying yourself on the basis of your achievements. Hold no attachment to the outcome since this is a negative attractor.
  7. Let go of your reputation. You have no control over how others think about you - it doesn't matter. All that matters is that you be true to your own intuition and integrity.
If you haven't already read Dr. Dyer's book, I strongly recommend you pick up a copy and give it a read.

If you already have read it, read it again.

You will find new meanings and perspectives that you can apply directly to your own personal development and success.

If you don't have the book and you'd like to buy it, simply follow the link:
The Power of Intention

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Monday, April 30, 2007

Transform Your Life Through Personal Development & Self Growth

Personal development, self development, self growth, self help – these are all terms that can be used somewhat interchangeably to describe an industry that has been often maligned, but which is also growing exponentially and now seems poised (with the advent of such phenomena as the film The Secret), to enter a new stage of heightened growth and mass consciousness.

Critics of the personal development industry will assert that the ideas expressed within self help books and by inspirational speakers are misleading. They will suggest that such programs offer "easy answers" that don't hold up to practical scrutiny and in fact prey upon the inherent psychological susceptibility of people.

Cynics suggest the only people being helped by the self growth books on the market are the authors who wrote them. Or they argue that many of the principles behind personal development, such as Law of Attraction, are based on pseudo-science and without validity.

Yet for all of the detractors, there is a genuine movement afoot. And it is clearly based on something people perceive as "real". Something definitely is going: people's lives are being transformed.

And regardless of what critics may think of someone such as, say Tony (Anthony) Robbins – who has in a large way shaped the modern personal development industry – there is no denying that he has helped thousands upon thousands of people live better, happier, more successful lives.

And I need look no further than my own life to find evidence of the transformation that is possible through the active practice of personal development.

Since leaping into the study and practice of personal development in 2004, my wife Michelle and I have personally witnessed a tremendous transformation. We replaced an executive income with a home based business, have become happier people, better parents, created an unencumbered lifestyle where we are free to do what we want without asking permission from someone or asking to be allowed to take the time to do so, feel good about ourselves, help other people, and have nearly tripled our net worth.

So there is one thing we can say based on our personal experience – the principles and daily practice of personal development and self growth absolutely work.

So put those same personal development principles to work for yourself and see whether or not you are able to transform your life.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Discover The Crocodiles Lurking In Your Mind And Use Law Of Attraction To Overcome Them

As you spend each day learning to more deliberately apply Law of Attraction in your life, is it becoming clear to you that that majority of your obstacles are inside your own head?

Consider this.

"The crocodile attack that claimed the most human lives happened on February 19, 1945 when part of the Imperial Japanese Army unit guarding a stronghold on the Burmese island of Ramree was outmaneuvered by a British naval force.

The Japanese soldiers were forced to cross 10 miles of mangrove swamps to rejoin a larger battalion of the Japanese infantry. The swamps were home to thousands of 15-ft saltwater crocodiles. By the next morning, only 20 of the original 1,000 Japanese soldiers had survived."

When I read this recently, I was astounded by the story. And it got me to thinking.

So what are the crocodile infested swamps we need to navigate in our lives? What crocodile like obstacles must each of us become equipped to overcome if we want to achieve the freedom we seek?

I believe the ugliest and the baddest of the crocodiles are the crocodiles that lurk in our own minds.

Specifically, they are the self limiting beliefs and other thoughts that don't serve us, but which we insist on hanging onto.

I'm willing to bet that each of us has thousands of self limiting beliefs that we buy into every day. Often without even realizing that's what we are doing.

So what does it take then to be successful? Well, what did it take for the 20 surviving soldiers to successfully navigate their way across the mangroves?

To overcome the crocodiles, it's necessary to start from the end. Be larger than yourself in terms of vision and goals, trust in the magic of your belief, and then follow-through with unwavering persistence.

There is a magical moment when you finally really, really believe in what is possible for yourself and what you are able to achieve - well beyond what you may have previously considered.

This is often what you experience when you have "breakthrough" success in a new venture (be it a home business, a new project, venture or otherwise). You may have started out doing what you knew you had to do because you see an opportunity that is so attractive and because there is a process that makes logical sense to you.

But the tipping point comes when as the results begin manifesting, you are finally able to believe completely in what you can do and those lingering doubts vanish. You can see the progress you are making towards your goals and you create a vision larger than yourself that you believe unequivocally -- and that is when everything explodes exponentially.

Just imagine the degree of doubt those 20 surviving soldiers would have had to overcome and how impenetrable their belief in their ability to cross the mangroves had to be in order for them to survive. Consider what the spectacle of the feeding frenzy amongst the crocodiles must have looked and sounded like and the degree of fear and self limiting beliefs each soldier had to overcome. And think about the degree of commitment and follow-through that was necessary to make it to the other side. There was no room for hesitation - everything relied upon instant decisions and follow-through if they were to survive.

Just as few of the soldiers survived the crossing of the mangroves, few people ever survive the crossing of the swamps in their minds that enables them to live out their dreams.
But for those that do, it is the focus and vision that they have, the absolute belief in their vision that they carry, and the non-negotiable follow-through that they employ. These are the basic ingredients, available to each of us, which can be used to determine the thoughts we choose, the beliefs we foster, and the actions we take which ultimately will define the path to our own success.

There are tremendous opportunities and enormous waves of momentum that are out there to be ridden. Opportunities abound everywhere. But in order to catch a wave, each of us needs to be prepared to swim out to it. It is our own vision, belief and follow-through that will determine which of us will get there.

If 20 Japanese soldiers were able to cross 10 miles of mangrove swamps and overcome thousands of crocodiles, while 980 comrades were eaten, I have absolutely no doubt that any of us can navigate the swamps in our mind and achieve anything we choose to achieve.
There is absolutely no limit to what you can achieve except for the limits we impose upon ourselves.

And if we begin surrounding ourselves with like minded people with the same strong sense of belief and vision as we have, pretty soon we can leverage the strength and support of an entire team surrounding us.

So, there is no reason for any of us to ever limit ourselves.

Be awesome and start swimming today by learning to make Law of Attraction work for you.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Law Of Attraction Works – Whether You Use It Deliberately Or Not

In our work, we're very focused on the deliberate use of Law of Attraction.

This law states, simply, that you attract into your experience whatever it is you focus on.


This is very powerful. For it means that any of us has the power to create whatever life we desire simply by applying Law of Attraction in a deliberate way.

But there's a downside to Law of Attraction. And it's this ... you attract into your experience whatever it is you focus on.

Now if your focus is on what you don’t want – too many bills, too much debt, things that have gone wrong – then guess what you are going to get? More of those things you do not want.

And so there’s the downside.

By not being consciously aware of what you are focusing on, should your default position be on the things you don’t want (which tends to be the case for the majority of people), then Law of Attraction gives you more of the same.

This is why the deliberate use of Law of Attraction is so key. It is in this way you can control what you are attracting.

This can be a very elusive concept.

Remember, the thoughts you have lead to words, which lead to a feeling, which leads to an action, which determines the vibration you are sending.

Law of Attraction matches your vibration.

So, if that’s the case, then your job is to mind your own vibration. It's your job to ensure your are in vibrational harmony with what you want.

So how do you mind your vibration? By being very mindful of and monitoring the language you are using in your conversations. And taking the time to correct your language whenever you catch yourself.

Now, there’s one conversation in particular which requires very specific attention. That’s the conversation you are having with yourself.

You know what I’m referring to. It’s always there. Even right now while you are reading this.
There’s that little voice in your head which is always commentating of what you are seeing, what you are doing, what you are thinking – everything.

And it’s easy to recognize when you’re paying attention. It may say things like “that’s stupid”, “that was dumb”, “this isn’t going to work”, “I always fail”, etc.

Well, in everyone of those examples, your self talk is entirely focused on what you don’t want. And Law of Attraction doesn’t know the difference between what you want and what you don’t want. It only gives you what you are focused on.

Realize that every time you say something like that, whether out loud to someone else or to yourself, you are sabotaging yourself and your results.

So monitor your language diligently. Each time you catch yourself, pause and then correct.
“So, what is it I do want?”

“That’s interesting”, “this works for lots of people, it can work for me too”, “I always succeed when I put my mind to it”.

Begin monitoring your language and you will start to get better at refocusing on the things that you do want.

And as you get better at that, the better your results will be as well. You will be avoiding the downside of Law of Attraction because you will be applying the Law of Attraction deliberately.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Do You Have A Wealthy Mindset For Success? (Part 2)

This is a continuation of yesterday's topic. Do you have a wealthy mindset for success?

Here are the second ten of the the Top 20 Principles of the Wealthy

11. Broke people work by the hour. Wealthy people work by the month.

12. Broke people want to know that after 1 hour of work they have something to show for it. Wealthy people find broke people who think like that – and make them their employees.

13. Broke people get excited when they just get hired. Wealthy people think it is funny someone can be fooled that easily; they are just making a wealthy person wealthier.

14. Broke people complain a lot. Wealthy people are thankful no one shot at them today, that they didn't have to fight in a war, and that they don't have a job.

15. Broke people are more concerned about what other people are doing. Wealthy people are only concerned about what they can be doing to get more done.

16. Broke people think that if no one is doing something, it must suck. Wealthy people think that if no one is doing something, it means more money for them.

17. Broke people think if everyone (all 200 people at a meeting in a city of 1 million) is doing something, the market must be saturated. Wealthy people think that broke people aren't very bright.

18. Broke people think it is okay for others to live where they want to live, drive what they want to drive, and do what they want to do. Wealthy people expect to live where they want to live, drive what they want to drive, and do what they want to do.

19. Broke people are accepting of the fact they cannot do these things. Wealthy people get sick just thinking about being average.

20. Broke people think that other people's opinions are worth more than their dreams. Wealthy people think that their dreams are worth more than other people's opinions.

You must learn to be wealthy and to develop a successful mindset. You must learn from the Broke and neither do what they do, nor think what they think.

The best thing you can do for a Broke person ... is to not be counted as one. Develop a wealthy mindset and instead be wealthy.

Thanks for reading.

Warren Wojnowski

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Do You Have A Wealthy Mindset For Success?

Do you have a wealthy mindset? A prosperity mindset?

As I mentioned previously, I believe one of the fundamental keys to success is mindset.

We live in a culture which has socialized a poverty consciousness. This is ingrained from the earliest of days through family, government, school, church, etc.

And it is the single biggest obstacle to your success.

So, what is the difference between a Poverty Consciousness and a Prosperity Consciousness?

Perhaps the most effective way to demonstrate the difference is through contrast.

So here it is. Observe the thoughts and feelings that come up for you as you read each of these points. What do they tell you about yourself?

I call these the top The Top 20 Principles of the Wealthy

  1. Broke people think that everything is too good to be true, whereas Wealthy people think getting a job sounds too bad to be true.

  2. Broke people give up when things don't go their way; a few disappointments and they are on to something else, saying things like "it wasn't for me". Wealthy people work harder and become more determined when things go bad, and they understand you have to take the bad with the good in order to make it.

  3. Broke people always have an excuse. Wealthy people say "my fault" and refuse to make excuses.

  4. Broke people think not getting what they want is okay. Wealthy people are disgusted at the notion of not getting what they want and will do whatever it takes.

  5. Broke people always have to talk it over with their broke friends to make sure no one will make fun of them if they make a decision. Wealthy people think for themselves and couldn't care less what their broke friends think.

  6. Broke people are never coach-able, nor teachable. Wealthy people are always learning; even when the money starts coming in, they never stop learning from those who were there first.

  7. Broke people are scared of others. Wealthy people entrust in others and know other people are crucial to their success.

  8. Broke people are always procrastinating. They would rather talk about it, read about it, think about it, but never seem to do anything about it. Wealthy people hate doing anything but getting it done.

  9. Broke people are glad when the day is over. Wealthy people love it when the day begins.

  10. Broke people think wealthy people are "lucky". Wealthy people put themselves in a position to be "lucky" and then work hard to make the "luck" show up.

That's it for today. I'll continue with part 2 tomorrow ...

Thanks for reading.

Warren Wojnowski

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Friday, April 13, 2007

How To Create The Life You Want By Following A Daily Recipe For Success

Is it possible to follow a daily recipe that will allow you to deliberately create the life that you want?

If you’ve been studying personal development for any length of time, you will be very familiar with the concept that you “create your own reality”.

This is because it’s the thoughts you are thinking, which lead to a feeling or feelings you have, which lead to an action or actions you take.

And so you’ve created your life.

Have you ever wondered how to deliberately create your own reality day by day? Do you find yourself struggling to shake the nagging thoughts and habits that are holding you back from getting what you really want out of life?

If so, then here’s an exercise you can apply daily to assist you in changing your outcome. Simply approach the day as if you are baking a cake.

Whoa, what do you mean “baking a cake”? How is that going to help me?

Well … when you are baking a cake you follow a recipe.

First, you decide what kind of cake you will bake. Will it be chocolate or angel food? A cheesecake or a tort?

Second, you ensure you have all of the correct ingredients to bake the cake. Cream cheese will be essential for the lemon cheesecake, but it will ruin the angel food.

Third, you mix and combine the ingredients in carefully measured amounts, according to the recipe. Too much salt can ruin the recipe. Leaving out a key ingredient will likewise result in a poor result and a cake you will not enjoy.

Fourth, you bake the cake in an oven pre-heated to the correct temperature. Once again, monitoring it carefully to ensure it is neither underdone nor baked too long so that it burns.

Once it is done, you remove the cake gently, allow it to cool and add your favorite frosting or accompaniments. And then you sit down with family or friends or a good book and you enjoy your cake.

It looks good. It tastes good. It is good. And because you baked it yourself, it’s the best damn cake you’ve ever had.

Hmm … could we not apply the same basic principles to creating a recipe for the day we wish to create?

Each day, we rise with the desire to have a great day – or at least most of us do.

So ask yourself whether or not you might be sabotaging your result because you are not following the correct recipe. Ask yourself what ingredients you are putting into your cake.

For example, first thing in the morning, as you wake up from your sleep and before getting out of bed, do you pause for a moment to reflect on the awesome day you intend to have or do you curse the sun and throw the pillow over top your head? Do you get up promptly so that you have time to iron that shirt or do you hit “snooze” three times so that you’ve made yourself late?

Do you wake up to some inspiring music or motivational material or to the newscast telling you about all of the bad things that have happened already today? Do you turn on the Constantly Negative News or do you put on a CD of Wayne Dyer or Tony Robbins?

Considering you’ve been lying in bed dehydrating for several hours, do you sensibly have a glass of water first thing or a cigarette? What about breakfast? Do you take the time to eat something sensible or do you skip it altogether as you dash out the door?

Do you see the difference? You can either be nurturing yourself with positive messages and healthy ingredients in your morning routine or you can bombard yourself with negativity and toxins. Either way you are setting the tone for your day. The base layer of your cake has been assembled.

And so it carries on from there. If you’re commuting to work are you impatiently riding the bumper of the car in front of you or are you relaxed and enjoying the ride. When that car happens to cut you off, do you flip him the bird or do you smile and let it go?

When you arrive at work, are you smiling at your co-workers and saying “good morning” and wishing them a good day? Or do you walk in with your head down, avoid eye contact and grumble should someone actually be brave enough to wish you a good morning? What kind of tone are you setting for your work day and are you establishing yourself as someone others would even want to spend any time with?

Throughout your day, what ingredients are you putting into your cake?

And finally when the end of the day comes around, do you find yourself taking the time to reflect on the wins you had and enjoy the taste of that perfect cake or are you dwelling on the things that went wrong and why your cake tastes awful? Are you going to sleep content with what you’ve done and eagerly anticipating the next cake you bake or are you filled with dread about tomorrow?

Either way you’ve chosen the ingredients for your day and you’ve baked your own cake. You’ve determined the outcome of your day.

So today, choose your ingredients carefully and bake a great cake. Who knows, by making this a habit you apply daily, you might just wake up one morning to find yourself living a great life – day by day.

Happy baking.

Warren Wojnowski
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