Five Steps to Attract More Money

Five Steps to Attract More Money

At dinner with friends recently, someone asked me how to attract more money when they are already doing everything right, feel they deserve it, and don’t know what’s wrong. They feel stuck.

I’ve written about this subject a lot, but I could tell these people were holding my feet in the fire and wanted more. So I gave them the five steps to attract more money:

1) You or someone you hire has to have an eye on money

Money doesn’t want to be pursued directly, but indirectly. You have to follow your dreamsand keep a watchful eye on whether you are making money or not. The old catch phrase, “Do what you love and the money will follow” should actually be, “Do what you love and sell it.” That’s why Walt Disney said, “I want to make money from my movies so I can keep making movies.” Yes, follow your passion, but also watch what money is doing around it.

2) Money needs to be appreciated

Most people see money as a necessary evil. They wouldn’t even want it if they didn’t need it to survive. That’s a poor attitude. Money can sense you don’t appreciate it. You need to learn, as Arnold Patent says, “The sole purpose of money is to express appreciation.” Start showing your gratitude for money and you’ll begin to attract more of it to be grateful for.

3) Money is a tool that can be leveraged to attract more money

Most people don’t know this. When you get money, give it, save it, spend it, and invest it. A friend in Australia once taught me that he has learned to make money from his money, and then to make money from the money he made from that money. (Think about it.) He means to attract money from doing what you love, then invest it in some way, and then invest the money you make from your investment.

4) Give it away

This step is part of number three above, but deserves its own explanation and focus. Most people hold on to money. They are afraid of losing what they have, or needing it for something they fear will happen. Again, lousy attitude. It means you’re really believing in scarcity. Even though every prosperity teacher says to give money away, you probably don’t. Right? (Be honest.) I advise people to give a portion of their income (usually ten percent) to wherever they receive spiritual nourishment. That could be a church, an author, a speaker, a bus driver, a waitress, or anyone or anything that inspired you. The key is inspiration. Don’t give out of obligation, give out of inspiration.

5) Clear your beliefs around money

This one is THE most important step, because if you have unconscious beliefs about money, you will filter out the opportunities around you to attract more money. You won’t see them! Money is everywhere. Trillions of dollars are floating right by you. But you won’t see any of it with belief blinders on.

Money is a wonderful tool. With it you can help yourself, family and friends, and causes you believe in. Make peace with money and begin to enjoy life on a whole new level.

Your move.

Three Steps to Attracting More Satisfying Relationships

Three Steps to Attracting More Satisfying Relationships

As long as the Law of Attraction has only the ‘DON’T want’ script, it is restricted to orchestrating that script over and over. We must give the Law of Attraction some NEW MATERIAL to work with.

What do you really want in your relationships? Security? Affection? Loyalty? Companionship? Communication? What?

Do you wonder why you keep attracting certain types of people into your life?

Are you tired of feeling disappointed in ‘love?

Have you ever been ‘blind-sided’ by someone you thought was a friend?

Do you feel desperate to find that special person you can live with forever?

Here are three steps that can help you in attracting more satisfying relationships:

Step 1: Make a thorough list of all the characteristics or scenarios of your past relationships that you DON’T WANT to experience again. You can use the T-toolTM for this exercise or just take a fresh sheet of paper and draw a large ‘T’ on it.

Label the left hand column: ‘I Don’t want’ and the right-hand column, ‘I Do Want’.

Ask your Inner Self to remind you of past events that you do NOT want repeated.

Write a few words about each event that express the essence of that event.
Step 2: Examine each item on the ‘I DON’T want …” side and ask yourself this question: “If I don’t want this, what DO I want?”

One major reason why we keep attracting the same unsatisfactory relationships is because we fail to use the contrast contained in those negative events to get clear about what we DO want.

Step 3: Write a Script about how you DO want your relationships to be:

As long as the Law of Attraction has only the ‘DON’T want’ Script, it is restricted to orchestrating that Script over and over. We must give the Law of Attraction some NEW MATERIAL to work with.

Scripting accesses all four parts of the brain.

The left brain which deals with words and logic;
The right brain which understands patterns and symbols ;
The mid-brain which experiences emotions; and
The brain stem which registers physical stimulation .

When we write a Script, starting with a phrase such as: “If I had my way…”, and use our imagination about that which feels good to us, we are accessing our right and mid-brain. A thought or feeling comes and we translate it into words (using the left brain) that symbolize the thought or feeling (right brain again). Writing the Script engages the body, which registers in the brain stem.

When all four parts of the brain are engaged, a powerful message is delivered to the Universe.

I like to end my Scripts with the phrase, “And do this in ways that are for my highest good and the highest good of everyone involved.” This is a phrase that helps me let go of ‘HOW” this will all happen, and allows the Law of Attraction to bring it about in the very best possible way.

Remember, the Law of Attraction brings us precisely what we vibrate. So if we want to experience relationships that are more satisfying, then we must change our dominant vibration to match the experiences we WANT to have.

Understanding the effects music can have on your mind

Understanding the effects music can have on your mind

The Amazing Effects of Music on the Mind

What was the last song you listened to? There is a reason you were so drawn to listen to it. It might have put you in a great mood or eased your worry. It might have brought back memories from days gone
by.

Understanding the effects music can have on your mind can help you make the conscious decision to listen to music a part of your daily life for its incredibly beneficial effects!

What Can Music Do for You?

Listening to music can help you remember
your first kiss. It can motivate you to keep on going. It can calm you down after a long, hard day. There are so many wonderful things music can do for you! It’s absolutely fascinating to understood why it has such an impact – and what you need to be doing to take advantage of that fact.

How Does Music Affect Our Body and Brain?

Music appears to be processed in the right hemisphere of the brain. The way we experience music also affects our nervous system.

There are different neurons that respond according to what kind of music is playing. Music can effect hormones, encourage the production of cortisol, testosterone, and oxytocin. Music can even trigger a release of endorphins.

Beyond the biology and the actual responses of your body, there are definite responses of the mind as well. You’re aware of how you feel when you listen to music, but how do you know that it’s actually having any sort of effect on you? There is scientific evidence of the way it can affect your mind! It’s clearly more than
just a suspicion – it’s fact!

The most famous experiment related to this is probably the one that was performed at the University of California at Irvine. College students were assigned to three different groups. The first group listened to Mozart’s sonata for Two Pianos in D Major. The second group listened to a relaxation tape. The third
group listened to nothing at all.

After listening, they took a Stanford-Beinet reasoning test. The results were clear – those who had listened to Mozart had improved scores!

Music Can Improve Memory

Therefore, it’s thought that music has the most effect on the part of the brain that deals with memory. Unfortunately, the effects were not found to be long-lasting. Still, there is nothing wrong with getting a consistent music boost to improve your memory, mood, and sense of well-being over all!

Interestingly enough, music even seems to have a positive effect on the memories of those who are suffering from Alzheimer’s. In some cases, music can help these people remember things and events they had long forgotten. This is an amazing gift for many Alzheimer’s patients!

Why Does This Work?

You might be wondering why this works the way it does. Dr. Alfred A Tomatis theorized that it’s because music (specifically that of Mozart) helps to retrain the brain, in a sense. The different frequencies can help to ‘exercise’ the brain and provide great benefits.

Many people use music to achieve different states of mind as well. Playing a cheerful song at the end of a long day can go a long way toward improving your mood. Playing mellowing music can help you get to sleep at night. Playing upbeat music can help you get into the right mood to go out and have fun with your friends.
Classical music is the most beloved among those who subscribe to musical therapy. It has a variety of positive uses, including increasing focus, and, as we discussed above, memory.

It’s all well and good to understand that music can have amazing effects on your life. However, it’s important to start making a conscious effort to include music every day. There are specific types of music that can help you achieve whatever state you might need to be in. You can become more creative, enter into a meditative state, relax – whatever you want!

The science is there, and you’ve seen it yourself. It doesn’t matter how old you are, where you are in your life right now, or what you want to achieve, the power of music can help you get there.

Long Term Effects

Many musical therapy experts recommend making music a part of your daily life, because its effects can improve with time. There is evidence that, over time, your language skills, creativity, happiness, and more, can improve with regular musical therapy.

There are even some incredible effects that can come along with playing a musical instrument, if you’re inclined to do that!

Whether you’re listening to music or playing it, you can consider it to be like exercise for the brain — only, much more pleasant! It will have great benefits right away and the benefits will only increase over time.

Sure, you might listen to music already, you might even find that you gravitate toward it. However, by seeking out specific types of music, you can see more desirable effects. By consistently seeking out the right kind of music, you can see incredible effects over time.

The great thing about this is that you can get started today. Music isn’t something that will take up your time — it’s something you can focus on or just have in the background. Having calming music playing more consistently will completely change your life for the better. Mind music is one of the easiest changes you can make for positive effects in your life!

The effects of music on the mind are absolutely incredible. Whether you listen to music for meditation, relaxing sounds, Mozart music, or something else altogether, there is something out there for you. There is a reason so many experts in the world practice and recommend music therapy — it’s because it is something
you truly can’t go wrong with.

Do what you can to start investigating its effects on your own life today. The music of Mozart is a great place to start. There are other options available, depending on what your goals are. Soon, you’ll start to gain an even deeper appreciation for all of the wonderful things music can bring into your life.

How to Order from the Universe

How to Order from the Universe

The universe you live in works very much like a popular restaurant. You go in, you decide what you want, you order it, you receive it, and you digest it.

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t seem to know how to order. Some are downright inept at it. They walk into this restaurant, behave like complete idiots, and they end up hungry and disappointed. Then they complain about the restaurant and post negative reviews online, despite the fact that the restaurant has received rave reviews from the most experienced food critics.

The Universal Restaurant

I can’t tell you how many times I encounter people who set goals like, “I want a romantic partner,” or “I want a stable job that pays more money,” or “I want to lose weight.” I’ve heard enough of this drivel to last a lifetime. It’s reached the point where I may start carrying around a squirt gun and shoot people in the eye when they say stuff like this.

Those are crap goals. Don’t waste your time on them. And definitely don’t say them within earshot of me.

Setting such goals is the equivalent of walking into a restaurant and proclaiming, “I’m hungry. I want some food.”

First, people will look at you like you’re an idiot. They’re only doing that because you are.

Second, you won’t get fed.

If you’re lucky, someone might hand you a menu and ask you what you’d like to order. You can order off the menu, or you can concoct something creative, but either way you have to be specific. If you stand there asking for food, you’ll remain hungry.

Is this happening in your life right now? Are you standing at the Universal Restaurant, waiting for your desires to manifest, and receiving only static in response? Might the reason be that the wait staff can’t figure out what the heck you’re actually trying to order?

The Universe is extremely adept at fulfilling your desires — but only if you have the wherewithal to decide and order what you want. If you can’t do that — and it matters not what excuses you have — you will remain hungry.
Partial Manifestations

Sometimes the universe will take a stab at bringing you what you ask for. Then you reject it because, although it’s what you asked for (such as a generic “romantic partner”), it isn’t what you actually want. Then maybe the universe tries a few more times, and you continue to send back whatever it brings you. So eventually it gives up, concluding that you’re an unreasonable customer and that it’s better off spending its time and energy serving the patrons who know how to place an order properly. It says, “Ok, we’re done for now. Call me back to your table when you’ve figured out what you actually want.”
How to Order

When you set goals and intentions, place an order. Don’t ask, “Please can I…?” Simply order, much like you would in a restaurant. Say, “I’ll have the …” Then expect to receive what you order.

Don’t be timid or cowardly or uncertain. Just state your order, and expect to get it. If you screw this up, no soup for you.

Take as much time as you want to decide what to order, but when you place your order, accept what you ordered, and know that you’re going to receive it. You may have some buyer’s remorse if it’s not as good as you hoped, but that’s okay. Receive it anyway. There will always be other meals, other orders. Not everything you receive will taste like ambrosia.

Be specific in asking for what you want.

Don’t ask for more money. If you want $50K cash, then order $50K cash. Don’t ask for it. Order it.

Don’t ask for a better job. If you want to be a fashion blogger who travels around the world and gets free invites to major fashion shows and has 500,000 monthly readers, then order that.

Don’t ask for a romantic partner. If you want a geeky, vegan, bisexual, happily jobless girlfriend who gives amazing blow jobs and loves to travel, then order that. Order it loudly enough so your waiter can hear you, and people at nearby tables will say, “I didn’t know that was on the menu. I’ll have one of those too… with a twist of lemon.”
Contrast

One of the best ways to get what you actually want is to take your best guess, and order it. When you get what you asked for, it may not be quite right. That contrast between what you received and how you feel about it will give you a better sense of what you actually do want. Then you can make a better guess and take another stab at placing an order.

As you repeat this process, you’ll gradually hone in on what you actually desire most at a very deep level. And then you’ll get a chance to receive and experience it fully.

Realize that this is an iterative process. Don’t be a perfectionist. That’s like sitting in a restaurant for hours, trying to decide what you want, while impatient waiters periodically refill your water glass and pressure you to order something. It’s just a meal, so make a decision, get fed, and get out. Even if it turns out to be less than you hoped for, there will be plenty of other meals. The occasional bad meal is inevitable.
How to Be an Idiot Who Can’t Order at a Restaurant

What happens if you change your order before you receive it? Same thing that happens in a real restaurant. What would happen if you grabbed the waiter and changed your order before it arrived? No problem, but you’ll have to wait even longer because the waiter has to cancel the original order and then submit the new one. And if you keep doing that over and over, you’ll piss off the waiter and will never receive a meal. Have you been doing something like that in real life? Blue… no red… no blue! Ahhhh!

What happens if you order something, and then when you get it, you don’t like it? You can eat it anyway, or you can send it back. Either way, there will be other meals. You can always order again. Learn from the experience, and do your best to make a more intelligent choice next time. You may need to sample a few items from the menu to figure out what you like and don’t like. Your first order at any new restaurant may very well be your worst experience there.

What happens if you complain about the way the system works? It’s not fair! I can’t figure out what I want! I keep going back and forth between two possibilities! Stop pressuring me! You’re free to do that, but the system will process you like an idiot. Again, that’s only because you are.

If you rail against the system, it’s not going to work for you. If you can’t follow the simple rules, the system will process you like an idiot customer till you figure it out.

Here are the rules: Decide what you want, order it, receive it, and digest it. It’s not rocket science. Don’t make it complicated. It’s easier to follow the rules than it is to break them. Even a child can do it.
Your Choice

Despite the obvious drawbacks, you’re still free to behave like an idiot customer whenever you choose. You’re free to make a vague request. You’re free to change your mind every 5 minutes. You’re free to reject your order after it arrives. But of course all of those actions have consequences. If you behave stupidly, you’ll get stupid results.

Technically speaking, this isn’t a problem. The Universal Restaurant is robust enough to handle people like you. It will process you without prejudice. However, you won’t have a very good experience, and in the end you’ll be disappointed with the food and/or service. Other members of your party will also be disappointed, either with the restaurant or with you personally. No one at your table will seem to be having a good time unless you order properly. If you screw it up, you’ll ruin everyone’s evening.

This restaurant, however, is perfectly capable of preparing the most amazing gourmet meals you could ever fancy. You just have to order properly. Be specific. Be clear, direct, and confident. Be audible. And don’t keep changing your mind after you’ve placed your order.

When you receive your order, accept it with gratitude. Smell it. Taste it. Savor each delicious bite. Share it with others at your table if they’d like a taste, and taste some of their food too. It won’t be perfect, but it’s better than going hungry. Learn from the experience, and allow it to inform your future ordering decisions. Eventually you’ll become a master connoisseur of the Universal Restaurant.

Work with the rules of the Universal Restaurant to enjoy the best meals of your life. Don’t rail against the system. Don’t be a clueless customer. And don’t post negative reviews about it online.

Note: The Universal Restaurant is not to be confused with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. I know that’s what you were thinking.

Don’t Let Them Steal Your Power

Don’t Let Them Steal Your Power

Once your make a decision to improve your life, start think positively, or give the law of attraction a try, you will notice that you run into a few obstacles.

Granted, the hardest are the limitations you have set in your own mind, sometimes you will find situations with other people will test your resolve.

I strive to have a positive attitude in every situation, and to be kind to people who are mean. Everyone has a bad day, you don’t know why someone is in a bad mood.

It usually has nothing to do with you personally, but what is going on in their life or they may just be frustrated with the situation at hand. Rarely is someone truly upset with you even though they may direct their grumpiness in your direction.

The ultimate test the universe can give you is to see how you react to a bad situation. Do you control your emotions and keep your power, or do you let other people steal your power just because they are in a bad mood?

I’m sure you have heard the saying “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” and “Your attitude determines your altitude”.

How you decide to react can make the difference between keeping your power, or letting other people steal your power and your joy.

One busy day working the cash register in a gas station, I was getting a lot of large bills and was running out of $5′s and $10′s.

The manager had already gone for the day so I was on my own when it came to change. I made a sign out of a paper bag asking for small bills, but just as fast as I would get them, they would go back out again.

An older woman wants to buy a sports drink. “Mam, these are on sale 2 for three dollars, if you’d like to get another one.” I tell her. She gruffly replies “No, I just want this one.”

I tell her “Alright, that will be $2.15″… “No! It should be $1.50″ She exclaims in a huff. “I’m sorry, you have to buy two of them to get them at that price.” She huffs off towards the cooler to get another one, not saying a word. I apologize to the people in line behind her and let them know it would be just a minute before I could wait on them.

She comes back and throws the other sports drink on the counter.

“That will be $3.25″ “CAN I HAVE A BAG?” She yells. “Absolutly!” I smile and put her drinks in a bag while she pulls out 3 dollar bills and a quarter and hands them to me. “Oh, can I get change for this $20?” she asks.

“I would love to, however I am low on $5′s and $10′s today…. it’s..” “WELL! Then give ME back MY 3 dollars and take this twenty INSTEAD!” She says with puckered lips.

I had my drawer open at this point and realize that I am down to my last $5 and $10 dollar bill.

I had a few choices at this moment — I could refuse her sale, take the drinks and give her back all her money (we are allowed to refuse rude or disruptive people).. I was strongly tempted to do this.

I also noticed that I had a big stack of $1 bills.. so I could give her back $17 in ones.. I started laughing as I looked at them.

At that point I was very amused. There was no way this grumpy woman was going to steal my power! I had the choice to be rude back, to be a smart ass, refuse her service.. or I could respond with kindness and joy!

So with a big smile on my face I give her my last $10, $5 and two $1. She looks at me out the corner of her eye, counts the money, grabs her drinks.

I tell her “Thank you, enjoy your drinks!” She huffs off with her lips puckered as if she just ate a lemon. I, on the other hand had a big smile on my face for the rest of the day.

I refused to let anyone still my power! I reacted to the situation with happiness. I treated her like I wanted to be treated if I was having a bad day and being a grump.

Don’t let anyone steal your power!

Myths and The Truth About Hypnosis

Myths and The Truth About Hypnosis

“HYPNOSIS!”

It’s a powerful word that means many different things to many different people.

For some, they just think of Hollywood movies, and Zombie-like trances. For others, they think of famed applications, such as stopping smoking or losing weight.

But hypnosis has been accredited by the American Medical Association for use in hospitals since 1958, and it’s strength and popularity continue to grow. Not a week goes by without some new research study showing the effectiveness of hypnosis.

In this article, we’ve teamed up with the Hypnosis Live superstore to look at the most common myths surrounding hypnosis — and the truth behind them.

We think you’ll find it very interesting! So, let’s dive straight in…

“Hypnotists have special powers!”

Afraid not — although all those old Hollywood movies would have us believe otherwise.

Hypnotists don’t have any special powers. They simply have the knowledge and experience to help induce a deep state of relaxation, and deliver the right kind of message to your inner mind.

Effectively, all hypnosis is *self-hypnosis*. You’re the one doing the work and changing your thought patterns. The hypnotist (or the hypnosis recording) simply facilitates the process.

“Hypnosis only works on weak-minded people!”

Wrong way round! It’s actually those who can focus and have a more creative mind that get the best results with hypnosis.

That’s because all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. You’re not being influenced by someone else. You’re actually guiding yourself. And those people with greater focus and imagination get much more powerful results with that process.

In an article for Psychology Today, Dr Deirdre Barrett, Ph.D wrote an article titled ‘The Power of Hypnosis’, in which she noted that “modern research shows that hypnotizability is correlated with intelligence, concentration and focus.”

“During hypnosis, you can be made to do things against your will!”

Totally untrue. Your personal values and beliefs always remain intact during hypnosis.

With hypnosis, you simply allow yourself to enter into a state of heightened suggestion. At that point, you can ‘reprogram’ your thinking patterns. You’re the active participant in this. If a hypnotist tries to tell you to do something that goes against your values, you’ll naturally reject it and jump out of your trance-like state.

“You can get stuck in a hypnotic state and never wake up!”

This one is getting so old now, it’s almost funny. You can absolutely never get stuck in any form of ‘hypnotic trance’!

There has never ever been a single recorded case of this. The state you reach during hypnosis is similar to that of day-dreaming. You’re just super-relaxed. You can ‘wake up’ again whenever you want to. Usually that will be at the end of the session, when guided to do so by the hypnotherapist.

“Hypnosis is an occult! And it’s against my religion!”

Hypnosis is not an occult, and doesn’t go against any religion at all. Hypnosis is simply a safe and natural method of relaxing your mind, and feeding yourself with positive affirmations and ideas.

Hypnosis is a branch of psychology, and has absolutely zero connection to any religion whatsoever.

“Hypnosis isn’t really effective at changing anything!”

Another myth. There have been countless studies that have proved the efficacy of hypnosis in a wide variety of settings.

Hypnosis was approved for medical use in 1958 by the American Medical Association, and almost all modern hospitals now utilize hypnosis to some degree. It has a reported 90.6% success rate in stopping smoking. (The University of Washington School of Medicine.) It was found to be over 30 times more effective than regular weight loss routines. (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.) It was found to bring ‘immediate’ and ‘significant relief’ to 75% of women who used it to assist with their IBS symptoms, with 80% still reporting improvement up to six years later. (American Psychological Association.)

It has also been proven to dramatically reduce migraines, speed up recovery from surgery, reduce the intensity of pain, help overcome drug addiction, relieve chemotherapy symptoms, and lower blood pressure. It’s been found to be as effective as Ritalin in treating ADD in children. And those are just a few of the actual medical applications!

Hypnosis has also been used by thousands worldwide to improve confidence and self-esteem, release addictions, let go of fears and phobias, lose weight, stop smoking, improve brainpower, and much more.

A research study by American Health Magazine found hypnosis to be more effective than other forms of self-change, such as behaviour therapy and psychoanalysis. It reports that hypnosis had a 93% success rate after just 6 sessions — compared to behaviour therapy with 73% after 22 sessions, and psychoanalysis with 38% after 600 sessions.