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Thursday, November 30, 2006 It's the law! You don't have to obey the Law of Attraction, it obeys you.
As I walked up to John's house, the house that he envisioned in The Secret, I stopped in awe and humility at the awesome power that brought us both here. Each time I watched the DVD, I would say "I'm going to John's house... I'm going to John's house" and here I was going to John's house.
I thought about some people who would tell me that this was just some flukey coincidence, trying to convince me that we're at the mercy of life and not the other way around. I smiled; knowing better.
What was inside was far more amazing than the outside, and not because of the architecture, but because of the architects... the builders of dreams and great fortune... people who not only get the law, they use it to it's full intent.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006 Becoming Lots of thoughts become lots of things...
My mind's been busy juggling many different priorities, running off in search of a dream, with the occasional look back to think, 'hey, I haven't blogged about any of it!'
I've been feeling the 5% squeeze as December fastly approaches. I call it that because this has been such an awesome year; and 95% of goals have manifested themselves in some form or another (usually closer to the way I SAID it, rather than meant it). So I'm seeing just how much 5% really is... and whether or not I can fit it all in during the last 1/12 of a year.
As I stated in my last post, I am soooooo grateful for what's transpired this year. It's so amazingly encouraging, that even the bad times seem so joyously right.
In January I set myself on a path to find a new 'system' for attaining my goals. It evolves with each passing day, and is itself a key that will unlock so many doors.
And it just makes sense... it fits; not just into my own life, but in all the lives of the people I've met along the way. The Secret, which talks about the Law of Attraction, is in total harmony with how I've set myself up to be.
I even visualized meeting these people, then spent time with them on the set of another motivational movie called The Wish. Every time I watched The Secret I envisioned being invited to John Assaraf's house, the one he spoke about in the movie.
Tomorrow I'm driving down to spend the day at his house :-)
Thursday, November 23, 2006 The Power One word has the power to change lives.. when you say it, and when you don't... "thanks."
Today, in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving. For some the event marks a horrible day in our history, for others it's just a day to stuff ourselves with too much food and family gossip. I use the day to reflect back on the year and all that I am grateful for in my life.
This has been an amazing year for me. I've had my article published in a book, which lead to so many doors opening. I've met some of the most amazing people. people who have already changed my life, and continue to do so nearly daily. how ironic that my chapter is entitled "The Power of Thanks."
I'm thankful that the people who 'knew me when' are still around to 'know me now.' Having that history is so important. It binds us to each other as much as it does to ourselves.
I'm grateful that my job continues to excite and challenge me. Whenever I'm not pushing the envelope to learn and grow new things, I'm sitting back and enjoying the fun of doing what I love.
I'm grateful for the growth that I have made as a person. Even if I call myself a 'guru' Life has this funny way of offering wonderful lessons to stretch and test me along the way.
I'm happy to be in good health, to be able to still go to the gym every morning, so that I can stretch and my belt doesn't have to.
And for those that I have lost this year, I am still so very grateful and honored to have had them in my life as long as I did.
Gratitude brings more good things to you, according to the Law of Attraction. I'm grateful to that too. This year especially has not only shown me that, but let me playfully rejoice in its offerings.
For all this I am grateful.. and like a Thanksgiving dinner spread across a giant dining table... I'm ready for seconds!
Saturday, November 18, 2006 Don't you see? We see so much more when we look with our hearts...
Consider this "passing it on"
A great note for all to read.
It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking.
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.
One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room's only window.
The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.
The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation.
Every afternoon, when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.
The man in the other bed began to live for those one hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.
The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake.
Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.
As the man by the window described all this in exquisite details, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine this picturesque scene.
One warm afternoon, the man by the window described a parade passing by.
Although the other man could not hear the band - he could see it in his mind's eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.
Days, weeks and months passed.
One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.
Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the real world outside.
He strained to slowly turn to look out the window besides the bed.
It faced a blank wall.
The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window.
The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall.
She said, "Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you."
There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations.
Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled.
If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can ' t buy.
"Today is a gift, that is why it is called The Present."
The origin of this letter is unknown, but it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on.
Thursday, November 16, 2006 For Art Sake Taking it easy on the blogspace while I work on my next project tonight...
You scored as Artist. You are an Artist Empath, one who creates their own reality and infuses the realities of others with your energy & emotions. You are poetic and sensitive. You turn your feelings into creations and share them with the world. Everything you touch turns to song and is freed by the color of your eyes. Your spirit dances with the winds and paints delight in the evening sky. (from the "Book of Storms" by Jad Alexander at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Empaths/)
Monday, November 13, 2006 Y'think? Whether we think we do or we think we don't, what we think, we do.
It's been an interesting couple of days. I laid a bit lower because a few events happened that brought about some negative thoughts that quickly attracted negative actions. Nothing terribly earth-shattering, mind you, but far different than the days of mid-last week.
First off, I was told that I would not be in the movie from last week. I wasn't scheduled to be, but was forthright enough to ask for it. The feedback from the producer was very encouraging, just not wanted I dreamed of hearing. He told me that my actions speak louder than words; that I am heading for success and as long as I stay on this path, I will be a welcomed member of his team. I told him that I actually respected him more because it means those spots must be earned and WHEN I get there, it will be very much respected by both of us. (Still, I wanted a 'yes! to my request... so I was a bit disappointed).
Then on Saturday, a rather disturbing event took place in my dream and I woke up just a bit out of sorts. That mindset let to several agitated moments around some very annoying people. By mid-day, I could feel a downward spiral beginning.
And so I chose to take it easy on myself... not get too involved in the issues of other people... and not attempt to work on anything important, for concern that the mood would creep into something valuable.
Positive thoughts and a relaxing Sunday later, all is back on track to being the amazing days I've come to attract.
The point here is that we all get bad days. No one has to be happy all the time... nor sad all the time. We just don't need to be attached to the good or bad times as they come around. We feel and we release... and we take care to think the kind of thoughts that won't come back to haunt us.
Saturday, November 11, 2006 Honor Honor those gave yesterday so that we could receive today.
Today is Veteran's Day. A time that we honor those men and women who gave up their most precious gift... their lives.
It's especially heart wrenching because of the horrible times that are happening in Iraq and around the world. People lost in the belief that the road to peace must be paved in blood.
Violence of any kind is not the answer. Even violence to stop violent people can never truly bring about peace. Not that I'm saying that we should allow 'evil deeds' to go unpunished, but fighting violence with violence keeps the cycle going on ad infinitum.
Someone is always hurt; a loved one wronged; a child left alone with an empty home and a hardening heart. Children grow up, you know... and they feel justified in their anger and hatred.. and come to the conclusion that violence is their only option.
I honor those that fought for what they believed in, for what they gave up for me... but I'd much rather have the thousands of young men and women we've lost this past year, at home, in our airports and on our borders... looking bored, but living for peace.
I dream of Peace. Not of a world without war, but of one with Love leading the way and not weapons. It's a distant dream, but so are the stars... and every night we still look up in wonderment and delight, and think 'one day... yes, one day, we'll get there.'
Wednesday, November 08, 2006 The gift of Life Life is truly a gift when you can look directly at the present.
Today... was... awesome. What can I say? The Law of Attraction brought the people who truly understand that Law.
Last night and all day today I've been in the company of amazing motivational speakers, all with extraordinary lives that they share with an open heart.
Although I've yet to be put into the Wish movie (as is my wish) I was given an amazing gift today. Do you ever wish for traffic? I did... a lot of it.
Why? Because I was asked to drive some of these amazing to the airport. When I told one woman about it, she said "oh, that's a bummer... you're going to miss the taping." so I replied, "and I'm the luckiest guy in this place, because I get hours of one-on-one time with amazing people who are succeeding at what I've only just begun."
The time spent was so precious and joyful... and they were actually grateful to me! each ride ended with "now if there's anything I can do for you, just give me a call."
Monday, November 06, 2006 A DARE-ing Time Life is daring for those that dare.
This weekend was my first workshop for DARE to be your BEST. I think I've really click upon something new and exciting for me to do for a while.
The idea is to find hosts who will open up their homes to about a dozen people. I come over with a copy of The Secret. I talk about my new program, what DARE and BEST mean, then we watch the video, discuss it... then do the thing that will change our lives forever. Actually tapping into the Law of Attraction.
The people there were amazing. Some had already been doing similar things, and this was just a refresher for them. For others, this was something new that they really needed to hear. And, as with any group, there were one or two who figured they've got it all figured out and can dismiss it with a wave of their hand. (I sincerely hope that they do have it all figured out for themselves, since arrogance is often one of the distractions that prevents us from tapping into our power within).
For me though it was just incredible. As we went around the group to talk about our visions, I evolved one step further into my future workshop. I came up with a single item to suggest to each person as their 'homework'... either to buy or do something that would symbolize their vision. For one person, it was to create a 'mock' screenplay and fill it up with checks.. to represent how they're going to make tons of money from their script by next year. For another, I told her to get cardboard boxes to put under her desk at work... so that she's ready to move in to her office at any time.
When we do something physical toward our goals, it makes it that much more real. It instructs the Universe to send the results our way. For me, I'm still looking for the perfect tie; the one I will wear at Harvard when I speak there some time in the future. So far, I've found the make, the style and the color... just not all in the same tie yet.
This coming week is going to be a shining example of all of these laws and visions. My vision to meet the people from The Secret is coming true tomorrow and Wednesday, when I get to hang out with them as they make a sequel of sorts, called The Wish.
These people not only GET IT... they're Masters at it. I can't tell you how honored and exciting I am to be riding this wave of Attraction. It's joyful, to say the least.
Friday, November 03, 2006 Attitude and Altitude Change your attitude and you'll change your altitude
It started with a simple message this morning. "Can you come down to Manager X's office right now?" Now, he used to be my boss's boss, but wasn't anymore, so the reason to come down there was a mystery.
My initial response surprised me. It was one of panic. Yes, actual panic. There's been so many changes around the job, and it's a very fear-based environment, that my heart rate skyrocketted, and my mind raced to make sure I had everything I needed to take with me, in case this was to become a life-changing moment.
I only gave myself two minutes to feel that way... they I quickly put on the breaks!
"Wait a minute here... there's no logic behind why I'm thinking this way... In fact, this is going to be a magnificent experience" I said out loud. "He's going to need my help, and I'm going to help him in a big way..." I continued, "in fact, this will change both of our lives."
So I grabbed a blank notepad and walked confidently down to his office.
"How can I change your life today?" I asked with a smile.
It took him by surprise, but it made him smile.
Then he started to disclose the reason for my visit.
"Do you know any motivational speakers?" he asked.
Was this really happening? I wondered to myself. Could the Law of Attraction really be working inside this place too? (well, duh! :-)
I proceeded to tell him that **I** am a motivational speaker... and we had a really terrific conversation. What he really needs is a DVD to show at an event, instead of a live person, so I told him of my connections and set off to find something for him.
I left his office feeling like I was a million miles above the earth.
He also gave me another assignment today, which just happens to also fit into my Law of Attraction. A couple of months ago I said "we WILL make music videos here" and sure enough this one will be my first. It's really fun, and very life affirming.
Although I haven't yet found the tape he's looking for... my search has put me in touch with a lot of amazing people. I'll continue my search, but perhaps this experience is just to get us all connected in deeper ways than we imagined.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006 Whining or Winning There's more than just a few letters difference between whining and winning.
It was like watching a balloon deflate, when the news spread that there wouldn't be the same amount of Halloween contests this year. The one that hurt the most was the department award. Prior to the announcement, there was so much excitement as we all brainstormed ideas for transforming the office into a horror-filled Disneyland. Then when the news broke, so did the spirit. Not too long after, it seemed almost chique to not participate.
I felt it too, but I figured I had two choices. I could join the quitters and not bother... or I could go for it anyway... and go to win. It was an easy choice for me.
What the others had failed to realize was that by quitting they were actually lessening the competition for those that stayed in the game. They upped my odds just by their proud protests.
I had changed though, there was no doubt about it. Each time I saw something that I thought would be great to have in my cubicle, the next thought was "not worth it!"
So I set my limits.
Since the bottom prize was $20, I decided to only invest $10 worth of material. That way, I figured if I lost, it'd be the price of a lunch... and if I won I would at least double my money.
I became the king of reuse. Pieces from several years of past costumes came together, along with a lot of old cardboard boxes and old sheets, to create Jack Sparrow and the Pirates of the Crypt!
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So as we all waited today for the announcements, I kept saying "of course I'm going to win." I wasn't specifically focused on the top prizes. I just saw my name on the list of winners.
So my investment paid off. Two 2nd prizes added up to $60 & two movie tickets... and $80 payback for $8 worth of stuff. That's ten times a return on what I put in.