For the better part of my life I chased money. I chased it hoping that being rich would make me happy. How could it not? If you’re rich you can buy anything you want and certainly that should make one happy. A few years ago I read a book, “It’s not about the money” by Brent Kessel and it caused me to confront the reality that what I really had been chasing was security not wealth. There was such a clarity in the moment that I could see all the way back through my life that this is what I had been after. I wanted to feel that “I had it made”. Furthermore I wanted to not only feel that I have it made but also that nothing would be able to ever take it away.
Mr. Kessel, a financial advisor by … Read More »
How much money would you have to make annually to be in the Top 1% of Income earners in the World? This would put you in an elite category earning more money than the other 99% of the people on the planet.
Don’t cheat by Googling it. Guess first then find the answer here.
I was recently invited to have lunch with a friend of mine so he could bounce a few business strategy ideas off of me. We discussed at length various ways to cut costs, increase revenues, and simplify the systems he’s currently using. A good two hours deep into the discussion, after having a complete strategy and plan worked out, he says to me, “You know Albert, I really believe that this business could make at least $100,000 a year or more if I implement everything we talked about and do the things I need to do but,” (insert dramatic music here) “in the back of mind there’s always this thought that haunts me, that I really don’t deserve all of this money.”
STOP. HOLD THE PRESSES. (insert record needle scratching sound here)
I was stunned and replied, “As long as you feel that way, that … Read More »
“Put every negative thought out of your mind once and for all. The man who can control his thought can have and do what he wishes to have and to do; everything is his for the asking. Declare your freedom. Know that no matter what others may say, think or do, you are a success, now, and nothing can hinder you from accomplishing your good. All the power of the Universe is with you; feel it, know it, and then act as though it were true. This mental attitude alone will draw people and things to you. Begin to blot out, one by one, all false beliefs, all ideas that man is limited or poor or miserable. Use that wonderful power of choice that God has given you. Refuse to think of failure or to doubt your own power. See … Read More »
“From infancy on, the majority of us have been given many negative suggestions. Not knowing how to thwart them, we unconsciously accepted them. Here are some of the negative suggestions: “You can’t.” “You’ll never amount to anything.” “You mustn’t.” “You’ll fail.” “You haven’t got a chance.” “You’re all wrong.” “It’s no use.” “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” “The world is going to the dogs.” “What’s the use, nobody cares.” “It’s no use trying so hard.” “You’re too old now.” “Things are getting worse and worse.” “Life is an endless grind.” “Love is for the birds.” “You just can’t win.” “Pretty soon you’ll be bankrupt.” “Watch out, you’ll get the virus.” “You can’t trust a soul,” etc. Unless, as an adult, you use constructive autosuggestion, which is a reconditioning therapy, the impressions made on you in the … Read More »