Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monitor your surroundings

A few days ago I was in Seattle, WA eating lunch near the Pikes Peak Market at the Ipanema Brazilian restaurant. There was a soccer match on T.V. and I had some time to really enjoy my lunch. As I was enjoying the great service and my lunch I heard the couple in the seat behind me talking. The young lady was complaining about the heater in her apartment, about her roommate, about the super who was not fixing the heater till later that week. I noticed and gave thanks for recognizing and deleting this conversation from my conscious. As the soccer match proceeded there was a foul called by the referee and you should have seen the theatrics the player displayed. I swear my 2 year old does not display such childish actions. Again I gave thanks for recognizing it and just enjoyed the sensation of the food on my plate and looked at the beautiful scenery around me.
I share this because I want to make you realize how easily negativity will find its way into your subconscious. When you are not paying attention to your surroundings and what is going on in people’s conversations around you, you may think that it does not affect you. But that is when you are letting down your conscious mind’s defenses. When you do not give attention to something it goes directly to your subconscious and that is what YOU DO NOT WANT concerning negative conversations or situations. Isn’t it ironic that you can’t let your guard down and fill your subconscious with positive thoughts? It takes work to be positive but the reward is that you can get success, health, and happiness when you are aware of what is going into your mind and prevent the negativity from getting to you.
By reading this blog it is my hope that you will become aware. Then you can control what you listen and watch. Soon you will catch yourself complaining and will stop and instead give thanks. Then you will see how things in your life change for the better.
Best wishes for your success. Feel free to share this with those you care about.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Good day. When I read the headline above the first time in an inspirational book, I got a strong feeling of disagreement in the pit of my stomach. How could problems be good? Aren’t success and the Law of Attraction supposed to prevent problems from happening to me? Then I opened my mind and read the explanation. I read the explanation many times. At first I could not get rid of the strong emotions that would creep up as I disagreed. Perhaps it was because I was reading this when a number of challenges had popped up in my life. I had to evict not one but two tenants, I had a new baby that was taxing my wife and my patience, and I had to deal with some extensive travel plans. As I am sitting in the airport at LAX today on my way to a freezing cold weather, I can’t help but smile because I am taking action and choosing how I react to situations. A large part of it involves gratitude.
The explanation given in many books I have read in regards to problems is that without them there would not be a metric for achievements. Think about it, if you don’t have problems how would you yearn for things that are better. As human being we are constantly looking for better things because the status quo will get old, boring, uncomfortable, or in a nutshell present us with a “problem”. If you have been a reader of this blog from the beginning, or have read my e-book Road Map to Life or any book that explains the Law of Attraction you know that the concepts of bringing what you want into your life are based on what you are experiencing now and what you would like to experience which is usually but not always, something better than your current experience. Besides the fact that problems provide you with the opportunity to learn and know how to deal with similar situations in the future or not make the same mistakes, they also provide you with a frame of reference to let you know you are growing towards more and more success. So the more problems you face, the closer you are to your goals. I challenge you to find one successful person who has not had problems in their professional or personal life. The reason they are successful is in a large part due to the way they handle their reactions and attitude in dealing with their problems. Let me break the news to you: when you stop having problems you are dead. Life is a series of challenges and most will agree the fun in succeeding is overcoming and learning to handle our problems with positive mental attitude and seeing the problems in their true context. When we are calm, and collected most problems that seem extraordinary are seldom that bad. Most of us are conditioned to react to problems in an exaggerated fashion. Things are never hopeless, and by forcing yourself to look at your problems with a positive mental attitude you will save yourself time, money and frustration in dealing with them.  One way or another you have to deal with the problem. If you get upset and frustrated you only decrease your ability to be judgmental and logical and that benefits no one. By reacting in a negative way you make people around you and those you love uncomfortable and that only adds to your frustration. So you see you do have a choice in how you react to the problem at hand. It is hard, but like any other skill it can be mastered with practice. Do not criticize yourself if you cannot do it immediately. It is the journey not the destination that is important. Take it one step at a time and little by little you will gain the skill to handle problems big and small with positive mental attitude.
Wishing you a great week. Feel free to comment and share this post and blog with your friends and loved ones.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Good day. I hope you are having a terrific week. Today’s blog is about a change in perspective. I am constantly surprised, my actions included, by how mistakes are viewed as something bad. As long as I can remember in my professional life, mistakes have been treated with reprimand. I was reading Success With a Positive Mental Attitude by W. Clement Stone and Napoleon Hill. In it I noticed a very important point. The authors pointed out that when we are born and are learning to walk, we naturally take many tumbles. No one chastises a new born for falling after 2 or 3 steps. Everyone praises the achievements and milestones. Success is fostered by positive reward not by negative reinforcement.  So what and when do we start changing that motto and why?
You may not be able to do anything about how others treat you, although if you have read my e-book, Road Map to Life, I do show you how you can deal with adversary personnel in your life, but you can change how you treat yourself. I don’t know about you but I tend to be the hardest on myself. I am going to INTEND to be nice to myself from now on. I will praise the good behavior and learn from the bad ones. That is the best way to foster success. I hope you will do the same.
I hope you enjoyed this short post and I hope it impacts your life in a positive way. Please feel free to comment and share.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Good day all,
If you have been studying the law of attraction you know that a big part of creating what you want involves the visualization of what you want in the present tense as though you already have it. I also commented on this process in the chapter in my book on goal setting. It is the 6th step.
Sometimes however, when you start to visualize some thing that stretches your goals, the resistance comes up. You know what I mean, that little voice inside you that says "bull" when you say "I am so happy and grateful now that I have ... ". When that happens it usually means there is some sort of resistance inside you and you need to clear it with some method like the Emotional Freedom Technique or Sedona Method, etc.
Well I have some good news for you. Recently Dr. Joe Vitale put up a post on his blog that introduces a new way of helping your manifestation. It is a process of remembering. I can't do it justice without putting a link to the blog post.
Enjoy:  the remembering post on Dr Vitale's blog