Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Good day all,
Today’s topic is a touchy one when I really understood the whole Law of Attraction and how it deals with Success. So I encourage you to read it with an open mind and keep in mind that my intention here is to help you and hope that you will pass along the lessons to others and keep the positive energy going.
With that said, there is a sort of a catch 22 when it comes to trying to help people who for the lack of better words are ‘less fortunate’ than you are either in financial, emotional, spiritual etc. sense of the word. Why is it a catch 22? To understand that we need to understand the basics of the Law of Attraction. Recall that The Law of attraction is always working, and is working perfectly. It brings into reality the vibrational match to what you are thinking. The term Vibrational Match always confused the living day light out of me when I first started to study the law of attraction. All it means, is that what you feel is where you are in terms of vibrations that you send out. So if you are feeling good, you are in a so called “good vibration” and the law of attraction will then bring you more circumstances to keep that vibration, or good feeling going.
So when you have people you care about and want to help them; you can see the potential in them, but for some reason they cannot see it for themselves, it is important to realize how to deal with the frustration of the moment. For the longest time I just tried and tried and found myself losing control of my positive vibration and get caught up in the frustration. Perhaps you can relate? I had heard the saying “you can take a horse to the water but you can’t make it drink it”, but I did not realize how true that was in terms of the law of attraction. Let’s use an example of a skyscraper as a model for our levels of vibration. When you are in a good vibration due to the fact that you have accepted responsibility and have used visualizations with feeling the way you have learned here, or in my book Road Map to Life, you are let’s say on the 100th floor of the building. The person you are trying to help or uplift will, if you have understood them properly, be on different level or different floor. Let’s say they are on the 50th floor. You are at such a different levels that they have no common frame of reference with you. They cannot see you (your advice, your help, your motivation etc.) from their level. It is exactly like you are trying to yell at them from the 100th floor to come and join you but they cannot even hear you and go about doing the same things, thinking the same thoughts, and sabotaging their own success.
Now there are a few keywords here to understand. You have to understand the person you are trying to help. More to the point you should know that they actually want your help. Having that out of the way how does one go about helping people that are at a different level than they are? It is simple in theory but much harder to deal with. There is only two ways: 1) They have to come up to your level or 2)You have to go down to their level without losing your balance. Now speaking from a vibrational point of view you either have to help them come closer to your level or you have to go down to their level. You need to understand where they are before you can help them.
So you understand that they are in need of help. Then they are open to receiving help. Then you have an understanding of where they are from a feeling point of view. What is next? Since I do not really like to dip down to a lower vibration on purpose I like to attempt to bring the person up closer to my level. So obviously getting frustrated is not the way to go about it. That is bringing me down in levels of vibration. The first place to start is by explaining to them that whatever is happening in their reality right now is the effect of how they have been thinking. That is taking responsibility. This can be done gently, by explaining how the law of attraction works. If you need help read some of the “basic posts for new readers” link on the lower right side of my blog page, or direct the person you want to help to read them. You can point them to books like The Secret; Think and Grow Rich, Road Map to Life,etc. to further solidify your point of view. With the understanding that they have control of their reality, and the fact that whatever their present is can be changed there should come a sense of confidence and small feeling of relief. At this point there is a continual need to feed positive thoughts, and knowledge as ,if left alone, there is a high likelihood that they will get caught up in the negativity of the our day to day lives. It is important to also acknowledge to yourself and to the person you want to help that this process does not have to be a home run hit. It is a journey and small steps of feeling better, will bring more and more good things, and good opportunity. Share with them that the fastest way to get what they want is to be grateful for what they have now. Go through some visualization and concentrate on using as many of your sense as possible to feel the joy and happiness. You soon will realize that in helping someone else you have greatly increased your vibration as well. That is just a bonus.
I hope this helps. Please share this with anyone who can use it and go to my Facebook page: Success with the Law of Attraction and click Like.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Today I want to cover an important part of what it takes to succeed as well as a key element of working with The Law of Attraction. That is action. Enough cannot be said about the person who takes action. Many of the comforts and inventions that we enjoy today were thought up by many people but it was not until someone took action that they became a reality.
Funny thing about success and opportunity is the fact that seldom does one action amount to major rewards. It is like the universe wants to make sure that the person is deserving of the rewards. Persistence, and the “don’t give up attitude” goes a long way in helping you get what you want. Do not mistake this statement for needing to work extra hard to get ahead. Hard work is a good habit to develop but it is not necessary. Let me qualify that a little before I get comments to the contrary.
The implication of “hard” work to me signifies something that contains a low RETURN ON INVESTMENT (R.O.I). By the same token when I am exerting effort on something that is important to me and is a major desire the effort that I put forth is not necessarily “hard”. I guess it is semantics. I like the way Dr. Joe Vitale, and Bob Doyle phrases it. They call the actions you take in pursuit of your desires “inspired action”. Inspired action is rarely seen as “hard”.
Why do I make a big point on this matter of semantics? Because as you have learned by now from this blog, working with the Law of Attraction to succeed is all about your feelings and the vibration of those feelings. If you are going after a dream and the work is FEELING LIKE it is Hard, then that is a feeling that is generated and sent to the source. Now some people like “hard work” and if that is you, then the vibration you are sending in response to hard work is a good one and you are on the right path. If however, you are feeling bad in the pursuit of your goal then you have to change something. Perhaps the desire is not big enough or your actions need a modification. No matter what, you want to send out vibration of joy to open the channels for opportunities to come to you. When you are hitting your head against the wall in trying to achieve a goal it is rarely productive. Brute force sometimes gets things done, but at what cost? Remember this world is full of opportunities and abundance. Do not buy into the media claim of doom and gloom. That is just to sell papers.
The great thing about action is that even when you have no idea where to start, by taking that first step you will notice that other ideas and opportunities for you to take action on will present themselves. I cannot tell you how often I waited and waited for the right plan of action to come to me and for everything to be “perfect” to start a project but nothing happened until I started to take small actions. Then by some unknown reason the other action steps just seem to fall into place. I don’t know why that is but it is the way many of my projects have moved to successful completion. It seems so logical to have everything in order before you start to work on things, but that is not the case. There is something referred to as Analysis Paralysis, that many people suffer from and that is preventing them from taking action and achieving success. Things rarely are perfect. The perfect opportunity, or the perfect time rarely comes along. You can however, by taking action take advantage of the opportunities and make it look like everything was perfect. If you ask all the men and women who have achieved success in business and in life you will be surprised to know that things were not perfect, but they took action anyway.
I am going to close with a great quote by my idol Bruce Lee: “Action is the highest road to self-actualization”.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Please feel free to share it with anyone you thing can benefit from it or enjoy it.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I was driving down the 15 freeway on our way to do a demonstration at the Naval Base in Coronado in honor of the Asian Pacific month and I saw a billboard that indicated today at 5:00pm the world would come to an end. I also have heard in the recent weeks that the Mayan calendar ended around December something of this or the next year, so people are extrapolating that since that calendar had predicted other things that have come to pass the end of it indicates the end of our world as we know it.
Far be it for me to be an authority on when the world comes to an end, since my blog is about spreading positivity and success, I thought I would post a special post on Saturday to share my point of view. In the book The Master Key System Charles Haanel describes certain cycles that the world goes through. The opinion in that book is that we are currently in the last of 7 cycles that continue to repeat. The view from that perspective is optimistic and refreshing as we are about to start the new cycle of prosperity and joy. Coincidentally this cycle is very similar in timing predicted by the Mayan calendar, but approaches the topic from a different point of view. It is time for all the chaos, and catastrophes that the world has experienced to come to an end and a new cycle of prosperity to begin anew.
I was joking with a friend that basing the end of the world on the fact that the Mayan calendar just ended at so and so time is like me, A.J. Farzad using my Microsoft Calendar function scroll down the pull down menu for the year and see what is the last year in my current version of the program and call that the end of the world as depicted by Microsoft Calendar. Then 100s of year later when people read my prediction they will freak out and say oh in 2011 a highly technological software program predicted the end of the world on such and such date. I was of course joking but is it that farfetched?
I want to humbly suggest something as novel as it may seem in this world that is constantly obsessed with destruction. How about fixating on good, and joy, and brotherly love. How about taking a moment to give thanks for what we have. Even if it is for this world that we live in, for at least we are standing on it. How about taking 10 minutes in quite meditation and breathing to make our blood pressure come down. The more and more people start to think this way and bring their consciousness to concentrate on good the more and more the world will yield to their reality. We create our reality, is not a slogan; it is a fact.
If that billboard on the 15 freeway had an effect of gathering people in a house of worship to pray it is good, but if they are praying out of fear what kind of vibration are they sending out? Why does it have to take something as catastrophic as the end of the world for people to gather and find their own spirituality? It does not. We all have the power to make this a better world. We all have the ability to succeed and make our lives better and more joyous. The deeper concentration on pure joy and good will brings to you, all that you “think” you need in terms of physical and material possessions. Make your goal being at peace and swimming in joy.
I once saw a billboard that said something to the effect of “random acts of kindness. Pass it on”. We need more thing like that to give our attention to.
I hope you all have a great weekend and may your future be full of joy and prosperity. You can be what you will to be.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Good day all.
I have tried to stay away from focus on any matter of spirituality or religion out of respect for the readers and the need not to offend anyone. However, this is a blog about success and I have a practical and factual evidence relating to success and how meditation, prayer, and spirituality plays into it. Whatever you believe in or focus on be it God, The Force, Source Energy, Nature, Zen, matters not. I am going to use the non-threatening word Source in the remainder of this blog to refer to that which one can concentrate on.
Success in anything means reaching your desired goal. To be able to reach your desired goal you have to not only raise your vibration of thoughts, focus on your goals, have faith and the belief that they are happening, but also you have decrease and eliminate the resistances that you have to achieving those successes. Resistance is defined as any thought pattern that is contrary to your goal. Those thought patterns have deep roots in most cases. For example if all your life growing up your parents told you that “money does not grow on trees” or “it takes money to make money” etc. , you most likely have some resistance to attracting wealth into your life. If you do not take care of those resistances and contradictory thoughts it is very difficult and time consuming to make your new thoughts of abundance materialize. How can you deal with resistance? There are many different ways like The Emotional Freedom Technique or E.F.T., or the Sedona Method and you can Google both of those and get a wealth of information that will be helpful. But you know there is another way that is considered by many masters the short cut to decreasing resistance?
This is my understanding of how it works: If you can raise your vibration by clearing your mind and not thinking about the current moment you put yourself in a place where your desires can come to you because you allow them, or you get into the receiving mode. That is why many of the masters recommend meditation. In meditation you try to calm your mind and think of nothing by concentrating on something that does not bring up more thoughts like the sound of your breathing etc. So when you meditate you raise your vibration and in doing so you get into the allowing and receiving mode. When you are in the receiving mode then all the things you have desired and goal you have set and visualized can start to come towards you. You are allowing and in allowing there cannot be resistance. You achieve this state in sleep but when you are sleep you are not aware of the thoughts you have and the law of attraction is not actively effected by your thoughts when you are sleep. How does meditation and prayer and spirituality relate?
Good question. When you pray, I mean really pray or are in a spiritual mind set for a few minutes you are in essence talking to source and you are not thinking about your current issues. You are raising your vibration. Now it is very important to clarify “really praying” and distinguish it from the routine, scripted sayings most people repeat when they are at most religious gatherings or thinking they are praying. If you are like most people, myself included when you are trying to pray everything in the world comes into your mind. At times I have found myself reciting the prayer that I have memorized over the years, but my thoughts are actually on the results of the UFC fight, or the game, or what my next business meeting is going to cover, or how my daughter is doing with her potty training. That is not praying. What I refer to as “really praying” is the type of mental mindset that you have for example when there is a bear attacking you and you are backed into a corner and you are praying to all that is holly to get you out of this predicament. It should feel like you are talking to the source. It should be as though you are completely present in the moment of peace and tranquility with all your mind and heart concentrating on a force that you know for sure is the ultimate source.
So no matter what you decide to do be it meditate, or pray or just be at one with nature, it has to feel good and natural to you. But that may require practice. Pick something that feels acceptable to you and practice it 15 minutes a day. Do not force the issue. If you have resistance to traditional prayer this is not the place to try to fix it. Pic something that feels good to you. In that 15 minutes you get your vibration higher and higher and you get yourself into a state of receiving and soon you will notice that the goals you have set and things you desire are manifesting and opportunities for you to take action on are presenting themselves to you more and more. That is a big part of achieving success and a shortcut you can utilize. Can 15 minutes of meditation or prayer overcome years of resistance? It is irrelevant. In 15 minutes you are letting yourself be in the receiving mode. You are not trying to erase. You are trying to allow. Make it a habit to raise your vibration every day for 15 minutes and see the benefits of it. If nothing more it is healthy to escape the daily routine of life for 15 minutes.
I hope you take this post in the spirit it is meant which is to help you achieve all the success you richly deserve.
To your success. Please share this with anyone you think could benefit from it.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Good day all,
I was going over the 70 plus posts I have on here and was surprised to see there has not been anything on action. For a blog on Success that seems a bit odd, so I want to dedicate some time to the subject. I remember when the movie The Secret came out, many people criticized it as being too un-realistic because, and this was what I heard, “you can’t just sit on your butt and wish for things to happen”. That is absolutely not what the movie implied but never the less that was one of the criticism I heard. This also seems to be a point of resistance when I talk with people about the law of attraction. It seems like people expect things to just happen. Well that is not the case.
Action is necessary. I once went to one of Bryan Tracy’s seminars in San Diego when I was younger. Sometime in the 2nd day or so the subject of action had come up. Mr. Tracy pulled out a crisp $100 out of his wallet and held it up and said “who wants this one hundred dollar bill?”. All the hands in the audience shot up, including mine. He did not move. Once again he asked “who wants this one hundred dollar bill?” This went on for about 5 minutes. He then said, “does anyone really want this one hundred dollar bill?” Slowly one person got out of their seat and walked cautiously to the front stage and stood right bellow Mr. Tracy looking up at him hesitantly. Mr. Tracy asked again, not looking down at the person, but staring into the crowed “who wants this one hundred dollar bill?” The bold guy walked around and jumped on stage and actually went up to Bryan Tracy, albeit hesitantly, and reached for the bill. We could all see the hesitation, but he finally took the $100 bill out of Bryan Tracy’s hand, and walked back to his seat and sat down. The audience was silent for a minute. I have since seen this demonstration at Bryan Tracy, Jack Canfield, Rich Dad’s and Donald Trump’s coaching sessions. You can bet that in those places I sat in the front and I was the guy sprinting to the front to get the $5, or $20 dollar bill. Bryan Tracy asked “what made him different than the rest of you?” That was a question that haunted me the rest of that seminar. Personally I did not even think about getting up. I just raised my hand expecting to be picked like 99% of the audience. That is what happens in the real world. 99% of people think ideas, sometimes really great ideas, but do absolutely nothing about it. Then one day they see something similar to their idea on T.V. and say “I thought about that”. Who ever said “Knowledge is power” was not quite correct. The application and action on knowledge is where the power lies.
Visualization and affirmations are designed to bring opportunities to you on which you have to act on. If you have what Napoleon Hill called “a burning desire” then taking action in pursuit of success will be the only logical next step. That is why it is so important to have feeling during your visualization and goal setting. You need to be burning with the desire and take action despite the fear. When I was sitting in that audience I was afraid of walking up to Bryan Tracy and getting the $100. I thought to myself “Oh it can’t be as easy as that”. I wondered what if I go up there and be made a fool of. You see thousands of thoughts came to me of what could go wrong and those froze me from taking action. But once I learned the knowledge the next time I saw that demonstration there was no fear and in fact I was racing to the front of the stage. Taking action has the consequence of teaching you knowledge that will make further actions easier and less scary. You learn by doing. Sometimes from your mistakes, and sometimes from practice. Theoretical knowledge will always contain that element of fear because you have not really experienced it in action. I was once told 95% of the things that you think will go wrong will never happen. But that is what consumes most of our thoughts, and that is what keeps most people from achieving the type of success they deserve. In most cases nothing ever happens without you taking action for what you want.
I am a first time author. No one knows me from the next guy on the street. I have no contacts, or experience in the field of writing. I have published a book and it is available on www.xlibris.com, www.amazon.com, and www.bn.com. Does that mean I will be on the NY Times’ best seller list just like that? Hell no. I have to market it. I have to go out there and let people know that my book is out there. It is work but to me it does not feel like work why? Because that is my passion. I want to bring the information of goal setting, basic finance and the law of attraction to the young people the way I wished someone had told me when I was younger. So it is my burning desire to change people’s lives. If I can impact one young person’s life for the better then the whole effort is worthwhile for me. That burning desire to bring something back to the community is what I have to depend on when the fear sais “who do you think you are to have a book signing?” Or “why would they sell your book in that place?”. It also keeps me going on when people say “no”. Every no I get gets me one step closer to being on that best seller list. More importantly every no I get teaches me something that I did not know before about my marketing plan of action. None of it can happen until I start to take that first step of putting myself out there and sell my book. We all have heard the story of how it took Thomas Edison 10,000 tries to get the electric light bulb right. Can you imagine if he had just thought about the project and never actually started to put those plans into action and never quit until he actually succeeded? Well the name Edison would have been an unknown if that was the course of action he had taken. Because weather you act or not act you are taking action. One is going to propel you further in your endeavor to success, and the other will just keep things as they are.
So get enthusiastic about your dreams. Put your goals on paper and make small action steps towards them and start today. Start now to take one small step towards your goal. Do something every day that will get you closer to the goal. It does not have to be a home run but it has to be an active step towards your goal. Imagine a year from now thinking where you would have been if for 365 days you have taken a small step every day towards your goal. Now think of the lack of action that most people reading this blog or any other motivational course do. I have been one of those people for a long time. I had shelves full of courses I have taken where I get excited in the course but then the weekend comes and work and family life comes, and those plans just remain plans. Nothing can come of them if they are just plans.
I hope this motivates you to take action towards something that you have been longing for today. I hope this sparks a fire within you that sais if I want success I need to act now. It is not hard. Just like the zen saying states “ a journey of 10,000 miles starts with a single step”. Take that single step towards one of your goal today and see how you feel. Once you conquer the fear and procrastination feel the joy and enthusiasm of being the conqueror. Good luck and best wishes for your success. As always feel free to pass this along to anyone you think may benefit from it.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Good day all,
I have been reading some of the books by Jerry and Esther Hicks and I want to really recommend to the readers of this blog to check them out. They approach the whole Law of Attraction from a different direction.
Since this blog is also about success and how we can use the Law of Attraction to achieve success I thought the subject of debate and arguing ones point bares discussion. Personally I used to really like to argue. There were times when I was very passionate about a subject and there were times when I just like the debate. To answer the question “Does arguing makes sense?” we have to delve a little bit deeper. The direct answer is IT DEPENDS.
What does it depend on? What do you think? If you have been reading about the Law of Attraction and how to use it to succeed, you will undoubtedly agree with the statement that “it all depends on how it makes you feel”. If this clicks for you I want to congratulate you because you are understanding how this whole thing works and are on your way to success. If it is not readily obvious stick with me and let’s explore this together.
From the beginning of this blog, we have discovered that the Law of Attraction is a universal principle and it does not take sides or play favorites. It only brings to YOU not anyone else, what you are concentrating on with feelings and emotions. So when you are deciding weather to argue or not, think and pay attention to your feelings. If the topic and discussion of that topic will bring up emotions and feelings of excitement, inspiration, and make you feel good then by all means go ahead and argue. Those feelings will attract to themselves more and more opportunities and to make you feel the same and by logic make the point of your argument come to fruition if that is the logical point of the argument. On the other hand if the argument will make you angry, disappointed, or aware of things you cannot change and in general take away your power then you will not gain anything by arguing. In fact I would venture to say that it would be detrimental to you to engage in the argument. Because again by the Law of attraction you are attracting more opportunities and experiences to make you feel bad and that cannot help in your success.
People say “what if I am passionate about a subject and see injustice done? Should I not stand up for what I believe in?” That is a very valid point. I cannot tell you what to do or not to do in regards to things you believe in. I am obviously not implying that you should compromise your values. What I am pointing out to you is that you need to plan your argument to make you feel good. Otherwise no matter how much you care about a cause you are sabotaging the outcome if you attract more things that make you feel bad. Does that make sense? I remind you again about what Mother Teresa said: “I will not attend any anti-war rally; if you throw a peace rally invite me”.
I hope this provides some food for thoughts. Enjoy and have a great week. Feel free to share this with any one you think would benefit.