Friday, August 31, 2012


I am thinking of doing a free Webinar about goal setting. To make it personalized I have asked the readers to send me one question they have about goal setting. What is the single most important question or confusion you have about goal setting?

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Good day everyone.
Today I put a real life example of how I was frustrated with something I could not figure out and by using the SEGMENT INTENDING procedure, the solution came to me almost immediately.

For those of you who are not familiar with Segment intending, it is a technique I learned from Jerry and Esther Hicks and it is explained in their book Ask and It Is Given. In a nutshell every instance of your daily routine can be divided into segments. You can set an intention of how you want that segment unfold before entering it as apposed to go and be dictated by your external circumstances.

So you will see that at first I was letting the circumstance, the need to create my website and have the HTML code of my auto-responder work for me was dictating my reality. I did not know code and so I was disappointed. When I set the intention that the solution would come to me there was a very different result.

Any time you feel like the event, or circumstance you are going into, like a phone call, a meeting, an interview is bringing you anxiety, take a few moments and visualize how you want that situation to unfold as though it has happened. It gets easier with practice and you will get really good at it. So enjoy and leave me comments if you have any questions.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I am going to relay a personal story here in hope of clarifying a point that keeps coming up with new practitioners of The Law of Attraction.

Don't putty or get sad, just take the message. All is well as Abraham said.

In 1985 when my mother took me out of Iran and came to the U.S. she never imagined how difficult it would be. The only thought she had was to make a better life for her son. In return she had to throw away 25 years of outstanding reputation and skill in the nursing field and start all over as a nurses aid to make a living for her child. 
On an annual income of just over $12,000 a year she put a roof over our head, send me to U.C.L.A. And then medical school. I never knew lack despite of it all. We were always comfortable and with in reason I don't remember lacking anything I wanted let alone needed.

 Mother's Day Clip Art

Shortly before I got married my mother went blind in both eyes due to an autoimmune issue called giant cell arthritis which attacked the temporal artery. 
The thing is that this type of problem usually has slow onset and in most cases attacks one side and with steroid therapy can be stopped as not to effect the other eye. In my mother's case however, it attacked both sides with in one day and left my mother blind at age 67 shortly after she retired. 
She did not get to see my wedding, she has not seen either of her grand children. Around that time I was introduced to The Law of Attraction and from the beginning I had great success with it.  So you can imagine how badly I wanted it for my mother.
I got her books on tape about LOA, and we talked about visualizing how her body will heal itself, and seeing how she had her sight back. I was excited, and absolutely sure she would see again soon.  
I set goals and visualized her seeing over and over.
She humored me when we talked about it and went along but when ever she talked to people I repeated heard things like "I can't see... I am blind... I can't do that because I can't see" find their way into the conversation. To this day, almost 6 years since she has gone blind and has completed Braille Institutes, San Diego Center for the Blind's training, she constantly talks about BEING BLIND even to my little girls who had no concept of the situation when they were little. 
I could not want the healing for her. I do not know what is best for her. I can not force nature to do something for her even though I have and daily do it for myself. It brings me so much pain to know, absolutely know that she CAN HEAL HERSELF, and not be able to so anything about it.

The one thing I know my mom not to be is a victim. Why will she not even try to take something that will give her the one thing she wants most back? I cannot say. Maybe she does not want it.  Maybe for the first time in her life she gave up on hope.  Maybe it is best this way and I have no idea why. Even though it kills me to have to let go, I know that I CANNOT WANT IT FOR HER.  
The Law of Attraction does not work that way. It is a personal responsibility that each individual has to want, accept, and utilize. There are not alternatives around it. I can visualize happy moments and love with my mom, but I cannot visualize her healing because that is HER RIGHT not mine.  Literally it would be like me violating her personal freedom if it would work that way.  It is a universal law without exception.

We may want to improve people's lives when we learn, use, and impact our own lives in a positive way with LOA, but they have to want to apply it themselves.  The effort will only bring frustration and lower our vibration specially when it comes to those we love.

Dn't give up on them. Continue to teach and try to lift them up but do it with detachment otherwise you will be pulled down instead of lifting them up.

I hope this helps. It is not an easy lesson to learn and accept but the sooner you do the sooner you will raise your vibration and remove resistance that you may not even realize.

Till next week have a great day.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


Good day I hope you're having a fantastic week. Today's post is about the difference between school education and specialized knowledge. If you have read the book Think and grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, you should realize that specialized knowledge is one of the 13 principles of success. 

Recently I have been working a lot on Internet marketing. And what I have learned is that even in my MBA courses I have not learned the skills and knowledge that is required to launch a successful Internet business. 

Very rarely specialized knowledge is acquired through the educational system. In fact the main purpose of this post is  to point out the fact that school does not give you specialized knowledge. The purpose of school is to teach you how to go about searching and acquiring specialized knowledge in the real world. That is an important skill set so do not short change your traditional schooling. Brian Tracy states that "as much as 50%-60% of your time in business and in life is spent in problem solving" ( You will learn how to solve problems in school. Be as it is not the end of the journey.    

The best way to learn specialized knowledge is through working with a mentor or someone that has achieved what you want to achieve in the real world and can help you not make the same mistakes and guide you through to success. Another way to acquire specialized knowledge is through workshops and courses provided by real successful business people. You have to be careful and do your due diligence as there are a lot of dishonest characters out there. At times these 
courses can range anywhere from $500 to over $20,000 each. The core of the matter is that most people I have talked to say that the price of those courses at 
the time may have seemed expensive, but they pay for themselves in a short time. 

Specialized knowledge is practical skill set that cuts down the amount of time you will spend learning through trial and error or worse through making big mistake. Sometimes specialized knowledge needs to be hired. You are not expected to know everything about your business. If you don't know a skill you either learn it or you hire someone else to do it for you. You have to balance the return on investment. What is your time worth. The good thing is that specialized knowledge is also one of the cheapest forms of knowledge to purchase.

Remember knowledge is not necessarily power. Specialized knowledge and action taken on that knowledge is power.  Fortunately today specialized knowledge is easily found through the Internet the World Wide Web even libraries. Just beware of procrastination. Many times people go to workshops and buy courses, and the information just sits on their bookshelf without any action taken. I have fallen into this trap more than once.

I have been through 23 year of schooling when you consider High School, University, Medical School, MBA program. I have also attempted many so called "get rich quick" businesses. I have joined multilevel marketing programs, I have gone and continue to invest in courses and seminars from real estate to Internet marketing. Through it all one thing is obvious. I learned the most from my education in the real world either by making mistakes or following a mentor. If it had not been for my classroom education however, I would not have been able to find many of the educational opportunities that I experienced in the real world. I also would not have been able to learn from my mistakes as easily.

Moral of the story is that you need both classroom and school of hard knocks. Take them both seriously. Your success depends on it. 
If you make a mistake don't be too hard on yourself.  This mistake will prevent you from a greater loss later if you learn from it. 
I hope this post is helpful to you and as  always please comment and share this with anyone who may benefit from it.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Good day and I hope you are having a great day. Today I have a special treat for you. I interviewed David Collings, the Owner and the Head Instructor of Collings Martial Arts Academy and Fitness Center in Long Beach California. He has been doing martial arts for 30 years and has been running a successful business for almost 20 years. He is also the head master of the Martial Arts Training Alliance which is a group of 3 different schools that work together to succeed. I talked to him about what makes his school successful and what challenges he had to overcome. I know you will enjoy this video blog. If you want to contact David for instructions you can reach him at his school at (562) 596-4091 or  visit his web site at 
The school is located at 555 Stearns St. Suite A, Long Beach California 90815. Enjoy