Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. I was a Kinesiology major at U.C.L.A., and although the major took a different route in my 4 years there, the basics of exercise and health emphasis was taught well, and I graduated and proceeded to go to medical school. So imagine my surprise when it took me to the age of 42 to really grasp the concept of “if you burn more calories than you eat without starving yourself, you will lose weight without side effects”. May be I can blame life for it. I mean I was always an athlete and although not gifted naturally, I tried hard. I remember being in the pool at 5:00 am in High School, and not leaving school till 6:30 pm after water polo practice. I was also always involved with Martial Arts in one form or another to the point of extreme passion up to medical school. Then school, and after that “real life” presumably took over. I travelled allot and ate like crap and soon noticed that at a height of 5’ 9” I weighed 215 immense pounds. I not kidding you.
That is when I cut soda out of my diet and tried all kind of stuff like not eating after 6:00 pm. That helped me loose massive poundage. I lost 40 lb in 2 months and was feeling good but then again as my age increased, and I made no changes to my eating habits the pounds went up again. Recently my observation of my health habits, largely due to a program at work that rewards participants for healthy habits with cool gadgets, has put me back into focus, and it feels really good to be able to see the pounds drop, and start to look better, and feel better. What does all this have to do with success and The Law of Attraction (LOA) ? EVERYTHING DUDE. Everything.
Forget the fact that The Law of Attraction has been taught in one form or another since the early man’s history. Since 2006 there has been an amazing amount of publicity and a ton of information available about the benefits of using the LOA. You may have even heard some of it J. The point I am making here is that you have to first bring your attention to the topic at hand. You need to give attention to what you want to accomplish. You have to have a reason for keeping up with the actions necessary to achieve competence with a topic. You have to reward yourself for small wins you experience. You have stop criticizing yourself for setbacks, and instead try to learn and adjust course. What I am describing here is not new knowledge or ground breaking techniques. Most everyone knows these facts, or have heard them over and over. You probably have read more about stuff like this or you would not be here reading my blog. If this stuff is not clicking for you why is it? Perhaps it’s the same reason that a medical professional like myself gets to be overweight.
When it comes to using The Law of Attraction everything you feel is magnified which is a good thing if you are using the process correctly, and it really sucks if you are not. I mean it really blows chunks. Unlike anything I have found the exponential power of the LOA will prevent you from getting what you want if you are not in tune with your feelings regarding what you WANT. You have seen the results of it in exercise programs to some extent. If you just get on the treadmill and watch T.V. or read a book, and just trot along it is better than nothing, but you will not really get much out of it. If you walk around the gym for 2 hours and actually use the equipment halfheartedly for 15 to 20 minutes you will not look like Arnold. You have to “put in what you want to get out”, physically and emotionally. I cannot emphasize this enough when it comes to working with the LOA.
By now you know how the LAO works. If you don’t, read the introduction blog posts you see on the right lower side of this page entitled SOME BASIC POSTS FOR NEW READERS. You have heard me and other teachers tell you how important your mental and emotional investment is to your success. I believe you also DO WANT TO SUCCEED. Otherwise you would not be here. At some level you are on the RIGHT COURSE or you would not have attracted this page. It is time to sit down in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Write down as many goals as you can without concern about what is and what is not possible. Then go over those goals and pick just one that means the most to you right now. Then pick another piece of paper and write down what it would mean if you had this goal accomplished. Read that paper and take another paper and now WRITE AS IF YOU HAD ACOMPLISHED EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THAT GOAL. Write how you feel, where you are, what you hear as though it has been accomplished. As though you are writing to me or a good friend and telling us how you accomplished everything to do with this goal and how happy you are. Then summarize in a sentence or two what brings the most emotional impact from what you have written and keep that on a note card with you everywhere you go. Look at it often. Feel the great feelings you are feeling now after doing the exercise. At the very least look at it before you go to bed and again the first thing when you wake up.
If you are not doing this now why not? Oh you can come up with all kind of excuses. I am not here to judge you. I did it for years and still do it. You just have to answer why am I not doing this now. You will know if your answer is bull shit. If you are still not doing this, then you are too comfortable and WANT WHAT YOU ARE GETTING RIGHT NOW. The pain is not more uncomfortable than your comfort zone. Keep on asking until you get pissed off enough to do it now. There, you just took the first step to the rest of your life. Congratulations. Much love and wishes for your success till next week. Let me know if I pissed you off, inspired you, had no effect at all on myFacebook Page and Twitter feed. Click the blue link and share with me please. Here is to your success.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a wonderful week. Something about my exercise routine hit home today and I wanted to share that with you and how it can apply to getting the maximum results in your use of The Law of Attraction (LOA). I am on an off when it comes with my exercise program. I get the chance to practice JKD and Jiu Jitsu, then I get to travel allot so I get lazy. Then I look in the mirror and see rolls and start doing Insanity® or other programs on my computer when I am on the road. Well our company has a reward program associated with the mission statement of being healthy. The program is a web based curriculum called Vitality® (www.powerofvitality.com). It rewards you for activity but also for educating yourself about healthy habits by giving you points that convert to dollars on their shopping mall.
Since one of the courses was worth 300 points I took it and the basic concept was that healthy habits are a lifelong process. You can’t be active then not active, then active, and then non active, and get the MAXIMUM benefit. It is better than nothing of course, but if you want the optimum results you have to make a conscious effort to do it every day and make it a daily part of your life. The same applies to most anything that brings you well-being. Financial well-being is achieved by daily practices of good financial practices. Spiritual well-being is derived by practicing your faith, and devotions on a daily bases. And you guessed it, the same applies to the use of the tools in The Law of Attraction (LOA).
Like anything doing a little is better than doing nothing when it comes to using LOA, however, my desire is that you gain the full benefit of this magnificent law that is so easily available to you and everyone else. Don’t get me wrong, I fall through the cracks as well as anyone. I miss doing my goals in the morning, or meditation times will be missed occasionally, but as you make this a part of your daily life, little hiccups are ok. You can just get back on track. It is important to get into the habit by continuing to do the skills for at least 90 days. I have read studies that say a task done 27 days in a row will become a habit, but I am more in line with What Jack Canfield suggests, and that is to do it for 90 days without skipping a day. If you skip a day, you start over. It really ingrains the skills in you.
Visualizations, and getting in tune with sending out the vibration of your desires with the good feeling attached to it has tremendous force and when you do it every day, you exponentially add to its power and your results will manifest that much faster. It is like many teachers compare this to growing plants. We need to nurture and care for the seed in the ground daily. We can’t just water it for a week, and ignore it for month, and then come back and give it water and expect it to grow tomorrow. The use of Law of Attraction for manifesting the life you want will work best if you make it part of your daily life. Use the rampage of appreciation every day. Use your visualization and meditation every day. Isn’t the life of your dreams worth a little bit of effort. And I do mean a little bit of effort. Think about it: when you have the life you want, the house you want, the relationships you want, the health you want, and generally are living your dreams, will you think back and say, “man that 15 minutes I had to spend meditating was really not worth this"? Come on. Sit with me now and close your eyes after reading this paragraph. What would your life look like if it was PERFECT in every way? What would you look like from a health standpoint? Can you see the six pack? Can you touch and feel the ripples in your muscles? Are you taking a picture of yourself to put as your new profile picture? How much money would be in your savings account? Can you see yourself just buying gifts for people without even thinking about money? Can you feel the heartfelt joy you are bringing to your favorite charity? What would your house look like? What do the furniture feel like when you are laying back on them? How many bedrooms and bathrooms are there? And can you hear the bath running? How many people are part of your staff taking care of your home and office? What sounds do you hear when you walk through your home? Can you hear the laughter, and joy of the people around you?
Now make a commitment to yourself to do the things you need to do, to harness the power of The Law of Attraction in your life. It has to be fun. It is not a chore. This is the easiest and the most fun thing you can do and it should be the most enjoyable habit you can develop. I hope this makes sense to you as it smacked me in my face when I realized it. Share this with anyone who can benefit and tell me how you are going to make a commitment to this on my Facebook Page and Twitter feed. Let’s keep each other accountable with love and respect. I love hearing from you. Click the blue link for the Facebook and Twitter and leave me some posts. I do not tolerate negative comments on my page. It is a place of joy and support. Join me in helping each other get better and better every day. I love you guys and want the best for you. Until next week to your success.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Good day and I hope you are having a great week. Today I want to discuss a topic of great confusion for many people who start to study The Law of Attraction or are exposed to The Law of Attraction (LOA). The confusion arises when we hear teachers say that “it is a point of fact that Universal laws, and specifically The Law of Attraction does not recognize words of negation”. What I mean by that is that if I say “I don’t want to be in traffic” I am attracting the occurrence of being in traffic. So why is that?
It clicked for me when I was reading Ask and It is Given byJerry and Esther Hicks for the umpteenth time. I really suggest you read this book if you have not done so. As I have mentioned before, it is my go to reference for anything related to The Law of Attraction. The easiest way to understand why words of negation do not work, is to understand how exactly we utilize LOA. Our words are not what makes the LOA work for us. Read that sentence again because it is very important. Our words do not give power to the LOA. As I have mentioned before, if we are talking about a car as the LOA and we are trying to take this car from point A to point B buy steering it, our thoughts and words are the physical steering wheel, but the FEELING that we associate with those thoughts and those words is what connects the steering wheel to the tiers of the car. We can’t go anywhere without having either one, but the most important thing is that our feelings give POWER to our thoughts. Once you understand this concept, everything else falls into place. Let me go ahead and walk you through the process.
When I am saying “I do not want to be in traffic” what kind of a feeling do you associate with that statement? When I say “I don’t want to have bills”, what kind of a feeling do you associate with that statement? When I say “I don’t want to be overweight” what type of a feeling do you associate with that statement? In every example, the feeling associated with those statements are negative. Negative feelings will ATTRACT more opportunities for us to experience negative feelings. By the same token if I say “I am prosperous” but I have the same negative gut feeling, I am doing the exact same thing. I want you to understand and concentrate on the fact that the FEELING that you send out is what is bringing your manifestations, YOUR REALITY, to you. Teachers that teach this concept may say that “The Law of Attraction does not recognize words of negation”, but that is just a RULE OF THUMB. The reason why that is said is to point to the fact that your feelings are the power that fuels your manifestation. It does not really matter what you say. As long as you are not feeling good, as long as you are not feeling joy, as long as you are not happy about those thoughts, you will attract more opportunities not to be happy. The key is to be HAPPY. That is why Dr. Joe Vitale says “the short cut to manifesting anything is for being grateful for everything that you have right now”. Honestly, from the bottom of your heart being grateful means you are happy with everything you have, so you are going to attract more opportunities to be happy with everything you have. That may be that Porsche, or the million dollars.
I hope this makes sense and is helpful. Please share this with anyone who can benefit from it. I really welcome your comments and contributions on my Facebook Page and Twitter feed (Click the blue link associated and leave me your comments). Thank you for your time and until next week, to your success.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Good day, and I hope you are having a great week as always. I was grateful recently when one of my executive council members gave me a book entitled The Present By Dr. Spencer Johnson. Perhaps you have heard of the author. This is the same author who wrote Who Moved My Cheese and Peaks And Valleys. I just finished my first read through the book and it prompted me to post this blog post today.
Personally being a business professional in 2014, I used to pride myself on multitasking, but now having read this book, I am thinking twice about the subject. I want this post to be a very interactive one. I think, we can all gain some very different perspective from each other. So please share your thoughts on this thread on my Facebook page. (click on theblue link to be directed to my page).
Pondering what I have read, there is allot of logic to the fact that if we are concentrating on the task at hand we will do the best we can, and in all likelihood will enjoy it more. There is also logic in that if we are thinking of many different things our focus is distracted and we may do more harm than good. Quantity rarely equals quality. Trying to answer 100 e-mails, make breakfast, gulp down a cup of tea, and get the kids ready for school rarely gets either of them done correctly. The eggs are burnt, the e-mail to Joe may end up in the VP’s in-box, the kids will get out the door with mismatched socks, you get the point. This is the routine though, isn’t it? This is how the West is operating. If you don’t multitask then you will fall behind… or will you?
I am trying very hard to test the contents, and advice given in this book. From the stand point of The Law of Attraction (LOA) I have to admit it also makes perfect sense. Even Napoleon Hill’s advice on setting goal starts with being “perfectly clear on what you want”. The Law of Attraction works and gets energy from our feelings. When we are distracted with multiple tasks, I cannot imagine being able to give any of my desires the required concentrated energy. It is like scattering the light rays of a flashlight. When scattered a larger area is dimly lit. But when focused a smaller area is extremely bright. Do I want to just dimly go about “attempting” to bring my desires into manifestations, or do I want to be laser focused on the one important desire, get it done, then move to the next one?
I have to admit putting these thought to paper is helping me allot. I hope you share in this exploration with me and write down your thoughts on my Facebook page, so we can have a good discussion on the pros and cons of multitasking vs. focusing on the present. It is a difficult task for me. I just found myself going through e-mails while bouncing my baby to sleep in her bouncer. I used to justify it this way, “she is already sleep and I am getting things done as well as putting her to sleep”. But then, I put the phone down, and watched her as she was sleeping. I just watched for a moment. I tried to be just there in that moment totally focused on putting her to sleep. IT FELT GOOD, REALLY GOOD. Would there be any disadvantage to waiting 15 minutes to answer the e-mails? Maybe 15 minutes less time with my wife? Is that something I wanted to do? Better yet, why not put the e-mail aside totally until tomorrow and then totally focus on the e-mails tomorrow, and spend the rest of the evening with my wife? Sounds great as I am looking at this page.
I think I have for the moment convinced myself that working in the present may pose more advantages both from a success point of view, and from a LOA point of view. I will work diligently on doing this in the weeks to come. I look forwards to reading your posts. Perhaps many of you already live in the present? Perhaps many have seen the light and are more advanced than me when it comes to this topic and can share their experiences, and challenges and how they overcame those? Please share here (click on the blue link).
Perhaps on the other hand you think this is a bunch of baloney. May be you are the multitasking king/queen. I also want to hear from you. I don’t think there is any right or wrong. I want to hear from both sides of the story so we all can make a better informed decision and try what we feel is best for us.
If you comment on this we can all learn, and this will be the greatest post yet in the 4 years I have been writing here. I hope you will help. Share this with anyone who can benefit or contribute to this post. Comment on Facebook and / or Twitter. Click the blue links of either. Thank you and till next Tuesday to your success.