DreamBuilder With Mary Morrissey: Live a Life You Love

Mary Morrissey is launching the DreamBuilder program together with a free e-book and video series to help you live the life you truly love.

I have been following Mary Morrissey for a few years. The first time I knew about her was when I did a program from Bob Proctor. They created a program together that was my first program I did to help me become a better person than I was at that time.

Since then, I’ve been following Mary when she launches her Dream Builder program. It’s a program that she launches once every year, and many people join it. This year, she is launching the program together with a free e-book and video series that helps us to achieve a life we truly love living.

Two Hidden Signals the Universe is Sending You

The first video in her series talks about two hidden signals that the Universe is sending us. When we can listen to these two signals, we can learn what we truly want in our lives. The two signals that we receive are longing and discontent.

Discontent is a signal that pushes you towards what you want (or away from what you don’t want). If you’re discontent about (don’t like) something, it’s a sign to get it out of your life. When we eliminate what we don’t want in our lives, we can focus our energy on what we do want.

However, be careful when identifying what you’re discontent about. You may not like something, but it could be good for you (like exercise or networking with people). If it can lead to a good outcome, it’s not discontent you’re feeling – it’s merely discomfort. Discontent applies to what’s in your life that can lead to bad or unwanted outcomes.

Longing is a signal that pulls you towards what you want. If discontent is a signal that’s behind you, then longing is a signal that’s in front of you. We long for the things we wish are in our lives, such as good health, intimate relationships, and freedom from financial worry.

What I am discontent about is spending my energy on aspects of my business that don’t create income. I am still working in my business instead of working on my business. I know that I need to delegate or build a system, but I fear that I don’t have the cash reserve to implement it.

What I feel a longing for is being able to express my ideas through writing. I want to write deep ideas that I believe are important and valuable to share with people. But that activity takes time away from working on my business, and it doesn’t make me money – yet.

Listening to these two signals give me the sign that I need to work on my business so that I have the time to write deep ideas I want to share (or perhaps find a way to combine both of them?).

The #1 Most Powerful Question

In the second video, Mary shares that she has learned through experience that “everything is created twice.” Everything is created in the mind first as thought before it becomes a reality. We must have the correct thoughts first before it becomes what we want in our lives.

The most powerful question to ask is “What do I love?”. When we know what we love, it becomes a thought that can become a reality. Instead of asking why is my life not the way I want it to be, we should focus on how we want it to be, or how we love it.

What I love is helping people solve their problems by sharing with them correct ideas. It’s why I made this blog in the first place. I often imagine scenarios where I speak on stage delivering ideas that help people breakthrough problems in their lives. Another way to do that is through writing deep ideas.

What You Must Do to Create the Life You Love

In the third video, Mary says that what you must do to create the life you love is make a decision. Some people want to live a life they desire, but they make no decisions. Nothing can happen before you make a decision, but once you make a decision, then any possibility can happen.

What may prevent you from making a decision is fear, doubt, and worry. Mary calls these feelings the biggest three obstacles towards achieving your dreams. It’s normal to feel fear, doubt, and worry when you are trying to change your life to be better than it is. But Mary says we shouldn’t give in to our fear, doubt, and worry. Instead, we can feel them and still take action – make a decision.

One exercise Mary says we can use to free ourselves from fear, doubt, and worry is to notice what is possible in our lives. We can place our attention on whatever we want. If we place it on what we fear, then we increase our feeling of fear. Instead, place our attention on what we want and what is possible. Our mind will begin to see what possibilities can happen that help us create the life we desire.

I am not sure what decision I need to make to grow my business further. Right now, I am maybe facing a paradox of too many decisions that I can take. I still feel fear, doubt, and worry because what I choose can lead to a dead-end or end up being a ‘waste’ of time and energy. But if I don’t make a decision, I’ll get stuck and waste time and energy anyway – so it’s time to make a decision.

Mary’s Dream Builder program is currently open for enrollment. You can watch all three videos from Mary’s Dream Builder series using the link below. You can learn more about her program and how it can help you create a life you desire – whether it’s starting a dream business or increase your income.

Click here to build your dream life starting today

The 100 Day Challenge – Start 2017 Fast and Fired Up

Are you going to start 2017 in the right way? Read this manifesto from Gary Ryan Blair to help you win the 100 Day Challenge.

Each new year brings a window of opportunity to begin anew. People around the world use the new year as a moment to reflect what has happened and plan what will happen. We look at what worked before and what didn’t work and plan for a better year.

You may have a resolution. You want to lose weight or get healthy; you want to find a partner or get more intimate with them, or you want to increase your income in a big way. The new year gives you a boost of energy to help us achieve these resolutions.

But the big questions is: have you succeeded? Have you achieved your last year’s resolution, or are they a part of this new year’s resolution? If you haven’t achieved some (or all) of what you wanted, maybe you need to take a look at your strategy.

Why Are the First 100 Days of 2017 Important?

The beginning of the year does contain great momentum. As Gary Ryan Blair says:

“The importance of how you execute the first 100 days of 2017 cannot be overstated … as if you have a successful first 100 days, it naturally follows that you are building momentum and setting yourself up for a successful year.”

This sentence is very important. If you want a successful year, getting a strong start is an important foundation to build. On the other hand, if you allow the first 100 days to slip by, then you will spend the rest of the year struggling to build momentum.

The ‘strong start’ principle also applies to our daily lives. When we have a productive morning, we tend to want to stay productive throughout the day. By having a strong start, it motivates us to do bigger and better things. Building this motivation is how we make progress and achieve our big goals.

If you haven’t achieved last year’s resolution, it could be because you didn’t start right. You didn’t use the beginning of the year to build momentum. It’s still possible to build momentum later in the year. However, doing it during the first 100 days carries a special collective energy because many other people are doing it also.

How To Build Momentum Right

If you have failed over and over, and you want this year to be the year you succeed, then read this e-book by Gary Ryan Blair. He has written the Start Right Manifesto that contains 10 implementable strategies to help you start the first 100 days of 2017 fast and fired up. This manifesto is part of his goal-setting program called the 100 Day Challenge.

From the ten strategies that Gary shares, I want to write about two of them that resonate with me. One strategy to improve our results is by saying no. According to Gary, success consists of a short list of YES and a very long list of NO. I feel that I am taking on too many projects at one time, and I only get small results from each. I am considering saying no to some (or even all) of these projects to start one large project that can increase my income multiple times.

The other strategy that resonates with me is to stay hungry. Although the success I have achieved isn’t large, it has made me complacent. I am not as excited or energetic as when I was still struggling for results. This strategy combines with saying no to all small projects – I become hungry and motivated to succeed with one large project.

That is one possible outlook for my income in 2017. Of course, it comes with risks, especially if I sell all my productive assets that produce positive cash flow. But on the other hand, it would give me a fresh start where I can use what I have learned to build a bigger, better sustainable business. If you want to know the ten strategies from Gary to start 2017 right, then download his manifesto here.

5th Annual Brain-a-Thon – Winning the Game of Money

The 5th Annual Brain-a-Thon is held by John Assaraf to help us in winning the game of money. Here are the lesson notes that I learned after watching the 9-hour event.

Each year, self-made millionaire and best-selling author John Assaraf holds an event called the Annual Brain-a-Thon. This event is a ‘telethon’ that aims to help us understand how to win the game of money by starting with building the right mindset. The event displays several experts in the field of neurology and brain science – and this year, even Larry King himself appeared as an interviewer.

The event lasted for nine hours. During those nine hours, we had the chance to listen to experts and doctors talk about how our brain works when it comes to money and success. John invited several ‘graduates’ of the program who were able to increase their income within one year. It’s an inspiring event where real people share their real success overcoming their own limiting beliefs.

I’ve watched the Brain-a-Thon myself, and here are the lesson notes about what I learned from the event. The event is a promotion for John’s training program called “Winning the Game of Money”. However, there is a lot of valuable information we can get from watching the free telethon.

Three Steps to Correct Our Mindset

John says that increasing our wealth begins by correcting our mindset. There is an exercise we can do that immediately puts our brain into the correct mode to build wealth. The exercise is as follows:

#1 Acknowledge where we are right now. It might be difficult to admit that we are in a bad situation. We may feel reluctant to admit that we are poor or made mistakes. But John says that acknowledging our situation – no matter how bad it is – is the first step towards creating positive change. If you are buried in debt, if you have zero money in your bank account, admit that it is true. That way, we can release the weight of hiding our mistakes and begin the process of correcting them.

#2 Breathe deep. When we think about our bad situation, stress can arise. But the stress we feel is not the stress that helps us work to find a solution. John says that we should breathe deeply and slowly, in order to slow down our thinking and start from a place of calm. Finding a place of calm is important before we start to take action to ensure that we are taking accurate steps.

#3 Visualize achieving our big goal. Once we are relaxed (or as relaxed as we can be), visualize achieving our big goal. The big goal can be a certain amount of income you want to reach, but it’s better to have a goal that is built on an image of how our world looks like once we achieve the goal. Numbers are only numbers and they don’t have an immediate impact. When we imagine a scene or scenario instead, we involve the people and places that are most important to us and stir our energy.

John says that by doing this exercise, we can improve our performance (productivity) and lower our stress levels. By acknowledging our situation and breathing deeply to calm down, we create a space. From that space, our brain can develop and reinforce new patterns that support us towards achieving our big goals.

Three Important Facts About Our Brain

There are three facts about the brain that are important to know. Knowing these three facts, combined with doing the exercise above, will help us to develop our brain. Our brain will become a useful tool that helps us to achieve our goals instead of getting in the way of it.

#1 Our brain is condition and trained differently. One of the (many) factors that separate successful people with people who aren’t successful is that our brains are different. Our brains are conditioned and trained differently than people who are successful (mostly because of schooling). That’s not to say that we are helpless and can’t do anything about it. Quite the contrary, we can choose to condition and train our brain in the same way that successful people do.

John asks us what is one big financial goal we want to achieve. If you’ve read my other posts, you’ll know that my goal is to get to a stable financial base. A stable base is where I can live a comfortable life without working to make money.

There is one question that John asks us that he was asked when he was young. This question had a profound effect on him that it changed his life: Are you interested or are you committed?

What’s the difference, you ask?

  • If you’re interested, you only do what is easy and convenient, and find excuses to not do it
  • If you’re committed, you do whatever it takes

If we are interested in increasing our wealth, we will only look at what easy actions we can do. But those easy actions may not bring us the results we want. Often times, the actions that can bring us results that we desire require a strong commitment to do. Not many people are strongly committed.

#2 Focus on why you can. If we are only interested and not committed, we will find excuses. These excuses include finding reasons why we can’t do a certain action. We think that it’s too late and the opportunity is already taken, or that we don’t really want that result anyway. But instead of thinking this way and getting stuck, focus on why we can do a certain action. We may be surprised at what resources we have that we didn’t realize before.

#3 Align our conscious and non-conscious mind. Our conscious mind is a goal-setting mechanism. Our non-conscious (or sub-conscious) mind is a goal-achieving mechanism. Just because we set a certain goal, doesn’t mean our brain completely agrees with it. We need to align both parts of our brain to get a fluent and low resistance performance. The way to align our conscious and sub-conscious minds is by using certain techniques and tools found inside of John’s program.

There is a lot of information in the 9-hour Brain-a-Thon event. I will update this page with new notes about what I’ve learned from watching the event. For a few more days, you can still watch the replay while it’s still available: click here to watch the Brain-a-Thon replay

Ultimate Success Masterclass – How to Eliminate Self-Limiting Beliefs

Here are the lesson notes from the Ultimate Success Masterclass webinar featuring Natalie Ledwell and Mary Morissey about eliminating limiting beliefs.

When we aim to achieve a big goal, there are many obstacles that get in the way. There are external obstacles that come from outside of us, such as other people’s decisions. Then there are internal obstacles that come from inside of us, such as what we think about ourselves.

What we think or say about ourselves affects the way we behave. On the outside, we may say that success is something we want; but on the inside, we might be saying something different. These internal obstacles or ‘success blocks’ come from what is known as our limiting belief.

In a recent workshop, Natalie Ledwell (from Mind Movies) and Mary Morrissey talked about limiting beliefs. They shared their personal limiting beliefs and how they were able to overcome them. A few of the limiting beliefs they mentioned include:

  • How Mary developed fatal kidney disease because she didn’t forgive herself due to a mistake she made. But then she was able to heal the disease after correcting her belief.
  • How Natalie wasn’t able to make money because she had the belief that if we have money, we aren’t nice people. She corrected this belief and then went on to make a huge fortune.
  • How Mary felt disgusted about money, but then realized that money won’t come near a person who thinks it is disgusting.
  • How Natalie went through a divorce and was able to see what beliefs made it happen.
  • How Natalie was able to manifest one of her big dreams because she didn’t limit herself.

The stories in the workshop are inspirational. If you want to listen to their stories, then you can sign up for the workshop during the month of October (but act fast because it is only for a limited time only).

Where do Limiting Beliefs Come From?

Since our success is limited to what we believe, it’s important to know where our beliefs come from, especially our ‘bad’ beliefs. Once we can identify where it came from, it’s easier to rob it of its power and replace it with a beneficial belief.

According to Natalie, most of our limiting beliefs are shaped during our childhood years. During these years, our brainwave is at the theta brainwave frequency. It means that our brain is very relaxed and very receptive to every information around us. As a child, our brain is responsive to every message we hear, especially the ‘bad’ messages that tell us how weak we are.

At this stage, our brain has no filter (yet). All the information goes straight to our subconscious mind and stays there, whether good or bad. But not all information is created equal. Information related to events that have a high emotional impact are stored in our deepest memories. Other than that, messages that are repeated frequently develop a pattern and we start to adopt it as a belief.

When we become adults, our brain is at the delta brainwave activity. By this time, our ability to process information is no longer neutral. It is ‘tainted’ with our limiting beliefs shaped during the previous years of our childhood. These beliefs start to filter information we receive, and only accepts the information that fits best with the self image we developed in our childhood.

How to Eliminate Limiting Beliefs?

From the explanation above, we know that limiting beliefs come from events or experiences in our childhood. It can also come from events or experiences as an adult. Once we know the event that affects our self image, then we can begin to work on eliminating the belief surrounding that event.

There are many techniques that we can use to eliminate limiting beliefs. Natalie has developed a technique herself called the Subconscious Success Imprint Exercise. This exercise comprises of a collection of steps as follows:

  1. Identify one area where you are not getting results. For me, the area that I constantly focus on is increasing my money. I do have some results in this area, but I feel I should have more results. I want to achieve a stable base where I am relieved about money.
  2. Write down your thoughts about taking action to goals. For me, when I think about taking action, I have a fear of failing. I’m not afraid about failing once; I’m afraid about ultimately failing so that I run out of resources. This fear prevents me from taking massive action that I need to achieve massive success (I always do small actions that get small results).
  3. Think about how a successful person thinks. When I look at people whose success I admire, they always take massive action to achieve their success. If I want to achieve big success, then big action is necessary, and that includes the risk of failing.

The exercise also includes a guided meditation to help us slowly and gradually replace the limiting belief. Eliminating fear of failure takes time before it can be completely eliminated. The guided meditation is available to download if you attend the workshop with Natalie and Mary. Natalie recommends to do the guided meditation every day for ten days to begin the change.

Other than the exercise above, we also need to surround ourselves with people who support us. These people can be people whom we know or we don’t know. Create a ‘mastermind’ of people who support us and can correct us when we make mistakes. Having a mastermind can make a world of difference when it comes to being persistent on the path to success.

Unsinkable Bounce Back Webinar – Manifest $7,500 in 2 Hours?

Here are the lesson notes from the Unsinkable Bounce Back webinar by Sonia Ricotti, including how her friend manifested $7,500 in two hours.

In the previous post, I shared with you the lesson notes from the Unsinkable Bounce Back book by Sonia Ricotti. Here are the lesson notes from the Unsinkable Bounce Back webinar that reveals in further detail about Sonia’s formula to ‘bounce back’ and turn our life around.

Unsinkable Bounce Back Webinar

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As previously mentioned, Sonia’s formula consists of three steps. She says that when we master the following three steps, then we can turn our life around fast and manifest what we desire. The three steps that comprises Sonia’s formula is as follows:

Step 1 – Reprogram Your Conscious Mind

As Sonia says, whenever we are in a difficult situation, we suffer. But, it isn’t the situation itself that’s causing our suffering. Instead, it’s our thoughts about the situation that are causing our suffering.

In a given situation, different people have different reactions. Some of us can be happy during tough times, while some of us become stressed (I admit I’m among the ones who easily get stressed). When we shift our conscious thoughts during these situations, we can avoid suffering and be happy.

The way to shift our thoughts is to observe. Observation is the first step towards transformation. We observe our thoughts when we’re in a difficult situation. When we observe it, we can identify what thoughts we are thinking. Then, we can begin to shift them slowly, one step at a time.

One thought we can shift is to stop resisting and start accepting. When a difficult situation occurs, consider it a ‘closed door’ that can’t be opened again. Instead of staring at a closed door, accept it for what it is and move forward to a door that is open. This doesn’t mean that we give up; it only means that we acknowledge reality and keep moving to find a solution.

As Sonia’s guru says “You cannot change something until you accept it.”

Step 2 – Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind

This step is more difficult than the first. We don’t have direct access or control over our subconscious mind. But our subconscious mind has a huge effect on what we feel and think on the surface. It also affects what actions we are willing to do or not willing to do.

Sonia says that we don’t manifest what we want; we manifest what we believe. It means that we may think we want to manifest a certain amount of money. But if deep in our subconscious mind we don’t believe in it, then it isn’t possible for us to manifest it.

To manifest what we want, we need to remove and delete the subconscious blocks that sabotage success. Then replace them with beliefs that are required to be successful. This process takes time because we need to undo the subconscious programming that is deeply embedded.

There are ways to communicate with our subconscious mind. Hypnosis is one of them, but Sonia has developed her own method in her program, the Unsinkable Bounce Back System. If you are serious about changing your subconscious programming, then consider joining Sonia’s program.

Step 3 – Increase Your Vibration

In the process of shifting our conscious thoughts and reprogramming our beliefs, we need to increase our vibration. Our vibration is affected by the emotions we feel. Dr. David Hawkins explains this connection in his book, “Power vs Force”. He developed a scale of consciousness where negative emotions are numbered with low vibration and positive emotions are numbered with high vibration.

The emotions that have high vibration are love, joy, peace and gratitude. Increasing our vibration can be done by frequently feeling love, joy, peace and gratitude. I feel that gratitude is the easiest to feel among the emotions above and it’s also a part of shifting our conscious thoughts. When in a difficult situation, shift our thoughts to be grateful for what we already have and what we can do.

Other things we can do to increase our vibration include:

  • Hanging out with people who elevate us. We can create a ‘circle of light’ containing people that make us feel love, joy, peace and gratitude. Another word is ‘mastermind’ where we meet with people who help us achieve our goals. By hanging out with nice people, one of Sonia’s friends was able to manifest $7,500 in two hours (listen to the full story in the workshop).
  • Forgive what has happened in the past. Holding on to anger consumes much of our energy. Let go of anger and forgive so that we can recover the energy and put it to good use.
  • Connect to our higher self by meditating. Meditating is a good way to increase our energy levels. We can start doing meditation as a habit and practice conscious observation and reprogramming beliefs at the same time.

Those are the three steps from Sonia Ricotti to help us turn our life around. The notes above are only a sample of what she teaches in her full course, Unsinkable Bounce Back System. If you are in a tough situation and want to turn your life around, then consider having Sonia as your coach to help you out.

Unsinkable Book by Sonia Ricotti – Turn Your Life Around Fast

Here are the lesson notes from the Bounce Back Big, Unsinkable book by Sonia Ricotti including three steps to turn your life around fast.

Every attempt to improve our life begins with a turning point. Some of us live ‘comfortable’ lives; we feel safe and secure but we don’t grow bigger than that. Some of us live uncomfortable lives. We feel trapped in a ‘bad’ situation and don’t know how to get out of it. Or we become motivated to take responsibility of our results and build momentum towards a turning point.

When we are in a ‘bad’ situation, we can either become a victim or we can be responsible. Most bad situations occur because of our thinking, behavior, and actions. There is little we can do in bad situations that occur outside of our control (such as natural disasters). But there is much we can do in bad situations that occur inside our circle of influence.

Sonia Ricotti – The ‘Bounce Back’ Expert

Sonia Ricotti is a woman who went through an extremely bad situation in her life. She was six figures in debt, had a blood clot problem, broke up with her long-term partner, and was in danger of having her home foreclosed – and all of them happened nearly all at once!

For most of us, having such problems would cause us to break down in despair and give up. But Sonia didn’t lose hope – she knew there was something big that would come out of her suffering. Not long after that, she managed to turn her life around using her ‘bounce back’ knowledge. Now she is a very successful author and businesswoman who is living the life of her dreams.

Sonia has released a free e-book titled Bounce Back Big. It’s an introduction to her story and also a preview of her full course. The book gives steps on how to turn your life around using the same steps that Sonia used to turn her life around.

Unsinkable Book by Sonia Ricotti

Click on this image to download Sonia’s free book

1. The First Step: Write Down a Declaration

A declaration is a statement that contains reinforcing power. We may have had declarations before, but if we don’t have the results, then we aren’t consistent enough yet. Here is the declaration I made:

I am open and ready to build a stable financial base.

It’s a simple declaration, but it has impact for me. Sonia recommends to ‘dream big’ and think big (such as making a declaration to make $100,000 per year income). There is power to that technique, but I prefer to start with a declaration that I can believe without any doubt or anxiety. Sonia asks a question to help us find our big goals:

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

I would start a business. I would build a solution to a problem. I would have financial success and social recognition. I would have successful people as friends. I would live my life with adventure.

Sonia says that it’s critical for us to write down this declaration. I currently don’t have a pen or paper near me, so I wrote it down on a file in my computer for easy access. But writing it down using our hands on a piece of paper is more powerful than typing it because it uses our muscles.

2. The Second Step: Reprogram Your Mind

Writing down a declaration is the foundation of turning your life around. The next step is to condition your mind to take the necessary actions. The mind consists of two parts: the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. These two minds each consist of a ‘program’; they can be good (reinforcing) programs or they can be bad (diminishing) programs. To turn our life around, we need to program our minds to have good programming.

The way to program the conscious mind is to shift our thinking. When we are in a bad situation, it’s easy to get lost in thoughts that diminish our spirit and resourcefulness. When these situations occur, shift our thinking to thoughts that reinforce our spirit so that we can begin to turn our life around.

As Sonia says:

“It’s not the external situation that’s causing your suffering.
It’s your thoughts about the situation that are causing your suffering.”

The way to program the subconscious mind is to reveal our limiting beliefs and bring them to our conscious attention. We can’t directly affect our subconscious programming. It requires time to be aware about our limiting beliefs. But once we are aware of them, we can start to shift those beliefs.

Sonia doesn’t explain much about how to reprogram the subconscious mind in the book. But there is a free webinar we can attend where Sonia will explain more about how to program our subconscious.

3. Elevate Your Vibration to the Highest Level

Once we have set the foundation, and begun the process of programming our mind, the next step is to elevate our vibration. In simple terms, we need to feel emotions that reinforce our power. The feelings we need to feel are feelings of love, joy, peace, and gratitude.

It’s easy to not be grateful for what we already have. Although we want more, being grateful for what we already have is a good habit. It strengthens our energy that we need to turn our life around. It may be difficult for us to feel peaceful and full of joy during difficult times. But feeling it just for a moment is powerful enough to get us into the right vibration.

Those are the three steps that are explained in the Bounce Back Big, Unsinkable book by Sonia Ricotti. You can join a free webinar to get more information about how to turn your life around like Sonia did.

Paradigm Shift with Bob Proctor – Triple Your Profit?

There’s a reason why we haven’t achieved our big goals. As mentioned before, it’s not because we don’t know what to do; it’s because we don’t do what we know to do. There is a difference between knowing what we should do and actually doing it. The way to reach our big goals isn’t to know how to reach it; it’s to take the action necessary to reach it.

In a previous seminar, Bob Proctor talked about how to set goals and achieve them. One of the steps to achieve our big goals is to build the right paradigm. Our paradigm not only affects how fast we achieve our goals; it also affects what goals we can achieve. A big paradigm allows us to achieve big goals.

What Are Paradigms?

Bob Proctor says that the mind consists of two parts:

  • The first part is the intellectual mind. This is the mind that gathers information and facts.
  • The second part is the subjective mind. This mind is affected by our genetics and environment.

The results that we want are determined by our behavior. In the previous post, we talked about a formula for achieving goals. The formula is that our paradigm determines our behavior and our behavior affects our results.

Paradigm → Behavior → Results

In terms of our mind, our behavior isn’t determined by our intellectual mind; it’s determined by our subjective mind. The subjective mind is shaped by our genetics and our environmental upbringing. Over time, the subjective mind develops a pattern that we adopt as our paradigm.

If you currently have results that you don’t like or don’t want, it’s because of a ‘bad’ pattern. We may receive this bad pattern or paradigm from the time we grew up. Paradigms are passed down from generation to generation, whether they are ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Another word for paradigm is belief.

If you have ‘bad’ results right now, ask yourself what is it I belief? Where did I get that belief? Asking these questions is the first step to changing your paradigm or shifting it so you can reach big goals.

How to Shift Your Paradigm

Here is a 31-minute webinar where Bob Proctor talks about how to change your paradigm:

Register for the Paradigm Shift live stream here

The way to get the results you want is to shift your paradigm.

Results you don’t want → Paradigm shift → Results you want

And the way to shift your paradigm is to first recognize the ‘bad’ paradigm, and change it. Bob Proctor is holding a live seminar on the topic of Paradigm Shift. The seminar can help you get to the cause of the ‘bad’ behavior that is getting you ‘bad’ results.

Bob says there are only two ways to change our paradigm:

  1. One is through constant repetition
  2. The second is through emotional impact

In other words, there are two ways to change our lives. One is to constantly work on it, little by little, day by day. The second is to wait for disaster to occur in a way that we are ‘shocked’ into change. An example would be the loss of a loved one that makes our lives change dramatically. If you ask me, I prefer the first method of working constantly on a goal rather than being ‘forced’ into it.

One exercise to build a paradigm for wealth building is by writing and rewriting affirmations:

I’m so happy and grateful now that money comes to me
in increasing quantities, from multiple sources, in continuous spaces.

Bob recommends us to write such an affirmation 4-5 times a day for 90 days. Over the course of 90 days, our paradigm will start to shift due to the constant repetition of writing daily. But be careful, it’s easy to run out of steam and think that the act of repetition loses power.

Bob says that the repetition does not lose power. But, people don’t change their paradigms because they get tired of the rewriting. I can agree to this statement because rewriting the same thing for many weeks is not new or sexy. Our brain is wired to constantly seek what is new and sexy, so it gets bored easily.

However, to change our paradigm we require constant repetition until we achieve our big goals. One woman changed her paradigm to double her revenue and triple her profit. You can try the exercise at home as a starting step. Or you can sign up to the Paradigm Shift live stream if you want to join Bob Proctor for three days as he talks about how to shift our paradigm and reach our big goals and desires.

Becoming Limitless – The Evolution of Consciousness

Here are the lesson notes from Vishen Lakhiani’s Becoming Limitless free webinar about the four stages of the evolution of consciousness.

Vishen Lakhiani recently conducted a free webinar on the topic of Becoming Limitless. The webinar is a story about how Vishen managed to elevate himself from a mediocre state of living to a limitless way of living. His success made him think about how he was able to do it. Over time, he was able to codify the formula for his success and develop a curriculum on it. He shares this curriculum in his recently released book, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind, and also in his Becoming Limitless online course.

If you don’t know who Vishen Lakhiani is, he is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley. Mindvalley is a company that develops personal development programs using the latest cutting edge technology. Vishen raised the company from only $700 of his money to the multiple million dollar company it is today. Interestingly, he uses the same personal development techniques you can find in the programs on himself to grow his company. Today, Mindvalley is a highly renowned company in the field of personal development.

In the webinar, Vishen talks about the four stages of the evolution of consciousness. The higher we move along our consciousness evolution, the more abundance we unlock and attract into our lives. Vishen’s explanation resonates with me because I can identify with the process he explains. According to Vishen, there are four stages that we travel through as we expand our consciousness:

  1. Modern Man
  2. Culture Hacker
  3. The State of Limitless
  4. The God Mind

1 – The Modern Man (or the Victim Stage)

The first stage of consciousness evolution is the modern man or victim stage. Most of the world’s consciousness is at this stage. This stage is where we feel that life happens to us instead of from us.

We feel that we are the victims on this stage. Our income is a victim of our boss at work. Our love relationships is a victim of our spouse or partner. And our health is a victim of food culture and environmental problems. As victims, we feel that we have little to no control over what happens.

We surrender our power to people whom we believe have the power, such as our boss, our spouse, or the government. When bad things start to happen, we react by complaining and placing the blame on someone other than ourselves. When we become trapped in this stage, we behave in ways that make us live mediocre and even miserable lives.

The good news is that we are waking up. We are beginning to realize that we aren’t helpless victims. We start to see that our thoughts can impact and create our reality. This transition is where we can emerge from the victim stage and move on to the next one.

Some of us are just starting to see that while others have realized it for some time. Either way, we see that reality is an illusion where we can determine our reality by choosing the right beliefs. When we focus directed thought on what we want, then we increase the chances of achieving what we want.

Vishen calls this process “bending reality.”

For example: I experienced bending reality when I was applying to enter a university. This school was among the most competitive in the country, but I felt very confident that I would get accepted there. I didn’t spend a moment thinking what would happen if I didn’t get accepted. I focused all my thoughts and intention to being accepted into the school. I prepared myself appropriately by studying and by believing that I will succeed. Sure enough, the day the announcement was made, I got accepted!

You probably have a similar experience where you bend reality. An important note to notice is that your process of bending reality has to align with your level. Maybe you don’t yet fully believe that reality is bendable, and you are still trying things out. In this case, rather than using affirmations to shape your reality, use segment intending.

For example, rather than saying “I make five figures per month income”, say instead “Wouldn’t it be nice if I made five figures per month income?”. Using segment intending takes away the pressure of positive affirmations and instead opens you up to a possible scenario.

2 – The Culture Hacker

Since you’re reading this article, it’s most likely that you are at the Culture Hacker stage. Once we see that our choices greatly impact our reality, we start making good choices. As Culture Hackers, we attempt to improve all aspects of our lives by ‘hacking’ using various tools and techniques.

Culture Hackers are familiar with techniques such as meditation, creative visualization, and others. We use these tools to improve our productivity and achieve high levels of success, happiness, and health. It’s rare to find a person who is successful who doesn’t use at least one or two of these culture hacker tools to help them.

Usually, Culture Hackers know what we want. We believe that we can achieve it as long as we do the work. We may still struggle with emotions and fears that drain our energy, but we are able to get back to a good energy and continue work. Our concern as Culture Hackers is that we want to amplify our results; we want to create better outcomes than the ones we have now. In my case, I want to increase the amount of income I make from my business.

To amplify results, Vishen recommends two points:

  • Don’t become attached to the outcome. If you are doing the work, don’t get stressed if the results haven’t arrived yet. Focus on doing the work and be patient because it takes time for events to occur that will manifest what you want.
  • Forget the how. When we want a certain result, we need to let go of how we will get that result. If we force the process, then we risk failing to get the result. Trust that what we desire will arrive in the best way possible.

3 – The State of Limitless

Once a person has transcended beyond culture hacking, they enter a state of limitless. This state is the state that Vishen helps people achieve in his Becoming Limitless course. Vishen explains that when a person is in this state, they move from inspiration and live a mission oriented life.

I admit that I am not in this stage yet, so I don’t understand it yet. I am still at the Culture Hacker stage and trying to amplify my results. What I do know is that when we are at the State of Limitless, we live life to fulfill a higher calling; one that transcends the individual motivations of Culture Hackers.

The fourth stage after the State of Limitless is the God Mind. But Vishen says that this stage is a topic for a different discussion. Perhaps only a few people in the history of the world have ever reached the God Mind stage. Right now, our focus is to evolve from being a Culture Hacker to entering a State of Limitless.

Fast Track to Freedom – 8 Steps to Financial Freedom

Fast Track to Freedom: Can you reach financial freedom in 8 steps? Learn from T. Harv Eker your financial freedom rating and why rich is not always free.

Why Rich is Not Always Free

Our first impression is that being rich is the same as being free. The thought of having a lot of money comes together with the thought of having a lot of freedom. At first glance, this thought may make sense, but upon close inspection, it isn’t entirely accurate. Consider this quote from Robert Kiyosaki, best-selling author of “Rich Dad Poor Dad”:

It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.

–Robert Kiyosaki

The quote above reveals that making money is different than keeping money. You could be making a great amount of money, but what happens when you can only keep a small part of it? When you start your dream business, and it makes you money, how much of the profit can you keep after expenses? Business owners may be surprised when they find out they aren’t keeping much of the revenue.

As a business owner, your business could be scoring a good revenue, but it may also need a big sum of expenses. As an employee, you could be making a good salary, but it has bigger ‘social expenses’ than your previous salary. In both scenarios, you make more money but you don’t have more freedom. That is why T. Harv Eker says being rich is not the same as being free.

What is Your Financial Freedom Rating?

Making money and not having freedom is a painful problem. Focusing on working to make money doesn’t necessarily give us the freedom we think comes with it. In this case, we ought to increase our financial education to know the difference between free and rich.

T. Harv Eker recently conducted a free webinar to promote his coaching program, “Fast Track to Freedom”. In the webinar, he asks us to rate ourselves on a series of financial aspects. Our rating reveals the level of our financial literacy. If we score high, then we are financially savvy.

There are eight financial aspects that Harv Eker talked about in the webinar. I discuss the eight steps below, including my personal ratings (on a scale of 1-10) on each aspect:

How to Be Financially Free in 8 Steps

Harv Eker begins the webinar by stating the difference between rich and free. He says that rich and free aren’t the same, and it’s easier to be free than it is to be rich. He even goes on to say that by positioning our funds, it’s possible to be free overnight.

It’s possible to quickly be financially free by using the Freedom First Formula. The aim of this formula is not to make you rich, but to make you free. Harv Eker says to first aim to be free, then to be rich. Once we are financially free, we have plenty of options to help us become financially rich.

1. Have a goal, have a plan

The first step in the formula is to have a goal. The goal is to identify a number that will help you live free. This number can be found by answering the following question:

How much in passive income do you need to live your lifestyle?

There are two aspects in this question. First, we need to count the cost of our lifestyle. I recommend you count the cost of your current lifestyle, not your dream lifestyle. Second, once you know the cost of your current lifestyle, that is how much you need in passive income to be free. Note that you must have passive income, not active income, that covers your living cost, to be free.

Another question to ask is do you have a specific objective and specific plan to achieve it? Once you know the cost of lifestyle, that is your specific objective. Next, you ought to build a specific plan to achieve that number in passive income. What asset will you build that makes the passive income you need? Here, my financial rating is 10 and 7 because I know my specific objective and I have a plan (but not that specific) to achieve it.

2. Think with the freedom mindset

The second step can be easy or hard. You must think with a freedom mindset if you want to be free. Does the idea of making a large amount of money feel impossible for you? It doesn’t have to be a million dollars. You may feel it’s impossible to even double your income right now.

If you feel it’s impossible or very difficult, then you aren’t thinking with a freedom mindset. You’re thinking with limiting beliefs. These beliefs must be replaced to help you achieve financial freedom. Here, my rating dropped from 8 to 5 because it turns out I still feel some impossibility.

3. Spend less than you earn

The third step can also be easy or hard. Some of us have bad habits when it comes to spending and saving. It seems that no matter how much we intend to do it, we never save. Some of us have good habits and save money frequently. Thinking with a freedom mindset and saving money are both habits that we ought to train.

Harv Eker advises to eliminate and/or decrease unnecessary expenses. It sounds simple at first but not that easy to implement. We often feel there are no more expenses we can cut and we justify our current level of expense. If you are trapped in this thought, then return to the second step and exercise thinking with a freedom mindset.

Interestingly, spending less than I earn is a habit I am building this year. I report that it is working to some degree, but sometimes I still spend more than I earn. Here, I give myself a rating of 5 for effort.

4. Manage your money

The fourth step is correlated with the previous step. Managing money is more than simply counting how much you made versus how much you spent this month. That is the simplest form of money management, but you need more than that to be free. Harv advises to split our money into different accounts for different uses.

Splitting our money into different accounts can be as simple as splitting them into different cash envelopes. A sophisticated way would be to split our money into different bank accounts, but most people would not need that (or have access to that). Here, I give myself a rating of 5 because I have different accounts but their use still overlap with each other.

5. Earn more money

The fifth step is quite obvious. Earning more money than we do now allows us to spend less than we earn and better manage our money. The key lesson to take away here is that money doesn’t come from our business or our jobs. As Harv says, “money comes from other people”.

We earn money by helping other people solve their problems. We may do this in a business or in our jobs, but it is always other people that are the source of money. Therefore, Harv advises that we focus on solving problems that other people have. Here, I rate myself with a score of 2 because I am still building relationships with other people and learning to better serve other people through my business.

6. Use the power of appreciation

The sixth step may not be accessible to everyone. It depends on whether you have available funds to invest in an investment instrument. Harv advises to invest our funds into an asset that appreciates over time. When the asset we invest in appreciates, our wealth increases. The bigger the appreciation, the bigger our wealth increases.

Different assets appreciate over different periods. During certain periods, real estate is an asset that appreciates (but not always, as the market crash of 2008 showed). That said, Harv says that many students in his program made their wealth by investing in real estate. Here, I give myself a rating of 5 because I invest in an asset that I believe has a high power of appreciation.

7. Create massive passive income

The seventh step is an advanced step. Harv advises for us to create passive income either through investments or business. But to achieve passive income through either method requires us to build an investment portfolio or a business system. Both of them take time, but they are achievable. Here, I rate myself with a score of 2 because I am building a business system but it is not passive yet.

8. Contribution

The eighth step in the Freedom First Formula is contributing a percentage of our wealth to a good cause. After taxes and expenses, it’s not easy to think about spending money for contribution. But contribution is an important aspect of increasing our wealth because it makes us see the big picture. When we contribute a portion of our wealth, we learn to not be controlled by fear of poverty. Other than that, contributing our wealth can become ‘good karma’ that circles back to us, somehow. Here, I give myself a rating of 7 because I regularly contribute a very small portion to a cause.

Implement the 8 Steps to be Free

Some of the steps above can be done quickly, others take time to implement. But what’s important is that we start to implement all or at least some of the steps above. As Harv Eker says, first we build awareness; then we build understanding; then we take action. We build awareness of the problem we are facing. Then we build understanding to refine a formula that can solve our problem. Then we take action based on the formula we have made to achieve the results that help us to be free.

My total rating for all eight aspects is 48. Harv says that if our rating is below 60, then we still have much work to do to improve our financial literacy. You can use the eight steps above to calculate your rating and share your rating the comments below. What is your financial freedom rating?

Unlimited Abundance – Lesson Notes 3: Clearing Fear of Change

Unlimited Abundance Clearing Fear of Change

Part three of my lesson notes from Unlimited Abundance by Christie Marie Sheldon about clearing fear of change and realizing your full potential.

Read previous Lesson Notes from the Unlimited Abundance program:

  1. Lesson Notes 1: Clearing Resistance
  2. Lesson Notes 2: Clearing Doubt and Fear
  3. Lesson Notes 3: Clearing Fear of Change (you are here)

The third session in Christie Sheldon’s program continues the causes of cross purposes. Cross purposes create mixed messages that disturb your energy to manifest abundance. The previous cross purposes that we discussed are doubt and neglect of self. Now, Christie talks about not liking change and growth unrealized as the next cross purposes.

3. Not liking change. As I wrote before, fear of change can become a clinical condition. But without the clinical condition, fear of change still affects many people. The reason why we fear change is that we want to remain in control. Another reason is that we don’t like the perceived future that change will bring. Manifesting abundance requires us to change in behavior (or paradigm as Bob Proctor calls it). When we are resistance to change, we don’t allow the energy of abundance to come into our lives.

4. Growth unrealized. This energy block comes from being stuck and not knowing what to do. We lack the knowledge and skill set to achieve what we want. When we want something but don’t know how to do it, it’s normal to feel stuck. Therefore, it’s important to take the steps to educate ourselves and realize the growth potential that we have.

These are the short notes that I learned from the third session of Unlimited Abundance. I won’t be writing more lesson notes because I feel that three notes should be enough to give you a good representation of what you can learn in the program. If you want extra information, then read my review of the Unlimited Abundance program here.