Don’t Think That’s Right?
April 21, 2008

Hey Friend,

Have you ever thought that you
shouldn’t do something because
someone told you, “(your name),
that’s not right.” Perhaps someone
has heard you talk about something
you planned to do and said to you,
“(your name), I think that’s wrong!”

Rather than concerning myself with
other people’s opinions about what is
‘right and wrong’, I’ve learned to
seek that which ‘works.’ I’ve talked
to some who get very fearful when I
talk about this approach to life and
certain issues.

The bottom line, a certain thing ‘works’
if it promotes goodness and the welfare,
both short term and long term, of everyone
involved.

I’ve seen a lot of people doing what
someone has told them is ‘right’, but,
it never produces any positive or progressive
results. So just to do something because
someone has an Opinion that their way is
‘right’, isn’t a very wise thing for you
to do.

Zig Ziglar tells the story of a lady who
used to cut about a half inch off of a
ham before she put into a pan to bake it.

When someone asked her ‘why’ she did this,
she said, “My mother always told me that
it was the ‘right’ way to cook a ham.”

Her mother had since passed away so she
went to an aunt who knew all of her mother’s
recipes and followed them to the letter.
She asked the aunt why her mother always
cut the ends off of the ham as she did
each time before baking it.

Her aunt told her, “Honey your mother cut
those ends off because her pan wasn’t big
enough to hold the entire ham.”

Likely, her mother was indicating everything
else she did with the ham was the proper
way to prepare it. However, since she had
seen her cut off the ends, she always followed
suit.

How many times have you believed something to
be true, only to find out later that it was
wrong? I’m guessing that it has happened.

Say this right now,

“I choose to expect and look for ways to
accomplish my goals which produce the results
that I want.”
“(your name), you choose to expect and look
for ways to accomplish your goals which produce
the results that you want.”
“(your name) (your last name) chooses to expect
and look for ways to accomplish her/his goals
which produce the results that they want.”

(your name), what you should be doing in your
life is seeking ways that succeed and get you
more of what you intend in your life.

Someone once said, “Insanity is to continue
doing things the way you’ve always done them
expecting different results.”

Think about it.

To your daily success,

Michael Murphy

How To Reach Your Goals, Faster!!
March 9, 2008

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have ‘the magic, Midas touch’ when it comes to success? I mean people like Donald Trump, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett? Why do some people seem to just have to breathe in order to make millions of dollars?

Discover the process that will turn your slow moving steam engine into a powerful bullet train that runs on air, gliding along at 130 miles per hour and never feeling a bump. Here’s how.

Step 1:
Decide what you want. A huge problem is discovering and knowing what you want in life. It took me 3 decades to figure it out for myself. Some people don’t really discover what they want to do and be in life until they reach retirement age. Then others, like my good friend, Dr. Rick Wren, knew early on in life that he wanted to be a chiropractor and healer of people. Most adults are trying figure out what they want to be and do in life from a place of limitations. They’ve likely experienced some of the hard knocks in life and have adjusted what they believe is possible, down in their minds.

Some key questions are,

1. What did you dream about being and doing as a child?

2. What would you do if money were not an object (or obstacle)?

3. What would you do if you that you could not fail? These are very empowering questions in discovering what you truly want to achieve in your life.

Step 2:

Read great books. Charlie ‘Tremendous’ Jones, world renown author and amazing motivator says, “The two things that determine where you’ll be 5 years from now is, the books that you read and the people that you meet.” One of the most revealing means to achieving any goal faster and easier is to model successful people. The very best way to do this is through their books, articles, video programs and audio programs.

Today, there are literally thousands of books to help you achieve virtually anything that you want. There are books on building businesses. I’ve seen books on building everything from being a feng shui consultant, helping people to bring order to their homes and life to, becoming a movie director in Hollywood. The key is being able to find the resources that you need in order to do and/or become what you want.

Step 3:

Find a mentor (or coach) and follow them. This is the most vital point in achieving your goals and dream fast in your life. You will find very few people who have achieved true greatness in life who didn’t have a model to follow. The key here is, find someone who has already been successful and make them your mentor or life coach.

Now, you might be thinking that you can’t exactly go and get Bill Gates, Tony Robbins, Chuck Norris, T. Harv Eker or some other highly successful person to coach you. But you can read their books and find online resources that will give you access to their books, videos, audios, articles and more. One website has been setup for this very purpose. It is called Mentor’s Club. You can find it through the website http://www.makebigmoney.com . You’ll find that for the cost of one or two books per month, you can get thousands of hours of training, inspiration, motivation and coaching from some of the greatest teachers and trainers of success in the world.

Follow these simple steps while applying massive action to your goals and you’ll see their fulfillment faster.

What Are The Personal Qualities For Success?
October 23, 2007

What if you went to your doctor and your doctor told you
that if you didn’t take a certain medication as
prescribed, your little toe on your left foot, would
require amputation? Do you think that you would ever
miss taking your medication?

What if your therapist, counselor or some other expert
in the field of mental health, told you that unless you
followed a daily routine of spending 3 minutes, 3 times
a day, performing a little exercise, you would lose
everything that you own and end up homeless?

What if it came across the evening news tonight that
if you will repeat a simple phrase, twenty times a day
that you will become massively wealthy in the next
5-10 years? Would you do it? Could you find it within
yourself to go through the exercise? Could you
develop the habit of doing the exercise? I bet you could.

We are where we are in our lives right now, as a result
of our thoughts. Our thoughts are words, language and
emotion that are happening inside of us all day long.
In dialogs and monologues, we are in the process of
communicating with ourselves, all day long. Conversations,
debates, analysis, arguments and emotional impressions
are taking place in the inner world of our minds all
day long.

I met a very distinguished gentleman at a recent event
I was speaking at. With a neatly trimmed white beard,
dark tan, 60 something years old, sear sucker suit and
beautiful oak cane with a brass lions head atop, sparkling
blue eyes, he quickly arrested my attention as I was headed
to the hotel lobby.

‘Sir, sir, Mr. Murphy. What gives you the right to intrude
into my mind and force me to take responsibility for my entire
life? You and I know that it is ‘everyone else’s fault for
how my life has ended up.

Why don’t you realize that taxes are high, gasoline is high,
the price of housing has rocketed out of sight, the government
and corporate America is corrupt and many are in or at least
headed to prison.

And you tell ME that my life is MY responsibility?

Then a huge smile instantly raced across his face. He concluded.

“Why sir, you talk as if I’ve been running my own mind all of
these years? Sir, I submitted my mind to the government, society,
small minded people, culture and unenlightened people many years ago.”

His irony is eerily and sadly true.

The great writer and spiritual teacher, Florence Scovel Shinn made
the observation in her book, ‘The Game of Life’, that “if you don’t
run your own mind, someone else will.”

I have traveled to Russia 7 times over the past 10 years. One of the
first Russian words that I learned was the English equivalent of
‘work’ or ‘labor’. The word, transliterated is ‘robota’. If when
you see that word transliterated into English and it looks somewhat
like the English word,’robot’, then you have made an accurate connection.

As I got in and out of taxis, rode the Metro and watched the people,
this word became much more meaningful to me. After 70 years of Communist
rule, the people still appear to be ‘robots’ as they walk the streets,
go to and from work and live their lives.

Has it been much different here in the West? When you do what my
Colonel Sanders look-alike said, turn your mind over to others,
life isn’t much different here.

Where does ‘taking control of your life’ begin? It begins in your
inner world. Your thoughts. Your inner and outer words. What you
say to yourself.

The dialogs and monologues that take place in your inner world, create
impressions in your subconscious mind. Those impressions create beliefs.
Those beliefs evoke emotions. Those emotions determine motivation and
inspiration which then turn into action. Actions then turn into results
or outcomes.

What has resulted in your life is largely determined by what you’ve allowed
in your thoughts. Thoughts are the place the journey begins. Your level
of happiness, income, wealth, emotional satisfaction and the like, are
the outcomes.

I want to encourage you to start taking your medication. It isn’t about
your little toe. It is far greater than that. It is YOUR LIFE!

Choose now to begin to shift your thoughts. Start finding out what is
good about this world. Find out what is good about your life. Start
today in shifting your inner and outer words to become more positive,
more complimentary to others, more forgiving, more tolerant and more loving.

Begin now to use words and inner dialogs of possibilities for your life.
Start looking up. Let your dreams live again. Get your words, your thoughts
and your life headed in the direction of where you want to end up.

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How to Enact the Power To Attract Your Dreams
October 23, 2007

The amazing DVD of ‘The Secret’ has now played in its entirety in my laptop at least 100 times. It is surely set to be one of the greatest (if not ‘the greatest’) and best selling DVDs in history.

As I have watched this powerful presentation, I’ve sought to identify the major key in enacting this universal law in anyone’s life.

The major key that I discoverd is the legendary message and proverb, ‘As you think, so you, get, become, attract, experience and enjoy’.

The secondary key, yet absolutely essential is, ‘your emotions is the power in determining how fast you will attract’. In fact, several of the teachers such as Dr. Joe Vitale, Jack Canfield and John Assaraf all agreed that the emotion is even more vital than the thinking.

Nevertheless, thinking always precedes and evokes emotions. So how you think will result in how you feel. How you feel will result in what you get in your life.

Most people find it difficult to get their thinking consistently positive and focus upon what they want to attract into their lives. In my coaching, lecturing and consulting work, I find thise is the biggest struggle that most people experience.

Consistent thoughts must line up with consistent actions in order to produce consistent results. This involves daily disciplines and habits.

You may be saying to yourself, ‘that is exactly the problem that I experience in doing all that the ‘The Secret’ tells me is required for me to live my dreams and love my life. But what I need is someone to take me by the hand and help me get it done.’

Several years ago, I was feeling depressed about not having anyone in my life to encourage me. I had heard the testimonies of so many successful people. They talked about how their parent, a coach or teach or a husband or wife had believed in them and encouraged them to live their dreams. I looked at my life and realized I had no one to do that for me. I’ve since discovered that their a tens of thousands of people who were just like me.

One day, I was having one of negative ‘brooding’, self pity sessions. In the midst of me wallowing in this emotional cesspool, I heard a silent voice from within. This voice let me know that I do have some one to encourage me. I do have someone who can and wants to believe in me.

I realized that the voice that I sought was less than six inches away from ear all of the time. I realized that the ‘someone’ that I had looked for to belive in me, WAS ME! The voice of encouragement that I longed for, WAS MY VOICE!

I started treating myself as if I was my own coach. I started telling myself, ‘Michael, you can do anything that you set your mind to do. Michael, you do have awesome power to live your dreams now. Michael, whatever your mind can conceive and believe, YOU CAN ACHIEVE!’

I thought of everything that I had always wanted someone to say to me and start systematically saying it to myself. I discovered what I needed to take me ‘over the top’ and help me live my dreams.

For over twenty years, I also dreamed of having a book that I could carry with me that would be instantly empowering for me.
I wanted a book that tole ME how awesome I was. I wanted something that encouraged ME to pursue and live my dreams.

It was not until 20 years later that I finally found that book. In fact, I wrote the book. I wrote out powerful affirmations and embedded MY NAME in every one of them. I wrote a book that said, ‘Michael, you possess personal power now. Michael Murphy is awesome and can achieve what others think is impossible. Michael Murphy is wealthy, healthy, powerful and happy in his life’.

I had, what I like to call, a personal success coach and full cheerleading squad with me everywhere I went. When ever I had a free minute, I opened my book and read amazing and empowering things ABOUT ME!

I then published the book for dozens of friends, business partners and other authors that I knew.

To date, I’ve published and printed thousands of these books. They have proven to be the most powerful tool for anyone’s personal success.

You have a voice. You are your own best coach and cheerleader. All you have to do is say empowering words about yourself.

If you need some help, I can help you. Check me out at the link here. Above all, start encouraging yourself and cheering yourself on to greater success.

http://www.powerfirmations.com

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How To Affect Personal Transformation FAST!
October 23, 2007

I recently had a subscriber to my daily ezine service who asked a very interesting question. In fact, it was a question that I had never been asked and never felt the need to talk about. He asked me, ‘Michael, what is it that makes some affirmations so much more powerful and effective than others’? More specifically, he asked, ‘What makes Powerfirmations so amazingly powerful in transforming my thinking for success?’

Well, first of all, if you aren’t one of the over 100,000 subscribers to that same ezine service, you’ve likely never heard of Powerfirmations. Let me share with you what they are, how they came into existence and why they are highly effective.

I believe that most people in the network marketing or direct marketing fields understand and harness the tool of using affirmations.

From my first encounter with affirmations, I knew the power and understood the power of affirmations.

Affirmations are used both consciously and subconsciously in our daily living. We are in constant communication with ourselves. In fact, inner communication is the means of thinking and processing thought. We are in constant dialog and monolog with ourselves.

Several years ago, I embarked on my study and pursuit of creating affirmations that would affect change quickly. Some have accurately described the ‘re-programming’ of the subconscious mind in parallel with the turning of a huge ship. It isn’t done quickly. The ship’s captain, even after making the decision to turn his vessel around, must allow for a fairly lengthy process in turning a ship. It takes time and a lot of water to turn a ship around.

So, my quest was to discover the most powerful elements used in making positive change occur in the subconscious mind. How can I affect the beliefs, values and thought processes in people’s lives so that they can live the life that they’ve always dreamed of and imagined for themselves?

I read over 100 books on the subject. I put their teachings into practice. I saw major change take place in me. I saw, sometimes, miraculous transformation take place in my finances, personal happiness, health and relationships.

In all of my studies, I found powerful elements that can be used in making affirmations that create powerful, positive and accelerated change in anyone’s life. Let me share my findings.

Elements Of Powerful Affirmations

I’m going to take you back for a quick visit to your high school English class. Most notably, the three personal perspectives of the singular voice.

We communicate with ourselves in all three first person voices. I call this the ‘Personal Perspective’. It is just something that I realized one day when I was ‘thinking about how we think of ourselves’.

The first person singular is the most powerful. It is the ‘I am’, most notably used several times in the Bible.

The second person perspective is usually dealing with commands that we give ourselves.
Example, you might say to yourself, “Mike, get up and take out the trash, finish that project, make a call or whatever”. So we definitely communicate with ourselves in this voice.

The third person, singular, has a lot to do with our self-concept or self-image. Our self image is not based so much upon what WE think of ourselves. It is based on how we believe others see us. So this is what makes this perspective very powerful, especially in building our self-esteem and our self-confidence.

This element gives your subconscious a comprehensive exposure to the new beliefs that you are wanting to establish.

Another element in how I write affirmations and make Powerfirmations very effective is, I use the three different senses that are taught in NLP. I call this the ‘Modal Perspective’. Seeing, hearing and feeling. This makes for a ‘whole brain’ experience. It is very helpful in the immersion process. The ‘hearing’ part is automatic when doing affirmations since they are auditorial by nature. I also balance with in the senses o f seeing and feeling.

John Grinder and Richard Bandler, the founders of NLP, taught that everyone has a preferred sense in how they perceive everything. Some people naturally prefer the visual sensory mode. These people are highly visual people. Others prefer the auditorial or kinesthetic perspectives.

Powerfirmations includes all three in creating affirmations. It makes for a ‘whole brain’ experience.

Another element is keeping the language completely positive. I call this the ‘Positive Perspective’ or the ‘All-Pos Perspective’. In other words, if you say that you are going quit over eating, you have to imagine yourself over eating in order to ‘not’ see yourself over eating. That really doesn’t work. I call it the ‘don’t see the pink elephant’ syndrome. You have to ‘see’ the pink elephant in order to ‘not’ see the pink elephant. The part of mind that visualizes is far superior to the part that attempts to process the negative or the word ‘not’.

Another important element that I discovered is the use of alpha brain wave inducing music. I call this the ‘marination processs’. I accomplish this on my CDs by using binaural music. Binaural music is like an enhanced version of the ‘Mozart for the mind’ effect. The ‘Mozart effect, is generally 60 beats per minute Baroque music. It is closer to the normal heart rhythm than any other kind of music. Binaural music has proved to induce alpha brain waves which is conducive to putting the listener in a meditative state.

Binaural music has been described as ‘a soothing, light massage for the brain’. It makes the brain receptive to whatever input comes from the affirmations.

Though there are many other aspects of creating affirmations which are all beneficial, my study and research has shown that these four elements, used together, allow for affirmations to both ‘immerse’ and ‘marinate’ the subconscious mind in order to affect positive change in anyone’s life.

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Manifesting Your Purpose With Faith
October 23, 2007

When pursuing your dreams and achieving goals, you will hear a lot of people say, ‘You have to have faith’. Faith is essential to living. Most people relate ‘faith’ to religion. However, a lot of different ‘religions’ require you to believe a certain set of rules and admonish you to keep those rules.

In the twelve steps of alcoholics anonymous, one of the steps suggests that you must believe in a ‘higher power’. Some people relate and refer to this ‘higher power’ as ‘the universe’. Most relate to this higher power as God. I personally relate to this higher power as God. However, I realize that many do not. Nonetheless, you are being encouraged to activate that part of your that is considered spiritual and believe that there is a universal force that you can petition and receive help from.

When you look at a Biblical definition of faith, it is described in varying ways. One passage says, ‘Faith is the substance of things of hoped for and the evidence of things not seen’. Another passage alludes to faith as being the action that ‘calls things which are not, as though they were’.

I think that many people look at faith as being a bit of a gamble. By the definitions I’ve given above, faith is much more substantive than a mere gamble.

When I consider the miracle of each of us being here on this planet, I have to believe that we were born with purpose and for a purpose. I believe that each of us have a role to fulfill during our lives. I also believe that each of us must go through a process of going from where we start out to realizing and actualizing whatever that purpose is for us.

Many people find difficulty in discovering what their specific purpose is. I could write hundreds of blogs to help instruct you in finding your purpose and still not be comprehensive in what is involved. There are, however, some general guidelines in doing that.

For this blog, I want to assume that you already know your purpose. You know the dream that is and has been planted deep in your heart. I want to share with you how to exercise faith towards fulfilling your purpose or dream.

In the infinite mind of God, your purpose is already complete. God, having no beginning and no ending, likewise cannot have any concept of ‘time’ as we do. As an eternal being, God would no need for measuring time. You and I cannot relate to this but when you consider God’s eternal nature, I believe you will agree.

God sees you as complete now. Knowing your future and knowing the purpose that has been established for your future, God sees your dream and purpose already complete. Relating back to the second Biblical definition that gave for faith, God sees those things which you do not see presently, as if they were already in existence. In fact, with that definition, ‘God calls your dreams and purpose that you do not see as complete, AS IF they are already fully complete’.

I’ve come to the conclusion (at least for myself) that God calls (sees) my purpose as being already achieved for me in my life. I specifically say it like this.

“Not only do I have and exercise faith in God, but God has and exercises faith in and for me.”

As you get it into your consciousness that God sees your purpose, goal or dream as complete, then you exercise your power and ability to believe to accept how God sees you.

Another Biblical reference that I love says, ‘And you are complete in God’. From God’s perspective, your purpose for being born is seen as complete.

Thus, your faith can be exercised to begin to believe, to visualize and to cross the threshold of acceptance that your destiny and purpose is complete. Every perspective of God, the universe or the higher power will likely agree that visualizing, believing and crossing the threshold of belief within, brings your dream into your manifested reality.

I want to encourage you to begin the practice of seeing your dreams and purpose as already complete. See yourself in that place of having achieved whatever you have longed to do. Allow yourself to even cross the line of feeling the emotion of having achieved that vision you’ve long held in your heart and mind. As you do, you will see the manifestation of it.

http://www.powerfirmations.com

http://www.faithfirmations.com

What is Faith?
October 23, 2007

When pursuing your dreams and achieving goals, you will hear a lot of people say, ‘You have to have faith’. Faith is essential to living. Most people relate ‘faith’ to religion. However, a lot of different ‘religions’ require you to believe a certain set of rules and admonish you to keep those rules.

In the twelve steps of alcoholics anonymous, one of the steps suggests that you must believe in a ‘higher power’. Some people relate and refer to this ‘higher power’ as ‘the universe’. Most relate to this higher power as God. I personally relate to this higher power as God. However, I realize that many do not. Nonetheless, you are being encouraged to activate that part of your that is considered spiritual and believe that there is a universal force that you can petition and receive help from.

When you look at a Biblical definition of faith, it is described in varying ways. One passage says, ‘Faith is the substance of things of hoped for and the evidence of things not seen’. Another passage alludes to faith as being the action that ‘calls things which are not, as though they were’.

I think that many people look at faith as being a bit of a gamble. By the definitions I’ve given above, faith is much more substantive than a mere gamble.

When I consider the miracle of each of us being here on this planet, I have to believe that we were born with purpose and for a purpose. I believe that each of us have a role to fulfill during our lives. I also believe that each of us must go through a process of going from where we start out to realizing and actualizing whatever that purpose is for us.

Many people find difficulty in discovering what their specific purpose is. I could write hundreds of blogs to help instruct you in finding your purpose and still not be comprehensive in what is involved. There are, however, some general guidelines in doing that.

For this blog, I want to assume that you already know your purpose. You know the dream that is and has been planted deep in your heart. I want to share with you how to exercise faith towards fulfilling your purpose or dream.

In the infinite mind of God, your purpose is already complete. God, having no beginning and no ending, likewise cannot have any concept of ‘time’ as we do. As an eternal being, God would no need for measuring time. You and I cannot relate to this but when you consider God’s eternal nature, I believe you will agree.

God sees you as complete now. Knowing your future and knowing the purpose that has been established for your future, God sees your dream and purpose already complete. Relating back to the second Biblical definition that gave for faith, God sees those things which you do not see presently, as if they were already in existence. In fact, with that definition, ‘God calls your dreams and purpose that you do not see as complete, AS IF they are already fully complete’.

I’ve come to the conclusion (at least for myself) that God calls (sees) my purpose as being already achieved for me in my life. I specifically say it like this.

“Not only do I have and exercise faith in God, but God has and exercises faith in and for me.”

As you get it into your consciousness that God sees your purpose, goal or dream as complete, then you exercise your power and ability to believe to accept how God sees you.

Another Biblical reference that I love says, ‘And you are complete in God’. From God’s perspective, your purpose for being born is seen as complete.

Thus, your faith can be exercised to begin to believe, to visualize and to cross the threshold of acceptance that your destiny and purpose is complete. Every perspective of God, the universe or the higher power will likely agree that visualizing, believing and crossing the threshold of belief within, brings your dream into your manifested reality.

I want to encourage you to begin the practice of seeing your dreams and purpose as already complete. See yourself in that place of having achieved whatever you have longed to do. Allow yourself to even cross the line of feeling the emotion of having achieved that vision you’ve long held in your heart and mind. As you do, you will see the manifestation of it.

http://www.powerfirmations.com

http://www.faithfirmations.com

Attitude Training, Part 1
October 23, 2007

Less than a year ago, I found myself in beautiful Tampa, Florida.

I had received a call from a CEO there who expressed his need

for my help. He told me that morale in his company was far

below what it needed to be. He asked me to come in and train

his upper management in positive thinking.

 

I had other business in Tampa and didn’t see him until my third

day there. I walked into his office suite (and was it ever ‘sweet’).

This man had started this company ‘with his own two hands’

(as he put it). He was very proud to say that he had ‘run this

company single-handedly for 32 years’.

 

He started in telling me how his management and employees

had a very bad attitude towards him, his company and his industry.

His sales staff was turning over every six months. His VP of sales

had been with him one year and he felt as if he was about to put in

his resignation.

 

To my horror, he offered me the job as his sales manager. I told

him ‘no thanks’ faster than a stroke of lightning in the middle of

a Texas thunderstorm. In fact, he hired me for a month at more

than the salary he was paying his sales manager on an annual basis.

 

He let me know that he could ‘probably double that for me’. This

poor man was clueless (and I’m about 1000% sure that he won’t

see this article here :).

 

The first order of business was for him to pay my full fee upfront.

I knew that what I had to tell him might affect how good my

check would be if I waited until the end of my services with

him.

 

He put me up at very lovely resort 3 blocks from his office.

 

My first day (after making sure my check had cleared) he

sent someone to pick me up. We arrived at his office and

I promptly went into his office suite.

 

He had a list of all of his ‘troubled managers’. He wasn’t

wanting to fire any of them but he did want me to ‘fix’

their attitudes. I told him that we would be spending

our first week on ‘his’ outlook and philosophy of his

company.

 

As you can imagine, this poor guy had no clue that the

basic problem in his company, was him. Much to my

surprise, after getting over his shock that I would be so

direct in confronting his attitude, he agreed that he knew

that he had ‘allowed his managers and employees’

drag his attitude down as well. (Clueless again.)

 

Friend, everything starts and stops with leadership.

This man had a lot of pride. However, secretly I

think that he knew that the problem in his turnover,

financial loses, bitter disputes with customers and

almost all out war with his competitors are stemmed

from him.

 

I spent the first two weeks working with him and his

upper management. I spent one-on-one time with

each one of them (he had 12 in all). I ate lunch with

them, watched football games with them and even

drove a few of them on the golf course (I don’t play

golf; well I do but you wouldn’t want to see it. Its

not a pretty site.)

 

If everything rises and falls on leadership, then

leadership rises and falls on attitude.

 

I determined whether his 12 managers were really

sold out to the company of whether or not they were

irredeemable. I listened to their complaints, gripes

and general unhappiness. We identified why they

were still with the company and discovered their

future hopes for themselves and their employment

there.

 

You have an amazing power within your control

at this very moment. It is the power of choice. You

can choose to have an awesome attitude or you can

default into negativity. Let me be very direct.

 

Negativity leads to poverty. Positivity leads to

prosperity. For you. For your company. For your

employees.

 

The great motivator and author, Keith Harrell said

it best. ‘Attitude is Everything!’

 

We developed a training program that is still being

utilized in that company. We called it ‘attitude training’.

Along with all technical aspects of a business enterprise

‘attitude training’ will determine profits.

 

Attitude is far beyond ‘positive thinking’. It is the perpetual,

consistent outlook that you choose to have. I believe that

attitude can be taught. When attitude is taught, then it can

be caught and have a phenomenal synergistic effect on

everything.

 

It might seem trite now, but when Zig wrote many years

ago about, ‘stinking thinking’, he discovered a key that

would make or break an individual or a company.

 

Do a check up from the neck up right now.

 

  1. Rate your overall attitude regarding life in general.

    Give it a 10 for possessing an awesome, powerful

    attitude. Give it a 0 if your attitude stinks.

  2. Make a decision now to do something about your

attitude if you know that it needs improvement.

  1. If you are a business owner or manager, take responsibility

for the morale that exists around you. You can’t change what

you won’t acknowledge.

  1. If your personal or corporate profits are suffering find out why.

    Even though you may have changes in your industry and business

    you still need to assess you ‘umbrella of attitude’ that exists in your

    company and environment.

  2. Be honest if you are having trouble with your own attitude.

    Also, if it is something that you don’t know what to do about,

    get some outside help.

Take action to turn your personal attitude to one that seeks, explores and

finds new opportunities.

 

If you haven’t done so in a while, set some new goals in your life and/or

in your company. If you feel that you or your company has lost its edge,

then decide now that you are going to do something about it.

 

Go to the local bookstore and find a book on attitude. Hire a consultant

to come in an assess where the problem is.

 

Start some ‘attitude training’ in your company. I guarantee that if you

identify with this article, your profits can and will go up very quickly

we you choose to turn attitudes around.

 

Do something to stir your passion up again for your life and/or business.

Take positive action today.

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Attitude Training, Part 2
October 23, 2007

If you’ve ever been to the Royal Gorge and crossed
the suspension bridge, you either got over any fear
of heights that you have or you got off the bridge.

Just outside of Canon City, Colorado, with a width
of 50 feet at its base and a few hundred feet at its
top, and a depth of 1200 feet in some places, the
Arkansas River has created a true wonder.

While crossing it, the greatest temptation is to at
least take a small rock and drop it over the side.

The depth is so great, you actually never see it hit
the river below.

Part of our adopted attitude in life must be one of
‘letting go’. I like to say that your personal attitude
must be both adopted and adapted to your perpetual
thinking. It must become an automatic response to
the way that you filter life.

Our tour guide at the great crevasse there in
the beautiful natural surroundings in Southern
Colorado told us not to drop any object off of
the bridge as walked across. If his instruction
was not enough, there are over a dozen sign
posted on the railing on both sides.

One family had 3 very high ‘spirited’ kids. The
temptation appeared to be far too great for these
children. I observed them dropping small pebbles
through the cracks of the wooden planks of the
bridge.

One of the greatest temptations that we all face
in life is hang on to past hurts, residual pain and
grudges of things that have no longer any direct
effect on our lives.

We hold on to memories where we feel as if were
have been wronged with an almost sacred adoration.

Sadly we allow such hurts to not happen just
once, but by the constant mental review and
rehearsal of damaging emotions. We live those
single occurrences over and over until they
become deeply embedded in our subconscious.

One of the most dynamic exercises in releasing
past hurts is to visualize your deliverance from
the event. I want to share with you a technique
that many have used to release their thoughts
and emotions from the lingering unresolved
anguish from such emotions.

Let’s travel back for just a moment to the
Royal Gorge. Imagine a rather large rock
14-18 inches in diameter, weighing 40-50 lbs.

Visualize yourself standing at the very center
of the suspension bridge. You look down
and the Arkansas River looks no wider
than a few centimeters 1200 feet below.

See and feel yourself struggle to
carry this rock to the middle of the bridge.
You strain as you exert all of your energy
lifting that rock to the top of the guard rail.

Now, as you stand there resting the rock
on top of the guardrail, take a good long
look at the rock. Picture a symbol that
represents that event (a person’s
face, a specific location, even the emotion
itself) on the side of that rock. In fact, allow
yourself to imagine whatever you associate
with the pain that you’ve carried from the
hurt, to be thoroughly embedded in that
rock.

Once you allow yourself to feel the emotion
of the hurt, embedded in that rock, lift it
as high over your head as possible. Now,
with all the emotion that you can muster,
throw that rock into the deep gorge.

Step to the rail and watch it as it grows
ever smaller as it is cast down until it
is no longer visible. Notice how you feel
as it falls. Release. Freedom.

Now, take a very deep breath recognizing
that the pain of that event is now gone from
your life. Breathe very deeply. Allow a smile
to come across your face. Allow the emotion
of freedom to well up inside of your heart.

Friend, the residue of unresolved emotions
can hinder your from success in business,
in relationships, in your own clarity of
mind, in intellectual pursuits and in your own
spiritual quest. It can so cloud yourself to
attitudes and actions that will cause you
further pain.

Repeat this exercise as often you need to.

Choose to cast hurts, disappointments and
scars from the past to be cast out of your
life.

Stop reliving an event that happened
once. There is no law or written rule that
says you have to live with it forever.

Lastly, there certainly is no reward in
living with the past for the rest of your life.

The false sense that somehow that you
will eventually get satisfaction in harboring
unabated past hurts is an impostor that will
rob you of the happiness and success that
you deserve.

Cast it out of your life and free yourself
from it. It will brighten your perspective
of life and give you the freedom that you
truly long for.


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Attitude Training, Part 3
October 23, 2007

When you adopt the attitude of choosing to
let go of negative events, people and emotions
from the past, you are actually making room
for more positive and beneficial events, people
and emotions to fill your life.

Out with the old and in with the new. The hinge
on which the door to your better future is the
amazing power of choice. And the choices
that you available to you are based solely on
your perspective.

On the now world famous DVD, ‘The Secret’,
the great Bob Proctor begins by stating that,
‘you can have anything you want’. Many people
will take issue with Bob and go on to attempt to
prove that their choices are limited.

I recently was called upon as a character witness
in a wrongful death, malpractice lawsuit against
a trauma surgeon. When the plaintiff’s attorney
called, he asked when I would be available for
depositions. We set up a time where he and the
doctor’s attorney would ask me questions.

As I sat there giving the depositions and later
while testifying on the witness stand, I was
very aware of how people acquire the mindsets
and attitudes that they own. They take depositions.

They serve as prosecuting, accusing and even
defense witnesses for their own experience of life.

Our attitude is based on how what think. It is consists
on what we choose to focus upon and what filters
we look through. Those filters and focus are established
by what we expose our mind to through words.

Do you remember ‘The Little Engine Who Could’? It
was a popular book when I was a child. Though we
didn’t have a lot of material possessions, we do own
one of these books.

The little engine couldn’t climb the hill until it started
saying that it could. In the example of the depositions,
the little engine was giving witness to build its case
for what it was able to do. It was giving testimony to
prove a case.

The late great Henry Ford said, ‘If you think that you
can do a certain thing or if you believe that you can’t,
either way, you are right.’ Belief is established by
what you hear. Give testimony that says that you
can’t do whatever you choose and you will prove
your case. Give testimony that you can and you
will also prove your case.

You can choose your attitude today. You have within
you an amazing power to think whatever you want to
think.

The stubborn and defiant little boy is standing up in
the classroom while all the other students are seated.
The teacher says to him, ‘You must sit down’. He
refuses and tells her emphatically, ‘No!’

Again, she tells him to take his seat. He again refuses.

Finally, she tells him that if he doesn’t sit down then
she would take him to the principals office and
he would be a ‘big trouble’.

Finally he relents and plops down in his seat.

Another little boy sitting nearby laughs at him.
The defiant little boy says to all those around
him, “I might be sitting down on the outside;
but on the inside, I’m still standing up”.

Your attitude is an ‘inside job’. You choose what
you focus on. You choose your internal language.
You choose the good or the bad. You choose the
empowering or the disempowering. You choose
to believe in your abilities and your outcomes
in life. Or you choose to complacently allow
your attitude to default to the negative.

Make your choice today to start choosing to
focus on the outcomes in life you want. Like the
the little engine, you will find that life will be
much more rewarding, satisfying and adventurous
when you do.
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