Saturday, April 24, 2010

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How poor we are ...

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"

"It was great, Dad."

"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.

"Oh yeah," said the son.

"So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

The son answered: "I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

"We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.

"We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs.

"We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them."

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."

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Life Is Fine by Langston Hughes

I went down to the river,
I set down on the bank.
I tried to think but couldn't,
So I jumped in and sank.

I came up once and hollered!
I came up twice and cried!
If that water hadn't a-been so cold
I might've sunk and died.

But it was Cold in that water! It was cold!

I took the elevator
Sixteen floors above the ground.
I thought about my baby
And thought I would jump down.

I stood there and I hollered!
I stood there and I cried!
If it hadn't a-been so high
I might've jumped and died.

But it was High up there! It was high!

So since I'm still here livin',
I guess I will live on.
I could've died for love--
But for livin' I was born

Though you may hear me holler,
And you may see me cry--
I'll be dogged, sweet baby,
If you gonna see me die.

Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!
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My Comfort Zone

I used to have a comfort zone
where I knew I couldn't fail,
The same four walls of busy work
were really more like a jail

I longed so much to do the things
I'd never done before,
But I stayed inside my comfort zone
and paced the same old floor

I said it didn't matter
that I wasn't doing much,
I said I didn't care for things
like diamonds or furs and such

I claimed to be so busy
with the things inside my zone,
But deep inside I longed for
something special of my own

I couldn't let my life go by
just watching others win,
I held my breath and stepped outside
to let the change begin

I took a step and with new strength
I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone good bye
and closed and locked the door

If you are in a comfort zone
afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners
were at one time filled with doubt

A step or two and words of praise
can make your dreams come true
Greet your future with a smile,
success is there for you!
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Did you miss a blessing?

Is Packaging Important To You?

A young man was getting ready to graduate from college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer's showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.

As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation, his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him.


He handed his son a beautifully wrapped gift box. Curious, but somewhat disappointed, the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible, with the young man's name embossed in gold. Angrily, he raised his voice to his father and said, "With all your money, you give me a Bible?" He then stormed out of the house, leaving the Bible.


Many years passed, and the young man was very successful in business. He had a beautiful home and a wonderful family, but realizing his father was very old, he thought perhaps he should go to see him. He had not seen him since that graduation day. Before he could make the arrangements, he received a telegram telling him his father had passed away and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.

When he arrived at his father's house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search through his father's important papers and saw the still-new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he was reading, a car key dropped from the back of the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer's name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation and the words... "PAID IN FULL."

How many times do we miss blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?
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Three things you can do to change your life now...

To create the life you desire, you may find yourself consistently falling short?

 The Secret of Deliberate Creation is to know how to tap into your intuition. Every single one of us has an inner guidance system, but most of us area so cut off from listening to this inner guidance system that we ignore it almost completely.

 Re-discovering your intuition or inner guidance system is key and the secret of deliberate creation. 

 Once you start successfully tapping into and listening to your intuition, the art of manifesting more money, success, happiness or anything will be much easier and the things you desire will start to come to you.

 Have you ever had a hunch that something was about to happen, and to your surprise, it did? Have you ever had 'gut feelings' that were so strong that you had a strong sense of 'Knowing'
 that something was true without a specific reason but you ended up being right? That's your intuition or 'Inner Guidance System'.

 Intuition is our 'Inner Silent Partner' who can guide us out of danger and literally right into fortune. In fact, he has shown me how not listening to your intuition most often delays your progress and can actually put you in harms way.

 Are you ready to re-discover your 'Inner Guidance System' and develop your intuition?

 Here are 3 ways to do just that, you don't need to practice all of these, in fact, just picking one and consistently practicing for 7 days will start magnetizing your desires to you:

1. Reach for the Most Positive Thought in Every Moment

 You're human, so you will be consistently drawn to negative thoughts but, one of the fastest ways to lose the voice of your intuition is to focus on the negativity. It won't be easy at
 first, but you must exercise your power of choice and choose the most positive thought in any moment. By staying positive, you attract good energy that would be able to easily recognize imminent feelings and events.

2. Visualize What You Want in Great Detail

Take 10 minutes each day.

    * Turn off the phone, computer, TV and any other distractions (although carefully chosen music can be very helpful in this exercise).


    * Now, as if you are watching a movie, picture yourself living a specific moment you desire. See it in great detail. Use all of your senses. What are you wearing? What time of day is it? Are you inside or outside? What are your exact surroundings? What are you experiencing? Watch it in vivid detail, and then step into the movie. How does this make you feel? Experience it fully 'as if' it is literally happening right now.


    * After 10 minutes go back into your day. I guarantee you will have renewed energy and be much more receptive to the voice of your 'Inner Guidance System'.


3. Let it Go

 The more you try to figure out how you will attract something, the more you push your intuition and 'Inner Guidance System' away. Your 'rational' brain dulls your intuition significantly. When you are clear on what you want, the best thing you can do
is keep your focus on it, but let go of how it will come to be.

 When you plant a seed, you give it water and sunlight and trust it will grow. Do the same with the seeds of your desires.
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I didn't want to do this... but the Universe made me

Sometimes the Universe sends things our way, and we don't exactly know why and may never know why. And I don't know about you, but it seems to do that MORE when I resist something. 

"What you resist persists." ~ Carl Jung

 now you know where The Secret got that quote from 

 In simple terms, the action of pushing against something to keep it away is the very thing that gives it the energy to stay in our lives. This is particularly true of  emotions or situations we are avoiding. 

If we avoid them long enough, or suppress or resist them, then the Universe notices this unresolved issue and continues to send us stronger and stronger signals until we finally accept the simple truth:

"Resistance is futile." ~ The Borg, Star Trek Next Generation


The only way to truly resolve a situation is, as Guy Finley says, "ENTER INTO IT." For example, he says that the way we eliminate fear is not by running, but rather, entering into that which we fear. 


We must embrace the very situation we want to go away, because in embracing it, we accept it wholly, and through our acceptance that situation no longer has the same kind of power to control us.

(now you see why I favor Captain Kirk - he always went into dangerous situations and came out a hero!)

Now in my case, the phrase "Enter Into It" has a very literal meaning...

See, for a while now I've known about something, and chosen intentionally not to participate. And as the signals got stronger that perhaps I should consider entering into it, I continued to choose not to.

Well this last week, the signals got so loud that I realized - I better enter into it NOW, or else the Universe is going to hit me upside the head by a brick of concrete!
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Friday, April 23, 2010

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Jawaharlal Nehru: Speech On the Granting of Indian Independence, August 14, 1947

Long years ago we made a tryst with destiny, and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge, not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially. At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long supressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment we take the pledge of dedication to the service of Inida and her people and to the still larger cause of humanity.

At the dawn of history India started on her unending quest, and trackless centuries are filled with her striving and the grandeur of her success and her failures. Through good and ill fortune alike she has never lost sight of that quest or forgotten the ideals which gave her strength. We end today a period of ill fortune and India discovers herself again. The achievement we celebrate today is but a step, an opening of opportunity, to the greater triumphs and achievements that await us. Are we brave enough and wise enough to grasp this opportunity and accept the challenge of the future?

Freedom and power bring responsibility. The responsibility rests upon this Assembly, a sovereign body representing the sovereign people of India. Before the birth of freedom we have endured all the pains of labour and our hearts are heavy with the memory of this sorrow. Some of those pains continue even now. Nevertheless, the past is over and it is the future that beckons to us now.

That future is not one of ease or resting but of incessant striving so that we may fulfil the pledges we have so often taken and the one we shall take today. The service of India means the service of the millions who suffer. It means the ending of poverty and ignorance and disease and inequality of opportunity. The ambition of the greatest man of our generation has been to wipe every tear from every eye. That may be beyond us, but as long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.

And so we have to labour and to work, and work hard, to give reality to our dreams. Those dreams are for India, but they are also for the world, for all the nations and peoples are too closely knit together today for any one of them to imagine that it can live apart Peace has been said to be indivisible; so is freedom, so is prosperity now, and so also is disaster in this One World that can no longer be split into isolated fragments.

To the people of India, whose representatives we are, we make an appeal to join us with faith and confidence in this great adventure. This is no time for petty and destructive criticism, no time for ill-will or blaming others. We have to build the noble mansion of free India where all her children may dwell.


The appointed day has come-the day appointed by destiny-and India stands forth again, after long slumber and struggle, awake, vital, free and independent. The past clings on to us still in some measure and we have to do much before we redeem the pledges we have so often taken. Yet the turning-point is past, and history begins anew for us, the history which we shall live and act and others will write about.

It is a fateful moment for us in India, for all Asia and for the world. A new star rises, the star of freedom in the East, a new hope comes into being, a vision long cherished materializes. May the star never set and that hope never be betrayed!

We rejoice in that freedom, even though clouds surround us, and many of our people are sorrowstricken and difficult problems encompass us. But freedom brings responsibilities and burdens and we have to face them in the spirit of a free and disciplined people.

On this day our first thoughts go to the architect of this freedom, the Father of our Nation [Gandhi], who, embodying the old spirit of India, held aloft the torch of freedom and lighted up the darkness that surrounded us. We have often been unworthy followers of his and have strayed from his message, but not only we but succeeding generations will remember this message and bear the imprint in their hearts of this great son of India, magnificent in his faith and strength and courage and humility. We shall never allow that torch of freedom to be blown out, however high the wind or stormy the tempest.

Our next thoughts must be of the unknown volunteers and soldiers of freedom who, without praise or reward, have served India even unto death.

We think also of our brothers and sisters who have been cut off from us by political boundaries and who unhappily cannot share at present in the freedom

that has come. They are of us and will remain of us whatever may happen, and we shall be sharers in their good [or] ill fortune alike.

The future beckons to us. Whither do we go and what shall be our endeavour? To bring freedom and opportunity to the common man, to the peasants and workers of India; to fight and end poverty and ignorance and disease; to build up a prosperous, democratic and progressive nation, and to create social, economic and political institutions which will ensure justice and fullness of life to every man and woman.

We have hard work ahead. There is no resting for any one of us till we redeem our pledge in full, till we make all the people of India what destiny intended them to be. We are citizens of a great country on the verge of bold advance, and we have to live up to that high standard. All of us, to whatever religion we may belong, are equally the children of India with equal rights, privileges and obligations. We cannot encourage communalism or narrow-mindedness, for no nation can be great whose people are narrow in thought or in action.

To the nations and peoples of the world we send greetings and pledge ourselves to cooperate with them in furthering peace, freedom and democracy.

And to India, our much-loved motherland, the ancient, the eternal and the ever-new, we pay our reverent homage and we bind ourselves afresh to her service.

JAI HIND.
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Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself

Michael is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!" He was a natural motivator. If an employee was having a bad day, Michael was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up to Michael and  asked him,

"I don't get it! You can't be a positive person all of the time.  How do   you do it?"

Michael replied,

"Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be  in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or ... I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life.  I Choose the positive side of life."

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.

"Yes, it is," Michael said. "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a   choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect   your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life."

I reflected on what Michael said. Soon thereafter, I left the Tower Industry to  start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I  made a choice about life instead of reacting to it. Several years later, I heard that Michael was involved in a serious accident,   falling some 60 feet from a communications tower. After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Michael was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back. I saw Michael about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he was, he replied.

"If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my scars?"

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind  as the accident took place.

"The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be-born daughter," Michael replied. "Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered   that I had two choices: I could choose to live or ... I could choose to die.   I chose to  live."

"Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?" I asked. Michael continued,

"...the paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was going   to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on   the  faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read  "he's a dead  man. I knew I needed to take action."

"What did you do?" I asked.

"Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me," said Michael. "She  asked if I was allergic to anything.  'Yes', I replied. The doctors and  nurses stopped  working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled,  'Gravity.' "

Over their laughter, I told them,

"I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if  I am alive,  not dead."

Michael lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing  attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything.  

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow  will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." After all  today is the  tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

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Birth Register Details with GHMC

http://www.ghmc.gov.in/births/birthsearch.asp?id=1&cir=7&ward=&bsex=M&mname=&regno=&date1=15-Jul-1990&date2=17-Jul1990&offset=120
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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Pyramid Success Formula

The Secret – The Step Left Out


I've watched the movie 'The Secret' dozens of times. It excites me, energies me, and makes me think. I get the same results each time but I always felt something was missing. The secret reminds me of a book my mother would read to me as a child called 'The Little Red Engine That Could'. I had the same feelings of possibilities afterwards. Somewhere between a child and adult we forget that we can do or be anything or have anything we choose. We go from fearless to fearful and it seems in a very short time.

For me the missing part to the 'The Secret' is Action. Maybe they are leaving this part for the sequel. Who knows? Let me put it this way; you can have all the thoughts you want. You can meditate on those thoughts. You can have all the feelings you want. You can focus on your thoughts and feelings for days, weeks, months, but without this simple addition to the Success Pyramid, you're not going anywhere. It's like being on a bike peddling as fast as you can, but the chain is not attached. You're just not going away where.


The third part not mentioned in 'The Secret' is the hardest part. It's why we have so many failures. Action is something that has to be measured in small increments. Since we want fast results we give up quickly. Have you noticed when you start your diet and exercise program you may need to start it two or three times? With no visible results, it's easy to stop. But when we start to see the results then we build more momentum.


Here is the Pyramid Success Formula thoughts will produce feelings, feelings will produce actions, and actions will produce results. Small results will add up to Success.

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DoMS calling its beloved ones - REGALIA’10

Dear Pawan,

 

We, the students of DoMS IIT Roorkee are eager to meet you and in this regard we invite you to the most cherished event of the department, the annual Alumni Meet - Regalia 2010.

 

As you know, Regalia was started in 2006 by the seniors like you. Carrying forward the tradition, we hope that this event will give you the opportunity to reunite and relive those nostalgic moments. It would be a delight to welcome you along with your family.

 

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010

Venue: Multi Purpose Hall (MPH), DoMS, IIT Roorkee

 

We look forward to a long and enriching association with you and abridge the gap between past and present.

 

PS: Please confirm your participation by March 25, 2010 so that we can make suitable arrangements for you accordingly. The detailed program schedule will be mailed at a later date.

 

Warm Regards,

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What today will be like is up to me.

I woke up early today, excited over all I get to do before the clock strikes midnight. I have responsibilities to fulfill today. I am important. My job is to choose what kind of day I am going to have.

Today I can complain because the weather is rainy, or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I don't have more money, or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health, or I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn't give me when I was growing up, or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns, or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends, or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work, or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today I can complain because I have to go to school, or eagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework, or I can feel honored because the Lord has provided shelter for my mind, body and soul.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

What today will be like is up to me. I get to choose what kind of day I will have!
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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Schedule for Census 2011 across India

Andaman and Nicobar Is. schedule starts from 1st April to 15th May 10
Andhra Pradesh schedule starts from 26th April to 10th June 10
Arunachal Pradesh schedule starts from 15th April to 31st May 10
Assam schedule starts from 1st April to 15th May 10
Bihar schedule starts from 1st April to 15th May 10
Chandigarh schedule starts from 15th April to 31st May, 10
Chhatisgarh schedule starts from 1st May to 15th June 10
Dadra and Nagar Haveli schedule starts from 21st April to 4th June, 10
Daman and Diu schedule starts from 21st April to 4th June, 10
Delhi schedule starts from 1st May to 15th June 10
Goa schedule starts from 1st April to 15th May 10
Gujarat schedule starts from 21st April to 4th June 10
Haryana schedule starts from 1st May to 15th June 10
Himachal Pradesh schedule starts from 7th April to 22nd May 10
Jammu and Kashmir schedule starts from 15th May to 30th June 10
Jharkhand schedule starts from 1st April to 15th May 10
Karnataka schedule starts from 15th Apr to 1st Jun 10
Kerala schedule starts from 7th April to 22nd May 10
Lakshadweep schedule starts from 7th April to 22nd May 10
Madhya Pradesh schedule starts from 7th May to 22th June 10
Maharashtra schedule starts from 1st May to 15th June 10
Manipur schedule starts from 15th May to 30th June 10
Meghalaya schedule starts from 1st April to 15th May 10
Mizoram schedule starts from 15th May to 30th June 10
Nagaland schedule starts from 1st June to 15th July 10
Orissa schedule starts from 7th April to 22nd May 10
Pondicherry schedule starts from 1st June to 15th July 10
Punjab schedule starts from 1st May to 15th June 10
Rajasthan schedule starts from 15th May to 30th June 10
Sikkim schedule starts from 7th April to 22nd May 10
Tamil Nadu schedule starts from 1st June to 15th July 10
Tripura schedule starts from 26th April to 10th June 10
Uttar Pradesh schedule schedule starts from 16th May to 30th Jun 10
Uttaranchal schedule starts from 1st May to 15th June 10
West Bengal schedule starts from 1st April to 15th May 10
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Monday, April 19, 2010

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How Your Business Can Grow Exponentially

I have a friend of mine who's always banging his head against the same wall.
(ouch)

He just doesn't get it. Each day he tries a new business 'trick', each month a new 'great' opportunity, but his results look like a big fat egg.

My friend never asks for advice, thinks he knows everything, but has been on the same treadmill
going backwards for 9 years now.

Know anyone like that?

The way he's going now, he'd have a better chance of climbing Mount Everest than making $2,000 a month in his business.

I was on my own treadmill going backwards for almost 7 years.

No fun.

Close to 6 years ago everything started to change for me.

I started doing exactly the opposite of my friend and my business starting running.

Here's what I did and here's the advice I'd give my friend and you.

There's a way to grow your business exponentially.

This way always works.

This way can give you the income you want, the lifestyle you want and vacations galore.

This way is used by EVERY millionaire I know.

You can quickly transform your life when YOU start to apply this principle.

As a side benefit, get ready to feel better about yourself and you'll smile as your self confidence starts to harvest.

Here's what changed everything for me.

***When you build yourself consistently, your business will grow exponentially.

Remember this: every level of income DEMANDS a different you.

The fastest way to build your income, is to build yourself faster.

Ask yourself this:

What is 1 habit I can start improving tomorrow in my life/business?

Then START. Small. 1 step at a time.

Write this on your wall, next to your computer, somewhere.

***Build yourself consistently, your business will grow exponentially.

You can and you will live the lifestyle of your dreams. Take action NOW!

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Life won't change unless you change

*Your life won't change unless you change it!*

Now, of course I mean this in the way that you assume — you know I am a firm
believer in the fact that YOU are responsible and capable of changing your
life…

*BUT, I also mean it in an unexpected way…*

Here's what I realized one day and I was shocked…

Your life won't change unless you change it — and sometimes all (or some) of
the things have happened that you thought would change your life and yet you
find yourself living the same life as before…

*Let me give you an example –*

A while back I had a plan — I was working my tail off to make several
businesses take off and to justify working so hard, I focused on how my life
would change when I hit the next level and started consistently making 5
figures a month…the goal isn't what matters here, for me it wasn't about
money, it was about what I would do with the money…and we all have that
something that "When it happens we will live like this…" — You know what I'm
talking about…

I had plans of monthly massages and fun adventures and many more things…

The details don't matter — what does matter is that I KNEW that when I hit
that financial point I would finally be able to chill out and stop working
my tail off…

*Guess what happened…*

6 months after I had consistently been at that financial goal I had a huge
realization as I was running to grab some food so I could cram it in my
mouth before I ran back to my computer to work until 10 pm…

And the realization was that I had reached those goals I had and yet, my
life hadn't changed because I hadn't changed it…

*I was still living like I was before…*

And it was up to me…

I had to make myself do the things that I had put in front of myself to make
my goals exciting or else it didn't matter how much money I was making, my
life was the same…

YIKES!

*So when I say that your life won't change unless YOU change*

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Michael Bloomberg's success principle ...

'We made mistakes, of course. Most of them were omissions we didn't think of when we initially wrote the software. We fixed them by doing it over and over, again and again. We do the same today. While our competitors are still sucking their thumbs trying to make the design perfect, we're already on prototype version No. 5.

By the time our rivals are ready with wires and screws, we are on version No. 10. It gets back to planning versus acting. We act from day one; others plan how to plan - for months.' - Michael Bloomberg

This is EXACTLY a HUGE key to your success.

What Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is talking about is the success principle:

***YOU don't have to get it right, YOU just have to get it going.

YOU must as well live this success principle.

***YOU don't have to get it right, YOU just have to get it going.

You should say this to yourself:

'I don't have to get it right, I just have to get it going.'

Michael Bloomberg has become a billionaire and the cornerstone of his success is this powerful principle.

Jump up and take the NEXT step in your success journey.

It's time to make YOUR move.
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Attract Money With Your Purpose

You can attract all the money, success and happiness you desire even in this failing economy, but in order to attract what you want, you MUST take inspired action.

Answer the 'Find Your Purpose' Questions

Grab a pen and paper and answer these 10 questions…

Don't think, just write…

1. Write down your top 3 favorite things to do when you were a kid.
2. Write down your top 3 LEAST favorite things to do when you were a kid.
3. Write down your top 3 favorite things to do now.
4. Write down your top 3 LEAST favorite things to do now.
5. When you feel 'In the zone' at work, home or anywhere, what are you doing?
6. How do you make your money? What is your job?
7. How many hours a week do you spend at your job?
8. Is there anything about your job that you like and feel you are really good at?
9. What are the things about your job that you hate?
10. When do you feel most comfortable in your own skin? What are you doing?

You need to know 2 things when it comes to how to find your purpose as the key to a fulfilling life.

1. Your purpose CANNOT be something you don't feel 'Right' doing?

2. You can have MORE THAN 1 purpose!

First we need to discover the common bonds between all of your answers.

In your answers to the questions above, there are most likely a few things that keep popping up in your answers…

What are they?

Write them down…

Create Your 'Purpose List'

The answers which got in the above step "Finding Your Purpose" are the key you are looking for!

Grab your pen and paper again and write those elements down, we'll call this your 'Purpose List'…

If you are like most people you probably have 1-5 things written down…

I want you to rate those from most exciting to least exciting…

Rate your purpose list now…

Did you do it?

Great!

Now, quickly write down the times in your current life when you are participating or experiencing any of the items on your purpose list.

On a scale of 1-10 (10 being most or all of your time) how much of your time is spent on your purpose list?

Chances are good you answered between 1-5, right?

That's what we need to focus on now…

In order to find your purpose and live a fulfilling life, you must be spending the majority of your time on the things that bring you the most fulfillment! That's the key to a fulfilling life, that's living your purpose!

Ask yourself this question every single day…

"What 1 thing can I do today so that I spend at least 10 minutes on one of the things on my purpose list?"

AND THEN DO IT!

Once you start taking steps to spend more time doing the things that bring you joy EVEN without changing anything else in your life, you will start to align with your purpose and the law of attraction will start to draw more opportunities that align with your purpose to you.

Do the 'Purpose Brainstorm'

At this point, you have:

* Created your 'Purpose List'
* Discovered where in your life you can spend more time on the things on your 'Purpose List'
* Taken Inspired Action to actively spend 10 minutes a day on something on your 'Purpose List'

So what do you do now?

Creating a 'Purpose List' and actually finding a way to live your purpose and attract money by living your purpose are very different things.

Use your imagination now.

Are you ready?

The sooner you do this, and the more fully you do it (even if it seems ridiculous) the closer you are to living your purpose AND attracting money by living your purpose…

Does that sound good or great?

By the way, before we get into this exercise, a word on practicality and what's possible…

What's possible is only limited by what you believe is possible…

If Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson and Bill Gates all bought into what most people believe to be possible, do you think they would have achieved the things that they have? Of course not…

Keep that in mind and be brave enough to think big…

We'll absolutely throw out some of the ideas you come up with, but you have to let your brain and imagination run wild to discover your real purpose.

Let's go…

1. Pull out a pen and paper
2. Set a timer for 5 minutes
3. Brainstorm as many things that you can think of that you could do that combine the top 2 or 3 things on your 'Purpose List'.
4. Put the piece of paper with everything you just wrote away and don't reread it, edit it or even look at it again until I tell you to in the next post.

Tips:

1.
* Don't think if it's possible for you to make money doing it.
* Don't skip it if it isn't something that already exists.
* Write it all down, every crazy; out there, "How the heck would I ever do that" thought that pops into your brain.

The first step to making money from your purpose is brainstorming, then we can go from there to hone in on your perfect Purpose Driven, do what you love and the money will follow, idea! More on that next time…for now do this step and then put your paper away until next time…
Okay, now you've gone through the exercises and it's time to discover which of the, ways to attract money with your purpose, get you most excited…

Look at your 'Purpose Brainstorm' List and, quickly and without thinking too hard (I want you to go off your instinct on this) rate them in order of excitement. 1 is MOST exciting and then go on from there to least exciting.

A word of caution here…

I guarantee you the word IMPOSSIBLE is about to pop into your head.

I'm not asking you to rate these in terms of what seems MOST POSSIBLE…I want you to rate them in terms of what is MOST EXCITING.

I don't care if you think it's possible or not…

IN FACT, often the thing on the list that is most exciting to you will also seem the most impossible. GOOD!

What? How can that be good?

We can get you to attract what seems to be impossible IF and ONLY IF it excites you enough!

Ok…

Next step in attracting money by living your purpose is to look at the top 3 things on your list. For each one of the top 3 things, I want you to write down EXACTLY what excites you about this.

To do this, you will have to PRETEND it seems possible. So these are the questions you need to ask yourself for each of the top 3 things on your list.

1. If this was possible, what are all of the things that excite me about it?
2. If this was possible, what are the things that don't excite me about it?
3. What kind of person would I have to be for this to be possible? What or who would I need to know? What would I need to believe? Etc.

Do that for ALL 3 of the top 3 on your 'Money from your Purpose' List…

And then, just like last time, don't judge it…don't decide if it is or isn't possible, put it away in a drawer.
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Sunday, April 18, 2010

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Hypnotic Goal Setting: Profound secrets of change and motivation

The first and most important one is that our unconscious minds are servo-mechanisms.

Just like a thermostat operates by keeping the temperature between a pre-defined range, our minds are constantly operating in the background to make sure that we are within our predefined settings.

Our predefined financial settings
Our predefined emotional settings
Our predefined weight settings and every other aspect of your life.

Think about this.

Have you ever noticed that your weight stays in a certain range, same with your income, and your habits.

There may be temporary changes, but more often than not, things return to how they were.

But you can change this.

You just have to understand your mind a little differently and change up your approach.

In order to create real change you need to "reset" your unconscious settings.

Now the next thing I learned about motivation and change is that people often sabotage themselves by concentrating on what they don't want to be.

How does telling yourself to stop being a dumb lazy slob who overeats and fails at everything, make you feel?

Do you feel motivated?

It's much different when you say:
"I love myself and I want to eat fresh foods and move more, so that I have the energy to generate a boatload of money and do what I want."

Notice the difference in feelings.

In order to create real change you need to know exactly what you want to experience.

Now getting back to the question, why hypnotic goal setting?

The reason is simple. The success you experience setting goals, is directly related to your attitude WHILE you're setting them.

The first thing you need to do is feel incredible.

Once you feel incredible you're going to be amazed at how different your thinking becomes.

And now it becomes much easier to identify clearly what your dreams are.

What you want to experience in life and who you want to experience it with.

Remember those times when you really felt like you were on a roll, how the ideas just kept flowing. And when you feel this way it is simple to create a plan that works.

Once you have a plan you're ready for the fun part. Because now you can install your new dreams into your unconscious mind, so that they begin to manifest themselves automatically in your life.

Does this sound exciting?

There are moments in life when everything can change. It always starts with a decision.

One of my favorite quotes is:
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."

Know where you are going.
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Interview Tips – 7 Powerful Job Interview Preparation Tips

Interview Tips – 7 Powerful Job Interview Preparation Tips

People who come prepared to do an excellent interview usually do. And it's no surprise those who are not prepared, don't make it far in the interview process.

After you receive a call asking you to come in for an interview, start researching and preparing for that interview right away. Trust me, you'll be glad you know this little trick.

Listed below are 5 simple things that you can do to improve the way you interview. These simple tips will help you show your real value to anyone who interviews you.

1. Think like an entrepreneur. Do your best to think like a company owner. When you communicate with a hiring manager, talk in terms of how you and your skills can help maximize profits, cut expenses, or strengthen customer satisfaction. Think about your skills and experience in a way that shows them your real value!

2. Find out who's who in their company. Find out who the important players are in their business. Especially focus on finding out who the VP's, Directors, and Managers are for the team or department you are interviewing for. You can get this type of information from their Employee Relations Department, the net, by calling the front desk, and any other sources you can find. Try to read between the lines and figure out the types of challenges they face as a company and as a department. Try to get hints of their corporate or departmental direction. When you interview focus on the things you bring to the table that will help them solve problems and that will help them meet their objectives.

3. Research and understand the hiring company's business culture. Learn from news papers, their website, and from anyone you know (or can find) that works for them, exactly what their corporate culture is. Do this all before you interview, find out everything you can about them. Then, during your interview relate with them and show how you fit in with their beliefs and direction.

4. Keep all your responses and conversations relevant. Everything you think, say, and do in an interview needs to deliver serious value to them! If you've prepared, you'll be aware of their challenges and goals and have ideas, abilities, and practical experience that will help them. Everything you discuss in an interview is about how you bring value to them! At least if you want to win them over it is!

5. Interview to win the job offer. You've heard it before, "You can't win if you don't play. The truth is, you won't get a job if you don't win the interview game! Prepare so well that you're confident you will give this interview your absolute best effort. The better you prepare, the better you'll do.

6. Practice, practice, practice… After you've gathered as much information as you can find, practice answering interview questions in front of a mirror. Write out a list of questions they will probably ask you (or search the web for common interview questions), and practice answering those questions until you feel good about your answers. Keep in mind everything you've learned about the hiring company.

7. Be natural and be yourself. Ok, the last thing to remember is to be natural. Don't can your answers and respond to them like a programmed robot! Just know what you know, relax because you're prepared, and answer naturally. Just be yourself and try to have fun. Make a game out of it, with your only goal being to give your best interview ever!

If you follow this simple advice, you'll see more job offers coming your way fast!
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Saturday, April 17, 2010

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How Your Business Can Grow Exponentially ...

I have a friend of mine who's always banging his head against the same wall. (ouch)

He just doesn't get it. Each day he tries a new
business 'trick', each month a new 'great' opportunity,
but his results look like a big fat egg.

My friend never asks for advice, thinks he knows
everything, but has been on the same treadmill
going backwards for 9 years now.

Know anyone like that?

The way he's going now, he'd have a better chance
of climbing Mount Everest than making $2,000 a month
in his business.

I was on my own treadmill going backwards for almost
7 years.

No fun.

Close to 6 years ago everything started to change for me.

I started doing exactly the opposite of my friend
and my business starting running.

Here's what I did and here's the advice I'd give my friend and you.

There's a way to grow your business exponentially.

This way always works.

This way can give you the income you want, the lifestyle you want and vacations galore.

This way is used by EVERY millionaire I know.

You can quickly transform your life when YOU start to apply this principle.

As a side benefit, get ready to feel better about yourself
and you'll smile as your self confidence starts to harvest.

Here's what changed everything for me.

***When you build yourself consistently, your business will grow exponentially.

Remember this: every level of income DEMANDS a different you.

The fastest way to build your income, is to build yourself
faster.

Ask yourself this:

What is 1 habit I can start improving tomorrow in my
life/business?

Then START. Small. 1 step at a time.

Write this on your wall, next to your computer, somewhere.

***Build yourself consistently, your business will grow
exponentially.

You can and you will live the lifestyle of your dreams. Take action NOW!
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Friday, April 16, 2010

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Little Known Key To Happiness

Here's what's powerful.

Meditation has been proven to extend your life...create more happiness... increase inner peace...lower stress levels...increase mental clarity...and resolve long-standing emotional problems, including fear, anxiety, depression, anger, and substance abuse.

And with nothing but bad news everywhere you turn (the economy, politics, health scares), people are smothering under a blanket of stress.

Unfortunately, many people don't have the time (or patience) to invest the years of practice required to master the art of meditation (a most effective stress-buster). Now, thanks to my
friend Bill Harris, you don't have to.

Bill's company, Centerpointe Research Institute, has created a proprietary audio technology called Holosync which instantly (and effortlessly) puts you into states of deep meditation""literally at the push of a button.

It's incredible.

In fact, nearly one million people (in all but 3 countries in the world!) have used Holosync to accelerate the meditation process.

As you know, my passion is to make available to people just like you the very best and most effective ways to change your life.

I've already recommended Holosync several times over the past few years. Each time, I get a flood of comments thanking me for doing so.

You'll be very glad you did.


Look now at how your life can change fast.
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Who would you invite in?

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key
to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be
successful." ~Herman Cain

Wealth, Success and Love
By: Author Unknown

A woman came out of her house and saw three old men with
long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not
recognize them.

Then she said, "I don't think I know you, but you must be
hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."

"Is the man of the house home?" they asked.

"No," she said. "He's out."

"Then we cannot come in," they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him
what had happened. So he said, "Go tell them I'm home, and
invite them in!"

The woman went out and invited the men in. "We do not go
into a house together," they replied.

"Why is that?" she wanted to know.

One of the old men explained. "His name is Wealth," he
said pointing to one of his friends, and pointing to
another one he said, "This man is Success, and I am Love."
Then he added, "Now, go and discuss with your husband which
one of us you want in your home."

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her
husband was over-joyed. "How nice!" he said. "Since that's
the case, let us invite in Wealth. Let him come in and fill
our home with wealth!"

His wife disagreed. "Why don't we invite Success?"

But their daughter was listening from the corner of the
room. She jumped in with her own suggestion. "Wouldn't it
be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with
love!"

The wife agreed. "Then let us heed our daughter's advice,"
said the husband to his wife. "Go out and invite Love in to
be our guest."

The woman went out and asked the three old men, "Which one
of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest." Love got
up and started walking toward the house. Then the other two
also got up and followed him.

Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success, "I only
invited in Love, as you directed. Why are you all coming in?"

The old men replied together, "If you had invited only
Wealth or Success, the other two of us would have stayed.
However, since you invited Love... wherever he goes, we go
with him.
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Finally - here's what you've been asking for!

Just gotta say,

I know for a fact some of you are in this situation
right now. Why? Because you've told me so. You want to
provide for you and your family but things aren't moving
as fast as you need them to, or deals aren't happening
the way you like, or your business is simply stagnant
in this very challenging economy.

Here's what's happening...Recently I had the
opportunity to connect with a couple guys you need
to meet. These are 7-figure entrepreneurs who have
focused 100% of their efforts on one type of business:
Information Marketing.

For those who aren't aware, Information Marketing
is the most high-leverage, high-profit business for
one main reason: Information is easy to deliver...
and people are always desperate to get more of it.

You should know that neither of these guys are gurus
by any means. One started out as a middle school
music teacher and the other started as an "IT guy" -
neither of them began with ANY entrepreneurial
background or skills.

Since quitting their jobs and starting Information
Marketing businesses, they've each quietly generated
anywhere between $17K and $39K per month
consistently over the past five years. Their highest
month to date is $127K in a SINGLE month.

Best of all, they've done this entirely from home
with NO rented office space, NO physical product
overhead of any kind, NO no employees whatsoever.
In addition, their information businesses require
absolutely no selling face-to-face.  Ever!

Since partnering together they've come up with
methods for finding and selling information that I
guarantee you don't know about. These methods
are so fundamentally simple it's no wonder they've
accomplished what they have despite coming from
a total non-business background.

To be clear, their methods allow ANY person with
average abilities and a commitment to other people
to build the consistent income you've always wanted.

You know I'm committed to a no-bull, results-oriented
approach with you and I will not deviate from that.
So let me be very straight:

You need their methods. I'm going to make sure you
get them. I am committing my energy, time and
resources to getting these methods into the hands
of those who are ready to own a 100% automated
business that produces consistent revenues every
single month.

When you read what's written there, you'll see these
two guys are taking a very different approach than
what you're used to seeing in this industry. They are
creating a worldwide group of Information
Marketers who are building high-revenue businesses
and helping create the success everyone desires.
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Bad habit busting...

Let me ask you a question.

What BAD HABITS do you have right now?


Smoking? Overeating? Procrastination? Drink? Drugs?

Do you
waste your time?

Or not take care of your body?


Think about it.


You KNOW what your bad habits are. Don't you?


And you KNOW you shouldn't be doing it.


Right?


And yet you continue. And continue. And try to quit, then
continue again.

Every single time.


The pull is too great.


You've been there, right? Maybe you're in a similar situation
right now?


And you'll NEVER be able to change that pull.
Why?

Because you're trying to get rid of the habits the WRONG WAY.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Giving and Receiving principle

You don't need to struggle.

You don't need to have financial problems.

Stop slamming the door on the great things that want to come your way.

Let me explain.

When I put my dream into action and started my business I had practically nothing. No contacts. No email list.

I was doing a radio show (1997) in a studio the size of a phone booth once a week. I had 3 listeners. 2 being my parents.

And I was paying for the airtime (WGBB 1240AM). (This was a big money drainer at the time.)

I desperately wanted to grow. I desperately wanted to make something of myself.

Here's what I did.

Hold on though.

First, if you APPLY this principle, your life will change.

Your finances will change.

"Mike, how do you know for sure?"

Easy, this LAW, this PRINCIPLE always works.

Always.

Ready?

***I gave away what I had, to get what I wanted.

Read that again.

You see, most people focus on the 'get'.

I need to 'get this', 'get that'...no - no - no.

That's the hard way. The slow way.

The way to GET is to FIRST give.

Success is about service.

Whatever you want more of, start to give it away.

You want more time? Volunteer

You want money making ideas? Give them away first.

You want better knowledge? Give away some books.

Want more money? Donate money.

Life is based on LAW. What you sow, you'll reap.

"Mike, why do many people fail?"

Because they hold onto what they have, tightly.

Take a piece of what you've been given. Knowledge, time, money, etc...and give it away.

What you have left will multiply and grow.

I didn't make this up. This goes back thousands of years.

Maybe tens of thousands.

Have a story to tell? Give of yourself the time to write it, turn it into a book, what happens next?

People pay you to read it.

You must give before you get.

Oprah gives of herself before she gets.

What does a farmer do?

He plants a seed and a harvest is created.

Take an inventory of what you have to give away.

What about a smile, insight, time, money.

Stop holding on tight and start opening up and putting yourself in the FLOW of life.

Giving and receiving. It makes the world go round.

Work the principle and reap the results. (or enjoy working hard)

I gave everything of myself a few years back and others have told me the seminar changed their life.
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Entrepreneur By Choice or Necessity – 3 Tips You Need Now

Entrepreneur By Choice or Necessity – 3 Tips You Need Now

The world is changing…

But now things are different…

People who never thought about starting their own business are suddenly forced to think about it. People are getting laid off or living under the impending doom of being laid off or at the least having their pay significantly cut and it is turning people into Entrepreneurs not out of choice but out of necessity.

There is a tidal wave of people who feel that they have to attract money fast AND they can NO LONGER rely on their job to do it.

* I see great possibility in this time…
* I see the opportunity for many to actually discover something they love and turn it into a business…
* I see the potential freedom for all of these people…

BUT I know there are lessons they will need to learn and because many of you are now entrepreneurs by necessity, I want to help you shorten the learning curve as much as possible.

* I know you feel like you need to attract money fast…
* I know you feel like you lack the luxury of time to discover what it is you really want to do…
* I know you are seriously pushing your comfort zone…

Whether you are an entrepreneur by choice or necessity, I know you are going through all of this because I went through it too and I can help you avoid some of the mistakes I made and shorten your journey where mine was long and painful.
Let me give you 3 tips right now:

1. I know you feel rushed, but you MUST take a few minutes to decide what areas of focus actually excite you. I promise you that when you start as an entrepreneur, if you start in an area you love, your chances for success increase by almost 80%.

2. Do your due diligence! There are 8 million people out there saying they have the opportunity that will make you a millionaire or financially free or an extra 10k per month. Some of them are legit and many are not. Do your due diligence. Find out everything you can about them and their success rate. Ask people you respect if they know anything about them. ALWAYS talk to someone at the company first before you dive in. How you are handled now is a great indicator of how you will be handled if you use their system or product or coaching.

3. Stick with 1 thing! I call it the 'Something Shiny' Epidemic. This is where you are so excited about an idea that you are sure is going to make you the money you need fast that you jump in, BUT the second another opportunity comes to you, you are lured to it because it seems like it might get you money faster. Trust me…I lived like this for a while and all this did was put me in debt. It wasn't until I took a second to only look at opportunities that excited me THEN did my due diligence and THEN chose 1 and STUCK WITH IT that my life turned around. Learn from my mistakes on this one!
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Monday, April 12, 2010

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Desperate Chef Becomes Multi Millionaire

Now, you probably know her name.

You might even watch one of her TV shows.


You might have read about her in a magazine (she even has a magazine named after her and it's not Oprah).


But times weren't always so great for her.


She used to do a TV show on public access with less than 50 viewers. She did it for years.


For many years no one paid attention to her.


Doubt forced its way into her mind.


Desperation set in on multiple occasions.


'Throwing in the towel' and quitting surely crossed her mind. It had to.


I know it crossed my mind many times when I was struggling.


Who have I been talking about?


One of the hottest media personalities right now.


I'm talking about Rachel Ray.


You might have seen her hit show '30 minute meals' on the Food Network, her new daytime TV show, or read her magazine.


Rachel Ray is in her 30's and is doing what she loves and cashin' in. Bigtime.


I salute her because she never gave into her fears, her doubts, and kept pressing on. She would never let herself settle for mediocrity.


What would her life be today if she never truly went for it?


How would she feel about herself?


When she's 75 years old and looked back at her life, how many regrets would she have?


It doesn't matter if you're 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, or 90+ years old because YOU have the opportunity NOW to do something SPECIAL.


Why?


Because you are SPECIAL. You are.


What if YOU, yes - you - never make a REAL effort to do something you love?


To discover how to turn it into a bundle of dough?


To live life on your own terms. How will - you - feel?


You'd probably feel like you drop a 12 pound hammer on your right foot, right?


One of my friends, who's a multi millionaire said to me recently:


'Mike, most people fail because they truly never try. They say they're serious about succeeding, but their actions never back it up. You have to invest the time in growing and make the investment in learning, if more people did both, more would live a financially successful life.'


Rachel Ray invested in herself. Time and energy.


You need to do the same because when you think about how your life would look, not doing it, it could become deeply upsetting.


I don't want you to have regrets. No one likes how that feels.


Will you COMMIT today to investing the time and energy necessary for you to live your ultimate life?


Will you make this a habit?


Will you start being MORE DECISIVE now?


Great, here's a HIGH FIVE! (slap)


Going through life not knowing how to create the ultimate lifestyle for yourself is no fun. All you get is slavin' away and trading more time for money.
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The Passion Test Results

The Passion Test Profile - Results

Here are the results of your Passion Test Profile. Read through the results carefully to see where you are aligned with your passions and where there is still room for growth.

Question 1:
I am excited about my life and turned on by the things I get to do each day.

Your Answer:
Sometimes

You are torn between the desire to follow your heart and your beliefs about what you think you HAVE to do. You may feel that you can't do what you love because you have responsibilities, or others who need your help, or because you need money. These are all beliefs that are keeping you separated from joy and fulfillment.

You may find yourself doing things so you can convince yourself that you are a good person. So you sacrifice your own needs and desires to serve others, because that's what good people do.

The reality is that the greatest gift you can give to anyone is being filled with joy. When you are doing things out of sense of duty, or responsibility, rather than out of a sense of joy, how do you feel?

Do you get irritated, frustrated, and short-tempered? Do you take your unhappiness out on those around you?

If this is the case, are you really serving anyone else? The truth is, if you don't feel joy in caring for others, in looking after them, or supporting them, than you are doing a disservice to yourself and to them.

When you do what is best for you, you are simultaneously doing what is best for others. When you clarify the things that mean most to you in your life, and then make your choices based on what will allow you to align your life with those things, then you will not only enjoy your life more yourself, but others will also enjoy being around you.

You are at a turning point. This is your chance to permanently shift your life in the direction of joy and fulfillment. All it requires is making the commitment.

The first step is to get The Passion Test book and go through this simple, yet powerful process for aligning your life with the things that mean most to you.

You may find there some old habits which have to change. It takes about 21 days to create a new habit. So, begin now, and use The Passion Test as your user's manual to create a whole new life for yourself.

Question 2:
Others comment on how happy I am and what fun it is to be around me.

Your Answer:
Never

There are two possible things going on here. Either you are denying yourself the things you really love, or you are naturally an inward-directed person.

If the latter is the case, then you love spending time by yourself. Your life is characterized by a deep inner peace. The life of a monk or a nun is very appealing to you. You may enjoy long periods of reflection or meditation, and you don't need a lot of outer stimulation to be happy.

If this does not describe your life, then something else is going on. You are caught in the illusion that you can't do the things you love for one reason or another. Maybe you think you can't make a living from your passions. Or maybe you have the idea that following your passions would be irresponsible.

Whatever the concepts are, they are keeping you from your joy. It's no accident you love the things you love and as long as you continue to believe you can't do what you love, you will be more and more miserable.

Fortunately, the solution is easily accessible. Take The Passion Test to identify the things you care most about, and then begin choosing in favor of those things, whenever you're faced with a choice, a decision or an opportunity.

The odds are the people you spend time with are not very happy with their lives either. If you really want to shift into experience more joy and fulfillment then you have to surround yourself with people who will support you in following your passions.

Give copies of The Passion Test to your family and friends. Create a group who practices applying the principles of living a passionate life. If the people you spend time with aren't able or willing to make the shift, then hang out with different people.

This is your time. It's your time to wake up to the reason you were put on this earth. You have unique and special gifts which no one but you can give. Use The Passion Test to begin discovering your passions and start living the life of fulfillment you deserve.

Question 3:
I get upset and thrown off track when unexpected situations and circumstances arise.

Your Answer:
Frequently

You spend a good deal of your time attempting to force your model of reality on the world outside of you. It's hopeless.

Life is always changing. It will never appear the way you think it should. As long as you try to impose your will on the world, you will only bring yourself misery and suffering.

The key to happiness lies in the recognition that life is your teacher. A certain humility is required. You have to admit that you may not have all the answers.

When you begin to let go of your attachment to the way you think things should be, you will discover there is a whole new world waiting for you. It's a world of wonder, of new possibilities.

As long as you argue with reality, you will lose, and only 100% of the time. So, when you notice yourself, arguing, stop. Take a break. Allow yourself to feel the feelings that are coming up. When they begin to subside, do things which help you feel more open, more expanded. Take a walk, exercise, listen to music, read a good book.

And if you would like to learn how to embrace reality, rather than arguing with it, we recommend The Work of Byron Katie (www.thework.com). In Katie's simple process of investigation, you will discover a new way of looking at the situations and circumstances in your life.

You will begin to realize that there may be other ways of looking at things which bring you more joy and cause less pain.

The Work is just four simple questions and what Katie calls "the turnaround." Investigate the thoughts which cause unhappiness, and you will step into a world filled with peace and overflowing with delightful surprises, surprises you never would have dreamed were possible before.

Question 4:
I am very clear about the top five passions in my life, those things that matter most to me.

Your Answer:
Crystal clear

Your life is full and purposeful. You have a clear sense of direction. You know what you want and you are creating that.

Opportunities abound in your life. Your biggest challenge is choosing between them. Others want to be around you and you receive offers and invitations all the time.

You enjoy success in the most important parts of your life. Whether it's in your relationships, your health, your financial life, or your career, others see you as a model to emulate.

Because of your clarity, you might think you don't need to take The Passion Test. If that's the case, remember the experience of Jack Canfield. He's just like you, successful, happy, on fire and living his passions.

Yet, each time Jack has taken The Passion Test he has gained new insights which have allowed him to create even more joy in his life. We predict that will be your experience as well.

Congratulations on creating a life worth living. Continue the process of increasing clarity as you choose in favor of the things that matter most to you and you will be amazed that just when you thought it couldn't get any better, it does.

Question 5:
I make decisions based on what will help me live my passions most fully.

Your Answer:
Rarely

Life has not been easy for you. You have done your best to make others happy at the cost of the things you care most about.

You have felt bound and constricted by the commitments you've made and the expectations of others. You may even have thought sometimes that it was just too much to continue.

Now you are ready for that to change. That's why you came to this website. You may feel discouraged and not very hopeful, but you are here.

It is possible for your experience to change dramatically, and it doesn't have to take a long time. It doesn't require jumping off a cliff. You don't have to quit your job or abandon your family to begin following your passions.

You just have to get clear about what it is that is really, truly important to you. That's what The Passion Test is for.

Your first step to a new life is going through The Passion Test to discover your top five passions, the things that matter most to you.

After that, it's using these five passions as the basis for making your choices and decisions. When old fears raise their heads, when you find yourself choosing to do things, not because you love doing them, but because you feel you have to, then use The Work of Byron Katie (www.thework.com) to unravel those limiting beliefs.

You have the power to change your life. It just begins with the commitment to make choices that bring you closer to the things you love. It begins now.

Question 6:
I spend my days doing things I love, surrounded by people I love.

Your Answer:
Rarely

It's been hard for you, hasn't it? You have denied yourself in order to make others happy. But how can you ever make others happy when you are not happy?

Happiness is like the fragrance from a flower. It radiates and draws all good things to itself. To make others happy, requires becoming happy yourself.

Have you ever noticed that it's more fun to be around people who are happy? Becoming happy and radiating that happiness to others is one of the greatest gifts you have to give.

The way to become happy is by aligning your life with the things you love, the things you care most about. These are what we call your "passions."

The Passion Test is a simple, yet powerful way to discover what those things are. Take The Test, and take it again and again, until your top five passions don't change much.

Then begin making decisions in favor of those top five passions. You'll discover your world begins to change.

It doesn't require jumping off a cliff. It just requires the commitment to choose in favor of your passions, day by day. As you do this, your life will become more and more joyful, little by little, bit by bit. Until one day you'll wake up and realize that you love your life.

Question 7:
Life is confusing for me. I don't have a clear sense of direction in my life.

Your Answer:
Very little sense of direction

You've been taught all your life what to do to be happy and successful. But when you do the things you've been taught, you are miserable. What's wrong with this picture?

When the things you've been told don't bring the promised result, what do you do? What direction do you turn?

You find yourself living for Friday and dreading Monday. You find yourself searching for an escape from what has become a humdrum existence.

If you've married, then there was some hope and sense of purpose for a while, but then it wasn't enough. Something was missing.

The missing piece is the connection to your own heart's longing. Your heart has been trying to tell you the path to fulfillment, but your beliefs about what you "needed" to do have drowned out that voice of passion inside.

As a result, life lacks a sense of purposefulness. Purpose arises from being connected to the things you care most deeply about.

All that's required to recover that sense of direction is clarity. Take The Passion Test and uncover the passions that lie deep in your heart. Get clear about the things that really matter to you.

These are the things that are leading you to fulfill your purpose in life. As long as you deny them, you will feel like you are on a ship without a rudder--first being pushed this way then that way.

But when you identify your top five passions, and then begin making choices which allow you to live those things more fully, you will find your life naturally begins to be filled with a sense of purpose.

You don't have to try hard. You don't have to wait for lightning to strike and awaken you to your life's purpose. You just have to get clear about what you love, and then align your life with those things.

The results will seem almost magical. You will begin to experience things that seem like miracles. And you will be filled with a sense of your personal mission, without even knowing how you got there.

You are unique. You have special gifts. No one else can give the world the gifts you have to share. It's your time, now.

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