Hope, Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust
Please don’t listen to me on the subject of money, but on hope, faith, and Pixie Dust? I did not want to publish this book, as I felt not good enough. This chapter was written back in 2005, and three years later, I am invigorated by the messages of hope, faith, trust, and a little bit of magic/miracles of Pixie Dust. I feel that the miracle title of this book came to me in a divine intention, less that a week ago. And it has pushed me to publish this book confirmed by my faith and trust. I always had hope, but was lacking quite a bit of faith and trust. But, I still felt not to write, Why not you say? Simple: I recommend that people listen to others who have produced results they would like to achieve, and I bring only a few here. But, My story is still unfolding, and I have only tasted the financial wealth of being a millionaire for a short time, and it is not to the level I feel confident to say I have credibility as success mentor or author.
More importantly, I feel blessed for looking beyond just financial wealth, and appreciating the attitude of true abundance. The Fact that I have made millions, and lost them too are interesting experiences, so the lessons are worth the look. I was lucky and successful enough to cash out $1,011,000.00 from the stock sale of a company I co-founded. At the time, I also had a company that generated revenues of $3.2 million/year. That company was worth in the range of $3.2 million to $5 million. So even by minimal calculations I had a liquid net worth of $2.1 million, and non-liquid assets worth approximately $5 million, so taste of wealth is appropriate. I have worked for a couple of major corporation and have won awards as a top producer. But it’s the other tools of Hope, Faith, and Trust, and making lemonade from lemons (major obstacles), that I am truly proud of. All of which bring forth more important lessons and inspirations to live the life of our dreams.
I achieved this wealth and success based on the recommendation the proven strategies of wisdom of famous motivational leaders and authors. And these lessons you can learn in a simple way, is what this chapter is about. And this is not about me; it’s about the tools that you will walk away with to create wealth and success in any shape you choose. For most of my adult life, I have studied the art of being successful and becoming wealthy, by doing what I love. I have succeeded as an entrepreneur, and you have noticed that there are 7 chapters of marketing skills brought forth. I have done it also by the intangibles, by utilizing the strategies of many gurus of success, especially Napoleon Hill and Warren Buffet, and many more such as Viktor Frankl. Maybe some of these names are not new to you, and now I will bring them back from the wisdom of history. The most important thing to remember is that these lessons are not my strategies; I implemented them and then proved that they work. I show these to you because I assume most of you want to be successful in what ever you do, and I believe it is our God-given right to be super successful and be Billionaire if you choose to be.
A lot of us have fears about not being wealthy; we’ve heard stories about the evil of money and wealth. One of my favorite books, The Bible, even has a story about how difficult it is for a rich man to get in to heaven. Such stories impact our subconscious greatly and diminish our ability to deserve wealth and live in abundance. A lot of us fear that Money is often the root of evil. I disagree 100%. One of my favorite authors Anthony Robbins, a modern day guru on motivation and success, has a story he shares that states: “the best thing you can do for the poor is not be one of them”. This makes sense to me, as I believe we can do more good for society and humanity if we have the financial resources to not be bogged down by daily financial stress. So this chapter is also about shifting this paradigm from Fear of deserving great monetary wealth to one of a life of abundance.
So be rich, be wealthy, be successful beyond your wildest dreams, and help others become successful. You will not only have financial wealth beyond your wildest dreams, but you will feel joy like never before. This concept was told to me by Wayne Dyer, Why not go for the wealth beyond our dreams. This is the aspect of Hope, which is the start of it all. If you have not read Wayne Dyer, he is considered the God Father of motivation, and he enough examples to make us all dreamers. These dreams of wealth beyond our wildest dreams, let’s say, I have tasted them. But, don’t just take my word for it, pay attention to the examples of many successful people around you. Also a key point I am reminded by the examples of circumstances, is that no matter how bad things get, a lot of super successful people have risen about them, and it’s it’s with hope we can all bounce back. I hope you don’t have to live through the experience I had with losses, but if you do, you can bounce back, as I have. Now here are some of the strategies that I learned from these masters through their books, experiences, and insights. My hope is that you will pass on the same skills and knowledge to the next generation.
This is the chapter about what most of us think we want and don’t have enough of. I love writing about this. This will be done with the left-brain, or the Church of Reason, as many call it. Most of us want to believe that money is at the core of a lot of our problems, so I will write this as much for the rational Church of Reason thinkers as I can because it makes sense to do it this way. For you, the creative right brain dominant types, Church of Creativity people, fear not: you will see your true value here too. The fear of lacking causes us to maintain a mentality of being satisfied with only having enough…to barely live instead of fully living a life of abundance. This layer is the easiest to create and the most misunderstood; the irony of making great wealth is that we have to often do the opposite of what the average person is doing to make wealth. AND, it all starts with our wish to understand WHY we want to be wealthy; than and only than can we sustain our commitment to achieve this wealth.
This layer of fear is not about money at all. This is about the fear of the value of money and resources, and not having enough to do as you wish. So the layer is about a lacking of the ultimate kind: value. Abundance begins with looking all around you, and realizing that you already have more wealth than 90% of all the people in the world. It is this belief of having something to give away that possesses a magnetic value, and will result in the actual dollars you need for your freedom and time.
Billionaire over for Dinner at the age of 25, to acquire company:
One of my biggest achievements came to me from a situation that caused me a lot of pain in 1995. I had just returned from a tradeshow in a Minneapolis convention center where I had a booth for a business that I owned and ran. This was my first exhibition at a trade show, and a lot of my customers, supporters, and even some competitors stopped by. I had a cast of people encouraging me, and they all seemed to be excited for me, as some of them had seen me start the business in 1992. One of these supporters was a woman who ran a medium size frozen food manufacturing facility. She stopped by my booth and shared some positive thoughts of how proud she was of my progress of the last 3 years. So here is where the story turns interesting on the last day of the trade show.
Everyone from the trade show went home from his or her marketing efforts there. I packed up my equipment and marketing tools, and went to my part time job. I had worked as a waiter part-time at night to ease financial stress from my life, for I was not paying my self anything, but putting all of my revenues back in to the company. It’s common for Entrepreneurs not to pay themselves a salary, but most don’t go to wait tables at night. I chose to do this, as the money earned by waiting table was better than most part time jobs. This particular Friday night, the women who stopped by my booth was at my place of employment, and I had to wait on her table. She had seen me in a very successful business suit and trade show, just hours before this incident. And now I was waiting on her. She felt awkward, but I’m sure it was nothing compared to the drop in my ego. This woman was kind and understood the struggles for the last 3 years. I had met her when looking for suppliers when just getting started, now I had all the pieces of my business functioning and a who’s who of national clients in my food business such as Marriott, ARA, and University of Minnesota. I had made a lot of progress in three years, and she supported me. I felt super low, my ego felt crushed, and I felt embarrassed to the nth degree.
So this is where I chose to shift my attitude. I said to my self, I am down, as my ego just got a big blow, but I choose to give everyone great service and turn my attitude around. I was thankful that I had this experience. The next table over a man was wearing a very unique but conservative oxford shirt by Polo. This shirt was unique, and I complimented the man on his shirt. The man acknowledged my appreciation, but his wife lit up with excitement. She had purchased the shirt for him, and she was so proud. I had told them that Polo is not known for sophisticated oxford business shirts. The comments led us to a conversation that helped all of us to learn about our careers and interests. Before they left, the man said he had a friend at Schwan’s food corporation. If I ever needed anything I should give his friend the CFO a call.
Wouldn’t you know it, months later I had a manufacturing problem and I needed a supplier, so I called this nice man’s friend. This man, whose name I don’t even remember, led me to having Billionaires over for dinner within 6 months of my meeting him. So this story is told to you how a hurtful ego led me to shift my attitude at the age of 25. And this shift of attitude led me to a series of nice people who gave me a chance to present myself to the executive board of a multi-billion dollar food corporation. The company and the executives offered to purchase my company. As part of the due diligence process, one of the Schwan’s came to dinner at my mom’s house in Roseville Minnesota. A billionaire coming to visit a immigrant 25 year old entrepreneurs house. Wow, that is an amazing accomplishment, isn’t it? This is the stuff that happens when we are dealt challenges and we choose to be nice and accept things as they are. These challenges quickly turn in to opportunities.
Shoveling Dung to becoming one of Four Billionaire’s in Minnesota:
The Schwan’s food company’s story is a powerful story of turning dung in to a giant food company, with amazing values and history of success. Do you still believe you can’t make millions? Than you have to read this story. The same Schwan family member who came to my house for dinner told me the story of his grand father who started the company.
Grandfather Schwan was a collector of dung, that was his job, from dairy farms in southern Minnesota. His wife loved to make ice cream, and asked her husband to buy the dairy fat from the same dairy farms that he collected the waste from. Imagine the dignity of a man, who does this for a living—isn’t there a better story of turning human waste in to billions? Truly amazing, and no one knows this. Grandmother Schwan’s ice cream was so good, those same dairy farmers bought the ice cream. So this challenging job of grandfather Schwan turned in to an opportunity that resulted in home delivery of ice cream, in frigid Minnesota of all places. Wouldn’t you think good ice cream would come from a warmer place? Soon the delivery of ice cream turned in to delivering other products, such as groceries. The company maintained it’s small town family owned status, and quietly went about it’s business. In 1995 when I was told this story, I learned that the average American spends $300/year on Schwan’s products. I believe the company is a global concern, and it has amazing brands such as Tony’s pizza, Ming foods, and Florence Pasta & Cheese. The brands extend far and deep, such as Red Barron’s Pizza, Florida Seafood, and hundreds of other products that we all consume, but the story is amazing to me.
I learned of the story first hand from the Grandson, who visited my mom’s house. So that is the story of how a series of nice people led me to have billionaires for dinner. As you read through this chapter, recognize that no matter how many skills, training, degrees you hold, the most important skill you will have is your attitude and the ability to make lemonade for success with challenges you are dealt. Being a nice person will give you more than anything else.
Before I tell you about the Universal principles of success from the wisdom of the ages, which by the way you can get from most well known success books, I want to give you a tool that will help you on the journey. I won’t waste valuable and colorful language and scientific facts on how research has shown that this tool works. It simply is the number tool you will have in your tool box for success, you won’t need any proof it’s a real simple concept. No matter what happens to you, no matter what challenges, and mile-stones, and suffering you have to endure, you will use this tool, with or without knowing it. And, for the optimistic thinkers, some time, I recommend that you do and should dwell, to really feel the pain. So don’t always try to be an optimistic and power positive thinker. Be real, feel what you feel like, and be yourself. When you are enduring that lovely tool called suffering. Feel your pain, relish in the hurt, let it sting you. You will need, often against your short term wishes, to learn to make the Lemonade out of the lemons provided. You may have asked for these wonderful gifts of suffering, though be in unconscious and for free on the road to success.
So make lemonade of the nasty tart lemons that you are dealt. You will have to make lemonade, more often than you want to. So the tool is to make your OWN LEMONADE from the lemons dealt, the suffering, the negative energy will have to be transmuted. When bad things happen to good people, they will doubt every thing, their God, their family, and they will doubt you. And, you will have to do one, thing make tasty lemonade out of it. This thing called FAITH, it deals with thing called TRUST, and it’s a rare currency as it comes. Especially when you need to make lemonade, and you need to make light of the situational suffering. And, that is where I/you can use the analogy of making flavorful lemonade. Or come up with your own food or analogy to give you more faith and Trust. Think of each one of these bad things as a specific fruit, make it a Raspberry lemonade, a pineapple lemonade, just keep making it. Harold S. Kushner wrote a book by the subject “When bad things happen to good People”, Why Why, Why you may ask do bad things happen to amazing good people? His answer is one of the best, to make them better people. And, it’s in this making you a better person through suffering, that you get the blessing to have the experience and expertise of success you seek, and of course the empathy required to help other people.
The 7 principles of acquiring wealth, Success and living in abundance:
1. Desire. You must have desire, but often can’t their without hope. So hope is the seed, the water, and the nourishment of desire. Without Hope your desire will not last. You must want the money and you must have the paradigm of achieving it. Most of us don’t really want the money or the success, we just think we do. The desire for a certain amount of money or level of success means that we are willing to sacrifice short term wishes for long term success. Desire means working your tail off. I am here at 3:51 a.m. writing. What are you doing at 3:51 a.m.? I am writing in spite of my wife “enthusiastically” expressing her wishes to have me home by 1 am for no particular reason, in spite of having to put out more fires and rejections than usual that day, losing a real estate deal to a competitor, and in spite of my Starbuck’s coffee having been consumed a full four hours ago. I went to a smoky Denny’s to start writing as the Starbucks was full. I had to penetrate the deepest part of me for inspiration, the time, and the will to keep writing this book. I work extremely hard. I have made things happen by working non-stop for the last three weeks straight, and still I found time to write. I faced my real fears of writing this book; I lived through them. Are you willing to put forth the effort required for your success? If you truly desire it, you will!
You will need to see the reality as well, you will need your friend hope where desire and faith meet the road with expectations and financial pain of food and rent. We all have circumstances that get in the way of our goals. This flow disruption creates the necessary stress, to test you, to make you stronger. No, I am not afraid to work to achieve my goal, but it’s not just about fear, it’s about finding the fire to keep the desire burning. It would be perfectly natural for you to ask why is it worth it? What’s the point? Is it the money, as I am talking about in this chapter? Let me make be simple: It can’t be about the money, you will never find the burning desire if it’s just money. You have to love doing what you do, and you have to want to achieve the goal, and that is the desire that will keep you going. My fire burns strong and my desire is to help people, and if all I have to do is show up and write, then I do it. If you desire a goal, you too will spend the energy to achieve it; it’s that simple.
2. Expect it, trust it. You must have enough confidence to go beyond wanting to achieve your goal; expect it to become reality. You must have the faith that you will achieve your goal, and it has to turn in to Trust. If you don’t trust that you will achieve your goal, you will find a way to fail, but keep going. There are plenty of examples of people in every generation, from every imaginable background, who demonstrated the faith that they would achieve their goals. In Thomas Edison’s early work, everyone told him he was failing, experiment after experiment. His reply? No failures, just lessons that were a multiplicity of successive approximations of successes. This is one of the toughest of the must-dos, but you must develop expectations by having a belief system that will support you during times of doubt, because at some point, you will doubt. Expectation is much different than hope. Hope is the vehicle of desire, and expectation is the instrument of turning desire into concrete, hands-on reality, and you have trust it. There are too many before you that have tried and triumphed, but they believed, and so must you.
There are many doubters of my expertise and I often have to defend myself. If you have to defend yourself, questioning their intentions, may or may not work for you. The best defend some times is not to defend your self at all, just stay your course.
I have a real-life example of a friend of mine who may over came great doubts that we all shared about our company, based on his expectations and conviction.
In the fall of 2000, he was waiting for a senior vice president of a public company to call him. He had told our venture capital investors and backers that he was going to catch this big fish, and he had worked months for it. Now, this senior vice president called to say he was willing to sign the customer contract, but she wanted to invest in our company, too. She said she was advised to NOT sign the customer contract until they decided how much to invest and when. As he heard this on his cell phone, I could hear the pin dropping just by looking at his body language. Our controller and I, heard him say something to the effect: “You don’t understand, you have to sign this agreement, I have too many people—investors and employees—waiting for this contract.” He got her to sign the deal, because he expected her to sign and gave her enough reasons too. As he walked out of the humble office of ours, he headed with direct force toward the fax machine. I admired his will at that moment, and said to myself, I want some of that conviction, that level of expectation. How many of us have the guts to say that to a senior vice president of a public company? Not many. That is what dreams are made of.
It is this kind of will that is required to run a marathon, the certainty of believing there is no choice but to finish and get it done.
3. Develop a belief system of abundance. You must live as you had prior to setting out to achieve your goal; don’t spend money you don’t have. Save the money you have, invest it, and be patient. Give away abundance value of positive attention to everyone you meet. As mentioned earlier, when you talk to people you have never met, you can’t know who they know. So how can you give away abundance value? You must know that you already have what it takes, and you have to assume you already have everything you have ever wanted. But don’t merely assume, you must believe with every ounce of energy available to you. If you want riches, you have to learn the rules, and abundance is a mindset. So imagine, and give the energy away. You will get it back, provide value to people, and they shall pay you for it. Don’t fake it until you make it. In order to achieve, you must believe it to the core.
4. Be nice. Being nice will help you develop a network of people for whom you respect that are kind and always willing to help. Thank them by telling them. They might know someone who knows someone. Never burn a bridge, network, and keep building your network. What you know is less important than who you know. (Remember, name-dropping will not reflect well either, so be careful doing this.) You are looking for great contacts who will respond to you in your time of need. Respect is earned and this can easily be accomplished through good will.
Three kind people once helped me to invite billionaires for dinner when I was only 25. It is a story of how kindness earns karma points. It’s just an energy karmic thing. It’s simple, when given a choice of being mean or nice, be nice. You can never be too nice, be strong and still be nice.
5. Develop an expertise. What do you love to do? What have you always found more fun spending your time? This maybe a core to your soul’s destiny, your passion, your true calling, your true vocation, your love can now be your job. Rarely will we find something we have to do, that we enjoy, that we will ever be really good at it. Whatever you love, you will find a way to be good at it. You will probably have more fun and enjoy your life. Experts usually get paid more than the people who are not. The people who do things they have to, usually show it. They don’t enjoy what they do, and their non-verbal communication will hurt their career goals, their overall happiness, and every other part of their life. I learned a very valuable concept in a simple yet profound book, The Richest Man in Babylon. The concept was to make work your best friend. In treating work like your best friend, I learned that it will give us everything that we ever wanted. The concept is valid, except for when we don’t love the work we do. What is the missing ingredient, and why don’t most people do what they love? They lack hope, that it can earn them money, and therefore they lack faith in their God, and don’t trust.
This maybe one of the most important lessons or concepts in this book, do we what we love and we succeed. If we work just for money, we are slowly living a life of despair. In my opinion this maybe the root of almost all of our problems, our lack of happiness, our health issues, our relationships. This slow death of not truly living is a disease, driven by fear, and lack of hope. As soon as you give your dreams a little bit of hope, you will lighten up and place joy in your life. The fear is that we just don’t think we can make money doing what we love, hence we try to do what we think will make us money. By simply doing thing we don’t love, we don’t become good at them, and the cycle of despair and the root of our problems. Becoming an expert means you are one of the best, and most people who are experts, always get paid well. I know plenty of hair stylists, house painters, artists, musicians, business people who love what they do, and make plenty of money. This fear of not making money in art or creative ventures is one of the biggest issues we all have to overcome.
So what to do, how do we learn what we love to do. Do we drop our current career as engineers or accountants, and all become musicians? Not exactly at that moment, but yes we should start doing what we love. Come up with a plan to learn to be the best, and ask your self questions on how to make money in that passion. Take your current interests and develop an expertise, may it be music, arts, software, sales, science, or anything that is a difficult skill to acquire and will never go out of demand. No matter what your true passion is, you will always be served by learning about people. And you will always benefit from learning how to sell, no matter what the expertise. I am a trained Management Information Systems professional, but I learned to sell. The sales skills I learned were applied to all of my career advancements, to almost all of my management effectiveness, and most importantly my personal and professional relationships.
6. Learn to communicate effectively: writing/speak/listening and most importantly discerning.
Why? I always try to ask the question why, and than of-course try to answer it? The main reason to do this Learn to influence others, but don’t try to manipulate them. And learn to discern if people are trying to manipulate you or influence you. This is one of the most important tools that we all have. And, it’s one that the church of reason, engineering types don’t know how to use, but the one’s that do, do quite well, fairly quickly. Creative people in my opinion are much more in tune to the art of communications, they also tend to have a knack for intuition and trust their gut feel.
Learning to communicate effectively, know the basics, but learn how to win friends and influence people requires this skill. This is complex topic, and there is a science to it. How? This is too long, and too big a subject to cover in this book. But a few tricks of the trade will help you. Write like you are having a conversation, yes, talk with your audience, not just to. Write clearly, concisely, elegantly, sometimes poetically, most importantly honestly. Learn to listen not only with your ears, but with your eyes, watch their body movement, their eyes. If you watch people as they are talking and they look to their left, they are accessing their memory, if they are looking to the upper right part of their brain, they are trying to be creative.
Listen, first step in listening–let them finish. Try not to interrupt, if you have to apologize, and than ask permission to continue. If you ask people if it is ok to talk about something, this will show your target that you care enough about their time, and they will respect you more than 90% of others. So communication is a science not an art. I have gone to over 10 weeks of class-room training, some of training was the same training that executives of Fortune 500 executives go through. We were taught to learn how to understand the motivational patterns behind executive decisions. In all of this I learned how to understand human behavior. To communicate within group dynamics, with different personality types, with different positional types, is a tool that many are just too afraid of. Fear of public speaking, was searched on the Internet about 7,000 times in a month, is one of the biggest fears that most people have. To anyone who is interested in being successful at any career or relationship my recommendation is always to continue to refine this skill.
7. Ask smart and great questions. What, how, why? This is one of the most important tools to achieve anything, especially solving problems, shifting paradigms, shifting peoples ideas, getting to know people, and most importantly to influencing your own thoughts, along with influencing others. When asking strangers, one of the most often asked destructive questions is “what do you do for a living?” Instead, ask what do you love to do with your free time? Get to know peoples’ passions? But tell them about yourself as well, just don’t do it right away, unless requested. Because you don’t want them to leave thinking, oh, my gosh, I just poured out my heart to this stranger, and I know nothing about him/her. This is something to watch out for discerning as well, the clever or people to watch out for, will usually never tell you anything about them. I don’t like to trust those people, and I recommend that we precede with caution with those types. This guy knows all about me, but I know nothing about him. That is not good, either.
But this is coming from Mr. Enthusiasm, who likes to talk, Moi. I happen to be blessed with the gift of gab, and only because I have worked very hard to stop myself and ask questions of others have I become a great communicator. The people who you want to get to know and develop win/win relationships with should also ask about you. If they don’t, move on. Don’t try to be friends with everyone, only people who are nice and caring about you, too.
Anthony Robbins is a modern day guru on motivation and success. In his book Awaken the Giant, you will find everything you will ever need to succeed. But one the many important things, he mentions is the ability TO ASK QUESTIONS, you not only have to ask questions of life, of people, but of yourself. What do you want and Why? Are the two most important questions you can ask in almost every situation. One of the other’s I have learned is to ask the truth about your assumptions you make about everything, especially about things that effect your feelings. So be rich, be wealthy, but most importantly be healthy and be well. And helping others will always get you to be well and healthy. Don’t just take my word for it, read the examples of many successful people around you, ready any book on success or talk to any truly successful people, they are usually healthy and doing quite well.
These are the following Specific Questions that help to help you succeed. I believe most people already know what they need or really really want to do. They don’t do it for a number of reasons. Research shows that people who write down their goals accomplish them. To me it’s not about the goals written or not. It’s about the right goals to write down. Most of us don’t know what we want. So my questions help answer questions that help us understand our souls true destiny. So before people write down any goals, there is a lot of self-discovery that needs to take place.
Than and only than, shall you write down your goals in detail, that is just one step. You must actually visualize yourself having those goals already manifest, and believe it. If you do this, your odds will be much higher. Success is never guaranteed, but I do know that there are just too many people who achieve what they set their mind to. I am a living example of how a kid from India, who did not even know how to sit on a toilet, can make millions by the age of 31. It has not been an easy road to travel on, but that maybe the reason it’s been more joyous. It’s my commitment to my goals that has led me to achieve great things, and there are countless examples of others accomplishing greater goals than they even imagine.
QUESTIONS TO GET TO YOUR SOULS PURPOSE:
Also, please Remember we are not just talking about rational left brain stuff here. We are talking about having your true divine intention drive your church of reason, and your Church of Creativity. The fuel of the heart is amazing, and it will get you what you want. Here are simple exercises that will only help. You may have others, but these are just what I have used to help me.
These are the questions that I have lived, and continue to ask. I also used similar questions for acquiring any personal dream, such as a dream home, a relationship, etc. Mainly thing that matters is What, and Why, the how is not as important. The details, as much as can be described is the best. Reviewing these details on a regular occasions is the best. Also, when one wonders if they are on the wrong track, or when we feel stagnant is when aligning with theses statements is helpful.
Overall Questions that one needs to think about and write at least a page on for themselves.
1. Describe the Location of your perfect dream home, the city, the local, the neighborhood, and why you love it. Describe only one place where you would live full time, but you can go to vacation any where, any time, and that you may have many homes, but only one place that you can call home. Where would you live and work, and why?
Ans: it would be a place of nature, surrounded by trees, and yet, from most of the lawns, or the main rooms there would be views of water, seren water, either ocean or lake facing west where the sun sets. I love the water, it makes me feel relaxed serene, I love looking at the stars at night, and don’t want so many city lights getting in the way for me.
I also would love for the home to be close to other homes, I like city living, but not in rural areas. I feel, that i need to be around a community of like minded people, and so being around energy of positive people. Maybe, some place very similar to my current home. Just a few blocks away from ethnic restaurants, and urban coffee shops, and market places. But, quiet, seren enough for me to find peace. Maybe this place is just steps from my home, it maybe is on the south east side of Queen Anne. Where i can walk to this great park, or go in to the streets of Queen anne and grab a cup of coffee. Yet, most of the time, I get to be around people. I guess, maybe i just need to have parks so close by, that I can go get nature in those places.
So my perfect dream home, would be in a city like Seattle, with lots of parks, i guess, I am done, I want to live in my current neighborhood, or maybe in West Seattle, if I get to live on the water there, near Lincoln park. I might miss the restaurants and the coffee culture, so I am not quite sure? How would it make me feel, if i did not have the diversity of people walking by, only park people? I think i would miss the mass energy of QA, i like the energy of people, and need to get calmed or get away to get nature. Living in Queen Anne, I can get both. Nature is just minutes away, and I can walk to it, if i need to, i can drive to 4 very unique parks if I need to get variety. Which I do.
If, I had all of the money in the world, Would I want to live in San Francisco, my favorite large city? Answer to this question is NO! How about Santa Barbara? No, why? Well, I don’t want to start all over again. I have a few friends here, and i know the city. I have lived in Seattle for about 8 years, and I know it, and love it. It has all i want in a city, the culture is urban but not too busy, it has the arts, it has the food, and it has the views, and it has the parks. All of these things are just the perfect mix of spices for my life. I like variety, and Seattle gives it to me. I have to live here, and I don’t think i can live any where else. Living here meets the emotional drivers of life, inspiration, excitement, spirituality, serenity, intimacy, connection, security of friends and learning.
2. Describe your perfect way to spend your time during the day, if you had all the money in the world, and all the time in the world, Of course if you had no fear? What are you doing? How does that make you feel? Write these down in detail from when you wake up to when you go to bed. Describe your perfect partner, your family, your friends, as much detail as possible, How does this make you feel? Describe the emotions, the feelings, the pictures you see, the colors, the sounds of music you hear, the blah. blah. blah. etc. Just get on a role and write as long as you wish…but at least 1 full handwritten page.
3. How much money will you need to live this life style? Really, if you had all the money in the world, How you would live if you could spend the most money, or the least? Do not think of how, but imagine if you had all the money in the world, how would you live, how would you spend it? What would you do than, not on a small level, not just on an Emperor level, but on your hearts level?
4. If you could live the life of your total passion, your true dream, and make money at it, assume that the world will pay you any price you wish, what would you do? Imagine that you are the best at whatever you love to do, and that the world is willing to pay your price. Would you still do the same, or would you do something different than you are now? How much would you charge, and you don’t need to justify it to anyone. You deserve your price, and everyone in the world wants your services, in fact, they must have your services. Your services are needed, they are your hearts desires, and all of the world has wanted them, as they are their hearts desires too.
5. Imagine now, that you have all of the above in the perfect business for you. You have developed the perfect business plan, and all you need is investment to get this off the ground. All of a sudden you meet a real world Angel, who gives you all the money to do this business. That Angel wants to make sure that you will succeed and she wants you to tell others about it, and share your insights for the next generation. Because that Angel was helped by an Angel before her. How would you convey your confidence in yourself to her for this venture? (What skills do you already have, What experiences do you already have, and what experiences and skills can you acquire or will need to hire? The big question is Why you)?
That angel just has one wish, before you start your business, she says. You have the Force, you must use the force, the divine force. “You have all you need at your command, you must believe this, and you must use it, and when you doubt just call on me, and all you have to do is ask, and you shall receive it”. Go now, and be all that you were always wanted to be, as that is what you were meant to be. Always focus on what you want, and you must believe you have it.