Exactly one month ago, I received an email, like I am sure many of you did, from Bob Proctor – a man who I have come to admire and respect greatly since he appeared in The Secret, suggesting that people reading that email stop and take the time to physically write out a the Serenity chapter from the book As a Man Thinketh by James Allen and get back to him a month later. This was a challenge that I really thought would be neat to take part in as I am always fascinated by such things, so I set out immediately to start writing it out.
I started at my desk, but became distracted by my little ones, so I moved out to the yard, but still I found myself distracted even hearing them carrying on from a distance, so I got into my vehicle and proceeded to write the whole thing out while sitting in the driver’s seat. I had no idea it was quite SO long, but I persevered and after writing on every square corner of paper that I could find, I had done it! It took almost 30 minutes exactly.
Now, I don’t know about you, but in today’s busy world it can be difficult to find 5 minutes, let alone 30, so I was a little worried about the prospect of not being able to complete the challenge. The next day I was met with twice the usual work load, which made it even more difficult to imagine stopping to write it out for 30 minutes, so I instead chose to read it. At first I felt bad doing it, but I thought about the idea of just doing what you can and went with that. The days that followed were no different, but I did read it every day. Then, yesterday, the last day, I read it out loud and recorded it.
Before I get into all the good that came of it, for me, I would suggest that you do the same thing and either watch it, listen to it or read it. Try it once a day for 30 days and you will surely experience something profound in that time!
Only the wise man, only he whose thoughts are controlled and purified, makes the winds and the storms of the soul obey him. – James Allen
I was teaching a small group of female entrepreneurs yesterday and an even smaller group of male entrepreneurs a few days prior, about marketing and one of the things that seemed to surprise them was my answer to their question: What is the single best method of marketing you can do? In both cases, someone in the group asked me the question and in both cases I gave them the same answer: face-to-face.
I could sense that both groups were ready to dismiss this claim, because let’s face it, in today’s mass marketing world with every screen, transit asset and restroom stall being an opportunity for some advertiser to try to sell something, it seems obvious that advertising is the answer, and partly it is, but you need to treat even the ads you create like a face-to-face experience. Looking at it this way, it is easy to separate the successful from the unsuccessful campaigns, just by looking at them, before they’ve even commenced! The successful campaigns will be the one that speaks to you as if you were actually face-to-face. If it were simply a matter of advertising, companies like Tide would put an ad on TV that’s just text on a screen saying, “When you buy laundry detergent, buy Tide.” They don’t. They speak to busy families, they speak to stay-at-home parents, they speak to anyone who has or might ever care for a rough-and-tumble child who might ever jump in a mud puddle. It’s as if they are showing you a better way, just like your mother, brother, father, sister, friend, aunt, uncle, cousin, nephew, teacher, etc. … whoever … showed you.
In a face-to-face experience, especially with someone who we feel we can trust, the knowledge that they impart to us is one of value, it is to be remembered, it is worth having spent the time learning.
Anyway, I think there is important info here that you can take away from it, but I will leave it at that. It actually seems unrelated to what we’re doing here with The Infinity Key and all, but for some reason inspired thought swept in to my mind this morning and the resulting action is what you’ve just read.
Make it a great day!
I realize it has been a while since the last post, but there has been so much going on and I have so much to share, I’m SERIOUSLY looking forward to it! In the meantime though, here is what happened just moments ago (at the time I STARTED writing this, yesterday):
Which was right after I posted THIS:
Which was right after I READ this:
Coincidence? I think not. 🙂
Having repeated my daily Infinity Key email…daily and coming to a profoundly renewed understanding of how to more accurately go about “speaking into being”, I have decided to re-word my email and in keeping in line with wanting to “feel” more clearly about The Infinity Key itself, I have also renamed it from “My Daily Bread” to “My Daily Infinity Key Email”. Here is the new list (expect it to be refined a little, but that is par for the course):
These are just some of the things I am happy and grateful for right now…
- I am happy and grateful for the magical life I live.
- I am happy and grateful that I am always rested and relaxed.
- I am happy and grateful that I am a best-selling author.
- I am happy and grateful that I am a noted speaker.
- I am happy and grateful that we have $200,000 in our bank account.
- I am happy and grateful that our bills are all paid!
- I am happy and grateful that my teeth are fixed.
- I am happy and grateful that I have healed.
- I am happy and grateful that I get to spend so much time with my kids.
- I am happy and grateful that I get to share the cooking responsibilities with my wife now … and I enjoy it!
Feel free to take some or all of these for yourself of course!
What about you? Have you refined your mantra? Have you tweaked your daily affirmations? As always, I would love to hear from you!
There has been SO MUCH to report on lately, especially in the last week, but the one quick thing I wanted to share with you today, right now, is what I believe is the most important sub-step to take when defining your desires: CLARITY
A friend recently told me that at my encouraging, she had made her list of what she wanted from the universe, and it included, “a handsome man with his own money” (She is already somewhat wealthy in her own right, this is why she specified “has his own money“. She wasn’t “digging” so that she didn’t have to work or earn her own money or anything like that.)
Lo and behold SHE GOT IT! What she came to learn, further into the relationship, however, was that he was married AND he had kids! Ouch! But…once she knew this, as much as it hurt, she knew this wasn’t in line with her own desires, so she got out and she more clearly defined her desires.
Although I published my own “Daily Bread” email a few weeks ago, later today I am going to have it more clearly defined and am going to share the new version with you.
As always, I would love to hear of your successes! NOTE: Contacting me does not put you on any list of any kind for emails or anything, so you won’t be spammed or have your address sold. Believe me, I am not going to “throw away” this whole idea just to get one email address that I can use to send some spam to. 🙂
I see the traffic to this website increasing, so I know there are some strangers out there that are happening upon this info! Reach out! I would love to hear from you!