Sometimes I feel like “Inspiration’s Puppet.”

I feel as if I am just a stenographer for – as I called it in my book, The Secret Prayer – “The Great Something.”

I receive an idea from this “vast unknown something” and before you know it I am watching my hands move over the keyboard as the bursting concept in my head evolves into an article, post, song, or book.

But *I* had little to do with it.

All *I* said was YES.

I think we are all like that.

We get ideas and – because we have free will – we can refuse to follow them, or we can say YES and act on them.

Struggle happens when we reject the inspiration.

Success happens when we say YES to the inspiration.

Some of my greatest works were penned by me as Inspiration’s Puppet.

And they were done in record time.

I wrote my global bestselling book Zero Limits in only two weeks.

I wrote the recent manifesto The Awakened Millionaire in about three weeks.

Inspired manifesto

Inspired manifesto

But this doesn’t happen with just books.

When Guitar Monk Mathew Dixon and I enter the studio, we often don’t have any idea what we will record.

But we go in open, willing, and ready.

And out of the space we make, inspiration guides us to create such musical gems as At Zero and The Enlightenment Audio and so much more.

And it all happens pretty fast.

You can do this, too.

So, how do you make inspiration your friend?

First: Go to work.

Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy. ~ Pyotr Tchaikovsky

Second: Set a time.

I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at nine o’clock every morning. ~Peter De Vries

Third: Persist.

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. – Jack London

Simple, right?

Another example:

A few years ago, in late 2012, I decided that I was done with music.

But then I set an intention to write ten original songs and record them within eight weeks.

It was an “impossible” goal.

After all, I had no songs, no motivation, and no belief.

How would I pull this off?

BUT I stated a clear intention, which got my inner motors revved up, and to my own delight and surprise, songs came “out of nowhere.”

And yes, I recorded that album – all original, all by me, and all in record time.

My band for all my singer-songwriter albums

My band for all my singer-songwriter albums

That album was called Sun Will Rise.*  It and all of my singer-songwriter albums are at

In a way, I “pulled” inspiration from thin air with a clear intention.

But sometimes inspiration just appears without an intention.

An example:

Back around 2010, I walked around a Rolls-Royce Phantom, the doors swung open so I could peer inside, and mumbled out loud, “That masterpiece is big enough to have meetings in it.”

Even as I said it, I sensed it was a defining moment in my life.

I bought that divine car, and as I filled out the papers for it, I was writing the sales letter in my head for what was to become the now famous Rolls-Royce Phantom Mastermind.

For the next three years I had people flying in from all over the world – Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Japan and more  – all coming to me for one reason: to sit in the car and brainstorm with me.

Celebrity fintess model Jennifer Nicole Lee was also a Phantom Rider (and ABC News filmed it)

Celebrity fitness model Jennifer Nicole Lee was also a Phantom Rider (and ABC News filmed it)

And those masterminds helped pay for the car.

(I later sold the Rolls, bought the Fisker Karma electric car that was a nightmare of problems, and then dumped it to buy a Bentley. And yes, I currently host Bentley Masterminds.)

I love inspiration.

Anyone can do this.

It takes intent, faith, action, and persistence.

But the end result is something pretty glorious.

You get to be “Inspiration’s Puppet.”

How cool is that?

Ao Akua,


PS – * You can read about the making of Sun Will Rise at

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  1. June 2, 2016 at 12:26 am

    My internet marketing journey began in 2010 and in 2011 I made an intention that I want to create an infoproduct thanks to which I will make “nice” money within one week of promotion.

    After few weeks and during reading one of your book an idea came to my mind. It was great feeling because I remember that my level of energy raised.

    I already knew that “money likes speed” and that if I hear the inspiration I have to take action ASAP.

    And You know what Joe?

    I started creating this infoproduct the same day.

    My only problem was that I didn’t have mailing list in the subject of this infoproduct.

    But this didn’t stop me. I keep working and after few days I found someone who has that kind of mailing list.

    We agreed that I will create the product and then we will promote it to his mailing list and then split the profits 50/50.

    So here’s what happened:

    1. I create this product within a week.
    2. My partner created whole funnel in another week.
    3. We promoted it within the 3rd week


    Over $1,300. Yes, I know that it’s not a lot but I come from Poland and at that time average salary in Poland was between $500 and $600.

    So thanks to one week of work (which was fun) I earned as much as most of the people thanks to one month of work.

    Now, I’m not sharing this to compare myself to other people and to say that I am better than someone else.

    It’s one of my proofs how inspiration works when we do what we should do after we heard it.

    Today I know that there are two main ways to live life:

    1. The one where we make the decisions and take actions based on logic mind

    2. A lot better one where we take inspired action which is possible for everyone if we clear our mind from limiting beliefs.

    All these “things” I learned from You Joe so THANK YOU.

    With LOVE,
    Michael Kidziński

    P.S. Yes, I know that my surname is “weird” but also in Poland people sometimes have problems to say it the right way 😉

  2. MikePT-Reply
    June 7, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Hello Mr.Joe Vitale, I tried to contact you and Miss Suzan by e-mail: I would like to purchase the Software Hypnotic Writing Wizard, but when I proceed to payment the website goes off-line (some error). Who should I contact?
    Thank You for the attention.

    P.S – I am following your fantastic book “AMA Complete Guide to Small Advertising” to do Marketing pieces, and it is great. I recommend to everyone.

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