“It’s easier to remember than it is to create.”

Daniel Barrett told me that when I was struggling with writing my first songs.

I didn’t get it.

“Your future already contains the songs,” he explained. “All you need to do is remember them.”


It took me a while to grasp the fact that Daniel was on to something colossal.

As a result of working with his “Remembering Process,” I recorded my first album in record time, and six more albums after that.

Today I have seven albums for sale (seven!), and they all were more or less “remembered” into being.

I remember you love this book...

I remember you love this book...

Daniel and I also wrote a book to explain his process, which Hay House just published and is for sale today as a printed hardcover, Kindle ebook, or audio book.

It’s called, of course, The Remembering Process.

This elegant, mind stretching tool can help you leave boundaries and assumptions and tap into a greater source of creativity.

When I spoke about the process a few years ago, Jack Canfield, Gay Hendricks and other thought leaders and self-help authors stood and applauded.

It doesn’t matter what you need to solve, resolve, create or produce.

You can make life easier by remembering rather than creating.

I even used the method itself to write a song about the method.

It’s called “Remember” and it’s on my most recent album, Reflection.

It features a hypnotic poem, my voice, and a kundalini moving baritone saxophone.

Again, Daniel’s process is about letting go to something that already exists.

When I was in one of the many Bill Phillips fitness camps I attended, Bill asked me to describe the process to the group.

He knew that contemplating your “future self” as a person who has already accomplished what you presently struggle with, would be an easy way to tap into that future self’s answers.

You can use the future to solve the present.

Think about it.

That future you already knows the answers, because he/she already resolved the issues.

After all, he/she’s in your future, where your current issue has been resolved and is now your past.

You can do this for anything.

When Daniel and I sat in the studio and wondered what a CD cover would look like, we didn’t try to create one, we just played and wondered what it looked like from the future’s perspective.

We did our best to “remember” the cover.

I know this is a lot to grasp, and an entirely new concept to enjoy, but for more details, go get the book.

I remember you bought copies for friends, and shared it with many.

Ao Akua,


PS – Here is my presentation on The Remembering Process from 2012:

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  1. David-Reply
    April 8, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Thanks for sharing

    If the remembering process is as you described in the video, then do i still need to buy the book?

    What is extra in the book that I cant get in the video?


  2. April 12, 2014 at 6:28 am


    What you two guys have done is fantastic! I’ve downloaded the Kindle version and started reading it immediately. I’m less than 20% through it, and I’ve already been hit by several connections (coincidences? synchronicities?) with things in my own life, the most important of which are:

    1) I was suddenly reminded of books by J.W. Dunne I read more than 35 years ago, most importantly “An Experiment With Time”. In this and other books, he talks about remembering the future in dreams, positing that the dreaming mind cannot differentiate between memories from the past and those from the future. He went on to develop a theory he called Serial Time, where time is (at minimum) two-dimensional. Parallel times were seen as being similar to movies laid out with frames from different ones covering one another, each layer being slightly different from those “above” and those “below”. He believed that it was possible to slip mentally from one layer to another; the further away you went, the more things changed. James Blish used this very successfully in his book “Jack of Eagles”.

    2) This concept of parallel realities forms the basis of a series of products created by Burt Goldman, the American Monk, called Quantum Jumping. Here he works on the theory that we have infinite parallel selves in other quantum realities. We can reach them with mental training, garnering advice and information from those selves that have achieved what we are working towards. He doesn’t seem to have considered using the method to contact our future selves.

    3) Most importantly, I wrote about this technique in my book “Unleash Your Dreams: Going Beyond Goal Setting” (look it up on Amazon, if you’re interested). There I described methods of finding your goals when you’re having problems determining what you want. Most specifically, the methods in question are writing a letter to a friend, or celebrating your birthday in the far future. I was primarily interested in using this as a way of discovering what it is you really want, only briefly mentioning looking at the steps you took along the way. You two have taken the concept and made a quantum jump in improving on it.

    Almost every page, I find something that excites me more and more. I’m already looking forward to using it to find out how I made my book a bestseller, how easy it was to write my follow-up book, and how I remembered the chapters in the fantasy novel I’m writing, not to mention health and the quality of life. I’ve even gifted a copy to my best friend for his birthday.

    Keep up the good work. I already remember how much I enjoyed ready the book and applying its wisdom.

  3. Alex-Reply
    April 20, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    I’ve absolutely loved the book!!
    I am most likely going to read it again it is full of very useful information that sometimes it is a lot to take in all at once!!

    I love the process, i’ve applied it already with my running and it worked like a charm. I used to be stuck at 12km run and now i’m running 16 km (10 miles) and more.

    Joe, i know you are reading a lot of books, would you like to share which are some of your favourite books you’ve read over the years, some that have inspired you.

  4. Tony Lotven-Reply
    May 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    Joe, I just read two of your works this week. One is your recent At Zero, which I won’t go into here, but impacted me profoundly. I am still absorbing it.

    The other is the book you wrote about Bruce Barton in 1992, The Lost Seven Secrets of Success. Toward the end, you write about main focus and sidelines. At the time you say that you play a little harmonica with a band at times.

    Now that you have immersed yourself in “remembering” how to play the guitar, sing and write songs, would you comment on your transition in light of what you wrote in 1992?

    Thank you. I love you.

    • May 26, 2014 at 6:39 am

      Hi Tony. What I wrote over twenty years ago was when I was just starting my career. Today, decades later and well established, I can do what I like and “remember” what I will. I’m sure it’s the same for any of us. If you are just beginning a career, you might want to focus your energies (whether remembering or anything else) in one main area.

  5. Sam-Reply
    December 9, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for introducing such a great concept of the remembering process.

    I have a question regarding marriage. I would like to marry a specific person who I have in mind that lives in Sydney. I live in London.

    I do believe this can be possible with the remembering process and obstacles such as living in 2 different cities shouldn’t prevent it from happening.

    I have visualised how I would like his family to come and ask for my hand in marriage, I have imagined how the wedding will turn out to be like , as far as being newly weds and eventually having kids etc.

    Do I remember these events taking place as though they have already happened?

    Shall I think, speak, and feel these are taking place now? Shall I live my life like we are already married and I am reporting back to a friend how we met etc.

    How will this provoke LOA to make it come true?

    Please advise how you would go about it.

    Many thanks Joe. Your great inspiration.

    • December 11, 2014 at 10:59 am

      Sam, it is a violation of free will to try to attract a specific person. It’s a common mistake. Think of the qualities you like in that person and allow the perfect match to come to you. After all, there are 7,000,000,000 people on the planet. Surely there is a match for you, which may or may not be the one you think.

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