They’re usually based on magical thinking, wishful thinking, and lack any real commitment or plan.
We’re already weeks into the new year and you’ve probably already forgotten your resolutions.
Well, so has everyone else. Welcome to the club.
That’s why resolutions are for wimps.
A better choice is to attract your new reality with what I call Positive Predictions.
It’s a fun and creative exercise that allows you to visualize the future, contemplate unlimited possibilities, and actually begin to attract the new reality to you.
Of course, all too often individuals fixate on negative future predictions. 1984, Y2K and 2012, are just a few of the dates that come to mind. It seems there’s always an apocalyptic event looming on the horizon. Unfortunately, when these dates come and go without incident, they are quickly replaced by new, even more menacing predictions. Ho hum.
There’s a better way. Instead of imaging a doom and gloom scenario, let’s imagine a happy and prosperous one. Let’s make 2010 the year of Positive Predictions. For example, here’s a sampling of the Positive Predictions I’ve added to my list for 2010:
Buoyed largely by the creative ideas of marketers, inventors and entrepreneurs, the United States explodes out of the current recession by harnessing several new technologies. People experience prosperity again!
Alternative sources of energy and innovative automobile technologies begins to reach a level of critical mass, resulting in dramatically lower demand for fossil fuels. We exit 2010 at an average price of $1.90 per gallon of gas — and falling.
I climbed to the top of my 15 foot climbing rope with my arms only and it becomes an inspiring YouTube video.
My free book Attract Money Now is translated into every major language, is downloaded by tens of millions of people worldwide, and becomes a New York Times bestseller after a publisher pays me a huge seven-figure advance for the rights to it.
Operation Yes makes a major impact in ending homelessness in America.
I launched the first ever Billionaire Bugatti Mastermind.
The Attract Miracles Community reaches critical mass and transforms the planet with a single thought projected around the world – by thought alone.
I went on David Letterman, Jay Leno and Jon Stewart’s TV shows, showing my incredible Alien Guitar.
My hydrogen-gas super car, The Scorpion was delivered mid-year and got front page news across the world as the first truly sexy environmentally friendly muscle car. I love that car!
As you can see, this exercise is exciting. You might also note the “predictions” are written as if they are after-the-fact reports. It’s based on a process I call “Nevillizing,” named after famed mystic Neville Goddard. I discuss the practice of “Nevillizing” your goals in both The Attractor Factor and more recently in Attract Money Now.
“Nevillizing your goal” is imagining or visualizing what life would be like if your goal were already achieved today. The objective is to make an emotional connection to your future. You pretend it has already happened. This allows your subconscious mind to believe it’s possible, as well as to program the Universe to bring that vision into your reality.
Neville himself said —
“There is only one cause, and that is consciousness. Your consciousness is the center from which your world mirrors and echoes the state you presently occupy.”
Consider the act of making a prediction. Generally, meaningful predictions require that you step out of your comfort zone and take a risk. I’m not talking about unimportant predictions that anyone can make. I’m talking about “worthy” predictions that make your subconscious mind take notice and say “Wow, this guy/gal isn’t fooling around!”
Contrast this to the standard practice of creating New Year’s resolutions. If you are like many individuals, you may write down a list of resolutions for the year. This ritual has become so routine that very little emotion if any permeates to the subconscious. Not to mention there’s virtually no personal accountability tied to the resolution.
You need look no further than your local health-club or gym. I’d be willing to wager that most are bursting at the seams with new members. Check back with these same clubs in July and you’ll notice that their attendance has dropped back to late 2009 levels.
Generally, resolutions are easy to forget or dismiss. However, Nevillized Positive Predictions have much stronger emotional ties and longevity. They will begin the process of attracting a new reality based on the Law of Attraction and the power of intention.
So here’s my personal challenge to you: Create a list of Positive Predictions. Do it today. Right now.
Have fun with it. Like mine, some can focus on world events. Others can be personal challenges that really stretch your boundaries. If you have already created a list of resolutions, you can easily convert them into predictions. Just remember to make them worthy. And be sure to write them as if they already happened. And record your excitement.
A great way to ensure that your Positive Predictions become a reality is through Mastermind Groups and Personal Coaching. Both can provide the necessary accountability, access to creative ideas, and insights to make your wildest predictions come true.
Here’s something most people don’t know:
Years ago I walked into my Mastermind Group at the time and stated that I wanted to be in a movie. Not just any movie, and not as some fly on the wall. I wanted a noteworthy part.
At the time I had no movie experience or connections. But I stated my goal and let my Mastermind Group support my intention with their good thoughts.
I didn’t try to get an acting job.
I didn’t send out resumes or sexy photos of myself.
I just waited, expecting my miracle, and ready to take action when inspiration or opportunity appeared.
Three months later a woman named Rhonda Byrne read my book, The Attractor Factor, and called me, asking if I’d like to be in her movie, called The Secret.
The rest, as they say, is history.
This is the power of Positive Predictions, Mastermind Groups, and Personal Coaching.
There are many excellent coaching programs available. Take for example, my Miracles Coaching program – we’ve helped hundreds of individuals both formulate and achieve their goals and predictions over the last four years.
The Joe Vitale Miracles Coaching will provide you with a personal coach that can help custom tailor a formula to achieve your goals. Also, you will have access to well over 100 courses and supporting curriculum. This is the perfect way to kick-start your 2010.
Or consider my Rolls-Royce Phantom Mastermind. This is an ideal venue if you’re interested in personalized brainstorming and strategizing as you ride in the lap of luxury. Many have found this to be the perfect catalyst for developing inspired ideas. (ABC News is covering the one I’m doing this Monday with Jennifer Nicole Lee.) Furthermore, the Phantom Mastermind may be a prerequisite for those wanting to attend the Billionaire Bugatti Mastermind. 🙂
Whatever you decide, remember to “Dare Something Worthy.”
Your future begins right now.
PS – Heads up: There’s just one seat remaining for my January 21st Phantom Mastermind. I predict that the individual that fills this slot will have an inspired 2010. Call my office for other dates in 2010 or just click right here.
When I earned my private pilot’s license in 1972, I learned the value of a checklist. No pilot then or today is allowed to take off from the airport without going through the checklist. It’s a simple but essential tool to ensure safety. Since flight problems were often due to pilot error, or in not knowing how to handle a problem that surfaced in flight, having the pilot use a checklist virtually guarantees nothing gets overlooked.
According to a new book by Atul Gawande, called The Checklist Manifesto, some hospitals are starting to use checklists. Given the chaotic nature of emergency rooms and numerous medical situations, creating a checklist for every scenario is a long, tedious process. But once it’s completed, it saves lives and reduces complications. Ever since 1972 I wanted to write a book on checklists, or many even create a checklist for every industry or profession. For example, I’ve used checklists for writing advertisements, sales letters and websites. (Most are in my out-of-print book, The AMA Complete Guide to Small Business Advertising, written for the American Marketing Association in 1995.) Assuming you don’t need a checklist is the ego trap that causes errors. We all need them.
The pizza parlor needs one. So does the CPA, speaker, web site designer, SEO expert, blogger, baby sitter, luthier, and everyone else.
I suggest you sit down and write out all the steps you take to accomplish what you do for a living. For example, if you are a consultant or therapist, what are the steps you take to help your client reach success? I’m aware that there is often a need for space to allow intuition, but the basic steps should be mapped out so you don’t forget them.
When you consider that pilots with thousands of hours of flight time still have to use a checklist before they take off, you should create and use one for what you take for granted. It’ll increase your success rate and keep your ego in check.
I don’t think you need to read Gawande’s book to get his message. But if you want to read about the history of the checklist, and the adventure of creating one for hospitals, his book is riveting.
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Years ago I wrote a dissertation for my Doctorate in Metaphysical Science called “Got Spirit”? It was an in-depth study of the most popular metaphysical, new thought and new age movements and the marketing practices their founders used to establish them.
I wrote it because so many people seem to have a negative attitude toward money and marketing that I wanted to see for myself how the biggest and most famous spiritual movements got that way.
I suspected the greatest meta-physicians — from Jesus to Phineas Parker Quimby to Mary Baker Eddy to Ernest Holmes to Mother Teresa — were all comfortable with money and either did marketing or had someone do it for them.
It was an illuminating study. Turns out every one of these spiritual teachers and their movements knew the value of money and marketing. Each did everything from writing, speaking and advertising to publicity events to get attention and attract followers.
If that’s the case, then why do most metaphysical practitioners today — most people, period — dislike marketing and money?
The most obvious answer is they believe, “God will provide.”
That reminds me of the story of the man with a beautiful garden in his backyard. One day a man walked by, saw it, and stopped to admire it.
“You have an amazing garden here,” the stranger said.
“Thank you,” said the owner.
“It’s really God’s garden, isn’t it?”
“Yes, it is,” replied the owner. “But you should have seen it when God had it all by Himself.”
The point is, God (or the Divine or Nature) provides us with the basics, and we have to do something with what we’ve been given. If we just allow things to grow in the backyard, we’ll have a jungle, not a garden. Someone has to tend to the earth. Even if we’ve been given (or learned) the talent to heal, we have to let people know we have it for us to be able to use it. In other words, we have to spread the word.
It’s no different than what Jesus, Phineas Parker Quimby (pictured above), Mary Baker Eddy, or even Mother Teresa did. If someone hadn’t helped them spread the word, we wouldn’t know of them today.
The success of Unity Church is a case in point. Charles and Myrtle Fillmore managed to raise all the money they needed to build and expand their business. It wasn’t until 1942 that the real secret of their financial support was revealed. The Fillmores had created a now famous “Dedication and Covenant” on December 7, 1892, that read:
“We, Charles Fillmore and Myrtle Fillmore, husband and wife, hereby dedicate our selves, our time, our money, all we have and all we expect to have, to the Spirit of Truth, and through it, to the Society of Silent Unity.
“It being understood and agreed that the said Spirit of Truth shall render unto us an equivalent for this dedication, in peace of mind, health of body, wisdom, understanding, love, life and an abundant supply of all things necessary to meet every want without our making any of these things the object of our existence.
“In the presence of the Conscious Mind of Christ Jesus, this 7th day of December, 1892 A.D.”
Please note that while the Fillmores signed an agreement with Spirit, they also wrote, published and distributed materials to market their message and their offerings. In short, they had to do both: Implement marketing and work with Spirit. I call it the phrase I coined: Spiritual Marketing. It could have easily been called Spiritual Money.
The point here is that money and marketing are not separate from Spirit at all. They are in fact Spirit.
When someone says, “I don’t care about money, I just want to follow Spirit,” they are revealing their own limitations about the reality of the world.
Money is Spirit.
Saying you aren’t interested in money, or marketing, is a form of self-delusion. You don’t need to be in love with money to appreciate it and attract it. When you realize it’s a tool of Spirit, you are in a position to create miracles.
Dr. Hew Len, my coauthor for the book Zero Limits, is clear that money is of Spirit. He uses the ho’oponopono practice to clean on everything, including any negativity around money. As a result, our book is a bestseller and I send him huge checks for half of everything that I ever receive from anything related to Zero Limits products. He simply receives.
When you have Spirit, you can have money.
They aren’t separate.
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A friend of mine read my last blog post and sent me this email (used here with his permission):
Thank you for this Joe.
Perfect timing for me to receive actually.
Since we met a few years back I have been focusing on generating more money to serve the consciousness that we both love.
I have through conscious intention become business partners with John Assaraf, significantly grown my Dojo and created some really wonderful tools to help people awaken to their dreams.
I recently received two nasty e-mails one saying that all I focus upon is money and another saying that my business had become “a money-centered, entrepreneurial environment”
At first it hurt and really stung to read this — I have always been about the love. Yet after reflecting on my core intentions and reading your Barnum post tonight I realize that people with money issues cannot see past their own hang ups and therefore they choose to project onto others what “they think” they see. It is a shame really, as there is so much good that is being done by people who understand the true value of money.
The truth is it still is ALL about the love for me — now just with more resources to serve 🙂
For example, I recently sent a few thousand dollars to my mother to help with some unexpected bills – wow the joy I felt in finally being able to offer her a hand (she has done so much for me) – it really cannot be expressed with words!!
Two weeks ago I went to John’s home in San Diego and watched him help the Just Like My Child Foundation raise tons of money to build a school and hospital for homeless children in Uganda.
Last week my wife Sabrina helped produce, direct and MC a charity event called Dancing with the Stars, Austin — she was a huge part of raising $675,000 to help protect innocent children who are abused by their parents!
Today I understand the true value of money and the core motivation of those like you, Barnum, Assaraf, my wife — and yes, myself.
I am grateful for the growing desire within myself to make a true difference. I am also committed to generating abundant income so that I can make a true difference in this world.
So thank you for today’s blog post and please know that you helped me a while back by planting some important seeds in my mind — thoughts that I could attract whatever I wanted.
Anyway I wanted to say thank you for that and let you know those seeds blossomed into wanting to share more love and serve others with a greater capacity.
I love Tristan’s email.
It made me speculate why some people criticize those who attract money and live a luxurious life.
It has to do with their belief system, of course. It seems most people consider money to be a necessary evil. They need it to survive but they don’t really like it. And if they get more than enough money, they try to get rid of it fast. That’s why some lotto winners are broke a year later. On an unconscious level, they didn’t want to keep all that money. It triggered their “wealth set point” and they had to bring their income back down to their comfort level. Of course, one way to unconsciously justify not having money is to condemn those who do have it.
I wrote my latest book, Attract Money Now, to help clear and release negative beliefs about money. Money in and of itself is meaningless. Just paper and metal. When you travel as much as I have recently, you get to see that money in one country looks like Monopoly money in another country. (Try buying anything in the USA with Russian rubles.)
Money is only meaningful to you once you attach meaning to it. For most of us, we unconsciously absorbed meaning before we could speak, from our family and friends, and later from the media, government, religion, etc. Most of us have never questioned what we deeply feel about money.
The wealthy people I admire have positive meaning attached to money. Like Tristan, they’ve discovered that the more money they attract, the more they can use it to help themselves and others.
I enjoy money. It enables me to have toys, whether guitars or cars, and it lets me help others, whether my own family or complete strangers, such as with a movement to end homelessness (called Operation Yes).
You also get to put a happy spark in lives when you have money.
For example, recently I bought a lot of outdoor furniture for my new office from www.texaswebstore.com. Some was Teak root from Taiwan (above picture, which reminds me of Hobbit forest furniture), and others were former ox carts in Taiwan (as pictured below; the table was once a cart wheel).
When the movers came, I asked them if they would move some other items while they were here. They agreed and did. They moved a cigar humidor, a roll top desk, and a wooden guitar display case. When I asked them how much they wanted for the extra work, they shrugged and said, “Whatever.”
I pulled two new one hundred dollar bills out of my pocket.
“How’s two hundred dollars?” I asked.
The mover’s eyes widened and they nodded approval.
Before they could speak, I handed one of them two hundred dollars and then reached into my pocket and handed the other one two hundred dollars.
At this point they couldn’t speak.
I felt terrific to know I helped these men with a spontaneous gift that was so unexpected and so large that they’re probably still talking about it.
It’s a lot easier to attract more money when you know money is neutral energy and you’re going to use it to make a difference in the world.
As I wrote in my previous blog post (quoting P.T. Barnum), we can’t all see alike, but we can all do good.
Money enables you to do more good.
It’s one of the most powerful spiritual tools ever created.
Just ask Tristan.
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He’s committed to making a difference in the world. He wants to make a profit while doing so, but that’s the entrepreneurial mindset. His real love is informing people that there are natural remedies to most of the health issues of the day. He’s not going to let anyone stop him from spreading the word, either.
Over the last year I’ve gotten to know him. We’ve had several dinners, meetings, and email exchanges. I’ve been on his radio show, and I’ve interviewed him for my Hypnotic Gold members.
I’ve found him to be sincere and passionate. Whenever I meet with him, I learn something new about health, healing and/or marketing, and even the Law of Attraction. Turns out Kevin is a big believer in LOA and uses it to be so successful.
I have a terrific infomercial for my new book, Attract Money Now because of Kevin’s inspiration.
And when my back began to hurt due to the car accident in Russia a few months ago, it was Kevin who told me of a a cool new tool that has changed my life and sped up my healing.
Recently he gave me a copy of his new audio program, a fourteen CD set titled Your Wish Is Your Command. Since Kevin is a terrific story teller, a riveting speaker, and a walking library of information on attracting what you want in life (with a focus on attracting money), I couldn’t wait to listen to it.
I did and loved it.
It’s based on a two-day seminar he gave where people paid $11,000 each to hear him speak. ($11,000!) Lucky you, you can now listen to the same event on audio CDs for under $300.
I’m not an affiliate for the program, but I strongly encourage you to get the set and take the time to listen to it. You’ll learn a lot on many levels.
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