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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Kevin Trudeau is famous for his popular infomercials for his bestselling books, from The Weight Loss Cure to Natural Cures They Don’t Want You to Know to Debt Cures and more.
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.
Just go to Your Wish Is Your Command.
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I’ve been doing at least one Rolls-Royce Phantom Mastermind a month for one year now in my beautiful 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom. In fact, I’m doing one tonight.
That’s where two people pay $5,000 each to ride and talk with me in that luxurious car, have dinner with me and a copilot, and share in a historic evening focused on them.
I’ve had people fly in from Switzerland, Japan and Italy just for this event. I’ve had them bring me Cuban cigars and foreign cash as gifts and tips. Every single evening has been exhilarating and all the people wonderful. I love doing these Masterminds.
But something strange happened in early October.
Suddenly more people wanted to attend these Rolls-Royce Phantom Masterminds. I had to add new dates to the schedule. For December alone I’m doing two or three each week!
I still don’t know why the event is suddenly so popular but I also experienced something even more unique.
One person told me the Rolls-Royce Mastermind was thinking small.
“Do a private jet mastermind and I’ll be there,” he said.
A mastermind on a private jet?
I love the idea!
Another said when my Scorpion hybrid car comes in (see above pic), he wants a private Mastermind with me in it.
Obviously, I love that idea, too.
Yet another person said I should go ahead and get the dream car I want and then offer a Billionaire Bugatti Mastermind.
Do a billionaire mastermind in a Bugatti super car?
I love it!
In fact, Bugatti has plans to build a Bugatti 16C Galibier, a four-seat super car. Perfect for masterminds where speed is a need. Talk about a rush.
All of this made me start to wonder if I really was thinking too small.
I’m the guy who urges people to “Dare Something Worthy”.
I’m the guy who encourages people to “Think BIG!”
But I’m also the guy who needs a little nudge to think even bigger and dare even more boldly.
Why is that?
It’s because unless someone lovingly inspires you to do more, and assures you that you can do it, you probably will stay in your comfort zone.
You’ll just do what you’ve always done.
You’ll just think what you’ve always thought.
If that’s working for you and you’re happy, so be it. But most of us are living Thoreau’s observation: we’re living lives of quiet desperation.
How can you break free?
The best way I know to get out of your mental programming, and comfort zone, and start to achieve and attract bigger, better and bolder results, is with coaching.
Please check out Joe Vitale’s Miracles Coaching, the program that has been running for more than four years now and changing hundreds to thousands of lives.
Meanwhile, if you want to experience the evening of a lifetime, consider The Rolls-Royce Phantom Mastermind.
When I attract the private jet, Scorpion, and/or Bugatti, I’ll let you know.
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I started this blog on November 6, 2005, four years ago today. I did it because SEO expert Brad Fallon and I spoke on a cruise ship where he said everyone needed a blog.
I was skeptical. I thought blogs were self-indulgent wastes of time. Brad said maybe so, but the search engines liked them. I listened, wrote a few brief blog posts, and caught the bug. I haven’t looked back since. I love writing my blog.
But the look and feel had to change over the years. A few years ago I left Blogger and installed WordPress. That’s been working fine until I heard Erica Douglass speak at Pat O’Bryan’s Unseminar 6. She’s a young, successful online entrepreneur with a popular blog. I listened, took notes, and implemented most of the changes she suggested within 24 hours.
There were still more changes to be made. That’s where Craig Perrine stepped in.
Craig is the coauthor (with me) of Inspired Marketing, and the man behind the Attract Miracles website. He completely redesigned my blog’s look and feel. I loved it but we could never find the right moment to upload the new blog.
But then a hacker broke into my blog and completely wiped it out.
For at least two days I didn’t have a blog at all.
That’s when Craig told me, “Now’s the time to install your new blog.”
We did. And what you see here is my reincarnated blog.
There are numerous lessons here:
1. When the experts speak, listen. I listened to Brad . I listed to Erica. I listened to Craig.
2. Take action. When Brad told me to write a blog, I did — within a few days. When Erica told me to fix it, I did — within 24 hours. When Craig said the new blog was ready for upload, I said do it — instantly.
These are the very secrets you need to follow to achieve and attract the goals you want.
The thing is, most people won’t do the very things they know are right for them to do.
They fear change.
The known may not be ideal, but it’s comfortable. And we always like to be within our comfort zone.
I’m urging you to get a little uncomfortable and try something new.
Think about something you’ve been meaning to change — whether a blog or a life pattern — and take action to change it right now.
That’s how you reincarnate your life into something you prefer.
It can begin right now.
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