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.
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
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. – Jack London
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.
That album was called Sun Will Rise.* It and all of my singer-songwriter albums are at http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JoeVitale1
In a way, I “pulled” inspiration from thin air with a clear intention.
But sometimes inspiration just appears without an intention.
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.
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?
PS – * You can read about the making of Sun Will Rise at http://blog.mrfire.com/the-fifth-miracle/
When I was conducting my Rolls-Royce Phantom Masterminds, I met already successful people who knew they wanted more – more money, more success, more insight, more spirituality, more of the full life experience.
Many were millionaires or multi-millionaires.
Quite a few had widespread recognition, but only in relatively narrow niches.
In short, most of these people were already highly successful by anyone’s standards. But many wanted worldwide success. They were truly ready for “the major leagues” – they wanted to play the bigger game and make more of a difference for more people, in a much bigger way.
You could say, they wanted to become “household names”
I loved helping these wonderful people attain widespread fame and new levels of financial success. Some were surprised, but I never was. I knew in advance what was possible for each person. Even so, I learned something new as I helped so many of them move to their own personal next levels.
Here is what I found: There was a surefire way to predict whether or not they would get where they said they wanted to go.
It all boiled down to seven major blocks to worldwide success.
Take a look at these and see how many of them could be holding you back from reaching your next level.
In no particular order, here they are:
#1 Your Dream Just Isn’t Big Enough
It’s gotta be BIG. OUTRAGEOUSLY BIG. Because if you don’t have a clear, powerful enough vision – one that really excites you a lot (and even scares you a little) – then you JUST aren’t going to do what it takes to get where you want to go.
You see, to achieve worldwide fame, you need a big, bold dream to propel you into living that dream.
You need a vision to turn on the radar in your mind to seek and find opportunities and connections. Without a big dream – a goal, a desire, a vision – you will survive but not thrive; you will exist but not exhilarate.
How this worked in my own life: When I decided to become a musician at age 57, it was a scary yet exciting dream. But it was my big dream – that “humongous” vision – that gave me the energy and confidence to create 15 albums in less than five years. Which made more than enough money to buy some of the most expensive guitars in the world.
And most important of all: It was my “humongous” vision, ultimately, that got my music in the hands (and ears) of more people around the world than even I dreamed of!
#2 You’re Not Taking Consistent Action
Willingness to take action, and keep taking action, is a major factor. You don’t need an entire step-by-step plan, as you might have to create it as you go. But you do need to take action.
Any action, even a baby step, is moving in the right direction. Because you have to keep moving forward for the path to unfold.
The rest of the road will become clear as you do. It’s like driving your car at night. You can only see the road as far as your headlights shine, but you can make the whole trip if you keep driving.
Personal example: Whenever I write a new book, I begin with the same blank page. But by typing words on it, I end up building what becomes a book. Many of them are worldwide bestsellers, such as Zero Limits and The Key.
#3 You Aren’t Congruent Enough In Your Beliefs
People who obtain worldwide success have an unreasonably strong – even stubborn – belief in themselves. If you don’t believe in yourself, or in your dream, you probably won’t take any action, or last very long. Limiting beliefs about money, success, yourself, and more, could limit your vision and curb your enthusiasm.
Your beliefs create your reality. Supportive beliefs can attract the massive success you want.
Again, my decision to become a musician is relevant. I had no prior experience in singing, writing songs, recording them or much else. As I systematically erased the limiting beliefs, using what I teach in my Miracles Coaching program, I freed myself to pursue my dream.
#4 You Lack the Necessary Courage
“No guts, no glory.” It’s true! It takes courage to face your fears and come from faith and make a massive worldwide impact. You don’t have to be flamboyant or showy, but you do have to be willing to step into the limelight. This is more about being willing to gamble on your dream than it is about being an extrovert.
You can be shy and successful. But you have to have the inner faith in yourself to pursue your dream.
I’ve often said that whenever you go for a dream bigger than what you’ve attempted before, you will feel fear. It’s natural. You are leaving your comfort zone. But as you take a deep breath and just do it, you find the inner power to get going, and the movement forward creates a momentum that is virtually unstoppable.
#5 You’re Not Willing To Do the Marketing
“Build it and they will come” works great in fictional stories, but face it: Nothing gets noticed unless somebody is marketing it (including the movie where the phrase “Build it and they will come” comes from!). The visionaries who are making a long-term difference on a worldwide scale all either conducted noteworthy marketing, or hired someone to do it.
Take Freud. While his ideas and books were being published and considered, they weren’t reaching a wide audience. It took a marketer to do that. Edward L. Bernays, the father of modern public relations, was the nephew of Freud. He saw his uncle struggle and did something about it. Today, largely thanks to the marketing work of Bernays, Freud is a worldwide name.
#6 You Didn’t Launch the Skyrockets
Getting worldwide success means standing out in the crowd. Doing big things in a big way is how you send a “skyrocket” into the world and get people to turn your way.
Consider Trump. Love him or hate him, vote for him or not, he is getting his name and brand increasingly recognized around the world.
Same goes for Branson. His daredevil exploits and well-promoted adventures, from ballooning to space flights, get his name locked into the mind of the world.
#7 You Haven’t Vastly Exceeded Expectations
Ultimately, you need to surprise people with what you deliver. Your product or service has to be way more than promised or expected. It needs to WOW them.
Zappos is known for this. So are many other companies that have worldwide recognition. They go beyond what is expected to deliver a “wow” service experience. Barnum in the 1800s did the same by offering tens of thousands of oddities in his museum. We still know his name today.
So, that is my list of the seven major blocks to worldwide success.
Any one of them can stop you.
All of them would have kept you from even reading this blog post.
But if you are here, and you’ve read this far, than you probably want more, too.
And here’s some encouraging news:
I have the personal experience and proven techniques at my disposal to help you get past every single block and onto the Worldwide Stage.
If you want to overcome these blocks and achieve the level of success others write about, then consider my one year Gullwing Mastermind.
There’s nothing else even remotely like it.
And, to be fair, it’s not for everybody; it requires a serious commitment of time, money, and willingness to grow.
But if you’re ready to fly, I have the vehicle for you.
You can get details right here.
PS – Remember to check out Miracles Coaching, too.
I’ve been offering masterminds in my Rolls-Royce Phantom for about a year and a half now. ABC News filmed one of them last January when fitness celebrity model Jennifer Nicole Lee was the rider for the night.
These masterminds are amazing, unusual, unforgettable, stimulating, profitable and productive – to say the least.
They are idea fests. We brainstorm everything from product ideas to marketing strategies, from copywriting to spirituality, from Internet marketing to the Law of Attraction.
Since I’ve written about fifty books, in the areas of marketing and self-help (from The Attractor Factor to There’s A Customer Born Every Minute to coauthoring the definitive book on masterminds titled Meet and Grow Rich, with Bill Hibbler), our masterminding evening can touch on any or all of these areas – and more. I just let inspiration lead the way.
During these one-of-a-kind events I’ve met some of the nicest people in the world, too, who have flown in from all over the world – from Japan, France, Switzerland, Italy, etc.
I love these events.
Now that I have an even rarer car in the 2008 Spyker c8 Laviolette — the only car of its type in the world — I thought I would offer the Spyker Mastermind experience.
The difference here is the car. I saw it in person two months ago and haven’t been able to forget it. So I attracted it. Spyker is a handmade car from Holland. Only about 30 exist in the USA. It’s a James Bond-ish street jet built on airplane technology, and the one I now have is as rare as a car gets.
The Spyker is not a Rolls-Royce, though it’s just as divine, and just as expensive. Since it’s a two-seater coupe, I can only have one passenger, and you need to be OK with a tight space for at least the ride to and from dinner.
Here’s some promotional info on this unique car:
“The Spyker C8 Laviolette is an exotic high-performance Dutch super car named after an early 20th-century Spyker engineer, Belgian race car builder, Joseph Laviolette. This is an all aluminum, hand built, mid-engined sports car, with aerodynamic ground effects, side air ducts, and electrically operated single hinge tilting doors that is definitely a showstopper.
The C8 Laviolette seats two in its luxurious quilted Connolly leather interior and features a unique glass canopy reminiscent of a fighter planes cockpit. Two separate compartments keep the driver and passenger slightly apart, delineated by a chrome bar that bisects the unique chrome gearshift lever. The C8 Laviolette’s 4.2-liter V-8 engine from Audi produces 400-horsepower and 354 foot pounds of torque, goes 187 mph, and can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just under 4.5 seconds with a six-speed manual transmission.
In 1914 Spyker merged with the Dutch Aircraft Factory N.V., and from that moment on their design has been heavily influenced by airplanes and aerodynamics, as seen in the Spyker logo consisting of an aircraft propeller and a wire wheel. Spykers are the ultimate statement of individuality; a creation of timeless beauty in the form of a state of the art technology package with spectacular performance. Every Spyker is as much an individual as its discerning buyer, hence Spyker’s slogan, ‘Crafted For Individuals’. “
If you’re interested in a Mastermind evening with me in my Spyker — or in my roomier Rolls-Royce Phantom – just notify my office and we’ll set a date for your experience.
In fact, I have several cars, and you can choose the vehicle you’d like to experience for your very own mastermind evening.
You might like to ride in the ’76 Jag formerly owned by famous bodybuilder and movie star Steve Reeves, or the ’97 Panoz Roadster formerly owned by rock star Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, or maybe the ’02 Panoz Esperante formerly owned by movie and TV star Patrick Dempsey of Grey’s Anatomy. See a few pictures of my cars by clicking right here.
Again, just contact my office right here or see this site about the Mastermind evening.
You can get a feel for the Spyker I attracted with this short video:
Meanwhile, Expect Miracles.
PS – You can learn how to use the Law of Attraction to attract a new car over at http://www.attractanewcar.com
PPS — Be sure to claim your free thirty minute Miracles Coaching experience. Just go right here.
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.
PS — You can still read my latest book for free by clicking on the below image: