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HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS – Was The Secret wrong ?!?!?

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A brand new film called HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS shed new light on several of the ideas and concepts that were shared in the 2006 Law of Attraction film The Secret. The Secret was an international global phenomenon that inspired people everywhere to activate something called the law of attraction in their lives. The concept was simple Thoughts Become Things and the universe responds to our feelings on a level of frequency and vibration. Many people scoffed at the idea while other embraced it as a new way of being.

Over a decade later the film HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS is ready to answer the questions left behind from The Secret. In this effort to set the record straight some of the new revelations around the power of thought, the law of attraction, the role of emotions, overcoming negative thinking and quantum physics will astound you. Some of what you thought you understood on this subject will cause you to rethink what you have previously believed. In HOW THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS you will discover the process of HOW your thoughts develop and create your reality. You will also discover the process of BECOMING which refers to the changes that proper and empowered thinking can bring into your life.

Featured in this film are several returning starts from the film THE SECRET and several new additions who will add much to the conversation.

This film features Bob Proctor, John Demartini, Joe Vitale, John Assaraf, Marie Diamond, Denis Waitley, Bob Doyle, Douglas Vermeeren, Travis Fox, Meagan Fettes, Karen Perkins and Marina Bruni.

Here are few thoughts from the film:

Emotion is what is creating your life. You cannot create without emotion. – Joe Vitale

Scarcity thinking is manifest in jealousy, comparison, Competition, Criticism and complaining.  If you want to improve your situation you need to let go of scarcity thinking. – Douglas Vermeeren

 Sometimes people are afraid to think differently than their families, their friends, their neighbours or their colleagues  because then they will stand out.  And if they stand out they could be left out.  – Marie Diamond

What you believe to be true is true for you. But it’s not necessarily based on reality.            – Dr. Karen Perkins

Some people think that to make the law of attract work, to be able to create a life you love that you can never have a negative thought and that’s just not true. – Bob Doyle

There’s a huge difference between having thoughts and thinking. Thinking involves higher cortical functions of the brain, whereas thoughts, they’re just there. They’re random. Some make sense, some don’t . Our job then is to be aware of the thoughts.          – John Assaraf

Thinking is in my opinion the highest thinking that we are capable of. The problem is that most people do not think. Although its the highest function we are capable of very few people do it. – Bob Proctor

If we look around us pretty much everybody is on automatic pilot. Most of the time. Unless you have very good control of your thoughts, unless you are very intentional. – Marina Bruni

Reality is different for every human being.  Because reality is based on what we perceive we’ve heard from our family and from our environment and what it means to us.               -Denis Waitley

Our thoughts become things. And our inner most dominant thought becomes our outer most tangible reality. Whatever you think about most you bring about most in life.             – John Demartini

 

 

Do something NEW! Replace something OLD!

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What are you hanging on to that is keeping you from getting to a new future you’d prefer? You can’t fill the space if there’s something already in place. Take a more careful loo at the thoughts, activities, behaviour and habits that you have allowed to block out the better choices that you really want.

 

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How Willing are you? Personal Power Mastery with Douglas Vermeeren

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How willing are you? Personal Power Mastery Minute with Douglas Vermeeren

When we have a task to do we often focus primarily on the strategy. What will you do. While this is important it is only a part of the HOW the task will be done and an even smaller part that determines wether you will be success in the task or not.

To illustrate let me point out that there are different ways a task can be done, even if people are following exactly the same proceedure. Let’s say you needed to paint a fence. The rules for painting are pretty straight forward and cannot really be redeisgned. At its most basic, You put your brush in paint — you put it on the face. Right?

But the attitude with which you do this activity can change dramatically depending on the person doing the work. I have seen those who in fact are not motivated at all and they procrastinate. They don’t even gert started. They don’t pick up the brush, they complain, they look for ways to hestitate and drag their heels. This is the lowest form of attitude. In my upcoming book, The Willingness Factor, I call this level Inaction.

Just higher than this are people who will begin the task but they will do it grudgingly. They complain, the hold back from real effort, the doddle and take their time for the sake of killing time. Also not very productive. I call this leverl The Grudge.

There are several stages now that begin to be more positive and due the length of this article I won’t talk about each one but as you can imagine they progressively better and stronger in their willingness score. Near the top are those who do an excellent job in an optimistic and enthusiastic way.

As you rise higher you will encounter those who not only do their job with excellence — they will go the extra mile and so forth.

So you can quickly see that there is an important element in creating success that has more to do than with just simply following a blueprint. Are you following it with the right attitude? Are you willing to do it? And how high is your willingness?

I challenge you to rise higher and be more anxious and eager to get totally committed to your success! Don’t be a grudge when you have to show up! Remember how you do one thing is how you do everything. And people are watching and taking notes with who they can trust and who they want to work with. If you do things with a high level of willingness you will soon see greater rewards, benefits, opportunities and all kinds of great stuff flowing your way!

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VISION – If you can’t see it you can’t create it – Personal Power Mastery Minute

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Vision is a conviction for future creation. Too often results are lacking because the vision and conviction is also lacking. When you see it and believe it so much that it begins to become real the universe begins to co-partner with you to create. When the going gets tough your clarity of vision and purpose is often eh most powerful tool you will have in pushing through. When you have difficulty getting to a goal revisit and restore your vision and you’ll find power to keep going or even get stated again. #personalpowermastery #vision #ppm #douglasvermeeren #personalpower #levelup #goalsetting #successquotes #success #successclub #topmotivationalspeakers

Be Bold! Personal Power Mastery Minute

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Holding back from our best never allows us to tap into our higher potential. Approaching opportunities with hesitation will never allow us to rise higher. YOU GOTTA WANNA! You must step up, step in and step forward. Success comes to those who are bold! Success comes to those with courage! Don’t just nod your head and say this sounds great. DO SOMETHING BOLD TODAY! #personalpowermastery #douglasvermeeren #success #successquotes #dougvermeeren #personalpower #Levelup #entreprenuer #topmotivationalspeakers

Authenticity – what does that really mean? Personal Power Mastery minute – Douglas Vermeeren

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Authenticity isn’t about getting to do what you want. It’s about discovering your highest values and living within the boundaries of those values. Too often the declaration “I’ve got to be me.” leads to short sighted choices based on immediate gratification. This will never provide lasting happiness or produce the best consequences. Take time to discover your values and create consequences that will support them.

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Personal Power Mastery minute – Your future is determined by what you do NOW!

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Often times people talk about how they would like their life and future to look. Where things go amiss is when they fail to connect that future with the present. The key to creating a better future is to decide what you will do today to bring that future. Decisions are the hinge that either make or break the connection to your ideal future. But too often people make their decisions based on what they are currently experiencing rather than what they want. Decisions create future, not the present. You are already in the present.

So next time you say “I can’t because of… (lack of money, lack of connection to people, opportunities, things, knowledge, etc.) recognize that the only thing that can possibly change your future is to simply DO IT anyways.

Your decisions of today are the only thing that will give you something better tomorrow.

A decision now may require you to stretch and grow. But one thing is certain if you always do what you have always done you will always get what you’ve always gotten. Nothing will change. You can’t repeat the same patterns and expect different results.

If you want more money = you must make a new decision.

If you want more opportunity = you must make a new decision.

If you want better relationships = you must make a new decision.

All things can be improved and changed for the better if you decide. Decisions lead lives.

What will you decide today?

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What would you do with the secrets of the world’s top achievers? Would you level up your income? Your business? Your opportunities? Now you can find out because those secrets are now available to you. Over the last two decades Douglas Vermeeren has conducted extensive first hand research into the lives of the worlds top achievers. He has the success strategies of top business leaders from Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, KFC, United Airlines, Microsoft, Disney and others to share with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern Day Napoleon Hill. In addition, he is the producer and director of 3 out of 10 of the top personal development movies ever made. He is the producer of The Opus (featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, John Demartini, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle and others.) The Gratitude Experiment (Bob Proctor, Marie Diamond, John Demartini, John Gray) and The Treasure Map (John Demartini, Loral Langemeier, Raymond Aaron, Marshall Sylver, Randy Gage.) He has authored 3 books in the Guerrilla marketing series and is the creator of Personal Power Mastery which has been consistently rated as one of the top events for personal change and development worldwide. He is a regular featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV, CBC, The Huffington Post, NY Daily News and others.

For more info go to http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com

Personal Power Mastery Minute – Are you in flow for success?

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All growth requires your expansion. If you want better relationships, more abundance, bigger results at work or in your business… or whatever it is you are looking to grow and improve it’s going to start with you. You can’t expand what is around you until you are bigger and better. Growth requires new perspectives, new skills and new understanding. Positive change is always a result of positive preparation.

If you think about it its pretty obvious to see the importance of expansion. Even the universe is in a constant state of expansion and has been since the beginning of the Big Bang. Anything that is not expanding is by nature contracting and as a result fighting against the entire universe.

In other words, when we hold back from growth and expansion we are in fact fighting against the entire universe. Expansion is the direction for everything. Are you in line with the movement?

I hope so. It is a decision to do so. It has been interesting to observe that both expansion and contraction take work. There is a significant amount of effort required to dig in your heels and resist growth. It is not easy to stay the same in a world that is ever changing. But some people choose to stay put.

As a result they end up doing more work and fighting an uphill battle more frequently. We all know people who end up repeating serious life lessons again and again because they refuse to learn. We have all seen people in financial or relationship troubles because they keep repeating poor patterns without improvement. These same people often seek out immediate gratification (with no long term benefits or power) or they would prefer to relax and lazily watch others progress.

Expansion and growth on the other hand open doors of possibility. Yes, there is work involved. But it is easier because you moving with the flow rather than against it.

So here’s the question, What are you doing today to expand?

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As simple strategy to create more success! By Douglas Vermeeren

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As people it is our human nature to select the activities and habits in our life to lead with our highest values. One of the disappointments that we create for ourselves is that we try to fool ourselves into chasing and pursuing things that don’t matter to us at deepest levels. We often pursue the wrong things because we take messages from those around us or the media as to what we are told we should enjoy and appreciate. Authenticity to our highest values will create results and happiness.

This can be seen in immediate gratification choices too. People grab what they think they want in the short term rather than what they really value in the long term.

Immediate gratification choices rarely add to our satisfaction in the long term. Most of the time they actually create regrets. They are generally based on what we value in the short term rather than support our long term vision of who we want to be and what we want to have. Those are long term decisions.

Most powerful opportunities and moments of greatness appear as people focus on sticking close tot heir long term values.

Make some decisions today that will allow you to identify your long term values as they manifest themselves each day as the decisions that you need to make. If you decide before the moment of decision arrives you will begin to see greater success!

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The Most expensive things in the world…

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A few years ago I was sitting with Frank Maguire, one of the co-founders of FedEx and he asked me a question. His questions was simple, “What is the most expensive thing in the world?” 

The reason this question is important in for entrepreneurs and building wealth is because I have found as important as it is to do the right thing, there are equally dangerous things that you can do that will rob you of becoming wealthy and productivity. Naturally Frank’s question has led to some serious thought over the years. As I have thought about this question I have decided that there is a relatively important list of things that become expensive that most people never think about and that list exposes us to things that cost us money, keep us from making money and most important cost us time. 

I call this list the “most expensive things list”. I invite you to consider the things here and how your current involvement with these things might be costing you money and opportunity.

  1. Excuses – Excuses are essentially lies we tell ourselves to keep us from being accountable. We lie to ourselves to remove responsibility but in the process we also remove our results. Success in creating wealth means that we sometimes have to put ourselves on the line and make things happen even when it requires us to become uncomfortable. The wealthiest people I know find a way while those who are broke stop at finding an excuse.
  1. Bad advice from broke people – It has been said that where you get your advice will determine where you get to wind up in life. The problem that I have observed over the years is that too many people stay broke because they simply get bad advice from other broke people. Sure those people may be trying to help, they almost always have good intentions, but they are just as broke as you are. It’s like a drowning person trying to teach you how to swim. It doesn’t make much sense does it? 
  1. Setting low personal standards – Your standards begin with what you believe you are entitled to and what you’re worthy of. As I have taught wealth strategies around the world it is very common to see people who believe that the most basic wealth strategies are sound and will work – but that they quickly suggest that they will work for other people and not for themselves. It’s almost like they believe that they have some kind of curse that will keep them broke and in poverty. Nothing could be further from the truth. Money itself doesn’t care. If you follow the patterns that create wealth you will become wealthy. There is no luck involved. Raise your standards in terms of what you are willing to do, who you are willing to learn from, what you feel you are worth and how much effort you will put in and you can’t help but see results.
  2. Ego – Most people stay broke because they feel like they already have all the answers. As one of my mentors put it to me when I was a young and smart-alec teenager, “You can be rich or you can be right. You can’t be both.” He then pointed out that if I was determined to hold onto my ego I would get to keep everything that went along with it. That meant everything my ego had created I would get to keep no more. My financial situation was based on my understanding at that point and so if I chose to stay the same my situation would stay the same. Ego is one of the greatest enemies of success.  Choosing to be rich starts with choosing to be teachable.
  1. Procrastination or hesitation – Procrastination is putting on hold something that you know you should do and it has never created wealth or success. If you know what you want you must do it. You must seize opportunities you are seeking. I have seen many many circumstances where deals have gone to the fastest person to say yes. If something is a good deal and a good opportunity chances are very good that others are rushing for the same deal. Don’t miss out because you hesitate. There’s a reason why not everyone is wealthy – and that’s that there are often a scarcity of opportunities.  I also believe the universe is like an echo chamber. If you show up with hesitation everything will show up for you with the same hesitation. If you show up with boldness everything in your life will show up the same way. After having spent time with some of the most wealthy people in the world it has been evident to me that not one of them is a procrastinator. When opportunities show up they move quickly even if they don’t have all the answers.  Another important thought on procrastination. How many wish they would have started buying properties for example when you were in your late teens? So why did you wait? Why are you waiting now?  There is a Chinese proverb that says the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago and right now. You may not be able to go back in time to plant the tree but if you don’t do something today you are creating exactly the same kind of regret. One of the properties I bought early in life I paid $55,000 for. This was in the mid-1990s. Today that property is worth around $359,000. I also have wishes and my wish is that I would’ve bought more. You are always going to experience this – but getting started today with what you can do today will at least get rid of a few of these big regrets.
  1. Lack of clarity — perhaps this point is linked closely to the concept of avoiding procrastination. When you lack clarity of purpose or an understanding of how your money will be made you can’t become skilled enough to quickly evaluate opportunities. As a result you miss a lot of opportunities which slows down your ability to make progress and build your wealth. Once you identify your strongest opportunities for creating wealth you must learn ahead of time what you need to do to be able to be prepared for those opportunities when they arrive.
  1. Poor influences – You’ve heard it said that your network equals your net worth. This is certainly true. Not only does this reflect in the people you learn from but even more so about the what people around you expect out of life. If you are surrounded by people with low expectations you won’t create much. If you are in a community of people that are striving to create wealth and excited about it you will do the same.  Like attracts like. If you want to be on fire you best be a log in the fire rather than a spark off in the distance alone trying to stay hot. 
  1. Crappy trades/patterns – Wealth is created primarily through the accumulation of good trades. Most obviously when we acquire an asset that generates cashflow or capital gains that’s a good deal. But these trades start at a more basic level than assets. They start even with the trades of how we prioritize our day and utilize our time. When you allow trivial things to take over your day in exchange for powerful things you don’t create powerful things. Make better trades in all areas of your life. And let’s be honest one of the things that people want is wealth for free. You can’t have it for free. You will have to buy something. You can never save your way to wealth. You can only do it through smart purchases. For example, you can’t collect the rent on a property you don’t buy. You can’t get a dividend on an investment you did buy. You must learn to make smart purchases and trades and that is the only option.
  1. Being a solopreneur – Wealth is a team sport. If you try to do it alone relying on just your own knowledge, money, time, opportunities and expertise you will soon find limitations. You only have so much time, energy, know how and money. Think about the most obvious example of real estate. If you want to acquire a property to start producing cashflow with you will be waiting a long time if you try to pay for it by yourself. You will have to save the entire purchase price of the property and closing cost. Certainly the property will be gone by that time. You must learn and use the principle of leverage if you are going to be successful. You can’t win the gain of wealth playing by yourself.
  1. Lack of know how – This means education. You can only earn what you learn. You can’t implement what you don’t understand. No meet how willing you are to succeed you will never create success unless you add to that willingness a correct understanding of what you need to do. Correct actions not dreams create results. 

And lastly as a bonus thought one of the most expensive obstacles to wealth are the stories that people tell themselves that keep them broke. Perhaps this can be an expansion on the first point of excuses. That’s really what stories are. You can’t tell yourself stories about why you aren’t good enough, why something won’t work or why you can’t participate. If you are committed to becoming wealthy you have got to make a clear decision that this is what you will do.

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