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How are you creating your life? Personal Power Mastery – Douglas Vermeeren

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How are you creating your life?
Personal Power Mastery Moment By Douglas Vermeeren

Douglas Vermeeren - Personal Power Mastery- Success quote 119

You’ve heard the idea that people spend more time planning their summer vacations than they do planning for their life. It might sound like a funny idea if it weren’t closer to the truth than most people realize. The majority of people who even claim to be in charge of their lives still don’t take time to regularly plan and evaluate their lives. Their planning is most often sporadic and only spurred on by either outside events that force them to revaluate or a high inspiring moment that reminds them of what they are capable of.

If you are going to make powerful strides towards creating the success you want in your life a careful examination of your life and your activities in relationship to your goals must e a regular activity.

As I meet, interviewed and spend time with some of the worlds top achievers I was was quite surprised to see that each of them spend much careful time in meditation, pondering and careful thought about their present and future. (They didn’t waste a lot of time worrying about the past except to repeat successes or quickly learn from a mistake) Their time was also not spent wishing or wondering what they could do. It was actually productive thinking about why some thing would be important, how they might accomplish it and who they could reach out to for help.

It is important to point out that many of the gurus today encourage their supporters to learn to think big. While that is important I have found that often those who created lives of challenge, poverty and difficulty often tries to be big thinkers too. Big thinking alone doesn’t do it. The thinking that follows must be entered around execution and support for that execution.

One of the thoughts I often share in Personal Power Mastery is the concept you’ve heard that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I want to share that room to heaven is to. The only difference between the people on the two roads is that those who make it to the better places tend to add execution to the their good intentions.

Over the year I have observed that that there are some additional steps required to bring what you think about into reality. Here’s the first consideration:

If you only think it you probably won’t do it.

If you plan it you might do it. Or do it for a while.

If you schedule it you will get it done.

If you want to actually shift your ideas from thoughts to reality in the real world the first thing you need to do is start scheduling when you will take action on what you have thought about.

The second consideration:
Why do people procrastinate? The answers are simple and there are two of them. Firstly, the task that they need to accomplish aren’t in line with their highest values. When people don’t have activities that are in line with what they value most they aren’t interested to do them. And secondly they need momentum. Often people procrastinate because the aren’t really sure what to do next. Build a schedule (interesting this is connected to the idea above) and start developing a pattern of habits so you know what needs to be done next. If you know what’s next you don’t have to procrastinate trying to figure it out.

Thirdly, Seek out support and accountability partners. When you have others helping you they can’t help you stay focused and even provide support for achieving your successes.

My challenge to you today is to spend some time in planning your life. Set aside a regular time to do this often. Keep a journal for it and be sure to translate your plans from thinking to a schedule. Get to work in really time to start making things happen and get some support.


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Thinking and Wealth – How you think can make you rich! Part 1

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What you think about can make you rich

What you think about can make you Rich

Thinking and wealth

By Douglas Vermeeren


As I have conducted my research on the super successful and super wealthy I have found many clues that  are fundamental in creating greater financial success. One that I will talk about in this post is simple but extremely profound. It comes down to appreciation. One of the major differences between those who are highly financially successful and those who are not comes down to appreciating their money.


No doubt there are some people there shaking their heads right now saying, ‘this is silly, we all appreciate money.”  But do we?


Let me explain what I mean by appreciation.  Most people think that appreciation simply means to have good feelings or gratitude towards a thing or situation. Maybe you appreciate something someone did for you or a gift someone gave you.


Appreciation is so much deeper than that, especially when it comes to looking at money. In fact, a great way to explain this might be to look at the opposite of appreciation – depreciation.  This is a word we heard more often when it comes to things in the financial realm.


Most people say they appreciate their money, but they most of the time making purchases that depreciate. Therefore we may safely assume that most people really don’t understand what it means to appreciate their money.


The dictionary defines appreciation as “understanding of the nature and quality of something.” Most people don’t truly understand the value of their money.  Consumer research groups suggest that the average american household spends more than 96% of their income on purchases that immediately depreciate. While it is understandable that some items such as food, clothing and shelter are necessities, the same research indicates that much of the income is currently spent on entertainment. These expenditures have no appreciation value.


If you want to see your wealth increase dramatically you need to begin keep a more careful eye on your depreciation spending.


I am not against enjoying life and having a great time. But to receive great financial returns a small shift is required. My personal research into the lives of the world’ most successful people demonstrates that by delaying immediate gratification and shifting the purchase mentality to appreciation great wealth can be created.


Purchases that appreciate, like investments, begin to place your money in a position where it works for you and grows by itself.




So the next time you are about to make purchases, even small ones, pause and consider the value of the purchase – Appreciative or depreciative. Set a goal to increase the amount of appreciative purchases you are making and you will find yourself moving towards greater financial freedom.



Douglas Vermeeren

Douglas Vermeeren

Douglas Vermeeren is the founder of the Succeed Research center. He has conducted similar research to that of Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) by studying the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. He developed several success systems that have revolutionized personal lives, business and financial situations for hundreds of people around the globe. Doug is also the producer of the film The Opus featuring Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Joe Vitale, Bill Bartmann, Marci Shimoff, Morris Goodman, Bob Doyle, John Demartini and others.


Doug is also the Author of the latest Guerrilla Book with Jay Conrad Levinson, “Guerrilla Achiever.”


Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of the 1 X 180 Experiment, where he will attempt to create $1 million dollars from a single dollar in 180 days. (Six months.)


Why your big ideas disappear. – How Thoughts Become Things

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Why your big ideas disappear. – How Thoughts Become Things

Electrical charges that stimulate the thought processes of the brain

Neurons with electrical activity

By Douglas Vermeeren

Scientific fact generally begins as a hypothesis or educated guess as to why things are.

Often times these preliminary answers are much more than guesses, they are based on observable principles that have been previously proven or exist in similar situations we already subscribe to. Having said that here is a hypothesis I will put forward to explain an interesting phenomenon we have all observed in relation to thought.

Here’s the phenomenon:

You’ve got a great idea. The inspiring power of it hits you. It is exhilarating. Your mind is buzzing with excitement and it is contagious. And then suddenly your brain stops.

You appear to have reached your limit with the idea. Your thinking then shifts to something different. Because of this shift you doubt whether the ‘good idea’ was really as good as you thought it was.

Or maybe you’ve seen the same phenomenon happen this way. Do you remember a time when you were engaged in conversation with a group of people? The topic has everyone contributing. And then suddenly without warning everything goes silent in the room. No one has anything more to contribute on the previous hot topic.

You’ve probably heard it said somewhere that approximately every seven minutes in a conversation things go silent. This is that exact phenomenon that I am referring to.

Electrical charges that stimulate the thought processes of the brain

Brain activity with electrical activity

While there is no absolute scientific explanation of what thought really is, current neuroscience theory suggests that part of our thought process involves electrical impulses that travel through the axon of the cell and create chemical reactions in the synaptic connections.

The axon can be up to six feet in length and the electrical charge can travel from 2 miles per hour all the way up to 200 miles per hour. When the charge reaches the Dendrites of the cell it actives a chemical which makes the leap over a synapse and the electric charge then continues on it’s journey on the neighboring neuron.1.

So my hypothesis is simple, this electricity that is moving through our brain at the speed of thought is like other forms of electricity that we experience. In other words, it has a specified and limited charge or voltage. In our outside world a charge as it travels gradually loses the potency of its charge.

On the inside world of our brain activity, I believe that the reason our thoughts stop or the conversation goes silent is that simply the particular thought has run out of the electrical charge to keep it going. Much in the same way that spinning top eventually runs out of momentum. My external observances would indicate that if this charge theory is accurate that the average idea charge would last between 7 – 9 minutes.

I would like to research this hypothesis in actuality with a Electroencephalograph for more data. (So anyone out there that can help with this, please call.)

An Electroencephalograph records the electrical activities of the brain. One of the challenges I would have to overcome before engaging in such a study would be, ‘how can an individual unique electrical thought be coded so that it be specifically identified. At this point it seems that no one knows how to do that.

While my hypothesis has not been proven I have found a few items of evidence to support the concept of ideas and emotions dissolving quickly like an electrical would. Starting intense and then losing momentum until there is nothing.

In the late 1960 the popular children’s Sesame Street conducted research into the attention spans of children. They found that rather than making lengthy story lines that children seemed to do much better when following shorter segments or vignettes of about three to five minutes in length. This coincides perfectly with the above hypothesis of the idea or attention charge lasting only a short period of a few minutes. 2.

As a second evidence to support my theory, I found an interesting study where anger management specialists have found that a person feeling the strong emotions of anger, if left unprovoked will have the feelings of anger dissipate in under ten minutes. 3.

Having the ability to activate your attention span and stay focused with important tasks is a key to accomplishing goals and creating success.

So how can you keep your thought charge going longer? In the same way electricity is conducted best when the circuits are clean, clear and made of conductive materials the brain functions best when it is cared for with proper diet, rest and exercise.

To learn more about cultivating empowering thoughts please go to the official website for the film “How Thoughts Become Things.” (http//

About the Author
Douglas Vermeeren is the director the Succeed Research Center and the producer of the upcoming film “How Thoughts Become Things.” Vermeeren has conducted extensive research into the lives of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers and speaks globally on how anyone can influence their brain to think like a top achiever. For a free download on the 3 myths of the mind that sabotage even the most motivated Achievers go to:

1. The Brain the changes itself, Norman Doidge, MD p.
2. Growing up with a three minute attention span, Morris Wolfe
On History of Media and the “Attention Span,” Michael Z. Newman (University of Wisconsin)
3. Anger Management for Dummies, W. Doyle Gentry, PhD, p.51