50 Secrets of Prosperity from Randy Gage

Randy Gage is one of our All-TIme Favorites …

Randy Gage

He’s a good-looking bald guy (much like one of the authors of this blog)  😉 
–who used to be beyond broke
–and is now extremely wealthy
–by providing TONS of value to his clients

He recently published an incredible list of his
“50 Secrets Of Prosperity”

Here’s the list below.  

What else would *YOU* add to the list?
(Please leave your comments below!)

1) Rich people think differently than broke people.

2) Healthy people think differently than sick people.

3) Happy people think differently than depressed people.

4) You’re not poor because you don’t have money.  You’re poor if you don’t have a dream.

5) Governments do not create prosperity.  At best, they facilitate it.  Usually, they squander it.

6) Money at its very essence is energy – which can be attracted or repelled.

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7) With a powerful vision that pulls you toward it – you bend the universe to your will.

8) When your dream is bold enough, the facts no longer matter.

9) Your past does not have to determine your future.  But only when you decide to break the cycle.

10) You can watch five to six hours of television a day, or you can be rich, but you can’t do both.

11) You can be a victim or a victor, but you can’t be both.

12) Poverty is not the absence of money and material things; it is a mindset.

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13) Prosperity is not an abundance of money and material things; it is a mindset.

14) You might think you have a money shortage, but it’s really only an idea shortage.

15) Never let anyone else’s limiting belief become yours.

16) If you want to become wealthy, stop taking financial advice from broke people.

17) Your wealth grows exactly at the same rate your prosperity consciousness does.

18) The only free cheese is in the mousetrap.

19) Wealth is created by adding value and solving problems.

20) You must be willing to let go of who you have been, to become who you are meant to be.

21) Prosperity is your birthright and natural condition.

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22) The universe can only do for you what it can do through you.

23) Gossiping about others creates a negative prosperity debt.

24) You must be willing to give up some things you want, to get the things you really want.

25) If you don’t invest in yourself, it’s probably a pretty bad investment for anyone else.

26) Only argue for the limitations you really want to keep!

27) Only acknowledge your limitations for the purpose of overcoming them.

28) To embolden yourself, surround yourself with bold people.

29) Money doesn’t buy happiness.  But neither does poverty.

30) Bills are simply invoices for blessings you’ve already received.  Treat them accordingly.

31) Surround yourself with people who dream bigger than you do.

32) You can’t out give the universe.

33) The best thing you can do for the poor, hungry and exploited is not be one of them.

34) When you get negative people out of your life, negative things happen a lot less frequently.

35) Vengeance must walk out before love can walk in.

36) The universe won’t give you your next assignment until you’re overqualified for your current one.

37) Let go of the need to be liked.  Successful people threaten mediocrity.

38) Haters don’t hate you.  They hate themselves because they don’t have the guts to do what you’re doing.

39) Salesy is always better than brokey.

40) Never shop anywhere women are wearing curlers in their hair.

41) Build your own dream instead of borrowing the dreams of others.

42) Build a dream so compelling it pulls you towards it.

43) Your dream needs to be as big as you are.  And that’s really big.

44) If you’re not scared, you need a bigger goal.

45) When you make your dream bigger, it makes you bigger.

46) If you find yourself starting over too much, stop giving up so easily.

47) To unleash your power, start believing in your power.

48) If your dream isn’t outrageous, you’re just not being realistic.

49) Treat the people you meet today as if they will be gone tomorrow.

50) Make sure you die with more memories than dreams.

 

How to Heal Your Money Karma

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One of the newsletters I subscribe to is Daily Om.  From time to time, they offer excerpts from courses on great subjects.  Here’s a particularly good one.

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Heal Your Money Karma

From Heal Your Money Karma On-Line Course

by Spencer Sherman & Brent Kessel

The following is an excerpt from the “Heal Your Money Karma” on-line course. If you would like to enroll in the course, click here.

Heal Your Money Karma

When we gain awareness of our ancestral money patterns, we have the ability to create spaciousness around our unproductive money habits and beliefs. Spaciousness helps us loosen our grip on old patterns so that they can begin to unravel and we can develop new money habits and beliefs that serve us. We are often impulsive when it comes to money. Training ourselves to pause in the midst of reactivity energetically opens us up to a creative thought, a new insight, a new way of behaving. The money breath you will learn, for example, adds a much-needed pause to this contracted area in our life.

Transforming Old Patterns

The spiritual tools are now available for us to challenge our initiation into money and undo the conditioning of childhood money messages. In place of worn beliefs and undermining behaviors, we can affirm new beliefs and behaviors which align with who we are today.

Healing Emotions Around Money

Money has remained in shadow for so long that when we consciously bring it into the light and simply acknowledge the darkness, shame, and fear that we have around money, we begin to transform our old patterns. Being in denial, obsession, or resistance with any of our patterns, keeps them firmly in place. If you doubt this, observe your friends’ money patterns. If they are in denial, obsession, or resistance, don’’t their patterns stay in place?

Discovering and Balancing Your Financial Archetype

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Your life experiences caused you to develop certain financial beliefs and habits and to avoid others. We have noticed that, although the details of people’s behaviors and problems are unique, there are great similarities among certain groups of people. We’ve created some broad definitions of these groups, or archetypes, so that people can learn from others who have gone through similar experiences. The value of defining these archetypes is that they give us a basis for understanding how we came to have our current financial life, and practices to pursue in order to create the financial life we most want.

Living an Authentic Money Life

When we gain awareness of the truth of our conditioning, we are naturally compelled to increase our resonance with what we really want in our lives and to create an authentic money life for ourselves.

A Living Example— – Healing the “Money is Difficult” Belief

Many of us have been conditioned to believe that money is difficult. As we understand our ancestral patterns and our archetypal money tendencies, we learn how to balance this tendency and create some spaciousness within which to create a paradigm shift in our lives. For me (Spencer), the thought that money is difficult began to shift at the level of the mind. Then I noticed that every cell in my body began to respond. Changing our beliefs will actually create new neural pathways in the brain. Take a moment to say “money is difficult” and notice how you feel. Now say “I have all the money I need at all times” and notice how you feel. Imagine the life you would live from these disparate messages. Which do you choose?

This is about healing and undoing the old programming so that we can uncover our own path towards financial wellness, generosity, and prosperity consciousness. Unfortunately, so many of us have been living the lives of our ancestors despite our best efforts not to continue this conditioning. Now, you can use revolutionary tools to birth a new relationship to money that actually nourishes our spirits and allows us to live gracefully, mindfully, joyously, and abundantly on this planet.

First, become aware of how your ancestors handled money. Start noticing the connections between your lineage, your childhood, and your current adult way of being around money. After watching the video, take time to write down answers to the following questions and/or discuss with your money ally.

• How did they earn it?

• How did they spend it?

• Save it?

• Invest it?

• Worry about it?

• Talk about it?

• Were they free with it?

• Generous?

• Careless?

• Frugal?

What are your own money shadows in your life today? HINT:

These are your money thoughts and behaviors that keep you from absolute bliss and abundance in your life and that you don’’t want others to know about.

To continue healing your ancestral money patterns:

1) Read and do the exercise on your “Family’s Money Mantras.”

2) Make the “Money Breath” a daily practice.

Family Money Mantras

Let’s begin by recalling the favorite money aphorisms or pieces of wisdom that our parents and grandparents delivered with seemingly benign purpose. What did they tend to say repeatedly about money or their relationship to money? When you are feeling money stress or worry, what mantras from your family seem to be causing that stress or worry?

For example, whenever I [Spencer Sherman] take a day off at the beach or do anything that can’t be measured in dollars, I hear my father’s voice say “money is the only thing that will give you security,– count your bank balance.” Often when I’’m shopping, I hear my mother’s voice say “We can’’t afford it,” and then I hear the opposite voice of my maternal grandfather say “Just go for it anyway.” No wonder we’’re so confused about money.

Write down the first mantras that come to mind for each of the following family members (it’’s ok that some might be blank):

• My father’’s money mantra was:

• My mother’’s money mantra was:

• My maternal grandfather’’s money mantra was:

• My paternal grandfather’’s money mantra was:

• My maternal grandmother’s money mantra was:

• My paternal grandmother’’s money mantra was:

• The cultural money mantras I heard from TV, books, religion, etc. were:

Ask yourself these questions and write down your answers. Or even better, get together with your financial ally and ask each other these questions (writing down this information is key to increasing your awareness, tracking your progress, and producing the largest money breakthroughs during the 8-week course):

• How does your current money life reflect these mantras?

• What are your predominant money fantasies or worries?

• How do you feel about spending money within your means (or not)?

• How is your spending in alignment with your spiritual and inner values? How is it not?

• Do you save money? If so, is it done in a way that reflects a sense of spaciousness and belief in your future, or not?

• Do you invest money? If so, what feelings do you experience around investing? Do you invest with a sense of desperation to hit a home run?

• Do your investments reflect your values, or not? If yes, how?

• Do you earn money with ease or effort? Describe.

• Do you earn money in ways that are consistent with your values?

• Do you borrow money with ease or stress? Describe.

• Do you truthfully communicate about money with your partner, friends, children, and colleagues? Do you honor your boundaries?

• Do you wisely and purposefully give money away?

• In general, do you radiate a consciousness of generosity and prosperity or one of scarcity and fear?

• Do you see any parallels between your ancestral money patterns and your own?

The Money Breath Meditation

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Our money thoughts happen in a nanosecond. We fear scarcity in one moment and fantasize about getting rich in the next we hate money, then we see money as energy, and then we feel resigned that our money lives or relationship to money will never change.

Perhaps you’’re saying to yourself “I’’m the product of my ancestral money lineage and there’s a family history of pain, difficulty, scarcity, bad money decisions, or just ignoring money altogether.” The purpose of the money breath is to slow us down whenever a money thought or money interaction occurs. Slowing down allows us to create enough spaciousness for us to see the truth, access our intuition, and see the higher path to take in this moment.

A pause of even one nanosecond around a fearful money thought can mean the difference between despair and joy, scarcity consciousness and abundance, stress and peace.

This simple breath exercise can be a powerful tool for overcoming money madness, which I define as any irrational or impulsive habitual money behavior that does not serve us. Once you are familiar with the exercise, skip the first part and you can use it in your daily life at any moment: while shopping, while doing your taxes, before or during a job interview or sales meeting. You can shift from fear to peace.

Part 1

Notice:

• How do you feel physically? Tense, relaxed, energized, tired?

• What is your posture like? Slumped? Rigid? Relaxed?

• How busy is your mind? Racing? Full of thoughts? Quiet? Calm?

• Can you feel your breath moving in your body? Where?

• What is your mood like right now?

• What is your level of wanting to “do or change” something? Low, medium, high?

Important: Commit to giving full permission to be as you are without any attempt to correct, change, or better yourself in this moment.

• Feel your feet on the floor.

• Press down lightly on the floor with your feet and then release.

• Notice the places where you make contact with the chair.

• Are you trying to hold yourself up?

• Relax your muscles and let yourself be held, without collapsing.

• Allow your full weight to be carried by the chair and the floor.

Now bring your attention to your breath.

Where do you feel the physical sensation of your breath? As it moves through your nose, mouth, throat? Do you notice your chest, ribcage or belly moving when you breathe? Sense your breath between your shoulder blades and feel your spine responding to the breath.

Now notice the cycle of your breath: the inhale, the exhale, a pause, and then the next inhale, etc. Notice which is longer, your inhale or your exhale.

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 Part II

Take a deep breath. Inhale through the nose and let your belly, rib cage and chest expand as you fill your lungs with air. One, two, three seconds.

At the top of the inhalation, lungs filled, pause for one second. Now exhale, letting your breath out easily through your open mouth for six seconds–twice as long as your inhale. At the bottom of the exhale, say to yourself, aloud if you can: “May my money wisdom increase.”

Repeat 2-3 times, then rest. Notice how you feel now–without having to change or do anything. Just be for a moment.

How to use the money breath in your daily life:

The aim of the money breath is to interrupt our automatic or impulsive money responses, and create a gap in our thinking that wisdom can fill.

I invite you to do the money breath throughout your day, whenever you think about money (listening to the financial news, for example) or are involved in a money transaction–whether it’s balancing your checkbook, rebalancing your investment portfolio, shopping in a store or online, paying for services, making a donation, etc.

I especially recommend doing the money breath any time an emotion around money is triggered— whether it’s fear, anxiety, greed, resignation, envy, ambition, or the need to win. This reactive state causes an adrenaline rush in the body. That, in turn, constricts your blood flow, speeding up your breathing, and makes your breath more shallow. Shallow breathing means that less oxygen gets to the brain; less oxygen to the brain means the brain doesn’t work as well as it can or should.

Doing the Money Breath burns off the excess adrenaline your irrational money behavior or money madness has prompted. It relaxes the blood flow and deepens your breathing so that more oxygen gets to the brain. You will think more creatively and clearly. You will replace your money madness with money wisdom. Psychologically, you’re bringing in your adult to care for your inner child. That inner child strained to breathe during money situations long ago, and now we have the ability to infuse that child with oxygen so that he or she feels safe enough to allow our adult wisdom to lead and make decisions instead of the scared child.

How the Money Breath works: You’’ve just learned how to slow down your whole system. On a physical level this increases oxygen and blood supply to your brain and all your cells. This actually increases the likelihood that you’ll be able to access the best source of information, namely YOU. When you ask for your money wisdom to increase, you affirm your own innate ability to transform your relationship with money regardless of how much money you have. You are calling your own money wisdom forward which has been blocked by impulsivity and old habits. The breath helps to open the channels of wisdom and clarity.

May your money wisdom increase throughout your week!

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For more information visit Heal Your Money Karma On-Line Course

Why Affirmations Don’t Work

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If you understand law of attraction, you know that thoughts create things and like attracts like.

The concept of affirmations is that repeating a positive statement will eventually allow you to cross over into belief of the statement and create the desired outcome.  Sounds plausible, right?  

The problem with this is that when we state something that we know is untrue we attract more thoughts that bring us down.  

For instance, many people struggle with making more money.  So if we create the affirmation, “I am rich.” and we are not currently living that reality it can actually undermine our efforts.

In fact, if we are struggling financially and have great angst around this subject, then there are many more thoughts that pop up to the contrary.

Abraham-Hicks says that every subject has two sides.  The having of something and the not having of it.  That is very clear with money and why so many people struggle with it.

So you go through a litany of things about not having money and continue down the path of then feeling bad about not having it and how is seemingly out of reach.  This creates many more bad feelings about the subject of money and the feeling is what is most important in law of attraction.


So now you end up worse off than before you first recited the affirmation.  I learned a very important word track from Michael Losier, author of “The Law Of Attraction Book”.  He said to use the phrase, “I’m in the process…”  I’m in the process of creating more money and abundance in my life is a much more positive way to start creating the desired outcome.

Your mind doesn’t “argue” with you.  If you’re taking the actions, then you are “in the process”.  It has helped me so much to pivot on issues that before were really tough to break free from.

So what are you “In the process” of creating in your life?  Let me know in the comments or connect with me on Facebook!

Money Meditation – Getting Into the Vortex

I have learned so much reading Abraham-Hicks books, as well as listening to their tapes and watching their videos.

Here is an amazing Money Meditation that is reflective of much of their work in Money and the Law of Attraction and The Vortex.  I highly recommend reading both.


It’s all about growing your belief and relaxing into the realization that all you are wanting to attract is right outside your door. It’s a matter of a subtle shift or a tipping of the scales, if you will.  From there, you start to build on the belief as the abundance starts to show up in your experience.  I love this quote from Abraham that I heard so long ago, “The easier it gets, the easier it gets.”  It’s so profound and true.  All the very best to you my friends!

“TGIF” Can Be Hazardous To Your Health (And Wealth!)

Certainly you’ve heard the phrase: “T.G.I.F.”

I bet his Monday isn’t as good!

Thank God It’s FRIDAY!!!

It’s the adult version of what I remember kids saying at the end of every school year …

“No more homework, no more books!
No more teacher’s dirty looks!
When the principal rings the bell …
Drop your books and run like hell!!!”
(SIGH!!)

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Why do we celebrate “getting through” school?

Let’s stop and analyze that.

Kids go to school to subconsciously “get through it.”

Just to go start working for a boss Monday through Friday and “make it to the weekend.”

REALLY?

Is that just the most insane thing you’ve heard … EVER?

What a recipe for a disastrous life!

Where is the FUN?

Where is the JOY?

Where is the “LIVING” … if all we’re looking to do is “get through” the school year and/or work week?

I think you see the point here.

So getting back to the “T.G.I.F.” statement.

If you’re TRULY finding yourself thinking about the “weekend” all week long …

Week after week … month after month … year after year …

It’s time for a WHOLESALE change, wouldn’t you agree?

I was very fortunate to recognize this pattern early in life.  My “teachers” were the many unhappy adults (co-workers) I encountered who were “stuck” in their “day-to-day” routines.  (I was only 18 at the time.  It was a summer job.  My “exit strategy” was going back to college for my 2nd year).

I sensed the displeasure in many employees, so I’d occasionally ask, “Hey, Frank, if you’re not really happy with this job, why not move to where you want to live; or go back to school to pursue _____; or submit a resume for that dream job you’ve been thinking about?”

It took me a few years to really understand what was going on here.

Of course, the answer was, they’d GIVEN UP!

Being stuck sucks. The good news is you can break out in a big way at any moment. How about … NOW?” :) 

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Imagine the insanity of letting go of the dreams for your life … the hope … the possibilities … the joy … the excitement … the “game” …

Actually … that’s pretty damn depressing!  LOL  So let me get back to what it feels like to LIVE life!!

Think about the times you’ve “lost track of time” …

Hours pass.  You forget to eat.  Maybe you forgot to make dinner for the kids! (LOL!)

You’re TOTALLY engaged.  Maybe it’s 12:30AM and you’re FIRED UP because you’ve been writing your masterpiece for the last three hours and just now saw what time it is!

Or … you wake up WITHOUT an alarm clock at 5:30AM with excitement, enthusiasm and great energy (even though you only had 4 hours of sleep!)

Maybe you’ve had that feeling of “counting down” for a vacation … and on the day of the trip … it’s SUPER easy to get up EXTRA early because you KNOW how much FUN it’s going to be for the next 1-2 weeks!

Just another exciting day for the Knecht family!
(Here we are at Disney World – June 2013!)

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Well … imagine with me how it’ll feel to wake up like THAT … every day!?

THAT is the difference between LIVING and just existing.

Which do you prefer for yourself?

More importantly, if you have kids and/or grandkids, which would you rather demonstrate  for them?

They ARE watching … and they ARE taking notes!

Just like I was watching my parents and grandparents growing up!  🙂

Choose wisely.  LIVE life.  LEAVE a legacy!  Thanks for checking in today!

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Is It Selfish To Be Poor In The Land Of Opportunity?

These statistics are extremely alarming …

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Fewer than one in four Americans have enough money in their savings account to cover at least six months of expenses.  So what happens in case of:

*job loss (and loss of income)
*medical emergency
*or some other unexpected event

It gets worse.

50% have less than a 90-day cushion.

27% have *ZERO* savings.

In the land of OPPORTUNITY … almost 80% are squandering it!

So maybe it’s true about that “80-20″ Principle.

20% are “producers” while 80% are watching from the sidelines.

In this case, 20% are free to move about the country, live, prosper, thrive, take chances, vacation, etc. etc. … because they HAVE the resources.

Meanwhile, the other 80% are not able to do much other than “exist.”

But, let’s be clear.

In the land of OPPORTUNITY … for most people, it’s a CHOICE to be “rich” or “poor.”

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(The “Secret Formula” to going from “Poor” to “Rich” is moving across the “Cashflow Quadrants” from left to right! – Read Robert Kiyosaki’s “The Cash Flow Quadrant for more.)

We’ve been at the “bottom.”  (Well, in this the case, the “top left.”)  It’s no fun.

There is no “nobility” in being broke.  Some call it “struggling.”  Some are pretty proud of their family roots of struggle.

Well … that is bullshit.  Especially once you’re introduced to the idea that you CAN make a change for the better of your family.

And if this is that for you, I apologize for the rude awakening.

You’ll either thank me later or be offended by my brutal honesty.

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(By the way, I’m not speaking of the handicapped or otherwise disabled people.  I’m speaking about those of sound mind and/or sound body, who CAN choose!)

Since we’re on a roll here, let’s take it one more step.  If you’re perfectly capable of choosing to prosper in today’s economy, you’re of sound mind and/or body, and, yet you choose to play small, or worse, do nothing at all, then that’s just plain selfish.

What about your kids?  Your spouse?  Your parents?  Your neighbors?  Your fellow mankind?

They DESERVE your best effort.  The world benefits when we all collectively choose to play big and win big.

(Imagine the possibilities when we *ALL* play a bigger game in life!)

Thank you, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.
Thank you, Harriet Tubman and Oprah Winfrey.
Thank you, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison.
Thank you, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.

What if those men and women (along with the millions of others who’ve played BIG in life) had chosen to play small?

It’s downright SELFISH to settle for anything less than your potential.

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So … how can you “turn the ship around” ??

1) Find a mentor.  Find a person (or people) who can show you how to get from Point “A” (where you may be right now) to Point “B” (your ideal lifestyle).

2) Qualify the mentor.  Is s/he already having the results you’re looking to have?

3) Duplicate the mentor.  Can you “follow” his/her path and create a similar (or even greater) outcome?

When we added 1 + 2 + 3 in 2012, it equaled over $250,000…  After being bankrupt.

Now the ball is in your court.  What bigger game are *YOU* ready to play?  🙂

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