Monday, 23 June 2008

The Scars Of Life

My Brother-in-law Wayne sent us this email today ... maybe you have read it. I hadn’t so I thought I’d share it with you. I don’t know who wrote it so I apologies in advance to the author for not giving credit for this wonderful story.

The Scars Of Life

Some years ago, on a hot summer day in south Florida , a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks, and shirt as he went. He flew into the water, not realizing that as he swam toward the middle of the lake, an alligator was swimming toward the shore.

His father, working in the yard, saw the two as they got closer and closer together.

In utter fear, he ran toward the water, yelling to his son as loudly as he could.

Hearing his voice, the little boy became alarmed and made a U-turn to swim to his father.

It was too late. Just as he reached his father, the alligator reached him.

From the dock, the father grabbed his little boy by the arms just as the alligator snatched his legs. That began an incredible tug-of-war between the two. The alligator was much stronger than the father, but the father was much too passionate to let go.

A farmer happened to drive by, heard his screams, raced from his truck, took aim and shot the alligator.

Remarkably, after weeks and weeks in the hospital, the little boy survived.

His legs were extremely scarred by the vicious attack of the animal. And on his arms, were deep scratches where his father's fingernails dug into his flesh in his effort to hang on to the son he loved.

The newspaper reporter, who interviewed the boy after the trauma, asked if he would show him his scars. The boy lifted his pant legs. And then, with obvious pride, he said to the reporter, "But look at my arms. I have big scars on my arms too. I have them because my Dad wouldn't let me go."

You and I can identify with that little boy. We have scars too. No, not from an alligator, but the scars of a painful past. Some of those scars are unsightly and have caused us deep regret. But, some wounds my friend, are because God has refused to let go.

In the midst of your struggle, He's been there holding on to you.

The Scripture teaches that God loves us. We are children of God. He wants to protect us and provide for us in every way, but sometimes we foolishly wade into dangerous situations, not knowing what lies ahead. The swimming hole of life is filled with peril - and we forget that the enemy is waiting to attack. That's when the tug-of-war begins - and if you have the scars of His love on your arms, be very, very grateful that He did not let you go.

God has blessed you, so that you can be a blessing to others. You just never know where a person is in his/her life and what they are going through.

Never judge another person's scars, because we don't know how they got them.

Right now, we need to know that God loves us, and that others love us too - enough to not let us go.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

A Secret Chat Between The Teachers

Yesterday morning I called Dr Joe Vitale, one of my co-Teachers on The Secret. Last time we spoke was very briefly after an interview for the Succeed Magazine.

This time we had 1 full hour to chat and share stories and insights about the Law of Attraction, when we first learnt about it, how it effected our lives and how long it took to really understand and impliement it. I also got to ask Joe many of the questions people ask me like: "I've watched The Secret 12 times and nothing good has happened yet, how come?" Or "I keep trying to apply the Law of Attraction but it just doesn't work for me."

We invited a handful of people to listen in and they loved the casual chat between The Secret Teachers so much they have asked us to do it again. Luckily I recorded it!!!

If you want to listen to our chat go to ... it's FREE to download for the next 2 weeks (tell your Secret friends about it before it disappears.)

Because people loved it so much we have arranged some more Secret Chats with other Teachers. They will be listed on the site every couple of weeks so you can listen in live as we share stories, our experiences and our learnings.

I hope you find them inspiration and empowering ... give us some feedback here. If you have a question you would like answered send me an email.

Yours in abundance


Wednesday, 4 June 2008

The 7 Steps To Creating Abundance & Prosperity By Using Your Imagination

Like many of the Secret Teachers, I get a constant influx of emails regarding The Secret DVD and book. These days the comments are “I just watched The Secret DVD and it is amazing, thank you for your contribution” or “I’ve watched The Secret DVD over and over again, I try to do what it say and nothing has changed. What am I doing wrong?”

These questions certainly highlight missing links between The Secret movie and how to apply the Law of Attraction. Many people watch the movie, get all excited about manifesting abundance, think about a life of prosperity yet never take any action towards achieving it. It’s like sitting at the kitchen table and humming in meditation while expecting money to fall through the ceiling! It may be possible however we don’t seem to have evolved to that level of manifestation yet. Let me share a few key steps that you can do to massively speed up the manifesting of abundance and prosperity in your life. When I mention abundance and prosperity I mean in all areas of your life: Spiritual, Mental, Physical, Social and Financial.

Know Exactly What You Want

The biggest reason people keep getting poverty and lack in their lives and not having the abundance and prosperity they seek is they do not have a clear mental image of exactly how they want their live to be. Most people know what’s wrong in their lives and can give you a big long list; some even know how they don’t want their lives to be but very few know the perfect life they would like to live every day. By another name it is called a Vision – “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 28:19); perish into the grips of poverty, lack, sickness and fear.

I experienced this personally before I understood the law of attraction. I was over $50,000 in debt with no electricity and the phone switched off because I couldn’t pay the bills, no job, no education, on social security benefits and a wife and four children to feed. Every day I focused on the bills coming in the mail and how much money we didn’t have. I felt paralysed with the fear of poverty and couldn’t see a way out. (The fear of poverty is the most distructive of all fears - we will share more about that another time.)

Once we truly understand the Mind, its connection with God and our Body, and our minds’ purpose, we can no longer live by focusing on our current circumstances. One of the six faculties of the conscious mind is our imagination. The purpose we were created with an imagination it to be able to create the image of how we want things to be regardless of how our life presently is. The challenge is that for most people their imagination faculty peaks at about 8 or 9 years old and hasn’t been used much since. By the time we become a teenager we are told to get our head out of the clouds and be realistic. Most people become really good at imagining how terrible things will be, they become filled with doubt and worry. We must re-train our imagination, create beautiful pictures of exactly how we desire our life to be and then live in that image with faith, expectation and love.

Here are steps to re-focus your mind and re-train your imagination:

Step 1 - Know exactly what you want. Take out a pen and paper and write down what is NOT working in your life how you want it. Could your marriage be better? Do you have the money you need to do and buy the things you want to? Do you have an illness or are you often sick? Are you unhappy? Are you working at a job you hate? Do you live in a home or area you don’t like?

Step 2 - Now write out on another sheet of paper in present tense exactly how you do want each of those things to be. Don’t just write “I want a better relationship.” Write out, in detail exactly what you want to do have and become. For example, “I have a loving fulfilled relationship with my husband. We spend time every day together communicating and falling more in love. We enjoy frequent romantic times together, like walking along the beach hand in hand or sitting enjoying a coffee together.” Describe your life exactly how you want it to be.

Step 3 - Once you have completed that task, throw away or burn the first list you made of what is not working. You don’t want to read or focus on that ever again.

Step 4 - Re-read your new life at least twice a day. When you wake up first thing in the morning and just before you go to sleep at night. Just like a child pretend that it already is, add emotion to it as if it has already happened. Re-writing your new life increases clarity, emotion and expectation.

Step 5 – Only speak to others of how your new life is. Our words create our world so our confessions or what we speak out about our circumstances creates our circumstances. If you continually speak to others about what’s going wrong in your life then that is what you attract. Start speaking with excitement about how your new life looks.

Step 6 - Have Faith … only believe!

Many people just want good things to happen and want abundance and yet doubt about whether it can happen or worry about the worst happening. This is using the law of attraction to create a life that you don’t want as we will always attract what we emotionally focus on. Worry and doubt create the huge emotion of fear. We must LET God, let the power, work through us without being anxious about whether the end result will happen or not!

I think Jesus said it so well when he told us in Mark 11:24 “For this reason I say to you, Whatever you make a request for in prayer, have faith that it has been given to you, and you will have it.”

Note the words “Have faith that it HAS been given to you … and you WILL have it” Some translations say “If you have faith…” or “If you believe…”

Step 7 – Be expectant and grateful. Expectation propels you into action and draws you closer to your goals. If you really desire something in your life there are certain steps you must take. For example if you desired to travel to Hawaii for a holiday you would have to decide when you are going, buy a suit case, inquire about tickets, hotels etc. What do you need to do right now if you truly expect your new life?

Gratitude is the other key ingredient which is often overlooked by people but absolutely essential if you want to attract anything more into your life.

If you are grateful for what you already have and expect more with the faith that you will have it, your life will be filled with a greater abundance that you now cannot comprehend. You must be grateful for your new life as if you already have it!

There are conditions of receiving and that is first of all knowing what you want, asking, and then believing you have it already! In less than 30 days and very little effort you will completely alter your focus and bounce out of bed every day with the vision of your new life.

Your life and circumstances will begin to change and you will see miracles start to unfold.

Sunday, 1 June 2008

I need your help ...

You most likely know me from Trading Edge or The Secret DVD/book ... The "car park" and "Checks in the mail" guy.

I have a challenge that I would love your help with: We help publish a magazine called Succeed, ( - it is a bi-monthly magazine with a number of Secret Teachers sharing their insights and step-by-step strategies, plus heaps of other Law of Attrraction stuff from world experts.

The issue that comes out next week has Secret Teacher Dr Joe Vitale featured in it, he shares how he went from living on the streets to world renown author and marketer ... plus 3 other Secret teachers. We featured Bob Proctor in a previous issue and included a 1 hour DVD of him speaking at the Mind & Money 2006 Conference.

The magazine costs about 16 cents per day ($9.95/issue) or the cost of a coffee once a month. Once people see and read the Succeed Magazine they love how inspired and empowered they become. Our vision is to have 1,000,000 readers around the world.

So here is where I would love your help. I have 3 questions:

  1. If you are not a reader why haven't you subscribed yet?
  2. What would it take for you to trial Succeed? (ie bribes, free, include $1000 cash!!! ok, be realistic)
  3. What would cause you to tell everyone you knew to trail Succeed?

Please email your answers to

Thank you in advance for your help.

Yours in abundance