What I’ve devoted my life to, literally the last 33 years, since I met W. Clement Stone, who was mentor and who introduced me to The Law of Attraction; although at that time, he called it The Power of Positive Thinking and The Power of Positive Expectancy. What happened was I’ve really been intrigued with how do you go faster and further with less effort? What we’re going to share tonight is the mental aspect of doing that. How can we go where we want to go further without expending as much effort. Now that doesn’t mean no action. Remember we said action, but action that you enjoy. Action that’s fun. Action that goes like, “Wow this is really cool. I get to do this, amazing.”
So what ever you think about or focus on, you’re going to get more of. The reality is that most people spend their entire life talking about reality and what you have to do if you’re going to become successful with the Law of Attraction is talk about your vision. Talk about what you want. Talk about how you’re expecting it to happen. So there’s that and the other thing that’s stopping people is that they’re not addressing the unconscious limiting beliefs that are below the threshold of awareness that are stopping you. So we’re going to take a look tonight at how to deal with both of those issues. Let’s go ahead and talk about this. There are seven areas of this: There’s the financial. What’s your vision for your life financially? Where do you want to be 2, 3, 5 years from now? How much money do you want to make? How much income do you want to have? How much profit in your business? What do you want your retirement package to look like? Do you know the average American retires with a net worth of $25,000 if you subtract their debt from their assets. That’s less than most people make in a year. You couldn’t save it away. That’s sad. You don’t want to be one of those people, but you’ve got to have a clear vision or it won’t manifest. 2. Business and career. What do you want in that part of your life?
I have a friend whose name is Kenneth Barring. When I met him we were getting an award. I get a lot of awards because of the Chicken Soup books and I meet really cool people because all of the people getting them are people that have done cool stuff. He was once the co-owner of the Seattle Seahawks. He said he’d gone through four stages in his life. The first stage, he said, was called “stuff.” He thought if he had all the right stuff he’d be happy. He had the cars, the boats, the planes and all that stuff, but he still wasn’t happy. He went to his next life and I think it was called “better stuff,” meaning the better car, the better house, and the better plane. This guy had this plane and he only had this one and that’s why he wasn’t happy. So he got all the better stuff and he still wasn’t happy. He said, maybe I have the wrong stuff-he was going after the wrong stuff. He said, “That’s when I bought the Seattle Seahawks.” He said, “I figured if you own a football team, that’s got to be a cool thing, right? You sit in the box. You know all the plays. You travel around and get a lot of respect.” He still wasn’t happy. So then he said this guy friend of his came to him and said, “Look, I want to take over a bunch of wheelchairs to Bosnia, Hiratsu, Covina, Kureshi, and those places and given them to kids who have lost their legs with landmines and so forth. Would you come with me?” He said, “Sure.” So they loaded up the plane and I think he had about 140 wheelchairs. The put them in the plane and they take them over. He’s picking this third kid up and he’s putting him in the wheelchair-he was an 11-year-old boy. He puts him down and he turns away to get another wheelchair for another kid and boy won’t let go of his leg. He said, “I turned back around and through the interpreter, the boy said, “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” and with tears streaming down his face, he said, “Don’t leave yet. I want to memorize your face.” He says, “Because when we meet again in heaven, I want to be able to thank you one more time.” He says, “That’s the first time in my life I felt pure joy from giving.” He went home and he started a Wheelchair Foundation. He’s given away, I think, it’s 40,000 wheelchairs to kids in third-world countries all around the world.