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Today’s Goal – Have Fun!

12 Mar

Most of the time I don’t have much fun. The rest of the time I don’t have any fun at all.  ~Woody Allen

I have always loved Woody Allen. He’s one of my favorite comedians. There is something about his style of humor that I find hysterical, even though it’s mostly on the depressive side. His glass is proverbially half filled or worse yet, totally empty. And to this day, I’m not sure if his real world view is this dark, or if he chose this path because it made people laugh as they related to the things he was saying.

We can laugh at the above quote and say, “That’s certainly not me.” But there are many people who will read this quote and say, “That’s me exactly. I never have any fun. Life just isn’t fun.” And it’s to these people that I direct my comments.

First, life should be fun. We have each been created to live a life that is full of joy, happiness and abundance. God wants his children (ALL HIS CHILDREN) to have everything. Unfortunately it’s not God who is holding us back from having everything, but our very thoughts about ourselves.

In my book Overpowering Fear – Defeating the #1 Challenge in Sales and Life I talk about my own beliefs about not being good enough and the belief that I didn’t deserve to have everything I wanted. I believed I was just not deserving enough.

For some unknown reason my parent’s belief was that somewhere out there there were people more deserving than us. They could have the best. They could be deliriously happy and have lots of fun, just not us. And certainly not me. I had to settle for whatever I got and be happy with it. Now my parents grew up during the Great Depression and their parents were immigrants from Eastern Europe, so I can see where their beliefs came from.

But, as a kid I can’t begin to tell you how many times I had to settle for 2nd best. And as an adult those feelings stayed with me. For my wife and children I could buy the very best, but for myself it was a struggle. I would ask myself; Do I really need it? Am I worth spending that much money on myself? Do I deserve it? Maybe I should wait?

I know I diverged from talking about having fun, but it is really the same. Someone in your past convinced you that you didn’t deserve to be happy and have fun. Well I’m here to tell you that that’s a lie. You deserve to be, do and have everything you desire. And that includes the right to have as much fun as YOU want!

So, what are you waiting for? Go out and have some fun!

With Love,


I Am – The Two Most Powerful Words

22 Feb

I am prosperous, I am wealthy, I am successful, I am rich.  Money is good and I use money and love people. ~Born Rich

The above is a positive affirmation from the book Born Rich. According to Scott Armstrong of the Boulder Coaching Academy, “Affirmations, really, are simple. They are you being in conscious control of your thoughts. They are short, powerful statements. When you say them or think them or even hear them, they become the thoughts that create your reality. Affirmations, then, are your conscious thoughts.”

Long ago I learned that the words “I and am” are the two most powerful words in the Universe. Used in combination they declare to God, the Universal Subconscious Mind, Jesus, Spirit and to all that is, what you believe to be true about yourself. The above affirmation deals with how you see yourself in relation to money, success and abundance. Even to the point of stating that you use money and love people, which are often reversed when people are climbing their personal ladders to success.

Now, I can only imagine what you are thinking; “Michael, I wish I could say this positive affirmation, but I don’t believe it’s true for me. As I say it my mind keeps rebelling and tells me that this is a lie. Probably good for others, but certainly not for me.” And I can understand that.

Instead you might be thinking, “As soon as I am prosperous, wealthy, successful and rich I’ll have no problem repeating this affirmation.” And here lies the problem. Affirmations are the triggering mechanism for creating your reality. Right now your reality, as you look around you, might be lack, scarcity, poverty, depression, failure and who knows what else. You have to change your reality. And here is how you do it.

Lenin, the father of the Soviet Union is quoted as saying, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” What he was really saying was; the communist government must lie to its citizens to completely brainwash them into believing that life behind the Iron Curtain was far superior to life in any western nation. I’m not sure every Soviet citizen bought into this.

But I want you to buy into a lie. And the lie I want you to buy into is the above affirmation. Of course, your mind and probably every cell within your body will rebel against these words. Because they know it’s not the truth. But you must persevere. If repeated daily, in fact multiple times a day, but certainly as you begin and end your day, you’ll find that your body, mind and spirit will slowly stop fighting you and in time, this “lie” will now become your truth. And what does this mean for you?

Everything that you have ever really wanted in your life will now be yours. Because with your “new” reality this is exactly what you will be attracting. Just as a magnet picks up steel shavings your mind will now attract everything you desire.

With Love,