Why Your Affirmations Won’t Work

January 13, 2015

I am a firm believer in the power of using affirmations to make positive changes in my life. In case you don’t know, affirmations are words and phrases you use and repeat to impact the subconscious mind. The key is that as your beliefs change, you take the necessary actions to make the changes happen.

The problem is that sometimes positive affirmations can do more harm than good. I have had people tell me that affirmations have made things worse for them. It has happened for me too.

So why should I continue to use positive affirmations? I recently wrote an article for an ezine about the topic. I share the link with you here….

How to Avoid the Negative Effects of Positive Affirmations

I certainly hope this helps you use positive affirmations to take those steps towards reaching your goals. I invite you to share with us what works for you. Enjoy your blessings today 🙂


The Biggest Mistake Goal-Setters Make

January 5, 2015

At the time I am writing this article, we are still only days into a new year. Optimism reigns as people make New Years resolutions and set new goals for the coming year, hoping to make positive changes in their lives.

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This may be something you do on a regular basis, or perhaps it’s your first attempt at major goal-setting. Perhaps you are reading this in the middle of the year as you set some type of goal. Regardless, I believe the information presented here can help you as it has me.

There is a major problem in setting goals. I’ve been guilty of it, and many other people haven’t reached their goals because of it. It stems from the last line in paragraph 1. The problem is hoping to make changes. How often have you done it? You set a goal, and instead of pursuing it with confidence, you hope and wonder if it’s something that will ever be realized, and end up procrastinating and avoiding the action you need to get there.

At this point, you may ask how do you get around the doubts and take focused action instead of simply hoping to accomplish the goal? One of the best bits of advice I’ve ever heard is one I picked up from listening to an Anthony Robbins audio. His advice was to simply make the goal a must. In other words, no maybes. No hoping. You need to have an attitude that you will do whatever it takes to make this goal happen, along with the faith of knowing that it can and will happen.

In her book “You Are a Badass”, Jen Sincero provides similar advice. She says to place your full focus on the goal, decide with unwavering faith that it will happen, and do all you know how to do, regardless of how much or how little it is.

If you are not one for advice from modern authors, how about one from the Bible? The apostle James says that when you ask God for wisdom (or anything else) you must believe and not doubt because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

I don’t know about you, but I want positive responses from my Lord. I want the benefits of His power, not His rejection because I don’t have the faith that my goal can be accomplished. How do you receive that Godly backing and a rapid manifestation of your desire? Follow the advice of these authors. Go all in. Don’t think for a second that there’s a way out. Make it a must, a no way around it, a definite accomplishment that WILL happen, not one that might happen.

I know from personal experience that when I approach goals like this, they become my reality. The key is to have this mentality for all of your goals, no matter how big or small they are. As you set your expectations (I prefer this term over resolutions) be sure to avoid the mistake of placing maybes over them. Instead, develop the mindset that there is no option of these goals failing to materialize. Be single-minded, full of faith, and willing to act to make it come true. That combination can only make it happen. Please share your success stories when they do. Enjoy the blessings 🙂

I also remind you of another way you can jumpstart your desired success in reaching your goals. This free resource contains the formula that has helped me and countless others rapidly manifest their goals. Click here for your free copy…

The Ease and Keys of Rapid Manifestation


The Peace of Knowing Your Desire Already Exists

November 11, 2014

I have read many books about the Law of Attraction and manifesting desires into reality. I continue to read a great deal about this today. One topic that I’ve been reminded about several times lately is the idea that whatever we wish for already exists. It is already a done deal. The key to manifesting its reality is to ask God for it, keep the mind focused on it (instead of the fact that your missing it), and demonstrate the faith that its realization is imminent.

This is not always easy to believe and do. However, besides the fact that following these guidelines can rapidly manifest your desires, I discovered a peace that knowing your desires are already here can bring.

I am working two jobs that I don’t particularly care for. I have been focusing on praying for and attracting a new job that will provide more flexibility and income so I can work just one job and have more free time. I spent quality time focusing on the fact that this job exists and is mine for the asking. I even spent time thanking God for it, even though I am still not living it yet. That in itself brought incredible joy and peace. In addition, I had difficult days at both of these jobs recently. In other cases, I may have left frustrated and even more anxious to escape. Instead, due to this knowledge of my desired job already existing, I was able to laugh it off, continue to provide my best effort, and leave thanking God even more that He already has the desired job gift wrapped and ready for me.

Perhaps you too are in a frustrating situation or you have a burning desire for a new direction life. I challenge you to focus on the fact that it already exists. Yes, it’s hard to believe when you can’t see it yet, and may even be nowhere near it. I have learned from experience that even in those cases if you can focus on the desired outcome and remain faithful to its fulfillment, things happen much sooner than you can ever realize. Know that God already has your dream gift wrapped and ready to deliver it to you when you are fully ready to receive it. Hopefully knowing this will bring you the peace it has brought me, and will rapidly manifest the desires of your heart. Enjoy the blessings 🙂


Can Thinking of What You Don’t Want Help You?

November 3, 2014

If you know anything about positive thinking and the Law of Attraction, you know that negative thinking is not very helpful. This is because when you focus on what you don’t want, you attract more of it into your life. One of the main keys to rapid manifestation is to focus positively on what you want. That’s how you are most likely going to see it happen.

It is very important to maintain positive thoughts. However, I’ve recently been presented several takes on the importance of knowing exactly what it is that you DON’T want. Why? Because everything you don’t want has an exact opposite….that is what you DO want. I was reminded that when you know exactly what you don’t want, it helps bring to mind what you do want. I tried this, and here’s an example of how easy it is. At this time in my life, I don’t want to work two stressful, unfulfilling jobs as I do now. This reminds me that what I DO want is a job that allows me more freedom, more income, and greater fulfillment. I can take it a step further by being even more specific. I want to work from home doing something that brings greater joy and positivity to thousands of people.

Once I realize this, I focus my thoughts on this goal. I visualize myself enjoying the extra freedom and income this job provides. I feel the joy of knowing that God is using me to bring happiness and fulfillment to many others. In as much detail and clarity, I replay these positive scenes in my mind and feel the immense joy of this mental movie.

The next step is to act on opportunities to make it happen. I don’t force the issue. I simple seek answers and solutions then act on this inspiration with the joy and peace of knowing that it is leading me closer to the goal.

As mentioned, dwelling on negative thoughts and what we don’t want is not helpful, and only pulls you further away from what you really want. However, I share with you what I have learned…the fact that at times it is important to think about what we don’t want and use that to become completely clear about what we do want. Then we take the necessary steps in that direction.

I ask you…how do you deal with negative thoughts when they arise? I would love for you to comment and share. It would certainly help me and anyone reading this. I thank you in advance and wish you tremendous blessings 🙂


The Fastest Way to Manifest Your Goals

July 28, 2014

Take a moment to consider what you want most in life right now. What is the success you are craving? What are the greatest goals you want to accomplish? Once you have the answers to this question, you are already a step closer to the rapid manifestation of your goals.

The next question is…how do I receive it? More importantly, how do I get it as quickly as possible?

As I became tired of waiting for the most positive results, I began researching the answers to the above question. The more I studied, the more I realized there was a consistent 5 step formula that when used consistently, will indeed speed up the process of success and realizing your goals. It works well because it puts you in the frame of mind and mode of action necessary to bring you the success you crave. I have implemented this formula in my own life, and I have experienced significant positive changes. These changes have not only enhanced my life, but they have also impacted many of those around me as well.

You can enjoy these same results. This short e-book, The Ease and Keys of Rapid Manifestation – How to Get What You Want Quickly will help you accomplish your goals and realize your desires, and make it happen much sooner than you can imagine.

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Faith That Your Desire Is Already Here

July 21, 2014

It is said that one of the most efficient ways to rapidly manifest your desires is to imagine that you already have it. I have seen this proof in my own life. Besides, the Bible says that if you believe you already have what you ask for, it will be yours.

The problem is that this faith is not always easy to maintain, especially when the time to realize your desires is much longer than you would like.

Many of you already know some of the popular Bible verses about faith. The most common is the definition provided in Hebrews which labels faith as the assurance of things hoped for (knowing what you want) and evidence of what we don’t see. I often refer to this verse, and I was recently shown another one that I never really pondered before. This verse sheds some powerful light on some concepts I have learned in the past and really helped put things together for me. I hope it does the same for you.

The verse is Romans 4:17. It says that God gives life to the dead, and calls into being things that were not. Another translation says He speaks of future events with as much certainty as if they were already past. What this tells me is that with God, your desire already exists as a completed event. It’s already in His hands. When you lean on Him to bring what doesn’t exist into manifestation, you are in essence demonstrating the assurance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.

I remind you again that your entire, completed future is in God’s hands. He has it completed and already mapped out. What this tells me, is that in Him, what we desire already exists. I believe you can manifest your desires quickly if you can see the future events you desire “with as much certainty as if it were already past”. I believe this is the type of faith God is looking for, and when He sees it in you, He will be quicker to act on your behalf.

When you realize that your desires already exists in God’s kingdom, and see it as something already in progress, you are following the Bible verse alluded to earlier about believing that you already have it. Again, Jesus PROMISES that this type of faith will result in you receiving what you desire.

This concept never really made sense to me, but this verse from Romans has certainly clarified it for me. I hope I can help you do the same, and help you realize that God sees your wish as an already accomplished fact. When you align with Him and this belief, it will be a past tense manifestation in reality. I challenge you to reflect on this and apply it in your life. Please share when the blessings arrive 🙂


I Am Already….

July 8, 2014

We all want to accomplish goals and rapidly manifest our desires, true? I have a long list of these, as well as a list of qualities and characteristics I want to become as a person. If only I could be that person now.

Please allow me to share a fact that was drilled into my head three times in a 12 hour period yesterday from three different sources (that’s when I know for sure God is speaking loudly to me)…I AM ALREADY THAT PERSON.

I will share the same news with you…YOU ARE ALREADY THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE. I will add that you already have everything you want to have. Now, I can already hear some of the responses. Really? I don’t see it. I don’t feel it. You must be crazy.

If I were you I might think that too. Until recently anyway. I am learning more and more that we are and we have everything because the spirit of God is within us. And since God is everything good, we are a part of that. What we have or don’t have in our lives is simply the measure of how much we believe this concept.

All three people I read and listened to yesterday had this same message that I take from Neville Goddard and his book “The Power of Awareness” “All is yours. Do not go seeking for that which you are. Appropriate it, claim it, assume it. Everything depends upon your concept of yourself. That which you do not claim as true of yourself cannot be realized by you”.

The message I’m receiving loud and clear is that, instead of striving to become what I want to be and accomplish what I want to accomplish, it is more important to be thankful and cherish the fact that I already am that which I want to be and have. Another quote from the same chapter of the book above says… “Be still and know that you are that which you desire to be, and you will never have to search for it”. The more you can focus on the fact that, due to God’s spirit and presence in you, all you desire to be and have is already a part of you. The more you focus on this fact, the more it becomes reality.

Please understand I am not advising that we give up acting towards our goals. The last thing we can do is think, believe, then sit back and watch things happen. When we focus on the fact that we already are and already have, it seems that ideas for action come much more readily. Then it’s just a matter of acting on those ideas. Also, instead of taking desperate action in hopes that we maybe get what we strive for, we are taking confident steps knowing that the action we are taking is only enhancing the greatness that we already are.

This is not a new concept for me. However, it is a different take that seems to simplify it and make it more real for me, especially since I know for a fact God shot this directly in my direction. This may or may not be a new concept for you. Either way, I ask you to consider it. Reflect on the fact that God loves you beyond measure, and is part of your very being. As a result, He shares His knowledge, power, and all positive attributes with you. Go through your day with the assurance that you already are and already have what you are seeking. Say I am already…and fill in the blank with what you desire. Feel the joy of knowing this, share it with others, and do what you can do to maximize this love, power, and light in your life, spending as much time being thankful for all that you are and for what God has given you. You will see immediate blessings as a result. Enjoy 🙂


A Minute by Minute Guide to Maximizing Time Management

June 9, 2014

Let’s start by doing a little calculation. You may want to do it yourself too since I am certainly not a math wiz. Anyway, how many minutes are in a day? 60 minutes in an hour x 24 hours = 1440. Now, considering we are asleep for about 440 of those minutes, let’s say we have 1000 useable ones a day.

1000 minutes seems like a lot. And it is! The problem is they don’t seem like a lot because we often don’t use them wisely. That is the key…wisely managing the time we have, no matter how little it is. I’ve shared here on more than one occasion a tip I learned about breaking the day into 15 minute chunks. 15 is a good number because you can get a significant amount done, and a short enough time that if you catch yourself after wasting a few of these blocks, you can still make it up and accomplish something.

So why am I talking about 1 minute blocks today? I was reminded about something I heard from Abraham Hicks about manifesting your desires. Abraham said that it takes only 1 minute of solid, focused visualization to begin the process of manifesting your goal. I don’t know how this number was determined, but I do know that Abraham Hicks is one of the great pros for manifesting greatness in life. As a result, I am listening to whatever is being suggested.

In thinking about this, I realize how many minutes, hours, and even days I let slip by without taking time to visualize life the way I want it to be. When we remove our focus on what our life is now and all the things we don’t want, and place it instead on what we do want our life to be, it begins to manifest into the desired state. And all it takes is a minute at a time to visualize that greatness.

I am not saying that we need to visualize and focus on every single one of these minutes. The way our human mind is wired makes this virtually impossible. However, use at least some. We have a thousand minutes a day! Even if you find it difficult, you can start with a small number. For example, start with just 10 minutes a day of solid visualization. Then as you become more proficient you can increase that time. If you stick to it, you will begin to see positive results, which will inspire you to continue. The key is staying focused on your goal, and taking small chunks of time during the day, even if those chunks are as small as a minute. It’s much better than going thousands of minutes without spending time to pray for your greatness and see it in your mind.

How many minutes will you use to build your greatness today? The answer is totally in your control. So is your wonderful future. Enjoy the blessings 🙂


A Place You Can Have All of Your Desires

April 22, 2014

Don’t you wish there was a place where you could have anything you want? Your personal confidence is sky-high. You have all the money you need and more. Your relationships are positive and mutually enriching. You are in the perfect career, loving the work you do. Your faith tells you that you can accomplish anything. You travel the world and enjoy the most beautiful sights.

What if I told you there is such a place? And that you can be there at any time. This place does exist, it”s fully accessible, and you control everything there.

Where is it? Please tell me, I hear you begging. This wonderful place is…. your imagination. One of God’s greatest gifts and blessings is the wonderful imagination he has given you. Is it not true? Can your imagination take you anywhere you want to be and provide you anything you could want?

The problem is that when many people leave their childhood, they leave the joy of their imagination behind. Small children have so much fun using their imagination, making themselves heroes, parents, athletes, cowboys, brides, you name it. They have so much fun living these experiences. They are not real, but they certainly make it as close as possible to being so.

I want to know whoever said that the fun has to stop after childhood. Last I heard no one ever made this rule, yet so many people avoid using this wonderful gift. It’s a wonderful gift for many reasons. I have also learned in the last few years that the imagination can be used to dramatically enhance our lives. Albert Einstein said that our imagination is the preview of our life’s coming attractions. Jesus Himself said that if we can imagine and believe our prayers and desires as already true, they will be answered.

One other great fact is that your subconscious mind does not know the difference between a real or imagined event. If you continually imagine something as true, your mind believes it, and your actions occur in conjunction, resulting in greater confidence and success.

So why not use your imagination to the fullest. Certainly use it to take you places you want to go and help you become the person you want to be. In addition, I recommend you use it deliberately to shape your mind and develop the necessary faith to act on accomplishing your goals.

For more details and steps to use your imagination to its fullest, I suggest you check out my free e-book, “The Ease and Keys of Rapid Manifestation”

You can have anything you desire in life and you can be the person you’ve always wanted to be. Can you imagine?


A Lesson From The Mood Ring

March 24, 2014

Do you remember the mood ring? When I was about 10 years old I became infatuated by the fact you could put a ring on your finger where the color changed depending on your mood.

I will use this fad as the analogy to describe something that’s been on my mind lately. Here’s a story…about 2 months before my 10th birthday I discovered the mood ring and instantly wanted one. Christmas had just passed, so my mother said she would get one for me, but I had to wait until my birthday. I was fine with that and anxiously waited for my birthday, knowing I would receive this gift.

This was all good until my family went on vacation a month later. Everyone spends more freely on vacation, right? This was going through my mind as I saw a mood ring in a souvenier shop. I knew my birthday was a month away, but I saw the opportunity to receive it now. I asked my mother and she said no, I still had to wait for my birthday. I complained and persisted a bit, but she said no again. I realized this was a lost battle and let it go, knowing I would simply have to wait a month longer.

Finally, my birthday arrived. I had faith that I would be receiving this mood ring, and sure enough there it was. Once I received it, I thanked my parents several times over, and enjoyed the benefits of having this desired gift.

I share this story to prove a point. We all have goals and desires now that we want to receive as soon as possible. I believe that by following this example, you can make it happen. Here’s how….the first thing I did was simply to ask. I expressed my desire to my mother that I wanted a mood ring. Immediately after that, I had the strong faith that it was mine. I wouldn’t get it right away, but I would receive it at the right time. I KNEW I would receive it. Here’s a key point…my mother was the type that if I kept asking and asking and complaining that I didn’t have it yet, she would change her mind and I would not get it. Knowing this, I simply kept quiet and waited. Even when I thought I had a chance to get it early, I stepped back and discontinued my complaining after I was denied the early opportunity to receive it.

Speaking of that early opportunity, sometimes you will get an opportunity to receive your desire sooner. I had the opportunity and went for it. I could have received it, or found out I had to wait a little longer. When I found out the latter, I simply accepted and waited the necessary time. Finally, the right time arrived, I received my desire, then went on to enjoy and appreciate it.

To summarize, I believe you can receive your desire sooner than later by doing the following:

  1. Ask for it – Ask God and anyone that can help you.
  2. Have faith – KNOW you will receive your desire at the right time.
  3. Take advantage of any opportunity to receive it as soon as possible.
  4. Avoid forcing the issue – instead of forcing it to arrive early and complaining that you don’t have it, let it go and joyfully anticipate the time you will have what you want.
  5. Gladly receive it, use it for God’s glory, and be ever thankful that you have it.

I believe that if you follow this formula, you will receive many things you desire. Some may arrive sooner than others, but this type of faithful and thankful attitude will bring abundant blessings into your life. I can guarantee that the color of your mood ring will represent joy, love, and a passion for life. Enjoy the blessings 🙂