5 Rules Of The Laws Of Attraction

In 2006 the movie The Secret, there was a lot of talk about the overall premise, which is the laws of attraction. I had actually written more specifically about it a day before on my business blog. It’s actually that post that leads me into talking about it today.


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I wrote both of those posts in 2009. Over the years, I’ve worked on applying the concepts to many parts of my life. I’ve had some successes with it and some negative things because of it. Yes, I blame both on the laws of attraction, but nothing overly metaphysical, which both the book and the movie alluded to a lot.

To begin with, I do believe in the laws of attraction. I believe it in the way that I believe that good begets good and bad begets bad. In that, I mean that if you think positively about things you bring positivity to you more often than bad, and if you think negatively you bring negativity to you more often than good. Sure, every once in a while something happens that counters each of these things, but based on people’s patterns of thinking they’ll soon go back to the way things were before because, when all is said and done, if you have a pattern of thinking one way you tend to fall back into that pattern without thinking about it.

Whew, that was a mouthful! By now you’re probably wondering where I’m going with this article. If you were paying attention to my little marketing push from last week you know that I talked a lot about changing my business model and asked people to give me their thoughts on what they’d like to learn from me that they might consider paying for.

I went into it knowing that I wasn’t going to get what I was asking for as far as the numbers go. However, that wasn’t the real reason I did it.

I did it because I needed to change my mind’s focus, and in my own way I decided to use a laws of attraction principle to help me do it. This leads me into being able to talk about some specific types of rules concerning the laws of attraction, especially as they pertain to me. So, let’s get started.

1. You must establish a reason for wanting to change.

The reason this part is important is that it helps you to bring focus to what it is you want in your life. Not only that, but the laws of attraction don’t pay as much attention to whether what you’re thinking about is positive or negative, good or bad… just what you’re thinking about more than anything else.

In my case, I decided it was time to think of my business in more positive terms, because I have to admit I’ve been pretty negative about how things have been going over the last bunch of months. So, the reason I wanted to change is because I wanted to work from a positive point of view; who doesn’t want more positivity in their lives? So, I thought about how I wanted a mind shift, and last week was a big part of pushing my thoughts towards the good side of things.

Oh yeah; it’s working. 🙂


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2. You want to have a working goal; it doesn’t have to be overly specific.

If you checked out any of last week’s posts on any of my blogs, you saw that I had a lot of options for what I would create as well as options on how I could deliver them. The overall working goal is that I want to create more products and set myself up for doing more live presentations, since my dream is to be a professional speaker when I grow up.

You know, I keep saying that previous sentence over and over but the reality is that I’m already a professional speaker; I’ve just been out of the game for a few years. So, this is a goal that I know is attainable.

The reason you don’t have to be overly specific is, as The Secret mentions, you never really know how things will manifest themselves, no matter how much you put into things. For instance, I could create what I consider to be the perfect package on a specific topic and not sell one because of factors I can’t control. At the same time I could create something that was more work than pleasure that could sell tons.

This means the only thing I can control is the creation of the packages and the delivery system; that leaves a lot to chance. However, we address that with the next rule.

3. Establish something that you “know” will make you happy.

Something I’ve been working on over the past couple of weeks is the language I use when I’m writing on all my blogs. Over the years, I tend to use language that’s not overly forceful or definitive; like this sentence. lol

I’ve always tried to be more realistic in my language and things I say. If I could guarantee something, then I’d say it; otherwise, I’d hedge my bet by saying things like “if you try this thing out you “might” become more proficient…” That’s encouraging isn’t it? Not even close! I’m betting you’d be more impressed if I said “if you do this you will become more proficient…” I actually owe this change in language to something Lynn Terry told me a couple of months ago when I first started marketing my latest book on leadership, Leadership Is/Isn’t Easy.

As soon as I started thinking about creating products based on things I know and working more on getting speaking engagements and doing live presentations… I started feeling happier than I had in a long time. I have a long way to go of course but feeling better means I’m moving in a positive direction… I think I’ve beaten that horse enough already. lol


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4. Open your mind to allow outside factors positive access.

Last week I wrote 15 posts, which I distributed between 4 blogs. I offered 9 major topics of discussion and 6 methods of delivery for people to choose from. Yet, something that happened is that 3 people who voted asked for me to deliver a YouTube option, which I hadn’t included.

This kind of threw me off because I’d had problems sharing private videos in the past and hadn’t even tried to broach the subject again. However, since I was asked I decided it was time to do some research to find out how I could do it. I found out it’s a pretty simple thing to do (knowledge is always nice!), so I added it as an option to all the blogs for the final posts.

Learning something new and finding it could work well for me was a very positive experience. If I hadn’t kept my mind open to it then it’s possible that others who might have wanted it that way would have been left out of the loop, I might have hurt sales, and I wouldn’t have learned something that made me smile.

5. You’ve got to do the work!

One of the major criticisms of the movie The Secret is that it seemed to be telling people that all they had to do was think about things and those things would come to them. Well, if one only paid attention to the visuals that’s what they’d have gotten.

Yet, on more than one occasion someone said you couldn’t just sit around thinking about things and hope they’d come. You had to work towards what you wanted, while being open for it to manifest itself in ways you weren’t expecting.

To that end, last week I started working on outlines for two of the things I’m looking to create. I spoke to a few people locally about wanting to put on some presentations… hopefully paid. I got some ideas, but the truth is that I wanted to get a feel for how people thought about me locally; I’ve been out of the game for a long time here.

I also read a book by one of my friends about how to get more paid speaking opportunities. We briefly talked also. I met up with another friend who passed along the name of someone who helps people get speaking gig; yay! And I sold another book as well; yay again!

And, of course, I had 15 posts marketing the topics and concept throughout 4 blogs, but also wrote two other posts, worked on a couple of my websites, and realized that I needed to market my other products and speaking topics more.

You know what? I worked a lot last week, and I plan on working a lot this week… though it’ll probably start either Monday afternoon or Tuesday, as I have a lot of other stuff to catch up on. However, I’m ready to put in the work, and when I’ve finished something… I’m ready to market it.

Those are my thoughts on it all; what are yours? Are you ready to try to do something similar, or are you going to wait around to see what I can do?
 

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The Secret

The other day, when I was saying there were no secrets in marketing, and there being way too much stuff that’s the same, I also happened to talk about this movie called The Secret, and said I was going to talk about it one of these days. Today’s the day.

Before I go forward, I want to also mention that I wrote a review of The Secret on my Reviews site, which you can check out if you’re so inclined. It was a pretty good review, if I say so myself; this will be a little bit different. This is a fan review.

The Secret came out in 2005, and I actually purchased my copy from Australia before it made it to America. I was in my big phase of self motivation, and had started out with a movie called What The Bleep, which was also a pretty motivating movie that starred Marlee Matlin. I had seen the early promotion for The Secret, and man, from the first sound, I was captured. Here’s the first 20 minutes or so from the movie:

Now, before you watch that, let me tell you a bit more about it. I’ll go ahead and tell you the secret, since it’s 4 years past now. The secret is something known as the Laws of Attraction. The simplistic version of all of this is that what you believe you’ll attract to your life. The deeper version of this is that the universe is all energy, and channeling your energy in the proper way will bring you whatever you concentrate on.

This can be good and it can be bad. For instance, all of us probably dream of great things, but we don’t all have great things. That’s because what we’re thinking about overrides what we say we want. So, if you say you want money, but deep inside you’re worrying about paying bills, paying bills will be the overriding thought, and that worry is what you’ll bring to your life. However, thoughts aren’t the only things about this. You have to follow up the real thoughts with actions, whether they’re positive or negative. When you’re depressed or worried, you tend to stay in that world, that feeling, and thus you find yourself having problems breaking out of it. When you can get out of the depression, you suddenly notice your life feels better, and more positive things are happening for you.

Anyway, I’ve now seen The Secret maybe 50 times or more. Every time I need a boost in my life, I put this movie on. It was fantastically produced, and the music and scenes help with the experience. Something else I got that you won’t get if you decide to buy the movie now is the original cut. In the original, Esther Hicks of Abraham-Hicks was in the movie a lot, but about a year later she asked to be totally removed from it. Someone else took parts of what she said, but it’s not quite the same. It’s still great, though, and you won’t really know what you missed, so it won’t irk you like it irked me.

Here’s the thing about movies like this. Motivation is one of those things where you have to be ready for it to work for you. If you’re in any way skeptical, don’t bother, because it won’t work for you. That’s how many things in life are, by the way. If you don’t believe in hypnosis, you can’t be hypnotized. If you don’t believe you deserve anything better in your life, it will never come. Don’t waste your time; trust me on this one.

But if you’re really ready for something that might make you feel good, something that might inspire you, The Secret is the way to go. There are some fantastic stories in this movie. One lady basically overcame cancer by changing her mindset. Another guy named Morris Goodman was told he’d never walk again, nor leave this ventilator that was breathing for him after he’d crashed his plane, and yet he believed he would walk out of the hospital before Christmas, and thus he did.

Folks, what we really believe, then act upon, we can do. The Secret is powerful stuff if you’re ready to let it take you there. I’m not going to post the movie again, since I posted it a couple of days ago, so I’m going to post What The Bleep instead. It’s not as glossy as The Secret, but it’s good nonetheless.

What The Bleep


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