May 19th, 2011
How much time do you spend at your computer every day?
If you’re like us (and most people, for that matter), you can easily rack up several hours checking Facebook, doing Google searches, writing emails, and chatting.
If you work on your computer, add another good chunk of the day to that.
One recent study said the average American spends 3 hours a day in front of digital media, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a lot more for you.
That alone would be 21 hours a week, and if you’re using a computer for 6 hours a day, we can double that to 42.
Now, think about this:
What if you could use this time — much of which is often wasted — to actually “train” your mind?
To think faster, be sharper, and generally become more effective… even smarter?
Imagine turning idle social media time into one of the most effective self-development sessions possible, and significantly boosting your brain power every time you use your computer!
We may have found the solution to make that happen…
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May 1st, 2011
Picture this: You arrive at a party. When you walk in the room, EVERYONE stops and stares for a second, before crowding around you to talk.
Everyone wants a piece of you; you’re the center of attention. When you speak, people LISTEN.
They cling to your every word. You crack jokes effortlessly, and people find you funny… irresistible… and strangely magnetic.
Members of the opposite sex can’t help being around you. Everyone wants to be your friend… to seek your advice… to indulge in your stories. You’re strong, attractive, confident, radiating power and respect.
You’re the top of the food chain — the *alpha* personality that everyone loves and adores (and is secretly jealous of!).
If that describes you, great — you’re well aware of how this rare ability affords you an incredible lifestyle, fun and thrilling social encounters, and opens doors to career opportunities closed off to the general public.
But if that’s NOT you, listen up… because you’re seriously missing out. And what’s more, you *can* be that person, almost immediately.
In fact, if you’re the type who shies away in the corner… avoids social confrontation… can’t stand being the center of attention (but would love to!)… and is SCARED TO DEATH at the thought of standing up and speaking in front of a crowd of people… you can now become the most confident person in the room!
See, the reason you’re shy and introverted isn’t because you’re any less social, humorous, intelligent or charismatic than others. Many confident people aren’t smart or charismatic at all… they just don’t fear what other people think of them.
As a child, you were conditioned to keep your mouth shut (ever been told by your parents “Don’t talk to strangers?”). You were ordered to obey authority figures like parents, teachers, adults. As a grown-up, this “learned” behavior is like a knife to your confidence… and is no longer relevant to your life.
It’s time to shake it off!
The good news is, you can completely *reverse* the conditioning that’s no longer valuable in your adult life… in just minutes. It’s quick, effortless, requires zero practice, and works even if you don’t think it will.
That’s because a new powerful hypnosis CD targets your negative ego, and re-programs your mind to immediately enjoy greater confidence.
It’s called “Extrovert Me!” and it has already helped HUNDREDS of people kill confidence issues dead (and it’s only just been released to the public!).
You can grab it instantly here…
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April 26th, 2011
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re into personal development — working on yourself from the inside out, and becoming the best “YOU” that you can be while living in this world.
But all the personal work doesn’t amount to a hill of beans if you don’t have rich relationships with other people. It’s like trying to live in a void, a vacuum, or a hermit cave, without accessing the things that form the core value of human experience: a full range of heart-based emotions and feelings, as well as the clearest mirrors possible for your own behavior.
Now, depending on the depth of your personal growth to this point, that might all sound like a given. But the sad truth is, most (or, perhaps, ALL) of us have challenges with it. And the patterns we create in our relationships with others — the good, the bad, and the ugly – are programmed in us so deeply that sometimes it’s hard to even see what’s going on, let alone change it for the better…
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April 2nd, 2011
The following commentary is from our friend, and fellow renegade researcher / publisher, David MacGregor.
Since 1998, he has been writing extensively on the subject of financial survival and sovereignty angles. Not only has he been sharing what he knows, he’s been passing along what he experiences by being in the mix of it too. He personally lives a true James Bond off-the-grid, international lifestyle.
When he speaks (or writes), we listen (or read). We suggest you do too…
Offshore bank accounts, companies and trusts — as well as second residencies and passports — are all great freedom tools. But if you don’t have sufficient funds to make use of them, how can you ever get off the starting blocks?
Consequently, one of the questions I get asked most often is: “I would really like to internationalise my life, open an offshore bank account, form an offshore company, protect my assets with an offshore trust — even travel to or live in different countries — but how do I get enough money together to even get started?”
It’s like a “chicken and egg” situation. What comes first, the freedom or the money? Do you need freedom to gain money, or money to gain freedom?
The truth is, money is the ultimate freedom tool. If you have that, then anything is possible – whatever your goals are. So the big questions are: “How much money do I need?” and “How do I increase the amount of money I already have?”
I know what it’s like to not have enough money to do what you really want to. Back in 1998 I was totally broke, and had to get really creative in order to dig myself out of that hole. But that’s another story.
What I have learned since then, is that there are ways to build up your financial freedom nestegg — ways that most people can take advantage of — if they know where to look and how to get started.
Money makes money. And in order to grow your own financial freedom nestegg, you do need some money to get started. But what if I told you there were legitimate ways to seriously improve your financial position without breaking the bank?
Well, I’ve sourced what I believe to be two of the best ways to boost your financial status over time. And if you have between $1,000 and $15,000 in available funds, then I urge you to check them out. One or the other, or both, could be just what you are looking for…
To learn more, click on the links below:
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For a truly global online business opportunity — one with an innovative success formula built-in — Click Here
Both of the opportunities/resources quoted above have the potential to seriously improve your finances, and enable you to grow your own freedom fund. But, as always, nothing happens without action.
Yours in freedom
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March 30th, 2011
Yesterday I asked you if you’d ever searched in vain for the right thing to say, or blurted out the wrong thing and then regretted it.
And of course, the answer was yes… we’ve all done that. And some people do it on a regular basis.
But I also told you about a fantastic resource I’d been using that spells out what to say in common situations, what words never to say, and what other major communication mistakes you might be guilty of.
And that resource is called “Magic Relationship Words“ by Susie and Otto Collins.
Susie and Otto are relationship coaches that Barry and I have both interviewed, separately, and talked on the phone with numerous times. They’re grounded, they focus on tools you can really use, and they understand how the metaphysical and physical worlds come together around relationships.
So now you don’t have to worry about what to say or how to say it to your spouse, partner or lover ever again… because you can start using these Magic Relationship Words in just a few minutes.
You can even use these techniques on friends, family, co-workers, and more… people in any type of “relationship” with you, in fact.
Their flagship “Magic Relationship Words” book has 101 magic words, phrases and sentence starters that you can start using immediately to say it right, every time.
What will learning these “magic relationship words” do for you?
One person who just saw them said… “If I learn how to use these words, my husband and I will have had our last argument.”
We believe they can work miracles in your relationship or marriage too.
Because if you use these magic words when you talk to your spouse or partner, you will be able to:
~ Build or rebuild trust
~ Reduce or eliminate jealousy
~ Improve communication
~ Increase connection
~ Create more passion and intimacy both in and out of the bedroom
~ AND Much More…
These words will truly affect your communication skills, which can in turn determine the quality, happiness and connection in all your relationships.
They can make the difference between whether someone opens and listens to you, or closes up, gets mad or just ignores you.
And besides the “Magic Relationship Words” book, you’ll also get:
>> “21 Words, Phrases and Sentence-Starters That You Should NEVER Say to Your Partner, Spouse or Lover”
>> “The Top 10 Communication Mistakes People Make in Their Relationships… and What to Do About Them”
>> Two special “Magic Relationship Words That Build or Rebuild Trust” audios
To learn more about these words that really will work like magic in your relationship, and see an example in action, read this letter from Susie and Otto now.
Your Partner in the Quest for
Living a Life Without Limits,
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March 29th, 2011
Have you ever said the WRONG thing to someone (maybe even your spouse or partner) and then regretted it, or wished you had said something different?
Have you ever grasped blindly and with futility for the “right” words to say in a difficult relationship situation?
Have you ever “not said anything” to someone, even if the situation was important to you, because you didn’t know what to say or how to say it?
Of course you have.
We ALL have!
You’ve been in enough relationships to know that “words can hurt and words can heal…”
And while HOW you say something is incredibly important, sometimes WHAT you say can really have an impact (good or bad) as well.
A few weeks ago, I found myself clamping my mouth shut and staring at the kitchen counter because the wrong thing had slipped out… again.
My intention was good, and I didn’t realize until I saw Barry’s reaction that it had come across completely different from how I meant it.
Then, of course, he retaliated with words of his own that stung hard. He was trying to be constructive, but I took it as an attack.
Yes, words have a way of snowballing into something bigger.
Unless we know how to properly approach an issue in the first place.
Unfortunately, most couples don’t know how to do that.
Luckily for us, some colleagues of ours — one of whom I’ve been working with very closely lately — gave us a copy of their wonderful resource that spells it all out. It tells what words to use in certain situations, what words to avoid at all times, and what major communication mistakes to be aware of.
See, what you may not have known is that there are actually “Magic Words” which smart couples use to create more closeness, connection, peace, harmony, understanding and even passion in their relationships.
Now it’s becoming second nature to say the right thing at the right time, with the right intention and beliefs behind it, so it doesn’t get perceived the wrong way… or worse, totally backfire.
You can get your hands on the same resource, which helps you overcome one of the biggest relationship problems of all — and in all kinds of relationships.
Watch the space above tomorrow to find out how you can finally start, magically, saying all the right things… and reaping the rewards.
Your Partner in the Quest for
Living a Life Without Limits,
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March 22nd, 2011
“Playing for change” has one connotation to street musicians, who make a living by placing a hat or guitar case on the sidewalk to collect spare change from passersby.
“Playing For Change” has a completely different meaning to musicians around the world who are working hard to inspire us all to come together as a human race.
We introduced you to Playing For Change founder Mark Johnson in our Hidden Heroes series. If you haven’t read his story, you’ll be impressed by the effect brought about by a seemingly innocent moment in the New York subway.
Now Mark’s movement has inspired a collection of musicians and singers from Japan to come together and highlight their recently-ravaged country.
This is beautiful on so many different levels:
1. Physical: Wow, what incredible scenery — a stark contrast to images we’ve been seeing of late from Japan.
2. Emotional: While I don’t understand the words, the singing is full of heart… and it touched my heart, too.
3. Mental: These performances bring out respect, admiration and thoughts of solidarity.
4. Spiritual: I felt almost transported to Japan as I watched this, and it spoke directly to my soul.
Even our two-year-old, Konan, was mesmerized for the first half, and dancing for the second.
Enjoy whatever levels the song inspires you on, and share your thoughts and feelings below.
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March 13th, 2011
Tonight at 8pm, ABC will air its second Secret Millionaire episode.
It’s a show some call inspiring, and others (those, possibly, with an eye for self-reliant behavior) call just interesting.
In a very uncharacteristic move, I’m refraining from telling you the level of conviction I have for either side of the spectrum (er, for now!)
But, well… heh… maybe just a hint.
Certainly, I’m licking my chops to be first in line to see the coming Atlas Shrugged movie release (April 15th 2011), which undoubtedly will be chastised by every government payroll leech, every anti-capitalist, every greater-good elitist, and all those who eschew achievement and the concept of being rewarded for the fruits of one’s labor.
So, enter the other side of the coin: A TV show based upon a hit UK series that selected several millionaires to mix it up with those mainly experiencing life through welfare-level wages.
The goal: To find ordinary (read: broke but still courageous) people doing extraordinary (read: selfless) things for those in need.
Certainly the premise is designed for the Masses who need a reminder that, even in the face of economic worries (not to mention natural disasters, political uprisings, debt concerns, and the fear and uncertainly that TV accentuates), HOPE is still alive.
Then, again, as we’ve mentioned in various prior LWL posts… HOPE, if mainly relied upon for a sense of comfort and ease, can stall individual progress and production too.
But, before I renege on my promise of not getting carried away with my overly-critical thinking about the show, I’ll just let you decide.
After you watch the first two episodes online here, tell us what you think by using the comments section of this post.
And, oh, by the way, a future Secret Millionaire to appear on the show has been making a foundational difference in people’s lives by helping them instill the beliefs, habits, and correct thinking around money for several years now.
After you watch prior episodes, click here to see the strategies this Las Vegas multi-millionaire used to be one of the most highly paid people in his field.
♦ ♦ ♦
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March 8th, 2011
We all have fears. It’s just a natural part of life, and they’re meant to keep us safe.
But we don’t need to have irrational fears, or fears that hold us back, or fears that stop us from living normal, everyday lives.
Those types of excessive, paralyzing fears are not keeping us safe — they’re putting us in more danger.
Whenever I’m dealing with a fear, or a limiting habit — or anything else that stems from a subconscious level and gets in my way on a real-world level — I look for the most powerfully effective solutions.
Often, the best way to tap into the subconscious mind is to go deep with tools such as meditation, or even hypnosis.
But just shutting your eyes and relaxing isn’t going to help much when it comes to really solving problems.
So how can you do that effectively?
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February 9th, 2011
“The road to success looks like this: go to school, get a degree, and work at a good job for the rest of your life.”
It might be old advice, but I grew up being very familiar with its essence. After all, my parents both have degrees (my Dad has several, including a PhD), my brother has a degree, and I have a degree.
My Mom has worked in several libraries, from the public library to my high school library to her church library. And my Dad recently retired as a long-time University history professor, but still works as an archival historian in my home town.
Yes, when you break it all down, my family is big on education and book smarts. Not that there’s anything wrong with that — in and of itself.
See, I love to learn. And the educational model as we know it worked fine in the past.
Well, I should say it worked fine for some people.
But it pigeon-holed and alienated others, while giving us the idea that what we are is a sum total of everything we know.
I don’t know very many people these days who are actually doing anything related to what they learned in school. Certainly many of the world’s most innovative entrepreneurs have gone a completely different direction, if they even finished school at all.
That’s because we don’t all learn the same way, and formalized education doesn’t always serve, as many of our readers pointed out in their comments on the post we wrote in 2009: Institutionalized Thinking Via Formal Education?
To relate this back to Metaphysics 101, doing something you don’t enjoy — like forcing yourself to pay attention to a lecture when you really learn best by getting your hands dirty, or vice versa — will backfire in a big puff of dejected energy.
But following your passions, with an aim to serve others and give value, takes you on a fun ride. And as Barry figured out sometime during high school, it’s often the entrepreneurs who make the most lasting, beneficial contributions to the lives of others.
Learning to become an entrepreneur is very rarely done in school, and the most profound a-ha moments you’ll ever have come from doing, making mistakes, adapting, overcoming and improvising (to paraphrase a favorite movie quote of Barry’s).
In fact, the most interesting thing about learning is that it can happen when we least expect it…
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