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The Art of Success – Article #5 – Are You Responsible?

Are You Responsible?

Last week I wrote about we were born to be creators.

You create everything in your life, whether you’re aware of it or not.

Another key to success is to take 100% responsibility for EVERYTHING you create in your life…the good, the bad, the ugly, all of it. Otherwise, you’re a “victim.”

Do you take full responsibility for everything you create in your life?

Think about this carefully. How you answer this question shows you your level of awareness, and your ability to create what you want (as opposed to what you don’t want).

An “unaware” person generally doesn’t take responsibility for everything in their life.

Ask them what they’re unhappy about, and they’ll have a laundry list of complaints. They’ll most likely blame something (or someone) for their undesired experiences. Or they’ll make excuses and shift responsibility to something outside of themselves.

This can be obvious — like saying, “It’s so-and-so’s fault that XYZ happened to me.”

Or it can be more subtle, like “If the weather’s bad I won’t follow through on my commitment.” (In which case, you’re pre-blaming any bad weather in advance for your lack of follow-through.)

When you’re blaming, you’re not taking full responsibility for your life. Period.

From that stance, you’re a victim. As a victim, you can’t proactively change anything in your life, let alone create what you want.

Here’s the truth:


Everything that’s currently in your life…
you put there.

Whether consciously or subconsciously…
you put it there.


It’s your life, after all.

Maybe you didn’t mean to put something there, and it showed up anyway. Great. How you choose to react to it will determine your experience.

If you don’t love a situation in your life, how can you change it?

My favorite question to ask in such cases is:

“Why am I choosing to have this experience/result/outcome?” (A victim would never ask that. They’d be too busy blaming and fuming about their results.)

Asking this question instantly puts you back in the driver’s seat of your own life.

If you’re willing to accept 100% responsibility for everything you’re creating, you can make phenomenal changes in your life.

Doors will open wide for you. It will seem like “magic,” but it’s really just one of the key elements of being a successful person.

That includes taking responsibility for every thought, feeling, and action you take.

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Got Debt?

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

Neagle Code Question

Hi David! You teach that money is energy, and it occurred to me that debt may be a reflection of having received more than one has given.

Is that accurate? If so, what is the best way to reverse this equation?

It seems obvious to say ‘give more' – but give what? I don’t have ANY extra financial resources.

Thanks.

Neagle Code Answer

This is an excellent question!

Many people have issues with debt and the stigma and shame that come along with it.

To address your first question, debt is not a reflection of having received more than one has given.

Debt is essentially a tool and should be used as such. Most people think that debt is “bad,” but imagine what your life would be like without it.

How would you purchase a house or invest in education or experiences for yourself without it?

Instead of thinking
of it negatively,

be grateful for it.

All that being said, if you’re accumulating debt from a dysfunctional place, it’s very important that you address the underlying reason for your spending habits.

Are you buying things to fill a need (love, security or self esteem), or are you investing in your growth?

The second part of your question deals with something very different…

You alluded that it’s tough to give if you’re in debt.

When you give, it doesn’t have to be financially.

Doing a favor for a neighbor, giving of your time or your talents, and volunteering are just a few ways to “give” until you have the resources to give financially.

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The Art of Success – Article #4 – You Have The POWER

You Have The POWER

As I stated last week you are a spiritual being living in a physical body, and you can create whatever you want. In fact, your entire life is a creation…from the food you eat for breakfast; to the way you adjust your chair.

Your life can be a beautiful work of art.

It can be as “beautiful” or as “ugly” as you want it to be. Either way, you’re creating it.

Most people don’t even realize they have the power to create anything. They simply go through life responding and reacting to whatever happens to them, often feeling like a victim of their own creations.

There’s not much joy or fulfillment in that way of living.

Part of the problem is that people don’t realize they’re creating their experience.

Plato said, “Life should be lived as play.”

What does it mean to “play”?
Play means you enjoy what you’re doing. It’s simple. We should be enjoying our creations.

Every day, we’re creating — whether it’s our business, our work, our relationships, a hobby, or anything else.

Given that we’re magnificent beings, we should create the way we want to live, spending our days with people we love, doing things we love to do, and earning whatever amount of money we desire to earn.

We have that power.

It’s really a great “trip” once you figure out how to live that way.

Then it’s simply a matter of adjusting your creations, until you love them.

(If you’re not enjoying it…how can you create something different?)

The first step is to know what you want to create.

See it in your mind, and imagine it in vivid detail.

How would you like to spend your days? What would you like to do? What’s deep in your soul that’s calling to you? What are you curious about? What would you love to explore?

Imagine filling your life with things you love, and losing all track of time because you’re so in love and so passionate about what you’re doing.

The successful person knows what they want, and they dare to create it.

What are you going to create today?

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Meditate or Manifest?

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

Neagle Code Question

David,

Everyone seems to be talking about the importance of meditation lately, but I have really only heard you talk about manifestation. I am very confused, so can you please explain the difference between meditation and manifesting?

Neagle Code Answer

Hi, and thanks for your question!

Many people confuse manifesting with meditation.

Meditation is a practice of consciously choosing to center yourself, to quiet your mind and find inner peace.

Manifestation is very different.

You don’t need to meditate to manifest.

Manifestation is the
continuous process
of creation.

We are constantly manifesting everything in our lives at every moment. Whether it’s the pen you write with, the water you drink, the tree outside your window or the money you make; you have manifested it all.

Most of the things in your life you manifest without even being consciously aware that you’re doing it.

Where manifestation gets confusing is when people try to consciously manifest something. They think they need to say affirmations, meditate or use their will to create.

The truth is, manifestation starts with a simple idea in our brain. It could be a thought, a feeling or a picture. As soon as that enters into our awareness, our brains begin to “tune in”. And we begin to seek the opportunities to bring our idea into form.

It’s very similar to how a radio works. Think about it… There are thousands of radio waves around your head. You’re not aware of the music or sounds, because your brain lacks the ability to tune into the frequency. However, if you turn my radio on, all of a sudden you can hear the music. The radio didn’t create the music, it just simply found the frequency to bring it into form.

Our brains are like the radio. We don’t create things out of thin air.

We are constantly seeking to become aware of what already exists
so that we can bring our ideas, thoughts or pictures into form.

We then begin to bring our ideas into form by taking action on the opportunities that are presented to us because we are “tuned in” to the frequency of the idea we want to manifest.

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The Art of Success – Article #3 – Success Is Your Birthright

Success Is Your Birthright

Last time I told you that making three changes to my attitude tripled my income in less than 12 months. Those changes were:

1. I’m going to act as though I love what I’m doing.

2. I’m going to treat everybody with total respect.

3. I’m going to do every job to the best of my ability.

I tripled my income from $20,000 to $60,000, which was phenomenal at the time, but then I got stuck. I couldn’t manage to get to $80,000.

Then one day my mentor, Bob Proctor, asked me if I would like to turn my annual income of $60,000 into a monthly income?

Of course I would!

He said with full assurance, “You can do that.”

I had never considered that idea before, and the more I played with it, the more I realized that it might be possible for me, but I still didn’t know how it was going to happen.

Then one day he said, “It’s actually easier to earn $60,000 a month than it is to earn $60,000 a year.”

It was like he lit a candle in a dark room. In that moment I became aware of something that I was never aware of before: earning money is one of the easiest things in the world to do.

And because of that shift in my awareness, within 11 months again, I turned that annual income into my monthly income, and then soon thereafter took it to more than $100,000 a month.

Your Biggest Block Around Money Might Surprise You
If you are struggling to earn the income that you desire, you have to ask yourself why.

Quite likely, the reason is one I touched on in the first article of this series.

One of the biggest blocks that people have around money, business, relationships or anything they want is that they think they have to go out and get it because they don’t have it.

That idea keeps people working in the wrong place sometimes for their entire life.

As they look outward for what they want, struggle comes into the equation. Struggle without solution leads to frustration and loss of hope, and eventually to giving up.

I’ve said this before, and I’m going to say it again, the success that you want is not out there in some unattainable place, it’s inside you.

You can have, do or be anything you want.

In fact, for all practical purposes, human potential is infinite.

In order to grasp this concept, you need to understand the significance of what and who you are.

1. First and foremost, you are a spiritual being.
When you’re working with spirit and universal energy, you’re working with infinite potential. If you became aware of how to use that potential and the gifts it could bring, your mind would be absolutely blown.

2. You live in a physical body.
Very few of us are tapping into our infinite potential and putting it to practical use in our lives. You should be doing the things that you love to do, earning whatever amount of money you desire, and spending your time with people you love.

3. You are gifted with intellect.
Humans are the highest life form on Earth that we know about. You have the ability to think, reason, ask questions and evaluate.

4. You have emotions.
The way that you choose to think about things in your life governs your emotional state. Too often people are led around by their emotions. You want to bring order to your understanding, which will remove confusion, and then you can make new choices and do something different with your life.

Listen, success is your birthright.

Your life is meant to be abundant, prosperous, healthy, full of love and friends, and absolutely amazing.

It really is.

And it’s all in you waiting to be realized.

So let me light that candle in the dark spaces of your mind, so that you can begin to see how truly brilliant and worthy you are.

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Focus on WHY

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Mary B.

Neagle Code Question

I have a full-time job, have a desire to grow my virtual business and even work a part-time tutoring math. Do you feel it is possible to desire multiple things at once, or do we only have so much energy to give and should we focus it to maximize desired results?

Neagle Code Answer

Hi Mary, and thanks for your question.

I think it’s first important to get an understanding of WHY you want to be doing all of these things.

What’s your motivation behind working a full-time job, growing your business and tutoring?

Are you doing all of these things because you truly love them all?

Or are your motivations due to something else?

I have a hard time believing that you’re equally passionate about all three. So get really clear and honest about why you’re doing what you’re doing.

Ask yourself if you’re taking part in these businesses because you really love them or because you feel you SHOULD, you need the money, or you hope others appreciate you for your HARD WORK.

Do you have a belief that you can’t do what you love AND make money?

Are you creating distraction and chaos to keep yourself small?

You see, what you’re doing right now is chasing multiple bunnies.

You will get your best results when you can focus on ONE business and give all your energy to it.

Once you get clear on that, choose the one business you’re most passionate and inspired about and then give it your ALL. Burn the ships and don’t let anything stop you or stand in your way of achieving your goals.

The truth is that once you have a deep emotional desire for something and then EXPECT that desire to manifest, the Universe will respond. Emotion puts everything in motion, and if you’re not passionate about your business, you most likely won’t get the results you’re hoping for.

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The Art of Success – Article #2 – One Mental Shift Tripled My Income

One Mental Shift
Tripled My Income

Last week I told you that you can double, triple, or even quadruple your income, and it doesn’t have to take a long time or be difficult.

In fact, one simple mental shift tripled my income.

I was a high school dropout and, at the time, was married with two children and working six-and-a-half days a week, driving a forklift on a dock, to earn about $20,000 a year.

I was so frustrated I wanted to scream. I didn’t like myself or virtually anybody else.

But there was a seed of desire in me—just as there is in everybody—and I began to ask myself what I wanted.

I decided that I wanted a boat, a house, a car, and to earn $40,000 a year. That was it. Those were the only things that I thought I could get.

Then one day, I was in a water-skiing accident that broke my back and almost took my life.

It was an enormous wake-up call for me that one day I could be living my life, and then bang, like flipping a light switch, I could be gone.

As I lay at home recovering, I started asking myself why I was here and what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

I thought that God would reward me with a great opportunity, but nothing changed. About a month after my accident, I was back on the dock, absolutely miserable again.

Then one brutally cold February night in Chicago, about 2:20 a.m., I was still working, and nothing was going right. I was exhausted and at my wit’s end, when a voice inside my head said, “David, change your attitude.” It was so clear it was almost audible.

Could it be that simple? I wondered. Could a small change in my thinking make a big shift in my external results?

I started to play with this idea, and began to study the owner of the company where I worked. This guy had a million-dollar company and a great attitude, and yet we came from the same lower-middle-class background. Not only that, but when he started the business in his garage, he was doing the same job that I was currently doing.

I decided then and there that I would commit to making three attitude adjustments in myself, and practice these for 12 months and see what happens.

Those three changes were:

1. I was going to act as though I loved what I was doing. I hated my job, but since my boss used to do it, I decided that he must have liked it on some level, so I would find a way to like it as well.

2. I would treat people with total respect. This is how he treated everybody, while up to this point I was resentful, bitter and hurt.

3. I would do every job to the best of my ability. The owner had built good business relationships, so I surmised that he must have put a lot of care into his work. At that point, I was not operating by that idea. If something broke, I didn’t care. So I decided to follow his model in this as well.

Because I wanted something different, I was willing to do something different.

Without going back to school or taking any lessons or even reading any books, in less than a year, I was making $60,000.

All I did was shift what was going on inside my head, and my income tripled.

Can the same thing happen for you? Absolutely!

And whether you’re making $20,000 or $500,000 the lesson is the same.

You can have so much more than you can even imagine.

And, as I’ll tell you next week, you ARE so much more than you even know.

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Do you charge for your time?

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Gary V.

Neagle Code Question

Hi David!

I’ve done what you recommend. I’ve tried to work from my vision and set my financial goals. I have my number, and I know what that money would be used for…and what I will provide in exchange for that money. Here’s my issue: I cannot stop thinking about time. In my line of work, people generally pay for time rather than a result. And the truth is, people aren’t paying me for time, they ARE paying for a result. I also see others in my industry who are making a lot of money by NOT charging for their time, so I know this is a barrier in my own mind.

How do I shift this???

Neagle Code Answer

Hi Gary!

Thanks for the great question. Making the switch from charging by the hour to charging for a specific result is really challenging for a lot of small business owners and service providers.

It requires them to not only step out of the “norm”; it requires them to really


OWN
THEIR
WORTH.

And I have a hunch this is what you’re struggling with.

Here’s the truth… exchanging time for money is a middle class value.

A VERY high percentage.

But if you’re in a business that sells results, it makes NO sense to charge by the hour.

There are a several things that are required to shift this:

1) You need to make a firm decision that you are changing your pricing structure.

2) You need to be committed and disciplined that no matter what, you will not offer your hourly rate to ANYONE

3) You need to focus your marketing efforts on the “right” prospects and clients.

4) You need to hone your sales skill so that you can accurately convey the value of the result you are going to provide.

Just a word of caution here.

Your mind will try to convince you of ALL the reason this won’t work.

And it’s a lie.

It will work if you will step into your worth and demand your success.

Do not waffle. Stay firm in your pricing.

And you’ll be surprised how fast your bank account will grow.

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The Art of Success – Article #1 – These Misconceptions Might Be Keeping You Stuck

These Misconceptions Might Be Keeping You Stuck

What two words can sink your success faster than anything else?

“I know.”

You probably grew up with the idea that if you read some information and can recite it back, then it’s something that you “know” and are able to apply to your life.

When it comes to the success that you want, nothing could be further from the truth.

If you want to be successful, you have to understand success.

What’s the difference?

Understanding is not just intellectual; it’s experiential.

When you understand something you’ve gotten to the heart of it and felt it from the inside out. The teaching is a part of you then, and you can apply it with ease and start seeing results.

Because the truth is, if you’re not getting the results that you want in your life, there’s something that you don’t understand. That’s all it is.

And that’s why I’m starting this series by correcting a pair of common misconceptions that might be keeping you stuck or in a constant state of struggle and frustration.

Common Misconception #1: Success is a future destination.
People usually view success as something to be achieved or a place to get to. They think it’s “out there” somewhere, and they strive and struggle to reach this unattainable place.

As you’ll begin to understand if you follow this series, success is not out there. It’s not something that you go out and get. It’s something that you discover in YOU.

Common Misconception #2: Success is a product of luck.
I was raised in a lower-middle-class dysfunctional family, where I was taught to believe that a loving God created us, and yet people lived in poverty and were sick, and they had terrible relationships. They were stuck and couldn’t figure out why.

Meanwhile, other people owned businesses. Some of these were entrepreneurs with a very strong work ethic, and yet, they also were stuck. While others, like a rocket ship, were very successful.

People in my neighborhood pointed at those successful people and said, “They are lucky.”

When I tripled my income in less than 12 months, that’s one of the things they said about me.

I’ll tell you all about it next week, but my rapid rise in income had absolutely nothing to do with luck.

Success has nothing to do with luck.

In fact, I don’t even believe in the concept of luck. And if you want to be successful, I suggest that you immediately delete that word from your vocabulary.

If success doesn’t have anything to do with luck, how does it come about?

As I just said, you discover it within yourself—and you do that through a very orderly process that bridges the gap between where you are and where you want to go.

I’m going to share that exact process with you in weekly installments over the next several months.

You really can double, triple, or even quadruple your income, and it doesn’t have to take a long time or be difficult.

So check back here next week to begin to understand how you can create the prosperous, abundant life of your dreams.

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Stop thinking and just LISTEN

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous.

Neagle Code Question

I just listened to your most recent training on sales…and it was spot on. I felt like you were talking to me actually. I really struggle with staying present and listening to my prospective clients. I find myself trying to think of more questions while they answer the one I just asked, and in turn, I’m just not listening to them. And if I don’t listen to them, they can probably feel it. And I’m certainly not making their needs a priority. UGH!

What is going on, David?

Neagle Code Answer

I LOVE this question!!!

As I said in the training, if you have issues around:

• sales

• marketing

• money

• business

• asking people for things

then you are not employing the impression of increase because you are communicating a double binding message. That double binding message is a) I want to help you, but b) I’m not confident and I don’t care about you.

And you will lose the sale.
Every. Single. Time.

So, the key here is to get very real with yourself.

What are you afraid of? Are you worried you’re going to say the wrong thing or get stumped?

This is what you need to become aware of because:

Listening is THE KEY in any sales conversation.

There are SO MANY clues people give you in their voice.

A tonal change, a sigh, clearing of the throat…all give you CLUES. All those things mean something. Knowing how to listen allows you to read between the lines, know what to ask next, and to see what’s really true…and what’s not.

If you’re really serious about “fixing” your sales issue, you may want to consider applying for my upcoming program called The Psychology of the Sale. It’s by application only, so I’m not going to waste your time by giving all the details here. If you want to know more, click here to submit a short application.


In the meantime, when you’re in a sales conversation, focus on how you can help THEM.

Breathe and listen. You’ll know what to ask next. Detach from “getting the sale” and then, attach to helping the person on the other line get clear on what their next steps need to be to get what THEY want.

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