optimism – How To Create Your Future http://howtocreateyourfuture.com Free training to create whatever you want Tue, 07 Jun 2016 19:27:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 How to Fake Your Way to Happiness http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/how-to-fake-your-way-to-happiness/ Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:33:59 +0000 http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/?p=1735 Continue reading ]]>

How dependent are you on outside forces for your happiness?

Are you happier when you achieve what you’ve been longing for, or when you simply have to just make do with what you’ve got? For example, the amount of happiness your experience as a result of you finally getting that promotion, compared to not getting it?

In this TED Talk, Stumbling On Happiness author Dan Gilbert explains that scientifically, we can be just as happy by manufacturing our own happiness (synthetic happiness) as we can if we get what we want. The reason for this is because we have a psychological immune system that slides into gear during circumstances that may initially make us feel pretty miserable.

One of the most interesting pieces of trivia he reveals is one case where the happiness levels of paraplegics and lottery winners were compared. Astoundingly, one year after both of their remarkably different life-altering experiences, they exhibited the same level of happiness.

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The 48 Laws of Power http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/the-48-laws-of-power/ Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:03:52 +0000 http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/?p=1563

The 48 Laws of Power is a 1998 book by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers. The book shares thematic elements with Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince and has been compared to Sun-Tzu’s classic treatise The Art of War.

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Opportunities Are Everywhere http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/opportunities-are-everywhere-2/ http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/opportunities-are-everywhere-2/#comments Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:38:34 +0000 http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/?p=1576 Continue reading ]]>

Excerpt from  How To Program Your Mind For Wealth

Opportunities are everywhere. If fantastic wealth is what you want, you could not have chosen a better time in the history of our planet to be alive. There are billions of people alive today who will gladly pay money to have their needs fulfilled. You simply need to fill a need for a tiny percentage of the population and financial freedom is yours. Simple? It’s never been easier.

Today I would like you to begin to program your mind to always be aware of money-making opportunities. Anything you read, or watch on TV, or learn in a conversation can be turned into a source of income for you if that’s what you desire.

If you honestly open your mind to the idea that money-making ideas are all around you, you will be amazed that you never noticed them before. Simple expectation is all that is necessary for your mind to easily find opportunity in your everyday life. The truth is that your brain can find a solution to any question you ask it. By focusing on a search for opportunity, you will find opportunity.

This is your exercise for the next 24 hours. Try to imagine how you could, if you wanted to, use your creative energy to create wealth for your life. Try to come up with five or ten or more ideas for creating income in your life. Whether or not you have any intention whatsoever of following through with any of these ideas, this exercise is simply to awaken in your mind the ability to think of income generating opportunities.

The point is that you need only one good idea to change your financial life, so if you are constantly on the lookout, and open to new ideas, you will inevitably strike upon one idea that truly inspires you, and allows you to use your creative energy to attain financial prosperity. So right now, write down three ideas you have for making money. If you can’t think of any, make them up. And over the next 24 hours, come up with five or ten more income-generating ideas. And always remember that opportunities are everywhere.

“It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” –Somerset Maugham

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The Magic Key of All True Wealth http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/the-magic-key-of-all-true-wealth-2/ Thu, 23 Aug 2012 17:23:18 +0000 http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/?p=1496 Continue reading ]]>

Excerpt from  How To Program Your Mind For Wealth

Gratitude is the magic key of all true wealth. You are not wealthy if you have ten million dollars in the bank but spend all of your energy worrying about how to protect it from others, or how to protect yourself from losing it. You are abundantly wealthy when you realize that your daily needs are met, and you take great pleasure in the simple experience of being alive.

As I have stated before, in order to attract your goals to you more quickly you must feel as strongly as you are able that your goals are already a reality for you. Act the way you would act if all of your desires were already met. Feel the way you would feel if you had successfully accomplished all of your goals. These emotions set in motion the events necessary for your development. Gratitude is the key emotion for setting in motion the experience of prosperity in your life.

Today, you must allow yourself to feel true gratitude for everything that is positive in your life. Give thanks for your friends and the people you love. Give thanks for the food you eat. Give thanks for your health, your sanity, and your ability to grow and learn. Be grateful for all of the simple little things that you completely take for granted but would sorely miss if they were taken from you.

As well, feel grateful for all of the wealth that you already possess, and feel grateful that you are learning psychological principles that will greatly enhance your ability to attract wealth into your life from now on. If you honestly cannot generate a positive feeling of gratitude, ask yourself this question: What could I feel grateful for if I wanted to? Ask this question and your brain will come up with an answer.

From now on, whenever you spend your money, do it gratefully. Be grateful that you have money to spend, even if you feel poor. Be grateful that you have food to eat. Be grateful that you have a warm bed to sleep in tonight. Gratitude is the single most important step to developing prosperity consciousness. Practice feeling gratitude whenever you get the chance.

“We seldom think of what we have but always of what we lack.” –Schopenhauer

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Stop Worrying and Let Life Happen http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/stop-worrying-and-let-life-happen-effortlessly/ http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/stop-worrying-and-let-life-happen-effortlessly/#comments Mon, 06 Aug 2012 17:37:31 +0000 http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/?p=1462 Continue reading ]]>

We have all been thoroughly indoctrinated with so much negative propaganda about our lives that it is a wonder we can remember how to be happy at all. At every turn we are reminded that life is a struggle, that work is difficult, that solving our problems will take tremendous effort, and that earning money is hard, hard work.

Our culture’s extreme focus on individualism, competition, and consumerism has stripped from us the ability to truly relax and enjoy the process of life, and bask in the effortlessness of our evolution. The effort we are asked to express in this lifestyle drains our spiritual, creative energy.

We need only look beyond our societal expectations to see how deluded we are. The natural world is dynamic, active, constantly growing and evolving, yet it is driven without any effort. Everything that is truly important in the world is done without the kind of striving effort that our conscious minds are so used to. The forests of the earth grow effortlessly, the seasons change effortlessly, the cells of your body have grown from a microscopic fetus to a fully intelligent being effortlessly.

Your body is, in this very instant, performing tens of thousands of highly specific actions in order to keep you alive without any input from your conscious mind.

What you must learn is that your conscious mind is not meant to be used to worry about any of the functions of living. There is a deep intelligence at work in the universe, and you must develop the faith that this intelligence will meet your needs just as it meets the needs of every cell in your body, and every animal on the planet.

Your conscious mind should not be used to worry about a million things that might go wrong. Your conscious mind should be used only to direct the focus of your life and to enjoy the fruits of your actions.

Consciously decide in which direction you want to evolve, and then let the infinite energy of your inner self take over. Realize that you can attract money without any effort on your part, and realize that it is okay to do so.

Obviously you will need to use your energy in the physical world, but when you are doing what you want you will not be filled with stress but with joy and enthusiasm. Hard work is for those who have not bothered to learn how their minds work. For you, life is truly effortless, and truly enjoyable.

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Success Is All Luck http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/success-is-all-luck/ Fri, 03 Aug 2012 01:31:42 +0000 http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/?p=1456 Continue reading ]]>

By Craig Ballantyne, Creator of Early To Rise

Luck has been in my corner since day one back in 1975.

I was extraordinarily lucky to be born in Canada into a lower-middle class family. When I was a child I was lucky enough to have an alcoholic, underachieving, embarrassing father who gave me the first chip on my shoulder, one that compelled me to work harder, achieve more, and go further so that I could escape his shadow.

I was also lucky that my mother had dropped out of high school and spent the rest of her life working for barely more than the minimum wage, never earning more than $28,000 in a year (an amount that I’ve made in a single day in my business on several occasions). I was lucky, because of her mistakes, that she would never let me make the same ones.

And boy was I lucky to have went to grade school with patches on my knees, for this caused me great embarrassment and instilled in me the drive to do better, to excel in school, to get into the best program in college, to make the Dean’s Honour List three years in a row, to get accepted into a Master’s program, to study until 10pm on weekends so I could earn a scholarship to help me pay for 6 years of post-secondary education- and so that I’d never feel embarrassed like that again.

It’s as though I’ve had a horseshoe made out of rabbit’s feet around my neck for these past thirty years.

I’ve also been lucky to make friends with entrepreneurs like Bedros Keuilian, a real-life American Dream. Bedros was lucky to have been born in Armenia (then part of the Soviet Union) and to have a father that gambled his family’s safety by bribing their way out of the USSR so they could arrive virtually penniless in America (legally).
Bedros was also lucky enough to arrive in America in 1980 without being able to speak a lick of English. He was fortunate that his family was so poor that he had to dumpster-dive behind grocery stores for food.

Without this luck, Bedros wouldn’t have the burning desire that has allowed him to succeed and create a better life, so that as he often tells me, “My kids will never have to spend an hour of their lives in daycare.”

And I’m lucky enough to be friends with Matt Smith, another lucky young man from my generation who, like me, grew up with little more than an embarrassment of a father and a mother that spent the little money she had to take care of her children.

Among Matt’s lucky childhood experiences was the night when his mother scraped together a few dollars for a special Friday dinner of take-out pizza. That night, the Smiths were lucky to have mistakenly left the pizza on top of the car as they drove away. Eventually, the pizza fell off the car’s roof into the middle of a busy intersection – where car after car drove over it – and this was a lucky break for Matt.

Why?

Because the Smiths’ had no money to go and buy a replacement pizza. And so Matt will forever remember that night – and that feeling – as something he will never want to experience again. It’s just another lucky motivator in his drive to do better and succeed so that his children won’t have to experience that great fortune.

That kind of luck leaves a burning desire that NOTHING – not even a life of iPhones, TV’s in every room of the house, unending after-school activities, or 24/7 Internet and cable TV access – could ever top.

My luck continues. I’m fortunate to know Isabel De Los Rios, one of the world’s most successful nutrition experts, who herself was lucky enough to spend almost a decade as a sick, unhealthy, overweight, and unhappy young woman, so that she could truly understand the troubles that her hundreds of thousands of female clients go through.

Isabel was also lucky enough to be downright broke when she applied to my Mastermind Group in 2008, having to borrow the money from her fiancé. It was due to her great fortune to be in these situations that she committed to working harder than almost any other person I’ve ever coached. This has allowed her to pull herself up from financial stress and into a business where today she has over 200,000 customers that have been lucky enough to get Isabel’s help as they change their lives.

Finally, we’ve all been lucky enough to learn from Michael Masterson, our mentor that was lucky enough to grow up in a poor household of ten children. He was lucky enough to have so little that it drove him to become the entrepreneur and mentor that we all came to know through Early to Rise.

This is the luckiest group of individuals you might ever meet. We were lucky to have had the experiences we did because they taught us so much and drove us to great action. Without our setbacks, what would we have achieved? We have been part of the luckiest generations to have ever lived.

What about your luck? Have you lucked out and been fortunate to have gone through similar struggles? Have you been given the inspiration to work harder than ever, to explore new opportunities to take control of your future, and that drive you towards financial independence?

Are you one of the fortunate ones that were not born with a silver spoon so that you could learn the importance of adding value to the world in exchange for a fair return? Have you been lucky enough to fail again and again?

Never forget that failure isn’t bad. Failure isn’t final. Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from achieving the success you deserve. If you’re struggling, keep hustling. Keep taking at least one big action step each day.

Failure is good luck.

I can only hope you’ve been as lucky as I have over the years. And the old saying is true, you know, “The harder I work, the luckier I get”. So take that luck that you get and press it. Keep on pushing. It only gets easier from here.

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The Greatest Obstacle to Happiness http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/the-greatest-obstacle-to-happiness/ Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:02:41 +0000 http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/?p=1424 Continue reading ]]>

By Dr. Robert Anthony, Creator of The Secret of Deliberate Creation

Think of your present moment as your Point of Power, because it is the only point where you can exercise your full power. For most of us the present moment exists only as mental concept. If there is such a place where all the creative forces of the universe come together, how do we know it is the present moment? What evidence is there that this is true?

Consider this; all your hopes for the future and even your memories of the past can happen only in the present moment. The present moment is that one point where everything comes together.

We have been taught that those moments are separate from each other, but in truth, they all take place in the now. No matter what happens in life, it is always now, then now, then now – always in the present moment.

Nothing exist outside of the NOW. Nothing ever happened in the past. – It happened in the Now. Nothing will ever happen in the future – It will happen in the Now. When you think of the past it is stored in the mind as a former now. And, when you think about the past, when do you do it? – You do it now! When the futures comes – it comes in the now. And, when you think about the future, when do you do it? – You do it now!

The past and the future have no realities of their own. Their realities are “borrowed” from the now.

All unhappiness is caused by denial of the present. We think problems are caused by our situations in life, but attachment to the past and future and denial of the now is the real problem. Ultimately then, there is only one problem in life – not living in the now.

You cannot be unhappy and fully present now. It is impossible to have a problem when your attention is in the now. When you live in the now, a situation is either dealt with or accepted now. A problem means you are dwelling on a situation mentally without having a true intention or possibility of taking action now.

Read the full article here…

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How to Be Happy Right Now http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/how-to-be-happy-right-now-2/ http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/how-to-be-happy-right-now-2/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:45:55 +0000 http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/?p=1300 Continue reading ]]>

Today is the day to stop living for the future. This present moment is all that you will ever experience, so you must learn to enjoy the present, if you are ever to enjoy yourself at all.

Too many people postpone their happiness waiting for some future goal to manifest. People decide that they will be happy “…when I get a better job”, “…when I meet the love of my life,” “…when my children are grown,” “…when I retire.” We use these excuses, and countless others, to allow ourselves to live with less enjoyment and happiness than we deserve.

Often, after one goal is accomplished, we immediately create another, so that we are in a perpetual state of waiting for our lives to become worthy of our enjoyment, rather than simply enjoying the life we have right this instant. Obviously it is vital to keep striving towards the betterment of your life, but you must also be able to enjoy yourself while you are creating a better future.

The way to do this is to realize that this present moment is all that you will ever experience. Both the past and the future are abstractions of your mind. The only intimate, real experience is that of this moment. In this moment lies your ability to make changes in your life, including the ability to simply enjoy where you are. If you cannot be happy now, when will you ever be happy?

Fortunately, there is a simple method for enjoying this moment, and the key is awareness. Simply be fully aware of whatever you are experiencing right now. Focus your awareness on your senses, and feel the sensual nature of physical reality.

Look around you, really try to see the world, and listen quietly to any sounds entering your brain. By becoming aware of precisely where you are at this moment, your brain will shift to a more contemplative, relaxed state, and joy will naturally replace the discord of anxiety that comes from focusing on the past or the future.

When you become aware of the eternal now in which you exist, you can begin to feel the power that is available to you in every instant, and this power can be used to immediately work towards the attainment of your goals.

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How the World Has Radically Improved in 200 Years http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/how-the-world-has-radically-improved-in-200-years/ Thu, 01 Mar 2012 18:07:27 +0000 http://howtocreateyourfuture.com/?p=1234 Continue reading ]]>

Professor Hans Rosling loves statistics. He loves them so much that he enlisted a team of computer techs to create the most amazing interactive picture of the life and wealth of the world over the last 200 years using using augmented reality animation.

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