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How Many Times Will It Take?

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

“How Many Times Will It Take You To Develop The Courage To Be Free?”

How many times have you said to yourself something like you wanted more time, more money and more freedom… but never acted on it?

Have you ever thought about the  courage it takes to gain access to more time and more freedom?

Have you ever thought about the courage it takes to give up the psychological and emotional dialogue you use to keep yourself locked in your comfort zone?

Courage means you have to give up your doubt, your disbelief, your lack of confidence, your distrust, your scepticism, your excuses, your shame, your blame, your denial and all the other crutches that keep you from realising the very things you say you want… but never go after.

When you have the courage to turn your wants into “musts”… you become unstoppable.

85% of millionaires are “self made” through courage.

If you begin your journey with courage, myself, and others like me, will be there to support you every step of the way.

But we cannot give you our courage because we used it on our own journeys. But we can give you our strength and our support.

Do you have the courage to be free?

Read this inspiring story of a husband and wife team who developed the courage to be free.


Paul Counsel

The Ten Steps To Wealth

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The Ten Steps to Wealth

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

I was deep in conversation about The Ten Steps To Wealth program with a group of people yesterday and one of them alerted me to the following observations.

It’s really interesting to see some of the research figures on Financial Literacy and future intentions being put out by the Australian Government: They nearly floored me…

  • Many Australians intend to make improvements to the way they manage their money but some don’t, mainly because they’re happy with their current arrangements… 40% of adults intend to make improvements in the way they manage their money in the next 12 months; and 16% don’t intend to make improvements in the way they manage their money in the next 12 months, either because they are happy with their current arrangements (81%), or they are not interested (9%) or they haven’t thought about it (7%)

Which group do you find yourself in? Do you want to grow your resources, your cash flow and your income safety nets in 2012? Is economic and personal freedom important to you? Or do you number amongst the 81% who are happy with your current arrangements? Who would ever have thought that comfort zone would be the ultimate expression of the human psyche, especially in such challenging financial times.

So many people intend to get around to things only to be put off, or distracted, from their real intentions.And when their financial circumstances take a turn for the worse, they find themselves stranded and unable to do anything positive about their futures. Don’t let this happen to you, especially when achievement and wealth freedom are so close at hand.

In terms of achievement, it’s vitally important to understand that any situation in which you find yourself involves risk. Choice involves risk. Driving involves risk, using gas and electricity involves risk. Flying involves risk. Human relationships involve risk. The only way to lower risk in any given situation is to have more skills, have more workable knowledge, have better selection criteria, have a better set of rules to work by and to have a more expansive set of references. Learning gives you these references. And this is exactly the sort of learning you get access to through The Ten Steps To Wealth.

When you learn the rules of wealth, when you learn to apply them with confidence, and you stick by the rules, the potential for a better future immediately becomes available to you. Anything else produces less than satisfactory results. Begin your journey by clicking on this link.

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The Psychology of Wealth

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The Psychology of Wealth understands that the people who make purposeful decisions often come to a realisation that they have been playing by rules and standards set by others. And as they come to this realisation, a few things begin to fall into place. When this happens, they use this new knowledge to launch their journeys of achievement and financial success.

The greatest thing about purposeful decisions is that, once you make them, they clarify everything. As soon as you no longer fear the consequences of your decision and you firmly commit to one direction, confusion melts away because you can now clearly see what you must do.

Dissolve upper limits

One of the realisations that people come to terms with has to do with limitations, comfort zones and feelings of stuckness. They realise that if they stay with the status quo, nothing changes because the status quo uses low standards of achievement as reference points to match their results by.  Because everybody they compare with is getting the same results, they think everything is “normal”. As economist and precious metals analyst David Morgan notes, “When everybody is thinking the same way, no one is really thinking.”

What these people never realise is that stuckness is a sign from your body telling you that you’re neglecting your need for growth and exploration. You can’t solve stuckness with more stuckness and inactivity. You can’t solve stuckness by remaining in your comfort zone because there is simply no expansion or growth there. So the only way you can resolve feelings of stuckness is to commit to a program of learning and dissolving the limits you impose on yourself. This is what people on the cusp of progress come to realise. They realise that the magic of life is outside your comfort zone and that it’s OK to feel uncomfortable because it means you’re regaining your aliveness, your passions, your energy and your fulfilling future.

Personal achievement, business success, financial freedom, or mastery of any kind, involves the development of qualities which cannot develop by themselves and usually remain undeveloped in most people. In fact it would be fair to say that, in terms of achievement, it’s fear of failure that holds most people back.

And this is a strange fear when you think about it. Fear of failure actually prevents you from moving forward. If something is constantly preventing you from moving forward, you have to start thinking about what it’s constantly making you do instead. This is a critically important point because anything you constantly do leads to perfecting whatever it is that you constantly do.

So what are you perfecting by your consistent practice at it? Are you perfecting self sabotage for example?

Fear of failure is a perfecting fear in that it prevents you from taking risks and encourages you to move back into safety, back into stuckness. But as soon as you step back into safety, you stifle your own development, strengthen your  stranglehold on sameness and deny yourself access to financial freedom.

In other words, you prevent the evolution of your own innate potential. When this happens, relative to your potential, you are going to fail, which is the very thing you’re trying to prevent. As soon as you step back from risk, you shrink your potential by stepping back into sameness. The feelings you get come from your body trying to communicate that it wants to grow, to explore, to be alive again.

Fear of failure actually creates failure, the very thing you say you want to avoid. But the paradox here is that if you directed the very same processes of consistency over time towards success, instead of the fear of failure, you’d be incredibly successful.

In a strange twist, you’re already doing the ‘work of success’, you’re just directing your efforts towards the fear of failure instead of achievement, exploration and growth.

It also creates your upper limits in finances, happiness, relationships, health, connectedness, trust, sharing, freedom and prosperity. So you and I have to work together to dissolve these upper limits because if you don’t dissolve them, sameness, or something worse, will always remain your experience.

The Psychology of Wealth, invites you to participate in a more prosperous and financially rewarding 2012. In fact, if you start the New Year off with a free online Ten Steps To Wealth eCourse at the New Year has the potential to reward you in multiples.

The “Ten Steps to Wealth” is a distillation of my journey from broke to my first million dollar year. Imagine forever BANISHING feelings of financial struggle, fears over bills and rising costs, or having to cut corners, settling for less and missing out…

By enrolling in Ten Steps To Wealth, you’ll learn:

• how to lay the foundations to your million dollar year
• how to dissolve the struggle around finances and increasing costs
• how to become the master of your own financial destiny
• how to make 2012 more financially successful
• how to succeed where others don’t
• how to create an achievement mindset
• how to understand today’s economy and what to do next
• how to think about using the Internet for income generation
• how to move from sameness to achievement and enterprise
• how to take greater action and be in control
• how to compile your list of assets for success
• how to create wealth in changing economic conditions
• how to create a wealth plan and map your way to freedom
• how to switch on your entrepreneurial mastery

Starting out from dead flat broke, my first million dollar year took three years and eight months to achieve. Imagine launching your very own million dollar year in a similar way. The only reason why you wouldn’t do this is because you don’t believe you can.

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The Psychology of Wealth

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

The Psychology of Wealth: Abraham Maslow noted that at every choice intersection, you can either ‘step forward into growth or step back into safety’.

Debbie Ford notes that, “Every goal you’ve neverachieved and every dream you’ve never fulfilled, is the result of your shadow holding you back.” It’s the shadow that has us returning to our familiars over and over again.

Just outside our comfort zone is discomfort and the shadow ensures the retreat from discomfort by stepping back into safety. But every high achiever knows more than anything else that resistance is always an invitation to move forward, not to step back into safety. This is especially the case if you want to achieve financial freedom and Money Mastery.

Viktor Frankl noted that, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Frankl lived his philosophy. He survived the degradation and misery of Nazi concentration camps, by exercising the most important freedom of all – the freedom to choose one’s own attitude and spiritual well-being.

One of the emotions that prevent people from accessing their dreams is the fear of moving out of their comfort zone. But have you ever really wondered what the words comfort zone actually mean?

Comfort is derived from thirteenth Century Old French and Latin words conforter which means ‘to help, to strengthen’: from confortare meaning ‘to strengthen much’; com= intens + fortis  = strong.

The word zone comes from thirteenth Century Latin zona meaning ‘a geographical belt’: and thirteenth Century Greek zone meaning ‘a belt’ and zonnyani meaning ‘to grind, to gird, a girdle’.

From here we might describe a ‘comfort zone’ as one’s ability to strengthen their girdle around their inability to move forward or change their results.

We might also describe ‘comfort zone’ as the meanings we give to things that prevent us from achieving fulfilment and more of our true potential.

It’s important to understand the notion of girdle or belt because both have upper and lower edges which define their limits.

Enculturation teaches people to live within tightly defined limits and every time we retreat to familiars or comfort zones, we strengthen those limits: The Psychology of Wealth

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The Psychology of Wealth

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Psychology of Wealth: In contemporary society, your past conditioning, and the people you most closely associate with, are directly responsible for the results you get and the way you choose to use your finances. In terms of the financial rewards you may be seeking to achieve, it’s powerful past conditioning that leads to behavioural patterns which become habitual and difficult to break. Unswerving adherence to these patterns means ineffective financial behaviours become familiar and, over time, as these behaviours become ingrained and when this happens, a comfort zone is created.

If you’re in a comfort zone of familiarity right now, and if this comfort zone is not producing the rewards you say are important to you, then ask yourself what reasons will be sufficiently strong enough move you to take decisive actions to move out of your comfort zone?

The mechanics of wealth creation and money mastery we have available to us today are relatively easy and simple to follow. All the strategies, learning and support you need is available upon seeking them out. All you have to do is place yourself in the fertile environments of those who have gone before you, those who have got what you want, so that you can learn from them. The only thing difficult about the creation of wealth is breaking free of the lifelong patterns, which mitigate against financial success.

Even though you hear most people complaining about their lot in life, what you seldom hear from people are the positive steps they are going to take to move out of their particular set of circumstances. While there maybe many sets of individual circumstances preventing people from accessing positive environments, it’s important to work out what, if anything, is holding you back. Then determine what you’re prepared to do about it. Sadly, most people do not experience enough discomfort to motivate them towards serious change. So they drift through life, voicing their complaints about the ‘rat race’ whilst doing the same things over and over again which keeps them immersed in the ‘rat race’. What a term the ‘rat race’ is! We have travelled far in the development of human potential, where arguably the most intelligent species on earth still compare themselves with rats in a race for their lives. Most are too busy focusing on the ‘race’ to contemplate escaping from the maze. Like lemmings, they are running a one-way journey: The Psychology of Wealth

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