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Mastery External Feedback

Friday, July 12th, 2013

“Liberate What’s Holding You Back… With The Money Mastery Blueprint”

When undertaking a journey of change, especially when you’re trying to improve your results around money, the importance of using Mastery External Feedback is an absolute must and cannot be overstated.

Just click on the video for a few ideas in this regard.

The older I get the more intolerant I become of sameness. I use to accept it once and just get on with my business but now I no longer accept it. If I have to shake people out of sameness and into freedom, then I’ll do it

I know that this is your time to feel… to grow… to be free.

So have you made your decision to finally start breathing so that you can live your life fully?

Have you finally got to that point where you’re no longer prepared to wait for people, especially those who are so stuck they’re just holding you back?

If you’re holding yourself back, or you’re allowing others to hold you back, you can’t love, live or breath… you can’t feel alive, you can only feel numb because numb allows you to survive… but not grow.

Some time ago, I decided to take control of who I share my energy and time with. I no longer wanted to allow people into my inner sanctum that didn’t contribute to growth. It’s a simple test. Do they tend to drain my ENERGY or do they tend to give me ENERGY?

Great people ENERGISE… it’s as simple as that. So from now on, start seeking out people that energise you and give you hope and love and connection and ideas and vitality. Pull the plug on anything that drains you if you are in a position to do so.

In a ‘time stressed’, ‘plugged in’ and overloaded world of mediocrity, where do people connect with more energising thoughts, along with fertile, challenging and coherent narratives?

Where do people access expanding ideas and supportive environments aimed at stretching and growing the realisation of greater potential?

My dream is a simple one. It’s of a world where people truly live, truly share and truly matter. It’s a world where people experience freedom from the pressures of financial stress… a world where people are their own masters so they can play more and work less.

How about we all get together and develop an environment that ignites innovation, imagination and creativity and fires up the entrepreneurial genius in us all?

You can see what I’m doing about building such a community through my Money Mastery Blueprint.

But first I’ve got to get you to the point of financial freedom so that you have the “space” to grow, transform and move forward.

Paul Counsel

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The Ten Steps To Weath

Friday, May 4th, 2012

I’ve got some terrific news for attendees of The Ten Steps To Wealth Q&A webinar tomorrow

I’ve managed to invite a very special guest mentor onto the call tomorrow morning Western Australian time to offer a few different perspectives than mine to the questions you’ve sent in.

My special guest is Stuart Levin from Silicon Valley, California and he’s taking time out of a seminar to be with us.

Stuart has raised financing for start up businesses, growing businesses, and downsizing businesses. He’s also sold his own business for a 7 figure exit. He’s supported Fortune 500 business growth with one of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the world, especially when it came to the critical intersection of operations and technology. He’s experienced at helping a billion dollar global products group manage its growth costs more effectively…. In his own words Stuart says, “I love the challenges of business growth, and mentoring others for personal and team growth.”

To get value out of these Q&A sessions, you need to be on them live. For a whole host of reasons, they are not being recorded for later access.

If you’ve got questions for someone of Stuart’s experience… feel free to send them in now so I can forward them to Stuart and he can prepare his best answer, of if you prefer, you can ask them live and get his ‘off the cuff’ replies.

Stuart is a master at making more money but recently, he left the corporate world in order to start a number of his own businesses and make more money through online marketing.

To get onto these calls, you need to be on the Ten Steps To Wealth eCourse otherwise the Q&A’s won’t make sense.  They’re especially good if you’re one of the growing number of work at home moms.

The Q&A’s will be taking place every fortnight or so.

Update: The Q&A was a huge success and we had many comments such as these from Mary… “Thankyou to Paul and Barry and of course the special guest in Stuart for the Q and A webinar.  What a great forum for discussing things that people have on their mind and perhaps ask questions that others would like to have an answer to, but haven’t been able to language.  It is worth listening to for just that reason alone, but there was so much more.  I think having a guest like Stu who moves in those arenas, but has reflected to all us that we all start off from a similar position of uncertainty and apprehension, but like you have said many times over – it begins with that first step – and there is no failure, just feedback and correction followed by application and the repeating of the activity, which is part of the focus issue.”

And Wendy…

Hi Paul

“I am very appreciative of getting such a thorough and helpful answer to the question I emailed you prior to the session.  I almost didn’t manage to do the email but I am so glad I did and I encourage others to do the same.  It made getting up at a time that is early (for me) very worthwhile.  I guess I am lucky that you seem to be a morning person given it was sent close to midnight last night!”

Have a great weekend


You can tap into the complimentary eCourse at

So send in your questions and I’ll answer them soon


Paul Counsel

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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 Ten Steps To Wealth

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

A seed can grow and be strong or it can wither and die. There is no other alternative.

The Ten Steps To Wealth is essentially your journey of change but only if you’re ready for it and only if you’re at a major financial choice intersection in your life. If you’re at this intersection, you’ll note that one pathway leads to more years of sameness and settling for less. The other leads to years of financial independence, more choice, more security, more happiness, more free time and more money…  One pathway, requires you to do something different, the other pathway doesn’t require anything from you… it’s happy with you just being you… it doesn’t require any effort, any work, any thinking or anything other than what you’re doing every single day. Which pathway are you going to choose?

At some stage throughout your life, you’ve probably expressed a desire to be wealthy but, more often than not, it’s not wealth you want so much as it’s the products of wealth, in other words the product of the product. If you examine what most people genuinely want out of life their answers can be expressed in terms of a desire to help others, a desire to live a life of choice, a desire to feel secure, a desire to experience peace of mind, a desire to live according to your own sense of time, a desire to be free of the everyday constraints of the need to earn a living, a desire to feel a sense of achievement and a desire to experience real happiness. While most people desire these things, most will not experience their desires because they will not do the work necessary to make economic and personal freedom happen for them. Their programming and conditioning will continue to lead them in a different direction.

The mechanics of wealth, the mechanics of increased cash flow and more money are relatively simple, however becoming wealthy is a different matter. From a very early age, if you’re like most people, you were taught to surrender your potential to a life of financial freedom so that you could successfully follow the life of sameness blueprint that most people are following. You might be surviving more comfortably than others but chances are that  you’ll be experiencing less than the full potential you were born with. If you achieve your potential, you’ll know and live abundance but if you don’t you’ll know and experience financial hardship.

Patty Hansen tells the story of two seeds that lay side-by-side in the fertile, spring soil. The first seed said, “I want to grow! I want to send down my roots deep into the soil beneath me and thrust my sprouts through the earth’s crust before me… I want to unfurl my tender buds like banners to announce the arrival of spring… I want to feel the warmth of the sun on my face and the blessing of the morning dew on my petals!” And so it grew.

The second seed said, “I’m afraid. If I send my roots into the ground below, I don’t know what I’ll encounter in the dark. If I push my way through the hard soil above me I may damage my delicate sprouts… What if I let my buds open and a snail tries to eat them? And if I were to open my blossoms, a small child may pull me from the ground. No, it’s much better for me to wait until it’s safe.” And so it waited.

“A chook came scratching around for food in the early spring ground. It found the waiting seed and promptly ate it. Those of us who refuse to risk and grow get swallowed up by life.”

If you are one of those people who always wanted to be wealthy but were a little afraid of doing something about it, then this link will take you to a new beginning! Make a conscious decision to stop living in the past. Make a conscious decision to stop surrendering your potential. Make a conscious decision to stop doing as you have always done.  Make a conscious decision to stop wishing for wealth and start doing something about it. Make a conscious decision to change and achieve a life of financial independence, security, freedom and choice! Make a conscious decision to plant yourself in fertile territory and grow.

Victor Frankl maintains that the greatest distinction between humans and animals is the freedom to choose. As humans, “We are totally responsible for our own lives. Our behaviour is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We have the initiative and the responsibility to make things happen.” Don’t wake up in ten years time and think of what might have been. Wake up tomorrow and decide to begin the very first of your Ten Steps To Wealth. You are now at the beginning of an exciting journey towards reclaiming lost potential. So stand up and reclaim your confidence, reclaim your present, reclaim the potential you were born with and reclaim your future.


That’s it really, wealth is about making things happen!


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The Ten Steps To Wealth

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

While talking about The Ten Steps To Wealth the other day I asked someone if they have ever tried to assemble one of those do it yourself kits for just about anything, without reading the instructions? It’s hard to work without instructions, isn’t it? It’s so much easier to sit down, take your time, and work your way through the instructions step by step.

That’s what a good plan gives you. And that’s exactly what The Ten Steps To Wealth are all about. It’s a series of mini steps, a series of instructions to something that materialises at a future date. Without effective instructions very little new income or new wealth materialises for you. A plan gives you all the information you need to build your future success.

Einstein said that the solutions you generate to the problems you face today have to come from new ways of thinking and from new ways of doing. The solutions you seek are not found in old thoughts or old reference points. You cannot change by remaining who you are.

Successful change requires three pieces of information. You must have a thorough understanding of who you are now. This is important because you’ll have a few ideas about the behaviours, attitudes, thoughts, beliefs and habits you’ll need to change in order to start reaching for extraordinary achievement, more money and economic freedom. This is your starting point.

In addition, you must also have a clear idea of where you are going, this is your goal. When you have these two components worked out the third is relatively easy, it is how you’re going to get there.

However, unless you clearly identify the first two positions, your life journey will be based on role models within conventional daily life.

Let us say your goal is the same as mine was, to have $1,000,000 in net assets within four years.

Remember that my starting point was dead flat broke. When I told people about my plans, I invited a few mates to join me on my journey. Most laughed but one at least made a start with me.

However, when the going got tough, he quickly gave up. He didn’t have a clear vision to guide him the way I did. Click here to begin your clear vision. Other people said I was ‘crazy’ or that my ideas were ‘too hard’. I told them that I thought settling for less all your life was not only harder, it was absolutely crazy. But my words fell on ears that could not hear.

Today, these same people are working in jobs they don’t like and are stressed about their futures. And while it’s sad to see them struggling, it does highlight why so few succeed.

Extraordinary achievement requires a plan and an iron clad will to follow it through. Once you have a plan the ‘how to’ parts are relatively simple. If your goal is to make $1,000,000 in the next four years, most of your success will be in the fourth year, not the first. So what’s your next step going to be? What strategies are you going to skill yourself in? Where are you going to get further learning?

Who will be your guide and mentor? Are you willing to expose yourself to different knowledge? Are you going to get an accountability partner to keep you on track when life gets in the way?

Without a plan, a goal and a time line there are no instructions and no focal point. It is like trying to play golf or football on a surface that has no markings, no holes to aim for, or no posts to score through.

Imagine basketball without a court, without a backboard, without nets or rings. The games just wouldn’t make sense would they? In fact without rules, markings, goal posts and rings you don’t have a game. Other than getting fit, activity would be aimless and all you’d see is people running around throwing or kicking balls to each other.

Imagine an archer saying that where the arrow lands is where the aim was. Imagine a hunter shooting into the forest and hoping prey runs into the bullet. The Ten Steps To Wealth not only sharpens your aim, it carries you forward on a blueprint for success which is where you’re waiting to be greeted.

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The Ten Steps To Wealth

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

As you achieve each of the Ten Steps To Wealth on your journey to the extraordinary achievement of economic and personal freedom, strong mental foundations allow you to move away from conventional wisdom and assist you to really understand money and the secrets of millionaires. They’ll also help to keep you on the most effective pathway to financial freedom. Each of the ten steps will be your guide in times of challenge.

Collectively, they’ll form your fallback position if you feel under siege from negativity. They’ll illuminate the way ahead when the light at the end of the tunnel appears to be fading. They’ll offer potential solutions to questions and challenges that arise. They’ll provide extra learning when needed and a sounding board to your own internal money processes.

Design a plan.

If we choose to look, we can learn a lot from nature. Nature doesn’t do anything without specific goals and nature’s goals are always associated with function and reason. Leaves and seeds would not fall from trees unless they had a need to reach the ground in order to form the basis of new life. Nature organises itself in ways that are most effective. It doesn’t do anything just for the sake of doing something.

Nature always reveals reasons for organising itself in the way that it does. Nature has been successfully achieving extraordinary results for millions of years and there’s a lot we can learn from the way it achieves extraordinary results. What nature does is the basis of The Ten Steps To Wealth process.

Because most people function without consciously organising themselves, we have terms like ‘going with the flow’ or ‘moving with the herd’. Things are done because friends are doing them, associates are doing them, and sports stars and pop idols are doing them.

In short most people do things just because everybody else is doing something similar. It’s not the normal practice for people to operate according to well designed plans, especially where money is concerned.

It’s not the usual practice to live or work via a series of effectively planned goals, strategies, tactics, accomplishments and future outcomes.

If you do not have clear-cut goals for success, all that’s left is achieving the results of conformity which is exactly what everybody else is doing.  As you journey further into the “Ten Steps To Wealth” program, one of the first things we’ll build together is a powerful plan for successing at a high level.

Many speakers, trainers, educators and facilitators encourage the planning and writing down of goals because they know that written goals are more effective than ideas and desires. Well planned, written statements that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and framed in time are powerful vehicles for achieving extraordinary outcomes which are the outcomes I want for you.

Quite simply, goals work! Writing your goals and focusing on them is about tapping into invisible forces that draw you towards your targets. So begin your journey sooner rather than later and I’ll see you in the complimentary Ten Steps To Wealth eCourse.

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