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Why Not Financial Freedom?

Friday, March 15th, 2013

“Why Keep Putting Up With Financial Distress When Financial Freedom Is Now More Available Than Ever Before?”

It only ever takes a decision to change.

In my mind, a true decision is only ever made when you no longer fear the consequences of that decision. If you fear the consequences, you’ll never make a true decision.

What you’re left with is a want, or need, or desire, or wish, or an aspiration but if you never make a decision to go after what you want… you’ll never get it.

While needs, desires, wishes, ants and aspirations remain in place… so to will financial distress.

Read this remarkable story of how a time starved couple with seven children made a “decision” to go after the lifestyle they wanted so that they could have the freedom they wanted.

It’s an inspiring story of never letting go of your ultimate dream. Read it here…


Paul Counsel

The Ten Steps To Wealth

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The Psychology of Wealth

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

The Psychology of Wealth is always interested in the power of the mind to create an individual’s reality.

The power of your subconscious is said to be a million times more powerful than your conscious mind. While this ratio may differ according to different research, there is absolutely no doubting that a huge ratio exists.

I’ve seen too many instances where the subconscious mind gets blamed for underachievement because of all the conditioned programs it keeps running. But the power of the subconscious mind is fantastic news because you can use it to shape extraordinary achievement just as well as it can shape underachievement.

Within the subconscious mind is an automatic successing mechanism that’s reflexive and habitual. It keeps you safe from harm and it’s been guiding the survival and development of the human species for hundreds of thousands of years. You can learn to shape this very same successing mechanism in a way that has you automatically becoming more productive and achievement oriented over the next year or so.

The first principle of whatever you want over the next twelve months is “to think it into existence first”. And I’m pretty sure that this is a major point of breakdown for most people. If you don’t first create a mental reality of what you want, there is simply nothing for physical reality to catch up to. Physical reality moves slower than mental reality so if you don’t have an unconflicted belief or an unconflicted image in your mind’s reality, the physical reality of what you want can never materialise.

Whatever is important for you in 2012, thinking it into existence is the critical first step. For this to happen, you must begin to think differently about yourself. If not, through the power of your subconscious success mechanism, old programs, or “automatic default feedback mechanisms”, keep running the show.

If you’re interested in learning more, I’m giving a complimentary webinar on this topic next week to people enrolled in the Ten Steps To Wealth Program.  Encourage prosperity to visit you in multiples by starting your complimentary online eCourse at Make sure you start off 2012 with new enthusiasm for both economic and personal freedom.

I’ll be sending out an email with time and date to those on the program in a couple of days, so don’t miss out simply because you’re not registered. Remember that success has more to do with the money mastery process and the Psychology of Wealth than it has to do with the mediums of wealth.

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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 Money Mastery Process

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

The Money Mastery Process makes you aware of the self defeating behaviours and conditioned reflexes you may unconsciously be anchored to and how you might begin collapsing self imposed limits to success, prosperity and financial freedom. It’s especially important to advance your skills during times of economic contraction and to learn what you must learn in order to gain more security and confidence in the uncertain times ahead.

Through the use of classical conditioning, the famous Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov came to understand conditioned reflexes as he experimented with feeding dogs at the same time as he rang a bell. Pavlov sounded a bell as the animals began to salivate at the sight of food. After repeated parings of the bell and the food, Pavlov was able to bring forth salivation in the dogs just by ringing the bell alone.

In the same way, emotional, physical or mental conditioned reflexes form through responses to repeated stimuli that trigger certain reflex behaviours, thoughts or emotions in you.

In other words, if something triggers you often enough, over time, you’ll tend to respond to what’s triggering you in the same way. This is what is meant by an anchor, you’re now anchored to conditioned reflexes to certain triggering stimuli.

Over time, your conditioned reflexes hold you in one place, the place of sameness for example.

It’s important to understand the concept of anchoring and classical conditioning from the stand point of your future and whether or not you can break from your past. When thinking about the time, effort and energy necessary for getting out of your comfort zone and moving towards achievement, the internal reference point for most people will be an automatic mix of reflexive feelings and habits.

All habits feel normal and when you use them as reference points, anything outside what feels normal will feel abnormal. Using anything that feels normal as an internal reference point will not get you the results you’re looking for because by definition anything outside normal will go against what you’re internally anchored to.

When you have strong limits in place, self limiting behaviour feels normal and, because it feels normal, it’s difficult to change.

To enjoy more economic freedom and Money Mastery, its necessary to consider the reflexive anchors you may be conditioned to and how they might be holding you back from achieving the very things you wish for yourself.

If you’d like to make a start on dissolving your conditioned reflexes, the free online eCourse titles The Ten Steps To Wealth is a terrific place to start. Hope to see you there.

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The Money Mastery Process

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

Many people learn the Money Mastery Process because they want to be more personally in control of how they generate their income and not be so dependent on jobs and the demands of others. They also want to generate more passive income rather than continue to rely on active income through the exchange of labour.

So they take the next step in their learning curve, become an active player and learn the finer points of the Money Mastery Process.

If you want to change the way you earn your income so that what comes into your life enters more through passive means than active means, learning to do things differently can quickly change things around for you. Active income is connected to job servitude and financial habits that are lacking in alternate knowledge.

In the normal course of events, active income has you working between 154 and 172 days per year before you start putting the first dollar in your own pocket. Then, if you’re like most people you work for the rest of the year just trying to keep your head above the financial high tide mark but you never achieve financial freedom.

If you are no better off at the end of the year than you are at the beginning of the year, imagine how much better off you would be if you concentrated your efforts on learning how to control things for yourself rather than remain controlled by a system which encourages surrendered potential.

We can learn so much from nature if only we choose to look and learn. Nature shows us that there’s a season for planting, a season for growing, a season for harvesting and a season for sitting back and enjoying the fruits of your labour. Nature does not plant, grow, harvest and rest all in the same season. And yet that’s what most people are taught to do.

The system says, “Speed up the seasons and get it all over and done with in the space of seven days. Let’s plant, grow, harvest and rest during Monday to Sunday so that you can start the whole process over again and get nowhere.”

You go to work and plant Monday and Tuesday, grow what you’ve sewn on Wednesday, and Thursday harvest your crop on Friday and sit back and spend your harvest on Saturday and Sunday. You then repeat this cycle over and over again until one workweek turns into one work month, which turns into one work year.

You then have your annual holidays where you hope and wish for things to be better next year. But next year didn’t turn out to be any better than last year. Why is this? Most people don’t live an effective life of sixty, seventy or eighty years. They live a one year life which gets repeated sixty, seventy or eighty times.

If this repetitive trap of continually chasing your economic tail resembles the cycle you currently find yourself, remember that it’s conventional wisdom that has encouraged you to undertake this process. If you wish to progress from here and become a player so that you can control your own destination then every opportunity for you to do so is already available. All you have to do is commit yourself to a learning process so that you can start making more informed financial decisions. Engage in the Money Mastery Process today if financial freedom and independence is important to you.

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The Money Mastery Process

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The Money Mastery Process maintains that mechanically speaking, the creation of both personal and economic freedom is not that difficult. In fact, it’s relatively easy providing you do the things necessary for its creation. Napoleon Hill, said that success had to do with definite demands and definite principles. W.D. Wattles said that success was not so much about doing certain things but more about doing things in a certain way.

Technically speaking, the buying, selling and trading of assets, or achievement in business, is a relatively straightforward process, and yet, most fail to take part in these activities, or to create the necessary shift in values and thinking necessary to succeed in the achievement paradigm. Rather they fall into the gratification trap of doing certain things promoted by mass media and peer pressure.

Partially this has to do with how the social system is engineered to cause most people to surrender their potential to wealth. Mostly though, it has to do with an internal narrative which says “I can’t” or “it’s too hard”, rather than an internal narrative that says “I can”. In other words, a ‘no bias’ as opposed to a ‘yes bias’.

The most difficult part about gaining access to financial freedom isn’t what the market does or doesn’t do, it has more to do with you and whether or not you can change the way you think about your circumstances and how you process information about money, success and achievement. We are all born with achievement DNA, however, for the most part, enculturation is not interested in your achievement so much as it’s interested in its own achievement. If enculturation wins the achievement stakes, you’re a servant to it. If you win the achievement stakes, enculturation is a servant to you.

The Money Mastery Process notes that most people process information in a way that keeps them disconnected from money, especially when it comes to money mastery. Part of the problem lies in the fact that most people simply do not educate themselves to the level that is needed to be successful. In fact they attempt to create personal wealth without the prerequisite learning and without the depth of understanding and the solid foundations necessary for wealth to be sustained over the long term.

This lack of drive of specific learning indicates a mind thing, an attitude thing, a perception thing, not a mechanical or process thing.

The relationship between the mechanics of investing and personal psychology cannot be overstated. If you can understand your psychology, and the psychology of achievement, you will do well. If you fail to understand how thinking is generally shaped by the dominant value system of society and how this restricts access to money mastery or economic freedom, then you’ll always remain caught in an invisible net and not really understand why your results are like they are.

An interesting article about entrepreneurs and achievement by Robert Baron and Rebecca Henry titled, How Entrepreneurs Acquire the Capacity to Excel: Insights from Research on Expert Performance, came to the conclusion that immersion in deliberate practice and repetition had more to do with success than any form of innate talent.

Their new research findings strongly indicated that the most efficient pathway towards success and money mastery, in fact extraordinary achievement in any field of endeavour, had to do with ‘participation in intense, prolonged and highly focused efforts to improve current performance’.

As Barron and Henry tell us, “Innate talent or aptitudes are far less crucial in attaining unusually high levels of performance than diligent and persistent applications of the basic principles of deliberate practice.”

And this is exactly what the Money Mastery Process sets out to achieve. For years, I thought that everything in my background was supposed to work against me becoming financially free. But then I discovered that I could get my background to work for me.

Born to Deaf mute parents, ostracised by extended family and local community, extreme difficulties with schooling in a punishment driven educative environment, a rebellious childhood, and less than savoury role models was the environment I grew up in.

But somewhere along the line, I realised that my attitude wasn’t set in concrete. That it had nothing to do with my background and everything to do with “me”. As soon as I realised that my psychology was a product of the way “I” perceived the world and that I was using “my” story to support the psychology of financial underachievement, as opposed to the psychology of wealth, I immediately saw a new picture begin to unfold.

I determined form that day forward to be in control of my story and not have my story control me. I changed my attitude and set off on a rigorous path of learning. Starting from dead flat broke; I became a millionaire in exactly three years and eight months. I don’t say this to brag or skite, but just to demonstrate how quickly the power of the mind can turn things around if you want to really tap into this power. And I’m absolutely convinced that you can achieve similar results if you want to do exactly as Baron and Henry suggest. In fact, it’s now mandatory.

In his new book, The Education of Millionaires, Michael Ellsberg starts his introduction with the following, “You’ve been fed a lie. The lie that if you truly study hard in school, get good grades, get into a good college, and get a degree, then your success in life is guaranteed. This might have been true fifty years ago. But it is no longer true today.”

“If you want to succeed now, then you must also educate yourself in the real world skills, capabilities and mind-sets that will get you ahead outside of the classroom. This is true whether you’ve been to college or not.”

What this points to is that success, especially financial success, is not a birthright, nor an accident of birth. It’s not dependent on who your father or mother was, what side of the tracks you grew up on, the job you do now or the life circumstances you find yourself in, the experiences you’ve had or the expectations you’ve never satisfied.

Overwhelmingly, the leading social, psychological, neuroeconomic and neuroscientific research is pointing in the same direction. To gain extraordinary achievement in any given context, in any given endeavour, you need to begin by changing from an “I can’t” internal story to an “I can” internal story.

Your success is directly proportional to the extent of your willingness backed by your determination and internal drive. When you combine this with practical real world experience, creative, achievement orientated, forward and innovative thinking, then nothing can stop you because you are now in control of “you”.

To your success, I hold my hope for you, it’s the money mastery process.

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