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Your Pathway To Prosperity

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

“How To Achieve Prosperity And Have More Fun, Excitement, Free Time And Financial Independence. Discover… The Pathway To Prosperity”

Not so many years ago, I was far from anything that could be described as financially thriving. In fact, I was dead flat broke, spent more nights in a car than a house and couldn’t see any way out of my predicament.

When I finally reached a point of enough’s enough… I decided to create the rest of my life experience from a state of freedom rather than a state of incarceration.

So I set out on a journey to discover The Pathway To Prosperity.

It can be yours to if you want it…

A few years after I started this journey, I successfully transformed myself from being a dead flat broke potter to living the sort of prosperity and good fortune that I wish everyone could experience.

In this next series of blog posts, I’ll describe the steps I took to turn my misfortune into good fortune.

But before I do this, let me say something about the nature of society and how it prevents you from living a prosperous lifestyle.

You could be forgiven for thinking that mechanisms within society have single minded focus on economic prosperity. There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with this but… it often competes negatively with other aspects of prosperity such as health, happiness, thriving, and flourishing in your chosen lifestyle.

In today’s economic climate, ever increasing costs require you to give up more and more life hours for yourself so that you can offer them to work and its labour demands.

At the same time, the subtle but ever present mass marketing demands require you to spend more and more of your hard earned money on consumption goods that depreciate in value.

Prosperity is described as a state of flourishing, thriving, and good fortune; a state that encompasses financial freedom, happiness, fulfilment and optimal wellness.

The more hours you’re forced to give up, the more you’re driven away from your lifestyle preferences. This results in more stress but less flourishing, thriving, prosperity and good fortune.

The timeliness of Pathway To Prosperity is no coincidence. With the increased stressors of modern living, achieving more prosperity in your lifestyle is an absolute must do if more happiness is important.

You can begin with a simple change in mindset… that’s what I did. And the moment I did this, I took my first step towards an extraordinary life.

That’s the key…

If you’re like most people you’ve been conditioned to attempt to create freedom and prosperity from the position of servitude to large amounts of debt.

This is lunacy and it never works. Witness the millions of unhappy people who never experience more time… more money… or even get close to more freedom.

Instead of thriving and experiencing good fortune, they experience, less time… less money… and less freedom.

If you’d like to turn these outcomes upside down, this is exactly what the Pathway To Prosperity will show you how to do.

Finally, you can say goodbye to your old results and achieve prosperity and freedom. I know this to be true because I’ve witnessed thousands of people achieve similar results for themselves.

Does it take time? Sure it does. But you never need to do more than just one step at a time. All you need is a strong determination to succeed and I’ll give you the map that I and so many others have used for ourselves.

The sad thing is that most people are closer to freedom and prosperity than they realise but, because they’re so busy, they never give themselves enough time to see these possibilities for themselves.

They’ve become so trapped in their “daily routines” that they can’t see the wood through the trees.

The Pathway To Prosperity is my proven curriculum of 11 steps that I’ve been teaching people in one form or another since 2003. Each step is underpinned on incredibly powerful information revealed by cutting edge discoveries into the neuroscience and psychology of abundance and prosperity.

They encourage you to achieve extraordinary results in every area of your life… 

The Pathway To Prosperity is designed to ensure you end the tug-of-war between your desire for more and your restrictions of time and choice. Just choose an important outcome you want for yourself and allow me to support you in attaining that outcome.

Each step acts powerfully in every aspect of life you choose:

  • from weight loss to more connected relationships
  • from being lost in a sea of sameness to finding your true purpose in life
  • from experiences of isolation to finding a group of like minded people to connect with
  • from the servitude of debt to lucrative finances and cash flow
  • from societal servitude to the freedom of physical and emotional resilience

Over the next series of blogs, I’ll post a synopsis of each of the 11 proven steps along the Pathway To Prosperity.

By taking deliberate action on each one, what you’ll begin to experience on a daily basis will directly result from the processes you learn.

Each of the steps are exactly the same steps I took to recondition my mind so that I could transform myself from being a dead flat broke potter to someone who now enjoys financial prosperity along with good fortune and a flourishing and thriving lifestyle.

Now it’s your turn to move from a life of struggle to an inspiring, creative, abundant and productive life of freedom.

I’ll post each of the steps in subsequent posts

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Paul Counsel


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The Psychology of Wealth

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

The Psychology of Wealth: Because of the feedback I’ve been getting through the psychology of wealth posts, I thought I’d get busy and write a new program that expands many of the ideas I’ve been talking about in these posts. I’ve done this so you can save the files, share them or print them out and read them and make notes at your leisure.

So I’ve created a free eCourse titled The Ten Steps To Wealth and you can find it at

In this short eCourse, I’ve documented some of the major steps and mindset changes I had to make in order to launch my million dollar year. In The Ten Steps To Wealth, I take you through each major step I had to put into place to move from absolute broke to millionaire in less than four years.

Most of that million dollars was actually made in the fourth year after starting out with nothing.  The point I want to stress is that the fourth year could only happen because of all the work I did setting it up in the first three years. In other words, a million dollar is achieved after you’ve successfully built the necessary foundations to launch your million dollar year from. It cannot be achieved in reverse order.

Individual time frames, or how long it takes for you, will vary because it depends on the amount of time, effort and energy you have for the processes of success. But I do want to warn you that there are no shortcuts so don’t even think about them. And don’t be seduced by marketing hype. It never works.

If you try to take shortcuts, or leapfrog necessary experience, you’ll find that not only do you end up wasting time, shortcuts also end up costing you an arm and a leg. So the most effective and efficient way to your million dollar year, is to build it properly by gaining the necessary skills and setting everything in its proper place.

Doing it properly the first time around actually saves you a lot of time, effort and energy in the long run. it also gives you the highest probability of success. And you get to enjoy the benefits of economic and personal freedom much faster.

I hope you enjoy The Ten Steps To Wealth. It’s free, you can get it here If you’ve got any questions or observations along the way, you can ask me here at The Psychology of Wealth.

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The Psychology of Wealth

Monday, September 26th, 2011

The Psychology of Wealth: In terms of your journey towards money mastery, it’s important to realise that reactions and resistance to change are going to come up for you. As I mentioned earlier, these are just normal processes as you seek to leave an old set of familiars that want to keep you locked within the clutches of their comfort zones. When I started to think about the energy behind resistance, I started to encourage such feelings for the following reason. If the energy that’s available for reaction and resistance can be redirected through processes that reduce anxiety and fear, that energy can now become available for positive causality; available for use towards positive outcomes. Ultimately, the stronger the feelings; the more potential energy you have that can be directed towards sustainable and positive change.

Despite most people saying they want to be financially free and live a lifestyle of choice, especially in their retirement years, the sad thing is that few actively do anything about it, their emotions and thinking is stuck in negative causality. If you carefully observe the subject matter of general conversations, you will notice that many people basically live in a culture of subtle or overt complaint.

Conversations suggest that most , by and large, are dissatisfied with their current financial circumstances and would love to change them sooner rather than later. Despite their desire for improvement they take minimal, if any, action to advance their knowledge of how economic freedom is gained. They seem happy to support the culture of complaint and seldom employ proactive behaviours for change. As a consequence, they have no strategies for obtaining the life they desire and no strategies for escaping the ‘rat race’. Have you ever wondered why this is so?

If you are reading this, you are to be congratulated because it means you are in search of answers and this has already placed you within a minority of people actively seeking to add value to their lives and improve their present circumstances. On my journey towards money mastery, I learned that you must learn to optimise the mind before you can optimise your results. This is why all the various aspects of the psychology of wealth are so very important to grasp hold of.

As your journey begins: it’s important to think about the possible outcomes for you. For me there are two dominant ones. For one reason or another, there will be those of you who find the reasons to give up and submit yourself to a life of surrendered potential. Alternatively, there will be many just like you who find all the reasons you can to keep going. You, my friend, are destined to a life of wealth and personal freedom. Which one will you choose? The Psychology of Wealth

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The Psychology of Wealth

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

The Psychology of Wealth: The first step in any journey, especially the journey towards financial freedom, is the recognition that not only does forward movement need to take place, it also requires that a change in thinking/perception takes place in order to do the things you need to do to achieve economic and personal freedom. Without a shift in perception, nothing will shift, nothing will change and you’ll just keep going around in circles creating the same results year after year. It’s so important to recognise that unless you optimise the mind for new results, it’s impossible for those new results to manifest in your present reality.

Recognition brings with it an awareness of the necessity to regain control of your financial future before it is too late. It’s important to tap into abundance thinking because it’s synonymous with magic thinking, in that, if you concentrate on thinking differently; magic can and does happen. With abundance thinking the gaze moves beyond the conditioned practices of financial survival/endurance and focuses on what can be done to cause things to be different for you. It attempts to decode and demystify contemporary financial practices in order to give new meaning to the present so that you can improve things in the future: The Psychology of Wealth

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The Psychology of Wealth

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

The Psychology of Wealth: Most of what we do each day is driven by habits deeply ingrained within the mind of our personal psychology. With this secret of mind, the trait that really sets extraordinary achievers apart from those who fail to realise even a fraction of their true potential, is their ability to change their old habits of thinking and doing.

Through powerful attention grabber, society’s central conditioning directs your attention onto immediate gratification and away from the consequences of immediate gratification. It wants you to consume your future without you even realising you’re doing it until it is too late! When you become conditioned to wanting everything now, you’ll spend almost anything to achieve it. Generally speaking, this model, while it serves the system well, does not serve you as it nearly always leaves you just that little bit more unfulfilled as each year passes. The end result is that, more and more, you’ll seek to fill yourself with what you think will fill the emptiness you feel, but it never works, and the endless cycles of immediate consumption continue.

Because most people are unwilling to break this cycle, the growing void remains in place. Unless you invest enough attention into positive change for long enough so that positive change becomes a reality, change for the better will not happen. Although positive change is available to anyone who genuinely wants it, not everyone is willing to reach out and grab the opportunity.

It’s important to realise that reactions and resistance to change are actually quite normal processes; in fact, I encourage such feelings for the following reason. If the energy that’s available for reaction and resistance can be redirected through processes that reduce anxiety and fear, that energy now becomes available for use towards positive outcomes. Ultimately, the stronger the feelings; the more potential energy there is to be directed towards sustainable change.

And this is where the role of mentors becomes incredibly valuable. By strategising, teaching, sharing and listening, mentors act as agents of change who support, encourage and direct the creative focus of individuals, businesses and/or organisations in ways that tap into the unrealised potential and extraordinary success that’s available to them.

In Future Shock (1970), Alvin Toffler wrote, “The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write. They will be those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” Most people can learn and relearn but many come unstuck when it comes to unlearning ineffective habits of thinking and doing.

In Order Out of Chaos, Man’s New Dialogue with Nature (1984), Toffler advanced an observation with regards to significant shifts. He said they occur for people when one or more of the basic elements of their internal make up are significantly altered. And this is where the real value of mentors is to be found. It’s in their ability to help create perceptual shifts so that the greatest amount of unlearning and relearning can take place.

Mentors help change the way individuals, businesses or organisations think, perceive, feel and act. It’s a change process that turns internal resources away from negative resistance and directs them towards positive competencies that ultimately bring about extraordinary improvements in capacities and results.

Mentors create fertile and trusting environments of confidentiality and personalised accountability so that more of an individual’s innate potential can be achieved. It’s about engaging in an ongoing process that nurtures potential. No matter how successful you may already be, you will (or already have) arrive at limits. If you want to achieve experiences beyond the limits of your current capacities, the supportive environment of mentors helps you take the necessary steps towards the levels of success you desire but cannot achieve by working in isolation.

In Tao: Daily Meditations (1992), Deng Ming-Dao describes the value of such relationships noting, “That is why we need a parent for a parent, a master for a master, and leaders for leaders. This prevents errors of power. In the past, even kings had wise advisers. Every person who would be a leader should have such assistance.”

Unless attention is brought to focus on habitual patterns of thought and behaviour, you’ll keep returning to the tired voids of sameness and old familiars. Mentoring opens up a whole new world of possibilities so that extraordinary outcomes are achieved by those determined enough to achieve them.

Helen Keller said that security is mostly a superstition. “It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing.” The ultimate purpose of mentoring is to develop unrealized potential so that life is experienced as a daring adventure of expansion and sustainable achievement.

Over the years, I’ve studied both what prevents change and what accelerates change. While understanding both aspects is necessary for effective change, what really excites me is being able to create the space where individuals, businesses and organisations become active initiators of the design processes for sustainable expansion. It’s about becoming a map maker instead of a map reader.

Your future outcomes, and the results you’ll keep achieving, are literally determined by whether or not you have the desire to answer a call for change. My invitation is to believe in yourself enough to invest in a journey of expansion, and to trust in yourself enough to realise more of your true potential.

If you’re ready to begin experiencing more of the potential that awaits you, if you’re ready to live life more fully, if you’re excited about the possibilities of sustainable improvement and extraordinary results, and if you’re encouraged by thoughts that when you improve your own world, you automatically improve the world for others, then I encourage you to begin an initial discussion by making contact with Barry at The Psychology of Wealth

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The Psychology of Wealth.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The Psychology of Wealth: A trait shared by many successful and prosperous people is their wisdom to engage mentors, accurately identify the goals they want and their ability to attend to the tasks necessary to achieve them. In other words, it’s their capacity to give their undivided attention to the realization of desired outcomes which ensure prosperity and success.

From a big picture perspective, extraordinary success is not something that requires seemingly super human qualities, nor is it something that is beyond the reach of anyone who wants to tap into their true potential. Simply stated, extraordinary success is achieved through a process of turning creative ideas into sustained behaviours.

Most people generate ideas and dreams but what’s often missing from their successing process is a determination and an ability to remain focused on attending to the behaviours and actions necessary for the realisation of those dreams. In essence, extraordinary success comes as a result of remaining focused on intended outcomes for a long period of time and supporting that focus with authentic action. Many people start out by doing all the right things to attract the success they desire, it’s just that most don’t stick at it long enough because somewhere along the line, distraction enters the picture in some way, shape or fashion.

It goes without saying that some people find positive change difficult to achieve. Not only is this observable from a practical point of view, it’s a fact supported by recent studies in neuroscience, the psychology of wealth, sociology, management and leadership.

One of the central processes underpinning the obstacle of change is the human tendency to continually revert back to the familiars of their ‘comfort zones’. We do this by balancing movement in one direction with habits that pull us back in an opposite direction. Unfortunately, when we engage in such behaviours, little positive change results. That’s why it’s important to engage effectively in The Psychology of Wealth.

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