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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

What's in a name? Plenty!

Shakespeare said that a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet. What do you think? Does it matter what the name of something is? The law of attraction teaches us that thoughts are things, and that words are very powerful.

I have recently gotten involved in a new business venture where I work with a lot of other companies, and it fascinates me to see that there often seems to be a relationship between the name of a company and how well the company does. For example, there is a plumbing company I know of that thought that they would be really creative with the their company name, and came up with the name "In Hot Water." That's right, they call themselves, In Hot Water! Well they may have come up with a name that is easy to remember, but the company is really struggling. It seem that the company truly is in hot water.

On the other hand, I know of two companies, in totally different fields, that begin the name of their companies with "A-Plus _____." And both of these companies are really thriving! Go figure!

We all know of the hit TV show called Everybody Loves Raymond. It was a huge success that still plays in reruns. But a show called Everybody Hates Chris, didn't do so well, hmmm.

Suddenly it's not so funny to call a truck selling prepared meals a "roach coach" is it?

Thoughts are things, words are powerful and names make a difference.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I too watched the Dateline report about the girl who was mistaken for a dead girl and was fascinated by it. There were so many lessons to learn. I think that it is so amazing that once we have a belief we will always look for things that support our belief and rationalize away things that don't support what we believe. And there were many examples in this story. The parents were told that it was their daughter that was in the hospital bed and they believed that. When they noticed that her teeth were different, they simply said, "how odd the the accident changed her teeth." Then when she could identify everyone in a picture of her and her friends they said, "that proves that our girl is getting better." Then when she said the phrase "false parents" they again dismissed that as a lingering effect of the accident. To me, that is what the law of attraction is all about because what we believe becomes our reality, and if we want to change our reality, we have to change what we believe, EVEN WHEN IT IS OUR NATURE TO LOOK FOR THINGS THAT SUPPORT WHAT WE ALREADY BELIEVE. In my case for example. My greatest desire is to be married. But I have a deep seated belief that "all the good ones are taken." And everywhere I go I find attractive MARRIED women to support that believe. Even though logically I know that they can't ALL be "taken," I seem to be blind to only those things that support my deep seated belief. Anybody got any pointers on how to change what I believe?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Understanding "The Secret"

Today I watched a local talk show called "Good Things Utah" where they talked about "The Secret." And it was clear to me that the ladies talking about it, just didn't get it. When talking about the principle of "acting as if" they said that that must mean that if you want to be a millionaire that you go out and buy expensive things, because that is what millionaires do. And then they said that was a dumb idea because if they did that then they would actually be poorer because they would be deeper in debt. BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT MILLIONAIRES DO! Millionaires don't buy things they can't afford. Millionaires don't "max out" their credit cards. So how DO you act like a millionaire. I suggest you try much more subtle things like asking yourself questions like these:
If I had a million dollars, how would I walk, and how would I breathe?
If I had a million dollars, what books would I read and who would I hang around with?
If I had a million dollars, what charities would I support?
And most important of all I would ask, "what does it FEEL like to be a millionaire?" And then choose to feel that way now!