Did You Know that “Thought are Things” Regardless if They are Positive or Negative?


I have been participating in a 30-Day Mental Cleanse, showing you “how to think, not what to think”.  Each week we read a chapter from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and discuss our aha moments with the group.  This week we are starting over with Chapter 1 that “thoughts are things”.  This is what I have learned and how I am turning my “thoughts into things”.

CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION

Napoleon Hill says that “thoughts are things,” and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence, and a BURNING DESIRE for their translation into riches, or other material objects.

I am really beginning to believe how true that “thoughts are things”.  Regardless if they are negative or positive, what you predominately think will manifest into things.

Being plugged into this 30 Day Mental Cleanse, I am excited to know the power that I possess is really starting to pay off.  I was being critical of what others thought of me, especially the one person I care about the most, my husband Eric.  However, the other day I overheard him talking to a friend of ours and it just changed my whole perspective, giving a whole new light on things.

He was saying that I have been working on my personal development and having this positive attitude (most of the time). He told her by doing so; it has given HIM the confidence and belief that we can reach our goals together.  Within the next few years, we want to open a training center.  He enjoys computers and I am really developing a love for personal development.  We thought this would be a great opportunity for us to work together and be able to spend more time with each other.

Together, through our shared DESIRE, we are coming up with new ideas on what we can do with this training center, turning our “thoughts into things”, actually visualizing what our training center will look like (laptops on the desks, divided rooms to open up into bigger conference rooms, etc).  Wow, this has been so much fun to finally believe in myself and my husband believing in himself that we can actually live our dreams.

Now, it is difficult to sleep at night with saying my self-talk and visualizing the center as I fall asleep and I wake up still thinking of them.  It just takes time and right now with our financial situation and wanting to move to FL, we have to sell our mobile home.  So a friend suggested that I print out a picture of the trailer and put it on my mirror.

I would stare and visualize that the trailer is sold along with my temporary self-talk until these “thoughts turn into things”.  My husband already left on Tuesday for Florida without me, my DESIRE to re-unite is so strong and using “Sex Transmutation” I know I am vibrating at a higher frequency to the universe.  Only thing left is to continue having “faith” that the trailer IS sold, that I will be in FL within the next 6 weeks and we WILL have our training center, to be able to help many others looking for the answers to living their dreams.

As Hill states, it doesn’t matter HOW as long as we have the WHY and strong DESIRE. Wow, it is good to know that “thoughts are things”.  I have been more creative these past few days knowing I have the right and power to re-program my own mind, to know how to think, not what to think.  How wonderful it is to know that just by working on me, my husband also is beginning to have that confidence.

The universe is already working on the HOW by putting us into contact with people who sees our vision and wants to either be a part of or assist us in obtain that vision.  This is getting exciting!

Life is good!  I am happy, grateful and confident. “I am the Tam”!

Thank you again, Michael, Linda and the whole Mentoring For Free family for showing me that I can have confidence and with persistence, I will live my dream life with the love of my life.

Having Love and Gratitude for you all,

“I Am the Tam”

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Outwitting the Fear of CRITICISM: My Personal Battle


I have been participating in a 30-Day Mental Cleanse, showing you “how to think, not what to think”.  Each week we read a chapter from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and discuss our aha moments with the group.  This week we are studying Chapter 15.  I learned a lot this past week on the subject and here is my take on this week’s chapter.

CHAPTER 15
HOW TO OUTWIT THE SIX GHOSTS OF FEAR

Wow, this chapter had a lot to digest. Being the first time I’ve gone through this chapter, I wanted to write about the one fear that always tried to trip me up — Fear of Criticism.

Shortly after I was introduced to network marketing (3 years ago), I produced an article and someone left a negative comment. I was so afraid that I offended someone that I allowed the Fear of Criticism to paralyze me for months. Afraid to sit at my computer and write.

But, something inside kept telling me that there was something I was suppose to do. Through my personal development training, I began to realize what that something was. Overcome my fear and share with others so they too can learn to overcome their fears. Therefore, I began to write again.

Feeling confident in my knowledge I wrote several articles and have had some very good reviews. Needless to say, the “Fear of Criticism” monster reared its ugly head once again. I was not about to let it defeat me this time!

I wrote an article entitled “Promote YOU and Be Branded as an Expert!”. The content contained three ways to promote YOU:

* share your expert knowledge in a “niche” market,

* utilize your name since YOU are the product, and

* make your article titles as important as the body.

Being excited, I wanted to see what others thought of my article.  I began reading this one particular comment and the first line read:   “I don’t believe that branding yourself as an “Expert” is really the right term.” I froze!  Oh no, did I offend someone again by not using the “RIGHT TERM”?  I began skimming over the other comments looking for other negative words, feeding my fear.  I let my fear reply back: “Thank you all for your comments. Wow, and I got this information out of a book. Guess I still have a learning curve to deal with.”

I was giving in to my fear of Criticism, allowing it to have power over me.   After I left the comment, I shut down shop for the night and went to bed.

Later that night, laying awake I began to think: Was I really going to let this fear of Criticism affect me again?   NO! I am NOT!  I have learned through my personal development journey that you have to believe in yourself, believe in what you have to say.  So what if someone thought I did not use the “RIGHT TERM”.  It was the message and what I believed in that was important.

The next morning I recanted my reply and posted the following: “Thank you all for your comments. However, I think you are stuck on the terminology…”  Wow did I feel relieved.  I stood up to what I believed in.

I went back and read the comments again.  The comments took on a whole new meaning.  This time I wasn’t looking for the negative words.  After a second glance, I realized that a majority of the comments were actually confirming my thoughts.

I Am What I Am

I AM an expert (knowledgeable about me) and no one is going to change my mind.  I have worked hard to acquire my knowledge, learning from the best, including the member of this great Mentoring for Free family. I am not saying to go out and say you are an expert. It is your mindset to believe you are an expert.

I am still working on not letting anyone’s opinion dictate what I am or am not. I have a message that needs to be conveyed, understanding how to interpret and control your emotions in business, but once again the monster appears but this time I was armed, I had people to confide in.  I talked with one of my mentors about the monster and this is what she had to say, “Tamra, if you don’t say what you need to say, then someone out there will still be lost because only your message will help them.”  So, I took her advice to heart and now I am writing from the heart on issues that I believe needs to be shared.

Thank you Michael and the entire MFF family for giving me the strength and courage to continue on my journey.  I was lost for 3 years until I found MFF and the 30 day mental cleanse.  It is nice to find a place I can call home.

Having Love and Gratitude for you all,

 

“I Am the Tam”

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How to Open the Door to the Temple of Wisdom


I have been participating in a 30-Day Mental Cleanse, showing you “how to think, not what to think”.  Each week we read a chapter from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and discuss our aha moments with the group.  Here is my take on this week’s chapter.

CHAPTER 14
THE SIXTH SENSE: THE DOOR TO THE TEMPLE OF WISDOM

The Thirteenth Step toward Riches

I may not have any significant insights on this chapter, for I found it difficult to comprehend, difficult to wrap my mind around that fact that we all can use this power of our mind. I was conditioned, programmed or brought up to think that only the chosen few had such power; but to think that anyone of us can harness this power, develop it into a plan and then make it happen to help mankind.

I know there are so much out there that we do not know or believe in, such is my case.  However, the way Hill describes the Sixth Sense, the energy of thought of past people being like hive of bees, and the Guardian Angel makes me want to really believe that it can be possible.  I’ve only been with the mental cleanse since Chapter 7 and I do not believed I have developed my mind enough to fully grasp this chapter.  I look forward to revising this chapter next time around and see where my insight will lead me.

I read the insights of other participating and can feel how they felt, especially in the gingerbread house.  The energy of excitement when her sister said “Kathi, you are living in your gingerbread house!”, but my mind still have difficulty thinking it was just because of a vision.  Reminds me of the movie “Miracle on 34th Street”.  Little girl wanted this house and her mother told her she much believe so she repeats to herself “I believe, I believe, I don’t know why, but I believe” and she had them stop the car right in front of that house. Little by little these little clips play in my head and I realize that there is something to all this.

A whole new world is opening up for me.  I can no longer ignore the fact that I MUST learn and apply these principles to become the person I am meant to be. I am sure by the time I make it around to this chapter, my mind will be ready to embrace this truth and view it in a whole new light.

I recently met some great ladies that is part of MFF and see the type of people I need to assemble in my Imaginary Council. Thank you all for helping me to see that this is a process and that I do not need to “Get It” the first time around.  I know this is just another leg of my journey to becoming who “I AM”.

I look forward to the next chapter so I can once and for all know how to kick “Fear” in the behind and send it flying through the air into the past where it belongs and start fresh each and every day!

Thank you all and Michael for being part of MFF and accepting me into the family as a lost and broken bird, and teaching me how I can own my own life and sour like an eagle.

Have a Positive Day!

“You CAN Love Yourself”, I Do!

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Your Brain as a Broadcasting and Receiving Station for Thought


I have been participating in a 30-Day Mental Cleanse, showing you “how to think, not what to think”.  Each week we read a chapter from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and discuss our aha moments with the group.  Here is my take on this week’s chapter.

CHAPTER 13
THE BRAIN: A BROADCASTING AND RECEIVING STATION FOR THOUGHT

The Twelfth Step toward Riches

Science was never a forte of mine in school.  Even, now it still baffles me how the human brain works. Hill describes our brain as being like a radio or tv station.  The subconscious mind is broadcasting or transmitting thoughts (whether positive or negative) and the Creative Imagination is receiving these thought vibrations.  The stronger the emotion fueling the thought, the faster the vibrations makes the reception into the Creative Imagination easier and clearer.

This reminds me of the movie — “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”.  Mr. Wonka created a machine that would transmit a large piece of chocolate through the air in millions of little particles and put them all back together in the receiving station. Our brain works in a similar manner. What you emotionally think about will be received by others brains with no regarding to distance between the two minds.

I remember back as a kid and my friends and I would say the same thing at the same time and one of us would say “Jenks, Double Jenks, You can’t talk till I say your name.”  You had to be quick to have the honor. Even now my best friend and I would say something and the other would say, “Get out of my head, I was just thinking that.”

Reading this chapter explained to me how and why these phenomena occur.  Now our job is to be the casting director of our thoughts. Choose only positive thoughts and increase the vibration with positive emotions and we will find other brains that will be highly receptive to our thoughts, thus, the Law of Attraction.

I am eager to learn more about myself and understanding what makes people tick.  Thank you to my MFF Family and your brilliant lessons to help guide me on my wondrous journey.

Have a Positive Day!

“You CAN Love Yourself”, I Do!

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Understanding how the Subconscious Mind can be Your Friend or Your Enemy


I have been participating in a 30-Day Mental Cleanse, showing you “how to think, not what to think”.  Each week we read a chapter from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and discuss our aha moments with the group.  Here is my take on this week’s chapter.

CHAPTER 12
THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND
THE CONNECTING LINK

The Eleventh Step toward Riches

The other day my husband, Eric, asked me why I was so quiet.  I turned to him and said, “because I realize that most of what comes out of my mouth is negative and I no longer want to be that person.”

The more of the lessons that I read, I felt a tightness in my chest, an aching that I could not explain.  I confided in my mentor and it was explained to me that this feeling is all part of being my aha moments and that I should share these moments with others so they too can grow from the experience.

My biggest aha so far is that I discovered that I was feeding my subconscious mind with all this negativity.  I was blaming others, my roommates, my boss for all the negativity when in fact I was doing it myself and allowing others to do it to me as well.  I began to understand that if I would just start feeding my subconscious mind with positive happy thoughts, then that is what I will get back in return.

As a home health aide, I work for a lady who always has to watch 2 hours of news every night.  I would slip on my earphones and listen to my recorded self-talk.  When I felt I was concentrating to much on a negative thought, I would stop, pick up my earphones and listen to my self-talk again and again until all my focus is now on the positive self-talk.  I would start to get headaches and felt like there were little battles going on in my head with the negative saying, “why are you doing this?  You won’t get rid of me.”  But wanting to own my own life and be the person I know I can be, I would add even more positive thoughts to drown out the negative.

For years, I did not believe in personal development and that repeating phrases over and over wouldn’t change anything.  I’ve learned one thing, you can’t say it won’t work if you don’t try it first and stay with it long enough to say it doesn’t work.  Finally fed up of being afraid and apparently not loving myself, I decided to give it a shot.  I am so thankful that I have.

Now by following the 30 Day Mental Cleanse, I am beginning to understand why I was afraid and did not love myself.  And to see the change in people around me as well.  My boss use to get upset with me when I put my headset on, but when I told her why, she even now has cut down her negative talk to me cause she knows I do not want to hear it.

When I put my best friend on notice a couple weeks ago that she was negative, she said that was her personality and if I did not like it, that was too bad.  I had another conversation with her yesterday and told her that I will no longer be speaking negatively about anything; I do not want to be that person.  She said that was fine but asked that I do not preach to her about it.  I said agreed if you promise that when I feel you are throwing too much negativity my way that when I ask to change the subject you will honor my wishes and do so.  She said agreed.  I believe there is hope for her as well.

I am finally understanding what is meant of owning your life by owning your thoughts.  Thank you again Michael and David.  I look forward to eventually connecting personally with all of the members my new MFF family.  It is so good to finally find a place I can call home and be myself.

Have a Positive Day!

“You CAN Love Yourself”, I Do!

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