How to Move Forward

Words are Magic Wands“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” Dumbledore

What are your worst fears?  What’s stopping you from moving forward?

It’s tax time.  Based on my current work habits, I fear paperwork more than death.   Being perceived as too “woo woo” also ranks high on my worst fears list.  This is ironic, given my regular encounters with the paranormal, documented in my book, Diamond Lantern.  C’est la vie.  As Author, Susan Jeffers recommends, there’s only one way to go.

Feel the fear and do it anyway!

Well that’s a simple  message.  This could be the shortest post I’ve written.  No.  Wait a minute.  I have more thoughts.

If I were paid for ideas, I’d be a billionaire right now.   Which reminds me of Bill Bartman.

Bill Bartman built a debt collection company from scratch and eventually became a billionaire.  When he and his business partner were accused of fraud, he lost the business and became virtually penniless.  Bill later launched a new initiative to get back into the debt collection business.

I attended one of Bill Bartman’s seminars. He was a charming man but regularly in the habit of using the term, “filthy stinking rich.”  These words made me cringe but also made me curious.  I wondered to what extent his wealth accumulation had indeed been filthy or stinking?  His partner landed in jail but there was insufficient evidence to condemn Bill, who narrowly avoided prison.  Regardless of what really happened, Bill’s words were a reminder to watch my own language.

Words are a magic wand.  They contribute greatly to creating your reality.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s to strive for consciousness and care in what’s being said, particularly to yourself.

I’ve mentioned previously how science has shown that we’re all in trance 95% of the time. In light of this, your words are a pretty good indication of what’s going on in your subconscious mind.  With a little effort, by becoming more aware and using the right language, you can wordsmith your way to success.

How to move forward?

  • Meditate.  Go blank.  See what thoughts surface and write them down.  From this, come up with a game plan.
  • Begin paving your way forward with positive thoughts, words and actions.
  • Dig deep to surface your fears.  Once identified, you can overcome them.
  • Do tasks in baby steps.  Chunk everything down to small achievable pieces.
  • One day, record your own casual conversation.  Another day, record a more serious conversation.  On a third day, record an emotional conversation or a funny conversation.  Play these back to become better acquainted with your subconscious mind.  Your subconscious mind is where beliefs and fears lurk and those are what hold all of us back.  Awareness is freedom!
  • Always be kind to yourself and look for the positives.  Focus on your strengths and give less power to things you consider weaknesses.

These days, I hear Bill’s business has become super clean and is one of the kinder and more helpful debt collection agencies in the industry.  I wonder if he’s changed his language too?  Either way, Bill’s story reminds me that, no matter how deep the rut, there’s great hope for all of us!

I wish you great success!

Light, Love and Laughter!