The great American writer, Louisa May Alcott once
wrote, ‘I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning
how to sail my ship.’
This is sage advice for anyone starting out in business
today – and it’s something I had to learn.
When you first begin learning anything new, even if there
is a bit of frustration – there is also a lot of excitement.
Creative juices flow and life passes by so fast you wonder
how what seemed like 15 minutes lasted for several hours.
But when times get tough, when there are storms, we often
forget that we are learning something; we’re learning how to
sail our ships; how to navigate our businesses; how to speak
so people will listen; how to write effectively; how to paint;
how to listen and how to get fit.
When things look UP – we tend to feel UP. But that’s easy to
do. It’s when things look down that we must learn to feel UP.
Not in the sense of ‘everything is wonderful’ if it isn’t – but in
the sense of ‘I’m going to get through this. I’m going to turn
this adversity into an advantage. I’m going to make something
good come from this.’
Napoleon Hill wrote, ‘Every adversity carries with it the seed of
an equivalent or greater benefit.’ When you’re in pain you may
resist such a statement – but I’ve yet to find this statement in
error – perhaps because I’m always looking for the seed of the
equivalent or greater benefit.
Many people don’t know this, but when Dr. Maltz became an intern,
he called his father and told him that he finally received the clothes
of a doctor. He was so proud and wanted his father to see him. So
his father told his young son he’d be right over.
On the way to the hospital, Dr. Maltz’ father was hit by a car and
Can you imagine the grief – and the guilt he felt afterward. All the
statements of, ‘If only I hadn’t made that call. If I’d have told my
father to come tomorrow, not today.’
It took some time for the young Dr. Maltz to recover – but recover
he did. And he went on to write a book, Psycho-Cybernetics, that
has sold 30 million copies worldwide.
The essence of the book is that although 1.5 percent of the population
have some sort of disfigurement that can be corrected via plastic surgery
– the other 98.5 percent have an INNER scar. Some hurt, heartache, mis-
fortune, failure, bankruptcy or blunder – and these painful experiences can
also be removed. Not by a surgeon’s scalpel – but by YOU – in the Theatre
of your own Mind.
A lot of people equate Dr. Maltz work with visualization – and there is that
element to it. But his work goes FAR beyond visualization.
Recently Mike Storms, a friend and client, wrote to tell me he had spoken
to two people who claim to be followers of what I teach. To his amazement
both of them admitted that they had never read Psycho-Cybernetics – or
gotten the advanced course in Zero Resistance Living.
He was dumbfounded. In his email to me he wrote:
‘I was expounding on the phone to both of them yesterday about
Zero Resistance Living and its impact on me, my kids, my students
and clients and players…
To my amazement they haven’t gotten the course yet, and didn’t even
sound like they wanted to, or realized that they are missing out; the ease
of success and the ability to make things appear in their life out of thin air.
Forgive me for saying it this way, Matt, but how do they follow you and not
read what in my opinion is the foundation of your empire (both seen and
In response to Mike’s letter I wrote, ‘People want to believe that success
boils down to the physical or visible mechanics. Yet, 90% of success is how
you use your mind and most people have absolutely no clue as to how they
use their own mind.’
Truth is, if you don’t know how you’re using your own mind, how can you
improve upon it – and how can you use it BETTER in order to get from life
what you truly desire.
P.S. ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge,’ said Einsten. He was right.
Start using your creative imagination NOW by delving into Dr. Maltz most
advanced work – http://www.psycho-cybernetics.com/zrlcourse.html
P.P.S. My October seminar is filling up fast – I suggest you enroll
early if you want a seat. Come witness a Super-Human Brain Transplant
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