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The powerful connection between your mind and your success

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If you have "needing money" in your vibration, then you will keep attracting needing money. You have to find a way of being happy NOW, feeling good NOW, and being in joy NOW, without the money, because those great feelings are how you will feel with the money. Money doesn’t bring happiness – but happiness brings money. May the joy be with you,
Rhonda Byrne

From Jack Canfield

There is a very powerful connection between your mind and your success.

For instance, increasing your income is largely determined by the limiting beliefs and negative habits that were programmed into your brain at a young age.             It’s true.

Did you grow up hearing things like:

"Money doesn’t grow on trees."

"We can’t afford it."

"All rich people are evil."

"We’ll never be wealthy."

"Money is the root of all evil."

These phrases seem harmless, but they act as instructions to your subconscious mind. They are the seeds that grow into the limiting beliefs and thought patterns that determine how you think or feel about money today, as an adult.

And most of these beliefs have been programmed into your mind for years, so much so that they’re practically part of your wiring.

It’s no wonder why so many of us struggle to earn more money, follow our dreams, or have the relationships we want. Sometimes it’s to the point where we don’t even feel comfortable asking for or receiving those things when it does come into our lives.

But there’s good news…

If you’ve ever felt like there was something holding you back from success that is out of your control, I invite you to check this out…

John Assaraf, my friend, co-star in The Secret, and fellow New York Times Best-Selling author, is the founder of NeuroGym and will be hosting an incredible live event this Saturday that can help you remove all of the mental or emotional roadblocks that are preventing you from achieving your goals.

To late for the event but check the link out…  Gray, if of interest of course!

Learn more about Brain-A-Thon by watching my short video and reserve your FREE spot today!

For the past six years, this event has changed the lives of over 1,000,000 attendees, including some of my students.

This year, John told me that he’s gathered 7 of the world’s top brain science and success experts to help you "rewire" your brain.

In fact, John and his team of experts are going to teach you more about positive thinking, creating wealth, and achieving your goals in one day than you’ve learned in your entire life. Most of these trainings have never been seen before publicly (and might never be seen again).

I’ve seen it for myself, and it’s truly incredible.

To your success,

Jack Canfield
America’s #1 Success Coach
CEO, The Canfield Training Group
Co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul™
New York Times Bestselling Author

P.S. Remember… this online event only takes place once a year! Are you really willing to let another year go by feeling stuck in the same situation you are in now?

Gray Lawrence

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way." Eileen Caddy 1917-2006, Author

Be Inspire by Alayjiah Bargnare

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Grattiude is the most important single ingredient to life

Know Your Worth With Optimistic Gratitude

Alayjiah BargnareIf I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I’d want to pass along to others…


Start each morning off by being grateful for waking up. Say “thank you” for all the stuff you currently have and expect to receive in the future. Focus on all the things you love and how they make you feel. Watch what you think and say because they become your reality.

  • I am a survivor of a few of life’s most horrible crimes and I was very bitter and angry for a long time. I had constant negative thoughts and fears that plagued my success. I did not realize God had spared my life through all those situations so I could be a positive light and testimony for someone else going through a tough time.

    I learned to change the way I felt about life and myself by just focusing on the things I love and appreciate, instead of dwelling on what I did not love or did not have. I found, as a single parent, it’s tough sometimes to balance all you have to do like bills, kids, work, school, etc. Sometimes life feels unbearable and unfair but you are not alone and you can’t give up. God is with you always and if you just ask for the help and strength He will give it to you if you believe.

    Make a list of all your goals, revisit the list daily and pray over the list. I promise you will notice some of the items on your list are being provided, slowly but surely.

    I found my true worth by learning to love and respect myself because if you don’t love you, no one else can love you. I also learned to stop chasing down love or a relationship. If you are single, take the time to prepare yourself for that special someone. That means making sure you don’t have excess baggage. This means making sure that you’re emotionally and physically prepared and not holding on to your past.

    Keep in mind, if you have been single for a while and you’re ready for that special someone but are having trouble finding him or her, God also has to prepare your mate for you. You don’t want to meet them not prepared for a relationship because then you’ll end up hurt all over again. So patience is the key.

    Look at life in a positive way because you are beautiful, intelligent, full of love and compassion, and you don’t have to settle for anything but the best! You are destined for greatness and greatness is not easy to come by. You are worthy and highly favoured in God’s sight so let everyone see the awesome person inside.

    I believe through positive thinking and hard work nothing is impossible. I make a point daily to help someone else in any way possible. It can be something really simple like helping an elderly man or woman in the grocery store with their groceries. I know I would not be here today if people were not willing to help me when I was homeless and hopeless. So I find joy in helping others. I follow the Golden Rule because I know God is constantly watching our behaviour’s.

    Do something positive, daring and spectacular that you always wanted to do but were too scared to do. You only live once! Please stay encouraged and prayerful and you too will see that you are worth a million dollars!


    Believe in yourself and your abilities. That is the only way to attract wonderful things into your life. Don’t waste your time thinking that you cannot do something. Dr. Steve & Frank

    The Power is from within, the choice is yours

    Gray Lawrence

    "Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start." Nido Qubein

  • An Elfs Tale

    I am sorry but I could not pass this on without a showing of Elves, well what is Christmas without them..  “ATTITUDE”


    An Elf’s Tale From Chicken Soup for the Soul (Jack Canfield): Christmas Cheer

    It was six o’clock at the mall, and I was as exhausted as an elf on Christmas Eve. In fact, I was an elf and it was Christmas Eve. That December of my sixteenth year, I’d been working two jobs to help my parents with my school tuition and to make a little extra holiday money. My second job was as an elf for Santa to help with kids’ photos. Between my two jobs, I’d worked twelve hours straight the day before; on Christmas Eve, things were so busy at Santa land that I hadn’t even had a coffee break all day. But this was it — only minutes more, and I’d have survived!

    I looked over at Shelly, our manager, and she gave me an encouraging smile. She was the reason I’d made it through. She’d been thrown in as manager halfway through the season, and she’d made all the difference in the world. My job had changed from stress-filled to challenging. Instead of yelling at her workers to keep us in line, she encouraged us and stood behind us. She made us pull together as a team. Especially when things were their craziest, she always had a smile and an encouraging word. Under her leadership, we’d achieved the highest number of mall photo sales in California.

    I knew it was a difficult holiday season for her — she’d recently suffered a miscarriage. I hoped she knew how great she was and what a difference she’d made to all her workers, and to all the little children who’d come to have their pictures taken.

    Our booth was open until seven; at six, things started to slow down and I finally took a break. Although I didn’t have much money, I really wanted to buy a little gift for Shelly so that she’d know we appreciated her. I got to a store that sold soap and lotion just as they put the grate down. "Sorry, we’re closed!" barked the clerk, who looked as tired as I was and didn’t sound sorry at all.

    I looked around and, to my dismay, found that all the stores had closed. I’d been so tired I hadn’t noticed.

    I was really bummed. I had been working all day and had missed buying her a present by one minute.

    On my way back to the Santa booth, I saw that Nordstrom was still open. Fearful that they, too, would close at any moment, I hurried inside and followed the signs toward the Gift Gallery. As I rushed through the store, I began to feel very conspicuous. It seemed the other shoppers were all very well-dressed and wealthy — and here I was a broke teenager in an elf costume. How could I even think I’d find something in such a posh store for under fifteen dollars?

    I self-consciously jingled my way into the Gift Gallery. A woman sales associate, who also looked as if she’d just stepped off a fashion runway, came over and asked if she could help me. As she did, everyone in the department turned and stared.

    As quietly as possible, I said, "No, that’s okay. Just help somebody else."

    She looked right at me and smiled. "No," she said. "I want to help you."

    I told the woman who I was buying for and why, then I sheepishly admitted I only had fifteen dollars to spend. She looked as pleased and thoughtful as if I’d just asked to spend $1500. By now, the department had emptied, but she carefully went around, selecting a few things that would make a nice basket. The total came to $14.09.

    The store was closing; as she rang up the purchase, the lights were turned off.

    I was thinking that if I could take them home and wrap them, I could make them really pretty but I didn’t have time.

    As if reading my mind, the saleslady asked, "Do you need this wrapped?"

    "Yes," I said.

    By now the store was closed. Over the intercom, a voice asked if there were still customers in the store. I knew this woman was probably as eager to get home on Christmas Eve as everybody else, and here she was stuck waiting on some kid with a measly purchase.

    But she was gone in the back room a long time. When she returned, she brought out the most beautiful basket I’d ever seen. It was all wrapped up in silver and gold, and looked as if I’d spent fifty dollars on it — at least. I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy!

    When I thanked her, she said, "You elves are out in the mall spreading joy to so many people, I just wanted to bring a little joy to you."

    "Merry Christmas, Shelly," I said back at the booth. My manager gasped when she saw the present; she was so touched and happy that she started crying. I hoped it gave a happy start to her Christmas.

    All through the holidays, I couldn’t stop thinking about the kindness and effort of the saleswoman, and how much joy she had brought to me, and in turn to my manager. I thought the least I could do was to write a letter to the store and let them know about it. About a week later, I got a reply from the store, thanking me for writing.

    I thought that was the end of it, until mid-January.

    That’s when I got a call from Stephanie, the sales associate. She wanted to take me to lunch. Me, a fifteen-dollar, sixteen-year-old customer.

    When we met, Stephanie gave me a hug, and a present, and told me this story.

    She had walked into a recent employee meeting to find herself on the list of nominees to be named the Nordstrom All-Star. She was confused but excited, as she had never before been nominated. At the point in the meeting when the winner was announced, they called Stephanie — she’d won! When she went up front to accept the award, her manager read my letter out loud. Everyone gave her a huge round of applause.

    Winning meant that her picture was put up in the store lobby, she got new business cards with Nordstrom All-Star written on them, a 14-karat gold pin, a 100-dollar award, and was invited to represent her department at the regional meeting.

    At the regional meeting, they read my letter and everyone gave Stephanie a standing ovation. "This is what we want all of our employees to be like!" said the manager who read the letter. She got to meet three of the Nordstrom brothers, who were each very complimentary.

    I was already a little overwhelmed when Stephanie took my hand. "But that’s not the best part, Tyree," she said. "The day of that first store meeting, I took a list of the nominees, and put your letter behind it, with the 100-dollar bill behind that. I took it home and gave it to my father. He read everything and looked at me and said, "When do you find out who won?"

    "I said, ‘I won, Dad.’"

    "He looked me right in the eye and said, ‘Stephanie, I’m really proud of you.’"

    Quietly, she said, "My dad has never said he was proud of me."

    I think I’ll remember that moment all my life. That was when I realized what a powerful gift appreciation can be. Shelly’s appreciation of her workers had set into motion a chain of events — Stephanie’s beautiful basket, my letter, Nordstrom’s award — that had changed at least three lives.

    Though I’d heard it all my life, it was the Christmas when I was an elf — and a broke teenager — that I truly came to understand that the littlest things can make the biggest difference

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    Gray Lawrence

    Your vision is in Your Mind




    Successful Networker Hate it or Thrive on it Rejection


    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Jack Canfield Positive Thinking


    RE: About rejection…

    A Question just for you:

    clip_image002Is it possible to get rejected if you never had any interest in getting accepted?

    I think rejection might cease to exist.

    But if you’re not trying to get accepted (by your prospects or clients), then what exactly are you trying to do?

    How about setting your sights on doing something great?

    That’s really what the internet makes possible. You can do something great and then attract the right people to that.

    clip_image004You couldn’t do that 100 years ago. You couldn’t do it 50 years ago (not without a ton of money to spread the word). You couldn’t even do it as easily 10 years ago.

    Today, you have no excuses. The tools are there, the people are waiting. You just have to SHOW UP.

    What “great” looks like for you might vary from what it looks like for me. Doesn’t matter at all. All that matters is where you set your focus.

    Because when you’re focused on doing great things (for your prospects, clients, customers, the world), you take your focus and mind energy off trying to get accepted.

    Are you focused on doing great things, or are you just trying to make money?

    For me, focusing directly on making money does not work, has never worked, might never ever work. I will never know, because I’ve given it up as a goal I’m willing to write down.

    I have accepted that, for me, money is only a by-product of something else that must come first.

    Crazy you say? Actually, it’s a door to being free.

    It’s about the only way I’ve found to take the possibility of “rejection” off the table.

    Every moment of our training has prepared us to carry a never ending need for approval from the outside. It affects our thoughts, our behaviours’, our interactions with other people, even what we say to ourselves all day long.

    But it takes energy to engage in this behaviour. It takes energy to watch if that approval is coming in. It takes focus to monitor the situation.

    What if you were too busy pursuing great things to have any energy to give to that?

    I think you’d transform yourself, and from that transformation would ripple a different flavour of energy through everything you touch. I dare you to try it.

    The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it! — Alan Saporta

    Gray Lawrence

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    "Life is the sum of all your choices" Albert Camus

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