This morning I received a message from Mac Anderson, founder of Simple Truths Inc., and organization in the business of encouragement and inspiration. I have been a subscriber to Mac’s service for some time and always find it interesting to see, read, and learn about the products and services he has to offer. Today’s situation was a little different…
I get a lot of messages via email from marketing gurus and organizations that try to sell me stuff. Often, I don’t even open them or just briefly glance at them. Some things I actually wait for, like Mac’s messages or the ones from Michael Angier and Christian Mickelsen.
Let’s start at the beginning: I have found, and I believe many of you might be able to relate, that we listen to certain things when we are actually in need. If things are going well and we are healthy, we don’t listen much to all the healthier eating and diet advertisements. When we feel good, we don’t pay much attention to the ads about new pills or pharmaceuticals. A similar thing applies when you are in business. When lots of projects and contracts are in the pipeline and you actually have a waiting list or can barely cover all the commitments you’ve made, you don’t pay much attention to all the messages about how to improve marketing, become more successful, and improve your situation.
When, on the other hand, money isn’t rolling in on a regular basis, prices keep increasing, and you begin to wonder how to make all the payments for the bills you know will come in at the end of the month, a certain level of desperation begins to set in. The movie “The Secret” provided a nice solution on a theoretical level for such circumstances. It basically said that there is a universal, natural law that governs what we receive.
It is called the “Law of Attraction”.
This law is supposedly followed by all the energies in the universe. When we think about all the things that could cause us to fail, from the little things like failing to find a parking spot in front of the store in the pouring rain, to the big things, like making enough revenue to pay the help and the bills, we will attract this negativity and the associated circumstances, and what we are afraid of will actually happen.
If, on the other hand, we think and believe in the good things in the world, keep our hopes up, channel our positive energy towards success even when things aren’t going perfectly, the universe and its’ Law of Attraction will bring those things closer to us that will actually allow us to reach our goals and succeed.
I have actually experienced this situation more than once, and its always amazing. I also admit that it isn’t always easy to keep a positive mind set and think the positive thoughts. Not too long ago I got into a situation where several projects all came to an end at the same time, and I began to wonder if I will have any new work any time soon.
Knowing that dwelling on the possibility of failure wouldn’t help, I began to activate my network, listen to what gurus in the field say and suggest, and worked very focused on developing new opportunities. Guess what – the universe listened and now we have a number of new projects in the pipeline that have me more excited than ever.
For anybody who has read what I preach for any length of time, you will know that I am always for letting others participate in achievements. In this case that means that my anxiety to run into trouble and its solution should be turned around into something positive. Mac Anderson couldn’t know that things had already turned into a very positive movement when he sent me his message this morning. I still watched what he had send me because one never knows when you need a solution in future desperate times.
More importantly, I was able to forward Mac’s movie to a friend who’s daughter will have surgery this weekend, and to some other people who are currently struggling. That made me feel good because I have hope it will help them, and I believe it will make them feel good, because they will know that others care about them and their lives.
Whether your are in a bad situation or in the best place in your life right now, I like to encourage you to use the link below and watch the movie Mac sent to me. If it applies, use it to motivate yourself to get back up and keep moving forward. If it doesn’t currently fit, download it or save the link, so you have it when you need it.