Remember, no matter where you are now, whatever you can conceive and believe, you can achieve (Napoleon Hill)
Fear of poverty is one of the most destructive human emotions that we have to release if we wish to attract temporal success. Every one of us deserves to live in abundance. Abundance is a God-given right that is measured by the contribution we make to other people’s lives. Creating wealth for the universe is a privilege and honor.
The first step is to fall in love with wealth –to accept the goal of creating wealth as a worthy goal in spite of what we may have been taught by the church, our parents or governments. Let’s reclaim our right to create wealth. Let’s release our fear of poverty and learn to feel good about abundance. Let’s accept with gratitude money and other riches that the universe has bestowed upon us in exchange for our personal contribution to its cause. Let’s accept abundance now.
Read The Power by Rhonda Byrne to learn more about the power of love and the law of attraction.
Wherever you are in your life today – entrepreneur or employee, gainfully employed or out of a job, financially secure or bankrupt, you can benefit from inspirational thoughts regarding wealth and leadership. Remember that you and you alone are responsible for all your experiences. What you think today will materialize tomorrow. Make a conscious choice to nurture thoughts of wealth and it will manifest itself in your life as appropriate for your soul.
In his bestseller The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Joseph Murphy suggests we use the following daily affirmation to claim our right to abundance: “I am one with the infinite riches of my subconscious mind. It is my right to be rich, happy, and successful. Money flows to me freely, copiously, and endlessly. I am forever conscious of my true worth. I give of my talents freely, and I am wonderfully blessed financially. It is wonderful!”
Think and Grow Rich
One of the greatest minds in the area of personal empowerment is Napoleon Hill, an associate of Andrew Carnegie and the most admired self-help author of the 20th century. Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich is a perfect guide for all those who are genuinely interested in improving their financial health and spiritual well-being. Also, check out the website http://www.naphill.org that offers free subscription to periodic e-mails featuring Napoleon Hill’s inspirational quotes.
To achieve our full potential, we have to step out of our comfort zone. Our “secure base” is the source of self-confidence we need to do that. A secure base may be a person, a goal, our guardian angels or our faith. We return to our secure base in our imagination every time we feel fearful or discouraged. Our secure base gives us self-confidence we need to rebound to new heights every time we fall.
If you do not have a secure base, create it. Napolen Hill introduced the concept of a MasterMind that refers to an imaginary circle of inspiring people you may call upon as your council. You can select living people or historic figures you admire. Talk to them on a daily basis about their qualities and abilities you love and would like to attract. Their advice and support will bring you self-confidence you need to find and live your passion. Try this and you will never feel alone again!
Leadership and Success
Many of us have the honor and joy of leading people. As leaders, our singular job is to empower people to bring forward their best performance. The leader of today leads in harmony. She understands that the goal of human life is happiness in the “here and now.” Bringing humanity back to the workplace and fostering organizational harmony is our contract with the universe. Only those who understand this, will succeed as leaders of the 21st century.
Top business schools started to promote this understanding through MBA courses, leadership seminars, books and articles. Admired leaders are honest, inspiring, self-confident and adaptive, says Deborah Ancona of MIT. If you are serious about developing your leadership skills, you have to learn how to love, respect and accept yourself – you cannot give to others what you do not have.
As they say, there are many ways to the top of the mountain. If you are ready to search for your higher self in esoteric places, check out our suggested reading in the Heal Yourself and Inner Self pages. If you prefer a more traditional road to emotional intelligence, we recommend you invest time in daily reading of the best coaching books. We are happy to share those that impressed us.
Try What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith. An easy to read book written with a great sense of humor. A must read for anyone who aspires to motivate others and improve own performance. A “how-to” for improving our effectiveness in the workplace.
Recommendation for seminars
The best leadership seminar of all times is George Kohlrieser’s one-week course at IMD in Lausanne called High Performance Leadership (HPL). This course is sponsored by many multinationals. Ask your company to send you – your life will change forever, guaranteed. Also, a perfect personal gift for business people looking for a change or just feeling restless.
Finding Your Passion
So many of us are unable to find our own passion – something that we would love to do if we had all the money in the world and did not have to work for a living. The answer lies within our hearts. We just need to focus our attention on the present moment, relax and let the intuition lead us to our passion. Once we find it, we are well advised to hold it in our minds every day so that it grows and becomes strong enough to materialize. A great book that can help you unblock your potential and find the road to your passion is The Man Who Wanted to be Happy by Laurent Gounelle.