Below you will find the “Prosper You Manifesto”.
This manifesto represents the foundation upon which I build for all personal development and growth. I’ve used this foundation to help hundreds of clients and seekers of growth. I include it here for your consideration.
If you would like to have a free course with the fundamental tools needed to begin your path to prosperity. Please click on the following link.
CLICK HERE to sign up for your free “Learn How To Prosper” quick start guide. This is a video course where I dive deeper into this Manifesto, and I give you all types of easily digestible nuggets. I also include several free audio books from the top self development gurus of all time: James Allen, Napoleon Hill, Jim Rohn. I’ve also prepared 4 additional self development eBooks as bonuses AND you get updates when ever I release a new blog post or video.
Your Identity – You are a Timeless Being
We all wonder what this life is about to some degree. Without some sense of who we are and what our purpose is, it’s difficult to get motivated to do amazing things. Especially with so many easy things to do. Why get up a bit earlier and work a bit later to achieve something better if none of it matters anyway?
Why not just sleep in, eat junk food, play video games, lay around, watch trash TV and trashy internet sites etc.
Well in fact, that is what too many of us DO choose to do with our lives.
Here is the thing though, you are designed for greatness. You know it, you feel it deep down inside. The feeling is often there, whispering to your soul, “you are magnificent“, “you are meant to do great things“.
And then comes the other voice that whispers, “you can’t do it”, “stay where you are”, “don’t try”, “you will fail”.
It’s okay, we all have these two sides to us. One saying “you are powerful“, “you are capable“, “you can change the world“. And another side that says, “you can’t do it”, “don’t try”, “do what is easy and feels good now”.
Embrace the two sides, they are necessary and designed for your growth. These “two sides/forces” exist everywhere in the universe. Without resistance on the one hand and striving (applied effort) on the other, there would be no growth or purpose.
One side is designed to take us to our greatest potential, the other side is designed to destroy us if we choose.
Choice is the most powerful gift of all. You can chose which side or force you will follow.
You know when you are heeding the encouraging force because it feels good to do what it tells you to do. You feel energized, inspired, and motivated to do more.
When you are heeding the discouraging force you feel tired, depressed, and hopeless. You will have temporary bouts of momentary satisfaction, but no lasting feeling of joy or purpose if you are chronically heeding the discouraging voice.
You are a spiritual being, living a human experience. The encouraging voice speaks to your spirit, and your spirit allows you to overcome the discouraging forces. It’s what allows you to do more than your mere physical side can do alone.
Your “spirit you” is the real you and the more you allow the spirit side to “take over”, the more joy, purpose and energy you will have. The spirit side can heal, uplift and energize the physical side of you.
The discouraging force will speak to your physical side, your appetites and weaknesses. Its this force that tells you to sleep in, watch trash TV, eat junk food, and live like a pig.
You have the freedom to choose the force you will follow. Unlike the animals and plants that operate from instinct and survival, you operate from intellect and choice.
You are designed to think and act. If you choose to not think, and not to act, then you will be acted upon by the discouraging force.
Because you can think and act, you are immensely powerful. You are not a victim, you are a creator. You are THE creator of your life. The encouraging force tells you how and what to do.
These forces have always existed, and so have you. This is what makes you eternal. The “spirit you” is timeless and everlasting. You can feel this if you remain still and listen to the encouraging voice.
Think of your spirit as the “essence” of you. It’s the thing that makes you alive. It’s what “animates” your body. Your body is merely a shell of “meat” without your spirit.
At this point don’t worry about the “why”, “what” and “how” of it all. You will learn that as you listen and act on what the encouraging voice tells you to do.
You have a remarkable purpose. It is much grander than you can imagine or see at this time. The discouraging force will tell you that you don’t matter much. Do not listen to that voice. Just understand that whatever the discouraging voice tells you to do is designed to keep you small.
You are big. You are a powerful force beyond measure, and you can know this by listening to the encouraging force.
You will come to know your purpose step by step. It won’t come all at once. It cannot work that way. You will come to know it as you follow the encouraging voice. It will start VERY SIMPLY. (Please remember this, it is important!)
You start to understand your purpose by acting on the world around you. You are the creator of your life, so you must create. You must give what you have to offer. Above all, this is your purpose in this life, to create, give, share, grow, and serve.
You do have a very specific and personal purpose and mission to fulfill here. You matter. What you do matters. It matters more that you can possibly gasp at this time. But follow the encouraging force and you will come to know…
The discouraging voice will tell you that what you have to offer isn’t good enough. Don’t listen to that voice.
The encouraging voice will always support you, and encourage you to create, give, share and serve. When you give, share and serve, you will feel powerful. You will feel humble, you will feel happiness and peace. You will want to do more sharing, giving and serving.
If you have listened mostly to the discouraging voice for most of your life, it will be difficult to trust the encouraging voice at first. You may feel more “safe” and “comfortable” listening to the discouraging voice. It takes some courage and perspective to be BIG. The discourager wants to keep you small, comfortable and miserable.
But you are tired of feeling helpless and depressed. Deep down you know you are designed to do more.
You can crush the discouraging voice and embark on your path of purpose immediately by doing this one thing…
Give of yourself. Go act right now. Give whatever you have to give. And know this, that what you have within you right now is the most powerful of all things to give. Love. And love is what is most needed by everyone around you. Love is what everyone is seeking for deep down. It’s the most valuable of all things you have to give.
The encouraging voice will tell you how to love. In fact it already is, right now. You feel it. You have something to do, something to give right now.
These acts will seem very small and insignificant at first. Don’t listen to the discouraging force! It is the very most simple things that will be the most profound.
Here are some examples:
- Clean up your room. Make it spotless.
- Do the dishes.
- Wash and vacuum your car.
- Call your mother and/or your father. Tell them how you are doing. Tell them that you love them. Tell them that you forgive them. And then forgive them.
- Write a note to the person you love most and tell them about it. Tell them two things that you admire about them.
- Clean up the trash in your yard.
- Smile at your neighbor.
- Stand and let someone sit in your seat on the bus or train.
- Give a long hug to your child, niece, nephew, neighbor, etc. (you choose!).
- Buy lunch for the person behind you in the drive through window at McDonald’s. Just tell the worker at the drive through window, “I’d like to pay for the meals of the people behind me. Please tell them that I love them.”
- Take treats over to the neighbor you haven’t met or spoken to in years.
- Make the bed. Make your brother’s, sister’s, daughter’s, spouses’ bed.
Just now as you were reading this list you had several ideas come into your mind. Simple things that you could do. Stop and write these down right now! If you weren’t paying attention to the voice, go read the list above again and write down the ideas and thoughts you had. Stop and feel what comes to you.
The encouraging voice will tell you several things that you can do. It will tell you what is most important. You will know the most important thing because as you think about it and write it down you will feel great warmth, and you may feel like crying. You may feel relief, and you will have related ideas come into your mind.
Now, go do the thing you felt most inspired to do. This step is VERY important.
After you have done the thing you felt inspired to do, take 5 minutes and write down the next thing you feel inspired to do. The encouraging voice will tell you, and it will be most clear for you right after you have acted on the prior thing you were impressed to do. The key here is to focus on feelings that inspire you to serve others.
Begin your path right now by releasing the discouraging voice, and acting on the encouraging voice. The encouraging voice can only tell you things that bring joy, peace and love. As you follow these feelings and act on what you are told to you, you are on the path to discovering your specific purpose. Re-read the examples above to know where to start.
This next point is very important: Regardless of where you are right now, or where you have been, or what you have done, you can immediately embark on your new path of purpose and change your direction. Increased peace will come into your life the very minute you turn to the encourager.
Your past path of discouragement and pain, will provide the intellect and experience required for you to give more abundantly. You know more intimately how the path of the discourager leads only to being small, and to being depressed.
Now share your experience. Not in a bragging way, but in a “learning way”. Write it down! You will forget things if you don’t.
The “learning way” is to document your experience and share it in a way that others could experience the same thing you did. This is how you get started. Share what you learn on a BLOG. In this way you will awaken the encouraging force in others and they will be inspired to follow your example.
You are the creator of your life. All things are created in the mind and spirit before they are created in your life. Now you will create a simple “blue print”. This blue-print will be the foundation you build on to realize your specific purpose.
This is not difficult or complicated. Watch out for the discourager as it will seek to stop you at this point. The discourager is there to test your resolve and keep you small.
Earlier we talked about “love”. You will impact the world most profoundly by sharing love. Love is a big topic so think of it here in the following way. Love is that thing you have inside that you most want to share with others.
You may not know what this is yet. Go back to section 2 above, review the list, think about what you want to do and then do it. Then take 5 minutes after you have served and think about what you want to share with the world .
It’s important to do this in a state of love. The only way to get into the right mental and spiritual state of love is to act in service to someone else. It can be simple, and can take only 5 minutes, but do this first.
This is a key principle you will remember: the encouraging force speaks to you most powerfully, specifically and personally when you are focused outside yourself. The more focused you are internally (on yourself) the more confused you will be about your path and direction. Consider that the most love you feel is when you are giving love, not receiving it.
Tune into what you feel as you think about the service you provided. You will feel warm, you will feel peaceful in that moment. You will feel motivated.
Quite naturally you will think about the things you love. Maybe its writing, painting, programming, finance, canoeing, hiking, running, cooking, leading, managing, etc.
The thing that you most feel like sharing is the place to START. Don’t worry about where you will “end up”. Don’t overthink it.
The path to your purpose is YOURS. Your blue-print is YOURS.
Your blue-print looks like this:
- Get into a state of love by serving some one.
- In that after-state feeling of peace think of the things you most want to talk about and share with others.
- Start writing about THAT thing in a journal or (recommended) on your blog.
- Write 500 words per day on that thing.
- Start sharing these things on a blog, and social media.
- Get feedback on what people would like to learn more of, share more of that.
This process will allow you to:
- Refine the message you have for the world
- Refine and tune your purpose and how you can best love and share
- Build your communication and blogging skills
- Attract like-minded people
- Create a business model that will allow you to share your message (love) full time
- Have the time to prosper in all the key areas of your life
Don’t worry about the tactics of how to create a blog, monetize it (make money from it) etc. I have a free course that will provide all the basics.
CLICK HERE to sign up for your free Learn How To Prosper Quick Start Guide. Go sign up now! (link to sales page for email sign up)
Your mind set determines everything. As mentioned earlier everything is created in your mind and spirit first. Every single action you take is “pre-built” in your mind.
What you allow into your mind is critical! Since what you think, you become or experience in the physical world.
You create your reality. You are the creator of your life. What you are living and experiencing in your life right now is a direct result of your thinking. If you are experiencing abundance, you created that. If you are experiencing joy, peace, and fulfilment, you created that.
If you are living a life of misery, loss and pain, it’s your very own creation.
This is the most important principle of all that you must accept and acknowledge. If you believe that someone or something outside your self is the reason for your joy or pain, then you are accepting that you are a helpless victim.
YOU are the creator of your life, your thoughts and emotions are 100% within your own control. You have all power to determine your path, your destiny and your happiness.
No one can take your ability to choose your thoughts, your emotions and your attitude. Yes there may be external circumstances that are difficult or easy, but only you assign the meaning to these circumstances.
Don’t fall for the lie that your peace, happiness security and future is dependent upon:
- The government
- Your employer
- Santa Clause
- Your spouse
- Your boy friend
- Your girl friend
- Your salary
- Your boss
- Amount of money in your bank account
- The stock market
- Your parents
Even the creator of all the universe cannot determine your happiness or peace. You must CHOOSE to listen to the encouraging force and follow it in order to be directed to peace and abundance. I believe that the encouraging force comes from the creator of all things.
The principle holds true no matter how you choose to believe in it or apply it. The best way to know is to put the process I have outlined here to the test.
I have taught this principle to 100s of people and when applied as outlined above, the success rate has been 100%.
In the equity and justice of all the universe every person has the exact same and equal opportunity. There are no special cases or instances where this varies.
ALL can choose their attitude and thoughts and therefore each of us is fully empowered to have the life we choose.
By fully embracing this principle you can drop the shackles of blame, and entitlement. Since no one outside of YOU determines your path of peace and prosperity, you can begin this very instant to create your ideal life.
This level of personal accountability is rare, but once you adopt it, your life changes for the better immediately.
Put into effect the greatest gift given to all humanity: The ability to choose.
In order to learn how to prosper, you must first choose to prosper.
If you haven’t yet, please CLICK HERE now to sign up for your free “Learn How To Prosper” quick start guide. I’ve prepared all kinds of goodies there to supercharge your mind-set and launch you on your way!