Week 13 – As a year ends…

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… so starts a new one.

With just as much opportunity, if not more!

These past few weeks, I’ve done different kinds of exercises:
– thinking and visualizing a blank wall with a square, circle and cone drawn onto it
– concentrating on believing that I shall receive whatever it is I desire
– being in touch with omnipotence and realizing the fact that my ability to think is my ability to act upon the Universal Mind and bring it into manifestation and that I have the potential of anybody else regardless of current differences in knowledge and achievement
– and this week I’m making an effort to recognize the fact that I am a part of the whole (the Universal Mind which is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent), and that a part must be the same in kind and quality as the whole.

I’m very grateful for all these exercises. It’s amazing the amount of change a person can feel with firm, mental concentration.

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In this last post before the turn of the year, we talk about gratitude. Gratitude for everything. See it, feel it, do it. The more you say: “thank you, thank you, thank you”, the more things you’ll have that’ll make you say: “thank you, thank you, thank you.”

Gratitude is a cause, not an effect. This week, every day I’m thinking about three things that I’m grateful for. Key thing is: no repeating. Every day, I’m thankful for three different things I am happy to have in my life.

Life means we’re alive. We can express our gratitude for even the simplest things in life, e.g. breathing oxygen, awaking from our good night sleep, our heart pumping blood, we can dance for no reason etc.

On a more personal note, among the many things that I appreciate are:
– God
– my family
– my past experiences in life (the great, the terrible and the hideous)
– the warm house I live in
– my mentors
– my ability to think and learn
– the business I run
– the food and water I consume
– the clothes I wear
– the technology that allows me to share my blogs to you…
My gosh, so many things and I haven’t even scratched 1% of the surface. By causing gratitude, we can have an abundance of gratitude as the effect.

What are you grateful for?

Enjoy the holidays and have a wonderful New Year. Catch you next time!

Mohammed Al Rubaiy

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Week 12 – Knowledge, courage, faith

“You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.”
(Part 11 – The Master Key System)

“Knowledge does not apply itself; we as individuals must make the application, and the application consists in fertilizing the thought with a living purpose.”

People who don’t live in third world countries are struggling to be positive. They have a hard time realizing how blessed they are. They might think that they can’t get a job or any type of opportunity out there. Unemployment is high. Wages are low. Retirement pensions are decimal. And all these facts are true.

BUT

We only need one thing in the world.

That’s our ability to think.

Let’s think.

What’s a good way to earn a good living today?

Get a Masters degree in medicine and work as a pharmacist.

Great example. But what if it’s too hard to pull that off?

Get creative and work on some musical skills to perform live shows.

Sounds awesome. But that’s not an easy thing to do.

Before I knew it, I ran out of options myself, until one day…

I figured it out!

What is it that I need the most?

Money and time.

How can I get both? Hard labor till retirement? Investing? Building my own…

WAIT A MINUTE… THAT’S IT!!!

I remembered that I heard somewhere that the business world is what creates the most wealthy people. People who own a business (whether it’s big or small) have one thing in common.

They solve problems.

And what’s the thing that the world has in abundance?

You guessed it… Problems! Everywhere. All around us.

Now what if we can leverage this fact and solve just one problem through service? At first we can even do this for free.

Give time and effort for free? That sounds bad… True, but here’s the thing. Soon as you help enough people, someone is bound to offer you money for the effort you’re doing in solving a particular problem.

It can be anything (computer maintanance, tutoring, car washing, massages, weigh loss…). You can start off by offering help with what it is you like to fix; either for a certain return or for free. This builds us to further expertise and later on ba-baboom… You become a pro!

Most professionals have their own companies. By the time you’ve become a pro yourself, you can take it to the next level and start off your own biz, recruit other people and offer more service! 

Kiyosaki said it best: “if you become a problem solver you become rich.”

Not just in cash, but in happiness. It must feel good knowing that you’re helping people. It must feel good that you’ve created time and money out of one simple principle: problem solving.

Maybe you are a professional at something right NOW. Use your skills! Help people in advance however you can and the law of giving will recriprocate that which you wish in ways you cannot imagine.

Know your profession. This week I’ve written down my profession clearly on an index card along with my life’s purpose in one sentence. Know what your service is to the world and what you have to do in order to offer this service.

If you don’t have the necessary skills of your trade, learn and master them as quickly as you can with or without help of someone else. If you do have the skills, perfect, you know what to do: apply!

Next, have the courage to dare yourself! Set realistic goals, burn all bridges and go!

Lastly, have faith. Faith in yourself and faith in others. They say that progress brings joy. Celebrate your progress.

In closing I want to leave you with a little message from Mandino:

I will persist until I succeed.
I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.”

(“The Scroll Marked III” – The Greatest Salesman in the World)

Persist. Don’t let anyone steal your dreams. 70% of the time you talk to yourself more than anybody else does, so be your own best friend!

Mohammed Al Rubaiy

Week 11 – Don’t Lose Yourself, Find Yourself

Big post today. Lots to share.

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In the Master Key System, Charles F. Haanel says: to gain your estate (your ideal), three processes are necessary.

–  You must earnestly desire it

–  You must assert your claim

–  You must take possession

The Personal Pivotal Needs (mine: autonomy & liberty) are what make your desire earnest. Putting your desire in writing and reading it out loud with enthusiasm is a way of asserting your claim. Masterminding about it is a way of asserting your claim. The Positive Mental Attitude came to us through the Mental Diet. 15 minutes of positive thought and 10 hours of negative thought in a day won’t get it done. You can only take possession of your dream and exert unstoppable belief when your New Blueprint is dominating the Old. When your subconscious mind has no choice but to agree with what you suggest to it, over and over again.

To be honest, if we look at what we do with most of our time, chances are we’re not using it to shape the ideal of our future. Our predominant thoughts decide what our actions will be. Throughout many years of my life, I’ve set out numerous goals and objectives and came up short, because of me wasting my time on “excessive entertainment”: watching an extra 2 hours of “YouTubulars”, playing an extra 3 hours of Metal Gear games, reading an extra 10 articles on Bleacher Report covering NBA games…  All this without knowing how much time went by.

No more!

Today

I have different entertainment: positive thinking. Or should I say I entertain positive thoughts and trust the process. Where there’s trust, there’s peace. Where there’s faith, there’s growth. Where there’s love, there’s power!

“Before you can be sure of success, you must have a definite objective”, Napoleon Hill says.

Focus on your ideal once you have your plan orchestrated. You must back this plan with everything you’ve got! Next to that is you have to treat your mind constantly, until your subconscious picks up your plan and finds out what it is that you desire.

All individual achievements are a results of motives or a combination of motives. Love, wealth and health are considered to be the “Big 3” of motives. Other great motives are:

– the desire for self-preservation (we all want to live a life of safety and security)

– the desire for freedom of body and mind (which is really what this course is all about)

–  the desire for personal expression and recognition and

–  the desire for perpetuation of life after death (which is among the many reasons why many of us pray to God).

Two negatives that often influence our lives more than the positives are:

– the desire for revenge (you’d be surprised how much of one’s life is devoted to another one’s detriment because of some imaginary or real grievance) and

– the emotion of fear (the most destructive of the two).

  • fear of poverty
  • fear of criticism
  • fear of bad health
  • fear of loss of love
  • fear of old age
  • fear of death

To get over these fears you have to be success conscious. Get over the idea of self-limitation.

Forget about what “they” say (negative people) and listen to your heart. That takes care of the fear of criticism.

Excessive preoccupation about your health results in hypochondria (phobia through imaginary illness). Affirm your mental health and bodily health and do what’s necessary to live a healthy lifestyle (there are tons of ways and resources to do so).

The fear of loss of love often goes hand and hand with jealousy. Learn the law of abundance and you will never run out of love. You won’t have a jealous bone in your body. Learn to love others and most importantly, love yourself. Have you ever felt bad when someone told you he/she loves you? Just like that, out of the blue, without any reason? Feels good, doesn’t it. Imagine how someone else might feel when you do it to them. Give and you shall receive.

There’s no need to fear becoming an older person. Me being 23, you might think “Easy for you to say” if you’re over 40. A while back, for the first and only time in my life, I’ve heard from a lovely lady by the name of Mia Davies, who just turned 30 at the time, that she was excited to enter her 30s (in this video you’ll learn why). Between age 40 and 65 is where the results of men and women are of high quality achievements. The greatest age of achievement is between age 65-75, where most people experience wisdom, liberty, happiness, gratitude, pride and a sense of fullness in life.

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The last and the grandfather of all fears is the fear of death. It’s very rare to find a person who’s afraid of dying. After all, this is the one fear where no one has any control over. In Hill’s “7 Basic Fears”, he mentions a wise man who once said: “I believe that death brings one or the other of two conditions. Either it results in one long, eternal sleep, or it carries us to another world far superior to the one we leave behind, and neither of these possibilities is terrifying.”

Life is beautiful. My life is an irrefutable reflection of the Law of Growth. So is yours. Find yourself, and make the most of your time spent here on Earth.

Mohammed Al Rubaiy

Week 10 – Being the Observer

Thinking your problems through to the end. Understanding that there’s a definite cause for every effect. Acknowledging the fact that truth is spiritual and that it’s everywhere.

These are the results of being the observer.

People argue with you and you’re not participating. You’re hearing negativity in the news your listening. Somebody accidentally spilled something on your clothes and you didn’t flinch.

All signs of being the observer.

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Why is it so important to be the observer?

It puts you in charge! Of you life! Think about it. Would you rather be a loose pitbull (figuratively) and just spew negativity without knowing it, when tempted to do so? Or would you rather exercise your power to choose what you do, and do the right thing?

Enter the Law of Dual Thought. One of the most powerful natural laws in the universe.

Thinking is a combination of ideation and feeling. In essence, any thought that enters our mind could be positive or negative at first. Either of the two can be attached to a certain feeling that we have at the time this thought enters our brain.

For example; you’re feeling a little gloomy. You talk to your neighbor and he offers you a dish of food (this really happened to me: delicous Dolmades). You just ate and have a full stomach. What does your subconscious have you do? Either (kindly) tell him “No thank you” or you accept it and throw the food in the trash right away.

SWITCH

You’re feeling happy.
Same situation. You are absolutely stuffed and your neighbor offers you the same dish of food. Now your subby tells you to accept it and either store it in your refrigerator or give it to someone else courtesy of your lovely neighbor.

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Notice that word in capital letters?

SWITCH

That’s something that you can do when you’re just about to say something unconstructive or opinionated.

The Mental Diet helps create these habits of consistent positive thinking. And it’s fun!

So, don’t a reactor. Be the observer.

Til next time.

Mohammed

Week 9 – I Am Slim

Not Shady, but something else. We human beings have 7 ways of learning: I Am Slim. It stands for:

Intrapersonally: you learn by talking to you. (Positive affirmations, reading out loud, sitting and thinking)

Athletically: you learn by moving you’re body. (Can be a simple walk; no need to be an athlete)

Mathematically: you learn by using numbers and dates. (Example I want a paid-in-full apartment in Beverly Hills by February 1, 2016)

Spatially: you learn by looking at images on you dreamboard. (You link the object of your desires on that dreamboard to your feeling.

Linguistically: you learn by hearing words/verbiage. (You ditch negative self-talk. Your subconscious mind has no defense against your voice, so if you tell it “I love myself!”, it’s going to believe you. Your conscious mind protects the subby from “thinking on it’s own”, and you get to choose if you’re going to feel good or bad.)

Interpersonally: learning by having a person encouraging you to follow-through. (This could be via a quick laser-call or voice-mail or social media or any other way of instant communication.)

Musically: learning by listening to music (in background): information can be made more catchy and stick more if properly mixed with your favorite (background) music. (Generally, students like to study with Baroque classical music because it soothes the mind and allows for them to study in a relaxed manner.)

So this is one of the things I’ve learned in week 9.

It’s one thing to discover the world within, it’s another thing to leverage it so it can manifest for you a life of health, wealth and love.

On December 1st, we switched Scroll 2 of the Greatest Salesman in the World to Scroll 3. Already two months of the six are accounted for, four more to go!

To my delight, I “re-started” my Mental Diet again, going on my first day now. Last Monday I had to bring my laptop to repair because it was broken down. Right now it’s been all iPhone. It couldn’t have come at a better time, because now I have no distractions and I can focus on my courses.

Haanel’s Master Key System states:
“The mechanism [human brain] is perfect; it was created by the master Architect [God] who “doeth all things”, but unfortunately, sometimes the operator [human] is inexperiences or inefficient, but practise [mental concentration] and determination will overcome this defect.

Most people love to know about how their car or washingmachine works, but they’re more than content to be in absolute ignorance about how their brain works.

There’s a lot of theory going on about humans being either left brain or right brain learners, while in actuality, we’re both. Pop culture would have you believe that if you’re all about logic and you’re good in math, then “you’re a left brainer”. And if you’re a creative thinker and very emotional, then “you’re a right brainer”.

Here’s the truth: a healthy brain merges information to and from both sides.

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Lots of amazing stuff learned so far. And I know it’s only going to get better! Catch you next time.

Mohammed Al Rubaiy