Join me for a Teleconference
Thursday, March 5th 7:00 pm MT (6:00 pm PT/8:00 pm CT/9:00 pm ET)
I’ve recently been invited to be a Certified Mentor of the Conscious Creator Mentoring Network, which is like the “Netflix” of Personal Development.
For this program, I am preparing a consolidation of all my life’s work, inspirational books, audios, and programs (including several more new and complete courses coming soon) for the Mentoring Network Vault.
As a mentor of the network, I have the option to allow some of my subscribers to become business partners with me, to help me share my message.
To explain how this would work, I’m holding a very special conference call with the owner of the Mentoring Network on Thursday March 5th.
I invite you to be on the call if you:
Have been touched by my message and want to partner with me
Would like me to compensate you for sharing my message
Would like access to a whole group of other amazing mentors, including some of my own
Feel that you have a message of your own, and aspire to become a coach, speaker, etc.
If you are already a powerhouse mentor or coach—you especially need to be on this call (you’ll see why).
I’m at the beginning of something that I believe will change the world as we know it. But to do this right, I need a core group of people who know my message, who want to help me out, and possibly get paid very well for doing it.
I have over 20,000 people who will receive this invitation, and I will not be able to accommodate all of them on the call, so its important that you register if you want to listen in March 5th.
It’s always amazing to me how much people change through the process of completing the FTMF course. So often, they come in feeling nervous and uncertain but hopeful that they made a wise investment by joining me in the program.
Then somewhere in the middle, something shifts. They come to a growing but quiet confidence that having success really can become a natural part of their day-to-day life.
Here’s an example:
From FTMF Participant, Cathie Frost:
My short term goal [was]: We will replace the garage door by Jan. 23 and pay for it without going into debt. This is a level 9 goal for me because at this point we have no money set aside to pay for it. By completing this goal, we will closer to putting our house on the market and selling our home.
At this point I have no idea how we will pay for it. But I’m sure we’ll get the money from some source. I will move forward with this goal and let you know the outcome.
I didn’t hear back from Cathie for weeks. It was well past the January 23 date, and I hesitated to follow up, because I didn’t know what had happened, or how she was feeling.
So I finally wrote this:
Hi Cathie, I just wanted to check in. If you did not achieve the goal by the date you picked, don’t throw out the seed… let it keep gathering what it needs until it becomes real. Remember chapter 1 from Hidden Treasures – about the Law of Perpetual Transmutation. We don’t have to have super intense faith, we only need to have a tiny bit of faith, but without doubt. That’s the key. And it’s never too late to keep going, no matter what’s transpired before. Just food for thought…
Thanks so much for checking back with me… I actually had success with my last goal. As you know my goal was to have a new garage door installed AND have it totally paid for by the 23rd. I am happy to report the garage door was installed and paid for without going into debt by the 23rd. A few days after I set the goal, my husband heard from his business partners who told him that starting this month, they would be sending him $1,000 a month to buy into his business. This is something we hadn’t discussed with them so we were really excited to hear that not only would our garage door be paid for, but that the money would continue to come in each month.
I am so excited that I set a goal that was a level 9 for me and accomplished it! I learned that ultimately God is in control and can arrange things to work in my favor. I know if I were to set this goal again I would rank it at a level 4 or 5. Setting this goal was difficult for me because I had no idea how I could accomplish it, but it has taught me that I can see miracles when I challenge my faith. In a few months, we will put the house up for sale. I’m not worried about whether or not it will sell. I know we have felt prompted to do this and that God is arranging things to work out for the best. ~ Cathie Frost, www.cathiefrostphotography.com
I think it’s awesome when the success comes so naturally, that it’s more like, “Oh, by the way… I succeeded” than it is, “WHAT?? IT WORKED??” That’s because it becomes a natural part of you. There is no real shock, but always amazement worth pondering. It’s a quiet, “Wow, this is real…” which inspires contemplative daydreaming about what you can accomplish next.
Positive Thinking Tip: Ask and ye shall receive – when you ask “right”
Learning to consciously apply success principles (such as the law of attraction) for a better life is just like learning a whole new language. At first, with every intention to communicate your desires perfectly, everyone makes mistakes. It’s happened to me: what was intended to communicate my desires clearly has often turned into something that I never intended at all.
But that’s okay… it’s part of the learning process. Think about it:
Imagine going to a Spanish speaking country with nothing more than a rudimentary understanding of the Spanish language and an English/Spanish translation handbook.
(I tell people all the time that I can speak Spanish: Ta-co Bell, burrito, chimichanga, enchilada…)
So you arrive in the foreign country and climb into a taxicab. You open your book and intend to tell the driver, “I want to go someplace quiet and beautiful where I can feel the spirit of God.” So word by word, you search your translation guide and say, “Deseo ir en alguna parte tranquilidad y hermoso donde puedo sentir el alcohol del dios.”
The driver, who is a native of the country hears, “Desire to go beautiful tranquility somewhere, and where I can feel the alcohol of the God.”
Where do you think he will take you??
When you end up at a saloon, you might look at your book and throw it away saying, “This Spanish language doesn’t work!!!”
Do you know anyone who has been introduced to the principles of prosperity through “The Secret” or elsewhere, made an attempt to live according to the guidelines and then throw it all away because the “tool” didn’t work?
Maybe you’ve also thought about giving up.
Realize that the language of faith is just that: it is a language… of the spirit. It takes time to develop fluency. It takes time to understand the cause and effect of thinking, feeling, and acting in a certain way.
When things don’t go the way you expect them to go, accept the results and simply learn from them. Take the lessons that are available in every challenge and let them work in you so you can get closer to your goal the next time.
Don’t throw away the principles that you know deep down are true, even if the results you get aren’t what you intend them to be.
When you end up at a saloon instead of a beautiful botanical garden, it wasn’t because the “book” or the “language” didn’t work! It actually worked perfectly.
Let me give you an example. For a long time I had a goal statement that said, “Money comes to me frequently and easily from multiple sources in increasing quantities on a continual basis. People want my products; God helps his children through me.”
After about a year of this I realized that the part, “People want my products” is exactly what I was getting. Thousands of people wanting something I have doesn’t exactly translate into revenue.
That’s when I changed my statement to more accurately reflect my true desire: “People buy my products; God helps his children through me.”
See the difference? It’s a language thing.
We communicate our desires and receive what we ask for. “Ask and ye shall receive” is a true principle. But this language of faith that we are trying to learn comes from a culture that is part of our divine nature, but something we have temporarily forgotten.
In God’s world, when we ask for increased faith, He doesn’t necessarily give us faith, but opportunity to exercise our faith. When we ask for financial freedom, He doesn’t give us piles of money but opportunity to develop a growing income.
The more fluent we become in the language of faith, the more peacefully we will grow toward accomplishing all we desire.
As explained in The Jackrabbit Factor, that is why a person who sets a goal to lose weight can very easily end up with more pounds than where they began. It is also why a person who focuses so much on getting out of debt may very well end up with more debt than they ever expected.
We learn the language of intention one concept at a time.
On a side note:For our Spanish readers, we had my Jackrabbit Factor book professionally translated, but in order to give them a place to retrieve it, I once quickly created a special web page just for them. Instead of waiting for the completion of the professional translation, I used the Altavista Babelfish online translation tool, and did my best.
If you don’t speak Spanish, here’s an example of the lingual mess I created:
What I meant to say: “Don’t worry, the book was translated professionally. We’re sorry for the translation errors on this webpage!”
What it actually said: “No se preocupe, este libro fue traducido al español profesionalmente. ¡Estamos apesadumbrados para los errores de la traducción en este Web page!”
What it meant: “One does not worry, this book was translated the Spanish professionally. We are grieved for the errors of the translation in this Web page!”
Even better than that, here were a few of my glowing testimonials. Wouldn’t these comments make YOU want to read my book? (LOL)
“Within a pair of weeks I received the promotion to the director and an important increase of the pay… To Harper”
“I tripled to my retired rent and my husband of its work of the day… To say the information is to change of the life would be an underestimation! Thanks! – Marnie”
“… we will double really to our rent the east next year. Thanks, Leslie, to share these principles… CREALMENTE WORK! What excites more to me, is than there is no limit to which we can reach in the future! Thanks again! It smooths H”
Alas, I was grieved for the “errors of the translation.” Ultimately they were all corrected (I’m pretty sure, at least).
An underdeveloped understanding of Spanish may be enough to get me to the bathroom in a Mexican restaurant south of the border, but it may not help me when I need to navigate my way through town in search of a post office.
Likewise, an underdeveloped understanding of the principles of prosperity may help you accomplish something on one level, but a continued study of the “language” and practicing it often is what may be required to re-invent the most significant aspects of your life.
Keep learning, keep studying, and keep practicing! You’ll get there!
If you’ve experienced a surge in income by applying the principles in my books (consciously or unconsciously), Congratulations!
But earning the money is only the first step. After that, it’s really important to be smart with it. So don’t stop learning, even if you achieved all the money you were after.
If you don’t want to become one of the “windfall casualties” you hear about in the news, you have to ask yourself again right now – what do you want your life to look like in 5-10 years? 20 years? After that?
When the money begins to flow, the natural temptation is to go buy all the goodies and gadgets you never could afford before. Maybe you’re not spendy, but while a lesser brand used to be just fine, you begin instead to purchase higher end items, because (perhaps) for the first time in your life, you finally can.
This is not a slam on high-end products. High-end often means the product will last longer, or perform better. But in many cases, it does not. Sometimes the marketing sells us on only the perceived (not real) value, and when money isn’t tight, we can become an easy sell.
On another note, it’s certainly reasonable to get caught up on neglected repairs, and reward yourself with some wonderful things, but most who feel the adrenaline of sudden perceived freedom can’t see clearly where to draw the line.
So unfortunately, those who get a QUICK windfall often find themselves back to broke in a very short period of time. They just can’t imagine unexpected market shifts or other setbacks that can cause similarly quick REVERSALS, unless they do the uncommon thing: jumping the tracks from a quick money mindset, to thinking slow, steady, and patiently about long-term strategies.
To do so is not common nor natural. It really takes conscious thought, and the practice of “delayed gratification”.
So, what should you do instead?
Goal #1: Build a steady and predictable passive cash flow
With the money you earn, begin building or investing in a passive income. Once the passive income exceeds your expenses, then you’re financially free. A person with a million dollars in the bank and no cash flow is NOT free.
Goal #2: Wait until the extra income can pay for it
After some of your money has been converted into passive income, and after your passive income exceeds your expenses, then let the extra passive income pay for luxuries – if you choose to have them.
Either way, avoid building a luxury lifestyle on stagnant money (money in the bank instead of cash flowing money). And since “luxury” is relative, I’m talking about whatever is “luxury” to you.
It can wait.
Also, don’t spend all of your earnings on your lifestyle. It’s okay to downsize if it means improving your cash flow. It’s okay to buy used if it means you have more to invest. Unless you make some of these hard decisions, there may be nothing left to invest in your future – and your future self will be really frustrated with you!
So if you have money in the bank – invest it.
Don’t let it just sit there, and don’t spend it on consumables. Learn how to earn a decent return on it. Convert it to cash flow.
If you run a business, or if you have discovered what Garrett Gunderson calls your “Soul Purpose” – that is often the most honorable place to put your stagnant money to good use. Plan A – Let it help you grow your own business cash flow.
Plan B – But if your business is more of a hobby, or if don’t have a business, or if you don’t know what your Soul Purpose ought to be, you can still put the money to work, so it can be growing while you figure it out. It could even fund your Soul Purpose, so that you can do what you love because you enjoy it, instead of doing it because you HAVE to make it pay.
How to make it grow? One way to build a steady, long-term cash flow is by investing in real estate. And I’m not talking about the quick buck; I’m talking about the boring side of long-term real estate investments.
But not just any long-term real estate; it has to be the rightkind, in the rightlocation. (Sadly, most areas in the country today are NOT right for the 7-10 year strategy I want to share with you.)
Would you rather have a doctor’s income of $250,000 annually and an upper-class lifestyle but no passive income, or be a contractor with a modest income and one-million in assets? What about a teacher who only makes $40K/year, but discovered how to pick up some cash flowing real estate rentals that provide her with an additional $4000/mo passive income?
There are 3 types of wealth – but only one of them provides true freedom, and it doesn’t matter how much you make. With some preparation and planning, anyone can get into the game.
Did you know real estate played a big part in our first financial breakthrough?
We went from broke and falling behind, with ZERO real estate investing experience and no money in the bank, to nearly $300K cash tax-free in just a few years, because of real estate. And it’s true, we didn’t know how to reinvest it, or where to draw the line on our spending. We had been so broke for so long, that when the money finally showed up, (and even though we TRIED to be smart with it), we still made some foolish mistakes that we didn’t fully recognize until many years later.
So we made a lot, (and lost a lot), but most importantly, LEARNED a lot.
That’s why we’re more attracted than ever to the slow and boring long-term strategies that StrongBrook is helping us implement now. We are happy and satisfied to grow at something closer to nature’s pace. To me, it feels more reassuring to work with the laws of success towards a life-plan, instead of the quick and big (but repeatedly needed) windfall.
I think it was our setbacks and the pain that accompanied them that brought us to this place where we both have more patience in the slow growth process. I’d rather it come long and solid now, instead of quick, big, and fleeting!
So as long as we hold our vision for where we want to be in 10 or 20 years, I am happy to trust the principles will continue to steer us, and I’m actually enjoying the journey more than ever. Going more slowly allows me to take more time for myself and for my family. It just feels right.
What We’re Doing Now
My husband and I are now working with our long time friend Gary Norris and preparing to build a retirement portfolio through StrongBrook – a research / property acquisition / management team that does all the heavy lifting for us – all the real estate work that we used to do for ourselves, but which we don’t have time for anymore.
with Carolyn and Gary Norris
My husband and I with Gary’s cool t-shirts ;)
StrongBrook does all of this for its investors:
Identifies the right cash flow and growth markets
Shops the auctions
Rehabs the properties
Finds the renters
Manages the rentals
…so that the investors don’t have to. This has become part of our long-term retirement plan, and we invite you to check it out for yourself.*
Funny Story: How (and why) we got involved
Gary Norris has been a great friend and support since we met in 2007; and as an avid Jackrabbit Factor fan, he has generously helped me spread my message on his radio show, and through live events for many years.
More recently, Gary has been bringing investors to this portfolio-building opportunity for a couple years, and so his wife recently asked me to speak at one of their date-night socials at Kris Krohn’s home. Kris is the company founder.
That was my first real introduction to what StrongBrook does, and as BURNED as we felt from failed investments of the past, I was shocked to learn something that changed my tainted perspective on the topic of real estate – something I didn’t think could happen.
I recorded the conversation and then took it home to my husband. It shifted his perspective just as powerfully as it did mine.
What I heard there (while I waited for my turn to speak) made all the difference.
* Your Next Step
If you want to know what changed my mind about real estate:
(Look for the big Red Button in the upper right of the webpage)
During your telephone appointment, you’ll tell them how much of a passive monthly income you would like to create (and your target retirement date), and they will reverse-engineer a strategy that will help you build the right real estate portfolio to accomplish that goal.
If you can’t invest in real estate now, they can still show you how you can break into the game when the time is right.
It’s all about planning ahead – creating that long-term strategy to get you where you want to be. You have nothing to lose by learning more about the possibilities.
If you’re willing to share your story, you might get featured in my blog, and/or an upcoming issue of the [47tips] Newsletter!
Simply follow these instructions below. I encourage you to write it in a separate Word document or Notepad (saving often), and then copy the final draft in a message to me. Okay? Here we go:
1) Create a compelling headliner
Sum it up in one sentence. Begin with what book/program/video/training you experienced, and end with how it helped.
Here are some examples (please notice, it doesn’t have to be a huge victory by anyone else’s standards, it can be huge for YOU, and that’s good enough!)
“After reading Hidden Treasures, I stopped worrying about the future.”
“After reading The Jackrabbit Factor, I was able to take my family of 6 to Hawaii – our first real vacation EVER!”
“After completing the FTMF program, I was able to retire from my medical practice.”
“After watching the Stickman Video, I found the courage to ask for a $6000 annual raise – and I got it!”
“After being in the Insider’s Club for just 4 weeks, I was finally able to forgive a grudge I had been carrying for 25 years.”
“After attending Genius Bootcamp, I thought of an idea that would double our income, and we did it last year!”
2) Fill in the details
Now that you’ve summed it up in one little headline, now tell me the rest of the story. I’d love to hear it all, from start to finish. There is no restrictions on word count, but just understand that if I use it in an upcoming newsletter, I may need to edit it for brevity. By submitting your story, you agree to allow such edits. I will always preserve the meaning, context, and intent, but reserve the right to make length and grammatical clarity adjustments as needed.
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Be sure to leave your name the way you want it printed. You can provide your full name, or you can sign it with your initials. Tell us where you’re from, if you’d like. If you have a website, be sure to include the URL. If it is appropriate for our purposes, we may hyperlink to your site.
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Leslie Householder: “Mission Impossible and Other Outrageous Lies” – presentation at the…
You (and your children) were put on this planet with an inborn desire to find and accomplish your unique life’s mission – one that will become your passion, purpose, meaningful contribution to the world, and ultimately, your legacy.
The world would have you believe that you are not good enough, smart enough, strong enough, or clever enough to discover and accomplish that mission. It would have you believe that your mission is not just impossible to identify or define, but even more impossible to complete.
Not true! Through humor and other surprises, this class will reveal secrets that can help you gain the advantage, insight, and empowerment you need to get excited about you future and stay on track, as well as the inner peace of mind and confidence that you will need to succeed at whatever you are called upon to do.
I’m speaking at the Winter Homeschool Conference in Ogden Utah on Saturday, January 31st, 2015, and even if you don’t homeschool, you’re welcome to come listen to this powerful presentation!
Positive Thinking Tip: buoyant thoughts do more than just help you feel good; they lift you above adversity like helium in a balloon.
Do you remember how magical your first helium balloon was? When you were a child, were you astounded at its buoyancy? Everything you knew fell downward… except that beautiful, shiny ball in the air.
As you got older, maybe you were like me and allowed it to be a commonplace phenomenon.
Still, every time I stop to think about it, my spirits are lifted as I watch its pull in the opposite direction of everything else around it.
All it is, is a rubber container full of a gas that happens to be lighter than the oxygen/carbon dioxide mixture in the air.
When the balloon is full of that lighter gas, it naturally rises above its surroundings.
Our thoughts, kept buoyant by focusing on the positive side of things, also have the ability to pull us up and out of our downer circumstances.
Every time you consciously choose a solution-oriented, hopeful, enthusiastically-expectant-of-good-things kind of thought, you fill your mind with stuff that is lighter in nature than the common thoughts of negativity and discouragement.
Fill your mind with enough light-thinking, and in time, you’ll very naturally rise above the gunk. The stuff that pulls you down will fall out of your life like ballast out of a hot air balloon.
I received a tender email recently from one of my readers. Some stories I hear are very sacred and I have to be careful and respectful about what is made public, but through this one, I want you to see that answers to prayer are very real. It’s my hope that by sharing this, you can feel increased hope and faith that your prayers can be answered too.
“We experienced some huge financial losses with the real estate crash. We were left with about $1 million of debt to family and friends who were in secondary loan positions on a failed real estate project. I have received several [impressions] over the last 10 years… that we would help people throughout the world financially. It seems like we’ve been headed in the opposite direction of [that promise].
“About 30 days ago I started asking different questions of Heavenly Father. I asked Him to teach me the laws of abundance and to show me what I needed to do in our real estate business and in our other business to have the wealth that He promised. Within days I was led to the Jackrabbit Factor and Hidden Treasures. I see now that they were brought to me as a direct answer to my prayers. Even as I write this, the Spirit is testifying with so much power in my heart that He led me to these principles as a result of my asking.
“I cannot thank you enough for being a vessel for Him to teach me and thousands of others these principles. I can see that Heavenly Father desires to bless us so much more than we even begin to recognize. The power of asking and the power of gratitude is so amazing! Last week Heavenly Father told me to begin a gratitude journal. He told me to write 10 things in the morning and 10 things at night. That has blessed me so amazingly! I find myself overwhelmed with gratitude. I am beginning to see the power of gratitude in receiving the abundance that is all around us.
“About 10 days ago I told Heavenly Father that we needed $5000 as soon as possible. I wrote it down in my journal and I asked Him what I needed to do to receive it. The impression came that I needed to follow the laws of thought that you have taught me. I thought the money would come a certain way and it didn’t.
“About a week later a woman called from a postcard we sent out that said we wanted to buy her house. She said that her mother had died 18 months ago and she just wanted to walk away from the house owing nothing. We figured it out and it needed about $7000 of fix up and we would make about $18,000 profit. I told my husband that I was going to borrow $12,000 on the house, $7k for the fix up and $5k for profit taken up front. He agreed that that was a good idea.
“I bought the house the day after we first saw it with zero out-of-pocket. She signed over the house and just let us take over the payments. We borrowed the $12,000 the day after that. The morning that I received the $12,000 I was looking at my journal and saw where I had written the $5000 goal. The Spirit witnessed to me that this deal that we had just done was a direct result or answer to my plea for $5000. I never thought that the $5000 would come from this source but He showed me that I don’t have to know how it’s going to come, just that it will come.
“Thank you again so very very very much for generously sharing the things you learned.”