Category Archives: Attitude

A 30-Day Test for the Law of Attraction

Strangest SecretIn The Strangest Secret, Earl Nightingale challenges us to take a 30-Day Test, and that test begins this week for my Strangest Secret students. Each participant has chosen a 30-Day Goal and will begin their 30-Day Test on April 22nd.

Guidelines for the 30-Day Test:

  • Decide on your 30-Day Goal
  • Write it on a card
  • Think about it first thing in the AM, last thing in the PM and often throughout the day
  • Maintain a cheerful, positive outlook
  • Don’t let petty things annoy you
  • Be of Service~ build, work, dream, create
  • Do more than you have to do
  • Give of yourself, more than you ever have before
  • Don’t concern yourself with how it’s going to happen
  • Listen to The Strangest Secret one or more times DAILY (this is my addition, not Earl’s, although I know he would approve)

Here are some of the 30-Day Goals

  • Win a contest (for a Macbook Pro!)
  • Get the promotion
  • Finish a screenplay (been working on it for two DECADES!)
  • Find a new best friend (just moved cross country)
  • And my personal favorite ~ meet her husband :-)

CLARIFICATION: I am not “her” laughter hahahaha…someone in the group.

Here’s my 30-Day Goal:
 To have my house sold by May 22nd. I need to paint, carpet, repair, clean, purge, donate, pack and stage by May 15th (Brokers’ Open) and sell by May 22nd (the day before my realtor goes on vacation).

Great news~
You can play along at home!

Decide on a great 30-Day Goal, write it on a card and follow the guidelines above. Ohhhhhhh and this is essential~ listen to the recording every day, at least once :-)

Feel free to share what your 30-Day Goal will be. And please wish us all luck as we progressively realize our worthy ideals***

*** Earl Nightingale defines SUCCESS as “The progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”






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A FUNNY Way to Eliminate Worry

Do you have any worry, doubts or fears?
Me either.

laughterHahahaha, of course we do~ we’re human!

Well here’s an easy, fun way to eliminate or, at the very least, minimize the vibrational impact those negative thoughts have…


Preposterous, right? Yet that’s exactly what we’re doing when we get emotionally involved with our problems; we’re adding energy to the very things we don’t want.

On our last Strangest Secret call, we discussed a paragraph from Earl Nightingale’s classic. Here it is, as quoted from James Allen:

If you wish to be rich, you will be rich;
if you wish to be learned, you will be learned;
if you wish to be good, you will be good.
Only you must, then really wish these things and wish them exclusively,
and not wish, at the same time, for a hundred other incompatible things just as strongly.”

We had a great discussion about what he meant by “wishing for 100 other incompatible things…” and we agreed that he used the word “wish” very deliberately, to make his point.

Every thought we have is a wish or a prayer, not just the good ones.

So… IMAGINE yourself “WISHING”

  • to not have enough money
  • to not get the job
  • to fight with someone
  • to miss your flight
  • to not fit into your jeans
  • to not sleep good at night
  • to be disappointed
  • to not win the contest
  • to lose a client, or a contract, or a loved one

Go ahead and laugh at yourself, because it’s VERY FUNNY!

If you aren’t laughing, then you didn’t do a good enough job IMAGINING.
Go ahead, close your eyes, picture yourself on your knees, hands folded in prayer, looking up to the heavens and stars saying “Please, PLEASE let this old furnace break!”


What I’m loving about this new awareness is when I catch myself thinking worrisome thoughts, I start picturing myself on my knees… and I can’t help but laugh. And that laughter, even though momentary, breaks the vibration of the worry and gets me feeling a little better, right away.

So what do you think?

Can you picture yourself “wishing” for what you don’t want?
Do you see yourself on your knees?
Are you laughing?

You GOTTA Laugh!


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Annoyed? Think INSIDE the Box

Last week in my Outwitting the Devil classes, we discussed something the devil says about Definiteness of Purpose, which is essential for our success. He says:

“Anyone who submits to annoyance by things he does not want is not definite. He is a drifter.”
(FYI, being a drifter is not a good thing.)
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My Bad Day was a Great Day~ Relatively Speaking

Two weeks ago I did something absolutely terrifying~ a webinar.

A webinar is like a teleseminar, except instead of speaking into a telephone, you speak into a microphone on your computer. And instead of being invisible, participants can actually see you and your slides.

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What Time is Happy Hour? RIGHT NOW!

Image 1This quote has been taped to the shelf on my desk for at least a year or two…maybe three! I sit at my desk every single day, yet I haven’t actually read this in quite some time. Continue reading


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What do you call a Cool Old Person? A Cooldie!

IMG_0183After having lunch with my 87 year old Aunt Betty yesterday, I’m coining a new term and here it is:

COOLDIE: (noun) a person over the age of 80,
who is still very cool
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What Kind of Genius Are You?

IMG_0959 A few months ago, I wrote about the fabulous gifts my kids gave me on Mother’s Day. Yesterday, I pulled one of the papers out of my “50 Days of Happy” jar and here is the quote it contained. Continue reading

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Struggle Ends When Gratitude Begins

struggle2Love this gratitude quote from Neale Donald Walsch and had a first-hand illustration of it this week.

“The struggle ends when
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How a Magician’s Scarf Kept Me Motivated; a Metaphor from E-Squared

scarfWhile putting the finishing touches on my newest coaching program, I gained some great insight from a metaphor in the book E-Squared, by Pam Grout. (I LOVE when that happens!) Grout says… Continue reading


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It’s Always/Never a Good Time

alwaysneverAs I put the finishing touches on my next master mind program and choose the day/time/start date, in my mind it feels like it is always-never a good time to promote something new. When you think about it, there’s always some reason why this day or that month or this time would not be desirable. Continue reading


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