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How Pam Grout Fixed My Printer

pamA few weeks ago, I interviewed one of the coolest people I know, Pam Grout.

(You can listen to this blog post here)


One of the topics we discussed was the power of intention; the “I AM” statement. You know the one I mean: it’s when we make broad, sweeping statements like ~
“I AM lazy”
“I AM a procrastinator”
“I AM disorganized”
“I AM addicted to binge-watching Friends.” (Wait…is that one just me?)

It’s pretty normal to say these things. After all, we were taught to “tell it like it is.” So when we take the easy way out, we think it’s because we’re lazy. We don’t consider that we might just be a hardworking, dedicated person who chose the easy way in this one scenario.

We tend to define our identities with some harsh judgement and criticism; more than we’d probably give a friend in the same situation. And this is a very dangerous habit if you want to change your future self.

You see, the “I AM” statement is extremely powerful; in many religions, it refers to God. And in the grand scheme of life, it sends a proclamation to the world.

I AM disorganized.
I AM always late.
I AM forgetful.
I AM overweight.
I AM so stupid.
I AM (fill-in-your-blank).

Saying you ARE whatever sends out a strong message, not only to yourself, but to The Universe too. Tying your identity to a characteristic or behavior is powerful stuff, so it’s important that you send the message you want to send.

This idea of sending the right message applies to “I AM” statements as well as the general thoughts and intentions we put out there to the world. It’s a pillar of the Law of Attraction, and it’s a lesson I re-learn every single day. And I really learned it the day I spoke with Pam Grout.
Here’s what happened….

I have this convoluted “system” to printing documents. My wireless printer is…well, let’s just say she’s got spunk…and I’ve gotta do this whole song and dance when I want to print something.
It goes like this:
I click “print,” on my computer, then I click the “Detect LAN Settings” button on my printer. Then I walk downstairs and push the “WPS” button (absolutely no idea what WPS stands for, btw) on my wireless router, then back up the stairs to wait for the printer to recognize the signal, then I click “OK” on the printer… and then it prints.

Oy Vey!

The day after I spoke with Pam, I was sitting in my office getting ready to start the “printing process.” I did what I always do and found myself thinking “okay, now I’ve got to go downstairs and hit the stupid button…..” when I caught myself. I realized I was putting out the thought (based on my past experience) that the printing would be complicated, instead of considering that it could be simple and easy.

I remembered what Pam said and I shifted my thoughts to “how great would it be if it just printed on its own? How awesome would it be not to have to go downstairs and push that WPS button?!”

While holding that thought, I clicked print, and guess what happened?

Oh yeah, that’s right ~ it printed!

If you know me, you know what a fan of “little” miracles I am. To me, that was a little miracle. It wasn’t earth-shattering; it didn’t end world hunger, but it was still a miracle. I found it uber cool and for the rest of the day, I was buzzed and amazed at what a difference a single thought can make.

Today, think about the thoughts and intentions you’re inadvertently sending out to The Universe. Notice the signals and the “I AM” statements that may be sending the wrong message, and change them to project what you want.

As Mike Dooley says,

“Thoughts. Become. Things.
Choose the good ones.™”

Let me know in the comments what little miracles creep into your day today ~ I live for and love hearing these stories!

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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. Continue reading

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An Amazingly Awesome Idea from E-Cubed

OMGFaceFor the past two weeks I’ve been having a lot of fun playing with an idea I got from Pam Grout’s newest book “E-Cubed~Nine More Energy Experiments that Prove Manifesting Magic and Miracles is Your Full-time Gig.” Grout has a practice of getting up every morning and proclaiming the following: Continue reading

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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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What I Learned About Goal Achieving from a Purple Candle

This week we’re doing Experiment #2 from E-Squared by Pam Grout. As a group, we set out to explore the theory that
we impact the field of potentiality (FP) and draw from it based on our beliefs and expectations. Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to E2

The very first experiment in my new favorite book, E2 by Pam Grout, tells us to ask for a blessing or unexpected gift from the “Field of Potentiality” (the FP) or God or the Universe or Infinite Intelligence or whatever higher power you believe in. You set a 48 hour limit and you ask for “a thumbs up, a clear sign, something that cannot be written off as coincidence.” Continue reading

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Imagination IS Everything!

einstein“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”

That quote comes from Albert Einstein, arguably the most intelligent man who ever lived. So, if the smartest man who ever lived said that, wouldn’t we be wise to not only read it, but remember it, internalize it and BELIEVE IT?

My area of interest in coaching (and in life!) is the mind; this extraordinary power we all possess, yet few utilize fully. Part of using the mind fully involves developing and exercising our imagination. This is a mental muscle which gets a lot of use and becomes very strong when we are children, but tends to atrophy as we grow older and “wiser.”

One of the simplest ways to strengthen our imagination is to fantasize. Spending just a few minutes a day fantasizing about what we want, evokes a creative energy that cannot be duplicated by any other means. Some people call this visualizing or visioning and all three terms are synonymous.

The key to effective visualizing is creating an emotion to go with the picture. In other words, you don’t just want to be able to “see yourself” driving the new car or living in the new home or loving the new partner, you want to imagine it so clearly that you stimulate FEELINGS to go with it. The pictures are great, but the feelings are the secret sauce.

But what if, like me, you have a difficult time actually seeing the picture? Maybe you’ve given it your best shot, but you’re coming up with a blank screen or a vague, fuzzy image. The only FEELING you’re going to produce while looking at a blank screen is frustration, so try this instead.

Use your IMAGINATION to fantasize about telling your friend…

  • you just bought that new car!
  • you finally bought your dream house on (not “at”, ON) the beach!
  • you have fallen madly, deeply, crazy in love with the perfect guy/gal!
  • you just booked a trip to Hawaii for your entire family!
  • your business is thriving to the point of needing to hire another assistant!
  • how amazing your life is, now that you’ve strengthened your IMAGINATION!

What would those conversations sound like? More importantly, what would those conversations FEEL like? (The exclamation points are a clue!)

Doing this type of “fantasizing” is every bit as effective as the type where you can actually see the picture. Both create FEELINGS; both elicit that emotional component required for swift creation. And both are simple ways to strengthen and develop what Albert Einstein referred to as EVERYTHING.

 

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I am Definitely Definite that I was NOT Definite!

outwitting-the-devil-book-coverWhat is the meaning of the word definite and why should we care? Dictionary.com defines definite as:

Clearly defined or determined;
not vague or general;
precise; exact. Continue reading

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What You Appreciate Appreciates

This was the beautiful scene I enjoyed on Friday

This was the beautiful scene I enjoyed on Friday

That’s a quote from the book E2 by Pam Grout. This week my master mind partners and I are doing the last experiment, which is called “The Fish & Loaves Principle.”  The hypothesis is that
if I change my outlook and make a concerted effort to look for goodness, beauty and abundance, it will show up in spades”. Continue reading

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Ask (or… just write it down) and It Is Given

We all know the phrase “Ask and it is given,” but this is a case of “Write it down and it is given.” I LOVE this story and I hope you will too! Continue reading

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