Being Independent, Not Keeping Down with the Joneses

Written by Debbie O'Meara

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In his highly motivating book “Prosperity”, Charles Fillmore writes:

There is a great similarity inrepparttar homes of nearly all people who have aboutrepparttar 147355 same-sized incomes…But here and there are exceptions. Someone is expressing his or her individuality…This free, independent spirit has much in its favor in making a prosperity demonstration. The delusion that it is necessary to be just like other people are or to have as much as other people have causes a spirit of anxiety that hindersrepparttar 147356 exercise of faith in demonstration.

We all know to fightrepparttar 147357 tendency to envy what our neighbors have. Here we call it “keeping up withrepparttar 147358 Joneses” – that feeling that ifrepparttar 147359 Jones family downrepparttar 147360 street got a new big-screen television set, we should get one too. But what aboutrepparttar 147361 urge to keep “down” withrepparttar 147362 Joneses? Is your circle of acquaintances subtly keeping you from looking ahead and thinking bigger? Are you choosing to let them? That’s not to say you need to give up your friends. But you can be open to more than what they see.

We’re lucky enough to live in societies that allow us our choices. What a waste it would be to not give ourselvesrepparttar 147363 chance to exercise them.

Debbie O'Meara is the owner of Lightrae Publishing, your source for abundance and prosperity resources around the Web. Visit for Charles Fillmore's book Prosperity, as well as Lightrae's free newsletter and free ebook. Please use and distribute this article in its entirety, including the byline and link to Lightrae Publishing.

Inspired Action: An Amazing New Short-Cut to Make All Your Dreams Come True

Written by Joe Vitale

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I did. And after three weeks of email exchanges, this man finally wrote me an email that rocked my world. He said, "I appreciate all you've done for me. If you ever want your material considered by Nightingale-Conant, I am their senior marketing director. Just send your stuff to me."

I still get goosebumps when I think of that email. That miracle occurred not because of any planned action, but because of Inspired Action.

So here's how to make Inspired Action work for you:

Step One: As I explain in "Spiritual Marketing," set an intention. An intention is your declaration about your dream, or goal, that you want to be, do, or have. This is your request of your subconscious, unconscious and universe itself. The clearer your intention,repparttar better your results. One of my intentions was, "I intend to have a best-selling audiotape program with Nightingale-Conant." Another was, "I intend for my 'Spiritual Marketing' book to become a #1 best-seller at Amazon."

Step Two: Follow your hunches. Listen to your intuition. If you get a desire to make a plan of action, so be it. Do it. But if you get a desire to go for a walk, or to watch television, or to surfrepparttar 147291 web, then do that. You never know where your Inspired Action will take you, but because you set an intention (step one), your intuition will find a short-cut to your dreams.

Inspired Action works because your ego can only see limited terrain whilerepparttar 147292 universe can see it all. Your ego might say, "Write a business plan." But your intuition might see that that won't work in your case and instead urge you to do something else, maybe even something strange. Trust it. Inspired Action comes fromrepparttar 147293 bigger picture, which you can't always see until you've takenrepparttar 147294 actions you're being inspired to take.

Finally,repparttar 147295 more you can quiet your mind, still your thoughts, and relax your body,repparttar 147296 more you will hearrepparttar 147297 inner voice nudging you inrepparttar 147298 direction of your dreams.

When it speaks, move.

That's Inspired Action.

Do it and you'll find amazing new short-cuts direct torepparttar 147299 fulfillment of your stated desires. It's an easy path more fun, more relaxed, and usually more profitable, than planned action and constant struggle.

Try it and see.

Dr. Joe Vitale is the author of way too many books to list here. His latest title is "The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or anything else) From the Inside Out." Register for his monthly complimentary ezine at

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