The Man Who Offered to Beat Me Up

Written by Joe Vitale

Today I received a long letter from a man who created a new self-defense system. He claims he can defeat anyone in under 3 minutes. He wants me to promote him and his method. He went on to say he'd be happy to meet with me to prove his skills. What did he have in mind? He wants to beat me up. I'm serious. "If I can defeat you within 3 minutes," he said in his letter, "then you promise to promote me and my products. Deal?" He went on to give merepparttar contact information for his agent so I could set uprepparttar 147267 match. It might have made an interesting webcast. I can just seerepparttar 147268 headline:

"51-year-old formerly obese Internet Marketing Expert meets 30-year-old Superman-fit Martial Arts Expert in Quick-Kill Match. Register now."

Gee, I wonder who would win? I'd lose even if I went armed. What would you have done? How would you have responded to his offer?

Unless you're a fighter looking for a match, you'd probably toss this offer inrepparttar 147269 trash. I often wonder what people are thinking. Does this guy really think I'll fight him? And then, if I lose, I'll gladly smile and start marketing him? I don't claim to be a fighter and am not seeking bouts. I'm also not seeking new clients. Especially clients who want to break my nose to prove they are better than me. When you reach out to anyone, keep in mind that no one likes to be told they are inferior. It is not a good way to win friends and influence people. In fact, it's not a good way to do much of anything.

The Top 10 Destructive Money Beliefs (and How to Overcome Them)

Written by Dan Klatt

If you're not making as much money as you'd like, then you're holding onto some negative beliefs about yourself and how much money you're capable of handling.

In this article we'll go through 10 ofrepparttar most common (and most limiting) examples of how people hold themselves back financially.

Subscribers to my ezine, "The Abundant Mind," get a Money Beliefs Quiz. From their results I've compiled these Top 10 Destructive Money Beliefs. How many can you relate to?

10. "Money is not spiritual."

Here'srepparttar 147259 belief that you're somehow more spiritual or more likely to have a better afterlife if you sacrifice greatly this time around. Or that you'll suffer after you die if you pursuerepparttar 147260 things you want, which you need money to buy. This belief is most often an effect of people's religious upbringing. Remember, you're here to live life fully right now. (Also see belief No. 1.)

9. "I'll get to it tomorrow."

When you put things off, you step out ofrepparttar 147261 natural flow which includes Abundance coming into your life. It's almost always based on your fear that you'll fail anyway, and that will disappoint you. So you delay what you feel is inevitable. Once you start living inrepparttar 147262 moment, though, you let go ofrepparttar 147263 griprepparttar 147264 past held on you. You realize you're a new person now. You've learned and grown a lot sincerepparttar 147265 last time things didn't go as planned. (And that only happened because you still had not learned something you needed then to succeed, which you probably know now.)

8. "I'll probably just fail anyway."

We've probably all heardrepparttar 147266 wisdom of Wayne Gretzky: "You always missrepparttar 147267 shot you don't take." When people don't take action because they're afraid they'll fail, well, guess what, by not even trying they already have failed. You have already succeeded just by moving forward. You may not achieve your objectives right away, yet you will still have learned some valuable lessons. And that makes it more likely you'll succeed next time.

7. "But we can't afford that."

This kind of thinking comes from scarcity and lack, not Abundance. It also gets people to focus on what they don't have (which empowers them "not-having"). They feel likerepparttar 147268 things they do have are not enough. Instead, when you appreciate everything you do have, you come from Abundance and start bringingrepparttar 147269 things you want closer to you. You also realize there is no limit to what you can become, accomplish or have.

6. "Rich people are greedy and dishonest."

The first person to spread this untruth must have been a poor person. The fact is that most people who become wealthy are at least somewhat aware ofrepparttar 147270 spiritual principles that allowed them to prosper. A key part of that is to stay inrepparttar 147271 flow, which means giving back. Rich people are amongrepparttar 147272 most generous, too, and they started their habit of giving long before they started having a lot of money. Coincidence? Not a chance.

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