What are You Dismissing?

Written by Joe Vitale

I had lunch with a dear friendrepparttar other day. While I enjoyedrepparttar 147298 company andrepparttar 147299 food, I left feeling a little depressed.

When I thought about it, I realized my friend was brilliant at dismissing every book, concept, guru, self-help method, or healing approach he had read or heard about.

He was not directly negative or purposely critical. He sincerely wanted something that would work in his life. But he was unconsciously dismissing everything that came his way.

At one point I told him about a guru I had studied over two decades ago. I told him that people said, "My guru was obviously enlightened. He radiated it."

My friend cut in saying, "I'm sure there are people who saw that guru and didn't think he was any smarter than a paper bag."

Well, my friend is right.

But my friend is also unhappy.

I think there's a lesson here. When we dismiss people and ideas becauserepparttar 147300 entire world doesn't agree with them, we get to be right. But we also get to stay empty inside. By dismissing what could work, we dismiss our own growth. We dismiss what's possible.

It doesn't matter ifrepparttar 147301 book you read and love is loved by anyone else. It doesn't matter ifrepparttar 147302 teacher you admire is admired by anyone else. It doesn't matter ifrepparttar 147303 healing method that worked for you doesn't work for everyone.

What matters is you. Your happiness. Your health. Your healing. Your well-being.

Truth is, no method works for everyone. No teacher is right for everyone. No book is going to inspire everyone.

It all comes from within. You arerepparttar 147304 first and final authority on your life.

Rather than dismissing what is possible so you can be right, what can you accept so you can grow?

Dismissing is often a way to deflectrepparttar 147305 messages. It's a self-defense mechanism. If you dismissrepparttar 147306 book, idea, or method offered to you, you get to be right --- and stay right where you're at.

Every successful person I know has accepted new tools into their lives overrepparttar 147307 years, spent thousands of dollars on personal growth and self-study, and never regretted any of it.

The key is not dismissing, but digesting.

For example, Nerissa and I had dinner with friends recently. One friend was complaining about her job. >From her perspective, there was no way out ofrepparttar 147308 misery she felt at her place of work. Bad boss. Bad hours. Bad pay. You name it, it was bad.

The Greatest Money-Making Secret in History

Written by Joe Vitale

If you want money, you only have to do one thing.

It'srepparttar one thing some ofrepparttar 147297 wealthiest people onrepparttar 147298 planet have done and are doing.

It'srepparttar 147299 one thing written about in various ancient cultures and still promoted today.

It'srepparttar 147300 one thing that will bring money to anyone who does it but atrepparttar 147301 same time most people will fear doing it.

What is that one thing?

John D. Rockefeller did it since he was a child. He became a billionaire.

Andrew Carnegie did it, too. He became a tycoon.

What isrepparttar 147302 greatest money-making secret in history?

What isrepparttar 147303 one thing that works for everyone?

Give money away.

That's right. Give it away.

Give it to people who help you stay in touch with your inner world.

Give it to people who inspire you, serve you, heal you, love you.

Give it to people without expecting them to return it, but give it knowing it will come back to you multiplied from some source.

In 1924 John D. Rockefeller wrote to his son and explained his practice of giving away money. He wrote, "...inrepparttar 147304 beginning of getting money, away back in my childhood, I began giving it away, and continued increasingrepparttar 147305 gifts asrepparttar 147306 income increased..."

Did you notice what he said? He gave away more money as he received more income. He gave away $550 million dollars in his lifetime.

P.T. Barnum gave money away, too. As I wrote in my book on him, "There's A Customer Born Every Minute," Barnum believed in what he called a "profitable philanthropy." He knew giving would lead to receiving. He, too, became one ofrepparttar 147307 world's richest men.

Andrew Carnegie gave enormously, too. While some might argue that these early tycoons hadrepparttar 147308 money to give, so it was easy for them, I would argue that they gotrepparttar 147309 money in part because they were willing to freely give. The giving led torepparttar 147310 receiving. The giving led to more wealth.

Today it's fashionable for businesses to give money to worthy causes. It makes them look good and of course it helps those who receive it. Anita Roddick's Body Shop stores, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield's ice cream, and Yvon Chouinard's Patagonia, are living examples of how giving can be good for business.

But what I'm talking about here is individual giving. I'm talking about you giving money so you will receive more money.

If there's one thing I think people do wrong when they practice giving, is they give too little. They hold on to their money and let it trickle out when it comes to giving. And that's why they aren't receiving. You have to give, and give a lot, to be inrepparttar 147311 flow of life to receive.

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