Visualizing Wealth [Pace Yourself Series]
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by Richard Pace
Category: Self Improvement/Personal Finance
Description: People who want to become wealthy often have two basic needs they must address. They want to build toward monetary stability and they want to free their lives from obligations such as debt. There isn't anything wrong with these reasons except they create a contradiction. How can anyone feel responsible for his/her happiness and yet free of obligations at the same time? This is an impossible situation, yet we all constantly try to attain this contradiction of reality. By advancing our imaginations we can build a more realistic future. Using his popular 30-day exercise format, Mr. Pace will lead you through the steps to free your mind to visualize and implement the plans to achieve your monetary goals.
eBook Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory, 1999
eBookwise Release Date: January 2005
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [106 KB]
Reading time: 72-101 min.
"A self-help book, the fourth in a series of nine, Visualizing Wealth makes for very entertaining and enlightening reading. The book is deceptively simple, easy to understand, and very enjoyable. Highly Recommended!"--Under the Cover Book Reviews
A woman from New Jersey wanted to make extra money. She had a family that included a husband who was a school teacher and two small children. Her chosen duties as a housekeeper and mother allowed only so much extra time available. One day, she realized she could devote most of her free time to a "secondary" activity and perhaps add extra cash to the family's resources. She had an average education. She finished high school but only had one more year of college before she left to marry and start her family. She had one particular skill she felt she could target as an occupation. She loved fixing up her home. She was forever putting up new wallpaper, painting rooms and puttering inside and outside the house.
She decided she would enter the work force by helping her neighbors fix up their homes. When she told her neighbors what she planned to do, most of them showed encouragement by hiring her as a sort of "Ms Fix-it." She was able to dictate her own hours and did an even better job on her neighbors' home improvement projects than she did on her own because she was getting paid.
Within a few months, someone recommended she be hired as a general contractor to someone who was having their entire house redecorated. At first she wasn't sure if she had the time, but when she realized she could make a tidy profit from the project so she decided to take on the challenge. She hired some extra workers to help her and in the end the project came off perfectly. She felt gratified and her client was ecstatic.
After completing more home remodeling projects, an architectural company approached her to build several rows of houses for a country club they designed and had secured bank funding to build. For the first time since she started her little business, she became frightened, but she had already decided to face the challenge. As she began to piece the project together, large amounts of money were discussed and spent. At one point, the idea hit her that she was dealing with millions of dollars, which frightened her even more. And to make matters worse, it seemed every time she turned around, she had to make more important financial decisions.
After the completion of the project, the architects actually won a design award and everyone congratulated her for her work and professionalism. She now runs one of the most important general contracting companies in her home state. She manages to spend a healthy amount of time with her children and her husband is still a school teacher. She enjoys her work and what she calls her "accidental millions."
When questioned by her local newspaper if she could have imagined she would be so successful when she first started as a handywoman, she said no. She said she had a difficult time imagining she could be responsible for such financial success. She recalled that with every new project she took on, she had to allow herself to grow and make herself aware of thinking she too could earn larger amounts of money. To do this, she would imagine what she needed to do to accomplish the success of her projects. Sometimes her mind would fight her and make her miserable, but she kept using her imagination to free herself from inner fears
Occasionally, we make decisions that seem to be so beyond our knowledge we wonder how we were able to dream them up. At other times, we so underestimate ourselves we don't even bother doing what we set out to accomplish because of a lack of challenges. When we want to "make some extra money," we often look for a way to employ ourselves beyond our mundane hopes and dreams. We want to rediscover our inner desires instead of just doing what we must do to survive.
People who want to become wealthy often have two basic needs they must address. They want to build toward monetary stability and they want to free their lives from obligations such as debt. There isn't anything wrong with these reasons except they create a contradiction. How can anyone feel responsible for his/her happiness and yet free of obligations at the same time? This is an impossible situation, yet we all constantly try to attain this contradiction of reality. Yet by advancing our imaginations we can build a more realistic future.
Like our New Jersey housekeeper, spouse and mother, we need to build toward the liberation money brings to us. At the same time, we need to lay down an ever-evolving foundation of inner vision that changes whenever we need to advance our thinking. We need to experience and observe our actions one step at a time, then imagine ourselves going on to the next step in our missions to attain material wealth. Why some people find making piles of money so easy? Because they constantly advancing their imaginations as they keep generating more and more money.
If people want to make large sums of money, perhaps in the millions of dollars, they must first imagine in their own minds that they can handle the amounts they want. By increasing the imaginings of wealth as people progress in their affluence building, they can keep an eye out as to which directions will take them where they want to go. They must feel the feelings of venturing into the unknown, and want to take the byways they must enter to get the kind of wealth they wish to attain.
The New Jersey woman who used her nifty handiwork to build large sums of wealth had no idea she would one day face project budgets in the millions of dollars. As she went along, she would face what she needed to accomplish next and kept imagining herself completing her projects. She created success by growing into handling the amounts of money she needed to pay full attention. She built a foundation allowing her to grow, and more importantly, she watched, with as much attention as she could muster, what to do next. She remembered her past experiences, formulated present activities and created her future prospects all at the same time. She was successful because she imagined what could make her successful. She paid attention and observed what she needed to do next.
Attaining financial success needs to be brought into a friendly perspective especially for people who have unrealistic perceptions of work and money. Both work and money are a part of a person's life. They're usually used to help people attain what they want out of life. They're tools that enable people to advance their human condition. They're not to be feared but instead to be used. Once people free themselves up and let themselves observe their work time as a part of their life destiny, they're free to use the time in constructive and perhaps in unusually creative ways.
But in order for us to think in new and more constructive ways, we must imagine we can advance ourselves by changing our minds. We need to free up our thinking in ways that may well contradict our destiny convictions. We must discover new ways that will allow ourselves to observe our self imposed contradictions. We all want to think we have a logical handle on our lives. There isn't anything wrong with that way of looking at life's activities. When we make sense of what we do, we feel we can build strong and secure futures for ourselves.
Problems arise when we discover security really hinges on more than just trying to keep everything in our lives in a logical order. Like the universe itself, we are all subject to the same consistency and inconsistency of changes. Our lives evolve. Whether we like it or not, life occurs in cycles that need to be created in our minds first, then acted upon. When we awake in the morning, we go about our business in a given day and evolve as the hours pass. We like to think everything in the universe is moving in a certain direction at the same time. We also like to think we have control over our lives because in reality we know what self-control feels like.
We think the events in our lives into existence. Whatever we do we must get at least a tepid seal of approval from our inner-selves first. We all have a self imposed destiny that comes into play every time we want to make changes. Mostly, our destinies are a big pain in the neck. They make us think we must only look for certain choices to make in order for us to be happy. They make us fall in love with only a certain type of person and they also make us earn only a certain amount of money. Sometimes they make us discount a variety of thoughts that may actually help us advance our financial situations, not to mention our love lives.
When we're free to imagine ourselves earning millions of dollars with no holds barred, we do indeed earn the money we desire. Sometimes our destinies dictate we can't do this or that in order to attain abundance. And we don't dare venture into a too-challenging contradiction with our own mind-sets since it does have the power to make us physically and mentally impaired.
In the next thirty days, you'll be given the opportunity to free up your way of thinking. You'll be able to think some of the silliest and some of the most profound thoughts that could possibly enter your thinking process. You'll begin to understand that the only thinking standing in the way of obtaining material wealth is a belief system inside your head that hinges on childhood decisions for survival. Presumably, you're no longer a child, yet you carry in your head an updated version of a destiny that at its center has a five year-old child's thought process.
The housekeeper who managed to constantly update her money-earning experiences was able to get herself involved in bigger and better projects. She did so by updating her belief system every time she needed to take on new standards of spending and earning money. She experienced many frightening moments in her quest to build her business. She began by thinking her only dream was to take in extra money to spend on her family. What she kept coming across were more and more ways to make her family richer and richer. But ultimately, her desire was the same whether she was earning a small or large amount of money.
She needed to constantly update which direction she should take next that would to allow her ever-evolving understanding of wealth and success to continue taking hold. She chose to do the kind of work she liked doing most. That was a very important first step. Many people find making large amounts of money difficult without the inner permission to see that what they like doing can also make them very wealthy. Wealth is not attained by accident. Even if someone wins a lottery, that person needs to buy the winning lottery ticket first.
By following the thirty day matrix you'll read in the ensuing chapters, you'll learn to allow your mind to open up to build better evolving mind changes. You'll learn to reevaluate your life cycles, your inner faith, your understanding of organization, your drive and even your five senses. You'll go through a series of imaginings that will begin to open up your mind and allow you to think in ways you never had the courage to do before. There are questions you'll answer that will sometimes stay on your mind all day long. And most importantly, you'll be permitted to daydream as if you had all the time in the world. Because you do have all the time in the world. Everyone does.
Allow the book to be a guide that takes you by the hand and shows you how to avoid fearing what you want in life. Just by using your hopes and dreams you have all the power you need to create your own abundance. You'll learn that all the love and ambition, all the direction and organization you need are already part of your destiny. You only have to tap into your own power of imagination. By imagining all the feelings you'll experience even before you start your abundance quest, you'll have more than simple clues as to how you'll get exactly what you want.
Wealth consciousness is just a part of life. Love and happiness often come to people who seek them. Wealth does not necessarily bring us the kind of love we seek nor does it guarantee happiness. When we attain wealth, we satisfy our yearning to build security and yet leave room for the freedom of adventure. When wealth brings happiness and love us, we reach a consciousness allowing ourselves to understand the human condition unlike most others on earth.
Seeking financial satisfaction is a great quest into which many people have ventured. Whether they feel attaining large amounts of money is a game of chance or a test of skill, they truly delight in the roller-coaster rides they're sure to experience.