attitude always decides your altitude in life" ~
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and Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the biggest selling series of
books in history, Chicken Soup for the Soul. The afternoon this picture
was taken, Mark did a video endorsement as an owner and user of my
MVH's video endorsement of Michael's Powerfirmations book
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Michael with the
legendary, business philosopher and amazing soul, Jim Rohn, Dallas,
Texas, January 4, 2008.
What an honor!
Clark and Michael Murphy, Dallas, Texas
my friend, and Michael Murphy
Pat O'Bryan (did my first JV with me), amazing, cool guy
Dr. Stan 'Breakthrough' Harris - "My brother from a different mother"
Attitude of Real Life
I am exposing YOU.......
I'm warning you. No, really, I'm just telling you. You are about to be
exposed and there's nothing you can do about it. And, I'm going to be
the one to expose YOU.
know a lot more about YOU than you realize. I don't know what the
rumors are. I pay no attention to them.
are facts! And YOU are being EXPOSED!
know that you've always felt different than other people. You've even
felt that you are WAY different than other people.
know that your ideas and viewpoint are not average. Your mind is
working and coming up with things no one has ever
about or maybe even thought of.
know that you feel, down deep in your heart, a passion that you alone
possess. Most people would never understand your passion. You've even
tried to explain it to a few folks and they still don't get it.
know that at times, you've felt like the odd one out. That you didn't
quite fit in.
know that when you love someone, even as a friend, it runs deep in your
blood, deep in your soul. That's just how it is
also know that there are times when you feel misunderstood. And, worst
of all, you don't know how to get others to understand you.
also know that there are times when you feel vulnerable. You feel that
you may not want to let others get too close. That you have to protect
your own heart.
also know WHY you feel the way that you do. WHY you feel special and
fact, when you think about it, it all makes sense.
were ONE of tens of millions of seeds that fertilized the egg in your
mother's womb. That's right. Had any other of those seeds gotten the
job done, YOU wouldn't be here right now.
see, YOU started out as a miracle. YOUR LIFE is a statistical miracle.
I mean really think about it.
could YOU not feel special?
exposing you. YOU are amazing! The planet is rich, no, wealthy, with
YOU here. It is far wealthier with you here than if you'd never shown
Could Be Your Answer Too
are not alone if you've ever wondered
what it is that might be keeping you back. I met a guy the other day
who asked me, "Michael, it seems that there is something that is
standing in my way of my dreams and I don't know what it is. Can you
I've often contemplated what exactly makes achieving our dreams so
difficult. Perhaps I found one answer that could likely be true for
most people just like you.
I downloaded the audio book of 'Think and Grow Rich' the other day. I
was listening to the story of the partner of Thomas Edison. He set out
on a journey to partner with Edison and made himself a millionaire in
The point of the story is that, he had a BURNING DESIRE. He laid it all
on the line to accomplish something. He, in a sense, 'burned all the
bridges' so that there was no way of retreat. He put himself in a place
where he must succeed.
Most people cannot bear the thought of possible defeat on a large, life
scale. Thus, they sit back and never attempt what they are capable of.
They are hoping that there is an easier way.
You often hear that people who have had huge success, were at one time,
nearly destitute in their lives. I see a pattern for those who succeed
on a large scale. They are willing to risk everything in order to live
out their destiny of greatness.
In Thoreau's 'Walden', he said, "The mass of men live lives of quiet
desperation." We deem the pain of possible failure to be much greater
than the pain that we feel is tolerable by not ever attempting to
realize our potential and achieve what we are truly capable of.
This kind of thinking must be eliminated IF you are to achieve your
lofty goals. Until your BURNING DESIRE is so strong that it consumes
your life, you will not likely live out the potential that you're
What is the 'one thing' that you know is deep in your heart to do in
your life? What is the one passion that you feel that you were put here
on this planet to do? Its time to put your hand to that plow. Its time
to prime the flow of your brain chemistry to get you focused and
consumed with your dream. When you begin to do this and choose not to
look back, then you will be rewarded with the rewards of life that
you've always imagined.
Offered to you with great love,
Purpose of Prosperity
gave me my money,” said John D.
Rockefeller. “I believe the power to make money is a gift
God to be developed and used to the best of our ability for the good of
Rockefeller could have left his legacy at the enormous fortune he had
amassed throughout his career. He would have undoubtedly been
remembered as one of the shrewdest and most successful entrepreneurs in
history. But, a deeply religious man, Rockefeller was unsatisfied with
“The only question with wealth is, what do you do with
said Rockefeller. Applying the same focus and shrewdness
to his charitable vision as he did with his company, Rockefeller
decided early on in life to devote much of his wealth and energy to
benevolent efforts. From establishing Spelman College in Atlanta and
Spelman Seminary to teach freed female slaves to endowing the
University of Chicago, Rockefeller decided to listen to his conscience
in deciding how to best use his wealth.
“Having been endowed with the gift I possess, I believe it is
duty to make money and still more money and to use the money I make for
the good of my fellow man according to the dictates of my
conscience,” said Rockefeller. “I was trained from
beginning to work and to save. I have always regarded it as a religious
duty to get all I could honorably and to give all I could. I was taught
that way by the minister when I was a boy.”
Rockefeller also established the Rockefeller University, the
Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the General Education
Board, the Rockefeller Sanitation Commission, and the Rockefeller
Foundation. “I believe that every right implies a
every opportunity an obligation; every possession a duty,” he
said. Rockefeller’s work with the University of Chicago even
almost led to a nervous breakdown; much of his hair would fall out and
he would experience frequent digestive problems. But, he would continue
in his quest to respond to appeals for funds from various sources
believing it was his duty to do so.
“It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always
happy,” said Rockefeller. He understood that wealth
did not equal happiness and while he was appreciative of the fortune he
had amassed, he believed that only in giving it away would he
understand true happiness. His religious upbringing and his conscience
both dictated his duty to do so.
But, Rockefeller’s business aptitude and his keen eye for
efficiency were not lost in his charitable vision. “Charity
injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of
it,” he believed. It was only after much careful study and
assistance of expert advisers that Rockefeller made his decisions as to
who to donate funds to. He wanted his money to be used as effectively
as possible, much like he ran his business.
Rockefeller listened to his conscience and wound up giving away more of
his fortune than he kept, which was the second half of the great legacy
which he created.
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Ray Kroc tried his hand at many things in his life. It was as a
milkshake maker salesman that in 1961, he bought out the McDonald's
brothers, Dick and Mac, for $2.7 million. At age 59, Kroc took
McDonalds, a powerful, positive attitude and eventually turned it into
a global economic force. Kroc stated, Â“The two
important requirements for major success are: first, being in the right
place at the right time, and second, doing something about
Kroc's 'right time, right place' came after 59 years of 'searching'. At
an age when most are thinking of retirement, Kroc was thinking of his
future. It was with this 'positive attitude' that Kroc created his
a 59 year old milkshake salesman took someone else's concept and idea
and became a billionaire, what attitude can you adopt in your life to
achieve your goals and live your dreams?