What is your focus: The new Millionaire mind.
I recently attended a conference for entrepreneurial women. One speaker asked if anyone in the audience had a million-dollar idea. I immediately without thinking put up my hand…
If you have ever attended such an event making yourself the target of a presenter’s scrutiny is often a mistake.
Or was it?
Many of you following my story know that I recently gave up teaching college after 18 years and decided to use my Ph. D in communications, my creative and artistic skills to make the world a better place – not just for me but for a Million people. Yep. You read that right. I want to have my films, speaking, writing and art work reach a million people. This is a new definition of a millionaire. My currency is not cash but creative energy. I want to infuse imagination into an ordinary or sub-tolerable existence for anyone who needs it. I want to liberate creative energy in individuals and organizations.
I could have just said I want a million dollars…but that would be too easy. People who use money as their master are already wreaking havoc in our world. Do we need more of that? I don’t.
Not that there is anything wrong with wanting cash. We need cold hard cash to keep the lights on and feed our loved ones and ourselves. But there is a lot of very limiting and un-evolved ways to get it. So I gave myself the unsolicited burden of being ethical, authentic and meaningful – oh, and original. Sure. Why not?
I know you can get a million dollars in an insurance claim when a loved one dies…I didn’t want that.
I know I could sell millions of useless objects that would further flood our landfills…I didn’t want that.
I knew I could sell drugs or make porn movies that would push people further into pain…I didn’t want that.
I knew I could get a really awful job and go to work and step over people and claw my way to the top…I didn’t want that either.
So here is the million-dollar question, not knowing what I don't want makes for great “contrast” but what DO I want? Is there a price to not knowing?
One of the phrases I like the least is the world is that of "the starving artist." Why should creatives be valued less in our world?
Napoleon Hill in 1937 wrote a world changing book called “Think and Grow Rich.” Now he was a fascinating man and among his ideas were the value of imagination in creating abundance. He tells the famous story of a famous young minister Dr. Frank Gunsaulus who gave a sermon called “what I would do with a million dollars” which got him an actual Million dollars. Phillip Armour heard his sermon and wrote him a check. The Armour Institute of Technology was born as a result.
Hill points out rather obviously that prosperity does not come from hard work alone but only by an appeal to “THE IMAGINATION”.
Einstein also said that “imagination is more important than knowledge”.
If we look at prosperous companies in our world and billionaires we see that they share a visionary trait. Apple, Virgin, Disney… I could go on all day.
Hill adds “The creator of ideas makes his own price, and if he smart, gets it.”
What price have you put on your ideas? On your time? Your life? Your energy?
It sounds so simple but it is not. It is mind bending.
The big question really is: Do we know our worth?
There is no way that genius can be delivered transactionally. We aren't human vending machines.
There is no way that conformity, settling and struggling with make you prosperous. You can never have an abundant life with just CASH. It’s not it. If you make your money from anyone being harmed or hurt, it will not last. You will never be RICH.
Here is what I want.
I want to create original work and ideas to share freely with the world so the imagination can be free to attract its infinite wealth. I want people to stop struggling and suffering needlessly.
I want you to free your MOJO. I want you to be so happy that you are generous, healthy, happy and kind. I want you to love your life so much you would never ever hurt another living soul. I want you to wake up every morning with an overwhelming joyful love for your life. I want you to love life like a wild and crazy soul unwilling to harm another living being.
My million-dollar idea is to make life better for a million people through my books, art, films, writing and speaking.
WHAT IS YOURS?
You need to write it down and ask the universe. Just like Dr. Gunsalus did in the 1930s. Let your imagination run wild and then speak it into existence. The Universe will hear you. She’s waiting to write you your check.
Let me know what you’re courageous ask is and I will support you.
You deserve the very best. Ask with intention, deliver with purpose. Don’t worry about the details. Repeat after me: “I deserve the very best."
Know your worth and don't put yourself on clearance ever again.