The Magic of Believing

Believe You Can Succeed And You Will

Success means many wonderful, positive things. Success means personal prosperity: a fine home, vacations, travel, new things, financial security, giving your children maximum advantages.

Success means winning admiration, leadership, being looked up to by people in your business and social life. Success means freedom: freedom from worries, fears, frustrations, and failure. Success means self-respect, continually finding more real happiness and satisfaction from life, being able to do more for those who depend on you. Success means winning.

Success—achievement—is the goal of life! Every human being wants success. Everybody wants the best this life can deliver. Nobody enjoys crawling, living in mediocrity. No one likes feeling second-class and feeling forced to go that way. Some of the most practical success-building wisdom is found in that biblical quotation stating that faith can move mountains.

Believe, really believe, you can move a mountain, and you can. Not many people believe that they can move mountains. So, as a result, not many people do. On some occasion you’ve probably heard someone say something like “It’s nonsense to think you can make a mountain move away just by saying ‘Mountain, move away.’ It’s simply impossible.” BELIEVE in YOURSELF by Joseph MURPHY

People who think this way have belief confused with wishful thinking. And true enough, you can’t wish away a mountain. You can’t wish yourself into an executive suite. Nor can you wish yourself into a five-bedroom, three-bath house or the high-income brackets. You can’t wish yourself into a position of leadership. But you can move a mountain with belief. You can win success by believing you can succeed. There is nothing magical or mystical about the power of belief. Believe You Can Succeed And You Will

Are You Your Biggest Cheerleader — or Your Biggest Critic?

We can be our biggest cheerleaders — or our biggest critics. And the difference between the two options matters. Believing in yourself is crucial to succeeding. 

Self-efficacy, or your ability to believe in yourself, can improve your success in goal setting. Studies have looked at how higher self-efficacy indicates success in areas like academic performance or quitting smoking. If You Can Believe, you really can achieve.

It helps to adopt a growth mindset and cultivate the ability to accept and learn from your mistakes. Developing these characteristics can take patience and time. 

If you can believe, oh the wonders you will see. “All things are possible to him that believeth” (Mk. 9:23 KJV). This is a tremendous promise with far-reaching implications. However, what does it mean to believe? Faith is not a constant. It means different things to different people.

Certainly it is a fundamental mind power that is basic to the realization of prosperity. But we need to get a clear awareness of the faith process and how to set it to work for us. When Jesus said “to him that believeth,” it is normally presumed that he meant to one who believes in God.

The religion of many persons consists simply in a profession of “I believe in God,” though they rarely bother to ask themselves what they mean by God. The whole Universe of innate substance is centered in you.

There is nothing you can do to add to that or take away from it. And this centering, as far as God is concerned, is the same in all persons. That leads to the inescapable thought-shocking conclusion that the Universe was no more centered in Jesus than it is in you. Of course, that doesn’t explain the quite obvious difference. Jesus in his disciplined consciousness was centered in the Source, while we are usually centered in various levels of limitation.

However, Jesus clearly said that you can do all that he did if you can believe, if you can center yourself in the creative flow, as he was always so centered. This suggests an excellent definition for the word faith, consciousness centered in the universal Source.

Religious teachings and teachers have conditioned us to think of faith as a magic catalyst that makes God work for us. In no way does faith make God work nor does it release some kind of miracle power. Faith simply tunes into and turns on the divine flow that has always been present. If You Can Only Believe.

The Magic of Believing

The Benefits of Believing in Yourself

1. If you don’t, who else will?

Maybe you have a system of people who love and support you, and that’s great. But at the end of the day, only you can act on the opportunities in your life. At some point in your life, you’ll have to take a leap of faith. You’ll have to trust in your ability to survive it.

2. You’ll fail more gracefully

Look, it happens to all of us. Even the most successful people know what failure feels like. But they know that, as long as they learn something, they’ll continue to grow. You can be like that, too — you just have to trust yourself.

3. Being follows doing (sometimes you have to act positive to get positive) 

If you don’t believe you’re worthy, neither will other people. You have to suspend your disbelief and take the leap to act like you believe in yourself, first. You’ll see yourself through new eyes and so will other people.

Negativity begets negativity. That’s why you should flip the script. When you show more positivity, you’ll attract more positive people in your life.

4. You’ll inspire yourself to keep going

You’ll encounter all sorts of obstacles in life. You’ll feel tired, wary, and want to quit. But if you believe in yourself, you’ll look back on all your previous successes and remember that better is possible.

5. You’ll start reaching your goals

How can you reach your goals if you don’t even think you can? Your successes shouldn’t be a surprise, they should be a validation of your belief in yourself. Believing in yourself helps you focus and increases productivity. Positive thinking is infectious, and it’ll spread to others, inspiring them to believe in themselves. 

The magic happens when you have a belief in self. Of course, it isn’t magic — it’s your potential. And shifting into a more positive growth mindset isn’t a process you have to handle alone: MKS Master Key System coaches are here for precisely this reason. You matter, and we want to help you realize more of your potential. 

3 Common Roadblocks

Three common roadblocks people face regarding self-belief are: 

1. Comparison

Perception is everything. Seeing someone else thriving doesn’t mean you aren’t. 

Remember, what you see on social media is what people let you see, and they don’t tend to advertise their struggles. It’s like that old saying: Don’t compare your insides to someone else’s outside. 

Plus, there’s room for both you and your peers to thrive. Feel proud of friends and colleagues that are doing well, without succumbing to envy.

2. The past

There’s some truth to the phrase, “The past can haunt you.” It’s hard to shake off a rough childhood or an unhealthy relationship. Self-reflection is good, but not at the expense of your mental health. Talking to a mental health professional is a great way to work through your past struggles and stop them from affecting your present.

3. Current relationships

Do you have that one friend that’s always putting you down? Maybe it’s a parent or a colleague that you dread seeing because they make you feel small. Human beings are social creatures by nature, but a lack of approval can be detrimental to your self-confidence.

Overcome Roadblocks 

Remember, roadblocks aren’t permanent obstacles — there’s always a way past them. Try these strategies:

Think positively: Your thoughts make up a large part of who you are and what you do. Believing in yourself and your abilities to tackle any hurdle is an essential step to beating whatever you’re up against.

Visualize where you want to be: This will keep you motivated, even when things look bleak and self-doubt sets in. While you can’t change the past, you can make a better future. Whatever you want to do is possible. 

Take action: Thinking and “talking the talk” are important but eventually, you must “walk the walk.” You’ll feel better about yourself and your skills as you make progress and see the rewards that arise from the work you’re putting in to make a change. 

7 Strategies that Will Help You Believe in Yourself

Don’t let the obstacles discourage you. Below are seven ways to make a change and feel better about yourself:

1. Create healthy routines

Living well is critical to loving yourself. Feeding your body with healthy food and drink, exercising, sleeping, and taking breaks amidst your work schedule are all important. Your anxiety will decrease, and you can tackle each day with more strength. Self-love is all about maintaining a balance and doing all you can to set yourself up for success. 

2. Surround yourself with good people

Public speaker and self-help guru Tony Robbins says, “Proximity is power.” There’s truth in that. The people you spend time with have an impact on your mindset and your motivation. Seek out people who inspire you to be your best self and the ones who help you get there.

Encouraging individuals will keep you going when things get hard, and they’ll challenge you, too.  

Be on the lookout for people with these toxic personality traits. If you find yourself drained, negative, and full of self-doubt around certain people, spend less time with them. Cut them out of your life. If that’s not possible, do your best to limit time spent together. 

3. Feed your mind

There’s some truth to the law of attraction, too — the type of energy you give off comes back to you, positive and negative. While it might not really be a natural law, it’s true that your mindset affects how you interact with the world and how other people interact with you.

What you fill your mind with influences how you see yourself and the world around you. 

Seek out inspiring and uplifting media, from books to movies to social media accounts. Frequent exposure to uplifting and supportive material will slowly condition your brain to think differently. Limit your time with overly pessimistic or cynical perspectives. While it’s important to be realistic and embrace the ups and downs of life, cynicism erodes your belief in others, destroys your motivation, and takes away your hope for the future. It doesn’t help how you feel about yourself, either. 

4. Don’t let your fear stop you

Self-doubt is normal. You can’t let that hold you back. Speak up. Set goals.  Learning something new or overcoming a hurdle releases dopamine in your brain, and you’ll physically feel better with each step you take. Instead of feeling frustrated or small when errors occur, remember that you can learn from mistakes. That is, setbacks are also a potential source of growth. 

5. Draw on your inner strength 

Sometimes pushing through is all you can do. Just because you fail at a task doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Dig deep for grit, and keep going even in challenging moments. 

6. Acknowledge your victories

Celebrate the little things and the big accomplishments. Celebrate your passions. Instead of being self-critical, opt to practice self-compassion. 

7. Work on your strengths and techniques

When you’re feeling down in the dumps, it’s common to focus on your weaknesses. Instead, work to identify your strengths and apply techniques. It can help to ask others for feedback. Then,  focus on honing those skills — it’ll help you feel more capable. The Science Of Belief – Claude M. BristolThe Art Of Mental Picturing – Claude M. Bristol

How To Use The Mirror Technique – Claude M. Bristol — How To Project Your Thoughts – Claude M.Bristol

Five Ways to the Magic of Believing in You

[1]: The Magic of Believing by Claude Bristol

“One of the greatest inspirational and motivational books ever written.” — Norman Vincent Peale

Claude Bristol was a hard-headed journalist for several years, including stints as a police reporter and as church editor of a large city newspaper. He met people from every denomination and sect, and later read hundreds of books on psychology, religion, science, metaphysics and ancient magic. Gradually, Bristol began to see the ‘golden thread’ which runs through all religions and esoteric teachings: that belief itself has amazing powers.

Having spent years thinking about the power of thought, he had assumed others knew something about it too. He was wrong. Strangely, he found that most people go through life without realizing the effect that strong belief can have on reaching their goals – they leave their desires vague and so they get vague outcomes.

When Bristol was a soldier in World War One, there was a period in which he had no pay and couldn’t even afford cigarettes. He made up his mind that when he got back to civilian life “he would have a lot of money”. In his mind this was a decision, not a wish.

Barely a day had passed after his arrival back home when he was contacted by a banker who had seen a story on him in the local newspaper. He was offered a job, and though he started on a small salary, he constantly kept before him ‘a mental picture of wealth’. In quiet moments or while on the telephone, he doodled ‘$$$’ signs on bits of paper that crossed his desk. This definiteness of belief, he suggests, more than anything else paved the way for a highly successful career in investment banking and business.

Bristol had learned the truth of philosopher William James’ statement that “Belief creates its verification in fact”. Just as fearful thoughts set you up to experience the situation you can’t stop thinking about (the Biblical Job said: ‘What I feared most had come upon me’), optimistic thoughts and expecting the best inevitably form favorable circumstances.

Belief and Destiny

Napoleon was given a star sapphire when he was a boy, accompanied by the prophecy that it would bring him good fortune and make him Emperor of France. Napoleon accepted this as fact, and therefore to him at least, his rise was inevitable.

Bristol tells the intriguing story of Opal Whiteley, the daughter of an Oregon logger, who believed herself to be the daughter of Henri d’Orleans, a Bourbon with a claim to be King of France. There was a diary purportedly written by her describing her royal parents, although most believed it to be a hoax.

Nevertheless, when Opal was in her twenties she was spotted in India, being pulled along regally in a carriage belonging to the Maharaja of Udaipur; it turned out she was living in the royal household. An Oregon newspaper man who had known Opal in her childhood remarked: “It was uncanny, almost supernatural, the manner in which circumstances suited themselves to her plans.”

This brings us to the book’s strongest message: that virtually anything can be yours, and you can be anything, if you are able to develop a ‘knowing’ about it that you don’t ever need to question. Of Napoleon and Alexander the Great, Bristol says, “They became supermen because they had supernormal beliefs”. Your belief about yourself and your place in the world is arguably the major determinant of success.

The Subconscious Servant

If you can understand the relationship between the conscious and the subconscious minds, Bristol says, you will get to the core of belief power. The subconscious constantly works to express our deepest beliefs and desires. It is a faithful servant which renews, guides and inspires, but to get the most from it requires greater respect for and faith in what it can do.

Because the subconscious operates in terms of imagery, it is vital that we feed it mental pictures of what we desire. It can then go to work in ‘living up to’ the image placed before it, by giving us intuitions about what to do, where to go, who to meet.

Somehow, the subconscious is connected to all other minds, and through the law of radiation and attraction it can attract events and people to you that will assist in making your dreams reality. However, it will only find ways to make the image real if that image is clear and convincing – hence the importance of the mental pictures of success you feed it. The force of belief cannot really work in our favor until the belief becomes literally part of us, settled in the subconscious mind as a fact.

Projecting Thought and Belief

Bristol notes that all the great electrical scientists – Edison, Steinmetz, Tesla, Marconi – were interested in telepathy. It was not ridiculous to them that thoughts could move through the air, that thoughts alone could affect things if, like a good radio signal, they were strong and clear.

Bristol borrows from New Thought principles to suggest that there is intelligence in everything that exists in the universe and that we are all linked up by a kind of universal mind; Jung had a similar idea with his ‘collective unconscious’. The force of your belief represents a transmitter to the universe that enters the minds of other people and even inanimate objects.

The more powerful your ‘broadcast’, the more likely that the world will pick it up and react accordingly. It was not impossible, said the astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington, that the physical laws of the universe could be made subject to human thought, and modern quantum physics does not rule it out either.

Bristol’s explanation is that a person with a strong belief will exist at a certain vibration that seeks its like in the form of matter. Thus the startling conclusion: you do not achieve deep felt goals by action alone, but are helped along depending on the quality and intensity of the belief that they will be achieved.

The Power of Suggestion

Charms, talismans, good-luck pieces of any kind, alone do not bring good fortune, Bristol says, it is the belief in their efficacy that is powerful. Why do people chant, repeat affirmations, bang drums or count beads? Repetition is another way to implant a suggestion into our minds, the ‘white magic’ which enables us to turn a wish into an expectation.

By ritualizing it, by giving it structure, the idea changes from being a mere wish to being imminent reality. We give thanks for what is or is about to be. The ‘terrific force of thought repetition’, Bristol says, first overcomes reason by acting on our emotions and then penetrates into the subconscious where it is only a matter of time before the thought is enacted. This, of course, is the principle behind successful advertising and propaganda.

Bristol includes a warning about misuse of the mental technology associated with strong belief and suggestion: it is a power to be used constructively, not to achieve dominance. His book is dedicated to ‘independent thinkers of all times’ who wish to use belief for creative, life-affirming ends. He talks much of the power of belief to physically heal, for instance.

The Magic of Believing is rambling and its references are dated; you may find yourself saying ‘get to the point’. Some readers will also be turned off by the unscientific nature of the book, yet the strange thing about it is that it can reveal more to you on second, third or fourth readings.

Bristol knew, after all, that ancient esoteric writings were often purposely opaque to shield their secrets from the uninitiated or those who might abuse them. You may not love reading this book, but just having it around could serve as a valuable reminder of the power of belief.

It may also be difficult to stomach some of this ‘mind stuff’ as the author calls it. He himself was skeptical, but then realized that we all summon the magic of believing when we desperately want something to come into being. The show pianist Liberace was said to have turned his life around after reading The Magic of Believing.

In a chapter on ‘Women and the science of belief’, Bristol evokes the names of Marie Curie, Mary Baker Eddy (founder of Christian Science), Florence Nightingale, Harriet Beecher Stow (author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin) and actress Angela Lansbury as examples of people who drew upon the power of believing to achieve great things. Lansbury told an interviewer, “[W]hen you’ve learned how to draw on your subconscious powers, there’s really no limit to what you can accomplish”. The mental powers of these women were tremendous, yet we can develop their same ‘belief intelligence’ for our own lives.

[2]: TNT: IT Rocks The Earth By Claude Bristol

One of the most powerful books ever published about the power of belief in achieving massive success was written by Claude Bristol. Legendary celebrities like Liberace and Phyllis Diller attribute their success to reading the book. “I didn’t get my start until I was 37. It was very, very difficult for me. I had a frequently unemployed husband and a house full of kids.

My first advice to anyone is to read The Magic of Believing. It changed my life. Read it and absorb the ideas that he puts forth in the book. You won’t even think of your age or the obstacles in your way; you’ll think of your dream, and how to keep focused on your dream.” – Phyllis Diller That life-changing book started with the book you’re about to read: T.N.T.—It Rocks the Earth. As Claude Bristol’s business associate wrote: “In T.N.T.—It Rocks the Earth, you are told exactly how to acquire a wonderful secret, that Power, or whatever you wish to call it, which, when accepted and developed through a process of right thinking, creates a philosophy of life which sweeps away all obstacles and brings that which every human desires: success, happiness and contentment.

Do exactly as he says, put his plan into operation—and I also promise you that almost over night you will be transformed and the things for which you have wished all your life will be yours. Your fears, trials and tribulations will fade into the mists. The door of yesterday will be closed forever. A grand and glorious feeling will engulf you and you will smile, and when you do, the world will smile with you. I know it. I believe it and it is so.“ – Frank W. Camp This 1932 hard-to-find classic will rock YOUR life!

[3]: Claude Bristol – Mind Stuff Experiments

In order to get a clearer understanding of our subject, you should give some thought to thought itself and to its phenomena. No one knows what thought really is, other than some sort of mental action. But like the unknown element of electricity, we see its manifestations everywhere.

We see it in the actions and expressions of a child, in an aged person, in animals, and to varying degrees in every living thing. The more we contemplate and study thought, the more we realize what a terrific force it is and how unlimited its powers are. Glance around as you read this. If you are in a furnished room, your eyes tell you that you are looking at a number of inanimate objects. That is true so far as visual perception is concerned, but you are actually looking at thoughts or ideas which have come into materialization through the creative work of some human being.

It was a thought, first, that created the furniture, fashioned the window glass, gave form to the draperies and coverings. The automobile, the skyscraper, the great planes that sweep the stratosphere, the sewing machine, the tiny pin, a thousand and one things – yes, millions of objects – where did they come from originally? Only from one source: From that strange force – thought.

As we analyze further, we realize that these achievements, and in fact all of our possessions – a thousand and one things – came as a result of creative thinking. Ralph Waldo Emerson declared that the ancestor of every action is thought; when you understand that, you begin to comprehend that our world is governed by thought, and that everything external had its counterpart originally within the mind. It is just as Buddha said many centuries ago: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”

Your very life is your thinking – and the result of your thinking processes. Your flesh, bones, and muscles can be reduced to 70 percent water and a few chemicals of small value, but it is your mind and what you think that makes you what you are. The secret of success lies not outside, but within the thoughts of man.

Figuratively, thought makes giants out of pigmies, and often turns giants into pigmies. History is filled with accounts of how thought made weak men strong and strong men weak, and you see evidence of its working around you constantly. You do not eat, wear clothes, run for a bus, drive your car, turn on the television, or read a newspaper – you don’t even raise your arm – without a preceding thought-impulse.

While you may consider the motions you make as more or less automatic, perhaps caused by some physical reflexes, behind every single step you take in life, regardless of its direction, is that formidable and powerful force – thought. The very way you walk, the way you carry yourself, your talk, your manner of dress, all reflect your way of thinking.

A slovenly carriage is an indication of slovenly thinking, whereas an alert, upright carriage is the outward sign of inward strength and confidence. What you exhibit outwardly, you are inwardly. You are the product of your own thoughts.

[4]: How To Properly Plant Your Seeds for Your Wants

Now, the first thing we want to become aware of is we want to be like farmers. We are going to plant seeds, and these seeds that we plant are the seeds that we’re going to reap.

We’re all aware that if we plant a seed of tomatoes, we are not going to get cucumbers–we’re going to get tomatoes. If you plant a watermelon seed, you’re not going to get grapefruit. You’re not going to get radishes. If you want radishes, folks, you’re going to have to plant radish seeds.

When you plant a seed in the earth, you must plant it properly. If you do not plant it properly, you will not have the harvest.

One of the major problems in our country today for the average person is they take the time and the effort to buy all the harvesting equipment, but they do not understand the planting and the cultivating. We want to reap harvest, but we do not want to take the time to plant, and we do not want to take the time to cultivate. Now the planting of the seeds in the earth is basically and absolutely the same process that you use in the mental world.

Simple basic ways you can have anything thing you want. Be anything you want to be.

There’s absolutely no problem to it. These are scientific things that work every time if you will do it in a simple way. The first thing we want to become aware of is we want to be like farmers. We are going to plant seeds, and these seeds that we plant are the seeds that we’re going to reap.

Now the planting of the seeds in the earth is basically and absolutely the same process that you use in the mental world. We are born with a conscious mind and a sub-conscious mind. We are the only animal in the kingdom that have both the conscious and the sub-conscious mind–a mind that can decide anytime in life where we want to go or what we want or what we don’t want. We can decide with this accomplished mind of ours if we want to do a thing or if we don’t want to do a thing.

We can decide if we want to ear or if we don’t want to eat. We can decide if we want a drink, or if we don’t want a drink. We can decide what we want in life in a home, in an automobile, in the clothes we wear, anything that we want in this world–any type of furniture, any type of a home, any type of an anything. We decide at anytime.

Where most people are making mistakes is that they simply set their goals down but do not become specific or take action on specific goals.

What are your goals? Write them down. A fellow says, I want a house, a car, some furniture, I want some money. And this is the way they set their goals. There is nothing more. Nothing specific.

[A]: We recommend you listen to:

BELIEVE in YOURSELF by Joseph MURPHY — HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT| WALLACE D. WATTLESOrison Swett Marden – How To Get What You WantEarl Shoaff How To Get Everything You Want Out Of LifeHow to Have the Best Year Ever! How To Get Anything You Want – Earl Nightingale

[B]: We recommend you: 1. Create a Positive Environment 2. Celebrate Your Small Wins 3. Surround Yourself With Proven Knowledge, Apply It, Take Action and Motivated Yourself and People.

[C]: Consider these Eight Quotes: 1. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney 2. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain 3. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

4. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

5. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb “Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove 6. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

7. “I wake up every morning and think to myself, ‘how far can I push this company in the next 24 hours.’” – Leah Busque 8. “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so far that you can’t hear them anymore.” – Michele Ruiz

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I know what you are thinking. Whose is this picture of? This is a picture of me when I was jumping with the 10th Special Forces Group. I had to believe. Like you I had to Break Through My Upper Limits.

Please enjoy the above programs! Wishing you and yours a wonderful New Year!

We hope you’ll deepen your practices of journaling, tracking your habits, setting your goals, and watching inspirational classes with us this year and beyond. 

Let’s make the year extraordinary, together.

Cheering you on, always!

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What Can I Do When I’m Living Paycheck to Paycheck?

63% Of Americans Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck…

Here’s How to Get Your finances Back on Track

The rising costs are also making it harder for people earning six-figure salaries to get by. As inflation continues to rise, a growing number of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, according to CNBC.

As of September, 63% of Americans are currently living paycheck to paycheck, the news outlet said, citing a newly released LendingClub report. That is a six percent increase from last September.

The rising costs are also making it harder for people earning six-figure salaries to get by. The report noted that 49% of that group reported they were living paycheck to paycheck, an 11% increase from last year.

For many people, even working two jobs isn’t enough to earn a comfortable living. Of the Americans living paycheck to paycheck, 26% work for at least two different jobs.

Over the past 12 months, wages have increased by 4.9% while inflation rose by over 8.2%.

81% of households have more than one breadwinner, yet 4 in 10 have only one significant household source of income.

“Being employed is no longer enough for the everyday American. Wage growth has been inadequate, leaving more consumers than ever with little to nothing left over after managing monthly expenses,” Anuj Nayar, LendingClub’s Financial Health Officer, said.

“With inflationary pressures not expected to subside anytime soon, living paycheck to paycheck has become the norm,” he added.

“Many are pessimistic about their odds of increasing their paycheck by switching jobs, and some households will become more vulnerable to swings in labor market conditions. This could cause many to struggle with the upcoming Holiday season.” We suggest you follow the Formula for Prosperity and Success

When our team read the headline on CNBC it hit us hard. Because we know it’s about to hit many of you, if it hasn’t already.

This news story is BRUTAL. It means about 100+ MILLION American workers are barely getting by. 

This includes people making over six figures a year.  They work hard, follow the rules, and still it’s not working the way it’s supposed to.

Here’s the question… are YOU in this 63% group?

If so, let’s work on getting you out ASAP.

What to do When You’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck!

Yes a staggering number of Americans – nearly 80 percent – live paycheck to paycheck, and this problem has only been exacerbated by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. By learning what we have offered in this information they will learn How To Attract Money

If you’re barely making ends meet, it can feel like you’re stuck in a trap and powerless to break free. Maybe you should listen to this INTERVIEW WITH THE DEVIL/ OUTWITTING THE DEVIL and As A Man Thinketh to stop living paycheck to paycheck.

While it can be difficult to end the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, there are actionable steps you can take like those in The Law of Success You can slowly start saving money. Maybe it s time to for you to study The Law Of Financial Success

[1]: Write out your plan and budget

If you haven’t done so already, writing out a detailed budget is the first step to saving money. Once you have budgeted for the necessities – rent, food, utilities, transportation, etc. – make a list of your discretionary spending. Many people who live paycheck to paycheck have already cut down on all non-essential spending, but if you haven’t taken a look at your budget in a while, you may find areas where you can dial down spending.

For example, you might be able to reduce your food budget by eating out less or shopping at a less expensive grocery store. Perhaps you can temporarily cut out cable if you find you’re not using it often. If you ever receive a windfall that you didn’t budget for, such as an unexpected bonus or a tax refund, aim to put the money into your savings or apply it toward debt. You may need to listen to Think And Grow Rich or The Science of Getting or the The Master Key To Riches

If saving within your current income and budget parameters isn’t working and you have extra time, you might consider taking on a side gig to make additional money, such as network marketing, coaching, babysitting or driving for a rideshare service. Plan your budget so that any money you earn from odd jobs can go straight to your savings account.

The Money Enigma: There is little likelihood that your life can become fully functioning with prosperity unless you have a positive and creative attitude toward money. It is rare that a day will pass when you will not have some kind of monetary involvement with the world. You may go into the day with the highest intention to walk in the light of Truth. But if you have not resolved the “money enigma,” you quickly lose your lofty awareness the moment you dip into your wallet.

[2]: Open a savings account

A designated bank account is essential as you begin to build up your savings. Look for an interest-earning savings account with limited access so that you can’t easily transfer the funds to a checking account. Once you’ve opened a savings account, make an initial deposit and then contribute to it whenever you’re able. Banks generally require a minimum deposit to open a savings account, but this can be as low as $25, so do some research to find one that will align with what you can afford.

Many people find it helpful to set up automated payments each month to add to their savings. Even if it’s just $10 or $20, knowing that you’re adding to your savings little by little can decrease the stress of living paycheck to paycheck, and the dollars will add up over time. If recurring automatic payments don’t work for you, try simply “paying yourself first.”

When you receive each paycheck, deposit a small amount into your savings before you use the money for anything else. Some weeks it could be $5, others $25, depending on your expected expenses. This approach will ensure that you are at least saving some of your paycheck. Unlike automatic payments, however, you can adjust the amount based on what you can afford in any given week or month.

Maybe you should consider Money Is God In Action This material created a minor sensation when it was announced in the Religious Notices page of the New York Times. Equating God with money was unheard of in New York, from St. Patrick’s Cathedral down to Wall Street’s Trinity Church. New York was never the same after that.

AFFIRMATION: “The universe supports me and maintains me in freedom because God is the Source and continuance of good. The Mind which created me sustains me. Money is God’s means of giving me ease and freedom. It is the symbol of the Divine Supply forever maintaining me in comfort.”

AFFIRMATION: “I use money for the glory of God, the good of my fellowman and the ease of my own experience. I believe God wants me to be happy and prosperous. I do not want anyone else’s money because God gives me the ability to earn my own. My earning capacity depends upon my consciousness, and I now have a prosperous consciousness. I receive money with appreciation, and I spend it with wisdom. I know that God is my Source of supply and that more money flows into fill my every need. I think in large and generous terms. I now let money appear in all possible ways. My faith determines my fortune. Money is mine to use but not to own. It circulates in my life with ease. I know my spiritual responsibility for the right use of money. It is God’s way of making my life free.” ~Dr. Raymond Charles Barker

[3]: Refinance

Debt – whether small or significant – can make saving much more difficult. Luckily, there are ways to prevent debt from stifling your ability to save. Try to pay down as much of your debt as you can before you begin building up your savings.

If you’re struggling with student loans, look into forbearance and deferment, as well as loan assistance and forgiveness programs. If these are not viable options for you or the type of debt you carry, consider refinancing your debt at a lower interest rate. Reducing your interest rate, even by a small percentage, can help you pay off your debt faster and start saving sooner.

You might also look into refinancing your mortgage. While a refinance can be beneficial if you’re able to significantly lower your interest rate, it’s important to note that there are various fees associated with refinancing that may prove prohibitive. First, talk to a lender to see if you qualify for a refinance. This will depend on various factors, including your debt-to-income ratio and credit scores. If you are able to secure a lower rate, crunch the numbers to make sure the savings outweigh the costs. Consider listening to Entering The Large Sums Of Money Mindset

[4]: Renegotiate your bills

Taking a look at your monthly bills – utilities, cable, phone, insurance, credit cards, etc. – can be one of the best ways to start saving. First, browse your current plans to determine whether you may be able to cut back. Are you using all of the features on your phone plan? Do you actually watch the cable TV you pay for? Are there other providers that may have lower rates? For home utilities, like gas and electric, you likely cannot choose your provider, but you can call and try to renegotiate your rates.

Alternatively, you can cut down on your usage to lower your bills, even if only slightly. Many utility companies offer free energy audits in which they inspect your home and point out opportunities to be more energy-efficient and save money in the process.

You’ll also want to look at all of your insurance policies, including car, homeowners, renters and life insurance. When your policies are up for renewal, shop around and see if you can get a better rate. You may also be able to bundle your policies, as some insurance companies will offer a discount if you have two or more policies with them.

For homeowners insurance, tell your agent about any improvements you’ve made. For auto insurance, make sure your plan aligns with how much you’re actually using the car because you may be able to lower your rates if you drive less. Many policies also include discounts for multiple cars and a safe driving record, or for teenage drivers who earn good grades.

If you have credit card debt for multiple accounts, you may be able to save on your monthly payments with a balance transfer. To do this, you will need to find a credit card with lower interest rates and then transfer your debts from your other accounts onto the new card. Start listening to Using Accurate Thought To Gain Riches

[5]: Be patient

Building up your savings when living paycheck to paycheck will take time and energy, but it can be done. You may find that there are few areas where you can cut back and it may take longer than you anticipated, but making even small, regular contributions to a savings account can be incredibly stress-relieving and motivating. Those deposits will add up over time until you eventually reach your savings goal. Remember to listen to Dollars Want You

[6]: Create ALL the Money You Want. Get Back to Us if You Want Earn and Learn from our Coaches Who Have Earned Over $240,000,000+

Think About This…

Here is a proven “Paycheck to Paycheck” solution. Where you can work a minimum of 10-15 hours a week to a schedule that fits your lifestyle. Eliminates your debt. Stop living “Paycheck to Paycheck.” It has low start up costs that get you going with products below wholesale pricing that you are buying already but not getting paid for, and has large ROI potential.

Another growing reality is the increasing number of baby boomers who are disenchanted with their current careers. They’re worn-out from years of the corporate grind and don’t feel the connection between their job and the people it impacts outside their office walls or company grounds.

They’re shifting their focus from accumulating a giant nest egg to a desire to be part of something bigger and better… to have a positive effect on others… and working in retirement. Facets of life that can be fulfilled with specific types of products and service available through some MLM or Direct selling opportunities.

They are not the only people. It takes the average American 13 – 45 years to save just one year’s worth of living expenses. That is a disaster if you want to achieve financial independence sooner, rather than later. The average American earns about $51,480 a year. Prayers for Divine Surplus


These are just a few more tips to look out for when considering a “Paycheck to Paycheck Solution”. Listen to this: The Richest Man in Babylon

We personally believe this is the best way forward if you are looking for a successful “Paycheck to Paycheck Solution”. Remember: You Were Born Rich This is for the many people who have a dream or desire to be financially independent and are willing to put in the hard work to do so. Decide To Live Richly

Wishing you prosperity and success. Remember You Were Born To Win!!

Let Them See You Shine

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Are You a Real Entrepreneur?

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The world is filled with aspiring entrepreneurs—people who believe they have what it takes to launch a company and build it into a profitable business. While anyone can start a business, not everyone will succeed.

Research by Harvard Business School Professor Shikhar Ghosh shows that up to 75 percent of startups fail. Another study (pdf) conducted by the US Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy shows that just over 22 percent of small businesses fail within one year of being launched, while nearly half fail within five years, and approximately two-thirds fail within 10.

In light of these statistics, the question becomes: What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? What steps can aspiring entrepreneurs take to lay the groundwork for success?

Americans are turning to entrepreneurship more now than ever before. New business applications surpassed half a million in July 2020.

According to the United States Census Bureau’s Business Formation Statistics, business applications jumped by 70% from January 2020 to January 2021.  


An entrepreneur is someone who launches a business venture, typically in the form of a company that manufactures and sells a product or provides a service. Entrepreneurs are often viewed as innovators who identify a problem or opportunity, then develop a solution no one else has recognized.

In the online course Entrepreneurship Essentials, it’s noted that “entrepreneurs—either individuals or teams—actively scan the environment for opportunities, or discover them as they live and work. They form hypotheses about what customers want or need and how they can deliver value to the customer.”

Successful entrepreneurs don’t just charge ahead with their ideas. First, they seek to validate there’s demand.

One way they do so is through testing. According to Entrepreneurship Essentials, entrepreneurs “recruit people and invest money to determine if customers will indeed value the product and they can produce and deliver it at an acceptable cost. They often find different, even better ideas once in the marketplace.”

Entrepreneurship has clearly become increasingly attractive to millions. But what are these individuals getting themselves into? 

Here are the three sides of entrepreneurship that you should consider before taking the plunge.

1. Being the Boss

Being your own boss is one of the most appealing factors of starting an enterprise. Watching your ideas come to fruition. Knowing that you’re the glue keeping it all together. 

Motivational speaker Tony Gaskins once said, “If you don’t build your own dreams someone will hire you to build theirs.” For entrepreneurs, building your own dream and doing what you love is far more satisfying than anything else. 

Of course, responsibility is greater, the demands are more, and failures have more significant consequences when you’re the boss. But nothing comes without risks. 

2. Flexibility 

 Many new entrepreneurs cite the need for flexibility behind their decision to leave their employee work life behind.

Americans want to have it all. They want to build something while also having the ability to be present for their family and friends, to have time to travel or to cultivate other personal interests outside of work. 

However, some entrepreneurs find that when you leave the 9 to 5 behind, you end up working 24/7. It can be difficult to shut it off. You might find yourself thinking of your business at all hours, even on vacation. But the flexibility to choose your hours, your time off and when to take that vacation? It’s worth it. 

3. Money Management

Money management can be a steep learning curve for new entrepreneurs as they develop an operating budget, allocate resources and watch their capital dwindle.  

Studies indicate that new businesses take an average of 18 months to three years to be profitable. Of course, this time is shorter if you run an online home-based business with minimal overhead. But one thing remains the same: it’s unlikely that you will become instantly profitable. 

The median income of an entrepreneur in the United States is $65,000.00 per year. 

The website Payscale reports that first-year entrepreneurs can expect a median income of $31,000.00 per year. Individuals with 20 years of experience earn approximately $76,000 per year.

However, the average income is higher for entrepreneurs holding a postgraduate degree. For example, the median annual salary is $152,000.00 for entrepreneurs with a master’s degree. 


Do you have dreams of one day becoming an entrepreneur and launching your own company? In addition to a business idea, doing so will require you to possess certain skills and characteristics.

1. Key Entrepreneurship Qualities and Behaviors

Several researchers have tried to pinpoint a specific entrepreneurial personality or profile in an attempt to quantify what makes some more successful than others.

In Entrepreneurship Essentials, it’s explained that there’s no single personality profile that leads someone to success as an entrepreneur. However, there are a number of characteristics shared by some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Some behaviors that are distinct from personality traits and associated with entrepreneurship include curiosity, pattern recognition, team building, structured experimentation, adaptation, decisiveness, and persistence.

While it can be argued that some people are more inclined to exhibit these behaviors than others, each of these qualities can be acquired through proper training and development.

2. Essential Entrepreneurial Skills

Especially in the earliest stages of launching a business, entrepreneurs are responsible for performing a variety of duties—it comes with the territory. Before you have an accounting department, marketing staff, and product development team, you’ll likely need to perform some of these critical responsibilities.

Taking the time to develop certain skills before launching your business can drastically improve your chances of success. Here’s a list of some of the most critical skills all entrepreneurs should have:

  • Communication skills, which you’ll leverage daily as you work with vendors, investors, customers, and various members of your growing team
  • Organizational skills, which will empower you to work toward your goals efficiently
  • Time management skills, which will be essential throughout your career, but especially early on, when you have multiple responsibilities
  • Data-driven decision-making, which will enable you to make objective, measurable decisions about your products, services, business, and customers
  • Strategic thinking, which will allow you to discover opportunities and threats that guide business decisions more easily
  • Accounting basics, which will be especially important before you have a person or team dedicated to managing your business’s finances
  • Resilience, because every entrepreneur faces challenges and struggles, and it takes resilience to bounce back

3. An Opportunity or Business Idea

For a new venture to succeed, the business plan must be centered around a solid opportunity. An opportunity is defined as a proposed venture to sell a product or service for which customers are willing to pay more than the required investments and operating costs.

An opportunity is more than a product idea, and it extends well beyond the initial act of getting into business. According to Entrepreneurship Essentials, “it’s a plan that shows how a venture will attract, retain, and reward all stakeholders, including customers, founders, employees, investors, distributors, and suppliers.”

That plan doesn’t end once you’ve identified an innovative business idea. Ideally, your concept should be validated before you commit resources, time, and effort to bring it to life. Once validated and pursued, you must constantly reevaluate your business to determine whether you need to adapt to new opportunities or threats.

4. Resources and Funding

Finally, to launch your business, you’ll need a source of funding to purchase equipment and materials, develop your product or service, iterate upon your offerings, and refine your processes. Exactly what funding looks like will vary depending on the type of business you’re launching and your industry.

For some entrepreneurs, self-funding is possible. In such cases, an entrepreneur might set aside enough money to pay for their living expenses while they get their business off the ground, in addition to the costs associated with the launch.

Self-funding isn’t the only option available. There are many other paths you might take, such as:

  • Securing an SBA loan from the Small Business Administration
  • Raising capital from investors
  • Applying for grants (this may be especially suitable for nonprofit organizations)
  • Crowdfunding from the public
  • Relying on a line of credit

Every form of funding comes with benefits and risks. Self-funding, for example, allows you to retain complete control over your business and potential profits, but also requires you to carry the risk of failure. Raising capital from investors, on the other hand, allows you to spread your risk and, potentially, launch your business quicker—but it forces you to give up a portion of your control. Ultimately, you must decide what makes the most sense for your business.


Countless aspiring entrepreneurs have an interesting, innovative, and compelling business idea, but don’t have the skills or qualities to carry it through to fruition. Similarly, many others have the skills and qualities, but lack an idea to pursue. Even those with a brilliant idea and the necessary skills can fail to get their project off the ground if they don’t have access to funding. Successful entrepreneurship requires a blend of all these components.

The good news is: Successful entrepreneurs aren’t born—they’re made. With the right training, instruction, and development, everyone has the potential to become an entrepreneur.

If you or anyone you know wants to be a rising star in the entrepreneurial world, contact us today!

Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of entrepreneurship? Explore our four-week course MKS Master Key System Entrepreneurship Essentials and our other entrepreneurship and innovation courses to learn to speak the language of the startup world. If you aren’t sure which course is the right fit, contact us for a Free Discovery Session to determine which best aligns with your goals.

If you or anyone you know wants to be a rising star in the entrepreneurial world, contact us today!

Choosing the Extraordinary Life.

Choosing the Extraordinary Life
Too many of us settle for a listless life of mundane routine. 

We long to discover a greater purpose for our lives, but we don't know how. 

Here is an encouraging message for people looking for something more. The Universal not only wants us to enjoy an extraordinary life, it has provided a roadmap for doing so.
In this inspiring message, we reveal the secrets that result in a life marked by significance, satisfaction, and success, including

- discovering your unique purpose in life

- waiting on God's timing

- learning how to handle bad days
- and more

For the overworked parent feeling trapped at home, the businessperson feeling unfulfilled in a stagnant career, the Christian worker ministering in  obscurity--for anyone who wonders if there's more to life--we reveal secrets for experiencing a truly extraordinary life.

Contact us

Michael Kissinger
Phone: 650-515-7545

The Power of a Great Question

[1]: How Is the MKS Master Key System Plan Different From Other Planning Processes?

The unique approach of the MKS Master Key System Plan process is the attention we devote to getting perspective. All too often, the temptation is to move straight to planning.

In the process, which has been around for 100+ years, we spend up to 70% of our time getting clear perspective across every area of your life – your backstory, your current reality, your talents, your heart, and your thinking; and across every domain of your life – personal, family, vocation, and community. 

Only when you have clear perspective do we move to planning.  We don’t just guide others; all of our Life Plan Guides have themselves gone through the process and are living out their own Life Plan; we only guide others on a journey that we ourselves are on.

[2]: What’s the BEST MKS Master Key System Plan Option for Me?

All of our offerings can help you to craft a plan for your life that activates your life purpose and moves you toward your life vision. Our recommendation is always for our customized 2-day experience (3-days for Couples) facilitated in person with one of our MKS Master Key System Guides.

There’s nothing quite like setting aside dedicated time to strategically pause from life to discover what’s truly unique about you and to put a plan in place for moving forward.

If the full MKS Master Key System Plan experience is beyond your means for now, our self-guided Plan Launch option is purposefully crafted to help you to discover your unique creative purpose. Each MKS Master Key System Plan experience is designed to guide you towards increasing levels of clarity around your identity, purpose, and impact.

[3]: How Much Does the MKS Plan Cost?

The MKS Master Key System Plan experience is an investment of time, effort, and resources, and is crafted to pay dividends throughout the rest of your life. The 2-day Life Plan is $6,000, and the 3-day Couples Life Plan is $9,000.

For those in full-time nonprofit we offer discounted pricing that reduces the cost of the 2-day Life Plan to $5,000, and the 3-day Couples Plan to $7,500.  

The cost of our MKS Master Key System Plan Retreat offering for teams is set once we’ve customized the approach for your team. We are honored to come alongside you in your Plan journey; nothing matters more to us than guiding you to make your greatest impact in life.

[4]: How Do I Get Connected with a MKS Plan Guide?

We will connect you with one of our team of Guides who will speak with you by phone to learn more of your story and determine the best path forward. We continually engage with our Guides to ensure their work is of the highest quality.

We are deliberate in matching the right Guide with each client to create the greatest leverage of your time and investment into you MKS Master Key System Plan. Sometimes the Guide is in the same geographic area as you, but not always; fit is more important to us than location. We also offer opportunities on Zoom or over the phone.

Learn more about how the MKS Master Key System Plan can help you discover your purpose and future success.

We love coming alongside people making their greatest contribution, and we’re excited to talk to you. Our calls are a lot like our work — curious and creative conversations to explore where you’re at and where you want to go. Based on the perspective we glean together, we’ll talk about what next steps might serve you best.

Thank you for your time in reviewing this information. I hope you understand how we have helped others and how they can help you.

Wishing you prosperity and success. Remember You Were Born To Win!!

Michael Kissinger

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