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Something most economists don't think about...

Something most economists don't think about...
Over the past couple months, I’ve sent you some emails regarding the current economic climate.

I shared some things you can do to prepare yourself and your business for what’s to come.

Yet, in those emails, there’s one thing I haven't mentioned yet.

And today I’d like to tell you what that is.

I was thinking the other day about how most people, let alone economists, don’t even contemplate this idea:

You can do everything you need to in order to prepare for your outer conditions and circumstances (and this is most definitely important), but at the end of the day, no matter what’s going on around you, you can rest in the understanding that nothing new needs to be added to you.

Perhaps it’s a quite abstract concept for the average person to spend time thinking about, but truthfully, it’s the most important thing we need to remind ourselves of.

I mean, something I learned early on from my mentor, Patrick Hayes, is that the "being" comes before the "doing."

And so, during times like these, it’s important to make the necessary pivots in our businesses and lives, but as we make those pivots, we have to remember who we are in our completeness.

We have to be reminded that we are indeed complete and whole, here and now. We are not struggling because we are lacking something, because something is missing from us.

People struggle because they are not aware of their completeness. Nothing new needs to be added to us. Only then can we truly live from the inside out.

I’ll put it this way. There are two ways to live:

The first way is the way most people live. They allow the conditions and circumstances around them to determine how they feel inside. And so they live from the outside in.

But friend, that’s not the way we were designed to live.

The second way is to live from the inside out. To live with a complete awareness of your completeness, and to allow the activation of that completeness to guide your actions outward and to influence your conditions and circumstances.

You see, there’s far more power in being able to first recognize your oneness with God, and then co-create with God.

When you reach that level of awareness that you are complete, as you begin making your preparations, you start to activate more of that completeness within you.

I’ll leave you with this quote from Thomas Troward’s essay on completeness.

"If we wish to attain to these great powers, the question is, where are we to seek them? And the answer is in ourselves. That is the great secret. We are not to go outside ourselves to look for power.

"As soon as we do so we find, not power, but weakness. To seek strength from any outside source is to make affirmation of our weakness, and all know what the natural result of such an affirmation must be."

Think about that. To look outside ourselves is to find weakness, but to search within ourselves is to find power.

Please be on the lookout for more information about a very special teaching coming soon where I’ll be diving deeper into the essay on completeness – to be announced soon!

For now, save the date: August 6 at 9am (ET).

You can't successfully complete anything without THIS...

You can't successfully complete anything without THIS...

Earlier this week, I sent you an email sharing a few ideas from Thomas Troward’s work on completeness.

Since it’s one of my favorite pieces of work, today I want to expand a bit on what I already shared.

If you missed that email, you can read it here.

To provide some context, I shared this one idea from Troward: one thing we fail to do is to contemplate our completeness and our oneness with God.

Instead, how many times do we dwell on the idea that we believe we’re incomplete? That we don’t measure up? That we are incapable of bringing forward that which we know, deep down, we desire?

If you think about it, most of us have experienced this feeling of incompleteness firsthand.

Perhaps you were given an opportunity to be part of something big; something you’ve dreamed about for years. But when opportunity knocked on your door, you didn’t open the door because you believed yourself incapable.

And this aligns perfectly with what Thomas Troward emphasizes in his essay on completeness.

He says, “To do any work successfully, you must believe yourself to be a whole man in respect of it. The completed work is the outward image of a corresponding completeness in yourself.”

Think about how powerful that is.

If we are to complete a project; a dream; a vision; a goal; we need to first find that completeness in ourselves.

Think of it like this.

Everything that happens externally is the result of something that happens internally first.

Think about the room you’re in right now. Whether it’s a picture frame, a table, a couch, a book – no matter what it is, before it was constructed in the physical realm, it was created in the spiritual realm in the form of a thought or idea.

It doesn’t happen the other way around. And it also doesn’t just happen. It requires our conscious effort.

We co-create with God. Someone had an idea to write a book, to build a table, to design a couch, and they had belief in themselves to bring it forward. And then they did it.

You see, what Troward is saying is that you can’t successfully attempt any work until for some reason or another, you truly believe yourself able to accomplish it.

That’s the gap between our ideas and our results: belief.

Our results are a reflection of what we believe about our completeness. It’s a direct reflection of our awareness of our potential.

It’s as simple as that.

So to get better results, it all starts with forming a complete image of ourselves; it starts with cultivating belief in ourselves.

It is impossible for you to have an awareness of a desire and you not be fully complete and fully resourced to manifest it into physical form.

That doesn’t mean you know how to access those resources. You may not.

It doesn’t mean you don’t need to develop those resources. You probably need to get better at a lot of things.

It doesn’t mean it’ll be easy; it’s likely going to be tough.

But all in all, you are still fully resourced to bring it forward – no matter how challenging it may seem.

But the promise is this: you have the capacity to tap into the vibrational frequency of an idea or a desire. And if you can tap into that frequency, you can live in that frequency.

It’s your recognition of your completeness that becomes the measure of your ability to do it.

So my question to you is this: do you have a complete view of yourself? Do you have belief in yourself and in your ability to bring forward your dream?

If the answer is no, don’t beat yourself up. I encourage you to keep an eye out for more emails like this one where I’ll be sharing some more insight on completeness and ways you can start building the awareness of your potential.

I believe in you!!

Do you ever feel incomplete?

Do you ever feel incomplete?

One of my favorite pieces of writing is Thomas Troward’s essay on Completeness.

It’s a powerful piece; one that I’ve been thinking about a lot recently – so I’ve decided to share a few ideas with you about completeness in this email.

To start off, when we think about personal growth, something I believe (as does Troward that we often neglect is the contemplation of how complete we truly are.

Why is this important? Well, when we don’t understand our completeness and our oneness with God, we consider ourselves incomplete; and in that, we doubt ourselves and our ability to bring forward our dreams into reality.

And it gets in the way of us ever being, doing, and having all that we desire.

Think about it…

When we have an idea to do something or to bring something forward, usually the first thing that happens is this: we come up with excuses for why we can’t do something – excuses that tell us we're incomplete.

I like to use the Biblical story of Moses as an example.

Moses is empowered with a mission from God to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and into the promised land.

He has been chosen and assigned by God to bring this mission forward – yet, the first thing Moses does is question his abilities.

After God calls Moses, immediately, Moses makes excuses.

He brings up the fact that he isn’t capable; that he has a stutter; that he’s not confident in his speaking abilities, and that he wouldn’t be able to convince the king of Egypt to let his people go.

Essentially, he tells God, “You’ve got the wrong guy,”

Not only does Moses question his abilities, but he regards his brother, Aaron, as much more capable. He plays the comparison game.

Have you ever felt like that?

Like you had an opportunity right in front of you; perhaps one that would help you grow and was in alignment with your dream, but you were too scared to act on it? Or maybe an opportunity opened up that you’ve been dreaming of for years…. But as soon as the door opens and you’re given the chance to take it, you don’t…

Something stops you…

The first thing you do is question your completeness.

You believe you aren’t ready, you tell yourself it just isn’t the right time, and you decide not to do what deep down you know you want to do.

Or maybe you play the comparison game. You think of all the other people who would be better equipped than you at taking that opportunity.

Look, I know what that’s like playing the comparison game. I’ve done it in the past, and I have to stop myself from doing it to this day.

But here's what I've learned: you comparing yourself to others or making excuses like "it's not the right time," usually means one thing: you don’t understand your completeness of your oneness with God.

But the truth is, you aren’t incomplete. You're already complete as you are.

Troward says, “A point on which students of mental science often fail to lay sufficient stress is the completeness of man – not a completeness to be attained hereafter, but here and now.”

Here’s the truth about what Troward is saying: this is not about some completeness that happens later, but here and now.

God didn’t create you to become complete at the time of your death. He created you with a oneness with him; a connection that isn’t meant to be severed.

All of us have a purpose to become aware and to live from an awareness of our oneness with God.

Troward says, “We have been so accustomed to have the imperfection of man drummed into us that at first the idea of his completeness altogether staggers us.”

We hear this in books, in conversation, in ideas that have been taught to us by influential figures from a young age…

But to truly operate at the highest level, we must become aware of our completeness and our oneness with God.

I hope that leaves you with something to ponder and to remember as you go about your week - that you are complete.

I’ll be diving deeper into this topic in some emails in the coming weeks. For now, I hope you’ll become aware of the power of contemplating your oneness with God.

I look forward to diving deeper into this topic with you soon.