I hope you have recovered from all the "tricks" and "treats" from last
weekend. I hope this week has been a prosperous one for you. In this
week's edition of the newsletter I would like to give you a real life
example of how changing our creative process from DO HAVE BE to BE DO
HAVE can open doors for us. As Patrick Dennis' Auntie Mame said "Doors
you never dreamed existed!"
BE DO HAVE,
the true order of creation.
For many years, I would have
told you that the correct order of creation was DO HAVE BE. I believed
then that we could change what we were DOING and resolve all our
problems, but I was wrong! As mentioned previously, BE DO HAVE is the
only correct order for creating our new reality. We must change who
we are BEING before we can change what we are DOING; otherwise the
attempted doing will fizzle out even before it gets off the ground.
self-help books would have us believe that if we do as they suggest
we will have what we want from life. They imply that once we've had
our reward from DOING as they suggested, we would automatically BE the
person we'd always wanted to be. Not so! The first step toward a
quality of life change is a BEING decision.
Don't pursue success; attract
BE the one to whom it belongs.
what we want is not what makes us rich; what turns that trick is a
prosperity consciousness that just naturally attracts riches. That
prosperity-attracting consciousness is how we will be BEING when we
feel prosperous. Rich is about who we are, not about what we have.
For several years of my life,
while managing my own business, I offered others my services as a
management consultant. This was a period of my life when I thought a
simple change of procedure would solve serious business problems.
For instance, Joe Black came
to me with serious cash-flow problems. I showed Joe how a change in his
credit policy with slow-paying customers would increase his cash flow. I
pointed out that having the resulting cash surplus available would allow
him to purchase inventory for much less, and his lowered costs would
double his profits. Joe and I both thought that this change in his
credit policy would be a great solution to his cash-flow problems. Joe
was also thrilled about the prospect of doubling profits. But that
cash-flow bonanza never happened for Joe because the new credit policies
were never implemented. Can you guess why?
My solution for Joe didn't
fly because I had offered him a DOING solution for what was actually a
problem with who he was BEING. Joe couldn't change his credit policy
because doing so would have required, what for him, turned out to be an
unacceptable BEING change. It was too far out of his box. Joe just
couldn't see himself as the hard-hearted, tough-minded credit manager he
would have needed to BE before he could dictate and maintain a firm
credit policy to those slow-paying customers.
As a consultant, I had not
allowed myself to see that my clients' real problems were in who they
were being, not in what they were doing. I gave excellent advice (in my
opinion) when advising clients about what they could DO to solve their
business problems. But in those days, I didn't tell them that they would
need to change who they were BEING in order to take my advice--a serious
mistake on my part! I hadn't learned that the creative process for
mankind was BE DO HAVE, not DO HAVE BE.
Next week we will talk about
using the visualization process to create a burning desire that would
motivate your making a new BEING choice and having your dream reality
I wish you a pleasant weekend
and a creative week ahead. I look forward to talking with you next week.
I am please to announce that my new blog is now up and running.
I would like to invite you to read it at
New Blog Entry: The week of 09/15/08.