You know, the secret was definitely a real transformation for me 'cause I grew up in a family where my dad was very negative.He thought that rich people were people that would rip everyone off, he thought that anyone who had money must have deceived somebody, so I grew up with a lot of beliefs about money; that if you had it, it made you bad, that only evil people had money, and that money doesn't grown on trees, that was the big one, "who do you think I am, Rockefeller?", that was one of his favourite phrases.

So, I grew up truly believing that life was difficult, that it was hard, that you have to struggle, and it was only when I met W. Clement Stone that I literally began to shift my life.

When I was working with Stone he said, "I want you to set a goal that's so big that if you achieved it it would blow your mind. And you would know it's only because of what I've thought you that you would have achieved this goal.

Well, at the timeI was making about $8.000 a year.

And for some reason, I wanted something that it was really measurable, so I said, "I wanna make $100.000 in a year".

And I had no idea how I can do that, I saw no strategy, no possibility, but I just said, "I'm gonna declare that, I'm gonna believe it, I'm gonna act as if it's true and release it".

And so I did that.

And one of the things he thought me was every day to close your eyes and visualize the goal as if it's already achieved.

And I had actually made a $100.000 bill that I put on the ceiling, so the first thing I'd see whenever I woke up, I'd look up and there it was, It would remind me this was my intention.

And then, I would close my eyes and visualize having this $100.000 in your life style.And interestingly enough, nothing major happened for about 30 days.

I didn't have any great breakthrough ideas, no one was offering me more money. And all of the sudden, I was in the shower, it was about 4 weeks of doing it and I had a $100.000 idea, just came right into my head.

I had a book I had written and I said, "if I could sell 400.000 copies of my book at a quarter each, that would be $100.000 Now, the book was there, but I never had this thought.

And one of the secrets I think is that Now, I didn't know how to do that, I didn't know how I was gonna sell 400.000 copies, we'd never done that. And then I saw the National Enquirer at a supermarket.

I'd seen that millions of times, it was just background.And all of a sudden it jumped out on me as foreground and I thought, "wow, if readers knew about my book, certainly 400.000 people would go out and buy it.

In about 6 weeks later I gave the talk at Hunter college in New York.There's 6.000 teachers. This lady comes up at the end and she says:

"That was a great talk, I'd like to interview you. Let me give you my card." I said, "who do you write for?"

"I'm a freelance, but I sell most of my stuff to the National Enquirer."

You know, I had this little theme from "Twilight Zone" go off in my head.

Wow, this stuff's really working. So, that article came out and our book sale started to take off, but the point I wanna make is that I was attracting into my life all these different events, including this person and to make a long story short, I did not make $100.000 that year, we made $92.327 but do you think we were like depressed and going, "this doesn't work"?

No, we were going, "wow, this is amazing!" And so, my wife said to me, "wow, if it works for $100.000 do you think it would work for a million?"

And I said, "I don't know, I think so, let's try it" My publisher actually wrote me a check, as a royalty check for our first "Chicken Soup For The Soul" book and he actually put a smiley face in the signature 'cause it was the first million dollar check he'd ever written.

And so, I know from my own experience, because I wanted to test it does this secret really work, and we put it to the test and it absolutely worked.And now I live my life from there every single day. Well I can just imagine what a lot of people that are watching this are thinking, and that is - how can I attract more money into my life?

How can I get more of the green stuff?
How can I get more of wealth and prosperity?

How can I, when I love my job, deal with the credit card debt that I have and the realization that maybe there's a ceiling on the money that can come in, 'cause it's coming to me through my job, how can I bring in more?

Intend it. This goes back to one of the things we've been talking about throughout the whole secret: your job is to declare what you would Like to have from the catalogue of the Universe.

Well, if cash is one of them, say how much you would like to have.

I would like to have $25.000 unexpected income within the next 30 days, or whatever it happens to be. It should be believable for you. Most people have a goal of getting out of debt.

That'll keep you in debt forever. Whatever you're thinking about, you will attract. You say, "but it's get out of debt" I don't care if it's "get out" or "get in", if you're thinking debt you're attracting debt. Set up an automatic debt repayment programme and then start to focus on prosperity.

So many times people say to me, "well, I'd like to double my income in next year." But then you look at their actions and they're not doing the things that are going to make that happen.

And they turn around and around and go, "well, I can't afford that."

OK, guess what - your wish is my command.

As you are fussing about not having enough money, as you are talking to your friend about not having enough money, as you are feeling unhappy about not having enough money, you're actually activating within yourself or continuing the activation of the thought that is very different from the desire that you have launched.

What it just comes down to is you just can't want more money and focus upon not enough. When I first understood the secret I was getting bills every day, I would get a bunch of bills in the mail.

And I thought, "this is... how do I turn this around" The Law of Attraction states that what you focus on, you'll get. So, I got a bank statement, I whited out the title and I put a new title in there, I put exactly how much I want to see in the bank.

So, what if I just visualize checks coming in the mail? So, I just visualize a bunch of checks coming in the mail. Within just one month, things started to change.

And it is amazing.
Today I just get checks in the mail.
I get a few bills, but I get more checks then bills.I grew up on "you have to work hard for money", "you have to work hard for money" And so, I replace that with "money comes easily and frequently" Now, in the beginning it feels like a lie.

Right? There is a part of your brain that will say, "no you liar, it's hard" So, you have to know it's this little tennis match that will go on for a while. When it comes to creating wealth, wealth is a mind set. It's all about how you think. I'd say 80% of my coaching that I do in one-on-one with folks is about the psychology in the way they think.

And I know people who are listening will say, "oh you can do it and I can't" Every person has the capability to change the way, their inner relationship and conversation with money.

I find so many people who maybe make a tremendous amount of money, but their relationships stink.

That's a technical term, by the way. And that's not wealth, it really isn't. You know, you can go after the money and you might get rich, but it doesn't guarantee
you'll be wealthy.

I'm not suggesting that money isn't a part of wealth, it absolutely is but it's only a part. And then I meet a lot of people who are "spiritual", but they're sick and broke all the time.

That's not wealth either. Life is meant to be abundant in all areas.
Many people in Western culture are striving for success.They wanna have a bigger home, they want their business to work, they want all of these things.

But what I found in my research is that having those things certainly doesn't guarantee what we really want, which is happiness.

And that's when all those outer things come.

They don't come from going after them first to get happiness - it's backwards. You go for the sense of inner joy, of inner peace, of inner vision first and then all the other things from the outside appear.