“Walk through this door tonight in the assumption that you are the man (or woman) you want to be. It doesn’t make any difference if the outside denies it; you have seen the expression on the faces of your friends and heard their congratulations on the inside, with faith.”
“Now, carry this feeling into the deep and persevere. Conjure a living mirror of friends and acquaintances who have heard your good news and accepted it as permanent. See your face reflected in theirs. If they love you, you will see empathy. They will be rejoicing because of your good fortune.” – Neville Goddard
When I was 12 years old…
I was born three months early, weighing only 2 pounds and 4 ounces (that’s just over one kilogram), I had more than a few challenges right out of the gate.
And I was DONE with them!
I was a good looking kiddo they say. A little smaller than most growing up, and being an “allergy kid” I tended to get sick a little bit more often than most.
I got picked on, a lot, by EVERYONE…
And that seemed to set the stage for being last getting picked for group sports and games in school. And getting picked on by both boys and girls – was a daily grind.
I remember when I was ten, praying. I wanted “just one TRUE friend”.
And at 12 years old – I had enough. It started with me finding a paperback book of Wayne Dyer’s in my Mom’s house, Your Erroneous Zones and reading it from cover to cover using my night light. I just couldn’t put it down, it was as if my life depended on what I was reading.
It was quickly followed up by a dog eared copy of Think And Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill. I was mesmerized by what I was reading. Here were two books, both telling me that “little old me” could start over, set a new direction in my life, and that I could change.
BIRTH OF THE KARATE KID!
So I started as a 12 year old “working over time”…
Weeding gardens for the lovely little old ladies in the neighborhood for what ever they would give me, and I bought my first karate book – The Hand Is My Sword by Robert Trias.
“When you know this presence it will not matter if you started life behind the eight-ball, or in a palace; as a poor, or a rich child; you will realize that life is always externalizing what you are imagining.” – Neville Goddard
“What’s this on my desk?”
Then “for some reason”, later that year, the Scottdale YMCA sent flyers to all the schools, letting them know their new programs – and one of them was led by my first teacher and mentor, Rick, who taught me both Kempo Karate and the true power of the mind.
Today’s Take Away: BURY THE OLD YOU!
When you get TOTALLY sick and tired of the old you – when you’ve had enough – REALLY had enough – you will find a way to move on. That’s why you are here.
You’ve been seeking, and we are sharing – sharing what we know works. Sharing what changed my life from a little boy living hell, to a Martial Arts Master who has traveled the world, totally transformed his life, and who helps thousands and thousands of others to do the same.
“I couldn’t help but live it!”
It’s might take some work to get to where you are going. Fortunately, you are learning here that it is mostly imaginal work. As a little boy, and as a young teenager – I imagined my new identity SO REAL, that I couldn’t help but live it.
“The Rising Up Of The New Me!”
Over the years as I learned more and more how this stuff works, I noticed that as “the karate kid” I couldn’t help but do Karate, then Kung Fu. I couldn’t help it, because THAT was the new me.
Rick stopped teaching about 18 months into my journey. So I needed new teachers, and I imagined them – and they showed up – like clockwork.
When I wanted to learn how to throw, “for some reason” a Judo guy from the midwest got transferred for a few months into the local steel mill, and he wanted someone to train with.
Later, when I wanted to learn Aikido, “for some reason” a recluse aikido master brought his little girl to class, he wanted her to learn martial arts, but he didn’t want her to learn from her Dad.
Ken the Aikido master joined the class, and started teaching me and my top students Aikido on the side for a few years.
Just like martial arts, there are a TON of arm chair experts, people who “know” what a roundhouse kick is, but who have NEVER mastered it or bothered learning it correctly.
I’ve been blessed to learn from the best, to meet, model and train with some of the most amazing people in the world – in manifesting – in martial arts – in money making and in making a difference.
We are blessed to meet you and maybe even work with you. Remember – you can totally recreate your world – and it all begins with you completely being done with the old you, and then totally commiting to creating the new you.
Mr Twenty Twenty and Victoria
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