So in yesterday’s post we discussed how you manifest more money and prosperity. I told you that the only thing between you and more money is your next idea that creates value for others. Because no one ever has a money problem. You only have an idea problem.
Many of you wrote asking more about ideas and how you get them. They just involve some creative thinking. Here’s an example:
I was conducting a prosperity class at my church when a guy said that he was destined to be broke. He explained that he was a nurse, worked in a government owned hospital and was at the top of the civil service pay scale, so no matter what he did, he couldn’t even get a raise. He felt his prosperity was blocked.
I looked at his same situation and wondered what was stopping him from starting a home health care service. And not just any home health care, but the very best one. A service that would totally pamper and take care of people who were dying or facing serious health challenges.
Think about that…
If Bill Gates or any other wealthy person were sick, wouldn’t they want and be willing to pay for the finest home health care available? I know I would.
Ideas are what allow us to manifest prosperity from the ethers into the physical realm. Now if you’re sitting in front of the TV five hours a night watching cheesy sitcoms and stupid reality shows, don’t expect to have a lot of creative energy. But there are lots of ways to expose yourself to creative thinkers and develop better critical thinking skills:
Hang around successful and interesting people. Hint: There are more at Barnes & Noble on a Friday night than in the bars. Do crosswords, Sudoku and other brainteasers. Read biographies and especially autobiographies of successful people.
And a very simple way to come up with ideas is simply look at problems and challenges that people face. If you can make their problem go away, they will gladly trade you money for that.
Think about recent billion-dollar success stories. Hotmail, a way to offer free email to college kids. Google: a way to find things on the Internet. Facebook: a way for friends to connect online. And it doesn’t have to be sexy Internet stuff.
Richard Branson simply made flying fun again. Wayne Huizenga became a billionaire taking away people’s trash. Then he made another billion giving them a place to rent movies.
You may start by walking people’s dogs, watching their homes or tutoring their kids. But if you continue that line of reasoning and extend it out, prosperity awaits you. All from the power of ideas.
I’m heading off to Riga, Latvia where I have some seminars this weekend. I’ll post tomorrow’s blog when I land. And since we’re on this topic, I’ll give you some Mental Aerobics to work some rust off your brain! In the meantime, please check in with your ideas about ideas…