Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Power of High Quality Questions

In Inspired Attraction, my latest ebook, Dr John F Demartini's contribution is entitled 'High Quality Questions Lead to a High Quality Life.'

And only today I've had an experience that shows how true this is.

Here's what happened.

I got an email from a professional copywriter who wanted a copy of Inspired Attraction along with the $260 worth of free bonuses. But he didn't want to pay for them.

Instead he suggested I trade him the ebooks. He'd rework my Inspired Attraction website and make it more professional and I'd give him the ebooks.

I said yes.

The result is he's got a copy of Inspired Attraction and I've got a professional looking website. We both win.

And how did this come about? Because he asked himself a high quality question.

Instead of asking a low quality question 'How can I afford to buy Inspired Attraction?' he asked a high quality question 'What can I offer in fair exchange for a copy of Inspired Attraction?'

Asking high quality questions is amazingly powerful and sparks into life the law of attraction.

I'll see you on the back roads...


P.S. To check out the new look site, or to get your hands on a copy of Inspired Attraction, visit

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Life Lessons in New England - Part Two

Sadly my New England vacation is fading to a dim and distant memory. But do I recall my visit to Salem, MA. It's known around the world, not for its maritime traditions, but for the infamous Salem Witch Trials.

At the Salem Witch Musuem, I watched a remarkably restrained history of the trials. But what was more surprising was a fair and balanced presentation on modern-day witches.

I know a fair amount about witchcraft. Once upon a time I played with the idea of writing a novel about witches in the 21st century. But it was one of those 'big digs' I decided to abandon.

The presentation reminded me of the core belief of modern-day witches: 'And if it harms none, do what you will.'

What if we all lived by that? What changes would we make in our lives? Would we give up our 9 to 5 job and travel the world? Start that internet business we've always dreamed off? Move across the country and start a new life?

But why don't we? What would our partner do? What would our parents say? What would our friends and neighbours think?

Are these really valid reasons?

Take a page out of a witch's spell book. And if it harms none, do what you will.

I'll see you on the back roads...


Monday, October 16, 2006

Life Lessons in New England - Part One

After a few hectic weeks on the road with my day job, I reckoned it was time for a family vacation - and where better than New England in the Fall.

We arrived at Logan International on Saturday, picked up the hire car, and headed into the night in search of our hotel.

But first we had to get out of Boston.

For more than a decade, Boston's been at the center of the largest highway project in America - the Big Dig. We'd visited Boston back in '97 and the Big Dig was underway. Now it's 2006 and it's still going on.

We snaked through the city following yellow diversion signs. As we drove, it occured to me that many of us have our own 'big digs' - projects that seemed a good idea at the time but have dragged on unfinished for years.

Maybe it's the boat you've been building in the basement. Maybe it's the half-written novel lying discarded in your desk drawer. Whatever it is, it's sapping your energy.

Isn't it time you made a decision? Either finish it or forget it.

I'll see you on the back roads...


Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Secret to Riches

This week I got an email from the folks at The Secret. They'd created a powerful visualisation tool to help me to attract riches into your life.

I love The Secret so I rushed over to the site and checked it out.

It's an amazing short video of clips from The Secret cut with powerful affirmations. I immediately downloaded it and put it on my iPod Video.

For the last couple of days I've been watching it as I commute. One of the affirmations is 'I am receiving unexpected checks in the mail.'

Well, guess what happened this morning!

My wife received a letter from the employers of my wife's aunt who had recently died. Her aunt had nominated my wife to receive any benefits from her pension scheme in the event of the aunt's death.

An unexpected check for more than $14,000 is in the mail!

If I were you I'd rush to download this powerful video and watch it whenever you can.

I'll see you on the back roads...


p.s. If you've got an trouble with the video, its probably because you need Quicktime.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts

Near the end of the Haunted Mansion ride in Disney’s Magic Kingdom, an eerie voice warns ‘beware of hitchhiking ghosts.’

And, of course, the doom buggy rolls along and passes three ghosts hitching a ride. As one of the ghosts appears in the doom buggy, the eerie voice chuckles ‘…and a ghost will follow you home.’

How many hitchhiking ghosts follow you home each day?

I’ll share with you a couple of mine.

Each time I see a business man with a Blackberry, one of my hitchhiking ghosts starts to moan in my ear. ‘You should have a Blackberry. If you were successful, you’d have one. Imagine how good it would feel to sit in Starbucks and pick up your email on a Blackberry. You’d really look professional. People would be so impressed.’

And only yesterday, waiting to cross the road, I admired a brand new S-Type Jaguar idling at the traffic lights. The driver was around my age with his wife in the passenger seat. As the lights changed, and the Jaguar glided by, I noticed two young children in the backseat.

Another of my hitchhiking ghosts appeared. 'Why don't you have a Jaguar? Why aren't you earning enough to let your family ride in comfort. You know you're really failing.'

In the past I ran from these hitchhiking ghosts. I'd hide under the sheets and hope they'd disappear.

But now I welcome them. My ghosts reveal to me not what I want to have but what I want to be.

I don't want to have a Blackberry. But I want to be more professional.
I don't want to have an S-Type Jaguar - I don't even drive. But I want to be a better provider for my family.

It's time to go ghost hunting and discover what your hitchhiking ghosts reveal about you.

I'll see you on the back roads...


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

How an Early Morning Meeting Revealed the Power of Beyond Manifestation

For the last week I've been listening to Joe Vitale's Beyond Manifestation. It's real 'back roads' stuff.

In it, Joe encourages his audience to state an intention and to simply follow inspiration. Only yesterday I got a real live demonstration of the power of this approach.

In the morning I had a meeting in the city. I arrived in the city early, went to Starbucks, and sat sipping my chai tea latte looking up at Edinburgh castle.

After draining my mug, I headed for the local bookstore only to find it closed. I checked my wristwatch - an hour to go. I reckoned it was time to head off for the meeting.

But I had no idea how to get to this meeting. I'd never visited the office before and all I knew was the name of the street and roughly where it was in the city. I'd not looked at a map and I'd not asked for directions.

As I don't drive, I set off on foot to find the office. I left the heart of the city and headed for where I thought the office was located.

I came to an area of the city known as Dean Village. Here the road crossed a river over a stone bridge. But rather than follow the road my instinct told me to take a narrow cobbled lane that led down.

I left the Georgian townhouses behind and found myself walking beside stone cottages and 18th century tenements. It was wonderful. I felt I'd gone back in time.

When the path split, I simply followed the most interesting path. I passed a gorgeous red sandstone building with a turret. I crossed a narrow footbridge over the river. I passed courtyards strung with washing lines.

The path climbed and I left behind the cobbled lanes and old houses. It led me on to a narrow street with mews on one side and an old, tree-lined graveyard on the other.

I kept to the street and soon it came to a crossroads with a large road. And what sat on one corner of this crossroads? The office where I was attending the meeting.

I was blown away! Only a few hours earlier, riding the bus into the city, I'd been listening to Joe Vitale talk about setting an intention and following inspiration. And here I was demonstrating the power of following Joe's approach.

I'd set an intention - to find the office - and I'd followed inspiration - simply taking the path that looked the most interesting.

I think there's a message there. I'll leave you to work it out for yourselves.

I'll see you on the back roads...