I AM GLAD TO GIVE YOU several examples.
Remember that you have done what it says to do in Phase One. Also, Phase Two and Phase Three. Now, there is a “period of time” that it takes the seed to germinate and the harvest to arrive in the form of your dream fulfilled. This all takes place quite naturally from day to day in your life. But each day you will have ideas come into your mind and you will do what these ideas suggest as they have to do with the progress toward the attainment of your desires.
For example, suppose that you want to enjoy the standard of living which requires an income of one thousand dollars per month. But right now, your income is only three hundred seventy-five dollars per month.
Phase One, you identify your desire of an income of one thousand dollars per month.
Phase Two, you pretend and feel as you think you would feel if you already had an income of a thousand per month.
Phase Three, you would insist on maintaining that feeling regardless of any suggestion which would disagree with you.
Phase Four, you would listen for an idea from your subconscious mind which will help you to actually earn and receive the thousand per month.
One day, you ask a friend of yours, “How many ways are there in the world, which pay at least a thousand per month income?” He tells you of over one hundred ways that pay at least that much.
Your Subconscious Mind begins to function in a manner that it never has before. It begins to add things up for you. It tells you in the form of ideas, out of the “blue” and in the form of feelings and urges that you should begin to study in a certain field, perhaps attend a series of lectures, or read certain books, or attain the necessary training to qualify for this new method which will permit you to earn and receive at least a thousand dollars per month. Of course, you not only listen to the subconscious, you do what it tells you to do.
You then, one day, find yourself in a new position that you enjoy very much and you are happier than you have ever been in your life. You are earning and receiving a thousand per month and your dream is a reality. The Count to Four Technique has worked for you and made it possible for you to almost triple your standard of living. It will help you to be anything you want to be and have anything you want to have.
Another example: A friend of mine is a man who, prior to three years ago, had never been in the direct selling field. He had been operating a modest dry cleaning business.
When I met him three years ago, he was a presser in a department store earning and receiving exactly $100 per week. He had never been before a group to make a talk at the time I met him. He had a 10th grade education, but like so many of us had not learned how to use the best of grammar as far as so-called correct speech was concerned. This man attended one of my lectures about three years ago, and he decided to do everything I asked him to do as I promised that he could be anything he wanted to be and that he could have anything he wanted to have.
In just three short years, he is a top sales executive of one of the most outstanding sales organizations in the world. His duties take him on lecture tours all over the United States, Canada, Hawaii and Alaska and soon he will go to Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. He interviews the biggest people wherever he goes and his income is very substantial and is going up each year. He has everything he could desire. He lives in the finest suites at the finest hotels all over the world. He can do anything he desires because he has self confidence and an adequate amount of money.
Another example: About two years ago, I was lecturing along this line to a group of about 60 people near Los Angeles. Most of this small group were middle aged and older women in the selling field. I told them about the principles behind The Count to Four Technique. It was, as some of them told me later, just too good to be true. They wanted to believe it, but just found it impossible.
I felt this feeling among these very fine woman and I stopped right there on the spot and used The Count to Four Technique to help me to help them believe. I got the answer on the spot. I asked if there was at least one lady present, who is never, at any time, even secretly considered the idea of owning and casually driving a late model Cadillac automobile.
A charming lady raised her hand. In fact, several raised their hands, but I picked this one out as an example. I also asked her if she had an expensive dress. She said no, but that she would like one since I mentioned that she can have anything she wanted. Also, she said she was living in an apartment, which was very modest, that cost her about $30 per month. She was driving a used compact car, which at the time was worth about three-hundred and seventy-five dollars. I think that you all can get the picture.
Now, I told the group that in six months or less, this lady would own and be driving a late model Cadillac, be wearing a new expensive knit dress, and would be living in a new and expensive apartment comparable to her new way of life. They all looked goggle-eyed at me as though to say, “Can this really be true or is he a fool?”
Not six months later, but just 5 and one-half weeks later, this lady had her late model Cadillac, her knit dress and her new apartment. And all that she did was use what I have asked you to do in The Count to Four Technique.
She got well long into the plan, and after a week or so her subconscious mind began asking, “How can I earn and receive more money, because now I am a Cadillac girl and not a second-hand compact car girl. I’m a knit dress girl now, and I am a girl who lives in a new expensive apartment with period furniture. I want to find a way so I can be of greater service to humanity so that I can receive more compensation so I can comfortably live by my new standard.”
Well, this lady’s self-confidence and her sales increased so that she jumped from where she was at the time of the first lecture, to where she was just 5 and one-half weeks later. That has been a little less than two years ago, and now, I still know this very nice lady and at this time she is looking at a brand-new Cadillac. By the way, along with all the things which I mentioned, she also grew in poise, self-confidence, charm, patience, love of service, generosity, and many other very desirable mental attributes.
Her income today is at least three times what it was two years ago. Her self-confidence is 10 times what it was two years ago, and all because she decided to let me experiment in her case. She did not know exactly how it was going to happen, but she had confidence in me and did just exactly what I asked her to do. You say, “Yeah, he tells us these things, but he doesn’t give us their names and addresses.” If all you need, to believe this enough to try it, is to be able to contact this lady and ask her if I am telling you the truth, I’ll be happy to give you names and addresses.
- Remember that you have done what it says to do in Phase One. Also, Phase Two and Phase Three. Now, there is a “period of time” that it takes the seed to germinate and the harvest to arrive in the form of your dream fulfilled. This all takes place quite naturally from day to day in your life. But each day you will have ideas come into your mind and you will do what these ideas suggest as they have to do with the progress toward the attainment of your desires.
Note: The dollar amounts in this book excerpt are in unadjusted 1957 amounts. Do the following as an exercise:
- Phase One, you identify your desire of an income you named.
- Phase Two, you pretend and feel as you think you would feel if you already had that amount of income.
- Phase Three, you insist on maintaining that feeling regardless of any suggestion which would disagree with you.
- Phase Four, you listen for an idea from your subconscious mind which will help you to actually earn and receive that amount of income.
- Look over your actions in the recent days or weeks and see if you haven’t been given some inspiration or coincidences that were clues to actions you could take to achieve the goals you wrote down in your notebook.