How to Become a Miserable Loser

By James Maverick, Author of Sovereign Man

Misery is everywhere. Everywhere you look. That’s a fact. I see lots of it around here in Eastern Europe where I’m living now. Eastern Europe is a dreary, unhappy, miserable place.

I also saw it in New York when I was there last year. Lots of unhappy people. New York is an unhappy place, especially in the winter. The subway cars get overcrowded. Everyone is grumpy. Then the snow falls and there are all kinds of delays. Millions of grumpy people can’t make it to work on time. Then the snow melts and you have this ugly black slush everywhere. Nasty. There’s no other word to describe it. It’s really nasty.

But most of all, I see this misery right here on the Internet. Like right on my own blog. I write a random post, hit publish and moments later an angry swarm of criticism from people I don’t even know fills up the comments area.

People are bickering and complaining and arguing either with me or amongst themselves. Hate is everywhere. People are unhappy. Even the most trivial and inconsequential thing can set someone off these days. I can look at the blue sky, write that the sky is indeed blue and someone will criticize me and say that it’s really grey or black.

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How Happiness Attracts Money

By Christopher Westra, Excerpt from I Create Millions

Do you know there is a strong correlation between money and happiness?

Yes, you heard right. No, money does not bring happiness – the correlation goes the other way. Happiness brings money!

Yes, those who are truly happy now always attract more abundance into their life.

If you think that anything outside yourself will cause you to feel a certain way, then you are suffering under an illusion.

The universe wants you to understand that you are the creator of your emotional life. You can decide to be happy now, and happiness is what you really want.

You don’t need money to be happy. As long as you think you need money to be happy you will push it away because of your desperate craving.

When you are already happy, then you don’t need money. You simply desire increased abundance for yourself, your family, and the entire world. You can surely have it then, because you have learned the lesson.

Stop searching for the magical arrival of an ideal and perfect day. Enjoy the flux and flow of this very day.

The present moment is the only time you can be happy because now is the only time that exists. Be happy before you get money. Be happy right now!

Actively enjoy the blessings you receive, and cultivate a welcoming and happy attitude towards everyone. You only want money to buy things. You think these “things” will make you happy, and more secure.

Choose to feel the way you want to feel right now, and then you can have anything you want. You achieve manifesting power when you know the secret.

The secret is that you manifest first in the inner emotional world of faith, and then in the “outer” physical world you can touch. Go forth and choose this day to be happy.

Christopher Westra is the author of I Create Millions.

How Affirmations Helped Create My Worldwide Empire

By Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert

Several years ago, in the closing pages of my otherwise humorous book titled The Dilbert Future, I told a weird little tale of how I used a technique called affirmations in my attempts to achieve a number of unlikely goals.

Since then, I’ve received more questions on that topic than on anything else I’ve ever written. So I know this will pin the needle on the blog comments.

The idea behind affirmations is that you simply write down your goals 15 times a day and somehow, as if by magic, coincidences start to build until you achieve your objective against all odds.

An affirmation is a simple sentence such as “I Scott Adams will become a syndicated cartoonist.” (That’s one I actually used.)



Prior to my Dilbert success, I used affirmations on a string of hugely unlikely goals that all materialized in ways that seemed miraculous. Some of the successes you can explain away by assuming I’m hugely talented and incredibly sexy, and therefore it is no surprise that I accomplished my goals despite seemingly long odds. I won’t debate that interpretation because I like the way it sounds.

But some of my goals involved neither hard work nor skill of any kind. I succeeded with those too, against all odds. Those are harder to explain, at least for me, since the most common explanation is that they are a delusion. I found my experience with affirmations fascinating and puzzling, and so I wrote about it.

At this point, allow me to correct a mistake I made the first time that I described my experience with affirmations. If you only hear the objective facts, it sounds as if I believe in some sort of voodoo or magic. That’s not the case.

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