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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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How to Live a Great Life with No Money

By Mike Cernovich, author of Gorilla Mindset

I know what it’s like to be the poorest kid in class, to wear the same clothes every day, and to wonder if the car will start. No matter how many digits appear in my bank account, my heart will always be with those who grew up poor or are struggling.

My lifestyle is relatively modest. I fly premium economy rather than business class, I don’t own a car, Rolex, HDTV, or home. My life’s possession fit in a large suitcase, backpack, and day bag.

While money is great and you should go make as much as possible, there are ways to live a nice life even if you’re currently struggling.

Poverty is a mindset. You’re only as poor as other monkeys make you feel.

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Why You Need F— You Money

By Greg Freeman / Return of Kings

Money can’t buy you love.

Money can’t buy you health.

Money can’t buy you happiness.

But it sure as shit CAN by you a lot of other very important things like freedom, options, control over your own life, and most importantly, power.

Today I want to introduce the concept of “fuck you” money. If you don’t already have a stash of fuck you money, it’s very important that you begin working on getting some as soon as possible.

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Prosperity Secrets of the Universe

By Brad Jensen, Author of Prosperity Step-by-Step

This is the response to an email message sent to me ‘by accident’:

I’d like to know if anyone on this forum has gotten rich yet, using his ideas? Let us know. I’m a sales and marketing manager and the only way I can prove my effectiveness is by RESULTS. The best advice in the world won’t work unless we put it to work and carry it through. It’s one thing to SAY it works, but it’s another to DO it and have results to prove it. Any millionares reading this?

It so happens that I am a millionaire, in that I own a company that I created that is worth at least seven million dollars, and I earn an income of over half a million a year.

And I started 22 years ago with a degree in Philosophy/Religion and a borrowed pencil.

I have been diligently exploring prosperity ideas, learning and teaching them for most of the last 20 years.

Here are the secrets of the universe:

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