Why Do People Usually Choose The Hard Way

Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


The last couple of months I’ve been on a health journey to lose weight and improve my blood sugar and fitness levels. A number of different things have helped me in this regard and it is an on-going project. One symptom of late has been exhaustion, particularly in the evenings. As a result I have largely abandoned the blog but more importantly ceased reading my designs on a daily basis. This has resulted in a slow drift back into the waking sleep as Andy calls it. The morning times are when I am at my most energetic so the I have attempted to get back into the swing of things on weekend mornings. Below is my summary of Chapter 13 of UABFM. I trust it will be of some value to some. It had some key reminders for me regarding the need for consistency over time, creating new habits and living them.

I am learning to play the long game. My ego knows that if I keep a low profile for a while it allows me to think that I am succeeding, then it will be able to quietly sneak back into my life. It knows it can side step my gatekeeper and outwit me easily.

My ego needs me to feel confident right now so that it can re-take control. It tries to keep me disconnected from my true self, and will wait until I fall into the waking sleep again and take control when I am unaware and not present.

When I worry about time this gives my ego an advantage as it always plays the long game. Just being present occasionally is playing the short game. To defeat my ego, I must become predominantly present, learn to play the long game (don’t get upset about today no matter what) and love doing it, love knowing that I am master of the game. It is a very high stakes game.
My ego uses erosive language and knows how to defeat me even when I know exactly what to do. Beating my ego is the hardest thing I come up against. When I master it, I am master of my life and then I live my life on my own terms. I am on my guard against thinking I know everything, I only know it when I am conscious and present. As soon as I put a label of knowing on it, my ego has regained control. When I think I know something I go into the waking sleep. So, I aim to be permanently present. The good news is that the more I have a bug free mind, the easier the correct choices will be.

I have an amazing ability to set goals and create my designs. I do it every day with everyday things, getting up for work in the morning, getting breakfast, making lunch, driving to work, driving home, going to the shops, making appointments, cooking dinner. If my sub-conscious could not set and achieve goals, none of this would be possible.

Knowing this works means I can now use this power on purpose to create a better life, a business, wealth etc. some applied thinking, a little effort and some time costs now pays off big time for the rest of my life. I don’t get to do this by following the herd. I don’t get it by abdicating control of my thinking. I get it by following the step-by-step guide of how to change my life. If I don’t use this now while I have it and am fully present and conscious, then my ego will erode my resolve over time and I will end up back where I started. I am holding the key to creating the life I desire. I play with my designs, doing what I love, playing my own game.

When I need inspiration, I stop everything and simply ask for it. It always comes eventually. I just keep going, keep doing this until it works. This is my future, I have the tools, I have access to others who are studying the same system. I have certainty that this works. If I let my ego back in control I lose it and start from scratch again, so remaining present and keeping my vibration up, regardless of appearances, is key to success.

If I let my ego back in control, then I will be accepting that my chances of success are almost zero. I will wrongly believe that this system doesn’t work and my ego will eventually convince me that I’m not cut out for success. If that happens then my ego wins the war! The only way I can ensure that this doesn’t happen is to make changes that encourage new habits, live these new habits and routines, remain present and aware all the time. This happens with practise. I also make sure I follow the right herd! – BFM community, Abraham-Hicks community etc. I am grateful to live in an age where technology allows me to connect with like-minded people anywhere, anytime.

I learn to recognise destructive patterns by asking the question – is this helping me or hurting me? Observation without judgement. I check when I‘m watching TV, how much do I remember, or am I really being hypnotised? This is my ego at work. TV is the first thing I should change. All my desires come to light through my observation and presence. TV relaxes my mind and lets down my guard. It’s a decades old habit that is hard to break if I can’t observe and see that it’s not helping me but hurting me. My ego will use any means it can to pull me back into the waking sleep. TV, food and alcohol are its most effective weapons in keeping me from success. It convinces me that I like and enjoy them. With enough observation, the law of least effort kicks in and makes it simple to make changes and create new habits and patterns.

Whatever I focus on expands. I now have more time to play with my designs and do the things I really want to do. Eventually I create what I desire. Now I can conceive myself having achieved my design, my end goal, and understand how playing with my design achieved this.

Being able to conceive it makes me feel very grateful. When this feeling of gratitude wells up inside me, this is creation actually taking place in the present moment. It is the most important thing for me to remember and be able to recall at will. When I can do that then nothing is impossible. This is what we are all meant to do, how we are all meant to live our lives. When we feel anything else, we are offering resistance and are disconnected from source. We are pushing away our designs.

Play more, live longer. It is fun spending time playing with my designs, while at the same time creating my future. I don’t allow the wrong herd to drag me back into the bucket. I avoid arguments. By opting out of arguments I remove another of my egos control systems over my life.

I now add intention to my desires. By adding intention my desires / designs are now turbo-charged. I do this all the time with smaller simpler things. If I want to go out for a meal with friends it starts out as a simple desire. As I think about it more I add intention, then it happens. I call around, arrange dates / times, book a restaurant etc. intention provided the power. I obtained the raw power of my intention to fulfil my desire. I look carefully at the change in state of mind between desire and intention – that’s the sweet spot, the flip switch that contains the magical power that makes things happen. To do this I slow down, clear my mind, stay between thoughts. I know I am in control of my mind when I can do this in an instant. I let go of my desires and intentions knowing that they will come about when I am ready for them. I completely give up my attachment to them, knowing that if I keep trying to make them happen they will elude me. I give up attachment to the outcome but keep the intention to have it happen. I allow my subconscious and the universe handle the details. I get out of the way. I think about combining my talents with service to others and thereby living my purpose. This is living to my true potential. For this to happen I need to be absolutely crystal clear on my desires. So, I regularly read them, think about them, to make sure they still resonate and give me that “hell yeah” feeling. I tweak and adjust as necessary to remain clear about my goals. Living my true purpose and full potential is a goal that is never complete. It is a journey that evolves as life goes on. I desire to help as many people as I can to connect to their higher selves and free themselves to live their lives to their true purpose and potential. Creating my designs helps me find and clarify my purpose. To have the life I desire I create clarity so that I have it before I have it. Vagueness will cause it to melt away. I must be clear, certain and specific.

Advertisers spend billions getting people to buy. I can do the same thing for myself to become free. I have a great vision….and money flows in to help me fulfil it. Creating my designs costs me time now but pays dividends forever. Once the core concepts of the system of thinking gets past my gatekeeper everything else changes because of it. This is when I realise I can do this, it is possible and real! Change really does take place. Learning to program my mind on purpose gives me the keys to life.

I never use deadlines on designs. Deadlines only begin to come about way after the design has matured and begun to manifest…when it is time for a project plan. At the design stage, creation is an adventure and all about fun. I don’t really know how it’s going to end up.

• I am playing the long game
• I remain present and aware always
• I don’t get upset about today, no matter what
• I remain awake to the erosive language my ego uses against me
• I am on my guard against thinking I know everything
• I set and achieve goals all the time
• I now use this power on purpose
• I use it to create a better life
• When I need inspiration, I stop and ask for it
• I have all the tools I need to remain in control
• I remain in charge of my ego but aware of its subtlety and need to keep me safe
• I follow the right herd
• I practise observation without judgement especially when I suspect I am slipping into the waking sleep, watching TV, drinking etc.
• I use the law of least effort to make changes and create new habits
• Whatever I focus on expands
• I conceive my designs and feel grateful for their achievement
• Gratitude is creation taking place
• Nothing is impossible
• I opt out of arguments
• I add intention to my desires which brings about certainty
• I recall the state of mind between desire and intention and remember this is the state of power
• I give up attachment to my desires but keep the intention of making them happen
• The universe handles the details of how
• I combine my talents with service to others and thereby live my purpose
• For it to work I am absolutely crystal clear, specific and certain about my desires
• I have a great vision….and money flows in to help me fulfil it
• Change happens when these concepts get past my ego and I come to a realisation of their absolute truth
• I only apply deadlines to designs after they begin to manifest and become projects

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Creating Your Designs

Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


Doing this blog has been one of the most satisfying and fulfilling things I have ever done. The process has basically tracked my progress, and the lack of it, the ups and downs, the abandonment, the coming back, the giving up, the coming back and everything in between. It’s been a bit of a battle at times. However, when I look down through all the postings, I can see progress, slow progress. I have a very strong ego which insists on keeping me safe from the demon Andy Shaw and his Bug Free Mind process 🙂 Through it all though, this particular post represents something of a culmination of all that has gone before. It is my interpretation of the design process, extracted from chapter 12 of UABFM, written in the first person as all the rest are – somehow I seem to “believe” something easier if it feels like I’m telling myself the story. Here is my summary of probably the main chapter and core of the Bug Free Mind process.

I embark now on a process to completely remove the last remaining invisible barriers in my mind which may be present when it comes to creating my design. It is the single most powerful thing I can do right now. It gives me answers and provides me with the way I have been looking and asking for. It is the solution to me becoming successful. I am enjoying this process and I fully deserve to. I have access here and now to this process which enable me to create my perfect life.

If I listen to my ego I will view this as work because it knows I am accessing the system to creating my life on purpose…. And in doing so I take away its ability to keep me trapped in the past. I just observe my feelings and continue the process of changing the association of this from pain to pleasure. It is my choice what to feel and think about creating my design so I choose to feel good about what my life will look like.

This is a process of discovery and I give it as long as it takes. If I was going on a 6-month trip top America, I would spend evenings and weekends planning and preparing for that trip and I would not feel like I was wasting time. I am now planning the rest of my life, so I will take as long as it takes as it’s all fun anyway.

My intention is to be aware of how my ego will attempt to defeat me and prevent me from completing this, so that I am prepared to beat it. My life is worth devoting much more time than planning a trip.

“Our life is what our thoughts make it”
Marcus Aurelius

I spend time in the mornings, evenings and weekends looking at my designs, tweaking them, turning them, moving them forward where possible. This is the work of creating without doing. It doesn’t matter how long this process takes. My ego knows I fear the loss of time so I deliberately slow down. I imagine knowing exactly what I want and therefore have solved the biggest problem in life. Every step I take is now in the right direction. Once my mind is bug free, nothing I do will have any greater effect on my life than this. I now answer the following questions and I fully intend for this to work.

Part 1: Brainstorm

I list my designs. I just get them out of my head on to paper. It doesn’t matter if they are right or wrong, I can cross them out, re-write them any way I like, any amount of times. I push myself and get as many as possible, I have fun doing this and re-discover myself in the process.

• What would I love to do if I didn’t have to consider money?
• What do I think I really desire?

I use the following questions to provide more desires on my list.

• What makes me very happy?
• What makes me really laugh?
• What qualities would I like to have?
• What makes me feel good and emotional?
• What strengths would I like to have?
• What would I like to do for my family?
• What would I like my family to do for me?
• What would I like to do for others?
• What would I like others to do for me?
• What have I not done in a while that I would like to do again?

All the while I am doing this I remember I desire to be happy now. I also desire some excitement and new experiences. I dig deep.

Part 2: Reasons why:

For each of my design I ask myself the question why do I desire this? I write it down. Whatever the reason or reasons I have written, I try to find the nutshell. The nugget, the ultimate reason behind every desire. I already know the absolute reason which is my happiness. So, I am looking for something else just before I get to that. It may possibly be a hidden emotional benefit. It should be a single sentence or a reference to a picture in my mind which takes me to that emotional state. I am looking for the prime high emotional benefit. The more emotion the better. I do not rush this. By not rushing it, I am demonstrating to my ego that I am in control and this erodes its ability to distract me in the future.

Part 3: Rating

I now rate each of my desires on a scale of 1 – 100%. I ask myself “just how badly do I desire this?” I feel for the answer and score it accordingly. I remain present when doing this and become aware of how I feel about each of these desires. I take my time with this and do not rush it. I focus and think carefully about it. I identify the emotional power of each desire and when I am in touch with how I feel it will be when I achieve it. I then score it between 1% – 100%.

The ones I score 100% are my absolute desires and there is no hesitation in scoring them. When I think of how I will feel when they happen, I feel amazingly happy, content and completely serene. This then is the answer to “what do I want?”. I must be 100% honest with myself during this process.

Part 4: Benefit

I now go back over each of my desires and write out what the benefits of each one will be. I write a list of benefits I will receive by achieving it. I need to recognize the exact benefit to me because only then will I buy into it. It can be 1 benefit or 10, doesn’t matter.

Part 5: Themes

I now group the desires into themes e.g. work, travels, cars, homes, relationships etc.

Part 6: Conceive

I look at where I am now and where I am going. I identify the gap in between. I now provide some stepping stones as to possible ways to get there. For some desires, it will be obvious and easy, for others it will be hard and I may have no idea at all. These will very likely be very big dreams where I have no idea how I will get there. It is not important at this stage to know how to get there, but I must give my sub-conscious something to work with. I must be able to conceive it happening. Once I provide steps that are possible, my mind can now see this as a conceivable plan. It doesn’t matter how many steps there are, it just needs to be steps I could take. This is me educating my mind so that my subconscious can conceive it. This is the essence of creating my desires, this is how it actually happens. My subconscious mind doesn’t understand what I want, so when I give it ways to conceive it, then it will provide me with a remarkable number of co-incidences which end up getting me where I want to go – or somewhere even better!

Once it becomes conceivable it then moves to a stage where I know it will happen. “Each day something is dropped…”. When I know it will happen I become detached from the outcome because it is certain. I am now passing through the phase of “…less and less do I have to force things…” and finally into “…where nothing is done and nothing remains undone”. This is where I create without effort.

So, by demonstrating steps of how it can happen, while enjoying the process, I am providing my conscious and subconscious minds with the material to create my desire. I continue to re-write, tweak and re-tune also. All of this is the magic my ego is trying to stop me from learning.

Part 7: Power write

I now re-write each of my designs out as described previously i.e. in the present tense, must start with “I” and must not be a money goal. I continue to cross-out, start again, re-write until I get this just right. I take a child-like approach. If it feels like a desire requires will-power, then it is doomed to failure. Only when it is something I absolutely desire will this work. That is why honesty with myself is so important. I will not settle for anything less than what I really, absolutely, desire without doubt or hesitation. I am very aware at this point that my ego will be working very hard, telling me this can’t be done, I don’t have it in me, this is very difficult. I just observe it and watch my feelings, remain present and continue. This works. I keep thinking of how I will feel when I receive my desire, when it happens. How fantastic that is going to be. It is the most satisfying feeling ever. I always remember that I have been doing this all along by default anyway. I have created my life as it is, good and bad, up till this point. Now I am just doing it on purpose for things I really want in my life. I already have the skills, all I am doing now is activating them deliberately in the direction of my choosing.

Part 8: Gratitude

I now write down how grateful I am that my desire has already happened. I state exactly what I am grateful for, who I want to thank. I enjoy the wonderful feeling, it is very emotional. I feel the feeling. I engage with it now. This is a magical element. When I wish to have something I first have it in my mind and then by feeling grateful for it, it gives a crystal-clear way-point to my subconscious mind.

Part 9: Tying it all together

I now write out my finished work deciding on which is the most important. I write my design (Part 1), what the reasons are (Part 2), the score I give it (Part 3), the benefits to me (Part 4), themes (Part 5), the steps I may take (Part 6), how grateful I feel (Part 8). I write this all out really like a child doing a picture for its parents. I write my designs on special paper and place them in a special box which I then look at every day. I also write them into a small notebook that I carry with me at all times.

• It feels wonderful to actually design what I am going to do with my life rather than have it happen by accident.
• I enjoy altering my design as it improves in my mind.
• I enjoy spending time doing this process.

There is no downside to doing this. I am creating my design in my own image to suit me.

Part 10: My design board

I am reading and writing words, but I think in pictures. It is essential for me to associate my designs with images of what I see the end results for me being. I collect photos and cuttings of images that represent my designs to me and generate an internal feeling of gratitude. The more I see this board and those images the less chance of another reality taking its place. I get to a place in my mind where this is all that’s possible, this must happen. I am not attached to the outcome and therefore I create it. But I do not “need” it – it just is.

I take each image and I add emotion to it and feel what it feels like to have it now. I implant the possible ways of how I achieved it. I feel how I knew all along how I was going to get it. It was always going to happen at the right time and in the right way. This is all I need to do, dream about it, see it done, experience what it feels like. I feel how relaxed I am, knowing that my success is certain. As my mind continues to figure out how it is possible then my “belief” is transmuted into knowing… this is when it becomes irreversible, it is now going to happen. I remind myself of the steps I outlined earlier as to how this could happen. I have now overcome the “belief” issue and I know from here on in, it happens as per my design. After I have done this and emotionally connected with my picture of my desire, I go back and write up how I felt now that it has happened. I go through what I desired, what happened, whether it came about exactly as I wrote, a bit better, slightly less than expected or whatever. I create that reality fully in my mind so that it can only be that way. Small details matter, the smell of the car leather, changing gear, the sound of the engine, the breeze off the sea coming in over the decks, the taste of the wine, the laughter of friends and family. This is like when the architect designs a bridge, it then passes to a draughtsman to fill in the details.

I now create a list of all my designs that I set and achieved. This goes back to when I created by default also. In reviewing this I can now see that whatever happens, does so for a reason, and happens for the very best and I now know I am indestructible. I am able to observe how I created things and bad things in my life. I now know how to replicate the good things and minimize the bad things. I look at this list and feel grateful for all the good in my life. While in this state I now look at my designs and I am grateful for them too. This releases the full power of my subconscious mind to create my design.

Everything that I got, I only got after seeing myself getting it – i.e. creating it in advance. It all came from thought processes, this is where it all started. I continue to visualize the whole process, this is programming my mind and it gets easier with practice and delivers bigger and bigger results.

I now have my designs completed. Every time I look at them I ask myself:

• Am I at ease with this design?
• What’s going on inside me right now?
• Am I open to an even greater manifestation?
• Am I grateful for the gifts I have now?
• Am I grateful for the ones which are coming?

I imagine my desire and I enjoy the feeling. I know it’s coming so I don’t “need” it anymore. I am relaxed and confident, a little excited, exactly how I would feel when I achieved my design. This is the most valuable use of my time. It takes some time to do but in the end, it is the shortcut to my dreams. It also ensures my ego does not erode my focus and attention. It is my choice to do this and my egos choice not to.

I now make an irrevocable decision to give my life designs a minimum of 20 hours to complete and then 2 – 3 hours per week until I become successful. I now have everything I need to make my designs happen. I know I now have the equipment, the material, this process, in my hands to make this happen, to control my destiny. I am worth the effort.

“At the center of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want”
Lao Tzu

I now set about pursuing the designs with the highest score. If any of them scored less than 90% I leave them aside for now and focus on the top priorities. This is the single most important thing I can do right now to improve my life. My very best thinking has got me this far, and if this far is not what I designed, then it would be insanity to not change now where there is such a clear path. If that happens I will have allowed my ego to erode my control once more.

I observe my feelings. I get this. I am going to create my designs and continue to adjust them as my desires change and evolve. This is my life, I now enjoy it as I designed.

• The single most important thing for me to do after this process is to resolve to do the designs. This create the biggest value in my life.
• I now associate goal-setting with pleasure. I do the designs on Saturday and Sunday mornings. These are my most productive and creative times. I spend half an hour each evening looking them over.
• If I am not living to my designs then I am living to someone else’s and helping them live their dream. This makes me realize my life is not a dress rehearsal, I only get one shot at it and I’m going to make it count. From now on, I must have more.
• I am worth the effort.
• Having this step by step process creates power.
• It identifies and prioritizes exactly what I desire.
• I brainstorm and list my desires. I write down my reasons.
• I rate each of them out of 100%.
• I list the benefits of each of them.
• I group them into themes: work, travel, cars, homes, relationships, business etc.
• I conceive how they might be possible by creating stepping stones in my mind for each of them.
• I power-write them, they must start with “I” and must not be a money goal.
• I write how grateful I am for each of them having already happened
• I then write each of them together with their reasons, ratings, benefits, themes, steps and level of gratitude.
• I do this on special paper, place them in a special box, summarize them in a notebook to carry with me always.
• I create a design board and fill it with pictures and cuttings that represent my desires.
• I create a list of all designs that have already happened in my mind.
• I read through my designs every day and observe my feelings.
• I make an irrevocable decision to spend at least 20 hours creating my designs and 3 hours per week reading them until they are achieved.
• I now start practical work on my designs beginning with the ones with the highest score and begin taking the steps.

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It’s All About How You Look At Things

Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


Recently I’ve come across articles from a number of different sources all saying basically the same thing – you have to know what you truly desire, but when you think of what that involves in terms of what you need to do, 99% of us put on the brakes. We think it will be too hard or take too long or I’ll miss my favourite soap…… you get the picture. When I was reviewing this weeks golden book post it was blatantly obvious to me that Andy Shaw has thought this through more than most. You have to make up your mind to go after it on the understanding that you don’t always want to do what is involved. His description of ‘perseverence’ really solved a big bug in my perception of ‘having to do stuff’ I don’t want to do but I want the result. Here is my golden book summary below.

The evolved mindset says, “What can I come up with that people will buy?” instead of thinking “How can I make money?” Napoleon Hill said, “Anyone can get rich if they find enough people to help”.

I desire to create great riches and so, I need to find ways of giving people at least $100 value in exchange for $1. It’s all about creating value for others. So instead of going to get, I start to think, “How can I help all those I come into contact with?” i.e. I am going to give. I ask, “How can I help?” instead of “What’s in it for me?” I leave my ego behind, I am in touch with who I really am and who I would really like to be. How can I help and serve more people? I cannot out give the universe; the Law of reciprocation means I will get back much more.

The first step is control; to still my mind and be at peace with myself. The whole process is about getting to that state. Once there I must find my unique talents and use them to serve others. I will then have found my purpose. I will always be rewarded with what is fair and reasonable in return. I know that to be paid $1 for $100 of value is very fair.

If money was no concern at all…. and I had all the time in the world…. then what would I be doing now?

• Having fun with writing, music and film
• Taking long walks
• Travelling the world
• Contributing to the world

Success is finding a way through and leaving a trail so that others may follow.

“Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone”
Jim Fiebig

Disappointment holds no value for me and therefore is worthless. It does not take me towards my design, it takes me away from it. The moment I allow my mind to dwell with dissatisfaction upon things as they are, I go in the wrong direction.

My desire for my life to be to my design is strong enough to overcome my mental laziness. I am far more relaxed about things as I know the certainty of knowing they will happen. all living things strive for continuous growth. The normal desire for increased riches is not an evil or shameful thing, it is simply a desire for a more abundant life. I obviously desire continuous increase for myself as to not would be to shrink or reduce.

All my desires lead me to the one thing which is happiness. There can be some excitement also but it’s just another layer.

In preparation for creating my life designs I set achievable but slightly out of reach goals. These train my mind on how to achieve the big ones. This doesn’t take very long but it must be done or I will not get the results I want. I had to learn to stand before I could walk.

Living without setting goals is like a lottery or picking results from a hat. Once I looked at the possibilities, one of them comes true. My act of observance has changed things and forever the reality is now set. However, when I choose to create my design first, before randomness happens, I have the opportunity to change the outcome, to create own luck.

By focusing on creating one specific outcome from all the limitless possibilities available then I effectively load the dice in my favour. It is my very expectation, which I created when I knew it would happen, that does this.

Every event that happens is just one of countless possibilities which only happened because I looked at it. So, my life has led me to this point where I manifested this material, which is exactly what my higher-self wanted me to find. I now spend a lot of my time thinking about the life I am designing, my ideal life. It is that simple. It is day-dreaming my ideal life into existence. This is the real meaning of goal-setting. So, I now associate goal-setting with pleasure and fun.

There is no shortage of creative ideas or opportunities. I can now create them on demand. Right time, right place, right way, I cannot miss them as nothing is being withheld. So, I ask myself:

Is this opportunity right for me?
Is it right for me now?
What do I have to give up to make this happen?
When it works/fails will I be happy I stopped what I was doing to do this instead?

These questions provide me with answers as to whether or not I should take up an opportunity. Just because I can is not a reason to. I don’t spend my life waiting for the big idea. I work on lots of small ones. Most successful people find their big idea after countless small ones, both successes and failures. I now stop waiting and start living.

I hold to the truth that there is no poverty only abundance, I create this with my mind. I have acquired the power to see only abundance despite being surrounded by the appearance of poverty.
I desire happiness so I am happy now. I desire happiness so I express gratitude for it now. I know I create what I desire. I see it as having already happened.

The power to create on purpose can only be turned on in the present moment. I create with my thoughts, not with my actions. I therefore create my future with ease. When I desire something, I show others how to have it. This promotes the flow of energy and I will be rewarded. I cannot out give the universe.

I always look to create $100 of value for every $1 spent. The universe really likes this abundant giving and is very generous in return.

I created this small goal:
“On or before the 31st May 2016, a lime green teacup has appeared in my life”. I manifested the goal in 5 days. I did this by raising my awareness of what was there already. This forever changes my perception of my reality. I know now for a fact that I can bring about change on purpose. I now grow my manifestation muscles in preparation for life changing goals. This is real. I am creating my own success blueprint. I am using the Law of Least Effort to create on demand. I continue to practice manifesting smaller goals to cement the process and the knowing into my mind. When I conceive it, it happens. To conceive it is to create it. My goal is to know I can.

I now set about accurately identifying exactly what I truly desire. I do this so that it is recognized by my sub-conscious and it goes to work on bringing it about. For this to work the right way, I must for each goal be able to say the following:

I now know I can.
I can conceive I can.
I truly desire it.

If I follow what I absolutely desire then it is 100% guaranteed I will get it, it is just a matter of time. So, I am in the right place at the right time, and my full acceptance of that will provide me with strength to carry on and do what is needed to bring about what I truly desire. This is perseverance i.e. the acceptable but sometimes uncomfortable steps required similar to taking a trip such as packing, queuing, delays, cramped seats etc. but thinking about the destinations, i.e. the wonderful things I desire to create in my life, is now fun and enjoyable. Any elements that I don’t particularly like in and of themselves don’t matter as I am focused on the destination. I am grateful for any minor difficulties I encounter as this demonstrates the steps I am currently going through – airport security etc. – and is a signpost showing me what I need to do to speed my designs along the way.

In order for me to create my design I have to learn new stuff and leave my comfort zone without effort. I need to remember that if my comfort zone was truly comfortable then I would want for nothing. So, the comfort is an illusion. The reason for my desire in the first place is that I am actually uncomfortable.

What I am doing here is finding out what I truly desire and using my natural benefit-driven self to create that desire. I see the emotional benefit, and once emotion becomes involved, I create power. By working only on what I desire I get emotional and this then turns on my ability to create. This is the Law of Creation in action. My emotions are the on/off switch. So, I begin by identifying them. When I truly desire something, it will create passion within me, and once passion is created, no power in the ‘verse can stop me, no obstacle can stand in my way.

I imagine how good it feels to know how to do this, I know now I have regained my natural ability to do it. I can now do it on demand, knowing I get a result. The most valuable way I can spend my time is to go inside my mind and know that this works. It doesn’t work until I know it does. If I don’t know it yet, then more obstacles remain and I stay with this process until I have removed them all. Once I can turn this on, I am laughing for the rest of my life.

Once I get this, no barrier, no obstacle can stop me when I am pursuing my absolute desires. Once I am bug free, I am unstoppable.

• I go to give. I give $100 value for $1 in return.
• I cannot out-give the universe. The law of Reciprocation means I always get back more than I give.
• I arrive at a state of stillness of mind, and peace with myself.
• I have fun with writing, music and film, taking long walks, travelling and contributing to the world.
• I leave a trail for others to follow.
• My desire is strong enough to overcome my mental laziness.
• In relaxed certainty, I now live an abundant life.
• I practice this with smaller goals.
• Every event is just one of countless possibilities and my observation on just one, brings it into my reality.
• This is goal setting which is pleasurable and fun.
• There is no shortage of opportunities, I will not miss out. The right one will come at the right time, in the right place and in the right way.
• There is no poverty only abundance.
• When I think of my desires, I see them as having already happened. I create them with my thoughts in the present moment.
• Whatever I want, I help others to get.
• I am creating my own success blue print. I do this using the Law of Least Effort.
• To conceive it is to create it.
• I know I can conceive it so I know I can have it.
• I am grateful for the steps through perseverance, as I know this means I am on the right track.
• My comfort zone is not comfortable. My emotions are the on/off switch, so I create passion and become unstoppable.
• No power in the ‘verse can stop me.

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The Biggest Problem is “I Don’t Know What I Want”

Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen, pulsating desire which transcends everything”
Napoleon Hill

I feel like I’m back on track with the books now. I’ve been listening to the audios most days on the commute to work, then making a point of spending some time – at least half an hour in the evenings reading or re-reading chapters and writing up my summaries and keeping up with the golden book process. Speaking of which, below is my golden book version of chapter 10 of Using A Bug Free Mind.

If I don’t have the life I desire its simply because I don’t know what I want. If I cannot describe it without hesitation, then I don’t know what I want. For this to be worthwhile knowledge I have to admit that I have a problem until I do know exactly what I want and can spell it out completely without hesitation.

My ego works hard to drag me away from the subject as quickly as possible because it knows that if I discover the answer to what I want, that I make a quantum leap forward in getting back my natural success mindset. If I don’t complete this process, or fail to achieve my desires, then this is the single biggest reason why! So, I now resolve that I will discover exactly what I want in life. Once I know it I don’t need to think about it. Judgement is weakness, observation is power. What is, just is and must be accepted.

The one thing I desire above all else is freedom. Freedom to choose my own life, work, travel destinations, level of health and fitness, relationships, car, house, size of bank account, successful business, freedom to help others find a way to escape the job and poverty trap.

I observe my feelings as I think of these things. If I don’t feel totally at peace know these things will happen for me, then I am demonstrating that I don’t know what I want and need to continue the journey of discovery to discover exactly what I want. This is not optional, this is a must-do. Otherwise I am building on sand.

To create my design, I must know its real and then bring it into my reality. “I walk” is something I know is real.

Creating my life by design is not a time management exercise. I cannot force things. The law of least effort is to allow change, but also to do all I can to allow it to happen as quickly as possible. If I desire it strongly enough I will be inspired. Money is not a goal, I don’t “want money” I want what I can do with money. Once inspiration kicks in I will have limitless fuel to carry me through to completion of my designs.


“Once you make a decision the universe conspires to make it happen” (Emerson)
“Ain’t no power in the ‘verse can stop me” (Firefly)

Definition of a decision:

• A judgement, conclusion or resolution reached or given; verdict.
• The act of making up one’s mind.
• Firmness of purpose or character; determination.

The word decision does not mean an intention or a wish, it does not have a grey area. It is solid; it is certain, firm, obvious, resolute and fixed. A decision has been made, now all that’s left to do is to make it happen. When there is no doubt and I know instead, this creates great power. A child knows it will walk and so it does. Nothing happens until I make a decision. Once I have decided, the understanding of my world has changed. I have changed my world and created a new one. I do this to create the life I desire but I must first discover and have certainty about my desire. Knowing my primary desire is essential to me, without it I cannot make the correct decisions. I will finish this process and know what I want, what my primary desire is. If I don’t know it I cannot create it. I will clearly define what I want as part of the process. Until I do my ability to create it will remain dormant.

When I harness the power which the Law of Detachment gives me then I am free to create my design with ease and least effort. If I need to have things work out for me in a certain way this causes me discomfort and pain. It is impossible to create when I am in pain. So, I practise detached involvement. Whenever I encounter a problem or recognise pain, I simply stay grounded in the wisdom of uncertainty and observe what is going on inside my head. While allowing the uncertainty to be, I relax and wait for the solution to emerge. I relax and know an answer will come. This is being detached and brings relief as I don’t need an answer now. What’s happening here is my mind is subconsciously calculating billions of options. It does this in fractions of a second because there is no attachment blocking it. Detachment frees my mind to figure it out. My mind then works away at it and gives me the solution when its ready. The answers usually come when I’ve stopped thinking about it and moved on to something else. My mind has access to all knowledge and will come up with solutions that I could never have possibly know. So, I will continue to develop the skill of detachment.

I am now using the very best method available to recover my natural success mindset. So, when I have clearly stated my design I will let it go. I will know it will work. I will never ask why it hasn’t happened yet.

I know I created my stress. Though now I have put in place the process of never unconsciously creating it again. I know that between now and when I stop creating stress, that I will only create what is necessary to ensure this process of change is cemented in place. I do not know if this will take a day, a year, or five years, but I know it’s done and this will work out for me in the best way possible. I am applying no pressure, I am detached from having it happen, but I am crystal clear on my decision. This is the method I use to eliminate any remaining bugs in my mind.

When I “ask” the universe for something I am putting in a request which claims what I desire in a confident way with crystal clear expectation. If I expect something, I have let go of the outcome, I am detached and have certainty and gratitude. I’ve done all I can, if I discover more I will do that too, but for now I am letting go of this and trusting that this will happen at the right time and in the right way. This gives me freedom which is my highest goal anyway. My ego will try and demonstrate ways of how it can’t be done, I just observe it. As long as I remain present it is revealing more ways I can kill it. My reticular activating system kills my ego by me recognising that it has no value for me. I choose to work on providing the universe with multiple ways that it can be done. This provides my mind with solutions – whatever my mind can conceive and know, it can create. If it cannot conceive of me having freedom to travel the world, then it cannot create it. So, I give it plenty of material to work with.

My ego only knows the past, so it thinks that is all I can have. It thinks the way to solve my problems is to focus on them. I know different and therefore need to remain present when this happens and observe it until it dissolves. I always focus on what I desire and not on what I don’t want.

Once I have stated my intentions and handed them over to my subconscious mind then almost all of the creative process is complete before I see any physical evidence of it. I don’t keep digging up the seed to see why it’s not growing yet. The same applies to my mind – I don’t keep asking “where’s my stuff?”. My mind is working on creating them into my reality by creating new neural pathways and working out exactly what it needs to do to produce the result I have asked for. Just because I can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not here happening. Letting go and expecting means knowing, so I remain focussed on knowing. I cannot force change, I must be change. I take life easy, I am at ease with the moment. I always reach for the best possible thought in the moment, this works to achieve my designs. Feeling good creates everything I desire. I shift my time investment from stress, worry and pain to ease and feeling as good as possible. This is the ultimate secret to creating my life’s designs. I don’t force anything, I wait until my emotions force me to act and when that happens, ain’t no power in the ‘verse can stop me!

My designs already exist as possibilities. My minds work is to bring them into reality. I accept what is happening now and focus on just being happy. When I am relaxed and happy I am in a state of allowing my designs to come into reality. When this happens, I sense my design is close. I know it is close and I expect it to happen, yet I am detached from it. I don’t need it to happen, though I still expect it to. When I am in this state I am in the perfect position.

In every moment, I am either allowing or resisting. I find the thoughts that hold me back and I observe them. This dissolves them without effort. Happiness is a choice and I choose it. Isn’t it great to be happy and have whatever I desire? I don’t know how my desires will come to me but I know they will. The answers always come from within. Every day I ask, “is there anything I must do now to help me bring this desire into reality?”. I look out for my feelings as they are the language of my subconscious and my intuition. I learn and trust my instincts and my intuition, by starting with small things. Small steps can become major turning points. I am grateful for the small things, they are the training ground for bigger and better things. Of every design, I say “I accept this or something better as I am open to an even greater manifestation. I am grateful for all the gifts I have now and for all the ones I will receive. I expect to create my desire and I know that it will find its way to me in the right way and at the right time.”

I am now in the process of loving what I do and know I can create, but have no attachment to it. I will create a large amount of money as it is a by-product of me being awake, and I am completely free to create it.

• I must know exactly what I want in order to have the life I desire
• My ego does everything it can to prevent me from finding out the answer to what I want
• The one thing I desire above all else is freedom
• My feelings are my guide – if I am totally at peace with my designs then I know what I want. If I’m not then I don’t
• I practise the Law of Least Effort to allow change to happen as quickly as possible
• If my desire is strong enough I will be inspired
• A decision is a complete absence of doubt.
• Once I have made a decision I have changed my world
• Knowing my primary desire is essential
• I clearly define what I want
• I do it with ease and least effort
• I practise detached involvement
• I continue to develop the skill of detachment
• After I state my design I let it go, I know it will work
• I am detached but crystal clear on my decision
• I work on providing the universe multiple ways it can be done
• I remain focussed on knowing, I do not force change
• I wait until my emotions force me to act
• I accept this or something better
• I create a shed-load of money as a by-product of doing what I love

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Intention and Certainty

Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


“Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life”
Ayn Rand

I let go of the attainment of any goal I have, and I just focus on the steps in the direction of it. After writing it, I never consider the timescale because it’s already a done deal. I provide my mind with hundreds of different ways to attain the goal. There are no ifs buts or when’s and I am totally relaxed about when they show up. I know it will happen and I am open to something greater.

This works because I know exactly what I want. I am prepared to do exactly what it takes to get it, and while eagerly anticipating getting it, I do everything I can to bring it into my reality. I know I will get it, I have total confidence I will and I just keep going and never give up. I don’t care what anyone else thinks, of course its going to work! My goal is out there looking for me also. I know we will find each other. I clearly see the goal, I know what I want, I know I will get it and I take the appropriate steps to get it. I have no attachment to the outcome as it is a done deal, it is certain. I decide this is going to happen and I am going to win. There is no other option, I have to, therefore I will. There is not a doubt in my body, it is just a matter of going through the motions. I had won already in my mind, I had already attained the goal. I understand how this works in a universe where all possibilities are possible.

1. I made a decision – I knew exactly what I desired.
2. I knew it would happen.
3. I was not attached to the outcome as it was certain.
4. I provided multiple ways for it come into my reality.
5. I did all I could to make it happen.
6. I did not give up and stuck with it until I achieved it.

“Ain’t no power in the ‘verse can stop me” (Firefly)

All options are possible in this universe, so it is obvious that we know we can achieve our goals. Knowing is like a passport. If I have it I can get on a flight, if I don’t I can’t.

It is the feelings that I attach to words that really educates and informs my subconscious mind and I need to remain aware of this.

Confidence is like a boarding pass, if I have it I can get on the plane, if I don’t I can’t. confidence is a must-have. I either get it, or I stay in mediocrity. Confidence is not an option. Wheels on my car are not an option, they are a must-have!

Confidence is something I always had but may have forgotten if it’s been smothered with doubts over the years. This is the work of my ego. It says it’s a result of my mistakes, so I observe without judgement – mistakes were simply lessons in how to do it better the next time. My ego labels these as failures and this rattles my confidence if I accept that. I now know that this does not help me and I make a decision – to be confident. It’s there already, so I can experience it again simply by choosing to. I now have total self-confidence and there is nothing more I need. Confidence is a choice. I choose to access my total self-confidence again. I just observe my though without judgement and choose to be confident. I just need to remember it.

girl-571808_1280Perseverance is like accepting the uncomfortable aspects of travelling. I know they are going to be there and I know I can cope with them. This is a state of mind which is required before starting the journey. It is instantly created when I know what I desire. It is an automatic acquisition that I obtain while going through this process. If I am struggling then I am admitting I don’t know what I desire. If I am clear on my desires then perseverance is a given. If I look at times in my past where I struggled it was because my reason was not strong enough, I was not inspired to succeed at those times. Perseverance is only required when I don’t know what I want.

Because my natural ability deserts me from time to time, I need a process to continually re-tune. Otherwise my ego will get me off this info as fast as it can, as it knows that if I don’t continually re-tune my mind, I will go back to my old ways of thinking.

So, I am grateful for the following:

1. I know I succeed. I know everything always works out for me at the right time and in the right way. This makes me indestructible.
2. My confidence – I am so grateful that I am always confident of success, it is my ally and allows me to constantly step forward.
3. My abundant persistence is there when I know what I desire and I am confident I will achieve it.

Knowing, confidence and persistence are my natural states. I have them in abundance in so much I do already. In everything I have achieved so far I have demonstrated these qualities in abundance. Now I am acquiring them in areas where I still have things I desire. As I remove obstacles by following this process I have studied, I will acquire these qualities easily in the correct areas.

Self-knowing, confidence and perseverance don’t require any effort, they just require me to make a decision to just have them.

Proof is only required when I don’t know something. My ego requires proof of success because it doesn’t know. It has had no experience. It also doesn’t like hard work. Work is only hard if I don’t love what I’m doing. There is only a perceived lack of time if I am unsure I am on the right path. I accept that I can have these three qualities in all areas as much as I want. As I re-read these sections I now know I needed to re-read it so that I fully know it.


• I let go of attachment to my goals
• I am relaxed and certain of their achievement
• While eagerly anticipating my goals, I do everything I can to bring them into my reality
• I have seen them already happen in my mind
• The universe contains all possibilities
• I never give up on my goals and dreams
• Knowing is like a passport
• Confidence is like a ticket
• Perseverance is like a boarding pass
• Mistakes are lessons in how to do it better
• Confidence is a choice
• Perseverance is like accepting the uncomfortable aspects of traveling. I know they are there and I just get on with it.
• Perseverance is instantly created when I know precisely what I desire
• I follow this process to continually re-tune
• I already have these qualities in what I already do

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Simply Mind Boggling

Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


I am not a quantum physicist but I am fascinated by the subject and what it promises to reveal about the nature of the universe. One thing it has proven is that we have an almost infinite capacity for thought. This means we have an infinite capacity for creation. I can create whatever I desire to create. Yet there is a propensity to not use it. Other things take my mind off it, and routines take over. Also, my ego doesn’t want me thinking too much as it is scared I will discover how to grow and progress and it doesn’t want that.

This is why it is vital that I continue to practise control over my mind and my thoughts. Success has nothing to do with home study courses, education, being in the right place at the right time, and it has nothing to do with luck. It is simply a matter of understanding what I am going to create. It is about knowing that it is within my power and not accepting anything less than what I decide. I can change things just by looking at them. I can change the rules of chance simply by deciding what will happen and then knowing it to be so. I have the power, as does everyone, to engineer my life by design. It is just whether or not I am willing to stop trying to abdicate control of my thoughts to someone else. I create…. end of conversation.

My brains’ potential in terms of numbers of connections of one neuron to others is staggering and estimated at 2 x 101,000,000. The zeroes would go on for about another 10 miles in a straight line. This is the power I have at my disposal to create with, I am truly amazing. My thought power is effectively unlimited. When I look at it and consider this sort of thing, I don’t want to waste another moment. I can create with ease, my mind already creates with ease, I am now learning to create on demand to obtain all the benefits.


No amount of thinking can figure out why we have been given so much unlimited potential. I have an over-abundance of resources for what I need.

If the big bang is correct then we all came from the same particles, so on a cosmic level we are all connected. Particles that are forcibly removed and taken distances apart still react to each other, they are still joined. Therefore, if we are all connected, then we all have access to infinite intelligence. I can gain access to infinite intelligence by imagining who is in my mastermind group. The multiverse theory states that every time I decide something the universe splits in two and there are now two of me, then four, then eight and so on. This would mean that as a result of all my decisions there are an almost infinite number of other versions of me out there. If there are, then I can ask them for support. I can navigate the multiverse to the one in which all my dreams come true and my desires are manifested, since every possibility exists anyway. So, to simplify, I now know I can create the life I desire which includes making a lot of money. I now tune my receiver (mind) to the frequency of creative thoughts on demand. This is what some of the great masters did, Einstein, De Vinci, Edison, Hendrix, Lennon, Michelangelo, Tolkien etc. I raise my minds frequency to the level where it can produce the mechanical output to deliver it.

I can now do whatever I choose. I can tap into anything I desire, I can change the rules to suit me, I can change reality to suit me. I change my reality daily just by thinking about it. I am always changing my world now every day with my thoughts, except now I am noticing it.

It all comes down to making a decision. ‘It is in the moments of decision that my destiny is shaped’ – Tony Robbins.

This is how designing my life actually works. It has nothing to do with attracting stuff, this is creation is progress. It is simply, making a decision = making it happen. I have been doing this since birth. I am here today because of all the decisions I have previously made. Each time I decided, the universe changed. I decide my outcome. Creating my life by design is simply deciding what is going to happen and then relaxing and doing all I can to help it show up.

• Quantum physics reveals the nature of the universe and our capacity for thought
• Success is understanding that I am going to create
• I change things by looking at them
• I have the power to engineer my life by design
• I have unlimited thought power
• We are all connected and have access to infinite intelligence
• I navigate the multiverse to the one in which I manifest my desires, since all possibilities exist anyway
• I raise my mind to the frequency level where it can produce the mechanical output to deliver my desires
• Making a decision = making it happen. it all comes down to making a decision
• I decide my life’s design and do everything I can to make it show up

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Having A Sense of Direction

Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


So, I have been away from the blog for a few months but not from the study of ABFM. I will do another post soon about the reasons why I haven’t posted in so long. Happily I now feel that that period is over and you can expect to see plenty more posts on a regular basis in future. The short version is – I really struggled with getting the designs done in a way that I felt was real, in the way I think Andy intended. Some family circumstances got in the way, career changes and some other personal issues.

Once I got the designs down on paper, I felt I needed to go back to the beginning of Using A Bug Free Mind and go through it again as I felt I wasn’t fully where I needed to be in order for the design process to do what I needed it to. Need being the operative word, as Andy says, if I need something then there is a bug to be removed. Well, we’ll see how far I got. Anyway, following is my golden book version and summary of chapter 7 of Using A Bug Free Mind.

My subconscious partner has full access to the power to create and is there 24/7 ready to do my bidding. It is like a 3-year old wizard. It is perfect and has a perfect mind. It is magical as it has access to all intellect and is connected to all that is. This can be used to solve any problem or achieve any desire. However, it requires me to give it very precise instructions, it needs to be understood exactly like a 3-year-old child.

If I set a goal such as ‘I want to be a millionaire’ it will not work if that is the only input. My 3-year old wizard doesn’t know what a millionaire is. It doesn’t know what ‘want’ means. So, it gives me more ‘wanting’ to be a millionaire. So, I have to ask the right question. My wizard cannot think for itself, it has no powers of deduction, it can only follow precise instructions, and give me what I ask for. Thinking is conscious activity, I have to decide what I desire, and my wizard will go and get it for me. And the only way for them to do it is for me to be incredibly precise with the instructions.

I create a new habit of asking my wizard daily to let me know if there is something I need to do today to help bring my desires into reality. I now start to hear or recognise the answer, I just need to remain present and on guard against my ego. I trust my feelings.

All that happens to me is filtered through my unique awareness. I act according to my present level of awareness made up of assumptions and fact. So, if my awareness is faulty then my actions will be faulty too. So, it isn’t what I know that causes me problems it’s what I think is a fact or situation but it actually isn’t. So, I can ‘know’ something, but that doesn’t make it real. I write my own laws with my own mind. So, I need to mind my words, they are the law to my mind and are very powerful. My wizard partner accepts everything I say so I have to be careful as it has no powers of interpretation.

Every single moment is a new beginning and I can stop using the past as a template for the future. I can stop being stuck, repeating the same mistakes over and over.
I change my self-talk and use positive affirmations about myself daily. I no longer get sucked into unconsciousness by a friendly but unconscious person.

My subconscious wizard is recording everything to create and improve more routines for me. It doesn’t record what is happening, it records MY OPINION of what is happening which means…. what I imagine to be true is my reality and that’s what gets recorded. This is why people see the same things differently. This is why letting go of always having to be right is very empowering. It is a process of change and changes over time.

I regularly take a task I consider ‘hard’ or don’t want to do…. then I visualise it complete. I see all the steps being done…. I feel grateful now that it’s done….it felt good and was simple to complete and took less time than I thought.

This is very empowering. It creates pathways in my mind, if I burn them in hard enough, they will be there for good and I can use them for anything I desire. This is the correct use of goal-setting, it is designing my life, it is creating my future. I do this every day with my routines, except now I am visualising it all on purpose, it feels easy, it feels good. I use this process to get rid of ‘hard’ things or disliked things off my list. I just need to remember to use the process and practise it.

I am training my subconscious to supply the desired outcome, because I am programming it the right way. I am building my mental muscles in the process. So, I set small goals and achieve them. Then I set slightly bigger ones and achieve them too. This is using my creation mechanism on demand and on purpose instead of by accident or by default. When this re-reading and re-tuning process is complete I will have all the tools I need to be an Olympian at creating whatever I truly desire. With each design I set and achieve, I see my ability grow. So, I set and achieve slightly bigger and bigger ones each time, and increase my strength. I couldn’t drive without learning, or play the guitar without learning, so now I know I learn how to create, I teach myself as I go, as I achieve each goal and design. I practise seeing the visual result of my designs. This works for me and for everyone, I just need to trigger it.

If I go to a travel agent to book a holiday I can only do it if I know what I want, where I want to go, when I want to go, what kind of accommodation I want, then the travel agent (wizard) takes care of making it happen. Without my input (design) he doesn’t know what to do so he does nothing.


Is my goal a destination or a journey? ‘I want to be financially free’ is not a destination and my wizard doesn’t know what it means or how to get me there. There is not enough precision. My wizard is like a travel agent, it doesn’t question my decisions, it can’t offer suggestions. If I give it precise instructions it gets on with it. If not, then nothing happens and mistakes get repeated, and it will feel like I’m stuck. There is no warning that it hasn’t been done right, just nothing happens. This can cause me doubts about the process, but the process is working exactly as it’s supposed to. Presence of mind is key, and it needs to be maintained.

Designing my life is simply making choices, choosing where I want to go. If I am not getting what I desire, then it means I have not clearly defined what it is I want.

My ego is the biggest barrier to getting what I want. It doesn’t want me to realize it hasn’t got a clue what to do. It cannot admit it is wrong as to do so would mean it has no purpose. So, when I change and do something new, my ego is terrified and tries to sabotage me.

I know my goals are the right ones when I look at them and fell 100% committed to them, and 100% clear on the benefits. Right after creating my design, my commitment is the most important step. This means I am clear on the benefits and I am willing to pay the price. Once I know that my design is more important to me than any obstruction life puts in my way, my commitment will carry me easily over any obstacle. When I know what I desire, I can see it in my mind and I am committed to bringing it into my reality, I will achieve it, no doubt about it. The point of no return has been reached and the outcome is certain.

It is for this reason that I first set about removing viruses from my mind, fear, worry, anxiety and stress. My mind must be clear and free to focus with certainty and commitment on my desires. Previous failures occurred because I did not weigh up the benefits, rewards, solutions and costs. The successes happened because I did. I must know what I desire to get the results I desire.

• My subconscious is like a 3-year-old wizard who, with precise instructions, can bring my desires into reality.
• My wizard has no powers of deduction, it cannot ask questions and is fully dependent on the precision with which I state my designs.
• My wizard accepts my word as law, therefore I must mind my words
• Every moment is a new beginning, not dependent on the past
• I let go of always having to be right
• I visualise and complete ‘hard’ tasks. It is empowering.
• I build mental muscles by setting and achieving small goals
• I then set bigger ones and achieve them
• I need to know where I am going to book a holiday. It is the same with creating my designs
• My ego is incapable of admitting it is wrong
• Clarity and certainty about my design and 100% commitment is the formula for successful creation
• It is vital to remove fear, worry, anxiety, overwhelm and stress before embarking on my designs
• I always weigh the benefits, rewards, solutions and costs of all my designs
• The biggest single thing I need to do is to know what I desire, it needs to be a destination, not a journey so that I know where I am headed and there is an endpoint

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You’re Amazing – You Have A Reticular Activating System!

Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


The last couple of weeks I have been using Andy’s techniques a lot more than usual. Everything has been going pretty well on most fronts. However I was still struggling with some elements of a new online business opportunity that presented itself. I decided eventually that there was too much time, money and effort required. There was also no certainty of a return. I know there is never absolute certainty of a return but that wasn’t the main thing. It was just too much time and effort. Later I remembered my Reticular Activating System.

That day I was listening in the car to the audio of the chapter below (Chapter 6 – UABFM). I have read this chapter about maybe 6 or 7 times but found that I have forgotten some important points. So I reviewed my book and journal notes of this chapter after I got home. Immediately afterwards I edited my design regarding business opportunities. So, I adjusted the design in such a way that I only come across opportunities which are tested and likely to succeed. They are easy to implement, quick to learn, don’t take forever and will help and/or inspire people.

Needless to say, within a few days I came across something that at this stage appears to meet that criteria. Stay tuned for more on same. In the meantime here is my summary of chapter 6.


I have a Reticular Activating System (RAS) in my brain. It filters out stuff I don’t need to know because they have become routine. This means it helps me operate on autopilot, walking, driving etc. It is also like a spam filter.

The answers filter through when I know what I desire first. So, if I am not rich, it is natural, simply because I have not yet programmed my RAS filter for what I desire.

When I desire a particular type of car, I then start to see them everywhere, this is because my RAS has been programmed that this car now has value to me. The same can be applied to a business opportunity, a partner, a job or whatever.

As soon as I know what I am looking for, then the information and opportunities become apparent because I have identified to my RAS what is important to me. If I don’t know or have not yet decided, then my RAS won’t find it for me. Even if it’s very close I will not see it. I get this once I have control over my ego to fully create my designs and I feel the answers.

For example, when I planned taking a trip abroad, all the minor visualisations I had all aided me in accomplishing my goal, yet these were mostly done on autopilot without thinking about them. They took very little time or effort, yet were essential to attaining the goal, choosing an airline, booking time off work, checking my passport, printing off boarding passes, packing my bag, setting my alarm etc. This is all natural goal setting. It is what I do when I desire something and I know without doubt I will make it happen.

Why Goals Work

That is why these goals work and goals like ‘I want to be rich’ fail. I can feel the difference between them. I have created stepping stones and knew it would happen, therefore I created it. ‘Belief’ was not involved. I look inside myself and I feel my state – this is the state, the feeling I use to bring my designs into my reality. Whatever my mind can conceive and know, it can create! This is critical for me to know.

So, the main thing is, I need to know the destination and supply some visualisation of the steps I need to take to get there. The problem here can sometimes be the term ‘goal setting’. This has been misused to the point that when we hear it, most people shun away from it, yet it is what we do on autopilot all the time. It is in our nature and we use it to succeed at everything big and small, all the time. I succeeded in getting to New York, I succeeded in getting to work, to the shops, getting home again, never forgetting where I lived. I was detached from the outcome because the outcome was certain and fully expected.

So, it needs to be the same with goals like, getting rich, starting a business, recovering my health, losing weight, successful relationships. Exactness gives power.

We automatically do what is necessary to get to New York as it has been programmed and is mostly done on autopilot. But when it’s new we have to learn it. So, I need to do the same with planning my business success, when planning to become rich.


Because I desire success I must program my mind for it. It is not hard, it just requires me to slow down, use less effort, consider what my desired outcome is and then visualise attaining that outcome. It is not rocket science, I can do this stuff, I can change my thinking, and become a successful person – I know I can.

I always find the right piece of information at the right time and I get inspired as I continue to re-read and re-tune. The main thing is I must know what I desire and then become fully aware of how to get it. I cannot know all the facts so I let that go.

My ego has no experience outside of the past. Often, I cannot see the thing I am looking for until I move away from my ego. When I change my perspective, I can see more clearly.

There is an advantage to having a general knowledge of a lot of subjects rather than a lot of knowledge of one subject. My experiences are unique to me, no-one else has had the same experiences, therefore I will see things others will not. My vision is to start seeing goal setting as pleasure rather than work.

I now stop using the term goal setting and start using the term ‘my designs’. So now when I talk about my life design it is about how I design my life using this technique.

I attract nothing, I create my designs, my desires, my things, my world out of thin air… I engineer my future and I will soon prove it to myself.

Good Routines

A program can be good or bad. When it becomes a routine, I can do it on autopilot. I can imprint into my mind the routine for me to achieve the life I desire. My vision is to attain my design routinely and without effort. I like the sound of that.

The reason I take things for granted is that things have become part of my routines, and of course the object of a routine is that I don’t have to think about it. My mind takes care of billions of internal routines every day. They are properly installed programs.

However, there can be problems with routines. The program is kept out of my RAS when I have programmed a routine. I don’t need to know about it or pay too much attention to it anymore. My brain then thinks I don’t need to notice so my RAS switches the present moment off. Therefore, I need to slow down, smell the roses, use no-mind and be present as much of the time as possible.

Everything ever created, from the wheel to the internet, started out as a thought, a daydream. Without it, nothing happens. Once I have switched these natural skills back on, I may find I don’t have to do any of the heavy lifting again. When I apply these techniques, I see my designs go from powerful to extraordinary and I can protect myself from harm. And because I am unique I can use any combination to make this work.


  • I have a Reticular Activating System (RAS)
  • It creates routines and helps me operate on autopilot
  • When I program my RAS for what I desire, it allows it through its filter and it now knows it’s important to me
  • It is important to remember that I must decide and know what I desire, otherwise RAS won’t allow it
  • My feelings never lie
  • Consider planning a trip – this is natural goal setting
  • I have created stepping stones – I knew it would happen
  • Whatever I can conceive and know I can create
  • I succeeded because I was detached from the outcome because the outcome was certain and expected
  • Exactness gives power
  • I desire success; therefore, I program my mind for it
  • I don’t need to know everything
  • I see goal setting as pleasure, this now becomes my designs for my life
  • My RAS will switch off the present moment so I need to remember to remain present
  • Everything ever created began as a thought

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The Process of Success

The Process of Success
Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


For the last month or so, I have struggled with a decision regarding a contract I am working on. An offer of a more secure position came in at a time when it looks like the obvious choice. However I had to go back to ABFM basics when considering this one and while there is more risk in taking a different path I feel it in my gut that it is the right one. My review and summary below of Chapter 5 of Using a Bug Free Mind really stood out and helped me in this regard. Once again thank you Andy Shaw for these inspiring books.

Success includes energy, enthusiasm for life, creative freedom, a sense of wellbeing, fulfilling relationships, good health, and of course material abundance. Success is the ability to fulfil all our desires with effortless ease.

I can’t out give the universe so if I desire anything then I change from going to get to going to give and I find then that abundance finds me. So, if I desire love I give love; if I desire attention I give attention; if I desire material riches I help others become materially rich. If I desire to be blessed with all the good things in life, then I silently bless everyone else with all the good things.

The more I give the more I will receive. In my willingness to give that which I seek I will keep the abundance of the universe circulating in my life. I am demonstrating that I know I have an abundance of it by giving it away.

Life is a force flowing through me; where I direct my attention, the energy flows. I avoid protecting what I have, otherwise I am asking to need protection more. I create my design for each of my desires. I am expecting and therefore creating it. By expecting it I am ‘believing it’, so the universe serves up what I am asking for.

I now expect and know I have success with the same certain mindset that used to expect failure. This makes a huge difference. Inside I feel I am successful and in turn making others successful. I confer benefits on all in my act of succeeding. I silently desire for them to find what they are looking for. This kind of silent giving is very powerful. I practise silently wishing everyone I encounter joy, happiness and laughter. This is how I use the law of giving and receiving. I see my life always over-brimming with joy, happiness and laughter. In doing this I am circulating the gifts of caring, appreciation, affection and love and will therefore keep wealth also circulating in my life.

I feel the success growing within me with every action. I allow every act I take; my tone and look express the quiet assurance that I am successful. Words are not necessary to communicate this feeling to others. I go to give; I do not go to get. I get automatically by giving more, so I don’t need to focus on that more than provide a way to automatically receive.

I remain aware of my egos desire to keep me safe when I see the results of mistakes or bad decisions. One good decision makes up for hundreds of bad ones, so I remain constantly on the look-out for my egos wish for me not to progress. Success is overcoming all my mental barriers, anything that is holding me back is not helping me get to where I desire to go, so I drop it and let it go. If it’s not helping me its hurting me and I don’t need it. Being able to quit things that don’t work is essential to my success.

I am continually busy doing countless things which I don’t know how to do for sure. This is my journey, the fun and excitement, I don’t know what my future holds. All I know is that I am committed to a path and I will do whatever it takes to take the next step. This gets me to the next step and the next…. this is just a process of acting boldly. This is a formula for success. I am worthy of success. My results of my efforts and decisions is transformed by the fact that I no longer self-sabotage myself. My mindset is now resolved to be successful. I don’t have to be smart enough not to fail, this is the opposite of how life evolves. The more success full I am the more mistakes I make, period.

If I sit still I am playing it safe, it might look like I am moving forward because I am not moving backwards but nothing stands still. If I am not moving forwards I am moving backwards even if it doesn’t appear so.

Nothing stands still! The whole universe (everything) is made up of energy. Energy cannot stand still, it must move. To not act is to move backwards. I desire success more than I desire acceptance. I do not play this game not to lose, I play this game to win. By me winning doesn’t mean anyone else loses. I know that one of the many decisions I make will result in success and that others will result in failure. But the failures will increase my chances of winning if I fully accept and absorb the lessons which my failures have paid for. So simply, I always play to win.
One of the ultimate truths of success is the more money I spend on financial knowledge, the more money I will make. I do not look for free advice as successful people expect to pay for it. Free advice can often end up being the most expensive advice of all. People with success driven mindsets focus on personal growth. To have more I must become more. By reading a book or this material I am planting a seed or watering a seed already planted. However, the action of acquiring more knowledge on its own will not make me successful, it requires that I act, make decisions and continually take steps in the direction of my desires, accepting and surrendering to everything along the way, removing all the viruses from my mind. Once there mentally through conscious intention I create success in anything I desire to do.

As a person with a success driven mindset I focus on what I enjoy doing, on my bliss. Without a success driven mindset, I would do what I must to stay comfortable and not lose out. When I recognised this in myself I accepted it fully and surrendered to it, and went back to basics and continued removing the viruses.

I love life and the abundance that money brings. True success gives me more peace and contentment and the money allows me to fully live my life and treat those around me. Money is also a seed for greater adventure.

As a person with a success driven mindset I do not put myself purposely into environments where I can be sublimely affected by garbage. As a successful person, I break out from the job and poverty trap, with my mind focussed on only good things. By doing this, success is guaranteed as thoughts must find their vibrational match. I get more of whatever I focus upon.

I sever my connections to all things negative, and give all my dominant attention to achieving success. I give up the pressure of having to achieve it by a certain time or in a certain way. I have the freedom to create without any negativity and with no time or financial pressure.

This is when I need to watch my mind carefully as my ego is on the lookout. I allow any negativity to come to the surface and observe it. I shine the light of my consciousness on it and allow the real obstacles to emerge. That way I can deal with them. I write them down and I will deal with them in a later process.

I eradicate every unsuccessful thought pattern as this is essential to creating my success. It is not hard work and just involves thinking. For me to be successful I need to know with certainty that I am successful and will be successful in the future. But my ego knows that it can allow me this feeling of certainty because its greatest power over me is that of an erosive force. Every second that passes from my point of knowing it, my resolve to it happening weakens. And on my journey to success, I have found myself thinking on some occasions ‘I thought I was nearly there’, when a plan or a dream hasn’t delivered the results I thought it would, or knew it would at one point. On these occasions, it was because my ego had eroded my resolve to the point where I could not attain the success I once knew I could. But because it happened slowly and I was not present and conscious, it was easy for my ego to have its way and ‘protect’ me. This is the principal thing I need to guard against, and the reason most do not become successful despite their efforts.

Because of this I continuously work on my mind and maintaining a state of knowing and living a state of knowing through having completed the process of ‘Creating a Bug Free Mind’. It is a core bug which is only found and dealt with through honest observation and practise of this material. I snap myself into the present so that I can defeat this subtle but powerful bug. I use thought provokers to help me.

If I find it, I accept and surrender to it. By acceptance of where I am now, and not fighting it I can move forward and do what is necessary to achieve my designs. If I leave the blinkers on I am creating an invisible barrier to my success which I cannot get over with that mindset, so its critical that I not delude myself into believing my ego. Where I am is where I am and is the foundation from which I plan a course to get where I desire to go.

This is a continuous process which doesn’t’ ever finish. So, re-reading and re-tuning is something that I work into my routine. Most importantly, applying the techniques and practises erodes my egos control. I am using the same weapon it uses against me to defeat it. It is preventative medicine. If I don’t take the medicine, then the virus will re-appear and re-take control and convince me otherwise. This is the way it is. My mind requires continuous exercise to prevent the viruses from screwing up a successful life.

If I don’t do this I am 100% certain to fail. My ego wants me to forget about this and carry on as it will convince me that I am successful even if I don’t regularly re-read and re-tune, accept, surrender, study the failures, keep to the path and know that I will get there. Most coaches and success teachers don’t know this. I am committed to this myself and to helping others find this truth about how success works.


• Success means success in all areas of life, not just money, so I need to be a successful person.
• I can’t out-give the universe and going to give I automatically get.
• I keep the abundance of the universe circulating in my life.
• Life is a force that flows through me.
• I know I am successful. I expect it.
• I confer benefits on all in my act of getting rich.
• I practise silently wishing everyone I encounter joy, happiness and laughter.
• I feel the success growing within me.
• I remain aware of my egos desire to keep me ‘safe’ and ‘protect’ me from growth.
• If it’s not helping me it’s hurting me.
• I will do whatever it takes to take the next step.
• My mindset is resolved to be successful.
• If I am sitting still, I am playing it safe. If I am not moving forwards, then I am moving backwards.
• I accept the lessons my failures have paid for.
• To have more I must become more.
• I continually take steps in the direction of my desires.
• If I get to feeling comfortable and a fear of losing out, I recognize this is a core bug that has re-appeared. I accept it, surrender to it and get back to basics until it is removed.
• I love life and abundance.
• I break out from the job and poverty trap.
• If I focus only on good things, success is guaranteed as all thoughts must find their matching vibration.
• I give my dominant attention to achieving success.
• This brings me a passive income which gives me time to focus on bringing about my desires.
• I remain aware of my ego and I write down any negative thoughts that appear during the process.
• I know with certainty that I am successful and will be more successful in the future.
• I guard against the erosive force my ego brings to bear on my success.
• When my ego comes through I accept it and do not fight it, I re-tune and move forward.
• I use the same weapon against my ego as it uses against me and I erode its control.
• I am committed to this path and to helping others recognise it in themselves.
• This is how success works.
• I let go of previous failures and bad decisions.
• I choose to do the scary things – video etc.
• I am playing to win.
• I root out all negative feelings.
• I create the feelings of joy, relief and happiness with complete freedom from negativity and create my desires in my mind and capture the feelings of them, the vibration of them. This is having it before I have it.
• Feelings are the language of my sub-conscious so I pay careful attention to them, they are my guide.
• I am committed to the design process and I stay with it until it delivers.
• My mind is now resolved to be fully committed to this process. Decision = made!
• As my resolve takes hold I feel false beliefs dissolving and I know I am a success and I now go to create it!

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Why Do I Believe in Luck?

Why Do I Believe in Luck?
Continuing my study of A Bug Free Mind by Andy Shaw.


I mentioned last week that I had some uncertainty about upcoming events in my life. Well one of those was the contract I am currently working under which is coming to an end at the end of November. I was made an offer which was permanent but less money at the bottom line. I decided to take my time and check things out before making any decisions. I plan on becoming a full-time online marketer sometime during 2017. Those who know me know that previous attempts have not worked out quite as planned, so this time I am focused on getting my mind straight first. With that in mind I explored other options and lo and behold, there are a myriad of opportunities out there. So, I know things are always working out for me therefore this time I am taking my time and waiting for the perfect opportunity to arrive which I know it will very soon. In the meantime, as usual, my study of Andy Shaw’s material is very pertinent to the current situation. Below is my summary of Chapter 4 of Using a Bug Free Mind.

Luck is chance. Fortunate people merely use chance by stacking the deck in their favor. Believing in luck is making a lack statement to the universe. It displays a lack of control and a reliance on an external force. I know chance exists and I bank on it which is why I prepare for chance to fall my way. I simply change the rules so that I can win. But this win isn’t against another person. I ensure nothing I do in life creates a loser. This is a win for myself with no loss to anyone else. To have a winner, there doesn’t always have to be a loser.
I have a luck manufacturing plant in my head which works for me 24/7. Lucky people make it happen, unlucky people ask what happened!

‘Good luck is simply preparedness meeting opportunity’ (Oprah Winfrey).

This is the perfect recipe for success. I accept uncertainty as an essential part of my experience and create ‘good luck’. In my willingness to accept uncertainty, solutions spontaneously appear. It was not luck in the way most people think, it was just preparedness meeting opportunity and in the process good luck is created.

• Luck is chance
• I prepare for chance to fall my way
• Nothing I do in life creates a loser
• I have a luck manufacturing plant in my head
• Good luck is simply preparedness meeting opportunity
• In my willingness to accept uncertainty solutions spontaneously appear
• Life is about winning

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