Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Go Beyond The Secret

Thank you for returning to my blog. For this post, I want to talk about going beyond The Secret. Watching that movie was a huge turning point in my life. I watched it over and over, and once I became more familiar with it, I would skip to and watch only the parts that spoke deeply to me.

I was skeptical at first, especially about some parts of the movie that seemed too miraculous to be true. But I realized that the more I watched The Secret and the more I examined my own feelings and beliefs, all my doubts started to fade away. I wanted to learn more. I started doing internet searches of the people on The Secret who I felt a strong connection with. For me, those people were Bob Proctor, Joe Vitale, and Jack Canfield.

One of the first books I read as I started this brand new journey was Jack Canfield's The Success Principles. That's an excellent book to read. I didn't stop there. I read Joe Vitale's The Attractor Factor Second Edition. I also read his book Attract Money Now, which is available to download and read on your computer absolutely free here

Then I found a video that is amazing and life-changing starring Bob Proctor, called The Science of Getting Rich, watch it on YouTube here. On that video, Bob Proctor mentions two books, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. I've read both of those books. Also on this video, Bob Proctor talks about the power of repetition. One of the things he says is, "It's the repetition of the right information that will alter what's going on inside."

I promise you that I have not mentioned these books because I'm getting compensated for it. I mention these books and the video because they have helped me and I believe they can help you. Also, I have learned that what Bob Proctor says is true. If we want to change our life, we have to absorb this information over and over again. If we stop, we're going to slip back into our old ways of thinking. I was 31 when I first watched The Secret. I had spent the last 30 years thinking a certain way. You don't turn that around overnight. 

I have read every book I mentioned at least twice. I watched Bob Proctor's The Science of Getting Rich many times. I would watch 10 or 15 minutes at a time, and then pick up later where I left off. I didn't even realize it, but my thoughts and beliefs had started to change. One of the things I like to do is look at luxury homes online, the prices can be hundreds of thousands of dollars, some of them millions. I used to look at them as a dream, a fantasy. But after I got into this new way of thinking, after reading the books over and over, I started to look at those homes and could actually see myself living there. The price no longer mattered. That's what repetition of this information can do. It changes the way you think and feel.

A lot of what Bob Proctor, Jack Canfield, and Joe Vitale teach goes against everything we've ever learned. It takes time to really accept, believe, and internalize their teachings. But I believe that's when true change occurs. When people try to change their life, a lot of them think they need to relocate, to find a different job, or change something on the outside. But that's not going to really change anything. If you want to change your life, truly and permanently change your life, you must do it not from the outside, but from the inside. 

Get into these books, watch the videos, invest and listen to the audio programs. If you're worried about money and earning more money is your goal, be assured that when you learn this new way of thinking, you know that the money you give for the books and programs will come back to you many times over.

I believe repetition changes our thoughts and beliefs. Repetition eventually eliminates all doubts as well. If you truly want to change, read the books over and over. Watch the videos over and over. Find the people who inspire you and listen to them.

I always wish you the best.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Welcome to my blog. First of all, who am I? My name is Jake Shirley. Right now, I have a full-time job that I don't like very much. I'm not making the kind of money I want to make. I don't have the kind of free time I would like to have. I had a dream for my life, but I put that dream aside because everyone was telling me to get a job. Does any of that sound familiar? Maybe you are going through the same things. Maybe your life hasn't become what you imagined it to be.

Less than a year ago, I felt trapped. I hated my job. I wanted to quit, but I had bills to pay. I wasn't driving the car that I wanted. I was driving the car that I could afford. Worst of all, I had no hope. I was afraid I would have the same job for the next 30 or 40 years, and that thought scared me to death. I had no hope because I couldn't see a way out. I couldn't see how anything could change.

But things did start to change. I still have the same job, but I am now driving the car I wanted in the first place. I am taking the first steps to reaching my dream, and I believe I will reach my dream. The future is bright and filled with hope and excitement. What was it that changed? I watched a movie that was released in 2006, almost 10 years ago now. That movie was The Secret. Before you put your guard up, let me assure you that I am not getting compensated, financially or otherwise, for talking about The Secret. I am talking about it because it helped me. It inspired me. It changed my life and gave me hope when I thought all hope was lost. If you are feeling trapped, let me take a quote from The Secret and tell you that whatever your circumstances are right now, that is only your current reality. Your current reality can change.

I have been studying this for almost a year, so I am not the most experienced teacher. But what I can do is point you in the direction of books and videos that have transformed my life and are still transforming my life. The people who teach this new way of thinking tell us that no matter where you come from, no matter what you're doing right now, no what your thoughts or beliefs are, it all can change and it can change dramatically. Thought is everything. It all comes down to how you think. Bob Proctor, one of the people on The Secret, tells us that we become what we think about. I would add to that, you will become what you believe yourself to be. If you believe you will have the same job for the rest of your life, that's what you will have. But you can make a decision to change that belief. Joe Vitale, also on The Secret, says at the very beginning that you can have, do, or be anything you want. Whatever you believe in and ask for, life will give to you.

For the time being, I plan to post every Wednesday. My next post will talk about going beyond The Secret. I will always be open to suggestions, comments, and questions. Feel free to leave any kind of comment you wish. The feedback of my vital readers will shape this blog into what it is meant to be.

Thank you very much.