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Thinking Big Podcast

Sep 22, 2020

Welcome to the Thinking Big Podcast. This episode is part of a special 14 day Think and Grow Rich Challenge.

Today we are going over the fifth step to success, the step on Imagination. 

I recently hosted a live 14 days Think and Grow Rich challenge that benefited Feeding America and I thought it would be great to put the challenge right here on the podcast. 

So for 14 straight days I will be releasing a new podcast and the associated challenge that covers each of the 13 steps of Think and Grow Rich plus a bonus challenge on the introduction. It doesn’t matter if you have ever read the book or not, the challenge is designed for anyone to do.

There is a link in the show notes so you can sign up for free and get download all of the challenge worksheets and a PDF copy of the original Think and Grow Rich

Today we are thinking big on imagination. Because ideas are the product of the imagination, and the starting point of all success...

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Episode Transcription


Welcome to the thinking big podcast. This episode is part of a special 14 day think and grow rich challenge. And today we are going over the fifth step to success. The step on imagination, I recently hosted a live 14 day think and grow rich challenge that benefited feeding America. And I thought it would be such a great idea to put this out here on the podcast for everybody to listen to. So for 14 days, I will be releasing a new podcast and associated challenge that covers each of the 13 steps of thinking. Go rich plus a bonus challenge on the introduction. And it doesn't matter if you've ever read the book or not. The challenge is designed for everybody to do, and there's actually a link in the show notes. So you can actually sign up for free, get all the downloads and all the challenge sheets and a free copy of the original think and grow rich book. So today we are thinking big on imagination because ideas are the product of imagination and the starting point of all success.


Hello and welcome everybody tonight. It is so good to see everybody. And tonight is a very good night. Tonight is the night that we get to do the chapter on imagination. That is the workshop of the mind, and it's the fifth step. And we're actually doing this one tonight because it goes very well with what we did last night with autosuggestion. So tonight now this one's going to be a little bit shorter. So the video was probably only going to be 10, 15 minutes at most because the challenge tonight is going to, there's a time limit on it of two hours. So it's gonna take you up to two hours, but that's a maximum, you gotta stop at two hours. So that's the maximum that it can be. And we're going to stop with some quotes on imagination from some of the other great thoughts and thinkers in the, in this world, Mark Twain, you cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.


Robert Collier, the great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details. Filling in here, add a little, they're altering this a bit, altering that a bit, but steadily building Werner Erhard create your future from your future, not your past, but that's a great one. Create your future from your future. Not your past your past is not your future. William James. The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind. So tonight we're going to kind of go Ninja on your mind a little bit, because the way that we're going to, the things that we do really are kind of back doors to your subconscious and a way to work with it and kind of a stealth Ninja mode and images really are a very powerful and direct communication to your subconscious mind.


We think in pictures, we don't think in words, we don't think we think in pictures. And let me give you an example. If I asked you to think of a house, well, you would probably think of your house. You'd see a picture of your house on your mind. If I asked you to think of a car, you would probably see your car or a car that you want pictured in your mind. And we even go in and try to fake our minds out. And if I told you, let me tell you this, Oh, a Fox's tail is not white. What pops into your mind? Even though I said, it's not white. What popped in your mind was a Fox with a white tail. Your imagination sparked both ideas and plans for achieving them or your imagination muscle. If you don't use it, it goes away.


It's just like any other muscle that we have your imagination. We have to use it, or we lose it. And today's challenge is really getting that muscle working and noticing these ideas again, you, I mean, do you remember when you were a kid, the Magination that you had, we need to be like kids more. We need to be daydreamers and thinking and imagining man, if we were back, if you realize that back when you were had all this imagination, that's when you were learning everything too, there's correlation to that. Everything you see started as an idea in someone's imagination, every manmade thing. If you look around you, every single thing that's manmade that you see started off as an idea in somebody's mind. And in this chapter Napoleon Hill talks about, you know, imagination has two forms. It has synthetic imagination and creative imagination, and really synthetic imagination is not what we want.


We want creative imagination and synthetic imagination, you know, creates nothing. You know, it works with, you know, the materials or experiences that you already have, old concepts, old ideas, you know, and recombines them into, you know, maybe a new way of looking at a new shape, but it doesn't create anything. And as an example, if you were to take eggs and you were to take bacon, well, I could use synthetic imagination and put those together and create eggs and bacon, nothing new was created. It was just a new shape of things that have already been there. On the other side, that is creative imagination. That's where we want to be creative imagination, which works at the subconscious level. It generates new ideas through hunches and through inspiration. There's that word again, inspiration and Spiro in spirit, infinite intelligence, it produces the plan or plans that you need to achieve your goals.


And the other day I talked about the, you know, the chef that I watched on, on that show and he used creative imagination. He took ingredients that everybody has access to. He had no, he didn't, you know, bag them up some brand new, you know ingredient. He used the same ingredients that everyone, but he used his creative imagination and said, how can I combine these two great something that no one else has seen before? You know, this allows the, you know, by night, a mind of man direct communication with infinite intelligence, creative imagination is our vehicle to infinite intelligence. You know, and it's through hunches, intuition, inspiration, know new ideas are passed on to us. And as an example, the Wright brothers, they use creative imagination to tune in and become aware of what was there. They didn't invent anything. People say the Wright brothers invented flying.


They didn't invent anything. They became aware they didn't invent aerodynamics or they didn't invent gravity. They became aware of the idea of, of how to use your creative imagination to create something that no one else has. That's what they did. And yeah, matter of fact, in my, in my workshop, my a thinker Gurwitz workshop, I teach, you know, how ideas come from infinite entails and think of a radio, think of a radio right now, and think of right now in the room that you're setting. I don't care where in the world you are the room that you're sitting in. You have every type of music available to you right now. It's in the air. It's all around you. You have, you know, rap, you have, you know, country, you have talk radio, you have sports. It's all in the room that you're in right now.


All you have to do to get it is tune into it. You have to have a device to tune into that radio. It's already there. You just have to tune into it and ideas and infinite intelligence are just like that. And we use our mind, our subconscious mind to tune into those stations, tune into that by bration of thought where that lies. You know, if you think about the Wright brothers, anybody could have become aware to fly thousands of thousand years before the Wright brothers did it. Could someone not have become aware of how to fly? So if you think about it, I hear people are wanting as well saying, man, I thought of that. Someone stole my idea. Well, if these ideas are part of infinite intelligence and you tune into them, can someone eventually tune into the same idea? Is it possible that someone already had the same idea you had?


And didn't take action on it as well. You know? Cause don't forget that ideas are just ideas. You know, they need to be acted upon to become real before someone else tunes into that vibration and steals your idea. You know, great ideas when we get those, Oh man, they take on momentum of their own. There. They spurred you to act and persist until they transform into reality. When you have ideas that get you going, Oh man, I can do that. Oh man, I can do that. Those ideas are what keep us going. And the world's greatest leaders, thinkers, artists, they all use creative imagination to create masterpieces, you know, to create inventions and products and everything. And they become great because they developed the faculty of creative imagination. If you look at anybody that is successful, anybody that's done stuff that no one else has.


They've created a masterpiece. They've, they've done whatever they have the faculty of creative imagination and your own imagination. Faculty may have become weak. You know, most of ours have because we don't use it enough to make it active, to, to keep it pressured. It's like, how often do you go to the gym? You got to go to the gym every, every couple of days to make it worthwhile. If you go to the gym once a month or once a year, you think you're going to build any muscles? No, you're not going to build any muscles. You've got to do it all the time. Because when you do, you know that one idea that you have can build your definite purpose with just one single idea. You know, if you think about in the book, you know, you talked about Coca Cola, you know, the doctor who invented Coca-Cola could not imagine past his own little thing.


He did not see outside. He didn't didn't have the imagination, you know, muscle to think of the scope that it could be and sold that for $500. You know, one idea. So if you start your creative imagination, one idea that you get from the creative imagination can change your life. Just like that can change your life. Think, visualize fantasize, dream, get your imagination, muscle back into shape. And that's what tonight's about. Remembering your future. Remember I told you about that using creative imagination. So when you, when you go and you build a memory of your future, you're using creative imagination and images. Again, we think in images, images are everything and images are really a powerful and direct communications to our subconscious mind. Yeah. Unlike your, your conscious mind when your subconscious receives an image, it doesn't ask how it doesn't ask why it doesn't ask when those are the questions really that your subconscious, excuse me, your conscious mind often get stuck on.


You know, those are the things that your conscious mind gets stuck on and often stops forward movement. Here's the thing, images bypass your critical mind. This is where we're getting all Ninja images, bypass your BS filter that says, how am I going to do that? I can't do that. What do I think I am? I'm not good enough for that. That's a stupid idea. Who's going to do that. Images will bypass your BS and by building. So what we're going to do. So part of we're going to go through this. So tonight's challenge. You've probably heard of dream boards. You've done dream boards and hopefully this one's a little bit different and we're going to make you look at it every day. That's where it becomes proper looking at it every day. So by putting a dream board somewhere, you can see it every day.


You will prompt yourself to visualize your, your ideal life, your dream, everything you're going for. And that is so important because the visualization activities creates the power to your subconscious mind. And it literally, it programs your brain to notice available resources, even though they've always been there. So these resources, so you're going to come up with ideas and you're going to start seeing resources. Those resources have always been there, but you haven't been consciously aware. So you don't see them. The porch principal. Remember I told you the it, so why don't you become consciously aware? And you're getting these images automatically put into your subconscious mind. You're going to now start seeing these things that have always been there. And by adding a visualization, visualization, I can't even say that this visualization practice to your daily routine, you will naturally become more motivated to get what you want.


So here's the challenge today. Here it is first part. It's going to be a dream board. There's two pages to the dream board. You cannot go more than these two pages. You have to stick to two pages. So time limit is two hours. What you're going to do is you're going to take these two blank pages. You're going to get 10 magazines, eight to 12 magazines, let's say and cut out stuff for at least 45 minutes to an hour. You're going to have stuff cut out way more than that than these two pages. But now you got to decide what's important. What's not important. So you're going to put on your vision board, the most important things, whether it's words that you, that you cut out, whether it's images that you cut out, put those on here, things that you want, things that you desire, you know, is it a dream house on the beach?


Is it a boat? Isn't it, isn't a car. Is it being a chef in a Michelin star restaurant? You know, what is it that you desire? Get those pictures, put those on here. So you have two hours to, to do your dream board. But here's the thing. I want you to post this on your refrigerator. I want you to see this dream board every damn day. And yes, you might have people come by. Not, not as many now with, with code, but you might have people combined that giggle and say, Oh Sean, you're so silly. Yeah. They'll say I'm silly until they see what's happening. People might make fun of you. Family members might mock you. I'm not gonna say they won't, but it is so important that you put this up there, screw them. This is your dream. Not theirs. Screw them. Who cares what they think, put your stuff up on their fridge.


This is what I'm passionate about. This is what I dream about. Put it up there, see it every single day. Okay. So that's the first part that's going to take you really, most of the time for tonight's challenge. The second part is over the next couple of days, you know, what are some of the hunches or inspirations that you've had after seeing your dream board for a few days, which ones could lead to your goal. So you're going to start, you're going Ninja on your mind. You're going to start putting some of these ideas back there. And infinite intelligence is going to start popping ideas to you, pay attention. You know? So what are some of the hunches that you get back that could lead you to your goal of getting what you want, getting your dream, and then what are one or two steps that you could do on that idea?


So let's say you have an idea. Let's say my idea is to, you know, speak in front of 10,000 people. You know, that's my that's one of my dreams is a national speaker international speaker. I might have an idea that says, Hey, this is a fantastic topic to talk about. And it might just pop up an idea of something to talk about. If I'm paying attention, I might go, Oh, let's start developing that. I could take two steps. Well, let's, let's look at developing some content behind that idea about that, about that topic of what I could talk about. So it's these little ideas that were, that you're going to start getting. So what I want you to do is Mark down any, any hunches, any inspiration, any ideas that you get over the next couple days after you post this to your refrigerator and you see it every day and then what are some of the that you can do to get there? All right, everyone. Well, thank you so much for tonight. This, this is really one of the funnest challenges. It really is. Tomorrow night we have the power of the mastermind. Probably one of the most important steps is the mastermind. We'll explain that tomorrow. So until tomorrow, get your dream boards done, get them posted and let's start getting known Ninja on our minds. I'll talk to you tomorrow.