This comment came from a post by Matthew Near at: http://MatthewNeer.com/mindset/spiritualmarketing
What a fantastic post Matthew! I think it is so cool that you are committed to something you enjoy daily…your skateboarding. I believe in your 5 steps wholeheartedly. Thankfully, I am doing all 5 because I have faith in becoming successful and nothing will get in my way.
I believe in Divine Intervention and I believe I am here today, at this very moment, doing exactly what I am doing because of Divine Intervention.
Step 1 — Take A Hint. “Life is always trying to teach you stuff and it only becomes difficult when you refuse to learn.”
I took a hint when I randomly had lunch with my “couple friends” who live in Idaho, but just happened to be in California to get away from the snow during the winter. They used to live in California, moved to Idaho, but visit California when the weather gets tough. They were my upline in a company I was in years ago. I was in their downline and dabbled at marketing and made some money for a few years. I gravitated away and went back to the JOB deal. They are entrepreneurs and stayed in the marketing business. Now it is 2011 and we met for lunch…out of the blue or was it? They are marketing an affiliate company that perked my interest. I got excited about the company and decided to sign up as an affiliate. This move was “the hint.”
Step 2 — Embrace The Push. “You’re being pushed to do something”
Talk about “The Push!” After getting online and discovering what has been going on in the marketing world was exciting. Instead of email blasts, buying leads and safe lists, spamming and without realizing it, the new concept is social media and target marketing! Wow! I was intrigued and I pushed my mental, physical, and spiritual limit spending hours and hours of research and absorbing everything possible. I embraced “The push!”
Step 3 — Command Solutions-“You have far more power than you can imagine. When Jesus healed the sick, he didn’t say, “I hope you get better.” Instead he said, “Rise and walk.”
This is a brilliant comparison. During this process I have designed a 5 year plan…a specific, outline of where I will be in 5 years. If I don’t command solutions, I will be the same as I have been in the last few years of my life. I’m done with it. This is the year of enlightenment, empowerment, and education.
Step 4 — Show Gratitude. “No matter what is going on in your life right now, know that it holds a great gift.”
I am in a new world. Every day I am grateful for the Divine Intervention I receive because I feel I am being guided to something profound. I am also grateful to all of the people I have the opportunity to interact with on a daily basis. I feel alive and human and grateful. I am more content as a human being since my “original lunch” than I have felt in years.
Step 5 — Expect Divine Intervention. “I am constantly shocked at the amount of people who say they pray, go to church, meditate or in some other way show they believe in divine intervention. Yet these same people worry, complain, and act out of fear, not faith.”
Up to this point, I have been experiencing Divine Intervention EVERY DAY so why would I not expect it now? Today I paid it forward and I think it was a DI thing. Last week I met a “baby boomer” who is interested in marketing. Is it a coincidence? No, it’s a DI thing. I connected with an amazing coach. Is it coincidence? No, it’s a DI thing. So my theory to everyone is have faith and don’t underestimate this concept.
Keep on skatin”