Just getting my blog back up so I can write about things I find interesting! The last few years have been a period of high growth and learning. One of the best things I did was getting off social media in general and instead spending more time in the gym, reading, meditating and learning. I recently tried to resurrect my LinkedIn profile only because otherwise people don’t think I exist.

Today I finished reading the book, “The Instant Millionaire” which I found very interesting. It’s about a young man who despite several disappointments and setbacks, sets out to become a millionaire. He meets an old gardener who gives him the formula to become an instant millionaire.

I also recently read “The Alchemist”, along the same lines. The book is about a shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. He meets an Alchemist who guides him on his journey.

There are several key messages in these 2 books and perhaps, the most important one as stated in “The Instant Millionaire”, is:

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear!”

The opposite is also true. If the student isn’t ready, the teacher will never be able to convince the student. Instead, they will become each other’s nemesis. The student has to set out in search of the light and also be in a state of acceptance! It’s worth saying the teacher could be a 5 year old and the student a 60 year old and vice versa. While the acceptance state can start anytime, it can be influenced by involving the subconscious mind. Once the subconscious mind accepts the message, it’s then easily executed by the conscious mind.

This message rings true in just about every walk of life. It’s also the source of every human struggle as illustrated by the story of Jesus in the Bible. When the teacher shows up before the student is ready, it causes a struggle between logic and emotion whereby emotion always wins!

When I set out to become stronger several years ago, I had no clue what I was doing in the gym, but I was “lifting.” Should someone tell me I was doing something wrong, I would be pissed at them! It’s only recently that I learned to lift properly having picked up the book, “Starting Strength”.

Back to the lessons in these books, the most important message is:

“Financial prosperity and a fulfilling life are goals we can all achieve if we understand the principles of success!”

I just started reading “Choose Yourself!” I’m hoping to write more about these books. Hopefully soon! Cheers!