Windshield Repair Marketing – What Works, What Doesn’t

Marketing is the key difference between living the life you dreamed of when you started your windshield repair business or hanging on by your fingernails as you struggle to hang on.

Having coached hundreds of windshield repair techs on the correct way to market their business I’ve discovered that the majority of them did not have a clue just how important the marketing side of the business was to their success.

When I first started my windshield repair business I was excited beyond belief. I was going to make $500 per day and finally live life on my terms. I’d be “CAPTAIN WINDSHIELD REPAIR,” blazing a trail through my area, leaving all the other windshield repair businesses in my dust. Was I ever wrong.

The first lesson you must learn is critical to your success. Marketing done right does not cost you money, it makes you money. If you were to do a poll of windshield repair techs asking them how much they spend on their marketing, you’d find that most of them would laugh and say zero. They’d be proud of that. They’d brag how they wouldn’t waste their money on marketing. They say word-of-mouth and knocking on doors is their marketing plan.

Now, ask them how their business is doing and how many repairs they’re doing per day. You’ll likely hear sob stories. They’ll tell you how the economy is bad. That the recession is killing their businesses. They’ll blame their slow days on too much competition. They sit around as their phone collects cob webs from a lack of use. They’re being reactive, not proactive.

The smart windshield repair techs are using creative, strategic marketing programs and ideas. They’re phones are ringing, they’re staying busy and the best part is that they’re not having to go door-to-door hoping to find customers. Think about it. When is the last time an appliance repairman came to your door asking if you needed a repair done? How about an AC guy? A Plumber? An Electrician? A landscaper? Probably never.

There’s no need for you to have to drag yourself down to the business district in town and solicit business. Leave that for the hookers. You’re a professional and with the right marketing you can make as much as any AC guy, any Plumber, any Electrician and any Landscaper. And if you’re coachable and open to suggestions, you could make more than these guys.

Windshield repair techs come and go on a daily basis. The majority struggle to survive. Most fail. It’s not that they’re not good at what they do, it’s not that they don’t have the skills, it’s not that they’re not willing to work hard, it’s their lack of MARKETING Training. That’s the bottom line: It all comes down to proper marketing strategies.

Does Cclean Really Work? What You Need to Know About Cclean

Does Cclean really work? I was apprehensive and tentative at best when someone was telling me about the product. I had previously tried registry and system cleaners before, both shareware and freeware, and I found their performance to be adequate at best.

The internet is riddled with many online programmes as well as dynamic websites that do a scan on your computer’s registry. Some of them do not justify their price tags, and some just simply do not justify existence.

Cclean, in my opinion, presents itself as a simple solution to a complex landscape of market driven products and programmes. The download size – a mere 2.8 megabytes, was easy and fuss free – already earning brownie points over other websites that ‘piggy’ back on unnecessarily complex file storage websites.

I chose a pretty high end system which had been running for 6 months straight – inevitably, the lightning machine had began to stutter and chug, especially during start-up – so it would be a good test bed for Piriform’s new permutation.

The design is very well done, large fonts and easy to understand menu systems. Visually ergonomic, running through the icons and submenus presented very little problems – and so I zoomed into the ‘Registry’ menu first. Presenting 15 possible areas (which the user can choose) of registry hiccups, Cclean is one of the more comprehensive registry scans available. For this test I chose all, and the scan on a large capacity desktop with more than 80 programmes installed – took less than a few mere minutes. Cleaning took even less time – with adequate prompts for critical looking entries and embedded keys – ensuring a safe deletion.

And there is automatic registry backup which the user can place in a thumb drive or external drive.

Cleaning also took less than five minutes. Next I moved on to the applications and windows settings – over 30 different areas, including specific applications that Cclean can detect and scan. It even allows the user to choose which files and folders to protect from scanning, as well as customise which cookies to delete-or keep after a scan.

It may sound complicated, but everything is done neatly with the universal user in mind. It is one of the most fuss free programmes I have ever seen – with a learning curve that is just as quick as its scanning and cleaning capabilities.

Now for the ‘baited breath’ test. After cleaning and deactivating some of my start up programmes through its ‘Tools’ functions – I restarted the test system and timed the load time.

I can happily report that the lump of coal that was my windows load and start up was noticeably faster – in fact by more than a minute. In digital time – that is quite an achievement. Programmes were crisper and the mouse was more responsive during the initial load. I also had a niggling ‘rundll 32’ error – ‘cannot launch programme message’ every time the computer loaded – which was gone after Cclean’s efficient scan.

In all – Cclean works, because it does complicated and time consuming checks in mere minutes, carefully raking through system banks and the sensitive windows registry to speed up operating time.

How the Male Mind Works – What Would Make a Man Want You?

What would make a man want you? Do you ever wish you knew how the male mind works, so that you could answer that question? There must have been several instances in your life where you thought you had men figured out, just to realize later on that they are still nothing but a big mystery to you. Well, once you learn how the male mind works, you will be able to learn exactly how to make yourself irresistible in the eyes of men. Read on.

For starters, you need to know that your attitude will play an important role in how to make a man want you. This probably isn’t news to you, but it does need to be stressed. See, if you lack in confidence and feel that you aren’t good enough for the man that you want, then he will think the same about you in return.

Men tend to fall for women who are confident. They love being with women who are in total control of their lives. So, if you walk into a relationship acting like you know that you are worth the world, then your dream guy will get drawn to you by nature. In other words, if you tell yourself that you are a prize worth winning, then he will believe that you are.

Another thing that you should know about how the male mind works is that they do not like it when women run after them. You might have trouble resisting the urge to run after your dream guy, especially if you are sure that he is “The One”, but men can sense desperation from a mile away and do not find this trait attractive at all.

No man wants to see a woman placing herself at his feet and begging for his attention because it makes the woman look far too serious. So, instead, let him run after you and don’t make things too easy for him. Men like running after women – believe it.

If you want to understand more on how the male mind works, just hang out with a ton of guys sometime. You will soon realize that they don’t like causing friction for fun nor are they drama queens like women are. After all, this does nothing but cause unnecessary anxiety and stress, which men don’t need in their lives. So, if you want to attract a man and keep him, learn to go with the flow and stop taking life far too seriously.

MacBook Power Adapter Not Working – What To Do To Fix It In Under 15 Minutes!

Similar to all the electronic devices, eventually Apple Mac laptop power adapters stop operating due to the exposure to the extreme climate, excessive cable twisting, or just that it’s the aging adapter.

The life-span of the ac adapter relies on the amount they’re used and there is no sure time that plugs might last. Beneath I will checklist a number of ways of checking if your adapter has thrown in the towel on functioning.

Examine the Laptop

Your laptop computer adapter may not get your Mac laptop powered because the loose connection. Make sure that just about all fittings are precisely inserted. Look into the adapter case too.

Laptop plugs will often have an LED light that illuminates as the adapter is running the laptop. When the light is off, your laptop computer might not acquire any kind of energy.

If this is still not really fixing the issue, take a look at the wall socket. The issue might simply end up being that electrical power you’re connected is not operating correctly. Change the electrical sockets to repair this problem.

For the DC AC adapter of the laptop, look at the DC-jack. This particular adapter should comfortably fit in. If you can’t get the adapter connected, your DC jack might be damaged.

Check out the Adapter

Make certain nothing at all is resting on the Apple power cord, for example laptop bag, a magazine, or even something that may contact your power cable. In the event that nothing is bending the cable, then check the cable by itself. The constant twisting from storing the adapter may show the wires within the cable. This particular exposure could cause it to prevent working properly.

Update the BIOS

The PC’s BIOS is actually inlayed software on the system board and for a few PCs, BIOS controls connected equipment. Under this case, it provides a good operating system with details about hardware, and it is made to support a particular range of elements.

An out-of-date BIOS may cause mysterious AC Adapter issues. If ever that occurs, you need to go to the Apple’s website to for newest BIOS improvements to your MacBook PC.

If you have examined all these and your MacBook Power Adapter continues to be no longer working, a replacement is required. Make sure to shop around to get the best price on it, and oftentimes you can find a replacement cable for cheaper than what the Apple site will be selling them for.

What Ever You Do, Don’t Do This

When the economy slows and consumers start to hold on to their cash a little tighter, many small businesses make a big mistake. When a sales person, either in retail or direct sales, is faced with sales resistance, many of them have an initial response to ask “would you buy if the price was lower?” This is a big mistake, and one you may never recover from.

Price cutting is a bad idea. Many industries have created a very difficult situation for them selves by always having sales and price cutting. Most of the people that don’t buy because they say your price is too high, are really not buying because you haven’t sufficiently demonstrated value. Cutting price almost never leads to new sales. Unless someone was already planning on buying in the first place, price cutting doesn’t work. Not only doesn’t it work, it’s also very destructive to your profits.


Product is priced at $100.

Your cost is $70 (this is a 30% margin).

Because sales are slow you put the product on sale for 20% off so you now sell the product for $80. Your profit is now $10.

So a 20% price reduction = a 66% cut in profits.

Now that’s bad enough, but here’s the really bad part, once you lower the price, you’ll find that you need to keep it priced lower to maintain future sales. So your $100 sale is now $80. Cut the price again for the next sale and guess what, your profit is zero. Believe it or not it gets worse.

The next step is that your competitors now decide to lower their prices. Can you survive a price war? Unless you are the lowest price in a price war, you’re helping your competitor sell more.

So here is the scenario you’re facing:

1. The economy slows, so customers become more price sensitive and are slower to make buying decisions

2. As you start to feel the sales crunch you decide to offer a price discount

3. Customers that were already going to buy take advantage of the price discount

4. Your profit margins begin to sink, and now you have less money to invest in marketing or in training your people or in improving your products and your overall business

5. Your competitors also lower their price and you have to continue cutting your price until your profits are at zero

6. Unless you are the lowest price you’re actually helping your competitor sell more

Not the greatest situation is it? Price cutting has always been seen as the lazy way out. Management Guru Michael Porter says “cutting prices is usually insane if the competition can go as low as you can.”

So what do you do? Here are three suggestions:

1. Better explain the value of your offering – find out exactly what your customers want and then work to deliver on that.

2. Bundle or package products and services to maintain higher prices

3. Do something special – go to your best customers and create an added value offering to solidify their loyalty

The bottom line is if your business exists strictly as a me-too, you have no choice but to compete on price. Price is only an issue in the absence of value. If you haven’t taken the time to truly understand the wants and needs of your customers and to properly demonstrate that you can deliver, then price cutting may be your only option.

It’s a lot of work to compete on value, but especially in times of economic uncertainty, it’s more important than ever. Remember it’s not the product or service and the associated features people are buying; it is the solution to their problem or the satisfaction of a need or want. Focus on that before cutting your price.

What Ever Happened to Customer Service? (Part 2)

Whether you’re in business or a consumer, you can relate to the following statements:

  • “Delivery on grand pianos is always extra. So, do you want to take it with you?”
  • “I’m not sure about that question. You can call our tech support in India, if you want.”
  • “The estimate we gave you could be much more depending on lots of other factors.”
  • “That item may or may not work with your current system. Does that answer help you?
  • “We’ve never had a problem with this before. You must have done something stupid.”
  • “You say the instructions for assembly were in Spanish. Is that a problem?”
  • “We are the experts and have been in business for years. We don’t make mistakes.”
  • “If we did happen to make a mistake, it’s probably just a simple misunderstanding.”
  • “In order to lower costs and improve service, we dropped our customer-care division.”
  • “I’m new here and don’t know much about the product line. Can I help you anyway?”
  • “The price our phone tech quoted for your furnace didn’t include parts or service.”
  • “We don’t carry the top-rated one anymore. But this one is way cheaper and better.”
  • “I’m sorry we lost your order. But we can have it ready a week after your event.”
  • “The person you spoke to is no longer here. I guess you’ll have to start all over again.”

Isn’t it sad and rather pathetic? As a former business person and marketing consultant, I used to counsel companies on how to provide better customer service. The problem is, we are so used to being abused and ignored, when we receive even a tiny shred of service, we are thrilled and giddy with excitement. It shouldn’t really be that way. We should expect minimal standards and demand such when we make a purchase. But, as long as we take this negative treatment, the businesses these statements represent will continue their appalling ways. Consumers unite and don’t settle for lousy service. Boycott those firms and help put them out of business. Fighting back is our only option to attempt to recapture the lost art of quality customer service.

What Ever Happened to the “Marketing” in Affiliate Network Marketing?

I came to affiliate network marketing with a background in teaching. I had no experience in sales and marketing. But my dream was big enough to pursue MLM even though I cringed at the thought of selling.

What I found was that my network marketing company, as well as the industry in general, talks a lot about the quality of their products. I was supposed to be convinced that our products were the best on the market and somehow in believing that marketing would take place naturally and almost automatically.

I did become convinced that we had some of the best products available and that this was not based so much on hype but in reality. However, this did not really help me to sell the products. Why?

I also found that my upline and downline and crossline struggled to market effectively. The vast bulk of their business came from their own personal use. A very small percentage of their profits came through sales to outsiders.

In This Article…

I will try to convince you that marketing is at the heart of any business, let alone affiliate network marketing. Why then is traditional MLM so ineffective at training its people, their fans and representatives, in the skills of marketing? There has got to be a better way. And there is!

I will introduce you to what I have found to be a much more effective way. But where can I get the training to market my companies products effectively when I cannot get it from my own company? These are just some of the questions we will address.

It All Begins with Marketing

We all know that sales and marketing is at the very heart of any business. Without moving goods and making profit, there is no income producing business. It does not matter how good the products are.

Now, I do not want to minimize the importance of selling quality products and I do believe that many of the products sold by affiliate network marketing are exceptionally good. However, quality of product does not sell the product automatically.

Suppose you have the very best vitamins and supplements available. You load them on your truck to deliver them to the store. But your truck breaks down on the way. You are not going to move any of those vitamins and supplements. Your delivery system, the truck, is not working. Marketing is the delivery system of any business; and if you do not have an effective delivery system, it does not matter how good your products are.

This point is evident when we think of McDonald’s. How many of us could not make a better hamburger? And yet, McDonald’s has managed to sell millions of inferior hamburgers because their delivery system, their marketing, is so effective.

Affiliate Network Marketing without the “Marketing”

The delivery system or marketing system we use in traditional network marketing is to approach people one-on-one to “share” our great products with them. We are told to start with our family and friends and then move out to everyone. We are told that “everyone is a prospect” either to join your business opportunity or to use the products. “After all, they do brush their teeth don’t they?”

Just think of it for a moment. How ineffective could one get? We work on one person at a time; and when we do approach them we have no way of knowing if they are looking for what we have to offer. I personally discovered that I had to go through a pile of people to find a few who were interested.

I was told that this is the best way of selling, word of mouth, person to person. What I discovered was that it is not really word of mouth. When you see a good movie and tell your friends about it, and they go to see it in turn, that is “word of mouth” and effective because you have no “vested interest.” But all my family, friends, and others knew right well that I was “selling” and made money off of this. It made me feel awkward offering my products and it made them feel awkward rejecting them if it was something they were not looking for.

Putting “Marketing” Back into Affiliate Network Marketing

There has got to be a better way, a more effective way! After years of following the system with little success because of my loyalty to my company and my upline to do things the way they said, I stumbled across a much better way. I discovered that there was a new way of marketing MLM products as well as MLM opportunities. It was about leveraging the internet. I began to read and stumble towards an answer to my frustration.

I was told that it is not about products or even about compensations plans, but it is really about finding people who are looking. Ann Sieg says, “A prospect that comes to you is infinitely more qualified than anyone you could ever approach yourself.”

She points out that by using the internet in the right way, you can literally sort through thousands of people with an automated marketing system to find those who are truly looking for your product or for your network marketing opportunity.

You have got to understand that I am “technologically challenged” and was born long before the internet was being dreamed about. But I discovered that Ann Sieg, who had been through many of the same struggles as I, along with her team, had put together a training system for people like me. I am currently in the process of getting training in marketing and here is what I have experienced.

First, their training is extremely user friendly, even for those who know little about the internet. It is click by click training, leading one to set up their own business on the internet. Yes, it can be used to promote any product or any MLM opportunity. Second, it is not a one-size-fits-all approach, but one which educates you and encourages you to be creative in the way you build your business. In a way that will capitalize on your strengths and interests.

This approach to putting “marketing” back into affiliate network marketing is called by some “attraction marketing.” The idea is that instead of chasing after prospects for a business opportunity or for a product, you learn to market, that is find the people who are looking. You get them chasing after you for the good that you can offer them. You learn how to “attract” them.

If this interests you, you can check it out very easily by getting a free eBook written by Ann Sieg. See the details below for learning how to obtain it.

Hemorrhoids Medicine – What Works? What Doesn’t?

For many people, the first sign of having hemorrhoids is a terrible tearing pain experienced when having a bowel motion. And for others, bleeding is the first sign of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids have many causes, related to poor circulation, excessive straining or a combination of the two.

But for many people, the cause of the hemorrhoids isn’t their main concern: finding a hemorrhoids medicine that works is more of a priority. After all, when you’ve got something that is a literal pain in the butt, looks disgusting and bleeds from time to time, finding something to make it go away (a hemorrhoid solution) is pretty important! This urgency is doubled if you have a Grade 3 (or even a Grade 4) hemorrhoid where you have to follow every trip to the bathroom with a session involving lubricant to give the hemorrhoid a helping hand back into where it belongs.

The doctor is often the first port of call for many people looking for hemorrhoidal medicine. And the doctor is usually more than happy to prescribe a cure for hemorrhoids in the form of creams (and the necessary lubricants). If you have been seeing your doctor with a chronic hemorrhoids problem, then the doctor is more likely not only to prescribe hemorrhoids medicine but also to recommend surgery such as hemorrhoid banding or stapling.

Now, if you’ve ever tried any of the hemorrhoids medicine prescribed by the doctor (or a hemorrhoids medicine bought over the counter at the nearest pharmacy), you have probably used a cream that you apply topically to the hemorrhoid. Sometimes, the hemorrhoids medicinal cure is a suppository, which means you have to apply it inside the anus/rectum. All of the brand-name hemorrhoid medicines works in the same way: they’re painkillers. All they do is ease the pain of hemorrhoids temporarily.

Regular over-the-counter hemorrhoids medicine doesn’t actually work. This hemorrhoids medical cure doesn’t really cure or treat the hemorrhoids at all. That’s like saying that aspirin treats arthritis: it may numb the pain but it doesn’t fix the problem.

Disappointment with regular hemorrhoid cures often makes people turn to home remedies. After all, treatments you can do yourself are usually cheaper than hemorrhoids medical creams you buy. And most home remedies for hemorrhoids give the same level of hemorrhoid relief: all those cold compresses, ice packs and witch hazel infusions numb the pain and sometimes shrink the hemorrhoid.

Other DIY hemorrhoid treatments consider diet, so they aren’t usually considered to be hemorrhoids medicine, unless you follow the old dictum that your food should be your medicine and your medicine should be your food. Eating more fiber is a common “hemorrhoids medicine” suggested by doctors.

What Ever Happened to Quality?

In his essay, “Quality”, written in 1911, the great writer, John Galsworthy, recounts the tale of two brothers. Shoemakers with their own shop somewhere near the end of the 19th century, they exemplify the issue of quality in Mr. Galsworthy’s mind. They knew each customer. They made patterns of the customers’ feet, cut the shoes to fit, had the customer try the shoes, and then adjusted the shoes as necessary to each customer’s satisfaction, offering to take the cost off the bill if the shoes or boots were not acceptable.

In time, faster, cheaper, and more efficient ways were found to make shoes and boots, and the little shopkeeper was, at the last, forced into barely being able to survive. Until the last, he insisted on making only the finest quality product, even as his customers deserted him for the cheaper product provided by the factories.

An interesting note is Galsworthy’s statement, “I ordered several pairs. It was very long before they came–but they were better than ever. One simply could not wear them out.”

My father was almost obsessive about quality. One of the first lessons I had was that most things should last a long time and serve you well. When he died in 1981, my mother gave me a pair of his boots that he had worn for several years. I wore them regularly and comfortably for several more years myself, and they did not give up the ghost until I had worn them for over 15 years. In the 1960’s, I bought a pair of pants at Ed White Clothiers in Pensacola, Florida. I gave them to charity in 1990 at the insistence of my wife. All my father’s tools are still in fine condition, at least the ones I have. His watch is fine, thank you, or should I say watches, as I have the pocket watch he carried since before I was born as well as his Seiko wrist watch. Of course, he was a watchmaker, so they don’t count.

While these may be extreme examples, they stand in contrast to the shirts I bought from Target two years ago, both of which had to be taken back because the buttons fell off within a few days of their purchase. Or the pants, also from Target, which rapidly became donations to a local charity because of the poor workmanship and overall lack of quality. Let’s not leave out the two rather expensive shirts purchased last year from Sears. They still fit reasonably well and are nice looking shirts…except for the sleeves which shrank and now miss my wrists by four or five inches. The leather belt I also purchased from Sears a few months ago is beginning to come apart. I have lost track of the number of watches I have discarded over the years because they simply did not last, but I am hard on watches, so maybe that doesn’t count.

Those are small potatoes, but a few years ago, my wife and I, who were experienced over-the-road drivers and truck driving instructors, purchased a Peterbilt truck for over $100,000. The name Peterbilt used to be synonymous with quality. In the first eleven months that we owned that truck, we were unable to drive for eight weeks because of repairs and mechanical problems. One of the most frustrating facts was that several times after the truck had been worked on by Peterbilt certified mechanics, we had to return to get something fixed that they had messed up! We eventually managed to force Peterbilt to buy back the truck under a Wisconsin lemon law, but not before we lost thousands of dollars and experienced months of frustration. Even more frustrating is the fact that, after talking to several other people who owned the same type of truck, we found that almost everything that was wrong with the one we had purchased was being experienced by other owners as well.

It is not in the interest of most manufacturers to condone quality. First of all, it is usually more expensive to build items of quality than to mass produce things that “will do”. If things last too long, many of these folks would go out of business. Watch carefully, and you will see that things change, often not for the better, but just so that we will be tempted to dispose of the old and purchase the new. The advertising media are always more than happy to earn their bread by reminding us that what we have that was new last year is now out of date and must be replaced.

After they have worked so hard to create a perceived need in the populace, is it any wonder that in order to maximize profits, these manufacturers have chosen to seek out cheaper labor and lower manufacturing costs?

And is it all their fault?

When we vote, and vote all of us do with our wallets (or debit and credit cards), do we cast our votes for quality products that we will be happy to use for years, perhaps even passing them on to another generation, or do we simply buy that which is the cheapest?

A small cautionary tale about buying cheap.

Years ago, I was a federal purchasing agent for the Texas Army National Guard. I, and the others in my office, were tasked with purchasing supplies for various military units in the Guard, many of which are now serving in Iraq. Part of our mission was to get the “best price possible”, and we were told to ignore issues of “name brands” which might be known for their quality. One day, the lady who worked at a nearby desk nearly jumped up in the air because she had just placed a large order for strapping tape at about one-half the expected price. She had saved the federal government, and the American taxpayers, a few hundred dollars.

A few days later, while working with one of the units, we had cause to use the tape she had purchased. It was worthless. It would not stick, even to itself, and shredded and fell apart. The tape was used to hold groups of field gear together in bunches for quick and efficient deployment of a combat unit. We wound up using about three times as much tape as we would have needed had a better (name) brand been purchased, and that does not take into account the rolls that became so snarled and shredded that they were simply thrown away as useless.

Things that last well often are worth the extra cost simply in the extra service they can provide over their lifetime…if we let them live that long.

Wealth Affirmations: What Works, What’s New, and Why

Wealth affirmations are a hot topic these days, and with the economy going nowhere, entire nations in crisis, and more and more people struggling to make ends meet, it’s not hard to understand why.

As folks from all cultures and religious heritages seek out wealth affirmations and other ways to take control of their lives, it will be interesting to watch where this shift in mindset takes us – as individuals and as a people.

If you aren’t already familiar with wealth affirmations, they consist of simple, easy to remember statements that are made in the present moment (as if what you want is already accomplished) and repeated over and over. The popular thinking behind this approach is that, the more you say something with feeling and conviction, the faster you’ll train your brain with new, more empowering thought patterns that eventually replace limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.

One such wealth affirmation might be, “I earn enough money to cover all of my bills – and then some – and I do it with ease and joy.”

If you’re looking to create financial freedom for yourself and your family, wealth affirmations are a great place to start. After all, positive thinking has been a cornerstone of successful people for centuries.

But if you’re looking to go deeper, moving out of your head and into your heart can be the most transformative, powerful, and empowering thing you do for yourself.


When we work with wealth affirmations and other thought-pattern techniques, we’re coming at our problems from an analytical place which is limited by our knowledge, experience, and current understanding.

Coming from a place in the heart instead, we tap into creativity and inspiration and insights that aren’t available on a thinking level. Here, the solutions that come arrive from pure consciousness – a place that metaphysicists are only just coming to understand as existing outside of ourselves, and one that is unlimited, ever expanding, and full of potential.

How best to tap into this heart space? It takes practice, but if you’re willing to set aside some time every day to pray, meditate, or simply follow your breath into the silent space that is consciousness, you will see a few things begin to emerge:

1) You will feel more at peace, regardless of where you are in life, whatever your current challenges (including the financial ones) may be, knowing that there is a bigger picture at work, and that you don’t yet see it all to fully grasp why you are where you are in this moment.

2) Solutions to whatever challenges you may be facing will come up that you hadn’t considered before – elegant, simple solutions that you are happy to implement.

3) Life will begin to flow effortlessly, bringing more of everything – money, relationships, health – whatever it is that you want to increase.

Practice prayer, meditation, or present-moment awareness everyday, and you’ll find yourself allowing life to happen through you (not to you) as you move away from limiting thoughts and beliefs.