Your True Currency may not be what you think!

I love the daily emails I receive from Wes Hopper of

I’m posting todays’ because it is a great message about what our real currency is. Not money, but something even more powerful:

” ‘If you have an idea, you’re not broke,
and the human mind will never run out
of great ideas’
Matt Furey

Most people, when they need stuff, like
money, will wish, pray or vision the wrong
thing. They’ll focus on stuff!

That’s neither scientifically or spiritually
correct. These days both science and
spirit are converging on a view of the
Universe that no longer sees matter,
or stuff, as fundamental.

They see that at its deepest level the
Universe is formed from consciousness.

You can think of that as Mind. And the
currency of Mind is not stuff, but ideas.

Many people have found that changing
their focus to ideas has made problem
solving many times more effective.

Bob Proctor told me that when he was
first starting to learn about thinking, he
was carrying around a card with $25,000
written on it. He said, “As I looked at that
and thought about money, I started to get
ideas about how to earn money.”

When he acted on the ideas, he went
from deeply in debt to wealthy in one
year! Yes, he had to work very hard, but
he did. And he runs his international
business on ideas to this day.

Take time every day for your personal
time of meditation, prayer, or contemplation.
The mind is most creative when relaxed.

Give your mind your question. “OK, mind,
how can I …..?” Then relax and let go.

Look for ideas, not stuff, to show up in
their own good time. Sometime when
you least expect it.

Then act on them. If you have an idea,
you’re not broke, and the Universe is
full of ideas.

Listen, act and expect miracles!


PS – Look for examples of ideas in the
stories in “Success: A Spiritual Matter”
as successful marketers share how
they built their success.

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Gmail Trouble. Workaround & “What does Gmail’s ‘502 Server Error’ page mean”?

Have you seen the Gmail “502 Server Error” page?  Today, at around 4:20PM EST, I saw it for the first time and it basically means the server is overloaded – check back later.  Are you having trouble accessing email.  Gmail is well aware of it, as you can see from the latest blog post on the problem.

This is a first for me but I’m sure its not the only time its ever happened to Gmail.

After 15 minutes of checking,  I began to wonder if in the future I should use less email fwd accounts and more hosted accounts, given I’m at Gmails mercy.

Good news is I’m having success using as a workaround.

Looking forward to service being restored soon!

The truth about US CD sales, Soundscan and the independent artist.

Although most of us are all too familiar with the plight of the major label CD sales business model, the truth is, CD sales remains a viable source of revenue for performing independent, DIY and unsigned artists.  That trend doesn’t appear to be slowing down iether.

Unfortunately, the majority of these sales go unreported to Soundscan, but we’ve put out a free report to not only shed light on this issue, but to assist independent artists with leveraging ALL their sales:

FREE report on Soundscan and the independent Artist

Enjoy and be sure to post your comments regarding this FREE report.

What does the business convention, Stompernet Live 8, and Barack Obama have in common?

Q: What does Barack Obama and Stompernet Live 8 have in common?
: David Bullock

After speaking to David Bullock at Stompernet Live 8, I was inspired by his story,  good fortune and book.

If, like me, you marveled at the cutting-edge marketing prowess of the Obama 08′ Presidential campaign last year, then you might appreciate Bullock’s  Barack Obama’s Social Media Lessons For Business.”   As explains, the book:

Outlines the multichannel marketing sequence used by the Obama campaign to win the 2008 Presidential Election. Video, audio, microblogging, blogging and user generated content are a few of the business applications examined in this guidebook.

I’m glad someone actually documented the campaign step by step to create a case study that will serve as “the definitive reference for the use of social media as it applies to effective business promotion” for some time.

Avoid two pitfalls most artists never overcome

John Stringer performing with State of ManThey key to becoming a better singer/songwriter, performing artist is GROWTH.
Grow for the better in every area you can.

Here are two quick resources I became an affiliate of because they helped me overcome two very common artist pitfalls – not growing as a songwriter and not growing as a singer:

1. The Songwriting Genius Within You
Simply put, one of the best writing resources I’ve found that goes beyond simple song structure and a lot of the basic tips you find in other songwriting courses.  This is about little-known techniques that help you tap into true Genius and the science behind it.   You also get a great discount from the author of this remarkable resource by clicking here.

2. Singing Success
Vocal coach to the stars (Keith Urban, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Haley Williams  & more)  and creator of Singing Success, an amazingly effective vocal training program you can download online, Brett Manning will help you improve your voice and gain a full octave – Guaranteed!  I’ve written about this resource many times because I use it and it works.  Click here to see for yourself.