FBF – Breaking Out Of Your Box And Taking Control Of Your Life With Bob Proctor

FBF – Breaking Out Of Your Box And Taking Control Of Your Life With Bob Proctor

On this Flash Back Friday episode Jason Hartman talks to investment counselor Fernando to talk about the first inaugural event of the Venture Alliance mastermind meeting. He goes on to discuss the small group that attended and the value gained through the group. Later on the show, Jason hosts Bob Proctor, a speaker on personal development. They go into how people can unlock their hidden abilities to reach their full potential. The topics they discuss range from creativity, controlling your destiny, breaking bad habits, and more.

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Jason Hartman 1:21
Welcome to the creating wealth show. This is your host Jason Hartman and we are at a 10th show today, Episode Number 530 Episode 530. Our guest today will be the ever so famous Bob Proctor, you’ve certainly heard his name I’m sure he is a very well known success coach, you know, involved with the secret many books and programs and so forth and just had a really good interview with him as we talk about all of the mindsets necessary for success and growth and abundance in our lives. So we’ll get him in a moment but first, I am coming to you today. From the Beautiful Hilton, La Jolla, California. And I’ve been at a mastermind meeting here for the last couple of days. I’m with Fernando. We are out on the golf course. And also we have Coco my dog here. Coco Say hello. Can you say something? She’s not? She’s not she’s not saying anything is she Fernando? I think she might speak because she seems very intrigued by these birds and animals here and, and movement. A little bit of wind too. So, anyway, Fernando, I wanted to get a little bit of a recap and your thoughts on our venture Alliance mastermind, our first inaugural weekend that we finished Sunday afternoon comments.

Fernando 2:42
I enjoy that quite a bit. It was as you said it was the inaugural event. The venue was beautiful. San Diego is just very nice. And the venues you know the meals that we share together. I think were top of the line I read enjoyed it. The meetings were very productive. The the comments that I received and personally what I thought was the most helpful part of the mastermind is really having people do the round robin on the Hot seats and explain to the group, where they are, what their aspirations are and ideas on how to go forward with their portfolio. I think that that helps everyone in the group, not just the person that is in the hot seat. It really brings a sense of community and a sense of

Jason Hartman 3:35
intimacy. I mean, it was it was hard. Yeah,

Fernando 3:37
yeah. That you don’t see in, in a larger group. It was a it was a smaller group. And I think it was just the right number of people in the correct format for journaling to occur between the members. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Yeah,

Jason Hartman 3:51
good, good, good stuff. You know, I gotta tell you, you don’t know that. I’m gonna say this. But one of the highlights for me are you in addition to What I already mentioned on the last episodes intro, you know, of course the hot seats were fantastic. The the venues, all of the venues are fantastic. But I tell you one of the highlights for me, Fernando was seeing the expression on your face as you and your lovely wife walked in to George’s in La Jolla for lunch. And it was especially intriguing is, you know, you’re, you’re a wealthy guy. Okay. You know, you’ve been to beautiful places around the world and nice restaurants and so forth. But I wish I had a camera for it. Because the expression on your face when you walked out on that terrorist, George’s and you just said, beautiful.

Fernando 4:41
We were very impressed. I mean, I, I haven’t been to La Jolla. And it was just, it was just the views and and, you know, one of the things that we did that was kind of unexpected was a segue, right? Yeah, right in that, you know, we got to ride along the coast. Just Just be Beautiful scenery. And just it was very enjoy for me, we, my wife and I both had a great time. The the events were just just about the right intensity for the group to really get to talk a lot. And really the networking and getting to know people at a deeper level is a big part of the mastermind. You don’t you don’t see that in, in other formats.

Jason Hartman 5:27
Yeah, it’s a it’s a deep personal level, that community that you know, as I as I always say, the stock and trade of friendship is shared experiences. And so one of my big goals with the venture Alliance mastermind is to have people share experiences together so that they can if they choose to, you know, there’s no requirement to it’s just a, a one off thing so that they can do deals together so they can invest together. That’s the idea. get people to be in this friendly, intimate, community oriented environment, so that they really know each other. Because, you know, on the spectrum of investing, you have what I believe in and still believe in and have believed in for many, many years is that people should be a direct investor. So they don’t violate commandment number three, so they don’t leave themselves susceptible to the three major problems. So the three problems with not being a direct investor is, you know, might be investing with a crook, an idiot, or someone taking all the money off the top. So the way that the people get to that each other is they hear them speak and hear them share. They know their level of experience, they know where they are, they know their level of intelligence. And so when they do deals together, you know, it’s hopefully they trust each other. And, you know, they vet them that way by just the personal relationship of knowing them. They know their level of competence. And then also, you know, if there’s not a management fee Off the top any big management fee of a fund manager so, like in a wall street or a traded investment, so that’s really my goal for the venture Alliance to create this environment for people to do deals together. Now of course, at you know, our our normal events, meet the Masters creating wealth, you know, we’ve had clients get together at those events, and I highly recommend and you know, those are super inexpensive that people just attend some of those live events so that they can meet us they can meet our clients and go from there so yeah, that’s good. Other comments on that before we get to our guest today Bob Proctor

Fernando 7:36
Well, just to kind of round off the the weekend the venture Alliance we had a guest come in to talk and give a perspective on his own mastermind I think that was very useful and,

Jason Hartman 7:49
and we’re his mastermind has three days here that we’re going through, which is an excellent, we’ve had five days of mastermind in here in a row, you know, and Fernando, we had we had the venture Alliance over the week. And then Monday morning, we started here at the La Jolla Hilton with another mastermind and this is the third and final day of it. And I think

Fernando 8:08
by the time we’re done this week, our our brains are going to be full, we’re going to have to really pick there’s so many nuggets and I hear this from people that were there and I can see it myself where you learn so much. And perhaps it won’t just just give you an idea right away, but it will go into your radar screen and maybe a few months from now something that that somebody mentioned will trigger and you’re ready to take advantage of that it germinates,

Jason Hartman 8:31
you know the seed is planted, sometimes it’s even planted subconsciously. A lot of it is in that way. It’s it’s the concept of not even a specific idea or technique, but the concept of you can do it too. Because you you see all these people around you and you see what they’re doing and and you know they’re just regular people who happen to take action on something. And people have different sized portfolios, different businesses, different investors. And then so that I think that’s another part of it not just a specific idea or technique, right. And of course, as far as the business at hand, you presented a couple packages, Oliver did a great job presenting one of the packages you presented yours. And when you say package, I just wanted to find out for the listeners who obviously weren’t there, most people weren’t. I presented a couple of deals that I’m working on to the venture Alliance, one of them really interesting and exciting, but kind of speculative, like, I would never present that on the podcast, or at one of our, you know, bigger public seminars. It’s specifically for this kind of exclusive group. That’s a real exciting potential giant homerun, that, you know, could be an $8 million investment that turns into Who the heck knows, maybe it’s a $40 million investment or a $40 million cash out deal on that. So you know, who knows what it might turn into could be a flop. I don’t know. You know, it’s a speculative deal, like I said, but occasionally some speculative Could be, could be home runs with proper due diligence and research, obviously, you know, not not totally speculative. And then all of our analysts for the venture Alliance, he presented a portfolio of homes, you know, and I can’t remember how many were in that one. Was it 3040 houses or something? I don’t remember either. But yeah, you know, he looked at that. So you that’s what you were saying?

Fernando 10:23
Yeah, I think that that was that was very interesting. And again, people, people don’t, don’t get to see these deals, if you’re not part of that community, you know, it’s very difficult for these larger deals to to show up in front of you. And with the guidance and the filtering that happens for them to even be presented. It comes with value. You know, if I have it vetted by people that have been in the business for a while, or people that are, are involved in real estate, I feel I feel very differently about how the deal might make sense for me or not. I would never Just go out there and try to find this on my own, it would just be too speculative. So another piece that we did is we presented our vision for the company that we are forming together. And I got good feedback out of that as well, the software company after company,

Fernando 11:14
I think there was very valuable and we also presented that at this mastermind we got very valuable feedback

Jason Hartman 11:19
on different kinds of feedback.

Fernando 11:21
Yeah, different angles. And, you know, the, again, the intimacy in the networking, that the the level of, of trust that happens through a mastermind really pays for itself when you get that straight feedback. And you’re not looking for people with this to shake their heads. And, and I agree with you, you’re looking for truth, you know, it makes sense.

Jason Hartman 11:42
That’s what happens when you deal with vendors, contractors and employees. They tend to nod their head Yes, they’re kind of a yes, man syndrome, right. But here, when someone doesn’t have a direct stake in it, you’re gonna get some constructive criticism. And that’s what’s good. The other amazing thing about our venture Alliance meeting is that like, you know, you can present something and someone will throw just one little nugget, one little resource, one little connection. Oh, I know, so and so. And I can introduce you to them that like that one little thing could be worth,

Fernando 12:18
you know, half a million dollars. We just had an example today. Right, right. One of the members, Cory mentioned, one of the companies that I work with that does rent collection, and what did you say you can see, he can say, four to $500 a month or something like that, just from that little comment. And that is awesome. I obviously learned quite a bit, especially from him. Right. But it’s just an example of the exchange that happens during these these masterminds?

Jason Hartman 12:46
I think that I think that summed it up pretty well. So we’re not going to talk about venture Alliance on every podcast. Don’t worry, folks. We just came off that weekend, and we’ve been at this other mastermind, so we’re kind of jazzed up about it but and blast but not least before we get to Bob Proctor Our guest today, I want to let you know that Fernando and I are headed to Chicago in Grand Rapids, two markets of ours, one where we’ve got some interesting land contract opportunities in Grand Rapids, some interesting a single family home investment opportunities in the Greater Chicago area. And we are headed there next month. We will be there in July. And this is not a formal property tour. We were trying to plan one for somewhere around July 25. But it just isn’t coming together for us for various reasons. So what we wanted to do is something a little different kind of along the lines of our private tour option, which some of you have taken us up on where I go meet you in a city or another investment council meets you in a city and we do a private property tour for you. This won’t exactly be that but it’ll be a little bit of a we’ll call it a Hangout tour type thing. We’re gonna be there. We figured if a few of our listeners want to come along and join us, we might as well have that. We’re gonna put something on the website with very reasonable pricing, if you want to join us, and we’ll we’ll probably start in Chicago, and then we’ll head over to Grand Rapids. That’s about a three hour drive. It’s probably a very pretty drive because you go right around the great lake. So I think that’ll be neat. And you can just join us and hang out with us for a few days. Fernando, do you have the exact dates on that?

Fernando 14:30
Yes, it will be July 16 through the 19th. The 19th is Sunday, and the 16th is Thursday. So it might be a good idea to plan on getting there late on the 15th which is Wednesday. We would then take advantage of the full day on the 16th and 17th and 18th. And then on the 19th we would wrap it up to Sunday. After the event. Jason and I are going to another message Am I meeting in San Diego?

Jason Hartman 15:01
Yeah, yeah, back here.

Fernando 15:03
So we’re flying back Sunday night from from Chicago to San Diego. So these are the days

Jason Hartman 15:08
My life is starting to feel like one giant mastermind meeting

Fernando 15:13
you’re gonna be the master of your mind. So

Jason Hartman 15:15
there you go, Hey, Napoleon Hill is right. These things are so valuable. I just I just cannot believe it. It just can cut cut years off your learning curve and your success and growth curve. So it’s really a great thing. Anyway, hey, thanks. Let’s get to our guest Bob Proctor today. Check the website Jason Hartman comm for updates on our Chicago for lack of a better name hang out and tour and informal property tour no seminar just informal hang out with us and and tour around and we will go from there. Okay. Remember, you’re listening to flashback Friday. Our new episodes are published every Monday and Wednesday. Here’s Bob Proctor And let’s talk about success. It’s a 10 show. It’s my pleasure to welcome Bob Proctor to the show. You’ve probably heard his name. He is chairman and co founder of the Procter Gallagher Institute, author of many best selling books, including spiritual marketing a proven five step formula for easily creating wealth from the inside out. Also, you were born rich. Now you can discover and develop those riches, author of the new book the ABCs of Success, the essential principles from America’s greatest prosperity teacher, Bob, welcome. How are you? I’m just doing great, Jason. Thanks for having me on your show. It’s good to have you and you’re coming to us today from Toronto, Canada. Is that correct?

Bob Proctor 16:42
I am in Toronto. That’s right. I’ll be in Phoenix tomorrow by noon. Oh,

Jason Hartman 16:47
there you go. Well, you know, Bob, I’ve been following your work for many, many years. You know, how long have you been doing what you do?

Bob Proctor 16:54
55 years. Oh,

Jason Hartman 16:56
that’s a long time. Bye almost anybody standards, I guess it sure is. And I think maybe I’m the Dean of personal development moniker needs to switch from Earl Nightingale to you possibly given that length of time. So that’s great, good stuff. Tell us a little bit about your general philosophy of success. I mean, you know, your body of work is so large, how many books do you have, by the way?

Bob Proctor 17:20
Oh, I don’t have that many books. I’m more I’m more into programs. I’ve only got three or four books. But I’ve got a lot of different programs that if it were, there’s instructional work showing people how to recognize who they are, how to change their self image, how to change their paradigm, how to set proper goals and how to achieve goals, setting goals and achieving goals are two different things.

Bob Proctor 17:46
So I create a lot of programs

Jason Hartman 17:50
and I’ve been doing that for a long time. If we were to sum up the you know, the the Bob Proctor ideology or philosophy, is that possible to do can you gonna kind of do that just give us sort of a high level and then I want to dive into a lot of this stuff.

Bob Proctor 18:04
Well, I don’t really know I can do that. I believe that we are God’s highest form of creation. I believe we’ve been given creative tools that we eventually have

Bob Proctor 18:16
failed to really understand and develop.

Bob Proctor 18:20
And so I believe anyone can achieve anything that they can think. Solomon many, many centuries ago said that, as a person think is in their heart. So are they we become what we think about all the great teachers have taught that. That’s the one point that all great leaders have agreed on. They’ve disagreed on virtually everything else, but they have agreed on that one point. And so that’s really what I teach people, I show them how to control their thinking, how to understand their mind, and how to make changes in their conditioned behavior.

Jason Hartman 18:58
Yeah, excellent stuff. You know, it all It all starts with those foundational things. Well, you know, we’re all given a set of circumstances and Voltaire likened life to a game of cards, saying something to the effect of we can’t choose the cards were dealt. But we must choose how to play those cards in order to win the game. And circumstances do not make the person do they. It’s controlling our thoughts and our own beliefs and self talk, isn’t it?

Bob Proctor 19:23
You know, James Allen said that he says circumstance doesn’t make the man at reveal they reveal him to himself. They are circumstance or the expression of what’s going on inside. He said, mind is a master power that molds and makes and man is mind. And evermore he takes the tool of thought and shaping what He wills bring forth. 1000 joys or 1000 Hills, we think in secrets, and it comes to the past environment is about our Looking Glass. That’s a difficult one to accept for a lot of people that their environment is there looking glass. It’s an expression of what’s going On inside,

Jason Hartman 20:01
you know, it’s not the other way around, is it? So how do we how do we get control of our thoughts? I mean, some people really struggle with that, you know, you tell them think differently about this. But you know, it’s not just a matter of saying do that, is it or is it that simple?

Bob Proctor 20:18
No, no, it’s not. It’s not listen, there’s a very small percentage of the population who are in control of themselves. And yet, that is one of the key things in life. If people have learned how to take control of themselves, they could have anything they want in their life. And we’re not taught enough about ourself. We’ve got to learn who we are and what we’re doing. And when we start to really understand that then we’re in control. Napoleon Hill said, the person who masters himself through self discipline can never be mastered by others. While most people are mastered by something that’s going on outside our thinking, really control us, but our paradigm generally controls our thinking. We don’t think thoughts that cause a respectable amount of discomfort. We’re conditioned to live the way we live. And if that conditioning doesn’t change, the results don’t change. And they change the results. It causes a lot of discomfort. People have to understand that they have to understand what’s involved in changing the conditioning. that’s essential. That’s essentially what we teach Jason, they sure do. Okay, so

Jason Hartman 21:33
I want you to drill down on that if you would. explain the concept of paradigm for a moment, if you would,

Bob Proctor 21:39
well, a paradigm is nothing but a multitude of habits. And if you go back, how did you get here? You were conceived, you’re a little particle energy from mom, a little particle of energy from your dad came together, and they became the nucleus of you. 280 days later, you made your debut on the planet. You know, during that 280 days you were developing, but you were developing from mum’s DNA and dad’s DNA. That’s called genetic conditioning. That’s why you look like your relatives. Then after birth, our subconscious mind is wide open. our subconscious mind has no ability to reject, accept anything you give to it. And the subconscious mind was programmed by the people that surround you. Were a product of our environment. We’ve heard that 1000 times and that’s why if you were born in America, you probably grew up speaking English. Pardon me, if you were born in China, you probably grew up speaking Chinese. If you were taken out of your home, an English speaking home and bought into a home in China, you would still grow up speaking Chinese and have no knowledge of the English language. If I had an associate over in Kuala Lumpur, he had a little boy at four years old could speak four languages fluently and no one thought anything of it. Well, the paradigm is that conditioning. It’s all the conditioning, genetic and environmental that has come together. Our self image is formed before we can even develop the ability to think. And so all that conditioning is in our subconscious mind. 97% of the population go through life, never changing it. If it’s changed, it’s changed very little. But no dramatic changes. Every now and then someone makes a huge change. I was one of those people. I didn’t have any idea what I was doing. But I wasn’t satisfied with the fact that I had made a huge change. at a particular point, I decided, I want to know, how did this happen? I was earning well over a million dollars a year. I had no formal education, too much high school. I had no business experience. I was running a company in seven cities and three countries. And I thought, you know, this doesn’t make sense. And so I started to study. I wanted to find out what happened. And since that’s what I was Looking for that’s what I found. Seeking you’ll find is good advice. Right? Yeah.

Jason Hartman 24:05
It’s It’s really amazing. And I love how you say that all of all of the leaders from you know, every religion, they’ve all agreed on this thing that we become what we think about that as we think so shall we become, but we’ve got to figure out how to control those thoughts. So, you know, maybe a little more Bob on controlling those thoughts, but also, you know, once we know how to control them, we have the toolkit for controlling our thoughts. What should the thoughts be?

Bob Proctor 24:34
Well, first of all, they should be whatever you want them to be. We were given the ability to choose J. Martin Cooley wrote a marvelous book one time called your greatest power, and your greatest power is the ability to choose. But learning how to control them is a lifelong process. All of nature’s creatures respond to outside stimuli. We’re being bombarded with colors with sounds with people without Just stuff. Our sensory factors are picking all this up. That’s mental activity. Most people refer to that as thinking it’s not thinking at all, the average person doesn’t think, girl night yellow used to say if the average person said what they were thinking they would be speechless. We have higher faculties. And Einstein put it very well. He said, the intuitive mind is a sacred gift. The rational mind is an obedient servant. We have created this society that is honoring the servant, and has forgotten the gift. We have never been taught how to utilize our higher faculties. We have perception, intuition, the will reason imagination, and memory. And these higher faculties are what enable us to choose our thoughts to alter the course of our life to alter our life, to control our health to control our wealth to kind of crawl our race relationships, but we’re not taught How to utilize these marvelous tools in school. In fact, they discourage you from using them in many schools. When a child is preschool, their imagination is in high gear. They’ll sit they’ll take the top off a pot or something a little baby and turn it into something in their mind. We don’t know what it is. But they play with almost anything, sir imaginations at work, then they go to school. And it’s called not paying attention or daydreaming, and they’re punished. Well, pretty soon they stop using their imagination. And as a result, we’ve got enormous corporations worldwide with little tiny creative departments. What they don’t understand is the whole company is a creative department. No one’s more creative than another’s just as some are utilizing more of their creative potential than another.

Jason Hartman 26:52
So So creativity in our culture, really, in many ways, has discouraged that but you know, Bob, in comparison You know, I always like to say compared to what, in comparison, when you look at, I think that’s one of the huge advantages of the United States and Canada, but the US has really got that like, rugged individual thing going on for them, right? Because that’s part of the founding, that’s the, you know, conquering the West. It’s the whole it’s kind of part of the American ethic. And that there’s a, there’s just a lot of creativity here, especially when you when you compare it especially to say China, for example, you know, very good at copying things, very disciplined. But again, the creativity, that’s where the money is, that’s where the, you know, it’s, it’s, there’s just so much innovation, you know, you look at these tech companies, and, you know, you look at Uber and Lyft and Airbnb and you think why did I think of that, you know, Facebook, I mean, those are simple ideas, relatively speaking, but again, when there was nothing to copy, you’d be pretty, pretty creative to come up with at it. It was it was a new paradigm, wasn’t it?

Bob Proctor 28:02
Well, creativity is the opposite of routine. And you see, I think we go through phases. The Internet brought in enormous wave of creativity. It was the Wild West. It’s a new concept. And it’s really just moving into high gear. So there’s there’s always been a small group that have been very creative. They, they don’t follow routines. They make breakthroughs. They’re always interested in making something better. You see, obviously, there’s no right way to do anything. It can be a good way. It can be a valid way, but there’s always a better way. And America does lead the world in that I think America is the greatest country in the world. And I think it is because of the debate of ways the entrepreneurial spirit, and I guess it goes back to how the country was originated, but

Bob Proctor 29:03
phenomenal opportunity for people.

Bob Proctor 29:06
But that creativity is only really exercised by a minority of the population where everyone could do it. I think our educational system has to change and change dramatically.

Jason Hartman 29:18
No, you’re you’re darn right about that. It’s a mess. I mean, for all the money we’ve thrown at it, it’s it’s still, it’s still a pretty lame thing.

Bob Proctor 29:26
Well, first of all, we don’t have an educational system. We have a system that helps people gather information. Education, isn’t remembering things. It isn’t studying a book and coming up with answers. It’s it comes from the Latin you do co meaning to reduce to develop or to grow within. I think that amount of story put it best. She says that child is not like a cup, that you try and fill up with knowledge that the child is like a cup, that cup is full. What we want to do is bring it to the surface, all the knowledge all the power that there ever was or ever will be as omnipresent Way to do anything is already here. If you can think it, what you’ve done is Move your mind onto a frequency that it exists on, and then hold that image and you can actually cause it to manifest.

Jason Hartman 30:10
Yeah. Just a reminder, you’re listening to flashback Friday. Our new episodes are published every Monday and every Wednesday. Very good point. Speaking of manifestation, it’s been maybe what, 1516 years since the secret. We would love to get your thoughts on, on on that, given that it’s been out there for so many years now.

Bob Proctor 30:35
Come on. 2006. It’s been nine years.

Bob Proctor 30:39
yet. It was a phenomenal breakthrough. Rhonda Byrne did a tremendous job. It it’s upwards of half a million, half a billion people that it’s in dated. It’s just bombed their mind and I think it woke the world up. I think it’s made a phenomenal difference. The Secret cause people to think now there was a, I believe the secret led people in the wrong direction in one respect. It teaches you can have anything you want, you don’t get anything you want. You get anything that you internalize, you’ve got to take the want the wants in the conscious mind. And that’s not where the power is. The power is in the subconscious. That’s a universal intelligence. And you’ve got to take that on. And the positive in the treasury of your subconscious is William James from Harvard used to say, and when you’ve done that, you move yourself into a new vibration, you set up an attractive force, you move different, everything starts to happen. The Secret really lead people onto that it’s done a phenomenal job. Yeah, it sure has,

Jason Hartman 31:45
you know, Bob, but one of the I think the misnomers of the secret, or the way people have maybe misused the concept is, you know, we’ve kind of sat back and think, well, if I just keep thinking this, it’s gonna just drop into my life without work.

Bob Proctor 32:00
Do you want to kind of drill down on that concept a little bit? Absolutely. Listen, no amount of thinking, or memorizing is going to make a person successful in life. It’s the understanding and application of wise thoughts that count. You’ve got to move into action. You got to get out there and do it. You can sit and think until you’re an old old man or a woman, and it’s not going to happen. You’ve got to internalize the thoughts, which produces the action. She desire is nothing but an idea that has been turned into your emotional your subconscious mind through repetition. It takes root and it starts to grow. The Secret came from the book, the science of getting rich by Wallace wattles. In that book, he points out that desire is the effort of the unexpressed possibility within seeking expression without through your action. So you got to get together to build the desire. You got to get Whatever it is you want. Turning in your subconscious, you’re really good together. White Hot with it.

Jason Hartman 33:06
Yeah, good point. Good point. Tell us a little bit about what you’re up to nowadays, your latest and greatest venture that you’re working on.

Bob Proctor 33:13
Well, I first of all, I’m building a studio in my backyard, literally. And the studio is cutting edge, I’m going to be able to press a button and two cameras with 14 inch or 21 inch teleprompters on them come out of the ceiling. There’s a couple other cameras on tripods in there. It’s, you know, floating room, it’s soundproof, there’s a building within the building. And I am going to start pumping out a lot of great work. We’ll put a lot of stuff on YouTube, and I’m starting something called the inner circle. And the inner circle is going to be live. It’s going to be broadcast for two hours a week. Anyone can join it. It’s a membership site. So if they’re don’t happen to be there, when we’re broadcasting, they can too into the recording of it. But I’m going to show people how we do what we do. We operate very fast, we have a phenomenal team of people. And we come up with an idea that ideas out to market within a week, we really move fast. We have a design team, we’ve got a marketing team. We just got a great group of people. And we work very fast. We’ll be talking about how I’m pre prioritize my day, what I’m doing that particular day, how I’m doing it, the projects that I’m working on how I do get them to market fast. While the show’s on, if I come up with a thought for a book before the show’s over, I would have the design of the cover of the book right there with me. It would be done. I’d have the design finished, we’d be able to put it up and show it to everybody. And we’d have the outline for the book done. This is all be done in two hours. There would be no hanging around till it got ready. We would we’re going to show people how to do it. A lot of people want to know how do you do this? How do you do that? How do you spend your days that’s what We’re going to teach you

Jason Hartman 35:00
Yeah, fantastic, excellent, excellent stuff. Bob, you have some good content out there on how to find your purpose. And I think a lot of people struggle with that maybe they’ve they agree with and they’ve internalized the concepts you teach, and others have taught throughout history about, you know, everything that we’ve just discussed, whether it be goal setting, and, you know, the controlling of the thoughts and the paradigm and so forth. But they don’t know where to go with it. Exactly. You know, what they want in life? How can someone find their purpose? You know,

Bob Proctor 35:35
I think that’s probably one of the most important things in the world. Les Brown is a good friend of mine, and he says something that I love, and I’ve quoted him many times, he said, the two most important days in your life, the day you’re born, and that day you discover why you’re born. A purpose is not something you decide on it’s something you discover. Your purpose is why you get out of bed in the morning. Your purpose is why you’re living why you’re here. I believe you and I and everybody else is hard wired to do something exceptional. I think we’ve got enormous talent locked up within us. And if we don’t discover the purpose, yet may never be expressed, it’ll just go to the grave Guinness. We’ve got to sit down and ask ourselves on a regular basis, I recommend the person take 1530 minutes, every day until this is done. Get a notepad that has nothing in it. And don’t tear the page out. And sit down, ask yourself, just go to a quiet place and said, What do I really love doing? What do I really love doing? I don’t care but they can pies. What do you love doing? That’s what you should do. That’s where your purpose is. And make no mistake about it. If you’re doing what you love, you’ll do it very well. And if you do very well, you’re going to do very well in your life. I was watching a woman one time on TV. She had been a dancer in a chorus line in Vegas. And she finally quit because she knew she wasn’t a good enough dancer to be a star. And she didn’t want to just stay in a chorus line. And she thought, what else and she loved to dance. What else do I love to do? I love to bake pastry. So she made up her mind. She was going to be a great pastry chef. And she moved to France. And she started to mentor under some of the great pastry chefs of the world. And now she is a great pastry chef. It was an interesting story. So you see, it might be to be a great pastry chef. It might be to be anything. But what do you love to do until you recognize that? I don’t think you’re ever really going to feel fulfilled. And after you decide on your purpose, you decide what you love to do. Your vision is how you’re going to do it. If you could visualize a funnel going right from your forehead going out and get wider. And it’s a vision, it’s a long range vision, it would be a multiplicity of goals, and they’re all on purpose, every one of them would be serving your purpose. So the vision is how you’re going to execute your purpose. And then your goal is taking a bite out of your vision, because you can only focus on one thing at a time. So you take the first thing out of the vision and say this, I will do, and you discipline yourself and you do it. Great point. Great points

Jason Hartman 38:30
before you go, Bob, give out your website, if you would, and then I’ve got another maybe two questions for you quickly,

Bob Proctor 38:36
they can go to Proctor. gallagher.com.

Jason Hartman 38:39
Excellent. You talked a little bit about goals earlier at the beginning of the show. And then you just mentioned it again. Some quick advice on goal setting if you would, you said we can only really focus on one thing at a time

Bob Proctor 38:50
goals should be something you really want Jason, most people set goals to do what they think they can do. They’re playing it safe. They don’t want to fail. When you choose the right goal, you will not know how you’re going to do it. Steve Jobs put it very well. He said you cannot connect the dots looking ahead, only looking back. So what you’ve got to do is what do I really want. And describe it in the present tense. I’m so happy and grateful now and describe the goal in the present tense. And then just keep thinking of how you can and the ideas will start to come to you.

Jason Hartman 39:29
And only one goal at a time really,

Bob Proctor 39:32
I mean, if you just want it, if you made a shopping list of all the things you want, the goal would be the one you want the most. You see it’s already here, it’s on a higher frequency. And what you’ve got to do is raise your conscious awareness to that frequency, but moving towards it, probably everything else on your list will fall into place as you go towards the thing you want. That

Jason Hartman 39:54
is that is usually how it works and amazing level of synchronicity. Bob, you know, just any closing remarks, any questions I didn’t ask you anything you want to share with the audience that we didn’t touch on during this talk. There’s a quote

Bob Proctor 40:08
that I love. It’s by Dean breaks. And if a person is struggling if they’re having a problem, this is a quote that I always play with. He said, do your work, not just your work and no more, but a little more for the lavishing sake, that little more which is worth all the rest. And if you suffer as you must, and you go this you must do your work. put your heart into it, and the sky will clear and out of your very doubt and suffering will be born the supreme joy of life. When I’m faced with a challenge, that’s what I keep repeating. Do your work, go to work, do your work, not just your work no more but a little more for the lavish and sake that’ll get a person through the hurdles. That

Jason Hartman 40:51
is some excellent, excellent advice. Bob Proctor so nice to talk with you today. Keep up the good work on your part website. Proctor gallagher.com. Thanks again for joining us.

Bob Proctor 41:03
My pleasure. Thank you, Jason.

Bob Proctor 41:07
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