Mark's Meditation Process

There is an old expression, "Its not the son that will run the business into the ground, rather the grandson." Statistics demonstrate less than 10% of third generation businesses survive. Cant you just see the how and why Hilton Hotels with Paris at the helm in a few years will come crashing down? The good name of Conrad Hilton, her grandfather, is already tainted. When Conrad wanted to buy the Stevens

There is an old expression, "It’s not the son that will run the business into the ground, rather the grandson." Statistics demonstrate less than 10% of third generation businesses survive. Can’t you just see the how and why Hilton Hotels with Paris at the helm in a few years will come crashing down?

When Conrad wanted to buy the Stevens Corp. at auction, he determined \$165,000 would be a good price and wrote that down. Upon awakening in the morning, the number 180,000 flashed across his mind as a hunch. Conrad was in the habit of listening to his hunches. He swiftly changed his sealed bid quote to \$180,000 and submitted it. He was awarded the company shortly thereafter because he was the high bidder. He made a \$2,000,000 profit from that company. What was the next highest bidder? \$179,800!

How do we tap into the small still voice, the iron string, the Infinite Intelligence? Here is one way:

1. Write down your problem or goal in the form of a question the night before in a journal or on a legal pad

2. Carve out 30 minutes first thing in the morning where you will not be disturbed, no phone, no noise, no interruptions

3. Say a little prayer of thanks

4. Think of a past win

5. Say and write the goal down as a question like, "How can I increase sales by 35% this year?" or "How can I attract and retain great employees for my company?"

6. Wait…be still.

7. Write down anything that flashes across your mind, a hunch, an idea, a thought, an action, a name. Then think a little more on whatever you wrote down. Then take action.

Most of the time, your ideas won’t be any good. But every once in a while, a brilliant idea will hit you. It only take one great idea to make you wealthy.

Try this for 30 days. Keep all your ideas on 3x5 cards in a shoe box, or in a book, binder or journal. You won’t believe they came from inside you.

All the resources we need are in the mind. Teddy Roosevelt, 26th President