“Alex give that to dada, okay?”
I spoke these words to my son this morning as he held the dime in his hand.
Sizing me up as only a two-year old can, he looked me in the eye, smiled, and threw the object across the room.
I rose from my seat, scooped up the dime, and put it in my pocket.
It all began about a week ago. I saw the dime on our living room carpet. A short time ago I likely would have pretended it did not exist to spare myself the ordeal of bending. But having a toddler, I was on the hook. I’d seen it. While I believed the chances of him ingesting the dime to be very small, picking it up the dime felt like cheap insurance against a trip to the ER and a guilty conscience. So I slipped the coin into my pocket.
Since then, I’d found this same dime at least half a dozen times over the past week. On the floor. On the couch. Laying on my dresser. I never carry change on me, but this dime found its way into (and out of) several different pants pockets.
When I mentioned this phenomenon to my wife, she did not share my sense of wonder over this remarkable dime.
“You have a hole in your pocket,” she said.
As a man who values comfort over fashion, I knew how the coin was leaving my person. My relaxed attire tends to have loose, shallow pockets. Stuff falls out of them easily. But this hide-and-seek game had my attention. I knew something noteworthy was going on here, but what?
Now to be clear, I do not believe that some mystical outside force or “the Universe” was trying to send me a message. I know I create my own reality. I know that there is no Universe “out there,” but rather I AM the Universe (just as you are). And so, I knew that I was creating these meetings with this tiny disc.
That said, I had no idea *why* I would be creating such a thing. And yet I decided that I wanted to find some deeper meaning in my relationship with this dime, for a couple reasons. First, I take delight in seeing myself as a deliberate creator of cool experiences. And second, my energy had been dragging a bit and I felt like I needed something to boost my faith.
So as the dime revealed itself to me the other day, gleaming on the couch cushion, I tried to ascribe meaning to it — Uh, let’s see… the dime represents… abundance…? Okay, then… Abundance…. The dime is telling me that abundance is all around me…
But, no. That wasn’t it.
There was no feeling of connection to the thought. My energy did not rise at the idea. For me, there’s no magic in trying to make something happen when compared to the feeling of synchronistic creation and flow. And on a practical level, I could not remember feeling excited about a dime in my entire life. (A quarter for a game of PacMan as a kid? Absolutely. A dime, nah.)
After retrieving the dime from Alex’s toss, we sat together, going through our early morning rituals. He settled next to me and we watched some television (educational PBS, of course). I watched him fixate on the animals on the screen. I listened to his breathing. I felt the warmth of his little body next to mine under the blanket.
Feeling very much relaxed and at peace, my thoughts began to rendezvous with other good-feeling thoughts. I thought back to some words I’d received while being coached the previous day.
“Remember, everything can turn on a dime.” The words popped into my mind. And they felt so delicious. A feeling of deep relief swept through me, like a hippo leaping from my shoulders.
I shook my head, wondering how I did not make this connection when I first heard the words. I don’t think I was in the place to receive them. But here, basking in the quiet morning, feeling in love with my son and my life, I was an energetic match to them, so in they came. The dots connected.
Everything can turn on a dime.
Now, I don’t expect this cliche to bring you the same feeling of relief that they gave to me. After all, I created the whole merry-go-round of events for me – for my entertainment, for my clarity, for my sense of alignment.
However if you’re enjoying this little story, if you feel some resonance with these words and the idea of things improving this very instant, understand that YOU are creating this too. Whether you realize it or not, you summoned me to write about all of this, for your own reasons. I have a pile of notes on my desk of ideas to write about; this is the one that I am inspired to write about and share. Right now. With you, the person who choose to receive these sorts of messages from me. And you are choosing to read this right now, out of all the things you could be doing.
See how this works?
So if you’re with me, let me share some of the backstory of my connection between that magic phrase and my little friend, the dime…
Things usually go very well in my life. My life is indeed very cool.
But a very cool life is not a perfect life without unwanted stuff. There will always be unwanted stuff present in your life because this provides the fuel for every desire you’ve ever had. Over the past few weeks, I’ve felt some bumps in the road. (Thinking about it, I hear the words of my coach in my head, “Even the rides at Disney World break down now and again.”)
Because my life is so good and free from a lot of resistance, it’s like a train barreling down the tracks. Things move fast. At the same time, when this bullet train of mine inevitably collides with something, there’s a higher chance of derailment when compared to a slower moving train. In other words, I feel cool most of the time, but when I snap, I tend to SNAP!
And lately I’d been snapping. Much of the friction had to do with my thoughts about money – how much I had compared to how much I wanted to have, and the heaviest question of all, HOW am I going to get all this money that I really want?
Asking that question sends my mind into the washing machine of unwanted thoughts. Churn churn churn. There are no answers, just churning. I start to think of all the things I have to do to get what I want. I think about how far the money is from me and all the work I need to do to get it. I start to think how long all of this is going to take… I think of all the things I should be doing… Hell, I could’ve been doing them all along! What’s wrong with me?
You get the picture.
When those thoughts get triggered, I feel my energy nosedive. It feels like being I am at a long, steep, icy trailhead of a mountain I have no interest in climbing. And yet, when my thoughts get off track like this, I lose my sense of clarity. I can see no other options, no other way to get what I want, so I metaphorically strap on my heavy pack, and reluctantly begin trudging uphill, worrying with every step.
These days, my tolerance for suffering is pretty low; I don’t get very far up the trail before I allow myself to rest. It’s during these breaks — these moments of “giving up” — that the wiser part of me start playing games with 10-cent slivers of American currency or the like.
After having this cool experience, my next inspiration is to share it. These words came out of me easily; writing this allowed me to continue milking these positive feelings.
I love the feeling of having breakthroughs. I love the process of learning cool new things of having magical experiences, and a life that keeps expanding in ways that feel better and better all the time. I especially love the practicality of breakthroughs — a few days after connecting the dots, my money spigot shifted back to the ON position and has been flowing ever since.
And finally, I love facilitating breakthroughs for other people…
So if in reading this, you feel a powerful resonance with the message that knowing that some aspect of your life that you’re currently bumping up against can change on a dime, then I invite you to follow your sense of inspiration and connect with me.
Radical Clarity Breakthrough Session – Special Offer ($77 through Friday, January 25th…)
I will be offering 30-minute Radical Clarity Breakthrough sessions where I will offer you my particular brand of radical clarity to set you up for the year ahead, for just $77.
(We can focus on any topic you desire… money, relationships, career, anything. I usually charge about 3x as much for these sessions and you do not have to use the session by the 25th, only register by then.)
There’s only one catch.
The catch is: Everyone who signs up for a Radical Clarity Breakthrough session at this special rate before January 25th, also signs up for The Very Cool Life Adventurer’s Club.
The Very Cool Life Adventurer’s Club is my $77 per month coaching membership that gets you private coaching calls with me, The Vibe Magazine (snail mailed), monthly CDs on cutting-edge topics (like the dynamics of money, relationships, and becoming irresistibly attractive), and discounts to most everything I offer, including live events.
Right now, I’ll even send you 3 cool bonuses in the mail. You’ll get a softcover copy of my book (The Very Cool Life Code), my very popular CD on Creating Money, and the latest issue of The Vibe Magazine. These alone are worth more than $137. AND you get a 30-minute private breakthough coaching session with me!
So, you get VCL Club free the first month, and 30 days later we’ll whack your card for $77. We do so each month until such time as you decide to leave.
What I am asking, in exchange for helping you achieve a sense of radical clarity and ease from our coaching session for only $77, is that you allow yourself to explore my private coaching club.
Because I know if you use Very Cool Life Club and tap into the wealth of knowledge, practical information, and life-enhancing coaching opportunities that you will not want to go without it. You will feel that the $77 is the best money you could spend on yourself. You’ll get much more mileage out of this $77 investment than you will from a similarly priced tank of gas or cable subscription.
I am remiss for not promoting The Very Cool Life Club nearly enough. It is absolutely one of the best-kept secrets of VCL-world.
My members love it and I love connecting with them and seeing breakthrough after breakthrough. The best thing is that The Club provides you with the key ingredient − consistency – that makes all the difference.
You will get caught in some ruts this year. Some of them will be deep and uncomfortable. You will find yourself wanting to expand into the next version of YOU. This is life.
Now imagine what it would be like to eliminate most of them by getting some expert support, right when you want it. (Note that my clarity and my huge sense of relief came as the result of my personal investment in having a coach.) Coaching is my real secret to creating a Very Cool Life. It hands down the best money I spend on myself and I don’t like to think of what my life would look like without it.
Simply put, this stuff works. I invite you to experience it for yourself.
So that’s the deal.
If you’re ready to have your life turn on a dime, join me right now…
I’ll send you everything, including the link to schedule your session, immediately!
I think you’ll be very happy with your decision. And if not, you can always bail out whenever you want.
That’s my dime’s worth…
Now you can click the PLAY button and hear me ramble for a few minutes!
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Here’s to a breakthrough-filled 2013,