Peace - Watch It Happen "Live" !!! . . . . . . .   4/26/2022 12:06:23 AM  John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 8:35:13 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from Brazil. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 6:26:58 PM   Dustin in United States just scored another Twitter click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 26094 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 6:15:38 PM   Aralil in United States just scored another Twitter click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 29 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 3:38:55 PM   Anna in United Kingdom just scored another Yellow Tag click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 7859 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 2:14:49 PM   Anna in United Kingdom just scored another Yellow Tag click [New Score: 7859 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 1:44:37 PM   Shakti in United States just scored another Yellow Tag click from United States. [New Score: 1292 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 11:59:59 AM  Anna in United Kingdom just scored another Yellow Tag click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 7859 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 10:49:05 AM  John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 10:33:38 AM  John in United States just scored another Twitter click from Canada. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 10:32:42 AM  John in United States just scored another Twitter click from Germany. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 10:32:23 AM  John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 10:32:19 AM  John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 10:32:18 AM  John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 8:15:34 AM   10MCTwitter just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 1621 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 12:40:12 AM  10MCTwitter just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 1621 points] . . . . . . .   4/25/2022 12:39:46 AM  diana in Australia just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 1801 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:26:55 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:13:21 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:10:01 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:10:00 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:09:57 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:09:46 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:09:46 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:09:46 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:09:35 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:09:33 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:09:32 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 8:09:31 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from Canada. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 3:52:22 PM   Shakti in United States just scored another Yellow Tag click from United States. [New Score: 1292 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 10:47:16 AM  Anna in United Kingdom just scored another Yellow Tag click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 7859 points] . . . . . . .   4/24/2022 5:01:36 AM   diana in Australia just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 1801 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 11:01:23 PM  Edward in United Kingdom just scored another Twitter click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 2403 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 10:52:37 PM  Anna in United Kingdom just scored another Yellow Tag click [New Score: 7859 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 10:52:24 PM  Anna in United Kingdom just scored another Yellow Tag click [New Score: 7859 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 10:52:05 PM  Anna in United Kingdom just scored another Yellow Tag click [New Score: 7859 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 10:51:27 PM  Anamaria in Romania just scored another Yellow Tag click [New Score: 352 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 10:50:15 PM  Anamaria in Romania just scored another Yellow Tag click [New Score: 352 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:29:06 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:54 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from Germany. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:33 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:33 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:33 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:26 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:24 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:22 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from Canada. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:22 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:22 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United Kingdom. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:20 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .   4/23/2022 7:25:19 PM   John in United States just scored another Twitter click from United States. [New Score: 33721 points] . . . . . . .  

Interview with Drew Rozell

February 18, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Financial Success

The following interview is an excerpt from the 2002 top-selling eBook, Success: A Spiritual Matter, compiled by 10 Million Clicks For Peace co-founder, Rick Beneteau.

Your History

Many of our values come directly from our childhood and upbringing. What are the most important values you feel you still carry today from your parents and other family members, friends, teachers etc.?

When I think back to my experience growing up and what was unique about my family compared to the others I saw, the fact that my parents allowed me so much freedom stands out. Unlike most of my friends, I never had a curfew. I was never grounded. Even though both my parents were teachers, neither of them ever asked me if my day’s homework was completed. More often than not, I was able to make my own decisions and would have to deal with the consequences.

Given that much freedom, responsibility and respect, I noticed I had much less reason to rebel than some of my friends. I never really abused the freedom, because ultimately, I knew I would be the only paying the price.

For example, if I didn’t set my alarm or failed to get out of bed in the morning for school and missed the bus, that was my problem. I had to deal with it. I had to find a way to get to school. I had to deal with my teachers and explain why I was late. I realized very quickly that I was at a place of choice in this world, and I was responsible for the quality of those choices and my experiences in life — both the good things that happen to me as well as the bad.

Today, the only real goals I have are centered on “how can I be more free?” and I still take full responsibility for everything I attract into my life.

Did these come from your socio-economic status, your home life, spiritual and/or religious experiences? If so, please describe.

Both my parents were teachers and avid learners. They loved to read, to travel, to experience. They weren’t going to restrict their children because they recognized we were different people and we needed to express that in different ways. My parents were both religious, but again, they never forced us to go to church. They exposed us to church, but ultimately we were free to make that decision as well.

Exactly how did you get started in your business or career?

I’ve always been interested in people. They just fascinate me. I am very content to sit in the middle of a crowd and “people watch.” I love picking up on patterns of human behavior, noticing what influences why we do the things we do. That led me to study psychology in college and pursue a Masters and then a Ph.D.

Once in graduate school, while I loved to teach, I found that they type of research that was expected on me to be on the sterile side. I didn’t see how what I was doing in the lab would affect people in the real world. And I knew I was put here to make an impact on people. I was growing disillusioned and concerned about where I was heading.

About a year before I was to complete my doctorate, I read an article in Newsweek about the profession of personal coaching. By the time I had finished that half-page article, I knew I had found my calling. I’ve never had an experience like that before. They had a website for a coaching training program and I followed through.

What prompted or pushed you to be attracted to your field?

(No offense, but in my opinion, one is either “attracted” or “pushed,” but not “pushed to be attracted”)
Editors note: Touche, Drew!!

I am a highly sensitive person. That means that I notice more about what’s going on around me that most people do. I see a little more. I feel a little more. I believe that my emotions are my personal navigation system as to where I need to go. If I feel bad, that’s an activity I need to get away from. And if it makes me feel good, that’s where I need to be. So when I first discovered the field of personal coaching — that people were doing this and there was a training program to develop those skills — I immediately knew that this is where I had to go.

What do you feel is your major accomplishment in business (list a few if you wish)? Did you have set-backs that were an influence on where you are today?

I think my major accomplishment is that I’m still here, doing what I love, living a life that’s full of freedom, where I am able to make a comfortable living. But of course, it wasn’t always that way. I took a big risk when I left academia after investing 20 years of schooling to get there. And right after I reached my goal of getting a Ph.D., I left.

When I transitioned from teaching college to coaching, I had 10 clients – enough to tide me over. By the end of my first month, I had 2 left. That’s not going to pay the rent, the car, and the school loans. Every day I felt anxious as to how I was going to make ends meet. But I knew I would. And I knew I would be successful as a personal coach if I just toughed it out – if I trusted my instincts.

I saw this as my test as to whether or not I deserved to have the honor of being a coach. So I painted houses for 6 months while I built my business back up. Not glamorous, for sure. But I didn’t have to worry as much.

So it hasn’t been always been the easiest road to get here, but I appreciate what I’ve been able to create that much more.


Your Influences

Who has been the most influential person in your life – and why? These could be family members, friends, teachers, business associates, spiritual leaders, business leaders, authors, speakers etc. If you have more than one, please tell us about the MOST important ones who were instrumental in helping you arrive at where you are today.

Certainly my parents, and my four siblings. I also think back to my English teachers in high school There were three of them that worked together to introduce us to the classics while teaching me one of my most valuable skills – how to write.

And certainly my mom. She was a coach – a real, live model of how to live a extraordinary life – before the profession existed. I love you, Mom.

What books or resources have been especially influential in your life?

Book? Hard to pick one – kind of like trying to choose a favorite song! I like so many for so many different reasons. Recently, because my life is geared toward helping people get what they really want faster and easier, I’ve become fascinated by The Law of Attraction. This Law states that when you focus on what you really want, feel good about whatever that is (and here’s the real challenge – allow what you really want to come into your life), you will attract it to you. Effortlessly. A great book on this topic is Lynn Grabhorn’s, Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting. I also recommend the attraction work done by Abraham-Hicks on attraction ( http://www.abraham-hicks.com).

What is your favorite quote?

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” – Lennon & McCartney (from “The End” on Abbey Road)


Courage and Fear

How much courage has it taken to pursue your goals?

Looking back? Plenty. Leaving a “secure” life in academia to start my own business as a personal coach seemed crazy to most everybody around me. They just didn’t understand what I was doing. But I knew. I believed. I trusted. That’s what courage is all about – trusting in yourself to come through.

What role to you feel fear might play as an obstacle to personal and financial success, if any?

Fear is the ONLY obstacle to personal and financial success. The ONLY one.

Has fear ever been responsible for something great “not happening” in your life?

Fear has been responsible for EVERYTHING that wasn’t great that showed up in my life. See where I’m going here?

Feel free to elaborate and give any advice here for our readers.

Ah, now we’re back to the Law of Attraction. Again, the Law of Attraction states that like attracts like. We are constantly sending out vibrations—either positive vibrations or negative vibrations – to the universe. Whatever we put out there. The universe responds in kind.

If we are putting out fearful vibrations (i.e., we focus on what we do NOT want in our lives), we attract more of the same. Thus fear, and the negative vibrations that accompany that feeling, are the only things between having what one really wants from appearing in our lives.


Your Present and Future

What are your current projects and what do you hope to accomplish with them?

I’m just trying to write more. About the Law of Attraction. About my family. About my experiences. Whatever. Who knows if it’ll ever end up as a book of some sort – as of today, I do not really know. But I do feel like I have something to share with folks, so I’ll just keep writing, posting to my websites, and sending out my newsletter to folks. We’ll see what happens!

What specific plans do you have for the future?

Mostly, I don’t have any.

In fact, the people closest to me would get a laugh out of this question as it pertains to me. I’m pretty much operate in an anti-plan mode. I’ve never owned a wristwatch. I never know the date. Unless I’m traveling, I have no idea what I’ll be doing on any given weekend. I just try to operate in the moment, day to day.

That’s hard for lots of people to understand, especially because they often associate what I do as a coach with helping people plan and set goals. To me, goals are usually about the future, and limited in scope. I’ve replaced plans with intentions of what I want, a vision, if you will. But goals and plans are pretty much non-existent for me.

If I’m in planning or goal mode, I trying to operate from a script as to the way things should happen. I tend to agree with the old saying — “If you want to make God laugh, make plans.” Like most folks, I end up feeling frustrated when things do not go as I planned. And I’ve found the truth to be that when I’m trying to stick to some plan, I’m not noticing all the opportunities the universe is placing before me.

I get what I want much easier when I do not plan too much. I just follow whatever gives me energy. Sounds weird, I know, but it works really well.


Spirituality in Your Business

In your opinion, is there a difference between religion and spirituality?

Yes, there is. I find most religions are founded on beliefs. With beliefs, there is a “right” and a “wrong.” Spirituality is a feeling. Feelings are universal truths.

Do you bring spiritual principles to your day-to-day business?

Certainly.

If so, specifically how do you do this?

Again, my spiritual principles are born out of the Law of Attraction. Call it my belief, my religion, God, — whatever. It’s just my understanding of a higher power and how things work in this life. I work as a personal coach and my job is to help people get what more of what they really want from their lives and/or businesses. The majority of coaches approach their work as helping people set and reach some goals.

While that’s a very valuable service, I think it just begins to scratch the surface of the true power we coaches can have in dramatically improving any person’s quality of life. And here’s where my sense of spirituality comes into play.

If I can educate/coach/lead my clients to experience how the Law of Attraction works – so that they see and experience firsthand that they have the power to attract anything they really want into their lives, we’re moving way beyond whatever goals they’d normally been shooting for. Light years…

And when you awaken that magic power in someone and see him or her living better than they ever dreamed possible, you know you’ve profoundly impacted someone’s life. Nothing is more rewarding to me.

Has there ever been a time when you felt that spiritual principles had no place in business? If so, what changed your mind?

No.

Has there ever been a time when you felt that your own failure to use spiritual principles may have caused you unnecessary challenges? If so, please give us as much detail as you are comfortable with.

Yes, of course. I’d love to sit here and tell you that everything I’ve ever done in my business has always followed my sense of integrity. In fact, much of what I consider to be my spiritual nature didn’t exist for me when I began my coaching practice — another reason this is the coolest job in the world.

In the past I’ve taken on clients where I knew (if I’d have listened to what my emotions were telling me) we’d both have been better off if I’d referred them elsewhere. Instead, I took the “sure thing” (usually out of fear that another client wouldn’t come along) and I took the money. This was a lesson I had to learn many times over and I still get tested on it today.

But having paid the price in working with the wrong types of clients for the wrong reasons — the sorts of folks that drain me to the degree that they impact my effectiveness will ALL my clients — I became aware of the cost of not incorporating my sense of spirituality into my business.

Making your spirituality (who you are) part of your work (what you do) should not just be dismissed as a “good thing” or “a noble act.” The bottom line is that it’s smart business.

If you could give other business owners one key piece of advice, on the subject of bringing spirituality into their business, exactly what would it be?

Bring the uniqueness of who you are into what you do. If your time is spent doing what you truly love, your spirituality will naturally shine through. And if you’re not happy with what you are doing, get out. Now.


Your Turn:-)

What are two things you know now that you most wish you had known earlier?

I spend little time in the future and even less looking back at the past. If I can keep my thoughts in the present moment, I’m right where I need to be.

I believe that life unfolds perfectly, even when it doesn’t feel perfect at the time.

What is the single most important thing you’d like to share with our readers that we haven’t yet discussed?

Okay, I’ve spent a lot of this interview talking about it, my personal sense of spirituality – The Law of Attraction – but I haven’t mentioned the best part. The Law of Attraction means you never have to worry. About anything. Not your health, not money, not about attracting the right relationships. Nothing.

Because if you want something, feel good about having it, and allow it to come to you, it will be yours. In fact, the feelings of worry around anything only attract more of the same – problems and more worry.

It’s cool stuff. Magic!


Closing Question:

Even though the tragic events of September 11 are still very recent, do you feel they have (or should) changed the way we conduct both our personal and business lives?

I can’t really speak to whether that day should change anything for other people. That’s a personal choice.

Has September 11th changed the way people choose to live? Maybe. Some folks, sure. But as for the lasting effects of that event, I think we’ll have to wait and see.

I suppose what I would want for people as a result of that event would be that we could more fully embrace the impermanence of our existence and use that truth to become more of our SELVES versus continuing to organize our lives around trying to create a “secure” life.

The truth is that we’ve never been secure from anything. Ever. And we never will be. Ever. I think that’s a good thing! Ever heard of a “secure” dream? Now that’s an oxymoron, for sure! No, to get what we really want, we have to take that risk — to bet on ourselves to come through. We don’t have forever. Our time is limited.

I would hope September 11th would remind us all that the time to go for what you really want is today. And every day.

Drew Rozell

Copyright © Rick Beneteau. All rights reserved.

Drew Rozell, Ph.D. makes his life in upstate New York. He coaches professionals, executives, and business owners around the world who are on the verge of greatness to greatness. Drew is also a very popular writer and his free newsletter, “The Drewsletter” is enjoyed by thousands of people who are interested in attracting more of what they want and living well. Visit his website, www.evolutioncoaching.com to learn more about him and to get your free subscription. More of his writing and some fun can be found at www.drewrozell.com

Julian Kalmar and Rick Beneteau want to know if you've got what it takes to step up and be a leader in the new world transformation. CLICK HERE to find out.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • BlogMemes
  • Furl
  • LinkaGoGo
  • LinkedIn
  • MisterWong
  • Propeller
  • Reddit
  • Spurl
  • StumbleUpon
  • Technorati

Comments

Feel free to leave a comment...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

You must be logged in to post a comment.

24 queries. 0.994 seconds.