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February 20th, 2009

Tough Times Never Last

One of the best books I ever read was “Tough Times Never Last – Tough People Do.”

It was written by Dr. Robert Schuller, a fellow Iowan who moved to California and started a church he called The Crystal Cathedral.

Throughout the book Dr. Schuller told stories of those who ‘rise up’ during times of tragedy, those who survive the toughest of times. And as you can imagine, Dr. Schuller was no stranger to the subject he wrote about.

I thoroughly identified with the book because I had just started my own business as a personal fitness trainer – and I only had a couple clients. Not enough to make rent, buy groceries and so on.

And when I read this book it gave me courage to continue onward. To keep fighting for what I wanted.

Shortly after reading “Tough Times Never Last, Tough People Do,” I was advised by Jack, a 57-year old client, to read “Psycho-Cybernetics” by Dr. Maxwell Maltz. Taking the man’s advice, I drove to the bookstore after his workout and bought a copy.

When I returned to my gym later that night I began to devour and dog-ear the book. I bought it to help me get more clients – but what it gave me went WAY beyond that.

I learned how to survive tough times by using my memory and my imagination in ways I had never had explained before. And when I did so, it was as if ‘magic’ was taking place in my life on a daily basis. The phone began to ring with customers – and within six weeks I had a packed house.

Not only that, but when I went someplace to eat – or dropped by vendors who supplied me with bottled water, they would comment on the ‘glow’ I supposedly had – or the energy that vibrated from me when we shook hands.

Honestly, I had NO IDEA what they were talking about. All I knew was that I felt tremendous and somehow or other this picked others up as well.

Years later, when I combined what I learned from Psycho-Cybernetics and the much more advanced course, Zero Resistance Living – with my study of Chinese martial arts, I came to understand what the ‘flow and glow’ were. I came to know what increased energy vibration meant.

Earlier this week, when I took a break during a 3.5 hour talk I gave in Austin, Texas, I went to the back of the room and sat quietly on the floor, stretching my lower back.

As I sat and deeply breathed, I marveled at what I was seeing as well as what I felt. Not just students deep in thought, writing away as fast as they could – but the vibration of thought dancing before me.

I turned to a woman seated to my left, who’s also a long-time student of Psycho-Cybernetics. I smiled to her and said, “Kind of cool when you see energy moving around like this, huh?”

She smiled and say, “Yep.”

At the end of my talk this same lady was standing to my left as I shook hands with people who were thanking me for what they learned from me. One of the last people to shake my hand was a man with short black hair. As soon as we shook I smiled and said, “Ah, you broke your wrist.”

He stopped in his tracks, paused and began to scan his memory banks. After several seconds he found the event in his files.

He nodded and said, “You know, you’re right. How the heck did you know? I had completely forgotten about it.”

The answer to HOW goes as follows: Everyday I practice doing things in my imagination. I practice to the point in which I can feel things happening as if they’re real right NOW.

“What’s the difference between imagination and reality?” I asked the group I spoke to.

Then I answered my own question.


“Imagination something often enough and it will show up. Use your imagination often enough, and you’ll feel things that happened long ago – or see things in the future.” I believe imagination is the God-like power all of us were given at birth. We either use it consciously – or abuse it unconsciously.

When used consciously, you eliminate from your mind all the resistance, the struggle – as well as the feeling of living in tough times. Removing the struggle and feeling of oppression is key to navigating through life faster and with far greater ease.

And the more often you do this – the faster what you imagine will come into being.

Imagination is prayer mixed with emotion, it is, as P.T. Barnum once said, “the elixir of life.”

Use your imagination productively, with intent – or be controlled by others who are.

Want to know how to get in the flow and have the glow? Want to know how to vibrate at a higher level, a level that not only lifts you up, but those around you as well?

Well, the world famous Zero Resistance Living Course will teach you how to do so. It’ll teach you how to harness the God-like power of your imagination, create greater confidence and blaze through life with peace
of mind and happiness.

And right now this program is available for half the normal amount – but not for long.

Grab your program NOW and create some positive change in your life.

Do it NOW – and make everyone say WOW.

Matt Furey

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