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All the Riches You Haven't Recognized or Claimed
in the Past Are Still Available to You
By New York Times Best-Selling Author Peggy
At lunch the other day, Lisa, a client of mine,
was complaining that she'd had a brilliant idea
for an eBook, but someone else "stole" it and
created an eBook on the same topic that wasn't
as good as hers would have been. This other
author had tremendous success with his project,
and Lisa felt that he'd destroyed any
possibility of hers becoming successful.
"That eBook was my one big chance, and he blew
it out of the water," she complained.
I said, "I think that was a big chance for you,
not your 'one' big chance. If you came up with
an idea as fabulous as that one, I'm sure you
can come up with another."
Lisa looked at me sceptically, and I know what
she was thinking: There are no second chances!
Well, I don't believe that for a minute. I
believe that if we open ourselves up to
possibility and trust in the abundant, giving
universe, we'll have 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 3,832nd
chances! Look around and you'll see examples of
people who reinvented their lives and went from
rags to riches to rags to riches again.
"Maybe you weren't meant to write that
particular eBook," I told Lisa. "Or maybe you
were meant to write it, but in a different way,
in your own voice--and it's going to be a much
bigger success than you imagine.
"Or maybe it's not meant to be a book, but a
business, a website, or something else."
I told her about a friend of mine who had been
approached by an editor to write a book on a
particular topic. She'd created a book proposal
that her editor loved, but his boss wouldn't let
him buy the book, reasoning that my friend's
take on the topic was far too light hearted and
fun, so it couldn't possibly sell in the
marketplace. She went on to have a dozen
publishers turn the book down before one signed
it, and it went on to generate five sequels and
sell a quarter-million copies in a half dozen
languages. The book even inspired a television
show based on it. Her "one big chance" seemed to
have passed her by when that first publisher
said no, but she chose to believe in second
chances and an abundance of opportunities.
The universe wants to give to you. The moment
you begin to change your vibration to one of
abundance, it will start sending you people,
situations, and opportunities that reflect your
inner state. You'll start to see possibilities
for wealth creation, whether they're the exact
ones you failed to notice previously or new
It can be hard to let go of the feeling of 'I
blew it!' and watch as others enjoy the riches
you passed by. Some friends of mine were trading
stories once, and everyone had a family
chronicle about "Uncle Theo," who sold that
gorgeous brick home for a song without telling
his brother, and nowadays it's worth a fortune .
. . or of Great-Grandpa, who was too skittish to
buy up beachfront property years ago and watched
his best friend who did invest become a
self-made millionaire, while he continued to
have to work in the grocery store. As everyone
told their family's tale, we had to laugh,
because for all the lost chances, here we were,
years later, enjoying tremendous abundance
Would any of us really be all that much happier
if that relative long ago wouldn't have made
what seemed like a "disastrous" mistake at the
time? I doubt it!
Over the years, I've heard many life coaches
tell audiences that they've made a fortune, gone
bankrupt, made a fortune, gone bankrupt again,
and made another fortune . . . as if anyone who
really wants to enjoy great wealth has to suffer
ruin and huge ups and downs in their financial
situation. I don't think that's true at all, but
it is true, as I've said, that you have to be
willing to give it all up. The key to letting go
of the fear that you could lose all you've
worked for is to accept that all the riches you
haven't recognized or claimed in the past are
still available to you. The door to abundance is
never locked--it just sticks sometimes when
you're not truly ready to receive wealth.
[This excerpt taken from Peggy's new book "21
Distinctions of Wealth"
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