Sitting For Ideas

A Healthy Body Improves The Mind

I’ve read Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude  {<Free Copy} a few times. In it, the authors Napoleon Hill and W.Clement Stone tell a story about Elmer R. Gates.

When Hill was doing research for Think and Grow Rich {<Free Copy} he went to Dr. Gate’s laboratory with a letter of introduction from Andrew Carnegie. When he asked to see him, Gate’s secretary said that she was not permitted to disturb Dr. Gates at that time. When Hill asked why, she answered, “He is sitting for ideas.”

Hill waited and when he saw Gates, he asked him about what his secretary had said. So Gates asked Hill if he wanted to see where he sat for ideas. Then he showed him a small, soundproof room with only a plain table and chair. On the table were pads of paper, pencils, and a push-button to turn the lights off and on.

A Little Something More

During his lifetime, Dr. Gates discovered and developed hundreds of inventions through this creative thinking process.

When he was searching for a solution to a problem, Gates went into this room, turned off the lights, and engaged in deep concentration. Using the principle of controlled attention, Gates would ask his subconscious mind to give him an answer to a specific problem. As soon as the ideas began to flow, Gates would turn on the light and begin to write.

With this process, Gates refined and perfected over 200 patents that other inventors had undertaken, but had fallen just short of success. Gates would examine the application for patent and its drawings until he found its weakness. Then he would sit for ideas, and he would find the missing ingredient – the something more that was needed.

Correspondingly, I’ve found that by concentrating on solutions to life’s challenges, that most of them only need a little something extra to improve them.

Keep The Faith

By clearing your mind, going into the silence, and using the power of concentration you will find a solution. Learn how to harness The Power Of The Subconscious Mind {<Free Copy} then go to it and ask for help.

Ask your subconscious mind which is In Tune With The Infinite {<Free Copy} Intelligence of the universe to send you an answer. Sometimes it comes fast, and sometimes it may take a few days, but it will always come if you keep faith that it will.

When you ask your mind for something specific, you send out waves of energy that set in motion the law of attraction, and what you search for starts to drift towards you.

One of the secrets to success in any endeavour is the ability to aim the mind upon the desired target. In essence, by going into the silence and sitting for ideas, you’ll discover ways in which to improve your life.

By giving a little something extra in every area of your life, it will make a huge difference.

All the best, – Herb.



Top 10 Health Tips

The best prescription for good health is the power of the mind mixed with good nutrition and exercise.

As Emerson said, “The first wealth is health”.

If you smoke, drink too much, take drugs, or overeat then the best thing that you can do for your health is…

1 – Quit Your Bad Habits

I used to lift a lot of weights, but the past 5 years or so I’ve diversified. It’s more fun and not as tedious. You don’t have to spend hours in the gym, but you do need to…

2 – Exercise Regularly

  • Take a brisk 30 minute walk every 2 days
  • Listen to music or a self-help cd while you do
  • Get a yoga or tai chi dvd
  • Jillian Michaels’ dvds are great
  • Do callisthenics at home
  • Go swimming
  • Play a sport with friends
  • Diversify to keep it interesting
  • Don’t do too much too fast
  • *Do the 21 day fix – 30 minute exercise routines & nutrition

3 – Breathe deeply

  • From the diaphragm
  • Hold it for 5 seconds
  • Then exhale fully
  • Hang upside down to activate lymph nodes
  • I use an inversion table

4 – Meditate morning and night

5 – Drink at least 1 smoothie per day

If you need to …

6 – Lose weight

  • Do all of the above
  • Eat lots of salads & fruit
  • Read Eat To Live {<Free Copy} by Joel Fuhrman M.D.
  • Plus the 21 day fix – the best weight loss program
  • Never eat past 8 pm
  • Chew slower
  • Get a photo of someone with the body you’d like to have & look at it often
  • Visualize yourself slimmer
  • Tell yourself “nothing tastes as good as slim feels”
  • Drink 8 cups of distilled or mineral water per day

7 – Take vitamin & mineral supplements

  • One a day type
  • Plus iron for ladies
  • Plus saw palmetto for men
  • But don’t take beta carotene or vitamin A

8 – Drink lots of tea

  • Not too much caffeine
  • Drink herbal tea
  • Teas have powerful antioxidants
  • Limit coffee to 2 per day plus 1 decaf maximum

9 – Get at least 6 – 8 hours sleep

10 – Think good health

All the best, – Herb.



10 Steps To Riches

Wherever you may be in your life, you may become rich by determining that it will be so. Develop that burning intense desire that stokes the fire in your mind. The odds are against you winning big in the lottery, so you best come up with a long term plan.

Yes, it would be outstanding to win the lottery, but most people squander that in a few years anyways because they don’t have an abundance mindset, so…

1-Develop A Money Consciousness

This is the first essential step to riches because it helps attract wealth. You’ve got to focus your mind on the abundant supply of the universe. Never focus on lack or poverty. Think, act, and feel wealthy using the law of assumption because as you think, so you become. And read  Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind {<Free Copy} by T.Harv Eker.

2-Study Wealth

Success leaves clues, and like Earl Shoaf taught Jim Rohn,”If you want to be wealthy, study wealth.” There are many excellent self-help books that go into the attitudes of mind and proven methods that are necessary to achieve lasting riches:

3-Save At Least 10% Of Your Earnings

This discipline helps your mind to respect and appreciate the value of money. And the more you save and accumulate, the wealthier you will feel. And the wealthier you feel, the more wealth you’ll attract due to the law of attraction.

4-“A Penny Saved Is A Penny Earned”

What I mean specifically is to do more things by yourself, for yourself. For instance, I have developed lots of skills. I work on my own cars, my own house, and as you can probably tell – my own website. Not only do I save money, but I feel great about it. And as Brian Tracy says, “Everything is learnable.”

5-Invest What You Save

Do it wisely because it’s important never to take a loss. If your investment goes down for a while like most do because everything is cyclical, do not sell. Study investments, and do it yourself. Most fund managers lose their clients money and get paid by commission per transaction. Don’t try to become a trader unless you decide to do it for a living because it is a full time specialty that very few can master.

6-Think Long Term

Buy a stock index fund when the market crashes, which it always does because of cycles. Then hold them long term. Invest what you can keep in and roll over in compound interest until you retire. Get at least 10 % percent in physical gold and silver and a safe. In both cases don’t check the markets for weeks at a time because the Fed and the big banks manipulate and suppress them, but cycles eventually win out. Read The Intelligent Investor {<Free Copy} by Benjamin Graham.

7-Study Cycles

Due diligence will tell you what’s going on – the global economy is going down. Just look beyond the mainstream media which is in the elites and the banks pockets.

8-Study Your Craft

Wherever you are in life, whatever you’re doing for a living-read, learn, improve, and master what you’re passionate about. But don’t go into debt by going back to school. A study of most wealthy entrepreneurs will show you that most of them were self-educated. School is really just books, so turn your car into a university on wheels. Like Jim Rohn said, “Formal education will make you a living, self-education can make you a fortune.”


It’s suggested to give away ten percent of your earnings, but I believe that it depends upon you. Give away what is in your heart to give. It may be time, effort, skill, or money. You can help an older person with home repairs, or even take them to a movie. Maybe, start feeding the homeless cats in your area. Whatever makes you feel good. It causes your subconscious to feel abundance which will attract more of the same. Let abundance flow through you instead of hording it.

10- Be Grateful For All That You Have

The law of gratitude sets in motion other universal laws of mind that will help attract even more things for you to be grateful for into your life. Also start dressing and grooming yourself better. Clean up your car and home. And take 10% of your earnings, and spend it on you because you deserve it.

Regard, – Herb.