Sunday, September 30, 2007

Tip#92: You Are Sitting On A Goldmine - 4 Movie Tips

You may be sitting on a goldmine and not even realize it. The key to recognizing your hidden riches is to see that getting stuck in life has great value. It forces you to pause and reflect. It is a secret key for you to discover something about yourself and your life experiences that has incredible value to yourself and to others.

Focus On Gold Not The Cold

This life path I chose, whether conscious or unconscious, has left me with many successes and consequences. And what I've been training myself to do during my current career transition is focus on the silver lining of every cloud I'd encounter. I focused on the gold and not the cold.

During my deepest depressions of my transitional years I realized I had the gift to use my creativity in writing, art or music to lift myself up. The results of that is now my goldmine because these powerful audio and visual tools can now be mined and help others who'd be eager to pay for these products. My motivational programs and my blog are just a few of these creations and I will share more as my journey continues.

My recent New York City trip inspired me to face my fears and get this gold out into the world, to get it into the great flow of helping others as well as the great flow of commerce. I had to see that the answers to my financial challenges were always right under me. And this gold will mean nothing if I continue to sit on it. The only one stopping me was me.

Look At What You Already Have

So stop looking at what you don't have and look deeply at what you do have. Be introspective and look at your path so far in life. Look at all your achievements. Look at the positive affects you’ve had on others. What is the gold in what you've done?

Look at your hidden gifts, skills and talents. See how you can be of service to others with your abilities. The classic book The Alchemist(see tip#79) by Paul Coelho is full of gold for the spirit. In fact the ultimate lesson of this story is that you are already sitting on the gold mine you seek. Another similiar story is the classic Acres of Diamonds by Dr. Russell Herman Conwell.

Here are some movie examples to get your mind churning about the gold already in your life.

The Family Man

In the movie, The Family Manstarring Nicholas Cage, it is a story about a single wealthy corporate executive who gets a magical chance to experience a family life. There is a pivotal scene where he is living this alternate life and looks at his wife whom he decided not to marry years before. His eyes fill with love and with an epiphany realizing the gold he had left behind. He discovers that all the gold and riches he had in his real life was not enough to bring him true happiness.

It's A Wonderful Life

The Family Manmovie is similar to this Capra classic, It's A Wonderful Lifestarring James Stewart. The gold his character discovers is in the multitude of supportive friends he had cultivated during the many years he could not follow his own dreams. He realizes he had many friends that were there when he was at his lowest and that can make you feel like the richest person in the world.

Peaceful Warrior

The Peaceful Warriormovie is jam packed with inspirational phrases that feel like finding golden nuggets. The producers wanted to fill the screenplay with as many of the powerful phrases from the original novel, Way of The Peaceful Warrior written by Dan Millman. The film ends up being so rich with simple, profound and uplifting ideas spoken by Socrates played by Nick Nolte. And later there are more nuggets shared by the young, aspiring Olympic gymnast Socrates mentors towards finding his true self and courage.

Freedom Writers

The Freedom Writersmovie is based on a true story of a teacher named Erin Gruwell, played by Hilary Swank. She develops a powerful method of teaching youths how to face and release their pains by writing down their anger and anguish. Each of the students begin to see the unexpected value of expressing themselves and sharing their feelings with one another. This becomes the gold that transcends their cultural diversities and gang related barriers. The Freedom Writersmodel is being taught today all across North America.

Thoughts and Ideas Are Gold

So remember that even your thoughts and ideas can be gold. Potential riches can take the form of sharing your knowledge and experiences. That can have great personal satisfaction as well as great value to others. And others may be willing to pay for your thoughts and ideas because it will somehow enrich their own lives or business.

In business this is called intellectual property. According to WIPO, World Intellectual Property Organization, intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce.

Let this inspire you to see the multiple values of your hidden strengths, skills, talents and gifts. See the value of your knowledge and experiences. Embrace your uniqueness and what you are meant to share with the world.

The first step is to recognize that the things you love and love doing has value beyond your current point of view. Be open to the richness connected to what you do naturally.

So start digging! Your goldmine is begging to be discovered.

Emmanuel Lopez
Life Skills & Career Development
© Emmanuel Lopez 2007


Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your inspirational tips every Wednesday & Sunday, I find them to be inspiring and I always feel better after reading them.


Anonymous said...

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I started as a fan and now I'm collaborating with him and thought that you would like to enter his universe.
Check out the blog, if you want, or subscribe to his newsletter

You'll see a community of warriors of light sharing ideas, dreams and most importantly following their personal legend.

"Wherever you want to see the face of God you will see it."

See you there and have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading your latest stuff and it is wonderful. I can certainly relate! :-)