Just sent this email out today, possibly the most important email I’ve ever sent to my subscribers. Thought that you ought to see it too.
I hope my writing is up to it because what I want to share is SO important, I’m scared I won’t do it justice. But here goes…
We are all brought up believing in the inherent goodness of people.
Just stop and think about it for a minute.
All our childhood stories have a villain sure, but they also contain heroes and heroines, kind, wise, old ladies, benign authority figures and often a fairy godmother or wizard character who can, with one wave of their wand, make things ok.
We similarly are brought up to believe that people who run schools, churches and our various governments have our best interests at heart. That those people who manufacture our food and medicines are seeking to do good for humanity.
Even the occasional story about kiddie fiddling priests, cruel nuns and sadistic school teachers doesn’t tarnish our entire view of the institutions they represent.
Even the recent spate of videos showing bad policemen beating up innocent citizens doesn’t make us think ALL policemen are racist. Or the recent spate of sex & power scandal stories, we don’t believe that everyone (every man) in power in the entertainment industry is like that.
We also believe, mostly, that the way things are, are the way things are.
That there’s not much one person can do about anything, so we had better just get on with life.
Or we go on crusades, marching and protesting with thousands of others, to try and change things for the better, because we believe that if we can just bring wrong-doing or unfairness to the attention of those in charge, they will change things because after all, they have our best interests at heart.
Just sometimes, you experience a paradigm shift. Perhaps you read a book, or something happens or someone says something to make you see the world differently. And life never looks the same again.
For better or worse, you can’t unlearn things you learn after a paradigm shift.
You can’t go back to seeing things through your rose coloured glasses, you can’t go back to your childlike, ignorant state.
I’ve had several such experiences like that in my life. Experiences or knowledge that completely changed the way I saw things and did things.
Those experiences are deeply etched in my mind, and they have all happened in my last 20 years.
All have happened since I decided that, as nobody (especially no prince) was coming to save me, I had to take 100% responsibility for my life, my own success and my happiness.
As soon as you realise that, you start acting differently, you start giving off different vibes, your energy changes, your eye contact changes, even your handshake changes!
Suddenly, because of these changes, you start to act differently and you start to attract different people in your life.
People who know things you need to know, people who can help you in your quest, people who can open doors, teach you things, give you a hand up along the way.
If you are lucky, those people become your mentors. They mentor you in the same way someone mentored them.
In this way, the real knowledge of how things really work in the world is passed along to people who have opened their eyes, taken responsibility for themselves.
To people who have accidentally or through choice, taken the Red Pill.
Best known for the choice Neo had to make in the Matrix Films, between the red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, the red pill and the blue pill are popular cultural symbols representing the choice between Knowledge; freedom, adversity and the brutal truth of reality (red pill) and Falsehood; security, happiness and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill).
So, as I say, this has happened to me several times, the most recent being this last Saturday, in the quite ordinary setting of Toscas Restaurant in Shoreham.
I had lunch with one of my mentors, we caught up on our lives and projects, then I asked his advice about something, a mindset thing that I knew must still be holding me back, but couldn’t quite identify.
He told me several things that were very helpful, but then mentioned in passing, a video series I might like to watch. A video series called “The Hidden Secrets Of Money”.
Actually, he told me specifically about Episode 7 in this video series, but I am a bit of a girlie swot so I started at Episode 1 and worked my way through the lot.
Episodes 1 – 4 were pretty interesting (having written a book called “The Money Gym” I am interested in how money and wealth creation works).
So I’m watching these short videos and I’m certainly learning the difference between real money and the bits of paper we call “money” but when I got to Episode 5….
Well, suddenly, I felt like I’d taken another Red Pill.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t understand every word, my brain couldn’t take it all in at first, I’ll have to go back and watch it again and again. But I’ll persevere because I understood enough.
Everything looks totally different now and I will never be the same again. I’m reeling with shock, and I’m really shocked about how I got to 56 without knowing this stuff.
Do yourself a favour and go and watch this free video series by Mike Malone on YouTube.
Right Now. This Week. Every Episode.
As I said above, this could very well be the most important email I’ve ever sent you.
I’m going to try and persuade my kids, my family and all my friends to watch it, it’s that important.
Now, it’s up to you.
Did you even open this message?
Did you get past the first paragraph?
Will you click that link?
Will you get to Episode 5?
I hope you do.
As they say, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink. I’m just offering you some water. Like my mentor offered me.
And if you do drink, if you do watch through to Episode 5 and beyond…I want you to know this. You are not alone now you have taken the Red Pill.
I’m going to be hosting a private webinar with my Mentor very soon so that we can both tell you what you can do about what you learn in that video series.
No charge, no catch, just pure, free information.
More Red Pills.
I hope you do take action like I did. I invite your comments about whether you have taken this particular Red Pill yet. Join the conversation on Facebook.
Now, if you want to get invited to that webinar, just enter your details for a free copy of my book The Money Gym (a good primer for Mike’s videos) and get onto the VIP invite list.
Then watch out for my next email announcing the webinar.