How Playing Monopoly Can Help You Attract More Money

Last weekend, I watched a documentary called Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story. Most of the film was dedicated to telling the story of how seriously devoted Monopoly players play each other in national and international tournaments. Part of the film tells of how the game was created and how it evolved over years before it was available for anyone to buy.

What I found most fascinating about the history of the game was that many people played it during the Depression years. Back then wealth, owning property, and having the freedom to wheel and deal to acquire more wealth and more property was out of reach for most people. Yet here was this game that gave them the chance to escape the stress and tension of their money problems and allowed them to spend a few hours feeling wealthy and thinking and making decisions like a wealthy real estate tycoon would.

Come to think of it, it’s quite extraordinary how Monopoly takes you through some strong emotions. Counting your Monopoly money can make you feel powerful as does taking money someone owes you for landing on your property. There’s a high that comes with being on top and a different kind of focus and confidence you need to take risks.

I can’t help but imagine how many people who played Monopoly during the Depression used the game to, not just spend the evening forgetting about their financial lack, but to really help them get into a wealth mindset that then helped them to begin attracting different opportunities and more money.

There are lots of different ways to get into a wealth mindset. One of my favorites are the Prosperity Game from the book Ask and It Is Given:

In this process, you will begin by establishing an imaginary checking account. In other words, there will be no actual bank involved, but you will make deposit entries and check withdrawals just as if it were an actual account.

 It is of value to make this process feel as real to you as possible. On the first day, deposit $1,000. And spend it.

The point of the game is to have fun thinking about what you would like to purchase, and to enjoy the process.

 You can spend it all today, or save some of it for another day. However, we encourage you to do your best to spend it today, because tomorrow you will be making another wonderful deposit.

On the second day, deposit $2,000. On the third day, deposit $3,000. On the fourth day, deposit $4,000. When you reach day 50, deposit $50,000. When you reach day 300, deposit $300,000.

Another favourite is the Already Wealthy Game by author Denise Coates which is a guided meditation that will have you envisioning what it feels like to be at an ATM machine withdrawing money, seeing you still have a huge balance in your account, and knowing you still have plenty more in other accounts.

So, tell me, how has Monopoly changed the way you feel about attracting money? What ways do you get yourself into a wealth mindset?

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Manifesting Money Is Easy

As I write this, I am sitting in a comfortable condo—a vacation rental—in Nashville. I’m here taking a month off to relax, work on a new book, and hang out with my friend, David.

When the month is over, we’re heading to Las Vegas for eight days.

I’ve never done anything like this before. I have never been away from home for so long. Rather than get homesick or worry that something is going wrong at home, I’m staying in the present (most of the time) to enjoy this experience.

I am amazed at how I manifested all of this.

Earlier this year, one thought lead to another and I ended up finding this condo on a vacation rental Web site. Not only does it feel homey, turns out, it’s a five-minute walk from David’s.

Then I set about attracting enough money to pay for the condo, the plane fare, $1500 spending money, my half of the expenses for our Las Vegas trip, and the money I needed to pay all the bills back home.

I consider myself to be pretty good when it comes to manifesting, but making this adventure happen was a challenge. The crazy thing is, honestly, I loved the challenge of making it happen than I am experiencing the manifestation.

Don’t get me wrong. I have loved my time here. I just can’t help but think, if I can make this happen, what’s next? What else can I envision and make happen?

As far as luxury goes, this adventure might not be as awe-inspiring as a month in the south of France, or Fiji, or some other exotic location. But being mere blocks away from my closest friend and having the chance to write without being distracted by work has been glorius.

Now is the perfect time to start this blog. I want to show you that it absolutely possible to manifest the money you want—for whatever you want or need it for.

When I think back through the years, if there is one thing I have proven myself to be good at, it’s manifesting money. Like so many people, it wasn’t the money, per se, that I wanted. It was the freedom that money gave me.

Now, at this moment, while I may not be a billionaire (yet!), I am living a life I am happy with. I wish the same for you.

Today, I ask you to re-connect with what you want.

Push aside the logical reasons why getting what you want is “too hard” or “impossible”. Just get a clear picture in your mind of what you want and hold on to it.

The truth is, getting what you want is easy. It’s knowing what you want, and then making the decision to go for it, that brings struggle.

What do you want? Tell me in the comments below.

Manifest Monday: Mike Dooley Answers Your Questions


I’ve been following author Mike Dooley on Twitter for awhile now. Recently, I noticed links he was posting to short video responses he was giving to people who were asking him questions about manifesting.

For anyone looking for short bursts of wisdom or even just reminders about how manifesting works and how to get beyond any obstacles you are facing when trying to create something new or different in your life, I recommend watching some of his answers.

You can find them here on Mike’s page on VYou.com.

For anyone not familiar with Mike Dooley, he is the guy behind Notes From the Universe and has written a handful of books including his most recent one Manifesting Change: It Couldn’t Be Easier.

Manifest Monday: Re-Watching The Secret

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It was five years ago that The Secret (both the film and the book) was released.

This weekend, I realized I hadn’t watched it in years. It struck me as being strange that I hadn’t watched the film since 2006. Back then, I remember watching it a few times within two weeks but then moved on to reading other books, listening to other audio programs, helping David with his law of attraction books and, now, writing my own.

I thought about all the jokes that were made about The Secret and all the criticism it got. People would say how ridiculous the film was because, to them, it portrayed manifesting as though you just thought of something you wanted and it instantly appeared.

I also thought about how the people who were in the film went on to become international celebrities because of their appearance—how, on one end of the spectrum, Abraham-Hicks became hugely popular and, on the other end of the spectrum, the tragic deaths at a James Arthur Ray event.

The Secret really did make an impact on a lot of us. What I wondered the most was, after all these years, was the film still as inspiring and motivational as it had been the first time I saw it?

So, I watched it again on Saturday; a part of me hoping to feel the same excitement I did the first time I saw it.

No matter what one thinks of James Arthur Ray, I thought, he really was the one who explained the law of attraction with the most clarity.

Within the film, Bob Doyle said this:

So, the law of attraction, the study and practice of the law of attraction, is just figuring out what will help you generate the feelings of having it now. Go test drive that car, go shop for that home, get in the house. Do whatever you have to do to generate the feelings of having it now, and remember them. Whatever you can do to do that will help you to literally attract it. It could be you wake up and it’s just there, it manifested.

Or, you might get some inspired idea of some action to take.

You certainly shouldn’t be going, ‘Well, I could do it this way, but man I would hate that.’ Because you’re not on the right track if that’s the case. Action will sometimes be required, but if you’re really doing it in line with what the universe is trying to deliver, it’s going to feel joyous.

You’re going to feel so alive, time will just stop, you could do it all day.

I can understand how the notion of waking up and discovering what you desire is “just there” can seem far-fetched to some people. At the same time, I think of the times I went to bed thinking about how I needed more money. The next morning, I checked my e-mail and saw a client had booked a session with me and sent money via PayPal.

You could say the film was really quite basic, but the message that was repeated was an important one: you can choose the life you want rather than living by default and being unhappy with your current circumstances. I think the same message all of the teachers in the film gave was to be aware of how you are feeling and use your feelings to attract good things into your life.

How long has it been since you watched The Secret? Do you feel any differently about it now than you did when you first saw it? I’d love to read your thoughts and experiences.

If you haven’t watched the film in awhile, I recommend pulling it out and watching it again.

Manifest Monday: The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment

The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment

By: Maria Nemeth

The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment, by Maria Nemeth, Ph.D., outlines a distinctly unique approach to one of the most dominant yet forbidden topics in modern society: money, and how we deal with it. A clinical psychologist who once lost $35,000 in a fraudulent investment scheme, Nemeth learned from that ordeal (and similar experiences of friends and associates) how most of us develop relationships with money, and the ways in which we subsequently can bring these in line with our actual dreams and realities. She initially used this knowledge to start a workshop called You and Money, which eventually attracted more than 4,500 participants and led to the development of concepts now delineated in this book.

Quoting relevant wisdom espoused by those ranging from Joseph Campbell and Ram Dass to Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker, Nemeth sets out “12 principles for personal fulfillment” designed to help readers “uncover the hidden landscape of beliefs, behavior patterns, and habits that underlie and sometimes subvert how you use money and other forms of energy.” The result is a refreshing, useful, and surprisingly accessible mixture of universal financial advice and the much rarer–but no less important–ethereal side of fiscal self-management.

Combining a complete self-help and self-discovery regimen with proven methods of money management, this powerhouse guide to prosperity presents twelve principles that will help you to

– Uncover the hidden landscape of beliefs, patterns, and habits that underlie and sometimes subvert your everyday use of money and personal resources
– Tame the dragons of driven behavior and busyholism
– Defuse fears of deprivation and scarcity
– Embrace and work through paradox and confusion
– Consciously focus your money energy
– Clear yourself to receive the energy and support of others and the universe
– Develop and stay on your personal path to abundance

Through easy-to-follow exercises and meditations, effective worksheets, and other interactive processes, Dr. Nemeth will guide you to financial success and help you manifest your special contribution to the world.

Way back, years before The Secret came out, by chance, I came across this brilliant book.

Written from more of a self-help perspective than a spiritual one, this book helped me to realize the emotions that come from our beliefs about money completely dictate whether we attract money or whether we repel it.

Two of the chapters, Scarcity Is One of Your Greatest Teachers and Releasing Old Beliefs Brings Miracles were life-changing for me after I read them (a few times!). Granted it’s not easy to release old beliefs, but you finally see that holding on to some of your beliefs may not be serving you–and may be the cause of constant financial struggle–just the awareness that it’s time to examine your beliefs about money is a good start to change.

Within the book, the author asks you to write a “money biography” detailing your financial highs and lows throughout your life.  As you write, you really do begin to see influences and then patterns. It’s quite a powerful task to undertake.

Not only do I recommend this book, but I would suggest reading (or re-reading) The Science of Getting Rich and follow it up with this book. I think both books together will really help you to begin approaching money attracting with more confidence and clarity.

Check out The Energy of Money: A Spiritual Guide to Financial and Personal Fulfillment on Amazon.

Manifest Monday: William Walker Atkinson

Manifest Monday is a weekly post in which we highlight a law of attraction-related resource you might find useful.

Recently, while doing some research online, I came across a debate people where having over who originally coined the term “law of attraction”.

Someone made mention of an author named William Walker Atkinson.

While I thought I had heard of all the New Thought authors who had written about manifesting in the early part of the 20th century, I was surprised to come across a man I was unfamiliar with nor had never seen mentioned before.

Back in 1906, William Walker Atkins published a book called Thought Vibration or The Law of Attraction in the Thought World. The book is small, but includes some very direct and useful ideas about manifesting.

If you’ve read a great deal about the law of attraction, what he writes isn’t anything you haven’t come across before. Yet, it’s still fascinating to read about manifesting from a different voice—one that lived 105 years ago.

An excerpt:

Strong expectancy is a powerful magnet. He of the strong, confident desire attracts to him the things best calculated to aid him – persons, things circumstances, surroundings; if he desires them hopefully, trustfully, confidently, calmly. And, equally true, he who Fears a thing generally manages to start into operation forces which will cause the thing he feared to come upon him. Don’t you see, the man who Fears really expects the feared thing, and the eyes of the Law is the same as if he really had wished for or desired it? The Law is operative in both cases – the principle is the same.

You can read Thought Vibration or The Law of Attraction in the Thought World at this Web site.

There’s something else I wanted to share:

Kelly Howell, the woman who created the BrainSync meditation audios, recently tweeted some good advice:

A good way to meditate is to bring awareness to your heart and feel love. Increase feelings of appreciation and gratitude for no other reason than to resonate with that energy.

Have you found any good resources lately? Feel free to share them in the comments below.

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Manifest Monday: The Power of Your Words Will Get You What You Want

A month or so ago, David told me about the site 750words.com.

I’ve wanted to get back into writing—to make it a daily practice—for a long time. I had wanted to take my writing away from the computer and get back to the basics of writing with a pen and a pad of paper. So, when he told me about the site, I was reluctant to try it because the last thing I wanted was to spend even more time trying to write at my computer while fighting the urge to not be distracted by all the other things I could be checking out on the Web.

I looked around the site and found myself really liking it. The design is simple. It’s kind of cool knowing other people are also there writing (even though they can’t see what you are writing). You also get a breakdown of your writings so you can see what topics and emotions you most write about. My personal favorite part of the site is being able to compare the things I write about with the rest of the site. I was fascinated to learn I write a lot more about being anxious and affectionate than most people, but I also write far less about religion and relationships.

As the days have gone on, I’ve begun using this site for “scripting” exercises.

Each of us has our own way of getting into the vibe needed to create what we want. Vision boards are popular way to do this. I know people who write detailed letters to God/the Universe asking for what they want. Years ago, I came across an exercise in the book Ask and It Is Given called the Scripting Process in which you write out exactly what you want—detail by detail–as you would like it to unfold in your life. (You can read more about it here.)

Admittedly, I only used this exercise from time to time, but when I did use it, I found it to be quite powerful.

Now that I have brought this scripting exercise to 750words.com, I’m really enjoying doing it. I start out the entry with a sentence generally stating what I want to manifest. From there, I just let my imagination write out exactly how I see things coming together. I don’t edit, per se, but I do find myself adding more and more details as I get into the flow of the writing.

I end the writing sessions having reached 750 words feeling amazing. Not only did I achieve my goal of writing for that day, but the excitement of possibility and knowing I just sent out a very clear intention makes me feel hopeful and empowered.

Check out the site. I hope it turns out to be manifesting tool you will use.