Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind Newsletter
Issue Date: July 20, 2003
Inside this issue:
> It's Not What Happens In Life That
Counts - It's How You Respond To It!
> Woman #2 Wasn't You!
> Earn Money While Changing People's Lives Introducing
The Affiliate Program
IT'S NOT WHAT HAPPENS IN LIFE THAT
COUNTS - IT'S HOW YOU RESPOND TO IT!
Have you ever noticed how life throws surprises
at people? One person may see the surprise as a gift and embrace
the chance to move through it. Another person may have the same
experience and see it as a royal pain in the rear - almost something
that life is punishing them with.
When I went to my son's graduation in Oregon, I
had a chance to experience the extremes. Since I travel so often,
I have a regular driver that takes me to the airport. However,
this particular time he got caught up and I had to get a replacement.
I spent 40 minutes on the way to LAX with a man
who did nothing but complain and find fault with everything and
everyone. He complained about the business their company had lost
as a result of SARS and the war. He complained about having to
work so hard since business picked up. It was clear that nothing
made this man happy - he almost reeked a miserable perfume.
The weather was clear, bright, and sunny, but he
was missing the scenery and the beauty of the moment because he
was consumed with his own limited vision.
When I arrived in Portland, I was blessed with a
shuttle driver who had an amazing perspective. He had been born
in Nigeria and was sent to a refugee camp in Kenya. He described
the conditions but didn't dwell on them. What he really spoke
about, with passion, was the gift he received in being sponsored
to come to the United States with his wife and three children.
He also spoke of the transitions in his eleven years
here. He worked for five years in a copy shop, drove a cab for
six years, and then switched to driving a shuttle because his
quality of life improved.
"It's like a rebirth," he said to me. "Everyone
is so nice, so calm, peaceful, courteous, considerate, giving,
This man was a joy to be around and I could see
that his life was prospering. A 25-minute ride became a 2 and
1/2 hour trip as we rode through an incredible storm of ice and
hail, accidents and closed roads. But this man never once became
upset or complained. He is clearly living with an abundance and
These men are living the life they are creating
with their thoughts. And like these men, we can choose to live
a life that is a dream or a nightmare. It's all in our perspective
and what we choose to focus on.
We have opportunities to grow in life. That's a
given. Our attitude about what happens and the way we respond
is what really counts!
If you find yourself stuck with a limiting belief
or negative self-talk, choose to reframe your view, and see things
from a different perspective. Take off the blinders that you've
been wearing and make a decision to see life from a wider vista.
Let go of the "I can'ts" and grab on to the "I cans" in life.
Let go of the fear and grab on to the faith that each moment leads
you to a wondrous experience. Make a conscious decision to see
the gifts, joy, and opportunities to become even more in your
life - more of what you came here to be.
Stand up and declare that you choose a life that
is full of peace, love, courtesy, consideration, generosity, and
And, when you go to Portland, choose the shuttle.
With love and blessings,
Debbie Friedman, C.Ht.
"Gratitude brings more to be grateful about. It increases
your abundant life. Lack of gratitude, or complaining,
brings little to rejoice about. Complainers always
find that they have little good in their life, or
they do not enjoy what they do have. The Universe
always gives us what we believe we deserve.
Let's spend as many moments as we can every day being
grateful for all the good that is in our lives. If
you have little in your life now, it will increase.
If you have an abundant life now, it will increase.
This is a win-win situation. You are happy, and the
Universe is happy. Gratitude increases your abundance."
- Louise Hay in Gratitude: a Way of Life
WOMAN #2 WASN'T YOU!
Last month's newsletter caused quite a stir in several
circles! If you remember, Woman #2 was someone who asked me why
she wasn't creating the success she envisioned in her life. She
is successful, talented, and gifted and yet experiencing only
limited success. Her dilemma was that she continually refuses
help and has firm beliefs about "needing" to do it alone. She
didn't trust herself, others, or the Universe help her.
Well, the morning after the newsletter was released,
I got three calls in the morning from women asking me if they
were Woman #2! That same evening I went to a woman's group that
I regularly attend and another woman asked me if she was Woman
#2! Standing nearby was a woman who was certain that SHE was Woman
Okay, so at first I felt like I was in a mystical
way watching that old show, What's My Line? Does anyone remember
that? They gave clues to the person's profession and then the
celebrities had to figure out which of the three contestants matched
up with the clues.
Obviously the characteristics of my Woman #2 matched
up well with many other women (and men, too, I'm sure). The list
of people certain they were "it" continued on. Sadly a lot of
people identify with that limiting mindset.
Let me clear one thing up - Woman #2 is from another
state and doesn't even get a copy of my newsletter. She is not
a client and never was. In short, she's no one who is reading
this newsletter now.
But if that story felt like it was you, ask yourself,
"How am I limiting myself? What stories am I telling myself that
don't serve me anymore?" We all create our own stories in our
subconscious minds that can become our limiting beliefs. We can
choose to live by them and be limited by them, or we can rewrite
the stories any time we choose to come out with a happy ending.
Isn't it remarkable to have that much power over our lives? Believe
it. You do.
"All that you accomplish or fail to
accomplish with your life is the direct result of
your thoughts." - Og Mandino
EARN MONEY WHILE CHANGING PEOPLE'S
LIVES INTRODUCING THE AFFILIATE PROGRAM
It seems like so long ago now, but once my life
was very different than it is today. I had just gone through a
dreadful divorce. My friends helped me have a garage sale so I
could pay for food for my son and me to eat. I was recovering
from an operation. My mother had died. I was doing work I didn't
like. I had to put my 17 year old dog to sleep. I was unhappy,
unfulfilled and unsuccessful financially. My life was like a country
Then I discovered the gift of hypnotherapy. Once
I learned I actually had control over my own limitations, my life
changed dramatically. I drew love and acceptance to me, as well
as wealth. With the work I now practice, my life began moving
I wanted to shout it from the rooftops - "You CAN
have the life you love living! You CAN be financially free and
happy!" Instead, I created the acclaimed Cleaning Out The Closet
Of Your Mind products. My dream is to share them with the world.
But I need your help.
So I'm very excited to launch my Affiliate Program.
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to the Affiliate Program, you earn 5% of your friend's sales -
for life. That means you can be passively earning money from your
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With love and blessings,
Debbie Friedman, C.Ht.
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