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ISSUE DATE: February 2006





There comes a time in life when we have to stand still and be honest with ourselves and maybe even someone else. We all have dreams, desires, passions, interests - things we've wanted to do, have, or be.

And, yet, often when I talk to people about their lifelong dreams a sort of resistance emerges along with the excuses for why dreams have remained unfulfilled.

It's what I call the "Yes, but" syndrome. Yes, I have my dream, my desire, BUT . . . and then what seems to be a logical reason comes through. The timing isn't right, I'm too young, I'm too old, I'm too fat, I'm too thin, I don't have enough money, I'm not talented enough, I don't have enough time, and the lists go on.

Now, the truth is that the negative programming from our past, full of thoughts of lack and limitation, has the power to hold us back. In fact, the purpose of our subconscious mind is to help us survive and it operates on a pain-pleasure syndrome.

Anything that is known to it is pleasurable because your subconscious mind knows what will happen and knows you will survive. You may not like it and the experience itself may not be pleasurable, but you are in the comfort zone of life where at least you will survive. Anything new, on the other hand, is painful to the subconscious mind because it doesn't know what will happen.

We can listen to those voices of worry, doubt, and fear or we can make a decision to create a new inner dialogue of supportive self-talk and then take the actions to demonstrate that we are ready to move forward to live the life we may only have dreamed of. By setting our intention, becoming clear on what we choose, and taking the appropriate actions, we are letting our subconscious mind know that we are ready to change. We literally create new neural pathways in our brain and that's when we open the doors wide for miracles to happen.

We can stop saying "Yes, but" to our life and simply start saying "YES!"

Have you felt rejected? Join the crowd. English novelist John Creasey got 753 rejection slips before he published 564 books. Author Norman Vincent Peale is reported to have thrown his book The Power Of Positive Thinking into the trash after he received yet another rejection. Thankfully his wife rescued it because his book transformed lives and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

Have you tried but feel you've failed? R.H. Macy failed seven times before his store caught on in New York.

Do you have health challenges or feel that life is unfair? Ray Charles was completely blind by the age of 7, and was challenged by racism and heroin addiction. He went on to set new standards for excellence in music in a 58-year career and starred on more than 250 albums. Lance Armstrong triumphed over testicular cancer that had spread to his brain and lungs, and then went on to win 7 straight Tour de France titles and is now the author of 2 books.

Are you feeling challenged financially or by social circumstances? Nido Qubein, one of the best speakers I've ever had the pleasure to hear, came to the United States with only $50 as a teenager and he couldn't speak English. Now a multi-millionaire, he is the chairman of four corporations and a published author.

Feeling like it's never going to happen for you? Michael J. Fox was selling his sectional sofa piece by piece for money to live on and was ready to leave Hollywood to go to Canada to work for his brother's contracting business when he got the call for his big break with a role in the television show Family Ties. He negotiated his contract of $3,000 a week from a pay phone at Pioneer Chicken.

Have you been telling yourself you don't have enough education or family support? Irving Berlin was a Russian-Jewish immigrant who ran away from home to live on the streets of New York at the age of 8. He never knew how to play music and only used the black keys on the piano, yet he was one of the greatest music writers of the last century with more than 3,000 songs to his credit. Among his best was "God Bless America", and he is also famous for "White Christmas" the best-selling single in any music category for more than 50 years until it was knocked out by Elton John's "Candle In The Wind" rendition for Princess Diana in 1997.

Do you think you think you've been a failure? Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times and yet he also hit 714 home runs.

Stop talking about what you can't do. Stop telling those old scary stories of why you can't do it, be it, or have it. Stop focusing in on the idea of who did it to you or what's held you back in the past.

Start TODAY to create the story of your great success by living it, being it, one day at a time, one moment at a time, one breath at a time. Move forward with clarity, vision, commitment, and determination to turn your dreams into your reality.

Get off your BUTS and begin to live your life with passion. Thank those old thoughts and beliefs for serving a purpose in the past, for keeping you safe, and announce that you're ready to let go and grow.

This IS your time and, most of all, YOU deserve it!

To your wealth and success,

Debbie Friedman, C.Ht.


For information on Debbie's Cleaning Out the Closet of Your Mind
CDs and books, click here.


"Success is not a matter of luck, an accident of birth, or a reward for virtue. It is a matter of decision, commitment, planning, preparation, execution, and recommitment. Success doesn't come to you; you go to it. The trail is well-traveled and well marked. If you want to walk it, you can."

- Nido Qubein in The Time Is Now, The Person Is You



"Debbie, I found your Manifesting Made Easy CD to be like the hi-speed internet connection I have been looking for with heaven and earth!. As a long time practitioner of higher consciousness, I'm still reeling from the connection I felt after listening to the CD. For the first time I felt the presence of the supreme within my mind and space. You have made a masterpiece the world needs to hear about. Thank you."
        - With sincere blessings, Orlando in AZ

The Manifesting Made Easy CD is a presentation of my breakthrough workshop series that lays out the simple 9-step process for the secret of success in creating true wealth in every area of your life! An essential companion to the transformational experience of the Manifesting CD, you'll learn the simple steps and how to use them in your life, how science is now proving why this works, along with the techniques that I share with my private clients. Full of practical examples and tools that will put you in charge of your life, your prosperity and your success, this CD is now available for only $20. To order your personal copy, click here.


"There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become."

- Orison Swett Marden, Founder of Success Magazine



Okay, so it's Academy Awards night! During the commercials or after you've seen your favorite part, I'd love to have you join me on a live radio program with Arjang Zendehdal to ask that special question or just get the chance to connect! Here's the details to listen or to phone in:

Sunday, March 5th: A Night Of Insight
7-9 pm PDT on KIRN 670 AM
Call in line: 323.520.5476
Listen online at 670amkirn.com

If you miss out on the radio show and the chance to call in to talk with me, I'd love to meet you in person at one of these upcoming special events:

Saturday, March 18th: Cleaning Out The Closet Of Your Mind
$30 admission
The Bodhi Tree
8585 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
To register, click here.

Saturday, May 27th: Cleaning Out The Closet Of Your Mind: Creating True Wealth And Unlimited Success In Every Area Of Your Life
1 pm - 3 pm
$30 Prepay, $35 Day of Event
Learning Light Foundation
1212 East Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92805
To register, call 714.533.2311 or register online at www.learninglight.org


"The greatest discovery a person can make is to realize that they can change their life by changing their attitude."

- Author unknown



If you are, you may be one of the people who will be chosen to participate in this special group. New Manifesting Made Easy Workshops, also known as Create the Life You Love to Live, are beginning to study the principles of manifesting, learn how to apply them in our lives, and be the example to everyone who needs to know that this is possible!

"I am convinced Debbie Friedman's Manifesting Made Easy workshop is a main reason why all of my dreams are coming true…from pregnancy to financial freedom."
        - Christine Kloser Founder, NEW Entrepreneurs, Inc.

"Since I completed your 8 week Manifesting Made Easy Workshop my life is only getting better with each day passing. I get up excited about my life and I see new opportunities opening everywhere I turn. My income continues to increase and my joy factor is going off the charts. I believe this work with you is an essential part of one's transformation. The changes in me are incredible!"
         - With gratitude, Dr. Ruth Z.

If you're ready, the time to make your commitment is NOW! Here are the details:

March 15th - May 3rd: Manifesting Made Easy Teleclass Series This 8-week teleclass series includes all of the materials for the Manifesting Made Easy Workshop (6 books and 9 CDs) PLUS a special Guide Book, and a private one-hour telephone consultation with me. I will be offering this more than $800 value for the last time at only $297. Space is limited, so claim your place today. For more information and to register, click here.

Starting April 15th in Marina del Rey: The Manifesting Made Easy Workshop This in-person experience will be with a small, select group of individuals who are ready to catapult to live the life of their dreams! The group will meet every other Saturday from 10 am - 4 pm on April 15th, April 29th, May 13th, and May 27th. To register, call Debbie at 310.230.0872.


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