“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.” – Tony Robbins
Daily Nugget of Gold 1351
One of the rather fun things we get to do in this line of work is to introduce our readers to people they might not have met or heard of otherwise. Part of the joy we receive in doing this is the fact that we’ve found out that we can learn important points relating to success and The Law of Attraction from almost anyone. With ordinary folks, that might be surprising to some, but it’s true of them as well as people of note. While passing a little time the other day, we came across someone we found we can learn a great deal from- although he has an unusual talent- he’s a pick-pocket.
You’ve probably seen someone entertain people by stealth-fully taking audience members’ watches, cell phones, rings, and wallets after announcing to them that he was going to do just that. Well, we were just passing some time looking for magic acts on YouTube and we were directed to a few videos showcasing the talent of Apollo Robbins. What struck us as odd is while we were watching just the usual slight-of-hand magicians, the auto-queue feature of the site directed us to a TED talk by Apollo. Huh? That had our attention!
Apollo is interested- keenly interested- in the workings of the conscious and subconscious mind and how simple diversions can allow someone who already has their guard up to lose their possessions even while in that heightened state of awareness. Why that happens is something that fascinates him, and he’s sought out answers from folks in academia about the thinking habits we naturally form in order to save or conserve mental effort.
As fate would have it, we were about to open another discussion on the workings of the subconscious mind when we came across Mr. Robbins. Where your author’s attention is drawn in this process is something we never think of as being an accident or a coincidence because we’ve found the richest pay-dirt to lie in the very place we’re standing in at the time. Apollo came onto the national scene by successfully stealing, among other items, Jimmy Carter’s itinerary and the keys to his motorcade from the secret service agents assigned to protect him.
We’d like you to view the TED talk Apollo Robbins did and maybe a video or two where he goes into greater detail about the psychology involved in where we place our attention- and we promise you that it won’t be boring. Then we’ll chat a bit more about what he’s learned along the way as well as use this as springboard into the topic we’ll explore more together- the wonders of the subconscious mind and the stunning relationship the conscious mind has with the subconscious mind. Please join us for that. Oh, and hang onto your stuff!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What do I put my attention on and why?”
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