Here is the full transcript of personal development coach Leslie Fieger’s one-hour long presentation on Prosperity Paradigm Formula: 11 Steps to Create Your Reality YouTube video. This presentation was given in 2008. For more details about the speaker, read the full bio here.
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Leslie Fieger – Personal development coach
I think we’re going to have some fun today. It’s really really really really good to see so many old friends and for those of you who don’t know me to meet you for the first time, I’m really really pleased to be here with you today. And I’m going to do my best to give you some information that I think will help improve the quality of your life.
I’m energized, anxious to do this, looking forward to sharing with you today. We’re going to be talking about the Prosperity Paradigm Formula today. We’ve got 11 steps to enable you to build your own personal prosperity paradigm — and a paradigm as I use the term here is a set of experiences, beliefs, values, and assumptions that affect the way an individual perceives reality and responds to that perception.
So in that last little bit of that phrase and ‘response to that perception’ is really key, because we all tend to have the opinion that reality is a set that is always constant and is always the same for every individual, that it is just a movie or program that is running. And it is invariable, that it’s the same for all of us. And in fact, that’s not true.
Each of us creates in our own imagination own reality picture. And that imagination that we have that creates our reality for us is based upon the values, beliefs, experiences and assumptions that we make about life and our place in it. And those, of course, are formed throughout our life beginning from the day we were born, until the day that we’re present in this moment.
Most of the time, especially when we’re children, we are unaware of the fact that we have choices that we can choose what to believe; we can choose what to think; we can choose how to feel; we can choose how we perceive reality and how to respond to those perceptions that we have of our five senses and of our imagination and our intellect.
We have choices and these choices determine the quality and character of our life and our reality picture. So if we want more success, then we have to get better at making choices, basically. We have to be consciously in control of who we are and what we’re choosing for ourselves: how to behave, how to think, how to feel, what to intend, et cetera.
So in this Prosperity Paradigm Formula, we’re going to go through some 11 simple steps that each of us can do. And they’re not difficult; it requires some practice and some discipline but they’re not difficult and everybody can perform these steps.
We’re going to talk about what we need to do to change any perhaps limiting beliefs or inaccurate ways of thinking about things that may be limiting how you go about creating success for yourself. And by success, I don’t necessarily mean just the material success. For me, success is a holistic blend of the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and material aspects of life. And I think they’re all equally important. And I don’t think you can put one aside and say ‘OK, I’m healthy emotionally, I’m healthy mentally, I am healthy spiritually, but materially my life sucks and — but overall I’m really good because I got a good spiritual background and I know what my life is all about and, you know, I’m feeling happy about myself.
If you don’t have a balanced layer of well-being in all aspects of your life, I think you’re missing out on being as much as you could be and being able to contribute as much as you could possibly contribute to the lives of people around you – your family, your friends, and the rest of the 6.5 billion of us that are walking around on this planet.
So I believe that each of us has the potential to create a wondrous masterpiece of our life. By a masterpiece — that’s your designation, not mine. Whatever you decide is the perfect you, is your masterpiece, not what somebody else tells you, not what I tell you, not what anybody else thinks you should be doing. Your masterpiece is your life and your life is your choice.
So despite the fact that I think we all have this potential to create that masterpiece, so many of us end up living that kind of off-the-shelf Kmart art – you know, that velvet painting of Elvis kind of art. Many times — because people don’t have the tools that they need in order to create that masterpiece, or they have the tools but don’t know how to apply them, or apply them rarely — you know, on Monday, I apply it; on Tuesday, I forget; on Wednesday, I forget; Thursday, I go back and remind myself and I make an application; on Friday, I forget; and Saturday, Sunday I’m at the beach. So my application is inefficient, ineffective.
In other words, your paradigm, your assumed and unexamined personal beliefs and individual predominant methods of thinking — methods of thinking are probably – may actually be — but are probably holding you back from fulfilling your potential to self-actualize and create that massive personal success in all five areas of your life.
So the purpose of today’s conversation is to change that, to enable you to change your life for the better, to transform yourself. I can’t do it for you; it’s up to you. But I can give you some hints, some tools and techniques and some information that will enable you, if you choose, to move forward into creating a bigger, better, happier, more successful life for yourself. So let’s get started with that and go to step number one, OK.
Envisioneering Your Reality
Step number one is what I call envisioneering your reality. Now ‘envisioneering’ is my word; I made it up. And it’s a combination of ‘envision’ and ‘engineering’. And according to Mr. Webster and his famous dictionary, ‘to envision’ means to create a picture in one’s own mind or imagination. And according to Mr. Webster, ‘engineering’ means the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and sources of energy in nature are made useful to people. So therefore ‘envisioneering’ means using the laws governing matter and energy to take a vision from pure imagination and to make it real or realize it in the everyday world. So that’s what envisioneering means.
Now, before anything can be created in the external world, it needs to be created in the internal world, in that imagination. So in order to create something even in your imagination, you need to decide exactly what it is that you want to create. And this is where most people fall down. They have nebulous ideas, wishful thinking kind of ideas about what they want to create. They say, ‘I want to be successful’, ‘I want to be wealthy’, ‘I want to have a great relationship’ but they don’t take it any farther than that. And therefore there’s no definition.
So being wealthy is a meaningless term, for example, because if you live in the middle of Equatorial Africa, in the middle of a drought, being wealthy could — have like a gallon of water and a pound of flour. If you are — Donald Trump is a favorite example I’d like to use. If you have a million dollars and if you’re Donald Trump, you probably feel very very impoverished, OK. So wealthy is not an exact definition; it is variable from person to person.
So when we say that we want to create something in our life: prosperity, health, happiness — these are all very general open terms without any specificity. And we need to get very specific about what it is that we want to create. So if you’re deciding you’re wanting to create a particular kind of business, you need to put all the bells and whistles into that imaginary picture that you’re creating — all the details, all the definition, hold the picture very clearly of what it is and flush it out continuously, adding to it all the details that you can possibly add, so that it becomes real. And it becomes clear and distinct, and you know exactly what you’re after.
So the very first step in getting on your desire is to do – is actually decide what it is that you desire, and I mean, clearly define what it is that you desire. Write it down. Just go over, write it down, draw it out — the office carpet is like this; the desk looks like this; the computer that I have on my desk is this model, all the details that you can possibly muster, you put into this picture. That’s what envisioneering is.
The beginning of any intentionally created event or circumstance in your life is to first create that ideal in your imagination, in as much detail as you can possibly bring to it and then hold that ideal in your imagination as often and as long as you possibly can in each and every day. Do not get distracted by the current events and circumstances of your life. Don’t let them override that ideal that you hold in your imagination. Keep your attention focused on that ideal, that perfect picture in all its clarity and definition that you created in your imagination. And we’ll go a little farther into why that’s important and how it works to come out into the world. OK, so describe that ideal in writing.
Next step, find somebody to share it with – somebody who’s going to be supportive. Share it with a friend, a buddy, somebody who’s going to support you, help you add more detail to it, say what about this, what about this, what about this, and go over it with you so that you can flush it out even more and have somebody, that first person who’s buying into your vision. Very important first step: share it with a buddy.
Falling in Love
Step number two is called Falling in Love. Before I call Falling in Love, we’re going to talk in a little while about the law of attraction and a few other laws. But what we are, how we vibrate, the energy that we emit out into the universe is composed primarily of two things: our thoughts and our feelings. Thought is important, because it defines what we are creating in our imagination. What we’re thinking about is what we’re creating in our imagination. How we feel about what we’re thinking about is very powerful, and when the correct emotional output is combined with the correct thought output, then you become very very powerful, very creative. And you begin to get the law of attraction in action, if you will.
So you need to fall in love with that ideal that you created. And if you can’t fall in love with that ideal, then it’s the wrong ideal for you. So you have the ability to choose what you think. You also have the ability to choose how you feel about what you think. Most people unfortunately allow external events and circumstances to determine how they feel about themselves and how they feel about life and how they feel about their ideals.
With a little bit of practice, you can actually choose in each moment how you feel. If you want to be happy, feel happy; if you want to be sad, feel sad; if you want to be angry, be angry. These are choice points. You’re not a puppet. Nobody has to jerk your chain, pull your strings. You can choose how to feel. And one of the most important things emotions feelings that you need to be in control of choosing is the passion that you apply to that ideal that you built for yourself. You need to fall in love with that.