So there’s this company out there called Butterfly Global. The actual website has come and gone, and the only thing still in existence seems to be a Facebook fan page.

It’s somewhat obscured, but the main driver behind it is a fellow by the name of Bret Treadwell.

When I first started down this “rabbit hole” in 2007, I was introduced to LOA, financial wealth “education” and Bret Treadwell (at the time, known under the ABF–or autobiographical feedback– banner). It was all new to me. I hadn’t heard of Anthony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, James Arthur Ray, Jack Canfield or any other of their ilk. (In hindsight, I was better off NOT knowing about them. Oy, the tuition of life….)

Bret Treadwell was introduced to me by the people running the “Financial Wealth Seminars” I was attending.

In his intro (which as in all LOA Guru cases is free), Mr. Treadwell tells the story of being inspired by God. He was taken (up) by God who told him many a secrets, and told him the ultimate way that people can hypnotize themselves into a state of permanent happiness.

It was a secret method used by the monks, the mere human was told. And then God whispered in his ear and told him this:

The monks had a secret. The monks had a system of anchoring all positive messages into everything they saw. When I am done with you, you too will know this system. And it will become incumbent on you to pass this along to all other plebes who deign to give you thousands of dollars for the secret.

The secret, God went on to say, is to anchor you messages into numbers. For numbers are all around you. And whenever you see a number you will recall a particular message.

The number-system you need to know, God concluded, goes thus:

# Sound Example
1 S, Z, C, X city, xylophone
2 N, KN, GN know no gnome
3 SH, CH, J, G shame change john’s giant
4 B, P better pay
5 R run
6 T, D to do
7 M money
8 K, C, X, Q, G kissing cats exist quit God
9 F, V, Ph for various pharmaceuticals
0 L, Th love that
Vowels, YHW and ING are free

This system is then further anchored into body and into a total of seven different places. For each additional layer of depth, another tuition must be paid.

I admit it. I fell for it. Hook, line and sinker. I paid something like $10,000 to attend this fellow’s “university.” In hindsight, I now know he is essentially teaching a re-packaged version of Tony Robbin’s NLP (neurolinguistic programming) melded together with Deepak Chopra’s enlightenment spiel, using T. Harv Eker’s train the trainer style. This fellow has done the circuit as a student and now figures that he too can teach it. Any why not? Really, Jack Canfield, James Arthur Ray, Byron Katie, they’re all knock-offs from the same system, just each brings in her or his own twist.

Here’s the kicker though. Years after I paid this fellow (and he consequently fizzled and died and is nowhere to be found on the Internet), I find what’s called the Mnemonic Major System, which has been around for about 500 years now. I stumbled upon it quite by accident. You see, I had paid Treadwell Technologies several thousands of dollars for a wide range of courses. I had taken the free one, and a second was eventually offered a few years later. So I set out to find him on the Internet. And I did it by plugging in his trademarked system, using the numbers 0-9 to copy all the constant sounds in our alphabet.

You can image my shock (and yes, dismay that I’d been had) when I stumbled across this Mnemonic Major System (MMS).

It goes something like this:

Numeral Associated Consonants Mnemonic
0 s, z, soft c “z” is the first letter of zero. The other letters have a similar sound.
1 d, t d & t have one downstroke and sound similar (some variant systems include “th”)
2 n n has two downstrokes
3 m M has three downstrokes and looks like a “3″ on its side
4 r last letter of four, also 4 and R are almost mirror images of each other
5 l L is the Roman Numeral for 50
6 j, sh, soft “ch”,
dg, zh, soft “g”
a script j has a lower loop / g is almost a 6 flipped over
7 k, hard c, hard g,
hard “ch”, q, qu
capital K “contains” two sevens
8 f, v script f resembles a figure-8. V sounds similar. (some variant systems include th)
9 b, p p is a mirror-image 9. b sounds similar and resembles a 9 rolled around
Unassigned Vowel sounds, w,h,y These can be used anywhere without changing a word’s number value

So really, this one fellow’s “divine intervention” and subsequent conversation with God turns out to be a re-organization of a 5 century old system that I can only assume he found and thought he’d tweak, and sell back to the hungry masses.

MMS

Numeral

Associated

Consonants

Treadwell’s # X-ref

with MMS

0 s, z, soft c l, th (#5)
1 d, t s, z, soft c (#0)
2 n n, kn, gn (#2)
3 m sh, ch, j, g (#6)
4 r b, p (#9)
5 l r (#4)
6 j, sh, soft “ch”,

dg, zh, soft “g”

t, d (#1)
7 k, hard c, hard g,

hard “ch”, q, qu

m (#3)
8 f, v x, c, x, q, g (#7)
9 b, p f, v, ph (#8)
Unassigned: Vowels, w,h,y Free: Vowels, w,h,y

In trying to find out why Butterfly Global had dropped out of the Internet Universe (okay, so I could find cached bits, but nothing current), I came across this posting (which is also copied here and here), which reads:

This is a response to this question: (1) Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Tony Robbins are all great. So is Michael Beckwith. However there is a “new guy” on the scene that I should warn anyone about…he name is Bret Treadwell and he is the founder of a website named Butterfly Global. This is a guy you should be aware of and be careful with, unless getting sucked into paying a ton of money to a guy with right wing political apsirations is your thing. See below:

As someone who knew Bret Treadwell (and this whole Butterfly Global project/website – AKA Treadwell Technologies) for many years I can honestly say that despite the outward appearance of th Butterfly Global website, there is another agenda. Bret Treadwell told me personally when he was working in landscaping and housesitting on Whidbey Island in 2001 that he seeks to “become a multi-millionaire within 5 years”. Well, that clearly didn’t happen. He told me then that his ultimate goal was to “never work again”. Back then he kep living in other people’s homes, suriving on his charisma and ability to charm others. He rarely “worked” and in fact bragged to me that it was amazing that he could get pretty much everything he needed without actually have a job.

Although I was his friend, it was clear to me then that his aim was to re-package Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins and others and “re-sell it”. What is more disturbing is that he also has a political agenda that is far right of the Tea Party activists, although he will rarely admit this publicly. I used to be his close friend. When I questioned his agenda and methods on Facebook, he quite aggressively attempted to silence me by sicking his “followers” on me, and when that didn’t work, he blocked me. Open debate was not invited, au contraire, it was discouraged, but in the must cunning of ways. “I invite debate” he would say – all the while enticing his loyal lemmings to verbally assault every quesiton I posed…and over time the effect of my questions was interferring with his attempt to bring in new followers, so I was blocked.

I never thought I would ever find myself warning anyone in the world about another person I know. However one of his ex-students wrote to me recently on Facebook and said, and I quote “I just spent a buttload of money on this guy, and discovered sadly that he simply reconditioned a bunch of other people’s work, sold it as “revolutionary” and when all was said and done, I was like “oh my god, what a con artists”. I wish I knew in advance, but self-help people are like boxed surprised, you never know if you are getting the real deal or a bunch of repeats at a premium cost. Only afterwards do you really see what just happened. I am sure some people like his “stuff” because Bret Treadwell is like any con artist, charismatic, talkative, controlling and he never lets you see it. He makes you think he is on your side, as his hand is in your pocket. Oh well, lesson learned!”

…So beware folks. As they say in the used car business, “buyer beware”. I used to be a close friend of this guy, and if he was simply reselling other people’s stuff and making money, I would probably not say a word. It is his life, his karma. But when he uses that money to then support right wing politicians, the outrageous tea party folks and crazy Ron Paul – all in the guise of being a self-help expert, then I think he is doing more harm than good.

Bret Treadwell and (his Butterfly Global project) is nowhere resembling “guru-status”, but is instead a salesman operation, a very charismatic, self-absorbed, very deceptive salesman operation. As I said above, “buyer beware”.

Noah Levine

I have a few concerns with the posting. First, I disagree that Chopra and Robbins are “good” gurus. It’s all snake oil as far as I’m concerned. Second, I’m not too sure that “Noah Levine” is the actual name associated with the writings.  But having said that, it echoes my own findings, that he is a copy-cat guru, selling a system loosely wrapped into a garb that’s over 500 years old.

Here’s the cached information from “Butterfly Global”

Hailed as the “Darwin of Personal Development” Bret Treadwell is best known for his contributions to the fields of human potential, peak performance and spiritual development with his proprietary integration processes of Autobiographical Feedback™ (ABF) and the Language of Enlightenment™ (LOE). Both of these integration systems are designed to create ‘instant’ as well as ‘sustainable’ change for individuals and the collective consciousness of people worldwide.

Bret’s work comes from a deep desire to significantly contribute to humanity through the fields of cellular biology, body-mind communication and conditioning, self healing, social engineering, psychoneuroimmunology, theoretical physics, the neural linguistic sciences and cell regeneration. In addition to his breakthrough ‘integration processes’ Bret also works diligently to create community support systems designed to assist his clients, himself and society as a whole through the emotional, physical and psychological challenges of personal growth.

At age 25 Bret was inspired to sell his first business and begin putting attention on his life purpose and hearts passion when he was told he had softball-sized tumor in his back. For the next 10 years Bret focused on the study of self-healing, peak performance and the creation of Autobiographical Feedback™ and the Language of Enlightenment™ in order to address what he saw as a ‘soft spot’ in the personal development industry and a way to contribute to humanity as a whole.

Bret recognized an undeniable abundance of great information that had the ‘potential’ to affect a more common experience of personal and global empowerment, yet he also witnessed that the ability to realistically and sustainably integrate that knowledge was leaving clients and instructors in the industry with results far beneath the potential of what was offered.

In 2002 Bret set out to BETA test Autobiographical Feedback™ and the Language of Enlightenment™ in order to see if what he had created could be a contribution to what he saw as the ‘soft spot’ in the industry and a benefit to peoples lives. In 2007, after 5 years of BETA testing across the US and Canada Bret saw that what he had created had the potential to do everything he had hoped for and more. Bret took the next few years off in order to refine and improve the support systems within ABF™ and LOE™, launch his new business Butterfly Global and spend time with his young boys Percival and Cincinnatus Treadwell.

For over 2 decades Bret has had the honor and privilege of working with organizations and individuals from all walks of life, including investment banking, indigenous peoples, military and police leadership academies, “at risk” and youth leadership programs, Fortune 500 companies and rehabilitation facilities across the board.

Bret has shared the stage with many peak performance leaders including Dr. Deepak Chopra, Mark Victor Hansen and John Assaraf. In addition to working from the platform Bret has also co-stared in the educational movie “Pass It On!” with Dr. Denis Waitley, Les Brown, Mark Victor Hansen and is included in the best selling anthology “Seizing Your Success!” with Greg Reid, Wayne Dyer, and John Assaraf.

Certified in a wide variety of change technologies and recognized as an expert in how the human body-mind interacts with the biological and cosmological rhythms. Bret lives a lifestyle that is congruent with the message that he shares. His idealistic intentions, willingness to fail, steadfast commitment to excellence and consistent action both on and off the stage are what separate him from the pack, draw attention to his message and set a standard for humanities potential.

Bret has dedicated his life to the betterment of his fellow man.

Behind the Scenes at Butterfly Global

It takes a tribe and Butterfly Global is no exception. Along with Bret  the visionary and creator, Tanja Diamond and Max Bellasys are in the background of Butterfly Global.

The technology behind Butterfly Global is so immense and pioneering that it has taken many starts and stops and different people’s input to will it into existence.

After many years of attempting to get Butterfly Global to fly Bret met Tanja and Max.

Tanja Diamond is Bret Treadwells’ right hand woman at Butterfly Global. Tanja is the Project Manager, marketing director and confidant.  Tanja brings a very unique skill set to the project as a life strategist and business/marketing consultant. She is the creator of Tantra for Business ™ www.tantraforbusiness.com and Modern Tantra ™ and is a co-owner with Max of www.Diamota.com

Max Bellasys owner of StarLogic Systems www.starlogicsystems.com, and Head Above Code www.headabovecode.com is a  technology systems architect. Max is the  needed brilliance to bring Bret’s dreams of the Geronimo system into action.

You will be seeing more and more of the amazing technology ButterflyGlobal has to offer in the future. Stay tuned as we bring you one of the most amazing systems for human transformation there is on the planet.

The makings of a false god. Watch for the trappings. Fought immortality and won. Selfless, though charges copious amounts for redundant information. Stolen wares. Heightened claims (not too sure who calls him the Darwin of Self-Development!).

I guess my point here is really do your research before spending money stupidly in pursuit of wealth. Much of the crap out there is repackaged stuff, and if you look into what it is that the so-called originators are preaching, you can find a ton of cracks in their logic.

Or, you can do what I did. Spend like an idiot. Then look on stupidly afterwards and wonder how in the hell you’re going to explain it. And look to see if you can find a cheap saddle in a second hand store so that you can actually afford to get back on to your horse — your own goddamn horse — and move just one step forward today.

Addendum

Mr. Treadwell was also a small contributor to a virally-intentioned book called Seizing Your Success[1]. You can read his two page auto-biographical story here. Note the shared attributes of all the other gurus: childhood suffering, severe adolescent rebellion, extreme “street smart” (this becomes the official “degree” for many, see Bill Bartmann), despair, whispers of suicide (aka wandering on the cliffs, contemplating one’s future) and the intervention of God saying something divinely beautiful, finding the one true path to happiness, and teaching it to others.

Note that I do not think Mr. Treadwell is an evil monster. I don’t think that of any of the gurus. I honestly think that each believes they are doing good for others, and have no issue with reaping the financial rewards. And there’s nothing wrong with reaping financial rewards either. But I do think that each is susceptible to mis-interpreting their own existence with that of God, or at the very least, a divine messenger of God’s. A critical self-analysis might turn up a success rate of less than 5%.[2] These gurus typically blame it on the student.

The reason why I am posting this really is so that those contemplating this path of self-development, and those deigning to do an ounce of research before they spend wads of money, don’t get sucked in as I did. Bret Treadwell is one name among many. I can’t blame a person for pursuing wealth on easy street because if we were all honest with ourselves, we too would be beating down that door. What I can do, though, is to put out a warning flag for the consumer.

If you brought a book written in ink that only 5% of the population could see, you’d demand your money back. If you purchased a product that worked only for 5% of those who bought it, or went on a cruise that could only house 5% of those who paid … well, you get the picture. Yet, for some reason we think this is different.

It’s not.

There is a gem in what each of these gurus offer. And these gems are readily available everywhere. These fellows (and ladies) know how to hide it behind a veil of secrecy and then charge $2,000 to $10,000 to $sky’s-the-limit for the unveiling of these secrets.

And let them. That’s the nature of capitalism. They have that right.

But you don’t need to buy it. You can surf the Web, you can buy a $20 book, you can go to the free information seminars. Just leave your credit cards at home…

NOTES

1. Throughout the Web you’ll find notes claiming that he “co-authored” this book, but really, his is a two-page essay inclusion. Co-authoring, in my books, is about sharing the writing of an entire book, not contributing two pages.

2. Apparently, Tony Robbins still “winces” that only 5% of his students get it.

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Aww! Too funny. Just found this online (http://friendfeed.com/nicheprof/9c5f8d8e/tanja-diamond-bret-treadwell-is-having-to-deal)

Posted by “Ron Capps” at FriendFeed:
“Bret Treadwell is having to deal with a bad situation. He owns Butterfly Global, an amazing transformational technology. His old business associates and friends Ross Arnston and Garry Johnson just started using his technology and copyrighted material as their own. And they are blatant about it, using the same sales page almost word… -”

Guess what goes around comes back to bite you in the butt.

More on the case here: http://www.starlogicsystems.com/blog/copyright-infringement/

November 14th, 2010 at 10:56 pm
 2 

Granted, Tanya. Good point. And every conceivable plot has already been written, and that should NOT stop an author from writing another novel. I’m objecting to the “from God’s lips to my ears” claim. And I’m also objecting to insisting that people pay thousands to hear this Divine secret. Which apparently isn’t so secret after all. It’s been kicking around for several centuries. But right you are in pointing out that ultimately everything is plagiarized; indeed, our only claim to uniqueness is the lens through which we experience it, that being our own existence. Still doesn’t make it right to mislead one’s followers on source, does it?

November 14th, 2010 at 11:44 pm
 3 

The number of small businesses which remain in existence after 3 years of opening are 5% of those which open at all. Don’t go into small business. It’s risky! So I suspect, sometime we’ll see your blog condemning small business itself, since it only has a 5% success rate?

November 15th, 2010 at 1:02 am
 4 

Writing in this fashion isn’t the best forum to understand what is really promised. You’re doing your job politically, but your place is wholly irresponsible. You’ve misquoted and distorted my own words from my own blog- in which I make a assertion about Bret’s technology that it supersedes a 5% success rate due to the mnemonics.

Furthermore, I stated that only 5% of the audience for Tony Robbins may IMPLEMENT the knowledge, tools and resources given, and this is what is required to make use of ANY system. Go ahead be a Christian without practicing faith. Go ahead, be a politician without double-talk. Go ahead, be a soldier without killing anyone. But you won’t be successful.

My statistic is not empty at all. It is a counter-criticism of your own words which is entirely valid.

Picking up the first thread from your response- what I find to be a “significant difference” is knowing the personal investment of time, money, work, and dedication Bret placed in BG.

I find it naive and rude- both- for you to lambaste a legitimate business effort.

The fact is, nobody needs a guru to be enlightened. You also don’t need ultimate faith in your financial advisers to lose money.

Kudos to you for doing something instead of just stewing in your misery, but now you can do what responsible journalists do- check the facts. Or at least use some rationale other than shriek-a-mile-to-gain-an-inch politics.

Your position is irresponsible, and your grief will not allay given this scapegoat.

November 15th, 2010 at 9:16 am
 5 

I don’t actually spend a lot of time on this blog. It’s my random rants on a very specific topic, one that has impacted my life significantly (in the negative) and I’ll be damned if I’m going to let that “tuition” go to waste.

If you’re digging for bare-naked fact, I spent 10K on courses that were never delivered. For that, I was supposed to receive about five or seven different weekend courses, four or six of which never materialized. Then he dropped off the face of MY world and when I used Google to find him, I encountered the 500 year old system that he claimed was his own little secret with God.

Wowee, I said to myself, gosh oh golly gee I wonder if others know about this.

Yes, Treadwell has impacted lives. So has Oprah, Canfield, Robbins, James Arthur Ray, Eker, etc., etc. I don’t refute that. May he continue to change lives. I really don’t care what he does. He’s not my concern. Neither are you. It’s the person who is interested in looking beyond the thin veil of the law of attraction that I am interested in engaging with.

So once again, thanks for sharing and for adding another perspective to my blog. While I screen all comments, I’ll be hard pressed to sensor anything (except pen!le enlargement spams and the like).

You’ll notice a sensational absence of monetizing and marketing strategies on this blog. I’m not seeking readership. Those who want to know will find it.

Now, please, go and have yourself a very nice day. My grapes aren’t really that sour, and I’m quite enjoying them by myself.

November 15th, 2010 at 11:17 am
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Interesting and well researched piece, Britt. I admire your honesty. I also have to have a bit of a chuckle at the way your gentle but direct style seems to ruffle the feathers of those with vested interests in keeping the scam rolling.

November 15th, 2010 at 3:04 pm
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And what is my “vested interest” Yakaru? It ruffles my feathers when people speak ill of me when it isn’t warranted, though I’m sure there’s many mistakes and many “do-overs” I’d claim.

I will have a nice day, and I will also comment freely- where it is allowed- when someone tries to slander me without warrant.

November 15th, 2010 at 5:37 pm
 8 

Max, not everyone accepts that labeling a product “spiritual” gives you a and total exemption from reality and accountability. You can claim it was a “legitimate business effort”, but I’m afraid most people have higher standards for legitimacy than you do, and they are not happy when they discover they have been deceived.

There is of course no connection between “cellular biology and theoretical physics” and any product based on the idea that there is, is fake. And of course “psychoneuroimmunology” is an invented term which refers to fantasy masquerading as legitimate science. To present all that as if it is factual information is straight out fraud by any normal ethical standards, and of course people feel unhappy when they spend a few minutes googling it and discover the ruse.

Rather than claiming you’ve been slandered Max, I think you should just take the money and run.

November 16th, 2010 at 1:38 am
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P.S.
@ Britt,
:)

November 16th, 2010 at 11:10 am
 10 

You are entitled to your opinion Yakaru. I see that you believe my vested interest in BG is money.

Why don’t you produce some facts and there might be a leg for you to stand on, other than your “short leg.” Until then you are acting on assumption and that isn’t worth my time.

Britt, feel free to publicize my email address to Yakaru so he can take this up in a serious discussion. I have nothing to hide, but the last time I checked it isn’t my job to sympathize with people who are trying to take me down without knowing spit about what they’re talking about’.

Your opinion is yours. I feel clear about what that is. I will not comment further.

November 16th, 2010 at 4:58 pm
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Hello Everyone,

Bret Treadwell here. First of all, I want to apologize to Britt and every other person who may have purchased my programs and did not receive the value that I intended and they expected.

Seriously.

One of the primary reasons I was attempting to launch Butterfly Global (before my life fell apart) was to introduce a process for integrating the material in the programs I was teaching. As you have stated less than 5% of the people who take these kinds of programs can actually apply what they learn to daily life. I did not want to be in that 5% category and I put a lot of time and money into creating systems that would help people do just that.

It has always been about implementation for me. The whole reason I created Autobiographical Feedback was for that very reason.

Unfortunately that process has yet to come to fruition because of my own personal setbacks with business partners, my x wife and my finances. I take full responsibility for these setbacks.

I will be the first to admit that in the process of trying to help other people my own life was falling apart. This last 2 years has been a very big wake up call for me in how I do business and who I am in my relationships.

Its not that big of a stretch to say that I had failed (in the traditional sense of the word) at both. I also feel that the only way I can improve on those aspects of my life is to keep moving forward, to learn from my mistakes and make different choices in the future that are less risky for everyone involved.

Over the course of the last 2 years I have also filed bankruptcy, got a divorce and have been in court many times fighting to keep my kids close to 50% of the time. It’s been very humbling and I don’t wish that experience for anyone.

OK..

Now I would like to address a few points that are outlined in the copy and comments above. Some are correct and some are not.

First of all the monks and god thing. Well what can I say, I did have one of those near death experiences. It’s not something I even like to admit, BUT I did.

As ridiculous as it may sound the message that I got was that I had something to bring to the world. Doesn’t everyone though? Maybe most people don’t know it, but I think everyone does. It was a big wake up call for me.

The experience was life changing and it did ‘help me birth’ the idea of Autobiographical Feedback and I am continuing to try to figure out how that will come to be.

Did I plagiarize the 500 year old system mentioned above? no. I had never even heard of it until I googled my name today and saw the link to wikipedia on your blog. Where did I get the idea? As mentioned above, I had been studying Tony Robbins, Deepak and anyone else I could get my hands. I was studying their work after I was told I had cancer. I found it to be insightful and it made sense as a way that I could possible help my body heal. The only challenge I had with all of the different processes was that there was no easy way to implement it. Then one day I came across a program called Mega Memory by Kevin Trudeau. It had a memory pegging system using numbers to create anchors for memory. That is when I realized that I could create a linguistic program that implement what everyone was saying about human development. My program Autobiographical Feedback took years to put together and it is completely unique. Does it use a phonetic number system? YES. Does it use Tony, Deepak and other peoples concepts in the language? YES. Is it a completely new language? YES. Do I have many, many of my own processes in the language? YES. Is it the answer to all the worlds problems? NO. Do I think that it is extremely valuable to people who can and want to implement it? YES. Do I think it is for everyone? NO. Do I think it is worth or should be sold for thousands of dollars? NO. Not anymore. Am I going to continue to introduce people to my work in the future? YES. Will I charge for it. NO. I am going to give the work away for free in the form of digital downloads and then offer seminars at super low prices for folks who want a live experiential workshop. Thank you Tanja Diamond and Max Bellasys for helping get clear on that.

Over the course of the last 2 years (since Butterfly Global collapsed) I have fizzled out and disappeared because of my own personal breakdowns of character and integrity. I admit it. There are few people who get through life without making BIG mistakes. Are my mistakes coming from a bad intent toward others? NO. Never have, never will.

Like you, I have also become annoyed with the whole positive attitude, self help industry. WHY? Because when my life fell apart I could barely handle it and the last thing I wanted to do while my kids were being taken away from me (I got them back) was visualize them with me. It was the fear of loss that kept me going. It became obvious that sometimes life sucks and you have to deal with it in very practical ways.

For those who have the time and money to spend on self help stuff then great, but if it is going to cost us everything we have in savings then it is a VERY IMPRACTICAL IDEA for 95% of the people out there and I will NEVER be a part of that again.

NEXT:

The book. Yes, I am in only 2 pages and yes it is a lame marketing tool. I fully admit it. You will not see that in print again, unless it is archived somewhere.

NEXT:

The comments from ‘Noah Levine’… His real name is Paul Slusher and yes we knew each other on Whidbey Island. Yes we worked together landscaping. Yes I was house sitting and Yes I told him I would be a millionaire in 5 years. Does he know anything about the work that I have done? NO. What Paul neglected to say was that I helped him through some immense depression and other things that I will not mention here.

I am happy to say that Paul seems to have figured out his extremely unique path and is very successful and happily married. Good for you Paul! The reason Paul has gone on a rampage against me is because of my political stance and that he feels my political stance is so dangerous that everything I do must be too. Who would have thought that my political beliefs could fuel such a fire….

ANYWAY…
Why was I landscaping, house sitting and saying I would be a millionaire in 5 years? Well….. I had been putting almost 100% of my energy into creating Autobiographical Feedback, and learning how to build seminar programs, lead challenge courses and build a business. In my own immature way I was trying to say to Paul… “I won’t always be digging these ditches. I have a plan and I am excited to succeed at it because of all of the work I am putting into it.”

Was my intention to rip people off or not work? HECK NO! I have always been a very hard worker and I probably always will be. At the time I honestly thought that charging thousands of dollars for the work I was going to be doing was OK.

Finally… Do I believe in the law of attraction…

Hmmm….. Kind of but not in the airy-fairy sense. I do believe that we as a species have created the world we live in and that we can change our individual experience but rarely can we make an impact like Gandhi, Mother Therese, etc by visualizing it and believing it.

What we focus on expands for sure. Not in the sense that I believe a train will appear in the middle of a runway, but that if I work on something important to me (like writing a book) by getting clear on my expected outcome, asking the right questions, getting support from others, being flexible in my approach, taking daily action, feeling confident in who I am, letting go of my fears and celebrating my journey then yes those mental, emotional and physical habits (if embodied) can attract the outcome you desire.

At the end of the day, I have to say THANK YOU BRITT. Everything you posted here needed to be said, maybe even more.

I am truly sorry about the financial stress you have incurred and my part in that. I hope your book and everything else in your life is a great success.

If you (or anyone else reading this who feels the way Britt does) would like to connect and talk about how I can reimburse you for the money you spent on my program please contact me directly and I will do what I can to make things right. I’m easily found on Facebook.

September 12th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

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