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THE ANSWER: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life

THE ANSWER covers both practical psychology and business, it includes useful techniques and strategies, case studies and personal stories.

But is it really THE ANSWER?

It is AN answer, a very important one, which I believe is crucial for success in any field, but to claim it is THE ANSWER is probably more of a marketing thing than a philosophical breakthrough.

What does it say?

On the psychological side, they’re talking about the same idea used by Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale, Bob Proctor, and of course many others; The one which is well-illustrated in the movie The Secret.

The Law of Attraction

There are many ways to phrase it, and even more ways to explain it.

My favorite phrasing is: What you put out is what you get back.

If you want something, act as if you already have it and are in that state;

Change your mindset and your brain-mind system to start attracting it to you.

Why does this work?

Well, you can laugh about it like this guy (love this video!)

Thing is, it HAS been demonstrated to work times and times again (Some cool evidence later on perhaps)

The explanations span from the biophysical level (R.A.S System in the brain) to the psychological level (subconscious programming) to the scientific level (vibration resonance and morpho-genetic fields) to the metaphysical level (Mirroring effect).

If you’re into spirituality, check out Gregg Braden’s ‘Lost Mode of Prayer’ which explains this well.

This blog isn’t about philosophy nor peak performance, so I’ll spare you the explanation.

I’m sharing this just to be open about my actions, not only on the business & finances side.

So What Do I Do?

Right, so to use this principle there are various techniques, they call their one

@Neural Reconditioning@ Tony Robbins calls his method @Neuro Associative Conditioning@

and Richar Bandler calls his @Neuro Linguistic Programming@

They are all unique,and yet are variations of the same principle when applied in this context.

Step 1

Get into an aware and focused meditative state (Sit quietly & focus on your breath)

*Tony Robbins is all about energy, so in his method you start walking and breathing like a beast.

Step 2

Visualize yourself in a position where you have and are all you want and desire.

In THE ANSWER they offer using affirmations, which you can also find on

Another thing they talk about is Vision Boards:

You take a big board, and you put pictures of the things that are what you want or represent them

(Business Growth, Intimate Love, Financial Freedom, Big House, etc’)

To remind yourself (Or your subconscious mind, the R.A.S system, the universal mind and what have you)

of what you want, and get into a state where you at least feel like you already have it.

*I think visualization is the most powerful tool and is more flexible in its use, so I don’t use vision boards.

How about a simple explanation?

If you do it in the morning, every morning, you’ll get:

A. Focus and Clarity on what you want, and Clarity is Power

B. Motivated and Driven, Visualization will get you excited to start acting on it.

This is not the end-all be-all, because, as they say:

If you’re interested, you’ll do what’s convenient.

If you’re committed, you’ll do whatever it takes.

So its not about getting all positive and say ‘how cool would it be if I’d have that’, its about making it a MUST and not a SHOULD.

When you get absolutely clear on why you HAVE to get that and not only want to, strategies come in.

What else does it say?

Since business, of any kind, is innovation + marketing, and:

Innovation is your part, their part is to provide you with some marketing strategies, they offer some in the book and at One Coach.

*Tim Ferriss also uses Negative Visualizations , which I think is great because to get yourself to do something – its about getting clear on why you absolutely HAVE to get it, be there, be it, and so on; and why you CAN’T STAND not getting it, being there, being it.

Here’s the Book

And here’s to an exciting, productive and fulfilling 2011.


A Marketing Genius, or just a Genius? Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss is the author of the 4-Hour Workweek and of the new 4-Hour Body.

Check out this short trailer:

Selected points from the 4-Hour Workweek:


The commonsense rules of the “real world” are a fragile collection of socially reinforced illusions.

I won’t ask you to choose between enjoyment today or money later. I believe you can both now. The goal is fun and profit.

Free time and automate it.

Inactivity is not the goal. Doing that which excites you is.

Focus on being productive instead of busy.

Nine to five for your working lifetime of 40-50 years is a long ass time if the rescue doesn’t come.

Fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone is aiming for base hits.

How do your decisions change if retirement isn’t an option?

One doesn’t accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.

What you do is infinitely more important than how you do it. Efficiency is still important, but it is useless unless applied to the right things.

The key to not being rushed is remembering that lack of time is actually lack of priorities.

Slowing down doesn’t mean accomplishing less; it means cutting out counterproductive distractions and the perception of being rushed.

Fat-free performance and time freedom begins with limiting intake overload.

If you prioritize properly, there is no need to multitask. Do not multi-task.

Profit is only profitable to the extent that you can use it. For that you need time.

Am I being productive or just active?

If I can do it better than an assistant, why should I pay them at all? Because the goal is to free your time to focuse on bigger and better things.

Never automate somthing that can be eliminated, and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined.

Substracting the bad does no create the good. It leaves a vacuum . Decreasing income – driven work isn’t the end goal. Living more – and becoming more – is.

Learning to replace the perception of time famine with appreciation of time abundance is like going from tripe espresso to decaf.

Final Notes

In the book he gives specific strategies and techniques, to free time, become more productive and happy, automate your income, become more mobile and have a great lifestyle even without a crazy income.
I have 20-pages worth of notes but I won’t bring them here, so, read the book.
“What can I do with my time to enjoy life and feel good about myself? I can’t offer a single answer that will fit all people , but, based on the dozens of fulfilled NR’s I’ve interviewed , there are two components that are fundamental: continual learning and service”

Tim Ferriss on Marketing his Book

Click Here to Watch, David Siteman Garland interviewing Tim Ferriss.

The interview is great, a few things I picked up:

Soft marketing beats Hard marketing

If you market to 100 and get 5 people to write about you / your product:

The Hard Marketing way: 95 people hate you. 5 more people you owe a favor to.

The Soft Marketing way: 5 people willingly wrote about you + you create great relationships.

Online chatter beats offline media

When people talk about something online  and it spreads like wild fire, then the offline media will have to get into it for obvious reasons.

Relationships beat sophisticated PR campaigns

Nothing comes close both productively and emotionally to personal relationships; Probably the most important step to marketing his book was going to conferences and events, and making connections with people, occasionally sending them a copy of his book if they were interested, if not, other business & pleasure ideas sparked up.

His ‘PR Campaign’ consisted of paying for hotels and events, and sending out copies in advance

By the way if you haven’t read The 4 Hour Workweek yet, then:

What are you waiting for?

Click here for more key points from the interview

Starting Point

Before we start-off I want to tell you about myself, so we have a fresh start.

I want you to know exactly what influenced my business-orientation in/directly.

My name is Ron; I’m 19 and live in Israel, serving in the IDF.

Here is a list of things I did in the past which might influence my success:


  • My blog on is relatively active for 3 years
    • Writing
    • Taking Perspectives
  • During college I had a website on for Math and Spirituality
    • Managing a Website
  • My YouTube channel is up & running for 2 years now
    • Providing Content


  • 3 years ago I was active in an MLM company
    • Experience in Marketing
    • People Skills
  • I read the 4 hour workweek by Tim Ferriss
    • Life Style Design
    • Productivity
  • I listened to Tony Robbins‘ ‘Get the Edge’ at least twice
    • Peak Performance
    • Power Strategies


  • In the 8th grade, I’d programmed 2 games with a friend of mine
    • Programming
    • Team Work
  • In the 9th grade, I’d built a ‘website’ with some friends for my school
    • Building a Website
    • Team Work
  • In the 11th grade I was part of a robotics-programming project
    • Team Work
    • Management & Leadership


  • 5 months ago I finished my first degree in Applied Mathematics
    • Analytical Skills
    • Studying Habits
    • Productivity
  • I was a private tutor for 3-4 years, teaching Math and Computers
    • Teaching Skills
  • For the past year I worked as a security-guard at times
    • Confidence
    • People Skills

Why does this matter?!

It is important to know what the challenge is, and being true to yourself.

Not less important is to know what you got, your skills and capabilities.

Facing the challenge is a starting point

but then the focus needs to move to the vision.

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