The Pathway To Prosperity This Year

We’re talking about prosperity. That’s the word of the year with my company and with me.

What does it mean to prosper? We know that it means to do well financially, but it’s so much more than that. It’s your health, your relationships, it’s the ways you are fulfilled in life (such as growing as a person and contributing in a meaningful way to other people).

Prosperity is a fullness of life and a fulfilling way of living in every way possible.

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Spiritual Foundations

This week, I’m reading from Psalm 1 (the New Living Translation).

“Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on in day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.”

Tip of the Week

One of my goals this year is to read through the Bible again in a year. My tip of the week is the Daily Audio Bible Mobile app. I used the Daily Audio Bible app last year. The new mobile app is a very pleasant and nearly effortless way to read through the Bible in a year. Brian, the guy who does the reading, is an excellent reader, that makes all the difference. He reads different translations throughout the year. The Daily Audio Bible Mobile app is available for android or iOS.

Feature Presentation: “The Pathway To Prosperity This Year”

As I’ve been writing my book, Permission to Prosper, I’ve been thinking about how one can be more intentionally prosperous. For instance, let’s take Psalm one at face value, and recognize that if we’re in the group that God refers to as the righteous, then we are like trees planted by the river and everything we do prospers. That’s what He wants for us. The world is not perfect, of course, but what He wants for us is for us to prosper in all that we do.

How do we do that?

I’ve developed a 7 Step Prosperity Practice you can engage in every day as part of your morning routine. This practice will move you in the direction of your goals and dreams.

This is an amalgam of wisdom that I’ve learned from other people (great passages of Scripture and books by people like Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, and Brian Tracy).

I practice these seven steps everyday.

They are constructed in a way that is meant to mirror the actual needs of your psychological self. If you’re familiar with Tony Robbins’ Six Human Needs psychology, then you know his hypothesis is that we have six psychological needs that are wired into our nervous system. So, the steps I’ve chosen are not arbitrary.

7 Step Prosperity Practice

  1. Calibrate Your State      The three components for putting yourself into peak state are:
    • Physical – what you do with your body (get moving and breathing)
    • Mental – what you do with your mind (practice gratitude)
    • Verbal – what you speak out of your mouth (declare truths over your life)
  2. Experience Gratitude
    Close your eyes and let gratitude flood your body and your mind.
  3. Match Your Desire with Clarity
    Review your goals and visualize experiencing the outcome of those goals.
  4.  Address Problems as QuestionsTransform the problem in your mind from a problem to a question and ask …
    • What’s great about this problem?
    • What can I learn from this?
    • What’s not perfect yet?
    • What am I willing to do to make it the way I want it?
    • What am I not willing to do to make it the way I want it?
    • What does this make possible?
    • How can I enjoy the process of dealing with this situation?
  5. Contribute in Some Way
    Contribute in some way to the joy, peace, and prosperity of another human being.
  6. Make a Connection with Other People by Being Present with Them
    Look them in the eyes, listen to them, value their presence and be present.
  7. Learn Something New Every Day
    Learn a new word, a Bible verse, a scientific fact or tidbit.

Each morning, in my journal I write down the answers to the seven questions based on my 10 Minute Prosperity Practice Journal Template.

It only takes me about 10 to 15 minutes to write all of this down, but writing it down is where the value is. As Dave McCullough says, “Writing is the doing part of thinking.” You haven’t done it until you write it down. It’s not real until you write it down.

If you want my 10 Minute Prosperity Practice Journal Template, then simply text the word “prosper” to 33444.

(You’ll also receive an invitation to join our Facebook community for Permission to Prosper. I’ll be sharing more about the upcoming book. If you join our community, you may get an early glimpse of the book.)

Remember the word this year is PROSPERITY.

Here are some snippets from our conversation:

The relationship between goals and prosperity – Why you are focusing on prosperity whether you have any money goals or not. [1:12]

A seismic shift in thinking – Uncovering the catalyst that's guaranteed to change your attitude about goals, intentions and resolutions. [2:11]

Getting off your BUT – How thinking life is happening FOR you instead of TO you changes everything. [2:42]

Prosperity isn't just about you – Discovering why your prosperity benefits everyone, not just you and your family. [6:12]

Make everyday like New Year’s Day – Unlocking your power to decide, “Today is the day everything changes!” [7:10]

Prosperity is a choice – How to be intentionally prosperous in the new year. [7:21]

The power of our six psychological needs – Discovering how meeting them in a low-class way makes you unhappy. [7:57]

The 7 Step Prosperity Practice – Creating this morning routine will move you toward your goals and desires. [8:52]

Change your physical state in order to change your mental state – Unlocking how to put yourself at peak state with the “triad.” [10:00]

The power of daily declarations – How speaking the truth out loud over your life changes your thought patterns. [11:44]

Tools to get you through the tough spots – Overcoming habit patterns that are not getting you what you want. [16:20]

The power of cultivating presence – How to instantly feel more connected and more loved. [26:00]

Next week’s episode: Business, Money, Prosperity, and the Gospel

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at