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"John Harricharan inspires you, motivates you and teaches you. He's fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Listen to what he says."
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, bestselling author


"John Harricharan has a unique manner of helping people find their own way. His practical, down-to-earth, spiritual wisdom creates hope in your heart and a sense that things will get better. "
-- Robert "Butch" James, CEO, KDM Corporation


"John Harricharan leads us along the enchanted path of enlightenment with magic, charm, love and compassion."
--Deepak Chopra


"John is one of the most remarkable people I've ever met. His books, his lectures, his messages are all filled with practical and helpful tools that are also easy to use. I've valued his advice over the years and am grateful for his friendship."
Foster Hibbard, President, Motivational Dynamics, Inc. ( former associate of the late, Dr. Napoleon Hill, author of "Think and Grow Rich")


"John Harricharan is one of the most extraordinary people I've come in contact with. His mountain size heart and spirit will move you to higher levels of living immediately."
Mike Litman
#1 Best-Selling co-author
Conversations with Millionaires


"John, your site has the calm and quiet of still forest glades, of ancient holy places. This essence, this gentle peace, is the spirit you have somehow embodied here. You have taken what appears at first just another house of page-views and crafted it into a chapel of electrons, a refuge where business and other travelers can pause and recharge spiritually. Today's fast-forward world offers so few havens for re-centering ourselves or for re-grounding our spiritual energies. Thanks so much for making this site, John. Its quiet impact will soothe every soul who pauses here."
Charles Burke - Author of "Inside the Minds of Winners" www.sizzlingedge.com


"Your newest website just blew me away. What a wonderful combination of wisdom and kindness. Not surprising, since those two traits are exactly what you embody in everything you do. There's an old Jewish saying, 'Words that come from the heart, enter the heart.' Thank you John; for being a friend, a mentor, and just a great example of all that is right in our world."
Bob Burg, author
"Endless Referrals", "Winning Without Intimidation" and "The Success Formula"
http://www.burg.com


"John Harricharan is recognized by hundreds of thousands as one of the most influential spiritual leaders of today. I am blessed to call this man both my mentor and my great friend."
Rick Beneteau - Author,
"A Large Slice of Life to Go, Please!"


"Every time I get an email from John Harricharan I literally light up! Why is that you ask? Because I know in every message I'm going to receive some valuable thought or idea that has the ability to positively impact my life in some way. Those who know me know that I don't mindlessly throw out such compliments. I've known John for a while now, and I'm a better person for the wisdom he's shared with me since our friendship began. He is a true giver in every sense of the word. John kudos to you for sharing your knowledge with others. You rock my friend! ..."
Josh Hinds - http://GetMotivation.com


"An icon in his own time, John Harricharan carries the wisdom of the ages, along with an unparalleled warmth of spirit. He is one of the Master Teachers of the world."
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"I call John Harricharan the Mystic MBA, and I think of him as my shamanic business advisor. Over the years, he has introduced me to the ideas of a number of spiritual thinkers, and his counsel has already made a lasting difference in my life and my business. "
Paul Lemberg, author of "Earn Twice As Much With Half the Stress" and "Faster Than the Speed of Change". Director, Stratamax Research. www.stratamax.com


"Whether you read one of John's spiritually transforming, best selling books, consult with him personally to experience the richness of his life wisdom, or join his wonderful membership website, your life can't help but be raised to a much higher dimension. You need only hear John's mind-altering definition of success (the best gosh-darn definition I ever heard!) to know he's the man who indeed will help you delightfully discover the two necessary ingredients of "a sense of purpose" and a "touch of madness!"
Michael R. Norwood, D.C., C.C.N., ., author of the internationally acclaimed "Wealthy Soul" book series . http://www.wealthysoul.com


Practical, mystical, spiritual tips and guidelines for creating
wealth, happiness and peace.

Insight2000 Ezine is a motivational, inspirational newsletter,
which provides simple, practical guidelines for living.
If ever there was an ezine to help you through trying
times, this is it.

 Insight2000 - Newsletter -- Issue # 39

INSIGHT2000 NEWSLETTER --A John Harricharan Publication

Practical tips and guidelines for creating wealth,
happiness, peace and all good things.

Issue #39

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IN THIS ISSUE
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* Letter From John Harricharan
* Quotes to Remember
* Interview: "Foster Hibbard on Prosperity"
* Five Tips to a Better Day
* Schedule John to Speak at Your Next Meeting
* Poem: "Seasons" by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis
* Resources, Recommendations and Comments

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LETTER FROM JOHN HARRICHARAN
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Dear Reader:

Dear Reader:

It is good to be in touch with you again. Somehow I'd like to think that my readers and I have formed over the years, or months, or even weeks, a giant, mastermind group. Just being in touch creates an energy that is beneficial to all of us.

WARNING: This is a rather long newsletter. I really don't send them out as often as I would like. If you do not think you'll have the time to read it right now, please save it and go over the information later.

Today's newsletter will be a bit different. Instead of my regular article, I am providing you with a rare interview I did with the late Foster Hibbard a number of years ago.

And who is (was) Foster Hibbard, you ask? He was a personal friend and associate of Dr. Napoleon Hill of "Think and Grow Rich." He even ran the Napoleon Hill Academy in California for a while. But the most important thing to me about Foster is he was one of my closest, dearest friends. I still miss him.

I provide you this interview today, because, it seems, there are many who are burdened by thoughts of "doom and gloom." Perhaps, the wisdom and truth in Foster's words will help you along the way and will bring light where there is darkness. Enjoy the interview. It is as timely now as when Foster did it a few years ago.

In the poetry section, I feature a poem called, "Seasons" by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis. I was so intrigued by the thoughts her poem evoked in me that I wanted to share it with you. Kalpna is an award-winning Filmmaker, Writer and Poet (you'll find her on FaceBook) whose words are filled with gentle, reflective wisdom. I am delighted to share her poem with you.

One last, very important reminder for those who did not get a chance to download and listen to the interview I recently did called, "7 of the biggest myths about becoming a successful author." If you've ever thought of writing and publishing a book, this free interview is for you. Go get it now at the link below:

http://www.AuthorsUniversity.com/7myths

By the way, you can find me on FaceBook and on Twitter.

Now, on to other parts of this newsletter.

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QUOTEs TO REMEMBER
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"The well of Providence is deep. It's the buckets we bring to it that are small."
--Mary Webb

"I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love and abundance. Then whenever doubt, anxiety, or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal and soon they'll forget my number."
--Edith Armstrong

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INTERVIEW: "On Becoming Prosperous: An Interview with Foster Hibbard"
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A John Harricharan Interview

JH: We would like to discuss prosperity, Foster. Most people believe that money is extremely important. To some extent they also believe that they create the circumstances surrounding them. Yet, how do you explain the many people around us who appear to be doing everything possible to make ends meet, who seem to have the proper attitudes and motivation and still they are having an extremely difficult time?

Foster: You said one word, John, that I think has a lot to do with it. The word is "appear." You also mentioned that most people consider money very important. Perhaps they consider it important but I want to draw a fine line and say that perhaps they feel it's important but they don't place an importance upon it. You see, anything in life upon which you place an importance causes an energy to go out of you to magnetize and draw to you the very thing you place the importance on. Concerning money, individuals who place adequate enthusiasm and importance on it, who are motivated -- start thinking the things, doing the things and attracting the things and people that result in money. Others have the feeling that although money is important, they do not deserve it and if they do not deserve it, they do not get it.

JH: Are you speaking about self-esteem?

Foster: Yes. I am definitely talking about self-esteem. That's what it boils down to. The individual with low self-esteem isn't going to attract anything more than a mere sustenance, nothing more than mediocrity.

JH: So, you are saying that one of the blocks to prosperity is a poor or non-existent self-esteem?

Foster: Just call it low self-esteem.

JH: How do you think that happened? Some of these people are extremely successful in certain areas of their lives.

Foster: Some are brilliant and some of them have degrees that go on forever after their names and yet they have no money.

JH: Please explain.

Foster: In many instances low self-esteem came from their upbringing. For most males it is extremely difficult to exceed the father, even though the father is long dead. It does not seem to matter if their fathers may have done fairly well , or perhaps, just average. There is the feeling as if the father is in some way with them and if they exceed their father, their father may not love them any longer, which is of course absurd, but extremely valid. So they will do everything imaginable to short circuit themselves. They will study, listen to motivational tapes and go to inspirational seminars. They will buy every book available on success, motivation, inspiration, prosperity and they'll start moving in the right direction. And then, when it starts falling into place, they will do something to short- circuit the whole thing so that they won't have the responsibility that comes with greater affluence and they won't offend or displease a living or a dead father. Of course, there are many exceptions to this.

JH: Since most people are not aware of these things, they (these things) must be deep in the subconscious.

Foster: Oh, very deep in the subconscious but the effect, nevertheless, is devastating.

JH: Are there other obstacles that are very apparent to you?

Foster: The number one block , as I see it, is guilt. Guilt has one message deep, deep within, so deep that you don't hear it consciously, but it is constantly saying throughout a lifetime, "You don't deserve, you don't deserve." This is guilt's only message. There are no others. Just as the drip, drip, drip of water could wear away a rock, the repetition of an idea imbeds it into the subconscious mind and it gradually takes over. Can you imagine, John, that one brief sentence, "You don't deserve, you don't deserve," all day, every day, week in, week out, month in, month out, year in, year out and on and on, how it builds in the individual? That person, therefore, won't make the effort. Or, if the effort is made, the feeling of, "I don't deserve" prevents the accomplishments possible.

JH: Don't you think that there are many other reasons just as important for a lack of money besides guilt? Also, how do we deal with guilt?

Foster: No. I think that the number one reason is guilt, I really do. And I am totally convinced by all the studying and research I have done since the age of eight on mind attitudes, motivation, inspiration, etc., that the greatest personal proof and technique ever to come down through 6000 years of recorded history is "forgiveness."

JH: Forgiveness? Did I hear you say, "forgiveness?"

Foster: Yes. Forgiveness is like a roto-rooter. It will rid the subconscious mind of a lifetime of accumulated negativities. This will permit a flow from within of love, praise, motivation, joy, gratitude, inspiration, and enthusiasm and the gates of guilt cannot stand up to this mighty flow. Yes, John. Forgiveness of self, forgiveness of all others. Forgiveness done in a silent manner will work itself through fear, anger, resentment, irritability, guilt or any negative you can think of. At the moment, we happen to be speaking about guilt. Forgiveness is the answer.

JH: How strange, Foster. We started talking about money and we end up discussing some very spiritual things like love, joy, inspiration and forgiveness.

Foster: We are still talking about money even though it doesn't sound like it. Money, you see, is God in action. God, as you know better than most people, John, is all there is in the universe. There is nothing that is not God. Therefore, money couldn't possibly be the one exception in the universe that is not God. And I like the expression, "Money is God in action," because money is energy, money creates, money motivates, money builds everything that has ever been built. Furthermore, and I like this, money is freedom, freedom to do, freedom to be and freedom to have what you want when you want it.

JH: So, we find that true spirituality is more than just happiness, love etc. It even ties in to money. What is it, Foster, that transforms money from the invisible to the visible?

Foster: Loving service to other human beings. When we give loving service, it is spirit that flows through us into the world, then returns to the place from whence it came in the form of physicality or money. So, when money comes to me I know that it is my own energy that went out in the form of loving service coming back to me. It's my money, my children returning home. Or, in other words, my own energy transformed into matter.

JH: How do you relate giving loving service to giving to charity or helping others by giving money?

Foster: I was talking about giving service in your own business or profession and I see giving as another form of the same thing. In putting out loving service, there is an expectancy of money coming back. That expectation is extremely necessary because expectancy is a magnet that draws to you whatever you are expecting. Giving is like planting a seed. The farmer stands in his field and gives the seed to the soil and he expects a manifold return in the form of a harvest. Similarly, giving money is like planting "money seeds." It doesn't matter whether you are giving to a church, a charity, a brother, a human being standing on the street corner or a panhandler, because, all is universal, all is one great soil waiting for the seeds.

JH: There is a Catch-22 here, Foster. I have met many people who say that when they get more they will give. Isn't it the other way around?

Foster: Precisely so. When you are worst off financially is when you most need to be giving, even if it's only the widow's mite. Whatever amount you have, give some of it.

JH: This seems to be simplicity itself. Is it really that simple, Foster?

Foster: Yes, very definitely. I've never seen it fail. NEVER. As the individual increases his giving and loving service, he gets a larger return of money. It's like the farmer. The more seeds he puts in the soil, the larger his crop.

JH: Why then do more people not follow this process? Do they need more inspiration or motivation? The process seems simple enough.

Foster: Because most people think, "This is all the money I have, and if I give some, I will have less. Seeds? I can always go to the seed store and buy more seeds, that's no big deal. But money? Take anything but don't take my money."

JH: Would you say that Napoleon Hill has had a profound effect on your life?

Foster: An enormous effect. The teachings that have influenced me most in life are, first, those of Jesus and then secondly, Napoleon Hill. Hill was a twenty year prodigy of the world's first billionaire, Andrew Carnegie. Napoleon Hill worked for Andrew Carnegie for those twenty years. Then I became associated with Napoleon Hill, so I have to bill myself as the Andrew Carnegie-Napoleon Hill connection! And it is my great responsibility, as I see it, to continue to proliferate these ideas. And to do it in a motivational and inspirational way.

JH: Foster, there are certain unique things about you that I and others who know you truly admire. Here you are, thousands of miles from home sharing your time and wisdom with me. I think I am pretty close to the truth when I say that it doesn't appear that you need to work for a living. Why then, do you keep traveling and teaching?

Foster: Well, it's true that I do not need to work for a living but I strongly feel that when someone has a talent, either one he was born with or one he developed over the years, he has an enormous responsibility to share that talent. I am a collector of ideas. Since the age of eight, I have been collecting ideas and I feel it is a sacred trust to get those ideas out where they can be heard and used by tens of thousands of people. Then, it's their responsibility to use them or not to use them, but I've done my part.

Foster: Oh, in my dormitory alone in prep school, in addition to George Bush were Jack Lemmon, the movie actor, Do Pabst of Pabst Beer, John Ford, the grandson of Henry Ford. Then there was Tom Sarnoff whose father was General David Sarnoff, Chairman of the board of RCA. There was a Rockefeller, a Harris and so it went, on and on. And there I was, a hick from the sticks, having two dollars a week in spending money, while they had unlimited wealth.

JH: Would you say that your association with such successful people might have been one of the keys to your success? After all, if you fly with eagles, you will become like an eagle.

Foster: Yes. And I determined that someday I was going to have that kind of money. Yes, you bet! I had an enormous determination about that.

JH: Foster, do you think that everyone is capable of becoming wealthy?

Foster: There are really three basic requirements combined with the attitudes we mentioned earlier. First, you must be of average intelligence. Second, your body must be warm and third, you must be breathing. If an individual has those things, there is no limit to what can be accomplished.

JH: Thank you, Foster, for your time and wisdom. This has been delightful and "learningful," all at the same time. Foster: I've loved every minute of it.

*Author's Note: Foster Hibbard departed this life a few years ago. He was one of my closest friends and I will always treasure his teachings and the countless hours I listened to his words of wisdom. Much of my success today is due to Foster. He is sorely missed. I still listen to his famous motivational, inspirational and rare audiotapes, and feel, as I do so, that Foster is speaking to me again.
--John Harricharan

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MORE QUOTES TO REMEMBER
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"Prosperity is the result of complying with definite laws that are revealed by the Spirit of truth within. Those who are prosperous and successful are the people who have a rich consciousness . . . the ones who have developed their innate abilities and used the success-producing ideas that have come to them."
--Myrtle Fillmore

"Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things."
--Eric Butterworth

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FIVE TIPS FOR A BETTER DAY
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Here are five tips to make any day a better day:

1) First thing on getting up in the morning, read an inspirational or motivational poem or story.

2) As you get ready for your day, sing or hum a favorite tune. If there are others around and you don't want them to hear you sing, then hum the tune in your mind.

3) During the day, take a few one or two-minute breaks where you imagine yourself at your favorite place (the ocean, the mountains, on the beach, a field of daisies, a garden, fishing, etc). Enjoy this place, breathe in the smells, listen to the sounds of the environment. After a minute or two, resume your previous activities.

4) No matter what the problems you're facing, keep in mind that God is NEVER late.

5) Don't look at or listen to the news just before going to bed. Instead, spend a few minutes reading something uplifting.

These five tips are simplicity itself, but if you make them a habit, you'll find that your days become more productive and more beautiful.

(You may also want to view this YouTube video)

http://tinyurl.com/m4u3b7

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SCHEDULE JOHN TO SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT MEETING
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If you're interested in having John speak to your organization on the topics: "Three Minutes, Three Steps to Solving Any Problem", "The Twelve Power Principles" or any related topic, please
call 770-591-7650 or email John at: john@insight2000.com

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POEM: "SEASONS"
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by Kalpna Singh-Chitnis

What does a season really mean?

Changing of a summer into a winter
or a winter into a spring?

Or when the hot wind blows
into our torrid veins
and those empty rooms
with large windows -
whisper into the ears
of our solitude,
a season changes then?

Or one evening,
when the sky becomes paralyzed
all of a sudden,
and the storms occur
one after another
some where deep into our hearts
a season changes then?

Or when the moon frosts
on our silent lips
on a cold winter night,
and our hearts sink
as the morning star sinks on the horizon,
a season changes then?

Every time when a season changes,
I look for a rainbow on a cloudy day,
and for a shade in the arms of
the blazing Sun.

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STILL MORE QUOTES TO PONDER
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"Whatever we feel is who we are, whatever we are is what we have."
--Foster Hibbard

"Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped."
--Calvin Coolidge

"If you think poor, you are poor."
--Wally Amos

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RESOURCES, RECOMMENDATIONS AND COMMENTS
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Anita Bergen's ebook, "Life and Other Options" is one you'll want to read and re-read as often as possible. It has quotations and affirmations for every event in our lives. I have found it a most valuable resource. It is a downloadable book and you can get your own copy by going to her website:

http://www.InspirationOnLine.com

(I wrote the introduction for this book).

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If you have not read "The Powerpause -- 3 Minutes, 3 Steps to personal Success and Real Happiness," you may be surprised at how simple it is to meet and overcome the challenges in your life. Check it out at:

http://www.PowerPause.com

And while you're on that page, click the arrow on the audio to listen to what Dr. Joe Vitale said.

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Yanni Maniates is an expert in things spiritual. His book, "Magical Keys to Self-Mastery: Creating Miracles in Your Life" has my highest recommendation. I was so delighted with this book (available in hard copy also) that I offered Yanni some of my books as a bonus for his webpage. Check it out and get a copy at:

http://www.magicalkeystoselfmastery.com

By the way, this book is the winner of the North American Bookdealers (NABE) 2007 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Inspirational books.

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You are in for a special treat when you visit Terri Marie's site about the top spiritual heroes. While there, make sure you read the spiritual articles and "Heartside Chats." Also, make sure you read the "Hero 4" interview. I'm sure you'll get a good laugh and some practical advice. Visit this site at:

http://www.topspiritualheroes.com

I think you'll really like the short interview.

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Heather O'Hara has released her new book, "Quantum Truths." For everyone who gets a copy, she is also giving a free copy of the classic, "Flung from the Edge by a Master." Go to:
http://www.quantumtruths.com

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Please forward a copy of this newsletter to your friends. Ask them to sign up for their own copy at: http://www.insight2000.com While there, they could download a free, digital copy of my inspirational book, "When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat" (www.WaterBook.com). They will thank you for sharing this information with them.
http://www.waterbook.com

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One last thing: If you have not yet seen the inspirational video called, "The Lesson of Professor Petersen", you'll find it on YouTube by clicking on this link (you'll be amazed at the lesson) :

Please Click Here to see The Lesson of Professor Petersen

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A few "John Harricharan" quotes

 "You do not really believe what you see. Instead, you actually see what you believe. So, if you do not like what you are seeing, examine your belief systems and make the necessary changes."
---John Harricharan

 "Whatever you see in your mind -- good or bad -- if you believe it with your whole body, mind and spirit, it will come to pass. Creation starts in your mind with your thoughts and imagination… As you think and believe, so it becomes."
---John Harricharan
 "Whenever problems seem to get the best of me, whenever I feel them closing in on me, I go to a quiet place that lies somewhere in my soul. I do not reason, analyze or think. Those will come later. I simply go. From this place of silence, I garner strength and inspiration to stand firm in the face of fire, to be calm in the midst of thunder. When I emerge, the world has not changed, but I have. And in changing, a whole new world is born."
---John Harricharan