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TallJames
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 Posted: Sun Apr 11th, 2010 08:29 am
ChrisR wrote: I've still got $41k left today... and I have NO idea what to do with it.

I gave $20k each to my brother, sister, neice and soon to be born neice/nephew for college - and have tons left over. Hmm.... Maybe I'll just donate $41k to make it easy.

You know Chris...

... hand-made, custom items can be VERY expensive.  I really hope you are having all of your clothes tailored to fit you perfectly. And please don't tell me you are accepting the factory colors for your cars...  custom paint jobs are the only way to go.

Have you considered giving your personal assistant a raise?  What about her assistant? What kind of cars are THEY driving.  You know when they are out and about they sort of represent you - make sure they are riding in style.

It's a good idea to start thinking about what companies you would like to buy. I know there is the danger that they may wind up bringing even more money to you than you already have - you are just going to have to deal with it. The good news is that a lot of the new green technology companies require HUGE capitol investments to get started and they don't give any decent return on investment for years.

You really need to START EXERCISING YOUR SPENDING and IMAGINING MUSCLES to get the true benefit form this exercise. ;-)

Cheers,

-James

Last edited on Sun Apr 11th, 2010 08:32 am by TallJames

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 Posted: Sun Apr 11th, 2010 08:38 am
Oh, and don't forget art. Getting a large mural or sculpture commissioned can be quite expensive. You'll need to decide what art you want in your home and your gardens (landscaping can be expensive too). Some rooms you might want huge oil paintings of you and all your family, in other rooms just brilliantly displayed immaculate photos of your favorite getaway spot or water fountains gracing your driveway.

I'm also commissioning some sculptures from an artist I particularly like that will be donated to our public park system here. You know, like the "Waiting for the Metro" sculpture in Fremont? I have so much fun imagining what creative art attacks those university students are going to pull on my donated sculptures!!!
::LOL

RR

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 Posted: Sun Apr 11th, 2010 01:42 pm
Lol. I LOVE the ideas you guys put out there.

After thinking over it for a while, I ended up getting a nice $15,000 (super fast) motorcycle, an electric motorcycle, a nice month long trip to Mexico, and set up a sweet party on a yacht for any Aber that wanted to come :)

I never even thought about buying custom clothes! That was the furthest thing from my mind :P But now that I've got a whopping $256,000 to spend today, I think I'll be buying quite a bit of it.

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 Posted: Sun Apr 11th, 2010 02:48 pm
LaughingWolf/CourageousSun wrote: ... Getting a large mural or sculpture commissioned can be quite expensive. You'll need to decide what art you want in your home and your gardens (landscaping can be expensive too).
From Merriam-Webster:
expensive
Main Entry: ex·pen·sive
Pronunciation: \ik-ˈspen(t)-siv\
Function: adjective Date: circa 1610 1 : involving high cost or sacrifice <an expensive hobby>
2 a : commanding a high price and especially one that is not based on intrinsic worth or is beyond a prospective buyer's means b : characterized by high prices <expensive shops>


"Expensive" is, in my mind, a relative term. To me, nothing is "expensive" if I feel I am receiving good value (= good FEELINGS) for that which I expend. And since the definitions provided in the dictionary are two-thirds negative and limiting, I hereby respectfully request we strike the word "expensive" from the Abraham vocabulary. So instead of looking forward to buying expensive stuff, I am looking forward to exchanging adequate and appropriate amounts of currency for the high-quality products and services created by others which I am desiring. ::LOL Also, I am removing the terms "sale" and "discount" from my verbiage. They are irrelevant in a truly abundant world. ::devil


Buttons, shoes, yachts, islands - it's all the same in AbeWorld!


::downstream
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 Posted: Sun Apr 11th, 2010 03:22 pm

Here are some highlights from the BILLION I had to spend today:


house I've always admired in Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
endowments for organizations I love
airstrips near my new homes
buying a company that used to manufacture my favorite soap but stopped
my dream restaurant I've always wanted to open
publishing some books I've written
50-foot sailboat to have on my island in the Bahamas
And, my favorite:  resurrecting the Michael Jackson "This Is It" tour, with a different top artist singing each of the songs : )


::money::money::money::money::money

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 Posted: Sun Apr 11th, 2010 08:59 pm
KatherineCHE wrote: y dream restaurant I've always

Here are some highlights from the BILLION I had to spend today...


Katherine -

I LOVE the EXPANSIVENESS of your spending!
:beautiful:

Can you feel a change in the way your are starting to think about money?

I think what really did it for me was that I got into a chronic habit of thought during the 30 days of playing the game...

That habit was something like, "I've got way more money than I could possibly ever need. What am I going to do with all this cash?"

Even though it was all imaginary, the universe responded to that vibration - I think because it became a big part of my daily thought patterns.

There was also this confidence that more money was always coming - no matter how much I spent. This feeling that I practiced with this game serves me INCREDIBLY WELL even now - years after I played the game.

Best Wishes,

- James

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 02:11 am
::TU James

This thread prompted a interesting interaction recently. While I was looking at this thread, right at the point of having the concept car on the screen, my three sons came flying through the door. They said "What are you doing Mother?"

Next they are crowding around my computer (grinning),looking at me & screen waiting for an explanation about what I am really doing lol. Cars are big in this house. Abe's teaching are my personal thing and unless they ask I don't go there. I showed them your thread, having a good laugh at your quote of being stressed finding ways to spend your billions & want to play to. Many blessings, Lani

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 03:27 am
EZ LIFE wrote: ...I showed them your thread, having a good laugh at your quote of being stressed finding ways to spend your billions & want to play to. Many blessings, Lani...
Lani -

What a fun story. I LOVE it!

I love seeing how the Law of Attraction always finds a way to line everything up in ways we could never have predicted or planned.

I know you and your boys will have fun playing.  I can imagine the dinner table stories now.

Awesome.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 04:30 am
Hi All,

Finally it's sunday evening and the kids have gone to bed. Having started this new version of the spending game a few days ago and thinking of ways to spend these
millions - the universe came to the rescue and inspired me to turn on CNBC and the show that was going on was called ...... "Untold Wealth - How the Super Rich Spend Their Millions" It was great - there was some fund manager who spend $45,000,000 on a 15 Central Park West Apartment, there was another guy who was renting a villa in Turks an Caicos islands for $10,000 a nite, another guy spend $26,000 to change his tires on his Bugatti etc etc. it really helped to see what is out there.

Good luck to All

Millionairethisyear

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 04:36 am
millionairethisyear wrote: ... "Untold Wealth - How the Super Rich Spend Their Millions" It was great - there was some fund manager who spend $45,000,000 on a 15 Central Park West Apartment, there was another guy who was renting a villa in Turks an Caicos islands for $10,000 a nite, another guy spend $26,000 to change his tires on his Bugatti etc etc. it really helped to see what is out there...


"It's as easy to create a castle as it is to create a button."

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 02:27 pm
TallJames wrote:
Can you feel a change in the way your are starting to think about money?

I think what really did it for me was that I got into a chronic habit of thought during the 30 days of playing the game...

That habit was something like, "I've got way more money than I could possibly ever need. What am I going to do with all this cash?"

Interesting, I've been mulling your question over since you posted yesterday.  No major change yet.  (But then I really just started this game this weekend!!)  So far, I'm still doing things I've thought of doing before.  Maybe I DO need to spend more than a BILLION a day to really shift my gears.  On my list today is one new idea I'd never really conceived before:  a world dance extravaganza with beautiful, interesting dance from Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East that we don't usually get a lot of exposure to here in the States -- at least not in large venues.  It'll be weekend-long, and there'll be some dance pure to its genre and some mixing and mingling -- same with the musicians.  There'll be enough rehearsal time that everyone will get a sense of what everyone else is doing...  : )  Otherwise, these are great things that I've thought of before.  Some hightlights from today's spending:

Series of Sara movies based on the books and the publication of Book 4

"World" guitar extravaganza similar to my dance weekend except it would also include European and American traditions

A couple television shows I've always wanted to do

Outfitting my farms with horses and staff to support them

MUCH FUN!!

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 04:39 pm
Hey peeps,


Just a food for thought:

For those of you whom are "in the market" for a monster bus just like the one that E &  J has, here is a site selling vehicles over $2million!!

http://www.marathoncoach.com/news/index.cfm

I regret to announce that I'm on a tight budget this evening, so I'll have to settle for a $1 million bus. Maybe once I sell as many books as E & J does someday..I'll move my way up and purchase something from the marathoncoach people...

Satoshi

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 04:43 pm
Katherine - you are off-the-hook girlfriend! Spending billions and billions a day with ease. I love it!!! I love your music idea as well. Can't wait to see what you come up with when you get into the trillions and then hmmmm, what's a number above a gazillion?

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 09:24 pm
Hi Everyone!

I am excited about playing this game!  So very very very. ::woohooIt's funny because when I look at the numbers that you are spending I feel resistance...I look forward to getting through this resistance while playing the game...seems sooo exciting!
Thanks TallJames!

 I will start this week. How can I play if I don't have Excel?
I started playing the Prosperity Game online and stopped at $16,000. I didn't know what to spend it on. I bought a lot of  little stuff and the big stuff just seemed so far off. Great to do it here and get ideas and support!



Perhaps I'll pick up at $16,000 and start doubling from there...
Then I will just ignore the suggested amount.



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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 09:35 pm
Humansparkler,

I use Word instead of Excell and so far it has worked great. I first write how much money i get on day x, then i write what i purchase with the money and how much the stuff costs. Finally i write how much i have spent both today and altogether from when i started.

Think any other program similar to word would be fine to use, you could even use notebook for the spending challenge.

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I use Adobe Indesign :) It looks just the same as my PC-banking. I've taken the screen shot of my bank account and have made the background image from it. And I use the same lay-out they do for PC banking. I've made it to look exactly the same. So much fun!

This game gives me such wonderful feeling of... "IT'S DONE" "IT'S DONE" "IT'S DONE" :)

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 10:48 pm
CreatorChristine wrote

"Expensive" is, in my mind, a relative term. To me, nothing is "expensive" if I feel I am receiving good value (= good FEELINGS) for that which I expend. And since the definitions provided in the dictionary are two-thirds negative and limiting, I hereby respectfully request we strike the word "expensive" from the Abraham vocabulary. So instead of looking forward to buying expensive stuff, I am looking forward to exchanging adequate and appropriate amounts of currency for the high-quality products and services created by others which I am desiring. ::LOL


Wonderful decision! I too am looking forward to... what you said! 

Just started this amped-up Prosperity Game a few days ago, and I have $16,000 to spend today. I did the regular PG a few months ago so I got some practice in expanding my desires. This one will really shake some resistance loose.

I'm trying not to repeat anything from that previous game, so for instance I can't get the same old powder-blue BMW convertible but will have to do more research and come up with something better. And I must say, it never occured to me to get custom color!

I will definitely refer to this thread often as my daily allowance rises. I'm so looking forward to the buying of the houses! I've already prepared my husband for moving to San Francisco.

 

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 Posted: Tue Apr 13th, 2010 12:33 am
humansparkler wrote: I started playing the Prosperity Game online and stopped at $16,000. I didn't know what to spend it on. I bought a lot of  little stuff and the big stuff just seemed so far off.
That was the first gift I got from this process ... the recognition of the smallness of my dreams and desires! I used to feel that I was 'there' because I was content, wanted for nothing, suffered no major stress or anxiety or illness but what I realize now is that I was totally shut down from the flow. I'd gotten off into a little eddy in the stream and was just moving around in circles! This process (I tried the millionaire one but the fixed choices just didn't appeal to me) has helped me realize this, and start to dream again! Thank you TallJames for re-minding me of my magnificent dreams, and thank you Abraham for just BEing so wise and available!

Last edited on Tue Apr 13th, 2010 12:34 am by ladyoflight

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 Posted: Tue Apr 13th, 2010 12:37 am
A public orchard! So, I'm going to donate one of these to the neighborhood near I live, and if it does well I will continue adding more every year. I decided in order for it to work the way I'm envisioning it, it would be best to make a public campaign first so I'll need to hire graphic designers, printers, etc to make up signs and gauge what people want. Then some organizers to take all of this information and do the planning and applying for the permits, etc.

Then I'll be visiting local nurseries and flying my Dad out to help me with this part - picking out the varieties and the plants to plant and where to put them, putting special emphasis on more mature, disease resistant plants that will fruit sooner rather than later.

We'll be connecting with local schools and distributing informational packets and flyers on taking their kids on fieldtrips to this orchard (which I'll have paid a teacher to create). We'll relish volunteer help but I will also hire gardners and arborists to keep the area and plants in it's best shape.

Their will be bloom parties and harvest festivals which will be sponsored by me. All of the harvest will be given freely to whoever wants to come pick it (including local restaurants) and the rest will be taken to food banks.

We'll also want to set up training videos and stations so volunteers can see what needs to be done and intepretive plaques for the different plants. For some reason, educational stuff like that always puts me into ROA mode! So I'm seeding my neighborhood with ROA fodder!

RR

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 Posted: Tue Apr 13th, 2010 01:50 am
LaughingWolf/CourageousSun wrote: A public orchard! ...
Rebbecca -

I just LOVE this idea. there are so many wonderful things about it I don't even know where to begin.

First of all, you clearly enjoyed the process of coming up with this idea and letting it build and build.  You weren't just "venting cash" on this one.  Nicely done.

Next, you found way way to spend your money in a way the is highly pleasurable to you and at the same time is designed to bring joy to others. Very cool!

I think it is really neat how this desire spreads your wealth throughout your community with all the work that needs to be done. It makes you a sort of partner or agent of the Law of Attraction. Your desire for this cool thing dovetails with all their desires for employment, creative expression, free food, beautiful places to experience, etc.

This is deliberate creation at it's VERY BEST.

P.S. Don't be surprised if you hear that a plan like this is already in the works for your community. Stuff like that happened to me the whole time I played this game.

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