I’ve always been the youngest person doing whatever I was doing. I was just 16 when I graduated high school. I was working on Wall Street as a securities analyst at 22. I was an Assistant Vice President of a financial firm listed on the New York Stock Exchange at the age of 24. And I already had articles published in Fortune and was an editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal by 26.
Then one day I woke up and discovered I was 73. Instead of being the youngest person doing what I was doing, I was suddenly one of the oldest. There is only one person older than me in the Transformational Leadership Council, a group of transformational leaders who meet twice a year. And I am the oldest among all my friends.
Where did the time go?
What I’ve accomplished
I am proud and grateful for all that I have accomplished in my lifetime, especially my incredible 30-year marriage to my wife Shelly and the two girls we raised together to be independent spirits, each of whom is proud of who she is. And I am really proud of creating The Lefkoe Method (TLM), which has helped almost 100,000 people eliminate at least one limiting belief, enabling them to enjoy life more and experience themselves as the creator of their lives.
I cherish the relationship I have with those of you who have written me and I am inspired by all the changes you have created in your lives. On days when I don’t feel like going to work, all I need to do is read a note from one of you telling me how TLM helped you shed some “baggage” and enjoy your life more and I can’t wait to get back to work.
But now at 73 a question is popping up almost daily: Now what? What should I do with the rest of my life? I have been thinking about that question for the past six months or so and I still don’t have a good answer.
For over 26 years my vision was very clear: To significantly improve the quality of life in the world by having people recreate their lives and live as the unlimited possibilities they are.
My vision made me important
For a while I “needed” to do that. Right after I developed the Lefkoe Belief Process (LBP) having that as my vision is what made me an important person, a person better than other people. “Look what I’m doing with my life!” But as I eliminated a bunch of negative self-esteem beliefs and realized I was okay the way I was and that I didn’t need to do anything to be okay; my vision became a choice—a game I decided to play —rather than a survival strategy, something I needed to do to prove I was worthwhile.
But in the past year or so I have started to realize I no longer have “forever” to do what I want to do and I’ve started asking myself: What is the best way to spend the rest of my life? What is the greatest contribution I can make in the time I have left?
Let me tell you some of my thoughts and then I would like to hear from you. What do you think? What could I do that would make the biggest difference in your life?
Projects worth undertaking
Here are a few projects that seem to be worth completing:
1. For people who are visual, who know reality because they can “see” it, the Lefkoe Belief Process (LBP) works about 98% of the time. For people who are emotionally kinesthetic, who never “saw” their belief in the world but who ”felt” it, beliefs sometimes come back once or even twice. The effectiveness rate with such people is over 90%. I want to figure out how to make the LBP more effective for emotionally kinesthetic people.
2. The Lefkoe Occurring Process (LOP) seems to make more of a difference in people’s lives than anything I’ve done in 26 years. It gives people the ability to create their experience of life moment by moment. The many testimonials we’ve received from people who have taken the Lefkoe Occurring Courses go beyond anything we have received in 26 years—and we’ve had thousands of people tell us the TLM has provided relief that nothing else they had ever done had provided. The problem is it takes me ten weeks of my time working personally with only 20 people to produce the incredible value the LOP provides. For people who can afford it, it is the single best thing they can do to make a profound difference in their lives. For people who can’t afford it, it’s useless. Right now the only way I am able to produce the results this course provides is to personally coach each of the 20 people each week. My goal is to find a way to put this course into a DVD product that I can sell for a price anyone can afford.
3. We just completed a two-year research study conducted by a major university that proved that our Natural Confidence DVD product significantly reduces stress, which means it can help anyone with an illness that is at least partially caused by stress—which is most of them. The study will be published soon in a peer-reviewed psychological journal. In order for psychologists and governmental officials to take TLM seriously, we need a lot more research that validates our experience with almost 100,00 people over the past 26 years. I am convinced we could help returning soldiers with PTSD, relieve depression, stop most anxiety, and free people from almost all the day-to-day problems that affect most people on earth. We need to prove that with independent scientific studies.
4. Most of all, I want to reach far more than the 100,000 or so people we’ve helped so far. I am truly grateful that my associates and I have been able to help each and every one of these people. But there are hundreds of millions of people throughout the world who lack confidence, who constantly worry about what others think of them, who procrastinate, whose relationships are characterized by constant bickering and dissatisfaction, who fear rejection, and whose beliefs and conditionings sabotage their ability to have sufficient income and wealth so that money is no longer an issue in their lives. I’m not satisfied with reaching only about a hundred additional people every day. I no longer have 30 or 40 years to play this game. I need to find a way to break out of the box and reach hundreds of thousands in the next year or so and then grow geometrically from there.
If you are on my mailing list, you’ve probably eliminated at least one belief and have personally experienced the power of my work. If you’ve purchased one of our products like Natural Confidence or worked with one of our Certified Lefkoe Method Facilitators in phone or Skype sessions, you’ve seen a lifelong problem disappear in a matter of hours and never return. So you have a good sense of the impact my work can have in the world.
I guess the bottom-line question I’m trying to answer is: What legacy do I want to leave the world?
What do you think I should be focusing on? Where should I be devoting the bulk of my time for the next few years? What could I do that would make the biggest difference to YOU? And do you have any suggestions on how I can make TLM available to millions of people?
Please post your answer below. I might not be able to respond to every post, but I do promise to read and seriously consider each one of them.
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