Wednesday, July 29, 2009


A Race Horse’s Biggest Problem

A friend just emailed me from England to tell me he was heading for the races at Ascot. This conjured up all sorts of images of elegant people milling about, especially beautiful women in beautiful hats, as recalled from that famous scene in My Fair Lady.

But then I got to think about the poor main attraction, the race horse, champing at the bit in the stable stall, waiting for his moment of glory as thousands of people were more involved in eating strawberries and cream than in caring about him. And then, finally, he is led up to the track itself, put into the starting gate, and still he has to wait. What for? He has to wait before he is even allowed to participate for the starter to open up the gate and let him go. He is in a cramped, frustrating prison, until someone yells, “They’re off!” and he is free to show his stuff. And if something goes wrong, and the gate has a mechanical failure and doesn’t open, or opens a second or two late, he is finished before he starts.

Think about your own situation. Are you waiting for someone to open the gate for you? Are you frustrated and champing at the bit, ready to run the race, to show what you can do, but you just can’t seem to get started?

What separates us human beings from race horses, as magnificent creatures as they are, is that we can open own own starting gate. So what are you waiting for?

So I just wrote the above piece and wanted to share it. It may go into my revised and updated

e-book edition of Moneylove, due for online publication by early Fall. I just listened to some of the top prosperity teachers in the world on the Virtual Abundance Expo webinar series.

Some were friends of mine, so I won't get specific. But a lot of their stuff was rehashed old material. Even some stuff directly taken from Moneylove or my seminars. I don't mind this, in fact I encourage it, but this is supposed to be cutting edge stuff, and no one really came up with any innovative new takes on prosperity.

Of course, this merely inspires me to keep working on some new paradigms and perspectives on abundance and having a prosperous life going way beyond financial success. And because of my own experience in emerging from 12 years in prison broke and living on Social Security, I am able to talk about what I am now doing to come back stronger and more successful than ever--and take my readers along with me by sharing my specific strategies.

What a great opportunity to use myself as a human prosperity laboratory. And I have this medium so that everyone can tune in and check my progress. This is going to be a fun year!


By the way, my plans now include release of a powerful new e-book that will be a gift to introduce people to the impending publication of the new Moneylove. The first downloads of this will be available within a few weeks. To get a free copy in appreciation for your support, just contact me with your

email address. No heavy-duty marketing onslaught will result, I promise. And to clarify--this will not be a long marketing letter, but an actual e-book with lots of valuable strategies you can immediately apply in your life.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


After writing my last post, I realized that I wanted to recreate something from my past that really nurtured me and was a stimulus package all by itself. My email from Kevin Delaney will be a part of that effort, as will this comment from my new friend in England, Internet entrepreneur and unique character, Barry Dunlop:

Hi Jerry

Are you the same Jerry who created the Moneylove program on Nightingale-Conant ?

I believe you are. Just wanted you to know what a profound effect that program had on my life - liberating / life enhancing

Looks like you have been living an "interesting" life

Would love to know what you are up to now

best wishes


What these two emails, the one from my July 8th post, and this one, reminded me of was my
Compliment Bulletin Board. I often talked about this tool in my workshops and on my tapes. It was using the often-researched power of praise to energize, motivate, stimulate, and activate
one's creative mind and success momentum.

And we all get compliments for various things we say or do or accomplish. What I suggest is that when someone pays you a compliment that really stands out, that really feels good, you ask them to put it in writing. And then you post it up on a Compliment Bulletin Board.
I am printing those complimentary emails, plus a few others, and starting a new Compliment Bulletin Board on my office wall. You could also, I suppose, figure a way to carry a portable version around with you. In the past, when I had them up on my wall, I would often find myself glancing at them, to remind myself that other people responded positively to my presence in the world. It sounds simple and maybe even insignificant, but it's not, not by a long shot. In an increasingly dehumanized society, many have lost the ability to articulate praise, so when they do pay a meaningful compliment, it can have an even more potent effect.

I am now preparing a report on some new prosperity strategies, plus a few powerful ones from the past. The Compliment Bulletin Board will definitely be included. You could probably also easily figure out how to have a virtual version on your computer, a special folder you can open on your desktop whenever you need a burst of inspiration or encouragement. It works better than any drug without any of the side effects.

And finally, the Social Media sites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, do have a lot of people saying a lot of nice things about other people. But sometimes these compliments are rather bland and boring, on the order of: "That was nice." "Good for you." "I like what you say."
C'mon now, folks, a little more creativity and thoughtfulness, please! These are like group think fortune cookie messages. Try to come up with individual compliments that someone would be proud to put up on their own Compliment Bulletin Board.

One of my all-time favorites was from the actress Linda Gray. Someone had given her a set of my 1980s affirmation cards called Seminar-In-A-Package (which I may reproduce at some point).
She wrote me a note that said, "Jerry, you have made a positive dent in my life."
I had never heard that expression before, and put it on my board along with a picture I ordered from her agency, showing her as Sue-Ellen on Dallas. Another one up on my board was from a woman who came up to me after a talk I gave and just handed me a little folded up note. When I got home and read it, it said, "You have the sweetest eyes I have ever seen." I don't think anyone had ever complimented me on my eyes before (or since--it never came up during my years at Folsom State Prison). Now I think I'm going to use my sweet eyes to proofread this, then go make some breakfast.
Praise be,

And by the way, if you want to contact me, you can do so directly at
and ask for information on my healthy dark chocolate business opportunity, or my upcoming revised edition of Moneylove, or to be on the list for a free preview report this summer.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Back in January, I received one of the first emails from someone who had discovered my new blog by Googling me. It was Kevin Delaney:

Hi, Jerry:

A few years back, I discovered a paperback copy of Moneylove in a used bookstore -- a place with a "bargain room," where you could walk out with an armload of 15 books for just $2.

Moneylove is, without question, the very best 13.3 cents I have ever spent! :)

I could go on at length about the many benefits I've gained from your work. (I later bought your Nightingale-Conant tape set, and your voice has been a frequent companion in my car and on morning walks.) If I had to limit myself to just one idea that I've learned from you, it would have to be the utter futility of worrying about money. Fretting and getting bent out of shape over financial matters, I am convinced, is one of the most poverty-inducing things that people do.

There's a point on one of your tapes where you say that you cannot wait until you become prosperous before you stop worrying about money -- "You've got to stop the worrying NOW." That sentence has served me very well over the past several years.

My career brings me much joy, and prosperity of a kind I find difficult to communicate: I'm an actor in Los Angeles, with special emphasis in voiceover.

Kevin invited me to a voiceover workshop he was doing in San Francisco, and he took me out to dinner afterward. It was to a vegan restaurant, Herbivore, for which I will always be indebted to him, as I found the first natural root beer in thirty years of looking that actually didn't taste like medicine. It's called Natural Brew, and I recently ordered a case of it online.

Anyway, Kevin is now sharing some of his own prosperity wisdom, and says some stuff on this latest podcast on Reaching The Next Level that is very worth paying attention to. It's about one of my main themes nowadays, the need to be discriminating, selective, even very picky in one's life.
Well, listen for yourself to his seven minutes on this concept. Even though it's aimed at voiceover artists, it is definitely something we can all benefit from hearing.

But perhaps even more profound, his podcast on Big Money Versus Small Money. Both are at:

I don't know if Kevin thinks of himself as a prosperity teacher, but this qualifies him as one of the better ones. From Moneylove fan to inspiring teacher--that's one of the biggies that makes this work so rewarding.

And do check out his Looney Tunes cartoon voiceover. As well as some of his other stuff at

Of course, this relates to my previous blog on going from the sublime to the ridiculous
and vice versa, which looks like a continuing major theme in my life.


And by the way, do get in touch with me if you'd like to be on my list to receive information on some amazing new
Moneylove publications coming out this summer, as well as checking out whether you could be a member of my prosperity team, eating and sharing the healthy dark chocolate superfood known as Xocai.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


And vice versa. An interesting and oft-repeated phrase in either form. Going from the ridiculous to the sublime, meaning to go from something silly to something meaningful. The other way, of course, means to be on some serious subject and then suddenly switch to something trivial or funny. As a newscaster years back, I observed the time-honored tradition of following a very serious news report, often containing tragic, terrible stories, with a lighthearted piece of comic news.

I have to say that if I were a word, I would love to have as delightful a definition as the word "sublime" has:

1 a : lofty, grand, or exalted in thought, expression, or manner b : of outstanding spiritual, intellectual, or moral worth c : tending to inspire awe usually because of elevated quality (as of beauty, nobility, or grandeur) or transcendent excellence.

We news reporters and commentators had to keep a powerful sense of humor in order to deal with the reality, or at least our perception of reality. The truth was that most of what happened, as true today as it was in the 1970s, is good news, happy news, people doing wonderful things and having wonderful experiences. But the powers that be always felt, perhaps accurately, that people would be bored with that aspect of a day's events, so they tended to focus on the sad and violent and depressing stories. And every attempt to produce a good news broadcast or newspaper has backed them up by having very small audiences.

Here's one of my memories from when I was a news reporter, along with Andrea Mitchell and other young broadcast journalists, at KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia. We reporters, before going on the air, would write the headlines for our featured stories, and run them by an editor. In this case, a new-to-radio editor hired from the Philadelphia Daily News. My all-time favorite creation was a headline I wrote when North Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh died, hoping to get it by the editor, and I did and was then free to read it on the air, which of course I didn't, having a more serious substitute ready.
The headline: "There is sadness in the Ho house tonight."

I think using humor to make a serious point is also a great tool for more effective communication. Like this campaign piece for the unsuccessful (so far) effort to block the gay marriage proposition in California. A lot of time and production value went into this:

And finally, the fantastically entertaining video that prompted this whole essay, sent to me from the wilds of Vermont by the beautiful, tuned-in, sacred dancer extraordinaire
Rupa Cousins (in other words, she's sublime). I rate this video G for glorious:

I can't top that, so goodbye for now.

And by the way, as I continue to build a prosperity team to market the healthiest superfood on the planet, Belgian cold-pressed dark chocolate by Xocai, it occurs to me that it would have seemed ridiculous just a few years ago to suggest the food most people thought helped cause obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay/gum disease
would eventually be medically proved to help combat all these conditions. The reality is sublime, don't you think? If you would like a sample of this unbelievable healthy dark chocolate contact me at

Also, if you are a fan of Moneylove, the book, tapes, or seminars, and would like to know about some major announcements concerning an updated and annotated version to be published later this year, just let me know and you'll be put on the priority preview list, and receive some powerful free reports as well.