Friday, August 28, 2009

Prosperity Blog --

Just a short one this time, to announce my brand new focused-on-Moneylove-and-Prosperity blog.

The first post is published and eventually I will select some of the best prosperity and abundance related posts from this blog to transfer to that one.

Also just published is my e-book, The Moneylove Manifesto, which you can download free.
It's 39 pages packed with prosperity strategies, and the most revealing autobiographic appendix that has the shocking story of my disappearance for 12 years, and lots of other goodies. This is an advance scouting expedition to scope out the territory for the impending updated, revised, annotated edition of Moneylove, which will be the most innovative book on the subject since the original Moneylove and Think And Grow Rich. Check out the manifesto
and you'll see what I mean. You can do that on the new blog, or just click on this link to bring up the opt-in page:

An amazing week, and there's even more--perhaps the most insightful, power and prosperity
focused interview I've ever done, with my brilliant British colleague Barry Dunlop:

So you can see why it's been such a big week for me. I want to thank all of you who have been regular visitors to this blog. It will continue with some fun subjects, some personal stuff, some more information on the health benefits of dark chocolate, as that book is still in progress, but my thoughts on success, prosperity, the law of attraction and beyond, and information that may eventually make it into the new revised Moneylove will all be found on the new blog.
May every aspect of your life prosper and flow,

Sunday, August 16, 2009


I am finding life immensely exciting nowadays. First of all, The Moneylove Manifesto, a
sort of precursor to the new, revised edition of Moneylove that will be published as a series of e-books in less than ninety days, is ready. It has been illustrated, formatted, and is ready to
be introduced. The first public unveiling is on Michael Dunlop's website, which published a
teaser this past week. Check out the WHAT'S TO COME section at the bottom of the page--and if
you explore a bit, there's lots of valuable free information on this site.

Tomorrow, I record a podcast with Barry Dunlop that will also be available shortly on
Michael's website, and you will be able to order a free gift copy of The Moneylove Manifesto at that time.

I am carefully going over the original Moneylove, as I want to keep as much of that intact as possible in the new annotated, revised, updated edition. I will be commenting on the original concepts, offering my discoveries of new ideas and strategies connected with this approach to prosperity consciousness. The new edition will be at least twice as long as the original, as I will expand it in view of the way the world has changed in the decades since its original publication--and particularly the way things have changed for all of us because of the Internet and the instant access we have to everybody and everything on the planet.

As I go through the book, I am highlighting those parts I want to write more about. One
sentence I found in the Introduction caught my attention:

"Wealth is attracted to the person who is emotionally and intellectually ready to accept it, expect it, and enjoy it."

The concept is still true, but I would change it to read "Prosperity" instead of "Wealth."
Wealth is the accumulation of assets that can be converted into money. Prosperity has a wider meaning, and I include in that all the good things we humans aspire to: great health,
good friends, interesting and satisfying work, inner peace, love, a sense of accomplishment, recognition and applause, plus enough money to do what we want with our lives.
I like one dictionary definition of prosperity a lot:
an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

"Hey Jerry--what are you trying to accomplish in your life?"
"That's an easy one to answer, I'm trying to accomplish an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes."

That original sentence from Moneylove is also a bit contradicted by one I have in
The Moneylove Manifesto:

Right now, there are people who are a lot dumber

and less talented than you who are

making a lot more money than you.

And it isn't that I've changed on this subject, but that times have changed. Since I wrote the original sentence, the population of millionaires has grown exponentially, geometrically. There have been so many more opportunities to create fortunes since the explosion of the computer age and birth of the Internet. Not that there weren't pretty stupid millionaires then,

just that there are so many more of them now, and they are so much more visible. Off the top of my head, I can name ten celebrities and ten top athletes whose combined intellect is less

than that of a newborn Bonobo ape. But I think it's great that their non-intellectual talents have let them to great success in life. It should be an inspiration to all the rest of us.

For example, I doubt if any one of the twenty above mentioned rich and famous folks could even find their way to this blog. So congratulations, you have already accomplished more than at least twenty millionaires!


And by the way, do send me a request if you want to be one of the first to receive a download of the strategy-packed thirty-nine page edition of The Moneylove Manifesto.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Today's topic came to me from several widely divergent directions, all seeming to pop into my life serendipitously and synergistically. It started with an article I read in the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday, July 5. It was about Peter Pitofsky, a professional clown who teaches that art. He says,
"Being a clown is about ignoring the No-No part of yourself, and listening to the Yes-Yes part. You should be like a 5-year-old in the sandbox having fun. No judgement."

I was reminded of the old song, "Your Lips Tell Me No-No, But There's
Yes-Yes In Your Eyes," first recorded by Paul Whiteman in 1924, and later
by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and many others. And I was also reminded of one of my all-time favorite quotes by the last part of Pitofsky's comment. From Thomas H. Huxley:

"Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."

I had this in calligraphy on my wall for many years, though the version I had didn't have "and to whatever abysses.." I later found out the famed
nineteenth century scientist and philosopher made this point in a letter to a clergyman about the conflicts between science and religion. And there was what I think is an important additional sentence in that letter:

"I have only begun to learn contentment and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this."

Quite recently, I sent the first draft of my about-to-be published online book, The Moneylove Manifesto to Rupa Cousins, one of the most beautiful (inside and out) women I have ever known. In this e-book, I talk about some specific action-oriented prosperity strategies, including one I introduced in seminars some years ago, The Compliment Bulletin Board. The idea is that whenever someone pays you a compliment that really feels good, you ask them to put it in writing and sign it. You then post it on your Compliment Bulletin Board. Well, Rupa sent me a compliment for my board:

Jerry Gillies, you changed my life. From an unemployed actress in a “no” saying world and in an abusive relationship, in the late 1970’s, you Jerry, took me by the hand and heart and brought me into a new way of life, a life that has been defined by “yes.” Yes to a completely new work as therapist, teacher, healer and workshop leader. Yes, to living an integrated life honoring mind, body, heart and spirit and Yes to becoming a mentor to many who have come into my orbit. And it is with delight and joy that I remain your close friend through the years and forever!

To find out more about Rupa, check out

In case you're wondering about my reaction to this compliment, let's just say you may have noticed me walking funny, as my toes are curled up in pleasure.

And all of this leads me to realize it can be very useful to decided which you are, a "yes-yes" or a "no-no"

So which is it, on balance? Would someone who knows you call you "Yes-Yes"?

Or do you fall more into the "No-no" category? Your answer may have everything in the world to do with your level of success and satisfaction.


And by the way--if you would like your own free copy of The Moneylove Manfesto, just send me a brief request via my email at It should be ready to publish and download in a couple of weeks. You can also ask for information about the team of people i am working with to taste and share delicious healthy dark chocolate.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


A friend of mine died last Tuesday. Reverend Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II
was popularly known as Reverend Ike, and at times had audiences on radio and television numbering in the millions. He was provocative, he was controversial, he was certainly flamboyant. But one thing he never was, unlike many of the very visible other evangelists: a hypocrite.

Ike once paid me a big compliment when he introduced me to his church audience as "The white Reverend Ike." An even bigger compliment came when he used Moneylove as the text for his course Prosperity Now. In private, he was a highly intelligent, soft-spoken man. But get him up on that stage and all hell broke loose. He was a showman, he was a master phrasemaker. And he made no apologies for the fact that he liked money and loved being rich, with many houses and luxury cars. He used to say,
"My garages runneth over." Compare this with the sanctimonious preachers who would go on TV and pretend to be poverty-stricken. It's what I most admired about him, even more than his charismatic stage presence, his
ability to tell the truth.

Check out this short interview:

He also told the truth when he described himself by saying, "I was the first black man in America to preach self-image psychology to the black masses within a church setting."

I spoke at his church, located in an ornately reconstructed movie theatre in the Washington Heights section of New York City, 25 blocks uptown from the movie theatre in Harlem where he began his New York ministry. He was proud of the entrepreneurs among his parishioners, and there were many. They heeded his advice: "The best thing you can do for the poor is not be one of them."

I remember meeting one heavyset black single mother of six who had been on welfare, until she took a class with Reverend Ike. Now she was on her way to being a millionaire herself, having invented and patented a sock-like foot comforter in vivid designs. And there were many other examples of ordinary lower income folk Ike mentored and who went on to financial success and independence. The news media rarely covered these stories. Oh, he skirted the line many times, the IRS and Postal authorities kept an almost permanent investigation of his activities going. But I don't remember any reports that he ever hurt anyone, and there was plenty of evidence that he helped many.

He created a persona that people responded to and got inspired and motivated by. He taught prosperity by unabashed example, and probably had a higher success rate than most prosperity teachers. There will never be another one like him.

And by the way, you can still reserve your free preview copy of my
upcoming e-book on prosperity, which will be an appetizer for the
soon-to-be-published-online newly revised and annotated edition of
Moneylove. Just let me know you want to be on the list.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


I realize in looking over recent posts, that I haven't often referred to a defining moment in my life, my twelve years of incarceration that ended less than a year ago. Of course, in my very first posting, WHERE IN THE WORLD IS JERRY GILLIES?, I go into some detail. And I have a pretty complete description of the circumstances that led to this in my upcoming e-book. But I don't often think about or dwell on the actual day-to-day events of that experience. Several books down the road, when I am finally ready to write my prison memoir, hopefully filled with humor and uplifting revelations, I will go into depth on this. In the meantime, I mostly use it as a reference, to describe my unique perspective, gained by bursting back into the world like a full grown newborn.

One of those things that at first seem contradictory, but really isn't, is the fact that there are two nearly opposite awarenesses that loom large in my consciousness.
One is the profoundly humbling experience of knowing for certain that the world very easily got along without me for twelve long years.
And the other is knowing that I was making an impact all this time through my books and tapes, my legacy so to speak.

In Moneylove, I quote noted psychologist Dr. Sid Simon, who popularized the concept of Values Clarification, and was first introduced to me by my old friend Jack Canfield.
Sid talked about the reasons people choose the work they do. There were four.
Money; Stimulation/Excitement; Love and Affection; Leave a Thumbprint on the
World. And one of the ways he suggests people accomplish the last is by creating a
product with a long shelf life. I would modify this to include a piece of information, such as a book, or a service, such as a course--though both of these are actually "products".

My first inkling, as I've mentioned before, that I may have left my thumbprint, were all the references to and quotes by me appearing in great numbers on the Internet. But now that I have this blog and people are beginning to be aware that I am back and have a way to reach me via email, I am hearing all sorts of positive feedback about the impact Moneylove has had on individual lives. Just as I was about to write this, I got the following email:

Dear Mr. Gillies,

I hope all is well with you and this finds you in excellent health.

I am writing to ask if you would put me on your list to let me know when your eBook on Moneylove is available.

I have pasted some of your quotes to other's that I felt they would assist, along with having had them sent to me also. So I would appreciate it if you could keep me in mind when you have a new release.

Thank you for your time.


And one that just came in yesterday:

Hi there Jerry – I love your book Moneylove – it had a profound effect on me when I read it in 1989 – I would love to have the eBook when you do it – thanks so much -

You can be sure both these emails go into my Virtual Compliment Bulletin Board.

This kind of positive feedback is nourishment for the soul, much better than chicken
soup, and just as exciting to receive as a fat check. I think the Internet allows all of us
to leave a thumbprint on the world, to make an impact on other lives. Sometimes this
can be accomplished by just passing on something of value. A new take on an old
reality--as I tried to do about money in Moneylove--or a helpful or uplifting video or
photograph or poem or piece of music. Or creating something uniquely your own and
sharing it online.


And by the way, you can leave a thumbprint on my life by just letting me know what you got out of, learned from or just enjoyed about this blog, or any of my early books. And if I do hear from you, I promise you will be among the first to hear when the newly revised, updated, and annotated Moneylove is ready to appear, plus get a free preview copy of my forty page prosperity report when it is ready in just a few weeks.