#21: The Power of your Thoughts

In this episode, Leslie Householder speaks at a retreat to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, taped informally at a lodge. (Includes kitchen noises and sounds of children.)

If you’ve ever needed the Lord to intervene and send help for a problem that was bigger than you, listen to this podcast. You’ve heard the promise, “Ask and ye shall receive.” But do you ever think, “I’m asking, so why am I not receiving??” This episode addresses this question, and also discusses counterfeits, and using discernment and wisdom in using the principles appropriately.

Related links:

Hidden Treasures book FREE download
The Jackrabbit Factor FREE download
Portal to Genius FREE download
The Visual Aid that Changed Everything (video)
Leslie’s Mindset Fundamentals Ecourse
Leslie’s Mindset Mastery Home Study Course
Genius Bootcamp
Powered with Purpose Retreat (Becky Edwards)

Show notes:

We can “just ask”
Eliminating the constant worry
I’m asking, why isn’t it working
Remember why you do what you do. How you felt. How hard it was.
Small adjustments to the way we think that open the heavens to us
Don’t need to beg and plead.
If I was just righteous enough, serve enough, perfect enough… see fit to bless us
Escape rooms like earth life
I’ve seen the evidence, I know my resources and capabilities. The math does not add up.
Bondage. Stuck.
I can’t say this will be easy this time because it never has been. We can’t relate it to experience. We need the rare kind of faith.
Event in Florida – cheap flight
when your faith is weak, knowledge can strengthen your faith
nothing changes your confidence more than knowing who you really are
understanding the laws, makes it so much easier to have faith.
Packer quote
21:30 why it’s good to be discerning
There is a power that supplies things in an inappropriate way
There is always a counterfeit
LOA is a true principle
So similar to what we as Christians should stay away from
Gravity affects us all no matter what our intentions are
Converted, the principles are still true, but it’s harder. Because God needs me to change first.
used by the adversary to take us away from our true purpose and mission
We need to understand these principles to accomplish the impossible things he asks of us, which we need to do in preparation for the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
My heart desire is to help the house of israel discover and fulfill their purpose and mission unhindered by the money problem.
Those are great stories that sell books.
Lord lets you learn the principles in temporal problems, but then go and apply these principles to your calling.
Big house burdensome
I hesitate to want staff.
If you have a big mission you should have staff to help you with all that (housekeeping, etc). I agree. I’m just not sure my mission requires that.
Who we could be if money was not our distraction
Is this right? good? LA Temple plaque
Mormonism embraces all truth, if there be any truth in hell it belongs to us more on that: http://ararekindoffaith.com/plagiarism/
Visual aid that changed everything 30:27
Oh that I could be as hungry without the pain
Prosperthefamily.com link
Mind Model = The Visual Aid that Changed Everything
Mormified version
37:10 Trevan cartoon
Elder Nelson – better study the law connected to that blessing
43:30 currant bush
The Laws (see Hidden Treasures book)
So my husband lost his job
Beginning of real presentation 55:10ish
If we had this super power of rare faith
Describe all the reason it’s hard to accomplish your ideal
2 factors that determine what will run in the subconscious mind:

  • repeated often
  • charged with emotion

Our conscious mind has been unconscious!
Agency – not making anyone do anything, but picturing the desired outcome, what the peaceful relationship looks and feels like. So that I am not the limiting factor.
Tally marking
When you’re reading the words but focused on the dream, the words have no meaning. Same with negative experiences in your life, if you are focused on the dream, the experience also can have no meaning.
GBC bat spin montage
The one secret that we keep about Bootcamp 1:17:21
The straight course is less painful
Careless thoughts cause disorientation, confusion, unnecessary hazards, miss the target
If you do not watch your thoughts
Check – how are you approaching your dream? What does your path look like now? meandering? missing the mark? Confused? Disoriented?
Focused, disciplined thoughts lead to confidence, certainty, safety, hitting the target
Bonus: in context of stickman: true doctrine understood changes attitude and behavior. Study of the doctrines improve behavior quicker than the study of the behavior improves behavior.
If you worry about something before it happens, and it happens, you’ve lived it twice (credit?)
True doctrine D&C 67 – whose prayers I have heard… mine eyes are upon you…
Alma 12:19 They saw with their eyes that which they had seen with an eye of faith
Why I hate Vision boards
What I needed (journal)
I needed a committee of help
Prayer request. Giving permission to help me.
Date and timestamp
Nathan’s job
Landlord’s concerns
When a relationship goes off
Follow the Spirit
Achievement can become an addiction
Wisdom in all things
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should. Pro-creation/Co-creation
I could use these principles to solve this – something constrains me, no let it resolve itself this other way
I used to think I had to look impressive to be a representative of this message. Not anymore.
What are the boundaries? Learn from other people’s mistakes. Read my blog – ararekindoffaith.com
making mistakes along the way.
JF all the ways it doesn’t work
S. Michael Wilcox – life will carve a place out of your heart to give room for the answer that the Lord wants to give you
Science project – happy/ugly basil


#20: The Portal to Genius Virtual Book Tour

Known as the “Larry King of Hangouts”, Alex Mandossian is the CEO of Heritage House Publishing and co-founder of MarketingOnline.com, a community of entrepreneurs converting their passions into profits. In this special episode of the Rare Faith Podcast, Alex interviews Leslie Householder and her co-author Garrett B. Gunderson about their ground-breaking book, “Portal to Genius”. You’ll hear about:

What specific incident inspired the book
The reason a sequel to The Jackrabbit Factor was needed
Struggles that couples face, especially when one is an entrepreneur
What the original title was GOING to be (yikes!)
What the promise of the book is
What to do when relationships go sideways
What Relationship Capital is, and why Leslie gives so much away for free

This podcast is a shortened version of the original interview, available in full at http://www.alexmandossian.com/2010/09/14/portal-to-geniusLearn more about what Garrett B. Gunderson is up to now at https://wealthfactory.com


Did you know Leslie has earned over a million dollars giving her books away for free? To learn exactly how she did that, join Leslie in the Profitable Author program. Go to www.ProfitableAuthor.com to learn more.

To download a FREE copy of Portal to Genius, visit www.PortaltoGenius.com

For more about the story behind this book, read The Truth about Portal to Genius.


#19: Making Cents out of Setbacks

Recorded at a Thomas Jefferson Education Conference (SLC, UT) – Making Cents out of Setbacks: How to Profit from your Losses

Are you weary of the fight? Has ‘quitting’ ever crossed your mind? You’re closer to succeeding than you probably know. Let Leslie take the lid off your mind and show you how to view your challenges in a whole new light, so you can turn them into some of your greatest assets. Identify and access the hidden benefits contained in your adversities.


Why setbacks are a necessary piece of the success formula
How to pass the persistence test
What you can do to avert unnecessary setbacks
When (and how) to turn off the part of your mind that sets the goal (turn it off too late and you’ll miss the mark)
How to turn ON the part of your mind that achieves the goal
The role of a third part of your mind, and how to reduce the amount of energy required to accomplish the goal
The surprising purpose and meaning of ‘failure’ (and why you’re more fortunate if you experience it than if you don’t)
How to recognize, enlist, and trust your gut instinct for success
and more…

Making Cents out of Setback Video
Mind Model Video (Stickman)
The Truth About Failure
So… My Husband Lost His Job

Free download:

Show Notes:
Background, newlyweds, seminars – “What, is this a sick addiction?”
Conscious Mind
Assigns meaning – good or bad: a ton of gold? What if you’re on a rowboat?
Accept/reject ideas
Create new idea
Subconscious Mind keeps you alive
Only accepts ideas, doesn’t discern
Responds to YOUR thoughts charged with emotion
Body – tool of the mind
Health, behaviors, action
As a Man Thinketh
Why we get stuck after a setback
Why we stay in bondage
2 factors determine the programs that will run:
Repeated often, or charged with emotion
Break the cycle with imagination
Respond properly to setbacks
Focus where you’re going
Hidden opportunities
Turbulent wave tube
It’s the wave that propels you
Shark bait
Those who want to make the most progress in life, are the ones who are willing to take on the toughest challenges
Picture what you want
How would it feel when?
The only way you can answer it is through FEELING it
Seed of equal or greater benefit
The bigger your setback, the more fortunate you are
Handle negative experiences without emotion
Approach your hopeful plans with emotion
A successful person isn’t made as he sails his way to the top. A successful person is made in the moment of disaster when he chooses to think right anyway.
Laws of success
Life said, “Alright Leslie, what are you going to do with THIS…”
Laws were suspended on my behalf, working for everyone but me.
List of setbacks
“Keep teaching, you do not make them true or false by how well you’re living them.”
“In times of change, the learners will inherit the earth while the learned find themselves … to a world that no longer exists.” Eric Hoffer
The only constant we can depend on is there will be change.
Failure is not an option, so that only leaves blame.
Bethany’s lips are blue
Home study course – www.prosperthefamily.com
Failed 4 times:
– to keep her safe
– heimlich
– hit head
– didn’t plug nose
No time to bemoan mistakes
Shallow lesson – watch kids better around water
Deeper lesson – life is fragile. Family more tender with one another
Life lesson – delivered straight from God to teach me what I had been looking for: Failure is feedback.
Cut your losses, keep moving
Bemoaning mistakes. No time for that.
Japanese Proverb – Fall down 7 times get up 8.
Dog without front legs, owner brought food, pig stole his food. Learned how to walk.
Our setbacks can bring out our hidden talents and gifts
What’s your handicap? What’s your weakness?
When life throws you something traumatic, you’ll discover new things about your capacity and potential. None are pointless.
It has a purpose. Look for the blessing it contains because it’s there.


#18: Making Money from Home

We live in a society today where there are an unlimited number of ways to make money from home (pictured above is just one of those ways). This is my sister-in-law’s Etsy shop, which is really thriving! But no matter who you are, or what you do (or will someday do), if you’re a mom working from home, you face some unique challenges.

Class Description:

Women, especially moms, tend to struggle in business.

  • They get excited about a great idea, and then get hung up trying to figure out how to get their business off the ground.
  • They struggle with all the information that’s out there and trying to figure out what works, and what is just hype.
  • They struggle feeling like they need to have “permission” to invest in themselves and their dreams.
  • They struggle with finding the time they need to pursue their dream because they are so busy taking care of everyone else.

Does any of this sound familiar?  Well, this is typical of women who feel pulled to make a difference and build a business.

Then, how have some women been able to build a successful, fulfilling business AND have the freedom to be with their families?

Carol Lamoreaux wondered the same thing. So she decided to interview women who have built their dream business and chat with them to find out their secrets. In this podcast you can listen in on her interview with me, and learn more about:

  • How to get things done.
  • How to keep the important things important.
  • How to be your authentic self and just go for it!
  • How to keep yourself on track.
  • And more…

Show notes:

Why I love my business: it lets me be mom at home
Mistakes women make in business

  • not being themselves (be a better version of yourself instead of someone entirely different)
  • stop trying to please everybody

When building a business, where do you spend most of your time? Can’t go wrong spending time daydreaming about the vision. You don’t have to go the distance, be smarter, faster, etc.
Rely on unseen help, partner with God
I can’t do it by my own strength
Visualizing doesn’t just keep you motivated, it causes lucky breaks and serendipitous experiences
Don’t become enslaved to your business
When lucky breaks become predictable instead of shocking

Productivity Waster: worrying
Feel stuck? serve someone
Even busy work is more productive than worrying
You can’t steer a parked car, and worrying parks your car
Serve someone without expecting a reward
Expand your knowledge or create something that expands someone else’s knowledge
Relationship Capital x Mental Capital = Financial Capital
If you’re worrying about something and then it happens, you’ve lived it twice
Don’t anticipate it

#1 Productivity Habit: visualizing the finished product
Clear vision ensures the greatest efficiency
Sometimes I can only see the next step so I go that far and trust that the step after that will be apparent when I get there
Husband wants to see the 10-20 year picture, but it overwhelms me (the what to do piece)
Favorite tool in my business:
Automation software

Strategies to stay on target:
Allow myself to get off target, seasons of imbalance
Sharon Lechter – standing over feet balance analogy
Be willing to swing
Airplane is off target most of the time, always course-correcting.

How do you fit personal development in?
Not the way we used to. A little bit of reading every day, and spending time with like-minded people who can help us remember who we are and where we’re trying to go.

Advice for someone just getting started: Believe in your dreams, they wouldn’t be there if they weren’t possible.
People will think you’re crazy.
Dog chasing rabbit analogy

When you see it, what to do next becomes instinctive.

What am I doing now that I’m passionate about?
I spent years teaching people how I built a six figure income giving my book away for free – so I’m passionate about giving away my free things 🙂

Free gift for listeners:

Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters – free download at http://www.hiddentreasuresbook.com

More about Carol Lamoreaux:

Need a new website?
Want your current website overhauled?
Need help managing your email autoresponder?
Doing a telesummit and need help managing the tech stuff?

Carol is here for you! ProMomSolutions specializes in building client-attracting and list-building websites and telesummit projects. I also help mompreneurs get rid of tech headaches, by taking it off your plate, so you can spend your valuable time on what you are good at.

Learn more about Carol at at https://promomsolutions.com/


#17: When a Mentor Fails You (and why it’s good)

What Seems Bad is Really Good

Everyone is human – including the mentors you have looked to and listened to for advice and guidance. Listen to this powerful exploration of what it can mean to you when this happens, and what good can be gleaned from such a disappointing experience.

Show Notes:

Mentoring relationships can last as long as one comment, or many many years.
There comes a point where the purpose of the mentoring relationship is fulfilled.
Most of the time the moving on process is gradual, and painless, other times it can be bitter.
How I felt about Bob Proctor before mentoring with him
Why the Jackrabbit Factor was born
What I wrote to Bob after we moved into our dream home and I became a best seller
So nervous, spilled his water when I gave him my book
Feeling awkward
Why we hired him
Feeling strange after an event I put on, felt like I had been hit by a truck
Sought Bob’s insight into what I was feeling
Never responded
Triggers, old fears
Found help and support from an ex-partner of Bob’s
Other factors contributed to my anger
How I feel when I am expecting
A mentor kicking you when you’re down
Turning every bad thing to our good
Stopped needing to get Bob’s approval or partnership
Recognizing when a relationship was toxic
Tables turned on me, showing me how Bob may have felt
What kind of energy do you show up with?
You don’t get what you want, you get what you are
Life responds differently when you have changed on the inside
Words are noise, vibrations never lie
Wrote a letter, but didn’t need a reply
His response – the first time he showed me his human side
A year later, his surprise birthday message
Common thread:

1 – Aspire to become greater
2 – Teacher appears
3 – Emotional attachment
4 – Learns all that was needed, but keeps wanting support
5 – Relationship becomes strained
6 – Conflict
7 – Heals and moves on, discovers
8 – Becomes leader, gets to experience other side
9 – Mutual respect established

You are responsible for you
Don’t defame
Not endorsing abuse
Look at everyone with compassion
Mentor failing by divine design, pushes us out of the tree so we can learn to fly
Sometimes the pain is what helps the separation become tolerable
Conflict means two points of view, often both valid
Sometimes it’s better to live in forgiveness than to constantly fight for justice trying to make things right, when they probably already are as right as they need to be, and that those adjustments are internal that need to take place more than internal.
Not judging people for what they do because you don’t know why they do it


#16: How to Surrender (and why you’d want to)

With effective goal achievement, there comes a point where it’s time to “let go”, or “surrender”, because if you try to force it, your persistence can backfire. This podcast is an excerpt from a personal coaching call with me and my client, who graciously allowed this to be made public so that it can help others who have similar questions.

My client had seen God’s hand in her life before, and acknowledged that He has ensured her needs have been met many times. But she worried:

What if this is the first time it doesn’t work out?
What if I’ve used up all the grace tickets?
What if I just keep busting myself up against the laws?
What if everything that matters to me falls apart?

Discover the answer to these questions and many more in this episode of the Rare Faith Podcast.

Related: Human Empowerment in Perspective

Show Notes:

The misunderstood principle of letting go or surrendering
Giving up – not to the enemy but to God
Examples of a pattern: JS in the grove ready to abandon himself to destruction, Peter using Rare Faith to walk on water but still needing a rescue, Alma snatched from burning.
There is a time and a place for giving up.
Surrendering doesn’t mean do nothing, it’s letting go after you’ve tried everything and it didn’t work
I want to be led. I don’t want to impose my agenda. I want total faith.
Choosing rock bottom
Being clear on how you want to FEEL
What is your time frame to accomplish that? By NOW
Are you willing to RECEIVE? Snarky.
Beating myself up for my inability to receive
What if the thing you want is a few years down the road?
If I can be guaranteed that, then I can hang in there.
Labor – what kept me going was knowing that it WILL end. I can endure anything if I know it will end soon.
Get out of your own way. What does that even mean??
The struggles are not for nothing. It IS going to happen, no doubt
You and me hanging out in heaven saying, remember when? That was HARD! We will sit in a garden somewhere…
You found out it would take 15 years. How would you tackle today’s tasks?
With relief.
If you don’t want to think about heaven, think about 15 years from now, reminiscing back.
Goals written in present tense, vs. goals in past tense
Restaurant story
Get comfortable with a longer term plan, if for no other reason than to keep you out of anxiety. If that’s all it’s for, it’s enough of a reason.
Why I love Dave Ramsey
Yes you can triple income in a short time, but it’s important to also live by the law of the harvest and develop habits and accept the slower processes
Quick success? If they have not also established some long term habits, they will fall.
Hustle fatigue
Next goal: to know that you have sufficient
Time for your loved ones, time to serve.
When you feel anxiety:
1) remember, you’re on the X year plan
2) don’t be afraid to find out exactly where you’re at, listen to Dave and come up with a plan
Why I love KLove



#15: Hidden Treasures Class

I was asked to speak on the topic of my book “Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters”. The following audio is the recording of my class. This book is available free at www.hiddentreasuresbook.com

Class Description:

The Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters class will lead you to a higher awareness of the laws connected to the blessings of prosperity. The ideas will astonish you; and you’ll feel empowered as they comfort, encourage, and enlighten you on your journey to financial peace of mind (and even deliverance). Hidden Treasures is about finding riches after having obtained a hope in Christ, for the intent to do good.

But even more, it’s about discovering treasures of wisdom and knowledge which have been promised to those who diligently seek. Many have wondered, “If the ‘Righteous Shall Prosper,’ Why am I so Broke?” Or, “Should I just give in to ‘setting my heart upon riches,’ or simply resign myself to the smothering prison of debt and the stain of poor credit?” This class will answer these questions, and many more. Includes information and stories not contained in the original book.

Show Notes:

Gideon and the Midianites
What little faith I have is enough, after I send the fear away
The language of faith declares things before they are real
It expresses gratitude before it’s happened
Speaking the truth in advance
Stickman Concept – why it’s so powerful – math problem analogy
The MIND MODEL – video link: www.thoughtsalive.com/stickman
Why your mind is busy but you’re not thinking
To think is to create
Countenance comes through the body
How to you feel about the way things are?
Thoughts charged with emotion become instructions for the subconscious mind
Does your subconscious believe: it’s safer to be obese. It’s safer to be poor because the rich can’t go to heaven
Powerful question – “what would that feel like?”
Faith is heartfelt belief in something unseen
There are two kinds of faith
Philipians – think on these things
All answers are in the scriptures but sometimes we need a clue
There are laws
Ask in faith nothing wavering
Doubt not fear not, have faith in Christ
There is a Savior who has met the demands of the law and the atonement is applicable here
Whoa – this is not what I asked for! But if I think right, right now, it’s still on its way
Illusions by Richard Bach – Crystal River
The current we worship knows where it’s going
Face problems without emotion
Daydream with emotion
A run through of the 7 laws
Thank you for this awful experience because it teaches me what a good day is!
The child of the king can just approach and ask


#14: Portal to Genius Class

Leslie was asked to speak at a conference on the topic of her book “Portal to Genius”. The following audio is the recording of her class. Links are provided below to resources or media mentioned, which were not visible on the audio.

Based on Leslie’s award-winning, best selling book by the same name, and the premise that the solution to EVERY problem is only an IDEA away, this class explores the principles that lie at the foundation of EVERY personal (emotional, financial, social, physical, mental and spiritual) breakthrough.

Finally! You don’t have to worry about feeling stuck ever again. There is a simple and dependable formula for accessing genius (aka inspired) solutions that will keep you moving forward with confidence. Now you can discover and fulfill your life’s mission with greater clarity, and gain the confidence you need to overcome every obstacle you may face (now and in the future) on your way to achieving your highest God-given potential.

Download the book Portal to Genius free at www.portaltogenius.com

Topics addressed:

– Jackrabbit Factor slideshow – watch at jackrabbitfactor.com/movie
– Doing what they did so you’ll have what they have?
– When everything goes backwards instead of forwards
– Science without religion (Einstein)
– Free ebook available at: hiddentreasuresbook.com
– Mongolian missionary story
– Mexican fan palm analogy
– It’s not about how strong your belief is, it’s what you do with doubt
– Choosing to believe
– Relying on atonement of Jesus Christ when we fall short of the law
– What to think when you don’t know what to think
– Native American canal system analogy
– Spider story
– Can you say, “Thank you Lord, I don’t know why this is good for me”?
– Clock gears analogy
– Surfer wisdom – shark bait
– Learning to swim because you were thrown in
– My son on oxygen – learning to relax
– More stories on blog at www.ararekindoffaith.com
– Combination lock analogy
– Stickman video – www.thoughtsalive.com/stickman
– What I needed, how He helped (journal idea)
– My secret weapon for combating overwhelm


#13: The Key to Happiness, Security, and Fulfillment

This program provides a brief review of part 1 and then additional insight not included in part 1.

Topics include:

  • Avoiding haphazardly selected goals
  • How many purposes: an overall goal, and sub-goals — contributions we can make to humanity, our family, the community, our posterity, and even to leave a legacy, but most of us don’t have a clue where to begin
  • A giant difference between Portal to Genius and Jackrabbit Factor
  • Law of Relativity
  • Fine tuning your desires
  • What motivates us
  • What if you’re not perfect
  • Law of Vibration
  • Why you can relax about the things you need next week
  • Why genius ideas aren’t just for making money

Your purpose doesn’t have to be big! Sometimes it’s as simple as doing well and being purposeful about the regular, daily things we all have to do. But when you live with purpose, you feel happy, secure, and fulfilled.

Resources mentioned on the podcast:

Jackrabbit Factor – free at http://www.jackrabbitfactor.com
Portal To Genius – free at http://www.portaltogenius.com
Genius Bootcamp – http://www.geniusbootcamp.com
Leslie’s flagship 12-week Program – http://www.prosperthefamily.com


#12: Awaken Your Genius – part 1

Getting money, fixing relationships, and improving your health can be a tedious and painful process, often sprinkled with failure, as you experiment and find all the ways that don’t work. However, once you really understand the principle that the solution to every problem is only one idea away, you can become a powerful genius-idea machine.

Got challenges? Ready to take your present success to new heights? Maybe you just need some good, old fashioned peace of mind.  If so, it’s time to Awaken Your Genius!

In this audio program, Leslie takes you through an exercise similar to what you would experience at Genius Bootcamp. You’ll learn why the laws stop working, why we stay blind to the solution to our problems, and how to be at peace with our preparations for future setbacks.

Other topics covered:

  • Soul Surfer analogy – life has it’s ups, downs, crashes, and swells. How you position yourself determines how difficult life’s storms are on YOU.
  • More about the Acorn analogy, and Apollo 13.
  • What happened when Leslie finally got to the end of her money, including the restaurant story.
  • What to do if you get stuck.

This 48-minute audio utilizes a 4-page workbook, which you should download prior to listening. Be prepared to fill in the blanks in your workbook as the program plays. Some sections of the workbook will not be covered until part 2 next week. Download the workbook here: Awaken Your Genius-Outline

Related: Strange Surfer Wisdom – http://ararekindoffaith.com/strange-surfer-wisdom

Books mentioned on the podcast are available as free downloads here: Jackrabbit Factor and Portal to Genius

This audio program stands alone, but has a follow-up audio which will be released next week.

Interlude music Light Thought var 4 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. Artist: http://incompetech.com/