Monday, 24 November 2008

I Believe...

Last week I wrote a blog post to one of my other blogs aimed at teaching personal trainers how to be more successful in their careers.

The post was a call for transparency and clarity. Qualities that I truly believe underlie every single success quality. After all, transparency and clarity are, by another name, 'Truth'. Telling the truth, being honest.

Well, during that post, I laid out my beliefs about what I think success in my industry looks like (you can see it HERE) and 'put it out there' for the world.

I never had the faintest idea about what would happen next!

24 hours later, over 6500 visits to the blog, over 30 comments, over 220 personal emails to me and and untold amount of 'I believe' posts on personal trainers blogs all over the web.

It seems that I really touched something inside of people with that post and woke people up to something that was missing... or maybe just forgotten... from their lives.

So I thought I'd do the same here

I thought I'd see if my MAGIC Hundred community would have the same awakening and rise to the same challenge as the fitness professionals did.

Let see shall we? : )


I was thinking about beliefs yesterday for an article I'm writing.

As I was thinking, I came to the sudden realisation that for REAL success to happen for any us it is important not only to be 100% crystal clear on our own beliefs (and to live them) but to share those beliefs with others whenever and wherever we can.

After all, our success always lies in our interactions with others.

If we want more money, better health, better relationships, greater education etc we rely on others to get it and, needless to say, those who share our beliefs are those who are most likely to help up achieve our goals.

Funny though, few of us ever share our TRUE beliefs about... anything!

Sure, we write, we youtube, we blog, we Twitter, we facebook, we Myspace and do all the other 'real time sharing' stuff but, well, what are we really sharing?

We (myself included) are normally sharing 'stuff'. Links to stuff mostly.

Yet we never let people 'in' and allow them to know what we really believe.

I think this is a BIG mistake and one that, instead of creating true connection with others, keeps us separate. And separateness keeps us struggling... no if's, no but's.

Yet, how easy would it be to create a connection if you we just took the simple step of outright telling people upfront, in advance, as often as possible and in as many ways as we can what we are 'about'. What we believe.

Don't you think that would change things?

Just a little?

I think it would. In fact, I think that the transparency I'm talking about would take practically ANYONE and make them immediately more attractive, more compelling and more successful.

To put it simply, I believe that it's easier to develop what marketers call 'raving fans' if we move away from a marketing message approach and move toward a transparent 'what I believe' statement. (And 'marketing' doesn't just mean selling a product; it means having others help you achieve your goals in EVERY area of your life)

In fact, I'm going to prove it.

First, I'm going to tell you EXACTLY what I believe and then I'm going to challenge YOU with an idea (read the end of this post for the challenge).

So here goes.

Here's what I believe:

==> I believe that it's too easy to blame past events for our current circumstances and that in doing so we weaken ourselves and do more harm to our lives than most of us will ever realise.

The past is gone and any pain that still lingers is entirely of our own making. Choose not to be hurt and you won't be.

==> I believe that it's too easy to blame other PEOPLE for things they said, things they did... or didn't do... and things that we wanted them to do but never asked.

People say and do things all the time that cause pain to other people. Intentionally or not, they do. So what?? Words CAN hurt but they don't have to. Choose not to be hurt and you won't be.

==> I believe that It's too easy to judge others by their actions whilst we judge ourselves by our intentions.

"That's not what I meant!" or "I didn't mean to!" go both ways. It's not fair to excuse yourself whilst condemning others who committed the same 'crime'. Let go of judging!

==> I believe that letting go of judging is one of the hardest things we can ever do... yet one of the most valuable!

We're trained to compare and contrast from an early age. Sometimes it's useful... most of the time it's not. To quit a judging habit choose to 'let it be' rather feeling that you need to comment one way or the other.

==> I believe that failure is impossible.

People don't truly fail; they simply choose to be less that the person they need to be to have success come to them. As soon as they become who they need to be, success will be there.

==> I believe that people make too many excuses for their 'failures'

People rationalise, blame, justify and excuse themselves of responsibility for their own lives rather than stepping up and taking action to make things better.

==> I believe that people's memories are too short when it comes to remembering the good and too long when it comes to remembering the bad

This voluntary choice about what to remember is what keeps a lot of people in pain. Simply turning this around will change EVERYTHING.

==> I believe that most of what we've been taught about goals, success and personal development is wrong

Thoughts DON'T become things - They CAN but this is not a 'law'. We think many, many things that never come to pass.

Positive thinking DOESN'T bring about positive results - Again, it CAN but but this doesn't mean it will.

==> I believe that holding a 'major definite purpose and pursuing it until it becomes real' as advocated by most success coaches is not the best way to to live a happy life.

Stories abound with people who pursued their goals and met success in the eyes of the world only to confess to extreme unhappiness in other areas of their lives. A MAJOR DEFINITE PURPOSE sounds great but it only identifies one area of our lives.

==> I believe that we are all schizonphrenic... and that's a good thing!

No-one is just one person. We're mom, dad, aunt, uncle, daughter, son, sister, brother, cousin, athlete, lover, teacher, student and much much more besides. Each one of our personalities needs a little 'time in the sun'. Each one has its own wants, needs and desires that we call goals. A happy life is letting each one achieve success rather than just one... as most of us do.

==> I believe that it is our duty to live a life of success

We serve no-one by playing small, struggling or just getting by. There is power, purpose and promise in achievement of your goals. Achieve more!

==> I believe that success is not about money but about happiness

Success is not defined by how much money you have, where you live or what car you drive but rather by how happy you are in your life. Are you happy? Truly happy? Then you're a success!

==> I believe that money is good

Get as much as you can use and spend it on things that make you feel better about yourself and your life.

==> I believe that in order to HAVE more you have to DO more and in order to DO more you have to BE more

Be more... in every way!

==> I believe that true success comes from living a life of passion and, more important, purpose and that those who feel a purpose to their work will always achieve more than those who simply want to earn more money.

==> I believe that there are 2 ways to go through life. The hard way and the smart way.

The hard way involves focusing on money and crying because you don't have enough. The smart way involves focusing on service and sharing your message with those who are ready to hear it. When you do, those who like your message will pay you to hear more : )

==> I believe that what you have is a direct result of what you have given up to that point.

If you don't feel you have enough then, no matter how you feel about things, you haven't given enough. Give more!

==> I believe that you cannot give what you don't have and that to try is a kind of fraud.

Don't talk to others about success if you don't feel successful. Don't talk to others about lifestyle if yours is all over the place. Don't tell people about establishing new habits if you can't establish them yourself. Don't tell people about the importance of good nutrition if yours is poor.

==> I believe that everything I wrote here is correct...

...but that as I grow and develop over the years I may add, refine or even completely change my mind about things. This is called growth. However, right now, right at this moment, I have had more success with these beliefs than I have had at any other point in my life and so have many others.

I could go on but I think you get my drift.

This isn't some kind of marketing message.

I'm not trying to sell something here.

I have no ulterior motive in sharing but to lay it out there so that others don't have to guess about me or what I believe.

Now you know and you can take it or leave it : )

Here's my challenge to you!

What do you think would happen if you did this on YOUR blog, YOUR website or in YOUR newsletter?

Do you think it would make any difference?

Do you think it would tell a better 'story' of who you are?

Do you think it would bring you closer to those who you're trying to share your message with?

Your family?

Your colleagues?

Your customers?

I know for a fact that it will but it's not what I think that counts. It's what YOU think.

If you think sharing your 'I believe' story will change things for you (or even if you're not sure), I challenge you to do exactly as I've done here. Post your beliefs and watch the ripple effect take place in every area of your life!

Go on, I dare ya!

Dax Moy

P.S - Make sure you leave me a message and tell me what you think of the post ok? I really want to hear from you!

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Here's An Excuse... Pick one!

***ADVANCE WARNING!**************
Don't Read If You're Easy To Offend...
(and don't say I didn't warn you!)

It's not hard to live a live of boredom, drudgery and feeling like you're never going to accomplish your dreams.

In fact, it's damned easy.

Just pick an excuse (or call it a 'reason' if you like) from the 'done for you' list below:

"I'm too young!"

"I'm too old!"

"I'm too tall!"

"I'm too short!"

"I'm too fat!"

"I'm too thin!"

"I'm undereducated!"

"I'm OVER educated!"

"I'm a man!"

"I'm a woman!"

"My family didn't give me enough!"

"My family gave me too much!"

"I'm black!"

"I'm white!"

"I'm Asian!"

"I'm gay!"

"I'm hetero!"

"I don't have enough experience for this!"

"I'm too experienced for this!"

"I don't have enough time!"

"I don't have enough money!"

"I have a disability!"

"I have a disease!"

Or add your own, it's all the same to me....

...because NONE of it is true!

In fact, you can pick any combination of any 5 or more factors TOGETHER and it still doesn't make make it any truer.

Go on, try it.

Put together a combination of 5 factors that you THINK describe you.

For example, a short, thin, undereducated Asian woman with no education, no money and a disability (please don't send me emails about my selection, I randomly selected each of the excuses).

Now, tell me this; has there EVER been another person with these qualities that has gone on to achieve what you want to achieve?

If yes then your excuses are 100% unfounded and you need to let them go (or, of course, keep them and keep your life as it is now) because the truth is, what one person can achieve, ANYONE can. Just because you haven't YET doesn't mean you can't.

If there hasn't ever been another person who has accomplished what you want to accomplish, that still doesn't let you off the hook, you know!

You can always make the decision TODAY to be the first.

SOMEONE has to be the first at everything, right? Why not you?

Bottom line?

You have no REASONS not to have what you want from life. Those 'reasons' you think you have are just excuses that are costing you your happiness.

Only you can change this.

Only you can give up your excuses.

So give 'em up today.

I dare ya! : )

Dax Moy

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Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Get Up! Your Goals Are Waiting For You...

Sometimes staying positive is tough.

Sometimes, when you see your dreams fall apart at the seams it feels like nothing you could ever do, nothing you could ever say, nothing you could ever think will ever make a difference.

Sometimes, when you fall down it feels so damned hard to get back up again. It feels easier to stay where you are.

To quit.

To admit defeat.

Yet quitting achieves only one thing; the death of your dreams.

The CERTAIN death of your dreams!

It's only the act of getting up when you fall that keeps your dreams alive and, eventually, brings them to reality.

So get up!

Watch this video that my good friend Susan Hill send me recently and when you do, promise me you'll NEVER think of quitting again....


The good stuff's on its way!

Truth, joy and love


P.S - If you're ready to get up again and pursue your goals for 100 days then check out the new $4.95 trial of the MAGIC Hundred today!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Maybe You Should Just Quit!

Every day I get emails from people telling me that what they're doing isn't working,
that they feel they'll never get to where they want, never achieve their goals and that,
if things don't turn around for them soon, that they're going to quit.

I understand.

EVERYONE has had thoughts of quitting at one time or another.

EVERYONE has felt like they're never going to make it.

EVERYONE has felt like the mountains are too high to climb and that the reward for the climb is uncertain.


But a few, a rare few, manage to ignore and overcome those feelings and thoughts and pursue their dreams despite the 'evidence' that life keeps showing them that they won't make it

This rare few include...

Abraham Lincoln

As a young man, Abraham Lincoln went to war a captain and returned a private. Afterwards, he was a failure as a businessman.

As a lawyer in Springfield, he was too impractical and temperamental to be a

He turned to politics and was defeated in his first try for the legislature, again defeated in his first attempt to be nominated for congress, defeated in his application to be commissioner of the General Land Office, defeated in the senatorial election of 1854, defeated in his efforts for the vice-presidency in 1856, and defeated in the senatorial election of 1858.

He later became the 16th President of the United States of America.

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill failed sixth grade.

He was subsequently defeated in every election for public office until he became Prime Minister at the age of 62.

He later wrote, "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

Never, Never, Never, Never give up."

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud was booed from the podium when he first presented his ideas to the scientific community of Europe.

He returned to his office and kept on writing and the rest, as they say, is history.

Robert Sternberg

Robert Sternberg received a C in his first college introductory-psychology  class. His teacher commented that "there was a famous Sternberg in psychology  and it was obvious there would not be another."

Three years later Sternberg graduated with honors from Stanford University with exceptional distinction in psychology, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa.

In 2002, he became President of the American Psychological Association.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin gave up a medical career and was told by his father, "You care for nothing but shooting, dogs and rat catching." In his autobiography, Darwin wrote, "I was considered by all my masters and my father,  a very ordinary boy, rather below the common standard of intellect."

Clearly, he evolved.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison's teachers said he was "too stupid to learn anything."

He was fired from his first two jobs for being "non-productive."

As an inventor, Edison made 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb.

When a reporter asked, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied, "I didn't fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7.

His parents thought he was "sub-normal," and one of his teachers described him as "mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in foolish dreams."

He was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School.

He did eventually learn to speak and read. Even to do a little math : )

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur was only a mediocre pupil in undergraduate studies and ranked 15th out of 22 students in chemistry.

Henry Ford

Henry Ford could not read nor write, failed and went broke five times in business before he succeeded and launched the most successful car company of all time.

R.H. Macy

R. H. Macy failed seven times before his store in New York City caught on.

F.W. Woolworth

F. W. Woolworth was not allowed to wait on customers when he worked in a dry goods store because, his boss said, "he didn't have enough sense."

Alexander Graham Bell

When Bell telephone was struggling to get started, its owners offered all their rights to Western Union for $100,000. The offer was disdainfully rejected with the pronouncement, "What use could this company make of an electrical toy."

Try and find a person (even children) that doesn't own a phone today...

Robert Goddard

Rocket scientist Robert Goddard found his ideas bitterly rejected by his scientific peers on the grounds that rocket propulsion would not work in the rarefied atmosphere of outer space.

Vince Lombardi

An expert said of Vince Lombardi: "He possesses minimal football knowledge and lacks motivation." Lombardi would later write, "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up."

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth is famous for his past home run record, but for decades he also held the record for strikeouts. He hit 714 home runs and struck out 1,330 times in his career (about which he said, "Every strike out brings me closer to the next home run.").

Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron went 0 for 5 his first time at bat with the Milwaukee Braves.

Stan Smith

Stan Smith was rejected as a ball boy for a Davis Cup tennis match because he was "too awkward and clumsy." He went on to clumsily win Wimbledon and the US Open...and eight Davis Cups.

Tom Landry, Chuck Noll, Bill Walsh, and Jimmy Johnson accounted for 11 of the 19
Super Bowl victories from 1974 to 1993. They also share the distinction of having the worst records of first-season head coaches in NFL history - they didn't win a single game.

Jonny Unitas and Joe Montana

Johnny Unitas's first pass in the NFL was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. Joe Montana's first pass was also intercepted. And while we're on quarterbacks, during his first season Troy Aikman threw twice as many interceptions (18) as touchdowns (9) . . . oh, and he didn't win a single game.

You think there's a lesson here?

Carl Lewis

After Carl Lewis won the gold medal for the long jump in the 1996 Olympic games, he was asked to what he attributed his longevity, having competed for almost 20 years. He said, "Remembering that you have both wins and losses along the way. I don't take either one too seriously."

Walt Disney

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because "he lacked imagination and had no good ideas." He went bankrupt several times before he built Disneyland. In fact, the proposed park was rejected by the city of Anaheim on the grounds that it would only attract riffraff.

Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz had every cartoon he submitted rejected by his high school yearbook staff. Walt Disney wouldn't hire him either : )

Fred Astaire

After Fred Astaire's first screen test, the memo from the testing director of MGM, dated 1933, read, "Can't act. Can't sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a little." He kept that memo over the fire place in his Beverly Hills home. Astaire once observed that "when you're experimenting, you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, that you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion."

And here is the reward for perseverance: "The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style."

Sidney Poitier

After his first audition, Sidney Poitier was told by the casting director, "Why don't you stop wasting people's time and go out and become a dishwasher or something?" It was at that moment, recalls Poitier, that he decided to devote his life to acting.

Lucille Ball

When Lucille Ball began studying to be actress in 1927, she was told by the head instructor of the John Murray Anderson Drama School, "Try any other profession."

Jerry Seinfeld

The first time Jerry Seinfeld walked on-stage at a comedy club as a professional comic, he looked out at the audience, froze, and forgot the English language. He stumbled through "a minute-and a half" of material and was jeered offstage. He returned the following night and closed his set to wild applause.

Harrison Ford

After Harrison Ford's first performance as a hotel bellhop in the film Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round, the studio vice-president called him in to his office. "Sit down kid," the studio head said, "I want to tell you a story...

The first time Tony Curtis was ever in a movie he delivered a bag of groceries. We took one  look at him and knew he was a movie star." Ford replied, "I thought you were supposed to think that he was a grocery delivery boy." The vice president dismissed Ford with "You ain't got it kid , you ain't got it ... now get out of here."

Michael Caine

Michael Caine's headmaster told him, "You will be a laborer all your life."

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin was initially rejected by Hollywood studio chiefs because his pantomime was considered "nonsense."

The Beatles

Decca Records turned down a recording contract with The Beatles with the evaluation, "We don't like their sound. Groups of guitars are on their way out." After Decca rejected the Beatles, Columbia records followed suit.

Elvis Presley

In 1954, Jimmy Denny, manager of the Grand Ole Opry, fired Elvis Presley after one performance. He told Presley, "You ain't goin' nowhere, son. You ought to go back to drivin' a truck."


Beethoven handled the violin awkwardly and preferred playing his own compositions instead of improving his technique. His teacher called him "hopeless as a composer." And, of course, you know that he wrote five of his greatest symphonies while completely deaf.

Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh sold only one painting during his life. And this, to the sister of one of his friends, for 400 francs (approximately $50). This didn't stop him from completing over 800 paintings.

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy flunked out of college. He was described as both "unable and unwilling to learn." No doubt a slow developer.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women, was encouraged to find work as a servant by her family.

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson had only seven poems published in her lifetime.

Richard Bach

18 publishers turned down Richard Bach's story about a "soaring eagle." Macmillan finally published Jonathan Livingston Seagull in 1970. By 1975 it had sold more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Richard Hooker

21 publishers rejected Richard Hooker's humorous war novel, M*A*S*H. He had  worked on it for seven years.

Dr Seuss

27 publishers rejected Dr. Seuss's first book, 'And To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street'.

Woody Allen

Woody Allen: "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to  achieve it through not dying. Eighty percent of success is showing up."

It's easy to think that somehow things are tougher, harder or 'different'
for us but, as this list of notable achievers shows, that's simply not true.

Yes, things can be tough, VERY tough even, but that doesn't give you
the right to resort to rationalisations, justifications or outright excuses
about why you can't be, do or have the things you want in life.

Come to think about it, maybe, just maybe, there's one thing that
we should all, each and every one of us, quit immediately...

...Telling ourselves why something can't be done!

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

You can start your own MAGIC Hundred journey today for just $4.95. Once you do, you'll never think of quitting again!

P.S - Thanks to Kalpesh for the email this evening that sparked this post : )

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Still Making These Elephant Mistakes When Setting Your Goals?

This is an oldie but goodie from my archive... felt like many people needed this today : )

Over the last 4 years my family and I have done a huge amount of travel throughout South East Asia where we’ve been priviledged enough to enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring surroundings whilst sharing real quality time together as a family.

These times are always amongst my favourite times of the year, reminding me of what I work so hard for the rest of the time… to learn, explore and discover with my family.

On a recent trip, I took my family to the Chiang Mai region in Northern Thailand, where mountains, jungle and amazing rivers combine to create a fantastic backdrop of colours, sights and sounds.

A true feast for the senses!

While we were there, we took an elephant jungle trek tour that allowed us an ‘elephants’ eye view of the jungle as we waded rivers, climbed hills and descended into deep valleys and gullies.

It was an amazing experience to see my children first fearful, then a little more relaxed and then outright excited and thrilled to be privileged enough to share this experience with the largest land mammal on the planet.

During one of our short stops to feed and reward the elephants with a handful of bananas and sugar cane, I noticed that the Mahout(elephant handler) simply popped a small rope on a stick into the ground and tied the elephant to it and walked off, leaving us on the elephant alone.

As I looked at the stick I wondered what foolishness must be going through this little man’s mind.

I mean, here we were, sitting on this huge mountain of muscle and raw power and the little fellow had hitched the thing to a really thin piece of rope that was tied to a stick no thicker than my thumb!

I fully expected the elephant to (in elephant-speak) laugh at this puny little thing, pull it out of the ground and walk off with my son Connor and I into the jungle never to be seen again.

But that didn’t happen.

The elephant didn’t walk off.

It didn’t even TRY to pull the stick from the ground.

It stayed exactly where it was waiting to be ‘released’ from its bondage.

When I got back to the camp, I asked the mahout about this and he explained a concept that had totally blown me away at the time, and still does to this day.

He told me “We train the elephants when they are very young by using thicker ropes and heavy beams or tree trunks. When the young elephant pulls, it is pulling against an immovable object and so soon tires and gives up.

Eventually, over a short time (and several smaller trees and sticks), the elephant stops pulling altogether, believing that the attempt is futile and will always end in failure.

It merely gives up.”

As a performance coach I couldn’t help thinking of many clients I’d worked with who were doing exactly the same thing in their lives.

People who were trained when young about what was possible and what was not when they were too weak to pull against these ideas and release themselves to being successful.

Now they’re all grown up, they’re like the elephant, unwilling to try because they’re so sure it’ll end in failure that they don’t even bother.

It made me think about about all the times I’d quit in the past and all of the people who write in to tell me of their own decision to do the same.

Everyone’s got goals, dreams and aspirations that they’ve have left by the wayside because some well-meaning friend or loved one told them ‘would only end in heartache and failure, so why bother?’ right?

Dreams that someone said were ‘silly’ or ‘childish’ or ‘unrealistic’.

But what if they’re not any of these things?

What if, just like this big, beautiful yet dumb creature we’ve have been conditioned to believe something that is totally and utterly untrue?

What if, just like the elephant, we could literally rip up the chains that are holding us down and walk off into our own jungle of success and happiness...if only we had the courage to pull, and keep on pulling in order to bring about the things we want?

We can you know!

Many, many people who once led lives of total and utter desperation now live lives that most of us would consider pure fantasy with houses, planes, boats, cars, money and above all, happiness that would never have been theirs if they hadn’t ‘pulled against the rope’ that was telling them they couldn’t possibly win.

You CAN, but will you?

Will you write that book that the small voice inside of you tells you that no-one will ever read?

Will you take that trip to those places you always dreamed of but that your wallet tells you that you can’t afford?

Will you finally lose that weight or shift that body fat that your ‘slow metabolism’ insists won’t go?

Will you buy that house, start that business, learn that language.....?

I could go on all day, but in the end, when all’s said and done, it’s you and ONLY you who can pull the stick from the ground and break free.

No-one is going to do it for you.

No-one CAN do it for you.

You, and only you have the power to do this.

Start TODAY!

(Please don’t send me any hate mail. I am not an elephant hater. On the contrary, I love and respect them. ‘Dumb’ only refers to their inability to recognise and use the awesome power that they have, yet aren’t using. : )

Truth, Hoy and Love

Dax Moy

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Become A Different You If You Want To Achieve Your Goals

Most people don't get the 'different you' concept.

They think I'm nuts when I explain it to them but nonetheless it exists.

In fact, it exists to such a degree that if you ignore it or fail to take action on it, you'll be doomed to a life exactly like you've got right now. Right this minute.

What's the Different You Rule?

It simply states that what you're getting out of life right now is the result of the thoughts you've thought. the words you've spoken and the actions you've taken up to this point.

In other words, the YOU that you've become.

It also states that, if you're not happy with the results you're currently experiencing, that the only way to change things is to become a different you.

It's cause and effect.

And it crosses EVERY single area of your life from health, to wealth to happiness and beyond.

But today let's look at wealth.

How much are you currently earning from your business or job?

Whatever the number,good or bad, you're not earning that because of the environment, the economy or any other external reason that many of us like to blame.

You're earning it because of who YOU are, right now, this minute!

Stands to reason then, that if that number is lower than what you want from life, that YOU need to become someone else, someone more than who you are right now.

In fact, I believe that every single rung of the income ladder requires that you become a different you.

You need to be a different you to go from $20,000 to $40,000.

You need to be a different you to go from $40,000 to $80,000.

And you DEFINITELY need to be a VERY different you to go from $100,000 to $1,000,000!

It's a shame more people don't 'get' this.

They think that the techniques and strategies they used to to get from $20,000 to $40,000 will work to get them all the way to $100,000.

They won't.

They can't!

At $20,000 the YOU that you are is thinking very differently. The YOU that you are is thinking of how to accomplish $40,000. The YOU that you are is taking the actions and the risks equal to the task of achieving $40,000.

But that YOU isn't ready for $100,000...


Oh, that YOU thinks you are but you're not.

In fact, if you insist on remaining the $40,000 YOU whilst trying to get to $100,000 you'll fail.

You'll have a good month, you'll have a bad month.

You'll sell a few ebooks, then it'll stop selling.

You'll get a better job then lose it or stagnate in your new position for years.

No doubt about it, trying to earn $100,000 whislt being a $40,000 you is one step forward, two steps back.

And it's frustrating as hell!

I know.

I resisted growing into the me I had to be in order to break the six-figure barrier and I experienced the success/failure two-step over and over again.

I wasted time, I wasted money, I wasted energy and I wasted passion on watching my ideas do 'so-so' when, on paper at least, they should have been stunning successes.

Then I hit on the Different You Rule and everything changed... almost overnight!

I realised that the different me I had to be had to risk failure more often (I'd been playing it safe).

I realised that the different me had to think bigger (I'd been thinking small - even though it didn't feel like it at the time)

I realised that the different me had to invest in my future (Up til then I'd considered many things to be expenses rather than investments).

And most of all, I realised that the different me needed a mentor to coach and guide me (Up to then I'd done the whole loner 'thing' and thought that success and failure were down to me alone).

I don't know what YOU you need to be, only you can answer that, but whatever it is, there's no doubt that you need to be more than you are now.

Now, it's up to you what you're going to do about becoming that YOU but whatever it is, I suggest you stop 'thinking about it' and get to it. After all, every day you're not working toward being the YOU who has the house, the car, the business, the lifestyle, the travel the adventure and the relationships you truly want, is another day where you're actively choosing to keep things exactly as they are.

If you're happy with thing as they are then fine, do nothing.

If not... then hustle!

To the successful YOU I know you can be!

Dax Moy

Monday, 6 October 2008

Dax's New MAGIC Hundred Video!

It's arrived!

My New MAGIC Hundred Inspirational video is finished at last and I really want you to see it.

All you have to do is copy and paste the code blow, put your name on the end of the code and sit back and watch.

Here's the code:

Please, when you've watched the video, leave me a comment to tell me what you thought of if. It would mean a lot to me : )

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

Oh, and if you think someone you know will like the video, send 'em the link (and don't forget to add THEIR name on the end so that it works right away : )

Dax's New MAGIC Hundred Video!

Thursday, 2 October 2008

It's Not Too Late

I've gotten a bunch of emails over the last week from
everyone who started the MAGIC Hundred on the 22nd
marking the last 100 days of 2008.

As you'll recall, the idea is to finish the year strong,
push hard, drive onward and upward and, well,
simply achieve more than most people are willing
to believe possible.

Well, we had literally HUNDREDS of new people join the
challenge on the 22nd BUT it appears that lots of people
for whatever reason didn't hear about it.

Not only didn't they hear about it in time, but many people
who have since gone on to find out about it are kicking
themselves because they think it's too late.

Well, look, it's not!

It's not too late to join the program and achieve some
great goals before the end of 2008.

So what if your 100 days overrun the end of the year?

It just means that you get a head start on 2009 right? : )

So look, if you're even considering joining the program, 
then come on and do it.

It's not too late.

You'll still get the program, the audios, the workbooks
the MAGIC Hundred software and the membership 
to the magic hundred club. You won't miss out.

But you WILL speed up your results massively.

I promise you.

Pop on over to and 
join the program today and you'll be sure of a strong
finish to 2008.

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

20 Recipes For Failure In ANY Business or Job

One of my new readers, Michael just sent me this in an email and I thought it too good not to share.

After all, if we're looking for success it makes sense to look out for what might serve to trip us up doesn't it?

Check out the list and see if you've any of these failure ingredients and, if you have take action right away to set things right...

1. No Written Goals--
Doesn't know what s/he wants out of life and has no direction.

2. No Commitment--Does not put forth action.

3. Only Interested in Personal Profits--
Doesn't care about helping OTHERS succeed.

4. No Answering Machine or answering service.
Does not make him/herself easily accessible.

Has not taken the time to learn.

6. Doesn't Follow-up on prospects and customers.

7. Gives Up Easily--usually quits within the first 90 days.

8. Gets Discouraged Easily--
Lets small problems and inconveniences stand in his/her way.

9. Lazy--
Wants to reap the rewards of others’ labors without working.

10. Doesn't Handle Complaints from customers.

11. Doesn't Recognize or Acknowledge others’ accomplishments.

12. Doesn't nurture his/her business on a consistent basis.

13. Blames the company, the products, the marketing plan,
lack of support from others, etc. Doesn't realize that if others
can succeed under similar circumstances, s/he can too.

14.Too Impatient--
Wants to make big money too soon. Is not willing to pay the price.

15. Takes "No" Personally--
Doesn't realize that "No" only means not now;
give me a good reason to say "Yes."
Stops calling people the first time s/he hears a "No."

16. Can't Cope with Changes from the company.
Isn't willing to be flexible in thinking.

17. Spends Too Much Time getting organized
and too little time present the program to prospects and customers.

18. Has An Unprofessional Appearance
(the equivalent in online marketing would be a poorly developed
and poorly organized signature line and/or poor spelling).

19. Thinks S/he Knows Everything--
is unwilling to take guidance from others.

20. Doesn't Read or keep up with what is going on in the industry.

Dax Moy

Monday, 22 September 2008

The 5 Golden Rules Of Goal Achievement

It doesn't matter what goals you're pursuing, the rules to getting them are the same.

Watch this simple, short video to see if you're applying the 5 goldens goal getting rules to your goals.

Well, are you using them?

If not, get to it!

There are only 100 days left of 2008 as I write this. Are you going to commit to making them all they can be... or are you going to 'hope' it turns out ok?

Your choice

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

Friday, 19 September 2008

Last 100! Finish Strong!

You know, Monday marks the last 100 days of 2008 and the last chance to complete a FULL MAGIC hundred this year.

I'm hoping that you're still following your MAGIC Hundred plan but if you're not then I hope you'll re-write your goals this weekend and join me and thousands of others who're going to push hard for the finish line for the rest of the year.

You game?

If you are, just post a response below so I can see who's with me and who's going to be taking it easy : )

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

Sunday, 14 September 2008

You Only Get Rewards For 'Done'!

I originally posted this on my personal trainer success blog but I got so many emails about it that I thought I'd post it here too...

Every single day I get emails from my readers asking me to help them with achieving their goals.

"What am I doing wrong?" They ask.

"I'm doing everying I'm being told to do by all the success authors and goals experts!"

"I'm doing my intentioning, my visualisation, my positive thinking...

I'm doing all of it but I still haven't seen any real difference in achieving my goals. What am I doing wrong????"

This kind of question used to baffle me, both personally and as a success coach. I'd think to myself, 'they seem to be doing everything right, what's the problem here?'.

Then, one day when I found myself going through a sticking point with my business and financial goals, I stumbled across the answer and, since I did, I've managed to see not only my own profits explode but those of every student I work with.

The answer?

The focus on 'doing' instead of 'done'.

You see, we all seem get ADD when it comes to our own success. Especially our finances.

We have attention deficit disorder to the degree that we feel that the success we're looking for can only be achieved by doing.

"Do more!" becomes our mantra as we attempt to add to our bottom line.

So we do more.

We start another report... even though the last one isn't finished yet.

We create a second website... even though the first isn't converting yet.

We run another ad series... even though the last one hasn't finished or its effectiveness measured.

(And we do the same with our adventure, relationship, adventure and education goals too)

We do more and more and more.

But doing more doesn't really cut it when it comes to success. We don't get paid for what we're DOING. If we did then most of us would be millionaires by now.

The truth of the matter is, you only get paid for what you've DONE.

Obvious really, but most truths are.

Nonetheless, this is the most critical lesson you'll ever learn about achievement in ANY field of endeavor.

Get stuff done!

It bears repeating; you only get paid for DONE.

It's great having a goals list and I'll be the first to agree that compiling, writing and referring to a list helps us to stay focused, but never lose sight of what the list is for. It's for measuring what we've DONE.

Not what we hope to do.

Not what we intend to do.

Not what we'd like to do.

Not even what we're going to get around to doing.

A goals list is to track what we've DONE.

The moral?

Get stuff done! : )

Don't use 'doing' as an excuse for failing to complete... anything!

Get stuff done and you'll see your life change overnight.

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

P.S - I made no money, made no impact on people's lives and had no means to leave my mark on the world while I was DOING the writing of The Magic Hundred.

But when it was done.... EVERYTHING changed!

Get it done, my friends!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

MAGIC Hundred Intro Video

As you're aware, the new site launches next week in time for my 21st birthday.

OK, ok, it's my 38th : )

We have a bunch of really great new graphics, book covers and additional reading material added to the program this time round as well, of course, as the re-write of the book itself. (That's been MAJOR for me!)

Anyway, as part of the whole relaunch I had a little MAGIC Hundred video put together.

What do you think?

Drop me a line in the comment box : )

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Why The Law Of Attraction Doesn't Work Part 2 - Positive Thinking

Yesterday's post about why the law of attraction doesn't work seems to have gotten quite a few people thinking.

Granted, there are only 4 comments on the blog (shame because there were same great posts to me personally) but there were over 200 emails received as a result of the posting so clearly, the subject is getting people really thinking.

What amazed me most is that I expected a lot more 'argument' in support of the popular view of the law of attraction yet I actually received far, far more mail telling me I'd helped people understand how it works and, interestingly, to feel less guilty or like a failure (their words) when they couldn't manifest what the law of attraction had been promising them.

What they DID ask, however, was if the law of attraction had a fatal flaw in it, did that hold true for the other success 'laws'?

Good question, let's find out shall we?

Part Two

I've given over 80 talks about mindset and goal achievement in the last 12 months to groups ranging from 20 to 2000 coming from all walks of life and practically every nation on the planet.

Whenever I begin one of my talks I always lay out the three 'big myths' about achieving your goals and why falling for them can cost you not only your goals but your passion and your happiness too.

Yesterday I covered myths 1 and 2 so today I wanted to cover the myth of positive thinking as I believe that this is probably the most pervasive and negatively impactful myth around achievement and success that most people fall for.

Now, don't get me wrong; I'm a big positive thinker myself focusing upon the possible rather than the impossible, on the can rather than the can't and on the power, possibility and promise of a situation rather than the drain, strain and lack of gain that most people seem to focus on.

But that doesn't mean that I believe positive thinking creates positive results in and of itself.

You see, depite what most people think, positive thinking has very little power to create the end-result you're most looking for whether that's earning more money, getting a better job or living the lifestyle of your dreams. Or anything else for that matter.

Now, if you've read around success literature very much then you'll probably disagree with me on this. I don't blame you, this is how we've been trained to think. This is what we've been told is true by practically every success coach and goal guru for the last 150 years.

But lets think on this a little...

Imagine you're sitting on the road in the middle of the highway.

You've a massive smile on your face and you're thinking happy, positive thoughts as the traffic whizzes by you at 70 miles an hour. You feel pretty good!

You're confident and positive that no harm will befall you.

Question: How long do you think your positive thinking will keep you from harms way?

Another example from Tony Robbins own collection of thoughts on the subject....

You walk out in to your garden and smile and say over and over "There's no weeds, there's no weeds, there's no weeds"

You follow this little ritual on a daily basis for six months or even a year, maintaining a positive attitude to your garden.

What do you think will happen?

Weeds right?

So look, positive thinking isn't the be all and end all of getting what you want.

Yes, it's an important part (after all, negativity certainly doesn't help ANYTHING) but positivity by itself only creates what I call 'Happy Fool Syndrome' where you maintain a smile despite whatever else is going on in your life. Sure, it's a better approach than going through life with a frown but it definitely won't guarantee your success in anything.

You see, positivity is only valuable to the degree that it gets you to take positive ACTION.

If you maintain a smile but don't DO the things that are PROVEN to create success then success simply won't come. It can't!

Only action changes anything, positive thinking doesn't.

So here's the test.

Stop judging your probability for success based upon how positive you're thinking, start judging it only on the actions you took toward making the goal happen; no matter how small.

Eating right and drinking right are far more likely to give you the body and the health you desire than thinking positive about your health alone.

Studying for a new skillset, starting your own business or getting a promotion at work are more likely to help you get the big house on the hill than just thinking positive about your lifestyle.

Thinking positively, on the other hand changes nothing unless it gets you to take action, action, action.

By all means, maintain a sunny, cheery disposition and a 'can do' attitude to life. I'm not knocking it, but make EVERY day a day where you took action on that positivity and things will change more than you'd ever believe.

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

P.S - If you're still not convinced about what I'm saying here, try this experiment.

Trial 1 -

1. Get a stopwatch and press start.
2. Think about making a cup of tea or coffee.
3. Get your mind to the place where you REALLY want that drink.
4. Think positively about getting your coffee.
5. Wait for the coffee to come and keep the timer running.

Trial 2 -
1. Get a stopwatch and press start.
2. Think about making a cup of tea or coffee.
3. Turn on the kettle and prepare the cups with coffee.
4. When kettle boils, pour water into cup.
5. Drink first sip then hit Stop on stopwatch.

Which was faster?

Action wins, right!

Look, think positive all you want, I highly recommend it, but measure the effectiveness of that positivity only by what you DO as a result of it,

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Why The Law Of Attraction Doesn't Work Part 1

It's true you know, despite what you've heard, despite what you've
read, despite what all the success guru's have told you, the law of
attraction doesn't work.

I know, I know, it's hard to take in isn't it?

After all, like many people you've probably been pinning all your
hopes on 'attracting' success and happiness and wealth into your
life by thinking positive thoughts, by focusing on what you want
from life and by 'intentioning' the life you want for yourself.

If you're a true believer in the 'Law' of Attraction you've
probably also been practicing gratitude, telling yourself that
'thoughts become things' and reminding yourself as often as you can
that you 'become what you think about'.

In short, you've been doing everything you're 'supposed' to do to
activate the law of attraction but, well, where has it got you?

If you're healthier, wealthier, wiser and happier as a result then
congratulations. You probably don't need to read on any further.
You've obviously found a way to make the law work in your life.

However, if you're like the bulk of people who follow the law of
attraction philosophies and yet are still struggling to find the
happiness, contentment and success you're seeking then read on
because I'm about to reveal the REAL 'secret' to the law of
attraction and show you how you can apply it in your life to
achieve dramatic, often immediate results.

But before I do, let me tell you what the Law of Attraction is NOT,
that way you'll stop wasting your time and energies on things that don't
produce results in your life.

The Law of Attraction is NOT:

You become what you think about.

I know, I know, I'm going against what practically every motivational
and self help guru has been telling us for as long as we can remember.

In fact, I myself believed this until recently and often taught this principle
to anybody and everybody who would listen. But I was wrong.

You DON'T become what you think about at all. If you did then most
teenage boys would turn into pretty young girls!

A silly comparison I know, but no less silly than the idea that we really become
what we think about.

There are many, many things we think about every day and some that we feel strongly and emotionally attached to but we don't become that thing.

What about 'Thoughts become things'? Right or wrong?

Well, in the truest physical and even metaphysical sense, thoughts are made of energy and energy is a 'thing' so I guess it's right, but that's not what most success gurus are talking about. They're telling us that by shaping a thought we can manifest that object into the real world and truly make the thought a thing.

Certainly, true of many things. We have ideas and, once we take action on them they 'manifest' in the sense that we build or create them either with our own hands or in factories.


Not always.

In fact, not even often.

We have thousands of thoughts a day but they don't all turn into something in the way that Law of Attraction supporters tell us they will.


Because, what you think about is only a tiny, tiny portion of attraction.

Thoughts DON'T become things.

Thoughts, if thought often enough and with enough intensity, tend to become feelings... NOT things.

Feelings, if felt often enough and with enough intensity, tend to become emotions... NOT things.

Emotions, if felt often enough and with enough intensity, tend to drive us to take action. (E- Motion!)

And action, no matter how small, if taken consistently, allows you to BE, DO and HAVE.... Things!

It's no surprise that the law of attraction contains the word ACTION. Nor is it a surprising that the word satisfaction contains the word ACTION either (In fact, satisfaction literally means 'enough action')

The real power behind the 'secret' law of attraction is simply getting yourself to think the thoughts and feel the feelings that make you want to take action. You do this by following your dreams and pursuing the goals that you REALLY want to happen rather than those that others tell you are realistic.

In other words, you get them by getting your butt up off the couch and DOING SOMETHING about them rather than thinking about them. Not what most people want to hear, I know, but true nonetheless.

Tomorrow I'll tell you about another success fallacy and how to stop it from holding you back from your dreams but in the meantime I hope you'll do 2 things.

First, be sure to leave me a comment about this post. I'm sure that many of you have a bunch to say about it and I'd genuinely love to hear from you.

Second, write down, think about and then take action on just 1 goal and write it down here in the blog. Just by doing so you move that tiny bit closer to making it real.

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

P.S - Before you think I'm a 'doubter' or cynic, let me tell you, I'm studying a masters degree in metaphysics and absolutely love the subjects I'm studying as well as the hundreds of books I've already read on the subject. I just believe that attracting success into your life is about more than positive thinking.If you think so too then you might want to check out and find out how to go from goal SETTING to goal GETTING faster than any positive thinking program ever will.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Amazing Video From Conversations With God

A few days ago I told you about one of my favourite books, Conversations With God and how it's an amazing goal achievement and life success program in and of itself and that it has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with becoming happy and... complete.

Well, many of you wrote me to tell me you've bought the book and are already falling in love with it but for those who're still unsure, check out this video.

Personally, I love the message. I'd love to hear what you think!

CLICK HERE: To Watch it (We deactivated it from the site as it plays automatically)

Truth, Joy and Love

Dax Moy

Friday, 22 August 2008

From Rocky Beginnings... The Birth and Re-birth Of The MAGIC Hundred

My second edition of The MAGIC Hundred is releasing on 20th September (my 38th Birthday) so I thought I'd share a little of the new material I've added.

It's a bit different...

Like most of the authors of ‘success systems’ and goal setting programs, I didn’t just happen upon the principles that I now call The MAGIC Hundred. I found them partly through extensive searching and researching and partly through trial and error and, truth be told, largely by luck.

Let me set the story for you….

I grew up on several of Central London’s housing estates that had been built and reserved for the poorest of London’s residents and where practically every family was either legitimately on welfare due to genuine financial hardship, or else conning the welfare system by making claims whilst working for cash and avoiding taxes.

The areas I lived in were high in poverty, high in crime, high in violence and high in alcohol abuse and low in just about anything that could even remotely come close to the kind of life that anyone would ever call satisfying, let alone successful.

And that was true of my home too.

My mother genuinely loved her three sons, of which I was the oldest, and tried her hardest to make sure that there was always food on the table and that we were always clean, well dressed and well cared for but struggled against the fact money was scarce and that what little there was, was often taken for booze by my alcoholic stepfather who would disappear for days at a time on drink binges leaving us with cornflakes and little else and return, more often than not, in violent rages where he would beat my mother, us kids or both.

So we spent a lot of our free time playing outside in the streets so that we could make believe and pretend that what was happening at home wasn’t and that life was better than it really was.

My brother Kaz and I would often resort to stealing milk and bread off of other people’s doorsteps on the way to school and call it breakfast and then line up for seconds of our free school lunches to make sure we got enough to eat as well as resorting to the occasional shoplifting whenever the opportunity to grab a chocolate bar or packet of cookies presented itself.

Looking back, my brother and I became pretty feral in many respects, dealing with bullies at school who would pick on us because of our many times repaired hand-me-down clothing as well as the bullies on the housing estates who would want to take from us what little we had for no other reason than the fact that they wanted it. By necessity we learned to take care of ourselves pretty well and, though we always did our best to keep ourselves to ourselves, found that we had to fight almost every day whether at school, at home or on the journey in between.

As our childhood years passed us by nothing about our lives really changed. There were still drunken arguments and beatings at home, still fights with ‘outsiders’ whenever we went out and, of course, still no money.

In the UK around November 5th each year we’d have Guy Fawkes night in celebration of Fawkes’ failed plot to blow up parliament in 1605. It was customary in the 1970’s and 80’s for children up and down the UK to make effigies of Guy Fawkes from old clothing and masks and stand on street corners shouting “Penny for the Guy” at the passers buy who would, if you were lucky, slip you a few pennies, ostensibly to buy fireworks which you’d set off on the evening of the 5th around a massive bonfire on which you’d burn the Guy you’d made.

Kaz and I would often have no spare clothes to make our Guy with so I’d end up sitting my brother in a baby buggy or a box, stuff his clothing with newspaper to make him look more like a ‘real’ Guy and put the finishing touches by making a mask from a paper plate and drawing on a face. Pull on a hood so you couldn’t see hair or skin and, Bob’s your uncle, we had a Guy.

On a good day we’d make several pounds from passers by, which was a lot in those days and, after buying ourselves a few bars of chocolate and the odd comic book, we’d hurry off home and give most of the rest to my mum so that she could either buy dinner or feed the electricity meter. She never asked, we just did it. Come to think of it, I don’t think we ever bought fireworks with that money.

The fighting continued. Both at home and outside.

As kids, we couldn’t do much about what went on at home. We were too young, too small and too scared to stand up to my dad, but one evening in 1982 we found a way to deal with the bullies.

After watching Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 3 and still with ‘The Eye Of The Tiger’ ringing in our ears, Kaz and I joined our local boxing club and quickly found that we were not only good, we were very good.

A combination of streetwise self confidence, natural aggression and, in reflection, a burning anger at what life had dealt us up to that point made us both extremely dangerous adversaries to face in the ring and we revelled in the attention and praise lavished upon us by the tough east-end coaches who trained us.

Within a very short period of time the discipline and toughness of the boxing training began to pay off. We were both asked to box in competition first representing the club locally, then the borough, then the region and then for all of London. We kept on winning and found our faces plastered over the sports section of the local newspapers almost every other week.

We were celebrities. We thought we’d made it.

We were wrong.

Seems that, whilst your average bully is far less likely to pick on a champion boxer, gangs of kids with nothing better to do but stand on street corners spraying graffiti and smashing streetlamps are less put off from doing so. I found this out when I was 13 or so and was beaten up by a group 16 year olds who felt I was too big for my boots because I’d been in the papers again that week. They decided they’d teach the boxer how to fight for real. And their lesson was a thorough one which included detaching the cartilage from my nasal bone, among other things.

After that, my life became a blur of tit for tat battles with my new ‘teachers’. They’d pick a fight and usually win, I’d wait until one of them was alone and get him back and he’d tell his friends and they’d get me all over again. It wasn’t great but at least it was predictable. You never had to worry about whether or not trouble would find you on any given day. It would. Always. You just never knew when.

My grandfather had served in World War 2 with the paratroopers and the S.A.S, or so he’d told me when I was small. I used to love his war stories and tales of secret missions behind enemy lines and was totally army barmy, promising myself that as soon as I was old enough I’d join up, travel the world and live a life totally different to the one I’d been shown up to that point.

I was only 13 so I still had a few years to go but I joined the army cadets to get a feel for what the army might be like. A youth club with combat clothing and rifles arranged around a military rank system, the army cadets became my home away from home for the next few years with almost every weekend given over to assault courses, shooting weekends, bivouacs, survival exercises and adventure training.

I became supremely fit, running 20-30 miles a week with a 35lb pack and gaining my proficiency in numerous weapons as well as gaining the rank of sergeant that required me to learn how to lecture and train the younger cadets in everything from navigation to weapon handling to survival training. I was just 15 by this point and was pretty much a shining star in this closed little community of the cadets.

At home though, it was like we were caught in a time warp.

We still lived in a dump, my dad still drank and hit my mum (though he hit us kids less now as we were getting bigger) and kids in gangs still wanted a piece of me whenever they clapped eyes on me.

I couldn’t wait to get into the army.

At 15 I applied to join the ‘Junior Leaders’. These are kids who have leadership potential who are to be trained for rapid rank acceleration once they reach age 18. They couldn’t, at that time, go to war until they were 17 ½ but they were trained exactly like their adult counterparts… though paid much less.

I emotionally blackmailed my mum into letting me join and attended the selection weekend for the elite Parachute Regiment and passed with flying colours. I was still too young to join but they told me that a place would await me as soon as I graduated secondary school at 16 ½ . Life was definitely looking rosy.

Or so I thought.

Then, one night not too long before my sixteenth birthday I woke up to the sounds of my mum screaming. My dad was drunk again and showing my mum how much of a man he was. I’d grown up with this all my life and I was kind of used to it and ignored it for a while until suddenly there was a different quality to my mum’s screams. A different pitch. One that told me she was in serious trouble.

I jumped out of bed, ran into the living room and headed straight for my dad and punched him as hard as I could in the ribs.

Only I didn’t punch him.

As I pulled my hand away I saw that, without understanding how it got there, there was a 7 inch hunting knife that I used on my cadet weekends. It was covered in blood, as was my hand and the side of my dad’s shirt from where blood was escaping from the puncture wound to his heart that I’d given him.

I’d stabbed my dad through the heart and didn’t even know I’d done it until after the fact.

It was only the first aid I’d been trained in as an army cadet that saved his life and, ultimately, saved me from going to jail for murder. That, and the fact that when he came around eventually he refused to press charges against me.

Soon after I quit school. It was six months until my final exams and I’d done well enough to ensure that I’d pass with very good grades but I couldn’t face another day there and instead went off to live in Wales where I could train in the mountains and get fit for the army.

So there I was. Sixteen years of age. Homeless. Broke. Unemployed. Unqualified. Attempted murderer….

But don’t feel sorry for me.

I certainly don’t.

There’s nothing to feel sorry for.

Fast-Forward 21 years.

Fast-forward Airborne forces, Royal Marines and and back to civilian life again.

Fast-forward getting married and having 4 children.

Fast-forward numerous dead-end jobs from bodyguard to builder, sewer worker to street sweeper and everything in between.

Fast-forward setting up my own personal training business, becoming an industry leader and a published author.

Fast-forward to today where I now run 5 separate businesses, earn 6-figures a year, appear on TV, radio and magazines and spend several months of the year travelling to far flung parts of the world with my family.

How life changes!

Truth, Joy and Love


The MAGIC Hundred is currently available at

Dax Moy's Favorite Goal Achievement and Success Book

It's been a while...

I’ve not written in about 3 weeks as I’ve been enjoying my family summer vacation in my favourite placed on earth; Thailand.

I’ve been mostly chilling out with my family, exploring the island on our motorcycles, swimming off of pristine powder-white beaches and soaking up some of the 36 degrees sunshine.


I’ve also been doing a fair bit of reading whilst I’m here, having read and re-read more than 9 books in the last 2 weeks and filling my mind with new and inspiring ideas for when I get home.

One of the books I’ve just finished reading is a book I’ve read more than 10 times in the last 3 years and one which I believe to be the most important book I’ve EVER read.

No, it’s not think and grow rich

No, it’s not the science of getting rich

No, it’s not the secret

In fact, it’s nothing to do with wealth, accumulation or law of attraction at all.
And yet…

From what I’ve learned in this book I’ve been able to created and recreate an amazing life and lifestyle for my family.
The book?

Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walshe

Now, hold on!

Before you dismiss the book on religious grounds, on the teachings of your pastor or rabbi or other religious leader or because you’re ‘Not into all that god stuff; let me put you at your ease.

Conversations with god is not a religious doctrine. It doesn’t support one religion or another. ( its fact, many, have claimed it to be blasphemers because it speaks of god outside religious contexts) .

The book is a MUST read if for no other reason than this;

It tells you how to get what you want.

EVERYTHING you want.

I’m not kidding!

Rather than merely stating that ‘thoughts become things’, ( a philosophy I don’t agree with ) it explains how thoughts can, will and DO become things when a certain ‘formula’ is followed.

It’s not a ‘secret’ formula.

It’s not a ‘hidden’ formula.

It’s not some long, lost, forgotten formula.

It’s a formula so obvious and so much in plain sight that it’s amazing that more people don’t use it.

Want to know it?

Here it is!

Thought-word-action equals results

This tells us that thoughts become things ONLY if we speak or write the thoughts and then take action on them.

Think a thought all you want to but if you fail to write it down or tell others about it and you fail to act upon it, then the power that enables that thought to become a thing simply ‘dries up’, it goes away and the result never manifests.

That’s why most people ‘fail’ (they never truly fail, they just get a result they didn't necessarily want), because they had a thought and failed to talk about it or write about it often enough and failed to take even the tiniest of actions to manifest it.

Conversely, that’s why the magic hundred is so powerful and why people achieve so much.

They have their thought about what they want to be, do and have. They write them down and speak about them daily and they take action on them every day.

Hardly rocket science is it?

But then, I guess, when you’re one of the very few people actually bringing their goals to life, it is really a kinda magic.

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

P.S- whenever I recommend conversations with god to anyone, I’m always asked about my religious backgrounds.

I have none

I have no religious connection or belief though I respect them all.

I’ve read the Bible, the Koran, sections of the Talmud, the Torah, the Bhagavad-gita, I’ve read on Buddhism, Sikhism, Sufism, Taoism and paganism as well as Gnostic and Atheism.

I have found more similarity than differences between them all and have chosen to enjoy the differences as subtle ‘flavors’ within the whole so to speak.

I believe in God, certainly, but personally don’t find the need to become attached to one name in particular, nor one book, nor one ‘messenger’.

So now you know ☺

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Start Today For Success

"Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time whichevery day produces, and which most men throw away. " - Charles Caleb Colton

How true that quote is huh?

Most of us go through life 'putting off until tomorrow' again and again and again thinking that they have all the time in the world to get what they want from life, yet in doing so they're literally throwing away great chunks of their life.

Chunks that they'll never get back.

It's been said that a great life is merely a series of great years,
that a great year is but a series of great month, that a greatmonth is but a series of great weeks and that, ultimately a great week is nothing more than 7 great days strung together.

Achieving a great life sounds simple when you think of it that way
doesn't it?

Yet it's so easy to fall into the habit of living this principle in reverse, stringing together bad days into bad weeks, into badmonths into bad years and then looking back with regret on a lifetime that feels like it's been wasted.

Don't make this mistake.

It's not too late to really make a difference and achieve something amazing with the 175 daysthat are left of 2008.

175 days could see you a lot fitter than you are now, a lot healthier, a lot wealthier.

It could see you become an author, starting your own business,travelling to far flung places or any other number of wonderful things.


But you've got to start.

Don't waste another day.

Your life depends upon it!

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

P.S - If you really want to suck as much life out of the next 100 days as possible then grab yourself a copy of the magic hundred over at

There simply isn't a faster way to go from goal SETTING to goal GETTING!

Monday, 7 July 2008

Are You Committing This Success Sin?

"It must be borne in mind that the great tragedy in life is not in
failing to reach all of your goals--it is in having no goals for
which you are reaching.

It is not a calamity if somehow you die with dreams unfulfilled but
it is a calamity not to dream.

It is not a disgrace if you fail to reach the stars, but it is a
disgrace if you have no stars for which you are reaching.

It is not a disaster if you fail to achieve your highest ideals,
but it is a disaster if you have no high ideals for which you are
striving. Not failure, but lower aim is sin."

Benjamin Elijah Mays – Former President Of Morehouse college

This is an amazing quote, don't you agree?

The first time I came across this quote I was quite literally
stunned by power of these simple truths and the recognition that
whenever we choose to settle for less of ANYTHING in this life we
diminish not only the results we achieve but the person we become.

I hope by reading this powerful message you've been reminded to
stretch, reach, grasp and take action on achieving everything you
want to be, do and have in this life.

I know I sure have!

Truth, Joy and Love

Dax Moy

P.S - If you're serious about committing to the kind of action that will ensure the power, passion and promise that makes for a life worth remembering then visit today!

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Dax Moy Booked On Oprah!

Well, not just yet but with your help, I WILL be... and within the next 100 days!

(That means that in order for me to accomplish this as a Magic Hundred Goal it'll have to be completed by 7th October 2008)

See, after yesterday's post about being invited to meet the Queen I was sitting around thinking "Who else would I really like to meet? Who could really help me spread the message about achieving great success with their goals and dreams?"

Then I thought... "OPRAH!" and with that, my mad plan to get on Oprah was born : )

And I need YOUR help to accomplish this very, very, VERY tough goal within the next 100 days. (Do you know how hard it is to get on the show?)

I need you to visit this link and explain why you think that the MAGIC Hundred would be a great story for the viewers of the show.

It doesn't have to be an essay or anything but ANYTHING you can say to show the potency of the MAGIC Hundred approach (like how it's helped you or how different it is to other methods you've tried) will help make my goal a reality.

What's in it for you?

Well, there's a kind of unwritten rule that says that whenever you ask a person to do something for you, you should always make it clear what's in it for them.

In this case, I can't truly say that there will be anything in it for you.

There are no free gifts, no 'bonus' downloads, no money-off vouchers and such. Partly because I don't want 'bribery' to be the reason I get on the show and partly because I feel it would cheapen what I'm trying to do here.

So I guess there's NOTHING in it for you to help me.

But I hope you will.

I hope you have felt in some way touched by the MAGIC Hundred and see the true value in it not only for yourself but for those who have yet to learn that there's a better way to get the things you want from life.

If you do then please pop on over and tell Oprah's editorial team all about it at

It'll only take you around a minute but will make a huge difference not only to myself but to all those people who've never even heard about the program.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Dax Moy

P.S - If you DO petition Oprah then please leave a comment here on the blog so that I can figure out how many of you are involved in the 'totally unrealistic' and crazy goal of mine : )

P.P.S - You wouldn't believe how many of the things I've already accomplished have been totally unrealistic and crazy!

Dax Moy To Meet The Queen!

You know, since I first created The MAGIC Hundred I've been amazed at the power of my 'little goal achievement program' and both the speed and the size of the goals I've managed to accomplish over the years.

As I explain in the program, I went from a struggling £5 an hour gym instructor to a published author, journalist, TV fitness celebrity, gym owner, international speaker and the highest paid fitness professional in the UK.

I've been to the Amazon, the Australian Outback, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome and, well, too many great places to mention.

I've free falled over the Great Barrier Reef, Swam in Crocodile and Pirhana infested rivers, scuba dived with giant Manta Ray in the Red Sea and even survived the Tsunami with my family in Thailand (we were walking onto the beach as the wave came in!).

I've worked with A-List actors, world-ranked athletes, Best-Selling authors and multi-platinum selling pop and rock stars.

Yep, I've done a lot over the last few years and every single thing I've done can trace its roots back to the specific goals I've set as part of The MAGIC Hundred system I've been so fortunate to have been part of over these last few years.

Yet despite all of these successes there are still times when you feel the need to 'test' the system a little with something so specific, so 'out there' that you could never have predicted or expected it to happen.

So, in my most recent MAGIC Hundred I chose to set a goal that would truly test the program.

I wrote that I wanted to meet The Queen.

Just a little goal, right? : )

Well, it's funny how these things come together.

As soon as I decided to set this as a goal, I mentioned it to a few people and 'stuff' started to happen.

What kind of stuff?

The kind where, yesterday a letter arrived saying... "The Chief Of The General Staff Invites Mr Dax Moy to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace...." (The rest of the details and dates witheld for security).

It ssems that this year marks the Centenary of the Territorial Army and, as a former soldier and friend to someone who is currently serving, I've made the shorlist of guests.

So, I'm going to meet the Queen!

The MAGIC Hundred strikes again!

Once again proving that there's a mighty big difference between goal-setting and goal-getting.

If the program can help me write books, get on TV, meet and work with famous people, travel the world and meet someone as far outside of the normal worlds that most of us inhabit as you can possibly imagine (after all, how many people do YOU know who can personally introduce you to the Queen?) then it can pretty much do anything right?

So set your goals the MAGIC Hundred way today.

Set 'em big.

Then take the actions laid out in the program and bring 'em to life.

Truth, joy and love

Dax Moy

BTW - I'm planning some pretty big things for my next round of MAGIC Hundred goals. Some which will make meeting the Queen like pretty simple stuff...

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Thomas Edison's Success Formula

You know, I used to think that in order to become successful that I had to create unique ideas that no-one, not anothersoul on the planet had had and then do my best to market them before others had their own 'unique' ideas that were the same as mine (think about that for a second)

I used to think that if someone took one of my ideas and used it tomake money then they were somehow stealing something from me and weakening my position so that my own success would falter and that if I did the same with theirs that this somehow made ME a thief.

I used to think "I can't do that, it's already been done... I've missed the boat on this" and quit projects that I'd been passionate about because someone 'beat' me to bringing it to market.

I used to.

But not anymore.

Now I realise that no idea is truly unique but that each of us hasa unique way of applying (or failing to apply) our ideas to ourlives. Because of this, there is more than enough room forEVERY idea any of us ever have.

If this wan't the case then there would only ever be one of anytype of commodity or item in the world.

One type of car.
One type of TV.
One type of washing machine.
One type of [Insert what YOU do here]

But there's not is there?

There are hundreds, if not thousands of each of these things.

Why not one more?

Now I realise that every person who came before me and everyone who
follows gets an equal share of all the information and ideas of allthe generations who precede them. It doesn't make sense NOT to use

You wouldn't dismiss reading because someone else 'invented' it
would you?

You wouldn't rid your home of electricity because someone else beat
you to it?

You wouldn't pass up medical help because you had no hand in the
founding of medical knowledge, right?

So what if what you want to do is already in existence? If you want
to do it, and do it your way then do it!

Life isn't like school.

There's no teacher who's going to mark you down for copying the kid
next to you.

Copy all you want.... then improve.

Now I realise that Thomas Edison's formula for success is the
fastest, surest way to guarantee that you get what you want from

"...start where the last man left off."

See, you really don't have to re-invent the wheel. In fact, that's

just not smart.

It's wasteful.


You CAN paint the wheel the colour your want it.
You CAN use different materials.
You CAN make it bigger or smaller, wider or narrower.

You CAN.

So, if it feels like success has been eluding you and that your'unique' ideas never seem to go anywhere or that others 'beat youto it' before you get the rewards, then try Edison's approach.

Start where the last person left off and add your signature to an
existing success.

Try it today!

Dax Moy

P.S - It's always easier to improve on someone elses idea thanstart from scratch. That doesn't mean that the improvement isn'tjust as valuable (or more so) than the 'original' idea. The ideayou improve upon may change millions of lives whilst the one youinsist upon being original may never see the light of day... worththinking about!

My MAGIC Hundred program is based upon ideas that came from the work of those before me and has made me pretty wealthy by most people'sstandards whilst at the same time improving the lives of everyone who uses it...