13 Picks That Will Make You Happy

September 23, 2009 by Zen  
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Choosing the right sports picks to bet on takes a lot of time and research. It’s similar to choosing the right companies to invest in, no matter what people on Wall Street tell you. Sometimes a wild guess can get lucky, but most of the time it boils down to the amount of research you’ve put into deciding whether or not a team can win or lose against the spread. But this article isn’t about any of these things. It’s not about how to choose the right teams, or how to bet on sports. It’s about how to invest in your life. It’s about 13 Picks that won’t just increase your bank account but serve to increase the very quality of your life. If you bet on these 13 Picks we guarantee your life will improve.

Pick #1
— Did you know you’re dehydrated when you wake up? This makes you feel groggy and want to continue laying in bed. What you want to do in the morning before doing anything else is to go to your washroom and drink at least one glass of water. This will help give you a much needed energy boost to start off your day. Experiment for yourself, it works better than coffee (which actually dehydrates you).

Pick#2 — After you drink your glass of water, lie down comfortably in your bed and start reliving any memory in your past that makes you happy. Try your best to relive all the details of the memory.

Pick #3 — Next, write down 10 things you’re grateful for in your life. If you’re grateful for the sun, write that down. Grateful for the moon write that down. Just make a list of 10 things you’re grateful for in your life.

Pick #4 — Sit down and eat breakfast. Notice that I didn’t say stand up and eat breakfast. Don’t rush out of the house just to get to work. Sit down and pay attention to how the food actually tastes. Pay attention to the fine details in the food. The aroma, the way you chew it, the way the food is prepared.

Pick #5 — If you have time, take a 30 minute walk. You can do this when you go for lunch at work, or preferably you can do it before you even get to work. Walking can also be considered a form of meditation.

Pick #6 — If you work in an office don’t just sit down and figure out ways to kill time. Every moment that passes is a moment from your life that you’ll never get back. Most people sit down and count down the hours until they get to go home. Focus on the work at hand and quiet your mind.Absorb yourself in the work you’re doing.

Pick #7 — Spend time with your family. Do you really need a reason for this?

Pick #8 — Take a good multivitamin daily and Fish Oil. Fish Oil will do wonders for your health, just google it if you don’t believe me.

Pick #9
— Spend time writing down your immediate goals and your long term goals, and then work in the PRESENT moment to achieve them. Figure out what steps you can take immediately to accomplish your goals, and then do them.

Pick #10
— Keep at least $1000 in an Emergency Savings Account. I know you probably hear this all the time, but seriously, you should have some money put away for emergencies. If you don’t have an emergency savings account but you have money in a sports book… well, you know what to do.

Pick #11 — Record your favorite programs or start watching them online. Don’t just mindlessly sit in front of the television set and channel flip.

Pick #12 — Get as much sleep as you actually need. Stop setting an alarm. Go to sleep as soon as you feel tired and when you wake up make sure you get out of bed and follow pick #1 . It might get you yelled at by your boss, so start this regimen when you’re on vacation or have some time off work.

Pick #13 — Place a sports bet.

There you have it.  13 picks that will help to improve the quality of your life. We can’t believe people are busy paying for all sorts of pills before trying out these 13 picks.

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Sports Picks Action

September 21, 2009 by Zen  
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Many sports picks action gamblers appreciate the thrill of putting down large stakes of money on a single bet, and the rush that accompanies the feeling of a big win. Unfortunately, if this describes the way you bet there are going to be disastrous consequences. I’ll even give you 100 to 1 odds that you’ll face long term problems. What’s worse is that many people pay large amounts of money for sports picks and then end up action betting on them. In the betting world we call players like this; sports picks action players. This brief article will attempt to steer you away from being a sports picks action player and instead guide you in the way of the sharps.

Sports picks action players — Don’t Take Advice

At Zen Money we don’t want sports picks action players as customers. We have several reasons for this. For one reason, they tend to follow their instincts more than they follow our advice. This is fine, if their instincts were right most of the time… but usually they aren’t. We encourage all players to learn to trust their instincts, but only after they’ve properly fined tuned them. When you start off trying to trust your instincts you’re probably just trusting your mental chatter. It is only once you’ve learned how to turn down the volume knob on your mental chatter that you can begin to really trust your instincts. Meditation is a big part of this.

No Patience or Responsibility

These sorts of  players also tend to jump from one handicapper to another without really giving it a shot. They aren’t looking for small consistent winners. Instead, they’re looking for the one lucky sports pick that makes them big money (only to lose more in another single bet). If they lose a lot of money on a sports pick they’ll usually stop subscribing to the service (which is expected in some circumstances). But you can’t place a huge wager on a single sports pick and then be upset if it loses (unless the handicapper tells you to bet a huge amount).

They Bet for the Thrill of Gambling

Another thing we’ve noticed from sports picks action players is that they bet for the adrenaline rush of betting, not for the money that can actually be made from it. One way to find out if this applies to you is to do the following test; save up and make a large wager on a game (choose your own pick). After you win the bet do you feel extremely happy? Does this feeling of happiness dissipate after a while and make you want to bet again? If you lost the bet do you feel extremely upset? Has losing completely affected your mood? You don’t have to actually do this with real money, just imagine the feelings you’d feel after a big bet.

We’re going to let you in on a little secret. When we win a bet guess what we feel?… Nothing. It feels the same as saying the weather outside is nice, or the color of the sky is blue. This might be hard to believe, but we’ve developed an indifference to winning and losing. If we lose we feel exactly the same as if we win. The only difference is that we find more money in our account with which we can buy more things. If you’re a sports picks action player this sort of indifference could take you a long time to develop but you’ll get there. Don’t get us wrong, when we started betting, we were definitely sports picks action players. We made bets for the thrill of it. But now we bet to see the numbers increase in our bank accounts. If you’re planning on making a steady income from sports betting for years to come, you’ll have to learn the art of indifference.

How did we develop indifference to winning and losing? We came to a deep realization that all the money we win or lose from sports betting is borrowed money anyway. When we die, we don’t get to take our money with us, and we’re definitely not going to let outside circumstances like winning or losing a bet dictate our entire mood for days.

They Follow the Herd

It also seems these sorts of players like following crowds. Constantly judging whether or not to place a bet based on line movement isn’t what we do. That is to say, we don’t try to figure out whether or not a line is good based on betting against the public (or with the public for that matter). Instead, we judge beforehand whether or not we expect a sports pick to win. This is what the sharps do. They don’t analyze what the majority of people are betting on. Instead they make solid picks based on research, and watch as the majority of people attempt to decipher whether or not sharps are betting on the line.

If you’ve now determined that you’re a sports picks action player don’t worry. Like we said, we too were once in your position. For now, it’s best to stick with a handicapper that has proven results and try to develop indifference and an instinct for picking winners. Stay with us and we’ll help transform you from a sports picks action player to a sharp (not to mention you’ll make some decent money along the way). If you haven’t already, sign up here for our zen money picks.

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How To Reprogram Yourself To Make Money (How Meditation Can Make You Money Cont’d)

September 2, 2009 by Zen  
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Hopefully you’ve read our how meditation can make you money article before starting to read this. The purpose of this article is to teach you how to change your negative thought patterns to positive ones, which in turn, will help make you money. Okay, so let’s get started.

By now, you should already have compiled a written list of the negative thought patterns  continuously looping in your head. Most people will have ten common negative thought patterns that play on repeat. Common ones are, “I’m too poor”, “I have too much debt”, “I was born with bad genes”, “I just don’t have it in me to make a lot of money”, “no one makes money gambling and sports-betting”… these are just some examples of the negative thought patterns we personally held. They prevented us from making the money we deserved. Keep reading to find out how we changed them.

Stop Feeding Negativity With Your Attention
To change your negative thought patterns you have to stop feeding them with your attention. Think of your attention as a fire that fuels your thoughts, it gives them life. Without your attention they DO NOT exist. But here’s the kicker, your attention will always be focused on something. You’ll have to wage war on your negative thoughts and go to extreme lengths for about thirty days before they stop creeping up. In theory, it seems relatively easy to stop giving negative thoughts your attention, but in practice it’s a little more difficult. You’re going to have to start focusing on positive or neutral thoughts to stop giving your attention to the negative ones.

Write Down Negative Thoughts
Start by carrying around a little notepad and a pen with you wherever you go. You’re going to look a little crazy for a while, but eventually even the thought of caring about what others think will be eliminated. Every time you catch yourself giving your attention to a negative thought (whether it’s an image in your head, a verbal message or a combination of both) you’re going to write it down in your notepad (including the thought “this will never work”). Then you’re going to start taking slow, deep, steady breaths, and count each breath until you reach the number twelve. After you do this, start remembering a time when you were laughing hysterically. Try to vividly picture and feel everything you were feeling at the time. Hear what you heard, see what you saw, and focus on that feeling of laughing hysterically. Keep the feeling with you, and move your attention away from the memory. Next, remember a time when you felt really loved (by anyone; your mother, your wife, your kids, etc…) Do the same thing as with the previous memory, feel what you felt, hear what you heard, and see what you saw. Keep your attention on the feeling and mix it with the previous feeling of laughing hysterically. Next, remember a time when you had sex and bring back the feeling of having an orgasm. Do the same thing you did with the other memories, and focus your attention on the feeling. Mix this feeling with the other two. By now, you should feel really, really good. Spread this feeling throughout your body, and focus intently on it. You’ll repeat this process for EVERY negative thought you write down in your notepad (you probably won’t catch every negative thought you focus on at first, but after about a week of doing this, less and less will show up).  Play around with this exercise; add memories of making a lot of money, or anything else that makes you feel good. You’re going to stick to this process for thirty days.

Use Affirmations
Go out and buy yourself a good microphone, or order one online. Buy yourself a good set of earphones or headphones that you can relax comfortably with. Download the free trial of neuroprogrammer. Use the theta and alpha binaural beats, and add affirmations in your own voice to the audio tracks (we’ll have a list of affirmations up real soon). Every morning you’re going to listen to the alpha track you’ve created, and every evening before sleeping you’re going to listen to the theta track. You should also be meditating everyday for at least fifteen minutes. In addition, it helps if you do your meditation before using the neuroprogrammer software.

Eliminate Negativity
Cut out anything with negativity from your life for at least thirty days. This is going to be especially difficult if you’re friends with or even live with someone who is full of negativity. If this is the case simply tell them that you’re not putting up with their negativity for thirty days, and direct them to this article. You’re  also going to be T.V. fasting for a thirty day period, meaning no T.V. at all. You’ll want to create a C.D. or mp3 Tracklist that is full of uplifting music (think Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, or something along those lines, NOT Lil Wayne).

Your Reality Board
Create what we like to call a Reality Board. This is basically just a collage of everything you want in your life. Get some magazines or print out pictures of stuff you really want, then put them all together on a board of some sort. Place the board somewhere you’ll see it as soon as you wake up, over your bed is a good idea.

Create a Bank Account
Finally, a little exercise that we found in Abraham Hicks’ book “Ask and it is Given” is to create a fake bank account and on the first day deposit $1000 and spend it. Each day you’re going to increase the amount of money you receive by $1000. So on the second day it would be $2000, the third day would be $3000, etc…  You have to make this exercise as real as possible, so sit down and write exactly what you’re going to spend the money on and how much each item will cost you. Make sure you spend all the money you get everyday. You should do this exercise for at least one year, and you should make it as creative as possible (meaning you don’t keep buying houses over and over again).

Reprogramming your mind for positivity isn’t meant to be easy, but if you follow these guidelines, your quality of life will increase exponentially in a one month period.  Go ahead and give it a try for one month. Make it your experiment and write down the results once you’re done.

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