The story so far…… My school life was relatively average I enjoyed it and achieved good numbers of O and A levels but it was not until leaving school that I started my education both academically and with work.
As my grades were not good enough for the top universities I decided to take a year off and work in the local coal mines.
One morning I met one of the managers who realised I was a bright lad and later that week he summoned me to his office where I was offered a chance to begin a college career in Mining Engineering.
This led to 10 years in the industry where I became a fully qualified Mining Engineer and with the experience to boot.
Royal Engineer Commando squadron
However the industry was doomed. I remember being incredibly ambitious from day one I was going to be an area manager of coal mines at the very least.
One day I drove to find the house of one such manager and was disappointed at where he lived, I expected more. That day a seed was sown that this industry was too small for my ambitions.
I was also spending a lot of my time with the Territorial Army and I signed up with the Royal Engineers and later was transferred to the Royal Engineer Commando squadron;
Engineers build bridges Engineer Commando’s blow them up. I became an explosives expert with combined knowledge of mining explosives with military applications.
I also became an instructor in Nuclear, Chemical & Biological warfare which during the cold war was a very real threat. I considered the Army as a life career but again my ambitions told me otherwise.
Lyndon Farrington the lazy man's way to riches
I read a book called ‘The lazy mans way to riches’ where for the first time I read of the importance of committing ones goals to paper. Once I wrote down what I really wanted out of life I knew I had to be doing something else and within weeks I was starting my own Amway business.
I put over 10,000 people into Amway in 6 countries with over 5,000 of those distributors actively attending seminars each month.
I have spent years in business some years good some bad and I have had a natural positive attitude.
I was lucky enough to have been in the Amway business this was a really formative time full of contentious issues but also full of character building times.
I was a successful speaker regarding positive mental attitude (pma) as it related to my business, and this exposed me to a lot of different books and pma techniques.
I spoke at virtually every venue in the UK it’s a buzz speaking live at Wembley arena and the largest crowd I addressed was 12,500 at the National Indoor Arena Birmingham.
I noticed a lot of people who learn pma wear it like a coat. They wear it when needed out and about and around people and then they take it off when they get home.
Another analogy is they are like a rock constantly in water, if somebody breaks them open they will be completely dry on the inside, the water (pma) has not penetrated them one little bit.
This always gave me a lot of things to think about.
A genuine attitude towards the positive
I am far from a saint and have committed my fair share of howling mistakes, but I can honestly say I have always had a genuine attitude towards the positive whilst sometimes faced with real negative situations. Even when people or events have made me want to seek revenge I reverted back to my natural self which could never deliberately hurt any person, my natural leaning to pma has always guided me away from dark paths.
Yet still there was the unanswered question regarding the control of life and circumstances and whether pma could provide the right answers.
Then there was the increase and rise of pma books and seminars that could make people believe they could jump off a tall building and not get hurt, I instinctively knew this teaching was only going to create a lot of very disappointed people. This teaching did make me smile though and I learned a story of how to distinguish between a genuine optimist and a foolish optimist.
The Science of Getting Rich
The foolish optimist told people he could fly and to prove it he jumped from the Empire state building in New York, all the way down staff working in the building; repeatedly heard the man shouting ‘so far so good’! Needless to say I don’t subscribe to that theory but it does paint a good picture about silly pma.
Only when an old friend recommended a book called the science of becoming rich did a lot of things make sense. You can study pma so much that the slightly different teaching from one book to another can leave you paralysed with conflicting beliefs.
The truth is extremely simple and the practical common sense of the book ‘Science of Getting Rich’ leaves your instinct with that feeling that this teaching is completely right.
My sincere recommendation to any visitor to this site is to read the ‘Science of Getting Rich’ and be careful to read anything else. The only other guaranteed good read is Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill & Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T.Harv Eker.
“The hardest work you will ever do
is to master your own mind”
I will give you a fact of the universe which is as follows;
“There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought. Man can form things in his thought, and by impressing his thought upon formless substance can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.”
There is a lot more to it than the above but it does contain the basic mechanics to manage your own life. It also answers question why do some really horrible people become rich.
Tribute to Bill O’Brien
I would like to give a personal tribute to Bill O’Brien. If ever there was a man who was larger than life it was Bill. I was so privileged to have been able to have got close this wonderful human being. He taught me the Amway business and really got me going in life, Bill is no longer with us but his memory and teaching live on.
My mother is the epitome of living pma and my father taught me work is not just 9 till 5 and my grandparents taught me many great lessons also. I literally owe my life to my Grandfather who saved me from an early grave.
Life is a journey not a destination
So for now Lyndon Farrington journey continues I feel I have lived at least 5 lifetimes already and what do I do today, well those who know me know what I am doing and know it works wonderfully well.
I will print it when it is done
Your Time is Limited
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
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