The Secret is out, last week my partner Steve and I officially announced the launch of our “It’s all about grAtitude!“ project. Just like many of you, Steve and I both strongly believe there are basic universal laws of the universe that we live by every day, whether we realize it or not. But the challenge is how can we become more aware of these laws and principles and actively put them into positive use in our life and learn the secret of prosperity and abundance all while having fun? Our answer? The “It’s all about grAtitude!” project!
The “It’s all about grAtitude!” project began as a simple idea several years ago when I had a vision of creating something that would teach, in a
fun, interactive and entertaining way, the age-old success principles of discovering prosperity and abundance using a classic style board and card game. Two years ago I met Steve Vernon, an American graphic and web designer. I sponsored him into a network marketing company I was working with at the time, and we quickly became very close friends, largely because of our common interest in these teachings. A year ago I asked Steve if he would join me in bringing my vision to reality. He did not hesitate in saying yes!
The game, now in its final stage of development and becoming a reality, is called “grAtitude!”. The goal of each “grAtitude!” player is to learn and understand these principles and put them into practice to become more successful in all areas of life, including financial, personal and professional relationships, the workplace, study, school and spiritual growth. The players are rewarded and/or penalized along the way by responding to questions, completing quotes, drawing a variety of reward/penalty cards or landing on specific spots on the game board.
The game has been carefully and thoughtfully designed so that players are competing not only against each other, but also (and more important) with themselves. The idea is not unique, by any means. Many popular sports, such as golf, acrobatics, track and field, and so on, are as much about personal development as competition against fellow athletes. The game of “grAtitude!” seeks to create similar aspirations within a board and card game setting, along with a cooperative spirit among the players competing against the requirements of the game as much as competing with each other.
Many people say it all started with the book and movie, The Secret, which hit the market in 2006 and became such a huge success; but there is nothing “secret” about the principles espoused in this media sensation. They have been taught in every major culture and spiritual tradition throughout history.
We aim to teach and promote these same basic life principles for success, happiness and abundance. These principles, or ’Universal Laws”, now popularly known as the ”Law of Attraction“, “Law of Intent“, “Law of Gratitude“, and so on, basically boil down to the fact that what we think and believe create our future and the reality around us.
The game is now just the first phase of a much larger “It’s all about grAtitude!” project that will include online and app versions of the game itself, an online store of apparel and other items (already up and running) featuring over 50 of Steve’s original graphics and quotes inspired by the game, interactive daily planners that will reward you for achieving personal goals, books, and much more.
A portion of all profits from this project will go toward supporting educational charities for young people, with a special focus in developing countries. We can also use our online store for supporting your favorite charity. Just contact Steve or myself for more information.
Steve and I have an incredible by-invitation-only opportunity to attend a major business forum in March, where we will have the unique chance to actually sit and meet one-on-one with game manufacturers, marketing and branding professionals, legal experts, major investors, and leaders in the Law of Attraction and motivational arena, such as Bob Proctor, Les Brown, Lisa Nichols, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and others, who will be mentoring us and helping us put together just the right team to launch my long-time dream into the world in the best way possible.
To successfully get the project off the ground, we have launched a twenty-five day online KICKSTARTER campaign. A short video at the top of our page introduces the campaign and the purpose behind it. You will also get all the details of the project, as well as how you can provide support and be rewarded in fun ways for doing so. KICKSTARTER is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects.
Every week, tens of thousands of amazing people pledge millions of dollars to projects from the worlds of music, film, art, technology, design, food, publishing and other creative fields. Steve helped fund a music video several months ago for some friends of his through Kickstarter and says he really enjoyed just feeling like he was part of a really great project.
Here’s our video:
Our campaign ends February 17, 2012 at 11:59pm, and it is an all-or-nothing deal — if we don’t fund our minimum goal, we get nothing and nobody is charged for their pledge. At the same time, there is no limit on how much we CAN raise, and everything we raise will go toward the project. Pledges can be as little as $1.00 or as much as you like. We appreciate your support in whatever way and at whatever level you feel comfortable. And PLEASE help spread the word!
Take a look at the press release that just went out about our project, and share it with everybody you know!
The Secret is out, So please check it out today and get involved in helping us get this great project off and running! Remember, “It’s all about grAtitude!”