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When your spouse isn’t on board with your goal, you can give up on the goal, or give up on your spouse. At first, I thought I was the only person to struggle with this, but I’ve seen it so many times now, I’ve decided it’s one of those “life packages” that shows up when one person in a relationship decides to grow. Is there a third option? Read more…

  • Unexpected Answers
      Jimi found herself wondering why things weren’t working out the way she thought they should. She had been studying success principles for over 25 years, but had only experienced financial gain in just ONE of her many business adventures. So even though she was already a Mindset Mastery …
  • Cloudy with a Chance of $20
    I’m pleased to present Cari Skrdla as a new Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate! In the Mindset Mastery program, students are instructed on the laws and principles that activate unseen help. That unseen help orchestrates resources, connections, and/or impressions that nudge the students toward all they …
  • #60: Rising Above Financial Stress
    You are here on this planet for a reason. But all too often, financial stress can get in the way of your ability to live a joyful, fulfilling life. Have you ever thought, “I will be happy when…” or, “If only I didn’t have to worry so much about money…”? The …
  • #59: Adversity and the Seeds of Equal or Greater Benefit
    Sometimes adversity persists until you finally make peace with it. Finding a seed of equal or greater benefit it contains can help that happen. As you find the seed and nurture it, your energy shifts, and sometimes that’s when you’ll see the adversity itself finally begin to shift as well. …
  • #57: Disappointments, Marriage, and Miracles (part 2)
    This is part TWO of two on the topic of disappointments, marriage, and miracles. Learn about what to do when your spouse is not on the same page with you about goals. Discover how rare faith principles can also be applied to concerns not related to money. If you have ever been hurt or disappointed …
  • #56: Disappointments, Marriage and Miracles (part 1)
    This is part ONE of two on the topic of disappointments, marriage, and miracles. Learn about God’s moment to moment sustenance, and how, if we’re not careful when we feel stressed, our “level of thinking” will remind us of all the OTHER things we should be stressed about as …
  • New Graduate: Stephanie Lee
    Desperate for $6000 I’m pleased to present Stephanie Lee as a new Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate! In the Mindset Mastery program, students are instructed on the laws and principles that activate unseen help. That unseen help orchestrates resources, connections, and/or impressions that nudge the …
  • God and the Principles of Success
    Today’s Q/A is about God and the principles. Rebecca asks: “Why do you tell people it’s ok if they don’t believe in God?” Rebecca was concerned that, in my newsletter titled “Oh, the Controversy,” I minimized God’s role in our success. That newsletter …
  • Should we sell our home?
    Today’s Question is about Real Estate: “Should we sell our home?” One of my readers sent me the following: “We have enough equity in our house that if we sold it, we’d be almost completely out of debt. We’ve got 2 kids in college and 2 at home still, which makes …
  • Avoiding Debt-Payoff Self-Sabotage
    Today’s Question comes from Allyson. She wanted to know: “How do I visualize paying off debt, without creating a subconscious desire for MORE debt to pay off?” In her words: I’ve been listening to your Science of Getting Rich Program over the last couple of weeks and have a …
  • #54: Dare to Dream
    I waited 10 years to share this story. This is the podcast I mentioned during my Facebook Live. After experiencing success, then tremendous failure, I describe my family’s journey as we tried to put the pieces of our shattered life back together. I reveal details of what it took for us to …
  • Third Option
    When your spouse isn’t on board with your goal, you can give up on the goal, or give up on your spouse. At first, I thought I was the only person to struggle with this, but I’ve seen it so many times now, I’ve decided it’s one of those “life packages” that shows up when one person in a relationship …
  • Eternal Marriage
    Here is an excerpt from a talk I gave at church on September 30, 2018. It has not been posted with complete documentation on all my sources, but each should be easily found with a Google search if you need it. If you cannot find the source to a certain quote, let me know and I’ll pull it up …
  • It’s not how much faith you have
    “We don’t need to maintain perfect faith… We just need to show integrity toward the faith we do have. And then, through the Lord’s mercy, our mountains are moved.” – Daniel Blomberg I received the following from a reader and thought it might help someone. So here …
  • Do the Challenges Ever Stop?
    It’s thrilling to discover the principles, and it’s especially exciting when you see them work intentionally for the first time. From there, you feel empowered and encouraged to think bigger and test the principles on more significant tasks. But when you face a setback, you might be left …
  • Unplanned Movie Review
    What would a woman feel, watching this movie, if she has already had an abortion?  My husband and I saw Unplanned last night. This is the first time we’ve ever paid to watch an R-rated film at the theater, but trusted the feedback from friends who said the MPAA rating was “off”. I …
  • Examples of faith in daily life
    Enjoy this interview by Scott Wilhite, as we talk about examples of faith in daily life. Show notes: Examples of faith in daily life When you need the bank to reverse an overdraft fee Driving through scary traffic Late for a meeting Relationship trouble – picture and feel the desired outcome …
  • Finding Relief from Heavy Burdens
    In December 2012 I was asked to speak at my local church congregation's sacrament meeting. I hadn't planned on sharing my 'talk' publicly because my blog readership is made up of people from a wide variety of religious backgrounds and belief systems, and I have always striven to focus on principles and precepts that people of faith around the world all share in common. But I've recently felt like there may be some who would benefit from this message. First, I introduced myself... then I continued with this: I’d like to talk about two things in particular that we’ve been asked in the Bible to do – to have faith
  • When life is falling apart
    Michelle posted the following question: Hi, so my husband and I have been trying to live these principles for about a year now. We have seen it work in our lives, even before we read your books. We are saving money to buy your more advanced course. We are changing our thoughts and our language, …
  • If something is a struggle, is it right?
    Lisa writes: Hi Leslie, I am sure you are totally busy, but I am just really bummed out right now. I am currently attending the University of Phoenix online to get my psychology degree. I am taking a philosophy class which I thought I would love, turns out the instructor is very picky so I am not …
  • Feeling guilty – Moms and Money
    Question from Wendy: Leslie, I have a question that I hope you can help me with. In reading lesson 13 or 14 [of Mindset Mastery] I found part of the answer in your “temporary imbalance”. This is a good analogy and seems to answer the question about juggling the needs of your children …
  • Going Debt-Free with Rare Faith
    This stuff is real, folks. Read feedback like this (below), and you can get some extra courage to test the Rare Faith principles in even more areas of your life than you might have previously considered. Check out this case study. Crystal writes: I’ve struggled with the idea of money in this …
  • When the husband isn’t providing
    I’d like to share a powerful example of how this work (of learning to live by Rare Faith) can impact the family. The following is shared with permission, from one of our Mindset Mastery Program participants. Wendy writes: I would like to share a significant A-ha moment about money and …
  • #52: Your Next Decision-Inspired
    This was a live presentation captured informally at a Homeschooling Mom’s Retreat. The theme was “Seek” (from Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you”.) Powerful principles applicable to all parents, …
  • Our Crazy Family Christmas Tradition
    For 43 years, Householder children have been determined to get to the presents without waking the parents. But for the last two generations, Dad has gone to great lengths to prevent it. What do booby traps have to do with the true meaning of Christmas? It’s a tradition too well established to …
  • #51: Principles of Personal Freedom
    This audio recording comes from a special event by the same name, which took place in Rexburg, ID in October 2018. Topics Covered: How “choosing” a negative situation causes suffering to end What it means to “lean in” The story of my executive assistant/program director …
  • Applying Rare Faith in the simple things
    We moved into our new home last month, and we’ve been uncertain whether our beloved cat “Tom” would be able to go exploring without getting lost in the new environment. So we kept a careful watch on him for the first week, but eventually braved letting him out. When he …
  • It’s PERFECT: The Mindset that Fixes Everything
    I had one week left to prepare for an important event where I would be presenting some critical information about a business deal to some very important people. A knot would tighten in my gut each time I thought about it, but I consciously did my best to breathe deeply and relax, knowing the best …
  • A little bruised, but grateful
    Figuring out how Rare Faith works is not always a smooth process. But for those who are willing to keep trying, and who learn something from each of their toe-stubbing experiences, the process does get smoother. Our life experiences provide the education, but it’s still up to us to get …
  • Keep Calm and Watch What Happens
     On Saturday, September 15, 2018 I taught a class called “Keep Calm and Watch What Happens” at the Energy Healing Conference in St. George, UT. I did a preview video of this class with the conference coordinator, Tammy Ward, who said this: You know when you meet someone you REALLY look …
  • Emotional Prosperity
    Following are some powerful thoughts from Mindset Mastery Program participant Annette Myers. She writes: I recently realized that one of the things I want most in life is emotional prosperity. Some people want financial prosperity, physical prosperity, or mental prosperity. I am, admittedly, an …
  • When you’re in pain and someone asks how you’re doing
    So you want to live by the Rare Faith principles, but doggone it, you’re having a bad day. How can you be real, and get the help you need, without ruining the process with negativity? Actually, this is something we cover extensively in the Mindset Mastery program, but I’ll give you …
  • A public apology to Dave Ramsey
    For years I heard about Dave Ramsey and I’m embarrassed to say that (without listening to him myself) I had him pegged as the guy who helps broke people manage their limited supply, while I elevated myself as the teacher who helps people expand their supply. At first pass, this may appear to …
  • Nathaniel’s Story
    Nathaniel Drew joined us for a Genius Bootcamp in 2015 and later sent me this message: “Hey, thank you for your genius Bootcamp. It was an amazing experience. …My life has changed quite a bit. A lot of positive manifestations that keep gaining momentum.” He added, “My wife …
  • Providence Moves, Too
    Following are notes from my presentation at the ListenU Speakers Series on June 7, 2018. Providence Moves, Too During a time when my husband and I suffered more than a decade of financial desperation, I became obsessed with trying to figure out how two people doing the same things can get very …
  • By small and simple things
    Two Sundays ago I woke up and made Trevan a special birthday breakfast. Well, not incredibly special, just pancakes with whipped cream and strawberries, and scrambled eggs with sausage. But I did bring it to him in bed (a tradition in our family for those who have a birthday), so that was …
  • For those who desire to maintain traditional roles
    I stumbled onto an old message while looking for something else, and it’s prompted me to bring together in one place a few different conversations I’ve had on this topic. It’s not organized in any particular way, and my newsletter is already long overdue, so I’m going to …
  • Finding a New Normal
    When dreams get shattered, we can still find joy by looking for a new normal. This young man inspires me:  …
  • More Tender Mercies and Miracles
    You may remember my previous article about Vanessa, and Tender Mercies. Even when we don’t get exactly what we want, noticing the little blessings can help us qualify for more. As I said before, she has suffered a run of unfortunate events, but notice her attitude. She notices, documents, and …
  • Dealing with fear in relationships
    An anonymous letter from one of our Mindset Mastery participants: I married someone who has a lot of struggles inside.  He is a good man, but as soon as we were married, he showed a temper I had no idea he had.  He never hurt me physically, but I was constantly worried about his reactions to …
  • #29: Stay at Home Moms Making Money
    I was invited to speak at an LDS Homeschooler’s Conference hosted by Celestia Shumway (treeoflifemothering.com), attended by mothers who wanted to stay at home to raise their children but who sometimes struggled to make ends meet financially. In this program, I share more candidly my own …
  • #27: How to Profit from Your Losses
    In this program, I talk about three reasons we have setbacks, and what to do, so that the hidden benefit contained in every adversity can be realized. Resources mentioned: 12-week Home Study Program: http://www.prosperthefamily.com Jackrabbit Factor free download: http://www.jackrabbitfactor.com …
  • Surviving a Faith Crisis
    I had my own faith crisis a few years ago. When I found myself with more questions than I had answers, I felt like the earth had fallen out from beneath my feet for a time. But then ultimately I decided to focus and reflect back on some of the answers I had already received in my life, and by doing …
  • How to Rely on God for a Paycheck
    This is nuts. It’s 1:00 am and I can barely keep my eyes open, but I know that if I just go to bed, I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep anyway. I have to get this out of my head. Having a message to convey is my curse and my blessing all wrapped up together. Anyway, if I wait until the …
  • Jan’s Story
    Years ago I held a special Mentor Training for those who graduate with Honors from the Mindset Mastery™ Program and want to learn how to effectively (and profitably) mentor others in the principles of “right thinking”. It was designed for those who were ready to take their skill …
  • $10,000 worth of home repairs – no charge
    From a Mindset Mastery Honors Graduate and Genius Bootcamp Participant: Super LONG and Super COOL Laws of Thought Story and Tender Mercies… First Some Back Story…  Prior to the taking and graduating with honors from Leslie’s Mindset Mastery course, I had been living in a scarcity & doubting …
  • A Christian’s Guide to the Law of Attraction and other New Age Philosophies
    I’ve addressed this topic a number of times in various posts and presentations, but one day hope to bring it all together into one place. In the meantime, here is an article addressing part of it, and here is a podcast that takes a deeper dive. I just wanted you to have access to it all right …
  • My Favorite Rejection Letter
    Life can be hard. One principle that brings me comfort when disappointment strikes is the Law of Polarity (as described in Hidden Treasures: Heaven’s Astonishing Help with Your Money Matters – a free download). And I’ve experienced its truth: Contained in every adversity is the seed of …
  • #19: Making Cents out of Setbacks
    Recorded at a Thomas Jefferson Education Conference (SLC, UT) – Making Cents out of Setbacks: How to Profit from your Losses Are you weary of the fight? Has ‘quitting’ ever crossed your mind? You’re closer to succeeding than you probably know. Let Leslie take the lid off your mind and show …
  • My Unsolicited Marriage Advice
    A friend wrote me about someone’s failing marriage. She said, “..they knew they were supposed to get married [but it was] before they had an opportunity to fall in love.” And now they’re divorcing because they are so wrong for each other. They married before they had an …

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