A simple internet search will convince you that Bob Proctor is a person to be reckoned with. To say that he is controversial is an understatement. Bob Proctor’s life is the stuff books are written about, and they have.
Many of us, living on this earth, consider ourselves average, which means half the population is above average, and the other half are below average. Most of us who populate the average or below category, wish we could find a way to move from where we are, to where we would like to be.
Enter Bob Proctor. Where we find ourselves today, is where Bob Proctor was. Where Bob is today, is where we want to be. If it were easy, we would all be there. If there are secrets, what are they?
Bob Proctor, and the many similar promoters of using your mind to its fullest, is just the latest of a long string of coaches, both religious and non-religious, promoting wealth, and a fulfilling life, to the masses.
One characteristic of such promoters, is that they are all rich and living the fulfilling life most of us would like to have. A second characteristic is that they were not always rich and living fulfilling lives.
Bob Proctor’s early life
Proctor was a high school dropout, unskilled, and deeply in debt. I remember him saying in one of his seminars: “I remember working for a guy in the west end of Toronto, he was not a nice man, he really was not a nice man. Of course I was poor as a church mouse so I didn’t even had a car, and I had to go from the East end to the West end in busy traffic and in cold weather all the way across the city, to work for a guy I really didn’t like, to do something I absolutely hated, and all the way there I was afraid I was gonna get fired.”
Somehow a copy of Napoleon Hill’s book, Think and Grow Rich, was placed in his hands, sowed the seed of hope, and overnight his life was changed. Another coach to enter his life was Earl Nightingale. Bob later joined Nightingales organization and worked his way up to the position of Vice-President of Sales, before leaving to form his own company.
The basic premise of Proctors books and seminars is to open your mind and loose the power and ability within your mind to its fullest. The U.S. Army says it a bit differently, “Be all that you can be.”
Many people pay good money to receive training from Proctor, through his books, seminars and programs. For these people, it is like receiving a treasure map with an “X” marking the spot of the treasure. For others it is spent to receive a kick in the butt they need to get started.
Bob Proctor is different, because he chose to be. He has no desire to fit in with the rest of us. He may shake our hand, and maybe give a little tug, but only to tell us to come up and join him.
I never let money enter my mind when I am deciding whether I will or will not do something. Whether I can afford it or not is never a consideration. Whether I want it or not is the only consideration. You can afford anything, there is an infinite supply of money. All of the money in the world is available to you, when the decision is firmly made. If you need money, you will attract it. – Bob Proctor