Have you ever felt like it's almost impossible to be successful? Have you felt like there's no way to get from where you are to where you want to be?
The self-help market is saturated with books, seminars, and courses that claim to help with this. They promise an affordable, cheap way of learning how to get your life under control.
I'm no more experienced or learned than the average person. I've struggled to turn my dreams into a reality. Like many people, I've found myself stuck at a passionless job, whiling away the hours until I could come home and sleep in front of the television.
Bob Proctor's materials claim to change all that. After getting to know Bob loosely through a digital marketing course a few years back, it was clear he was the real deal, and today I'll share with you how his products are changing lives.
About Bob Proctor
Bob Proctor is a self-help coach who has created multiple courses, books, and apps for people to change their lives. The different courses focus on different aspects of self-improvement. Today, Bob is the head of the Proctor Gallagher Institute.
Part of what makes Bob so popular is that he's a true success story. He didn't get a high-level Ivy League education or come from a well-endowed family. He dropped out of high school, and in his 20s, he'd accrued a mountain of debt. But after studying Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, he created his own cleaning company. Then he became a successful millionaire.
Nowadays, Bob works as a motivational speaker full-time. He travels around the US and Canada offering workshops and seminars to up-and-coming businesspeople. He also has courses, audio, and books available for those who can't attend a seminar.
About the Proctor Gallagher Institute
Bob Proctor may be the CEO of the institute, but he's far from the only contributor. The company has a rich history. The mission statement is to improve people's lives on an international level by teaching them how to elevate their thoughts.
This is done through education and empowerment. The further stated goal of the company is to help wealth flow through every individual, rather than having some people struggling in poverty. That goes for more than financial wealth, too. It also encompasses material assets, intellectual wealth, and spiritual wellness.
The idea is that the average person doesn't know how to have the right mindset. By harmonizing with certain Universal Laws instead of working against them, you shed your outer limitations. You then gain the ability to find solutions to any problem and achieve any life result that you desire.
The Proctor Gallagher Institute was formed in 2006 by Bob Proctor and the successful attorney Sandy Gallagher. Sandy attended a three-day seminar of Bob's and decided to join their forces.
Bob and Sandy
Bob and Sandy are the two biggest voices in the company. They have differing perspectives and skill sets. By combining their strengths, they've created training materials that encompass a much wider range of development than Bob could create all by himself.
Bob knows what it's like to hit rock bottom. He went from that to changing lives. His background is in self-study of human potential, his own mind, and the brain. As his experience grew, he gained world renown as a speaker and mind expert.
Bob has reached millions of people. Not only does he do ongoing seminars and classes, but he also authored a book called You Were Born Rich. This book ended up on the New York Times bestseller list. He was also instrumental in the production of the movie The Secret.
Sandy, meanwhile, knows what success is like. But she also knows what it's like to be unfulfilled. When Sandy was working as an attorney, she had the high-powered career that many other people could only dream of. But she didn't feel like she was living the life she was meant to live.
When Sandy met Bob, she worked in banking and earned six figures. Every year, she juggled billions of dollars in acquisitions and mergers. She also functioned as a financial adviser for executives and boards of directors at Fortune 500 companies.
When she realized that she wasn't happy or fulfilled, she pursued a different life path instead. She decided to close her successful law firm so that she could co-found the Institute and finally feel fulfilled in her life.
The Law of Attraction
Every one of the products that Bob offers is based around the “law of attraction.” This is his core guiding principle. Whether you take an online course or get an ebook, you'll learn about this.
Bob didn't invent the Law of Attraction. It's a popular new-age philosophy that's practiced in many different circles. But Bob has expanded upon it and created materials that help turn the Law of Attraction into an actionable thing.
The Law of Attraction states that you can attract things into your life if you focus on them. It's a philosophy that posits that your state of mind has a direct influence on your life. By adjusting your frame of mind to believe in possibilities, you stop hindering yourself from forward progress.
The most basic explanation of the theory is that all thoughts eventually turn into tangible things. That means that if you're constantly focusing on misery and negativity, you'll breed more misery and negativity in your life. But if you focus on your goals and your positive hope for the future, you'll find a path to that future.
When you read Bob's books and take his courses, you'll see that they're not about learning specific skills. They're about changing your frame of mind. Once you have the right mindset, you have the ability to achieve anything.
Is the Law of Attraction Real?
This is a complicated question. There are plenty of people who believe that it's real, and belief is a powerful tool. In addition, while there aren't scientific studies showing a specific correlation between thoughts and outcomes, there are studies showing that positive mindsets are critical to success.
Whether the Law of Attraction is a true principle or not, the logic behind the courses is sound. If you believe that your dreams are impossible, you'll be stuck in a mental rut. Rather than thinking of what you want as something you're capable of achieving, you just think of it as an impossible fantasy.
According to Bob, nothing you want has to be an impossible fantasy. Yes, you might need to adjust your specific dreams for the future as your life changes. But you aren't doomed to eternal misery just because of your present circumstances. The courses help show you how to become more confident, driven, and motivated in your day-to-day life.
So do the products work?
There are tons of success stories out there. People have confirmed that Bob Proctor's materials have helped them to shed their negative thinking and adopt a positive mindset. From there, they've achieved goals that they didn't realize were possible. Some of them found it much easier to get to their goals than they thought it would be!
Now let's talk a little more about the specific programs and books that the Proctor Gallagher Institute offers.
Principles of Prosperity
The Principles of Prosperity is a wealth-focused course that teaches you how to change your mindset so you can attract wealth into your life. In the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, there are thirteen principles of wealth outlined. Bob Proctor has studied these for over 50 years and expanded upon them.
The course takes you through all thirteen principles and explains how you can apply them to your life. It also helps to empower you and encourage financial independence and security.
Bob Proctor Coaching
This is a more intensive coaching course. Rather than focusing on wealth alone, the focus is on changing your mindset on a general basis. Throughout the course, you learn how to visualize and focus on your goals. You also learn how to believe in yourself and be more confident and driven in what you do.
The course takes 12 to 13 months. Throughout it, you complete exercises and lessons for self-improvement. This causes you to make a fully tailored life plan that you can then take steps to achieve. The interactive coaching includes lessons, coursework, and actions to take.
One of the most important aspects of this course is accountability. You're accountable for taking control of your life and completing the lessons. In doing so, you make tangible steps toward your goals.
The Matrixx is an exclusive Proctor Gallagher event. It occurs over the span of six days, and allows you to create, develop, and monetize an idea. This event is headed by Sandy Gallagher, who works with her team on helping you make your ideas a reality.
Sandy will introduce you to a dynamic process that's been proven to work and deliver powerful results. In addition, there are organized networking exercises that let you share resources with other attendees. Each event usually has 100 to 200 attendees that you can get to know and form connections with.
Most people have an inner circle of family members, confidants, and friends. This circle is vitally important to your happiness and success. You might be thinking of the individuals in your own inner circle already.
During the Inner Circle event, you'll join Bob Proctor and other people in his inner circle. This allows you to ask direct questions, learn from Bob, and have the benefit of his connections. It also helps you to organize your thoughts and create a plan for your life by brainstorming with the experts.
Rather than being a self-help course, the Consultant opportunity is for business owners who want to enter the personal development industry. You get training in different aspects of personal development, plus you get a comprehensive guide to launching your successful business.
The Consultant Certification shows that you have in-depth knowledge about the personal development industry, and that you know how to manage your own business. This course can be started right away, too, so you don't need to wait for an in-person event or strict schedule.
Lead the Field Coaching
The Lead the Field Coaching program is new and improved. It spans 120 days of enrichment. As you go through the course, you learn about the principles that Bob Proctor lives by. You also learn how to expand your perspective and broaden your mindset.
The coaching program is based around the original Lead the Field recordings from Earl Nightingale. There are twelve total segments to the series, all of which are designed to help you achieve success in every aspect of your life.
MSI stands for “multiple sources of income.” This is another wealth-based course that aims to show you how to expand your wealth by focusing on many different aspects of your income. Living the life you want is dependent upon getting the wealth you need for your lifestyle.
Bob Proctor and Sandy Gallagher live by the philosophy that the work is never done. Once you achieve your goals, then you can move on to the next goals. There should never be a point where you're stagnating. Even if you're living your idealized life, you can always introduce new things to make that life even better.
This course is best optimized for people who have already taken the basic wealth course. It builds upon the things you learn and shows you what to do with your wealth once you've accrued it. Diversifying to multiple sources of income helps to make you financially stable, and it helps make you more money without costing your energy.
The coaching courses are less intensive than the elite programs. They aren't as densely information-packed, and you may not get as much contact with successful entrepreneurs. But they are more affordable for people who have a limited budget.
Six Minutes to Success
This coaching program functions like a specialized membership to an elite club. Every single morning, you'll be sent a short video via email. That video helps you start thinking and acting every day so you can achieve your goals.
Every morning, the video will teach you a little more about how to adjust your mindset. Different videos are optimized for different points in your journey. In addition, you can browse a video library to find specific topics if you want material on top of your daily video.
Magic in Your Mind
This six-week program is a coaching endeavor that teaches you about changing your mindset. Rather than focusing on wealth or investment strategies, it has a clear structure and outline.
The program outlines six mental faculties that you need for success. It explains what each of these faculties are. For each week, you'll learn about and take action regarding one of the six faculties. By the end of the six weeks, you'll have a fully developed mindset for success.
This is a recommended program for beginners who aren't familiar with the more nuanced aspects of the Law of Attraction. It can also be helpful for more experienced students who want to refresh their knowledge and have active empowerment to keep the mindset that they truly want.
Bob Proctor Books
Bob Proctor is a bestselling author who has written a wide variety of different books. Each of them covers a different important topic regarding your mindset, your inherent wealth, and how to achieve the life you want.
You Were Born Rich
This is one of the best-known Bob Proctor books. It's a self-help tome that explains the power that you have to change the world around you. By harnessing your inner power and drive, you can take steps to create the life you want.
Bob establishes that successful people aren't successful through luck. Sure, luck plays a small role, but mindset plays a bigger role. Successful people are people who saw a dream and believed it was possible. Then they took the steps they needed to achieve that dream.
The ABCs of Success
This book is for people who are more familiar with the Law of Attraction. If you've read You Were Born Rich and want more in-depth information, this is the book to pick up. It expands on the basics that were covered in the first book.
Not only does it expand on the principles of attraction, but it also goes through a whopping 67 topics that you need to know about. Each of these 67 topics has a direct impact on your ability to be successful.
The Art of Living
This book was authored by both Bob Proctor and Sandra Gallagher. It goes deeply into the things you need to do to take control of your life. If you want to live your life in a way that makes you feel happy and fulfilled, you'll have to unlearn a lot of falsehoods.
There are a lot of social constructs and false beliefs in our society. Many of us don't even realize that we're perpetuating them, or that there are other ways of doing things. This book helps to challenge your preconceptions, get you to think about the world around you, and stop hindering yourself so you're no longer your worst enemy.
It's Not About the Money
This book is a shorter and more philosophical guide. It contains simple lessons that teach you how to attract prosperity. Rather than pursuing it actively, the book says that you should plant yourself and allow success to come to you.
An In-Depth Look at the Principles of Prosperity
Now we'll do a more comprehensive review of the Principles of Prosperity, followed by the Bob Proctor Coaching Program. These are the two biggest and most popular of the programs offered through the institute.
The Principles of Prosperity critiques many other self-help courses and books. According to Bob Proctor, the models laid out by these courses will never work if they aren't tailored to you. You have to figure out your own path in the world rather than adhering to someone else's.
Bob even offers the “main secret” of the course for free through the Institute website, alongside information on how to apply it to your life.
Bob says that the biggest secret to wealth is taking action. You have to take action to change your life. You have to make bold choices and seek the things you want.
This isn't just about learning not to be passive. Maybe you already make plans, work on projects in your free time, and have a rough five-year plan. But Bob is discussing massive, decisive action.
Rather than taking baby steps toward goals, Bob talks about charging headfirst toward them. It's about having the drive, the willpower, and the motivation to do so. Bob posits that this is what separates winners from losers in life.
What the Course Is
Bob Proctor attributes his success to Think and Grow Rich. This book was first published in 1937, but it's sold millions of copies since then. The advice in it is still so relevant that it's the top resource millionaires quote when asked about how they amassed their wealth.
But there are gaps between Think and Grow Rich and you. The book outline principles for financial success, but it doesn't talk about how to apply them to your life. It also hasn't been updated with modern strategies suited to a changing economy and technological world.
Bob has studied the book for 57 years. He's applied it to his own life, taught seminars on how other people can apply it to their lives, and listened to success stories. He has an entire lifetime of singleminded focus under his belt. There is no one in the world who has studied this book more extensively than Bob Proctor.
So the Principles of Prosperity course explains everything Bob has learned while implementing these principles. It summarizes his 57 years of experience.
The recordings were captured by a full video team in Hollywood-quality camera definition. It was also edited by professionals, allowing for the material to be entertaining and watchable in addition to useful. Many courses are dry and difficult to pay attention to, but this one is not that.
The Principles of Prosperity course is said to offer these gains:
- You'll learn to draw connections and synchronize different events so that you can create unique opportunities
- You'll have 57 years of expert experience in easily-digested formatting
- You'll benefit from the original research that Napoleon Hill did with the most successful people in the world
- You'll get an in-depth look at every one of the 13 guiding financial principles, offering further insight and ideas for every chapter
- You'll learn to adjust your mindset so that you can create the reality you want
- You'll learn how to take full control of your life and become who you want to be
Another helpful thing about the setup is that you don't have to do the course chronologically. You can choose whichever module you want and get started right away. That means that you can focus immediately on whichever of the 13 principles you want to know most about.
There's an introduction from both Sandy and Bob. Then there are sixteen comprehensive lessons.
Lessons one through four cover:
- Bob's story
- Finding what you want
- Having faith in the universe
- How to employ auto-suggestion in your life
Lessons five through ten then cover:
- How to use your existing knowledge to your advantage
- How to use your imagination to visualize what you want
- How to create an organized plan for getting where you want to be
- How to make bold decisions and quickly problem-solve
- How to increase your energy for maximum persistence
- How to collaborate and work with other people to create even better results
From there, lessons eleven through sixteen include:
- How to transfer your physical energy into mental energy
- How to use the power of your subconscious mind to make good decisions
- The role of your brain in creating and reacting to your environment
- Why your intuition matters as much as your tangible senses
- How fear inhibits you, and how to get rid of it
- A final summary that helps you outline your next steps for your life
An In-Depth Look at the Bob Proctor Coaching Program
This interactive coaching program spans 12 months, and it's great for people who want a more intensive study course. It lets you improve your life in real time through focused lessons and exercises.
Bob states that oftentimes what people need is a paradigm shift. Paradigms are collections of perceptions, behaviors, and thoughts that influence how you act and feel. You might not even realize that these perceptions and thoughts exist.
If you don't take time to examine the paradigms in your life, you'll go through life on autopilot without questioning why you do the things you do. Bob further states that once you adopt a new paradigm, you can be constantly inspired and passionate rather than living on autopilot.
The program is based around changing your personal paradigms. As you go through the year-long course, you learn how to identify your problematic habits and beliefs. You'll figure out what is blocking you from success.
Rather than giving you goals, you get to create your own goals and work toward the specific life that you individually want. This means that you get to follow your unique dream, rather than following the uninspired footsteps of someone else.
Who Can Benefit?
This program is designed for anyone who thinks any of the following:
- I don't know where to go from here.
- My goals seem too far away or impossible.
- I never follow through on my ideas.
- I want more for my life, but don't know what exactly that is.
- I want to achieve greater things than I feel like I can right now.
- I can't seem to stop procrastinating and getting distracted.
Bob Proctor is a knowledgeable coach whose training courses can be very helpful. Rather than focusing on specific skills, they teach you how to change your mindset so you can start living the life you want.
There are many products offered by the motivational speaker. The Principles of Prosperity program is the most well-known. It includes all the basic knowledge that Bob uses to increase prosperity, broken down into thirteen easy steps.
Bob Proctor Coaching is a much more comprehensive course. Rather than focusing on the basics alone, it gets deeper into the meat of how to change your life. There's about 13 months of total content, and as you progress, you'll work toward the goals you have for your life.
Principles of Prosperity has a strong focus on money, while Bob Proctor Coaching focuses on reaching more generalized goals. You can also find additional courses, books, and apps with material that supplements these course options.
I was very impressed with what I found, and the advice included a lot of things I could apply to my own life.