His Name Is Kevin Delaney–And Here’s Why You Should Listen
We first connected when I got an email in early 2009. Here’s some of it:
A few years back, I discovered a paperback copy of Moneylove in a used bookstore — a place with a “bargain room,” where you could walk out with an armload of 15 books for just $2. Moneylove is, without question, the very best 13.3 cents I have ever spent! I could go on at length about the many benefits I’ve gained from your work. (I later bought your Nightingale-Conant tape set, and your voice has been a frequent companion in my car and on morning walks.)
We exchanged many emails and became friends. When he visited San Francisco, Kevin even introduced me to some of his favorite Vegan restaurants, not my usual gastronomic haunts, but delicious food nonetheless. And I realized very quickly that Kevin really paid attention to the Moneylove principles and lived by them as a highly successful voiceover actor in Hollywood. Not only was he one of my best students ever, but he processed a lot of the ideas in with his own unique experiences and perceptions and came up with his own perspective on prosperity. I encouraged him to teach some of his prosperity ideas, and he started doing some podcasts on the subject. Where Kevin is different from many prosperity teachers is he is currently earning a good living doing voiceover and coaching other aspiring voiceover actors. So far, all of his prosperity material has been offered free. I strongly suggest you check it out at his blog: http://www.wealthybohemian.com. When he created this site, he stated his basic philosophy:
“Most of the trappings typically associated with ‘wealth’ leave me cold. Keep your tacky art, forget the the gaudy furniture. Give me instead the freedom to move about as I please, and an abundance of time to be able to do what I want. That, in a nutshell, is my concept of success.”
What has been thrilling and inspiring and very pride inducing for me is that while Kevin gives me a lot of the credit for his thinking on this subject, he comes up with his own approach in ways that I can now learn from. Look at this other comment from his original email to me:
If I had to limit myself to just one idea that I’ve learned from you, it would have to be the utter futility of worrying about money. Fretting and getting bent out of shape over financial matters, I am convinced, is one of the most poverty-inducing things that people do.
There’s a point on one of your tapes where you say that you cannot wait until you become prosperous before you stop worrying about money — “You’ve got to stop the worrying NOW.” That sentence has served me very well over the past several years.
And look at how he simplified this idea, and the great question he came up with:
What’s the most idiotic mistake people make when it comes to money? The dumbest thing people do in the financial realm is they worry about money!
And while I talk about a “Unique Personal Differential,” Kevin puts it this way:
The only way anyone has ever discovered to experience freedom and get maximum enjoyment out of life: tapping into (and selling) what you and you alone have to offer.
I don’t mean to suggest that Kevin merely puts a new spin on my Moneylove ideas, he has plenty of his own original concepts as well. For example:
3 cherished values of the middle class and why you must reject them: Hard work, formal education, and a good job.
What you can buy with money is never as exciting as what you can make happen with it.
That last one alone is the seed of an entire book. As is the subject of one of his first prosperity podcasts last year, Big Money Versus Small Money, in which he states it is far easier to make big money than it is to make small money. You’ll have to listen to that one to get the whole concept.
Discovering Something Of Value Before Most Other People
I’ve often said that this is one of the great secrets of success in life. To discover, sometimes by accident, something wonderful that most people haven’t even heard about yet. I think Kevin Delaney, The Prosperity Teacher, is one of those discoveries. More at length in a future audio for The Moneylove Club, when I interview Kevin about some of the nitty gritty stuff. In the meantime, my only concern in helping to make more people aware of Kevin and his work is that someday people will start coming up to me and saying, “My goodness, he reminds me of a young Jerry Gillies!”