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Delays Don’t Mean Denials

James Andrew

James Andrew

My devastation upon not winning Saturday’s Power Ball lottery was of theatrical proportions—well, not really. Actually, Scott McBee and I had a grand time discussing our rather elaborate plans for the 600 million dollars we’d be winning.

Just to get us feeling comfortable with all that cash, we’d start off with a two week Mediteranean cruise on Paul Getty’s yacht, Talitha G, revisiting all of our favorite ports of call along the way and perhaps a few new ones. And real estate! My first priority would be to procure a country house in Rhinebeck NY, a Manhattan townhouse, and perhaps that tropical villa in Lyford Cay I’ve been dreaming about.

As you know, I adore coming up with some rather outrageous fantasies. I like to keep a playfulness when doing so, which keeps things light and fun. Of course, one can become a bit discouraged sometimes. It seems especially so for many of us who work in the creative field— essentially freelancers with big hopes, and even bigger imaginations! And certainly one can become impatient when things don’t unfold on one’s preferred schedule, but when things aren’t just snapping into place, I like to remind myself that delays don’t mean denials.

When one is able to let go of worry and anxiety, and simply feel as good “as if” one already had, say, $600 million dollars, one is much more likely to find a more positive shift. With this sort of mindset, for instance, I often find new or old client coming to me, seemingly out of the blue. Opportunities present themselves and once again I’m on the road to abundance, and manifesting some of those aforementioned dreams. The point is, we really do have to “joy our way to success.” This understandably can be a bit challenging if one is down to the last buck, but in those times, it’s always good to remember that we do indeed create our own reality. With our thoughts feeling and actions in line, we really do have the power to change our lives. Reality, in fact, can change in an instant!

Feeling like a 600 Million dollar power-ball winner, I’m paying tribute to the style of Tommy Nutter who reinvented the Savile Look for the 1960’s and 70’s. I’m sporting a Tom Ford lilac rose silk wool linen melange twill Snowdon suit, floral shirt in lavenders and purple, white silk tie, purple and brown polka dot silk pocket square, brown leather tasseled loafers and a brown leather belt with rose gold buckle, with “Cyrille” sunglasses, vintage Rolex and my fragrance is Creed Original Cologne.


  1. La Comtesse Lola says:

    I LOVE the image of you “joy(ing) your way to success” while leaving a silage of Creed in your wake!

    This is a wonderful, positive and powerful post, a delightful way to, in the words of another wise, if not so dapper gentleman as you, to “follow your bliss”.

    At a dinner party the other night, I sat next to an Astrologer (!) who said something about eclipses and a change in the planets…I don’t know about that, but I can tell you, there is something in the air, and it’s not just your Creed or my Chanel (or Daphne-so lush, but that’s a whole other story)! So we should all manifest away…starting right now, today!

    Thank you for this lovely way to start my week! WHEN your ticket comes in, do “come up and see me sometime!”


  2. James Andrew says:

    My Dear La Comtesse Lola,

    Isn’t that just tremendous, from the Abraham Hicks people.

    Campbell’s words are quite powerful , it gives me such great pleasure to have this platform and share some of these ideas.

    Well let’s assume your astrologer is on target and manifest away.

    Love and Light


    PS Where will I be going to visit you?

  3. La Comtesse Lola says:

    I live in the wine country of Santa Barbara….up here it’s wine, cattle and farming…bring your boots!

  4. Matt says:

    Looking like a true Tom Ford ambassador Mr Andrew – dapper !

  5. Oonagh says:

    Inspiring as ever, James, thank you.
    O x

  6. James Andrew says:

    My Dear Matt,

    You are so marvelous!

    If only – perhaps Mr Ford would send me some suits to wear.



  7. James Andrew says:

    Dear Oohnagh,

    Yes- I had read this thought- Delays Don’t Mean Denials – and I thought it was such a wonderful reminder – to get busy now being happy , to remember that everything is in process and to feel as good – as if .



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