So, What is SPEC?

If you saw Wendy and I on Canada AM this morning talking about the hobby of contesting and how she won her house, you may have heard us talk about SPEC.

Select It, Project It, Expect It, Collect It

Due to the short amount of time we had, we were not able to give a full overview of each step.  Helene Hadsell is the creator of SPEC and she wrote the following article to further explain SPEC and how to use the four steps in manifesting anything you wish in life, including prizes.



by Helene Hadsell

SPEC the technique that I use whenever I have a goal to reach is not new; people in all walks of life use it in many cultures and professions. Follow me through the steps as I will explain in more detail:

Select a goal to get started. Some one asked if this technique could be used for other purposes other than just entering contests for merchandise. YES! This can be used to obtain anything you desire in the physical, mental or spiritual realms. You name it and you can claim it.

Project it can be accomplished in many ways: See it as already having it. For example, the Indians see the rain falling on the ground while they are doing their famous Rain Dance. They do not see the beginning stages of clouds forming or darkening skies-just the end result of rain hitting the ground. In the same way, a doctor, healer or patient should always see the end result of the patient’s perfect health. That is, they must visualize the patient not getting well, but instead already being 100% well. This is not lying to oneself; rather this is commanding the Higher Consciousness to bring about a particular desired goal, condition or situation into one’s life.

Expect it, is again seeing yourself as already having or enjoying the end result. The following is a simple visualization technique I enjoy doing while waiting for something to come to fruition. It’s a yoga breathing exercise that anyone can use. While sitting in a chair, inhale slowly for four to seven seconds (whichever is most comfortable for you); hold your breath for four to seven seconds; exhale slowly for four to seven seconds; finally, do not breathe at all for four to seven seconds. Repeat this breathing sequence for five minutes’ time. While doing this rhythmic breathing SEE yourself having what you want to have or being what you want to be.

A certain phenomenon occurs as you do this special breathing exercise. As you slowly exhale about the forth time, you will become aware of a very relaxed feeling in your arms and legs. You will feel so comfortable that you will not even want to move. This is because physical tension has been reduced within the muscles and nerves of your body.

At the same time, a second phenomenon occurs. Your anxieties-your mental tensions-are also relieved. This leaves your thoughts and mind open for you to program your goals. In this relaxed state mentally picture your desired end result.

Be positive! Ask for the good things of life. You deserve the best!

How else can you express your God-given talents? How else can you help others unless you yourself are healthy and happy? You need energy and a life of abundance to accomplish your best work. This technique has proven very successful for me and many of the students that use it.

Being a Positive person is so vital and important to make this process and life in general a daring-delightful adventure. I’m going to do more preaching on the subject.  First, obviously is to think positive, do not be negative either mentally or emotionally. Do not dwell on what could go wrong or what has not worked before. Visualize the end result Only and do not be concerned with how it will come to you. Just see and feel it as though it is already achieved. The second meaning about being positive is doing something constructive on the physical level to aid your mental picture. You have to “get into the act”.  You can accomplish this by using the yoga exercise I shared with you earlier or by depriving yourself of some physical pleasure until you receive what you want.

For example, one woman kept the TV turned off for weeks until she received (from unexpected sources) the money she needed to repair her house. Another student got on her treadmill and walked 15 minutes a day until she got a new car. She explained “I visualized myself in a new car. I actually could smell the newness of the interior.” She won the car from a local radio station contest three months later. You may use whatever disciplinary measure you wish that fits into your way of life. The important thing is that you do something to show your subconscious mind that you mean business, that you are willing to work for what you want.

In this way you become positive by doing some extra task on the physical level. If you fail to do the exercise or to use the discipline you have chosen, this is an indication to the subconscious that you really did not want or care to accomplish what you asked for.

Yes! Sometimes I have collected a prize or end result in a matter of hours but the majority of time there is a delayed action; that’s when the majority of people get impatient and can actually nullify their goal with negative energy. Being positive in all areas is a way of life for me now.

Collect it is the fun part and makes it all worthwhile. And the most important is to begin to love completely. LOVE everything unconditionally: the clouds, wind, stones, trees, animals, insects and all the people you come into contact with. (This is sometimes the most difficult task.) You must love and respect everything. This is not physical love, but rather a universal feeling; a common bond and harmony with all. My Indian friend taught me that even the stones have a consciousness of their own. God’s consciousness is in everything, and we must love all of it!   Helene Hadsell



I tend to get sentimental when I remember all the good things and experiences I’ve had and continue to enjoy. I have found the more that you use these techniques in and for all areas of your life the more insightful you become. A calm, contented feeling will surface when you realize what life in the physical is all about. You will find yourself becoming more of an observer and your understanding of people will take on a new perspective. It will also remind you that we are all here to learn about ourselves as we evolve. We are all ‘Gods’ in the making’ as the saying goes.


Carolyn WilmanCarolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is the author of You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter. She teaches others how to find, organize, enter and win contests, sweepstakes and giveaways. To-date others have won over $1,000,000 using her Online Contesting System. With over twenty years experience as a Marketing Consultant, Carolyn also helps companies create, and viral market, winning promotions.

2013-02-17T13:13:22+00:00 October 19th, 2009|Law of Attraction|7 Comments

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.


  1. Charlene October 20, 2009 at 8:02 am - Reply

    Great article, just what I needed to be reading at the moment. Have a great week. And if we don’t tell you enough your doing a great job.

  2. Dana October 20, 2009 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Love, love, love Helene! She truly is a special woman! She has helped so many people, myself included! She is an inspiration to many and continues to spread her goodness to others. My wish is to meet her one day!

  3. Penny October 21, 2009 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Thanks for posting the link to Canada AM. I enjoyed watching your interview and from now on I’m going to spend more time doing S.P.E.C.

  4. Jim October 26, 2009 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Just amazing, I often thought the good thing’s coming into my life was luck but the SPEC principle clarified all this.Thank you Helene.

  5. Jules December 18, 2009 at 9:46 pm - Reply


    You mentioned in a radio interview that the reason Helene was so successful at winning contests was because Helene used the Silva Method.

    Is that correct?

    I ask, because in the SPEC package for sale, Helene says she met Jose Silva AFTER she had won many prizes, including the major prize, her house.

    For someone who is learning contesting and how to project, I wonder whether one must master Silva training, or just project as in SPEC?


  6. Bonnie Harvey August 8, 2010 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    I really enjoy your show!I meet you back in San Diego Convention.I often send Sweeps to you.Hoping I help you out as much as you’ve helped me.Thanks!

  7. Sabrina D'Amato July 14, 2014 at 3:55 am - Reply

    Thanks a lot for sharing with the web all these informations.
    I would really appreciate to get in contact with Helen Hadsel.
    I am 42, live in Italy residently since an accident stopped my carrer in 1998. I’ve got 2 children (13 and 6) and I cannot manage to get a job, a gratifying one but not even a simple job since 2001.
    I’m going through a tough period at present and I would really like to understand more about how to change my approach to life.
    Again thank You!

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