I have fallen madly, deeply, hopelessly in L-O-V-E… with the devil! Not THE Devil, but with the book “Outwitting the Devil,” by Napoleon Hill. Love bordering on obsession. This book has stretched my mind in ways I didn’t know were possible. And I’m finding it hard to feel “down,” even though I’m involved with some challenges.
And I love it! Continue reading
Category Archives: Great Books
I’m currently working with several people who are enjoying “The Strangest Secret,” by Earl Nightingale. Yesterday, I read a few quotes from the book and asked a client to choose one that resonates with him. He chose the following, by Ralph Waldo Emerson…
“A man is what he thinks about all day long” Continue reading
Yesterday, on our Go-Giver Coaching call, Christie Ellis shared wisdom from Larry Winget, author of Shut Up, Stop Whining and Get A Life. Larry is world-renowned for his no-nonsense approach to success. If you want to change your results, YOU need to change. And I’ll add to that by saying, if you want to change our results, you must change your thoughts, feelings and words around them. Continue reading
I’d like to tell you absolutely everything I know about Feng Shui.
Are you ready?
Here it is: Continue reading
For years I have joked that in my next life, I want to be a dog; specifically one of MY dogs! We are an animal-loving family and I think it would be pretty wonderful being one of our pets. And this weekend, after dog-sitting my grandson, Brody for four days, I am more convinced than ever that dogs have it all figured out. And by “it,” I mean life; the secret to it, the meaning of it and the formula for enjoying it….
JUST LOVE EVERYTHING!
This week I started reading The Power, the follow-up book to The Secret, written by Rhonda Byrne. This section, from early in the book, really got me (and has kept me) thinking:
“How do you know whether your thoughts are positive or negative? Your thoughts are positive when they are thoughts of what you want and love! And negative thoughts are thoughts of what you don’t want and don’t love. It’s that simple and that easy.”
Not sure if I agree with the easy part, but it certainly is simple. And, up until I read this next part, I saw myself high on the list of positive thinkers I know.
“When you talk about any difficulties with money, a relationship, an illness, or even that the profits of your business are down, you are not talking about what you love.“
When I read that, I began to think “Hold on there, Miss Think-You’re-So-Positive! When is the last time you loved the new carpet you want to install in your living room? Are you loving the house at the beach you’d like to buy? And I’m pretty sure I haven’t heard you utter one, single word about loving those wrinkles on your face!”
Hmmmmmmm…. Maybe I’m not as positive as I thought I was. Maybe I am spending more time than I realized thinking and talking about what I don’t love. Or talking about what I will love once I have it, without actually loving it now. Maybe I need to finish reading this book.
And maybe (and by “maybe” I mean “definitely!”) you can help me by sharing your thoughts. When you have a problem, do you think about loving the solution, or do you spend too long not loving the difficulty?
Last night I attended a screening of the documentary After The Fire. It chronicles the events of the intentionally-set dormitory fire which killed three young boys, injured dozens and left several severely burned at Seton Hall University in 2000. The film was inspired from the NY Times Bestseller of the same name, which was poignantly penned by my dear friend, Robin Gaby Fisher. Continue reading
Over the weekend I was working on a new page for my website, showing the different Master Mind groups I offer. I decided to include a picture of the three different books we can Master Mind together, which was pretty simple~ Copy~ Paste~ Done! Continue reading