some will, some won’t…just keep searching

A few weeks back a friend of mine and I were chatting on Facebook and somehow we got onto the topic of self-development. He went ahead and ordered my book and since he seemed so interested I said I’d send him over a few CDs for him to borrow. Thankfully he is busy working his…

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you can find inspiration in the most unusual places

Motivation is one of life’s great mysteries. Life touches us differently, or maybe I should say, each of us lets life touch us a little differently. There are those of us who wake up each day eager to see what the day has to offer and there are those who would prefer just to stay…

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3 reasons why I decided to change my life

A few of my friends thought I went off the deep end. I’d always been the kind of guy who wanted to get things done quickly so he could enjoy doing what he wanted but a few years ago I took a step back and had a good look at my future and I must…

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what saddens me about the self-help industry

Self-help – for some people this word sets off alarms. “Self-help,” they say, “That’s a bunch of baloney.” Or, “No way am I getting into that stuff, it’s all a load of BS.” That saddens me but I get it. I felt the same way. And sometimes when I get my hands on some materials…

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the magic of quiet time

I look forward to the end of each day. Before I go to bed I have gotten back into the habit of taking a nice long bath; something most Japanese people do. As a child in England I always loved bath time complete with bubble bath but when I moved overseas bath time became shower…

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six behaviors that increase self-esteem by Denis Waitley

Self-esteem is something that is hard to pin down. It’s something that stems from our childhood, our upbringing, our successes, our failures, our education, our teachers and parents and everything else in-between. It’s something we have inside. It’s hard to measure. And it is a key element of success. One of my favorite quotes is…

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we all makes mistakes some times…so what should we do?

Alexander Pope once said, “To err is human, to forgive is divine.” Powerful words. Today I’m not here to talk about the second part of that statement as that’s a post in and of itself. We all make mistakes. And I’ve certainly made my share. Just 12 hours ago I was reminded of this when…

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don’t you hate it when you’re right

I am a student of life. I watch people. I follow events. I study the experts. And I have come to the conclusion that life is all one big formula. There is a formula for making money just as there is a formula for having good health, good complexion, strong relationships with others, building a…

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the seven reasons people fail at investing

I’ve studied marketing, relationships, self-development, language, history, leadership, investing and time management and I have come to an incredible conclusion – that it’s pretty much all the same. What I’ve found is that the same principles to being a better salesperson will work in being a better parent.┬áThat if you learn how to negotiate with…

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Brian Tracy’s seven keys to high-energy living

Each day I get about 30 emails from people in the fields of gold, marketing, sales and self-development. I used to subscribe to more but over the years I have found that I am attracted to certain people as I find their ideas and concepts worth investing my time in. Some I read immediately while…

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