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Eckhart Tolle is a German-born resident of Canada, best known as the author of The Power of Now and A New Earth: Awakening to your Life's Purpose. In 2011, he was listed by Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world.
New York Times has dubbed Eckhart Tolle as “the most popular spiritual author in the United States”, and the Watkins Review also listed him as “the most spiritually influential person in the world”.
Earl Nightingale was an American radio personality, writer, speaker, and author, dealing mostly on the subjects of human character development, motivation, excellence and meaningful existence; so named as the "Dean of Personal Development." Wikipedia
Brendon Burchard: Motivational Manifesto
Brendon Burchard is an American author on motivation and the use of digital and affiliate marketing to sell "info products" based on whatever expertise a person has
Burchard's cites surviving a near-fatal car accident at age 19 as the inspiration for his core teaching questions: “Did I live? Did I love? Did I matter?”
Burchard is the founder of the Experts Academy and High Performance Academy; both training programs provide students Burchard's lessons in business, entrepreneurship, psychology, productivity, and persuasion.
Quote: “We have patiently suffered long enough, hoping that someone or some kind of luck would one day grant us more opportunity and happiness. But nothing external can save us, and the fateful hour is at hand when we either become trapped at this level of life or we choose to ascend to a higher plane of consciousness and joy. In this ailing and turbulent world, we must find peace within and become more self-reliant in creating the life we deserve.”
I quote this book quite often in my blogs: This moved the needle for me on forward progress and pushing through with 'action'. Can you spare 7$ for shipping?
The audio book is Hilarious and Insightful:
Since 1970, Zig Ziglar’s career has naturally moved from that of champion seller to master motivator. Ten of his 25 books have been best sellers. He is in constant demand as speaker and instructor to audiences of all kinds and sizes. An inspiration for the Living to Change Lives Foundation, he travels all over the world, delivering his messages of humor, hope and enthusiasm. When you hear him tell his story you will know why!
Quote I’m pondering —
Free and courageous people do not avoid their current circumstances but see them as temporary. To those who are self-reliant, reality is not fixed but rather fickle and moldable. Nothing exists today must exist forever. Brendon Burchard - Motivational Manifesto pg 138
Question for you – Can you choose to be positive?
- Get up in the morning and simply state that for today you will be positive
- When writing an email or FB post change challenge or issue to: opportunity
- When you go to make a direct statement if someone makes a mistake or is grumpy, instead of reacting, see if you can respond in a way that might affect them for the better.
Listened to the Little Red Book on Audio this week
"Treat every customer as though they were your favorite celebrity, hero, friend, neighbor or your grandma - Jeffrey Gitomer:
Gitomer attended Temple University but left after his first year to attend the Goethe Institute in Berlin, Germany, where he studied languages. In a Time Magazine feature article, Gitomer quips about his college education: "I went on the six-year you-don't-quite-graduate program, which I completed successfully. The Charlotte Observer describes him as "...a college drop-out who has built a sales training empire.
Quote I’m pondering —
The only difference between you today and you a year from now: Are the books you read and the people you meet.
Question for you – From the little red book:
- Have you written down your goals for the next year - can you?
- Could you put the goal somewhere next to the bedroom door where you'll see it every day?
- 77 percent don't write down their goals? Start off today in the 23% and then we will work up from there.
A book a week for 18 years is a GOAL to have that WILL work.