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Ezine 526 | 17 February 2017

When I recommend outside reading for followers of Napoleon Hill to consider, I am selecting books from my personal library that I have read, enjoyed, and learned a great deal from reading. To me, it's like having a personal visit with the author. Sometimes people recommend authors to me, but most often I select my reading material myself based on the recommendations of the authors that I have read. Often at the end of each book, there might be included a bibliography for further reading in the same area of interest. I review these and make a mental note to expand my reading horizons by selecting one or two of the books for my future reading. I read just about anything if it interests me. Self-help books, cook books, novels, biographies, children's books, whatever strikes my fancy. But, the books that I return to again and again are those that through reading have caught my attention or changed my worldview.

February 17th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 525 | 10 February 2017

Children have little trouble creating and maintaining enthusiasm in their lives. Everything can be a valid excuse for jumping for joy! Field trips, birthdays, school closures, bedtime stories, and favorite foods are reasons for unbridled excitement. In adult lives enthusiasm, joy, and play are not as common and seem to be available only at a high premium. With age comes restrictions, and generally it is considered to be in poor form if we exhibit too much joy, play, or excitement. W. Clement's mantra "I feel healthy, I feel happy, I feel terrific" needs to be said many times over in order to summon the spirits of these states of being in our adult world. When the emotion is sucked out of life and only the shell remains, people tire easily, lack creativity, and overlook the joy that life has to offer. By being enthusiastic, or even faking enthusiasm, our demeanor and well being begin to take on a new life. Enthusiasm is truly a powerful elixir and positive potion for getting the joy in living back in the daily grind.

February 10th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 524 | 3 February 2017

Every one of us can be positively motivated by reading good material. Whenever we might feel overwhelmed or burdened beyond belief, it is a good practice to read something that can make us feel the very opposite -- blessed beyond belief. In other words, even though we may feel that our lot in life is unfair or presenting excessive challenges, reading someone else's incredibly challenging life experiences may redirect us to reflect on the true extent of our personal worries and setbacks. Two books that I recommend for helping a person put life into a more balanced perspective are The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby and Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.

February 3rd, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 523 | 27 January 2017

I always enjoy reading a variety of books, but I especially enjoy reading books of inspiration that inspire me to take heart and move forward by doing something new each day. Books that speak of a person's desire to better themselves and to trust Universal Law that is often, perhaps by design, beyond our total comprehension. Yet, by believing in something that is Divine and has our best interests, we can then move more easily to put our best foot forward and feel secure in our decision to move in a certain direction.

January 27th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 522 | 20 January 2017

Napoleon Hill believed fully in the sixth sense and used it to guide him in his daily life. He believed that our thoughts can be elevated and our awareness increased as we align with likeminded people who share common interests. This being said, I would like to add that the more we are open to interaction and the thoughts from others, the more we work in tandem with the Universal Mind. As an experiment, consider how you may have noticed coincidences and/or synchronicities in the past and even now going forward. Sometimes an event in our life may occur at just the right moment that aids us in making a life decision that causes us to travel a different path.

January 27th, 2017|Ezine|