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Ezine 535 | 21 April 2017

Action is what determines our level of leadership in the world today. Sitting back, noticing and not responding, waiting and hoping, and looking for a sure thing all contribute to a dormant attitude followed by non-action. If we wait for just the perfect moment to respond, we are not on the cusp of leadership, we are usually on the tail end.

April 21st, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 534 | 14 April 2017

That which does not kill us is said to make us stronger. Similarly, the road to true leadership is filled with the 37 potholes of life that Napoleon Hill identifies in the article below. Just reading the list makes anyone grimace in pain because if and when those obstacles are faced and overcome, a person can qualify for sainthood. The fact remains,however, is that true leaders are made, not born. Through sacrifice and suffering, everyone of us can begin to conquer the invisible enemies within and approach becoming more than we are today. It takes courage, persistence, personal initiative, going the extra mile, resilience, learning from adversity and defeat, and many other positive characteristics to offset the unseen army of negativity that assails each of us daily. If we do not fight the good fight, we will lose respect for ourselves.

April 14th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 533 | 7 April 2017

“How do I give of myself creatively?” has been a long standing question that humanity still has not answered correctly. The Bible tells us to give alms to the poor, respect to our parents, praise to the Almighty, and forgiveness to those who harm us, but what does this look like in everyday living? Well, simply by chipping in a dollar or five in a collection, cards on holidays to those we "love," and leaving well enough alone when deciding not to help others is a poor excuse for service. We all do that. Creative giving is responding beyond the expectations and demands of society and going one or two steps more. Things that are easy and common for you may be uncommon for others. When needed, your advice may be more appreciated than a pat on the back and a "you can do it - go get 'em" affirmation. Little things do mean a lot.

April 7th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 352 | 31 March 2017

Ella Wheeler Wilcox and Florence Scovel Shinn are two authors worth reading. Ella Wilcox wrote popular poetry on many topics and Florence Shinn's most remembered book is The Game of Life and How to Play It (1925). Dr. Hill often quoted Ella Wilcox because her poetry stated many concepts clearly and concisely. Florence Shinn's contribution heavily involved autosuggestion and tapping into the subconscious for results in living a strong and purposeful life. Both women actively contributed to the New Age movement that was developing during their lifetime.

March 31st, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 531 | 24 March 2017

Today peace of mind is harder to acquire and maintain than ever before in history. Multiple distractions engage our attention minute by minute and it is nearly impossible to turn off the media that works to capture our attention. No matter where you turn it seems that the question "Have you heard . . . ?" is on everyone's lips. The newest segment of news, the newest gossip, the newest recipe, the newest product, it doesn't matter -- all compete for our attention. Information overload is a true cause of stress and can lead to disease and worse. Dr. Hill proposes establishing a routine for creating peace of mind in order to create the calm that can lead to increased creativity. When a person spirals out of control the only way to achieve peace of mind is to return to the unchanging center that is the hub of each of us - our spiritual self.

March 25th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 530 | 17 March 2017

I would like to introduce you to Don Green, the Executive Director for the Napoleon Hill Foundation. You probably already know him, but just in case you don't I will give you a little background. Don and I have worked together for the past 17 years in all things regarding Napoleon Hill, and I have come to know a great deal about him. For example, he once carved his wife's name - Phyl (short for Phyllis) on a silver dollar and still has it as a keepsake. Who could give that up? Worth far beyond its face value in precious memories. Also, as I do, Don loves animals and has raised a bear, a monkey, and even some snakes (he can keep the snakes!) but I always wanted a pet monkey and bears seem so worthy of friendship because everyone can relate to Smokey the Bear!

March 17th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 529 | 10 March 2017

Letter writing is a lost art. It has gone the way of slow Sunday dinners, dressing "up" for special occasions, and leisurely walks taken with no agenda. High teas have been overtaken by fast food courts, snail mail letters by rapid fire texts, slow cooked meals by pre-packaged food ready in an instant, and personal conversational time by media overload. The rapid pace of today's lifestyle is not an improvement, because many significant things fall by the wayside. Well thought out "gifts" become user friendly gift cards, a thank you note becomes a smiley face, keepsake items are deemed too much clutter and thrown out, and things that take up space are quickly discarded without consideration of the aura or "jing" that lingers on each piece. Too much of a good thing can and does become overwhelming, but the answer is not to rid yourself of your heritage, memories, ancestry, and life's history without consideration of if, how, or even whether or not it can be replaced.

March 10th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 528 | 3 March 2017

Not so very long ago in nearby lands not so very far away lived three gentlemen who were soon to become brothers not by birth, but by heart. One extraordinary man traveled from Cambodia's Killing Fields to find his new home in New York, another equally extraordinary man lived his youth and adult life in Canada, and our beyond extraordinary man hails from the southern United States. And, once, not so very long ago, these three Knights Errant, soon to be dubbed Brothers of the Soul, set out independently to make the world a better place. During travels in search of life's meaning and the mystical keys to success, they journeyed to the magical Land of the Emerald Isle with the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center. Here they heard about and became acquainted with each other. Taylor and Tom were the first seekers who traveled in search of a success philosophy that would enrich their lives and the lives of others. Tim joined up on a later trip.

March 7th, 2017|Ezine|

Ezine 527 | 24 February 2017

The Blueprint to Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude and Lessons of the Labyrinth are two examples of individual authors Going the Extra Mile. Both Robert Newell and Uriel "Chino" Martinez took it upon themselves to continue the exploration of topics that interested them from ideas shared in classroom discussion. The subjects of their books caught and retained their interest as their learned about these specialized areas through the study of Napoleon Hill. It has been said that one thing leads to another, and that statement is true with both of these books.

February 24th, 2017|Ezine|