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Sep 24 2009

25 Must Reads for Personal Growth

Published by under Creating Success

Years ago when Barbara DeAngelis was doing weekend retreats in Santa Monica, I asked her at the end of this fabulous weekend, “So this is great but how do we stay on track and stay focused once we leave here.” Her answer was to continually read books, listen to audio recordings and get to other events. I’ve done that over the years and it has become an important part of my life. Here’s just a few of the books I’ve come across.

  1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  2. Working with the Law by Raymond Holliwell
  3. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  4. The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer
  5. You Were Born Rich by Bob Proctor
  6. The One Minute Millionaire by Mark Victor Hansen
  7. The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principle – How to Become A Servant Leader by James C. Hunter
  8. The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield & Mark Victor Hansen
  9. Excuse Me Your Life is Waiting by Lynn Grabhorn
  10. You Can If You Think You Can by Norman Vincent Peale
  11. The Secret of Ages by Robert Collier
  12. Life is Tremendous by Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
  13. The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall
  14. It’s Not Over Until You Win by Les Brown
  15. The Anatomy of Peace by Arbinger Institute
  16. Play to Win! by Larry & Hersch Wilson
  17. Life More Abundant by Bill O’Hearn
  18. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  19. Unstoppable by Cynthia Kersey
  20. As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
  21. The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey
  22. Put Your Dream to The Test by John Maxwell
  23. The Hidden Power by Thomas Troward
  24. As The Future Catches You by Juan Enriquez
  25. Playing Life to Win by Dr. Taylor Hartman

There are obviously many more. What are some books that have had an impact on your life?

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Jun 28 2009

Do You Have a Dream?

Published by under Creating Success

I’ve been reading Put Your Dream to the Test by John Maxwell.  He addresses the following questions in each chapter but in the forward he has what he calls “The Dream Test”.

  1. The Ownership Question: Is my dream really my dream?
  2. The Clarity Question: Do I clearly see my dream?
  3. The Reality Question: Am I depending on factors within my control to achieve my dream?
  4. The Passion Question: Does my dream compel me to follow it?
  5. The Pathway Question: Do I have a strategy to reach my dream?
  6. The People Question: Have I included the people I need to realize my dream?
  7. The Cost Question: Am I willing to pay the price for  my dream?
  8. The Tenacity Question: Am I moving closer to my dream?
  9. The Fulfillment Question: Does working toward my dream bring satisfaction?
  10. The Significance Question: Does my dream benefit others?

He asks pertinent questions for each item to help you determine where you are in the dream process. So any people have quit dreaming maybe because they’ve settled for being content or they’ve been disappointed in past experiences or people have told them their dreams are ridiculous.  Some people just lack the confidence to step out and pursue their dreams.

If you’ve lost your dream or just never had one – start dreaming now! Dreams are the things that give your life passion. They’re the reason to get up in the morning; they propel us through life and help us to live life to the fullest and experience all that we can be.

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