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New Book “Living An Abundant Life” Featuring International Success Teachers

October 27, 2008

Are you interested in the Law of Attraction?

Are you a fan of the great success teachers, including Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Dr Wayne Dyer, Brian Tracy and Neale Donald Walsch?

Do you enjoy reading inspirational stories of people who have turned their life around and achieved abundance? 

This new book, “Living an Abundant Life” is packed with success stories, tips and strategies for changing your life and manifesting abundance in all areas. 




Here are some of the bits I especially enjoyed in the book

  • Brian Tracy has a chapter on “Be an Optimist at All Times”. He discusses the way you need to see situations in order to remain positive so you can develop self-confidence and be unstoppable in what you want out of life! 
  • Jack Canfield, author of “The Success Principles” and Mark Victor Hansen discuss Habits and how to use them to change your future. If you want to be financially independent, then you need to change your money habits. You need to have a “no exception policy” where you commit to the new habit and just do it! You can determine the quality of your life by changing your habits. 
  • Neale Donald Walsch, author of “Conversations with God”  has a chapter on “A Few Words About Life”. He talks about opening yourself up to discernment, to understanding that what you see is not true reality, but a reality that you construct. If you learn this way of thinking, you will be able to see the opportunities hidden in the problems you face today. 
  • An inspirational story of how a New Zealand couple are using their spare time to build a real estate portfolio that will enable them to retire early. They focus on creating wealth while continuing to do their day jobs as well. 
  • Think of you and your life as a garden. Do you have dark and shady places? riotous colour and flowers? zen water features and calm soothing tones? How would you like your garden to be? This brilliant chapter likens life to a garden that we need to tend so it blooms perfectly. You can turn your out of control jungle into a beautiful thriving paradise. The author, Lizzy Yates, encourages an active thought process for mapping out how you want your garden to be. Cultivate your garden with vision boards, workshops, education, life coaching, meditation, journaling and motivation. 
  • Dr Wayne Dyer’s chapter contains 12 specific tools for de-cluttering your life and allowing inspiration in. It includes slowing down… “There is more to life than increasing its speed” – Gandhi
  • The inspirational story of the retirees who took off for a round-the-world trip to 33 countries in one year – abundance is more than just material wealth! 
  • How Sandy Forster went from welfare to millionaire using the Law of Attraction – ask, receive, be grateful and act!
  • Goals are dreams with deadlines. Dream big and go for what inspires you. Then make your goals SMARTER – Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound, Exciting and Rewarding. Choose your attitude actively and consciously. Make it creative, positive and open as attitudes are the essence of success. 
  • How to achieve business success through tough times by trusting your own voice and creativity, change thought patterns to focus on the positive and go for adventure in your life! How one writer started a quality magazine and set up an organisation of women yacht racing for charity
  • A lovely story about one woman’s move from people massage and healing, to pet massage. Her wonderful chapter is about how the energy we give off in life affects our pets health as well as our own. They can be a reflection of our true health.  
  • How one brave woman moved from a life of domestic abuse to one of abundance and happiness, after reading books on success and life change. 
  • How to believe and take action in order to achieve your dreams and make them a reality. Listen when your body tells you that what you are doing is bad for you. If stress, long hours and bad diet are wearing you down, then you need to listen and find out what you really want to do. 

You can find out more information, or buy the book here => 

NB. Yes, I am also a featured author in the book! You can read my story here.

Marketing genius Seth Godin says “Start”

October 25, 2008

Seth Godin is a success by any measure, a thought leader, a marketing genius and so prolific! Josh Spears posted this blog interview today with Seth, which is brilliant so I thought I would share it on.

What I learnt from Seth in particular: 

  • Ideas have to be “a purple cow” i.e. they have to stand out, be remarkable and noteworthy. Nobody wants boring. “The purple cow is rare because people are afraid. If you are remarkable, some people won’t like you. Criticism comes to those who stand out.” 
  • The Ideavirus was an e-book he launched as a viral book and it got round the net pretty fast – packed with interesting ideas in itself, and free
  • Permission marketing means only telling people who are interested in your product. Simple, yet brilliant stuff. No one needs spam. Treat people well, have a brilliant product and they will buy from you. 
  • His book, “The Big Moo” has a collection of essays from various people who are not identified. It’s very cool to try and guess who wrote what – my favourite section is “They say I’m extreme” which is a challenging poem “Everything has already changed. Tomorrow is the first day of your revolution…or you’re toast.”
  • His social media platform is great with search engines so build a page for your passion or go rate other lenses – you can check out my lens for my book “How to Enjoy Your Job” here 

  You can find out all about Seth Godin at his website or his blog.

Surround yourself with inspirational people

October 16, 2008

Yesterday I went to the Women’s Network Australia lunch and had my monthly dose of inspirational networking. In the midst of economic turmoil, this bunch of women (and some men) were full of positive business stories, opportunity and charitable giving.

It reminded me that we become who we associate with the most. 
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” Jack Canfield 

If you surround yourself with people who are miserable, negative and down on life, then it will inevitably affect you. If you associate with people who are positive, achieving and supportive, then you will be enthused with energy as well. 

Some of the inspirational women I met up with yesterday included: 

  • Bernadette from Mummys Wish, who survived cancer herself and now runs a charity for mums with cancer
  • Tanya from Mboldn, who wants to change the workplace and empower people to change their working lives
  • Leonie from Dimension Communications, who can help you transform your communications
  • Michaela from Young Organics, whose yummy organic cookie I happily munched on
  • Jodi from Boutique Money Management, whose financial savvy helps people control their money

There were over 60 other women there, all with inspirational ideas and business plans. I look forward to going every month, and always come away with new ideas and new people to catch up with outside the group.
Here is your challenge for the day: 

  • Which 5 people do you spend the most time with? 
  • How do they affect your energy? 
  • Do you spend time networking with inspirational people – in person or online? 

Take action and find a networking group near you that will inspire you regularly. It will make a difference to your energy levels and your idea flow.