Category: positive thinking

The Time I Was Incredibly Rude at the Airport, and the Invaluable Life Lesson I Learned from It

What I learned by getting mad at taxi drivers, airport security and missing my kids’ spring break.

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Years ago, I committed to speak at a conference, without realizing at the time that this speaking engagement would cause me to miss most of my children’s spring break.

When the event was over, I wanted to get home as quickly as possible so that I could spend at least a day with my kids before they went back to college.

I’d already arranged to catch an earlier flight over the phone.

I thought everything was sorted out for me to arrive home early…

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A Simple Gratitude Practice to Bring to Your Thanksgiving Dinner Table

It’s sometimes easy to forget that Thanksgiving isn’t just about turkey and pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving is about reflecting on and appreciating all of the good things that we have in our lives.

Many people will sit around their Thanksgiving dinner table and share something that they feel grateful for, and this is a wonderful way to set the tone for a heartfelt gathering.

But instead of just sharing one thing that you’re grateful for, although you could do that…

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Is It “Unspiritual” to Love Money?

Is it wrong to love money? Does loving money make you a less spiritual person?

I used to think so… until an evening in an auditorium changed everything.

It started with a speech that initially shocked and offended me

I’d been studying transformational principles of success since 1971, and one of my most pivotal learning experiences came very soon after I’d started.

That year, I traveled across the country to listen to a man speak.

He was highly successful, to the point where he was filling Lincoln Hall every week in New York City, while teaching people how to transform their lives.

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You Were Born to Be Happy, Not Perfect

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist. Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.”

~Stephen Hawking, Physicist

So many of us strive for perfection in our daily lives.

In the media and all around us, we are continually exposed to images of the perfect body, the perfect family, the perfect career, the perfect life and the perfect home.

The pressure to be perfect can sometimes feel overwhelming, and this can cause us to make an enormous effort to ensure that nobody finds out what’s really going on “behind the scenes” of our life.

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We Live in a Giving Universe

Albert Einstein once said, “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile Universe.”

Deep down, we have all made a decision about what kind of Universe we live in, and our life reflects that.

Do you believe that the Universe is for you, or against you?

This is an important question, because the frequency of your thoughts determines the type of life you’re going to have, so it’s vital to keep your vibrational thoughts in alignment with the life you desire.

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What a Conversation with Nelson Mandela Taught Me About Finding Purpose Amidst Suffering

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Many times, I’ve been asked why bad things happen to good people.

What purpose does pain and suffering serve… and does it come into our lives because we deserve it on some level?

Whatever form the question takes, the answer is nearly always the same:

Not one of us deserves to suffer, but suffering can be a doorway that allows us to step into a fuller, freer, more expansive version of ourselves.

Keep reading to discover how an extraordinary man overcame incredible odds, and changed not only his own life, but that of an entire nation — and how you can apply his transformational principles to start finding purpose and create a life you truly love living.

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Self Improvement: The Top 3 Transformational Books to Have in Your Library

What personal growth and self-improvement books do you have in your library that inspire you and help you develop new highways of awareness, so that you can create a life you truly love living with greater speed and ease?

After investing the last 40+ years studying the invisible side of success, and the last 30+ years coaching tens of thousands of people in the art and science of transformation…

I’ve found that every single person wants to live a life that they love.

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How to Deal with Negative Naysayers with Love & Compassion to Maintain Happiness

Do you have negative naysayers in your life — people who may be trying to discourage you from pursuing your goals and dreams?

How do you handle this type of negative criticism, so that you can maintain your happiness and positive thinking, and keep moving forward toward what it is that you would truly love?

Any time you seek to stretch beyond your comfort zone, and set a great goal for yourself or take some new kind of positive action toward a dream that you have, there will often be people in your life who are not as supportive as you would really like them to be…

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