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Are You Mastering Momentum?

Posted: October 18th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Articles, Book Reviews | No Comments »

Is it possible to create momentum AND use it to your advantage? I wasn’t sure you could but Steve Seibold shows how in his book, 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class.

In Steve Siebold’s fine book, 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class, he highlights in Mental Toughness Secret 83, The Value of Momentum.

Now “What does THAT mean?” you are probably asking.

Here’s what Steve has to say, “The great ones use momentum to fuel their passions and transfer their beliefs to others. The great ones know if the perception of momentum is present, confidence and power will continue to increase”

Further, “While average people stumble into momentum from time to time, world-class performers create this emotional thought process from scratch.”

“Momentum is a subjective emotional perception, and therefore manufactured in the mind. This artificial creation attract more momentum, until world-class performers are rolling forward like a locomotive”

Mr. Siebold recommends this action step:

“Keep repeating this; “I have massive momentum.” Find different ways to program yourself with this message until you begin to believe it. Use the power of language to talk yourself into an emotional statement of momentum toward your goals”

By programming your mind to allow momentum to happen you’ll soon be creating tides of good fortune in your life and business.

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Are You Ready to Be Neurally Reconditioned?

Posted: June 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | No Comments »

Seems almost everyone has read (or heard of) the movie and book called “The Secret.” I have too. Some good stuff, although in my opinion it makes it seem like all you have to do is think positive thoughts and instantly genies will appear to grant your every wish.

It would be nice but . . . doesn’t really work that way.

Well, a recent book I read really takes the premise of “The Secret” and the Law of Attraction and really applies it beautifully in a book called – none other than, “The Answer” by John Assaraf (who appeared in the movie “The Secret”) and Murray Smith. Admittedly, I was a bit nervous in picking up this title as it just seemed a little “out there” for me. But I was surprisingly mistaken.

First, These two guys know their stuff. They are “in the trenches” entrepreneurs who have founded I think somewhere over 20 successful businesses. Some amazingly successful. So anyone with that track record is worth listening to.

Second, they combine aspects of law of attraction principles with hard and fast business principles. I have never really seen this before. They actually show you a process called “Neural Reconditioning” which really is a solid program to change non supportive/constructive beliefs you have about your business/yourself.

Other chapters include ideas on vision, focus, action, your ideal customer and innovation among others. Again these guys know their stuff.

I know from experience (I have founded over 5 businesses) that this can get sticky. But they have an amazing way to reveal business “blind spots” and also give simple but very effective exercises to assist you.

Finally, sprinkled throughout the book are real life case studies of some of their clients success stories which bring these ideas and strategies back to solid reality.

I don’t often get super excited about a business book but this one was for me. I highly recommend you order it today and start implementing the ideas immediately.

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by Doug Farrick

Guide to Winning at Web Marketing

Posted: July 20th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | No Comments »

This is a great book from Cyndie Shaffstall. I had a chance to check out the book and I have to say, it is loaded with some great information and will provide as a guide to your business Web marketing.

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Tintbook – CMYK Preview on Paper

Posted: January 27th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | No Comments »

Found this book online called Tintbook. This looks like a really good book to have around to check how your actual cmyk mixed colors will print out from an actual print press on paper.


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Designer’s Survival Guide

Posted: July 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | Tags: | No Comments »

Just a quick blurb about a book I recently checked out. The “Designer’s Survival Guide” is a really good read, what I liked most about this book was its collaberation between several creative professionals, so you get a good amount of content based on their experinces. I would highly recommend this ebook and am sure my site readers would enjoy it as well.

The book contains lots of useful content such as:

– Writing Press Releases
– SEO TIps
– Web Design and Development Tips
– Color Calibration
– Package Design
– Logo Design Process
– Transitioning Into Your Own Business
– and so much more.

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Why “Right Brainers” Will Rule The Future

Posted: March 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Book Reviews | No Comments »

by Doug Farrick

This week I wanted to bring to your attention a terrific book by Daniel H. Pink called A Whole New Mind” with a subtitle of “Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future”

The books basic premise is that the future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind.

Focus will move away from computer programmers, MBA number crunchers, lawyers, etc. and shift to creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers.

The era of “left brain” dominance is now giving way to new “right brain” people like artists, designers, inventors, gamers, storytellers, caregivers, and big picture thinkers. These folks will soon become the most sought after and the most richly rewarded.

Pink reveals six major aptitudes that contribute to this new mind. These are: design, story, empathy, symphony, play and meaning. These are explored in detail and are fascinating to read.

At the end of each chapter Pink puts together a “portfolio” of ideas, strategies, resources and exercises, culled from experts around the world, that further your understanding and development in that area. They are immensely eclectic, fun and useful.

I could not put the book down. I think you’ll enjoy it too.

Get it at any major bookstore including Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Borders.

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