How I Got to Work From Home – Video 11


Contrary to the title of my video series, I am going back to work! But it’s only going to be around 1 day a week after training. The rest of the time I will continue to press on toward my bestseller dream.

Here’s my latest video, where I talk about some of the other things I’m doing for pay these days.

 

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Book Review: Dreams Never Expire


Dreams Never Expire

 Dreams NEVER Expire

Never Expire, by Beth Stewart, is a short motivational book on achieving your dreams. God gives all of us a purpose and it is up to us to accept or reject it. If we are smart, we will accept it, since if it is from God it will be a good fit for us. This is not to say that it will be an easy thing to achieve. As examples, Beth Stewart cites several Bible passages where the subject had a dream for their life, but also had seemingly insurmountable odds. In all cases, against the odds, they achieved their dream. In all three cases, the dream took time, longer than anyone could have expected. But trusting in God, and praying, as well as the determination to stick with it, got them to the finish line.

It’s always helpful to remember these pillars of the Old Testament. Without even seeing Jesus, they believed there was a Messiah coming. They had to hold fast to this belief and take steps along the way toward their goals and trust that God would lead them. Following their example, we can hold in mind a goal or dream God has given us. We can pray to him to show us the way and let us serve Him by accomplishing this goal. And if it is in line with His plan he may do just that. Beth Stewart continues the book by laying out the plan for us to not lose hope and to accomplish our own goals with a step by step method. Dreams Never Expire can be your motto as you work to achieve your dreams.

Guest Post: Maintaining the Proper Mental Attitude for Success


by Roger Lambert, Author and Motivational Speaker
Certainly it is no surprise that maintaining a positive attitude is an essential ingredient in the recipe for success. Approaching the difficult tasks that arise along the pathway, which leads to success with the proper mindset, greatly increases the chances of being successful. Trusting in our talents and abilities creates an atmosphere of expectancy. This is confirmed by the words of Napoleon Hill, an American author who is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success, when he said, “A positive mind finds a way it can be done; a negative mind looks for all the ways it can’t be done.” What it appears Hill was trying to portray to us, is that our thoughts have a definite effect on our actions and our efforts. If we believe we can be successful, we will find a way to be successful. If we are unsure if we can succeed we can find all sorts of reasons to give up or settle for less than our best effort.

Although we are well aware that a positive attitude is imperative in our quest for success, that does not mean that it is easy to remain positive. Our ability or inability to remain positive can often be reflected by our choice of words. In the Bible Jesus said, “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.” (Matthew 12:37) During my career as a basketball coach, I would often hear players say that they couldn’t perform a certain skill. When a player would say, “I can’t shoot that way, coach,” or “I can’t dribble with my left hand,” I would tell them that “can’t never did anything.” Also I would encourage them to have confidence in their ability and explain to them that when you first begin to do certain skills it feels awkward, but as you continue to work on that skill you will improve. Although they often struggled to understand the importance of approaching things with a positive outlook, I understood the power of our belief in our abilities. All of us have had times when we have slipped and made a negative statement.  Of course when someone points that out to us we are quick to downplay it by saying that we didn’t mean it in that way.  Unfortunately, that excuse doesn’t fly. Listen to the words of Jesus again, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” (Matthew 12:34) What we speak does have a direct correlation with what we believe. Speaking positive affirmations can be extremely beneficial in our quest for victory and success.

On a daily basis we are faced with new twists and turns to our life and our pathway leading to success, which presents new challenges for us to conquer. Each time we are faced with a new challenge, we must make a choice. We can choose to remain positive, or we can fall into a negative frame of mind. Ultimately one question remains. What action can we take that will assist us in our attempt to maintain a positive attitude? There are numerous actions that we can take to increase the odds that we will stay positive. Perhaps, none more significant than merely, making a conscious, effort to keep our positive approach to life. Additionally we should read positive material, listen to positive speakers, and associate with positive people. With negative forces all around us in our world, it is vitally important, not to allow negativity to control our mind. Therefore it is essential that we fill our minds with positive thoughts and positive information.

 

For more from Roger Lambert, please see his links below.

 

Roger Lambert is the author of “Paying Victory’s Price,” a personal development book.

Do you need to improve life skills necessary for success?

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Book Review: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth


Space

Buy “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything”

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything, by Chris Hadfield, was an extremely detailed look at life on earth and beyond. Through his description of the process of selecting a career, education, being selected and going through the training of an astronaut, Hadfield paints a very vivid picture of a life characterized by vision, determination, and above all cooperation and service to others. Astronauts may be called upon to do anything on board, and once he had to fix a toilet and monitor two other men spacewalking, simultaneously. Training is very long, detailed, specific, and arduous, as they have to simulate any possible thing that they may encounter and how they would resolve it.

In An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Chris Hadfield describes his excitement during space launch, the view from the spacecraft, the interaction between astronauts of various countries and cultures, and the effects on a family on earth and how they are a crucial part of his support system. I learned so much, more than I wanted to about peeing in space (astronauts even wear diapers if there is any chance they will be delayed in a no-bathroom situation), but also that weightless sleep is more comfortable than any bed on earth. Also, sinuses don’t drain and the natural lubrication of your eyes does not flow over your eyes as it does in gravity situations. Muscle tone decreases rapidly while in zero gravity, so special modified exercise equipment is necessary to avoid atrophy. This is a great narrative on focusing on and achieving your dreams, and the pluses and minuses that may go along with that.

This audio book is 7 CDs plus a .pdf CD of supplementary material. Highly recommended for all ages.

Reviewed by Mary DeKok Blowers for Readers Favorite.

Book Review: Win No Matter What


Win No Matter What

Buy “Win No Matter What: A Guide to Hyping Up Your Life”

Win No Matter What: A Guide to Hyping Up Your Life, by Nihar Suthar, is a worthwhile read. While some of his material is quotes from other authors, it is nicely tied together to flow into an expansion of his table of contents. The premise of this book is that your success is largely due to matters entirely within your own control—your mood, attitude, and how you view others—which he names “The Terrible Trio”. Many examples are given of people who, despite their circumstances, rose above them and used them to fuel their success. It’s not enough to simply go to a job every day, punch a clock, put in your hours, and go home to complain about your job. Engagement in your life is critical as well. Figure out why you want to do something that you have a passion for and that will also fuel your motivation and help you to figure out how to do it.

While I have read some of this material before, I enjoyed Win No Matter What: A Guide to Hyping Up Your Life, by Nihar Suthar and recommend it to anyone stymied in their efforts to get ahead. It is not so much a matter of other people and what they are doing, it is about you and what kind of person you are. I sometimes say, “one person can’t have a fight,” meaning if you refuse to descend to the level of your critics, you come out ahead and they look like a fool. Who can resist someone who’s always smiling? I enjoy talking to people I don’t know, finding a common ground, and making them smile. This book reinforces that attitude and I think everyone can learn something from it.

Reviewed by Mary DeKok Blowers for Readers Favorite