Saturday, October 28, 2023

book: The Tools by Barry Michels, Phil Stutz

The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower-and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion: Stutz, Phil, Michels, Barry: 9780812983043: Books

a tool - unlike an attitude adjustment- requires you to do something
  • Tool #1: The Reversal of DesireThe Higher Force: Forward Motion 
  • Tool #2: Active LoveThe Higher Force: Outflow 
  • Tool #3: Inner AuthorityThe Higher Force: Self-Expression
  • Tool #4: The Grateful FlowThe Higher Force: The Source 
  • Tool #5: JeopardyThe Higher Force: Willpower  
1.  If we want to have a shot at actualizing our potential, we need to “reverse our desire” and, rather than crawl up in a little ball and try to avoid pain, we want to discipline ourselves to GET EXCITED about the challenges in our lives. ... our infinite potential exists on the other side of our comfort zones and that the only way to break through to that infinite potential is to BRING ON!! the pain, learn to love it, and use it to catalyze our growth. 

2. You ever get stuck in a mental loop—where you’re looping around in your head again and again and again about all the things someone has done that annoy you? Stutz and Michels call that “The Maze” We want to notice when we’re stuck in the maze and get out. How? Use the Active Love tool. Focus on your heart and, rather than mentally beat the person up who annoyed you, beam them love.

3. "Shadow": part of you that you most despise and prefer to hide from the world? Well, we need to bring that darkness to light. Without integrating those aspects of ourselves we’re ashamed of, we can’t fully trust ourselves and express ourselves with authority.

4. gratitude is scientifically proven to boost our mood ... Discipline your mind to *always* see the amazing things in your life. Get your grateful flow flowing. There’s no better way to connect to the Source of all higher forces/joy/love/all-things-good than gratitude.

5. Imagine yourself on your deathbed. You have NO MORE MOMENTS to live. Guess what? That version of you wishes you’d finally do the things you know are best for you. Use the Jeopardy Tool to tap into your ultimate power: Willpower.

Instead of seeing problems as an expression of a “condition” whose cause was the past, we needed to see them as a catalyst for developing forces that were already present, lying dormant inside us.

Whatever your comfort zone consists of, you pay a huge price for it. Life provides endless possibilities, but along with them comes pain. If you can’t tolerate pain, you can’t be fully alive.
A sense of purpose doesn’t come from thinking about it. It comes from taking action that moves you toward the future. The moment you do this, you activate a force more powerful than the desire to avoid pain. We call this the “Force of Forward Motion.” 

THE TOOLS: book's web site

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Saturday, October 14, 2023

book: My Philosophy for Successful Living by Jim Rohn My Philosophy for Successful Living eBook : Rohn, Jim, Johnson, Vic: Kindle Store

"Jim was one of the most powerful and memorable listening experiences ever because he could take timeless, ageless principles and present them in such a simple way.

Tony Robbins, who first met Jim Rohn when he was 19-years old, said Jim, "had a positive impact on me at a time in my life when I was first forming the philosophies that guide me today."

That positive impact continues today with this special edition of Jim's My Philosophy for Successful Living. It's Jim at his best and includes teaching like:

* The American Economic Ladder and Girl Scout Cookies
* The Philosophy of Performance and Productivity
* Working with Others
* A look at the Fundamentals
* Refining and Strengthening Your Personal Philosophy
Your Financial House and Measuring Success
* Six Steps for Leading an Extraordinary Life


"Often, the most important purchases that we make are not with our dollars, but with our time…
you can always get more money, but you can’t get more time!"

"Formal education gets you a job.
But self-education is what makes you rich.”

“If you work hard on your job, you make a living.
If you work hard on yourself, you can make a fortune.”

“The way that you become rich
is not by wishing your life were easier,
but instead by focusing on making yourself better.”

“You won’t be happy unless you are productive.

“Achieving wealth and greatness can be distilled down to helping others.

“Taking the time to sit down and write out your goals
for the present, the near future, and the more remote future
is a necessary part of transforming your life.”

“You can have all you want out of life if you endeavor to help others.”

“Project yourself out into the future and think about where you want to be.

Invest in yourself. Invest in your own self-education
and then take that knowledge and use it to help others
get what they want and need out of life.”