Character (Samuel Smiles)

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Character

“Character is one of the greatest motive powers in the world. In its noblest embodiments, it exemplifies human nature in its highest forms, for it exhibits man at his best. … Men of genuine excellence, in every station of life—men of industry, of integrity, of high principle, of sterling honesty of purpose—command the spontaneous homage of mankind. It is natural to believe in such men, to have confidence in them, and to imitate them. All that is good in the world is upheld by them, and without their presence in it the world would not be worth living in.”

New Books Playground says: Character is one of our absolute favorites for we believe that character is critical. Continue reading…

E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality (Pam Grout)

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E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality

E-Squared could best be described as a lab manual with simple experiments that prove reality is malleable, consciousness trumps matter, and you shape your life with your mind. Yes, you read that right. It says prove.

The nine experiments, each of which can be conducted with absolutely no money and very little time expenditure, demonstrate that spiritual principles are as dependable as gravity, as consistent as Newton’s laws of motion. Continue reading…

Make Your Bed (William H. McRaven)

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Make Your Bed

“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed.

On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university’s slogan, ‘What starts here changes the world,’ he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves—and the world—for the better. Continue reading…

How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds (Earl Nightingale)

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How to Completely Change Your Life in 30 Seconds

“Here’s the secret in three steps:

  1. Suspend disbelief as you read the following:
  2. ‘We Become What We Think About.’
  3. Then, decide that it’s true.

Now, the rest of your life, you’ll be testing this for yourself. You may be asking questions like these:

  • Can you actually change what you think about?
  • Do positive thoughts create a positive personal environment?
  • By being critical of anything or anyone around you actually improve conditions?
  • Is your health affected by negative thinking?

You’ll find continuing instances of how this is true and how it might not be. Continue reading…

The Science of Being Great (Wallace D. Wattles)

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The Science of Being Great

“The author of The Science of Getting Rich brings you The Science of Being Great. Wallace D. Wattles introduced the world to the power of positive thinking. He was a profound influence on Michael Losier and James Arthur Ray. Without Wattles’ science of books there never would have been books such as The Laws of Attraction, The Power of Positive Thinking, and The Secret. Now you can go directly to the source! Continue reading…

The Healing Power of Connection: A Simple Path to Self-Discovery and the Joy of Belonging (Robert R. Randall)

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The Healing Power of Connection: A Simple Path to Self-Discovery and the Joy of Belonging

“What if you learned that the secret to happiness rests on simply correcting a mistake—a misunderstanding about what makes you unhappy in the first place? Suppose you learned that all your unhappy feelings—your anger, anxiety, resentments, guilt, envy, feeling lost and even depression—are not really about people and circumstances, but instead are actually manifestations of just one problem: a sense of disconnection from yourself and the rest of the universe. Continue reading…

The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events (Jane Roberts)

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The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events

“In his previous books dictated through Jane Roberts, Seth repeatedly stressed that ‘You create your own reality.’ But how do our different individual realities merge and combine… in Seth’s words… ‘to form mass reactions such as the overthrow of governments, the birth of a new religion, wars, epidemics, earthquakes, and new periods of art, architecture, and technology’?

Now Seth pinpoints the unconscious (and often negative) beliefs pervading science and religion, medicine and mythology. He discusses the psychological underpinnings of world leaders like Hitler and Nixon and the dynamics of ‘mass events’ like Jonestown and Three Mile Island. Continue reading…

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It (Kamal Ravikant)

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Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

“In December of 2011, I gave a talk to an audience of scientists, Pentagon officials, politicians, and CEO’s on the secret of life and how I’d figured it out the previous summer. 

Afterwards, people came up individually and told me how much what I’d shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about.

It’s something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it. 

This is a collection of thoughts on what I learned, what worked, what didn’t. Continue reading…

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything (Stephen M.R. Covey)

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The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything

“Stephen M.R. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients and, employees—is essential to a successful organization.

With nearly 750,000 copies in print, this instant classic shows that establishing trust is ‘the one thing that changes everything’ (Marcus Buckingham, coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) in both business and life.

Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and constituents—is the essential ingredient for any high-performance, successful organization. Continue reading…

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life (Mark Manson)

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The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

“In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be ‘positive’ all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. ‘F**k positivity,’ Mark Manson says. ‘Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.’ In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. Continue reading…