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Two Personal Growth Recommendations

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Zig Ziglar’s “Born To Win” seminar

I love this series. Word of warning, this is a portion of a much longer series. His Born To Win seminar series is 15 CDs with 4 DVDs; so this is a much abridged version. But you need to hear this before deciding you want to move to the much longer material.

My guess is you will. Ziglar is entertaining, and shares hundreds of fun stories and facts and ways to move from where you are to where you want to be.

One thing about Ziglar is he is 100% about goals and motivation. While other speakers like Tony Robbins talk about the psychology of change, Ziglar is purely about sharing motivation.

What is the real value here? You will feel great after listening to Born to Win, and you will believe in yourself more. But like any program you have to work the program for it to work for you.

Some of his material may not speak to everyone. He is clear about idealizing the 50s, a time not everyone can or wants to relate to. What he does share over and over is passion and the ability to believe in yourself. You can't go wrong by listening to someone like Ziglar, who makes it clear he believes in you too!! Be sure to check out Cleveland's Visible Voice books for more of his great material.

Deepak Chopra’s Spiritual Solutions

Dr. Chopra is quite simply very cool. The reason he has such appeal is beyond his style is a genius of a man who has spent his life studying what makes for a high quality of living, both physically and spiritually.

In Spiritual Solutions Dr. Chopra continues his pursuit of helping people recognize that health and healing need to happen in the invisible as well as the visible.

As Chopra has shared in discussing fascinating experiments with placebos (such as cancer patients receiving a placebo and being told it was a powerful drug that had balding as a side effect and then went bald, BELIEF is the drug.

However, much of traditional medicine treats the body while ignoring the spirit. Thus comes the infamous debate, are we physical beings having a spiritual experience, or are spiritual beings having a physical experience. If that latter as Chopra believes, then treating the spirit will bring healing to the physical and to our relationships and lives.

It was Dr. Chopra who changed my own thinking when I first heard him share that we have 60,000 thoughts a day; unfortunately for many people the next day they will have 95% of the same thoughts.

Want to change your life? Take charge of your thoughts and change your thinking. I work in corrections teaching life skill classes and cognitive behavioral therapy to the residents. Chopra models our own motto, the content is our thinking is the quality of our lives, as has been written;

Watch your thoughts, they become your words.
Watch your words, they become your actions.
Watch your actions, they become your habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. (Anonymous)

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