Dorothea Brande's Wake Up and Live! CollectionWhat could you accomplish if you knew for a fact that you would succeed at anything you set out to do?

This is the formula which Dorothea Brande discovered for herself, and by applying it changed her life from one where she considered herself to be a personal failure into one of being a noted success.

Her book, “Becoming A Writer” is still in print today, and is held as a cornerstone book for beginning authors to absorb while they master the disciplines of writing fiction – or anything else. And her experiences in teaching a class of fiction writers was “grist for the mill” as she studied success itself.

I ran into Brande’s “Wake Up and Live!” when tracing the influence of Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”. Earl Nightingale found a copy of Hill’s book and went on to yet another success, crediting Hill for the positive influence. In Nightingale’s subsequent Gold recording “The Strangest Secret”, he mentions “Wake Up and Live” as a key book to study.

And is it ever a study for anyone and everyone… While it reads well (she is an exceptional writer) it also simply brings the basics of affirmation and self-esteem training to the forefront. It’s easy to follow and not didactic – but is based on serious studies into how people tick and what motivates them to either succeed or fail in their life-journey.

This collection shows the real-world application of what Brande had uncovered that fateful day. It shows how she applied her single motto, “Act As If It Were Impossible to Fail” to her own life.

And thousands, if not millions of budding writers have her to thank for it.

Being able to study these two books in one volume gives all of us the chance to improve our lives immeasurably from here on out.

This collection of her two bestselling books now gives you the chance to study both cause and effect of discovery not just on her life, but on her readers’ and students’ as well.

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How Creative People Win by Earl Nightingale

Posted: June 15, 2017 by Thrivelearning in purpose
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Creative People Win by Earl NightingaleWhy does the truly creative person always win?

It may have to do with the fact that they aren’t competing, but out-creating everyone else in their field.

The creative person realizes that his mind is an inexhaustible storehouse. It can provide anything he earnestly wants in life. But in order to draw from this storehouse, he must constantly add to its stock of information, thoughts, and wisdom. He reaches out for ideas.

Ideas are like slippery fish. They seem to have a peculiar knack of getting away from us. Because of this, the creative person always has a pad and a pencil handy. By capturing ideas immediately, he doesn’t risk forgetting them.

Having a sincere interest in people, our creative person listens carefully when someone else is talking. He’s intensely observant, absorbing everything he sees and hears. And it pays off in a flood of new ideas and information that would otherwise be lost to him forever.

The creative person anticipates achievement. She expects to win. And the above-average production engendered by this kind of attitude affects those around her in a positive way.

Problems are merely challenges to creative minds. Without problems, there would be little reason to think at all. Why worry when you can be creative in solving them?

Creative and productive people are not creative and productive for the benefit of others. It’s because they’re driven by the need to be creative and productive. They experience the joy of producing something.

We all know the stories of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. Einstein was such a person, of course, but there are thousands of them that we never hear of. Their work is everything, though they may struggle for years before recognition and success come to them.

This is the mark of the creative person … still making progress, still learning, still producing as long as he or she lives.

Four Techniques for Creative Revolutions

To spur your mind to new action, think combination, adaptation, substitution, and rearrangement.

Think Combination

Everything you see, hear, touch, taste, and smell during the day offers you the opportunity to consider new combinations.

A simple pencil is a combination of wood, carbon, rubber, paint, and metal. You can come up with great ideas that can lead to profits, patents, and even billion-dollar companies by finding new combinations yourself.

Think Adaptation

Velcro was created through adaptation. It was adapted from the clinging capability of the lowly cockleburr. It is itself being adapted to new uses constantly.

The only limit to what you can achieve by adapting old products to new uses – old methods to new applications – is the limit of your own creativity.

Think Substitution

When you think substitution, ask yourself how you might substitute a different idea, product, or material for the one now used. Perhaps there’s a substitution that will work better or last longer, or cost less, or be lighter, or more colorful, and so forth.

Think rearrangement

Rearrange things, change pace, alter sequence, start from scratch. This type of thinking works for everyone. Redesigning ketchup, mustard, and salad dressing so the spout is on the bottom made it easier to get the contents out.

If you want to spur your mind to new action, think combination, adaptation, substitution, and rearrangement.

Take nothing for granted. Everything can be changed, improved. Don’t wait for it – be an agent of change. Help bring change about.

Complete audio for this special report is available as linked inside.

Win over your competition – Be Creative.

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Think and Grow Rich, Updated and Complete

Posted: June 13, 2017 by Thrivelearning in purpose
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Think and Grow Rich, Updated and CompleteYour thoughts control the money in your pocket – or the lack of it.

That is the central point of this all-time classic bestseller from Napoleon Hill.

Having sold somewhere over 37 million copies, it is the result of 20 years interviewing over 500 world leaders of that period to discover a simple and personal philosophy of success which anyone can apply.

That this little book continues to sell well today is a tribute to the workability of it’s premise.

In only 13 points, Hill lays out how you can start today in casting off your fears of poverty and start achieving any amount of income you could want or need.

But the principles also go far beyond that – and actually can help you achieve any improved condition for your health, relationships, or peace of mind…

First published in 1937, this is the end product of two decades of research conducted by Napoleon Hill. His research started when Andrew Carnegie (the steel tycoon who was then the richest man on earth) gave him the assignment of organizing a Philosophy of Personal Achievement.

Hill, who was a poor journalist, armed with just an introductory letter from Carnegie, set out to interview over five hundred successful people including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller, George Eastman, William Wrigley Jr. and Charles M. Schwab.

His philosophy is universal. The riches he referred to were more than money, for the Philosophy of Personal Achievement can be applied to anything in life.

Hill was well ahead of his time. This book has a chapter dedicated to some of today’s most important issues – Specialized Knowledge, Decision Making, Imagination and Organized Planning (in which he deals with Leadership). He also has principles for Teamwork, Creative Vision, Health, etc.

There are thousands of self-help books out in the market and hundreds of self proclaimed “gurus” who have made a living by copying the wisdom in Hill’s books. There is not much in them that Hill has not already written about. You would be well to concentrate on quality over quantity in selecting books for your own personal development library. Read and re-read, over and over, and this book will show you more and more secrets hidden in your own mind.

Napoleon Hill spent over 20 years interviewing the most successful men of his time and then put the findings of his study; the characteristics of the most successful people in Think & Grow Rich. The fact is that successful people think differently. This is why a multi-millionaire can lose his entire net worth and have it all back in five years or less while unsuccessful people plod along and never amass any real level of wealth or success.

Hill states that when the secret appears to you, whether it be in the first ten pages or on the 200th page, that is when your life will change. This is when you are ready for it.

Think & Grow Rich is a must read for all those who want success and are ready for it. I have known people who read the book and never got it. Not surprisingly, these people have never achieved very much in life either. If you don’t get it…you don’t get it. Hill’s classic only works if you apply what you read. The title can be misleading. You do need to think and by re-progamming your mind with these time tested and proven techniques, you will become rich.

Although this book has been around since the 30’s, it is still head and shoulders above the others.

Having sold somewhere over 37 million copies, Napoleon Hill was constantly working to improve his bestseller. Until recently, it still contained a flaw which kept many people from fully realizing the book’s promise.

James Breckenridge Jones taught Hill’s work and developed the missing formula which could help anyone become a millionaire – and built a national business in just four years that put tens of thousands on the road to personal prosperity and abundance.

In fact, this book has been known as the textbook for millionaire makers – and has been used to train the likes of Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Tony Robbins, and Mary Kay Ash – each of which became multi-millionaires in their own right.

This collection was created with your own prosperity in mind.

If you learn, study, and apply these natural laws and principles, there is no limit to achieving your dreams.

You can be anything you’ve ever wanted to be. You can have any thing you’ve ever wanted to have.

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The Complete Genevieve Behrend Collection

Posted: June 12, 2017 by Thrivelearning in purpose
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The Complete Genevieve Behrend CollectionImagine you were able to sit at the feet of the greatest thinker alive –

…a man who had distilled the complete philosophical data from all the world’s major religions. Who wrote lectured about his findings and then wrote popular, bestselling books on those same findings. Whose findings were revolutionary in concept – while the ideas behind them were ancient and whose origins were themselves lost in antiquity, at least, until he started lecturing about them.

And then imagine that you were his only student. That you had his undivided attention for your studies. That you could ask him anything you wanted.

That is exactly the scene which Genevieve Behrend found herself in.

She had read Thomas Troward’s Edinburgh and Dore lectures and then started applying these to herself. When he defined the Law of Attraction and how to apply it to your own life – she took these words to heart and applied them to those things she most wanted.

And so she figured she needed $20,000 to be able to journey to England and become the student of Thomas Troward. And by applying these teachings (which she describes in the books herein) she made her dreams come true. She got the money, she got her trip, she became that student.

And gave the world an insight into this legendary mind which no one at the time or since has accomplished.

Her own world changed as a result. She wrote two books, and found herself in such demand that she spent the rest of her life lecturing and traveling.

As you listen to “The Secret” DVD, you hear teachers who tell you that all this is possible. When you read the books following, you see that Behrend created – in the early 1920’s, in a male-dominated world – a dream life that any today would love to have.

She showed us that these principles are accurate, that they work when exactly applied, than anyone can use them to change their lives completely – to one which has only existed in their dreams before this point.

And this is why she has earned this complete collection of her books. When I read her books for the first time, I saw where so many of those who got what they teach in “The Secret”. We are not dealing with something occult, or mysterious, or magic. We are dealing with something very practical, very simple, and something very easy to apply.

She took the many and varied subjects that Troward covered in his many books, then distilled these into practical applications and methods any person can use. She took his intensely logical pronouncements and translated these into simple American English – and left a legacy for both herself and her Sage.

So now, I bring these classics back to the light of modern day where you can study and learn for yourself.

I’ve included all of her books just as she wrote them, formatted for easy reading and study, both in hard-copy versions and on-screen. For we have this chance in our lives to take advantage of what we learn to make this world a better place.

I hope and pray for all of our success.

(From the Introduction)

In this book she not only clarifies Troward’s works, but also:

  • Gives precise instructions and details in using the Law of Attraction
  • Outlines simple techniques to strenghen your will and eliminate fear from your life
  • How to enable your body to begin Instantaneous Healing
  • And many other simple actions you can take immediately to improve your life – with no more than reading this book.

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Byways of Blessedness - Secrets to the Law of Attraction SeriesStudents seeking the underlying Secrets to the Law of Attraction will often miss what is in plain sight.

James Allen is most known for his “As a Man Thinketh,” yet his greatest essays on how to apply the Law of Attraction are known in his classic, “Byways of Blessedness.”
Here, Allen tells precise, but unknown techniques which will improve your ability to get the most out of life:
  • How rising early gets you on the right foot daily.
  • How a definite plan enables success.
  • Why replacing habitual bad thoughts with good will bring you more happiness.
  • How strength and power are weakened by pursuing them as an end.
  • How paying unselfish attention to completing details expands your will power and peace of mind.
  • Why learning to focus on the one thing you are doing will bring you the power of a Master.
Allen tells you how problems and difficulties are more easily solved when they are welcomed, instead of resisted or feared.Seeing the good they bring enables you to then get the opportunity from them which would otherwise be lost.
This explains why Luck is defined as “opportunity met with preparation.” The missing steps to take which will turn your life into one of continuing good luck and expectant optimism – every second, minute, and hour of your days.
These long-lost steps to your own personal joy can be found in Allen’s book. Learn the smaller steps needed to get the Law of Attraction working in your life – every single moment of your day.
Get this book today and carry it with you on your smartphone or tablet. Learn to apply the smaller steps in order to enable the Law of Attraction to bloom in every corner of your universe. Study it every spare moment and gain a new life.
The moment is Now. Decide and Act. Your future is what you attract into it, so invest in yourself wisely.
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Believe in Yourself by Joseph Murphy

Posted: June 9, 2017 by Thrivelearning in purpose
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Believe in Yourself by Joseph MurphyBelieve in Yourself by Joseph Murphy

Make Your Dreams Come True

Joseph, in the Bible, means “disciplined or controlled imagination.” It is one of the primal faculties of mind, and has the power to project and clothe your ideas, giving them visibility on the screen of space.

Israel loved Joseph. Israel is the spiritually awakened man who knows the power of controlled imagination. It is called the “son of his old age.” Son means “expression.” Old age implies wisdom and knowledge of the laws of mind. When you become familiar with the power of imagination, you will call it “the son of your old age.” Age is not the flight of years; it is really the dawn of wisdom and Divine knowledge in you. Imagination is the mighty instrument used by great scientists, artists, physicists, inventors, architects, and mystics. When the world said, “It is impossible; it can’t be done,” the man with imagination said, “It is done!” Through your imagination, you can also penetrate the depths of reality and reveal the secrets of nature.

A great industrialist told me one time how he started in a small store. He said that he used to dream (Joseph was a dreamer) of a large corporation with branches all over the country. He added that regularly and systematically he pictured in his mind the giant building, offices, factories, and stores, knowing that through the alchemy of the mind, he could weave the fabric out of which his dreams would be clothed.

He prospered, and began to attract to himself—by the universal law of attraction—the ideas, personnel, friends, money, and everything needed for the unfoldment of his ideal. He truly exercised and cultivated his imagination, and lived with these mental patterns in his mind until imagination clothed them in form.

I particularly liked one comment that he made as follows: “It is just as easy to imagine yourself successful as it is to imagine failure, and far more interesting.”

Joseph is a dreamer, and a dreamer of dreams. This means he has visions, images, and ideals in his mind, and knows that there is a Creative Power that responds to his mental pictures. The mental images we hold are developed in feeling. It is wisely said that all our senses are modifications of the one-sense-feeling. Thomas Troward, a teacher of mental science, said, “Feeling is the law, and the law is the feeling.” Feeling is the fountainhead of power. We must charge our mental pictures with feeling in order to get results.

We are told, “Joseph dreamed a dream, and told it to his brethren, and they hated him.” Perhaps as you read this, you have a dream, an ideal, a plan, or purpose that you would like to accomplish. To hate is to reject in Bible language. The thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and opinions in your mind are the brethren that challenge you, belittle your dreams, and say to you, “You can’t; it is impossible. Forget it!”

Perhaps other thoughts come into your mind that scoff at your plan or ambition. You discover that there is a quarrel in your mind with your own brethren; opposition sets in. The way to handle the opposition in your mind is to detach your attention from sense evidence and the appearance of things, and begin to think clearly and with interest about your goal or objective. When your mind is engaged on your goal or objective, you are using the creative law of mind, and it will come to pass…

(From the first chapter)

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Awakened Imagination by Neville Goddard

Posted: June 8, 2017 by Thrivelearning in purpose
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Awakened Imagination by Neville GoddardAwakened Imagination by Neville Goddard

The Power That Makes Achievement and Attainment Inevitable.

CERTAIN WORDS in the course of long use gather so many strange connotations that they almost cease to mean anything at all. Such a word is imagination. This word is made to serve all manner of ideas, some of them directly opposed to one another. Fancy, thought, hallucination, suspicion: indeed, so wide is its use and so varied its meanings, the word imagination has no status nor fixed significance. For example, we ask a man to “use his imagination,” meaning that his present outlook is too restricted and therefore not equal to the task.

In the next breath we tell him that his ideas are “pure imagination,” thereby implying that his ideas are unsound. We speak of a jealous or suspicious person as a “victim of his own imagination,” mean-mg that his thoughts are untrue. A minute later we pay a man the highest tribute by describing him as a “man of imagination.” Thus the word imagination has no definite meaning. Even the dictionary gives us no help. It defines imagination as (1) the picturing power or act of the mind, the constructive or creative principle; (2) a phantasm; (3) an irrational notion or behef; (4) planning, plotting or scheming as involving mental construction.

Using short quotations from the Bible and from Blake, Yeats, Emerson, Lawrence, Quintillian, Hermes, and the Hermetica, Neville reveals the Power that makes the achievement of aims, the attainment of desires, inevitable; showing that the Christ is the human imagination.

In this book the author talks about how to manifest his imaginations and receive what you have longed for. Powerful and yet easy to understand by everybody. Not more than a day’s reading, but it will shed a new light on many things.

About the Author

Neville Lancelot Goddard (1905-1972) was a prophet, profoundly influential teacher, and author. He did not associate himself as a metaphysician, with any ‘ism’ or ‘New Thought’ teaching as commonly advertised by these collective groups. Goddard was sent to illustrate the teachings of psychological truth intended in the Biblical teachings, and restore awareness of meaning to what the ancients intended to tell the world.

Goddard’s interest in esoteric interpretations of the Bible deepened after he met Abdullah, an Ethopian Jew who lectured on Esoteric Christianity and taught both Goddard and Joseph Murphy. Neville went to hear him somewhat under protest to satisfy the constant urging of a friend, saying “I recall the first night I met Abdullah. I had purposely delayed going to one of his meetings because a man whose judgement I did not trust had insisted on my attendance. At the end of the meeting, Ab approached me and said: ‘Neville, you are six months late.’ Startled, I questioned how he knew my name, when he said: ‘The brothers told me you would be here six months ago.’ Then he added: ‘I will remain until you have received all that I must give you. Then I will depart.’ He, too, may have longed to go, but he had to wait for me.” From this introduction, Neville studied with Abdullah learning Hebrew, the Kabbalah, and the hidden symbolic meaning of Scripture.

After traveling extensively throughout the United States, Neville eventually made his home in Los Angeles where, in the 1950s, he gave a series of talks on television and radio, and for many years lectured regularly to capacity audiences at the Wilshire Ebell Theater. In the 1960s and early 1970s, he confined most of his lectures to Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco.

In his early lectures and books Neville dealt solely with what he called The Law, the technique of creating one’s physical reality through imagining. It is this portion of his expression that most closely accords with the teachings of the New Thought movement. In describing The Law, Neville related how he made a sea voyage from New York to see his family in Barbados during theDepression, without any money of his own.

He related how, by the use of imaginal power, he was honorably discharged from military service to continue his lectures during World War II. He gave his audiences in San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s accounts of how others had made use of The Law. He discussed it on television in the Los Angeles area, saying, “Learn how to use your imaginal power, lovingly, on behalf of others, for Man is moving into a world where everything is subject to his imaginal power.” (Wikipedia)

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