Your “prison” may be your platform

I just finished reading "Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage" by Richard Stengel. Early on in the book, Stengel says something that stayed with me through the entirety of the read... "Nelson Mandela had many teachers in his life, but the greatest of them all was prison." WHOA! Prison? Twenty-seven years of … Continue reading Your “prison” may be your platform

How to build self-confidence

Right now I'm reading, Body For Life by Bill Phillips. While discussing some ideas for staying on track with your diet and exercise plan, he makes a point that has huge implications for all areas of life. Check this out... "The very essence of confidence is self-trust. Would you trust anyone who repeatedly lied to … Continue reading How to build self-confidence

Simple answers are often the truest answers

Steven F. Hayward in his book, "The Age of Reagan: The Fall of the Old Liberal Order" writes... "The greatest shock about Reagan was that he meant what he said. His 'simplicity' was his chief virtue, and the key to his success. No one in Establishment politics could quite believe Reagan when he repeatedly said … Continue reading Simple answers are often the truest answers

Go for it!

I'm reading Arnold Schwarzenneger's "The New Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding". In addition being packed to the brim with great reading on the history of the sport, exercise plans, nutritional insights, etc. it has some great insight into the mental process that goes into getting in shape, and even preparing for a show. He wrote something that … Continue reading Go for it!

Imitation = the beginning but that’s it…

Right now I'm reading Slash's self-titled autobiography, Slash. By all accounts this is a different type of book than I'm used to reading but it is an enlightening one nevertheless. He tells the story of how he first heard Aerosmith's "Back in the Saddle." He fell in love with their style and, determined to learn … Continue reading Imitation = the beginning but that’s it…

Don’t let failure stop you… again

A couple of days ago I purchased and started reading Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs on my Kindle Touch (which I am LOVING!). I just read something that took my breath away... a story how the fear of failing again robbed Rob Wayne of $2.6 billion and incredible prestige! Wayne was a friend who … Continue reading Don’t let failure stop you… again

Do different things…

                    I've been reading "Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money". Dave Ramsey recommends this book all the time. Written by Rabbi Daniel Lapin, this is a  great book on business, and is also packed with wisdom on personal development, living life with joy, and … Continue reading Do different things…