The secret of Napoleon Hill, P.T. Barnum, and Me

Written by Joe Vitale

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Instead I sent out an email that said, "There is a mistake on her site. If you can spot it, I'll give you a gift." This caused people to be curious, a powerful motivator. It drove traffic to her site. Sales jumped.

What I, Barnum, Joyner, and Hill are doing is one thing: Takingrepparttar so-called negative experiences in life and turning them into something good. I call this TIISG. It stands for Turn It Into Something Good.

You haverepparttar 147290 ability to do this. It's a choice. No matter what happens, take a breath and ask, "How can I turn this into something good?"

The question redirects your mind. Instead of looking atrepparttar 147291 problem, you are now looking for solutions. This is a brilliant way to learn how to operate your own brain. You becomerepparttar 147292 master, notrepparttar 147293 slave, of your life.

Andrew Carnegie -- that tycoon who challenged Napoleon Hill to undertake his 20 year quest to uncoverrepparttar 147294 secrets of success -- confessed thatrepparttar 147295 principle key to his own staggering success wasrepparttar 147296 ability to operate his own mind.

He told Hill, "I am no longer cursed by poverty because I took possession of my own mind, and that mind has yielded me every material thing I want, and much more than I need. But this power of mind is a universal one, available torepparttar 147297 humblest person as it is torepparttar 147298 greatest."

It all begins withrepparttar 147299 basic TIISG question: "How can I turn this into something good?"

The answer will bring you new choices, happiness, and may lead to wealth you never dreamed of before.

Just remember TIISG.

Try it and see.

Dr. Joe Vitale is the author of way too many books to list here. His latest title is "The Attractor Factor: 5 Easy Steps for Creating Wealth (or anything else)From the Inside Out." Register for his monthly complimentary ezine at

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First Step to Success, eliminate your inner obstacles

Written by Olakunbi Korostensky

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Decide that you will not give up and if something has to give, it will have to berepparttar obstacles and not you.

Standing up to your obstacles imparts you with a sense of accomplishment and reinforcesrepparttar 147245 sense of your inner power. By developing a habit of facing resistance, you instill into your psyche a strong message of endurance and success. This strengthensrepparttar 147246 faith andrepparttar 147247 belief in yourself. Which helps remind you ofrepparttar 147248 responsibility to yourself.

Sometimes you may have to resort to some other measures to overcome obstacles. If you can't get throughrepparttar 147249 problem, try going around it, and if you can't go around it, try getting under it, and if you can't get under it, try going over it, and if you can't go over it, just dive straight into it.


Ask yourself ifrepparttar 147250 obstacle can be ignored. Your fixation ofrepparttar 147251 problem only renders it more cumbersome. If possible, stop paying attention to it.

Use humour or your wits to get aroundrepparttar 147252 obstacle. This helps to diffuserepparttar 147253 tension aroundrepparttar 147254 issue.

Takerepparttar 147255 bull byrepparttar 147256 horn and confrontrepparttar 147257 obstacle. Doing this might be challenging at first, particularly if you are not used to confrontation. Yetrepparttar 147258 more you do it,repparttar 147259 easier it will become.

Action Point:

1.See obstacles as propeller to move you forward and use them wisely.

2. Repeat loudly as often as necessary to yourself : "I can overcome this, and I will".

3. Confront obstacles as habits of success and not of failure.

4. Developrepparttar 147260 ability to overcome, bypass, or eliminate obstacles.

5. When difficult circumstances arise, haverepparttar 147261 confidence to take action. Don't allow other people to put obstacles in your path. Learn to overcome obstacles by standing up to them without complaining. Haverepparttar 147262 faith and strength to change your thoughts and beliefs that you can succeed and you will.

Kunbi Korostensky, N.D., Psychotherapist and Certified Life Coach is specialised in supporting people who want to turn the changes in their lives into invigorating joy and happiness. View her ebooklet Top 10 holistic Questions to Embrace Change and Grow at: or: mailto:

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