Archive for August 2007

PhotoReading Discount

By popular demand the PhotoReading discount is back. Learning Strategies Corporation gave me permission to once again offer you an ongoing discount on their PhotoReading program. For details see the PhotoReading page. You may wish to check out my previous reviews of the PhotoReading system here: PhotoReading – How to Triple Your Reading Speed PhotoReading…

The Joy of Sadness

Last night a thunderstorm passed through Las Vegas. The thunder was so loud and the lightning so bright that I couldn’t sleep, so I decided to get up for a while. Around 3am I went downstairs and enjoyed a banana and a cup of herbal tea. Then I went outside and sat in the backyard…

A Better Life

Thoughts can only be formed in the present moment. And thoughts can only exert effects in the present moment. If you can grasp these two concepts, you’ll be able to discard some forms of delusional thinking and craft much more effective intentions. Here’s an example to help clarify: Suppose you like the idea of tithing…

How to Stop Complaining

Perhaps the most important step in quitting the habit of complaining is to disconnect the undesirable behavior from your identity. A common mistake chronic complainers make is to self-identify with the negative thoughts running through their minds. Such a person might admit, “I know I’m responsible for my thoughts, but I don’t know how to…

Complaining

Complaining, like all thought patterns, is not mere observation. Complaining is a creative act. The more you complain, the more you summon your creative energies to attract something to complain about. Your complaints may seem fully justified, but realize that whenever you complain, you are placing your order for more of the same. Complaining is…

Life Sucks, Then You Die

What if you hate your life? Or maybe you don’t quite hate it, but you’re just not happy with your current situation? Perhaps you’re depressed, bored, or apathetic. Or maybe you just don’t see the point in living at all. If you don’t see the point in living, then you’re missing the point of life…

Achieving Peak Motivation

Several people have asked me about the origins of the polarity concept I began exploring last year. Where did it come from? How does it relate to personal growth? These ideas actually stemmed from some journal entries I wrote in 2002. At the time I was asking myself questions like these: What is the deepest…

Overclock Your Audio Learning

If you want to absorb written material at a faster rate, you can learn to speedread or PhotoRead. But what if you have a lot of audio material to listen to, such as audio books or podcasts? Did you know that if you have 60 minutes of audio material to listen to, you can very…

Living in Las Vegas

What does Las Vegas have to do with personal development? To most people not much. But in order to answer the frequent questions I receive like “What could possibly make you want to live in a place like Las Vegas?” or “What’s it really like to live in Sin City?” I’ve decided to commit this…