Starting a Successful Blog when you have No Clue: Gundi Gabrielle – A Review

Starting a Successful Blog when you have No Clue: Gundi Gabrielle

Successful BlogThis book has been completely rewritten and it shows.

I have pages of notes and my new website (blog) is now close to being finished. The information contained in this book and the free video lessons make it an absolute winner.

It spans the gamut of newbie to seasoned user and is easy to follow.

I love it and you will too.

Double Jeopardy by Aime Austin – A Review

Double Jeopardy by Aime AustinDouble Jeopardy

There’s a new word in the lexicon.
Pantsfeelings.
Cool yeah? I won’t tell you any more. You’ll see when you read it. The book gives a new understanding to Double Jeopardy as well.
I enjoyed this story and the character of Casey Cort is so engaging. I love that she is a girly girl AND a blokey bloke. It is a refreshing vision.
A couple of issues from a previous book in the series were resolved and the ending is something I had not expected.
Great work. I’ll be chasing up more from this author.

Australian Fires 2019-2020

Australian Fires 2019-2020

I was having a conversation, the other day with an American friend who was quite worried about my welfare. (Thanks Mark – much appreciated – I am very grateful for friends like you even all the way around the other side of the world).

He was hoping that we were OK and safe from the fires etc in Australia in January 2020.

It seemed that the media was reporting that Victoria (The Australian State in which I live) had been evacuated.

Evacuation of Victoria

Malacoota FireHmmmmm. This is actually not likely nor possible. It is very hard for us living in vastly different countries to understand the various sizes and other attributes involved.

Let’s have a look.

The Size Situation

Victoria, the smallest mainland state in Australia, is approx 92,000 sq Miles in area. This is just a little bit smaller than the American State of Oregon, and a little bit less than twice the size of New York State. Victoria has one major city, a few smaller cities, approx 10 minor cities, some hundreds of large country towns and settlements, (I live in a town of 4,500 people some 2.5 – 3 hours drive from Melbourne the major city). And there are LOTS of smaller settlements, farms and (hamlets shall we call them?) all over the place.

New York State has a population of just under 20 million people, whereas Victoria has approx 6.4 million. So you can see mass evacuations would really not be likely. We could move people around a bit if really necessary, but evacuations – in general, No.

Current Fire Situation

The current fire situation on my side of this huge country is mainly in the State of NSW and the North East of Victoria (near where I live – about 30% of the small State and mostly in uninhabited mountain or hard to access country) and spreads toward the Eastern Seaboard. But it is still not an issue here apart from a lot of smoke that comes and goes. Not yet. It may become so before the season concludes at the end of February.

Now while this is nothing short of catastrophic in so far as the amount of bush or forest, that has burned, (an estimated 26 million acres; 107,000 square kms; 41,000 sq miles - that’s approx the size of New York State again); it has destroyed over 5,900 buildings (including over 2,204 homes) and killed 28 people as of 8 January 2020, there is more. (Note that with our population density so low – 28 people is a LOT.) And it is ongoing.

Animals

The biggest issue is an estimated 1 billion animals that have been killed and some endangered species may have been driven to extinction.

Perspective

Arguments as to causes and mitigation strategies, political or otherwise, are not my concern here. But hopefully, this puts things into perspective.

Navy

However, not in my 70 or so years down here at the bottom of the globe, have I heard of Navy ships being called in to evacuate a whole town (which was almost completely destroyed by the way) from the beach/sea where the residents had all congregated in an attempt to stay alive.

I guess that was a mass evacuation. Normally 1,063 people live in that town increasing to about 10,000 during the Summer (Christmas) holiday season.

No one there now. They are all at emergency stations in Melbourne.

Facts

Often the media doesn’t take into account all the facts. Sometimes they don’t know all of the facts. Consume with care.

Cruise Like A Pro

Cruise Like A Pro – A Complete Guide To Carefree Cruising by Robin Gail

Cruise Like A Pro

A lovely little book. I have been on 5 cruises and still found some stuff I didn’t know.

This is a must purchase (softcover) to slip into your pocket or purse when you are actually on your cruise of a lifetime. It will save arguments and ensure you have the best time ever, avoiding most of the traps. So full of positive Tips’nTricks as well. All in a short readable and interesting book.

A bit like the old almanacs sailors used to carry to keep them aware of what was going on, you will use this many times on your cruise.

The 60 Min Startup

The 60 Minute Startup: A Proven System to Start Your Business in 1 Hour a Day and Get Your First Paying Customers in 30 Days (or Less) by Ramesh Dontha 

60 Min StartupHave you ever had a book jump off the desk, put on it's running shoes, grab you by the arm and drag you along into its world? This one does that and at a frenetic pace too.

I worked with the agile methodology when I was still in that corporate world, and there were some things I didn't understand until I read this book. It is amazing.

I also love the way he started each chapter with an actual case study a name and what this person did or didn't do that illustrates the point of the following chapter. I couldn't wait to turn the page to see what the story was going to be this time.

If this does not change the way you view your life and your work, then I'm not sure where that leaves you. This is an exciting book.

Braving Change

For those who enjoy Who Moved My Cheese - November 16, 2019

Braving Change

Change is unavoidable and it seems to get harder to deal with the more I fight it.

Braving Change has let me look at change through different eyes. My resistance has been worn down through the author's words of wisdom.

For people who enjoy Who Moved My Cheese, this book keeps you on track to embracing change and all that it offers.

Amanda

Braving Change – Colin Rochford

Braving Change - Colin Rochford

Reviewed By: Mamta Madhavan

5 Stars

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Change is constant

Change is constant but there are many people out there who feel intimidated by change and find it difficult to accept change.

Braving Change: 5 Steps to Overcoming your Fear of Change and Facing Life with Joy (Change Series Book 1) by Colin Rochford gives an insightful view of the concept of change and gives confidence to readers to accept change instead of resisting it. The author delves deep into the concept of change and speaks about overcoming the fear of change, understanding the fear of change, what can be done, and how to move forward with a different outlook. It is a good book to help readers realize that the concept of change is not new and there is no need to be afraid of it.

Methodical

The author tackles a relevant subject methodically and practically, making it easy for readers to connect with his words as they navigate and welcome the changes in their lives. The book will give readers a way of understanding why change happens and will also tell them how often 'bad' changes can also have silver linings. It is definitely a good book to help one look at change with a new outlook and welcome it with an open mind.

Five Steps

The 5 steps to overcoming the fear of change are helpful when it comes to making change easier to accept. The author's style is simple and neat, honest and straightforward, making it easy for readers to understand and apply the advice in their lives. I am sure, like me, that readers out there must be waiting for Book 2.

Fear of Change eBook

How to Stop Overthinking Charles P Carlton

How to Stop Overthinking - 8 Proven, Practical Techniques to End Anxiety, Stop Negative Thinking, Overcome Worrying and Live a Healthier, Happier Life – Charles P Carlton

Powerful CoverStop Overthinking

Wow. This book started with an extremely POWERFUL cover design. Loved it.

Much of what was covered, I thought I knew, but as I continued I realised that’s my problem. If you think you know stuff you never learn anything. When you talk you say things you know, but when you listen, that’s when the magic happens.

Magic

Thanks, Charles. You magician you.

I began to read this book with my ears wide open and the gems just kept on coming.

Mindfulness

The chapter on mindfulness made it worth the purchase of the whole book. It was masterful. The style of writing was informative firstly, but more importantly, it was contemplative, calming, meditative and relaxing. I loved the info but also the very feel of it. It was well done.

Powerful cover, great message, inspired writing style? I’d say it had it all.

Depression, Anxiety & Compassion

How To Overcome The Fear Of Change

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results. A revolutionary system to get 1 per cent better every day

Atomic HabitsPeople think when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions – doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.

He calls them atomic habits.

In this ground-breaking book, Clear reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule, or the trick to entering the Goldilocks Zone), and delves into cutting-edge psychology and neuroscience to explain why they matter.

These small changes will have a revolutionary effect on your career, your relationships, and your life

My 5 take-aways

  1. Goals are about the results you want to achieve. Systems are about the process that leads to those results. As a side note: There are no good habits or bad habits: only effective habits. Ask the question, "Does this behaviour help me become the type of person I wish to be?”
    1. If you want better results, then forget about setting goals, focus on your systems instead
      1. So James Clear says “Fix the inputs and the outputs will fix themselves”.
      2. Create a system of ATOMIC HABITS. An atomic habit is a little habit that is part of a larger system.
    2. Outcomes are about what you get. Processes are about what you do. Identity is about what you believe.

I am focusing on creating a habit of writing. Focussing on who I wish to become. A writer. What about you?

  1. Every belief, including those about yourself, is learned and conditioned through experience
    1. What do you want to stand for? What are your principles and values? Who do you wish to become?

We need to take a deep dive into our psyche (might need a life coach?) to understand what this means for us. What/who do we believe we are? Start by completing the values questionnaire that you will find on this page. It is a great start to finding out what you believe about yourself. Some core values from Mr James Clear.

  1. The 4 laws of behaviour change are as follows:
    1. Cue (Make it obvious), Craving (Make it attractive), Response (Make it easy) Reward (Make it satisfying).

I won’t go into these in much detail. You’ll need to read the book, but suffice to say, you can use these 4 laws to guide you through the minefield of issues standing in the way of your success. Any success. Business, personal, emotional, financial – whatever.

Note that the inversion of each of these rules can be used to break ineffective habits.

  • Take the cue from something you WANT, really want, and make it, in your mind, really obvious that this is the way you need to go. Lose weight for example.
  • Then convert this into a craving. Make the whole deal attractive, ie kinda like WHY you want it. To be the best looking guy/girl on the beach. See it. Feel it. Smell it. Hear what people say. You know what I mean.
  • Respond to these feelings by taking action. For this to happen – it must be easy. No one will do anything for long if it is tedious. This is where small comes in. Start with having only half a glass of wine with dinner or half a serving of dessert. (If weight loss is your goal).
  • Finally, you need a reward. (Not another chocolate biscuit) Think of something you really like, say an extra hour in bed with a good book? Something that will make you feel good. Do it. Don't miss it. This is very important. That’s it.
  1. Use triggers to help you. If that happens- do this. Do things at a specific time each day. (I write 700 words each morning before breakfast. Doesn’t matter what I write it is the process that counts.) Then try stacking one habit upon another. After I do that – do this. Make the environment work for you. Put pill bottles next to your bed, for example, so you’ll get into the habit of taking your pills before you go to sleep.

Remember the 2-minute rule. When you start a new habit, it should take less than 2 minutes to do.

  1. Finally, Surround yourself with people who have the habits you want to have yourself. Have an accountability partner or mentor. This is a fundamental law of personal development.

There is much, much more. The book is full of lists, exercises, references and stories to which we can all relate. Look for the paper clip strategy for example, and see how it can work in your life. A strategy about habit tracking.

Management thinker Peter Drucker is often quoted as saying that “you can't manage what you can't measure.” Drucker means that you can't know whether or not you are successful unless success is defined and tracked.

Check out the Goldilocks rule. What the? Yep, it's a real thing. Look for it in ch.19.

Summary

Make one small change and repeat it over time. A new habit will be formed, almost un-consciously. This is awesome stuff.
Read ‘The Slight Edge’ by Jeff Olsen and David Mann.

5 Key Take-Aways 7 Favourite Self-Help / Personal-Development Books

Terror by Ty Patterson

Terror by Ty Patterson

Terror - Ty Patterson

As with all other books by this author, I approach this one with glee. I loved it. The storyline was tight and interesting. The characters were well developed and I was able to engage with them in a way that made reading the book a joy.

I was a little disappointed, no that's too strong a word - not quite sure; How can I say it? I expected that I would be more frightened, more scared of the consequences. Although I was completely immersed in the story the terror didn't grab me as much as I would have expected.

There was one instance where passive voice was used and I felt it needed to be more active. I had to read the line several times to understand what was being conveyed.

But that being said it was an amazing book and I stayed up late at night, later than I should have, reading it. Thank you very much.

Out of Luck – Kendall Talbot

Out of Luck by Kendall Talbot

Out Of Luck Kendall TalbotAbout halfway through this book I suddenly thought, “I really want this girl to succeed in her quest”, and then I re-read the title “Out Of Luck” and I was really upset. I was so invested in the characters that I truthfully didn't want to think that they might end up lacking in the luck department. (Most of them anyway. Not the bad guys of course).

Bugger. I can’t tell you any more about that. I’d have to kill you.

As usual, the language was really great. Full of figures of speech. Such as:-

Similes: ‘… built like a fridge’. ‘Waves tossed her around like she was in a washing machine,’

Alliteration: ‘… sad sack of shit’.

Metaphors: ‘The silence screamed in her ears’. ‘Her eyes were flames’.

Then there were the word and sound pictures: ’… fingering the tears from her cheeks’, and the piece de resistance - ‘When you shared sleeping quarters with seven other guys, and one of them could clear the bunks with his rumbling farts, it was not something you tended to forget’.

Right. I can still hear that. Bloody hell.

Of course, there were many more, but you don’t want to read a review full of stuff like that.

All you need to know is. Fantastic work. Great story. Loveable characters, hateful characters. Intricate plotlines that are not too hard for oldies like me to follow.

I often like to include with my reviews a point of improvement. Guess it’ll come to me?

Nah!

Nothing! OK. Forget it.

More, please.

The Broken Mother By Thomas Fincham

The Broken Mother By Thomas Fincham

The Broken Mother By Thomas FinchamWow, another great read from this author who gets better and better with every outing. Hard to talk about this without giving away too much, but the plots were interesting, engaging, exciting and not too complicated for an old fart like me. The language was fabulous. characters were great. The story really raced along.

I like to try and suggest something for improvement each time I do a review. Can't think of anything for Thomas this time.

Thank you very much. I really enjoyed this. As I said before, I want to be Lee Callaway.

The Falling Girl by Thomas Fincham

5 Key Take-Aways 7 Favourite Self-Help / Personal-Development Books

5 Take-Aways - 7 Favourite Books

5 Key Take-Aways

Soon we will look at 5 Key Take-Aways from the each of the 7 books in the first list of my favourite books, that will be sent to those who already subscribe to my mailing list and, automatically, to ALL who subscribers going forward. Completely free. This post is a teaser. I am not ready to begin yet, the summaries have not been written.

But ...

The first seven books will be as follows: 1. The Secret – Rhonda Byrne; 2. Atomic Habits – James Clear; 3. The Miracle Morning - Hal Elrod; 4. Cheaper By The Dozen – Frank Gilbreth; 5. Switch: How To Change Things When Change Is Hard – Chip & Dan Heath; 6. Think And Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill; 7. The Slight Edge – Jeff Olsen with John David Mann.

Not reviews - Summaries

I have been reading Self-Help or Personal-Development books for many years. The plan for this particular ebook is to give you a summary (not reviews as such) but a list of the lessons I have learnt from these books. I will limit each summary to no more than two pages, so this whole ebook should take 10 to 15 minutes of your time, and will, I hope, give you an insight into each of the books I have chosen. I have included each one of these because in one way or another they have affected my life. Some more than others. Some I remember long after the initial reading, some I only think about every now and then. Some I have read more than once and have rather heavily annotated either in the physical or the electronic versions.

Changed my Life?

To say they have all ‘changed my life’ is somewhat clichéed and probably not completely true. I use many of the principles I have read, often in my life and this is a good thing.

All these books have in some way made some kind of change IN my life. Some minor, some quite major. Change in the way I think or do things rather than the over-arching changing my life situation is what we are going for here.

My Opinion

This list and the views herein expressed are mine alone and this isn't in any way a recommendation that you should buy any of these books. If you do, I might make a small commission (see the disclaimer note). But that is not the point. I want to give you all the same chance as I had to ‘do life’ differently.

Not Self-Help or Personal Development

One of the books in this first list could not be categorised in any way as Self-Help or Personal Development, per se. I first read it when I was about 10 or 12 years old in New Zealand, and I still act, to this day - some 60 or so years later, in ways that I first did when I originally read this book. This is what I mean by change the way I do things.

Alphabetical Order

The lists are organised (and there will be five lists or tranches in all at the end of the series), in alphabetical order according to the surname of the first credited author so there is no hierarchy here. These will all be free and automatically forwarded to current subscribers and progressively to new members of this exclusive group as they sign-up.

There is however a hierarchy in the series - tranche 1 would include books that were more influential in my life than those in the lower tranches. Does that make sense?

Purpose According To The Author

I will start each summary by stating the purpose of the book as postulated by the author; then we will look at my five key take-aways. (Please don't take me to task because your understanding of these key points is different from mine - they are bound to be). Do engage in positive comments. I would love that. You can agree or disagree, it's up to you, but in the end, this is my list. Oh yes.

Five Lists

There will be 5 tranches in all. They will become available over time, as I generate them. Some of your favourite books may make it into this or later lists. And by the way, I am only human and have not read more than a very tiny percentage of books in either of these genres. Some I have deliberately passed over (or ignored), many I have not had the pleasure, nor time, to get to.

Therefore these lists are not ‘all inclusive’, nor ‘exclusive’ – and they do not intend to be. If you know of a book that you believe I should read, let me know. I'd love to read it and perhaps include it in a later - 6th list, perhaps? Or it might push itself up to an earlier list. Who knows? OK?

To Finish

On a final note, as I go deeper into my bookshelves both physically and electronically, I may find books that need to go into a list that I have already completed. Oh well. It will go where it will go. I’ll point out if something belongs higher in the order of things as I come to it. Whatever, as they say.

What Did You Learn today?

Miracle Morning For Writers

The Miracle Morning For Writers by Hal Elrod & Steve Scott

The Miracle Morning For Writers by Hal Elrod and Steve Scott

Sub-titled “How To Build A Writing Ritual That Increases Your Impact And Your Income.”, this is a book for all budding writers.

Miracle Morning For Writers

I am more than ¾ through this wonderful book and have highlights on almost every page. Many pages I ended up tagging the whole page. So many gems. And Links? Did I say Links? Yep, almost every page has links to other resources you can use to add to the information included.

In The Beginning

The first chapter or two contains a run-down of The Miracle Morning SAVERS ritual as espoused by Hal in ‘The Miracle Morning’, and the different perspective is amazing. I thought I understood TMM, but this book gave me new insights, and I hadn’t at that time even reached the point where it actually spoke about writing. I wasn’t disappointed. It was the same only different as my daughter used to say many years ago.

Series

There is a whole series of these books based on different issues Hal figured needed to be addressed, and the best thing about ALL these books is the list of short, easy to follow steps that lead you, inexorably to the result that has probably been eluding you for so long.

Just follow the yellow brick road to success. Steps are logical, common sense, achievable, but they require faith in yourself and in the process, not to mention the extraordinary focused effort necessary to make sure the steps are understood and followed.

Summary

"The Miracle Morning for Writers" combines Elrod's global phenomenon with Steve Scott's proven writing habit techniques (which helped him get on the Wall Street Journal bestsellers list). You learn how to take charge of your morning and maximize "the rest of the day" for your writing efforts.

That is all you need. “Miracle Equation next on my list, then “Millionaire. Can’t wait.

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod         The Miracle Morning And Your Why

Miracle Morning and Why #3

The Miracle Morning SAVERS And Your WHY #3

The Miracle Morning SAVERS & WHYMiracle Morning SAVERS and Your Why

Last time we talked about picking a why.

What do we want to change?

We chose grief at losing a loved one and spoke about how we could apply the six parts of SAVERS (well 5 + exercise) to help us deal with the seven stages of grief. It might have been a tad complicated so let's break it down even more. After we have figured out what it is we want to change in our lives, what pain we want to eliminate, what we need to be, do or have to move on to a new life, we need a tool to help us.

SAVERS A Tool

Enter The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. The SAVERS routine is just a tool. It is a series of thoughts and actions set out in easily understood, easily remembered, and easily followed steps that will lead us to our chosen new habits, customs and beliefs.

While it is recommended that the whole six steps be undertaken daily, seven days a week, before 8 a.m. - that is not necessary for it to work. Sure if you only hit a nail one time, once a week, it will take a while to nail up a plank - let alone build a house.

WHY

Comes back to WHY. If you need or want a house badly enough you'll hit the nail a few more times. Won't you?

A tool doesn't need you to feel guilty if you forgot to use it today, or used it to hit the nail so that it goes in crooked, in fact it (the tool) couldn't care less. The only problem messing with the steps, missing a day, a step or a week; is the length of time it takes to make the routine a habit, and the longer before you get what you really want.

SAVERS Technique

The early morning is a technique to get these new habits all done and out of the way before your day starts when time for this kind of thing is very hard to come by.

If your life is not the 9-5 routine of many of us, then remember this comment. Get it done and dusted whenever you can. The closer you can make the ritual/routine to that outlined in the book, the more likely it will generate the habits etc of which we spoke.

Rinse and Repeat

The number of repetitions must be just that - repeats. If you continue to mix it up every time you do it, it will not become a habit. We are assuming that The Miracle Morning is not an end in itself - just like a hammer or a shovel is not the end result. The point of the whole business is a house or a hole.

Practise

Funnily enough, the more you practise hitting the nail, or digging the hole, the easier it becomes; the better you get at using the tool, and the sooner you reach your goal. Particularly if you continue doing it as closely as possible the same way each time allowing for incremental improvements as you go, of course.

Ease The Pain

We are really aiming for our goal: that is ease the pain of the WHY, or increase the pleasure that you will get eg from your new home. The complete picture then is

  1. Find your why. What hurts you or what pleasure you want.
  2. Choose a tool to help you get to this, in our case The Miracle Morning.
  3. Use the tool, as well as you can, as often as you can, until you reach your goal.

SAVERS Repetition

Remember the repetition business. After say 30 or 60 days the ritual will be so ingrained in your daily life it will be a habit, a custom and a belief system that will continually and consistently lead you to a new 'way of life'. Does that make sense? Yes or yes?

Our tool is something we use to make life easier. The goal is the endgame, not the use of the tool per se.

Please don't feel guilty if you mess up (that in itself is a subjective assessment).

Don’t Give Up

The tool doesn't care. You lose if you give up. The relative urgency of the goal or endgame is what determines the outcome. If you are burying treasure so your friends, or the police, won't find it, you'll use that shovel - rain, hail or shine, day or night to get the job done.

The tool helps, and the hole becomes the first step. Hiding the treasure is the the final result. If you are digging to plant a tree and it's raining, "Oh well, tomorrow will do". Job's still done, just took a little longer.

Not An An End

The Miracle Morning SAVERS routine is a tool to get where you want to be. It's not an an end in itself.

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The Miracle Morning And Your Why

The Miracle Morning And Your Why #2

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The Miracle Morning Hal Elrod

The Miracle MorningI have lost count of how many books I reckon have changed my life. I guess they all have in a way, but none, not one, has had the effect The Miracle Morning The Six Habits That Will Transform Your Life Before 8.00am, has had.

Up at 7.00am

Imagine a book that has ensured retired gent is up at 7.00am most mornings even when there is no real reason to do so? I mean I have no JOB to go to, and very few meetings or appointments in the morning.

Of course, there is a reason, though, many of them in fact. They are all bound up with my WHY. What is my purpose in life and all the good stuff like that?

But this book, The Miracle Morning, and the routine or the 6 habits of the sub-title have resulted in a massive change in my lifestyle.

Early to Bed

Most evenings now, and for the last 60 days or so, I have managed to put myself to bed, to sleep, before midnight. (by about 11.30pm to be exact), and this in itself is a major change. I get about 7.5 hours of restful sleep and then up at 7.00am.

6 Habits

The 6 habits introduced in the book, defined by the acronym SAVERS, take me about 90 mins (adding in the initial glass of water, bathroom stop, face washing, teeth cleaning, mouth washing also included as necessary parts of the ritual in the book). Oh yeah, SAVERS stands for Silence, Affirmations, Visualisation, Exercise, Reading and Scribing. You can read about these in the book.

Then I am ready for breakfast and to kick start the day. I am so grateful for this book and the change already noticeable in my daily habits.

Late Riser

This has added some 2+ hours of useful time to each and every day I complete the routine. For a bloke who used to get up at 11.00am or so most mornings, this is epic. Add it up, my friends. Assuming 5 days per week and 48 weeks per year, that means for the next 20 years, (and at my age that might be all I have) I will be adding ONE extra year to my life. How cool is that?

Extra Bits

As well as the book, there are bonus worksheets, affirmation and visualisation suggestions, a Facebook support group and a book club to join. This book is one of a whole collection. Much much more. See it to believe.

I could go on. I won’t. Just get the book. YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY

Miracle Morning Revisited

Killing Time by Elleby Harper

Killing Time by Elleby Harper

Gee, there's not much you can say about this one without giving away too much. It's a very intricate and very heavily intertwined plot. Can I say there are two ways of interpreting 'Killing Time'?

This is another one of those books that you love to hate. You start reading it in the afternoon and stay up all night to finish. The people that I had an appointment with the next morning were somewhat less than impressed at my sleepy demeanour. But it was worth it. A great read.

One of the many gems from the book. "Kristian hit Times Square and let himself drift along 47th Street towards the motel. The consumerist theme park's blinking neon signs enticed him to spend money."

Kindle Best Seller Publishing

Kindle Best Seller Publishing by Gundi Gabrielle

Kindle Best Seller

Kindle Best Seller Publishing. Can I just say wow? 200 pages of step by step information.

I’d Like To Give This One 7*

Almost overload sometimes, but it's not like a lecture you can go back and read it all again. I will be. I very rarely give 5 stars for a book, and I read approx 6 books every week, but I’d like to give this one 7*.

There is a resources page on her website, as well.

Links

And almost every one of the 200 Pages includes a link to an extra resource on this page. Did I say wow?

The Guts of Kindle Publishing

I mean it. Wow. This is one of the best books I have read in the how to: genre. You are taken on a journey into the guts of Kindle Publishing.

The plan is to publish a best seller in the next 30 days, and Ms Gabrielle covers almost every minute of every hour of everyday in those 30 days. Detailing what you need to be thinking, doing, researching etc. It is masterful.

Traps For New Players

Every step is covered, including traps for new players, and if there's anything missing here, I would be very surprised.

I haven't gone down this path yet, but I feel I could, and I reckon that if I ever got lost this book would help me. Easily. A book is now on my list for 2019.

You Need To Read This Book

If you have ever, ever thought of becoming a published author, you need to read this book.

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Change Your Life for Good PAME Code

Change Your Life for Good with the PAME Code of Purpose, Action, Momentum, and Energy: You Can Do It, Book 1 by Dr. E V. Estacio

Change Your Lofe - PAME CodeIn spite of the title, this is really quite a simple book.

PAME

The acronym PAME is the basis for book 1 of a 3 book series ending with Fear Is Not My Enemy.

Dr Estacio is a #1 best selling author, speaker, life and leadership coach, and founder of the PAME Code. She is a psychologist who helps people embrace their true worth, so they can lkive happy and fulfilling lives.

Free Bonus

There is a free bonus offered in the first few pages 60 Motivational quotes from remarkable individuals from all over the world. But it doesn’t end there. You get invited to join a Facebook group where you can get ongoing support from the author and heaps of people just like you who realise they need help. Reader communication. Very nice. Thank you

Dr Estacio starts with a very personal story, this way you know she is for real.

She moves into instructions of how to use the book, and from there it just takes off.

Colour Coded Panels

There are lots of little colour coded panels embedded within the text adding to the ease of reading, understanding and utilising the techniques to ensure you have every opportunity to come out the other end.

The PAME Code is an acronym you will need to remember. It is a simple pathway into understanding how to make your life great again. There are others you will be introduced to that are equally as fantastic.

We move from establishing our purpose to looking at our goals, and then realising that from beginning to end it all depends on ACTION. If nothing changes – nothing changes.

12 Practical Tips

The final chapter gives you 12 practical tips that you can use to keep your spirits up as you pursue your purpose in life.

The book is so full of information, tips, tricks, links to even more information that I am sure you will want to read it more than once. I loved it and keep it handy. I have the PAME Code written on my whiteboard next to me at all times.

Thank You Dr Estacio.

The Imposter Syndrome Remedy

Fear Is Not My Enemy

 

The Imposter Syndrome Remedy

The Imposter Syndrome Remedy By E.V. Estacio

The Imposter Syndrome RemedyThe Imposter Syndrome has it all. It starts out with definitions and goes through the theory of Imposter Syndrome, including the need to be perfect (we all know that one), leading up to a practical 30 day guide to ridding yourself of this insidious affliction.

Notes

I started making notes right at the beginning and didn’t stop until the end. Sometimes 3 or more on one page.

There is a free bonus offered in the first few pages which you really need by the time you get to the end to keep track of your actions. But it doesn’t end there. You get invited to join a Facebook group where you can get ongoing support from the author and heaps of people just like you who realise they need help. Reader communication. Very nice. Thank you.

My notes started with:

To prevent being exposed as frauds, those with Imposter Syndrome will avoid tasks that could potentially expose gaps in their knowledge and skills.”

PAME

We learn about the PAME code to help us manage our symptoms. PAME stands for Purpose, Action, Momentum, Energy, and the book goes on to explain how this framework will help us all.

There are lots of little colour coded panels embedded within the text adding to the ease of reading, understanding and utilising the techniques to ensure you have every opportunity to come out the other end.

TLC

I loved the TLC acronym. T Is it True. L Is it Logical, and C Is it Constructive as a way to silence your inner critic.

Interactive

Then we get to the truly interactive part of the book when we follow the 30 days to a better you. This is divine. Inspired. It follows the PAME route and is full of tests and important stuff you really need to beat this NASTY SYNDROME.

Great work. I would think we all need this book on some level.

Fear Is Not My Enemy