I like this book because it talks about life lessons we can all appreciate. -Rosemary
“After film critic Gene Siskel asked her, “What do you know for sure?” Oprah Winfrey began writing the “What I Know for Sure” column in O, The Oprah Magazine. Saying that the question offered her a way to take “stock of her life”, Oprah has penned one column a month over the last 14 years, years in which she retired The Oprah Winfrey Show (the highest-rated program of its kind in history), launched her own television network, became America’s only black billionaire, was awarded an honorary degree from Harvard University and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, watched friends and colleagues come and go, lost beloved pets and adopted new ones, and celebrated milestone birthdays. Throughout it all, she’s continued to offer her profound and inspiring words of wisdom in her “What I Know for Sure” column in O, The Oprah Magazine.
Now, for the first time, these thoughtful gems have been revised, updated, and collected in What I Know for Sure, a beautiful book packed with insight and revelation from Oprah Winfrey. Organized by theme – joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity, and power – these essays offer a rare and powerful glimpse into the mind of one of the world’s most extraordinary women. Candid, moving, exhilarating, uplifting, and dynamic, the words Oprah shares in What I Know for Sure shimmer with the sort of wisdom and truth that listeners will turn to again and again.” (audible.com)
If you want to get inspired and get more out of your life, read this. Brendon Burchard will keep your attention throughout the entire audiobook. If he doesn’t you can skip to the chapter that makes sense for you.
“From the author of the number-one New York Times and number-one audio bestseller The Millionaire Messenger, an electrifying and inspiring work that provides the keys to motivating yourself to satisfy your highest, most essential creative and intellectual needs.
In the hyper-connected, hyper-digitized world in which we are living, the time has come to revise Abraham Maslow’s classic “hierarchy of needs” a pyramid of human drives that places the basic needs of safety and sustenance at the bottom. Burchard, a world-renowned motivational speaker and best-selling author, makes a compelling case that it’s time for an entirely new approach to understanding what drives human ambition and achievement today; it’s time to change the conversation about what it takes to succeed and feel alive and fulfilled in a stressful, chaotic, distracted world.
In The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive, Burchard, using pioneering studies from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience, as well as great stories from his own experience, identifies the ten simple drives of human emotion and happiness: Control, Competence, Congruence, Caring, Connection, Change, Challenge, Creative expression, Contribution, and Consciousness. The Charge provides the keys to understanding and activating these drives in clear and concrete ways that will inspire and help everyone find the one thing we all are searching for: more life in our lives.” (audible.com)
I always felt inside that I had a gift. That there was something so much bigger that I was here for. That I had a purpose. That every single thing that happened to me happened to me for a reason. That I was to learn from my experiences for this ultimate purpose. Today I feel I have found it.
That is amazing to me because life can be so hard sometimes. You ask yourself “why me?” I am here to tell you that if you can see past the pain and the hardship that there is a buried treasure just waiting for you to see. That you are more than what you are going through today.
I remember growing up in a one bedroom apartment with my mom, dad and sister. One bedroom. It was so hard to share a room with my parents. I had no privacy. No place to cry alone or even a place to study alone. My sister and I celebrated when I was 17 years old when I finally got my own room. My own room meant the world to me.
My room allowed me to study in peace. I became a book worm. I loved to study and learn. Psychology was my passion. I loved it! I could not get enough of self help books. They were my escape.
I remember in high school when I took a college now class on Psychology 101 and actually got an award. Now why did I not study Psychology? As much as I loved it, I felt I would go crazy if I studied it. I decided to go to college and take what my sister took. Fashion. Yes Fashion!
I took fashion and I was miserable. I was in a class with students that loved to talk about textiles and all i wanted to study was the human brain. I was a C student.
In my first quarter in college I was in a group dynamics class where I was the leader and I had to decide on the topic for the group. I was actually going to the Dominican Republic with my dad on a trip and I decided to get a couple of books from the library on how to choose a career based on your personality. Since I was in fashion and didn’t feel it was a good fit, I decided to learn about what I was experiencing.
I studied Myer Briggs Personality Types. I studied how important it is to wake up in the morning and love what you do. After my research and talking to my dad about how unhappy I was with fashion, I decided to not go into Psychology but instead to do Marketing which is more Psychology and Business intertwined in my opinion. Consumer behavior.
I became a straight A student in Marketing. I realized then that loving the subject you study is critical to your success.
So after a few years of working, I ended up reading this book. This book reinforced what I had learned in college. It talks about the most successful people and how by them following their passion they became successful. We all have passions. The difference is that some people focus on what they love and some ignore what they love.
This book will help you re-focus on your true purpose. What you love.
I truly believe that if you are reading this it is for a reason. That however it is that I met you that at this very moment you were meant to read this. Crazy as it may be for me or you.
This book made me pay attention to my true gifts. I recommend this book to anyone that feels stuck. I guarantee it doesn’t happen right away. Happiness does not happen overnight. It takes work. It takes determination. It takes struggle.
When you want something so bad. You will make it happen. There are no excuses.
It took me forever to even get to write this. I read like a thousand books for me to break free and numerous mentors. It took work. A lot of work. Self doubt. Insecurities. You name it.
“Do you ever feel burned out, beat up, or just plain bored, wondering, “Is this all there is?” Do you ever feel trapped in a stressful job that leaves you unhappy and unsatisfied? Do you ever question if you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing—if you’re fulfilling your life’s purpose? If so, you are not alone.
Like millions of Americans, Brian Souza found himself in this precarious position a few years back. Despite attending dozens of motivational seminars and devouring the best the self-help industry had to offer, Souza was left wanting more. The turning point came when he finally realized it wasn’t artificial motivation he was after; he was really searching for a legitimate reason to be motivated. Thousands of hours of research and countless interviews later, Souza finally uncovered the secrets he was looking for all along:
Just as musicians must make music, poets must write, and artists must paint, we all have a unique gift designed for a specific vocation that will bring both meaning and purpose to our lives. True joy and happiness will continue to elude us until we use that gift to become who we were born to be.
Become Who You Were Born to Be is a blueprint for discovering your unique gift and using it to realize your personal and professional potential. Souza’s program for achieving success in all areas of life reveals:
• Four steps to discovering your gift, uncovering your passion, and unlocking your purpose
• How to overcome fears and deal with change
• How to work passion into your profession
• Why a midlife crisis should be celebrated
• How to stop stressing and start living
• How to diagnose and fix flawed life patterns
• The untold secrets of top achievers
To illustrate his life-changing philosophy, Souza relates true stories of everyday people and world-famous celebrities—including Lance Armstrong, Amy Tan, Sylvester Stallone, Garth Brooks, and Oprah Winfrey—who became heroes by overcoming adversity and squeezing every ounce of opportunity from their gifts.” (amazon.com)
Unlimited Power Featuring Tony Robbins Live! By Anthony (Tony) Robbins(A) [Audiobook]
“Yes, you can do, have, achieve, and create anything you want out of life. Anthony Robbins has proved it. Robbins, the undisputed master of the magic of mind power, shows you in this audio program how to harness yours. He demonstrates passionately and eloquently that whatever you think will be, that your state of mind determines what you can and can’t do, and that all successful results can be modeled and duplicated. His enthusiasm is contagious as he shows you how to:
Reprogram your mind in minutes to eliminate fears and phobias
Fuel your body with spectacular health and energy
Dramatically improve your interpersonal relationships
Become a persuasive communicator and create instant rapport with anyone you meet
Use the success of others to remodel yourself
Discover the five keys to wealth and happiness
Master the ultimate success formula
Robbins calls Unlimited Power the new science of personal achievement. You’ll call it the best thing that ever happened to you.” (audible.com)
I remember listening to an Anthony Robbins audiobook a few years ago and I was sitting at my desk at work. I was working at a company for over 10 years and at this point I was probably there for maybe 7 years and I was not getting paid at all what I felt I was valued at.
I was highly motivated and always tried to do more but was not getting paid more for the more I brought to the table. Not only was it frustrating but I felt helpless.
As I’m listening to my audiobook, Anthony Robbins says “JUST TAKE ACTION” and do what you need to do to make the change happen. I decided to unplug my earphones and go ask for a raise. Now I usually would have prepared for this but I decided that I wanted to just do it.
I go to the boss’s office and say I want a raise and proceed to say that I am valued at this amount. He immediately says I cannot give you a raise. I was so determined because of Anthony Robbins that I said It is okay if you cannot give me a raise right now but I want you to know that I know that I am valued at this amount and I felt it was right to let you know.
A few months later or a year later I happen to get a raise. Now I wasn’t where I wanted to be but I learned if you don’t ask you don’t get. ASK! Take action!
“I know that no matter where you are in your life, you want more! No matter how well you’re already doing or how challenged you now may be, deep inside you there lies a belief that your experience of life can and will be much greater than it already is. You are destined for your own unique form of greatness.”
Anthony Robbins has already unlocked the personal power inside millions of people worldwide. Now, in this revolutionary new audio production based on his enormously popular Date with Destiny seminars, Robbins unleashes the sleeping giant that lies within all of us, teaching us to harness our untapped abilities, talents and skills.
The ultimate program for improving the quality of every aspect of your life (personal or business, physical or emotional) Awaken the Giant Within gives you the tools you need to immediately become the master of your own fate.” (www.audible.com)
I created www.MindBodySoulJourney.com because my goal is to help one person at a time. If I can help someone that feels helpless feel empowered I am happy. Life isn’t easy and we sometimes tend to think negatively.
I hope that through my journey I can help you see some of the things I have have seen and learned. I also want to keep sharing some of the things I find that I feel are inspirational.
I post when I get inspired so it is not all the time but when I do I get a lot in 🙂
My dream is to reach YOU. Whomever is reading this at this moment. To help you realize your true potential. I believe this is my purpose. That all the hardship i have experienced in my life was there to teach me how to help you.
This website is my journey. Some of the things that I have learned and am still learning.
I’m excited to keep posting and reach those that need help.
YOU are not alone. We all go through pain and suffering. We all have bad days, months and years. We all need help sometimes because life can get overwhelming.
I my goal is to help just one person at a time.
This site is not perfect because I am not perfect. It is simply my journey.
I always wanted to create Mind Body Soul and I’m so happy I added Journey to it.
“Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” ~Unknown Too often, we allow fear, worry, and doubt to dominate and define our lives.
Everyone is afraid. I am, you are, everyone is! The only difference between you and the successful people you admire is that they are willing to work and move through their fears in order to get where they want to be. If you don’t learn how to face your fear it will grip your mind, body, and spirit.
What’s your phobia? Spiders? Snakes? Are you scared of the dark? Whatever your bugaboo, I have some good news: According to a recent study, you might be able to get over your phobia… fast. “But why would I want to get over my phobia?” you might be asking.
Humans are wired to be on the lookout for the thing that wants to eat us next. But the audience at your next presentation is not, in fact, a bunch of razor-toothed animals. They generally want to see you do well.
Fear can be adaptive, as noticing and avoiding potential dangers in the environment has obvious survival benefits. Yet, for some people, excessive fear and hyper-vigilance for threats can interfere with adaptive functioning, even developing into an anxiety disorder.