5 Personal Development Books To Read

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Enjoy these 5 personal development books that I introduce to you. I am often asked for recommendations of best personal development books to read. Rather than refer to the following 5 books as the best self improvement books, I prefer to say that these are excellent books for you to read.

10 Self Improvement Apps To Try

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I use all of these 10 self improvement apps myself and it was high time that I shared them with you. I have presented a little list with descriptions, here for you. Christopher Westra (my friend) and myself have spent several years online, creating self improvement content, as well as publishing books.

27 More Free Personal Development Gifts

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I have so many great quality free personal development gifts to share with you, that I am finding it a challenge to get them all to you on time. This is my selection in the one place for you to explore. This list of free self improvement gifts is regularly updated for you.

24 Abundance Blocks Holding You Back

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An abundance block is a subconscious obstacle that holds you back from success. Ever felt stuck or unsatisfied with your finances? Your career? Your life? There’s a high chance you’re suffering from one of 24 abundance blocks, or maybe several more! Everyone is affected by at least some.

What You Need to Do About What You Say

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I spotted What You Say Matters in the free Living On Purpose ezine from Ken Keis, President & CEO of CRG International Inc., and received permission to post it here. In many of my own writings I have emphasized similar points often enough, and Ken’s article just drove it home once more.

Rule Your Stress Level By Using 5 Techniques

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Reset your stress level once a week with one of the smaller activities listed here. It is important to consciously manage our own time out in our fast paced lives. Use these few natural activities on a weekly basis, for creating a buffer between you and the forces that consistently drain your energy.

Indivisible Sphere Of The Present (exercise)

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To help you live in Holographic Time, try out the Powerful Indivisible Sphere of the Present. Living in Holographic Time is key to being successful using Holographic Creation to manifest events, things & emotional states you desire. Thank you Christopher Westra for creating & sharing this exercise.

Get Organized And Feel Greater Freedom

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Is it your time to get organized? If you’ve got something in your life that’s not working, get it working or get it out of there. Just one or two new habits, systems or ways to deal with things that regularly get in your way each day can help to engender a sense of control and raise our energy.

What End Result Do You Want?

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Distractions that can can fill the voids in our life are endless. To experience fewer of those distractions in our life, the first thing to work on is the question, “What end result do you want?” This question can be such a struggle for many people. Working on that question will crystallize your vision.

Where Are You Spending Your Hours?

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Really get a sense of where you are spending your hours and where you could pay more attention. I cannot strongly enough, emphasize the value of clarity of vision. Our goals need to be sourced in a larger vision of what we want our life to be about. This provides much needed leverage.

Deepen Relationships And Communication

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Discover a powerful & unique self development technique that can deepen your relationships and communication abilities and each aspect of your life. Voice Dialogue is a powerful and practical tool. It is an exciting way to understand ourselves & like most great discoveries, is remarkably simple.

Experience Altered States Of Consciousness

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Ever wondered whether you have any way of experiencing higher or altered states of consciousness? Perhaps you’ve had times where you perceived life in a totally different way or believed there must be realms of experience & perception, far greater and more amazing than those of everyday life.

One New Habit At A Time Will Get You There

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Move toward your desired lifestyle one new habit at a time. Consider how you got where you are today. In that very same way you can get to where you want to be. The time-line is up to you. I get it, really. Your vision is big, no it’s enormous, and you want it now. So, where do you start?

Manifest Your Wishes Into Your Life

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Perhaps you have been trying to manifest your wishes into your life without much success. Our thoughts and words influence our beliefs and self-confidence and those reflect in our actions. Use subliminal messaging and enjoy the 50 law of attraction tips from these 50 self help bloggers too.

103 Disempowering Beliefs About Money

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Many people have negative and limiting beliefs about money and success, that they’re completely unaware of. They simply don’t know what they don’t know. If you’ve ever heard it said that successful people have certain patterns, traits, beliefs and a certain “energy”… that’s because they do.

You Are A Child Of The Universe

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You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; You have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

How Can We Have True Abundance?

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Is it possible to have true abundance, feelings of prosperity & plenty, without being in the rat race of lack and scarcity? Gratitude is the key that opens our door to abundance. The grateful mind sees the an appreciation for what is in this moment. We can look for what is good in our life.

Your Life Can Be Anything You Make It

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Your life can be anything you make it. As shown in a new, uplifting, online, cinema film for those interested in personal development. Being In Heaven is the 90 minute feature film by Michael Domeyko Rowland and is now available for streaming and download. You also receive a free 3 part course titled Creating A…

Success Looks Different For Each Of Us

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At some point in our lives, we want success. We want to get from point A to point B in the most effective, efficient, and in the least amount of time. Success looks different for each of us. We might want financial success, success in attracting our soul mate or, having a healthy and fit body.

Energy Flows Where Our Attention Goes

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Energy flows where our attention goes. Splitting our attention between two places doesn’t work. “Boy, I have two tigers caged within me. One is love and compassion. The other is fear and anger.” The young boy asked, “Which one will win, grandfather?” The old man replied, “The one I feed.”

Step Forward (Even Into The Headwinds)

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Sometimes, even the simplest act of taking another step forward is not the easiest thing. Yet, we could still choose to step into a place of personal power, moment by moment. We can step forward into the headwinds and play full out for success, when we consciously choose it and focus!

Skill Alone Will Not Make You A Winner

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Skill alone will not make you a winner, because just under that top 5% are thousands of very highly skilled people who fail to actually win. 95% of all winning is accomplished by 5% of the participants. What’s going on beneath the surface? How are we tripping ourselves up at an invisible level?

Rebuild Your Self Esteem And Courage

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We all have people in our lives that act as cheerleaders and who are great for our self esteem. We also often have people around us who bring us down. It’s important to be aware of these people, places, and situations that will bring you down. Recover and rebuild your self esteem and courage.

Short Story About A Struggling Butterfly

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The struggling butterfly story has been around a long time, yet the lesson remains relevant. Here is that story. When we face challenges in our life, we might often find ourselves asking the question of why. Yet there can be good that comes of these struggles. It does make us stronger people.

5 Most Common Regrets In Our Lives

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Ever wondered about the 5 most common regrets in our lives? Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who worked in palliative care for many years. During their last weeks, her close relationships with her patients, resulted in very intimate conversations and gave rise to wisdom for living a fulfilled life.

Using Your Imaginative Mind Power

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The hands can’t have what the mind can’t see! Take out a little time for using your imaginative mind power. Enjoy visualizing your personal goals with the free meditation and relaxation timer. After all, In the chaos of life, what is the major thing missing in every person’s life today? Stillness.

If You Have Integrity Nothing Else Matters

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Read one of my own articles about integrity, plus one that’s a favorite of mine from the Maliwada Human Development Training School. This post is split into two parts, taking on two perspectives, related to the topic of integrity. Integrity Is An Intrinsic Knowledge and Profound Personal Integrity.

15 Positive Cartoon Lessons For Life

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These inspiring, positive cartoon lessons for our lives inject a little humor into self improvement messages. Collections of inspiring quotes helped build of this collection of cartoons. Inspiration can be found in many places and these cartoons are a fun vehicle for sharing short lessons for life.

Wisdom For Everyday Life Video

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Wisdom For Everyday Life is an inspirational video with fifteen quotes about life. Here is that list of quotes which are used in the two and a half minute motivational video for you. Thank you for making the time to watch and definitely please do share this special, meditative video with your friends.

What Are Your Life Choices And Illusions?

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Choices and Illusions does a great job at explaining, how your mind works, why some changes can be so difficult to make & how you can take control of your own mind. Eldon Taylor provides his thoughts on the best tools for reversing negative effects & enhancing your own personal empowerment.

10 Things Successful People Regularly Do

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What is your personal definition of success? Have you bought into what everyone else thinks is success? The meaning of success will be different for every individual. Get clear on your own, and when you do… Read on for 10 things successful people regularly do, with useful tips, traits and habits.

As You Look Into The Mirror Each Day

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I have come across this poem many times, yet had never shared it with you. Enjoy and remind yourself every day, as you look into the mirror each day. This poem was written in 1934 by Dale Wimbrow. Peter Dale Wimbrow (June 6, 1895 – 1954) was an American composer, radio artist and writer.

20 Self Exploration Exercises For Clarity

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Use these 20 self exploration exercises to help with moving forward with greater momentum. Personal development can happen by accident and also occurs just by meeting life’s challenges. Use these to help with getting you unstuck & raising the bar on what you are out to achieve in your life.

The Thing To Do Is To Keep Swinging!

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In the words of Hank Aaron, “Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was to keep swinging”. We all have slump days. So, when we are in the middle of such a day, what can we do? Here are a few ways of dealing with it so you can keep swinging!

Our Fantastic Universe Eases Your Worries

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Sometimes this perspective of our fantastic universe really eases your worries… It can put so much into perspective and get you stepping forward once more. Revisit this page whenever you feel a little overwhelmed or troubled. You’ll soon have everything in your life humming along again.

35 Personal Development Facebook Pages

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Enjoy these 35 Top Personal Development Facebook Pages for you to explore. Naturally, there are hundreds of personal development Facebook pages and these are the ones I have selected to introduce to you today. Be sure to like their pages and comment at your favorite posts at each page.

Thought Provoking Questions

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The thought provoking questions, in the get Real app, can be used as great ice-breakers, conversation starters, dating questions, are amazing for team building and for teachers. I am certain that we have all experienced how one thought provoking question really can change everything, in a flash.

25 Positive Quotes To Tickle Your Mind

Enjoy these 25 positive quotes to tickle your mind. For example, the intangible represents the real power of the universe. It is the seed of the tangible. [Bruce Lee] and change is ultimately about leaving the realm of dreams, concepts and words, and putting yourself to work. [Thea Westra]

Peace Day Is For Acts Of Kindness

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Sometimes the simplest things can have the most immediate and meaningful impact on the lives of everyone around you. So whatever you enjoy doing, whatever brings you, your friends, family and community together, do it on Peace Day. Help promote Peace Day when it arrives this year.

Secret Of Becoming Rich Free eBook

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Get your own copy of the Secret Of Becoming Rich free ebook and listen to all 27 chapters in the audio. To start creating wealth you must have a wealth mindset, and what I mean by this is you must be able to think the right way, to accept wealth to come into your life. Visualize your own success.

Top 10 August 2016 Facebook Posts

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See your favorite Top 10 August 2016 Facebook Posts From Forward Steps with positive personal development inspirations by Thea Westra at Forward Steps Self Improvement. There is a brand new collection for you to explore at the end of each month. Simply return to this blog to see them.

12 Karmic Laws That Will Change Your Life

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Enjoy this video of the 12 Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Life. Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. Karma literally means “deed, or act”. Think of karma as the spiritual equivalent of Newton’s third Law of Motion. Discussions of karma were first referenced in the texts of the Puranas.

9 Favorite Life Power Tips

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One of the elements in each of the 365 Forward Steps Notes is a life power tip. I have collected 9 of my favorites and have listed them. As you read these 9 life power tips below, remember the words of Bruce Lee… “Absorb what is useful, discard what is not and add what is uniquely your own”.