How Inspirational Stories are Used for Evil

February 9th, 2010 with 1 Comment

One of my older readers gave me flack for pointing out that BS self-help books rely a lot on inspiroof, which as all my loyal readers know, is proof by inspirational story.  The reader wonders what my problem is with inspirational  stories. Well, I’ll tell you my problem: inspirational stories don’t mean jack! Look, some […]

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So You Believe in “The Secret”?

February 4th, 2010 with 8 Comments

A friend of mine told me last week that she wants to try “The Secret”.   She was then treated to my very strong opinions on “The Secret” and some of the “people” featured in that “program.”  In fact, over to my left is a recent photo of James Ray who was arrested for the […]

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Review of Tony Robbins’ Awaken the Giant Within

February 2nd, 2010 with 43 Comments

Disclosure: Everyone says that that Tony Robbins is an amazing speaker.  But I have NEVER heard Tony Robbins speak.  My only “contact” with Tony Robbins was watching him in “Shallow Hal.”  So, my review covers this book “Awaken the Giant Within” ONLY and does not take not account the man himself, the other products he […]

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The Virtue of Being a Whistleblower

January 24th, 2010 with 21 Comments

This is not an internet marketing blog.  But I’ve been intrigued by a couple of posts circulating the internet regarding internet marketing gurus.  And I think all of us can learn from it because it goes to the heart of who we are. Recently Michel Fortin wrote a post called “On not playing the blame game.”  In […]

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Review of Who Moved my Cheese

January 19th, 2010 with 31 Comments

Disclaimer: This review may contain offensive language for readers who are faint of heart.  If so, do not, I repeat, do NOT continue reading this.  I am not responsible for your mental anguish, suffering, or any potentially harmful physical reaction that may result from reading this. The Good The good points of “Who Moved my […]

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5 Signs the Self-Help Book You’re Reading is BS

January 8th, 2010 with 19 Comments

There are two extremes when it comes to self-help or personal development material. The first is all of it is great and helpful.  The second is it’s all BS.  I prefer the middle way.  Some is really helpful.  Some is a bunch of BS.  But which is which? I offer you five signs that the […]

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