I have a long list of accomplishments for 2010. I have an even longer list of Goals for 2011. And yet . . . I try to write them down and get
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I’m almost to the end of this journal (started Dec 1) and reading back, much of it was one long Hard Times Rant. ("I can’t post that!" I tell myself, "What will people think?!") Yes, even I think that sometimes too. Yes, even ‘Pollyanna’ gets negative and downright whiny.
Then last week, I watched a series of videos I found thanks to my friend Kay Wright (Virtual Done Wright). By the end of the 4th video, I found myself clicking the "Buy Now" button to buy the book ("Act NOW to get our 5-week study course!") What the . . . Why did I do THAT?
Now, let me tell you – I LOVE self-help books and videos. I follow Barbara Sher (Wishcraft) almost religiously. We watched The Secret last year and loved it. This idea of the power of positive thinking and Law of Attraction isn’t lost on me. On the other hand . . .
I’m less than enthusiastic about ACT NOW offers (*insert waving crazy hands*). Nothing makes me UNsubscribe faster than "this offer will be gone SOON!" (Except maybe lauch coaches saying "this offer will be gone soon!" and whining about how many launches there are going on at the same time as theirs. But that one just makes me giggle while I’m clicking UNsubscribe / UNfollow / UNlike.)
Another surprising fact – I haven’t had time to read a book in at least the last 6 months. Why was I buying another one?
Maybe something about this author reminded me of Barbara (always a good thing in my world of self-help manuals). Maybe her words made me think of The Secret, which I also enjoyed. Mostly, I think it was the 2nd video being at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. And what she said there. She reminded the viewer to Breathe. And meditate. And my little bit of Taoist beliefs came rushing in and settled over me.
Somehow that was just what I needed. Right when I needed to hear it.
Miraculously, the book arrived in only a few short days (if you knew our mail problems, you would know why that’s a miracle.) Even more miraculously, I’m already halfway through reading it. I start the 5-week self-study course next week.
And . . . miraculously . . . my Pollyanna attitude is BACK! She even mentions Pollyanna in the book too (and The Secret. and The Intention Experiment. AND Quantum Physics. Again, if you know me, you know I admire that.) I knew there was something I liked about this author besides her being a native of Fort Worth.
"Who is she, what’s the book, and where can I watch these inspiring videos???" you’re asking.
But . . . ACT NOW if you want to watch them! They’ll only be online for a few more days! (No joke. She mentions that in the last video.)
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