Do you remember this clever piece of advice from the Jefferson
Airplane song? We all know how crucial it is to expose ourselves to words,
images and sounds that help us along towards where we want to go. In this new
column, we will highlight personal and professional development toolsbooks,
audiovisual programs, movies, podcasts or any other mediathat have been
circulating among networkers.
And while were being taught, why not also be moved and entertained? Do you have a must-see or must-hear recommendation? Simply email email@example.com.
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
By Stephen King (2000)
What could bestseller Stephen King teach network marketers about success? Quite a bit, I discovered. The writer in me was attracted to this book; the networker was delighted. Here are some gems:
Once I start work on a project, writes King, I dont stop and I dont slow down unless I absolutely have to. As the excitement fades, the work starts to feel like work, and for most writers that is the smooch of death.
Close your door as your way of telling the world and yourself that you mean business
Create daily goals, setting the bar low at first, to avoid discouragement.
King wrote in the laundry room of his double-wide trailer when he and his wife couldnt afford even a telephone. Rejection letters piled up; occasional checks were tiny. But he never wavered, never quit. His first sizeable check was $400,000.
Writing isnt about making money, getting famous In the end, its about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.
Read a biography or memoir of someone you admirea businessperson, sports figure, politician or artistand enjoy picking up a few gems for your networking business.
(Reviewed by Marian Head)
Unleashing the Soul of Money: Find Sufficiency, Freedom and Purpose through Your Relationship with Money
By Lynne Twist (2006)
In this audiobook, Lynne Twist [see lead story p. 42] shares from her thirty years of global research into happiness and money to reveal a surprising truth: fulfillment has little to do with the size of your paycheck or the amount of money in your bank account, and everything to do with getting your money aligned with your deepest commitments, values and desires.
Lynne captures the listeners attention with her first few words, when she points out that the fastest growing industry in our country is storage unitsthat were building whole enclaves of storage facilities to house the overflow of our stuff.
She coaches listeners on how to let go of the never-ending struggle for more and to realize that we are all hooked by the societal messages we see and hear each day about more being better. Whether its more square footage in your home, more sweaters, more food, more cars, more sex, more girlfriends, more money were all doing it.
Listen to this audiobook to gather insights into your own relationship with money and learn, through a guided meditation and several dynamic exercises, how to live a life of sufficiency, contentment and benefit to others.