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
And while were being taught, why not also be moved and entertained? Do you have a must-see or must-hear recommendation? Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Millionaire Club
Secret Recipes of Millionaire Women
for Building and Owning a Successful Home-Based Business
By Maureen G. Mulvaney (2009)
“When we think of millionaires,” says Maureen G. Mulvaney, who goes by the acronym MGM, “most of us automatically think of men.”
Upon entering her professional life, MGM was told she would have to be more like a man to succeed in the world, that dominance and control are what gets you results in business. This did not resonate with the values she grew up with, and she embarked upon a journey to research and document how women create financial success by honoring and celebrating female traits such as collaboration, support and connection. Her search naturally led her to women in network marketing and direct sales careers.
Women’s Millionaire Club starts with the story of MGM’s childhood and how her dream was born to write a book for women. Her heart’s desire was to explore and showcase the traits and recipes of successful women, so readers could emulate them and achieve similar results.
The author then shares the results of her research, profiling twenty-one female millionaires who offered her the opportunity to conduct surveys, assessments and interviews with them in order to uncover the secrets of how they attained success. Each of the women shares her background, her strengths, her ingredients for success and the legacy she wants to leave. All twenty-one women are top earners in established network marketing or direct sales companies.
MGM’s vision for the Women’s Millionaire Club is to “educate, empower and energize all home-based business women.” Her dream is to see more women millionaires committed to making a difference on the planet.
Peaks and Valleys
Making Good and Bad Times Work
for You—at Work and in Life
By Spencer Johnson, M.D. (2008)
You may remember Spencer Johnson as the author of Who Moved My Cheese? (1998), one of the best-selling business and personal development books of all time.
“In these uncertain times,” says Johnson, “we could all use some key insights and practical guidance to help us deal with the challenges we face.” Written over the span of two decades, Peaks and Valleys is the story of a young man who lives unhappily in a valley until he meets an old man who lives happily on a peak. Initially, the young man does not realize he is talking to one of the most peaceful and successful people alive. However, through a series of conversations and experiences that occur up on peaks and down in valleys, the young man comes to uncover some new insights that will change his work and life forever. Eventually, he comes to understand how he can use the old man’s remarkable principles and practical tools in good and bad times and become more peaceful and successful himself.
Not every discovery in this book is earth-shattering, especially for readers who have been on a personal growth path for a while, but Johnson offers plenty of good reminders and fresh perspectives to make it a worthwhile read.
DeckWork Marketing à la Card™
Network Marketing Affirmation Cards
By Michael Linden (2007)
This fifty-two-card deck is a unique and playful way to learn basics network marketing skills. Designed by successful network marketing veteran, Michael Linden, DeckWork Marketing à la Card™ deals you in on the key personal and business ingredients needed to create and grow a network marketing organization. As in a regular card deck, the cards come in four colors, each corresponding to a different skill set:
Foundations for Building: attitudes that create your network’s reality
Prospecting for Success: actions that create your connections to others
Customers for Life: skills that serve and deepen your relationships
Duplication for Growth: models that get others to do it for you.
Distilling the principles of networking into fifty-two concepts, this “Coach in a Box” is easy to use: either work up from card 1 through card 52, or simply shuffle the deck and draw a card at random. “Focus on one card a day and keep that card where you can see it,” says Michael. “You can also go online for free card-a-week reinforcement at DeckWorkMarketing.com.”
Simple and entertaining, DeckWork Marketing à la Card™ is one more way to help new distributors practice networking skills and build confidence with “What do I say?” examples and “How do I do this?”guidelines.
Mach II with Your Hair on Fire
The Art of Vision & Self Motivation
By Richard Bliss Brooke (2008)
Mach II with Your Hair on Fire is all about self-motivation—how to create it and sustain it through a personal vision. “Motivation,” says Brooke, “is the energy that causes us to act and attract in such a way that we keep on fire about our goals and continue moving toward them, regardless of setbacks or seemingly insurmountable odds.” With the power of vision, you can live the life you dream of, as evidenced by Brooke’s own rags-to-riches story.
First published in 2000, Brooke’s book has inspired thousands to discover their own destiny and create a powerful personal vision. This revised edition has been completely rewritten with a new chapter entitled “Writing the Film of Your Life,” which adds a new level of understanding and instruction to the vision-writing process.
The brilliance of Mach II is how simply and profoundly Brooke lays it out. Heralded as a “must-read” by some of today’s most esteemed personal development teachers, as well as by sports stars, politicians and business leaders, Mach II is a classic you will re-read several times and likely share with others.
This gift edition includes the hardcover book and a three-CD audio book narrated by the author. This beautifully boxed collector’s item is perfect for your own library or to offer as a gift.