I would not have been able to overcome the adversity in my life had I not been relentless about focusing on personal growth and changing my mindsets. I constantly search out techniques to reframe and reprocess to get myself to a state of joy and freedom from my past.
I feel so grateful that 12 days of my September were spent immersed in learning the latest breakthroughs in physiology, purpose, passion, productivity and success in addition to some key elements of business building.
I had the opportunity to attend The Growth Summit in Santa Clara, California and High Performance Academy in San Diego, California. Here are my favorite quotes from the event:
Brendon Burchard – You cannot let your current circumstances set your ambition!
Ethan Willis – Forget about self help, become a selfless helper!
Sean Stephenson – Don’t identify with your limitations!
Joe Polish- We are built the way we were meant to be built for our mission and purpose!
Harvey Mackay – To triple your success ratio, you have to triple your failure ratio!
Dean Graziosi – Know exactly where you want to go and anchor it with your why!
Trent Shelton – Commit to do something that you thought it was impossible – 150,000 people died today and one of them wasn’t you, respect the opportunity!
Below is a list of books that I have read that challenged me to continually think differently and beyond my current situation:
Nelson Mandela – A Long Walk to Freedom
Victor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning
Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist
Brene Brown – Daring Greatly
Earl Nightingale – The Strangest Secret
Abraham Hicks – Ask and It Is Given
Marianne Williamson – A Return to Love
Stephen R. Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements
Brendon Burchard – The Motivation Manifesto
Louise Hay – You Can Heal Your Life
Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friends and Influence People
Rick Warren – The Purpose Driven Life
Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now
Randy Pausch – The Last Lecture
Norman Vincent Peale – The Power of Positive Thinking
Tony Robbins – Awaken the Giant Within
Mihaly Csikszentmihaly – Flow
Susan Cain – Quiet
Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich
James Allen – As a Man Thinketh
Jim Rohn – The Seasons of Life
Kenneth Blanchard – The One Minute Manager
Jim Collins – Good to Great
Jack Canfield – Chicken Soup for the Soul
Robin Sharma – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
Rhonda Byrne – The Secret
Of course, I have read so many more but the ones listed made a profound impact on me. When you read something new, you don’t need to adopt everything the author is saying but if you can get a couple of mind shifts that are of value to you, then it is worth it.
I kept this in mind when writing my own book which will be coming out the end of October in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. In my book, entitled Fire Sisters Rising: Overcoming the Impossible to Achieve the Extraordinary, I tell my own stories of abuse in my life and share the techniques that I used to shift mindsets in multiple areas like how to plan your independence, how to use visualization techniques, how to overcome shame, and on and on.
There is no way I could have overcome everything that I have in my life if I didn’t consistently search for new ways to look at things and take action to change my life and surround myself with people that challenge me on a regular basis – growth friends are the best!!! Here is a picture of some of them:
What are some challenges that you have in your life?
What resources would help you to process those challenges?
As always, I am here to help. Please let me know if there every anything I can do to brighten your life!
Here’s hoping you keep charging on your path to personal growth!