Personal Success Newsletter: June 2006

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Issue – June 2006

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In this issue of the Personal Success Newsletter:

What’s New – The latest

Trainer and speaker Kathy Marcove joins our roster

Three Super Book Deals – Father’s Day Gifts and more.

Asking for your vote!

A warm thank you to aLL

Article – Go With the Flow – The Universal Law of Flow

Streaming Video is up

Trade Shows – Attention, Interest, Leads

Get the info on our two super book deals

Guest Author - Michael McGrath on NeuroLinguistic Programming

Have Your Article Published In This Newsletter

Bob’s Books and CDs!

Mind Food

New Addition - A Funny Motivational Moment On – Customer Service

What Makes MCC Unique?

About Bob

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WHAT’S NEW

Hello to all.

As you know, I had to skip over May’s newsletter due to travel schedules. This is my only time back in the office in June, so I knew that I had better get this issue out now.

We have a full fall and winter schedule and are booking fast for 2007. I hope to see you on the road.

Anyway, this month’s issue is packed with information: three June super book sales, a guest writer, quotes (Mind Food), a new addition, “A Funny Motivational Moment On,” and a longer than normal article from yours truly on the Universal Law of Flow. (Plus, a little plug for our services at trade shows, meetings, and events, as well as my books and products. J )

Speaking of Universal Laws, you may want to check out one of my new sites – http://www.universalpotential.com. It has some great information, free audio downloads from some of my audio CDs, free ebooks, quotes, and more. It is more of a spiritual site, than say… http://www.bobgarneronline.com .  Hope you enjoy it.

Kathy Marcove joins MCC!

Some of you may remember Kathy from her article that she wrote for this newsletter a few issues ago. She has signed up with MCC and we are proud to be able to offer her services to you. Kathy is an outstanding trainer who speaks on improving human relations in the workplace. She helps her audience to better understand and work through international, age, and gender issues, as well as heighten communication and teamwork skills and achieve personal and professional success. Even when dealing with these serious and, oftentimes, complicated issues on human relations, Kathy's charm, quick sense of humor, and relevant stories makes each one of her customized presentations not only instructive and educational, but also fun and entertaining! She is also an great choice for a motivational speaker.

Check out her bio at http://www.bobgarner.com/associates.html I will be adding more speakers in the coming months, as well.

Sunday and Weiss Super Book sale

If you or someone you know needs some motivation or if you’re looking for a great gift, you need to read about our one of our sister companies, Sunday & Weiss, and our THREE JUNE SUPER SALES. (Scroll down a bit, and you’ll find it after my article. J)

I NEED YOUR VOTE! – PRETTY PLEASE

Thanks to you who have taken a second to vote for this ezine, however, we still need more votes. So, if you have a second, please go to http://bestezines.com/?Personal-Success&id=528 and vote for this ezine. If you care to write a review, it would be appreciated.

A WARM THANK YOU TO ALL

As always, it has been great meeting so many of you and I appreciate you signing up for my newsletter, as well as forwarding it to others. Our subscriptions are now over 500, which is amazing for such a short time. Please, forward this newsletter to your friends and associates and encourage them to opt-in at http://www.bobgarneronline.com or http://www.bobgarner.com.

 

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Universal Laws – Go With the Flow

Understanding the Universal Law of Flow

Have you ever taken a moment out of a busy day to look at nature? Depending on what time of year you are reading this, if you look out a window, you will witness a number of things going on.

You might see snow falling or rain pouring from the heavens. You might see a beautiful sunny day with tall trees and branches filled with leaves or birds flying in the sky. As the seasons pass, you witness a change in nature that is natural and timeless. The trees and grass don’t fight the change of seasons. Nor do birds or other animals, plants or flowers. The sun doesn’t argue with the clouds when rain or snow falls. Nature just does. Nature, naturally, follows the Universal Law of Flow.

Life, like nature, follows the Universal Law of Flow. Our spirit is born into a physical form, we experience life, and then we shed our physical form. Our ideas and goals also follow the Universal Law of Flow. They begin with our thoughts and ends with a result or effect.

The Universal Law of Flow dictates that there is a natural flow or rhythm to everything. You can’t rush spring after winter or rush a tulip bud to break soil and become a beautiful flower. You can whine and complain about winter being too cold, but that won’t speed up spring. You can sit in your garden and shout at your tulips, but they won’t grow any faster.

So, if nature has a flow, why do many people think that they are above that? 

People understand that it takes time for nature to turn a tulip bulb into a tulip, yet can’t understand why it takes time for their ideas to become reality or goals to be accomplished. People don’t like to wait for the situation (seasons) to change. We are impatient and demand quick results.

Strangely enough, due to our impatience, we tend to focus our thoughts on the observation that what we desire is not here yet. In other words, we focus on what we lack or don’t have. Thinking thoughts of lack actually hinders the process of having our ideas and goals become reality, because instead of focusing on what we want – an accomplished idea or goal – we focus on lack. And, what you focus on you get.

The Universal Law of Flow requires meekness. What do I mean by meekness?

I’m sure that you have heard the saying of Jesus, “The meek shall inherit the Earth.” Meek doesn’t mean weak or inactivity. By meek, Jesus meant humble. Standing back, focusing on the outcome that you desire, knowing that it is already accomplished and waiting for the Universal Flow to bring this desire into physical or visible form is meekness.

Meek means being patient and being willing to put your ego aside, stand back, and let the Laws work. When it comes to our ideals and goals, we often set up time parameters and become upset, if they are not met. Why do we feel the need to set up time parameters for everything? Albert Einstein once said, “Time was invented by man, due to his incessant need to compartmentalize everything.” He was right. We place time limits and demands on other people to “perform” the way we “want then to,” and we put time limits and demands on the Universe or God to deliver our ideas and goals into reality, when we want them.

Putting a timetable or demand on when your idea or goal should become reality is about as effective as trying to demand when winter should become spring. According to man, the first day of winter is around December 21st, but how many times does it snow in November? According to man, the first day of summer is June 21st, but how often does the heat index zoom off the chart, before that day?

Nature doesn’t follow time; it just flows. Nature is meek in that it follows the Universal Laws that have been put into place by a Universal Power or Spirit or God.

Like nature, we need to be meek. We need to focus on what we want and recognize that it is already accomplished (Matthew 6:8 - “God knows what you need before you ask.”) Then we must stand back, be patient, and go with the flow, by waiting for the Universal Law of Flow to take our ideas and goals and bring them into material form.

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Streaming video is up.

For those who would like to look at a short sample of my meeting and motivational presentation, you can now do so at the following links:

For keynotes and workshops: go to http://www.bobgarner.com/topics_keynotes.html. For meetings, kick-offs, wrap-ups, after-dinner and award presentations:http://www.bobgarner.com/meetings.html.

To request a complete version of my demo DVD, you will need to go here http://www.bobgarner.com/videoorder.html and fill out the form.

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Trade Shows – Attention, Interest, Leads.

If you’re looking to attract attention, deliver a message, and generate a larger number of quality leads at your next trade show…give us a call. We help companies worldwide heighten mind share and increase ROI. Go to http://www.bobgarner.com/tradeshows.html for more information.

If you would like to see my trade show demo, just fill out the form http://www.bobgarner.com/videoorder.html and we will get one sent to you.

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Sunday and Weiss three Super June Deals

Love motivational and inspirational books? Maybe some one you know does? Looking for a great Father’s Day gift? Want to become more motivated or motivate others? How about learning how to keep customers, improve communication, manage conflict or enhance your creative skills? Looking for a great incentive gift? If so, we have THREE SUPER JUNE DEALS that you are going to love! 

SUPER DEAL NUMBER ONE – FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL  

Father’s Day is June 18th.

You get FIVE Great Titles for One Low Price!

David Curry's Mini-Messages for Monday Through Friday, by David Curry (Original Price: $15.95): Biblical, inspirational and motivational daily messages, with a foreword by Bill McCartney. 

A Father's Book of Wisdom, Compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (Original Price: $12.95): A Father's Book of Wisdom is one father's view of life and what he thought about the importance of self-reliance, commitment, love, generosity, and success.

A Father's Heritage: Your Life Story in Your Own Words (Original Price: $12.99): No matter what your age, memory and reminiscence open a richer, fuller understanding of who you are as a family. Let this memory journal be a starting point -- a door into discussing and sharing the unique qualities of your life.

I Remember When Dad...: Memories and Stories About Fathers, by Louise Betts Egan (Original Price: $12.95): Throughout the pages of I Remember When Dad..., fond memories, willingly shared, reach out to all of us, reminding us just how special our own fathers have been.

My Father's Hand: A Daughter's Reflection On a Father's Wisdom, by Naomi Reed Rhode (Original Price: $16.98): In this heart-warming book, Naomi Reed Rhode takes you on a spiritual journey in which she shares the wisdom of her father, Virgil Asbury Reed.

If you bought these all, individually, the list price would be $71.82! But, you can get all 5 for just $24.95! You save over 65% off retail. With Father’s Day on June 18th, these books make a great gift.

This offer is only good for the next two weeks. Go to our sister site http://www.sundayandweiss.com and save money and get motivation, all at the same time.

SUPER DEAL NUMBER TWO – MOTIVATE YOURSELF AND OTHERS

Four Great Titles!
One Low Price!

100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Revised Edition: Change Your Life Forever, by Steve Chandler (Original Retail: $18.99): 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself gives you 100 different thinking tools for accessing your most spirited and creative self. It is a book that you can turn to anywhere and read for just two or three minutes and find your whole day lifted up with energy and purpose.

Attitude Is Everything: 265 Quotes to Cultivate Your Winning Attitude, by Peggy M. Anderson (Original Retail: $14.99): Attitude is Everything is an invaluabe guide to instantly improving the way you feel about life and about your place in the world. With 265 inspirational quotations, this comprehensive resource offers a tremendous variety of creative ideas to make the way you feel about your friends, your family, your work, and yourself more positive and rewarding every single day.

Great Quotes from Great Leaders, by Peggy Anderson (Original Retail: $7.99): From George Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr., to Margaret Thatcher, Great Quotes from Great Leaders offers the insights and wisdom of the world's most inspirational and dynamic leaders. You will not only be uplifted by the quotes and intrigued by the biographical sketches provided, you will be moved to share these thoughts with colleagues.

A New Attitude: Achieving Personal and Professional Success by Keeping a Positive Mental Outlook, by Marian Thomas (Original Retail: $10.99): Believe it or not, there is one simple secret to success -- a positive mental attitude. Studies have shown that maintaining an upbeat outlook on life leads to success and well-being. A New Attitude will show you how to get your attitude to work for you, rather than against you.

If you bought these all, individually, the list price would be $52.96! But, you can get all 4 for just $19.95! You save over 62% off retail.

SUPER DEAL NUMBER THREE – KEEP CUSTOMERS, IMPROVE COMMUNICATION, MANAGE CONFLICT, ENHANCE CREATIVITY.

Four Great Titles!
One Low Price!

50 Powerful Ideas You Can Use To Keep Your Customers, Third Edition, by Paul R. Timm, Ph.D. (Original Retail: $10.99): This book will get all managers and employees thinking about the little things that can make all the difference. If everyone in an organization improves awareness of the simple yet powerful ideas in this volume, your company can and will see dramatic improvements in service and customer loyalty. The impact on the bottom line will be dramatic..

Commitment to Excellence: Quotations That Lift The Spirit Toward Excellence, by Katherine Karvelas (Original Retail: $7.99): A collection of insights and motivation complied to inspire us all to reach for life's greatest achievements, to renew our energies and creative powers when we are feeling discouraged.

How to Manage Conflict, Third Edition: Turn All Conflicts Into Win-Win Outcomes, by Peg Pickering (Original Retail: $10.99): How to Manage Conflict is a practical guide offering advice and suggestions for successfully handling all types of discord. Each chapter provides directions to conquer rough terrain and builds upon five detailed strategies.

The Power of Innovative Thinking: Let New Ideas Lead You to Success, by Jim Wheeler (Original Retail: $10.99): The Power of Innovative Thinking is a practical and motivational book that leads you to generate new ideas on your own and unlock the creativity stored inside you. The exercises and advice in this breakthrough book will help you open your mind to explore options you've known about all along but didn't know how to reach.

If you bought these all, individually, the list price would be $40.96! But, you can get all 4 for just $19.95! You save over 51% off retail.

These offer are only good for the next two weeks. Go to our sister site http://www.sundayandweiss.com and save money and get motivation, all at the same time.

NOTE: You can get any of the above books individually, if you choose. Just go to http://www.sundayandweiss.com and do a search for the book and click.

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Guest Author –  Michael McGrath on NeuroLinguistic Programming.

Michael McGrath is the owner of several successful Internet businesses, a university computer graduate and he has over 21 years experience with personal development & the psychology of the mind. He has a few sites on hypnosis and personal development that you may want to check out.

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NeuroLinguistic Programming - the Key That Unlocks Psychological Change!

By Michael McGrath

In the early 1970s in America Richard Bandler, then a young college student studied the work of Fritz Perls and later Virginia Satir and found that he could reproduce their high-level therapy skills to a degree that even surprised him. Bandler seemed to have a natural ability to mimic (model) the language patterns by Virginia and Fritz.

At the University of California at Santa Cruz, Bandler who was well versed in the teachings of patterns in mathematics and computers teamed up with a college professor, John Grinder to help him understand the processes that were at work. Soon Bandler and Grinder, who used what he knew about patterns in linguistics, created a new model for personal growth called NeuroLinguistic Programming.

Bandler and Grinder had set out to model the hypnotic skills of Milton Erickson. They had astounding results. They built a communication model about human "thinking" and "processing" and used that model of how we see images, hear sounds, reproduces smells and tactile experiences in our mind to track and model the structure of subjective experiences.

Sounds very complicated but really it works very simply. Here is an example as used by Paul McKenna - probably the best & most successful hypnotist in the world.

Close your eyes and think of a negative memory. Become involved in the situation as best as you can. Feel the emotions that you felt, see the things you saw and hear the things you heard.

Now take that memory and project it onto a mental screen seeing yourself in the picture. Put a frame around the picture and view it as if it is an old photograph. Next drain all the color from the picture and shrink the screen to the size of a matchbox.

Have the feelings associated with the picture decreased in any way?

Another good example of NLP involves Anchors. Have you ever smelled a certain perfume or aftershave and had it remind you of a certain person or situation? Gone to a certain place that brings feelings long forgotten flooding back? Or been in any situation that creates emotional responses that would not normally be associated with it? Well if you can answer yes to any of these then you have experienced anchors. Some anchors are associated with positive feelings and some with negative emotions. However, you should be aware that anchors can be consciously installed or already existing ones altered. Here is an example:

Think of a time when you were really happy. If you can't think of one then imagine something that would make you feel really happy. See what you would see, hear what you would hear and feel what you would feel. Really get into the picture and try to experience it as though it were happening now.

Now brighten the colors and make them richer. Increase the volume. Make the picture bigger, brighter, louder. That's it and more and more....

Now press your first finger against your thumb and fully experience your happy feelings. Do this everyday for 2 weeks and you will create an anchor that will instantly recreate these feelings. Whenever you want to feel like that again just press your thumb and first finger together and wham the feelings will come flooding back! Don't believe me? Just try it and see!!!

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Go to http://www.bobgarner.com/products.html for more information and how to order. Secure ordering. Your information will never be shared with anyone else. Period!

“10 Steps to help You Bring Your Desires to Reality” – AUDIO CD

Masters of Motivation - bOOK

A Motivational Moment –audio CD

Trade Show Selling Power - AUDIO CD

ESP – UNTAP YOUR PSYCHIC POTENTIAL – BOOK

All books will be personally signed by Bob Garner to you or whomever you designate. To get these products go to http://www.bobgarner.com/products.html.

Looking for other motivational and inspirational books and CDs at an outrageously low price? Go to http://www.sundayandweiss.com. Get products at 20% to 80% off retail!

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MIND FOOD

“Prayer is not what we say, but, rather, that which God says within us.”

     Joel Goldsmith, author of “The Infinite Way.”

“Resistance to change is mostly ego.”

Stuart Wilde, speaker and author of “Weight Loss for the Mind.”

“Mistakes are easy, mistakes are inevitable, but there is no mistake so great as the mistake of not going on.”

      William Blake, English poet and author.

“True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not for the enrichment of the leaders. In combat, officers eat last.”

                                              Attributed to Napoleon.

“I am grateful for all my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.”

                                                                J.C. Penny.

A Funny MOtivational Moment on – Customer Service.

One day, a man was cleaning out an old desk drawer and found an old shoe repair ticket. The repair ticket was all faded and yellow and the man thought that the ticket must be a few years old. For kicks, he decided to visit the shoe repair shop, later that day. When he entered the shop, he gave the ticket to the man behind the counter. The shoe repairman looked at the ticket, walked off to the back room, and when he returned, he said, “They’ll be ready next Tuesday.”

“Isn’t it a shame that, in so many companies, whenever you get good service, it’s an exception.”

               Francis G. “Buck Rodgers, former IBM marketing vice president.

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WHAT MAKES MCC UNIQUE?

My company, MCC – Motivative & Communicative Concepts – is known for helping its clients maximize attention and quality leads at trade shows and for making meetings and events fun and exciting.

My associates and I are specialists. By that, I mean we specialize in mixing a business or motivational message with magic and fun at corporate functions, worldwide. That's all we do. We are not general practitioners that perform at a variety of places - only corporate functions. Just like when you go to a doctor, there is a world of difference between a general practitioner and a specialist. If the outcome that you desire is critical (such as at a trade show), you want a magician/spokesperson who can attract crowds to your booth and get you targeted leads. Or at a meeting for customers or employees, if you want a speaker who is not only entertaining, but also has proven and powerful content - then you want a specialist.

Again, if the outcome that you desire is important (and when in business is the outcome not important?) get a specialist. That’s us. So, give us a call now!

To always find out the latest about Bob and his associates click here: http://www.bobgarner.com/latest.html

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ABOUT BOB GARNER

Bob Garner is a business and motivational speaker who captures minds and tickles funny bones at meetings, trade shows, and sales training events around the world. A successful entrepreneur for over 20 years and the owner of two thriving companies, Bob travels the world of behalf of his Fortune 1000 corporation and leading association clients assisting them in making the magic happen. A member of the American Society of Training and Development, Bob is also an author and writer for numerous business magazines and trade journals on the topics of employee motivation, sales, success, and other professional and personal development issues.

As a keynote speaker and seminar leader, his informative, entertaining and customized presentations provide proven ideas and strategies that can be immediately put to use; as a trade show expert, his clients increase trade show traffic and boost ROI, and as a kick-off and wrap-up specialist, Bob delivers fun and excitement to meetings and events.

By reinforcing key points of his presentation with amazing demonstrations of sleight-of-hand magic, ESP and mindreading, as well as clean humor, inspirational stories, and polite audience participation, Bob Garner is able to impact and connect with any audience in a unique and powerful way.

Additionally, Bob is recognized as an expert on paranormal and psychic phenomenon. He is a member of the American Society of Psychical Research – a think tank of scientists and academia who explore paranormal activity worldwide. His writings on these topics have appeared in a variety of paranormal, psychology, and educational websites and ezines.

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