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Wake Up & Live | Mindfulness Exercises | Dorothea Brande

11/16/2017
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Listen to episode 214 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Wake up & Live | Mindfulness Exercises. Edited and adapted from Wake Up & Live by Dorothea Brande. Motivational Podcast Excerpt: There are dozens of small ways by which we can make our minds both keener and more flexible – two qualities that are necessary for those who intend to live successfully. We all succumb too easily to the temptation to find a routine which allows us to get our day’s tasks done with a minimum of effort and...

Duration: 00:17:35


Becoming a Creative Writer | Learning to See Again

11/14/2017
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Listen to episode 213 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Becoming a Creative Writer | Learning to See Again. Adapted from Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande. Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: The genius keeps, for all their days, the vividness and intensity of interest that a sensitive child feels in its expanding world. Many of US keep this wide-eyed interest well into adolescence; but very few mature men and women are fortunate enough to preserve it in their routine lives. Most of us...

Duration: 00:14:33


Motivation for Exercise & a Healthy Lifestyle

11/9/2017
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Listen to episode 212 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Motivation for Exercise & a Healthy Lifestyle. Edited and Adapted from Practical Ethics by William De Witt Hyde. Motivational Podcast Transcript: A healthy life requires a body that is well fed. And, after that, the next demand is for exercise. Our powers are given us to be used; and unless they are used they waste away. Nothing destroys power so surely and completely as disuse. The only way to keep our powers is to keep them in...

Duration: 00:15:51


The Power of Integrity | The Courage to Stand Tall

11/7/2017
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Listen to episode 211 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Power of Integrity | The Courage to Stand Tall. Edited and adapted from The Eight Pillars of Prosperity by James Allen. Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: There is no striking a cheap bargain with prosperity. It must be purchased, not only with intelligent labor, but with moral force. As the soap bubble cannot endure, so the fraud cannot prosper. Nothing is ever gained, ever can be gained, by fraud — it is but seized for a time,...

Duration: 00:19:55


Why Was I Born? | Existential Questions & Answers

11/2/2017
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Listen to episode 210 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Why Was I Born? Existential Questions & Answers. Edited and adapted from Adventures in Common Sense by Dr. Frank Crane. Spiritual Growth Podcast Excerpt: There is one question upon whose answer rests the success or failure of life. It is the question: “Why was I born?” A strange fact is that nobody knows the answer. The purpose which the Creator had in mind when it made me and you has never been known, never will be...

Duration: 00:17:06


The Smile of Mona Lisa & Secret of Life | Leonardo da Vinci

10/31/2017
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Listen to episode 209 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Smile of Mona Lisa & Secret of Life. Adapted from Adventures in Common Sense by Dr. Frank Crane. Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: Leonardo’s Mona Lisa was stolen by an Italian thief in 1911, and when she finally got back to her place upon the walls of the Louvre two years later, all the world came to see her — on the first day of her home-coming some twenty thousand visitors trooped by to have a look at the most famous of...

Duration: 00:18:04


Admiration & Everyday Heroes | The Heroic Spirit

10/26/2017
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Listen to episode 208 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Admiration & Everyday Heroes | The Heroic Spirit. Adapted from the book “Courage” by Charles Wagner. Motivational Podcast Excerpt: We live through respect, and we perish through scoffing. Plato banished musicians from his republic because he wrongly believed that music weakened a citizen’s courage. As for me, I declare war against the spirit of mockery. I wish that it might be eradicated, like those parasites which are nourished...

Duration: 00:17:41


Heredity, Instinct & The Power of Play | An Education

10/24/2017
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Listen to episode 207 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Heredity, Instinct & The Power of Play. Edited and adapted from The Mind & Its Education by George Herbert Betts. Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: Each individual, busied with their own affairs and blinded by their own interests, is likely to take themselves for granted and forget that they are a part of a great, unbroken procession of life, which began at the beginning and will go on till the end. Strange indeed would it be if all...

Duration: 00:18:04


Finding the Strength to Love | Spiritual Growth

10/19/2017
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Listen to episode 206 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Finding the Strength to Love | Spiritual Growth. Adapted Edited and adapted from The Pathway of Roses by Christian D. Larson. Spiritual Growth Podcast Excerpt: There is nothing to lose but failure, and everything to gain, when we learn to love in a strong, high, universal sense. To begin, love as much as you can; be directly interested in the highest welfare of everybody; feel in the depths of the soul that we are all working...

Duration: 00:17:20


The Ethical Entrepreneur | Motivation for Entrepreneurs

10/17/2017
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Listen to episode 205 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Ethical Entrepreneur | Motivation for Entrepreneurs. Edited and adapted from The Book of Business by Elbert Hubbard. Motivational Podcast Excerpt: Genius is only the power of making continuous effort. The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it — so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. How many a person has thrown up their hands at a time when a little more effort, a...

Duration: 00:17:01


Life is Good | Make Your Lives Extraordinary

10/12/2017
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Listen to episode 204 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Life is Good: Make Your Lives Extraordinary. Adapted from Concentration: The Road To Success by Henry Harrison Brown. Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: Remember to always mind your own business. Any argument or antagonism, is minding another person’s business. All persons have an equal right as you to think and act as prompted from within. In giving them this right in your thought, you cannot resist anything they do. You will think...

Duration: 00:16:57


Success & The True Test of Character | Wealth & Fame

10/10/2017
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Listen to episode 203 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Success & The True Test of Character. Adapted from The Power of Purpose by William George Jordan. Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: The great test of individual character is not struggle, but attainment; not failure, but success; not adversity, but prosperity. When Nature wants to put you through the third degree, she places near you the laurel wreaths of victory. She megaphones to you the world’s plaudits of success. She parades...

Duration: 00:15:25


The Enemies of Success | Motivational Affirmations

10/5/2017
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Listen to episode 202 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Enemies of Success | Motivational Affirmations. Adapted Stepping-Stones to Success by Horace D. Hitchcock. Motivational Podcast Excerpt: The things that hold you down; the things that keep success from your grasp; the things that bring you poverty and “bad luck” instead of wealth; the things that turn happiness and health away from you — what are they? They are the enemies of success, for like everything else, success has its...

Duration: 00:18:55


Creative Originals | Success & Living Up to Your Potential

10/3/2017
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Listen to episode 201 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Creative Originals | Success & Living Up to Your Potential. Adapted Stepping-Stones to Success by Horace D. Hitchcock. Motivational Podcast Excerpt: You have the power within you to do something well and to do it like no other person — you have the power of original creation. You are in a world of your own. You can, to a certain degree, develop and enlarge that power so that it will bring you more happiness, money, prestige, or...

Duration: 00:19:10


How to Build Personal Magnetism | Magnetic Charisma

9/28/2017
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Listen to episode 200 of the Inspirational Living podcast: How to Build Personal Magnetism | Magnetic Charisma. Adapted Stepping-Stones to Success by Horace D. Hitchcock. Self-Development Podcast Excerpt: Henry Ward Beecher once said: “There are persons so radiant, so genial, so kind, so pleasure bearing, that you instinctively feel in their presence that they do you good; whose coming into a room is like the bringing of a lamp there.” That is personal magnetism. It is that quality of...

Duration: 00:18:35


Sun Tzu: The Art of War | Leadership and Management

9/26/2017
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Listen to episode 199 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Sun Tzu: The Art of War | Leadership and Management. Adapted from the classic work by Sun Tzu. Podcast Excerpt: Welcome to the Inspirational Living podcast. If you value our podcast, don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube. If you feel inspired to leave us a review at the iTunes store, that would be much appreciated too. Today’s reading is a collection of quotes from Sun Tzu’s...

Duration: 00:16:46


Facing the Mistakes of Life | No Regrets & Moving On

9/21/2017
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Listen to episode 198 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Facing the Mistakes of Life | No Regrets & Moving On. Adapted from The Power of Purpose by William George Jordan. Motivational Podcast Excerpt: There are only two classes of people who never make mistakes — they are the dead and the unborn. Mistakes are the inevitable accompaniment of the greatest gift given to humanity — individual freedom of action. If we were only a pawn in the fingers of Omnipotence, with no self-moving...

Duration: 00:17:27


Arthur Schopenhauer: Quotes, Wisdom & Philosophy Talk

9/19/2017
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Listen to episode 197 of the Inspirational Living podcast: Schopenhauer: Aphorisms, Quotes & Wisdom. Adapted from a Multitude of Counsellors by J.N. Larned. Self-Help Podcast Excerpt: The most general survey shows us that the two foes of happiness are pain and boredom. We may go further, and say that in the degree in which we are fortunate enough to get away from the one, we approach the other. Life presents, in fact, a more or less violent oscillation between the two. Needy surroundings...

Duration: 00:13:05


The Power of Being Thankful | Affirmations & Contentment

9/14/2017
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Inspirational Podcast Excerpt: Listen to episode 196 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Power of Being Thankful | Affirmations & Contentment. Adapted from Thinking for Results by Christian D. Larson. The appreciative mind has a natural tendency to look upon the better side of things. But this tendency becomes complete only when the optimistic attitude is added. To be optimistic does not mean to think that black is white or that everything everywhere is all right. The true optimist...

Duration: 00:17:53


The Creative Spark: Improving Your Imagination

9/12/2017
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Listen to episode 195 of the Inspirational Living podcast: The Creative Spark: Improving Your Imagination. Adapted from Secrets of Mental Supremacy by W. R. C. LATSON, published in 1913. Self-Growth Podcast Excerpt: In no respect, I believe, do people differ so widely as in the power and activity of their faculty of imagination. Hundreds of men and women have walked and sat in an old country churchyard, and no one had observed there anything that was especially interesting or picturesque....

Duration: 00:17:31

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