Monthly Archives: January 2017

How To Break Bad Habits

“Habit is either the best of servants, or the worst of masters”*

You’re free to choose what to think, but the effects of your thoughts are always governed by universal law. So any thought that is frequently dwelled upon, whether it be bad or good, will produce results in your life.

It’s of vital importance to learn how to control your thoughts in order to replace your bad habits with good ones because your mental habits are at the root of your bad habits.

One Minute At A Time

One hour at a time, one day at a time, practice, practice, practice. It takes 21 days to develop or break a habit. When I catch myself replaying old negative mental tapes from my past, I shake my head and say “change it.”

I studied physiology, the law of assumption, and I know how to use the law of attraction, so I force myself to stand tall, breath deeply, and put a confident smile upon my face.

Then I laugh at myself for only being human and I redirect my thoughts. I think about my goals or pull out my list and read them. Then I continue to chip away at the stone.

Questions Are The Answer

I habitually use a chapter from Tony Robbin’s  book Awaken The Giant Within  {<Free copy} titled “Questions are the Answer.” I focus on where I want it to go by asking the right questions because whatever you ask of your computer like mind it will come up with an answer.

For example, if you ask yourself why am I so unlucky? Your mind will come up with an answer. Then you start to believe your answers, feel their truth, and so you end up attracting even more bad luck into your life.

Conversely, if a question like my favorite from how to use the law of gratitude, which is – what do I have to be grateful for? Your mind comes up with answers and you feel the corresponding emotions, and therefore attract even more things to be grateful for.

The more answers that you come up with the better you’ll feel. This is why I have learned how to use the universal laws of mind. And this is why I passionately share them with all those who search for change.

The Dickens Pattern

To quit smoking cigarettes, etc., I used the Dickens Pattern. I longed for change because I knew that those bad habits were harmful, wasteful, and foolish. They were just crutches that I leaned upon to help suppress my feelings. But I have since got in touch with and am learning how to take charge of my feelings.

I changed my lifestyle by watching who I hung out with because we all tend to be affected by those whom we share time with. I don’t know anyone personally who is so into self-help and improvement as much as I am.

I learned how to welcome the disciplines. I also used the power of the “I Am” consciousness, affirmations, and I listened to and read:

“The First Wealth Is Health”*

I started placing more value on my health. Then I started doing more aerobics instead of weight training. And I searched for some purpose for my life beyond just making a living.

Through my deep desire to change, I started reading and using hundreds of self-help books and audios. Which focused my mind on the keys to change and improvement.

If only they taught the laws of mind in school. If only somebody had told me about them. When I was fourteen I had a social-worker who told me to read A Catcher In The Rye {<Free copy] by J.D Salinger. I thought it was a lousy book, and that the main character was nuts, so I asked why she wanted me to read it. She said that it was to show me that other teenagers had problems too. As if I didn’t already know that.

10 Great Ways To Break Bad Habits:

  • Value your health and prioritize it – without it nothing else really matters
  • Use the Dickens Pattern {<Free Audio/Video} by Tony Robbins
  • Consciously make the pain of any habit outweigh the pleasure
  • Get help from support groups – they’re free online
  • Go on hiatus if you can afford it & break up the pattern
  • Use the tapping technique for a quick fix
  • Placebo it – replace a bad habit with a good one – i.e. smoking with exercise
  • Read self-help books for motivation and inspiration
  • Meditate and visualize what you want
  • Walk away from the 97% {<Free Audio/Video} by Jim Rohn

The Bottom Line

I started my blog and have written my book {which is ready for publication} because of my love and gratitude for self-help books. And one day, someone, somewhere will read my words and they’ll see what I see. Then like me they too will be changed “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye.”

Like Andrew Carnegie said, “Anything worth having is worth working for.”

Because after all, true lasting change does start from within.

Regards, – Herb

Quotes by * Nathaniel Emmons & * Ralph Waldo Emerson.





How To Use The Law Of Attraction

“All That We Are Is A Result Of What We Have Thought”*

Deciding to master the law of attraction instead of being a slave to it, is the wisest investment of your time and effort that you could ever make.

This powerful force of nature can give you the God-like power to create the life that you’ve always dreamed of. By harnessing its power, and making subtle changes internally – you’ll change your world externally

The changes that occur will cause a shift in your awareness that digs deep into your soul. By literally transcending the airwaves with your thoughts and feelings, you’ll cross over the bridge of the space-time continuum to manifest the future of your desires.

“If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It”*

Like the law of gravity, the law of attraction is at work everywhere, all the time. And just like Earl Nightingale said in The Strangest Secret {<Free Audio} “We become what we think about”.

Therein lies the key to the law of attraction; whatever you dwell upon, you manifest into your life. Whatever you focus your thoughts & feelings on will come back to you.

The Easiest And The Best Way To Get Rich Is To Study Wealth

Focus on abundance, and you’ll attract abundance and opportunities. Conversely, worryy about debt and lack, and you’ll attract more of the same.

One of the best self-help books to help develop a money consciousness is T. Harv Eker’sSecrets Of The Millionaire Mind {<Free Copy}.

With your thoughts and feelings you create your future. Learn how to use this law consciously along with the law of gratitude, and good fortune will just flow your way.

Like Thoughts Attract Like Things

Positive thoughts and feelings attract positive things into your life. That’s why Napoleon Hill said in Think And Grow Rich {<Free Copy} that having a positive mental attitude is at the top of the list of his 17 success principles.

That’s why Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude  {<Free Audio} by Napoleon Hill & W. Clement Stone is my favorite self-help book.

Science proves that everything is energy. Even brain waves and feelings emit magnetic energy that attracts like unto themselves.

This is why being grateful for what you already have is the best way to attract even more things to be grateful for.

And by being grateful for what you ask for, as though you’ve already received it, is how to get what you pray for.

Use the law of assumption by acting the part of the type of person you want to be, and you’ll set in motion the law of attraction.

Thought vibrations attract back on the same frequency that they’re sent out. It’s like changing a TV channel – you wouldn’t sit there watching a movie that you didn’t like, so don’t set your internal vibes to anything that you don’t want to experience in your life.

You’re Made From The Same Energy As The Stars In The Night’s Sky

Like a spark has the same properties as the lightning bolt. You are a part of the Infinite Intelligence, so you have similar creative powers.

This is why an intense desire to accomplish something has greater magnetic pull than mere wishing, and taking action TNT {today not tomorrow} completes the miracle process.

Whatever’s going on in your life is a direct result of your past thoughts, feelings, and actions – or lack thereof. So if you don’t like your life, take responsibility, change your thoughts, then your life will change.

Put Your Goals In Writing

Less than 3% of the population put their goals in writing. And this same 3% own more wealth than the other 97% combined.

Use the power of affirmations and the mirror technique as described in The Magic Of Believing {<Free Copy} by Claude Bristol.

Meditate upon and visualize what you want often, especially in the morning, and at night just before falling asleep.

Pray to your subconscious and to your God for guidance and help. Then let the ideas just flow to you from out of the blue. Don’t question how things will come to you, just have faith that they will come.

Questions Are The Answer

For example, ask yourself what you have to be grateful for, then come up with a list, and you’ll instantly transform your state to one of gratitude. Then you’ll get even more to be grateful for.

Dial in the laws of attraction, assumption, and gratitude together, and tune out thoughts of poverty, doubt, and failure, and …the world is yours…

All the best – Herb.

Quotes – *Buddha, & *Walt Disney






The Magic Of Thinking Big

How To Use Magic

Are You Ready For Success? If so this self-help book can show you how to achieve the wealth, happiness, and purpose that you desire.

Every chapter of The Magic Of Thinking Big {<Free Copy} imparts simple steps of how thinking can transform your life.

“Believe You Can Succeed And You Will”

In this chapter David J. Schwartz reiterates the success-building wisdom that is found in the biblical saying that faith can move mountains. If you really believe that you can create miracles in your life – then you can.

The how-to-do-it always comes to the person that believes they can do a thing. Belief in great results is the force behind all great works. Belief in oneself is an essential ingredient in the recipe of success.

“Cure Yourself Of Excusitis, The Failure Disease”

Making excuses is behind every failure in life. The more successful a person is, the less inclined they are to make excuses. Every time you use an excuse for your lack of achievement, you imbed it deeper into your subconscious mind. And the seeds of your negative thoughts will only grow stronger when fertilized with constant repetition.

You should check out The Lords Of self-Discipline. And a great self-help book to help you overcome procrastination is No Excuses: The Power Of Self-Discipline {<Free Audiobook} by Brian Tracy.

“Build Confidence And Destroy Fear”

Fear is the number one enemy to success. Fear is paralyzing. One of my favorite quotes is by Frank Herbert in his classic Dune – “fear is the mind-killer.”

Train yourself to take action despite of your fear by telling yourself to just do it now, and you’ll build confidence and kill fear.

The best self-help book to overcome negative thinking is Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude{<Free Copy} by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone.

“How To think Big”

How big we think determines the size of our accomplishments. We can learn to enlarge our thinking by developing a big thinkers vocabulary and by training ourselves to not just see what is, but what can be.

This is part of the law of assumption, and how to get what you want, and also how to get what you pray for.

“How To Think And Dream Creatively”

When you believe that something can be done, your mind will then create a way to do it. Try new approaches, and ask yourself daily – how can I do better? – how can I do more?

Ask, listen, and learn instead of monopolizing a conversation. Stretch your mind by associating with big thinkers.

“You Are What You Think You Are”

How you think determines how you act and feel, and therefore what you accomplish in life.

“Manage Your Environment, Go First Class”

Recondition your mind for success by realizing that your environment shapes you. Hanging out with negative people only makes you think negative thoughts, so watch who you hang with just like Jim Rohn says in Walk Away From The 97% {<Free Audio} .

“Make your Attitudes Your Allies”

Learn how to grow the you-are-important attitude and other attitudes of winning. And “assume a virtue if you have it not.”*For example, act enthusiastically and you’ll become enthusiastic.

“Think Right Toward People”

Shows you how to be likeable, and how to develop the traits of a winner.

The best self-help book about this is How To Win friends And Influence People {<free Copy} by Dale Carnegie.

“Get Into The Action Habit”

The ability to get things done is what truly separates people. Learn how to grow the action habit that it takes to succeed because action completes the miracle process.

“How To Turn Defeat Into Victory”

You are bound to have setbacks, disappointments, and roadblocks along your road to success. But determination and perseverance will help you to find the good side in every situation.

“Use Goals To Help You Grow”

Only 35 of the population put their goals into writing. And the same 3% own more wealth than the other 97% combined. What does that tell you? You should check out my Top 10 Goal Setting Tips.

“How To Think Like a Leader”

In this last chapter Schwartz writes “think improvement in everything you do.” That is the meaning of quality – to consistently improve.

Indeed, your thoughts can produce results in your life that seem almost magical to the unenlightened because “all leaders are readers.”*

Regards, – Herb

Quotes – *Ralph Waldo Emerson, & Harry S. Truman