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The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

“Life should be much more than just existing”*

Most people spend their days trying to make a living, instead of pursuing their dreams. Day after day, they take their place in line during rush hour traffic only to get to some unfulfilling job that they don’t even like.

And deep down inside they’re miserable because they know that they are capable of so much more. Yet, still they settle for a life of mediocrity – why?

Despite having at their command something that is far more powerful than any computer, they still haven’t figured out how to use it properly.

Ironically, most people will study up on how to use a computer properly, but not their own mind. They’ll spend hours every night surfing the web, or watching TV, but not figuring out how to achieve wealth, health, and happiness.

“The Treasure House Within You”*

If somebody came along and showed you simple, practical, and proven ways to harness the power of your own mind, and it was free, wouldn’t you at least check it out?

With The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind {<Free Copy}, Joseph Murphy has helped lots of people to change their lives from mere existence to a meaningful, rewarding, and successful life.

A clergyman, Murphy mixes the mystical powers of spiritual wisdom with proven scientific analyses to help explain why the subconscious mind is so powerful. Then he delivers simple and practical exercises to take command of it.

“The Master Secret, The Miracle-Working Power Of Your Own Subconscious Mind”*

Life skills, universal laws of mind, and how best to use them seem to be the secrets of the select few, but Murphy gives you the keys to unlock those life changing secrets.

Murphy’s findings are rooted in the bountiful insights of many great theologians, philosophers, and prophets. He also often refers to the bible, and explains the universal truths behind many biblical quotes.

With several examples and stories throughout this self-help classic, as well as lots of inspiring quotes, Murphy teaches many empowering things including:

  • Happiness – “Choose to be happy and make happiness a habit.”
  • Wealth – How to get the right attitude toward money – and attract it. “Poverty is mental illness.”
  • Forgiveness – how to forgive others, but most of all yourself. “Self-condemnation is called hell; forgiveness is called heaven.”
  • Health and mental healing – “All disease originates in the mind.”
  • Remove fear and mental blocks – “A person’s greatest enemy is fear.”
  • Success – how to do what you love. “There is no true success without peace of mind.”
  • Staying young – “Age is the dawn of wisdom.”
  • How your mind works – “You have the right to choose.”
  • Sleep – “Sleep in peace and wake in joy.”

All 20 chapters have Murphy’s “ideas to remember” at the end of them. It’s no wonder that this self-help classic is number 4 on my top 10 list of the best self-help books ever.

You can’t see spirit, but you can see the spirit of the artist, and you can hear the spirit of the musician.

And you too can learn how to let your spirit soar like a hawk high above. Only to look back at what you once were and say, “I did it.”

Let The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind {<Free Audiobook} show you how.

Regards, – Herb.

Quotes – Dr. Joseph Murphy





An Iron Will

On the road to success there are always many roadblocks to overcome. It takes determination and perseverance to plow through those inevitable difficulties that we all must face when we strive for a goal, especially big goals.

One of the main reasons that I’ve read hundreds of self-help books is to overcome the fears and doubts that I used to struggle with.

Along the way, I’ve read An Iron Will {<Free Copy} by Orison Swett Marden many times for a quick blast of determination and inspiration.

Only 62 pages long, this concise yet powerful classic inspires and instructs how to discipline your strength of will.

“We Must All Suffer One Of Two Things: The Pain Of Discipline Or The Pain Of Regret”*

Marden instills within the courage that it takes to succeed by giving examples of many great achievers throughout history who overcome incredible hardships.

We all have dreams of our own vision of success, but it takes action to make those dreams come true. And most people struggle with procrastination that is usually brought on by fear of some kind.

They start out with good intentions, but when the going gets tough, they give up. The shores of fortune are littered with the shipwrecks of many brilliant minds who got lost along the journey to their life’s purpose due to lack of willpower.

“The King Is The Man Who Can”**

With many inspirational quotes like the one above, and through persuasive examples, Marden infuses the reader with the force of will to win.

Since taking action is what completes the miracle process, harnessing the power of the will is essential. The ability to stay the course no matter what happens is really what separates peole. And that ability to get yourself to do what you know must be done can be developed into a habit.

“The First Wealth Is Health”***

There’s even a chapter on how to train the will to overcome sickness and to maintain good health. As everyone know it takes discipline to eat right and exercise regularly.

And the power of the will is a strong tonic to the body. It has taken many people from their death-bed and enabled them to perform wondrous deeds of valor.

It is characteristic of all great achievers to develop the resolve and the courage to struggle against overwhelming odds. If you keep going, the morning light will dawn.

True success is not measured by what you’ve accomplished, but by the obstacles that you overcame along the way. And like all things, the ability to keep on keeping on no matter what happens, is learnable.

All the best, – Herb.

Quotes – *Jim Rohn, **Thomas Carlyle, ***Ralph Waldo Emerson



Think And Grow Rich

How To Think And Grow Rich

“More Gold Has Been Mined From The Thoughts Of Men Than Has Ever Been Taken From the Earth.”*

I first discovered Think And Grow Rich {<Free Copy} by Napoleon Hill while perusing self-help books at a bookstore. The title intrigued me, so I immediately bought it, took it home, and started reading it.

Within a few nights I had finished it. Then I started reading it again. Since that first time, I’ve read it and listened to it so many times that I can’t recall.

I was blown away that such a book even existed, and I wondered why it wasn’t taught in schools. Right away I started to apply its principles to my life, and the results were quick and amazing.

First, I attracted and seized hold of opportunities that I might have otherwise let slip by. I went the extra mile, and pretty soon my finances were turned around. Soon I had more money, possessions, and purpose than ever before.

Abundance and good fortune just seem to flow to me now. You see, the first seed that this book planted in my mind was a money consciousness. I began to realize that I could become wealthy if I first believed that it was possible, and if I determined that it would be so.

By using Hill’s principles of achievement, which he first disclosed in The Law Of Success, I opened my mind to the universal supply, and abundance flowed to me, just like it does to everyone who uses Hill’s principles mixed with the universal laws of mind mixed with action.

The Carnegie Secret

Andrew Carnegie urged Hill to spend 20 years of his life interviewing over 500 of the most successful people, inventors, and entrepreneurs of his era in preparation for this classic self-help book because he wanted Hill to produce a formula for getting rich that could be taught to the average person.

Carnegie, one of the richest men in the world, disclosed his “Carnegie Secret” to Hill. Which Hill hints at throughout the book, but he leaves it for the reader to figure it out on their own.

I understand the Carnegie Secret to have two parts. First, you must have a burning desire to accomplish something, and be wealthy and successful. Second, you must develop your definite major purpose.

Having these two core essentials instilled within will lead you naturally to developing the other principles. For example, your burning desire to succeed will give you the determination, perseverance, and the positive mental attitude that it takes to succeed.

And knowing what your definite major purpose is, will set in motion the powerful forces of the imagination, cosmic habit force, and the development of specialized knowledge, etc. All of which Hill discusses in depth.

The Fires Of Desire

Stoke the fires of your desire by frequently using the law of visualization. See it frequently in your mind’s eye, and use the law of assumption to live it, feel it, and breath life into it.

Then with all of your heart and soul, discipline yourself to work towards your definite major purpose with faith, determination, and perseverance. Indeed, welcome the disciplines by chipping away at the stone, day by day.

Your desire for riches and success will cause your subconscious mind to come up with creative ideas. One of which will grow into your definite major purpose. Then by launching it, you’ll start to attract opportunities and knowledge. And the how to do it will unfold itself unto you.

“What you need to know is how to acquire the state of mind that will attract riches”*

Here’s 2 more Free Books that will help you to develop the money consciousness that Hill speaks of:

Believe In Yourself

Hill writes a lot about faith and believing in yourself and your major purpose. A great Free Book to help develop this power is The Magic Of Believing {<Free Audiobook} by Claude Bristol.

Use Hill’s Mastermind principle to find like minded people who will help you to achieve your major purpose. Unfortunately, I can’t find anyone like minded, so I’ve formed a mastermind alliance with my subconscious mind, Infinite Intelligence {God}, and the laws of mind. But I do delegate things to others when I can, so that I can concentrate on my talents more.

Join The 3% Club

Write your definite major purpose down along with the plans for its obtainment, then read them daily. Remember that only 3% of the population ever writes down their goals, and those same 3% have more wealth than the other 97% combined.

There’s a chapter on the subconscious mind titled “The Connecting Link.” A great book is The Power Of The Subconscious Mind  {<Free Copy} by Joseph Murphy.

The Bottom Line

“If you want to be wealthy, study wealth.”**

This is #3 of my Top 10 self-help books because of its insights into wealth building success principles, and also for its sheer historical value.

Everyone I meet would love to be rich and successful, but I’ve never met anyone personally who ever even heard of this classic, let alone read it. What a waste.

But, now that you know there’s a proven formula for wealth and success Think And Grow Rich {<Free Copy}, I’m sure that you’ll at least check it out.

Then again, maybe there’s a reason that Hill said, “The ladder of success is never crowded at the top”

Regards, – Herb

Quotes – * Napoleon Hill, **Jim Rohn