Beginning of last year I wrote a series of three blogs about the biggest influences in my life. I called them placebos because they helped me and they may not help everyone. They are the sugar pills that have helped me live a more joyful life. I am recommending them in an easier to read list for your enjoyment.
- A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. The main influence I got from this book is the reminder to take a few moments each day to concentrate on my breath. Doing so just slows the world down and allows me to connect with my source.
- Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer. I put them together because they are good friends and I discovered them at the same time. They are my first taste of self development. They both presented me with so many new thoughts for me to chew on.
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steve Covey. I cannot thank this book enough for being the book that presented unconditional love in a way that clicked with me. The part of the audiobook where Steve was talking to his friend about his wife changed my life forever.
- Boundary Solutions for Life by Joan Casey. Going to the series of seminars presented by Jovanna Casey was a treat. I really enjoyed her style and they were really well done. Working on my boundaries was exactly what I needed at the time.
- News for the Soul. News for the Soul gave me a free source of many spiritual teachers I would have never heard of without. Plus it was what introduced me to the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT. That has been a huge help to me.
- David DeAngelo. I am not ashamed to say that my first foray into improving myself was to improve my ability to get dates. Without David DeAngelo I would have never discovered the wonderful world of personal development.
- Byron Katie. Seeing Byron Katie in person was a treat. Listening to her showed me the true meaning of unconditional love and unattachment.
- Adyashanti. Adyashanti is one of my favorite people to listen to. I really love his teaching style. He also presents the idea of ego that does not cause as much struggle as does with Tolle.
- Esther Hicks. The studying of Abraham has been a passion of mine. When I need a boost to make me feel good I enjoy popping in one of their CDs. I love their teachings on how to feel good.
- Meetup.com. The website www.meetup.com has put me in contact to a lot of amazing people. If you are interested in anything, join this website. You will find people who share your interests.
- David Deida. His book The Way of the Superior Man had two major influences on me. The first one was with the ideas presented in this book I let go of my anger towards women for not wanting to date me. Instead of blaming them for not seeing what a wonderful man I am, I decided to be the type of man who they would want to date. The other was the idea of living from purpose. Feels so satisfying.
- Invite Change. If you are looking to become a life coach I highly recommend going through Invite Change. They are never sitting on their laurels and are constantly changing their curriculum to best serve you in your desire to be a great coach. They constantly produce amazing coaches.
- Intentions. The intention process has helped me so much that I wrote my ebook dedicated to writing them. I am also making it a huge part of my first published book that I am currently working on. Write intentions and change your life.
- Kingpin. One of the most unlikely sources for an amazing influence, however this movie changed my life forever. You can read about it here about my blog on the day I took responsibility for my life.
- Warriorsage. I have met many amazing people in Warrior Sage. I have also been a part of a men’s group for years from this group. The best spiritual awakenings I have experience have been through what they used to call Illumination Intensives. They have gone through big changes and I am looking forward to working with them again.
What are the big influences in your life?