Life Without Limits: Conquer Your Fears, Achieve Your Dreams, and Make Yourself Happy

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In Life Without Limits, Bassett asks, "If you could have, do, and be anything right now, what would you ask for?" Eight out of ten people are unable to answer this simple question.

How about you? Do you know how to get what you want? Do you even know what you want? What do you see when you look in the mirror? A self-confident, radiant person who is living life to the fullest? Or do you see a frustrated, insecure, dissatisfied person who doesn't know how to change things? Bassett...

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Overview

In Life Without Limits, Bassett asks, "If you could have, do, and be anything right now, what would you ask for?" Eight out of ten people are unable to answer this simple question.

How about you? Do you know how to get what you want? Do you even know what you want? What do you see when you look in the mirror? A self-confident, radiant person who is living life to the fullest? Or do you see a frustrated, insecure, dissatisfied person who doesn't know how to change things? Bassett says, "In my work, I am continually amazed at the number of people who are personally, professionally, and financially frustrated. But the worst part is, if they could change things, they aren't sure how, or even what they would change." People stop dreaming, settling for a life that is neither satisfying nor rewarding because their fears and insecurities prevent them from seeing what they want in life, and how to get it. Acquiring happiness, wealth, or success on any level is difficult when you aren't clear about what you want and you don't have a plan. Before you know it, years pass by, and you're looking back with regrets.

"In my work over the past fourteen years, I have encountered two types of people. The first group is the "doers." They are the movers and the shakers. They plan their life and are strongly motivated. They are on a clear path, know exactly what they want, and they are willing to take the risks to get it. The second group is the "drifters." They drift through life with no real sense of direction, ending up frustrated. This can happen to people in the most prestigious occupations. The drifters have a hard time establishing a sense of true happiness, satisfaction, or security because they know they aren't where they "should be," but they don't know what to do about it.

Life Without Limits helps you clarify what you want in every area of your life. By using Bassett's powerful techniques you will change, therefore your life will change. Your thoughts are magnets attracting everything from the type of people you meet to the types of opportunities that come your way. Your thinking must be clear, distinct, and sharply defined. Your focused thoughts elicit emotion; your emotions ignite your actions and have a tremendous effect on the universal energy that surrounds you. You control your life. You control your destiny. And only you can take steps to change it. Life Without Limits helps you take back your power.

Life Without Limits is the complete guide to attaining abundance in every area of your life. It will help you to achieve satisfaction and fulfillment personally, professionally, and financially. Once you have defined what success means for you, you will clarify your dreams and start pursuing them. Opportunities will present themselves, new doors will open, and you will begin to live the life you were meant to live: a life without limits.

"Begin now to change the person you are into the person you know you have the potential to become." — Lucinda Bassett

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Motivational expert Bassett follows her successful From Panic to Power with a smoothly written if unoriginal self-help book that aims to help readers achieve their dreams. As founder of the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety, Bassett (now in California) claims to have helped more than 100,000 people overcome feelings of stress, depression and anxiety through programs, seminars and a popular infomercial. Now she seeks to bring her fans to a higher level of fulfillment by encouraging them to find and pursue their dreams of satisfaction in many areas of life (e.g., personal development, physical appearance and spirituality). The tone is uplifting and accessible to a mass audience, but on the page lacks the dynamism of a personal performance. While her advice is broad and encouraging, readers of the genre will find her points familiar: defining a personal vision of success; keeping a journal (for which she supplies specific questions); allaying fears of success by finding a "power partner" and composing an "empowerment mantra." Bassett is most engaging and sympathetic when she reveals some of her own history: of conquered childhood fears and deprivations, and instances where she bravely acted on intuition in critical business deals. She concludes with a strong statement of her belief in the power of miracles, prayer and faith and ultimately in God. Agent, Al Lowman. (Jan. 9) Forecast: Bassett's infomercial will most likely kick-start sales, which may be fueled by her author tour and other media appearances, although some readers may be disappointed that her book lacks the fresh ideas of other similar titles, such as Harold Bloomfield's Making Peace with Your Past (Forecasts, June 5). Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060956523
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 344,819
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Lucinda Bassett is the founder and CEO of one of the most successful self-help companies in the country, the Midwest Center for Stress and Anxiety, Inc. Her audio program Attacking anxiety and Depression is used worldwide by health care organizations, hospitals, and universities. Author of the national bestseller From Panic to Power, Lucinda Bassett produces and hosts the award-winning infomercial "Attacking Anxiety." She has shared her techniques with such clients as McDonalds, Chrysler, and AT&T. She has appeared on numerous talk shows, including Oprah and The View, and been featured in Family Circle, Reader's Digest, and many more.

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Chapter One

Redefining Success

Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the endof the road, for then the journey is over and it is toolate. Today, this hour, this minute is the day, the hour,the minute for each of us to sense the fact that life isgood, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhapsmore interesting because of them.
' Robert Updegraft

What Is Success?

Think about your life exactly as it is, and do an honest evaluation.Are you happy with the way your life is going rightnow? Do you like the way you live? Do you get up feelingexcited about the day and grateful to be in your experience? Areyou happy with the way you look and the way you feel physically?Are you confident? Do you like who you are? Are youfinancially and professionally satisfied? What about your dailyexperiences -- do you like the places you go, the way you spendyour time, and the people with whom you spend time? How doyou feel about yourself and your life before you go to sleep atnight? And finally, have you ever sincerely asked yourself thesequestions, or is it a brand new experience to be examining yourlife to this degree?

Think about people in your life or people you have met whomyou really admire, possibly even envy. What about themimpresses you? Is it their lifestyle or their spiritual convictions? Isit their ability to make and keep good friends? Are you envious oftheir career, the things they have, or the money they spend? Possiblysomeone you know and admire seems content and happymost of the time, and you wonder why you can't feel this way.

You may know someone who seemsto have a good marriageand to truly love and enjoy his or her spouse, a form of personalsuccess you may not have been able to achieve. Maybe you knowsomeone who really enjoys his or her family, but you find yoursto be a source of disappointment and irritation. Do you watch inamazement as a friend enjoys her job, while you toil away feelingprofessionally frustrated and unhappy? Do you know someonewho keeps himself healthy, eating well, exercising, and takingcare of his body, while you struggle to wake up with your morningcoffee and desperately anticipate that evening drink to relax?Does someone you know seem easy going, able to handle crisisand stress, while you secretly struggle with the guilt of your consistentirritability and your feelings of being overwhelmed?

Success Is a Relative Concept

As you can see, there are various types of successful living, andthey are different for everyone. Success is a relative concept. Formany of us, being successful means living a healthy, long life,contented with friends and family. For others, it means doingwhat we love and looking forward to the daily experience ofdoing it. Still others define success as achieving lifelong dreamsand ambitions, working toward something they are passionateabout. The acquisition of material possessions would be successfor some people. And I am certain success for many would bedefined as having lots of money and total financial security.Even that is relative, depending on the lifestyle you desire.

“I don't make deals for the money. I've got enough, much morethan I'll ever need. I do it to do it. Other people paint beautifullyon canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like makingdeals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.”
'- Donald Trump

When you look at people who are perceived as being very successful,the Rupert Murdochs, the Donald Trumps, and the BillGateses of the world, you might think that success is all aboutacquiring great wealth. In a recent interview, Donald Trump,when asked what made him so ambitious, said nothing aboutmoney. In fact, he said that it's the challenge and the love ofcompetition that drives him. He probably has more money nowthan he'd ever be able to spend, and yet he still keeps wheelingand dealing. Why? Trump loves what he does, and he is passionateabout it. Acquiring great wealth was a by-product of followinghis passion to build an empire that would provide himwith the opportunity to do what he loves, play the game.

I read a magazine article a few years ago about StephenKing, the fabulously creative writer of so many horror novelsand movies with which we're all familiar. He is a very wealthyman, yet he chooses to live in a simple Victorian house in hishometown. His kids go to the local school, and attend the localchurch. His office is a small little room in the back of an old factory.He used his money to build a new baseball field for thecommunity schools. Obviously his success isn't about beingwealthy, about riding in limousines and flashing expensive jewelry.

In fact, the article made clear that all King wanted to dowas write and live a “simple” life. Finding success was a long,hard journey for Stephen King. He worked in a laundromat foryears and wrote in his spare time. He was tempted at times tothrow his work away, frustrated that it wasn't getting recognitionfrom publishers. After years of determination and stick-to-itiveness,he achieved his dream of become a best-selling author.Wealth was never his motivation. Being able to write and tomake a living at it, and having his work acknowledged, was successfor King.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Part I You Have to Know What You Want Before You Can Get It 1
1 Redefining Success 3
2 Success Sabotage Syndromes 27
3 Personal Satisfaction 50
4 Professional Satisfaction 76
5 Financial Satisfaction 95
Part II Creating Lifelong Success, Happiness, and Well-Being 121
6 Seven Simple Steps for Overcoming Your Fears 123
7 Worry Your Way to Wealth 149
8 Positive, Productive, Power Thinking 170
9 How to Turn a Difficult Past into a Dynamic Future 198
10 Intuition and Divine Signs 225
11 Miracles, Prayer, and Faith 262
Epilogue 280
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    After reading Lucinda's From Panic To Power, I have found that this book is a good reinforcement or next step to staying positive and believing in myself. This book is a great guide as I have walked away from negative thinking and now practice positive thinking and positive self-talk. Believing in one self needs to be reinforced everyday. This book helps you focus on the strategies to do that and open your world to endless possibilities. These strategies have helped me bring amazing new experiences into my life. I highly recommend this book to those who are looking to reinforce the positives in their lives.

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