My Mind Is Not Always My Friend: A Guide for How to Not Get in Your Own Way

My Mind Is Not Always My Friend: A Guide for How to Not Get in Your Own Way

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by Steven J. Fogel
     
 

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Your computer and your cell phone know what day it is. So why should your mind be living in the past? The greatest challenge we face is to rule our minds, lest they rule us without our even being aware of it. How do you become a conscious observer of your thoughts and stop past-based, self-defeating thinking from controlling your present? How do you make your mind

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Your computer and your cell phone know what day it is. So why should your mind be living in the past? The greatest challenge we face is to rule our minds, lest they rule us without our even being aware of it. How do you become a conscious observer of your thoughts and stop past-based, self-defeating thinking from controlling your present? How do you make your mind your ally, your servant, and your best friend? Your mind is one of the most powerful tools you possess. Now you'll learn how to create the emotional life, the spiritual freedom, and the financial success you've always longed for. In this path-breaking new book, business leader Steven J. Fogel will teach you how to live "right here, right now" and how to live a fulfilling life as you reach new heights. Wayne Hurlberg wrote, "The author provides a framework for managing your own mind so it doesn't control your life, through creating new guiding life principles that lead you to the life of your own choosing. . . . The power of the book is how Fogel shares his own personal journey toward transformation with the readers, and uses it as a teaching tool to help guide others to find their true path. His insight that the brain operates like machinery and can be programmed to operate automatically, creates an empowering sense of choice for his readers. While a person may have created self-destructive programming in the past, that behavior is not permanent. It can be changed, and the mind can receive a fresh way of thinking that leads to happiness and personal fulfillment. The author provides practical learning tools that give the reader the means to rid themselves of the previous behavior and replacing it with the strength of a new perspective on one's own life."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780984552504
Publisher:
Fresh River Press
Publication date:
03/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Steven J. Fogel set a goal of becoming a millionaire by the time he was 30. He achieved his objective and was proud of his success, living the lifestyle he’d always dreamed of. He had a talent for both making and keeping money. But his happiness was fleeting. He soon found that the old line “Money can’t buy happiness” was true—and the joke was on him! At 26, he had a lovely home, a wife and, soon, kids. At 36, he came home every night to a Hollywood mansion, a picture-perfect family and all the things he’d thought he was supposed to have. He was outgoing, good at telling jokes and stories, and usually had a smile on his face, but no matter how much he accomplished—how much he had—he never felt truly happy for long. For the past 35 years, he’s been searching for answers to the psychological and spiritual mysteries of life. He engaged in every method for self-transformation that came across his path, hoping to find the antidote to his emotional pain. Along the way, in addition to running his company, he became a painter and a writer; took up music, acting and standup comedy; and produced independent films. He started to realize that what was missing was a sense of purpose to his life. Then, after many years of searching for it, his purpose came to him: to share the self-transformation techniques he’d learned on his search in order to help others relieve their unnecessary pain and get out of their self-imposed straitjackets. Steve Fogel is a principal and cofounder of Westwood Financial Corp., one of the largest owner-operators of retail properties in the United States with a portfolio of over 93 shopping centers in 23 metropolitan markets worth over one billion dollars. He is a licensed real estate broker and past chairman of the California Arts Council. He is the author of My Mind Is Not Always My Friend: A Guide for How to Not Get in Your Own Way (Fresh River Press, 2010) and The Yes-I-Can Guide to Mastering Real Estate (Times Books-Random House).

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MichaelLovesBooks More than 1 year ago
Steven Fogel is a genius. He has written the best book I've ever seen on the subject of human psychology and how the mind really works. He cleared up so many misconceptions for me in a very easy-to-read and understand book. It's straightforward and clear. I learned so much and I can't wait for the sequel. Highly, highly recommended.