Wednesday, March 19, 2014


For the last few days, I've been exploring Noah St. John's Power Habits System, a 10-session course on changing unconscious habits. The system is a relatively science-light approach to behavioral change—he refers to research occasionally but doesn't really cite any—but I'm finding it enjoyable and useful regardless.

I've also read the free excerpt of his book The Book of Afformations: Discovering the Missing Piece to Abundant Health, Wealth, Love, and Happiness, which suggests that instead of using affirmations—statements—you instead ask yourself empowering questions, which could lead to more productive problem-solving. It's not a bad idea.

Inspired by my reading and listening, last night I moved my alarm clock from beside my bed across the room on top of a dresser. You know what? Instead of hitting snooze first thing this morning and dozing for another hour—my usual practice—I had to get up to turn the thing off. And voila: I was up at 6 a.m., something I've been wanting to start doing.

Have any EmpowerMentors used St. John's Afformations? What's your experience been?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Free Guy Finley Podcast

In his blog Good Thinking Stuff, Rick Beneteau embeds a 44-minute podcast with Guy Finley, author of the forthcoming The Courage to Be Free.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Teleseminar on the One Command

Asara Lovejoy and Cyndi Krupp are hosting a teleseminar this week at 5 p.m. PT on Wednesday, June 23, to further explore the ideas contained in Lovejoy's book The One Command. Register and dial in if you're interested!

Seven Stages of Success

Carl Gould, a New Jersey-based business coach who utilizes NLP and Neuro-Associative Conditioning, is kicking off the book tour for his new title The 7 Stages of Small-Business Success in South Africa in early July.

Gould also uses the Adizes Methodology, which concentrates on the lifecycles of organizations -- which are considered as similar to living organisms.

Music Me Free

If you're interested in brainwave entrainment and are looking for a new supplier, Earth Times recently published a news release from Music Me Free, which sells binaural beat MP3s and CDs. Recordings are designed to facilitate meditation, inner peace, energy, focus, affirmations, astral projection, and other states of being and mindset.

People who check out their wares and give them a listen are encouraged to post a comment here to let other EmpowerMentors know how well they work!

Ian Smith and the Secret To Happiness

The Danbury, Connecticut, News-Times recently published an article that's equal parts profile of the celebrity doctor, Ian Smith, author of the book Happy: Simple Steps to Get the Most Out of Life -- and survey of other recent books about happiness.

I wasn't aware of Smith, who hosts VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, and while the article doesn't tell you much about the ins and outs of his work, I want to learn more. The piece also makes the connection between the recent wave of happiness research and the work of Martin Seligman, author of Learned Optimism and Authentic Happiness.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Self-Help Gifts Giveaway

If you'd like to dip your toe into the world of grassroots human potential resources, Carolyn Hansen and Joe Rubino's Self Help Gifts Giveaway Event, which runs through July 3, is a doozy. The offer includes materials from almost 500 people working in human potential, materials valued at almost $17,000. That's to be taken with a grain of salt because people try to sell 15-page PDFs for $29, but regardless, it's a lot of stuff.

The materials touch on topics such as personal finance, success, confidence, purpose, energy, hypnosis, self-promotion, sleep, mind mapping, coaching, and other subjects. It's a ton of stuff. I don't see a lot of big names in there, but again, it's a ton of stuff.