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07/24/2010

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Freedom Smith

Zak, do you find that these books help you?  Do you absorb and apply what they say?  I tend to read them and then move on, operating just as before.  So I am curious if they really impact you.  If so, that is great!!  I found some of the titles intriguing so let us know if you have a few that really stand out as favorites and I might give them a go.

Zak Klemmer, ACS, ALB

Yes, It takes work however. Most people just drift through life and let their bosses and circumstances determine the life's outcome. Imagination and intutition combined with knowledge when acted upon created a successful life.

Freedom Smith

Good point.  It does take work to incorporate the ideas you read into your life.  Let us know which ones are your favorites. 

Zak Klemmer, ACS, ALB


I started with Maxwell Maltz and Napoleon Hill, it's a personal journey. They are all thought provoking books. The best planning books are Brian Tracy's book Focal Point, Raymond Aaron's Double Your Income Doing What you Love and The Seven Habits of Highley Effective People by Stephen Covey.  Think and Grow Rich is a classic. Maxwell Maltz helps you look at yourself under a microscope as does Larry Wilson. Siebold and Beaudine will help you with the big picture and assist you to become a super star in business and in life. The last two are specific for my personal journey.


Zak Klemmer, ACS, ALB

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See above :-)

Trailblazer

You can't take it with you - King Solomon had it all. What was his downfall, after being the riches and wisest man of all? If you really want to know, read that book. Vanity, vanity . . . all is vanity.

Zak Klemmer, ACS, ALB

The more you have the more you can give away- the more time you have for your family- the more security you have in an uncertain world. Time to take a few years off and go on a mission if you choose. Or you can choose to remain poor and live in scarcity.

Maureen Kirk-Detberner

That is a huge list of books Zak...are you still into the Secret?  Was that book helpful?  It seemed to be a good bood and full of great advice.

Zak Klemmer, ACS, ALB

They are a big help- it takes consistent disapline and daily effort.

Patricia Volonakis Davis

[this is good] Very good point, in my opinion, Zak. 

Zak Klemmer, ACS, ALB

Thanks!

Maureen Kirk-Detberner

Boy you are so right..that is were I fall down...the daily effort.

Trailblazer


"Time to take a few years off and go on a mission if you choose. Or you can choose to remain poor and live in scarcity."









I didn't have to travel far to go on a mission -  5.9 miles to start the Bread of Life Rescue  Mission over 10 years ago - serving the poor in our county, the abused and victims of domestic violence. 











We are not poor, nor do we live in scarcity. Our treasure  is laid up elsewhere, you see  our vision is eternal riches that will not rust or devalue. 











We all have choices, that's what free will is all about. If material wealth is someone's god, then so be it. We are all on a spiritual journey - we have chosen ours and will never be in need.











In God we Trust - right on the money!













Zak Klemmer, ACS, ALB

You miss the point entirely- The Covey, Tracy and Siebold books will help you do what you already are doing.

The Madmouser

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Both of you are wonderful people and I agree that reading good literature and self-help books are food for the mind, but doing God's work is food for the soul.



Trailblazer is taking the escalator to Heaven, while many of us will be breathing hard as we climb the ladder. Congrats Trailblazer...Zak, I think you'll get an escalator ride too.

Monsoon

[this is good] I am in complete agreement with the applying the skills learned to every day life.  It is work, and so very hard to change!

Lexann

Zak - you make a good point that most people just drift through life, even Christians.  My mother used to tell me, "Don't let everyday life keep you from what's important."

Zak Klemmer, ACS, ALB

[this is good] Go rent "Guys and Dolls" ;)

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