Posts Tagged ‘Charles Haanel’


Monday, January 13th, 2014

No topic in literature is more thoroughly explored than  love. We have  puppy love, sexual love, romantic love, parental It's_all_about_lovelove, the list seems endless. The first novel Don Quijote by Miguel Cervantes explored the nature of chivalry and the delusional love Don Quijote imagined he had for Dulcinea. In some way it seems appropriate that the very first major literary work about love explored the delusional nature of romantic love.

In the English language there is only one word for love but in other languages  there are sometimes as many as twenty different words to describe  different  types of love. In Spanish there is a clear  demarcation between carnal love—te quiero—and  platonic love—te amo. Of course the two can overlap.

In today’s world love is misunderstood more than ever. We have  shows on television such as The Matchmaker and The Bachelor which propose to help people  fall in love and form permanent relationships. In many  indigenous civilizations the idea of romantic love did not exist at all. Marriages were  primarily arranged  for the economic benefit of the  tribe  or the family and in many cases cross cousin marriage was almost obligatory to ensure long term alliances  among  families. (more…)

Nothing is impossible

Monday, October 28th, 2013

That happens to be the name of  Waterside client Tom Oliver’s new book just released today by McGraw-Hill. Tom has had 51iKWrJ9B1L._SY344_PJlook-inside-v2,TopRight,1,0_SH20_BO1,204,203,200_an amazing life and  has worked with some of the top business leaders and visionaries on the planet. Tom surfs, teachs, consults, keynotes and performs music at  concerts. Tom lives in France with his super model Brazilian wife. Clearly for Tom nothing is impossible.

But what about  the rest of us?  Can we really achieve whatever we set our minds to? Is it really possible that we can generate unlimited abundance in every aspect of our lives? Not just material abundance but wealth as measured by good friends, good health and creative pursuits of meaning and purpose? It is not just Tom Oliver who believes we can. When I researched the work of Charles Haanel whose  master key system was the  foundation for Napoleon Hill’s work as well as the film we produced Tapping the Source it was clear that Charles Haanel also believed that nothing  is impossible. For Charles Haanel the secret was the ability of each and everyone of us to tap into the universal laws of the universe and to perceive the larger purpose for which we are here. Charles Haanel coined the original formation of the law of attraction which he also called the law of love. For  Charles haanel the law of attraction is not about thinking about what you want to attract and then attracting it, but the  idea of emanating love and goodness and then attracting those vibrations into your life as expressed by others and the universe itself.

In Tom Oliver’s book Nothing  Is Impossible (,  you will read how this basic philosophy and concept has worked for hundreds of extraordinary and ordinary business  leaders and managers and how  focusing  on goodness is the real key to success. Tom presents specific techniques and simplifies the process for you. Read his book and let me know if  nothing is impossible for you.

Secret Knock—Who’s There? Napoleon Hill Calling.

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Last week I attended the Secret Knock party/conference, which about 300 others attended with me, an event that Greg Secret knock photoReid hosts a couple of times a year. The concept is unique. Create an exclusive invitation-only event to which you do not send out invitations. Make sure some incredible speakers show up, and make it super expensive to attend, and see what happens. For Greg the result is overflow attendance during a time when motivational and networking conferences are, for the most part, declining rather than increasing in popularity. So why is Secret Knock successful?

The psychology of making an event super exclusive, not advertising when or where the event is going to take place, and making it difficult for potential attendees to participate seems to have created   an environment of expectation that is working. Greg is one of the most positive, upbeat presenters I have ever heard, and he attracts some of the best speakers, motivational leaders, scientists and bestselling authors in the world.  I was only able to attend a few hours of one day of the three-day event and was treated to presentations from Bernie Dorhman, Bob Proctor, Sharon Lector, Dave Blanchard, and Don Green.  (more…)