Having gone back the last couple of months to review and update the third book in the Mind Capture series, I was struck by some of the timely advice within it, and in particular, the first few pages. (Tony note: the NEW updated version of the book will be ready in late April! Look for special book related updates in a the next few weeks.)
Here’s a partial excerpt from the original Introduction of the book.
Many of the ideas and strategies contained in this book will not make the six o’clock news or be fully debated on all the talk radio and TV news programs. Here’s the main reason why: They aren’t fear based. My belief is that if you aren’t completely sold on yourself, you’ll risk losing the discipline and passion needed to hit your goals and achieve the life YOU DESIGN. This may sound strange at first, but you’ll quickly discover why this is to your advantage to quickly accept and fully understand.
WHAT’S THE PRIMARY GOAL OF THIS BOOK?
The answer is simple. In a direct and provocative way, help you reclaim your mind, confidence and entrepreneurial genius by sharing proven strategies to awaken your mental prowess in a world that’s become addicted to fear, scarcity thinking, the status quo and the quick dismissal of people’s talents. This isn’t a special episode of Oprah or The View. It’s far more important than that. I’m talking about the valuable and unique thing too many people take for granted: their own life.
“Those who program themselves for success find a way to succeed even in the most difficult of circumstances. Solutions to most problems come from one source and one source alone: yourself.” -Napoleon Hill
It’s time to remove the shackles, take charge and reclaim your mind by playing an entirely different game that the top 5% of people play. This is frankly too small of a number and one I am committed to increase.
“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.”
The clues to a better mind and finding your inner genius to achieve your biggest goals has always been present. However, what I’m about to reveal is quite controversial as to why it’s often harder and harder for most people to awaken and discover their true talents. Some of the reasons include:
*Guilt and conflicting philosophies about success which often confuse and distract the mind
*The massive amount of messaging and how to sort through the massive amounts of new information in the digital age which often creates confusion and burns up valuable time
*Powerful organizations and social structures in the political, religious and university arenas that still preach many outdated, fear-based and ‘play-it-safe’ ideas and belief structures
*An incredibly negative, invasive and fear-based, 24×7, news media
*Unhappy people you may associate with who will do their best to lower your expectations and suppress your talents including family members, friends, peers and co-workers
*The glaring lack of focus on the importance of personal development and responsibility in our society
*As I’ve noted in the first two Mind Capture books, we’re fully engaged in the age of constant distraction, shortened attention spans and real-time Internet connectivity which is, in many instances, doing more harm than good
Time and time again these mental shackles or inner conflicts outlined above take years to cleanse out of the mind and must be reprogrammed with new and improved mental software. How do I know this? I’ve lived it and continue to work at doing these things myself on a daily basis. If it isn’t done properly, many people find themselves on an emotional roller coaster of ups and downs and can’t figure out why history keeps repeating itself. Like a car stuck in neutral, their life energy and talents are greatly diminished.