James Barnett

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What’s on Your Mind? What’s on Your Heart?

These conversations with my heart can seem like “Dear Diary” entries. I especially enjoy the interactivity of the back and forth conversations. What’s on Your Mind? What’s on Your Heart? My Heart: What’s on your mind today? Me: I’m annoyed. My Heart: That’s interesting. I ask you what’s on your mind, and you mention an emotion you’re …

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What Is a Blessing in Disguise — A Reflection on a Chinese Fable

A recent conversation with my girlfriend about things in the past sparked our interest in the subject of blessings in disguise. We discussed our previous misfortunes in love and relationships, in financial losses and missed opportunities. In times of sorrow, our pain and suffering blinded us from recognizing the silver lining of the seemingly unfortunate …

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What Is The Prayer of Azariah and The Song of the Three Jews About — Praying and Singing Even in the Threat of Death

There once was a cranky king who got angry with three men, and he tried to have them burned alive. That cranky king was Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, and the three men were Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. They were Jews. Nebuchadnezzar had conquered the kingdom of Judah and brought many captives from there back with him …

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What Is AWAI About – A Writing Exercise from the Accelerated Copywriting Program

What is AWAI about? AWAI stands for American Writers and Artists Inc., which is a company that trains people to make a living as a writer. You can work remotely. You can design your life and have the freedom that you’ve suspected could be possible for you. At least that’s the idea. There is, as with …

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What Is Proverbs About – Learn and Apply Wisdom with The 5 Year Proverbs Challenge

What is Proverbs about? The Book of Proverbs is a well-known example of wisdom literature, which is a literary genre where we can learn wisdom from. What is wisdom about? Wisdom can include the following: • Discernment / Understanding / Insight; • Knowledge; • Good judgment; and • Correct application of knowledge. When you and I learn …

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CashFX Review — What Is CashFX About: Powerful, High Income-Producing Investment with Forex

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. Earnings Disclosure: “Earnings may vary depending on the degree of effort employed. No earnings are guaranteed, and a User is not guaranteed to reach a certain reward level. Past results are not …

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The Lion King (1994) Movie Review — What Is Lion King About: Simba’s Rise from Cub to King

A cultural phenomena all its own, “The Lion King” was first released in movie theaters back when I was nine years old. That turned out to be the perfect age to experience this story. Amazing that it’s already been twenty-six years since that summer. I watched the movie many times on video. I played the video …

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Mapping the Future: Mike Dooley’s 3 Steps for Creating Change

I’ve been watching a webinar series by Mike Dooley. The previous post “Miracles Happen Every Day. Here Are Some of Mine” was me working through the first worksheet. The exercise there was to help me admit that miracles have happened in my life before and that miracles can keep on happening, too. The second worksheet …

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Miracles Happen Every Day. Here Are Some of Mine

I struggle with identifying miracles that have happened in my life. I also struggle with doing personal development exercises, including this one from a Mike Dooley webinar. “What’s your miraculous story? When have you experienced a transformation that completely took you by surprise or wildly exceeded your expectations — a miracle that was sparked by a situation …

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How to Apply Learned Optimism: A Sample Disputation Record

In a previous post, I gave my review of the “Learned Optimism” book by Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology. I explained what learned optimism is, and I recommend that you go to the review so you can familiarize yourself with the concept and what’s involved in applying it to your life. ==> Click here …

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Learned Optimism Book Review: Martin Seligman’s ABCs of Flexible Optimism

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. “Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life” by Martin E.P. Seligman, Ph.D. explores the differences between optimists and pessimists, how those differences affect each of them throughout their …

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The Strangest Secret Review: Earl Nightingale’s Success Manual

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. In 1956, Earl Nightingale recorded an audio called “The Strangest Secret.” The small group of salesmen that Earl recorded the audio for enjoyed it so much that they requested copies for …

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The Magic of Believing Book Review: Claude Bristol’s Guide to Powerful Thinking

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. I’ve known about “The Magic of Believing” by Claude Bristol for many years, and I finally read it so I can tell you about it. I knew I would enjoy the book and …

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One Race. Human Race. The Differences Are Only Skin Deep

Perhaps you’ve seen this phrase before: “One Race. Human Race. One Blood. Red Blood.” Or this phrase that shortens it further: “One Race. One Blood.” These phrases are excellent reminders that humans aren’t so different after all. Divided we fall. United we stand. We’re stronger together. One race with many, many ethnicities. One race with …

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The Five Minute Journal Review: Intelligent Change’s Thorough Gratitude Journal

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. When you are grateful, you align yourself with the creative force of the universe. You admit who you really are. You are a creative force. In those moments of gratitude, you’ve …

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The Confidence Solution Book Review: Keith Johnson’s Practical Guide for Growth

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. Dear Confident Leader, I saw Keith Johnson give a speech in 2016 at the Get Motivated Business Seminar. I enjoyed his speech so much that I knew I had to read one of …

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What Is Happiness About? The Elusive Search for Something Real

Does anyone remember the Peanuts book “Happiness Is a Warm Puppy”? It contains a series of “Happiness is …” statements accompanied by Charles M. Schulz’s illustrations. Here are some of the statements from the book: “Happiness is an umbrella and a new raincoat.” “Happiness is a pile of leaves.” “Happiness is sleeping in your own …

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Wealthy Affiliate Membership Review: Is Premium for You?

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. Back before August, 2019, www.GiantsWithin.com didn’t exist. And I’m not sure that it would’ve been in existence at all without Wealthy Affiliate. Why is that? The short version is that I didn’t find …

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Subliminal360 Program Review: Make Your Own Subliminals

This post contains affiliate link(s). An affiliate link means I may earn advertising or referral fees if you make a purchase through my link. Chances are you’ve heard something about subliminal messages before. Especially with them being used to influence people to buy products and think a certain way. There’s the decades old example of …

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Why These Types of Freedom Are Unhealthy… and What You Can Do About It

Isn’t freedom a good thing? How could freedom possibly be unhealthy? Isn’t freedom something that we need more of, not less? All good questions, and I will address each one of them. I’m here to challenge thoughts that have held us back, including me. Certain types of freedom are unhealthy. I’ll explain why that is, …

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