There were so many inspirational books and people who helped me to shape and hone the ideas in this book. I’ll try to share as many as I can here with you, and slowly try to add more details over time.
I’ll admit, MOST of these books/peeps have spiritual slants to them, but not all of them. AND I assure you again, there is no spirituality in the book, only in the side notes if you are interested in reading them. Find out more here about the non-spiritual slant of the Unscribbling book.
This is just honestly where my interests lie…
Anyway, I wholeheartedly recommend the following books/media/peeps:
With tremendous thanks to Carol Tucker Andrix, a phenomenal teacher of Science of Mind in Chicago. Contact her at: email@example.com to find out more about her classes. She is a great mentor and friend and I cannot say enough wonderful things about this lady or thank her enough for her influence on me.
William M. Peña and Steven A. Parshall, the authors of Problem Seeking which was a huge inspiration for this book.
Eric Butterworth, ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING BY HIM! Especially, Spiritual Economics (hands down one of my favorite books of all time), and In the Flow of Life.
Rhonda Byrne, The Secret; a great introduction to the Laws of Attraction (The Power is also great for shifting your thinking.)
Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, and How to Know God. (All of his books are AMAZING, but these two had a great influence on my book!)
Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dreams.
Steven R. Covey, First Things First.
Mike Dooley, Manifesting Change. (Sign up for his daily Notes from the Universe at http://www.tut.com. I LOVE them!)
Great quote: “The starting point of all creation, and certainly with any change we wish to manifest, is with the desired end result in mind.” And, “It is incumbent upon us to physically move in the general direction of our dreams.” I read both of those and felt so validated for the layout of the Unscribbling process. (That is so exciting!)
T. Harv Eker, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.
Matthew Ferry, he doesn’t have a book out yet, but his teachings can be found at: http://www.matthewferry.com. I LOVE his take on the drunk monkey (your mind).
Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning.
Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers. (The Tipping Point and What the Dog Saw are awesome too!)
Chip & Dan Heath, Made to Stick, and Switch. The “Commander’s Intent” section in Made to Stick so strongly reinforced the concept of pinpointing your ultimate core desire that I had to add it to the book in their words. It was just too perfect. Thank you guys!
Esther and Jerry Hicks, The Law of Attraction, and Money and the Laws of Attraction (I recommend anything of theirs, really.)
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich. Classic!
Inc. Magazine. This is a great resource for business ideas. If you need some business inspiration, definitely get a subscription.
Anthony de Millo, Awareness. This man is a genius. I am lucky enough to have the audio version as well as the print book and this is one of my “listen to it over and over again” books.
Psychology Today Magazine, always a fascinating read.
James Redfield, The Celestine Prophecy. There is a concept in here about how we all manipulate each other in different ways that really blew my mind. Love it! For that one though alone, the book is worth it.
Alfred J. Welch, The Quest for Mastership. This is an extremely obscure book, but wow! Good stuff. It came into my possession from a cabbie in Chicago. I was headed to the airport and he asked if I had anything to read. I did (of course), but he handed me this book anyway. He said, “God told me you should have this book.” He had just picked it up at a used book store. Of course, I thought he was nuts, but I took the book. LOVED IT! Thank you, Mr. Cab Driver!
Tim Sanders, Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence. This book is just affirming overall, but I especially liked the section on living with purpose. Tim is awesome, and if you ever get the chance to hear him speak, do so! He is incredibly inspiring.
Joe Vitale, The Awaking Course: The Secret to Solving All Problems. Great quote: “Action is what makes things happen. You have a part in the co-creation of miracles, and your part is to take action on inspired ideas.” That is one of the things I hope to drill into your brain with Unscribbling – take action! Plus the Ho’oponopono technique he describes will blow your mind!
On top of an amazing singing voice, Rikka teaches Access Consciousness. I have had the pleasure of sitting in on a few of her free calls (but really don’t know too much about Access). But, Rikka is who taught me the great phrase that I will forever be grateful for. It’s: “How does life get better than this?” This questions holds two purposes. 1. It shows your appreciation for what you have. 2. It lets the universe know you are open to even more wonderful things. I love it! Thank you, Rikka!
There are sooo many other great books and resources I could recommend, but this is a great start if you are looking for some great info.
I ask you, how does life get better than having these amazing teachers in it?
My deepest thanks to all of the wonderful teachers above. And thank you to anyone who helped play a part in shaping them and their thoughts. I am forever indebted to you all. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!