When E.L. Graham first met unknown actor Derek Luke, Luke had just one dream, to land a leading Hollywood role and spend his life in an acting career. Following a four year struggle and over 200 auditions with little to no success, Graham agreed to mentor Luke, putting into action his unique brand of wisdom. Graham empowered and inspired Luke to fight on and that focus eventually won him the role of Antwone Fisher, the lead role in the hit movie of the same name.
Graham’s wisdom is reflected through the quotes of others, unlocking the life-changing power harnessed by and hidden within famous quotes. In The Law of Quotes: Your Keys to Success, Graham leads his reader, showing them how to achieve the same uncanny success as Derek Luke.
Quotes are some of the highest trending items on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. They hold secrets, they tell of hidden powers and abilities you can obtain and achieve for your journey of success or purpose.
It is no accident or coincidence that before computers and social media, influencers, great men and women, philosophers, spiritual and thought leaders, kings, queens, politicians and celebrities dating back as far as ancient times, used, worked and lived by quotes. Think of how nations were motivated by quotes, from Socrates to Sir Winston Churchill to Oprah Winfrey. Movements were started with quotes such as: “Let him that would move the world, first move himself,” “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind,” and “You do not get the things you want, you get the things you believe.”
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“Derek’s story is truly an incredible adventure worth paying attention to,” explains E.L. Graham. “After Derek told me of his dream to star in Denzel Washington’s movie, that night I had a dream about our conversation. After waking up, I knew everything was in place; all he needed now was to turn his dream into a reality. The key words of encouragement and teaching he needed could be found within famous quotes. The affirmation of my teaching is contained and mirrored in iconic quotes, some of which have been knocking around for hundreds of years. Through learning these lessons, Derek finally achieved his dream.
“For the first time I’m now sharing this method with others, so that they can unlock even the wildest of their dreams and live them out with gusto. Everything is revealed through secrets and working principles in a commentary and teaching format style that will resonate with anyone. It’s all there for the taking; anyone can achieve their success, just like Derek Luke.”
With the volume’s demand expected to increase, interested readers are urged to secure their copies without delay. The Law of Quotes: Your Keys To Success from Clovercroft Publishing is available now.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Over the course of 25 years, E.L. Graham has extensively studied theology and philosophy. Graham has worked with actors, writers, musicians, film and music producers in Los Angeles and California. His work has been featured on Oprah Winfrey, Charlie Rose, Steve Harvey and Jay Leno talk shows. In addition to the entertainment industry, Graham has worked with entrepreneurs and business professionals. E.L. Graham’s mission is to provide you with the formulas and the keys with which to unlock your dreams and ideas, providing the seeds of your wealth and success.
by Roger Housden
Is it possible to love the life you have — acknowledging and accepting the conditions of your life exactly as they are — and drop the struggle to make you and your life different?
That is the question that acclaimed teacher and bestselling author Roger Housden invites readers to live into in Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have. We hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from the book’s introduction.
Until a few years ago I had spent the greater part of my time in a more or less covert struggle with life. However well things were going, I often felt that something was not quite right. Either I didn’t want what turned up in quite the form it appeared, or I wanted something else that never quite materialized in the way I would have hoped. Always there was the pervasive feeling that something was missing, something I couldn’t quite put my finger on.
So I struggled to find the missing piece. I struggled for meaning and ran all over India and the Middle East looking for it. I struggled to feel that I was somebody rather than nobody, I struggled to find creative work that inspired me, I struggled with the past and with concerns for the future, I struggled in relationships, I struggled to improve myself, and sometimes I even struggled to get out of bed in the morning instead of hiding under the sheets. And yes, I would struggle to avoid the fact that I am not built to last and that the whole Roger show would be over before I’d even had time to discover what on earth it was all about.
And yet for much of my life I wasn’t even aware that I was struggling. It was so normal, and often so subtle — the background banter in my head as I went about my day — that I never even thought to call it a struggle; until, that is, I gradually became intimate enough with myself to acknowledge the feeling tones with which I moved through the day and to see through the ways I made my own life so needlessly difficult. Now the struggles are mostly over, or when they aren’t, I manage to see them more quickly for what they are and remember — mostly — to step out of the ring. Call it the natural wisdom of aging if you like. If I have not learned to drop the struggle by now, I probably never will.
Struggle happens for all of us, so it must have a place in the scheme of things, but I for one have spent way too much time struggling for what struggle can never accomplish. For struggle is not the same as effort — what is sometimes called “right effort.” We all need to make an effort in every area of our life, effort that allows us to fulfill an intention or that edges us toward what we know to be true, even if we don’t inhabit it now. Life doesn’t just provide us with food and shelter as a natural right. Roger Federer didn’t become the tennis champion he is without effort. If you are anything like me, you didn’t make it through college without effort. Effort is a natural exertion of the personal will toward a specified end.
But struggle is an added push that is born of fear. Ultimately, it is born of the fear of not surviving, of dissolving and disappearing, not just as a physical form but as a psychological self. Struggle reinforces the ego’s identity. It is one of the ways the ego asserts its existence.
Yet struggle will never get us the things we want most — love; meaning; presence; freedom from anxiety over the past and future; contentment with ourselves exactly as we are, imperfections and all; the acceptance of our mortality — because these things lie outside the ego’s domain. For these, we need another way. That way begins and ends in surrender, in letting go of our resistance to life as it presents itself.
We struggle with reality when we lose touch with the dimension of our being that is not defined by our egoic identity. Who or what is larger than the ego? You are. This book is dedicated to that larger, indefinable you, to reminding you to rest back into the life you already have, just as it is. And I say “reminding you” because deep down we already know. It’s easier than you think, but it takes more than an hour-long yoga class.
It takes an allowing, in the form of a persistent, deep, and courageous Yes! to life right now. That Yes doesn’t wave away the pain of the world as mere illusion; neither does it attempt to become some detached awareness or witness safely removed from the trials of life. It doesn’t mean not caring about what happens in the world or in our own lives. It means caring so much that the heart spills open. It means being willing to be fully here where we are, wherever we are, however dark or light it happens to be.
When that Yes happens, we open our arms to life as it appears and disappears, moment to moment. We fall back into the larger aliveness that we already are, out of range of the ego’s dictates. This is true relaxation; it is what we are here for. And it is what this book is for: to help you celebrate seven different ways of dropping the struggle and loving the life you already have.
About the author:
Roger Housden is the author of Dropping the Struggle and numerous other books, including the best-selling Ten Poems series, which began in 2001 with Ten Poems to Change Your Life and ended with Ten Poems to Say Goodbye in 2012. He offers writing workshops, both in person and online, with an emphasis on self-discovery and exploration. Visit him online at www.RogerHousden.com.
Excerpted from Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have. Copyright © 2016 by Roger Housden. Printed with permission from New World Library — www.newworldlibrary.com.
When her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, noted author, speaker, and broadcast personality Dayna Steele began posting messages on Facebook detailing the alarming, if not shocking, struggles she and her family were experiencing on a daily basis. Three years of these online posts, along with selected comments she received from others, have been crafted into an accessible narrative in her new book Surviving Alzheimer’s With Friends, Facebook, and a Really Big Glass of Wine. With biting humor and raw emotion, Steele hopes to provide other caregivers a manual to navigate the disease.
“When Mom was diagnosed, I posted it on Facebook because I couldn’t bear the thought of saying ‘Mom has Alzheimer’s’ over and over again,” Steele says. “Then, after seeing how many replies and comments I received, I started to share a bit more. It turned into a support system for me, and that turned into a support system and a community for literally thousands of people.”
In addition to Steele’s personal account, as told through these Facebook posts, the book also contains practical information relevant to anyone who has a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s. After consulting experts in a variety of fields for her own mother’s journey (neurology, assisted living, long-term care, required documents, insurance, and elder law), Steele compiled, and now shares, a wealth of resources designed to help navigate this challenge.
“We were simply not equipped nor prepared for what was coming,” recalls Steele, a mother of three sons herself. “I’m amazed at how many things I didn’t know. Not only what’s going to happen to the patient, but what’s going to happen to the family. Nobody talks about those things.”
“This book isn’t intended to make you feel sorry for my Mom, my family, or for me. It is to give you permission to live, and laugh, and love, and cry, and throw things no matter where you are in your journey with Alzheimer’s,” Steele explains. “If you have to experience Alzheimer’s – and chances are you will – I say do it with love, laughter, and wine.”
Fran Gilmore Nicholson passed away on October 17, 2015. In the coming months, her daughter Dayna will tell her story, which became the story of many, to audiences of all sizes across the country. Her goal is to help other families now stunned by Alzheimer’s disease in their search for answers, information, and support.
Refreshingly honest and laced with dark humor, Surviving Alzheimer’s stands as a testament to personal strength and resiliency in the face of extraordinary and unexpected circumstances. This is Steele’s seventh book and it is available in paperback and Kindle versions on Amazon and at select retail locations.
About Dayna Steele
Dayna Steele is the creator and CEO of YourDailySuccessTip.com. She is the author of Rock to the Top: What I Learned about Success from the World’s Greatest Rock Stars, the creator of the 101 Ways to Rock Your World book series, a Rock Radio Hall of Famer, and a successful entrepreneur. Dayna is currently traveling the country as the Chief Caring Expert for Caring.com. A professional business speaker, Dayna is also a regular contributor to Fox News Houston and consults Fortune 500 companies on leadership and employee success. She is married to author and former NASA pilot Dr. Charles Justiz. Her mother, Fran Nicholson, was her biggest fan.
by Dr. Bruno Cignacco
If you have been on a spiritual path for a while, you surely know that there are several techniques, some of them widely promoted, that you can use for your personal evolution. These worthy instruments can help you to improve your life in different dimensions such as prosperity, health, relationships, career, and others.
You might have tried some of these tools (for example: visualization, meditation, etc.), and at least temporarily benefited from them. However, you might also have had some doubts about the real scope and duration of the positive effects of these very methods. You could also have felt that most of these tools seem to deal only with the consequences of your difficulties, and not with their causes.
If this was your experience, you might have wondered whether there was a method with a different perspective on personal transformation, with more longstanding effects, a tool which could eradicate your problems straightforwardly from their causes and for good.
To that effect, there is a powerful ancient technique called Ho’oponopono which has real alchemic power because it removes the problematic situations in your life from their root, instead of temporarily fixing them. From this perspective, the main cause of all the difficulties in your life are memories or past programming you hold on your subconscious level.
Even though you cannot realize the presence of these subconscious programs, at least directly, you can notice some of their effects, which are your negative life circumstances. In many cases you deal with the same difficulties (consequences) again and again because their origin (or cause) is your subconscious programs.
Ho’oponopono just requires that you periodically say four sentences (“I am sorry”, “Please forgive me”, “I love you” and “Thank you”). When you say these four sentences on a continuous basis, you are deleting your subconscious memories, which are the only origin of all your difficulties. The deletion of this memories is performed with the assistance of Divinity. Ho’oponopono is not only a simple tool but also flexible one. You can say these sentences aloud or silently, to yourself or to the Divine. It is important to say these sentences on a regular basis, because you have umpteen memories to delete.
If you apply this technique with consistency, you will surely see tangible results, when least expected. Sometimes your problems will be solved in a heartbeat; other times they will take a longer time.
Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other one is as though everything is a miracle.” With the frequent use of Ho’oponopono, your whole life will be turned into a miracle because this technique will help you transmute discordant conditions into harmonious ones.
Besides, when you clean your subconscious mind from its limiting memories, you will also be reconnected to the unbounded ocean of wisdom and love, which is called the Divine. This divine source will provide you with useful guidance and loving support to make your life progress in all dimensions. With the divine support you will fully harness your inner resources to evolve endlessly. The Divine is not different from you; in fact, it is the essence of all that you are. The main religions in the world agree on the fact you are the likeness and image of Divinity.
Ho’oponopono is not another tool that comes in vogue; it is not a quick-fix remedy either. Even though many scholars cannot scientifically explain the positive effects of the use of this technique, its value cannot be deprecated. There is much anecdotal evidence about the overwhelming power of this tool all over the world. Its effectiveness has been displayed in various fields, such as: healing of health conditions and increases in abundance, among others.
If you are, like most people, harassed by umpteen difficulties, there is good news for you. Your problems can be considered as prized opportunities to test the power of the Ho’oponopono technique. If you truly want to improve your life, you must give this tool a try.
Some masters called Ho’oponopono a “miracle-maker tool.” Siegel states that: “a true miracle is often defined as an event that defies the laws of nature” and also as “God’s redirections from which something good would come.” In accordance to this definition, the frequent application of Ho’oponopono will bring about positive occurrences in life, which are unlikely to be explained with logical arguments.
The use of this tool will not actually take a lot of effort. When you do Ho’oponopono you are in contact with Divine energy, and Divinity never uses the hard way; everything occurs smoothly and at ease. From this perspective, all resources you need at any moment are provided in the most adequate fashion. Some of the main applications of Ho’oponopono are:
- Healing of any type of illness (emotional, mental or physical)
- Purification of your mind and body
- Boosting of your overall levels of energy
- More clarity and sharpness of mind
- More awareness of the present moment
- Increase in your creativity
- Frequent connection to the “zone” or state of flow
- Elimination of your worries and fear
- Improvement of your self-worth and self-confidence
- Solution of relational problems
- Development of better social skills
- Improvement in your career and job prospects
- Betterment of your financial situation
- Access to unlimited wisdom and Divine Guidance
- More peacefulness and happiness
- Experiences of forgiveness, thankfulness and pure love
About the author:
Dr. Bruno Roque Cignacco (PhD) studied Metaphysics for more than 17 years. He is a very well known author, Master Life Coach and certified NLP Master Practitioner. He is the author of the book “How to Manifest Money Effortlessly. Techniques to be more prosperous” (John Hunt Publishing 2013). This book has been published in several languages, such as Italian and Korean, among others.
He is also the author of “How to Become a Miracle-Worker with Your Life: Steps To Use The Almighty Ancient Technique Of Ho’Oponopono” (John Hunt Publishing, 2015). He is the author of several business books. He is an international speaker, university professor and business consultant. He has delivered countless talks, seminars and conferences in several countries.
His website is www.iaminfiniteabundance.com