Simplify Your Life, Improve Your Character

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What do others say about your character? Are you looking for ways to improve the essence of your being? According to Miguel Ruiz, there are four simple principles that you can consider to help you to improve your character.

In his book, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) you will learn the simplistic and profound ways to a path for wellness and well-being.  It is through the choices that you make and the decisions that you enforce that determines your outcome. Everything that we do stems from our upbringing and from there we began to weave and bob through life and where we land is contingent upon our decisions and choices. If you do not like where you’re planted, do things differently. The Four Agreements offers some solutions.

Learn how you can apply Miguel’s four simple agreements of: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don’t Take Anything Personal, Don’t Make Assumptions and Always Do Your Best to create a  paradigm shift to a new and improved you. It may not seem like it is this simple but in actuality it really is.  Here’s to a new you, salute!

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What You Say?

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Am I the only one whose child gets embarrassed when I say or do certain things? How did your children feel about what you said or did as they were growing up? Funny, how our children only see us as parents but refuse to acknowledge us as human beings as well.  Put your seat belt on and get ready for a barrel of laughs, and belly aches as you read Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern. If my daughter knew that there was an audience for my type of sayings despite how off the cuff it may have seemed to her, she would have been able to beat Halpern to the punch by creating her own book.

Halpern’s dad is the typical dad of his time where he holds no punches on what he believes or has to say about life, relationships and the issues that Halpern faced on a daily basis from his childhood to life as an adult. Halpern’s dad choice of profanity helps to bring the points home. Let me give you a little taste of the delectable delicacies that you will find in this book (without the expletive words):

  • Listen, I don’t give a f*** if you forget my birthday. I don’t need people reminding me I’m closer to death. But your mom, she still enjoys counting them down, so cancel your f**** plans and drive down here for her birthday day….
  • Pick your furniture like you pick a wife, it should make you feel comfortable and look nice, but not so nice that if someone walks past it they want to steal it.

While I am not a fan of profanity, I too lived in this world of this unique language. And to read a book that embraces this form of speaking allows me to relive my childhood because I too, had a father who spoke with such eloquence which I adopted as well for a season as a parent.  Regardless, you will continue to laugh while enjoying this compact and easy to read book. If you grew up with parents of this era or was this type of parent yourself, you are in for a treat. Enjoy!

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What Does Your Destiny Hold?

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What does your destiny hold? Are you walking in or towards your calling? The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino is a classical story about life and purpose. The lives that we live, the talents that we possess and the wealth that we acquire is not only for ourselves but the betterment of the world. In this compelling story, Hafid tells us how.  Hafid is a man of great wealth. Every year he has his chief bookkeeper, Erasmus, to yearly give half of his profits to the poor. Since the loss of his love, Lisha, Hafid has begun to see life differently. He desired only to maintain enough money to live life comfortably but as the years progressed, Hafid’s willingness to divest his wealth increased.

One day Hafid revealed a secret to Erasmus about his success which he placed directly on a set of scrolls that he had been keeping privately in a chest. Most people live on this earth vicariously walking to and fro while others see that there’s more to life than themselves and that of those around them. How do you look at your life? Make sure that it is a part of the destiny that you were called to?

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Do You Hear Me Now?

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When someone is talking to you do you actually hear what they are saying? When you pray, do you hear God’s response?  How To Listen To God by Charles Stanley will take you on a journey through the various steps and processes to understanding how God talks to us. While everyone’s interaction with God is different, there are some universal ways that God talks to us from His word and confirmation from others to hearing directly from Him during your prayer time. In this book, you can obtain a clearer understanding of your relationship with God. Do you know if God is talking to you?

One factor to this connection is that when you pray, expect, an answer. Now keep in mind that the answers that you seek may not occur in the way that you desire. An example is that you ask God for transportation or more specifically a car. When you pray, trust and begin seeking the answers to your prayers. You may see your answers surface in various ways from a friend giving you a car to you being approved for a car within your price range, despite your poor credit.

Learn your communication language with God so that you do not miss the answers to your prayers. If you are seeking a more productive learning experience with God, this is a book that you must add to your library. Remember, God is speaking. God does answer prayers. Do you have your listening ears on?

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Living in the Black Hole

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Do you like science? Does stories and facts about The Big Bang Theory interests you? Well, astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil DeGrasse Tyson does not disappoint in Astrophysics for People in a Hurry. Neil, the host of the Star Talk Radio show, tells us about the aspects of science, cosmos and the universe. In this small power-packed book Neil, in the exciting way in which he, provides the reader with a simple view on the various mechanics of the cosmos from the black hole, and the planets to all of the other stimulating elements that create the universe. In today’s society, everyone is busy and always seems to be in such a hurry this book is for you. If you have questions, Neil has the answers.

I love watching Neil because as an astrophysicist he can make the elements of science easy and palatable. He has created a way to make a subject that can seem so indigestible easy to absorb and embrace. Neil has a whole slew of work that takes science to another level from Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries and his memoir, The Sky Is Not the Limit: Adventures of An Urban Astrophysicist to Star Talk: Everything You Need to Know About Space Travel, Sci-Fi, the Human Race, the Universe and Beyond, which by the way displays colorful illustrations, pictures and images associated with the world of science. If you love science, like listening to Neil or new to his work, this is a must-have for your library.

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How Does He Look At You?

20161113_110017When God talks to you what does He say? How does He speak to you? Do you and God have a unique way of communicating? New York Times Best-Selling Author, Good Morning America Former Television Executive, and father of several ABC television children programs like Schoolhouse Rock, will bless you with his book When God Winks At You. This small power-packed book is full of stories from people all over the world describing the aspects of how God winked at them and blessed their lives. To get a glimpse of what a good book contains begin with the Table of Contents.  In this book, everything from Chapter One to Chapter Nine is written with the reader in mind. Stories about people like Billy Graham, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and everyday people like you and I will come to life in this book.

This book is a must-have, especially as we live in this fallen world. To make it through our everyday lives there must be Godwinks that God has strategically placed in answer to our prayers. By reading this book it will give you an insight into how God is still answering prayers, we just have to look for them. Our answers may not show up as we wish them to be, but it shows up as God has planned them to be. Our steps are ordered, as we walk in His will. His will shows up in our lives in ways that we would have never imagined. If you love this book and want to continue on with the Godwink Family join Squire and others throughout the world on Facebook where you will be inspired, encouraged and motivated with stories,  scriptures and so much more. In God, there are no mistakes, but we see them as mistakes with our human eyes while God sees them as blessings with spiritual eyes. Enjoy!

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Taking Back My Territory

 

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Gone by James Patterson is a story of intrigue, suspense, and downright action. James Patterson does a great job of not only telling this story but what added the spice to Gone is that I listened to it on audiobook. On the audiobook, the special effects that were added created a great marriage between the story and the storyteller.

Mob Boss Perrine has gone on a killing spree. No one is safe, from law enforcement and entertainers to other mobsters.  During one of his assassinations, he had 23 people killed including  Mobster LaCotta’s son and his bodyguard.

What is the motivation behind these killings? Perrine has a desire to take back Arizona and give it back to its rightful owners, the Mexicans. With his ruthless assassin, Veda, by his side, nothing will stop him.

Veda is so faithful to Perrine that she will risk her own life to carry out any assassination that he directs without any questions asked. Detective Michael Bennett and his family had to go into witness protection because of Perrine’s interaction with Bennett years ago. Now Perrine is on a vendetta against Detective Bennett and anyone associated with him including his children.

Detective Bennett is asked to come out of witness protection to help stop Perrine once again. Will Bennett take the challenge? If so, is he putting his family at risk once again? If not, will Perrine continue to kill but this time include Detective Bennett’s family and children? This book will keep you on the edge of your seat. 

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Keep Your Eyes on High

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Janie was a woman of mystery that every man was intrigued about in Eatonville. The men in the town could not understand why she chose to be married to Mr. Joe Starks, who was almost twice her age. What they came to understand was that Starks was a smart man that came to their town with great ideas and with money. It was his ideas and money that garnered him to be elected the town’s mayor.

On the other hand, the town’s women felt that Starks could have chosen someone better, like someone his own age and they couldn’t understand why he chose someone young like Janie. Despite what the town felt Stark and Janie had that special something, that connection that kept them together “til death do them part.” When Starks died Janie decided to leave Eatonville to embark on another adventure, this is when she met Teacake. Teacake was different than any man that Janie ever knew. Not only was Teacake much younger than her but he provided her with the adventure, excitement, and love like she’s never felt before.  As Janie tells it Teacake made her insides feel like some live bumble bees.

Their Eyes Were Watching God By Zora Neal Hurston is about how your choices can affect the decisions that you make, how passion becomes the center of your world and how watching God during tragic occurrences and taking action can guide you to where you were meant to be.

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Changing Direction

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Change can be quite confusing for some people. In the book, Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, M.D. you will be taught the simplistic ways in how change can become either a blessing or a curse.  Met the four characters in the book: Haw, Hem, Scurry, and Sniff.

This book is an easy read but the message is powerful. As you navigate through the pages you may see yourself or determine how closely you resemble some of the characters when it pertains to making a change in your own life. The cheese in the book represents change and the maze represents the pathways that you will encounter whether in your environment, life or a specific situation.

Let’s more closely view each of these characters. Haw, only responds to things when he sees something better coming along otherwise he will just settle for where he is; Hem, resists change because he fears that the change will turn out worse than his original state; Scurry, is about action and Sniff, sees the necessity to make the change early. Can you see yourself yet?

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, M.D. is ideal, if you are looking for a way to successfully transition through the ebbs and flows of life. As an added bonus Johnson provides a set of slogans that you can keep to remind you of the various aspects of change called The Handwriting On The Wall with statements like Anticipate Change, Adapt To Change Quickly and Be Ready to Change Quickly. Enjoy!

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It’s Never Too Late To Dream

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When people become one, some people still maintain their independence and identity while others lose themselves in the process. Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman is a funny novel about the life of, you guessed it, Britt-Marie. At one point she felt that her life was nothing without her husband, Kent. Kent was her world, until one day she had had enough and left him.

Britt-Marie did not realize that her quirky, unusual character would be difficult for her to function and navigate in her new life. While being a wife, to Kent, she was able to hide in the house, cook and clean while living through her husband and his friends. Now without him, she would have to create a life of her own.

One would have to wonder how did Britt-Marie get to this point of losing herself. She too had dreams but instead, she focused on the dreams that Kent possessed. She too wanted children but instead, she became a stepmother.

It is through an unusual twist of fate in the town of Borg, that Britt-Marie discovers that really deep down inside there is still hope, love and that maybe she would be able to live out some of those dreams. If you enjoy reading Fredrick Backman’s work from And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry to A Man Called Ove or new to his work, you will truly love this book.

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