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  2. 2. WISDOM OF THE AGES" Knowledge is a process of"Choices are thewisdom of piling up facts; hinges liesdestiny” simplification” in their ~Pythagoras ~ Martin Fischer H E R S I N M O T IO N FA T A Father shares wisdom drawn from his reading, learning from others and lessons or decisions, be they good or bad, that he has learned along the way. These are based on hard experience or from reflection. This is shared so your son or daughter learns from your Insights, hopefully to not make the same mistakes and learns from what you believe works. This unit is a treasure trove! We include the five key learning principles from 52 books, for 52 weeks, from some of the world’s greatest sages, leaders and fathers who have a mass of wisdom to share. This includes writings from the 6th Century B.C. to today. Many fathers have not had the opportunity or the time to read the vast pool of books avaiable to them let alone had time to share these with their growing child. We provide these in a summary version with our sincere purpose that you may dip into these, find those that resonate with you and merge them with your own experiences - a vision to enrich both you and those around you. The art of life is both profound and its duration fleetingly short, so with our sincere love for you and life’s journey! Enjoy and ShareSee Book II For Fathers & Sons Fathers In Motion A Unique Life Guide Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  3. 3. WISDOM OF THE AGES AUTHOR TITLE YEAR 1 Lao Tzu The Tao te Ching 6th Century B.C. 2 Sun Tzu The Art of War 4th Century B.C. 3 Marcus Aurelius Meditations AD 170 4 Horatio Alger Ragged Dick 1867 5 Ralph Waldo Emerson The Selected Writings of 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson 6 Orison Swett Marden Pushing to the Front, or 1894 Success under Difficulties 7 James Allen As A Man Thinketh 1903 8 Andrew Carnegie Autobiography of Andrew 1920 Carnegie 9 Russell Conwell Acres of Diamonds 1921 10 George Clason The Richest Man in Babylon 1926 11 Napoleon Hill Think & Grow Rich 1937 12 Florence Scovel Schinn The Secret Door to Success 1940 13 Dale Carnegie Stop Worrying And Start Living 1944 14 Vicktor Frankel Mans Search For Meaning 1946 15 Claude Bristol The Magic of Believing 1948 16 Les Giblin How to have Confidence and 1956 Power in Dealing with People 17 David Schwartz The Magic of Thinking Big 1959 18 Napoleon Hill & Success through a Positive 1960 W. Clement Stone Mental Attitude 19 Catherine Ponder The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity 1962 20 W. Timothy Gallwey The Inner Game of Tennis 1974 21 Zig Ziglar See You At The Top 1975 22 Tom Hopkins The Official Guide 1982 to Success 23 David Reynolds Constructive Loving 1984 24 Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Life 1984 25 Anthony Robbins Unlimited Power: The New 1986 Science of Personal Achievement 26 Warren Bennis On Becoming a Leader 1989 27 Stephen Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 1989 People 28 Brian Tracy Maximum Achievement 1993 29 Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws Of 1994 Success 30 Warren Buffet Buffet: The Making of an 1995 (by Roger Lowenstein) American Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  4. 4. WISDOM OF THE AGES“You cannot do anything AUTHOR TITLE YEARabout the length of your life 31 Nathaniel Branden The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem 1995but you can do something 32 Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad Poor Dad 1997about it’s width and depth” 33 Don Miguel Ruiz The Four Agreements 1997 34 Spencer Johnson Who Moved My Cheese 1998 ~Shira Tehrani 35 Cheryl Richardson Take Time for Your Life 1998 36 Debbie Ford The Dark Side Of The Light 1998 Chasers 37 Michael Dell Direct from Dell 1999 38 Dan Millman Body Mind Mastery 1999 39 Richard Koch The 80/20 Principle 1999 40 Bill Phillips Body For Life 1999 41 Thomas Stanley The Millionaire Mind 2000 42 Robin Sharma The Saint, The Surfer And The 2002 CEO 43 Martin Seligman Authentic Happiness 2002 44 Richard Wiseman The Luck Factor 2003 45 Byron Katie Loving What Is 2003 46 Jack Canfield The Success Principles 2004 47 Wayne Dyer The Power Of Intention 2005 48 Rhonda Byrne The Secret 2006 49 Russell Simmons Do You! 2007 50 Rupert McKerron How To Have A Big Life 2007 51 Marci Shimoff with Happy For No Reason 2008 Carol Kline 52 Esther and Jerry Hicks Money, And The Law Of Attraction 2008 Bonus Extra: A series of Quotations are included at the back of this Unit. You can use these or your own favorite quotes to weave into your conversations to enhance your content when sharing stories and wisdom with your Son. Read well, think clearly. Expose his mind to good stuff, eventually good stuff will come out! Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  5. 5. WISDOM OF THE AGESBook 1 Lao Tzu The Tao te Ching- 6th Century B.C.- Philosopher in ancient • I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. China • A great nation is like a man. When he makes a mistake, he realizes- Central figure in Chinese it. Having realized it, he admits it. Having admitted it, he corrects it. culture • The Master gives himself up to whatever the moment brings.- Name of book means“The Way” • Prevent trouble before it arises. • If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. ELEM E n T KEY If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  6. 6. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 2 Sun Tzu The Art of War- 4th century B.C. • Leadership through character: have self knowledge, observe others- Same era as Confucius and the situation for knowledge is the principal Northern China • Be attuned to the Tao, the guiding spirit of the Universe.- Brilliant military strategist • The ultimate warrior is one who wins the war by forcing the enemy to surrender without fighting any battles.- Not only about war butabout an approach to life • Take the larger view and see the whole situation clearly, control the form of engagement without reacting to it.- Widely used in business schools and by business • Do not prolong but seek to be a master of timing, if you battle then leaders build momentum and strike hard and get away quickly. ELEM E n T KEY War is the ultimate form of conflict. The best way to approach conflict is be detached for the angry general loses. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  7. 7. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 3 Marcus Aurelius Meditations- 170 A.D., often translated • Never confuse yourself by visions of an entire lifetime at once.- Journal of a Roman Emperor in a war • The approval of such men, who do not even stand well in their own campaign eyes, has no value for him. • When force of circumstance upsets your equanimity, lose no time in recovering your self-control and do not remain out of tune longer than you can help. • Everything – a horse, a vine – is created for some duty… for what task, then, were you yourself created? A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for. • Nothing is worth doing pointlessly. ELEM E n T KEY Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  8. 8. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 4 Horatio Alger Ragged Dick- 1867- Horatio was admitted to • Be diligent, seek good fortune and you will make your own luck Harvard at 16 and spoke four languages • Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability- He ran away to Paris at • Be a reader one stage • Save, but be generous- Returned to USA, ordained as a minister and focused • Honesty, never cheat, steal or lie on plight of disadvantaged children • Do not drink or smoke- Novel of a poor boy in New York in squalid 1800’s who goes from shining shoes to respectability and wealthtt ELEM E n T KEY Whatever you do, do it honestly and to the best of your ability and you will make your own luck Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  9. 9. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 5 Ralph Waldo Emerson The Selected Writings Of Ralph Waldo Emerson- 1882- 19th Century leading • Trust thyself.American philosopher • Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny. • Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. God will not have his work made manifest by cowards. Always, always, always, always do what you are afraid to do. • Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed! • Good luck is another name for tenacity of purpose. ELEM E n T KEY Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  10. 10. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 6 Orison Swett Marden Pushing To The Front, or Success Under Difficulties- 1894- Book has 70 chapters and • Follow your calling – do whatever you choose, yet become a master 900 pages and a seminal at it. work of its time • A slow penny is surer than a quick dollar.- Lived in foster homes after parents died when he was • Nerve, pluck, persistence and grit. only 7 • Overcome difficulties for character is built through adversity.- Several Harvard degrees • Seize common occasions and make them great.- He built and subsequently lost a hotel chain business- Published on average two books a year ELEM E n T KEY There are few things that cannot be achieved by sheer determination and effort. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  11. 11. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 7 James Allen As A Man Thinketh- 1903, republished several times and is a small 48-page book • You will be what you will to be. The oak sleeps in the acorn.- Did not finish school, • A mans mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently having to work early to cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, support family as father it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an was murdered abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.- At 38, moved to small cottage to a life of •The body is the servant of the mind. It obeys the operations of the contemplation mind, whether they be deliberately chosen or automatically expressed. With unlawful thoughts the body sinks rapidly into disease- Enduring classic for over a and decay. century • The dreamers are the saviors of the world. Calmness of mind is one- Wrote 19 books in of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. Until thought is linked with purpose Victorian England there is no intelligent accomplishment. • There can be no progress, no achievement without sacrifice. ELEM E n T KEY As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he. All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  12. 12. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 8 Andrew Carnegie Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie- 1920- In his day, the world’s • Leaders are readers and wealth is created from better knowledge and richest man better thinking.- Born 1835, self made he • Master you: master your moods, ensuring a sunny disposition; to be started as a railway clerk ‘yourself’ you have to have spent time working out who you are; travel broadens a man.- Worked his way to building the largest iron and steel • Talk to people, not at them; enlarge your circle. factory • Work with others, using their reputations and spreading risk.- Donated $100 million to public libraries • Seek knowledge and value with higher motives, not money alone. ELEM E n T KEY Focus, for ‘I have rarely if ever met a man who achieved prominence in money-making….who was interested in many concerns’. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  13. 13. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 9 Russell Conwell Acres of Diamonds- 1921- Author fought in the Civil • Be open-minded. War as a commissioned officer • Great service is basic to prosperity.- He was a lawyer, travelling • Genuine service is simple. reporter and pastor, founding Temple University • Leave time for meditation and contemplation of your diamonds that in Philadelphia are likely to be so near.- Fable of man who lived in • Greatest people are always straightforward. Persia who sold his farm to go seek his fortune, yet it ended in death and tragedy- On the farm he sold, the new owner noticed a glint in the watery sands, acres of diamonds ELEM E n T KEY Wealth is often close by and folly going off to seek your fortune. There is no need to look beyond yourself and your immediate circumstances to find the seeds of your fortune. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  14. 14. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 10 George Clason The Richest Man in Babylon- 1926- More than 1.5 million • Law 1: pay yourself first, money comes to those who save 10% copies sold • Law 2: money multiplies for those who invest it- Fable of two poor friends, a musician and chariot • Law 3: money stays with the person who entrusts it to wise people builder, in ancient Babylon who seek a wealthy • Law 4: money is lost when invested in things with which you are not friend’s advice as wealth familiar does not create happiness, it does enhance the • Law 5: money is lost at a fast rate when pursuing get-rich-quick quality of life schemes ELEM E n T KEY Without wisdom, gold is quickly lost by those who have it, but with wisdom, gold can be secured by those who have it not. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  15. 15. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 11 Napoleon Hill Think & Grow Rich- 1937- 15 million copies •Wealth creation is a product of the mind, combining reasoning, imagination and tenacity- Born 1883 in a poor one room cabin •Attuned to Infinite Intelligence is a source of ideas and ultimately wealth- Advisor to President Roosevelt 20 years • Thoughts create their physical equivalent overtime interviewing wealthy tycoons including Ford, • Natural sexual energy can be harnessed and channeled Edison & Andrew Carnegie •Uniqueness, expressed in a refined idea or product, consistently- His quest was to focused upon will lead to great monetary reward understand “how the wealthy become that way” ELEM E n T KEY Tend to the source of wealth, which is inherently intangible (faith, vision and persistence) Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  16. 16. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 12 Florence Scovel Schinn The Secret Door to Success- 1940 • Let go long enough for the law of attraction to operate, you have never seen an anxious magnet- Published shortly before her death • In a relaxed state of expectancy, expect the best- Uses Biblical and related • Prepare for good things and act, prosperously illustrative stories • Intuition is the Infinite Intelligence’s magic- Artistic career and children’s book illustrator • Practice faith over fear for success is a system- Published shortly before her death- Author of several successful books ELEM E n T KEY Have faith and dissolve your barriers through positive expectations. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  17. 17. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 13 Dale Carnegie How To Stop Worrying And Start Living- 1944, republished many times • Live in “day-tight compartments”- More than 6 million copies sold • Stop going around in circles, arrive at a fixed purpose and make definite decisions- Recognized leader in self improvement teachings • Don’t cry over spilled milk • Rest often, before you get tired, just learn how to relax • Realize that people are not thinking about you and rather focus on getting busy ELEM E n T KEY Worry will make you ill. Given that knowledge isn’t power until applied: 1. Write down what is worrying you 2. Write down what you can do about it 3. Decide what to do 4. Start immediately to carry out that decision Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  18. 18. WISDOM OF THE AGESBook 14 Viktor Frankel Man’s Search For Meaning- 1946, republished 1997 • Everything can be taken from a man but one thing, to choose one’s- Holocaust survivor attitude in any given set of circumstance, to choose one’s own way.- M.D. and PhD •Discover life’s meaning in (a) having a deed- Chronicles Nazi (b) experience and encounters with others concentration camp (c) attitude we adopt to suffering experiences • What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. •Logotherapy: man’s main concern is fulfilling a meaning and actualizing values, rather than in the mere gratification of drives. • Don’t aim at success as a target, for like happiness it cannot be pursued, it must ensure as an unintended consequence of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself. • Be unique but it will be difficult – everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it, what is to give light must endure burning. ELEM E n T KEY We have ultimate responsibility for choosing our responses to challenges and manifesting our personal meaningful life. Love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire – a man who has nothing can still have bliss. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  19. 19. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 15 Claude Bristol The Magic of Believing- 1948- Author was a World War I • Belief underpins destiny, your subconscious servant. soldier, journalist and speaker eventually • The intensity of your beliefs and thoughts act as a transmitter to becoming an investment future events. banker and businessman • Mental pictures of wealth are as positive as mental pictures of what- The book is difficult to you fear, are destructive. read yet simple in its message • The terrific force of thought repetition, combined with action. • Developing a ‘knowing’ in your beliefs is the main determinant of success. ELEM E n T KEY The golden thread is Belief. Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  20. 20. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 16 Les Giblin How to have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People- 1956- Author of several books • Recognize everyone has a divine spark within them.- Skills consultant to large • Believe each person you deal with is important. U.S. companies • Calmly present the facts, allowing each to make up their own mind,- Recognized as Salesman do not force the argument. of the Year (1965) • Self esteem is important - do not put the other person in a position where they need to save face, be sarcastic or poke fun. • Engage and draw forth relaxed friendliness. ELEM E n T KEY Genuinely give appreciation and acceptance of others. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  21. 21. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 17 David Schwartz The Magic of Thinking Big- 1959- Several million copies sold • Big ideas and big plans are no more difficult than small plans.- Author’s belief that a • Plenty of room at the top – enlarge your personal desire and person is best measured imagination of yourself and act on it. by the size of their dreams • Spend time alone with your thoughts and find the quiet route to- Professor at Georgia State success. University • “Excusitis” is failure’s disease, use conscious self-belief.- Businessman and author of several bestsellers • Go first class, get advice and spend time with successful people. ELEM E n T KEY Believe Big, the size of your success is determined by the size of your desires and belief. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  22. 22. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 18 Napoleon Hill & W. Clement Stone Success through a Positive Mental Attitude- 1960- W. Clement Stone, died • “It can be done” philosophy where focus on faith and not fear. age 100, born in poverty and self made, donated • Embrace life for wealth is attracted to those who have pleasing $275 million to charity personalities whose attitude is big, generous and merciful.- Napoleon Hill was advisor • First 5 Principles: positive mental attitude; definiteness of purpose; to President Roosevelt going the extra mile; accurate thinking; self discipline. and for 20 years interviewed wealthy • The next 5 Principles: the master mind; applied faith; a pleasing tycoons including Ford, personality; personal initiative; enthusiasm. Edison & Andrew Carnegie • The last 7 Principles: controlled attention; teamwork; learning from defeat; creative vision; budgeting time and money; maintain physical and mental health; using cosmic or universal force. ELEM E n T KEY A clear goal matched with a consistent Positive Mental Attitude can transform your life. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  23. 23. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 19 Catherine Ponder The Dynamic Laws of Prosperity- 1962- She studied business • Poverty is not a virtue, it is a vice before becoming an ordained minister • Desire + visualization + affirmation = success- Has written twelve books • Prosperity is circulation, not congestion, and make way for growth- Sought after lecturer • Systematic giving across the nation • Prosperity thinking is a healthy state of mind that has a positive attitude to money ELEM E n T KEY Appreciate universe’s abundance and your right to prosperity. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  24. 24. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 20 W. Timothy Gallwey The Inner Game of Tennis- 1974- Harvard University tennis • Conscious trying too hard often produces negative results. captain • Watching success is more impactful than critical instruction.- Professional coach • Your two selves, the mental coach and the one who actually plays.- Inner Game series for tennis, golf, skiing, music • Quiet your mind and mental clutter, do not judge a shot or yourself. and work • Reward is not winning, the larger game is calmly playing to the best of your ability. ELEM E n T KEY Secret is not to try too hard – keep the mind calm, trusting the body to get into spontaneous flow. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  25. 25. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 21 Zig Ziglar See You At The Top- 1975- Sold over 2 million copies • You are born to win, create goals and you must commit them to and re-issued in 2000 paper.- Book is timeless yet • You are what you take in for they will manifest in your personality, be rambles with many stories it television, pornography or good reading, seek out the best. Best and old-fashion views guide to your conduct is the people you spend time with.- Poor childhood in Great • Success builds upon a solid marriage, the key to that is loyalty. Depression, one of 12 siblings • Keep life fresh by avoid the hardening of attitudes and seek out good habits.- From cookware salesman to top motivational • Do not be ‘phoney’, build strong values of hard work, spiritual faith speaker and service based on taking care of the physical, spiritual and mental.- Spoken alongside USA Presidents and active in youth drug avoidance- Author of several books ELEM E n T KEY You can have everything in life if you will just help others get what they want. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  26. 26. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 22 Tom Hopkins The Official Guide to Success- 1982- Dropped out of college • Successful men are ruthless with their time.- Author of 12 Bestsellers • Winners do the most productive thing possible at each given moment.- International Top Sales Trainer • Choose to flip your switch from lose to win. • Continually grow and create new goals and expectations. • Go beyond goals and have a greater aim. ELEM E n T KEY The most valuable thing you can ever own is your image of yourself as a winner in the great game of life – act as if you are marked out for great things. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  27. 27. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 23 David Reynolds Constructive Living- 1984- Authority on Japanese • Accept and listen to your feelings. The best way to influence how you psychotherapies feel is by your consistent behavior.- World Health Organization • Ask in every moment “now, what needs to be done”. advisor in China • Feelings Follow Behavior: do not DO depression, slumping your body,- Published in university and repeating same negative phrases. popular press in multiple languages • Miserable people tend to be self-focused, we do then we feel! • Our behavior is controllable in a way our feelings are not. Work on the self by developing control of our actions. • Accept fear as a healthy emotion yet keep it in check, accept life as it is now with no need to wish it were otherwise. ELEM E n T KEY We cannot control our feelings directly, do what needs to be done regardless of whether you feel terrible or great. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  28. 28. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 24 Louise Hay You Can Heal Your Life- 1984 • Turn “I should” into “I could choose to”.- 30 million copies in 35 countries • Some things and some thoughts will not serve you so let them go, do mental house cleaning.- She founded Hay House Publishing Company • Blame is one of the surest ways to stay in a problem. • Do not worry about money, a bill means some-one trusted you . • Do not be critical of yourself, lovingly see yourself as the child you were. Think thoughts that make you happy. ELEM E n T KEY Approve of yourself, exactly as you are. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  29. 29. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 25 Anthony Robbins Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement- 1986- Recognized motivational • Model successful people’s behavior and habits. and self-help leader • Success lies in your simple ability to take action.- Based on principles of NLP (neuro-linguistic • Run your brain, manipulate out negative films and reframe events programming) positively.- His foundation does • Great goals produce great action. substantial charity work • Build rapport skills with others as a conscious skill.- His company is a prolific producer of coaching and life-skills material ELEM E n T KEY Success leaves clues, model successful people and act upon this. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  30. 30. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 26 Warren Bennis On Becoming a Leader- 1989- Bennis fought in World • Life is not a competition, but a flowering of seeking your potential. War II and has a PhD from MIT • Leadership is the act of becoming more true to yourself, an engagement with life itself.- Leading figure in academic research in • Heroes are made, not borne, and it is a conscious decision. leadership • Personal integrity, a compelling vision and ability to enjoy risk and- He is on the board of uncertainty define leadership. several renown Universities • Amazon the Internet retailer: “Word hard, play hard, change the world”.- He interviewed many U.S. leaders, including Neil Armstrong who went to the moon and Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds ELEM E n T KEY Leadership is being interested in expressing yourself, not proving yourself. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  31. 31. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 27 Stephen Covey The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People- 1989- Time voted him one of top • Habit 1 Be proactive (Personal Choice) 25 most influential Americans • Habit 2 Begin with the end in mind (Personal Vision)- University Professor • Habit 3 Put first things first (Integrity & Execution)- His company does over • Habit 4 Think Win/Win (Mutual Benefit) $500 million revenue in Leadership and • Habit 5 Seek first to understand, then to be understood Performance (Mutual Understanding)- Author fought in the Civil • Habit 6 Synergize (Mutual Creation) War as a commissioned officer • Habit 7 Renewal (Balanced Self-Renewal) ELEM E n T KEY Good character, balance and effort – you reap what you sow. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  32. 32. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 28 Brian Tracy Maximum Achievement- 2000- Grew up in poverty • Become an expert of setting and writing goals for we are shaped by wearing charity store our ambitions. clothes • Less than 3% of people have written goals.- Worked on Norwegian freighter and travelled the • No unrealistic goals, only unrealistic deadlines. world • Goals to be congruent with what brings you inner peace.- Wanderer to a focused person with an MBA and a • Loving relationships and acquiring knowledge through reading should top salesman feature high on your goal setting. ELEM E n T KEY The Master Skill is written, clear goals. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  33. 33. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 29 Deepak Chopra The Seven Spiritual Laws Of Success- 1994- Several International • Law of Karma: listen with the heart and witness choices each Bestsellers moment.- Seminars and workshops • Law of Least Effort: practice acceptance and take responsibility. with attendees who travel from all over the world • Law of Giving & Receiving: circulation is abundance in all things. • Law of Pure Potentiality: meditate, commune with nature and practice non-judgment. • Law of Intention & Desire: be silent, list your desires and give them over to the Universe. • Law of Detachment: no rigid or forced solutions, be open to uncertainty and infinite possibilities. • Law of Dharma: discover the higher self, use your unique talents and serve others. ELEM E n T KEY Success is finding joy and the ability to fulfill desires with effortless ease. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  34. 34. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 30 Warren Buffet (by Roger Lowenstein) The Making of an American Capitalist- 1995- World’s second most • ‘Value investing” emphasizing research, analysis and looking only to wealthiest man the facts of fundamental business value.- Self made $100,000 into • Frugal over $35 billion • Take risks based on research, do not gamble.- Poor upbringing made him obsess over how to create • Long term magic of compounding interest. wealth, starting with paper delivery routes • Hold on to good investments for the long term.- Still lives in same small home bought in 1950’s in Omaha Nebraska, publicly has wife and a girlfriend- Donates billions of dollars to charity ELEM E n T KEY Success requires perseverance and courage to stick to your decisions. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  35. 35. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 31 Nathaniel Branden The Six Pillar’s Of Self-Esteem- 1995- Author of 20 books, • Practice means a way of behaving that is also a way of being. Small 4 million copies in improvements make a big difference. 18 languages • The Practice of Living Consciously- PhD, lecturer, psychologist and International leading • The Practice of Self-Acceptance figure in self-esteem • The Practice of Self-Responsibility • The Practice of Self-Assertiveness • The Practice of Living Purposefully • The Practice of Personal Integrity ELEM E n T KEY Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is as important as the one we pass on ourself. Refuse to be in an adversarial relationship with yourself or what makes you happy. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  36. 36. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 32 Robert Kiyosaki Rich Dad, Poor Dad - What The Rich Teach Their Children- 1997- Born in Hawaii • The rat race working for a pay check is a fear based mind set.- A Marine and ex-Xerox • Specialization and working for money is better served by salesman, made his accumulating assets and let the money work for you. fortune as entrepreneur and investing • Be educated, put effort into becoming financially literate.- Born in Hawaii • Be disciplined, control your money through controlling your emotions and separate greed from sound financial decisions.- His firm produces finance educational products and • Opportunities come from new ideas. book series ELEM E n T KEY The key knowledge of the wealthy lies in understanding that anything that does not grow or generate a return, is a liability. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  37. 37. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 33 Don Miguel Ruiz The Four Agreements- 1997- Grew up in rural Mexico in • First Agreement: Be Impeccable With Your Word a family of healers • Second Agreement: Don’t Take Anything Personally- Bestselling author and surgeon • Third Agreement: Don’t Make Assumptions • Fourth Agreement: Always Do Your Best ELEM E n T KEY The first step toward personal freedom is awareness. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  38. 38. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 34 Spencer Johnson Who Moved My Cheese- 1998- 12 million copies • There will be other cheeses- Medical doctor and author • Loss through change can devastate, or can choose to laugh and of several bestsellers move on- Fable of mice in a maze • What would you do if you weren’t afraid? confronted with change, someone moved their • Creatively visualize finding new cheese cheese • Feel the fear and do it anyway- Fable of dealing with loss and change generally, think relationships, savings, jobs ELEM E n T KEY When life happens and your cheese is moved, move on and accept the next challenge, it is about perspective. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  39. 39. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 35 Cheryl Richardson Take Time for Your Life- 1998- Book was a New York • Slowing down to succeed Times Bestseller • Put yourself first- On Oprah and Today Shows •Your schedule should reflect your priorities- Professional Speaker • Pay others to do tasks to free your valuable time • Take responsibility for your financial health ELEM E n T KEY Regular ‘downtime’ and reflection is important for your sanity and success. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  40. 40. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 36 Debbie Ford The Dark Side Of The Light Chasers- 1998- Five times New York Times • The shadow inside is the person you would rather not be. bestseller • White, like perfect love, is not the absence of color but the inclusion- Coach and TV appearance of all color. personality • The divine and the diabolical lie dormant within us, look within to your own psyche, integrate and see this is OK to become whole. • List your least favorite attributes, play with them until you can see the gifts in these. Divine is not perfect, it is being whole. • Be gentle with others and do not judge harshly, gently watching for some of your attributes in others. ELEM E n T KEY Whether you like it or not, if you are human you have a shadow or attributes you do not like. Become whole by seeing them and their gift to you. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  41. 41. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 37 Michael Dell Direct from Dell: Strategies that Revolutionized an Industry- 1999- Started Dell, computers • Think unconventionally direct to consumers • Despise the status quo- Loved taking computers apart, idea germinated in • Set big goals that may just be do-able freshman year • Love change- Multi-billion dollar company with over 40,000 • Focus on your possibilities employees- Self-made ELEM E n T KEY Do fewer things, better. The simpler you make life for people, the more valuable you will be. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  42. 42. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 38 Dan Millman Body Mind Mastery- 1999- Former world champion athlete • You reshape your life by being aware and integrating your body, mind and emotions through training.- College Professor • Fear of failure generates vicious circles that create what you fear.- Bestselling author Make peace with failure, treating as an old friend playing a practical published in more than joke. 20 languages • Be free of self-criticism, just keep practicing and be gentle with yourself. • Stay relaxed and focus on constructive action. • Your body will sculpt over time with daily habits of exercise and diet so keep your desire for change strong. ELEM E n T KEY This, and every moment, is the moment of truth. Freedom from mental distractions equals power. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  43. 43. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 39 Richard Koch The 80/20 Principle- 1999- Author, businessman and • Pareto Principle of 80/20 is everywhere – 20% of people own 80% of consultant wealth; 20% of criminals commit 80% of crimes.- Several International • 20% of what you do yields 80% of results, with 80% of your effort bestsellers yielding very little, the Principle of Least Effort. • Applies to goals, business, friends, diet, relationships and all areas of your life. • Be unreasonable and go after big, but few, focused goals. • Spend time and emotional energy only those things that are important to you. ELEM E n T KEY 20% of effort gets 80% of results. Target a limited number of activities and goals and ruthlessly focus - do less to achieve more! Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  44. 44. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 40 Bill Phillips Body For Life- 1999- A New York Times • Identify reasons to change, get a future vision of yourself and decide Bestseller to change.- 12 week training and diet • Identify 3 old habits holding you back and 3 new empowering habits. regimen • Eat 6 small healthy meals per day having carbohydrates and protein,- Hundreds of thousands including vegetables with at least two of the meals. used the program • Muscle is 70% water, drink 10 glasses per day.- Inspirational personal case stories • Alternate days, 20 minutes aerobic exercise and 45 minute strength training (Sunday’s free). Repetitions not as important as building to High Points (maximum intensity) per muscle group. ELEM E n T KEY Can transform your body in 12 weeks, when you gain control of your body, you will gain control of your life. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  45. 45. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 41 Thomas Stanley The Millionaire Mind- 2000- Author interviewed and • Wealth is linked to courage and belief in their ability to generate questioned over wealth. 700 wealthy people • Do a variety of jobs, then settle to do work that you love to do.- Part of successful bestseller Millionaire • The harder you work, the luckier you get. series • Millionaire’s are frugal yet don’t do DIY, control you finances from the- Holds a business start and do not be reliant on credit. doctorate and was a Professor at Georgia • A successful marriage is a significant factor in success. University ELEM E n T KEY Millionaire minds are not born, they are a set of habits and attitudes anyone can cultivate. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  46. 46. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 42 Robin Sharma The Saint, The Surfer And The CEO- 2002- Former lawyer, now • Saint’s insight: trust and open up to how the world really works. To bestselling author and thine own self be true, direct yourself at what you love to do. professional speaker • Surfer’s insight: reflect, if your inner world is healthy and complete,- Fictional work of Jack the simplest basic things will fill your heart and soul. Valentine who meets his Dad’s mentors • Surfer’s insight: live with a greater sense of perspective and appreciation of life and the truth.- Also wrote, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, an • Surfer’s insight: live your best life. International bestseller • CEO insight: the one who gives the most, wins (do the best you can and serve others). ELEM E n T KEY There is a sleeping giant inside everyone, miracles happen when you open your inner self and that giant awakes. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  47. 47. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 43 Martin Seligman Authentic Happiness- 2002- Former President of the • Happiness and well-being are the desired outcomes of Positive American Psychological Psychology. Association • Through the ages, the six core virtues are : (1) wisdom and- Bestselling author knowledge (2) courage (3) love and humanity (4) sense of justice (5) temperance (6) spirituality and transcendence.- University Professor • Do not devote overly much effort to correcting your weaknesses, build and use your signature strengths. • Wealth creates a ‘pleasant life’, a good life is using your signature strengths daily to produce authentic happiness and abundance. • Beyond a job or career, for if you can find a way to use your signature strengths at work often, and they also contribute to the greater good, you have a calling. ELEM E n T KEY The good life consists in deriving happiness by using your signature strengths every day in the main realms of living. The meaningful life adds one more component: using these strengths to forward knowledge, power or goodness. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  48. 48. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 44 Richard Wiseman The Luck Factor- 2003- Started as a professional • The lucky personality creates, notices and acts upon chance magician opportunities in their lives to manufacture their luck.- Doctorate from Edinburgh • Have a relaxed attitude to people and life, the openness to University new experiences allows you see what is there.- Book followed an eight • Trust your intuition and foster a better relationship with year study your unconscious.- Several scholarly articles • Expect the best, believe and persevere as this becomes and television self-fulfilling. appearances business advisor and lecturer • Lucky people also have bad times, yet they seek out the learning experience and never believe that their bad times are permanent. ELEM E n T KEY Luck is less related to chance than we may think, it is about a lucky mindset and approach to life. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  49. 49. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 45 Byron Katie Loving What Is- 2003- Several bestsellers • When I argue with reality, I lose.- Her mission is to end • Stay in your business and out of others, see everything as a friend. suffering due to stressful beliefs and see reality • Do not be overwhelmed by stressful thoughts but they are compassionate alarm clocks alerting us. • Problems often misperception in wrong thinking. • Throw “should” away, stress comes from the stories we tell ourselves. ELEM E n T KEY Take a stressful thought and ask - Is it true? - Can I absolutely know it is true? - How do I react when I think that thought? - Who would I be without the thought? - Turn it around and state it as an opposite and reflect! Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  50. 50. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 46 Jack Canfield The Success Principles- 2004- He has sold more than • Take 100% responsibility 100 million copies, including Chicken Soup • Get a purpose and be clear why you are here, believing the world and for the Soul series events will conspire to help you achieve.- Success coach with • Make a list of 30 things you want to do, 30 things you want to have audiences across and 30 things you want to be, before you die. 20 countries • It is all about attitude and being prepared to do your own push-ups. • Focus on your goals and remember that others are not thinking about you but are too busy worrying about their own lives. ELEM E n T KEY If you are clear where you are going and take several steps in that direction everyday, you eventually have to get there. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  51. 51. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 47 Wayne Dyer The Power Of Intention- 2005- Holds a PhD • Act as if everything you desire is already here.- Internationally acclaimed • Four steps of intention are Discipline, Wisdom, Love and Surrender. speaker and author of more than 30 books • Hit the delete button every time fear appears. • Contemplate what you want instead of what you don’t have. • Say ‘Yes’ to life, you must be what it is you are seeking; if you want peace, start by being peace. ELEM E n T KEY Surrender, there is a force greater than you guiding the universe and manifesting your desires. Relax and trust this power of intention. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  52. 52. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 48 Rhonda Byrne The Secret- 2006- Many thought leaders • Law of Attraction means ‘like attracts like’, so when you think a contributed to book thought, you are also attracting ‘like’ thoughts and events to you.- Global phenomena and • Nothing, good or bad, can come into your experience unless you International summon it through persistent thoughts. accompanying film release • Step 1: Ask- Record rate of sales for • Step 2: Believe the first 5 million copies sold •Step 3: Receive • To receive, you must be open and feel good. stiEM E n T EL ons QE e KuY The Great Secret of Life is the Law of Attraction. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  53. 53. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 49 Russell Simmons Do You!- 2007- “Innovative and influential • See your vision and stick with it. Focus on your effort instead of figure” - New York Times results of that effort.- Hip-hop mogul • Focus on Doing You, meditate for a clear and focused mind and it will last a lifetime.- Uses inspiring stories to teach the lessons • Start each day by reflecting on all the things you can be grateful for, love the world!- Spiritual entrepreneur • Use your talents and do not stall for the pain of avoiding work is more than the actual work itself. • Age ain’t nothing but a number and the biggest thing that separates you from the success you seek is fear. stiEM E n T EL ons QE e KuY In the end, the overriding factor in whether or not you realize your dreams is going to be you. Not the world. YOU. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  54. 54. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 50 Rupert McKerron How To Have A Big Life- 2007- Merchant Banker and • Your talent brings you joy and points to your purpose in life, so listen entrepreneur to your feelings and intuition to follow your dreams.- Left London due to • Control and mock the anxious little voice of your conscious mind. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to pursue his dreams in • Daily repetition of positive affirmation statements, even if not feel South Africa right initially, to guide the subconscious. • Have big written goals that are unique for you, understanding you will not get there in a straight line – just do it! • Enjoy living in the present and choose to see the world, not as tough or unfair, but abundant and full of opportunities. stiEM E n T EL ons QE e KuY Do what is right for YOU. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  55. 55. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 51 Marci Shimoff with Carol Kline Happy For No Reason- 2008- New York Times • Depression is a global illness. Do not pursue happiness, make a bestselling author habit of it.- Co-author of five Chicken • Internal “happiness setpoint” that is 50% genetic, 10% Soup for the Soul Series circumstances and wealth but 40% habitual thoughts and feelings. Increase your setpoint by looking at your habits.- Featured in The Secret sensation • Respond to events in a way that supports your inner peace, quieten your mind and Automatic Negative Thoughts (ANTs), authentically be- Prolific International velcro for positivity and teflon for negativity. speaker • Cherokee Indian story – inside each person are two battling wolves, Unhappiness and Happiness. Which will win? The one that you feed. • Actively remove “blaming” and have the true intention to notice everything good. stiEM E n T EL ons QE e KuY Happy for no reason is not a grinning fool. It is about an underlying state of well-being where you live from happiness rather than for happiness. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  56. 56. WISDOM OF THE AGESBOOK 52 Esther and Jerry Hicks Money, And The Law Of Attraction- 2008- International Bestseller • Most valuable skill is directing your thoughts to what you want, then giving undivided attention to that.- Claims to channel from spiritual link • Consciously pivot out of negative thoughts to positive when they arise.- Abraham-Hicks teachings Hold workshops in 60 • There is nothing you cannot be or do and your work here is to seek cities per year joy. • Shortage of a connection to the Energy that creates the world is at the heart of any shortage you experience in other areas. • For when you feel good, you are in harmony with your greater intent. stiEM E n T EL ons QE e KuY Nothing more detrimental to positively attract the life you want, are negative emotions and thoughts. Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  57. 57. WISDOM OF THE AGES H E R S I N M O T IO N FA T QUOTES - WISDOM SOUND BITES Kernels of truth are often evident in short quotations I call it Bumper Sticker insight Read through some of these, if any resonant or catch your eye, think on why that is and what truth lies within the quote that would enhance your life if acted uponSee Book II For Fathers & Sons A Unique Life Guide Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  58. 58. WISDOM OF THE AGES“We judge ourselves by “Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds”what we feel capable of ~Joseph Conrad - Achievementdoing, while others judge us “I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts”by what we have already ~John Locke - Achievementdone” “Action is eloquence” ~ Henry Longfellow ~Shakespeare - Achievement “Better to wear out than rust out” ~Anonymous - Action “Nothing accomplishes nothing” ~Bahya Paguda - Action “Lose an hour in the morning and you will be looking for it the rest of the day” ~Lord Chesterfield - Action “To be or not to be, that is your decision” ~Pat Paradwoski - Action “There is only one proof of ability - results. Men with ability in action get results” ~Harry Banks - Action “Adventures are to the adventurous” ~Benjamin Disraeli - Adventure “If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain” ~Dolly Parton - Adversity “Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records” ~William Arthur Ward - Adversity “It is difficulties that show what men are” ~Epictetus - Adversity “Do not hold everything as gold that shines like gold” ~Alain de Lille - Appearances Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  59. 59. WISDOM OF THE AGES“Excellence can be attained “We may convince others by our arguments; but we can only persuade them by their own”if you…care more than the ~Joseph Joubert - Argumentsothers think is wise; risk “Your attitude determines your altitude”more than the others think ~Zig Ziglar - Attitudeis safe; dream more thanothers think is practical and “A new attitude…invariable creates a new result”expect more than others ~Anonymous - Attitudethink is possible” “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnt do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. ~Anonymous - Attitude Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover” ~ Mark Twain - Attitude “If you think you can, or if you think you cannot; You are probably right” ~Henry Ford - Beliefs “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” ~T.S Elliot - Boldness “A life in fear is a life half lived” ~Anonymous - Boldness “It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees” ~Dolores Ibarruri - Boldness “Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few word” ~The Bible - Ecclesiasticus 32:8 Brevity “Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson - Business “Good bargains are pick-pockets” ~Thomas Fuller - Business “The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller but one” ~George Herbet - Business “Be ever watchful of advice where the giver stands to gain” ~Anonymous - Business Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA
  60. 60. WISDOM OF THE AGES“When ones character “The only certainty is that nothing is certain”begins to fall under ~Pliny the Elder - Certaintysuspicion and disfavour, “Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one”how swift, then, is the work ~Voltaire - Certaintyof disintegration anddestruction.” “Things are not to happen to you, they must happen because of you” ~Anon - Change ~Mark Twain “The easiest way to manage change is to create it” ~Dr. Molapo - Change “A prisoner of the past; or pioneer of the future” ~Anon - Change “If you want something that you have never had before; You must do something you have never done before” ~Anon - Change “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson - Character “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody” ~Mark Twain - Character “A mans character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation. ~Mark Twain - Character ”As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” ~James Allen - Character “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others” ~Hasidic saying - Confidence “They can because they think they can” ~Virgil - Confidence “You can do anything in this world if youre prepared to take the consequences” ~W. Somerset Maugham - Consequences Copyright © Fathers In Motion, California USA