Harvey’s Blog

Grow Difficulties; Fertilize Them With Procrastination

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Coaching, Human Interest, Humor, Inspiration, Personal Development, Self-help, Wisdom | 0 comments

It is 10 a.m. on Saturday morning.  It’s already 90 degrees, with humidity that makes if feel like 100.  I’m just cooling down after spreading mulch in my flower beds for three hours. Arising at 6 a.m. I started before it got hot–it was only 80 then. While I was sweating away at this project and shoveling mulch into my wheelbarrow from the pile that had been in my...

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Your Vision Is Vital

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Achievement, Business Growth, Coaching, Growth Strategies, Inspiration, Leadership, Personal Development, Positive Thinking, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

Michael Vance, creative director of Disney World in Orlando was asked: “Isn’t it a shame that Walt Disney didn’t live to see this?” “He did see it,” Vance said, “and that is precisely why we are here today!” Before every great undertaking, someone has a vision.  The army commander, a strategy.  The football coach, a game plan.  The artist, a picture in the  mind’s...

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It’s All About Priorities

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Achievement, Common Sense, Genius, Inspiration, Management, Motivation, Personal Development, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success | 0 comments

Sometimes I think if I hear one more person say, “I haven’t had time to . . . ,” I’ll just scream. That’s absurd.  They have the time.  You have the time.  I have the time.  Everybody has the time.  We have the same amount of time allotted to Thomas Jefferson, Michaelangelo, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, and Ben Franklin. It isn’t about your time;...

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What Is It About Old Books?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Books, College, Dictionary, Nostalgia, Reading, Writing | 0 comments

I just looked up the spelling of “gratuitous” in my freshman English dictionary: Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, a Merriam-Webster, based on Webster’s New International Dictionary, second edition.  Copyright, 1956, the same year I bought it. The spine is held together with clear plastic packing tape.  I love this old dictionary. Maybe you’re wondering (probably not) why...

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7 Ways To Teach Yourself Anything

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Achievement, Books, Coaching, Growth Strategies, Leadership, Personal Development, Reading, Self Improvement, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

It is important to be a self-learner, because change in the world is accelerating. We can no longer rely on our formal education to serve us as we speed through our careers.  We cannot act as if our education is a vaccination that protects us from the toils and snares of life and career. We must become self-learners.  These steps will help you increase your knowledge: Read. If...

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Reduce Stress: Eliminate Negative Self-talk

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Anger, Common Sense, Happiness, Health, Positive Thinking, self-talk, Stress | Comments Off on Reduce Stress: Eliminate Negative Self-talk

Reduce Stress: Eliminate Negative Self-talk Doctors at Mayo Clinic say positive thinking helps with stress management and can even improve your health. They suggest eliminating negative self-talk. Here are some examples of negative self-talk: Filtering. You magnify the negative aspects of a situation and filter out all of the positive ones. For example, say you had a great day at work....

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Be Happy; Be A Forgiver

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Anger, Bible, Books, Common Sense, Forgiveness, Happiness, Inspiration, Personal Development, Wisdom | 0 comments

Be Happy; Be A Forgiver Are you easily offended?  Many people are, and it makes them miserable.  It doesn’t have to be that way.  You can control your thoughts.  It isn’t easy, but it can be done.  I write about that in my book, Thought: An Awesome Creative Force. I encountered two unhappy people today while I was trying to enjoy a quiet cup of coffee in a local restaurant. ...

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Effectiveness Can Be Learned

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Achievement, Common Sense, Human Resources, Leadership, Management, Personal Development, Self-help, Success, Wisdom | 0 comments

Effectiveness Can Be Learned We often think leaders and executives possess high intelligence, extreme creativity and stunning imagination, but these qualities are not in short supply.  Nor are they the most important qualities of executives. Whether executives work in government, business, hospitals, churches, universities or the military, they’re expected to get things done, and...

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One Small Act Defeated Discouragement

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Achievement, Bible, Books, College, Humor, Inspiration, Motivation, Personal Development, Self-help, Success | 0 comments

One Small Act Defeated Discouragement I was a 20-year-old college student 200 miles from home selling Bibles door-to-door in rural Indiana. Lonely, homesick and missing my girlfriend, I wasn’t doing too well selling Bibles.  And I wasn’t making any money. Reluctantly, I was knocking on doors, but my heart really wasn’t in it.  I was discouraged. I stopped at a pretty little...

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Thinking Like A Genius

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Achievement, Books, Common Sense, Genius, Human Resources, Inspiration, Personal Development, Self Improvement, Self-help, Wisdom | 0 comments

Thinking Like A Genius The natural function of the brain is to learn, to explore, and to expand its own mental powers.  We have in our head a vast, substantially-dormant super bio-computer, the human mind, given to us free at birth. The nature of genius is in all human beings; it is the nurture of that nature that is all-important; this view has been held by many of the great geniuses...

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