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The Importance of reading Great Books!

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The importance of reading great books!
By Douglas Vermeeren

Often people ask me what’s the one single thing that they could do to elevate their mindset, inject new and effective ideas into their business and increase their ability to get to their most important goals. The answer is really simple read more great books.

As I interviewed and conducted research into more than 400 of the worlds top achievers one of the biggest common attributes among them was that they were avid readers of great books. They recognized the importance of learning and made every effort to do so. I want to clarify that it wasn’t just a matter of reading anything – they specifically chose good books that would lift them higher. As every moment of your day is precious you must also chose your reading the same way.

I need to clarify I am not against reading for entertainment. There are some amazing and brilliant stories. But the kind of reading I am talking about is what I saw first hand develop people into leaders. The sections at the bookstore that they frequent most are business, self-help, economics and biography. I have tried to do the same. What you fill your mind with most determines what you will think about most. What you think about most determines what you feel about and decide to take action on. When you fill your mind with powerful strategies you are no longer acting haphazardly to create results. You actually have strategies that work and will get you what you are looking for.

The bottom line is that if you don’t know how to do a thing you can learn it from books.

A second highly valuable side effect of reading books from the best minds available is that in a sense they become your teachers, mentors and even peers. You may heard it said that you become like those you spend time with. Each page you spend in a book with an expert gives you a deeper relationship with them. Their thoughts become synergized with yours and new results are created altogether.

In conducting my interviews with the worlds top achievers I tried to read books these individuals had written before I met them. This also gave me great insight into what I need to learn from them when we had a chance to spend face to face time in real life. Many of the success strategies they had written about in their books I was able to learn even deeper when I saw how they implemented the strategy in real life.

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Books also have a power and magic that videos and audios can’t capture. The learning style of reading is altogether different than just watching a video or learning. Watching and learning have great merit as well. But in a book a reader can progress at their own pace, take notes, annotate and allow the physical written word to imprint in their mind. Studies have demonstrated that the power of recall is often more powerful with information that is read versus information that is watched or heard.

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Reading also allows you to pick up the pace when learning. You can progress at whatever speed you choose and you can even jump to things that you want to learn immediately. When I first started in personal development I tried to get my hands on and red everything I could get my hands on. In the short space of three months I once read just over 100 books. That was a little over one a day. I started early in the day and read through the day every chance I got and then read into the night. It was a push to do it and I certainly don’t run at that pace now. In fact, instead of trying to get through books quickly I have actually tried the reverse. I go slow and aim not for page count but for pay understanding. Recently I even decided to read a book three times in a row before putting it back on the book shelf. Speed isn’t the goal. Comprehension and implementation is.

As I mentioned reading great books was a common attribute of all the top achievers I encountered and that fact alone should convince you to get reading more. What you learn determines what you can earn. And great books are the best place to start.
DV Photo 1Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.

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Do you want to achieve More? How did you start your day? BAM #12

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Do you want to achieve more? How did you start your day? BAM #12
By Douglas Vermeeren

All success is a matter of habit. What you repeatedly do determines the outcomes and results you will experience. It’s as simple as that. Or is it?

Most of us know what we want. We also have desires to make our lives better. We also have relatively clear ideas of some of the immediate things that we can do better and need to improve. So what’s keeping us from implementing these elevating ideas and strategies? What’s keeping us from locking the habits of success into our daily routine?

The answer may surprise you.

All success is found in how you start your day. If you own you morning you’ll own your day.

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Over the last decade I have had the opportunity to study the lives of more than 400 of the worlds top achievers. Among this group were world class athletes, top business leaders, celebrities and high powered entrepreneurs. As I looked for the elements of success I looked at things both on a macro level (meaning the big picture) but I also was very interested in thing on the micro level (meaning the tiniest of details.)

I am a firm believer that the macro is a composition of the micro and that the biggest successes are found in the smallest moments, decisions and activities. As I tried to find a common denominator among the small details there was one striking feature among all of them.

It was how they started their day. Top achievers and successful people start their day very differently than the average person. I believe this difference sets off a chain reaction that allows them to achieve not only more through out the day – but to achieve the things that add the most progress and advantage to their day as well.

Here’s a list of ten things I noticed about how they start their day.

Early riser – They begin by rising earlier than most. In the early hours of the morning they have solitude to dial into the things that are most important to them without the distractions of the day. It is interesting to notice that those who remain in bed and hit the snooze button to start their day also hold back and hesitate to get actively involved later in the day. Holding back rather than pouncing forward are a habit that starts immediately.

Self work – The top achievers that I observed started the morning by working out both their body and their mind. I recently read a report on how Barack Obama, President of the United States begins his day before any meetings with a 45 minute work out. Oprah Winfrey begins with a morning meditation. Howard Schultz of Starbucks begins the morning with a long walk with his dogs. Exercise and contemplation are both activities that put you in an empowered state for the remainder of the day.

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Avoid criticism, negativity or urgency – The world around us has great power to influence us. Often the information, personalities and events we come into contact with first thing in the morning shape how we will view the rest of the day and direct the energy with which we view our circumstances. Top achievers that I observed actually do not start out the day with the news or by checking email. They set their own emotional temperature before they accept the influence of others.

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Determine their highest priorities and values – Some of the top achievers I studied did this the night before as well and then reviewed it again in the morning. After taking their own time for exercise and reflection the top achievers then reviewed their day and prioritized how it would be spent. They evaluated things not in terms of creating a to do list but by evaluating what needs to be done to move them closer to their big picture goals. They often focused on what they really wanted not just stuff that needed to be completed. Most average people fill their day with habitual activities that don’t move them closer to their goals. They live their day in reaction mode rather than proactively. As a result most people spend their day putting out fires and not accomplishing the things that inspired or encouraged them. Steve Jobs was well-known for asking this question in the morning, “Would I do what I’m about to do if today was last day on earth?” He found if he answered no too often he was on the wrong path.

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How we start our morning is an important part of setting out how our day will move forward. Days are what make up our life. We need to treat each day as a valuable gift. When we use these small units of time as a tool to achieve what’s most important to us we create a live that is powerful and exciting.

 

How will you start your mornings going forward? Will you change the routines and habits that you currently have? If you do you’ll find that everything will change. So what are you waiting for? Get started!

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Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.

http://www.DouglasVermeeren.com http://www.PersonalPowerMasteryEvent.com http://www.PersonalPowerMasterySchoolPrograms.com

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An Awesome life is living your life by decision. You are where you want to be, doing the things that excite you, inspire you and bring out the best in you and in those around you.

Douglas Vermeeren announces new Brand and Seminar series

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Douglas Vermeeren announces new Brand and seminar series

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A lot of people have been writing in to me about my recent posts around the BAM movement. (Be Awesome Movement) The comments have been encouraging and exciting. I have received several comments asking specifically why I don’t share more of these ideas in my seminars. The truth is that I used to. In fact, these are the kinds of things that I taught when I first started in personal development and I loved it. I felt these lessons really made a difference in the lives of those I was teaching and it made me feel good to help so many people on a personal level.

I kind of gravitated away from this over time because most event organizers wanted me to teach about some of the successes I was having in business and financially. I like teaching those things too and I probably still will from time to time.

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But today I would like to announce that I am introducing my new brand PERSONAL POWER MASTERY. The tools included in the initial program will share strategies on how to:

Create a more inspiring life
Make more effective decisions
Get those decisions to stick when things in your life are difficult
Overcome limiting beliefs permanently
The true way goals are set and achieved (Which surprisingly I haven’t found anyone teaching yet.)
Set up effective boundaries to stay positive in a negative world
Create more abundance in your life
Improve your relationships at business and at home
Take charge of your situation and create the results you want in all areas of your life
Recognize how your thoughts are becoming things
What the law of probability is and how is changes everything
Why top achievers success where others failure

And much more.

And that is what I’m choosing to focus on in level 1. I am excited about this content because I know from experience with past student – IT IS LIFE CHANGING!

As a result of this material:
I have a student who repaired a relationship that was destined for divorce.
I have a student lose close to 200 pounds and keep it off.
I have a student who developed a 6 figure business directly coming out of a bankruptcy.
I have a student who immediately increased his sales closing rate by 65%
I have a student who overcame substance addictions and suicidal thoughts
I have a student who grew his client list to the extent where he received two massive promotions in three months.

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There have been so many success stories with this material. It is unique and powerful. It will change your life too.

My invitation to you is to register for a personal power event in your city and come and learn for yourself. I look forward to meeting you soon!

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June 2, 2016 at 11:44 pm

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Douglas Vermeeren to appear on Make it Happen with Mel Robbins/Nationally Syndicated Talk Radio Program.

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Mel Robbins hosts the call-in advice show Make It Happen With Mel Robbins. She has interviewed celebrities Donald Trump, Mandy Moore, Robin Roberts and Bill Cosby. Robbins is a contributor on CNBC and appears regularly on Donny Deutsch’s show “The Big Idea.” She also appears on GMA Now, ABC News Now, and Fox Business. She has

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appeared on Oprah, HGTV, INC Magazine, NYTimes, Boston Magazine, and MAXIM. Her show is syndicated in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Boston, Las Vegas and more.

Douglas Vermeeren will be on the show talking about the upcoming film “How Thoughts Become Things” the “Neuroscience of Success” training programs and several other great tools to help you build success like:

The 5 ways your brain learns

How to create change that lasts

The 3 filters of how your brain sees

The Ripple Effect

How top achievers think

And more!