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January 31, 2015

Motivate Me: Follow Your Passion, Find Your Power by Bob Doyle

MOTIVATE ME is a new, and sporadic, feature here in Talk Supe, and something I've been wanting to do for the longest time. 

So what is this about? MOTIVATE ME is inspired by my life's journey. I don't want to get all sappy and personal, the short of it is I started this change in my life a few years back and it's been a long, arduous, and sometimes rewarding journey so far. I'm not at the finish line yet and just like when you run for a marathon, it's all about endurance and perseverance. I have to admit, I've been tempted so many times to just throw in the towel and give up, but looking back I've come a long way and now's not the time to quit. 

So aside from my faith, I turn once in a while to self-help books. Just to give me a little boost of inspiration and at times a dash of courage to continue and maintain my eye on the prize. MOTIVATE ME is really a personal post, something that's more for me, a sort of catharsis if you must and I know YOU, my beloved Supies, aren't the target audience for this so I'd totally understand if you ignore me, that's okay. At the same time, thanks for giving me a hall pass, you have no idea how much this is needed!


Follow Your Passion, Find Your Power: Everything You Need to Know about the Law of Attraction by Bob Doyle
Format: Audiobook
Narrated by: James James
Length: 4 hours, 50 mins
Release Date: March 8, 2012
Publisher: Audible Studios
Purchase: Audible


Remember The Secret by Rhonda Byrne? Well I'm one of those people who lapped it up and did my best to imbibe its teachings. See I'm a pessimist by nature, I'm the type who always hope for the best but braces for the worst and though this attitude has its merits, more often than not I come across as a downer. And that sucks when you're around joyful and hopeful people. Now for some changing this might be easy but for me, it was a hard habit to break because thinking the worst case scenario is almost like second nature to me so I decided to seek help and change this part of my life. 

Bob Doyle was one of the featured speakers in The Secret and one of my favorite motivational speaker. You might say that some of the things he's "preaching" is common sense, and I couldn't agree with you more! However when you're down on your luck and swimming in a cesspool of disappointment, common sense stops becoming so common and sometimes one needs a reminder to get things in perspective. 

WHAT'S IT ABOUT: The Law of Attraction is the main focus in Follow Your Passion, Find Your Power and though we've heard a lot of things about this [not so] new age idea, BDoyle took it further and deeper. I especially liked how he addressed the naysayers and shared his two cents regarding attracting negative things. My favorite part are the release exercises, he shared techniques on how to let go of negative thoughts and feelings followed by steps how to stay positive. My favorite and the one I've been doing since is the Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT routine (you may find tutorials on youtube).

NARRATION: I do prefer non-fiction over fiction audio books. The way I process motivational books is the same way I'd listen to a lecture or a sermon, I find myself paying attention more and absorbing what's being said. I guess it's the conviction of the speaker that does it for me. It took me a bit to get into James James' narration, it felt like he was reading off a textbook at first but eventually warmed up. Personally I hope it was Mr. Doyle himself who read the book to us. 

MOTIVATING?: Absolutely! Again I know some of the things he said are common sense but for a pessimist and overthinker like myself, this is a much needed lecture. I've relistened to a few chapters since finishing Follow Your Passion, Find Your Power and I'm sure it won't be the last.








24 comments:

  1. I thinks this is a cool feature. Unique for sure. It's fun to hear about different kind of books.

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  2. Interesting. I confess it's not really my kind of books... When I try things like that I tend to stop in the middle lol. I have 2 at home and one day I'll try! Yes!!!! or finish them lol it's a good thing too.

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    1. That's okay, I stay away from books like this in the past too until an opportunity arose where I sort of needed it.

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  3. Fun feature! I am so glad you liked this so much and that it really did motivate you!

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  4. YAY! Another Secret and Law of Attraction fan :) I think it really, really helps too, both myself, my family and other people around me. I now manage to think positive 99% of the time, and so it's much easier to grab a hold of a negative thought and banish it :)
    Motivation is important, and I'm glad you're sticking with your changes, even if it's not always easy, Braine.
    Have a great weekend!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. You have no idea how relieved I am to know this, Lexxie! I feel a little insecure when I posted this. I know a lot of people think this bandwagon is "weird" so I love you for getting me this way! Muah! You're a godsend!

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    1. That's okay, I think a lot of people are skeptical about it :)

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  6. I'm glad you're sharing your journey with us. I really fell off the positivity wagon last year.

    I feel refreshed and refocused now so it's always nice to see what's working for other people & maybe find new inspiration for myself.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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    1. I feel yah, when life beats you down it's hard to stay hopeful sometimes. It's a struggle but heck, I gotta try! Glad to you know you're back on track, Karen :)

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  7. I love this feature Braine! One of my goals for this year is to be less of a pessimist, because I am a huge one and have been for a very long time. I will definitely keep this in mind- thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. We really are sisters! LOL

      We gotta try, Lee, life's too short to not hope for the best. I know it's easier said than done but I'm doing my best to make that my mantra this year.

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  8. I try to be a bit of both when it comes to positive/negative. I'm all for a can-do spirit, but I don't believe in going in blithely naive either. Skepticism like anything else isn't a bad thing when its in balance. Hope and belief are powerful things. That's cool that you are remind yourself of these things often with books and speakers and sermons. Love the new feature.

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    1. I think balance would be the first step for me and it's been a conscious effort. I'm too much of a defeatist sometimes and it's annoying because I hate it in my book heroines. Projection much? LOL

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  9. I haven't read a self help book in ages, but I think listening instead of reading them may be better. Love the new idea :)

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    1. Thanks for checking it out, Sharonda :)

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