Part 2: Overcoming Our Fear of Loss

     Though the proceeding story of the Canary Islands tragedy is an extreme case of how fear of experiencing loss can cause someone to override their better judgment, it does serve to remind us how in everyday life we too are prone to make unintentional decisions just to avoid losing. For example, have you found yourself buying something you don’t need because the deal is too good to pass up? Maybe you’ve stayed in a relationship you know is unhealthy and unproductive. Or, perhaps you’ve failed to invest in yourself, even though you’re aching to expand but just don’t want to put in the time or part with the money required to get started. Regardless of what it is, we all can likely relate to experiences in which our fear of loss led us to act in irrational ways.

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Review my Book on YOUR Blog!

Friends:  We are well underway with our mission to help 5 charities through the sales of 10,000 books over 15 days.  I want to remind you that I am inviting 50 bloggers to review my new book on their blog and receive an extra copy they can give away to their readers.  Here's how to participate:

  1. Send me an email at J This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your desire to participate.  Tell me who you are, where I can find your blog, and how I can contact you.
  2. Agree to review the book between now and 31 January 2013
  3. Give away your second copy to your readers in a creative way

I'll review the entries and select the bloggers who will receive copies of my book.

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Part 1: Our Natural Aversion to Loss

     We live in a world where lots of people possess the title of leader. But sadly, we encounter too few leaders who are willing to take a stand against injustice or push the boundaries of progress if doing so puts them at risk of losing something. At a time in our nation’s history when leaders at all levels seem content accepting mediocrity as the norm, many of us left scratching our heads and asking why? I believe one of the primary reasons so many people today are content accepting mediocrity instead of embracing excellence as their preferred way of walking in the world is our very human aversion to experiencing loss.

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Digging for Gold

     It has been reported that at one time Andrew Carnegie was the wealthiest man in America. He came to America from his native Scotland when he was a small boy, did a variety of odd jobs, and eventually ended up as the largest steel manufacturer in the United States. At one time he had forty-three millionaires working for him. In those days a millionaire was a rare person; conservatively speaking, a million dollars in his day would be equivalent to at least one hundred million dollars today.

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Joyous Seasons of Giving

Today we begin our journey together--15 Days, 10,000 Books and 5 Charities.  I look forward to sharing it with you.  As well, if you are a Blogger--or have access to a Blog--I invite you to join us.  Repost and invite as many of your readers to be a part of this movement--towards taking bold action and becoming our best selves.  Sales links for the book are now active for pre-order of the book, scheduled to be on-the-shelves in March.  As soon as the book starts hitting the warehouses in January, however, pre-order sales will start being filled--now is the time to ensure your book purchase has the chance to make a huge-impact on five charities that can surely use our help during this season.  Merry Christmas to all of you, and best wishes for a happy--and extraordinary--2013!

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