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The Personal Development Carnival, September 2, 2007 Edition

Welcome to the September 2, 2007 edition of the personal development carnival! This is the first time I am hosting the personal development carnival and I want to thank everyone for your overwhelming support! Please take your time to read through these quality empowering submissions…

Chris_SS presents Introverted Traits That Can Hold Back Your Social Success posted at How to have more social success.

Matthew Paulson presents Have a Will and a Living Will? You're Not Done Yet. posted at Getting Green.

Golbguru presents The (Lack Of) Relationship Between Intelligence And Wealth posted at Money, Matter, and More Musings, saying, “Of the ingredients essential to become wealthy, “intelligence” isn't one of them. Ambition, willpower, discipline, and emotional stability are necessary and they essentially do not depend on intelligence.”

Silicon Valley Blogger presents Does Size Matter: How Small A House Are You Willing To Live In? posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Some people are able to live simply and frugally to the point of even downsizing their homes. Living smaller is certainly better for the environment but is this something we can handle?”

FitBuff presents Out of Body Experiences: Medical Mysteries or Scientific Explanation? posted at's Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, “Out of body experiences have long been a medical mystery, but a new study broke new ground in actually being able to trigger the phenomenon on demand. The implications of this research could apply to everything from life-saving technology to virtual reality video games. But, do you think there is more to some people's out of body experiences that can't be explained quite so easily?”

Adam Khan presents The Top Ten Ways To Raise Your Mood posted at, saying, “Each principle is a link that goes to a short article on the method.”

Dominic Tay presents Is Success A Must?? posted at Personal Development For Winners – Dominic Tay Dot Com, saying, “There are probably hundreds and thousands of books out there that could help you achieve success in life. But are you committed to succeed? Most importantly, is success a must for you? Or is it just a mere want or hope? Here's a three-part series to teach you how you can achieve success by making it a ‘must' for you to achieve your goals.”

Luciano Passuello presents How to Recall an Entire Book in 5 Minutes or Less posted at Litemind, saying, “Have you ever read a great book, and after only a short period of time could recall just one or two ideas from it?”

Warren Wong presents Do You Have An Abundant Mindset? posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, “Do you have an abundant mindset? Here's four questions that will allow you to see just how much you like your fellow human beings.”

Corinne Edwards presents WRITING YOUR BOOK – How to begin posted at Personal Growth with Corinne Edwards, saying, “Many people have told me that they intend to write a book SOMEDAY! When they retire – when they have time. This is an article meant to help them jumpstart the process.”

GP presents Horse Feet Dont Fail Me Now posted at Fish Creek House – INNside Innkeeping, saying, “Riding inspires honesty. and reveals myself to me. There aren't a lot of shortcuts to be taken when learning to ride farther and/or faster.”

Susan Kerr Jacoby presents The Practice of Attraction ~ Desperate Need or Joyful Want? posted at The Practice of

Tom Spanton presents Happiness posted at From where you are to where you want to be – Personal Development Resources From TRCoach.

edithyeung presents Disempowering Phrases Successful People Never Say posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act..

Rolf F. Katzenberger presents Successful meetings, or: The Great Commandment of Communication posted at Evomend | Timeless resources for personal organization., saying, “You've completed the room reservation in time. You've arranged for coffee and beverages. You've set up the agenda and mailed it in advance to all participants. All feedback has been incorporated, of course. All flip chart supports are loaded with fresh pads of paper. Then the meeting begins. Discussion starts. After a while, you feel like you'd rather be amidst a bunch of howler monkeys during their mating season. Why isn't anybody listening?”

Howard Ditkoff presents The Joy and Power of Discovering True Selves posted at Blog, saying, “In this day and age, many forces conspire to repress our true selves, passions and talents. This makes moments when we suddenly discover something real and genuine – whether an important idea or a musician that exudes soul – extremely moving and powerful. Regaining our true selves leads to purpose and fulfillment, qualities that are crucial in regaining a healthy path for our society and our world. Learn about some ideas (Instant Runoff Voting) and artists (Norah Jones, Amos Lee, Chris Daughtry, Meghan Julius and Kiersten Holine) that exhibit this genuine quality and why there are more resources and tools available than ever before to help you gradually find, develop and promote your talents.”

Lorraine Cohen presents Powerfull Living » Business Success Tip #7 – How To Stop Saying Yes When You Need To Say No posted at Powerfull Living, saying, “Are you ever asked to volunteer for something or work on a project you didn't want to do? Did you feel pressured to say yes when you really wanted to say no? Learn some tips to take charge of you life.”

Miami Phillips presents Why Are We (You) Really Working? posted at Miami Phillips – About Happiness.

Ben Yoskovitz presents How-To Start a Company and Family at the Same Time posted at Instigator Blog, saying, “Starting a business is a huge challenge. Starting a business and a family at the same time is another story. A fun, interesting look at the challenges of starting a business and family together.”

Gary van Warmerdam presents Understanding a Liar at Happiness posted at Happiness, saying, “When dealing with a liar the most important thing is to eliminate your own personal emotional reactions. When you understand some of the dynamics behind the behavior of a liar you can drop your expectations that it should be otherwise and deal with them without emotional upset.”

Carlon Haas presents How Changing Your Appearance Can Lead to Success and Positive Growth posted at Possess Less Exist More.

bluskygirl presents How to Create your Sacred Space posted at Goddess, saying, “Creating a space for you to to decompress, recharge and renew your spirit is essential! Here's how to do it.”

Al presents Morning Coffee for the Soul posted at 7P Productions, saying, “Whether you realize it or not, as the day goes by you are choosing to either spend it to be closer to your dreams or to let it go to waste.”

Pat B. Doyle presents Visualize Your Success posted at Pat B. Doyle.

Dr Martin W. Russell presents Law of Attraction Is Good? posted at Dr Martin W. Russell.

MDB presents Connecting the Dots of Life – Achieve Goals posted at million dollar, saying, “help getting goals finished”

Tupelo Kenyon presents Integrity Through Self-Reliance posted at Tupelo Kenyon, saying, “When you live your life as if the whisperings from your soul really matter, you are living life in your own way, on your own terms, based on your own realizations on what is right . . . what is good . . . and what is true for you. You are tuned into your own station. The signal you are receiving and the message you are broadcasting with the story of your life are both on the same frequency. You are joyfully and gratefully choosing your favorites from the buffet of life. (Enjoy soothing instrumental music as you read plus songs with lyrics related to each article – all free.)”

James Bishop presents Things to Say to Someone With Depression posted at Finding Optimism.

James presents Overcome Belief Barriers to Unconditional Love, Giving and Social Acceptance posted at The Resourceful Mind, saying, “This post discusses how beliefs about changing our beliefs can affect our personal growth. For example, it discusses how fear of loving unconditionally is in fact irrational and explains why this is and what we can do to change it.”

Alex Blackwell presents Coming Into Your Own posted at The Next 45 Years.

Charles H. Green presents Defining Trust by Defining Moments–Larry Craig's posted at Trust Matters, saying, “Idaho Senator Larry Craig's “defining moment” is a study in the betrayal of public trust, with a compelling lesson for what what the character and conduct of a leader should be.”

John Hill presents The Power of Free Will posted at Universe Of Success.

D.M. Cook presents Letting the Universe Live Through You posted at Evolation.

Curtis Penner presents How I Used Food To Beat Depression posted at Be Fit And Strong, saying, “Sitting in the waiting room of my family doctor – waiting for a routine check-up, a poster on the wall scared me half to death. It read…”

Super Saver presents PR Opportunity For Countrywide's CEO posted at My Wealth Builder.

The Happy Rock presents Gender Affects Salaries, But Maybe Not How You Think posted at The Happy Rock, saying, “Changing our attitudes about women, and trying to level the playing field.”

Te-Erika presents Making Room For Your Soul Mate posted at Share My Dream.

Ant presents 5 Ways To Not Get Your Point Across posted at The Beef Jerky Blog.

Maria Gajewski presents Get Excited to Change Faster posted at Never the Same River Twice.

Lola presents Law of Attraction: Make the Conscious Unconscious – part 2 posted at Real World Spiritual and Personal Development, saying, “More tips on reprogramming your mind for success”

George Courtney jr presents What's the Secret to Becoming a Millionaire? It's Your Team posted at The Authentic Bartender Blog.

Matthew Paulson presents How to Donate Your Vehicle to Charity posted at Getting Green.

Laura Young presents Is Your Different Drummer Insane or Are You A Gifted Adult? posted at Dragon Slayer, saying, “If you have been fluctuating between “But everyone else seems so happy. What's wrong with me?” and not giving a rip (“Screw it. I'm the smartest one here. Too bad I'm not smart enough to hide it. Fire me, go ahead, this place is whacked anyway.”) there may be a reason. You might be a gifted adult.”

Raymond David Salas presents The Secret of Perfect Living posted at Power Tools Blog.

Craig Wilson presents I have a Dream! posted at escape from the rat race, saying, “Thankyou for considering my article for inclusion. Craig”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Brain Fitness Program 2.0, MindFit, and much more on Brain Training posted at SharpBrains, saying, “Review and commentary on several New York Times articles related to “brain training””

Kevin Bedell presents Steve Loo is Changing the World posted at 21st Century Citizen.

Millionaire Mommy Next Door presents Help Me David Wann Kenobi; You're My Only Hope! posted at Millionaire Mommy Next Door, saying, “My name is Paige and I am an Afflueholic. It began with watching the Brady Bunch. They always had the grooviest stuff. If David Wann (co-author of Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic) were here in this room with me right now, I would have a few questions to ask him. Well, first I would have to clear my pile of stuff off of the nearest chair so he could sit down.”

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hiutopor says:


Very interesting information! Thanks!


Thanks for including my post! I’ve linked back here in The Million Dollar Blog Carnival Roundup (September 7, 2007 Edition) at:

Erin says:

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MDB says:

It’s a great site you have here. Thanks for including my post.

Thank you for including my article, SJ. I’ll be reading over these posts for a couple of hours now, I’m sure!

Al says:

Wow, with all these great posts included in the carnival, I’m proud to have been included. Thank you!

FitBuff says:

Thanks for including our article! I Dugg and Stumbled your carnival.


I cannot tell you how encouraging this is for a new blogger! (but an old writer!)

I so appreciate your recognition.


Corinne Edwards