List of Things to be Grateful for

List of Things to be Grateful for

Tomorrow’s Sunday and we’ll get to do all the fun stuff that we usually do on Sundays like taking our kids to places they like, like having a nice lunch / dinner at our favorite restaurants, like meeting up with friends etc. Everyday can be a Sunday day too. If we believe it to be so.

We all have so much to be thankful for, no matter what is the circumstances of our lives. If we reflect on the things in our lives, we will be able to see many things that should be grateful for. Many of these things may seem thrivial compared to our seemingly pressing wants. But what we want is not necessarily what we really need. If we focus on what we really need rather than what we want (our wants are mostly the gratification of material possessions), we will see that we have had a bountiful harvest and have much to be thankful for. The best way for us to measure our true “wealth” is to write down all the things we should be grateful for and all the things we don’t have and therefore should be “grateful” for. A sort of “Assets” and “Liabilities” test. If we go through our list, we will see the greater value of true wealth compared to the transitional and often fleeting values of what we want.

Here is What some people say about being Grateful and Positive:

  • “Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for”. – Terry Lynn Taylor
  • “Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery. Today is a Gift. That is Why We Call it the ‘Present’ “Eugénie des Alpages.
  • “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” G. K. Chesterton
  • “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – W. Clement Stone.

To give you a Kick Start, I made up a list of things I should be grateful for. A sort of Happiness Index. Why don’t you do one for yourself? When you have done your own Happiness Index with a positive frame of mind, chances are you will see how fortunate you are. If everybody did an audit on the things they should to be thankful for, we could perhaps increase the Happiness Index throughout the world. So this is . . . . . .

My List of Things to be Grateful for:

  • For Being Able to Wake Up at Any Time I Choose.
  • For Being Able to Laugh at the Silly Things I’ve done.
  • For the Chance to Celebrate another Birthday.
  • For the Reassurance of Family Ties.
  • For the Power of Prayer.
  • For the Release of Closure and Moving On.
  • For the Opportunity to Pay the Price and Make My Dream Come True.
  • For the Fulfillment of Motherhood.
  • For Getting a “Thank You” from Someone.
  • For the Love Lost and the Love Won.
  • For Every Setback that Made Me Stronger.
  • For the Courage to be Persistent but Not Overbearing.
  • For the Feel of the Wind and the Smell of the Rain.
  • For the Promise of all My Tomorrows.
  • For Being Able to Keep in Touch through the Internet.
  • For the Will to Excel and Getting Others to Excel too.
  • For the Knowledge to Help People Make Money rather than Giving Them Cash.
  • For the Courage to Admit When I’m Wrong.
  • For Not Being too Proud to Learn New Things.
  • For Not Being Embarrassed for Who I Am.
  • For a Cool Night Under the Stars.
  • For Having a Nice, Warm Bed to Sleep in.
  • For Being Able to Learn New Things Each and Everyday.
  • For the Smile I Received.
  • For the Help I Got.
  • For the Food I Ate Today.
  • For My Favorite Drink.
  • For a Roof Over My Head.
  • For Peace in the World and Peace of Mind.
  • For Freedom of Every Kind.
  • For the Joy of Positive Music.
  • For the Motivational Books.
  • For Movies of Good Values.
  • For the Gift of Overcoming My Fears and Failures.
  • For Never Replaying Mental Images of Disappointments and Regrets.
  • For the Bliss of Going On-Stage and Delivering My Speech.
  • For the Deliverance in Being Able to Forgive and Forget.
  • For the Happiness of Helping Others.
  • For the Rewards of Good Health.
  • For the Love of My Loved Ones.
  • For Having Good Friends and Relatives I Can Rely On.
  • For Strangers Who Will Become My Friends Tomorrow.
  • For the Gift of Sight.
  • For a Good Pair of Arms and Legs.
  • For Standing Up when I Stumble and Fall.
  • For Being Able to Stand Up for My Rights.
  • For Being Able to Reflect on My Greatest Weakness, and Realize how it is My Greatest Strength.
  • For the Ability to Think and Act.
  • For Being Able to Recognize Long Term Benefits and Values.
  • For the Bounty of Happiness.
  • For Not Sweating over the Small Stuff.
  • For the Payoffs of Time Management.
  • For the Joy of Sharing My Life Story with Others.
  • For the Fulfillment of Mentoring.
  • For Being Able to Spend Money without Counting the Cost.
  • For Saving Enough Money for a Rainy Day.
  • For Having Sufficient Investments in My Retirement Account.
  • For Being Able to Support Worthwhile Charities.
  • For Good Weather and Clean Air.
  • For the Sun – the source of all our energy.
  • For all the Good Things I have Done in My Life.
  • For the Great Many Things I am Going to Do Tomorrow.
  • For Living the Dream.
  • For Being an Open, Caring and Sharing Person.
  • For Not Giving Up.
  • For Being Able to See the Good and the Value in other People.
  • For the Opportunity to Stand on Top of a Mountain.
  • For Seeing the Positive in a Negative World.
  • For the Blessings of a Great Career and Business.
  • For Being in a High Growth Industry.
  • For Being Able to Help Others Start a New Business.
  • For Keeping My Cool Today.
  • For Not Taking Myself Too Seriously.
  • For the Opportunity of Doing Something New.
  • For Being Able to Finish What I Started.
  • For Being Able to Cry when I’m Happy.
  • For Being Able to just Be Myself.
  • For Having a Nice Warm Bath.
  • For Being Able to Cruise in My Car.
  • For Being Able to take annual Vacations in Interesting & Exotic Places.
  • For Qualifying for Many Awards and Conventions.
  • For All the Mistakes I Made, which made me none the wiser.
  • For Knowing the Difference between Gratitude, Thankfulness, Appreciation, Perspective and Joy, and the Wisdom to Give it.
  • For the Incomparable Beauty of Being Unique.
  • For Being True to Myself.
  • For All The Little Blessings I Take For Granted.
  • For My Sense of Humor.
  • For My Goals, My Hopes and My Dreams.
  • For My Faith in Myself.
  • For Every Breath I Take.
  • For Living in an Blue Oasis encircled by the Infinitesimal Voidness of Space.
  • For the Unseen Force that Guides Me.

When I think of new things to be grateful for, I will add them to the top of the list.
Make Your Own List of Things To Be Grateful For. Make Your Happiness Index Long, Make it Personal, and please do Share it with the World.

Watch YouTube video: The Gratitude Dance


So, here is the List of Things you have to do:

  1. Make a List of the Things To Be Grateful For
  2. Turn on the Video
  3. Do the Gratitude Dance Every Single Day!
  4. Spread the Message
  5. Share Your List.

The World is Waiting . . . . .

More Things To Be Grateful For.

© – list of things to be grateful for

True Rags to Riches Stories

True Rags to Riches Stories

There are many Rags to Riches stories in Direct Sales. An opportunity to earn a very high income from a low investment – if you persevere and choose the right company to work with.

Choose the Right Network Marketing Company:

Like what my mentor and sponsor would always say “If you join the wrong company (meaning companies which is not going to last very long), you have already failed from day one.All your work will go to waste when the company closes down.  All your efforts will then come to nought and there’ll be no rags to riches stories for you if you join the wrong company.

Have a Big Outcome:

Have A Clear and Crystallized Vision of your Future.When your outcome is big, you are not perturbed by the problems and obstacles you may face along the way.If your Vision is unclear, you will surely stumble and fall.You will get discouraged and quit.That is why so many people fail .Their Vision is blurred. He will not work with anyone who does not have a clear vision.

More Heart:

Most people like to say “I Must Work Hard”.I’d say “More Heart ♥ Put More Passion Into Your Work”.

More Action:

Big & Clear Vision + Right Massive, Consistent Action = Big Outcome.

Follow The System:

A Good System should be Simple, Easy, Effective and Duplicable. I use CD tools extensively for my I have many associates in remote places in Asia and they in turn learn from Leaders through such training CDs.

My recorded speeches made at company Conventions as far back as 2001 are used as motivational tools for my associates. It is no wonder, that many of the Thai and other Asian delegates at regional conventions recognized me even if I don’t know them personally.

Nancy Long’s CD used as unicity marketing tool in Thailand

My 8 Step System:

  1. Be a Franchise Owner / Associate
  2. Set Your Dreams and Target
  3. Name List
  4. Invitation
  5. Show the Plan
  6. Follow Up
  7. Work With the System
  8. Planning and Consultation

The remarkable difference between Singapore and the neighboring countries is that we did not bargain with the company for a lower Start Up amount or a Lower Maintenance. From day one, they stuck to the 500PV (equivalent to S$1200) of initial purchase of products if someone wants to start the MLM business and a Monthly Commitment of 200 PV (about S$500).I wouldn’t to waste time with someone who is not able to raise S$1200 to start a big business.

For those who are unable to consume S$500 worth of product per month, they can, for example, use S$100 and sell S$400.

We were in for a surprise!We found out that many people actually used more than S$500 worth of products per month for themselves and their family.They even wiped out stocks in Singapore because of the high demand.

My team have come a long way.(It is not that long ago – 4-5 years – to go from zero income to a 7 figure annual income (US$, not Baht!).

Amazing to see so many young people ages 20-30 earning between S$10,000-S$30,000 per month.They are  ordinary folks who have Big Dreams.They come from all walks of life – from teachers, nurses, government employees, clerks, secretaries to professionals, and owners of businesses.

For the last 20 years, my mentor been in and out of many network marketing / mlm / direct sales companies.Most of the time, the lifespan of these companies were far shorter than his tenure in the company. Each time a MLM or direct sales company collapsed, he lost everything.He even started his own network marketing company.He finally gave up because it could not provide him the lifestyle he dreamed of:Time + Money Freedom. I’m lucky I did not have to go through such an ordeal

He was also a consultant to some network marketing / MLM companies and that too did not last long. Deep in his heart, he knew that the only way for him to get what he wanted is to build a very successful franchise in a proven company (which has a good track record and offers real, marketable products). The opportunity came when a Presidential Sapphire spoke to him about the business.

The initial start up period  was no plain sailing. At one stage (in 2004), his Associates were reduced from a few hundreds to just a handful.In spite of this major setback, he believed deep in his heart that the business can make his dreams come true.So he persisted with the remaining few leaders and within a few years, they brought in thousands of new Associates.

We also attended the company Seminars and they were packed with more than 2000 enthusiastic people.

His success is an inspiration to millions across Asia. During the trip, we came across many other successful and inspirational direct selling stories.I will share these rags to riches stories with you at another time.

The Thais are experiencing great success with another 30% growth in August 2007.Despite having 100 or more network marketing companies / MLM operating in Thailand, health drinks are selling like hot cakes.It is a drink of choice for their film stars, doctors, politicians, right down to taxi drivers, construction workers.This is a testimony to the efficacy of the company products.

Towards the end of September 2007, the company had a team over 200 delegates to the Japan Convention. By the time they get to Japan, they will have more than 250 new top ranking Associates.This is certainly cause for celebration in the Thai camp. And a victory for direct sellers.

Tip #1 – Join the Right Company

You must join the right company if you want to succeed in a network marketing business / MLM:

The business has a level playing field. People who come in “late” into the business, not only have a chance of doing well, but even exceeding the earnings of those who joined earlier. This is the true test of a good network marketing / MLM company.

With the right company, everyone can succeed – even physically handicapped people, who is wheelchair bound.He became Senior Associate within a few months of joining the company!

Hearing & talking to them is such an inspiration! “People look at me as a person on wheelchair, but my brain is not sitting on a wheelchair! My Dreams do not sit on a wheelchair!” If a physically disabled person simply would not let his handicap stop him from pursuing his Dreams, what about the rest of us?. How often do we meet able people who have forgotten how to Dream? Or worse still, don’t believe they could achieve their Dreams? Let’s share this amazing life story of Pong Sak with them, for it could reignite their dreams.

On being asked how he managed to travel all the way from Chiang Mai to attend the Rally in Bangkok, he said “My heart is with the company, if I want to be there, I will get there!” How powerful!

Similarly, I won’t let excuses stop me from pursuing what I feel is important to me! I’ll just simply do it till I get it – that’s the most valuable lesson for me. If disabled person can do it, so can I!

Tip #2 – Be a Great Leader

The only way to succeed in direct sales is to be a great leader.

A successful Bangkok Business Rally and the following day’s full day training had a turnout of more than 2000 people. The Thais are not only growing , they are growing bigger and faster.

When I saw the size of the crowd attending the Rally, it immediately gave me a motivating thought. The only way to grow to a size like that is to have a good number of leaders. The bigger the organization we want to build, the more leaders we need to have.

We saw a couple of Presidential Club members moving up the ranks during this trip. This is encouraging as it shows that the growth is consistent with people moving up in a predictable manner.

We have all heard company’s CEO talk about the importance of leadership, here in Thailand we got to see leadership at its best. For how can a man run host an event for more than 2000 associates all by himself? Not to mention 2 concurrent sessions of training in one day. Bottom line: Size of Organization = Number of Leaders.

So I guess the question is how do we get a good number of leaders in our organization? Well, we can look at the success of the Thais for inspiration, we can look at our immediate up line for guidance or we can look at the mirror and start working with that person.

Tip #3 – Have a BIG Dream

One of my leaders said “I am inspired to develop myself and more importantly lead myself even more just like how my up line, Nancy Long does, setting an great example and walking the talk. If the Thais can do it, so can we”.

I admire the enthusiasm of Thai people and their Business Associates. Whether young or old, they joined the company with a clear dream in mind.

The turnout of the Rally on the 8 September 2007 was truly awesome. Two thousand plus of them coming to the event with so much energy and enthusiasm! All of them came for the Rally with the correct attitude. Wearing different color polo t-shirts, they reflect unity in diversity.

People who are serious about the network marketing business must know how to dream.They know, too, what it takes to achieve the dream. For example, a Thai lady from the province taught us that anyone can do the business successfully as long as they put their hearts and souls into it. Initially, she did not even dare to talk to people.However, driven by her dream, she learn to open up and persevere, and talk to as many people as possible. She now owns a Mercedes car. Her husband helps to chauffeur her from province to province so she can deliver products. She now has no problems talking to a big group of people.

Tip #4 – Do Whatever it takes to be Successful

My strategy is to:

  1. add more names in my contact list,
  2. call more people, meet more people,
  3. talk to more people about the business and products
  4. and therefore achieve a positive growth in my direct sales organization.

Action speaks louder than words. Less Work / Effort = Less Results. On the other hand, More Work / Effort = Better Results.

Another Rags to Riches Story.

How These 2 Books Change My Life and Gave Me the Lifestyle I Always Wanted

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“How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling” by Frank Bettger

“How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling” by Frank Bettger

“How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success” by Frank Bettger.


Frank Bettger (1888-1981) was a Major League baseball player who became jobless after an arm injury while playing the sport.He went into insurance sales but was asked to quit because of his poor sales performance with the company.He was packing his personal belongings and was getting ready to leave when he overheard his boss speaking to a group of sales people.

This is what he heard:

Gentlemen, after all, this business of selling narrows down to one thing – just one thing . . . seeing the people! Show me any man of ordinary ability who will go out and earnestly tell his story to four or five people every day, and I will show you a man who just can’t help making good!

Walter LeMar Talbot, President of the Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance Company.

He decided “Yes, I can do that!”By simply applying the Power of Enthusiasm in his sales techniques, he was able to increase his sales by 700% in ten days.

Frank Bettger momentous decision to undergo a complete personal transformation by putting enthusiasm into everything he did has helped him achieve legendary status in the insurance industry.His book “How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success” is still a best-seller today. Frank was so successful, he was able to retire by the age of 42.

Everybody goes through this phase (of wanting to quit) at one point or another of their career.Many give up, but some go on to achieve greatness.All these successful people did was to put in little more effort and adopt a little more positiveness than the rest. In the process, they secured rewards beyond their wildest dreams.

I believe there is a little Frank Bettger in all of us.If each of us approach and share our story sincerely and enthusiastically to 3-5 persons per day, we will surely achieve our sales target.If we do a little more each day, we will be on our way to enjoying phenomenal sales.

Let’s not think about it.Let’s just do it!


Book Reviews:
Nancy Long:

Frank Bettger’s book has been an inspiration to me and his self-help classic has kept me going through those dark days when I was just starting out on a no-salary commission-based direct selling career.

Although the book was published in 1947, its timeless principles of personal development has stood the test of time. Frank was raised by his improvised widowed mom and had no formal education beyond 6th Grade. Though lacking in a formal education, he strongly believed and developed a passionate hunger for continuous learning and skills acquisition.

He introduced to me the concept of making the car my very own mobile study room. Instead of listening to music, I always had several “study” cassette tapes (now CDs) in my car which I would listen to again and again until the key success principles were permanently imprinted into my mind. He also instilled in me the value of books. A library of good books is like a circle of learned friends who will support you when you’re down and out and lift you up when you are on top of the world.

Even if you don’t have a car of your own, you can still own a mobile library. All you need is to convert your Audio Books into mp3 and play it on your mp3 or Ipod player. Listen to it on public transport, when you’re walking or having some refreshments. Nourish your mind as well as your body, and you will see the changes you desire.

The book has a wealth of gems from Frank Bettger like:

“I no longer worry about being a brilliant conversationalist. I simply try to be a good listener. I notice that people who do that are usually welcome wherever they go”.


Frank Bettger’s 3 Secrets to Sales Success

  1. Know a sales process and follow it!
  2. Set specific goals and stick to them.
  3. Track your activity and reflect on the data.

Read his book and learn in detail how these 3 aspects of the sales process can improve your sales dramatically. Book Topics include:

  • The Power of Enthusiasm
  • How to Conquer Fear
  • The Key Word for turning a Skeptical Client into an Enthusiastic Buyer
  • The Quickest Way to Win Confidence
  • How to Deliver a Winning Sales Talk
  • Seven Golden Rules for Closing a Sale

Dale Carnegie:

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling will be helping salesmen, regardless of whether they are selling insurance, or shoes, or ships, or sealing wax, long after Frank Bettger has passed away.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale:

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling has helped me immeasurably, and anyone who wants to be a successful person should read it.

This 255 page book is the Bible for everyone who wants to be successful in selling. Here are the book chapters for “How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling ” by Frank Bettger. Buy it and make it a part of our reference library. It will come in handy when you have some problems in selling:

Introduction Chapter:

Introduction: What I Think of This Book by Dale Carnegie

Author’s Preface: How I Happen to Write this Book

Part One: These Ideas Lifted Me Out of the Ranks of Failure

Chapter 1: How One Idea Multiplied My Income and Happiness

Chapter 2: This Idea Put Me Back into Selling After I had Quit

Chapter 3: One Thing I did that Helped me Destroy the Biggest Enemy I Ever Had to Face

Chapter 4: The Only Way I Could get Myself Organised

Summary – Part One.

Part Two: Formula for Success in Selling

Chapter 5: How I Learned the Most Important Secret of Salesmanship

Chapter 6: Hitting the Bull’s-Eye

Chapter 7: $250,000 Sale in 15 Minutes

Chapter 8: Analysis of the Basic Principles Used in Making that Sale

Chapter 9: How Asking Questions Increased the Effectiveness o My Sales Interviews

Chapter 10: How I learned to Find the Most Important Reason Why a Man should Buy

Chapter 11: The Most Important Word I have Found in Selling has only 3 Letters

Chapter 12: How I find the Hidden Objection

Chapter 13: The Forgotten Art that is Magic in Selling

Summary – Part Two

Part Three: Six Way to Win and Hold the Confidence of Others

Chapter 14: The Biggest Lesson I ever Learned About Creating Confidence

Chapter 15: A Valuable Lesson I learned about Creating Confidence from a Great Physician

Chapter 16: the Quickest Way I Ever Discovered to Win Confidence

Chapter 17: How to Get Kicked Out!

Chapter 18: I Found This an Infallible Way to Gain a Man’s Confidence

Chapter 19: How to Look Your Best

Summary – Part Three

Part Four: How to make People Want to do Business with You

Chapter 20: An Idea I learned from Lincoln helped me Make Friends

Chapter 21: I became More Welcome Everywhere when I did This

Chapter 22: How I learned to Remember Names and Faces

Chapter 23: The Biggest Reason Why Salesmen Lose Business

Chapter 24: This Interview Taught Me How to Overcome My Fear of Approaching Big Men

Summary – Part Four

Part Five: Steps in the Sale

Chapter 25: The Sale Before the Sale

Chapter 26: The Secret of Making Appointments

Chapter 27: How I Learned to Outsmart Secretaries and Switchboard Operators

Chapter 28: An Idea that Helped Me get into the “Major Leagues”

Chapter 29: How to Let the Customers Help You Make a Sale

Chapter 30: How I Find New Customers and Make Old Ones Enthusiastic Boosters

Chapter 31: Seven Rules I Use in Closing the Sale

Chapter 32: An Amazing Closing Technique I Learned from a Master Salesman

Summary – Part Five

Part Six: Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

Chapter 33: Don’t be Afraid to Fail!

Chapter 34: Benjamin Franklin’s Secret of Success and What it did for Me

Chapter 35: Let You and I Have a Heart to Heart Talk



How to Win Friends and Influence People / Think and Grow Rich

How to Influence Customer Behavior

© – Frank Bettger – How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling

MSG | Heart Diseases and Cancer

MSG | Heart Diseases and Cancer

MSG | Heart Diseases and Cancer.


What is worst than alcohol, nicotine and drugs? Can be found on your kitchen shelves and sold in school canteens, supermarkets etc? It is MSG (MonoSodium Glutamate) a flavoring ingredient for foods. But they are only used in Chinese food right? Wrong! MSG can be found in most common foods as it boosts the marketability of food products (like salt and sugar) and is a cheap food flavoring agent.


MSG can be found in soups, biscuits, meats and even infant milk formulas, in fact, most processed foods and in junk foods. You won’t find MSG on food product labels but the following ingredients could indicate the presence of MonoSodium Glutamate:

  • Gelatin
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein (HVP)
  • Yeast Extract
  • Malted Barley
  • Rice Syrup or Brown Rice Syrup
  • broth, casein, autolyzed, etc, making MSG very difficult for even the most sophisticated health conscious shoppers to detect simply by reading the food label.
  • if the food tastes good, chances are it may have MSG in it.


MSG is said to be linked to obesity, the risk of heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes, insomnia, cancer etc. At the very least, it can give you a heartburn – so called because of a burning sensation near your breastbone caused by gastric juices over-reacting because of MSG.

Studies showed that 40% of the population reacted adversely to high levels of MSG.

Aspartame has similiar compounds as MonoSodium Glutamate.

Our article was featured in website on 3 October 2007.

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Watch this three-part YouTube video by Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon, who says that MonoSodium Glutamate is a dangerous excitotoxin that can make you fat triggering the Big 2 Diseases – Cancer and Heart Disease. According to Dr Blaylock, MSG overexcites your cells to the point of damage, acting like a poison and causing free radical damage.








Women & Heart Attacks

Women & Heart Attacks


Dear friends,

I am forwarding this as it may help save lives, or more importantly that of our loved ones.

I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I’ve ever read. You all take care out there!

Women and heart attacks (Acute Myocardial infarction – AMI)

Did you know that women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have when experiencing heart attack…you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in the movies. Here is the story of one woman’s experience with a heart attack.

“I had a completely unexpected heart attack at about 10 :30 pm with NO prior exertion; NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might’ve brought it on. I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking,“A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.” A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you’ve been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you’ve swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn’t have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation—the only trouble was that I hadn’t taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.

After that had seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasming), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR). This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws.

AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening–we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven’t we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, “Dear God, I think I’m having a heart attack!” I lowered the foot rest, dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead.

I thought to myself “If this is a heart attack, I shouldn’t be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else.but, on the other hand, if I don’t, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in moment.”

I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the Paramedics… I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn’t feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to unbolt the door and then lie down on the
floor where they could see me when they came in.

I then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don’t remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to the Emergency Unit of a nearby hospital on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the Cardiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like “Have you taken any medications?”) but I couldn’t make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to hold open my right coronary artery.

I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least
20-30 minutes before calling the Paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, although the hospital is only minutes away from my home, and my Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stints.

Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want
all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand.

  1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body not the usual men’s symptoms, but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act) It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn’t know they were having one, and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation, and go to bed, hoping they’ll feel better in the morning when they wake up…which doesn’t happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you’ve not felt before. It is better to have a “false alarm” visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!
  2. Note that I said “Call the Paramedics.” Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
  3. Do NOT try to drive yourself to the hospital–you’re a hazard to others on the road, and so is your panicked husband who will be speeding and looking anxiously at what’s happening with you instead of the road. Do NOT call your doctor–he doesn’t know where you live and if it’s at night you won’t reach him anyway, and if it’s daytime, his assistants (or answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn’t carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The Paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need as soon as possible. Your doctor will be notified later.

Don’t assume it couldn’t be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it’s unbelievably high, and/or accompanied by high blood pressure.) MI’s are usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we have of survival.

Article contributed by Helen Lim

Important Things to Note about Heart Attack Symptoms for Women:


Women account for nearly half of all heart attack deaths. Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men.

Women are less likely to believe they are having a heart attack and therefore delay in getting treatment resulting in fatalities.

Women tend to be 10 years older than men when they have their heart attacks. They are likely to be suffering from diabetes and heart diseases.

One Month prior to having a heart attack, 95% of the women experienced new or different sensations like unusual fatigue (70.6-percent), sleep disturbance (47.8-percent), and shortness of breath (42.1-percent).

Less than 43% of women experience chest pains during heart attacks.

Symptoms such as indigestion, sleep disturbances, or weakness in the arms, which women may experience on a daily basis, were recognized as warning signals for Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in the NIH study.

Women’s symptoms are not as predictable as that of men’s. If in doubt, go for a full medical examination including blood test to check for cholesterol levels etc.


The women‘s major symptoms prior to their heart attack include:.

  • Unusual fatigue – 70%
    Sleep disturbance – 48%
    Shortness of breath – 42%
    Indigestion – 39%
    Anxiety – 35%


Major symptoms during the heart attack include:

    Shortness of breath – 58%
    Weakness – 55%
    Unusual fatigue – 43%
    Cold sweat – 39%
    Dizziness, Nausea, or Light-headedness.- 39%
    Pain or discomfort in the center of the chest – 38%
    Pain or discomfort in other areas of the upper body, including the arms, back, neck, jaw, or stomach.

Related NIH research into heart attacks in women includes possible ethnic and racial differences.



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Danger of Getting a Heart Attack When Awakening from Sleep

Danger of Getting a Heart Attack When Awakening from Sleep


You may be in danger of getting a heart attack when you wake up from sleep in the morning.

These are some of the factors which can cause a cardiac attack if you don’t have a healthy heart:

  • Dehydration
  • A bout of anger
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Infectious diseases, like pneumonia or the flu.

When you wake up in the morning, your body releases stress hormones into your bloodstream in preparation of getting your body in motion of rising from bed. This awakening may cause a cardiac arrest if your arteries are clogged with cholesterol-rich plaque.

So reducing the intake of cholesterol into your blood stream is crucial to prevent the plaque build up in your arteries.

Report from the Mayo Clinic and other medical websites:

Sleep apnea: Can it cause heart disease? Sleep apnea, along with its most common symptom, snoring, is more than just annoying. Some evidence suggests sleep apnea (obstructive hypopnea or OSAH) increases your risk of heart disease.

Obstructive Sleep apnea is a disorder that results in brief pauses in breathing during sleep. The word “apnea” is a Greek word meaning “want of breath.” With sleep apnea, breathing pauses can last from 10–30 seconds or more and can occur up to 400 times a night. For some people, sleep apnea will interrupt sleep every 30 seconds, all night long. Sleep apnea is a common and potentially life-threatening condition that frequently goes unrecognized and undiagnosed due to a lack of awareness among physicians and the general public.

Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can affect a person’s ability to safely perform normal daily activities. It is thought that approximately 25 percent of adults are at risk for sleep apnea. Men are more commonly affected than women; other risk factors include middle and older age, being overweight or obese, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Symptoms of Left-Side Heart Failure

This simple test is designed to alert you to the possibility of a sleep disorder. Check any condition below that you have experienced in the past year.

  • I have been told that I snore and hold my breath at night.
  • I wake up with a headache.
  • I have high blood pressure.
  • No matter how hard I try to stay awake, I fall asleep.
  • I suddenly wake up gasping for air.
  • I feel sleepy during the day, even if I slept through the night.
  • I seem to be losing my sex drive.
  • I am overweight.
  • I am irritable, fatigued or have difficulty concentrating.
  • My heart skips a beat or races during the night.
  • Restless sleep
  • Awakening with choking, gasping, or smothering
  • Awakening with chest pain or discomfort
  • Morning dry mouth or sore throat
  • Morning confusion
  • Morning headaches
  • Personality change
  • Memory impairment, difficulty concentrating
  • Impotence
  • Frequent awakenings to urinate

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Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill | How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill |
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill / How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie



Are YOU living your Dream Life? – by Nancy Long

Are YOU set to be one of the millions of New Millionaires in the next 10 years?

Books have transformed my life again and again. Because of these books, I am living the life I always dream about when I was a child – Nancy Long.

I grew up in a small village near rubber plantations in then rural Northern Singapore. The house I lived in was an old wooden house with a roof made of coconut tree leaves. We had lots of unwanted guests in our household like rodents (certainly not one as cute as the rat in the Ratatouille movie). My dad was a school bus driver and my mom was a housewife. Life was tough and we barely got by with what my dad made from his bus service. Having a piece of cake or a bowl of fish-ball noodles was a rare luxury for us – Nancy Long.

From as young as 9 years old, I remembered I made a decision to study hard, get a good job and earn lots of money to take care of my parents and travel around the world. After finishing school, I started work as a clerk in the government service. My salary was a paltry S$175 per month. Three years later, my salary rose to a grand sum of S$210. I decided that the corporate world would pay me more, so I joined a company as a Secretary. Life in the corporate sector proved to be stressful with working hours ranging from 10 to 12 hours per day. After working my butt off for 7 years, my pay was barely S$1,000 per month.

I knew I was on the wrong side of the Wealth Equation – no time, no money, no mentors, no possibilities of wealth in the horizon, and no clue as to how I could change my life.

In 1979, my life was about to change forever. I was then attending a part-time Diploma course on Administrative Management. During one of the sessions, a lecturer, Mr Lim Boon Tong, encouraged the class to write down our goals on how much we wanted to earn in 5 years time. At the same time, he recommended us to read 2 books:

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I wrote my goal: “I want to earn S$5,000 per month on or before 5 years time

He advised that we look at our goals 3 times a day. I read my goal every morning, evening and night. I even pasted my written goal on my dresser mirror and had another in my purse.

At the same time, I started reading the recommended book:”Think and Grow Rich“. After that, I went on to read: “How to Win Friends and Influence People“. The two books prepared me for a new life and a brand new career which allowed me to earn millions and millions of dollars in the years to come.

I was not looking for a get-rich-quick scheme. I wanted a legitimate business which would help me accumulate wealth steadily year by year over a long period of time. I knew from the “Thing and Grow Rich” book, that this could not be accomplished without hard, consistent work and continual self-improvement. Yes, I am an old-fashion marketeer at heart, who wanted a business that would benefit not only me but also my future clients.

But that is another story…. I’ll just leave you with one quote in the Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich” which has greatly influence my beliefs and actions in the years to come:

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.”

Paul J. Meyer quotes

Napoleon Hill

Other Quotes from Napoleon Hill:

“More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.”

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

“A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.”

“Success requires no explanations. Failure permits no alibis.”

“Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”

Napoleon Hill’s The 13 Principles of Success

  1. Desire
  2. Faith
  3. Autosuggestion
  4. Specialized Knowledge
  5. Imagination
  6. Organized Planning
  7. Decision
  8. Persistence
  9. The Master Mind
  10. The Mystery of Sexual Sublimation
  11. The Subconscious Mind
  12. The Brain
  13. The Sixth Sense
  14. … and outwit your Fears.

There is a new edition of Napoleon Hill‘s classic book called “Think and Grow Rich!” (subtitled) “The Original Version, Restored and Revised.” This new edition has 412-pages.

Table of Contents “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

1. Author’s Preface

2. Introduction

3. Three Feet From Gold

4. A Fifty-Cent Lesson In Persistence

5. Desire – The First Step toward Riches

6. Desire Outwits Mother Nature

7. Faith – The Second Step toward Riches

8. Self-Confidence Formula

9. The Power of an Idea

10. Auto-Suggestion – The Third Step toward Riches

11. Summary of Instructions

12. Specialized Knowledge – The Fourth Step Toward Riches

13. Lack of Ambition

14. Imagination – The Fifth Step toward Riches

15. How To Make Practical Use Of Imagination

16. What Would I Do If I Had A Million Dollars

17. Organized Planning – The Sixth Step Toward Riches

18. When And How To Apply For A Position

19. The Capital Value Of Your Services

20. Take Inventory Of Yourself

21. The “Miracle” That Has Provided These Blessings

22. Decision – The Seventh Step Toward Riches

23. Power

24. The Sustained Effort Necessary To Induce Faith

25. Symptoms Of Lack Of Persistence

26. How To Develop Persistence

27. Power – The Ninth Step toward Riches

28. Transmutation – The Tenth Step Toward Riches

29. Why Men Seldom Succeed Before Forty

30. The Subconscious Mind – The Eleventh Step Toward Riches

31. Emotion

32. The Brain – The Twelfth Step Toward Riches

33. The Dramatic Story Of The Brain

34. The Sixth Sense – The Thirteenth Step Toward Riches

35. Building Character Through Auto-Suggestion

36. How To Outwit The Six Ghosts Of Fear

37. The Fear Of Criticism

38. Old Man Worry

39. Self-Analysis Test Questions

40. “Fifty-Seven” Famous Alibis

Dale Carnegie

Book Chapters for Dale Carnegie’s How to Friends & Influence People


Introduction Chapter

Preface to Revised Edition by Dorothy Carnegie

How This Book was Written – and Why by Dale Carnegie

Nine Suggestions on How to Get the Most Out of this Book

Part 1: Fundamental Techniques in Handling People

Chapter 1: If You Want to Gather Honey, Don’t Kick Over the Beehive

Chapter 2: The Big Secret of Dealing with People

Chapter 3: He Who Can Do This Has the Whole World with Him, He Who Cannot Walks a Lonely Way

Part 2: Six Ways to Make People Like You

Chapter 1: Do This and You’ll Be Welcome Anywhere

Chapter 2 : A Simple Way to Make a Good First Impression

Chapter 3: If You Don’t Do This, You are Headed for Trouble

Chapter 4: An Easy Way to Become a Good Conversationalist

Chapter 5: How to Interest People

Chapter 6: How to Make People Lkie You Instantly

Part 3: How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking

Chapter 1: You Can’t Win an Augment

Chapter 2: A Sure Way of Making Enemies – And How to Avoid it

Chapter 3: If You’re Wrong, Admit It

Chapter 4: A Drop of Honey

Chapter 5: The Secret of Socrates

Chapter 6: The Safety Valve in Handling Complaints

Chapter 7: How to Get Co-operation

Chapter 8: A Formula that Will Work Wonders for You

Chapter 9: What Everybody Wants

Chapter 10: An Appeal that Everybody Likes

Chapter 11: The Movies Do It. TV Does It. Why don’t You Do It?

Chapter 12: When Nothing Else Works, Try This

Part 4: Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment

Chapter 1: If You Must Find Fault, This is the Way to Begin

Chapter 2: How to Criticize – And Not be Hated for It

Chapter 3: Talk About your Own Mistakes First

Chapter 4: No One Likes to Take Orders

Chapter 5: Let the Other Person Save Face

Chapter 6: How to Spur People On to Success

Chapter 7: Give a Dog a Good Name

Chapter 8: Make the Fault Seem Easy to Correct

Chapter 9: Making People glad to Do What You Want

End Notes:

A Shortcut to Distinction by Lowell Thomas

The Dale Carnegie Courses

Other Books

Personal Techniques


Dale Carnegie Quotes about Friendships:

  • “When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health and our happiness. Our enemies would dance with joy if only they knew how they were worrying us, lacerating us, and getting even with us! Our hate is not hurting them at all, but our hate is turning our days and nights into a hellish turmoil.”

  • “You can close more business and make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.”

  • “If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.”

  • “When dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bustling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.”

Dale Carnegie Quotes about Winning & Success:

  • “Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”

  • “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.”

  • “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.”

  • “Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.”

  • “You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.”

  • “Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.”

  • “Feeling sorry for yourself, and you present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.”

  • “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”

  • “You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.”

  • “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

  • “First ask yourself: What is the worst that can happen? Then prepare to accept it. Then proceed to improve on the worst.”

  • “Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.”

  • “If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.”

  • “Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.”

  • “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy”

  • “Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.”

  • “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude”

  • “Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.”

  • “If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.”

  • “Many people think that if they were only in some other place, or had some other job, they would be happy. Well, that is doubtful. So get as much happiness out of what you are doing as you can and don’t put off being happy until some future date.”

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