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January 12, 2013
Four years ago this week I made a decision that I knew was coming for the past 45 years. In the words of ole blue eyes, “I’ve lived a life that’s full, I traveled each and ev’ry highway”. But I was ready to travel the biggest unchartered course of all, and ready to no longer be doing things “My Way.” I came home to carry on what my father started.
Here are the top four things I’ve learned over the past four years that have not only kept me alive but actually enabled me to thrive.
People ask me how I do it. The answer is simple: stay focused, work hard, use discretion, have a purpose, and try new things. If they work continue; if they don’t discontinue.
And that, my tremendous friends, is what I’ve learned in four years!
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Tracey C. Jones is the president of Tremendous Life Books. Her father, the late Charlie “Tremendous” Jones, started Executive Books for the purpose of changing the world one book at a time. With an exceptional leadership background, Tracey became the company’s new president in 2009 in order to carry on her father’s legacy.
Tracey was born and raised in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. As a high school graduate anxious to see the world, she attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM, earning an associates degree and an appointment to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In 1988, she earned her degree and commission and entered the Air Force as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Her first assignment to Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina took her overseas, where she participated in the first Gulf War. Upon her return to the States, Tracey moved to Bitburg Air Base, Germany and then RAF Lakenheath, UK where she honed her operational skills and filled command roles of increasing responsibility.
After twelve years as a commissioned officer, Tracey left the Air Force in 2000 and moved to Austin, Texas working for a top manufacturing firm in the semiconductor industry. There, she continued to develop her skills, this time in the civilian workforce as a project manager. While there, she earned an MBA in Global Management. Tracey recently moved back to Pennsylvania from St. Louis where she most recently was the project manager in charge of a diverse base operations service contract for the government. She is excited to be back in her home state, close to her large family, and humbled to carry on Charlie’s legacy and love for books and for Christ. Tracey enjoys biking, golfing, traveling, spending time with her pets, and of course, reading!!!
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December 4, 2012
We could all use a healthy dose of Tremendous this holiday season and Being Tremendous is just the medicine we’ve been looking for! We’ve scoured the archives and created a beautiful, full-color, hardcover book with free DVD that brings Charie Jones, one of the greatest speakers of the last 60 years, to life like never before.
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones rose from a broken home and the squalor of the Great Depression to become a bestselling author, a successful entrepreneur, and one of the top twenty speakers of the 20th century. His speeches and writings, filled with surprising insights and hilarious anecdotes, have changed the lives of thousands and influenced some of the greatest figures of our time.
Open this book to any page and be immersed in the warmth, wisdom, and humor of Charlie Jones. He reaches out to you in these pages so that you, too, may lead a Tremendous life!
Filled with never-before-published material, Being Tremendous presents page after page of funny, inspiring, informative, and motivating stories accompanied by photos, memorabilia, and QR links to videos from throughout Charlie’s life and career. If you knew Charlie Jones, this book brings him roaring back to life. If you never met him, now is the time to find out what you’ve been missing!
Being Tremendous is a must-read and the perfect Christmas gift for family, friends, business associates, clergy, even yourself! Purchase 50 copies and receive a 50-percent discount, so order now and make it a Tremendous Christmas!
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September 14, 2012
Do you want to get rich? I mean, do you really want to get rich?
Here are 11 important facts that I learned in my many years in business that allowed me to make over $500 million.
YES … you can get rich. But you’ll have to do it yourself. No one will do it for you!
I get tickled by people who want to start at the top of the ladder. For some unknown reason, they honestly believe they are better than I am, since I had to start on the bottom rung and climb up one rung at a time.
When I mention the above, I often hear “Yeah, I could do that, but it will take too much time. I need money now — and I don’t want to just make a little money, I want to get rich.”
Sorry, you’ll have to start where I started. Do what you need to do to make a little money. Then, do more and more of it to make more and more money. As you make more and more money, the greater the opportunities you will have to make even more money. Nothing succeeds like success … even small success.
The more things you don’t want to do, the fewer and fewer things you will do — until you are doing as most people do: NOTHING but dreaming!
I can teach you “how” to do it, but you won’t get it until you actually start doing it yourself.
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September 6, 2012
As I sit here in my creative studio, I gaze outside and marvel at the spectacular day in front of me. I can’t help but observe the growth of the ivy that continues to envelop my house. It has now managed to weave its way along the perimeter of my porch. Somehow it has achieved what it set out to do: artlessly grow! It puts in the time — daily, weekly and monthly. Its focus is centered on one key objective: continual growth. It maneuvers itself forward towards the light, slowly blanketing each bit of surface.
The audiences that I inspire often comment, “Gerry, it’s easy for you to create. It comes naturally to you. You’re a super achiever.”
My audiences only witness the final product: a new book; an article; a magazine; an audio recording or a new presentation.
What they don’t see is the perspiration and the daily discipline behind the curtains.
Have you ever driven past a new subdivision that appears to suddenly spring out from the ground? We underestimate the tremendous effort involved in its creation. So many of us are infatuated with the future as a destination for happiness and peace. We also overlook the beauty and the wonderment that is directly in front of us. We can’t speed up the future no matter how hard we try; similarly, we can’t force a plant to grow no matter how much we will it to.
What you can control is the daily, weekly, and monthly actions that you intend for yourself in the present.
What I know for certain is that we all have a life purpose — and when you fixate on “putting in the time” you will uncover your true potential and you’ll help others live “in-spirit” with their why — the true path to being inspired.
At the end of 2008, I declared to myself — and then to the world — that I was going to live a life of inspiration. My life goal became aligned with a purpose of inspiring one million people to action across 33 countries. In the past 3 years, I have put in time and taken incredible action through the delivery of a myriad of inspirational presentations, publications, articles, and events.
As I leaned into my life purpose with determination, passion, and enthusiasm, I discovered I was able to shift my perspective of time. Through this process, I have managed to achieve greater results in far less time. My process consists of daily visualization combined with stillness of mind. I focus on harnessing new levels of energy and I align action with tremendous belief. When you create with this new mindset, then anything is possible.
Plato argued that time is constant and life is the illusion. Einstein noted that our understanding of time is based on its relationship to our environment. He further noted that the faster you move the slower time moves. Reality is merely an illusion albeit a very persistent one. There is no difference between past, present, and future time.
As I continue to live a life in-spirit, deeper levels of awareness for what I can “shift” have opened up. I have become fascinated with two significant concepts: The ability to create in less time and the power to completely re-create oneself.
For example, what used to take me a year to create now only takes several weeks. How is this possible? If time is an illusion, then I have demonstrated that we are the only ones that determine just how long it will take to reach a goal. As I continued to step into my greatness, discomfort and challenge presented itself. The more discomfort, the more disciplined and focused I became. I recognized the power in the statement: energy flows where my attention goes. I allocated energy towards what I wanted. When fear presented itself, I focused on what I could control by visualizing the end result of all that I was creating and taking action through creation.
My Process of Creation:
Take daily action
Putting in the time for me means living a disciplined program that starts at 5:45 am with my hour of personal power. Thirty-five minutes of physical exercise followed by 25 minutes of stillness and meditation. I quickly recognized that I needed to harness new levels of energy, so I adopted a new diet that included healthy smoothies, juicing, an explosion of greens and supplements from Usana Health Sciences. I carve out the time with very specific coaching days so I can pour myself into select clients who are on a path of doing great things. I continue to allocate writing days with a goal of publishing 17 books and producing monthly articles, tips, and inspirational audio productions.
Over the past three years I have reached incredible milestones, however this year has been the most impactful for me to date. I truly believe that when you are living your life “on purpose,” you reach a state of flow. As I write these words and glance at my past books, I ask myself, “When did I produce all of this? Was it me or something more powerful working through me?”
Everything that I do whether it’s writing, recording, coaching, extracting, presenting or inspiring everything is aligned with my why: to creatively inspire people and ideas to action.
This year was by far one of the most challenging — and equally the most fulfilling — times filled with tremendous personal and professional growth. Audiences often feel that inspirational speakers and authors like us never endure discomfort, sadness or fear. Well, let me set the record straight, we are human just like you. This year I was presented with some of the most life-challenging situations. In spite of these challenges, I managed to write over 1,000 pages, publish two books, produce 100 articles and tips, record over 50 audio and video productions, launch a 24-page glossy magazine, launch 12 major events and creatively coach 25 amazing DEFYENEURS, my inspired breed of entrepreneurs.
This year, I have even experienced a deeper and richer love. I spend more quality time with my two amazing daughters and travelled to 12 incredible destinations with my life partner.
This is your time to uncover your why and achieve your goals by putting in the time. Here is how you begin:
1. Go to the art store today, purchase a canvass, and paint that beautiful art that has remained dormant in your mind.
2. Get some clay and sculpt that magnificent form that has always been there.
3. Write that manuscript, regardless of what you think of it.
4. Draft that article and send it to a magazine publication for consideration.
5. Download an audio recording program and produce your first cd-rom with those beautiful poems and songs that you have stored in the abyss of your soul.
6. Stop what are you doing this very moment and grab your loved one sitting next to you and embrace them with the most passionate kiss ever.
7. Spend time with an expert in the field and ask them thought provoking questions to kick start your dreams.
8. Begin to THINQ and live a daily powerful question like: What would make this the biggest and the best year and live it for thirty days.
Keep putting in the time. You are the architect of your life if you don’t design it, then someone else will.
Gerry Visca, Canada’s Creative Coach®
International Speaker | Author | Consultant
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August 16, 2012
Thought and action are two major forces that rule the entire universe. Thoughts are of the abstract universe, while action is of the physical world. Only when these two forces are combined will the invisible become reality. The power of the universe to create and manifest your desires lies in propelling your thoughts with action.
Those who visualize without corresponding action are unaware of the fundamental steps to ultimate success. Action, planning, and perseverance are needed for your thought or idea to be materialized. Your thoughts become part of your reality through your actions. The power of thought and action is the inner power we all have to improve or make a life change in all areas of our lives. Thought and action are two forces available to us, which when intelligently combined, manifest our desires.
Only thought plus action equals success. There is no easy way out.
Take charge of your future by thinking, planning, and acting to accomplish your dreams. Positive changes in one’s life won’t come without a decent amount of effort.
Many people are taught to dream and imagine a better life, but fail for lack of decisive action. Life works by being clear on what you want, drawing up plans, then taking massive action. Conceive an idea, set goals, then form your desires in the physical through hard work. Failure to act is the wall that holds many back. You sabotage positive changes in your life when you refuse to take action.
Begin by making a list of specific steps you can take daily to bring you closer to the outcome you want to create. Utilize the power of positive thought by positively thinking about the outcome, but don’t stop there. Decide exactly what actions you can take to bring you closer to it. Create a clear roadmap to the outcome by writing goals down, reviewing them every day, and forming decisive action steps to stay on the right track.
Success involves consistent decision making. While working to make changes in your life, you must choose actions resulting in what you’re working on creating.
Develop a deeper level of awareness about your own actions to avoid gravitating toward unproductive actions. Choosing the right actions involves consistent effort and focus. Know exactly what to focus on each day. As you develop your daily plan of action, remain dedicated, focused, and very consistent with it.
Action is the key to manifestation. If you want to manifest a job, you can’t just visualize and wait for the universe to bring it to you. The manifestation process involves searching for it yourself while thinking positively. The law of attraction is not waiting for things to happen and not doing anything yourself. Action-oriented people get results while others wait for their manifestations to appear. Positive thinking alone won’t change our lives. Simply visualizing and wanting something is not enough! James 2:26 says, “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
About this Article’s Author: Jawara King is a full-time author, philosopher, researcher, and writer, working in the metaphysical and spiritual fields. As a contemporary spiritual teacher, he conveys the timeless profound messages of the ancient spiritual masters of all traditions. His works blend physics, spiritual philosophy, Eastern wisdom, and mystical Christianity with life-changing results. Jawara’s foundational teachings bring together insights from a range of spiritual paths to form a spiritually global coherent practice; guiding thousands of people to transform their lives through one of the greatest teachings in the world today. He has written five self-improvement books outlining the philosophical and spiritual framework necessary to bring forth a spiritual awakening in the real world.
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