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PhilosphersNotes Free Audio/PDF Combos: Stephen Covey, Don Miguel Ruiz, Esther/Jerry Hicks

Nearly every day, while exercising or waiting in line somewhere, I crank up my little MP3 player and listen to one of Brian Johnson’s 20-minute PhilosophersNotes. These are his distillations of some of the “big ideas” mined from a whole bunch of powerful Self-Help and Philosophy books, delivered via Brian’s upbeat and informal “friendly philosopher” narrations. What’s more, if I need to revisit some of those “big ideas” later and steal a quote or two, I just call up the matching PDF that accompanies each note.

All-in-all, his PhilosophersNotes really live up to Brian’s claim that they are “the ultimate personal growth tool. Giving you more wisdom in less time.”

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My 12 Favorite Posts from 2011

Below is a list of my 12 favorite posts from 2011. These were either 1) fun to research & write, or 2) particularly useful discoveries that I was eager to share. Some of these were both! See what you think. I look forward to your Comments.

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Thought Vibration (The Law of Attraction in the Thought World)

Topic: The Law of Attraction
Format: MP3 audio (1 hr. 47 min. download; free, but registration required)
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

This audio is flat out amazing! It’s a powerful, intelligent reading of all 16 Chapters of William Walker Atkinson’s 1906 Thought Vibration, or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World. This work is one of the foundations of the “new thought” principles that you might have come to know through the movie and book, The Secret, as well as all manner of publications related to the Law of Attraction. I originally downloaded this out of idle curiosity — to learn a bit about the roots of The Law of Attraction. But I was blown away by the crispness and vigor of Atkinson’s writing — the clean, direct expression and force of his ideas. And these are beautifully and energetically rendered by narrator David Mitchell.  This no soothing, sleepy, new-age audio — it’s an “in your face” tour-de-force that will challenge you to rethink what you believe about the way you think. And if you think you know all about The Law of Attraction, then this work is likely to surprise you with some new content and a sometimes edgy attitude. I loved it!

Thought Vibration @ LearnOutLoud

(See complete listing of Chapters, URLs, and related info below. Click “Read the rest of this entry”…)

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Become a Project Management Minimalist

Topic:  Project Management (PM) Basics w/team Challenges
Format: Blog post and 37-minute podcast (also available on iTunes)
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

[Disclaimer: I wrote and I maintain this podcast at my Inspired Project Teams blog. I’ve received very good feedback regarding the effectiveness of this podcast in helping PM newbies teach themselves a minimalist approach to PM for free. So I am featuring it here!]

This 37-minute podcast & matching blog post (script) provides 10 specific “bare bones” steps to managing projects effectively. It also includes Challenges (follow up activities) that project managers can use with their teams to evaluate and adjust the Steps for their next project in order to “Become a Project Management Minimalist.”

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Project Management Team Training on iTunes & eduFire

Topic: Project management; How to help inspire project teams to be their best
Format: iTunes podcast (MP3) including suggested Team Challenges to help apply inspirational concepts; eduFire live video class
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

I’m pleased to announce that my Inspired Project Teams blog is now available in podcast form at iTunes! To date, there are 16 episodes posted.  (For more, click “Read the Rest of This Entry,” below.)

Also… I’ll be presenting a free, live interactive video training session at eduFire titled 5 Strategies To Create More Inspired Project Teams on Tuesday, March 24. It’s based on several of the Inspired Project Teams episodes.  (For more, click “Read the Rest of This Entry,” below.)

Both these items are absolutely free! And both go beyond inspiration to provide specific, practical suggestions for how to apply the concepts in the form of Challenges for project managers, team leaders, and project team members.

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Inspired Project Teams Podcasts: Inspiration for Project Managers & Project Teams

Topic: Inspirational quotations, interpretations, and suggested follow-up discussions & “Challenges” designed to help project teams (and project managers) achieve their best
Format: Podcasts (MP3s)
Reviewer/email: Mike G – greers_pm@yahoo.com

I just finished converting all 12 of my Inspired Project Teams blog posts to audio (MP3/podcast).  Visit the blog by clicking below!

Click “Read the Rest of this Entry” below to see a complete list of all Inspired Project Teams Podcasts.

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