The amazing Bernadette Roberts (b. 1931, an existentialist-philosopher, psychologist and theologian), tells the following anecdote:

Some food for thought: Some time ago, listening to the quiz show Jeopardy, one of the questions was:

“What is the name of the German psychiatrist who had a patient say to him, “Doctor, I have no self?”

No one on the panel knew the answer – which turned out to be “Doctor Alois Alzheimer”.

For people who want to get rid of their “self” at least, Alzheimer’s might be one way to go.”

Here are some thoughts for historians, physicians and other academics.

Is the “self” nothing but a sum total of past memories?

Can a human being without a “self”, survive physically?

Is there a “self” in the absence of memory?

Can there be a leader without a “self”?

Would there be human “history” if persons will not have each an individual “self”?

Are leaders who have an over-sized “self” narcissistic by default?

What form will civilization take if Alzheimer’s disease will transform into a contagious epidemic?



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Life is everyone’s fantasized invention.  But that is what everyone desires for themselves.

It’s not your parents, it’s not the government, and it’s not even your prophets.

You are the prophet of your life and your life is… your self-fulfilling prophesy.

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A ten minutes video that reviews how we are born with limitless self-confidence, how we lose and how we can re-gain it.

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The game of testing the Law of Attraction.
Here is a video about the Law of Attraction:

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Never go blank again  

Even the best public speakers go blank some times.  Their mind freezes.  As we have seen it happens to Marco Rubio.   He repeated a scripted sentence 4-5 times, while trying to figure out what to say next.  Search it on YouTube.

Getting overwhelmed on ocassion by another adversarial speaker is inevitable.

The point is – how do we react to it?

We can be overwhelmed and speechless or we can pick up our personal message and resume fast forward.

How can we strike out this potential humiliating experience from our lives?

Recall the collective wisdom – you must have a 30 seconds personal pitch.  We each must know who we are, what we want, and how we want to get it.

Today’s lesson is about adding one more, well defined, personal talking point.

It’s a follow up 60 seconds Plan B message after the first pitch.

Here is the framework of how we do it:

First,  Plan A – we state to our listeners our 30 seconds pitch.

The 30 seconds pitch consists of about 20-24 words – 3 short sentences:

  • I’m – Your Name – from Saginaw MI.
  • My aim – your goal or objective – that you are striving at.
  • What I’m doing now to achieve it or get there.

You may call it my USP.

Example Pitch: I’m Mandy Lender the author of The Vision of HabakkuK.  I’m here marketing my book.  I’m going next on a TV tour.  (22 words). 

In the unlikely event that you subsequently go blank or get interrupted:

STOP right here.  Don’t let your fear emotion ruin your composure. .

The worst consequence of a bad presentation is losing a relationship, or not getting a desired job, or losing an election … So…it’s none is a death sentence.

What can you do:

  • AVOID perfectionism.
  • SCAN the room, scan the audience.
  • REVIEW your notes if you have notes or time.
  • REFLECT the question or interruption to the audience. Ask the audience.

If it was a question the audience will provide the answer for you.  You repeat it.

Second. Your prepared Plan B —  That is a scripted pitch B

Tell A Story.  There is your prepared a follow up pitch!

Tell a 30-40 seconds prepared story!

The prepared story must be:

  • Personal
  • Emotional
  • Relatable to the topic and the audience.

The story should last 30-40 seconds.

Next part is the lesson learned from the story – 10-20 seconds.

The last part is a Call for Action.

EXAMPLE STORY:  In 2011, I attended a marketing convention in LAX.  I had there a table to sell my books.  On Saturday evening I was told that the promoter wants me to go on stage tomorrow morning, Sunday, and speak for 5 minutes. I started to think.  I could walk on stage brandishing my book talking about the LOA.  Instead I went on stage carrying the hotel Gideons Bible and preached Hab. 2:1-4.   It was now a Sunday morning sermon to a group of 300 (mostly atheist) marketers.  The lesson is that I found out that I am always ready to preach the gospel even if the Pope walks into this room.   And BTW: I recommend to you to study my book on how to Turn Your Dreams Into Reality!   

I guarantee you that at this point you regained your composure and you are ready to resume your HUUUGE epic presentation.  So, go git’em.

Shh… Don’t tell anyone, if all else fails try a P-word (Dang it).

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Zen is a word difficult to grasp.  In fact many of us may never understand it completely in our present life time.  Zen is a mindset.

The word Zen originated in Chinese Ch’an Buddhism.  Conceived earlier in the Mahayana movement, introduced into China in the 6th century a.d. and into Japan in the 12th century.

Zen is a certain kind of understanding of the world around us.  Zen is not a religion – it is a philosophy.

Zen has more than one definition.  One of the many definitions says:

Zen emphasizes enlightenment of the student by the most direct possible means, accepting formal studies and observances when they form part of such means.

The words “to concentrate“ or “to think deliberately”, may meet the intent of Zen or being in the Zen.

However, we add the descriptor word – “Effortless”.  Being in the Zen is thinking deliberately and effortlessly.  “Simplicity” is also part of the Zen state of mind.

Zen is not a work process or a goal achievement.  You cannot “bust ass” (work very hard) and be in the Zen at the same time.

Remember these three principles of Zen:

Enlightenment.      Studies.      Observances.


Most teachers of Zen do not understand Zen.  Thus, I’m not teaching you.  I only share with you my thoughts.

I study.  I observe and I seek Enlightenment.

You can attract and manifest.  But there is a price to pay during manifesting into existence – it is obliviousness to everything else other than the objective. That is because attracting and manifesting can be slavery.


The Tao in chapter 1 addresses two things: the eternal name that cannot be named. And following it – the issue of manifestation.

“Free from desire, you realize the mystery.

Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations”

My lesson is: I can manifest.  But the price I pay when manifesting is existence in oblivion to everything else, other than the objective.

Knowing how to manifest is not enlightenment – it is knowledge.  Enlightenment and knowledge are different from each other.

Enlightenment may result sometimes in manifesting in the Zen spirit.

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This should be your mindset:

  • First, go after what you want. Otherwise, you’ll never have it.
  • Second, ask for what you want. If you don’t ask, the answer is no.
  • Third, step forward. Otherwise you’ll remain in the same spot.



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