What I Learned from Reading A LOT of Personal Development Books

A couple years ago I decided that it was important to develop myself. It was more than just curiosity. It was necessity. I had went through a series of traumatic experiences which left me with the regret that I could have done better.

If only I had known…

So I began to read about personal development. I studied psychology, NLP, self-hypnosis, meditation…

I think that the vast majority of what happens to us is beyond our control. But we always get to choose how we react to what happens to us.

Which makes how we react a lot more important than what happens.

So, what did I learn from reading over a hundred such books in two years? Continue reading

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The Art of Blogging

It’s frustrating, isn’t it?

Sometimes even downright discouraging.

You have so many ideas you want to share with the world. So many things you want to say. So much you want to try.

But your job is demanding. You’re constantly juggling family schedules and obligations. You’re always heading off annoying interruptions.

You wonder if you’ll ever be able to make blogging a permanent part of your life.

You want to get your work out there, but at the same time you’re not an idealist.

You love writing, but it’s not just about self-expression for you.

You don’t need to be a unique snowflake who makes every word trumpet from the heavens so that unicorns prance down on Earth.

You just want to create something you can be proud of.

To finish something you start.

To see some results for a change.

You want to live life on your own terms and change the lives of others — and you know you could do it… if only you knew how.

There’s got to be an art to it, right? There’s got to be some secrets that few are willing to share with the world, some sort of trick that allows you to turn off your phone, sit down at your desk, and produce thousands upon thousands of words. Continue reading

The Art of Blogging: The Blog, Free E-book Download, and Weekend Super Sale on irevuo’s E-Store

Hi guys,

A few updates.

First of all, I’d like to announce a new blog: The Art of Blogging.

Remember a time when you were moved to tears by a piece you read on someone else’s blog? Or were inspired to take action in a certain area of your life?

Well, that was art. The art of blogging.

Fresh, free content delivered to you daily. Inspiration. Motivation. Guides. All the stuff you need if you aspire to inspire.


Five years of daily blogging. Five years of writing essays on life, death, love, inspiration, and the artistic process. The best of those essays, now in this compilation.

Subscribe to my blog and get this compilation of fourteen essays as a free download here.


First of all, this print is only $14.99. Find your fire.

Secondly, free shipping on orders over $79.

Last but not least, today and tomorrow, a lot of discounts. A lot.

Check them all out on irevuo’s e-store here.

Oh, and you might also want to click here for an additional 10% discount.

That’s all folks.

A lot more stuff to be announced in the near future, including two new e-books that will be made available as free downloads.

Cheers,

Cristian

This too shall pass

“King Solomon once searched for a cure against depression. He assembled his wise men together. They meditated for a long time and gave him the following advice: Make yourself a ring and have thereon engraved the words ‘This too will pass.’ The King carried out the advice. He had the ring made and wore it constantly. Every time he felt sad and depressed, he looked at the ring, whereon his mood would change and he would feel cheerful”
– Israel Folklore Archive # 126

Life’s so fragile. It is almost funny. We do these great things, build societies, wage wars against one another. We accumulate knowledge, power, wealth…

We do everything we can to announce the darkness that is soon to come that we will not be diminished by the brevity of our lives.

It’s just a fancy way of saying that we all die. We’re all just human. Mortals in a seemingly immortal world.

That’s how insignificant we are. How insignificant our troubles are. Our achievements. Our issues with one another.

I try to find the humor in all situations because of this. It’s a good way to distance yourself whenever you become too attached to something. Continue reading

The story of a writer

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” Winston S. Churchill

For those of you who don’t know much about me: my name is Cristian Mihai, I am 27 years old, live in Constanta, Romania, and I have been writing for over fourteen years. Also, I do enjoy long walks (on the beach or not) and I have been blogging for almost six years – three weeks from now I’ll be celebrating this blog’s anniversary.

But how did I become a writer? How did I decide to be one? What steps did I take? What happened along the way? Why didn’t I quit? What made me keep on keeping on when all hope seemed to be lost?  Continue reading

Easter Sale

Hi guys,

Today and tomorrow a super sale on everything on my e-store.

Some of what you will find there include:

 

The E-book Bundle – $19.99 $9.99 – An e-book bundle containing my five major releases. And something special.

Purchase here.

E-book and Paperback Design Package$149.99 $74.99

Book Cover Design for your e-book. Custom image. Ready to use on Kindle, Smashwords, etc. Paperback cover design.

Interior formatting for e-book and paperback, ready to upload on KDP/Smashwords and Createspace.

Three rounds of revisions.

Satisfaction guaranteed or money back.

 

Purchase here.

Mentorship Program $199.99 $99.99 – Last two spots

Do you have a WordPress blog? Are you just beginning to get acquainted with the platform? Or maybe you are struggling to fain a following? To find a rhythm to blogging?

Do you want to learn more about blogging? Do you want to get to know the ins and outs of the WordPress platform?

Well, then you’re in luck.

You have the chance to gain insight into what makes a great blog, how to visually optimize your blog, how to reach more people, how to use SEO and Social Media to your advantage, how to make sure your readers keep coming back for more.

This Program includes unlimited access to me, including four hour long Skype sessions per month. Also, I’ll offer content on both content and the visual aspect of blog post and so on, help you with optimizing your social media presence, and offer as much of my knowledge of five years as possible.

Purchase here.

For all available products, do check out my e-store here.

Payments are secured via PayPal. It’s all very simple. Once you purchase, we’ll get in touch via e-mail and set everything up.

Thank you,

Cristian

Page 99: closer

But the more she listens to the Duchess, the more she analyzes her features and mannerisms, the more…

They say hearts are shaped like fists because they have to fight. Hers is fighting its way out of the cage of her chest.

Lucien walks into the living room. He doesn’t seem surprised to see her there. He takes a seat on the couch, next to Elena. Kisses her.

Without meaning to, Alice sights.

“Why do you do this?” she asks. Without meaning to.

“Beg your pardon?” Lucien inquires. Continue reading