One of those things that at first seem contradictory, but really isn't, is the fact that there are two nearly opposite awarenesses that loom large in my consciousness.
One is the profoundly humbling experience of knowing for certain that the world very easily got along without me for twelve long years.
And the other is knowing that I was making an impact all this time through my books and tapes, my legacy so to speak.
In Moneylove, I quote noted psychologist Dr. Sid Simon, who popularized the concept of Values Clarification, and was first introduced to me by my old friend Jack Canfield.
Sid talked about the reasons people choose the work they do. There were four.
Money; Stimulation/Excitement; Love and Affection; Leave a Thumbprint on the
World. And one of the ways he suggests people accomplish the last is by creating a
product with a long shelf life. I would modify this to include a piece of information, such as a book, or a service, such as a course--though both of these are actually "products".
My first inkling, as I've mentioned before, that I may have left my thumbprint, were all the references to and quotes by me appearing in great numbers on the Internet. But now that I have this blog and people are beginning to be aware that I am back and have a way to reach me via email, I am hearing all sorts of positive feedback about the impact Moneylove has had on individual lives. Just as I was about to write this, I got the following email: