Week #3 – Principles are universal

“It is evident, therefore, that all we have to do is let our light shine; the more energy we can radiate, the more rapidly shall we be enabled to transmute undesirable conditions into sources of pleasure and profit.” – Charles Haanel

So for some time now I’ve been learning how to create and publish low- and no-content books.  You know, like grownup coloring books, journals, workbooks.  Going to be expanding now into activity books, like mazes and find-its and other fun stuff like that!

It’s been a blast learning about the publishing world.  And the lady I’ve been learning from is absolutely amazing.  I’m a member of her mastermind group, and she recently forwarded a theory she’d been working on.

In essence, if you were to turn on the tap to fill a glass with water, and the glass begins to overflow, turning off the tap because letting it run is wasteful is an example of scarcity thinking.  If you’re thinking properly, she says, you get a bigger glass.  As each glass fills, you pass it around so everyone can have a drink.  When there’s nobody else to take a glass, and the one you’re holding begins to overflow, you get a bucket.  When that fills, get a barrel.  And then when the barrel overflows, you get a firehose and start spreading that water around.

I know she’s never studied Haanel – I asked her.  And yet, her own self-development has led her to the same ideas.  Like in Og, “…experience is comparable to fashion; an action that proved successful today will be unworkable and impractical tomorrow. Only principles endure and these I now possess…”

Amazing what connections you can make, once eyes and ears and mind are open!

2 thoughts on “Week #3 – Principles are universal

    • Aren’t those kind of books fun? (Kristen Joy and Tony, if you’re curious!)
      I loved her analogy too! It makes such good sense, once you think about it!

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