- The thoughts we think
- The images we visualize
- The words we say
- The decisions we make
- The actions we take
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MY LIFE BEFORE BOOKS
I used to think negatively, visualize what I didn’t want to happen in the future, used disempowering language, made poor decisions, and engaged in actions nearly all focused on comfort and laziness.
And those resulted in a fixed mindset, limiting beliefs, poor health, bad credit, low income, jobs I typically didn’t like, addiction, and an overall feeling that I didn’t have the ability to change my life to what I imagined it could be.
THE POWER OF READING
But slowly, from mostly just reading lots of books, I learned that anyone can develop the mindset and skill set to create a happy and fulfilling life of health, abundance, and making good money doing something you love.
If you’re not happy with one or more areas of your life (eg addiction, relationships, finances), there are plenty of books that can teach you how to improve, upgrade, and enhance any and all domains of life.
The most important thing I’ve ever learned is that if you want to change your life, there are tons of books, audiobooks, audio programs, and seminars that can help you learn what you need…
And then all you need to do is practice the principles that you’re learning, and eventually, things will start getting better.
If I had not started reading non-fiction books 8 years ago, I can pretty much assure you I’d be making less than $15 to $20 an hour doing something that didn’t fulfill me, and I’d likely still be addicted to opiates and benzos.
Personal development is not an overnight cure, and there are no “hacks” or “shortcuts.”
To change, you have to figure out what you want, why you want it, what the price you’ll have to pay to get it is, make a decision to pay the price, and start paying the price now, so eventually you’ll reap the rewards.
A WRITING EXERCISE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
One of the most powerful exercises I’ve ever done to get clear on what I wanted in life was the following writing exercise, which I learned from a mentor named Jack Canfield:
- Write a list of 40 things you want to have before you die.
- Write a list of 40 things you want to do before you die.
- Write a list of 40 things you want to be before you die.
- Look at this list every morning when you wake up, and spend a few minutes visualizing your new life with a state of gratitude for already having it, see yourself having, doing, and being the most important things you wrote on your lists.
Don’t worry about how you’ll achieve these things.
That’s not important right now.
Simply look at this list and visualize having your dream life for a few minutes every morning, and the next steps will begin to be revealed to you.
BOOKS I’VE WRITTEN ON OVERCOMING OPIOID DEPENDENCE
Over the years, I’ve written several ebooks ranging from 6,000 – 25,000 words, and I’ve published them all for free on this website.
To help you overcome opioid dependence, here are some free ebooks I’ve written for you:
- The Kratom Playbook For Opiate Recovery
- How To Taper Off Opiates Without Withdrawal: The “Art” of Tapering
- How To Taper Off Suboxone Like a Champion
- How To Taper Off Subutex Like a Champion
And here are some books others have written that can help to strengthen your mind and habits:
- The Success Principles: How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be
- Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds
- Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement
These books are a great place to start, and if you’re not already a non-fiction reader, I simply can’t recommend this habit enough.
Reading books and/or listening to audiobooks is the best way I’ve ever found to improve my life, and I’ve learned so many amazing things over the years as a result of reading and listening to over 500 books.
Audio/Video Learning Modality
And if you’re more of a visual and audio learner, you may like to check out my online course called Ultimate Opiate Detox 4.0. It contains tons of in-depth video lessons and audio lessons which were all created to help you overcome opioid dependence and build your best life ever.
Mentorship & Coaching Learning Modality
If you learn better from mentorship and coaching, you may benefit from checking out Ultimate Opiate Recovery Coaching, which is my coaching program where I work with clients one-on-one over the phone and email.
Mentorship and coaching often accelerate an individual’s progress more rapidly, and the accountability feature also makes this coach/client relationship even more powerful.
Whichever way you learn best, I encourage you to start with that learning modality if you haven’t already done so, because learning from books, videos, courses, mentors, and coaches can give you the “Edge You Need to Succeed.”