Think & Grow Balls! A Companion to the Books by J.D. Bloodstone

27Oct/150

Think & Grow Balls!: Free Audio Book Download

think and grow balls audio book cover

Did you know that and audio version of Think & Grow Balls! is available for download as audio MP3 files? Don't worry... most people didn't either; however, I've decided to make them available for the first time. I had originally thought I would charge people to download these, but then I thought that if anyone really wants to listen to me read my book over a mix of transcendental background music for over an hour they can just have them for free...

27Jul/140

The Single-Best Bit of Self-Improvement Advice I Can Give…

The Willpower Equation

I get asked a lot of questions on Twitter (@jdbloodstone), but I received one the other day that really stopped me in my tracks.  Normally, I get questions that can be answered quickly without much thought, but this one made me reflect on my past and the path I took to get to where I am today.  The question was simple... too simple, perhaps.  The questions was this:

21Apr/140

The Circle is Complete – Two New Books by J.D. Bloodstone Now Available!

Awaken the Balls Within

I had always planned on writing a follow-up to Think & Grow Balls!, but I didn't know that it would be six years before I wrote it.  To tell you the truth, I wasn't sure when I was going to write it... I just knew that there was more to say on the topic... much more.  But, as with a lot of people, the last six years have been rough and I was too busy "righting the ship" to collect my thoughts long enough to sit down and compose a book.  The positive side of this experience has been twofold.  First, I was able to test out a lot of my own theory to prove to myself, once again, that my philosophy works, and with it, I was able to accomplish what I set out to do while facing several significant obstacles.  Second, I was able to come up with enough new information that what was supposed to become one book became two.  Napoleon Hill once said that with all temporary failure comes the seed of success.  It's amazing how right he was...

1Dec/122

Escape Velocity: From the Mailbag

It has been a while since my last post.  I suppose I was just waiting for the right topic to come along.  Recently, a reader sent me an e-mail that got me thinking about personal failure and how to come back from it.  Essentially, one needs to see their failure NOT as something negative but as feedback that is simply suggesting that a current course of thinking, feeling, and acting has come to an end.  Additionally, one needs to see their situation as a chance to start over.  My response to this e-mail was more in-depth than I expected it to be and I thought it was good enough to share with all of you who may be experiencing what the reader is going through.  I have included the original e-mail from the reader below (with permission) as well as my response.  Take a few minutes to read them and let me know if you think my response can be helpful to someone in a similar situation.

8May/110

Escape Velocity Pep-Talk #2

Shuttle Endeavor Launch

This post is part two of a multi-part post featuring the original Escape Velocity Pep-Talks written by J.D. Bloodstone.  Originally written in 2008, these pep-talks were a supplemental weekly e-mail course sent to people who downloaded Think & Grow Balls! in its original e-book format.  These newsletters were recently discovered in an archived folder on an old computer after having been lost by the hosting provider and feared lost forever.  I am happy to report that they will be released on this blog over the coming months.

30Apr/110

Escape Velocity Pep-Talk #1

Escape Velocity

Several years ago I used to write a series of e-mails called Escape Velocity Pep-Talks that I used to send out to my readers on a weekly basis.  They were extremely popular and my list of subscribers was growing on a daily basis.  I had several months worth of pep-talks written and several thousand subscribers when I received an e-mail from my service provider informing me that their server had crashed and lost all of my data.  I immediately picked up the phone to confirm the bad news and needless to say I was pretty bummed.