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...

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.

31Jul/112

How To “Find” Yourself & NLP Tactics – Free Bonus e-Books!

How To "Find" Yourself

If you ordered Think & Grow Balls!: How To Shrink Your Fear & Enlarge Your Courage on my original website between December 2007 and June 2009, you would have received two free e-books in addition to your order as a free bonus.  These e-books were entitled How To "Find" Yourself and NLP Tactics.

18May/111

The Carnegie Secret Revisited: An E-mail From a Reader

Willpower

I receive e-mails from readers quite often, but I rarely get one as thought-provoking as this one.  This reader gives me their take on the Carnegie Secret and suggests I've missed the mark with my explanation. I received this message via e-mail on May 16, 2011. I have preserved all of the original punctuation and formatting.  I've also included my response.  So, what do YOU think?  Did I miss the mark?  I'd love to hear what you think.  Leave me a comment at the bottom.

15May/118

Think & Grow Balls!: Free PDF Download

Treasure Map

I've been thinking of doing something fun with my book for some time now and I thought my new blog would be a great place to try it.  What I would like to do is offer you my book for FREE.  You can download it by clicking the link below:

Think & Grow Balls! Free PDF Download

There, that was easy, wasn't it?  So what's the catch?  Well, the catch is that the file above is "password-protected" and you need a special password to open the file.  So, how do you get the password, you ask?  That's easy!  You just have to complete the Password Scavenger Hunt.

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.

4May/114

Think & Grow Balls! – An Interview with J.D. Bloodstone

Think & Grow Balls!

I finished writing Think & Grow Balls! in December of 2007.  The book had been churning in me for years before I actually set down to write everything out.  During my writing, I realized I was suggesting some pretty deep ideas.  Not feeling comfortable with what was in the book I set out to interview as many people as I could to bounce my ideas off of them.  I spent six months conducting field research, meeting and talking to new people, making great friends and solidifying my ideas which later become the final version of my book.  I think my book connects with so many people because my ideas were boiled down to the concepts that bind all of us together.  By the time I had the book ready to submit to my publisher, I had a list of hundreds of people that wanted an advance copy of it.  I knew I had written something good!

1May/1115

Napoleon Hill’s Carnegie Secret Revealed!

Napoleon Hill's Carnegie Secret

People are searching for the Carnegie Secret so intensely that they're willing to pay good money for it.  But, before they do... they should know something about the secret:  it cannot be purchased for money... and, anyone who tries to sell it for a monetary price is a fraud.  Let me explain.  If Napoleon Hill wanted you to know what the secret was, don't you think he would have told you in Think & Grow Rich?  If he wanted to make money off of the secret don't you think he would have done so in his lifetime?  Or, perhaps his foundation might have done so in the years after his death?

I thought so.