Wednesday, February 27, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Secrets of As A Man Thinketh by Adam Mortimer & James Allen


Discusses how our thoughts and attitudes influence our successes and failures.

Achieve the ultimate in health, wealth, and happiness. This modern update on a timeless classic will teach you how to direct your mind to get exactly what you want in life. By applying the life-changing principles in this book, you’ll discover how your everyday thoughts can open up a new and exciting world and ensure you a life of true abundance!


Adam Mortimer
Adam is an executive personal development coach at Prosper, Inc. He bases his coaching philosophy on a statement by James Allen, “They themselves are makers of themselves.” He has coached many people all over the world. He loves to travel and considers himself fortunate to be able to do what he loves and at the same time help people achieve their dreams.

Adam is the CEO of Blufish LLC, a successful technology-based business. He has dedicated his life to understanding the power of the human mind. He is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur.

Adam and his wife, Moana, live in Utah and are the parents of twin boys.

 James Allen
James Allen was an Englishman who retired from the business world to pursue a lifestyle of writing and contemplation. Although best known for As a Man Thinketh, he authored other books that deal with the power of thought, including The Path of Prosperity, Eight Pillars of Prosperity, and James Allen’s Book of Meditation for Every Day of the Year. Allen’s books illustrate power of thought to increase personal capabilities. His works continue to influence people around the world, including the New Thought movement.


This book is chalk full of quotable lines, here are a few of them:

"A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts."

"You may or may not see yourself as the creator of your circumstances, but is there harm in imagining that you are?"

"Everything outside of you mirrors what is inside of you."

"When you find yourself at a low point, remember to life your circumstances.  You must first lift your thoughts; then by universal law, your circumstances must change."
These are just a few of the empowering thoughts expressed in this book. Truly as humans, we are what we think we are, for good or bad.  It's not about what life brings to us, but what we bring to life.  We may not be able to control everything that happens to us, but we can control how we react to what happens.  If we think about changing, it becomes possible, very difficult maybe, but possible. This book provides a profound and straightforward look at the innate power of human beings to change circumstances by changing our thoughts. But change requires effort and it requires focusing on root causes and not just effects.  Effects won't change until causes do. I appreciated Mortimer's comments that offer clarifying insights into what Allen wrote.  There is much here to be considered and pondered and acted upon. I highly recommend this as an inspirational and hopeful read.

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