Book Review and Giveaway: Tapping the Source

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This is an article by the authors of the book, “Tapping the Source”.  It was written for the Thanksgiving holiday, but works equally well for Christmas.  I added the bold print.

Thanksgiving Focus Phrases That Work
By William Gladstone, Richard Greninger, and John Selby,
Authors of Tapping the Source: Using the Master Key System for Abundance and Happiness

As we approach Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season, we hopefully find our hearts opening, eager to share in uplifting feelings like gratitude, inner harmony and joyful relating. During this time of year we can realize that true happiness comes not from possessions and accomplishments but from inner feelings of compassion, thankfulness and belonging to a greater community of family, friends, and world sharing.

But experiencing these uplifting feelings during the holiday season, for most people, is easier said than done. How can you take charge of your own inner experience, and actively tap into the true spirit of the holiday season?

My co-authors and I sought to answer this core question in our new book and upcoming film, Tapping the Source, wherein we explore in depth the true “secret” to achieving not just wealth, health and material abundance – but spontaneous joy and lasting happiness.

The secret of feeling genuinely good inside your own heart has been known for thousands of years: you must first look inward regularly and reconnect with your ultimate Source of life and love and power, in order to nurture all the good feelings that constitute happiness. Connect with your Source, and then open and up and feel natural thankfulness for everything that’s coming into your life each new moment.

The truth is, without experiencing gratitude you will never be able to access the true joy of your authentic self. Feeling thankful, and in response giving of yourself to others, does feel good! That’s the heart of the holiday spirit. Your challenge is in remembering to focus on these positive feelings, so that they manifest in your life.

In our book, we explore practical Focus Phrases that will help you refocus your attention regularly inward, so that you make essential contact with the spontaneous feelings of thankfulness and sharing which are the true secret of the holiday season. At the core of your being you are an essential part of the that infinite wisdom and power that created this entire universe and continues to manifest each emerging moment. Your challenge is to remember to focus on your Source – and then bring its infinite love more fully into your personal world.

When you look inward to your Source and realize the joy inherent in your true nature, you naturally become brighter and more giving in your life. While interviewing over a hundred highly-successful people for our film and book, we were told again and again that the greatest joy for these artists, entrepreneurs, writers and  leaders was to be of service to others. They talked about the gratitude they felt in just waking up and being alive every new day – to breath, to see, to experience … and to share their feelings and creativity and insights with others.

Where you focus your power of attention determines everything in your life. And as you approach this new Thanksgiving holiday it will be important to focus, as philanthropist Shari Arison states, “on what is, and not on what is not.”

Enjoy each new breath. Accept your family and friends just as they are.  If you can remember to focus regularly on your ability to create joy for yourself and others, and feel thankful for each new moment of your life, then your holiday will naturally flow with more brightness and heartfelt sharing.

To help you do this, try holding special Focus Phrases in your mind as often as possible. As we teach in Tapping The Source, you can let these key words fill your whole being with the clear intent of what you want to manifest in your life:

1:  “I choose to enjoy this moment.”

2:  “I feel thankful for all that I have.”

3:  “I want to share my happiness.”

4:  “My inner joy is right now perfect and complete.”

Whatever you do this holiday, and throughout the year, you can hold these Focus Phrases often in your mind. Aim your attention in uplifting directions more often, and you’ll feel brighter, healthier, and more loving. In this age of ‘magic bullets’ and synthetic external solutions, it’s wonderful to know that you need nothing outside of yourself to feel gratitude and joy.

For more audio and video support in focusing upon what you really want this holiday season and for the rest of your life, visit where you can preview the movie and the book, and share your experiences and insights with others.

© 2010 William Gladstone, Richard Greninger, and John Selby, authors of Tapping the Source

Author Bios
William Gladstone
is an author, literary agent, and pioneer in the publishing industry who has worked with respected and influential authors including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and many others.

Richard Greninger is the producer for Muk Victor Hansen’s book, Mega Speaking, and the Mega Marketing seminar programs; John Assaraf’s “Cloning of Success” seminars; Debbie Allen’s “Maximizing Success” seminars; and Adam Urbanski’s “Small Business Success Summit” seminars.

John Selby
is the author of more than two dozen self-help, spiritual-growth, business-success, and psychology books published in fourteen languages with over half a million books in print. Early in his career he conducted mind-management research for NIH and the New Jersey Neuro-Psychiatric Institute, and explored innovative approaches to meditation with J. Krishnamurti, Alan Watts, and others.

What It’s About
Tapping the Source takes the Master Key System, developed in 1912 by Charles Haanel and transforms it into an easy-to-read and follow guide to aligning your thoughts, attitudes, and feelings into a successful direction.  It attempts to teach the method used by many successful people to anyone who is looking for a path to take them to a happy, successful life.  Tapping the Source integrates ancient meditative techniques and new insights from cognitive psychology with the goal being happy, harmonious, and a meaningful life.
My Take
My personal opinion is that each person needs to individually define success for themselves and in doing so, create an awareness of what is important.  Then move on, to achieve focus on those important things.  Each person’s path to success and happiness is different.  I don’t think there is just one way, or one way that will work for everyone.  Tapping the Source has many points that I agree with and a few that I don’t.  It’s clearly worth reading and worth considering.  If you are looking for self-awareness and strategies for achieving happiness, this book might not be the last one that you read, but I recommend it as a tool in your tool box.

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Tapping the Source to review.


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    I watched the trailer clip and the book intrigued me. Happiness is something I truly feel everyday but I don’t think that is the case for most people. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway

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    I am an email subscriber Thanks

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    emily loiselle says:

    Love these!!!!!!

    1: “I choose to enjoy this moment.”

    2: “I feel thankful for all that I have.”

    3: “I want to share my happiness.”

    4: “My inner joy is right now perfect and complete.”

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    emily loiselle says:

    I subscribe to Kelly’e Lucky You email!

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    You can buy these at amazon

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    email subscriber

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    gfc follower

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    I would love to learn more about the “law of attraction.” I’ve read parts of Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich and I learned that this book builds upon the concepts laid out this his book.
    This book apparently provides a daily method that helps you manifest your dreams! Now who wouldn’t want to read about that? What a great way to start 2011. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway! Happy holidays to you and your loved ones. :)

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    Subscribed by email and RSS.

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    Following Kelly’s Lucky You with Google Friend Connect.

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    Your button and link are on my sidebar:

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    Already following you on twitter. @pennyzeni

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    I’m a fan of Kelly’s Lucky You on Facebook – Penny Zeni

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    I learned that one of the Authors is also a film producer.

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    Follower via GFC

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    Twitter follower. @tiffdoff

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