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September 2004 Personal Development Newsletter
"Search and Discover"
Greetings,
At the Personal Development Institute our purpose is to awaken people to a new way of thinking about what it is to be human and what it takes to make life and work more rewarding and fulfilling.

"I see the Personal Development Institute playing a significant role in the evolution of a new consciousness and serving people as they embrace their own quest for success and fulfillment." Donald G. Carty President

Every month you'll read inspirational stories, and personal development news, learn new skill sets, and gain knowledge of self through hands-on exercises, discover what works, and what doesn't. Donald's been around a while, and you can count on him for reliable and informative personal development information.

Inspiration
Author Unknown   Secret of Success
"Sir, What is the secret of your success?"
a reporter asked a bank president.

"Two words"

"And, Sir,what are they?"

"Right decisions."

"And how do you make right decisions?"

"One word."

"And,sir,What is that?"

"Experience."

"And how do you get Experience ?"

"Two words"

"And, Sir,what are they?"

"Wrong decisions"

Laughter
Author Unkown   Consumer Labels
In case you needed further proof that the human race is doomed through stupidity, here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods that can be found today being sold in stores nationwide:

1. On Sears hairdryer:
"Do not use while sleeping."
(But..., that's the only time I have to work on my hair)

2. On a bar of Dial soap:
"Directions: Use like regular soap."
(And that would be how. . . ?)

3. On some Swanson frozen dinners:
"Serving suggestions: Defrost."
(But it's "just" a suggestion)

4. On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom of box):
"Do not turn upside down."
(Oops, too late!)

5. On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding:
"Product will be hot after heating."
(Hmm . . . .)

6. On packaging for a Rowenta iron:
"Do not iron clothes on body."
(But wouldn't this save even more time?)

7. On Boot's Children's Cough Medicine:
"Do not drive a car or operate machinery after taking this medication."
(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we could just get those 5-year-olds with head colds off those forklifts.)

8. On Nytol Sleep Aid:
"Warning: May cause drowsiness."
(One would hope)

9. On most brands of Christmas lights:
"For indoor or outdoor use only."
(As opposed to underwater?)

10. On a Japanese food processor:
"Not to be used for the other use."
(I gotta admit, I'm curious.)

11. On Sainsbury's peanuts:
"Warning: Contains nuts."
(NEWS FLASH)

12. On a child's Superman costume:
"Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly."
(I don't blame the company, I blame parents for this one.)

13. On a Swedish chain saw:
"Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands."
(Was there a chance of this happening somewhere? . . . Good grief!)

14. On a bottle of Palmolive Dishwashing liquid:
"Do not use on food."
(Hey, Mom, we're out of syrup! It's OK, honey, just grab the Palmolive!

Personal Development News
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New Skill Sets
Interactive   Flex your Mental Muscle
Do you want to exercise your brain, flex your mental muscle, and stretch your mind?

MindGames is full of boggling brainteasers, quizzes, memory games and interactive puzzles; all you need to keep your thinker in mint condition.

Meditations & Spoken Word Inspiration
Donald G. Carty   Listen to Kahlil Gibran and Others
This collection of art & prose speak in a spirit of self empowerment & love. Combining an atmospheric & ethereal blend of musical ambiance, these meditations & spoken word inspiration are a wonder- send to all who sample this beatific & spiritual art.

"Donald G. Carty offers a unique glimpse & perspective to the inner workings & mind of man. Whether one be a follower of the various faiths of this world or other worlds , the design of D.G.C.'s work is enthralling. Take a moment & let the power of his work draw you into a new reality." United Global Artists

Personal Development Resources
Personal Development Institute   Free personality profile, career assessment, mission statement
The following FREE sampler resources provide invaluable feedback about you and where you are starting your personal development journey.

The key to Personal Development is self-knowledge. The Personality Profile is often our starting point for coaching and mentoring.

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Once you have completed the free personality profile and the free career potential assessment then you are ready to Build Your Mission Statement. This is where you will start building your path to personal development.

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