International Wisdom and Hope Academy
Just what do we mean: practical and balanced wisdom education?  Here's the Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How all wrapped into a combined Finishing School (from lower school learning), A Prep School (for higher learning) and a Transition School (from one lifestyle to another) online for YOU to use in all 7 areas of life, some immediately right now and more later.  That's wisdom, both practical and balanced education.

It is a Classic hope-filled Self-Help international Academy to teach the fundamental & everyday practical "how tos" transforming nations, businesses, organizations & individuals into incredibly outstanding entities beyond one's wildest expectations ... AND ... the psychology behind it all.  Guaranteed.  In other words, superior and fast, social re-engineers of the world for all to love more abundantly.

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This brief list and categories will give YOU  a taste  of all the educational material your President has gone through over the decades and continues to enjoy pursuing in preparation for this international "Foundation" Program.  This list and even the categories are NOT an end-all list.  Just a taste. 

The contents of his and all those associated with AGS Life Academy are continuously still growing.  Needless to say, the contents of this course are also.

Hence, it would be wise to consider as the international sales trainer and motivator teaches "go back to the basics once a year.  If nothing else, it becomes an outstanding refresher.  Yet, more often then not, you will discover new nuggets of gold you had not noticed before."

Have cataloged these resources (university textbooks remember) into categories for your convenience of consideration of this "Foundation" Program.

By the way, the subjects of organization, planning, implementation and monitoring with adjustments as needed could be included in each of the above category.


Each "textbook" is here for a reason.  Really outstanding.  Especially, when you combine it collectively with all the other credentialed resources. ** 

And many believe it has been combined very effectively. 

Bottom line - all very practical for an educational program to teach what is NOT available anywhere else in the world.


Attitude,  Motivation,  Inspirational,  Success Oriented, Problem Solving,  Self-image -
A few of the textbooks on this Self-Help University list in this category.  See also  "Character,  Human Relations,  Management" headings below as well as  "Marriage,  Child Rearing,  Family Relationships" and also  "Sales and Marketing"  and  "Business, Finances, Investments, Real Estate" headings for obvious reasons. 


Try Giving Yourself Away by David Dunn
Think Mink by Mary C. Crowley
Success: The Glenn Bland Method by Glenn Bland
The Essence of Success by
Rick Setzer and Doug Wead
Rhinoceros Success by Scott Alexander
The Go-Getter by Peter B. Kyne
The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
The Seeds of Greatness by Denis Waitley
The Winner’s Edge by Denis Waitley
The Status Seekers
by Vance Packard
The Hidden Persuaders by Vance Packard
Grow Rich With Peace of Mind by Napoleon Hill
What Life Has Taught Me by a series of men in the 1800s
How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life
by Alan Lakein
Obvious Adams by Robert R. Updegraff
Gen. Patton’s Principles for Life and Leadership by Porter B. Williamson
The Very, Very Rich and How They Got That Way by Max Gunther
How to Make a Habit of Succeeding by Mack R. Douglass
How to Think Like a Millionaire and Get Rich by Howard E. Hill
The Success System That Never Fails by W. Clement Stone
Money Magnetism: How to Grow Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams by Norvell
Parker Prosperity Program by Parker Editorial Staff
Dynamic Laws of Thinking Rich by J.V. Cerney
The Management of Time by James T. McCay
Thirteen Steps to New Personal Power by J.V. Cerney
Creating A Nation Under God by David James King
The Incredible Human Potential by Herbert W. Armstrong
The Mystery of the Ages by Herbert W. Armstrong
The United States and Britain in Prophecy by Herbert W. Armstrong
Discover Your Possibilities by Robert H. Schuller
The Magic of Self Direction by David J. Schwartz

The Negative Power of Positive Thinking by Edward L. Kramer
Acting is Believing by Charles McGaw
See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar
The Bible
Jesus Christ: Our Passover
by Victor P. Wierwille
The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop
Babylon - The Mystery Religion by Ralph Woodrow
Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman by Anne Ortlund
A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard
The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond
The Peak to Peek Principle by Robert H. Schuller
You Can Become the Person You Want to Be by Robert H. Schuller
That Printer Of Udell's by Harold Bell Wright
Basket Of Flowers by Christoph Von Schmid
Hand On The Bridle by Kathleen MacLeod
Teddy's Button by Amy LeFeuvre
Courage At Runaway Brook by Elizabeth Phelps
Little Threads by Elizabeth Printess
Stepping Heavenward by E. Printess
Ishmael and Self Raised by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
Mega Trends by John Nesbitt
The Hedge Of Thorns by Mark Hamby
How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years by Howard Ruff
How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone
Move Ahead With Possibility Thinking by Robert H. Schuller
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen and Orison Swett Marden, M.D.
The Magic of Believing by Claude Bristol
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Phycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, M.D.
Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason
The Wonderful World Tomorrow - What It Will Be Like by Herbert W. Armstrong
Psychology of Winning by Denis Waitley
The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino
God’s Creative Power by Charles Capps
Release Your Breaks by James W. Newman
Life is Tremendous by Charles Johnes
Believe by Rich DeVos
Wings of Mourning by Doug Wead
Success, Motivation and the Scriptures by William H. Cook
The Greatest Secret in the World by Earl Nightingale
David by William Hoffman
Up The Organization by Robert Townsend
Money Making Secrets of the Millionaires by Hal D. Steward
Smart Money Plans by Sid Rosen
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
The Crash of ‘79 by Paul Erdman
The Billion Dollar Sure Thing by Paul Erdman
The Panic of ‘89 by Paul Erdman
The Bigness Complex by Walter Adams and James W. Brock
The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Stefan Lorant
The Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong by Herbert W. Armstrong
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin
Sarah T. - Portrait of a Teen-age Alcoholic by Robin S. Wagner
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
Lust for Life by Irving Stone
The Managerial Woman by Margaret Hennig and Anne Jardin
Money and Woman by Gustave and Alice Simons
How to Start Your Own Business on a Shoestring and Make Up to $100,000 a Year by Tyler G. Hicks
The Seven Laws of Success
by Herbert W. Armstrong
Selling America
by Rich DeVos
Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
Strangest Secret Ever Told by Earl Nightingale
Personal Motivation by Paul Meyer
Who Cares About Me by Bill Sands
Your Greatest Power by J. Martin Kohe
Possibility Thinking: Goals by Dr. Robert H. Schuller
I Can by Ben Sweetland
Self Talk by Marty Seldman
Winning With Cassettes (using them for pleasure and profit) by Nightingale-Conant Corporation

+ all sorts of video and audio clips from all sorts of masters giving their version of their how-to.  These have been in several other categories as well.
+ all sorts of mystery books like Perry Mason, Mickey Spillane, Agatha Christie, Tom Clancy, John Grisham, Earle Stanley Gardner, Sherlock Holmes, Ellery Queen and lots more a young adult might read before progressing to above genre textbooks.  The bottom line hero is usually called in to discover who done it and how it was done in their own personal type special way.

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Character,  Human Relations,  Management - You are beginning to see what the President was indoctrinated with since his youth.  See also the other headings above and below for obvious reasons.  Remember, there are over 40 years of Self-Help University learning so far averaging one book a month and it hasn't stopped yet.  

He doesn't claim to be perfect yet but is striving in that direction.  However, he does claim his background, his knowledge, his experiences might be able to serve YOU maybe better than anyone else could.  Especially, in this "Foundation" 26 weeks Program.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
How to Develop Self-Confidence and Influence People by Public Speaking
by Dale Carnegie
Skill With People by Les Giblin
Power With People by Van Fleet
How to Talk Your Way to the Top by Edward J. Hagarty
Talk Your Way to Success With People by J.V. Cerney
The Art of Conversation by James A. Morris
The Art and Skill of Talking With People by Hugh P. Fellows
How to Put Yourself Across With Key Words and Phrases by Martha W. Cresci
Don't Shoot The Dog! The New Art Of Teaching & Training by Karen Pryor
Making What You Say Pay Off by Edward J. Hegarty
The Art of Negotiating by Gerard Nierenberg
Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer
Kinesics: The Power of Silent Command by Merlyn Cundiff
Body Language by Julius Fast
Body Talk - The Science of Kinesics by Maude Poiret
How to Read a Person Like a Book by Gerard I. Nierenberg and Henry H. Calero
Leadership by Rudy Giuliani
The Bible
Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
What Life Has Taught Me
Color Me Beautiful
by Carole Jackson
The Well Dressed Woman by Patricia Drake Hemingway
Dress For Success by John T. Molloy
Quest for the Best by Stanley Marcus
Complete Book of Etiquette by Amy Vanderbilt
Pride in America Begins With Me by Anonymous
Compensation by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Where to Find the Secrets of Success by W.H.M. Stover
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

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Marriage,  Child Rearing,  Family Relationships - Again, some of the material in the President's Self-Help Education University.  See also "Human Relations, Character, Management" and other headings above and below.  Check out the movies, the games and the upbringing section below as well. 

He has learned over the decades that you may want to consider that there is no greater honor than to provide a proper loving home to raise future world leaders ... and ... isn't that the potential of YOUR children - world leaders? 

As the studies rightfully show, it all begins in the home.  Isn't the love between a husband and a wife that which brings forth a son or daughter precious?  Think of the first cries, the first steps, the first words, the first of anything of a future king.  Isn't that the role in the home?  To raise those greats-to-be?

By the way, you are raising your grand-son's and your grand-daughter's parents.  Therefore, let's take this role seriously, shall we?

Marriage & Family by Imperial College
Man of Steel and Velvet
by Dr. Aubrey P. Andelin
Fascinating Womanhood by Helen Andelin
Beautiful Girlhood by Karen Andreola
The Plain Truth About Child Rearing by Garner Ted Armstrong
Your Marriage Can Be Happy by Worldwide Church of God
Modern Dating by Garner Ted Armstrong
Love For a Lifetime by James Dobson
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker
His Needs, Her Needs by William F. Harley, Jr.
Men Are From Mars, Women From Venus by John Gray
Men, Women and Relationships by John Gray
Marriage and Divorce by Herbert W. Armstrong
Why Marriage, Soon Obsolete? by Herbert W. Armstrong
The Missing Dimension in Sex by Herbert W. Armstrong
The Principles of Healthful Living by Worldwide Church of God
The Key to Radiant Health by The Good News of Tomorrow’s World
Principles of Healthful Living by Mr. Stephen Flurry
The Plain Truth About Healing by Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong
The Bible
How to Really Love Your Children
by Ross Campbell
The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Children
by Ronald D. Kelly
The Dangerous Book for Boys by Conn Iggulden & Hal Iggulden
Art of Understanding Your Mate
Do You Know Your Husband? by Dan Carlinsky
Do You Know Your Wife? by Dan Carlinsky
Do You Know Your Parents? by Dan Carlinsky
How to Help Your Husband Get Ahead by Dale Carnegie
Recapture Value in True Manhood by Dennis Leap
Recapture Value in True Womanhood by Dennis Leap
You Can Be the Wife of a Happy Husband by Darien B. Cooper
What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Women by James Dobson
What Husbands Wish Wives Knew About Money by Larry Burkett

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Spiritual, Religion, Higher Powers - We do believe there is a God and we do believe He is in charge of certain events He chooses to be involved in and also allows other events to take place for His reasons.  He is overall in charge for His reasons.  And we do believe any and all problems stem back to a spiritual principle.

To us, this area of life is THE missing dimension of life.  The foundation of all life is the spiritual giving meaning and purpose behind it all answering how to live life abundantly in love, peace, happiness, joy with prosperity beyond belief in all areas of life and work.

But, we do  NOT  believe it is our place to prostylize our personal spiritual beliefs.  Therefore, we purposefully do NOT address this area at all.  We simply acknowledge it here.   If someone is serious and asks us, we will respond however and point them to the only door we believe there is, remembering we are a nobody.  We are not an ordained anything at this time.  We do recognize The Source of all perfection though.

Therefore we leave this category blank for the general public viewing except for two books, which should speak for themselves.

In this category as well, there are also Concordances, Dictionaries, Maps, Charts and lots of other reference material from many "beliefs" and sources as well we could list.  Many we have read, use almost on a daily basis or are aware of that are  PURPOSEFULLY  not listed here other than the Bible, which many supposed "religions" claim they use as their foundation AND the book "10,000 Religions in The United States" that prove that statement. 

Please keep in mind, the President and other members of the staff have personally been to many lands where this history discusses certain events and in some cases, several times.

The Bible - The # 1 sold book in the world.  Currently in our own libraries, physically and on our computers, there are over 30 translations of the Bible and online there are an additional amount quickly available to us.
10,000 Religions in the United States - an interesting study and confirmation of the importance of The Bible.

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Sales & Marketing In General & Information Marketing Specifically -  This category also has just a sampling of some of the material that has shaped us.  This is NOT an exhaustive list by any means.  See the other headings above and below as well.

Our first sale should be to ourselves as if you don't buy something in your heart, then how can you expect someone else to buy it from you?  Anyway, we can't sell something unless we have bought it ourselves ... in our heart.  When you go through this program, you need to know that.

[By the way and a little digression again, we have learned that we ALL sell every day to everyone we meet, see or talk with whether we realize it or not.  This includes our family members, our co-workers and other social contacts.  We sell ourselves, our ideas, our moods, everything. 

[This is an area - human relations or "selling" one's ideas to another - we have found to be a major stumbling block in most people, most households, most businesses' relationships.

[Our question is simple - hadn’t we better learn to do it more effectively than just allow events to happen, maybe without the intended results?

[Rectifying this issue is simple, easy and really quick if one wants to address it which is what we think and believe should be done urgently.] 


Obvious Adams by Robert R. Updegraff - 1953 edition by David Dunn
Selling by Zig Ziglar
How to Sell Yourself by Elmer Wheeler
How to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins
How to Increase Sales and Put Yourself Across by Telephone by Mona Ling
How to Sell Your Way to Financial Freedom by John W. Newbern
How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger
Strike-It-Rich Sales Prospecting by Les Dane
The Bible
The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
The 36 Biggest Mistakes Salesmen Make and How to Correct Them
by George N. Kahn
Action Techniques for the Take Charge Sales Manager by David C. Carter
Secrets of Overcoming Sales Resistance by Albert Goldstein
Zig Ziglar’s Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar
Secrets of Closing Sales by Charles B. Roth
1010 Tested Ideas That Move Merchandise by Weiss & Weiss
Cold Call Selling by Bureau of Business Practice, Waterford, Conn.
A Foot in the Door by Alfred C. Fuller
Timid Salesmen Have Skinny Kids by Judge Ziglar
Phone Power for Getting Appointments by George Walther
Objections to Sell & Sponsor by Zig Ziglar
Power Closes by Zig Ziglar
They Got Your Money by Zig Ziglar
Using Voice Inflection in Closing Sales by Zig Ziglar
Be My Guest by Conrad Hilton
Ogilvy On Advertising by David Ogilvy
Tested Advertising Methods by John Caples Revised by Fred E. Hahn
My Life In Advertising & Scientific Advertising by Claude C. Hopkins
The Ultimate Sales Letter by Dan S. Kennedy
How To Make Millions With Your Ideas by Dan S. Kennedy
A Lifetime Of Amazing Results by Dan Kennedy
Business Model Reinvention by Harvard Business Review
Branding And Social Media by Harvard Business Review

+  material on and off the computer & CDs & periodic subscriptions from the likes of several key Information Marketing gurus - Yanik Silver, Stephen Pierce, Joe Polish, Jay Abrahams, Gary Halbert, Eric Grubber, Joe Sugerman, Ted Nichols, Joe Vitali, Dan Kennedy, Russ Jones & other Guerilla Marketers + many other outstanding Sales and Marketing AND Informational Marketing experts in their own way.


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Business, Real Estate, Finances, Investments -  The decades personally involved in the Small Business, Real Estate, Financial and self-employed industries as well as being a Teacher, an Adviser and/or a Consultant for others adds to the President's bibliography.  Even from his youth before age 10. 

How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate by Albert J. Lowry
Hidden Fortunes
by Albert Lowry
Nothing Down
by Robert G. Allen
How I Turned $1,000 into Three Million in Real Estate - in My Spare Time
by William Nicherson
How to Make One Million Dollars in Real Estate in Three Years Starting With No Cash
by Tyler G. Hicks
How to Successfully Manage Real Estate in Your Spare Time
by Albert Lowry
Packaging Your Home for Profit
by Bruce A. Percelay and Peter Arnold
How to Use Financing
by Judge Ziglar
How to Buy Real Estate
by U.S. News & World Report
How to Finance Real Estate by Stanley L. McMichael and Paul T. O’Keefe
How to Borrow Your Way to a Great Fortune by Tyler G. Hicks
Complete Guide to Income Property Financing and Loan Packaging by Donald Wm. Coker
The Real Estate Dictionary by John Talmo
Programs of HUD by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Encyclopedia of Real Estate Forms by Jerome S. Gross
Why Buyers Need Representation by Who’s Who in Creative Real Estate, Inc.
Aging America, Trends and Projections by
Medicaid Planning Handbook by Alexander A. Bove, Jr.
Taking Control of Your Financial Future by Charles J. Givens

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Courses,  Seminars,  Workshops,  Boot-Camps,  Newsletters & Other Subscriptions -  Again, the following are a sample of some of these Your President has had over the decades and still is involved with.

Human Relations by Dale Carnegie
New Age Thinking for Achieving Your Potential by Louis Tice
Personal Dynamics by Success Motivation Institute
The Goal Mind by Denis Waitley
Success Consciousness by Michael Langran
The Free Enterprise System Still Works Today (Why Can’t You?) by James E. Tolleson
How to Master the Art of Selling Anything by Tom Hopkins
Closing The Sale by Tom Hopkins
Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
Timid Salesmen Have Skinny Kids by Judge Ziglar
Your Sales Attitude by Michael Langran
Dan Kennedy's Copywriting Clinic Audio Cassettes
The Ultimate Insurance Program by Russ Jones
The Ultimate Marketing Course by Russ Jones
Public Relations Kit by NF Communications
Big Producers Workshop by NF Communications
Tapping The Senior Market by NF Communications
Getting Rich Acquiring Residential Property by John Faraci
Total Real Estate Procedure by Peter DeJaeger
Al Lowry’s Real Estate Investor’s Course by Albert Lowry
Zero Down Seminars by Lew Cook
Zero Down by Stephen Thomas
Getting Started by Paul Feiger
A Seller’s Market by Al Robinson
Making the Numbers Work by Rental Housing Association
Government Loans by Wayne Phillips
110% Financing by Michael D’Avolio
The Complete Guide to Credit Improvement and Credit Card Millionaire System by Timothy B. Taylor
The Credit Card Game by Timothy B. Taylor
Money, Math, and Magic by Carl Abe
Easy Fortunes in Private Party Financing and Discounted Paper by Carl Abe
Building Your Own Success - Support Team by Carl Abe
Paper by Wesley T. Curran
Creative Success Formula for the 80’s by Wesley T. Curran
Foreclosures by Wesley T. Curran
Foreclosures and Equity Sharing by Hal Morris
Lordan Method by Dan Lordan
Nothing Down by Robert G. Allen
Control Without Ownership by Phil Drummond
How to Make the Ultimate Purchase Offer by Phil Drummond
No Money Down Purchase Offers by Wesley T. Curran
Instant Profits in Real Estate by Tom Vu and Richard Ceasari
Profit Seminar by Tom Vu and Richard Ceasari
American Covenant Seminar by Marshall Foster
Investment Implementation by John Stefanchek
Consulting Practice by Howard L. Shenson
The Consulting Alternative by Bill Broadbent S.E.C. - CIM and George Rosenberg
Phone Workshop by Dave Kurlan
Investment Organization by John Stefanchek
Investment Analysis by John Stefanchek
Closing by Rick Grosso
Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy
Now You Can Make Your Money Grow and Become Financially Independent Today by Albert J. Lowry
Al Lowry’s Foreclosure Course by Albert J. Lowry
Real Estate Made Simple by Gary F. Restall
Probate Real Estate by J.G. Banks

Real Estate Trusts by Attorney Samuel Black
How to Make Your Real Estate Fortune by Bernard Zick
How to Buy Right by Bernard Zick
The Midas Touch by Bernard Zick

Integrity Selling by Ron Willingham
No More Cold Calls by Sandler
Qualify, Present, Close by Sandler
Control Data by Sandler
Whiting Turner by Sandler
President’s Club by Sandler
Training School by Sandler
No Guts No Gain by Sandler
Peak Performance Selling by Kerry L. Johnson
Tele-Sales "How to Get Business on the Telephone by Kerry L. Johnson
Medicaid Asset Protection Seminar by Senior Resources
World Tomorrow Series & several other series by Herbert W. Armstrong
The Key Of David Series by Gerald Flurry

+  a whole bunch more on various aspects of money and financial planning, estate planning, economics and investments, businesses, real estate, motivation, living life, people skills, management, world news, etc., etc., etc....

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Periodicals, News Sources & Other Items of Interest - We do try to stay informed in the world news every day.  We've found that after becoming current, all it takes is only about 12 to 18 minutes a day to stay current. 

These are the key sources we might use.  There are close to 75 to 100 other sites we've bookmarked as well.  You'll notice these include sources from the far, far right to the far, far left, several in the middle and several analytical sites as well.  From all over the world. 

These will give the highlights and a good amount of the details while the other bookmarks give follow up support and further investigative details to a particular event or story or whatever.

We might also contact any number of individuals around the world asking for clarification should we need.

Why is this staying current with the news important?  Excellent question. 

Once you know the 4 key trends in the world as taught in the "Foundation" Program, you can easily determine the critical direction of many potential recommended solutions proposed for YOU to follow BEFORE your peers have a clue as to what you are doing and why.  Sometimes, by months and sometimes by years. 

We've found it is always greater to be pro-active than reactionary.  12 to 18 minutes a day keeps you pro-active easily and simply with a peace of mind you can't have any other way.


* International Herald Tribune  (
The Philadelphia Trumpet
Drudge Report
Deutsche Welle
The Christian Science Monitor
Associated Press Wire
The Jerusalem Post
The Times
The Telegraph
Guardian Unlimited
BBC News World
Washington Post
CBS News
* - World News
Russia Beyond The Headlines


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Movies & Games & Upbringing Activities - You may also want to consider what has gone into your President's mind from TV, movies, radio and other visual and audio means.  All part of his Full Disclosure Informal bibliographical EducationStudies have shown all this DOES matter

Hence, when you take this program, you need to know the attitude behind the course is calm and patient and will not be teaching a "going postal" threat around you or your situation.  In other words, you may join all the others worldwide who have learned to trust the content here.

By the way, the President got rid of his TV years ago replacing it with more enjoyable healthy material and believe that was one of the best decisions he made.  For example, books, specialized research, classical and other forms of good music and entertainment.

You may want to consider A General Comment from his Consulting Services website about how to learn lessons from anything read, watched, heard, seen, participated in or done.

And here are  a few  of the games and things he's enjoyed learning lessons from.  As well as the civic or community type clubs, organizations and activities he's been involved in and with.  All to increase the learning skills in a variety of fun ways for overall balance. 

By the way, he doesn't feel he's great at any one of them.  Just ordinary.  But, they have helped form his character and perhaps even more importantly - the direction of his (your President's) attitude and his giving life - for what it is worth.


Movies, video clips
The Butterfly Circus
My Fair Lady
Pay It Forward
Cinderella Man
The Rookie
The Gathering Storm
Secondhand Lions
Behind Enemy Lines
The Ron Clark Story
Miracle In The Pacific
War Of The Worlds
The Miracle Worker
In The Shadow Of The Moon
Sound Of Music
Phantom Of The Opera
The Queen
Field Of Dreams
The Great Escape
Schindler's List
Ben Hur
Fiddler On The Roof
Diary Of Anne Frank
Dessert Fox or Dessert Rats
The Exodus
The 10 Commandments
Mary Of Scotland
Gone With The Wind

Singing In The Rain
Bridge Over The River Kwai
It Happened One Night
Bringing Up Baby
The Money Pit
The African Queen
Saving Sarah Cain
A Place To Grow
The Perfect Hero
A Beautiful Mind
Mr. Holland's Opus
General Douglas MacArthur
My Man Godfrey
The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Right Stuff
Around The World In 80 Days
Prince And The Pauper
The House Of Rothschild
The Rise Of Catherine The Great
Out of Africa
The Natural
Facing The Giants

Kiss Me Kate
The King And I
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Sea Biscuit
Black Stallion
Abraham Lincoln
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936) 

Educational, Strategy Learning & Character Building Fun Type Games
Some Card Games
Some Board Games
Some Outdoor Yard Games
Some Traveling Games (states, numbers, counting things)
Canasta & Double Canasta
Tic Tac Toe
Jig Saw Puzzles
Hide And Seek
Bocce Ball
Horse Shoes
Swimming & Diving
Ping Pong

Upbringing Activities
Countless more learning opportunities presented themselves as a youth just playing and living in a loving family.

  • Playing in the sand pile or in the country on the farm or the stream behind his house or in the woods between the neighbors or the various extended family farms or the summer vacation trips & camps;

  • snow shoveling by hand with a shovel the entire length of walkway and driveway edge to edge neat and clean and thoroughly done;

  • the various paper routes and expanding them to be the largest in the area;

  • washing & waxing the cars making sure the details were done appropriately;

  • cleaning up not only his own room daily but also the regular outdoors maintenance and & other regular "chores";

  • building, customizing and collecting model cars & reading & collecting hot rod & how to customize books, magazines (he had entire 3rd floor of 5 floor mansion and widows walk for play and work area - always neat, clean and orderly);

  • The whole Scouting program (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc.);

  • Jaycees - "helping people become" was their motto;

  • Newspaper Deliveries - responsibilities before and after school and on weekends 365 days a year;

  • Clerk / shipper in a retail store responsible for setting stock out neatly and organized manner from shipments received, assisting customers as they may need selling merchandise and shipping to others backordered items and remaining flexible for anything other employees might need;

  • Restaurant Dishwasher & Service Person - learning to clean dishes, pots, pans, glasses, or just about anything quickly and efficiently putting them away so they can be reused almost immediately.  Also serving others as they need to be served when they need to be served

+ countless comic books of uplifting, encouraging, positive quality such as Superman, Casper The Friendly Ghost, Batman, Archie, Woody Woodpecker, Tarzan, Topper, and stacks and stacks more - literally.  Can't forget the incredible series of the French Asterix le Gaulois in French.  Usually, a regular everyday type hero goes in and saves the day in their own special way from the bad guy, situation or even as in Asterix, an evil empire - Rome.

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