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Nov

9

2015

Church policy controversy

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A message to the members of my church:
This week there was a policy change within the handbook of the church stating that children of same-sex couples could not be blessed or baptized until they were 18, to which many responded with pain and anger, while others responded with attempts to help soften the blow.
Some applauded the church for taking a moral stand (though controversial), while others immediately announced their intent to resign.
My Facebook news feed has never been so filled with so many divisive comments over one single issue as I’ve seen this week. It’s been sad… Read more

Oct

8

2015

A tiny little piece of life

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This post is still under construction – check back later!… Read more

Oct

8

2015

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should – part 2

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(…Continued – click here to read Part 1)
In my previous post, I described how I resentfully gave up on some of my dreams for the sake of my marriage. In this post, I will attempt to explain that transition – the real reason why I would do that.
We’re Free
Following are several clips from The Saratov Approach, a movie based on the true story of two Christian missionaries serving in Russia who were taken hostage for ransom in the late 1990s.
Things were not going well, but then in an unexpected turn of events, the missionary named Probst… Read more

Oct

7

2015

Applying the principles with wisdom

Success principles (including the law of attraction), activate a power that allows us to CO-create with God.
Co-creation (the power to cause things to happen with your faith) is similar to Pro-creation (the power to cause the creation of a baby) in that deep and enduring pain can result if the power is utilized at the wrong time, in the wrong place, or under the wrong circumstances.
I rarely hear any of the success gurus pause to share guidelines around the proper use of the power, because I’m convinced that most of them haven’t seen how a life can be… Read more

Oct

7

2015

The Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Tried to Write

I’ve been pondering the following topic now for over a year, knowing that one day I would try to capture it in writing. But it’s a deep topic and I didn’t expect it to be an easy one, so it’s been pushed off many, many times.
It has not taken much to distract me from doing it.
(Squirrel!)

Today (June 28, 2015) I decided to get started, to at least begin gathering into one location the many epiphanies and personal notes I’ve been jotting down in the recent months.
I don’t really know where to begin, except to back up… Read more

Oct

6

2015

Universe, or God?

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I received an interesting email that posed a really great question. I’ll share Arlene’s question and my response below:
Hi Leslie,
My name is Arlene, I am 72, LDS, and I live in West Bountiful, Utah. It’s been quite a while since I read the Jackrabbit Factor. I have been impressed with your honesty and forthrightness. I am writing with a question, but I want to give you some background. I have been interested in the Law of Attraction for many years and I have received a lot of e-mail newsletters with “helps” to manifesting. I have also bought and… Read more

Oct

6

2015

Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should

I’ve taught classes and written articles many times about the importance of action in the goal-setting process or formula for success.
It’s still true: action is important. But this discussion is going to go a little differently.
This post isn’t about getting what you want; it’s more about how to ‘counsel your wants’, and why you’d want to.
I’ve been a goal setter for as long as I can remember, at least as far back as maybe age 12. This is why I experienced such tremendous depression in the early years of our marriage, because external circumstances seemed to have… Read more

Oct

5

2015

This sums up America, 2015

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I’m sure a lot of people have probably turned off the news because they’re tired of the political drama (or circus) in this country. They may have heard about some of the issues, but it can be exhausting or even depressing to keep up with what’s happening, and frankly, who has time to worry about something over which you may feel like you have little to no control, anyway?
But if you’d like to at least be a witness to something that will go down in history as one of the MOST significant events OF ALL TIME, sure, turn off… Read more

Aug

29

2015

Ten Year Trivia

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Just for fun, and to celebrate The Jackrabbit Factor’s 10th birthday, here are some things you may not know about my books, business, or whatever:

 
1) The name of my business “ThoughtsAlive” came out of a brainstorm in 2002 over the phone with friends Alanna Webb and Marnie Pehrson. Did you know they also pioneered the first online mall in 1996? True story.

2) Portal to Genius was originally going to be named “Hasenpfeffer in Munich”, but my co-author Garrett Gunderson feared that Google wouldn’t be able to provide a “did you mean…” suggestion when a user fails to spell… Read more

Aug

26

2015

Are You More Like a Radio or an IPOD?

Ugh. I used to be sooooo good at self-discipline before I got married and had kids. I could give myself a command and follow it – no problem. I even took great pride in my exemplary existence (cough, cough).
But everything changed when I became responsible to a bunch of other people outside of myself. No longer could I set a self-improvement goal to do this or that for so many minutes or hours a day… because frankly, the kid who needs to throw up simply isn’t interested in what your calendar has down for the present hour.
But there… Read more

Aug

26

2015

When You Feel Confused and Don’t Know What To Do… Pick Your Picnic

“John, aren’t you going to put on your seatbelt?” “Why, are we going to get into a crash?” “No, but seatbelts save lives…” John retorted, “Seatbelts don’t save lives.” “Of course they do!” His friend explained, “Once, I was driving with my family and something told me to make sure everyone was wearing their seatbelts. So we all belted up, and just as we turned a corner, there was another vehicle coming at us in our lane. Even though it was a head-on collision, we all survived because of those seatbelts!” John was firm, “No, the seatbelts didn’t save your life, whatever told you to put them on saved your life.” A decade has passed since

Aug

8

2015

“Perfectionism” and Prosperity

We live in a time when life comes at us faster than it ever has in the history of the world. We get stressed, overloaded, and overwhelmed. Under these pressures, it is hard to remain calm… the state of mind necessary to live in harmony with the laws of success. Often we get discouraged and lose faith, simply because we spend so much time beating ourselves up for our flaws. To qualify for the blessings you’re praying for requires a calm and confident state of mind. But when we’re disappointed in ourselves, it is tough to have faith. The problem is, so long as we’re not perfect, there’s always something to be disappointed about.

Aug

7

2015

Things Undone

Positive Thinking Tip: Clear out the cobwebs of your life. it will be worth it. You’ll travel the rest of your journey much lighter, and you’ll definitely go much farther.
We feel happiest when we are on the grow, and striving for something more. Whether we are striving for better physical health, financial health, emotional health, or healthier relationships – it just feels good to improve.
And although we should certainly practice gratitude for all we already have, if we’re not also reaching for SOMEthing else, we stop growing and start decaying. There is no standing still.
But sometimes we… Read more

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Jun

9

2015

What I Think of Dave Ramsey

For years I’ve been hearing about Dave Ramsey and I’m embarrassed to say that (without listening to him myself) I had him pegged as the guy who helps broke people manage their limited supply, while I elevated myself as the teacher who helps people expand their supply.
At first pass, this may appear to be the case. But I want to set the record straight.
Listening to Dave Ramsey’s podcast and radio show has become one of the most inspiring, motivating things I do now for a number of reasons:
1) Dave’s advice is solid. Scripturally sound too, if that… Read more

Jun

9

2015

Strongbrook Wealth Mentoring Event

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On June 17, 2015, Strongbrook will be broadcasting its first all-day mentorship event.
I’ll be there speaking on “The Key to Confidence: How to Know you have the Right Strategy (Goal, or Mentor) for Business Success.”
Whether you live in, or outside of Utah, you can participate!
Get yourself and your friends registered for free:
https://strongbrook-wealth-event.eventbrite.com
Here’s the location:
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Utah Valley Convention Center
220 West Center St., Provo, UT 84601
9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
(Meal breaks will be provided)
Seats are limited.
If you cannot attend in person, we are will… Read more

Jun

8

2015

She walks into the car wash, and…

I received a fun message recently – just a reminder at how simple it can be to apply the principles, for truly immediate results.
Check this out:
Hi Leslie! I was thinking of you today. I had lost your book in my daughters room and she finally found it several days ago. I’ve been rereading all of the underlined portions and did something that worked!
I got my car washed yesterday and they put a scratch in my clear coating. My husband said to go back and ask what they would do to make it right.
When I read all… Read more

Apr

15

2015

Finding Relief from Heavy Burdens

Last month I was asked to speak at my local church congregation’s sacrament meeting. I hadn’t planned on sharing my ‘talk’ publicly because my blog readership is made up of people from a wide variety of religious backgrounds and belief systems, and I have always striven to focus on principles and precepts that people of faith around the world all share in common. But I’ve recently felt like there may be some who would benefit from this message. First, I introduced myself… then I continued with this: I’d like to talk about two things in particular that we’ve been asked in the Bible to do – to have faith … Continue reading

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Mar

24

2015

Real Estate Investing Wealth Summit – Thursday, April 9th

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April 9, 2015 – 5pm to 10pm – ONLY $20!!!
Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown at City Creek
75 South West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
Phone: 818-618-1211
On Thursday, April 9, Strongbrook is going to be sponsoring their annual Wealth Summit for anyone interested in looking at real estate as a way to build a new income stream, or for creating a retirement income – only $20!
(I am the author of The Jackrabbit Factor, and one of Strongbrook’s approved Mentors, and if you’ve been looking for a way to leverage your resources for higher returns, you need… Read more

Feb

21

2015

Partner with me?

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Join me for a Teleconference
Thursday, March 5th
7:00 pm MT (6:00 pm PT/8:00 pm CT/9:00 pm ET)
I’ve recently been invited to be a Certified Mentor of the Conscious Creator Mentoring Network, which is like the “Netflix” of Personal Development.
For this program, I am preparing a consolidation of all my life’s work, inspirational books, audios, and programs (including several more new and complete courses coming soon) for the Mentoring Network Vault.
As a mentor of the network, I have the option to allow some of my subscribers to become business partners with me, to help me share my… Read more

Feb

20

2015

FREE Parenting Class

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Two rebellious, hardened teens from England came to live in Nicholeen Peck’s Utah home for 8 days while a camera followed them around, expecting to capture some pretty explosive conflicts.
But what transpired on the show instead was NOT what the producers expected. It was SO impactful and life-changing, it turned out to be THE MOST VIEWED episode of all. (Watch the whole episode HERE.)
Announcing: A FREE Parenting class with Nicholeen Peck (attend, or watch online)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
7-9pm MT
Option #1) Attend LIVE 7-9 pm MT:
Utah Valley Convention Center, Ballroom
220 West Center Street
Orem,… Read more