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With 11+ million downloads, the Inspirational Living podcast offers motivational broadcasts for the mind, body, and spirit. If you want to find a free online life coach, look no further than the most motivational self-help authors of the past. Each self-development podcast is edited & adapted from the books and essays of classic inspirational writers, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Helen Keller, Booker T. Washington, James Allen, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Orison Swett Marden, Neville Goddard, and Frederick Douglass, as well as self-development authors who have largely been lost to history but deserve to be re-discovered again and enjoyed. Subscribe to our inspirational podcast to receive new free podcasts every week. Live up to the potential of your highest self. Support us on Patreon for full transcripts and access to the series Our Sunday Talks: https://www.patreon.com/inspirationalpodcasts

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Inspirational Living: Life Lessons for Success & Happiness The Living Hour

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.1 • 613 Ratings

With 11+ million downloads, the Inspirational Living podcast offers motivational broadcasts for the mind, body, and spirit. If you want to find a free online life coach, look no further than the most motivational self-help authors of the past. Each self-development podcast is edited & adapted from the books and essays of classic inspirational writers, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Helen Keller, Booker T. Washington, James Allen, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Orison Swett Marden, Neville Goddard, and Frederick Douglass, as well as self-development authors who have largely been lost to history but deserve to be re-discovered again and enjoyed. Subscribe to our inspirational podcast to receive new free podcasts every week. Live up to the potential of your highest self. Support us on Patreon for full transcripts and access to the series Our Sunday Talks: https://www.patreon.com/inspirationalpodcasts

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    Values for Climbing the Hill of Life | Motivationals

    Values for Climbing the Hill of Life | Motivationals

    Listen to episode 530 of the Inspirational Living Podcast: Values for Climbing the Hill of Life. Edited and adapted from Making the Grade by C.V. Mosby.

    *Motivational Podcast Excerpt* : There is both a science and an art in the correct estimation of values. It takes training and mature judgment to pick the false from the true. And there is a fine art in the application of values to the things in life that are worthwhile. It is easy for us to fall into the error of thinking values are relative. Perspectives of value may indeed vary, but the inherent value remains. And the value of those things in life that assist in making the grade remain fixed and definite.

    The value of patience, imagination, self-confidence, health, truth, and honesty of purpose remains the same, and will always be fixed and definite. It makes no difference what your estimation of them may be. A yardstick measures thirty-six inches. If one looks at a string that is thirty-six inches in length and says that it is only thirty-four, the thirty-six inches still remain; the value is not lost because some individual underestimated it.

    A correct understanding of values that touch the great principles of life is an absolute necessity in making the grade. Your taste may differ from that of your neighbor; your likes and your dislikes may be entirely at variance; but all must agree on the worth of the cardinal factors that constitute a successful life.

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    • 14 min
    The Courage & Patience to Achieve Success

    The Courage & Patience to Achieve Success

    Listen to episode 529 of the Inspirational Living Podcast: The Courage & Patience to Achieve Success. Edited and adapted from Making the Grade by C.V. Mosby.

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    *Inspirational Podcast Excerpt* : Patience means more than being able to stick to a task until it is finished. It means having a philosophy that makes one understand that it is continuous, well-directed efforts that win. Furthermore, patience must have an imaginative eye that sees the completed task and pronounces it well done.

    A mule can plod up and down the field. It makes no difference to the mule whether cotton or weeds are being plowed, but the farmer would have little patience if they did not feel that they would harvest more than a crop of weeds.

    To be patient, to keep plugging along, to keep climbing the hill, you must be inspired by, and buoyed up with, the hope of reaching the top. It is not patience, but hopelessness that keeps one working at a task that holds out absolutely no promise of ultimate successful completion. The patience that helps carry one up the hill is the cheerful, hopeful kind. It is the kind that realizes the necessity of well-directed, intelligent, continuous effort.

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    • 15 min
    The Power of the Spoken Word | Public Speaking

    The Power of the Spoken Word | Public Speaking

    Listen to episode 528 of the Inspirational Living Podcast: The Power of the Spoken Word. Edited and adapted from Personal Power by Keith J. Thomas.

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    *Inspirational Podcast Excerpt* : THE spoken word is the most powerful weapon you can command in your dealings with others. In conjunction with the eye, it conveys all your personal magnetism to the listener. The eye has a double use. It conveys impressions *to* the brain, and it conveys impressions *from* the brain. Both of these uses need cultivation.

    You probably have never thought about the importance of your eyes in conversation, but if you are to make full use of your mental powers, it is quite necessary to do so. You need to cultivate a concentration of gaze, but not quite in the sense that a hypnotist does. I have heard people complain of others who gazed at them so fixedly that it made them feel uncomfortable. Do not be like that, or you will lose all the persuasive effect you want to create.

    Get into the habit of looking straight at the person you are addressing, so that they can feel that they have your whole interest and attention. That is the impression you wish them to receive. People do not like your eyes to wander around the room while they are talking to you, nor do they want you to read something in your hand or on a desk. They want to see your eyes, because your eyes tell them what is going on in your mind.

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    • 13 min
    How to Manufacture the Key to Success

    How to Manufacture the Key to Success

    Listen to episode 527 of the Inspirational Living Podcast: How to Manufacture the Key to Success. Edited and adapted from The Cause of Failure and How to Overcome It by Thomas Z. Davis.

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    *Motivational Podcast Excerpt* : A great sculptor noticed a stone that had been rejected and thrown aside by the builders. In the stone he saw a beautiful angel. He chiseled the stone away and revealed the angel to the world. I want, if I can, to get you to look into the future and see yourself as a beautiful, successful character, and after getting the vision, reveal that character to the world.

    Only through the hard gates where struggle gives her challenge and adversity demands her toll, is there an entrance to the valleys of achievement and the kingdoms of delight. Be true to yourself, be true to your friends, be true to the world. Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success, and that a whole clear glorious life lies before you.

    Get an exact and definite mental picture of the ultimate end and aim of your life. Select the particular position you propose to reach. Picture yourself also as surrounded by all the good things that naturally go with the position selected. Be very definite about this, and do not be too modest. Let it be something well worth years of patient struggle to attain. Decide definitely that you will attain it, no matter what the effort or time required. Then hold to that vision. Keep it always before you like a distant beacon of light. Have a steady hand at the wheel. Strive for it persistently and continuously. And when the seas are foggy, have faith that it is there to be reached, even though you cannot for the moment see it.

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    • 14 min
    How to Make Your Life Marvelous

    How to Make Your Life Marvelous

    Listen to episode 526 of the Inspirational Living Podcast: How to Make Your Life Marvelous | Motivation. Edited and adapted from Personal Power by Keith J. Thomas.

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    *Motivational Podcast Excerpt* : Put the joy of creation into everything you do. Let it be worthy of your mind, and let it be done as perfectly as you can do it. If your employers cannot use you to better advantage, fit yourself for more congenial work elsewhere. It is your own fault if you complain: the remedy is always in your own hands. Complaints are signs of weakness, and if you are in a chronic state of dissatisfaction, words will avail nothing. Only by your own actions can you alter your own condition of life. If you are busy complaining when you ought to be busily acting, you are likely to complain until the end of the chapter.

    How can you enjoy your leisure, if your mind is brooding over your grievances? Instead of railing against circumstances, you should take yourself to task because you allow your environment to worry you, and because you are not forming some plan which will eventually improve your state of mind, as well as your state of work.

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    • 14 min
    Answering the Riddle of Life | Personal Power

    Answering the Riddle of Life | Personal Power

    Listen to episode 525 of the Inspirational Living Podcast: Answering the Riddle of Life. Edited and adapted from Personal Power by Keith J. Thomas.

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    *Inspirational Podcast Excerpt* : Be sure that whatever troubles come to you, if you face them with courage, they will pass by as the idle wind, and leave behind the prosperity of which they are only the harbingers. Everyone who has faced sorrow and disaster, who has come through the fires of adversity, knows well from their own experience that for every trouble life can bring, there is some greater compensating advantage.

    It is true that “All things work together for good.” The snows of winter serve to warm the earth and protect the seeds that bring forth the glorious blooms of summer. All through Nature and all through life we see that the things which are gloomy and unpleasant inevitably develop into brightness and happiness.

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    • 13 min

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Amazing podcast!

I have been listening to this podcast for a couple of years now, and I can’t say enough great things about it. The literature choices are amazing and the narrator, is very talented.

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Is narrator a computer?

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10 out of 5 Stars

I don’t think the current ratings do this podcast any justice. I don’t miss an episode and am frequently returning to previous episodes to start replaying hours of old wisdom. The tone is simple and doesn’t stray from what one comes here looking for. Motivation, wisdom, different perspective. I appreciate the work that is done with this podcast to get these messages out. I enjoy hearing what the source is and from what year it was, although what is read is generally universal throughout generations. Thank you so much for your work and time spent to consistently get these episodes out, don’t stop doing what you’re doing! It truly makes a difference in my life.

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