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Episode 1- Win Today, Win Tomorrow, Win Always

The Flat Tire Podcast title is based on Earl Nightingale’s famous quote, “A bad attitude is like a flat tire; you can’t go anywhere until you change it.” Each episode will include a clip from ...
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Great Ideas Come When The World Needs Them

William Lyons Phelps made a comment that we should have print and put someplace where we can regularly be reminded of it. He said: “Great ideas come when the world needs them. They surround the ...
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A Cure for Paralysis

Many years ago, there was an Associated press dispatch which reported an amazing incident: Eight patients, all helpless paralytics, were confined to a ward in a hospital in Ecuador. One day a giant boa constrictor ...
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The knack of using your subconscious mind

Recently I told you about the subconscious area of our minds… the great unplumbed reservoir of creative insight and intuition… and how the great majority of people never learn to use this great source of ...
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Relax and let it work for you

Previously I mentioned that creative people, people who earn their keep through the use of their imagination, should probably not work for more than four to six hours a day if they want to sustain ...
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The Four Hour Day

It was in 1955 that ‘Harpers’ published a little book written by a New York City career consultant, William J. Reilly, with the intriguing title: “How to Make Your Living in Four Hours a Day ...
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Aid to India

Aid to India has been as much a part of the daily newspapers as the comic page or the financial section. Most of us have grown up taking aid to India for granted, like the ...
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Marching Backwards Into The Future

An ad for the Mobil Oil Company had a headline which read: “Marching Backwards Into The Future.” And the copy went on to say that, “Today’s doomsters, like yesterday’s suffer from tunnel vision. They are ...
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Future Innovations

My good friend Professor Jay Mendell sent me a copy of “FutuREport”, a newsletter on the future, for planners, educators and other, which contains some very interesting items. For one thing, according to Doctor Seymour ...
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Change Is Growth

Most of the problems facing human society today can be said to have been brought about by the “Change Revolution.” And one of the best and most lucid examples of this revolution is given in ...
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Happiness

One of the greatest teachers this country ever produced was a professor at Yale University by the name of William Lyon Phelps who taught, lectured and wrote for more than fifty years. And in August ...
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Opportunity Is Everywhere

How many times have you heard someone say: “There just isn’t any opportunity anymore.”? Well, the trouble isn’t with opportunity because every one of us is surrounded by more opportunity every day than he could ...
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The Machine Is Your Friend

Y’know, all through the slow, painful and bloody centuries of human progress there has been a shortsighted individual who has steadfastly refused to disappear from the scene. No matter how much you show him to ...
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Where Your Money Goes

A comment that has almost become a part of the American way of life is, “Where does all the money go?” At the end of the month, or the end of a year, most of ...
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A Philosopher’s Point of View

Do you ever wonder what modern day philosophers are thinking about? What ideas they’re coming up with? For some years I’ve been receiving a terrific little magazine called SCIENCE OF MIND and in the January ...
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Are You Afraid?

How much is fear a part of your life? The scientists are discovering a lot about fears and a really fine collection of their findings was put together by John E. Gibson in an article ...
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Happiness Comes From Doing Things

Have you ever given much thought to the fact that the size of an individual depends upon the size of his work? I don’t mean physical size, I mean as a person – a human ...
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Are You Keeping Up With the World?

Here’s a pretty good question: “Are you keeping up with the world?” Or do you feel you’ve done enough and can coast the rest of the way in. Well, you may or may not be ...
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An Inside Job

One of the things that helps me tremendously when it comes to writing and producing two hundred and sixty radio programs a year, is the amount of wonderful suggestions, ideas, and material that are sent ...
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Would You Risk The Chance?

The other day I got into a rather interesting discussion with a very close friend of mine. I don’t remember how the conversation turned on this particular tangent, but we came up with a rather ...
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What Is Simple – Is Best

A friend of mine ran across a fine little article in PRINTER’S INK, the magazine of advertising, and kindly sent it to me. It was written by Tom Batman the creative director of a New ...
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Be Consistent – After Ninety

Bruce Barton, writer, businessman, public servant, and all-around genius once wrote an interesting little article about the business of being consistent, and he wrote that he expects to be entirely consistent – after he reaches ...
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The Magic of Believing

Let me tell you about a book that I think should be on everybody’s home book shelf. The title is THE MAGIC OF BELIEVING by Claude Bristol. If you’ve read it many years ago, as ...
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What do wives want?

If someone offered you a million dollars if you could correctly come up with the answer to what wives want from their husbands – in the order of their importance – do you think you ...
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Taking Stock

From time to time on the great ships which ply the oceans of the world, an officer will walk to the wing of the navigation bridge, raise his sextant to his eye, and “shoot” the ...
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They Drive Us Away

The other day I had a lot of writing to do at home. I skipped breakfast and went to work in my study. About eleven o’clock I realized I was hungry, got in the car, ...
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What Can I Do?

How often have you heard someone say about some big problem, “What can I do?” I received a little circular of Christopher Notes the other day, and I thought the lead article was really quite ...
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Do What You Should

A woman reading the Christopher column, “Three Minutes a Day”, in the HOUSTON POST, was deeply affected by the story of the mail carrier who began hiding some of his mail on what he called ...
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A Way To Get Rich

Several months ago I had as the subject for one of my radio programs the importance of having a good vocabulary. I mentioned at the time that a person’s life inextricably connected in many ways ...
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On Solving Problems

Some time back there appeared an article in WOMAN’S DAY MAGAZINE by Hollis Alpert called “In Defense of Excitement.” My fine, winsome and winning secretary, name of Harriett, found it for me. It points out ...
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Ignorance Is Not Bliss

In the November issue of TIME MAGAZINE, back in old 1960 there appeared an interesting little article. It concerned a little learning and pointed out that about half of the U.S. college students believe that ...
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What’s Normal? (Part II)

Recently, I got off on one of my pet subjects – this business of being normal. I quoted the well-known author and expert, Ardis Whitman, and pointed out that to be normal is to be ...
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What’s Normal?

#271 – What’s Normal? My secretary brought me an article from the magazine, WOMAN’S DAY, written by Ardis Whitman, titled, “What Do You Mean, Normal?!” And in this article, I think Miss Whitman makes a ...
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The Baboon Boy

It seems that no matter how strange fiction is written, the truth is always stranger. We’re all familiar with the story of Tarzan and the Apes. But not too many people know that a good ...
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Watch That Generalization

You know, one of the many paradoxes of the human race is the old belief that you can tell a person’s character by his face. There are probably more bosses and personnel managers who think ...
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The Milky Way

As you know, the planet Earth belongs to the Galaxy known as the Milky Way, but have you any idea how big, how extensive, this one Galaxy is? Or the distances between the stars? In ...
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Strange Ones

If someone walked into your office, or home, and asked for all of your money and told you that if you refused you’d be blown up immediately, what would you do? On December 4, 1894, ...
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Keep Moving

Have you ever noticed that the longer you look at something you should be doing – the more difficult it seems to appear? That the longer you put off something you should do – the ...
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The Cardiff Giant

One of the most interesting little magazines you can find is the amazing FARMER’S ALMANAC. It’s the oldest magazine in the country having been continuously published every year since 1792. It gives advance weather forecasts ...
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This, Too, Shall Pass

Perhaps you’ve heard the old legend, supposedly true, about the king who offered riches to any person in his kingdom who could come up with a saying which would apply to anything. As the legend ...
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A Year Can Be a Long Time

Here’s something that might shake you up a little. There will be more buildings erected in the next ten years than have been built in all the preceding centuries of human civilization! How about that? ...
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Who’s The Boss?

Here’s a question I’ll bet you could ask a thousand working people and never get the right answer. The question is: “Who’s your boss?” There’s only one boss, and whether a person shines shoes for ...
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The Number One Sickness

Do you happen to know what the number one sickness is? Dr. John A. Schindler, former chief physician of the well-known Monroe Clinic, talked about it not too long ago in a radio broadcast. What ...
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