Inspiration, motivation, meaning, fulfillment – the stuff we would buy if it were for sale. Even though pharmaceuticals, sporting events, books, massage, sex, make-up, children, and virtual reality video games are indeed for sale, inspiration is not really able to be purchased directly. You have to grow it in the garden of your mind & soul. Mark S. Albion offers some sage advice: “There is a big difference between more sales or money and more happiness or fulfillment. The kind of growth that seems the most important to people is the kind of growth you can’t count.” Read on to find out more about how inspiration can be understood and ideally, found.Read More
March 25th, 2019
August 21st, 2017
Values of the Wise is a unique and helpful source when it comes to motivational books! It features three inspirational books that help one access wisdom and understand their values better, which can lead to personal growth, fulfillment, meaning, happiness, success, and excellence. In addition to those in-house, in this blog I will also include seven others that you may be interested in checking out. The goal is to help the person who is looking for a great book to begin to read or place on their bookshelf find what they’re looking for. As we know from the Tony Robbins of the world, there are millions of persons interested in learning what to do to be [insert adjective here], and quite a few motivational books written by modern-day Svengalis that could be critiqued as long on pronouncement and claims, but short on substance. Yet, on the other end of the spectrum, there are plenty of original-source philosophy texts, psychological treatises, and theological works which are just too dense or complicated for me (and 95% of the population) to make good use of.Read More
August 10th, 2017
Folks search on the phrase “life inspiring books” thousands of times a year. I think the phrase is meant to ask, “What books will inspire me and make life more worth living?” I have a new book for 2017 that will hopefully do just that. Read on to find out more about the book Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom.Read More
May 15th, 2017
ValuesoftheWise.com features three unique, beautiful, carefully-created inspirational books that can enlighten, educate and edify. Many readers and endorsers believe that each has a special ability to inspire personal growth and foster greater wisdom! Each is about values, wisdom, and ethics, and they are all unique. Debra Lindholm, Executive Director of San Diego’s Foundation for Women said the following about Values of the Wise: “We all need inspiration and role models; we all grow and learn from each other. The quotations in Merchey’s book[s] provide just that — inspiration and knowledge for our journey together.” I am appreciative to Ms. Lindholm; it’s an honor for such a great woman from such a significant and impactful non-profit organization to endorse Values of the Wise.
Read on to find out why others find these books so valuable.