Announcing the 4-H (por HOY) Spanish Series!

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 ⇒  JD Dyola’s 4-H Spanish Series has arrived—They’re Journals & They’re for…TODAY (por HOY)! ⇐

 

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Hi folks…As the title of today’s post indicates, 4-H is the 4-T Journal Series in Spanish! Of course, 4-H means ‘por HOY,’ just as 4-T means ‘for TODAY.’

JD Dyola’s Journals are now in Spanish!

This is so exciting because I’ve tried to get the 4-T Series translated for so long and finally due to the gracious help of A. Abiathar, who has lived in Europe for many years—various parts of Spain—now my dream has become a reality.

Let me tell you a bit about how the 4-T/4-H series’ got started. About a year or so ago, in addition to my general journal, I began to use a separate notebook for what I had learned during the day, another for notes about material that I had read that day, and a third one as a daily gratitude journal. At the beginning of my journal entry I would write “What I Learned Today,” or “About What I Read Today,” or “What I’m Grateful for Today.” In a short time, I was writing only the acronym for each journal heading (WILT, AWIRT, or WIG4T). The 4-T journals emerged in disguise!

Then at the beginning of 2015, I started researching what’s involved in becoming indie author (self-published, independent author). I’ve always loved to write and I got a lot of helpful advice from other indie authors. Soon the 4-T Journal Series was born! Then, after a few weeks of carrying around 3-4 journals every day along with other books, I developed WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal. I figured that if I found journals like this valuable then you might also. And I know that I was correct because you’re here reading this.

I hope that you’ll love the 4-T, and the new 4-H,  journals as much as I do and add value to your journaling experiences from using them:

LQA-H: Lo Que Aprendí…HOY!, 4-H en EspañolVolume 1,  is the Spanish Edition of WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY! 

LQL-H: Sobre Lo Que Lei…HOY!, 4-H en Español—Volume 2, is the Spanish Edition of AWIR-T:  About What I Read…TODAY!

LQEA-H: Lo Que Estoy Agradecido Por…HOY!, 4-H en Español—Volume 3, is the Spanish Edition of WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY! 

LQALA-H: El Diario Combinado Revista—Lo Que Aprendido, Leído Y Apreciado…HOY!, 4-H en Español—Volume 4, is the Spanish Edition of WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY!

Please use them, and my other journals, then let me know how user-friendly you find them, and post your honest review (the good/bad/ugly) on Amazon. You can leave a review using this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201145120&qid=1447366749&sr=1-1. Thank you and…

Keep journaling,
JD


Books in JD Dyola’s 4-T “for TODAY” Journal Series:

WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY! (Volume 1–A Learning & Development Journal)

AWIR-T:  About What I Read…TODAY! (Volume 2–A Reading Companion Journal)

WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY! (Volume 3–A Gratitude Journal)

WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY! (Volume 4–A combination of volumes 1-3)


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Find Your Passion and Get UNstuck With Help from a Nightingale

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 Align your life to your passions

 

Finding Your Passion

Hi folks…At the beginning of last year, I was stuck. I didn’t know what my passion was. I had a bunch of things that I enjoyed doing, a lot of stuff that I am good at, but my passion? Things looked rather bleak. And to top it off my Dad was like, “You’re not getting any younger… ” (Don’t you just love when people say that? I ask you who is getting younger?!) He continued, “When are you going to find out what you want to do with your life?” and “You spend too much time online!” Dad doesn’t use the computer so how could I adequately explain to him all the productive things that I felt I was accomplishing.

I was listening to motivational speakers every day. I needed the lift. During this time, I begin developing and designing journals…my passion! One of the speakers that I regularly choose was Earl Nightingale. Several of his lectures are life-changing—it helped me to find my passion and to alter mine forever—but the one that I’m showcasing today is “The Strangest Secret in the World.” It is so impactful that every time I listen to it I get a new bit of wisdom, and I’ve heard it a least 120 times or more! I have the video embedded below in the hopes that it will help you as well.

ACTION is the antidote to despair

Using the Information Below to Find Your Passion

Notice that Mr. Nightingale calls his 30-day trial an action plan. The key to finding your passion is becoming a scientist and experimenting with various things that you enjoy while on the action plan.  As you experiment, document your experiences in your journal. To understand just how important  journaling is please use the following link to listen to Jim Rohn’s How to Use a Journal. Jim Rohn is another great motivator, who helped me to find my passion.

There are several editions of The Strangest Secret. Mr. Nightingale’s wife, Diana,  explains in the introduction to one of them (see link here The Original Recording of the Strangest Secret in the World Earl Nightingale with Introduction by Diana Nightingale) that her husband revised the program many times over a 40 year span to reflect changing times. Therefore, the  transcript below does not match the audio exactly, but both contain the same thoughts and I believe they will help you if you listen regularly and apply his suggestions.

Seek and ye shall find; therefore, press on passion-seekers!
JD

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Watch/Listen on YouTube: The Strangest Secret in the World

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The Strangest Secret Article by: Earl Nightingale

Transcribed from The Strangest Secret audio program by Earl Nightingale. Source: http://www.nightingale.com/articles/the-strangest-secret.

Some years ago, the late Nobel prize-winning Dr. Albert Schweitzer was asked by a reporter, “Doctor, what’s wrong with men today?” The great doctor was silent a moment, and then he said, “Men simply don’t think!”

It’s about this that I want to talk with you. We live today in a golden age. This is an era that humanity has looked forward to, dreamed of, and worked toward for thousands of years. We live in the richest era that ever existed on the face of the earth … a land of abundant opportunity for everyone.

However, if you take 100 individuals who start even at the age of 25, do you have any idea what will happen to those men and women by the time they’re 65? These 100 people believe they’re going to be successful. They are eager toward life, there is a certain sparkle in their eye, an erectness to their carriage, and life seems like a pretty interesting adventure to them.

But by the time they’re 65, only one will be rich, four will be financially independent, five will still be working, and 54 will be broke and depending on others for life’s necessities.

Only five out of 100 make the grade! Why do so many fail? What has happened to the sparkle that was there when they were 25? What has become of the dreams, the hopes, the plans … and why is there such a large disparity between what these people intended to do and what they actually accomplished?

THE DEFINITION OF SUCCESS

First, we have to define success and here is the best definition I’ve ever been able to find: “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”

A success is the school teacher who is teaching because that’s what he or she wants to do. A success is the entrepreneur who start his own company because that was his dream and that’s what he wanted to do. A success is the salesperson who wants to become the best salesperson in his or her company and sets forth on the pursuit of that goal.

A success is anyone who is realizing a worthy predetermined ideal, because that’s what he or she decided to do … deliberately. But only one out of 20 does that! The rest are “failures.”

Rollo May, the distinguished psychiatrist, wrote a wonderful book called Man’s Search for Himself, and in this book he says: “The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice … it is conformity.” And there you have the reason for so many failures. Conformity and people acting like everyone else, without knowing why or where they are going.

We learn to read by the time we’re seven. We learn to make a living by the time we’re 30. Often by that time we’re not only making a living, we’re supporting a family. And yet by the time we’re 65, we haven’t learned how to become financially independent in the richest land that has ever been known. Why? We conform! Most of us are acting like the wrong percentage group and the 95 who don’t succeed.

GOALS

Have you ever wondered why so many people work so hard and honestly without ever achieving anything in particular, and why others don’t seem to work hard, yet seem to get everything? They seem to have the “magic touch.” You’ve heard people say, “Everything he touches turns to gold.” Have you ever noticed that a person who becomes successful tends to continue to become more successful? And, on the other hand, have you noticed how someone who’s a failure tends to continue to fail?

The difference is goals. People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. It’s that simple. Failures, on the other hand, believe that their lives are shaped by circumstances … by things that happen to them … by exterior forces.

Think of a ship with the complete voyage mapped out and planned. The captain and crew know exactly where the ship is going and how long it will take and it has a definite goal. And 9,999 times out of 10,000 it will get there.

Now let’s take another ship and just like the first and only let’s not put a crew on it, or a captain at the helm. Let’s give it no aiming point, no goal, and no destination. We just start the engines and let it go. I think you’ll agree that if it gets out of the harbor at all, it will either sink or wind up on some deserted beach and a derelict. It can’t go anyplace because it has no destination and no guidance.

It’s the same with a human being. However, the human race is fixed, not to prevent the strong from winning, but to prevent the weak from losing. Society today can be likened to a convoy in time of war. The entire society is slowed down to protect its weakest link, just as the naval convoy has to go at the speed that will permit its slowest vessel to remain in formation.

That’s why it’s so easy to make a living today. It takes no particular brains or talent to make a living and support a family today. We have a plateau of so-called “security.” So, to succeed, all we must do is decide how high above this plateau we want to aim.

Throughout history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers, and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things. It is only on this one point that they are in complete and unanimous agreement and the key to success and the key to failure is this:

WE BECOME WHAT WE THINK ABOUT

This is The Strangest Secret! Now, why do I say it’s strange, and why do I call it a secret? Actually, it isn’t a secret at all. It was first promulgated by some of the earliest wise men, and it appears again and again throughout the Bible. But very few people have learned it or understand it. That’s why it’s strange, and why for some equally strange reason it virtually remains a secret.

Marcus Aurelius, the great Roman Emperor, said: “A man’s life is what his thoughts make of it.”

Disraeli said this: “Everything comes if a man will only wait … a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and nothing can resist a will that will stake even existence for its fulfillment.”

William James said: “We need only in cold blood act as if the thing in question were real, and it will become infallibly real by growing into such a connection with our life that it will become real. It will become so knit with habit and emotion that our interests in it will be those which characterize belief.” He continues, ” … only you must, then, really wish these things, and wish them exclusively, and not wish at the same time a hundred other incompatible things just as strongly.”

My old friend Dr. Norman Vincent Peale put it this way: “If you think in negative terms, you will get negative results. If you think in positive terms, you will achieve positive results.” George Bernard Shaw said: “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”

Well, it’s pretty apparent, isn’t it? We become what we think about. A person who is thinking about a concrete and worthwhile goal is going to reach it, because that’s what he’s thinking about. Conversely, the person who has no goal, who doesn’t know where he’s going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety, fear, and worry will thereby create a life of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing … he becomes nothing.

AS YE SOW and SO SHALL YE REAP

The human mind is much like a farmer’s land. The land gives the farmer a choice. He may plant in that land whatever he chooses. The land doesn’t care what is planted. It’s up to the farmer to make the decision. The mind, like the land, will return what you plant, but it doesn’t care what you plant. If the farmer plants too seeds and one a seed of corn, the other nightshade, a deadly poison, waters and takes care of the land, what will happen?

Remember, the land doesn’t care. It will return poison in just as wonderful abundance as it will corn. So up come the two plants and one corn, one poison as it’s written in the Bible, “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.”

The human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible and mysterious than the land, but it works the same way. It doesn’t care what we plant … success … or failure. A concrete, worthwhile goal … or confusion, misunderstanding, fear, anxiety, and so on. But what we plant it must return to us.

The problem is that our mind comes as standard equipment at birth. It’s free. And things that are given to us for nothing, we place little value on. Things that we pay money for, we value.

The paradox is that exactly the reverse is true. Everything that’s really worthwhile in life came to us free and our minds, our souls, our bodies, our hopes, our dreams, our ambitions, our intelligence, our love of family and children and friends and country. All these priceless possessions are free.

But the things that cost us money are actually very cheap and can be replaced at any time. A good man can be completely wiped out and make another fortune. He can do that several times. Even if our home burns down, we can rebuild it. But the things we got for nothing, we can never replace.

Our mind can do any kind of job we assign to it, but generally speaking, we use it for little jobs instead of big ones. So decide now. What is it you want? Plant your goal in your mind. It’s the most important decision you’ll ever make in your entire life.

Do you want to excel at your particular job? Do you want to go places in your company … in your community? Do you want to get rich? All you have got to do is plant that seed in your mind, care for it, work steadily toward your goal, and it will become a reality.

It not only will, there’s no way that it cannot. You see, that’s a law and like the laws of Sir Isaac Newton, the laws of gravity. If you get on top of a building and jump off, you’ll always go down and you’ll never go up.

And it’s the same with all the other laws of nature. They always work. They’re inflexible. Think about your goal in a relaxed, positive way. Picture yourself in your mind’s eye as having already achieved this goal. See yourself doing the things you will be doing when you have reached your goal.

Every one of us is the sum total of our own thoughts. We are where we are because that’s exactly where we really want or feel we deserve to be and whether we’ll admit that or not. Each of us must live off the fruit of our thoughts in the future, because what you think today and tomorrow and next month and next year and will mold your life and determine your future. You’re guided by your mind.

I remember one time I was driving through e a s t e r n Arizona and I saw one of those giant earth moving machines roaring along the road with what looked like 30 tons of dirt in it and a tremendous, incredible machine and and there was a little man perched way up on top with the wheel in his hands, guiding it. As I drove along I was struck by the similarity of that machine to the human mind. Just suppose you’re sitting at the controls of such a vast source of energy. Are you going to sit back and fold your arms and let it run itself into a ditch? Or are you going to keep both hands firmly on the wheel and control and direct this power to a specific, worthwhile purpose? It’s up to you. You’re in the driver’s seat. You see, the very law that gives us success is a double-edged sword. We must control our thinking. The same rule that can lead people to lives of success, wealth, happiness, and all the things they ever dreamed of and that very same law can lead them into the gutter. It’s all in how they use it … for good or for bad. That is The Strangest Secret!

Do what the experts since the dawn of recorded history have told us to do: pay the price, by becoming the person you want to become. It’s not nearly as difficult as living unsuccessfully.

The moment you decide on a goal to work toward, you’re immediately a successful person and you are then in that rare group of people who know where they’re going. Out of every hundred people, you belong to the top five. Don’t concern yourself too much with how you are going to achieve your goal and leave that completely to a power greater than yourself. All you have to do is know where you’re going. The answers will come to you of their own accord, and at the right time.

Start today. You have nothing to lose and but you have your whole life to win.


30-DAY ACTION IDEAS FOR PUTTING THE STRANGEST SECRET TO WORK FOR YOU

For the next 30-days follow each of these steps every day until you have achieved your goal.

1. Write on a card what it is you want more that anything else. It may be more money. Perhaps you’d like to double your income or make a specific amount of money. It may be a beautiful home. It may be success at your job. It may be a particular position in life. It could be a more harmonious family.

Write down on your card specifically what it is you want. Make sure it’s a single goal and clearly defined. You needn’t show it to anyone, but carry it with you so that you can look at it several times a day. Think about it in a cheerful, relaxed, positive way each morning when you get up, and immediately you have something to work for and something to get out of bed for, something to live for.

Look at it every chance you get during the day and just before going to bed at night. As you look at it, remember that you must become what you think about, and since you’re thinking about your goal, you realize that soon it will be yours. In fact, it’s really yours the moment you write it down and begin to think about it.

2. Stop thinking about what it is you fear. Each time a fearful or negative thought comes into your mind, replace it with a mental picture of your positive and worthwhile goal. And there will come a time when you’ll feel like giving up. It’s easier for a human being to think negatively than positively. That’s why only five percent are successful! You must begin now to place yourself in that group.

“Act as though it were impossible to fail,” as Dorothea Brande said. No matter what your goal and if you’ve kept your goal before you every day and you’ll wonder and marvel at this new life you’ve found.

3. Your success will always be measured by the quality and quantity of service you render. Most people will tell you that they want to make money, without understanding this law. The only people who make money work in a mint. The rest of us must earn money. This is what causes those who keep looking for something for nothing, or a free ride, to fail in life. Success is not the result of making money; earning money is the result of success and and success is in direct proportion to our service.

Most people have this law backwards. It’s like the man who stands in front of the stove and says to it: “Give me heat and then I’ll add the wood.” How many men and women do you know, or do you suppose there are today, who take the same attitude toward life? There are millions.

We’ve got to put the fuel in before we can expect heat. Likewise, we’ve got to be of service first before we can expect money. Don’t concern yourself with the money. Be of service … build … work … dream … create! Do this and you’ll find there is no limit to the prosperity and abundance that will come to you.

Don’t start your test until you’ve made up your mind to stick with it. If you should fail during your first 30 days and by that I mean suddenly find yourself overwhelmed by negative thoughts and simply start over again from that point and go 30 more days. Gradually, your new habit will form, until you find yourself one of that wonderful minority to whom virtually nothing is impossible.

Above all … don’t worry! Worry brings fear, and fear is crippling. The only thing that can cause you to worry during your test is trying to do it all yourself. Know that all you have to do is hold your goal before you; everything else will take care of itself.

Take this 30-day test, then repeat it … then repeat it again. Each time it will become more a part of you until you’ll wonder how you could have ever have lived any other way. Live this new way and the floodgates of abundance will open and pour over you more riches than you may have dreamed existed. Money? Yes, lots of it. But what’s more important, you’ll have peace … you’ll be in that wonderful minority who lead calm, cheerful, successful lives.

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11 Great Posts That Will Motivate You to Start Journaling TODAY

 

Journals and Diaries

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Hi Folks,

Journaling…what’s so great about keeping a journal anyway? What is a journal? Dictionary.com defines the journal as “a daily record, as of occurrences, experiences, or observations.” So journaling describes the action.

Whether you are a veteran or novice journaler (Whoa, did I just coin a new term? Probably not, but I cannot find this term in a dictionary!) I’ve found some great posts about keeping a journal to share with you:

The Benefits

8 Reasons Keeping a Journal Can Help You Reach Your Goals—http://bit.ly/19yK1il

10 Reasons to Keep a Daily Journal–http://bit.ly/1XWOWR3

26 Reasons Why I Keep a Journal (And Why You Should, Too)—http://huff.to/1fltbWJ

101 Reasons to Write a Journal—http://bit.ly/1LsCBC0

Methods of JournalingJournals and Diaries

How to Keep a Journal–http://bit.ly/1DffzKO

Serious Journal Writing—http://bit.ly/1TNTsBU

Keeping a Journal Can Change Your Life—http://bit.ly/1vzWYUf

Why is it Important to Write a Journal?—http://bit.ly/1nePILJ

 Ideas & Prompts

20 Journaling Prompts—http://bit.ly/20i4m1L

Keeping a Writer’s Journal: 21 Ideas to Keep You Writing—http://bit.ly/Mr3hFF

How to Become More Consistent In Your Daily Journaling—http://bit.ly/1EomhdD

Keep journaling, JD

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Changes to the 4-T Series & New Journals Coming in 2016!

 

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The New 4-T “for TODAY” Series

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Hi Folks,

Today I wanted to discuss recent updates to the 4-T series and give you just a tiny hint about new JD Dyola Journals ❤™ coming in 2016!

Have you ever worked on a project that turned out great, everyone praised the results, but to you there were a few minor things of real concern? To you that extra tweak would let you sleep soundly at night. I always sleep well, but you know what I mean. Unless you mentioned it, no one else might look for the special feature that you wanted to add, the unnecessary thing you wanted to make relevant or remove, but at some point you had to walk away, or settle for whatever you had to meet that deadline. Perhaps your client, thrilled with the outcome, was unwilling to let you change anything else, yet every time you looked back on your work that one thing held it back from the range of excellence in your eyes. I think everyone, especially artists and designers, have had this experience or one close to it and not everyone can go back and to do something about it.

Well the 4-T project was my first book series. And there were several adjustments that I wanted to make but I had to release the books without them. Now even though I have other journal projects I want and need to work on I took a few days to go back and make some improvements. Like the completely redesigned covers for WIL‑T: What I Learned…TODAY! and WAW 4‑T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read, & Appreciated…TODAY! . I’d love to hear what you think! Send a tweet @JDDyola.

I have to tell you quite honestly that I’m having a huge problem with email—getting to it mostly! I’m so much better with direct messages (DMs) on Twitter and I’m not just saying that so that you’ll follow me. The email system associated with my website is challenging for me. I plan to make some needed changes in 2016 to how I handle email, to my website, etc. Additionally, I am working on several great new series (for your career and to recognize great people) that I truly hope you’ll love using; more about those soon!

Keep growing & striving,
JD


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BIG NEWS: JD Dyola’s UPDATED 4-T “for TODAY” Series ROCKS!

Have you heard the news? The New & Improved 4-T “for TODAY” Journal Series is here!

 

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Hi folks,

I’ve got exciting news…the journal series that started it all is now new & improved. This is BIG! Never heard of the 4-T “for TODAY” Journal Series (or JD Dyola for that matter)? Not to worry, click here and here to learn more…then please come back and continue reading.

I’m working on updating the pages, images, and links that correspond to the 4-T Journal Series. I appreciate your patience—this HTML stuff is not cooperating TODAY!*

So for now, until Amazon updates its lovely “Look inside” feature with the new & improved journal images, please click on the image block above. This will take you to my Author Page on Amazon.com and there you will see the new covers larger and clearer. Admittedly, when you click on the individual journals again they do show the original covers below, but hopefully this is only temporary. Save for AWIR-T which looks pretty much the same, the covers and introductions are greatly improved. I believe that you now have better journals to use today and every day. I strive to give you my best with each journal concept. I’m thrilled with the results. I LOVE the updates and hope you will too!

,
JD

P.S. More news…you may also see and order the updates using these links provided by the printer:

WIL–T: What I Learned…TODAY!https://www.createspace.com/5502694

AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY!https://www.createspace.com/5516530

WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY!https://www.createspace.com/5502697

WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY!https://www.createspace.com/5517301

*Update: As of Feb. 2016, problems on my end…FIXED! Still working with Amazon.com reps on correcting the links that Amazon puts up though!


The original 4-T  Journal Series:

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Here’s an excerpt from a post this past June, when the books were initially released:

“Until recently, I use to put all my thoughts & experiences into one all-purpose notebook, now I’ve discovered just how worthwhile it is to have a dedicated tool. For instance, a journal exclusively for commentary on what I’m reading or solely for gratitude. Grouping similar ideas in this way aids in focusing the thought process, and is helpful for current/future reference.

“With those goals in mind, I designed the 4-T “for TODAY” Journal Series. Each volume serves a different purpose: WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY is for learning and growth; AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY is a reading companion (click here for one journal user’s review of AWIR-T); and WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY is entirely for gratitude. Nevertheless, at times when you actually want your journal to multitask, the WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal is an excellent option to record what you’ve learned, read, and/or appreciated (see the title page to the left). Please click on each title’s image to get more information about its intended application and advantages.

“A tremendous amount of love and energy went into producing them for you. I hope that you will feel that as you use them and make each one your own. Please try them and send me your comments.

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Welcome to JD Dyola Journals


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The 4-T “for TODAY” Series

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My Cleanse Keeper (MCK)—The Full-Color Series

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My Cleanse Keeper (MCK)—The Black & White Series

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Announcing JD Dyola’s CELEBRATION OF LIFE COLLECTION

Series: In Celebration of…Family

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Series: In Celebration of…Friendship

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Series: In Celebration of…FLOWERS—Orchids

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 Series: In Celebration of…FLOWERS—Roses

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 Series: In Celebration of…Music

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Series: In Celebration of…Pets

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Note: All journals in the Celebration of Life Collection (CoLC) are 6×9,  even though the CoLC book images below are smaller than those above.

Series: In Celebration of…FLOWERS—Lilies

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Series: In Celebration of…FLOWERS—Orchid Encore

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4-T “for TODAY”: The Series That Started It All!

Welcome to JD Dyola Journals ❤


 ⇒  JD Dyola’s 4-T Series—They’re Journals & They’re for…TODAY! ⇐

Hi folks,

Let me tell you a bit about how the 4-T series got started. About a year or so ago, in addition to my general journal, I began to use a separate notebook for what I had learned during the day, another for notes about material that I had read that day, and a third one as a daily gratitude journal. At the beginning of my journal entry I would write “What I Learned Today,” or “About What I Read Today,” or “What I’m Grateful for Today.” In a short time, I was writing only the acronym for each journal heading (WILT, AWIRT, and WIG4T). The 4-T journals were conceived!

Then at the beginning of 2015, I started researching what’s involved in becoming indie author (self-published, independent author). I’ve always loved to write and I got a lot of helpful advice from other indie authors. Soon the 4-T Journal Series was born! Then, after a few weeks of carrying around 3-4 journals every day along with other books, I developed WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal. I figured that if I found journals like this valuable then you might also. And I know that I was correct because you’re here reading this. I hope that you’ll love the 4-T journals as much as I do and get value from using them. Click here for one journal user’s review of AWIR-T!

Here’s the introduction to WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY:

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Here’s the introduction to AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY:

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Here’s the introduction to WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY:

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Here’s the introduction to WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal:

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Stay tuned for the Extended 4-T Series, with even more room for daily notes and cover choices!


 

Books in JD Dyola’s 4-T “for TODAY” Journal Series:

WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY! (Volume 1–A Learning & Development Journal)

AWIR-T:  About What I Read…TODAY! (Volume 2–A Reading Companion Journal)

WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY! (Volume 3–A Gratitude Journal)

WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY! (Volume 4–A combination of volumes 1-3)


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JD Dyola’s Celebration of Life Collection™


WELCOME TO JD DYOLA JOURNALS
 


Announcing My Life, My Thoughts, My Journal: J.D. Dyola’s Celebration of Life Collection™!

Last week, as I was tweaking the first 2 books in the 1st series of this new collection, I saw a motivational post on Twitter at #SeptemberShakeUP and I took it as a personal challenge. I was already fired up, but I thought, “What could I do to personally kick things up a notch or THREE?” Well, the idea came to me of releasing 20 new journals, or 5 four-set series’, before the end of the month, September 2015. It sounded good at the time so I put it out there by posting the goal for the world to see. Then I got back to work!

A few times in this process I did think, “Why, did I have to put it out there?!” It has been a rough couple of days, but I did it! And I’ve learned so-o-o much. The 6th series is now complete which means that I’ve actually exceeded my original aim. Am I exhausted? Yes! But I also feel exhilarated. Sixteen of the 20 books in the new collection are available now (please use links below) and all 24 will be out before or on September 30th. Please visit the Previews & Updates page for new additions to the Collection.

Now that I’ve accomplished so much in such a short time, it’s hard to go back to my old schedule. I want to keep going!

Let’s stay motivated,
JD


MORE ABOUT JD Dyola’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE Collection™ (8 Series & counting!)

This grouping of assorted series’ is united under the Celebration of Life Collection™ umbrella since every set in it focuses on one thing that adds joy to life in some way. The title—My Life, My Thoughts, My Journal—the  theme, and the selected images of each series also serve to unify all 4 volumes in highlighting something that makes life even more awesome.

The journal interiors contain ruled, numbered pages but are otherwise blank. And the covers do not dictate their content. Write about whatever you wish. For instance, if you’re a pet, music, or flower lover one of the journals in that specific series may captivate you, but it’s your journal. Please fill it with your favorite quotes, pictures, and so on. Because you know sometimes you feel like a quote, and sometimes you don’t! Furthermore, the “Dedication,” “Acknowledgments,” and “About the Author” sections have been left for you to complete. You are the author. These really are Books for you and by YOU!™


My Life, My Thoughts, My Journal: J.D. Dyola’s Celebration of Life Collection™ (CoL):

For details on a CoL Collection journal, please click an image below. The link will open that book’s page in the CreateSpace eStore (for links to my Author Page on Amazon.com please check the Previews & Updates page. Links are added as books become available for preview).

Series: In Celebration of…Family

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Series: In Celebration of…Friendship

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Series: In Celebration of…FLOWERS—Orchids

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Series: In Celebration of…FLOWERS—Roses

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Series: In Celebration of…Music

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Series: In Celebration of…Pets

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Other Journal Concepts by J.D. Dyola:

My Cleanse Keeper (The Black & White Series)
My Cleanse Keeper (The Full-Color Series)

From the 4-T (for TODAY) Series:

WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY!
AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY!
WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY!
WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal—What I Learned, Read & Appreciated…TODAY!


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Announcing JD Dyola’s My Cleanse Keeper (MCK)—The Black & White Series

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WELCOME TO JD DYOLA JOURNALS


Hi folks,

My Cleanse Keeper (MCK)  is a journal that you can use for any detox program, including the Master Cleanse (MC), if that is what you choose.

The MC just happened to be the detox plan that I discovered last year as I was researching ways to improve my health and well-being. I came across a book about it, read it cover-to-cover, and decided to follow the program. I needed a good journal to track my progress so I designed one. When I completed my cleanse and had a very positive experience, I did what you normally do when you find something beneficial…I enthusiastically shared my results with family and friends. And they wanted to learn more and try the MC detox also. So, for encouragement I gave them blank copies of my journal and they loved it. I hope that you will too! I’ve put the journal in book form and updated it considerably. Now I am super excited and beyond thrilled to share it with you!

A couple of weeks ago, I released the MCK  Full-Color Series. Then I immediately began working on the MCK Black & White Series to offer a few more alluring options to my fellow cleansers. MCK—B & W comes in the delightful fruit selections shown. Each book is the same inside and, other than a few minor changes, nearly identical to the Full-Color Series. For instance, this time I’ve chosen a matte finish instead of a glossy one for the cover. And it was a great decision, you’ll just love the luxurious look and silky feel of it.

Experts agree that keeping a written record of your health is beneficial in many ways. Tracking your daily progress as you detox is very important as well. So please try the My Cleanse Keeper journals! Use the volumes in either series in any order that you like…better yet mix-and-match between both the Full-Color and the Black &White Series MCK series!

Wishing you more health and happiness than I can express,
JD


 

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A Personal Plea, from My ❤ 2 Yours…Please take care of YOUrself!

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Healthy Living Made Simple

 

Hi folks…

What do you do each day to care for yourself?

The Do/Don’t list above says “Healthy Living Made Simple.” The thing is we all know that simple≠easy. Most things in life are straightforward, but they need a great deal of sacrifice, time, and discipline. That’s what makes them both elementary and onerous.

Take Care of YOU

My wake up call…a dear friend of mine was recently diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening condition. It seemed to come from out of the blue, but the trouble had been brewing all the while. My books are about nurturing yourself in some way everyday—emotionally, physically, and so on. Today I’m sending out a heartfelt plea to all of you…please make caring for yourself a priority. There are so many people who cherish and appreciate you. Is your name at the top of that list?

The Master Teacher said that we should love our neighbors as we love ourselves. You know what they tell us on the plane about putting the oxygen mask on yourself first? We each need to love ourselves and safeguard our own health before we rush to help someone else. I love the quote below because it’s true. The way we care for our personal health usually mirrors our approach to other important areas of life as well.

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I’m including myself in this too, we all need reminders. My personal battles are getting enough rest, sleep, and exercise. It definitely is not easy, but we can win at caring for ourselves if we make it a habit, a priority. Then it does become easier.

Wishing you abundant peace › love › & » health,
JD

 


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My Cleanse Keeper (MCK)—The Full-Color Series is now available!

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WELCOME TO JD DYOLA JOURNALS


Hi folks,

I have some exciting news: My Cleanse Keeper (MCK) is now available! This is the Full-Color Series. Buy one or more as a gift to yourself or for others. To order MCK please: 1) click on one of the images above to go directly to its respective page on Amazon.com, where you can take advantage of the “Look inside” feature, or 2) use the links below to order directly from the printer, CreateSpace:

MCKVolume 1: https://www.createspace.com/5520466

MCKVolume 2: https://www.createspace.com/5605290

MCKVolume 3: https://www.createspace.com/5605328

MCKVolume 4: https://www.createspace.com/5605333

Thanks for visiting and many happy cleanses to you,
JD


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Coming Soon↠JD Dyola Journals ❤ | My Cleanse Keeper (The Full-Color Series)

 

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“The groundwork of all happiness is health” ~Leigh Hunt


WELCOME TO JD DYOLA JOURNALS


Hi folks,

We all want health and happiness, for ourselves and our loved ones, right? Well, along those lines, last year as I was searching for ways to become healthier, I learned about the Master Cleanse (MC) and the benefits of cleansing. I decided to try it. In preparation for the detox I designed a journal to track my progress. When I had favorable results, I told some family and friends about the MC and they wanted to try it as well. For encouragement and as an aid, I sent them blank copies of my journal and they loved it. I hope that you will too!

I’ve updated it, put it in book form, and I’m so excited to share it with you. My Cleanse Keeper (MCK)  is a journal that you can use for any detox program, including the MC, if that is what you choose.

The full-color MCK series, shown above, will be available shortly. For variety, it comes in the four fruit assortments shown. Hey, everyone is not a fan of grapes, or red, and so on. But save for the cover, each book is the same inside.

In addition to the color editions above, MCK journals with black and white interiors are also on the way, very shortly!

Wishing you happiness and the best of health,
JD


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Hello world! Introducing JD Dyola Journals ❤: The 4-T “for TODAY” Series

The 4-T SERIES

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WELCOME TO JD DYOLA JOURNALS


 

Most of us know how rewarding it is to write in a journal daily. In fact, there’s a good deal of research available on the benefits. Are you like me, though, and use that journal for everything…as a diary? Until recently, I use to put all my thoughts & experiences into one all-purpose notebook, now I’ve discovered just how worthwhile it is to have a dedicated tool. For instance, a journal exclusively for commentary on what I’m reading or solely for gratitude. Grouping similar ideas in this way aids in focusing the thought process, and is helpful for current/future reference.

With those goals in mind, I designed the 4-T “for TODAY” Journal Series. Each volume serves a different purpose: WIL-T: What I Learned…TODAY is for learning and growth; AWIR-T: About What I Read…TODAY is a reading companion (click here for one journal user’s review of AWIR-T); and WIG 4-T: What I’m Grateful for…TODAY is entirely for gratitude. Nevertheless, at times when you actually want your journal to multitask, the WAW 4-T: The Combo Journal is an excellent option to record what you’ve learned, read, and/or appreciated (see the title page to the left). Please click on each title’s image to get more information about its intended application and advantages.

A tremendous amount of love and energy went into producing them for you. I hope that you will feel that as you use them and make each one your own. Please try them and send me your comments.

Thank you for visiting, and please check out each one of my books while you’re here…er now would be a good time !

Have a great TODAY,
JD


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