Best Female Personal Development Writer

Did you ever have a friend introduce you to a great book?

I have to give special thanks to a friend of mine Jenny who send me a book I never heard of before I received her gift. It is brilliant.

In fact, it is not a new book compiling and retelling old ideas it is a book from 1925 that has ideas in their original form. Even the title at that time was original. Now you hear the title repeated many times but I am guessing the author of the book was the first.

The book is called The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn

Florence Scovel Shinn was an American artist and book illustrator who became a metaphysical writer and I quote some of her words from the beginning of ‘The Game of Life and How to Play It’.

“Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game… which cannot be played successfully without the knowledge of spiritual law… a great game of Giving and Receiving… this means that whatever man sends out in word or deed, will return to him: what he gives, he will receive.”

I pay close attention to the fact that the author clearly states the order of action is ‘gives’ then ‘receives’. When we look to receive in our lives before we give life is eventually blocked. We tend to get nowhere. Okay, maybe we get somewhere for a while then we get blocked. Have you ever noticed this? People get tired of people who are just looking out for themselves. 

But when we go out to help others amazing things happen. In the words of Zig Ziglar “You can have everything in life you want, if you just help enough other people get what they want” This is quoted from See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar

If you know Louise L. Hay, the author and speaker who wrote You Can Heal Your LifeLouise is another lady who has brought inspiration, hope, and healing to millions of people around the world. Louise credits The Game of Life (and the all the works by Florence Scovel Shinn) for inspiring her at a key turning point in her early career.

Florence Scovel Shinn, I believe, was a pioneering lady who profoundly shaped the field of personal and spiritual growth. Her writings are known for their clarity, simplicity, and power.

I encourage you to get a personal copy of The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn and study it.

My copy includes several other books including The Word is Your Wand and The Power of the Spoken Word. It is amazing you get at this time the complete life changing works of Ms Shinn for less than 10 dollars. click to learn more about The Complete Works of Florence Scovel Shinn.

Make each day count,

All the best,
David