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Volume 3, Issue 5b – November 1995


1)    New Feature Updates
2)    FEEDBACK (Please send us your thoughts)
3)    LOL in the morning
4)    Tips from the Top – with Wayne Morrison

5)    This Weeks Review – FATHERHOOD – by Bill Cosby
6)    This Week’s Topic (Curiosity) – with Eric Edmeades
7)    The Cybergym Exercise of the Week
8)    “Quote of the Month Contest” Winners announced!
9)    REMOVE/SUBSCRIBE information
10)     Copyright Information


As usual Bill Cosby has managed to take some potentially difficult lessons and transformed them into humorous stories and anecdotes. This book is very easy to read, and difficult to put down. If you have children, or thinking about having children this book is a must.

As most parents (and children) know, there are times when tempers can flare and frustration can grow. In this book you will find stories and explanations told in a way that will make it difficult for those situations to get to you in the future. For instance – the next time you hear a child say, “I don’t know” you will find a smile forming on your face, even if the question you asked them was, “Why did you paint all over the kitchen walls?” Have fun with this book, and have fun with your kids! (or kids to be…)

All of our ratings are based on a maximum rating of 5.

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Please note: Many of the reviews that are published in this journal, are archived at the Success Express Journal On-line. You will see the URL at the end of this issue.

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This Weeks Topic:

Success is something we are born with. So therefore, is the ability (and desire) to become more successful. This may sound very simple, however since success in life is not a “yes” or “no” issue, but more an issue of “to what degree are you successful?” then it is fair to say, by being born, (and surviving the process) that you are successful.

The task of increasing our levels of success in life begins immediately and it begins with the natural curiosity we were born with. Perhaps it starts with wondering about the relationship between crying and parents. Soon we notice that there is a relationship, and shortly after that we determine what the relationship is. It is at this point that we begin our first “effective” communication. So through our curiosity we have starting learning how to communicate, and we have become more successful.

Many people (adults) comment on how time seems to be “passing us by” faster and faster each year. I believe that this happens because children are generally more curious than adults and so, spend more time satisfying their curiosity – or ‘learning’ a whole day/week/month can pass you by with no particular reason to remember – hence time appears to “fly right by”. This is important to realize, because it is only through learning that we become more successful in our lives.

Have a wonderful and wonder-filled week!

Warmest regards,
Eric Edmeades (

“If you really want to grow in your life, learn to be as curious as a child. Children know how to wonder, that is why they are so endearing. If you want to cure boredom, be curious. If you’re curious, nothing is a chore; it’s automatic – you want to study. Cultivate curiosity and life becomes an unending study of joy.” – Anthony Robbins

The CYBERGYM’s Exercise of the Week: Cultivate Your Curiosity

These exercises can be instrumental in the success conditioning process. In order to use them, you must do them. Simply reading through will not help you attain your goals – so please take action now, and each week.

“It is in your moments of decision
that your destiny is shaped”
– Anthony Robbins

Naturally we are assuming that after reading the above feature, that you are interested in developing a greater sense of curiosity. So, that is what we will do this week. As usual, this exercise will be most effective if you actually do it.

A)    Please write the answer to the following questions:
i)    What are all the things I am currently curious about in life right now?
ii)    What are all the things that I ‘could’ become curious about in my life right now?
iii)    What about these things inspires my curiosity?

B)    To tie in with Wayne’s section on Serendipity: as your week progresses and ‘things’ happen please force yourself to ask these questions:
i)    What could I (or have I)  learned from this?
ii)    What benefit will I receive in the future as a result of this happening?

– Good luck, and remember, intention without action is not only useless, it’s sad.

DECEMBER Quote of the Month Contest
(November’s Winner’s announced below!)
(Next Draw date: Jan 1, 1996)

There are two parts to this contest, and they are:
A)    Who said this? – We post a quote which you attempt to credit… one winner will receive a copy of Bill Cosby’s ‘FATHERHOOD’

This month’s quote: “You can get anything in life you want… If you’ll just help enough other people get what they want.”

B)    What did you say? – You send us a quote, and if we use it you may receive a copy of Bill Cosby’s ‘FATHERHOOD’

Please send contest submissions to with the subject header “QUOTES”

November Winners: E. Ray Hales and Lisa Morgan.

Hold on tight – you will both be receiving a copy of Paul Riser’s “COUPLEHOOD”. Please reply to with your correct mailing address and contact phone number. Congratulations!!!

This publication is sent out, for free, on a weekly basis. Please honour our copyright.  While this publication is sent out for free, it is not intended for ‘public domain’. You may post it to any BBS’s, newsgroups or forums provided you post it unchanged including any and all advertisements. If you have any questions, please contact the editor (  You may also, (and are encouraged) to manually forward it (unchanged) to people who you feel may have an interest in, or benefit from, receiving this journal.

(C) Copyright 1995, Eric Edmeades


Written by e2blogger

November 30, 1995 at 4:12 am

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