Summary of the Book “Say ‘YES’ to your Potential” – Part Two (by ‘Skip’ Ross with Carole C. Carlson)


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Article Title: Summary of the Book “Say ‘YES’ to your Potential” – Part Two (by ‘Skip’ Ross with Carole C. Carlson)
Submitted by: Craig Lock
Category (key words): Success, Personal growth, Skip Ross, Motivation, Life purpose, Spiritual, Spiritual Gifts,

The submitter’s blogs (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

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(Personal growth, self help, writing, internet marketing, spiritual, ‘spiritual writings’ (how ‘airey-fairey’), words of inspiration and money management, how boring now, craig

This piece (as with all my articles) may be freely published, electronically or in print. .

“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”



Craig has been studying the amazing powers of the human mind, as well as the “secrets of success” for much of his life. This article (in point form for brevity) is largely based on my notes from a most inspiring and uplifting book by an American by the name, “Skip” Ross from many years ago (however the principles, I believe, are eternal truths). I am sharing this summary, the contents of the Amway man’s work in the spirit of encouraging and hopefully even inspiring those people, who really want to reach their full potentials, achieving their
dreams in life, whatever they may be “to just GO FOR IT”.

Thank you sincerely, “Skip” and Carole for sharing (with humour) your most uplifting words of wisdom in encouraging me to follow my passion and to reach for my personal dreams. I (in turn) am passing them on through the amazing power of the www, as my dream is encouraging and hopefully helping others to strive for and then realise their personal dreams in life.

Now on the article (at long last!)…

by ‘SKIP’ ROSS (with Carole C.Carlson)

Skip Ross’s Magic Formula for Dynamic Living unfolds the secrets of a life filled with joy and happiness.

Some opening remarks…”Positive thinking doesn’t always work.” Particularly when it is in direct contrast to the person you believe yourself to be, ie your self image. It’s like taking medicine for temporary relief, without treating the source of the illness.

Success is different for many people. It may mean some of the following to you: the amount of money you accumulate, degree of fame you achieve, power you possess. Living dynamically. Kind of life filled with joy and happiness all the time, life free of fear, worry, achieving worthwhile goals continually. Being well-adjusted in life’s 6 major areas: business, home, social, physical, mental, spiritual. Most people think their problems are worse than anyone elses.

We all have difficulties; however, in the midst of any situation, it’s still possible to be filled with joy and happiness. Wallowing around in pity (“the pits”) doesn’t bring happiness to anyone. A far better approach is to be in control in the midst of circumstances. See the good in every situation with a positive outlook on life.

You can live a life filled with joy and happiness all of the time. Face problems and work towards the solution. It all depends on the way we handle our problems. Challenges and obstacles come to everyone of us and they reveal a need for change and or to provide an opportunity for growth.

The Steps to problem solving:

1. Face the fact that there is a problem – acceptance is the first step.

2. Describe it – even write it down Putting it into words focusses the mind on a solution.

3. State the solution and begin to act on it.

4. Never talk about the problem again, only the solution. There is a solution to every problem you face. Verbalise it.
Fear and worry are creations of the
imagination and are highly destructive emotions.
Emerson said: “He has not learned the lesson of life, who does not every day surmount a fear.”
“God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and love, and of a sound mind. (2:Timothy 7).
The best antidote for curing and killing fear is ACTION. By far!

Abraham Lincoln: “Happiness is a state of mind. A person is as happy as he makes up his mind to be.”

Happiness is a choice, an option in life given to each of us.

BE happy and have great fun along the journey of life.

Craig Lock (Eagle Productions NZ)

“True success is just being the person you really want to be.”

“The task ahead of you can always be overcome by the power within you…and the often seemingly difficult or even “impassible”) path ahead of you is never as steep with the great spirit that lies
within you.”

“Success to others may be apparent in what you DO; but significance, meaning and purpose lies, then reveals itself in what you ARE and BECOME down the ‘river of life’ – how
and the spirit with which you face, then overcome the daily obstacles, the frequent trials and tribulations along the often rocky path-way of life’s magical and mysterious journey.
Light your path brightly.”


About the submitter:
Craig has been studying the human mind, ‘the last unexplored frontier’ for much of his life. His mission is in his own small way, to try to help people live happier, more fulfilling and successful lives. and

The various books that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at

The submitter’s blog (with extracts from his various writings: articles, books and new manuscripts) are at

“Together, one mind, one soul at a time, let’s see how many people we can impact, empower, encourage and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials


“The important thing is not to win, but to take part.
The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle.
The essential thing is not to have conquered, but to have fought well.”


About craig lock

ABOUT c the Author Craig has a 'passion' for writing books that tell stories about people doing positive things in this often so hard, sometimes unkind world, occasionally cruel, yet always amazing world - true stories that leave the reader feeling uplifted, empowered and hopefully even inspired. and from and Craig Lock loves to encourage and empower people to be the best they can possibly be, and to create what they want in life. Craig has learnt plenty from the "school of life" (still "battered and bruised") and also from a few "hard knocks on the head". He is an extensive world traveller (on a "shoestring budget") and failed professional emigrater who has spent most of his lifes savings on airfares. He is still sliding down the razor blade of life on the beautiful undiscovered island that is New Zealand, somewhere near the bottom (rude!) of the world near Antarctica. There he talks to the 60 million sheep! Craig has been involved in the corporate world (life assurance) for over twenty years in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. However, through a strange set of circumstances and finding himself in a small town near the bottom of the world ...and with nothing else to do, he started writing. That was five years ago. Five published books later and having written another twenty manuscripts (on widely differing subjects - well what else is there to do here?)... this is where Craig is in the "journey/adventure" that is life. Craig has taught at the local Polytechnic, as well as running a successful creative writing course (not teaching sheep!). He was the author of (as far as we know) the first creative writing course on the internet Craig has many varied interests and passions. He is particularly interested in the field of psychology – studying the human mind and what makes different people "tick-tock grandfather clock". He is fascinated by the "overlap between psychology and the dimension of spirituality". One of his missions in life is helping people make the most of their hidden potential and so finding their niche in life... so that they are happy. Craig’s various books probably tell more about his rather "eventful" life best (no one could believe it!). He writes books with serious messages and themes, then as a contrast "rather crazy, wacky stuff"…to keep him sane here. As an ‘anonymouse’ person wrote: "All of us are born mad; some of us remain so." Well nothing else much happens in quiet provincial New Zealand, other than headlines like "Golf Ball Thrown at Policeman" (it missed, btw!) and "Beach Toilet Closed for Season." True! The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at ebooks (digital books) Paperbacks (see and"craig+lock"&sitesearch_type=STORE and All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children – MINE! “When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! “ “Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials…and strive for and perhaps one sunny day even achieve their wildest dreams.” PPS Don’t worry about the world ending today… as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
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