Simple Truths is the brainchild of Marc Anderson, founder of Simple Truths. I have used Simple Truths movies for several teambuilding events, workshops, and seminars. You can use them for an icebreaker or for a small group discussion. I have used them and they WORK !
Simple Truths has books for teambuilding too. Here are the top ten uses for Simple Truths books:
1. Reinforce your meeting theme with a motivational "takeaway" that will keep the message alive.
2. Thank your best customers.
3. An inspirational gift for your employees!
4. A surprise gift to welcome each new employee.
5. Thank individuals or volunteers for making a d
ifference or for going the extra mile.
6. Celebrate an employee's birthday or company anniversary.
7. Perfect gift for your completing a class or certification program.
8. Send a different book each quarter to "stay connected" to your best customers, your distributors, or your sales team in the field.
9. Invest in the personal development of your people.
10. Celebrate a company milestone, anniversary, goal achievement.
At Simple Truths, we're proud to say that we've created over 40 short inspirational movies that over 80 million people have watched on the internet. However, this one is my all-time favorite.
Because the message is so simple, yet so powerful. If you "get it," not only will it make you a better person, but quite possibly...it will change your life.
Just click here to watch The 100/0 Principle Movie, but don't forget to forward to friends and co-workers. Marc Anderson, CEO for Simple Truths, will guarantee...they'll thank you!
Watch this new movie now:
Give the gift of inspiration to your teams and watch them flourish!
And the winner is? Based on July's sales figures, our customers have chosen our 10 best-selling books and 10 best-selling Framed Inspirations (frames available in U.S. and CA only), and today we are revealing the winners for the month of July!
Summer was filled with new releases that hit the ground running, such as Pulling Together, 10 Rules for High Performance Teamwork and Attitude is Everything, 10 Rules for Staying Positive and our customers showed us their interest in building great relationships for business and their personal lives with our new best-seller, The 100/0 Principle.
Today our best sellers can be found at Simple Truths, click here now: Simple Truths.
About Simple Truths
There is one thing in life that took me a long time to learn, and that's... less is almost always more. This "simple truth" is the foundation on which our company was built. I wanted to create beautiful gift books that anyone can read in less than thirty minutes.
To make each book special, we focused on three things:
3.Great packaging to create a "wow effect"
We also chose not to offer our books in any bookstores or any retail outlets, to make it even more special as a gift.
Satisfied customers are our #1 priority, so I encourage you to give us feedback on how we're doing. If we ever disappoint you, I hope you'll let us know, and we will do everything we can to make it right.
We are honored to serve you!
Since 2005, Simple Truths has become the leading provider of inspirational gift books designed to reinforce core values.
Simple Truths is the brain-child of Mac Anderson, the founder of Successories. After selling Successories in 2004, Mac published three successful gift books – The Nature of Success, The Power of Attitude and The Essence of Leadership. In each of these books Mac incorporated his great eye for design, photography, inspirational stories and motivational quotes. The end result were three highly engaging, motivational and inspirational books that became great gifts for customers, employees, friends and family members. Since that time, Simple Truths has published over 20 different titles with authors that include Ken Blanchard, Barbara Glanz, Todd Duncan, Vince Lombardi, Jr. and Michael McMillan.
Simple Truths’ gift books are hardbound, high quality and designed to be quick and inspirational reads. We don’t believe in presenting everything there is to know about a subject, rather we believe it much more effective to present the most important things you need to know. Typically, each gift book is less than 121 pages long, abundantly full of great photography, motivational stories and quotes. The average read time for each book is under 30 minutes. Each title is designed to reinforce a core value such as Leadership, Teamwork or Making a Difference.
Great Gifts! Simple Truths is the first publisher to sell direct and not through traditional retail channels. As a result, when you give a Simple Truths gift book to a customer, prospect, co-worker, friend or family member you can trust that it will be a unique and greatly appreciated gift. These gift books are the perfect gift to thank a customer or to inspire a prospect. Use them as door openers or conversation starters and set yourself apart from the competition.
Simple Truths is also an innovator in media distribution. We have created mini inspirational movies based upon many of our Gift Books. Each movie is around 3 minutes in length and can be found on the internet with a dedicated URL. The first movie was released to a small newsletter email list in the summer of 2006 and was based upon the inspirational gift book The Dash (www.thedashmovie.com) Since 2006 it has been viewed by 25 million people world-wide. Today, more than 75,000 people each day around the world are watching an inspirational movie from Simple Truths. To view all of our current movies Click Here.
With great content, great design and great packaging, Simple Truths’ gift books are a unique and memorable gift for any family member, employee, customer or prospect.
Self-motivation...what does it mean? There's a simple definition for a complex subject: "Self-motivation is an inner drive that compels behavior." What makes it complex, however, is that little word "inner," because what works for me may not work for you, and vice-versa.
There are, however, some common denominators; some basic fundamentals when it comes to motivating ourselves. It's these fundamental ideas and some other things that have worked for me personally, that I'd like to share with you. As we all know, it's not always what is said, but how it's said that can turn the switch from "off" to "on." One idea, if you're ready for it, can change your life forever.
Charging the Human Battery is one of my all-time favorite projects because it's a little book from which everyone can benefit. Who do you know that doesn't need a little help staying positive; or a little "shot of inspiration" from time to time? I know I do!
This book has 50 short chapters about ways to motivate yourself. Today, I'd like to share the chapter on dealing with stress...an important topic for our times!
Stress, and how we deal with it, is a big factor in staying motivated. I read a great article recently in Men's Health magazine titled: Break the Stress Cycle... Separate the Stressors from the Energizers. It offers some simple, great advice on dealing with stress.
Some stress is unavoidable. Some is not. "The trick is learning to distinguish between the two," says Paul Rosch, M.D., president of the American Institute of Stress. He can't identify your sources of stress for you, because one man's stress is another man's joy. So you'll have to do that part yourself. Divide your stresses into two lists: "accept" and "change."
As you draw up your lists, you'll naturally pay attention to what your brain knows about your sources of stress, but make sure you listen to your body's complaints as well. When are you experiencing those headaches? Or back pain? Is there a pattern to your heartburn, or a particular stretch of your commute that provokes road rage? "Learn how your body responds so you can detect early warning signs of stress," says Dr. Rosch.
In evaluating your stressors, do sweat the small stuff. It's the petty problems that cause serious stress in the long run, says Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert, Ph.D. Having to listen to your girlfriend's Jimmy Buffet CDs night after night really could push you over the edge. (But not into Margaritaville.)
Your activities during these first 7 days are not merely a prelude. Simply sitting down to identify all the things that stress you out, and deciding to do something about them, is a powerful stress buster in itself. It's been known since the 1950s that stress is exacerbated if a person has no sense of control and no hope that things will get better.
Having goals, and reaching those goals, is the healthy opposite of that. "Too often, we are adrift on the sea of life," says Dr. Rosch.
To learn more, or to see inside Charging the Human Battery and read a few chapters, just click here.
It was a very painful wake call
It is branded on Marc Anderspn's brain forever. Marc simply refer to it as the "fall of '94."
From 1990 to 1993 Successories® grew from $5,000,000 in sales to $45,000,000. We were mailing more than ten million catalogs annually and we were on a roll. The simple concept of "decorate your walls with great ideas" had taken off!
Then Murphy's Law hit us like a ton of bricks. Everything that could go wrong, did. In June, Jim Allison, our CFO, was diagnosed with brain cancer at 47 years old. I was devastated for Jim and his family, and because of Jim's illness, software and fulfillment projects critical to our holiday success were delayed.
As hard as we tried, we couldn't catch up. The rapid growth had outstripped the company's infrastructure and our ability to manage it. It was every entrepreneur's nightmare, and when the dust settled in January... our losses were significant. For a guy that was in the "attitude business," mine was pretty lousy for a couple of weeks.
Help came from Mike Singletary, the Hall of Fame linebacker for the Chicago Bears (currently the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers.) Mike had joined our board of directors the previous year. He knew I was down in the dumps and walked into my office and closed the door. He said, "Mac, we can get through this. This is just a bump in the road. You've taken us to $45,000,000 in just 3 years...and I'll guarantee you one thing - it didn't happen by accident."
As Mike continued to speak, I could feel the goose bumps. I could feel my spine begin to stiffen. I could feel the belief and the courage returning. It was a pivotal moment in my life.
What did I learn about Mac Anderson from that failure? After some soul searching, I came to realize that my strengths were my people skills and creative skills. My weaknesses, on the other hand, were in the details - accounting and operations that were critical to success. I needed to hire people who had been there and done that; so we could rebuild our infrastructure to grow the business again.
It was a very painful wake-up call. I had failed greatly...but from that failure came some of the most valuable lessons in my life.
Failure is a big part of life, but it's how we react to failing that will determine our destiny. If we learn from it and move on, it can help to make us all we can be. If you fear it to the extent that you never take risks, you'll never grow.
The story about "Failing Forward" is one of many in Marc's book The Nature of Success. The Nature of Success
Pulling Together: A New Movie from Simple Truths
You may have heard some people say...
It's not what you say, but how you say it, that turns the switch from "off" to "on."
This new movie is one of those times. In just 3 minutes it captures the power of...Pulling Together in an unforgettable way.
Watch this movie now:
Pulling Together Movie
Top Ten Books:
1. Charging the Human Battery:
Are you ready to ignite your passion and charge your life? Mac Anderson, Simple Truths founder, shares his ideas for you to learn how to motivate yourself and ignite your inner drive. Learn more
2. 212 - The Extra Degree with FREE DVD:
At 211º water is hot. At 212º, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. It's that ONE Extra Degree that makes all the difference. Use this powerful metaphor to reach new heights.
3. Pulling Together with Free DVD
Many people say they value teamwork, but is your company committed to the principles of what it means to work as a team?
4. The 100/0 Principle with Free DVD:
Simply put, this book can make your marriage better and greatly improve your relationships with family members, co-workers, your boss and even your friends.
5. Finish Strong w/FREE DVD and silicone bracelet
The Finish Strong philosophy is taking the Country by storm. Read how Miami bound Saints adopted the Finish Strong mantra for their winning team. learn more...
6. Customer Love:
A must read for every member of your team. This book will get the creative juices flowing and inspire you and your team to create a service culture that will have you writing your own "Customer Love" stories.
7. The Right to Lead
A study in the character and courage of great leaders. Written by internationally recognized leadership expert, John C. Maxwell
8. The Power of Kindness:
Every day you have the opportunity to touch those around you with kindness. This book will inspire you to remember the power of kindness and weave it into your daily routine.
9. Oil for Your Lamp
Women, you have heard it before, taking care of yourself is crucial for you to be able to take care of others. Still not doing it? Then this is a must read book for you.
10.. The Simple Truths of Service with DVD
If you want your customer service team to get creative about excellent customer service, this book will do the job. An unforgettable true story about a young man with Down Syndrome who changes the culture of a grocery store. Includes DVD, learn more... Go to Simple Truths now to order
Find these great frames at Simple Truths.Web store
Top ten frames:
1. Ducklings, 5"x7" Framed Inspiration in black wood frame,
2. Dancing in Rain, 5"x7" Framed Inspiration in black wood frame
A perfect complement to the book "Learning to Dance in the Rain." "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain." - Vivian Greene
3. Excellence is..., 5"x7" Framed Inspiration in black wood frame
"Excellence is…Caring more than others think is wise. Risking more than others think is safe. Dreaming more than others think is practical. Expecting more than others think is possible."
4. Chick in Egg, 5"x7" Framed Inspiration in black wood frame
"I bring you the gift of these four words: I believe in you." - Blaise Pascal
5. The Road less Traveled, 5"x7" Framed Inspiration in black wood frame
A nice compliment to the gift book, The Power of Discipline. Quote on print: "We cannot get what we've never had, unless we're willing to do what we've never done."
6. A Nurse's Creed, 5"x7" Framed Inspiration
in black wood frame
New!A beautiful gift for the healthcare professional in your life. Quote: "A Nurse's Creed- Sometimes I forget why I'm a Nurse...It's all because I CARE.
7. Holding hands, 5"x7" Framed Inspiration in black wood frame
"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak…because in your life you will have been all of these." George Washington Carver
8. Burst of Sunbeams, 5"x7" Framed Inspiration in black wood frame
"When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives, but are grateful for the abundance that is present…we experience heaven on Earth."
9. Believe and Achieve, 5"x7" Framed Inspiration in black wood frame
"The only thing that stands between a person and what they want from life is often the will to try it and the faith to believe it's possible." Rich DeVos
10. Blue Angels, 5"x7" Framed Inspiration in black wood frame
"The foundation of teamwork is built on these things: respect, trust and a common goal."
"Attitude is everything."
Beautiful photographs and inspirational words set in a high quality 5"x7" wood frame with black lacquer finish and attractive felt back. Packaged in a convenient black gift box with gold cord.
Top Three Simple Truths Items in 2011
This new release has sky rocketed to #1. Mac Anderson and BJ Gallagher have teamed up again and created another customer favorite with The Road to Happiness. If you can't find happiness inside yourself, you'll never find it in the outside world, no matter where you move. Wherever you go, there you are. You take yourself with you. This is the essence of happiness—learning to find inner contentment in any situation.
Learn more at Simple truths,
212° The Extra Degree was our overall best selling title in 2010. The 212° concept is so simple, yet so powerful. It has literally changed corporate culture in schools and businesses all over the world. Here it is in a nutshell; At 211° water is hot. At 212°, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes the difference. This simple analogy reflects the ultimate definition of excellence. Because it's the one extra degree of effort, in business and life, that can separate the good from the great.
Read more about 212°: The Extra Degree.
Pulling Together is our #1 book on teamwork. John J. Murphy presents the ten rules for high performance teams in an engaging way that every person in your organization can understand. The book takes you and your company through 10 essential steps to create synergy and inspire top performance from every member of your team. The DVD, included with this book, is a great way to kick off a team meeting.
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