Napoleon Hill quote

Napoleon Hill (October 26, 1883 – November 8, 1970) was an American author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal-success literature. He is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success.[1] His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), is one of the best-selling books of all time (at the time of Hill’s death in 1970, Think and Grow Rich had sold 20 million copies).[2] Hill’s works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. He became an advisor to President Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 to 1936. “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” is one of Hill’s hallmark expressions.[3][4] How achievement actually occurs, and a formula for it that puts success in reach of the average person, were the focal points of Hill’s books.


One of my favourite writers, with one of his best quotes:

a goal is a dream with a deadline

Recommendations for personal self help books

Although probably 90% of the population never reads a business books, we created a list of personal-success books which are worth reading. There are hundreds of success book but at Maripositas we think this is the top 25. We tried not to focus on one theme but instead we kept the spectrum as wide as possible.

  1. Think and Grow Rich
  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  3. Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  4. The Strangest Secret
  5. How To Win Friends and Influence People
  6. The Richest Man in Babylon
  7. Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life
  8. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)
  9. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
  10. The Secret
  11. The Last Lecture
  12. Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway
  13. The Greatest Salesman in the World
  14. You Were Born Rich
  15. Psycho-Cybernetics, A New Way to Get More Living Out of Life
  16. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose (Oprah’s Book Club, Selection 61)
  17. Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness
  18. How Would Love Respond?: Imagine If You Were Given a Gift So Powerful That You Knew You Had to Share It With the World
  19. A Philosopher’s Notes – On Optimal Living, Creating an Authentically Awesome Life and Other Such Goodness
  20. You Can Heal Your Life
  21. Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
  22. The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth
  23. The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying
  24. Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
  25. As a Man Thinketh (Life-Changing Classics Ser) (Life-Changing Pamphlet)

Any other ideas of books that belong to this list? Let us know your comments. One of the books doesn’t belong in the list, tell us right away.

Motivational quote a business start-up

Motivational quote for a business start-up , have a better one let me know. Want the to have the original Photoshop file for printing drop you comment and i will email it to you for free.

When you feel like quitting think about why you started.



Some advice on starting up your business, read these books,

  1. Business Start-Up Kit
  2. Small Business for Dummies, Second Edition
  3. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

Where can you get good stock images?

Getty Images has probably the best images but is also the most expensive.

Some alternatives are:

My favorite but expensive

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Websites that offer low cost images

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[li_item icon=””]Dollar Photo Club (images always 1 dollar)[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Deposit Photos[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Big Stock Photo (Love the pricing structure you buy what you need, way better than buying credits which you don’t need and expire after a year)[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Dream Time[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Fotolia[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Shutter Stock[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Veer[/li_item]

Website that offer free images

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[li_item icon=””]Deviant Art[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Flickr Creative Commons Pool[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Morgue File[/li_item]
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[li_item icon=””]Stock.xchng[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Everystockphoto search engine[/li_item]

Positive thinking

Positive Thinking Jeffrey Gitomer

Earl Nightingale “The Strangest Secret” Part 1


Earl Nightingale – The Strangest Secret (part 2 of 3)

Earl Nightingale – The Strangest Secret (part 2 of 3)


The more modern way
Will Smith on the Power of Positive Thinking

A list of 8 great books about positive thing and attitude:

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[li_item icon=””]Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude: How to Find, Build and Keep a YES! Attitude for a Lifetime of SUCCESS[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Teal Book of Trust: How to Earn It, Grow It, and Keep It to Become a Trusted Advisor in Sales, Business and Life[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Little Green Book of Getting Your Way: How to Speak, Write, Present, Persuade, Influence, and Sell Your Point of View to Others[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]20 Minutes That Could Change Your Life[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]The Sales Bible: The Ultimate Sales Resource, New Edition[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Earl Nightingale’s The Strangest Secret[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Little Black Book of Connections: 6.5 Assets for Networking Your Way to Rich Relationships[/li_item]
[li_item icon=””]Little Platinum Book of Cha-Ching: 32.5 Strategies to Ring Your Own (Cash) Register in Business and Personal Success (Jeffrey Gitomer’s Little Books)[/li_item]


Featured image thanks to BK Symphony of love

Hoogendoorn @ Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Hoogendoorn America will be present at the Canadian Greenhouse Conference from October 8 – 9, 2008 at the International Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Over the last years the conference was attended by more than 2.200 visitors.

This year Hoogendoorn America will be a sponsor of the Canadian Greenhouse Conference. One of the key note speakers will be Dr. Patrick Moore, Chairman and chief scientist for Greenspirit and Co-founder and former member of Greenpeace.

Your greenhouse business is a busy place. Sometimes it’s hard to focus on any one thing for long. Even if it’s just one thing that could make all the difference for your business. The CGC offers you the freedom to find that one thing. The freedom to explore the latest technologies, to learn about cutting-edge resources available to you, the freedom to view the newest products and varieties at your leisure. Imagine the freedom to focus on helping your business flourish. Sound impossible?
That’s the ONE THING you’ll get at this year’s Canadian Greenhouse Conference. Just think. Over the course of 2 days, you can consult with true innovators in the industry, and network with all the fellow growers, distributors, educators and researchers that make this such a vibrant and exciting industry. And, of course, along with our lineup of excellent speakers, we are happy to welcome our keynote speaker, Patrick Moore, of Greenspirit, who is sure to inspire us all!patric-moor-canadian-greenhouse-conference

Another Speaker on the Greenhouse conference will be Hoogendoorn Economic client and user Mark Elzinga, from Elzinga & Hoeksema Greenhouses, Portage MI talking about Reducing your Greenhouse Footprint