When the idea of the 3 L's first came about, it was to be a collaborative
project with a friend. We began working on a sort of "self-help"
(I despise that label) work. One early title of the work was "Living
Life 'Inside Out'," but we quickly cane to find that the term
"inside out" was becoming widely used. Stephen Covey even
registered the term. (I wonder if the makers of delicate fabrics
have to pay royalties on its use on their garment care tags?) The
working title then became "Living Life Passionately,"
but that title is very much like a Sam Keen book. Our premise was
based on a concept I first heard at a seminar given by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser.
The concept consisted of a continuum that stated that our thought
control our feelings which in turn control our actions, which form
our habits, which create our character, which determines our destiny.
In short, our thoughts determine our destiny. When I formulated
some ideas and decided to pursue the project, I contact Dr. Tim
and asked about the source of his continuum. He stated that it was
a composite of the teachings of Stephen Covey®, Wayne Dyer,
and Anthony Robbins. This came as no real surprise as I am familiar
with and draw from the works of all three, having actually met Dr.
I have included the rough (very) draft of all the work I have done
on this project, though nothing has been done in several years.
I have not included the example my collaborator contributed at this
Click HERE for the rough draft.