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Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams

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Infinite Possibilities is the masterwork from teacher, author, and featured speaker Mike Dooley. As the next step beyond his immensely popular Notes from the Universe trilogy, and his follow up, Choose them Wisely, this book contains even more enriching wisdom for living an abundant, joyous life.

Mike Dooley knows that we create our own reality, our own fate, and our own lu

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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 8th 2009 by Atria Books/Beyond Words (first published June 1st 2001)
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David McMenomy
Apr 03, 2013 David McMenomy rated it it was ok
Basically "The Secret" written by someone who sounds a little smarter.

My thought about these kinds of books, as of right now, is as follows:

There is the outer world that we all share (cosmos).

We also each have our inner world that we alone experience (consciousness), although we share that experience with other people by means of the outer world.

Visualization is a way of directing the inner world, and I am fairly certain that it has massive positive benefits in terms of one's outlook. But that's
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Shantel
I think he could have said what he wanted to say in less pages. I found him repeating himself a lot.
As an open-minded person but one who does not practice religion or believe in any God I found there to be a fine line here
between the "power of the Universe" and religion/God. He does make reference a lot to "the creator" and so it was hard for me to get behind
this book 100%. However I do think that a positive outlook for anyone can do wonders so I kept with the book and gave it 3 stars.
Kellie
Jun 06, 2012 Kellie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kellieshighjump
Wonderful book, but you must be ready for it.
Devika Koppikar
The ideas in this book perked me up: thinking positive, using positive language, and walking in faith.
In other words, if you want positive things to happen to you, act in a positive manner.

But, some ideas in this book were outrageous, like when he says that if you are facing financial difficulties, spend money like you aren’t. Excuse me? Isn’t that what got us into our current Great Recession? Perhaps I should send this to Suze Ormond and have her give him a lecture!

When people start making stat
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LemontreeLime
Dec 27, 2009 LemontreeLime rated it it was ok
It's embarrassing that this has sat half read on my bedside table for more months than i care to admit. I think I can tell you why now, after having soldiered through 30 more pages: this book is so glaringly optimistic and rah rah rah, that it ends up making itself unreadable to those who are not in a rah rah rah place in life. I keep reading these 'you can change your life' books, liking the idea that its possible to haul yourself up via those bootstraps you forget you have. But i am an 'always ...more
Todd
This was originally produced as a serial publication, and it shows. It is redundant and lacking a unifying organization. It's heavy on snake oil and what I can only describe as secular abundance theology.

Having said all of that, I think he is mostly right. I agree with him. Thoughts do become things. I'm not sure if the universe is waiting to serve me the way Dooley claims, but I do think the power of consciousness is far beyond what we currently understand.
Brenda
May 05, 2011 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!! It is SO amazing how one's thoughts can transform their Life for the good or to the bad. Mike Dooley's personal story of how he visualized and thought his way to who he is today is a wonderful read. I would highly recommend to everyone, as it can be truly transforming if you practice what he explains and are committed to living your life to the fullest. Make all your thoughts Good ones : )
Mikell
Oct 29, 2012 Mikell rated it it was amazing
When everyone sees the world through the eyes of Mike Dooley, we will have reached Nirvana. He will guide you to discover and embrace your dreams. Fear will be replaced with faith and joy!

Living a joyful, asset based life will eliminate the need to fill the void with over eating, drugs, alcohol, gambling and any other addictions. They will no longer be on your radar screen.

We have been convinced, by people who want to sell us things we don't need, that our lives our lacking. If we rediscover o
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Janine
Nov 05, 2015 Janine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great motivational text to start living the life of your dreams! Start within. Adjust your mind and your thinking. Dream big. Get rid of excuses and take responsibility. Don't wallow in the past. Get up and take action. And believe it will happen. And it will. I have seen it over and over again. A very simple, yet powerful message that everyone should read.
"Living the life of your dreams isn't just about dreaming; its about living. You have to put yourself out into the world so that the
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Dave Myers
Oct 16, 2012 Dave Myers rated it it was amazing
This book is a pretty meaty read to say the least. Definitely one that should remain resting on the coffee table to revisit! MIke Dooley does a clear and concise approach to cultivating your goals, and manifesting your dreams into a reality. Many people today have given up on even approaching trying to have some part of their dream happen so im glad this book was written. I see art in everything so his writing style maintained a good flow.

Overall this is a positive good read. I suggest if you f
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Sarah Butland
Jun 06, 2015 Sarah Butland rated it it was amazing
A life changing, thought altering, perfectly timed (because of course, thoughts become things) piece of literature.

Feeling lost? Like life is a struggle? Change your perspective and change the world simply by taking the time to read this book and be. Mike Dooley teaches his readers that it is, truly is, all that easy.

So get the book, read the book and be "selfish" to truly effect all of our lives.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland
Georg Wanek
Jan 18, 2014 Georg Wanek rated it it was amazing
Thoughts become things. It's all there. You have all the power, capabilities. You have choosen for everything. This book is so powerful, simple and obvious. A lot of trust is involved. Dealing with emotions, acting as if, visualizing things in a simple way.
Rebekah
Aug 02, 2010 Rebekah rated it did not like it
Shelves: non-fiction
Okay, thoughts become actions and actions take you to your dreams, but getting through the first 25 pages of Dooley's psuedo religious beliefs seemed a great excuse to back out of everything I've invested my life in and become a pleasure seeker. Doesn't seem right. Couldn't finish half the book.
Jennifer
Sep 29, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
There were a few times while reading that it was hard to wrap my head around what he was talking about, but in the end, I found it completely shifted my perspective and is a book I will return to again and again.
Mark Manderson
Dec 20, 2016 Mark Manderson rated it liked it
A typical self help piece of literature.
Basic theme is thoughts become things!
Our actions stem from our thoughts.
Trevor
Nov 23, 2016 Trevor rated it really liked it
Shelves: human-potential
Empowering and inspiring—but could have been half the length; feels almost amateurish in length and structure. The message is simple: thoughts become things, so choose good ones (the exact title, I believe, of another of his books).

That said, I was thankful for the repetition. The importance of deliberate, conscious creation can't be understated. Some great tips in here on how to approach, refine, and practice visualization, as well as some inspiring examples from his own life journey. Lots of h
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Emily Thayer
Jul 20, 2012 Emily Thayer rated it it was amazing
A very powerful and inspirational book!! Loved it and I'm so excited to read more books by him!! Like some have mentioned in other reviews, he is a bit repetitive. However, in my opinion, he writes this way because he is trying to drive home the points he's making. Isn't it true, as humans, that we need to hear things over and over again in order to believe what's possible?? If I could recommend even just one part of this book (although I loved all of it) the part in Chapter 2 entitled: "The Tru ...more
Anita Renaghan
Feb 09, 2014 Anita Renaghan rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of "The Secret" DVD and "Notes from the Universe" daily emails for a long time now, so I am fully aware of Mike Dooley and his topics of self improvement. That said, I LOVED this book. It is very forward thinking, and it has helped me find more joy in my life. I would recommend this to anyone who is trying to open their mind and improve their lives. Someone with a closed mind might find the topics difficult to practice, be even someone new to Dooley's thought process can find a ...more
Alexandra Lander
Mike Dooley's books are always loaded with spiritual tools on how to use the simple premise of "thoughts become things" to manifest spiritual, emotional, physical and prosperity goals in life. These principles cannot simply be read and put back on the shelf, however; they must be continually honed and polished and sharpened on a daily basis until they start to flow naturally. Thanks, Mike, for lending us this amazing stuff.
Nanci Robertson
Mar 29, 2011 Nanci Robertson rated it it was amazing
I LOVED Infinite Possibilities! Listening to this audio book, narrated enthusiastically by author, Mike Dooley, made me feel like I was attending a motivational seminar. Lots of good information about visualization and aligning your beliefs with your goals. Mike Dooley was featured on "The Secret" movie, and his work is much like Abraham-Hicks. I listened to the whole book once, then went back and re-listened to the first half (my favorite part) twice more. Highly recommend it!
Mpetrello Petrello
Apr 09, 2010 Mpetrello Petrello rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
One of the authors featured in the film the Secret, which I enjoyed, Dooley makes some pretty intense claims about what we can do with our lives. His ideas are sure to inspire but also awaken the cynic in some of us. Nevertheless, I am intrigued and working on being open minded in hopes that he is correct. We can think our way to the lives we want . We certainly have nothing to lose by trying ... .
Kay
Jun 07, 2012 Kay rated it really liked it
If you can get through the very quirky first chapter, it's smooth sailing from then on. Mike's passion for life is contagious and his words have inspired me to live a dream life and be excited about it, knowing that it is truly possible. I listened to the audio book from Audible. com and would consider buying the paper copy.
Lindsay Godfree
Sep 19, 2016 Lindsay Godfree rated it it was amazing
This is a very practical and easy to read book. It was key for me to be able to move forward in my life when I was immobile with depression and despair. Mike Dooley was a life saver! I recommend this book to anyone who wants to live their dream. It is the best and easiest explanation I have ever read of the thoughts and actions needed for success.
Marcha Fox
Jun 13, 2014 Marcha Fox rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unlike numerous books that don't live up to their titles, this one does. Dooley explains the simple cosmic principle that our thoughts become things and how to use them to create the life of your dreams. I credit this book with providing me with the insights I needed to shift my life's direction. Its one of the best motivational books I've ever read.
Patricia
Jan 01, 2010 Patricia rated it liked it
Shelves: self-improvement
I liked this book because it made think differently about work and life in general. It's not practical for everyone, but I think there is a lot to be gained from the content of this book.

I recommended it to my husband and to my boss. They both liked it and gained enough information from it to consider it worth reading.
Anna
Oct 03, 2013 Anna added it
Shelves: own, self-help
Just found this in a stack of books. Cannot remember how I came about it--gift, recommendation, or random purchase. Not familiar with author at all. Wish I could remember--it very well may have been a gift from my dad who has since passed away but was always so encouraging. Just found a Louise Hay affirmation card in it, so I started it at some point. It's been a very long several years.
Dorena
Apr 01, 2013 Dorena rated it really liked it
I had read The Secret before and this book gives a deeper understanding to the concept. It was repetitive as some readers stated, maybe he felt people really needed to understand the underlining meaning. I enjoyed the book and will use the techniques it offered. Why not? What else do I have to loose?
Pam Allen
Oct 22, 2010 Pam Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My opinion – it is a “must read”, a “comfortable read”, an in “clear terms read”, a perfect book
as we navigate in so many ways towards a destination that is uniquely our own.

Please! Do yourself a huge favor – buy this book or borrow this book, just read this book.
Mihai Dascalu
Jan 17, 2013 Mihai Dascalu rated it really liked it
It is a very good book, but all too long for my taste. If you can cope with some good redundant pages, you will find that it is a book about a truth you always thought you knew and it is more than useful.
charm
Mar 05, 2012 charm rated it really liked it
If you are like me who feels you could do more but for some reasons just couldn't, this book is a good read to help you try and figure our what keeps holding you back from your dreams and whatever it is that you want to see in your life.

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Mike Dooley is a former PriceWaterhouseCoopers international tax consultant, turned entrepreneur, who's founded a philosophical Adventurers Club on the Internet that's now home to over 350,000 members from over 189 countries. His inspirational books have been published in 23 languages and he was one of the featured teachers in the international phenomenon, The Secret. Today Mike is perhaps best kn ...more
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