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Habits Die Hard

Author(s): John J. Murphy and Mac Anderson

Habits begin and manifest deep in the mind and they can be friends or foes. Good habits can make our lives easier, helping us to do the more mundane things of life without thinking about them, like automatically depositing your paycheck. ...MORE INFORMATION »

Just in time for New Years – learn the 10 steps to building good habits for success in your personal and business life in 2012!

  • Just in time for the New Year! Break the cycle of bad habits with this new release by John J. Murphy and Mac Anderson!
  • Each chapter ends with worksheets that will help you clearly identify your negative and positive habits and reinforce the lesson in each chapter.

If you have bad habits that are preventing you from attaining your goals – this is the book for you

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”
John Dryden

Habits begin and manifest deep in the mind and they can be friends or foes. Good habits can make our lives easier, helping us to do the more mundane things of life without thinking about them, like automatically depositing your paycheck.
But, as all of us know all too well, habits can also be destructive…to our health, to our finances, to our relationships. It’s why we struggle with losing weight, paying off our credit cards or quitting smoking…to name a few “bad habits.”
Whether they are a positive force in our lives or obstacles to the goals we want to achieve, habits become ingrained through repeated actions.

As creatures of habit, many people struggle with breaking habits. In Habits Die Hard, it is our intention to help you through this very common, very challenging life experience by giving you 10 keys to replacing destructive habits. Each chapter contains a worksheet to help you identify your specific problem areas and how to improve them.
If you have habits you intend to change, you will not be disappointed in this book.

Food for Thought…

I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest asset or heaviest burden.
I will push you up to success or down to disappointment.
I am at your command.
Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me.
For I can do them quickly, correctly and profitably.
I am easily managed; just be firm with me.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with the precision of a
machine and the intelligence of a person.
You can run me for profit, or you can run me for ruin.
Show me how you want it done. Educate me. Train me.
Lead me. Reward me.
And I will then…do it automatically.
I am your servant.
Who am I?
I am a habit

Simple Truths philosophy: 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: Great content, Great graphics, 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.

Hardcover Gift Book 112 pages 170 mm square

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If Life is a Game, These Are the Rules

Author(s): Chérie Carter-Scott

While reading this book, you will begin to see life from a whole new perspective.” – Jack Canfield, co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul ...MORE INFORMATION »

This book is a road map for personal growth. Any one and any team or organization can benefit from every member mastering the “Rules of the Game.”

Chérie Carter-Scott reinforces each chapter with real life examples that help to bring her “10 Rules” to life in a memorable fashion.

Life has often been compared to a game. We are never told the rules, unfortunately, nor given any instructions about how to play. We simply begin at “Go” and make our way around the board, hoping we play it right. We don’t exactly know the objective of playing, nor what it means to actually win.
That is what Ten Rules for Being Human is all about. These are the guidelines to playing the game we call life, but they are also much more than that. These Rules will provide you with a basic spiritual primer for what it means to be a human. They are universal truths that everyone inherently knows but has forgotten somewhere along the way. They form the foundation of how we can live a fulfilling, meaningful life.

Hardcover Gift Book 160 pages,170 mm x 170 mm

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Laughter is an Instant Vacation – with DVD

Author(s): Compiled By Simple Truths Employees

Studies show we need 12 laughs a day to stay healthy. Consider this book a gift of good health!...MORE INFORMATION »

  • You will laugh out loud at the quotes and photos that bring them to life.
  • A great gift for any occasion.

When the Simple Truths staff was given the opportunity to submit our favorite funny quotes, we rose to the challenge and had a blast and a lot of laughs doing it. We know you’ll enjoy reading it nearly as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Laughter is an Instant Vacation is 160 pages of pure, unadulterated … FUN. It has over 250 great quotes, and many funny photos that’ll make you laugh out loud. This gift is terrific for anyone, because in today’s world, who do you know that won’t appreciate a good reason to laugh!

Here are just a few of the many funny quotes featured in this book.

“My husband wanted one of those big-screen TV’s for his birthday. So I just moved his chair closer to the one we have already.” -Wendy Liebman

“Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.” -Bob Thaves

DVD run time: 3m:11s

Hardcover Book 160 pages 170 mm x 170 mm



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Learning to Dance in the Rain – with DVD

Author(s): Mac Anderson and BJ Gallagher

No matter what your circumstances are, you cannot read this book and not feel extremely blessed! ...MORE INFORMATION »

  • An inspiring and beautiful gift book full of wonderful stories, quotes, poems and insight to help you reflect on the positives in life.
  • A wonderful gift book to give to someone in need of encouragement – it can take you from feeling down to feeling blessed.

The title of this beautiful book was inspired by a great quote from Vivian Green…”Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!”
How true it is! We all face adversity in our life. However, it’s not the adversity, but how we react to it that will determine the joy and happiness in our lives. During tough times, do we spend too much time feeling sorry for ourselves, or can we, with gratitude…learn how to dance in the rain?
It almost sounds too simple to feel important, but one word…gratitude, can change your attitude, and thus your life, forever. Sarah Breathnach said it best.

Hardcover Book 111 pages 170 mm x 170 mm

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Mac Anderson Collection

Author(s): Mac Anderson

10 Titles from Mac Anderson, the founder of Successories & Simple Truths. A diverse cross-section including best-sellers on leadership, success, quote books and inspirational content....MORE INFORMATION »

10 Titles included,
Books only
Charging the Human Battery, 212 Degrees, The Road to Happiness, Motivational Quotes,  What’s the Big Idea
Books with DVD,
Nature of Success, Essence of Leadership, The Push, Power of Attitude, Change is Good ,


MAC ANDERSON is the founder of Simple Truths, and Successories, Inc., the leader in designing and marketing products for motivation and recognition. These companies, however, are not the first success stories for Mac. He was also the founder and CEO of McCord Travel, the largest travel company in the Midwest, and part owner/VP of sales for Orval Kent Food Company, the country’s largest manufacturer of prepared salads. Mac’s accomplishments in these unrelated industries provide some insight into his passion and leadership skills.

Mac brings the same passion to his speaking and writing. He speaks to many corporate audiences on a variety of topics, including leadership, motivation, and team building. He has authored or co-authored many of the Simple Truths books including: You Can’t Send a Duck to Eagle School, Customer Love, The Nature of Success, The Power of Attitude, Charging the Human Battery, Motivational Quotes, The Essence of Leadership, To a Child Love is Spelled T-I-M-E, The Dash, Change is Good…You Go First, 212° The Extra Degree and Learning to Dance in the Rain, What’s the Big Idea

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Mastering the Seven Decisions, Live on DVD

Author(s): Andy Andrews

If you are an Andy Andrews fan, this DVD will quickly become a favorite. Andy Andrews, hailed by a New York Times writer as someone who has become “one of the most influential people in America,” is a best selling author and an in-demand corporate speaker for the world’s largest organizations. Live on DVD from […]...MORE INFORMATION »

  • If you are an Andy Andrews fan, this DVD will quickly become a favorite.
  • Andy Andrews, hailed by a New York Times writer as someone who has become “one of the most influential people in America,” is a best selling author and an in-demand corporate speaker for the world’s largest organizations.
  • Live on DVD from Simple Truths for the very first time – see Andy “unplugged” interacting with the audience and sharing his wit and wisdom.

ANDY ANDREWS is hailed as the “modern-day Will Rogers.” His books have sold millions of copies and he is considered to be one of the best speakers in the country.

Mastering the Seven Decisions LIVE is filled with incredible stories, real historical examples and profound insights harvested from Andy’s books, New York Times best seller, “The Traveler’s Gift” and “Mastering the Seven Decisions”, making it a powerful resource for families, businesses and individuals wired for personal growth and excellence.

Enjoy deeper perspectives on his life-changing Seven Decisions for Success that will entertain, inspire and send those limiting behaviors packing once and for all!

“Andy is a man with a message you must hear and apply to your life” -Dave Ramsey, nationally syndicated radio host and author of the Total Money Makeover

“Andy Andrews has become one of the largest influences in my life” -Chris Smith, Executive, Coca Cola Enterprises

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Motivational Quotes Combo


Two Motivational Quote books filled with over 500 quotes ….....MORE INFORMATION »

Motivational Quotes

Keep this book close by to find the right words of encouragement at the right time

  1. A Simple Truths instant classic with a masculine design perfect for any organization to give to employees and customers
  2. Mac Anderson believes, “The right words can engage the brain and bring an idea to life.” This handsome book is filled with 160 motivational quotes that will inspire you when you need it most.
    Motivational Quotes is a classic revisited. In 1985, Mac Anderson’s love of quotes inspired him to publish a small 80 page gift book titled Motivational Quotes. In just 18 months it sold 800,000 copies in hotel and airport gift shops.
    Mac then realized that people loved quotes as much as he did, and the big idea for Successories was born!
    Twenty three years have passed and we’re proud to present the new, improved, updated version of the original. It still has Mac’s 80 favorite quotes that were introduced in 1985, but he’s added 80 more, that since then, have helped to motivate him in good times and bad.

Hardcover Book 160 pages 170 mm x 170 mm  Author: Mac Anderson

Great Quotes form Great Leaders

Anyone who love quotes and history will appreciate this handsome coffee table book

  • A great resource for any classroom – “Great Quotes from Great Leaders,” combines a brief biography of each leader with photographs and powerful quotes.
  • A valuable gift book for your friends, family, and customers.

This extraordinary book will be a source of inspiration and knowledge for many years to come. It is a beautiful coffee table edition with 160 pages, 75 wonderful photographs and over 400 great quotations from leaders in all walks of life. Some of the leaders include: Benjamin Franklin, Winston Churchill, Thomas Jefferson, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr.,Walt Disney, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein, John F. Kennedy, Mahatma Gandhi, Helen Keller, Henry Ford, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, George S. Patton, Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, Sam Walton, John Wooden, Ray Kroc, and many more.

DVD run time:4m:16s

Hardcover Book 160 pages 200 mm x 200 mm

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Nature of Success

Author(s): Mac Anderson

28 principles of success presented in unforgettable nuggets of inspiration. ...MORE INFORMATION »

  • Learn to define goals, manage attitude, embrace change and make a difference whenever and wherever possible

An award-winning gift book from Mac Anderson. The format combines breathtaking nature photography, inspirational quotes and real-life stories to reinforce 28 success principles.

Mac’s stories and quotes are presented in an unforgettable way. This book can help you set clearly defined goals, manage your attitude, embrace change, live with gratitude, and make a difference whenever and wherever you can. A great way to thank a friend, an employee, or thank a customer for playing a part in your success.

Here’s a small sampling of what you’ll get:
• Bridge the Greatest Gap in Life
• Manage Your Attitude
• Discover Your Reason for Being
• Fail Forward
• Set Realistic Short Term Goals
• Discover the Power of Kindness
• Perfect the Art of Listening
• Get Off the Path of Least Resistance
Remember success is a journey, not a destination. Enjoy the journey, in the nature of success.

Hardcover Book 126 pages 170 mm x 170 mm   Author:  Mac Anderson

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