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stinkin-thinkin-stinks-bookAll winners from the STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS drawings have been notified via email.  They each have 7 days to confirm receipt of the winning email notification or new names will be drawn in their place.  After confirmation occurs with all the winners, I will post the names (initials) of each of the winners on my blog.  CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!!!!

Thank you so very much for helping me get the book to be a best seller on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

With total gratitude,
Bill

stinkin_thinkin_book-coverToday marks the official launch of my newest book STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS.  I humbly ask you support me in helping kids become aware of, understand, and focus their thoughts. 

My goal is to have a positive impact on the lives of 1 million people by October 29, 2014, whether it is through the book, in workshops, during radio or TV interviews, or simply because you shared this blog post with your friends.  Can help me reach this sporty goal in whatever way you feel is right for you?

The challenges young people face today are absolutely unbearable, and I know this book can help kids find a more positive way to live life. After reading that the third leading cause of death among 10-14 year olds is suicide, I had to do something to help.

STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS, now available on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, is full of fun activities designed to provide kids with real tools for changing negative habits. 

STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS will have kids rolling with laughter as they use the term “STINK Eye” to refer to seeing things worse than they really are, “STINK Bait” to refer to being so negative that other negative people want to hang around you, and “STINK Breath” to mean using negatively-charged language.  The exercises are easy and accessible and use materials any parent could get, such as Tic Tacs, index cards, poster board, markers, a great imagination. 

What do you think of the back cover of STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS: A Kid’s Guide to the Lighter Side of Life?  Pretty nifty, huh?  You might think that this is a bit odd name compared to other books on positive thinking, but I think it’s STINKIN’ cool!

With peace and gratitude,
Bill

Back Cover Text

What would happen if Negative Thoughts  and Actions smelled bad?  If they STANK?  Would we notice them more?  Would we be less inclined to indulge in them?

Attributing bad smells to our various negative thoughts, actions, and attitudes, In STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS Bill King provides both young readers and their older friends with techniques to recognize, deal with, and mitigate the negativity that holds so many of us back.  Readers will:

  • Become aware of negative thought patterns
    ·         Discover ways to eliminate negative thinking
    ·         Learn how to avoid negative pack mentality
    ·         Access the positive in life
    ·         Develop techniques for dealing with negative people and situations
    ·         Embrace positivity as the dominant way of thinking

Full of fun activities designed to provide kids with real tools for changing negative habits, STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS     offers a fun new approach to exterminating negativity while inviting YOU to change YOUR LIFE!  STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS will inspire discussion, introspection, and change in all ages of readers.

IDS_Stickers_cardWe WANT you!  Calling all writers and bloggers.  Here is your opportunity to get exposure while also making a positive difference in the world!  I believe that my new book, STINKIN’ THININ’ STINKS is one of the most powerful positive thinking books for kids ever written.  It is fun, entertaining yet provides real exercises that they will actually use.

Go to http://idontstink.com/authors_wanted/ to read more about what the book is about and how YOU can get involved.

With peace and gratitude,
Bill

I am very excited to say that yesterday I placed the advanced order for my new book, STINKIN’ stinkin_thinkin_book-coverTHINKIN’ STINKS: A Kid’s Guide to the Lighter Side of Life.  I received the first hardcopy and made a few minor changes and now we are ready to go! SaWEET!  Release date is October 29, 2013!

This has been quite a long project for me.  It is actually the longest project I have ever worked on, by far.  I would like to invite you to help me get the word our on October 29, 2013.  Check out http://idontstink.com/authors_wanted/ to see how you can help me.  We CAN and WILL have a positive impact on the lives of lots of people.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

While this may not be considered specifically one of the books on bullying, it does provide tools and technique to help deal with it.  It also does address a few forms of bullying.  For more information about bullying, click on the “Bullying STINKS” barrel on the left side of the page.

With total gratitude,
Bill

 

Today is day 2 and 3 of the Cool Shades for STINK Eyes exercise.  There will be another post on Thursday so please come back!

Day 2: Repeat Day 1 exercise using a new card.

Day 3: Get one index card and a pen or pencil and start looking around.  Put your cool shades on as you do this.  This time, notice all the things that you like, that make you feel good, or that put a smile on your face.  Do this for 15 minutes.  For example, if you see a nice, clean cut backyard, write “yard.”  If you see a friend, write your friend’s first name.  If you see your new game system, write the system’s name.  Continue to write things you see that provoke positive thoughts during the short 15 minute exercise.

That’s it for today folks.  Please leave comments if you like as you work through the exercises.
With peace and gratitude,
Bill

Below is an exerpt from my new book, STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS!  It is the first portion of Chapter 5 and tomorrow, I will post the next section that includes the exercise, Cool Shades for STINK Eyes.  Enjoy!

“As a man is, so he sees.  As the eye is formed, such are its powers.” William Blake (Mystic, Poet, Painter, and Engraver, 1757–1827)

STINKIN’ THINKIN’ Translation: If you look for the STINK in things, you’ll see a bunch of STINKIN’ things. And if you look for the SA-WEET in things, you’ll see a bunch of SWEET things.

 

Have you ever heard the phrase “STINK eye?”  The dictionary definition of “STINK eye” is as follows: a facial expression of distrust, disdain, or disapproval; also called “hairy eyeball.”  Do you see things from a STINK eye’s point of view?

 Here’s a slightly different meaning to consider.  In this chapter, when you see “STINK eyes,” it will refer to how you see something and, without thinking, turn it into something negative.  This means that you can see something perfectly harmless but with your STINK eye, you give it a negative meaning.  For example, you walk outside and you see two of your best friends walking past your house.  Your STINK eye makes you squint just a little and puts your emotions on alert, creating a very negative attitude as they walk past.  You immediately think they are trying to leave you out.  You instantly feel angry, sad, and lonely.  The crazy thing about this is that you do this in less than a few seconds, without even being aware of it.  You find out later that they are planning a surprise birthday party for you and trying to keep it a secret.  All that STINKIN’ THINKIN’ was just a waste of time and energy.  Wow!  That’s a whole lot of useless STINK in a very short time!

 If you want to have a positive outlook on life, 

you have to get the STINK eye out.

 One way to get it out is to use some “STINKIN’ eye drops.”  You can’t buy them in a store, and they don’t come in a liquid form.  These drops help you become aware that you’re developing a STINK eye, and then they wash the STINK eye away so you can see clearly.

 Too many people tend to look for the bad in everything before the good.  Some even do this consciously, on purpose.  They want to see things from the worst possible point of view so that they can be prepared just in case it comes true.  Well, if you use that strategy, more than likely you will experience the worst case scenario much more often than someone who gets their STINK eye out!

 Dr. Wayne Dyer uses a very effective saying that will help you with a STINK eye.  He says, 

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

That might sound like a play on words, but what it really does is provide a quick solution to STINK eye.  When you start becoming aware of your STINK eye, you’ll stop looking for bad and start looking for the beauty and good in all things.  And you’ll find that having a more positive outlook on life gives you a lot more energy.

 Look at a mirror on the side of a car. Do you see the words “objects are closer than they appear”?  While that may seem like a dirty trick at first, those words make you aware that what you see in the mirror isn’t necessarily accurate; you need to turn your head and look around the car for yourself. You could say the same about STINK eyes because, if you aren’t aware of how they can distort things, you may not stop to consider what’s really around you.  What your STINK eye tells you is bad may actually be harmless or even good.  When you get your STINK eye out, you’ll start to see the good in almost everything you experience.  There’s an old saying about making lemonade from lemons.  Think of the negative things that happen as lemons, as something that can sour your life.  It’s up to you to decide whether you want to focus on the sour or take advantage of the lemons and make lemonade.  It’s the same with negative events.  For example, when you see an accident, do you notice just the horror of the accident, or do you notice how many people are helping the victims and the compassion they are showing?  The point of view you assume in every situation you face is up to you.

 STINK eyes are very, very contagious.

 They spread like wildfire if they aren’t contained.  For your safety and for everyone around you, there’s a STINKIN’ COOL exercise to keep you avoid catching the STINK eye from someone else.  Consider it a vaccination for your sight.  The solution is called the “Cool Shades For STINK Eyes.”  This exercise can help you see the positive in all situations.  Here’s to your STINK-Free sight.

More to come in tomorrow’s blog post!  Please leave a comment if you like what you “see” here! 🙂

I am getting very close to finally finishing my latest book for kids, STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS.  It teaches positive thinking in fun and humorous way.  We are now working on illustrations for each of the chapters and when that is completed, it will be off to book design for the final layout of it.  Each time I think I am done, I find one more thing to make it just a littel better.  I finally believe I am there.  We did finish the book cover but not quite ready to share with everyone but I can tell you it is AWESOME!  Keep checking here for updates on the book.  The book release is currently scheduled for a fall release.

With peace and gratitude,

Bill

STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS! is my latest book written for ages 9-13.  Although it is taking longer than I expected, I finally have a publication date.  It is scheduled to be released June 22, 2010.  We are in the process of developing the cover design and it is just about ready to go to the editor and book designer.  I have to say that this project has been quite a different one than any of my other books.  It mixes humor with personal development and provides some pretty cool exercises the younger ones will actually want to try.  I also see older children and adults checking it out because of its uniqueness.

Thank you to everyone who has provided me with encouragement on this book.  With 3 years in the making, it is certainly the longest project I have ever attempted.

Peace and gratitude,

Bill