Joe Vitale

1
Sep

The Astrohaus of Jack London

I miss typewriters.

I began my writing career in the 1960s punching keys on a portable Smith-Corona.

I found that writing on a typewriter forced me to focus.

If I didn’t concentrate, I’d have to retype the entire page, maybe even an entire chapter.

No cut and paste.

No easy deleting or rewriting.

It was the best writing tool existing at the time, and I loved it.

Computers circa 1990 made me lazy as a writer.

Having written 80+ books so far, I obviously learned to write on them.

But I found my mind a wee bit less concentrated. A part of me knew I could easily rewrite, delete, move things around. That’s cool. That’s efficient.

But I missed the intensity of typing.

So I started looking at typewriters.

I knew actor Tom Hanks had a collection, and I knew he bought from certain stores.

I started looking for a typewriter. I wanted to try it again.

Look what I found –

Astrohaus is a company offering modern day typewriters – portable computers with old style keyboards, small screens, and only one function: to let you write distraction free.

No apps.

No browsers.

No distractions.

They call their e-machines “Freewriters.”

I bought their Traveler version a year or so ago. I love portable tools, gadgets. The Traveler folds in half, making the e-typewriter even more portable. I’ve been using it and loving it.

A month or so ago Astrohaus announced a contest. Their email said:

1. Pick an author (any author) whose voice you think would best represent the Freewrite brand.

2. In 100 words or less, write why you chose that author.

3. In 100 words or less, write a product description for our Smart Typewriter (Gen3) in that author’s voice. Be creative. Think outside the normal e-commerce box. This description doesn’t have to read like a normal bulleted product description; we may even prefer that it didn’t. Immerse the reader in story, while still helping them understand what they’re buying.

They said the winner would receive a new Smart Typewriter (Gen3).

I already had their Traveler, but the contest sounded like a fun challenge.

So I entered it.

Here’s what I sent Astrohaus:

The author I chose:

Jack London. I chose the famous “Call of the Wild” author because I’ve always loved his writing style, riveting stories, and resilient characters. Jack wrote of people and animals struggling to survive. They didn’t always win (“Martin Eden” ended a suicide) but they sure gave it a fight. Jack would use anything to help him write more efficiently (he wrote 2,000 words every day). He’d grab the Smart Typewriter. He’d also get the Traveler, so he could carry it on his sailing trips to the South Seas and record his adventures with cannibals, pirates, and John Barleycorn.

The product description in my interpretation of Jack London’s style:

Sunrise. Ghosts walk. The storm ripped the sails. Decks broken. Men bleeding. Shaken. Dead. We now drift. The sky is calm. Birds flutter. Waves slap. It reminds me of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It took 45 seconds. Hell under a minute. Gasping holes of smoking nothingness where life once pulsated. The saving grace was my Smart Typewriter. I could record history. It’s the same on board this floating coffin. I can still type. I can write what happened to Captain Jacob right before the white bolt of electric fire struck our ship and turned rugged men into apparitions.

I didn’t expect to win, and didn’t, but the exercise was fun.

If you’re looking for distraction free writing, consider one of the e-machines from Astrohaus.

Or just get out a pen and turn off your phone.

Ao Akua,

Joe

1
Aug

Zero Limits Living TV

I’m constantly learning.
Learning how to live, accomplish, achieve, attract and so much more.
I’m excited to say these days I’m learning directly from the masters.
How?
I’m interviewing them on my new weekly e-TV show.
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Expect Miracles.
Ao Akua,
Dr Joe
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1
Jul

Heaven on Earth

Martin Rutte opened my eyes.
He was my guest on my TV show last month, talking about his book and how to create “Heaven on Earth.”
I was skeptical.
He mentioned that, “You don’t have to believe it to do it.”
You don’t have to believe it to do it?
That tripped me.
I teach belief.
I preach belief.
Even Napoleon Hill said if you can conceive it, and BELIEVE it, then you can achieve it.
But here’s Martin telling me I don’t need belief.
I asked him to explain.
He asked me this question:
“Haven’t you done something in your life where you said afterwards ‘I can’t believe I did that!?'”
I thought.
I remembered.
I was in training to learn strongman feats of strength.
I didn’t really believe I could bend a nail or steel bar, let alone a horseshoe.
But I stood in front of the class, with a horseshoe in my hand, and I tried to bend it.
A horseshoe is solid metal.
It’s made for a horse, not for a person to bend by hand.
But there I was, trying to bend it.
I was sweating.
My muscles were twitching.
My lungs were gasping for air.
The group yelled and screamed and urged me on.
I didn’t believe it was going to happen.
It didn’t seem possible.
But then the horseshoe started to bend.
The horseshoe almost MELTED in my hands.
It BENT!
I couldn’t believe it.
I still can’t believe it.
But I did it.
And I still have the horseshoe to prove it.
I wrote a book about my experience called “Anything Is Possible.”
I’m on the cover holding a pile of twisted metal – all bent by my hand.
And I started by NOT believing I could do it!
Think about this.
Maybe there’s something in your life you have wanted to attract or achieve, but it keeps eluding you and you don’t believe it’s really going to happen.
I urge you to act in faith anyway.
Act with-out belief.
To rewrite Napoleon Hill, I’d say —
“Don’t believe it and you can achieve it – as long as you take persistent action toward it!”
I know you may not believe my Miracles Coaching program will work for you.
It’s tested, proven, and trademarked, and now almost 20 years old.
But even without belief, take action and go see —
Ao Akua,
Dr Joe
PS – Watch my interview with Martin Rutte on my new TV show (and see all the episodes so far) at https://www.joevitale.com/zero-limits-living-tv or just watch the show with him below:

1
Jun

Self-Help Song

One of my early self-help songs transformed into a cool music video. Just sharing:

PS – My TV show can now be seen or heard on more than 1,000 platforms. Check it out www.ZeroLimitsLivingTV.com

5
May

My Favorite Quote

I love quotes.

A good one liner can awaken you, entertain you, educate you, and more.

One of my recent favorites was written centuries ago.

Seneca (the ancient Stoic who who wrote letters and essays to help us today) left us this juicy tidbit –

“It’s all in your head. You have the power to make things seem hard or easy or even amusing. The choice is yours.”

At first glance you may not grasp the power in his statement.

It’s a reminder that you have a choice about how you see your life.

Whatever you are going through right now can be seen in at least three different ways.

Most of us let the default “It’s hard” run us.

We don’t feel very inspired or empowered with that view.

Life sucks.

But what if you changed it to “It’s easy”?

We can now move to a clearer place, see our options, and maybe even enjoy the process.

Life rocks.

And what about — dare I say it – “It’s amusing”?

Amusing?

What you are going through can be amusing?

Seneca didn’t say it WAS amusing, he said you could make it SEEM amusing.

Big difference.

Again, it’s all about how you choose your perception.

To understand this quote, as well as how to thrive in troubled times, please go see —

https://www.drjoevitalezerolimits.com/loa-go

Expect Miracles.

Ao Akua,

Dr Joe

PS – Remember, if you want weekly inspiration, see my new e-TV show. It’s on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, LuxeTV app, or just head over to

https://www.joevitale.com/zero-limits-living-tv