About the Author


Relationship Compatibility Checklist — Quotations To Help You —Mighty Mind Expander

Dear Visitor,


My name is Mel Solon, and I’m 80-plus years young in July. I’ve been in the motivation, personal-development field since 1971. Prior to that, I was a CPA and a stockbroker. After five tax seasons, I was taxed to my limits. After watching the stock market crash during training, I began navel-gazing and contemplating my future. Soon thereafter, I discovered the self-development field.

I am not  a therapist, a psychologist, nor a spiritual leader, though much of what I share is spiritual in nature. What I am is just a really, really good organizer who has spent a half century collecting, organizing and sharing practical self-help knowledge through my live seminars, my personal organization system, my audio mini seminar,  and my two books, all organized in ways that only an anal-retentive, former CPA could imagine.

My first book, “Quotations To Help You—From Out of Their Minds” contains 8,540 screened quotations of ageless wisdom, organized and indexed under 1,500 keywords. Intellectual, motivational, and therapeutic, this compendium of thought on human potential is like thousands of psychology, philosophy, and self-help books all rolled into one. I call it the most extraordinarily useful and useable book of quotations that you and your mind could ever benefit from.

My second book, the “Relationship Compatibility Checklist,” a relationship handbook for thinkers, was written and recently published to honor Bryna, my departed, beloved wife, best friend, and business partner for much of our lives. 

Author and Wife

Bryna  passed in 2016, three weeks after our 50th anniversary, following a courageous battle with  ALS ,  Lou Gehrig’s Disease , a terminal, degenerative, motor-neuron illness with no current cure. Never having had kids, I was her 24-7, full-time caregiver for the last years of her life. She was my life, my motivation, and my inspiration for writing this book.

For you romantics, we met on a Friday at a Beverly Hilton Hotel singles dance, got engaged three days later on Valentines Day, and married three weeks later in Vegas. We effectively dated more in those three weeks than most people do in months or even years of dating. Mostly, we talked and talked and talked, about everything, on occasion, from morning to morning.

Knowing something about compatibility and the value of making a marriage work, Bryna and I intended, early on, to someday write a book on relationships. We understood that a fulfilling relationship required work and a ton of communication. Our goal, increase the happy marriage rate, reduce the divorce rate, and save people from the heartache of saying, “If only I knew then what I know now.”

While she is no longer here physically, I recently committed to fulfilling our intention. Based on lessons learned in a 50-year marriage plus almost a half-century of research on the subject of personal growth, the Relationship Compatibility Checklist is the result.

Our long career in the self-development field had reaffirmed what we had always known — at the heart of fulfilling, long-lasting relationships is kind, open, honest communication, with ourselves, our partner, or close family and friends.

To purchase the "Relationship Compatibility Checklist," go to Amazon.Com.


Mel Solon