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Relationship Compatibility Checklist

(our relationship book)

Alex E.
Marriage and Family Therapist
"I love this book! Have you ever committed to a relationship you would have been better off without, or stayed in a relationship too long, unable to decide if you should stay or go? If so, this book can help you avoid making the same mistakes over again by helping you figure out what is best for you, so you can avoid spending years, possibly even decades involved in an unfulfilling relationship. Even If you just want to get to know yourself and your partner better, be kind to yourself and check it out. It is an easy read and a great conversation starter. The book is extremely organized and comprehensive and covers so many important issues people fail to discuss when they first 'fall in love'. It will not only help you define your own values, it will help you think about and discover the values you need your life partner to posses, as well. This book will be so beneficial to the couples in my practice by helping them achieve clarity in their relationships. Whether they choose to remain together or not, they will gain a better understanding of themselves and their needs. Groundbreaking book!"

Barbara S.
Real Estate Broker
"This book about relationships is the most comprehensive guide to uncovering potential partnership issues due to differences in values, goals, needs or desires. Use this checklist to help you avoid the pitfalls that come with making poor relationship choices. Make it fun but get to the real issues of your potential partner's personality, and then decide, using the adult part of your brain, if you have enough in common to be in a fulfilling relationship, instead of discovering months or years later that you never really knew what you were getting into."

Bill L.
Retired Photographer
"Profoundly comprehensive. See your life in a new light."

Dolby D.
Board Certified Personal Coach
"What an insightful, almost genius idea to create a book to get people to think about critical information before embracing genuinely into relationships of any kind. Allows one to get to know themselves better. If you do not know you, how will you be able to be fully present to another. A terrific party book. A winner."

Gabriela S.
Mother of Two Sons
"A must read. Great compilation of topics for discussion with your potential soulmate. Helps you become more aware of things you can do before you take the plunge. Can also assist you to bring your relationships to a higher level, especially the relationship with yourself. Makes for a great gift. I recently purchased a few that I gave away to family members, friends and relatives. They expressed how it quickly became a source of reference. Wish I knew how to address a variety of these issues before I got married over 20 years ago."

Geno A.
Author & Caregiver
"Fun, thought-provoking conversation piece for a casual gathering. Comprehensive study of people and personal preferences."

Karen M.
Mother of Three Sons
"Loved it so much I gifted it for my college-aged son, his girlfriend, other loved ones, and some close friends, as well. Best investment in me I’ve ever made."

Leslie R.
Sustainable Living Advocate
"Thought provoking. Prompted insightful conversations between us, helping us to find out how compatible we really are. Conversations over dinner. resulted in livelier conversations than talking about the weather or our schedules. Recommend it highly!"

Maddy P.
Executive Sales Manage
"How many times have you heard someone say that when we're born, we don't come with an instruction manual? I've heard it a gazillion times. Though the Relationship Compatibility Checklist is not an instruction manual, it is the perfect guide for getting the information you need when making decisions in (and for) your life. Should be on everyone's gift list. Every dating site, therapist, parent, partner or life coach needs to give this book to their clients."

Madison G.
Notary & Student
"A collection of carefully thought-out questions and scenarios that force you to be honest with yourself and what you need in your life. Allows you to make thoughtful, mature decisions about certain situations before they even happen so you’ll know your stance when they do. it."

Margaret P.
Social Security Administrator
"Showed this book to my boyfriend and it.helped me to have an open conversation about many controversial issues. Helped to clarify where we stand in our relationship and what our next step may be."

Mary S.
Retiree
"A wonderful book. Informative, educational enlightening, even transformative. Doesn’t tell you how to think, only what to think about. I loved this book."

Mounia B.
Termite Inspector
"I love this book."

Pete W.
Divorce Mediator
"While the book is certainly helpful for folks thinking about getting married, it can also benefit those in long term relationships, as well. Non-technical, simple, and easy to use.Highly recommend this book A tool for professionals to use when working with clients."

Richard B.
Real Estate Investor
"Discover the ongoing benefits of in-depth conversations with current and, or potential relationships!"

Ron W.
Manufacturer
"I love your new book."

Russell W.
Portrait Painter Artist
"A must have for all potential relationships and even helpful during a current one."

Sandy D.
C.P.A.
"A very comprehensive tool but an easy and fun read. A must for any relationship, even a successful one. Makes you realize what’s really important in life."

Sharon J.
Home Health Caregiver
"My partner of 6 years and I have been considering taking our relationship to the next level of commitment. Now there is no doubt that we were made for one another. We hear wedding bells!!"

Stephen B.
Actor
"A great book. I'm a single guy. This book will no doubt greatly increase my chances of finding the compatible woman of my dreams."

Tobey D.
Wedding Consultant
"The questions, by opening up communication avenues, in a non-threatening way, can help couples understand each others feelings. Determine whether that person is a keeper or not."

Tom Z.
Author
"I don’t believe the Amazon blurb does this gem justice. Perhaps the finest list ever complied to help people understand how they truly feel and think. Can help the reader discern whether the relationship they are in, or pondering, is the real deal or merely window dressing. Non-preachy and chock full of wisdom. Allows an open minded person to go into a relationship with eyes wide open. Ought to be required reading before any marriage license is granted. 5 Stars."



Quotations To Help You - From Out of Their Minds

(our book)

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"Your book is such a great reference source. I use it extensively. It's easy to use, well organized, and the quote selections are fabulous. I recommend this book to anyone who is under time constraints, is a life-long learner, and enjoys sharing great books."
Gabriela Sadigursky, Social Security Administrator

"Although I've been exposed to the language of self-development over the years, I'm really glad that my mother got this book for me as a gift, because reading up to 20+ quotes per day from the quotations book is helping me to stay positive each day so I can achieve my goals and fulfill my dreams on my journey to becoming an outstanding math professor."
Zackaria Movahedi, CSUN 3rd Year Math Student

"The Mighty Mind Expander and the book of quotations are the culmination of the Solon’s life’s work in motivational self-development. These highly effective resources will spark your creativity and bring the world’s greatest thinkers into your everyday life through their words of wisdom. I have personally found their work extremely helpful. The quotes help me put into words what I am visualizing and make the task of expressing complex ideas more manageable and rewarding! Thank you Mel & Bryna for your masterpiece!"
Martha Fritz, Owner / Director of Creations Fine Art & Design 

"As a person who frequently makes public speeches, this is the most valuable, user-friendly book of quotations I have ever seen. I am extremely impressed with the variety and depth of quotes on each subject."
Carolyn B., Chemical Dependency Counselor

"The book provides a guide to recognized universal truths, and acts as a barometer to measure our awareness and consciousness of what we really think is important in life."
Tobey D., Wedding Planner

"If I had known I was going to get this book as a gift when I left office, I would have left sooner."
Barry G., Attorney, Ex. Mayor, City of Calabasas

"This one volume complete reference dictionary of quotations, compiled from multiple references, is a must for everyone’s library. You will discover a world of quotes to fit any occasion. Fun, easy and exciting to use; you’ll find it hard to put aside once you start using it. It’s not only an academic reference volume, it’s an entertaining self-help book as well."
Joe C., Printing Executive

"Thank you for all of the knowledge I’ve gained from your seminars. To this day I am applying the goal-setting and time-management principles I learned from you years ago. It’s been exciting watching your book come together. The 8,000 quotes cover every aspect of life and the index makes it so simple to find the most helpful quote. This book should be required in all schools, libraries and offices to improve the lives of the population. Thank you for creating such a beneficial tool."
Ron W., Owner International Corp.

"A must for any writer, manager or spokesperson. In one volume you can find all the truth and wisdom necessary to carry you into the new millennium. The selections are positive and enlightening and bring a message of strength and hope. The index which includes a second-level index and a cross-reference index is so all-encompassing that any subject, thought or idea can be referenced and expressed in the perfect quote. Mel Solon has perfected the quotations reference book."
Russell W., Painter / Illustrator / Cartoonist

"So far, I've purchased seven Quotations To Help You books. Two for our family and five for very well received gifts. I love it.
Steve Mason, Medical Device Researcher and Developer

 



The Mighty Mind Expander 

(our audio mini-seminar)

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Erine Babanyan
Medical Social Worker — Helping Hands Hospice  
"
The Mighty Mind Expander helped me stop worrying about the little things that preoccupied my mind. It also helped me think about my needs and re-consider my priorities beyond the frustrations and problems involved in daily routines. Thanks for the tools and inspiration you have provided in this mini but mighty seminar. I am truly amazed with your ability to remain so positive during this difficult time for you. Your personal example is the greatest proof of what's discussed in this audio seminar." 

Margaret Price
Administrator — 
Social Security Administration 
"Lately, I've been working and living in a world where I'm surrounded by stress and pressure. Because I like to handle things on my own and not burden others for support and guidance, I turned to The Mighty Mind Expander. It not only offered support in helping to restore me and bring me back on track, but, believe it or not, it's actually de-stressed me by helping me tune out the negativity that comes my way while at work." 

Martha Fritz
Owner/Director — 
Creations Fine Art & Design
"The important thing about The Mighty Mind Expander is that it is comprehensive and short. It puts life in perspective in record time, harnessing the energy and ideas of the contemporary self-help movement in just ninety minutes. Its practical healing reminders for achieving personal growth are easily accessible and valuable to anyone and everyone, from teenagers to grandmas, from social workers to salespeople. It will set you back on track for meeting life's challenges with renewed enjoyment and confidence."

Geno Allen
Author
"Brilliant! Inspirational and motivational. More helpful in 90 minutes than a three-day self-help seminar. It's bound to move even the most diehard skeptics. Bravo!"

Steve Mason
President — 
Mason Enterprises LLC 
"Wow! The Mighty Mind Expander is like an owners manual, repair manual and a tool box all in one to help people build and maintain their minds and their lives. Combined with your book, Quotations To Help Youyour total package is more than amazing."

Tobey Dodge
Wedding Business Consultant — The Wedding Connection by Tobey Dodge 
"Fabulous! The Mighty Mind Expander is packed full of ageless wisdom and practical advice for the people who want to elevate their attitude and increase their success quotient. It's especially relevant for people who are overloaded with responsibilities and pressures to compete in an ever increasingly competitive world. As a self-help junkie for many years, reading, attending conferences and seminars, I have to say that the most valuable experiences I have had have come from The Thinking Place. Along with their book Quotations to Help You, I can't think of a better one-two punch for anyone interested in accelerating their continuing education in personal growth. Mel and Bryna, you have done it again. Bravo!"

Zackaria Movahedi
3rd-Year Dean's List Math Student & Tutor
"The Mighty Mind Expander has made a huge impact on my life in a short period of time. Not only has it been highly valuable in helping me stay organized and manage my time, it has helped me change my outlook on life and given me the confidence that I can get through any circumstance."

Thomas E. Ziemann
Author "T
he Department of Zenitation"
"As a seeker of truth and a life-long, dedicated spiritual philosophy student, I take great delight when I happen upon hearing messages of hope, timeless wisdom and positive reinforcement. This is what The Mighty Mind Expander delivers. Even his description of his book has lofty pearls strung throughout its content. It's deep, meaty, thoroughly thought-provoking and poignant, far surpassing its meager price of under 10 dollars. Another home run!"

Bill & Joan Mason
Business Owners, Managers & Instructors
"We first experienced your Why Not Seminar over 40 years ago. So impressed, we came back twice and brought a number of our young adult children with us.  They, too, have benefited and have grown stronger, formed good relationships, and raised happy families. Today, no one can attend yourWhy Not Seminar, but they can expand their mind and build a better life by downloading the Mighty Mind Expander and listening to your thoughts. Today, as we are reminded of what benefits we have reaped from your information, we are gifting several grandchildren with the Mighty Mind Expander.  Thanks and thanks and ever thanks.”

  



The Thinker's Edge
(our email subscription publication)

"Amazing , I love it. Please keep up the good work. Very very helpful." 
Ruby M., Owner Absolute Cleaning

"I love that you make me Think!" 
Mina M., Real Estate Agent

"I just love the sayings and insightful comments. I smile all the time when you send me these morsels. I really loved this entry. No truer words spoken about fear, anger, guilt, and how to recognize it and manage it! Thanks for always making me think!"
Tobey D., Wedding Planner

"Thanks for being such an inspiration all these years!" 
Robin G., Owner Bed & Breakfast & Sculptor

"So well written Mel. I love the part about patience and persistence. I know that is what has sustained me through ups and downs to still be able to have a business after 25 years. Thanks for always having something of worth to share. Thank you for your contribution to my success:)"
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"Thanks for your inspiring words."
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"Love your encouraging words." 
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"I love your e-mails."
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"Always worth reading and thinking about!"
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"Thank you for giving me always more to think about!!"
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"Thanks for the ongoing encouragement."
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"Appreciate your beautiful thoughts..."
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"Really really loved this; just read it again."
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"Another brilliant news letter."
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The Why Not? Seminar

(our past, 40-hour, live seminar)


Awakening! This course makes the ‘aware’ more aware of how unaware we can sometimes be!" 
Richard A. Winchell, Executive 

"The ‘Why Not?’ Seminar exceeds the claims of its own propaganda."
Mal King, Chief Investigator - District Attorney’s Office

"The ‘Why Not?’ Seminar made me a hero as a trainer."
Lou Sanman, Training Director, ABC-TV  

"In the past ten weeks, I learned more about self-confidence, self-esteem, and liking myself than I have in the past three years since I began trying."
Virginia T., Secretary Receptionist

"40 hours of class, and I was never bored a minute!"
Dick C., College Teacher

"Some seminars leave you bored and empty, some get you high, few have substance  but ‘Why Not?’ embraces life itself!"
Barbara E., Insurance Agent

"I grew more in 40 hours of ‘Why Not?’ than I have in the 30 years I’ve been alive!"
Denise U., Manicurist

"The day after attending the ‘Why Not?’ seminar, I packed up and left a man who had been abusing me. As a result, my self-esteem had been raised too high to allow me to put up with his violent treatment any longer. ‘Why Not?’ literally saved my life!"
Debbi E., Psychology Grad Student

"A tremendous experience to share as a couple. Highly recommend it  worth 50 times its cost."
Lavonne & Gary M., Zone Sales Managers

"Over the years, I’ve spent between $8,000 and $10,000 on seminars. If I had attended ‘Why Not?’ first, I could have saved $8,000 to $10,000. It’s the only self-development seminar I have ever personally recommended."
Art H., Founder, International Sales Company

"You helped all of us to participate, care, plan, reflect, feel, and, most important of all, to think. Thank you for your intelligence, caring, sensitivity, enthusiasm, humor, and the many years of work that went into this seminar. It was terrific!"
Lynn V., Ph.D., Psychologist

"For me, the seminar was like a non-stop brain stimulation resulting in a mental, emotional, and psychological catharsis. So good, it’s worth sitting through all over again."
Lois L., Resume Writer

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