Think Face Black Heart – Chin-Ning Chu

November 15th, 2013

Some links to get this and other similar titles at Amazon, have a look….

Look forward to getting through this one.

I was recommended this years ago, and have constantly had what I call an ‘ Approval Addiction’  meaning I like to be liked.

Well, I still won’t mind being liked I suppose, but I am committed to not being held hostage by it any longer.

So while Joyce Meier’s ‘ Apprioval Addiction’  wasn’t really my cup of tea, I reckon this one might just be.

Comments welcome below.

Glenn Twiddle Real Estate Training Free Gift

September 14th, 2012

A recent email I received regarding a box set of my best training discs. I was so honoured, just had to put this one up.

For a free copy of the 12 discs Jordan is referring to, just visit…..

Here’s his email….

Hi Glenn,

Mate I received your Free Gift pack of the 12 CD’s and have been listening to it non-stop in the car. By far my favourite has been the interview you have done with Jason Bond. It was awesome to hear from a top earner and someone who is at the top of his game how he did it. It is amazing that most agents complicate things so much by trying different things that they pick up from seminars/training sessions and always seem to pussy foot around the things that bring the best results. It’s not rocket science and by sticking things that work such as cold calls, doorknocks, just listed & solds and open inspection prospecting can bring the best results.

It has certainly opened my eyes to a number of holes in my business such as not tracking my numbers and knowing my hit rates. I believe i am at about 60 calls between appraisals but will start to document everything so i know what works and what doesn’t

Thanks so much for the gift and if you can think of any other books or audio that is worth listening to then please let me know. I have a new found hunger for learning and improving myself on both a professional and personal level and any help or advice is greatly appreciated.

Cheers mate

For a free copy of the 12 discs Jordan is referring to, just visit…..

Influence – The Psychology of Persuasion – Robert Cialdini

March 9th, 2011

Wow, what an amazing book. Simply put the best book on the inner workings of our irresistable, automatic responses and how to manipulate those responses to achieve our outcomes.

In the hands of the unscrupulous, this book is quite simply DANGEROUS.

There are response mechanisms that served us as a developing human species and the remnants of those mechanisms can still be exploited today.

Robert Cialdini masterfully uses examples, studies and case histories to PROVE his theories so none of this book is useless opinion, it is all proven fact on how to be a stealth warrior in your persuasion efforts.

Please don’t buy this if you have larceny in your heart.

The Magic of Thinking Big – David Schwartz

May 4th, 2010

I was so hot and cold about this book when I was first handed it. My mentor at the time told me it was a great first book to read (of this type).

In the past I had seen Amway people reading it so I read it very begrudgingly. But in the end I found it a great read, very motivating and a wonderful book to start any sales career, business opportunity, or really, just on living a phenomenal life.

Highly recommended and would love to hear what you thought of it in the comments below.

Glenn Twiddle

Real Estate Training Brisbane

Kirsty Dunphey – 1001 tips for Real Estate Agents

January 21st, 2009

Click here for free Kirsty Dunphey Glenn Twiddle gift

Kirsty Dunphey, one of the smartest real estate speakers I have ever had the pleasure to be trained by, has a brand new, cutting edge product that may in fact, kick my products butt !! (I’ll let you be the judge). I gave you about 30 tips I think, in my ‘Massive Success in Real Estate’ prgram . She has given you (for similar money) 1001 tips from the best of the best in real estate. Ouch, this woman is gonna put me out of business. Oh well, gotta love her. I learned some things from her, as you will tell in our interview.

And as a zero cost gift from myself and Kirsty, we recorded a chat we had a few weeks ago discussing some of the differences between a highly successful salesperson or business owner, and someone who will struggle in 2009.

Click here for free Kirsty Dunphey Glenn Twiddle gift

Click the above link and download the interview, listen to it, but keep reading as Kirsty has a deal for you better than any I’ve offered you before (I’m ashamed to say, time for me to learn from the master)

After you’ve listened to the interview, to get Kirsty’s 1001 tips, click on this link for Kirsty’s ‘Glenn Twiddle VIP page.’

Click on this link to make 2009 your best year ever.
’1001 Tips for real estate agents’

Now, if my word is enough for you, then go check out the page. If not, here’s Kirsty’s description of what she has. (and if you haven’t convinced yourself of all your own reasons why you need to do this now, then I can’t help you I’m afraid.) If the best tips from names like John McGrath, my friends Pat Mesiti and Malcolm Riley, David Knox, a brilliant real estate trainer, AMBER WERCHON (the dynamo who, at 23, earned an annual multiple 7 figure income !! Believe it!!) and dozens of others, can’t assist you, then….well I don’t want to think about it. I leave it over to Kirsty….

1,001 Real Estate Tips to improve, re-energise and re-style your real estate career
by Kirsty Dunphey and an array of worldwide experts

Kirsty has joined forces with some of the biggest names in real estate worldwide to put together this 1,001 tips to improve, re-energise and re-style your real estate career guide. Covering all areas of real estate this program will be a huge asset to new agents, however those who have been in the industry for years will still find heaps of ideas to improve their careers. Each week a new section of the guide will be delivered to your email inbox allowing you to work through it then and there, or save it for time when you want to address: Your Open Homes, Systemization, Dealing with Investors or any of the other categories.

As well as tips from Kirsty this program features – John McGrath, Pat Mesiti, John Schackleton, Glen Coutinho, Peter Kakos, Kirsty Spraggon, Craig Stephens, Amber Werchon, Karen Schmidt, Carly Crutchfield, Pete Williams, Paul Fenech, Candice Gillies, Aleisha Peers, Malcom Riley, Colin Dick, Tekla Kriddle, Katey Lane, Dirk Zeller, Ron White, David Knox, Rich Levin, Darryl Davis, Elizabeth Ward Small & Richard Robbins.

Kirsty says – OK! I’ve finally done it – I’ve put together a program, purely for real estate agents. I wanted to base the program, on my 14 years experience in the industry, but of course, no one person can know everything, so I’ve gone to my friends in real estate from all around the world, the result – 1,001 tips to improve, re-energise and re-style your real estate career! Each section contains over 20 (sometimes up to 50!) simple, easy to implement, do-able (sure it’s a word!) NOW tips. This program is all about helping you take action to start, improve or maximise your real estate business today.

’1001 Tips for real estate agents’Click this link to make 2009 unbelievable

Stay fabulous you guys, (stealing Kirsty’s line)

Glenn Twiddle
Real Estate Training Australia

Rudy Ruettiger – by Glenn Twiddle

January 20th, 2009

I’m not sure if I’m reviewing the movie or my CD program named after and inspired by this great man, Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger.

Rudy Ruettiger

Rudy Ruettiger

I have seen this movie more times than I can remember. I have shown it to sales teams, watched it in the middle of the night, watched it when I’ve needed a pick up, and when I thought I couldn’t make it. And more times than not, my watching the movie ends with me in tears.

I remember one time I had a sales team, and we hired out a theatre and watched it, and at the end of the movie, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room.

If you haven’t seen it, god, just see it. Even if you don’t get my product (that includes the movie by the way), then steal it from the discount rack, just make sure you OWN THIS MOVIE.

Rudy Ruettiger – the official interview with Glenn Twiddle

No amount of words can really deliver a satisfactory review of this movie that makes Rocky look ordinary. So on that note, I am going to go watch it again as I am high on having just finished reviewing and reflecting on how this movie absolutely changed my life.

Thanks Rudy, you’re the man, and I’ll finish with a quote that I have framed and engraved beneath my autographed poster -

‘….my whole life, people have been telling me what I could do and couldn’t do. I’ve always listened to them, believed what they said. I don’t want to do that any more.” – Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger

Buy the movie and full motivational product series, including a free interview, teaching learning, quotes and other tools. Grab it at this link

Rudy Ruettiger – the official interview with Glenn Twiddle

You Don’t Have to be Born Brilliant – John McGrath

January 7th, 2009

I am not doing a review on this one just yet, as I am currently reading this book WITH a team I am mentoring.

A great way to use this blog for your fullest potential is to get a mastermind group to all read the book at the same time, and all comment on this post so we can all learn at the same time from things we all may have picked up, or some of us may have missed or interpreted differently, but beneficially so.

I may adjust this post as we go, or I may leave it as is, and comment along with the team

John’s a great author, and has DONE IT, and is still doing it, rather than just writing about it. I mean, anyone who is in real estate sales who does not buy John’s books should leave real estate immediately.

Think about it, the guy has read every professional book there is to read, he has applied what he has learned in the field of building a brilliant real estate sales business, arguably the most successful independant agency in Australia, and has summarised what he has learned in a couple of books. Like I said, if you don’t buy and read them, my advice is to leave the industry, as he is spelling out the ‘how to’ for you.

Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

January 6th, 2009

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It’s been a while since I read this one, but I’ll go through it again, I just couldn’t NOT have this classic on the blog in its early days.

It is again, a great story about Robert’s lessons in money management with the two men in his life with very different philosophies that illustrate the difference in thinking between the rich and the employees.

It really illustrates the points and was written before Robert was in the business of being a serial author, when, in my opinion, he did his best work.

Massive Success in Real Estate – Glenn Twiddle

January 6th, 2009

I guess given that I’m doing this blog I should review my own stuff, but I am also going to encourage any users of my CD training to post their testimonial to the CD’s / DVD’s etc on this post.

From my point of view, I am very proud to have sold as many copies as I have and received some great feedback from you to my personal email inbox. This particular program, Massive Success in Real Estate, was the highest selling product (book OR CD) at the REIQ shop at Coorparoo. When Brent the manager of the shop told me that, I was very proud of the material, and of course of the smart people who grabbed their copy and succeeded as a result.

I trust some of you will put those words you sent to my email on here to tell the world how well you’ve done with the materials and what’s worked for you, and even how you’ve taken my ideas to the next level and improved them.

(if you haven’t got it yet, get it with a full money back guarantee that if you don’t easily cover the miniscule investment, that I’ll refund your money, no questions asked, at this link here -

Real Estate Training Brisbane QLD

I look forward to your comments.

The Richest Man in Babylon – George S. Clason

January 5th, 2009

(Click on the picture here to buy the book cheap)

This review wasn’t written by me, but I liked the book and I lied the nice wording of the review so I added this one in. – Glenn

Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth.

Countless readers have been helped by the famous “Babylon parables”, hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth.

In a language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and it’s accompanying joys.

Acclaimed as a modern day classic, this celebrated best seller offers an understanding of – and a solution to – your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime.

This is the book that holds the secret to acquiring money, keeping money and making money earn more money.

(Click on the picture here to buy the book cheap)

Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson M.D.

January 3rd, 2009


I wanted to write a quick one on this book. This is for any company, team, organisation or salesperson that is going, or expects to undergo, significant change in their business. And let’s face it, for any business that is going to part of it. From minor changes to major upheavals for many reasons.

This is a very simple and easy to read book that is fun, and you should knock it over in a night. It is told as a sustained metaphor about mice and cheese representing people and money and is told in a very clever teaching style.

When I train people in hypnosis, we teach that metaphor and stories is one of the most effective ways to communicate with the ‘unconscious mind.’ This book exemplifies this point.

Great book to read, only criticism is it is a little short, but if what needs to be said can be done in a shorter amount of time, why fluff it up just to appease a publisher.

Great job by Spencer Johnson.

Glenn Twiddle

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

December 29th, 2008

This is one of the original Self Help books that I read and it certainly starts you on the road to learning how to manage people in all areas of your life. There’s a VERY successful real estate company near me that won’t even look at your resume unless you have attached to it, a two page book report on what you learned from this book, and how you will apply it.

12 things it boasts it will help you achieve (and it meets many of these points successfully)

  1. Get out of a mental rut, think new thoughts, acquire new visions, new ambitions
  2. Make friends quickly and easily
  3. Increase your popularity
  4. Win people to your way of thinking
  5. Influence your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done
  6. Win new clients, new customers
  7. Increase your earning power
  8. Make you a better salesman, a better executive
  9. Handle complaints, avoid arguments, keep your human contacts smooth and pleasant
  10. Become a better speaker, a more entertaining conversationalist
  11. Make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts
  12. Arouse enthusiasm among your associates

This book has done all these things for countless thousands of readers in 28 different languages

In my 1964 edition of this book (that was written in 1936) it has on the fron cover


Wikipedia now quotes that it has sold over 15 million copies. So it’s obviously got something to offer. Well, it has lots to offer.

Some of the principles are a little dated, like smiling a lot will help, and say people’s names all the time. It sounds so basic, but it’s true and works. Some of the examples are a little dated as well, but there is a revised edition available that helps in that area.

All in all worth your attention and the time it takes to read, if just to re-enforce some of the things you already know, and to analyse this piece of ‘self help’ history.

Glenn Twiddle


Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

December 29th, 2008


It’s an interesting story about the author of ‘Think and Grow Rich’, Napoleon Hill. Now this book is on more millionaires’ recommended reading list than any other with the exception of the bible, so really it is the bible of the money making industry. And the interesting thing is, according to acclaimed trainer Dan Kennedy, that he was almost broke if W. Clement Stone, who was a student of Hill’s, hadn’t bailed him out and gave him a job as his sales trainer towards the end of his career. I’ll discuss the one flaw with this book in a moment.

This book was compiled by Napoleon Hill after studying the most successful people in America in the early 20th Century and analysing what traits and patterns of thinking were common to all, or most, of them. And the results of decades of this study are contained in this book. And here we, the public, can get decades worth of research for less than $20. Man, you got to love books huh?

So why did the man who pretty much ‘got it’ didn’t ‘have it.’ Well this book really should be titled, ‘How to Think to Grow Rich.’ I think the problem was in the implication that all you have to do is ‘think’ in a certain way and you’ll magically grow rich. It’s the unspoken ‘just’ before the title that is implied that is the problem. Without the action, in an environment where you’re likely to make money, you can think all you like and nothing will change. Unless the thinking leads to doing, there will be no getting rich. Don’t get me wrong, Hill had a great income at various times in his life with all the extravagance that goes with it, but he made some mistakes as well.

I think that’s also the problem with ‘The Secret,’ which by the way, is based on the principals in this book. Some of the people on the Secret imply that just the thoughts will make the reality, but James Ray and Joe Vitale are the two that promote the ‘MASSIVE ACTION’ as an integral part of the deal.

That being said, all in all, an absolute MUST for anyone who has a desire for making money. The one downside is that the examples are a little dated, but if you get the updated version that is a moot point.

I stole my copy from my Dad. It was printed in 1960 and it has ‘Newly Revised’ on the old ratty cover. Quite simply – REQUIRED READING. (Oh yeah, and don’t let the chapter on ‘Sexual Transmutation’ scare you off. Interesting premise though.)

Glenn Twiddle