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'Til Death Do Us Part...
One Woman's Painful Journey to
Save Her Relationship While
Building a Network Marketing Empire
Strange and marvelous things will begin to happen in your life with constant
regularity as you capture just a few of the many lessons that are brilliantly
woven throughout each of these chapters. But, let me caution you, Rene
Yarnell has done such a fine job in writing this book, you can and will
get caught up in the story. It has been said that a good book is a series
of pictures painted in words. As you progress from one page to the next,
you will be mentally seduced into participating in a dramatic, real-life
movie. You will find yourself laughing, getting excited and then frustrated,
possibly angry at times, voicing advice...and then laughing at yourself
as you realize there is no way the characters can hear you.
It is at this point where you stop and THINK. You will become aware of
what the author is sharing with you...the most intimate details of her
life. You remind yourself-this is not fiction, this is real. This book
is about the life of one woman, Rene Reid Yarnell.
As I read, I found my mind moving off in many different directions. I
found myself wondering WHY? Why has this author opened the door for the
world to look at such personal and private situations. Then, in the same
subtle manner the question surfaced in my mind, the answer appeared. However
the answer did not appear the way that you might expect. I was flying
from the east to the west coast, totally engrossed in the book. I came
to a part where two of the characters were having a conversation and one
of the characters was being very disrespectful to the other. I began to
think, "Why couldnt he be more considerate?" These thoughts
were immediately followed with the thought, "Why couldnt I?"
The book had provoked me to face up to times when I had been inconsiderate.
Without hesitation I swiped my credit card through the phone in my arm
rest and called my wife. I told her about the manuscript I was reading
and asked her if she would remind me, from time to time, to be a little
more considerate. I explained to Linda how the part of the book that I
had just read helped me see that by being more considerate I would like
me more and it would obviously make her happier. We discussed this for
a few minutes. I hung up the phone and began to reflect on what I had
read and what I was reading. I could see how there was room in every relationship
I had where I could be more considerate, more honest about what I thought
I could see why Rene had written this book. She wanted to help people
and it was working, she had just helped me...a lot. At that moment, my
perception of this book shifted. I began to see the hundreds of lessons
that were jumping off every page. I also began to think of friends who
were facing certain challenges in their lives and how this book would
help them. Although Rene Yarnells entire adult life has been one
of service and helping other people, I do not think for one second that
she was thinking of helping other people when she began this book many
years ago. It did not, in fact, even begin as a book, it began as a journal.
Rene wrote it as she lived it. Then, there must have been a point and
time in her mind where her journal was almost magically transformed into
a book that she had to publish. Rene recognized that the pages were full
of lessons that could and would apply to almost any thinking persons
life and she had to share them.
Years ago, my former employer and mentor Earl Nightingale said, "If
most people said what they were thinking, they would be speechless."
People trick themselves into believing that mental activity constitutes
thinking; it does not. Most people are merely playing old tapes, going
to old movies. They would never do what theyre doing or say what
theyre saying if they were thinking. This book will make you think.
It will make you think about aspects of your life that most people would
prefer to avoid and unfortunately, to their own detriment, many do avoid.
However, as we begin to think about these aspects of our lives, it becomes
clear how we can become better people and enjoy a greater quality of life.
It was at least 30 years ago, I was given a copy of The Mystic Path
to Cosmic Power by Vernon Howard. It is one of the best books on introspection
I have ever come across. This book by Rene Yarnell is the same type of
book. It will cause you to look at yourself in ways that are absolutely
essential if you want to live a good life. The English novelist Aldous
Huxley once pointed out, "the only corner of the universe we can
be certain of improving is our own self." Huxley was right, however
if were going to improve ourselves, we must look at ourselves...all
sides of ourselves. Renes open and honest way of doing this will
inspire you to do the same. As we begin taking this in-depth, honest evaluation
of what we are doing with our lives and then ask ourselves why we are
doing it, we become more alive, we begin to grow. We see how everything
that happens in our lives is good. It is a lesson that prepares us for
bigger, better, more interesting mind-expanding experiences.
Prior to receiving the advanced copy of this book, I had never spoken
to Rene Yarnell. I knew of her and she knew of me, but we did not know
one another. Through reading this book and discussing it with her, we
have become very good friends. I am certain as time passes, we will become
even better friends. As you begin getting involved with her book, you
too are going to like Rene, you might even fall in love with her. She
has a personal magnetism that shines throughout each chapter. It becomes
obvious to the reader that she has character and a quiet strength that
is quite admirable. When I first completed the book and laid it down,
I was struck by her honesty, how she has been true to herself. Those famous
lines by Shakespeare that he gave us in Hamlet came to mind,
"This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man."
Rene has followed Shakespeares advice and through it she has moved
closer to what God wants her to become. I am honored that she asked me
to write a foreword to her book. Her words and example have inspired me
to become a better me. Likewise, long before you complete this classic,
you are going to like you more.