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Begin with Yes [Kindle Edition]

Paul S. Boynton
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Book Description

Law of Attraction, Meet the Law of Action

The Law of Attraction tells us that whatever we focus our attention on, consciously or not, we attract into our lives. Think happy thoughts, enjoy happy experiences. And vice versa.

Begin with Yes introduces the Law of Action, a principle that reverses the order - and is equally powerful: What we do affects how we think, and the kinds of experiences we have. When we take small, manageable steps, we feel more positive and our lives flow more smoothly.

Begin with Yes is all about setting things in motion and opening new doors. Getting unstuck. In this short, engaging conversation, counselor, coach, and motivational speaker Paul Boynton maps out a surprisingly easy, logical, and liberating alternate route to a better life. In short, not only does Begin with Yes make change seem possible, it provides concrete examples that show the way.

Editorial Reviews


"Paul Boynton's Begin with Yes is a manifesto that navigates you through all the stop-signs we face on this journey called 'life.'  I'm sending Boynton's book to all my Hollywood friends with the following inscription:  You can't end with 'Yes' unless you learn how to begin with it." 
- Scott Prisand, Founding Partner, Corner Store Entertainment

"The timing of this book couldn't be more ideal. We're living in a world in which our systems are changing, dissolving or flat-out falling apart, and we feel increasingly stressed under the pressure to balance life, families and careers. We seem to be yearning to get back to a sense of balance, harmony and spiritual equilibrium. Begin with Yes is essential reading for those searching to get back to basics - back to balance, harmony and spiritual equilibrium."
- Tshidi Manye, "Rafiki",
Broadway's The Lion King

"With warmth and encouragement, Paul Boynton places you front and center. Read this little gem, get excited, and get going!"  - Joan Lunden - Former host "Good Morning America"

"Begin with Yes serves the ultimate dichotomy between a harmless word and a terrifying concept. Paul finished my nomadic twenty-year inner dialog with his wisdom and ability to highlight the ease at which changing behaviors can be had." 
- Paul Venuti, Director of Development Services Sony Online Entertainment


"I keep a copy of this wonderful book in my salon to share with my clients.  Many of us live by the Law of Attraction and we know that 'thoughts become things.' Begin with Yes by Paul Boynton takes the Law of Attraction one important action step further. Paul gives us a fool-proof way to renew, refresh and begin. All with a one small action word: yes. It's how I have always tried to live my life, and it's a beautiful thing."
- Roberto Novo, Roberto Novo Salons, New York and Buenos Aires

About the Author

Paul Boynton is an award-winning CEO and motivational speaker with degrees in social work and counseling. He is the author of "Begin with Yes" and narrates the guided meditation CD, "Begin Within." His newest book “Beginnings – A Daily Guide for Adventurous Soul” is now also available on Amazon or wherever books are sold. He hosts a weekly radio show called "Begin with Yes" on Empower Radio and also writes the column, "Begin with Yes in the Workplace." Paul lives in New Hampshire with his partner. To learn more, visit and his Facebook page at

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  • File Size: 338 KB
  • Print Length: 126 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002TG4OYQ
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Book, Big Inspiration September 5, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Many people in recent years have embraced the philosophy behind "The Secret," "The Law of Attraction," and the popular books by Eckhart Tolle and have started to become more conscious of their thoughts and how their thoughts create their reality.

What Paul Boynton does in "Begin With Yes" is gently instruct the reader on how to bring the Law of Attraction out of the mind and into action. "The secret to a good life," writes the author, "is less about having a positive attitude and more about taking positive actions."

This is a small book, but one that has a big impact. Boynton has fashioned the book as a friendly conversation between author and reader, providing easy language and clear examples of how to take the first action steps.

"Begin With Yes" is designed to get us moving, and Boynton provides us with very simple ways of putting it all into motion. I really liked the personal stories Boynton uses throughout the book of friends and colleagues who have a "begin with yes" attitude, but I especially liked when Boynton talked about his own journey.

One passage that stands out for me is when Boynton and a friend are driving past a newly constructed home in the neighborhood, and Boynton says, "Look at that ugly house." As soon as he says it, the author realizes how negative he sounds, and he makes the shift to "Look at that house; it's not my style." This is not a major revelation, but that's Boynton's point: All we need to do to have a "Begin With Yes" attitude is to take one positive, life-affirming step at a time.

Boynton's book (with a beautiful cover design by Michael Wynne) will uplift and encourage you the next time you encounter a long line at the grocery store or an inattentive waiter at a restaurant.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW, WOW, WOW! A simple yet powerful book!!!! June 26, 2013
By Maria
WOW, WOW, WOW! A simple yet powerful book!!!! I can't express how much this book has inspired and empowered me. No more self doubt.

I had it for a while (as I was trying to find the time to read it) and decided to pick it up and finally read it. It was just what I needed, it really was. I only wish I read it sooner, little did I know I would have it read in a couple hours; I could not put it down.

I have SO many things I want to do and so many passions that I have not pursued because I have always needed to have all the answers and a plan first in order to do it. Hearing "Let steps unfold one at a time." and "Taking an action, no matter how small, sets things in motion, and motion no matter how small, is power." truly spoke to me! Paul talks about how shifting your perceptive as well and that really hit me hard and spoke to me.

Hearing all this from the perspective of another...gave me that push to start doing! This will help me so much in all aspects of my life and will help me inspire others. My thanks to Paul from the bottom of my heart!!! He HAS inspired me!

It really does all "Begin with Yes!"

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars INCREDIABLE November 3, 2010
This book took me by storm...have not read a book in years that literally lifted me off the couch and got me moving. The simplicity in something that we often deem difficult is emotionally overwhelming. Praise to Paul for shedding some light, and for bringing a sense of goodness to this sometimes dark world!!!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I started reading his posts on FB. The photos are what lured me in - they're so beautiful and serene. Better than saying, "SERENITY NOW"!. I started looking forward to reading his inspirational and motivational words along with those exquisite photos everyday. Today's times are hard for everybody - it doesn't matter who you are. Many of us are overwhelmed with problems and obstacles in our daily lives. We seem like we can't make a difference in what's happening around us or within us. From Paul's written word to our eyes and hearts, we learn that it just takes one small step towards making ourselves better, which in turn, can make any outcome better. Stop being overwhelmed, buy Paul's book, 'Begin With Yes' and learn to let go and live a happier life.... one step at a time! You'll be glad that you did!
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
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Paul Boynton's book has meant the world to me. When I first read it, I was contemplating going back to school after losing my job. The problem was that at that point, I was already 53 years old. When I did read the book, I realized that my dreams really don't have an expiration date - and as someone told me recently, I'm going to be the age I am, whether or not I'm in school, so I may as well be there. The bottom line is that this book got me believing in myself. Even on my bad days, I still push myself to take even one small step, in effect, to begin with yes, as I learned from the book!

The book has made such a tremendous change in my life that within just a few weeks I will be graduating with my B.S. in Sociology, and a Minor in Women's and Gender Studies. I have also been accepted into graduate school, and beginning in August, I will be working toward my Master's in Social Work and Counseling. I honestly believe I would never have had the courage to try for graduate school, or even to keep plugging away at my undergrad degree, were it not for "Begin With Yes."

I absolutely believe in this book, and recommend it for everyone. Yes, even people who are already successful. I have purchased a copy as a gift for a family member in need of some uplift, and will continue recommending the book many, many years from now!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars "Begin With Yes" a call to action
Reading "Begin With Yes" on a sleepless night reinforced my belief that I am the only person who can control my life. Read more
Published 5 days ago by Jeff
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Pleasantly surprised that this short and easy read has affected the way I react to life!
Published 6 days ago by J. Polyanski
5.0 out of 5 stars ... right direction is the beginning Of setting in Motion good and...
The author is most generous in thoughts and deeds
One small step in the right direction is the beginning
Of setting in Motion good and great blessings :0)
Published 7 days ago by jobear dumas
1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment read.
This book was disappointing. The flow was disjointing. A topic started which left one hanging by jumping into another topic.
I think I may return it. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Lee Kralovec
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read!
I absolutely love Begin with Yes! I have read and re-read it.. I carry the book in my purse, I've marked a few of my favorite pages and have shared them with friends and family.. Read more
Published 12 days ago by awesome
5.0 out of 5 stars It puts life into perspective and encourages you to make changes in...
A very powerful and inspirational book. It puts life into perspective and encourages you to make changes in yourself and your life for the better. Awesome book.
Published 12 days ago by Elaine Silvia
5.0 out of 5 stars Positive and Inspiring
I loved this book! I find it difficult to finish any book I attempt to read. Some people love to read. Others, such as myself, not so much. Read more
Published 12 days ago by jenni b
5.0 out of 5 stars Motivational Book For All Ages
Quick read, very inspiring.
Published 16 days ago by Maria Angela
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book!
Published 17 days ago by Julie Larson
5.0 out of 5 stars Empowering
Begin with Yes is a clearly written and simple blueprint for a better life. Mr. Boynton's positive attitude jumps off the page and helps you take, not only the first step, but the... Read more
Published 19 days ago by Brent Peterson
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More About the Author

Paul Boynton is an award‐winning CEO and motivational
speaker with degrees in social work and counseling. He is the
author of "Begin with Yes" and "Beginnings, A Guide for Adventurous Souls" and the narrator of the guided meditation CD, "Begin Within."

Paul also hosts a weekly radio show called "Begin with Yes" on
Empower Radio and writes the column, "Begin with Yes in
the Workplace." Paul lives in New Hampshire with his partner.

To inquire about speaking availability, please connect with Paul
at:, visit his website at: and join his Facebook page at:

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