Florence Scovel Shinn was born Septemer 24, 1871, in Camden, New Jersey. She was educated in Philadelphia at the Friends Central School and studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1889 to 1897. It was there that she met her future husband, Everett Shinn (1876 – 1953), who was a fairly celebrated painter of impressionistic canvases and realistic murals.
In 1925, having been unable to find a publisher for The Game of Life and How to Play It she published it herself. Your Word is Your Wand was published in 1928 and The Secret Door to Success was published in 1940 shortly before her death on October 17, 1940. The Power of the Spoken Word is a compendium of her notes, gathered by a student and published posthumously in 1945.
Here are some of her best quotes that will show you how to win at life.
Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.
You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which “clicks.”
No man is a success in business unless he loves his work.
Giving opens the way for receiving.
You can read more about and from Florence Scovel Shinn in Master Key Arcana because it is part of Charles F. Haanel’s Complete Master Key Course.