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The Power of the Mind

25 Dec

The power of the Mind

For this wondrous Christmas Day I wanted to be brief and share a few things that are on my mind.

Many of us are blessed in ways we cannot fathom. Or we simply forget that we are blessed. As such we should all make a Gratitude List.
A Gratitude List is simply a way to remind one’s self of all the things to be thankful for. If you are reading my blog you have alist- trust me. Start with the big things. The Family who loves you, the home you own/rent. Your Car and the great toys in your home. If you own a business be thankful for it regardless of its quarterly successes and failures. Your Friends health is a biggie as well. And don’t forget your JOB- especially if you enjoy it. I also added my silver coin collection as I take great pleasure and pride in it- and it adds to my wealth. 😉
My list of small things is crucial too:
My cats,
My blackberry,
My book collection,
My mentors.
The gym.
I could go on and on but that isn’t the point. The point is simply that when we are grateful we are happy. And when we are happy and appreciate the fullness of the blessings in our lives more are there for the taking.
The mind will attract what you put out.
Know the guy or gal who always complains and nothing goes right for? Sorry to say but they bring this madness and unmitigated loss upon themselves.
So remember that in this season of giving and cheer, be thankful, be kind, be happy.
And as you do so you attract the same.
Success is in the mind.
Happiness is in the heart.


“The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person.”
~Norman Vincent Peale

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Are you fighting for your independence?

5 Jul

Are you fighting for your independence?

Its independence day people. Today we celebrate our freedom and get a nifty day off from work to boot! Now I know a lot of people aren’t too excited. And most of those who are excited feel so simply because they got a day off from work. Nice.
However I have something more important on my mind and wanted to engage my readers with a few simple questions.

-Are you fighting for your independence?
Everyday, in every choice we make we either move closer to true freedom or put another limb in the proverbial shackle.
Let me explain. When we make workplace choices, or spending choices, or even simple choices as to what to read we place our freedom in jeopardy. You see there is a science to being free. A system of sorts and it requires dedication and hard work. And of course discipline. Wallace D Wattles wrote a book called the Science of getting Rich. I bought a copy and a coworker laughed. Now I won’t discuss the book now. What I will discuss is his laughter. You see he laughed at my choice of work but I saw it as research. The more you know about your goals and your end game the better you will achieve.
Also there is a mind set that has to exist. His mind set was -eh whatever money isn’t important.- My mind set was the more I know about the monetary vehicles and systems that control whole countries, the more I could achieve success in their realm. Remember people, money and finances are NOT everything but without a mastery of these concepts and systems you are little more than a new era slave.

-Do you have a plan of action that enables you to have a steady stream of residual income?
Without residual income you probably will work past 80. Sorry fact. My parents aren’t retiring till damn near 70. SSA administration has me set to retire after 67 and with budget crises and what have you I expect worse. Yes. The number will rise as we age people. The government and the average joe as well has kicked the can down the road for so long that we are already out of road and we are merely looping our current path to fiscal destruction. Sorry its true. Yet if I was wrong would you not still be better off if you simply created that residual income that will take you to the next big purchase- And beyond it?
Residual income is simply what it sounds like: income that keeps COMING and keeps GIVING.

-Do you have a plan to become independently wealthy this year?
Or a plan to get you there in the next two to three years minimum?
If you don’t, enjoy the shackles. Tuition, mortgage, health care- they can all take you down. Heck if you don’t have long term health care you are stuck in a mere few decades. I’ll even wager most of you haven’t heard of it, wanted it, or even thought of buying it. Let alone the few who have it set up. WE ALL need a plan to get ahead. How could you not want to be independently wealthy? Working for a cause is noble and a profession that gives back is amazing. I SALUTE that. But you have to want the big money. Why. Not the money. But the freedom that it provides. The leisure. The choices. Make a plan. Make decisions. Get thee people and start with planning it out on paper.

-Do you currently have the freedom to come and go as you please?
Amazing how we all have bosses and think we are in charge. Sorry if you need to schedule vacations et al and then they are pending approval- you’re stuck. And I’m sorry but its horrible. I’m currently employed by a boss. How or where is inconsequential. The sad truth is I love my job. Better yet I love the work. I give back. I’m fair. I’m honest and I give 110%. However my line of work has a time frame and as such I can’t pick up and go for a trip to Ipanema. I can’t run for any and every family emergency. I loathe that.
Do you? If not. Why? Get free people.

-Do you worry about college expenses for the kids? Daughters first wedding? Parents getting sick? A new recession?
These expenses are almost inevitable. Unless you’re an orphan, a jerk or plan to be child free forever and are sterile- hey, accidents happen. If you have any of these worries. Or inflation keeps you up at night its time to move past that. Financial freedom is the only way. You have to have a surplus. If you have x and your expenses are y you are stuck! Time to move forward people. Make a commitment to being free. These moments in life can be burdens or blessings. I want to be blessed to care for my family. I want to be there in the final moments and the high ones. I want to miss nothing. I don’t want tuition to dictate my kids choices. Are you with me?

Quick recap:
Mind set. You have to want independence and believe it is possible- and that YOU Will achieve it.
Learn more. The more you know the more you will gain. Remember G.I.Joe- knowing is half the battle.
Plan more. The more you plan the less you fail. Simple enough not to belabor it.


The quality of your life is always defined by the choices you make.” – Marshall Sylver

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Quote 26 Jun

5 Thoughts of Wisdom

1. If you are right, then there is no need to get angry. And if you are wrong then you have no right to get angry.

2. Patience with family is love Patience with others is respect. Patience with self is confidence.

3. Never think hard about the past, It brings tears. Don’t think more about future, It brings fears. Live this moment with a smile, It brings cheers…

4. Every test in our life makes us bitter or better. Every problem comes to make us or break us. Choice is ours, whether we become victim or victorious.

5. Search a beautiful heart, not a beautiful face. Beautiful things are not always good, but good things are always beautiful.


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