BRAINSTORM UP A FUTURE. JOG THE MIND. IGNITE the PILOT LIGHT of the MIND from the FLAME OF THE SOUL
Time's a wasting. You DO know that you have NOT YET accomplished your mission in life, right? You haven't done that really big, audacious THING yet --- but not to worry! George Bernard Shaw didn't write a play 'til he was forty. Then, he continued with success 'til he was almost 100. A fan of healthfoods, (SEE HIS TRICKS) He was too vital, got up on a ladder pruning trees, fell, and the breaks in his legs ultimately killed him. He'd have made 120 easy if not for doing his own pruning.
The writer of Angela's Ashes, Frank Mc Court didn't write a novel til he was 66. Grandma Moses didn't start painting until she was 90, and she continued beyond l00. You've got time, but you really do need a lesson on using the body (health,) the brain (also health,) and soul -- together, as only then can one MOVE BEYOND the habitual, 'soft' THOUGHT pathways and dare to step out of the box and move beyond humdrum probabilities into the BOLD ZONE.
Today, with a little prodding, you're going to break out of the habitual-thinking mold. And ask your dear, lazy brain to do the chore of LISTING CASH GAMBITS, that you could do. That "AIR REPAIR biz," that FARMERS MARKET OPEN AIR PIE STAND, like my friend did, she's sixty and makes a fortune every SUNDAY dawn to noon. On PIES, cakes, jams, entrees, and she home delivers to all the people she meets there, ten to twenty freezer ready cartons at a time. Make a list of your friends, chums, relatives, they are CASH CONNECTIONS, actual living people that you KNOW... I know it's a strain on your saintly unmaterial self but we are in a recession. and there is a buried strip within that is mercenary, money oriented, and capable of talking biz to connections. Brainstorming with them, too. You gotta Pay attn. to $ now. I know you're so gentle and refined you hate CUNNING SURVIVAL STRATEGIES but every square has to develop FOUR POINTED EDGES so get yours honed! Sharpened. Stop being a round soft, squishy GRAPE. You gotta develop your MERCENARY MIND and with it an alligator exterior, steel hide. That means no fear of rejection. HUSTLE the billionaires and get ideas across. I'm reading "BANKSTERS OF LONDON" type books and learning how all these biz men go to the finance people and get funded. RICH PEOPLE starve for clever ideas. They themselves cannot have them. DEVELOP your ideas. Only YOU have the MAGNETISM, belief, faith, chutzpah and readiness to work and VOWING to do that work, which gives those ideas WHEELS. Your JOB is to hook these INVESTORS/ CEOS/ up to your wonderful idea!
To do this exercise in magic, print out the questionnaire below, 14 sized, slightly big print, leaving spaces for your penned in answers. Get a flash light, note pad, eyeglasses and a bold marker pen. Walk out into the garden. Wrap yourself in a sheet so mosquitos won't get you, lie down in the hammock. Look up at the stars and ask yourself ---
a.) What are my GOD GIVEN talents? But ask yourself in a new way. Throw your eyesight to the heavens, look at some distant star, to the multiple SUNS created by the infinite source of all life. Ask HIM or ask IT: "What do I SHINE AT already?" Quite a few things will come to you. You speak Spanish well. You cook. You love and trust people. You do photography. You are socially graceful. Politeness 'ain't nuttin!' You know Calculus. Or other things. You worked for a tech company, know HTML creation (What this article is written in.) Write the talents all down. Then ask your big stellar companion. "Tell me, WHAT DID GOD want me to do with these talents when I was born? What did I promise God that I'd do with these talents in this lifetime?
b.) Next, say to yourself, "if I could dream big, WHAT ARE MY DRUTHERS?" This would be a list of things you really prefer to do. That sweetheart in this or that house, together. We'd be Fishing, we'd be in Acapulco. I'd be Gardening. I'd have an orchard and a vegetable garden. But we'd go to Paris for a month each year. GET CLEAR on the DRUTHERS.
c.) What mission do I want to accomplish before I die? Personal, or say, political, sacrificial, intellectual. A legacy as it were. Or is it familial? something that I want to leave to my family? What would be your material legacy as well as your spiritual legacy? What LESSONS, warnings, life chores or businesses do you want your kids or relatives to do. Warren Buffet is a firm believer in leaving WORK to the heirs. In fact, he defines money as HOW many people he can pay to do stuff after he's gone. It's a"claim check for labor" he says, for others in the future. IS THAT CLEAR THINKING OR WHAT?
d.) What are my GUILTS & fears? What have I been wasting time on that I feel guilty about. What do I fear that I have not done or will not ever accomplish by party's end?
e.) What time wasters do I blame for separating me from this goal? Was I on that garage sale toot, always out on week-ends, finding old books, collectibles? Was I a TV show fan? Did I overbook myself with friends?
Make a list of all my worst time wasters? What are my ENERGY STEALERS, addictions, junk food pigouts that blur circulation in head. What are the things I do that leave me so wasted that I am slowed down. So emotionally frazzled that I over react and ping pong and zig zag around like a loco monkey. Each one gets a list and if you aren't candid, call a relative out to the hammock to make suggestions.
f.) If I did this mission, what would that look like? First, along the pathway, meaning the disciplines. What training is required? What kind of communal team helping me work would I need? How would I create this team? What extant structures would help me? Craigs List? What bases do I have to hit, what things would I have to do to IMPLEMENT this vision? A living room group? Studying at different lectures around town? Adult High School? University Extension? Where would I meet them? Galleries? Selective partying? Could I create the parties to select just that kind of interest, whether art, holism, import/export? And the last question ..it isn't the CHARIOT itself, but maybe it IS the MOTOR for the whole thing would be "How could I make the most money possible, if that were what I wanted to do? Take it to what level? Write down all those answers. THEN, throw off the sheet, studded with mosquitos, come in to the house. SECOND, the final ARRIVALS. What would those look like? The book tours, the alotting care of my multiple real estate to fixer-upper crews, my CPA, bookkeepers.
G.) You now have moved into THE ACTION PHASE. Such questions as these will encourage some magical spark of Heavenly assistance to leap from Infinite mind to Finite-YOU-mind. Suddenly, your spark plugs will kick in. You will be astonished, charged up with wonderment and now you will implement your answers. As you sit in your bedroom, read the list carefully. Go to sleep perchance to dream about it. Meditate the next morning, perchance to have vibrant morning mind give you other puzzle pieces. Continue to read the list the next few days, morning and night, and filling in more things that come to you.
Within a few reading-jotting sessions, you will start to come up with the perfect LIFE SCHEDULE for the next few years. A TO-DO list. Your agenda. Write upon that list. THE STEPPING STONES. It may be a Classroom, a lecture series, a library book, or going to libraries regularly. Meeting bankers. Meeting wealthyier people who invest in such ideas. It may be writing up a prospectus which creates a FAST INGRESS OF VENTURE CAPITAL. It may be STUDYING business at library with old copies of FORTUNE and FORBES magazine. PUT ALL OF THIS on a BULLETIN BOARD so it's hanging in front of your eyes, in 1/2 Inch high PRINT! With a MARKER.
As you move on the stepping stones, these events, abilities, friend-groups and things willl come, they only seem to be in your future but they are vigorously rooted in your past. Who/what you are, What parents and school taught you. Your sensitivities. Maybe even past lives account for those talents. The reason wny you're not on that track yet is you're not working at these goals, you haven't made your list or hung it on the wall. WHY NOT? The next question becomes:
h.) How am I going to lose all these enemies? What help can I get? Am I mature enough to have my own VOWS not to go there....and to just work? Or should I get buddies, chums, to warn me when I get off track? I love that TV ad for a fashion chain where all the girlfriends track down the shopaholic in a pricey boutique and do an intervention on her, exhorting her to go to the Budget chain instead. Wish I had pals like that who would ask me what I did today and nag me!
THE WAY OUT: You've now got a sheaf of pages of notes, your ANSWERS to the original questions. Continue to WRITE INTO the file on paper but now create a PC FILE which is an HTM file, and any wordprocessor can handle it or print it out and leave spaces, answering each question with your typed answers. HANG those ANSWERS where you can see them, so you can't get off the hook. ON A BULLETIN BOARD near your desk.
Your FACING THAT BULLETIN board daily in your office will do the rest.
ANOTHER KIND OF LIST MAKING that INSPIRES ACTION: MAKE a list of 10 businesses you could do if you had 50thousand dollars. Because you can raise 50k from an ambitious investor with your PROSPECTUS and a few in person meetings. And correct, smart languaging, based on being a person of your word. The business should promise profits, the goal being that you can give the lender of 50k cash to you some larger return, maybe double, 100k per annum. You show your concepts and figures and 'work-promise' the CEO, indicate the time and type of work you'll do in and for this biz. A CAFE? You hit the wholesale market at dawn? Cook all day and night? Your wife will do the morning shopping trip? You just cook? Create an accurate picture, on paper. Yes, you two could do that so put it on your list. Send your mind off with a pad and pencil, dreaming up every biz that provenes from a talent you or your partners have. Your mind will be chewing its cud, digesting ideas, concepts, sharpening our money sensibilties, our sense of REALITY, and what is really needed in a post-recesison world. Odd ideas about reality. HIDEN DIMENSIONS that you get by thinking of other hard working, ambitious people who have the MOJO, whose motors are going.
What's the cui bonum for the crowded USA, letting in all those impoverished immigrants? The gov knows something we don't? YEAH! They do. Land an immigrant in USA, he goes into hypermode, like the battery bunny, earning, paying taxes, two jobs, every male in the family gears up. They had their butts burned by some 3rd world dictator, his cops, his jails, the poverty in that third world country. The genocide, too. They are brooms that really sweep and they'll take any job for a broom and work their way up like the Cuban who bottled Cokes and became Chairman of the CORPORATION.
You take a Jew from any ghetto in Europe, land him in Africa, south America, wherever, he instantly FOCUSES and finds things people really need and starts selling it to them. Then when he has buyers/ subscribers, and profits, he rents the store. Where is that kind of APPLICATION in us coddled, yuppie, American Princes and princesses? The motor must HUNGER, say with ever revolution, with every gasket, I WANT YOUR MONEY JOHN PUBLIC, what can I do to get it? " You want to upgrade your motor til you're as ambitious as Buffet or Napoleon. God wouldn't have invented millonaires if he didn't want to give you a role model. Another scrappy kind of guy, GANDHI. Lawyer for the mistreated Hindus in South Africa. Came back to INDIA, ran the British colonizers out. Read his BIO. Read the biographies of all selfmade men, and the oligarchs. But Self made men in particular.
JOHN D ROCKEFELLER stared breeding meat with a single turkey! Ponder incidents related to their career strategies, their easy attaining of control, power and merchandise that others wanted.....
ANOTHER LIST TO MAKE, the people in our city whom we hardly know or DO NOT KNOW who has this WEALTHY FUNDER MODE going. I.E. he's searching for a bargain that pays high. Talk their language. They're into discount offers that YIELD 100% a yr on the investment. They pretend to be polite, are essentially tough as nails, slavering after one thing. DOUBLING his MONEY annually is what works for him. He has carved out a deep pocket, power niche. Who is that funder? Know them? You have to read local newspapers, magazines to find him. How to meet that person? You may get a half minute of his time, how can you calmly describe the l00% concept, the Mcguffin, and do your work promise/ i.e. language the 'deal' the way their ears want to hear it. Are you ready to not believe their 'get out of here kid?' See, their main thing is telling people there's nothing they need or want but that's not the truth of it. They are looking for the PEACHY DEAL. The 100% yield on money invested is what they want badly and they lack it and you can deliver it. SO you are someone they want to know. If a mad scientist sent you off to run around the mile track, and clocked you, I'll bet you can run a mile in ten minutes. But if I put 9 Olympic runners with you, boys who can run that mile in FOUR MINUTES, I'll bet you, yeah soft cream puff YOU ---- you could run that mile in FIVE MINUTES. We could double your time if you saw the competition.
So, CHECK OUT your COMPETITION DAILY. Check out that third world guy selling insurance, even the man pushing a broom on the street. Check him for apathy. For being OK with poverty and dumb work. He's your model of what you don't want to be. Check out that Paki guy selling kurtas at the Indoor Swap Meet ..what are his other two jobs? Check out the bozo in the alley behind that big office bldg loading trash into the dumpster. Check out what they earn. How many jobs they have. Park on the highway and ask those Latino men picking stringbeans what they earn. By osmosis that consciousness of ' I gotta hustle,' may hit you. Last, after you pitch your idea to the oligarch, pick his brain.Query every super rich potential investor about what he has dreamed he'd stumble on, the right unique, business concept to become the GOOGLE of tomorrow. Or the KRAFT FOODS of tomorrow.
You will find out how many people are trapped, stuck, dogpaddling toward doom. Always get their email and send them THE GUERILLA CAPITALISM INDEX, the MONEY SECRETS INDEX as they will lead Mr. "Trapped & Desperate" to all these useful, inspiring pages.
But you will also learn how everybody has a dream or concept that could make money, and see the earmarks of his, through his eyes. He might tell you it's his mother's Salsa Verde Recipe, that he'd want to wholesale it to supermarkets first in one city, then the entire country. Or what about a corporative SERVICE! Often people locked inside a huge corporation learn something worth tons of money.
I recommend the book "CEO" by SANDRA KURTZIG tells of her seeing the "farmed out" software services that big corporations needed when she worked at Hewlett Packard. She created her own 'let me do it' service in a garage, made millions, first year, took it public, the corp became worth 444 million and that was in the 80's! She sold it for that amount. Read the book as it's inspiring. (HOW TO ORDER USED BOOKS FOR A BUCK! My own personal system.)
H. THE LET-ME-BE READY-FOR-THE-MONEY-MEN EXERCISE - This one is simple. Get a notebook and a marker and keep it with you all day. Walk around thinking: If I met theSHARK TANK FUNDERS and sat there asking ten billionaires to invest in my great projects, which would THOSE projects be? The profitable ones, the charitable ones. Make separate lists. As you go about your day with that notebook on you, the steam coming off your essence will condense as distilled, high octane, concrete ideas.
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