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Legacy of Tears

30 Nov

Looking around at all the foulness in the media lately, I was thinking of writing a book about the wickedness of the human heart. I even came up with a cool title for it, “Depth of Depravity.” However the more I pondered on the idea, I honestly wouldn’t know where to begin.

When I examine my own heart, it’s enough to scare anybody. I think that’s the case for most of us, but the dynamics have changed. Our eyes have adjusted to the darkness. We accept things as normal that should make us feel ashamed as a country; we’ve forgotten how to blush.

Overall Americans used to be on the same page in terms of morality. We enjoyed a, “community ethic.” where everybody knew the difference between right and wrong. Those days are over, which makes reading people a lot more challenging, and dangerous.

Nobody’s perfect, but ask those who know me and they’ll tell you, I’m one of the good guys. What about the other team?

If we’re truly honest with ourselves . . . goodness.

They used to say twenty or so years ago, that at any given moment there were at least a hundred serial killers walking around, living among us. I wonder what those numbers would look like today?

I’ve made many poor choices in my life, decisions that still affect me in many respects all these years later. Growing up in the chaos I was forced to call, “home” certainly didn’t help (long story). Nevertheless I took ownership of those choices, a skill sorely lacking in American culture. As a result I enjoy my freedom, I have a good relationship with my children, I’m relatively healthy, I have a roof over my head . . . there are consequences for good behavior as well as bad.

But my God what are we handing down to these kids?!

Braille — Changed Hearts

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Synopsis of the Subconscious

13 Jun

SUBCONSCIOUS MIND GAMES –

Give your plans some breathing room

When you finally decide to open up that business you’ve been talking about or go back to school for your degree, whatever, you need to get a running start, to create mental momentum. You’ve gotta get up ahead of your conscious mind. I know it sounds kind of crazy on the surface but hear me out.

Your brain is an amazing organ with multifaceted intent. There’s essentially three parts to it. The conscious mind, the subconscious and the unconscious mind. The conscious part is of course the one that you primarily use while you’re awake. It’s main function is to give you the ability to solve problems, formulate hypothesis and make choices, good or bad based on logic (perceived or otherwise) and rationale. The unconscious mind is systemic, physically speaking; in that it keeps your heart beating, it keeps your vital organs functioning, it causes you to pull your hand away from a hot surface so you don’t get burned, it doesn’t need your permission to do anything and it’s best to keep it that way.

You honestly don’t even need to think about it , it just does what it does.

The Subconscious Mind

The subconscious mind sits nestled in between these two. Even when you sleep, it’s still wide awake. In fact the more tired you are consciously, the more alert the subconscious actually becomes. It sort of has a mind of its own which is why we need to be careful about what we allow it to ingest. If you allow your subconscious mind to do the driving, you’ll never get anything out of this life but a world of hurt.

You need to beat it into submission, or it’ll manhandle you.

Christians describe it as the battle between the “spirit and the the flesh”. You know what you “want” to do, what you know you “should” do; but the power to do it just isn’t there. It’s why we believe that we all need a “Savior” in order to get to heaven. We’re terrible at living life at peak capacity, being “righteous” practically speaking. In fact when you do become a Christian it gets harder. It’s Gods way of showing us who’s boss. 😉

I’m not talking some pseudo spiritual type of “name it claim it” think yourself into the future gobbledygook. I’m just talking about a common sense approach to getting where you want to go, the fastest way possible.

Anyway back to my point lol.

If you want to get the maximum result in your personal pursuits, it’s best to visualize yourself where you’d like to be first, to “Be there before you’re there”. Take your subconscious mind and throw it out ahead of you, mentally. It’ll wait trust me, your mind likes closure. You may be like, “Okay this dude has lost it now”, keep reading. What you’re doing is creating a sort of loop, like when you’re watching something on TV and then just when it starts to get really interesting you see that dreaded, “To Be Continued”. Your subconscious mind wants closure, it searches for it.

It’s the part of your “schema” that advertisers (as well as and many politicians) aim for, it’s the part where they know if they can get a foothold, they can literally change your behavior over an extended period of time.

Yes, your mind is powerful, more powerful than you may realize, a terrible thing to waste. If you’d like to get the best possible results in your future endeavors, whatever that looks like to you, “Be there before you’re there” and you’ll get there . . . faster.

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How to Form a Mastermind Alliance by Napolean Hill

10 Jun

MASTERMIND ALLIANCE –

How to form a mastermind alliance

Mastermind Alliance Basics

FIRST

* The first step is to adopt a Definite Purpose as an objective to be attained by the alliance, choosing individual members whose education, experience and influence are such as to make them of the greatest value in achieving that purpose.

* There isn’t any use in forming a Master Mind Alliance just to have someone to chat with. It will soon play out if you don’t have a strong motive behind it, and it’s up to you to plant that motive in the minds of the group members.Mastermind Alliance

* Your allies for this group should be chosen for their ability to help you get to where you are going. Do not choose people simply because you know them and like them. I have found out by experience that merely because you like a person is no reason whatsoever to have him as a member of your economic Master Mind Alliance. It is all right to have such a person in your social or purely personal alliance, where his contribution may simply be this very friendship you appreciate.

* You should make a careful analysis of your purpose and list the items you will need for its attainment and then systematically go about supplying the links with which to forge the chain. Each member of the alliance should make some definite, distinctive, unique contribution to the over all picture.

* In making your selection of allies for this economic group, you may have to be a little “cold blooded” at first. It is no easy job to select the right members. You may have to choose and eliminate until you get the right ones. This is costly in time and money. You should be guided in your choice by the things you need which you do not already have. If it is money you need to finance the deal, you must find a person who has the money to invest. No matter what nice people you know who would like to work with you, if they don’t have any money they cannot really make the particular contribution to the alliance you need. No-you must find a person with the money and cultivate his willingness to cooperate, by showing him the opportunities to make a profit from the investment.

* Of course, you don’t take the first person who answers the major requirement, unless he also possesses the other necessary attributes. The qualifications of membership in a Master Mind Alliance are very exacting. Consider each candidate for membership in the light of his ability, his personality, and his willingness to cooperate with you. I cannot overemphasize the necessity for harmony, if it is going to be a successful organization.

SECOND

* Determine what appropriate benefit each member may receive in return for his cooperation in the alliance. At this point review the nine basic motives which I termed the alphabet of success.

Napoleon Hills 14 Secrets to Success

1. Render more service than I ask people to pay for.

2. I engage in no transaction, intentionally, that does not benefit all whom it affects.

3. I make no statements that I do not believe to be true.

4. I have a sincere desire in my heart to be of useful service to the greatest possible number of people.

5. I like people better than I like money

6. I am doing my best to live, as well as to teach my own philosophy of success.

7. I accept no favors from anyone without giving favors in return.

8. I ask nothing of any person without having a right to that for which I ask.

9. I enter into no arguments with people over trivial matters.

10. I spread the sunshine of optimism and good cheer wherever and whenever I can.

11. I never flatter people for the purpose of gaining their confidence.

12. I sell counsel and advice to other people, at a modest price, but never offer free advice.

13. Which teaching others how to achieve success, I have demonstrated that I can make my philosophy work for myself as well, thus “practicing what I preach”

14. I am so thoroughly sold on the work in which I am engaged that my enthusiasm over it becomes contagious and others are influenced by it.

From Napoleon Hills book The Master Key to Success.

Base your appeals for cooperation on one or more of these motives. I can tell you ahead of time which motive will have the greatest appeal and I’ll bet you can guess it yourself.

* You’re right! It’s the desire for material wealth, or profit. If you make a profit, be willing to divide it with those who help you. Be not only fair, but generous with them, and the more generous you are with them, the more help you will get from them. Remember the principle of going the extra mile. What a pity that not all businessmen know about that! One of my purposes in life is to see that they learn about it.

THIRD:

* Establish a definite place where the members of the alliance will meet, have a definite plan, and arrange a definite time for the mutual discussion of the plan. You will recall the importance of a plan in connection with your Definite Major Purpose. Well, this is the time and place to reveal that plan to those who are your friends and harmonious associates, who will have a community of interest in the success of the venture. You may think your plan is very good, but before you get through discussing it with your allies you will undoubtedly modify it until you hit upon the perfect plan.

* When you have established rapport between your mind and the minds of others in your Master Mind Alliance, you will find that ideas will flow into the minds of each of the members and likewise into your own mind. When the Master Mind is in effect, it produces ideas that would not come to your mind alone. I have had that experience many times when sitting in on the many groups of which I am a member on a consulting basis.

* The Round Table discussion will be the place where everyone meets, and where each member may speak with confidence. They all see what’s on the table. You have no secrets in such a group, which results from the care with which you select members.

* It is important that frequent and regular contacts be made between the members. Indefiniteness on this point, or utter neglect, will bring defeat. You must keep in almost continuous contact with the other minds of the group if you are to get the full benefit of them. Meetings should be scheduled often, and telephone numbers exchanged, so that it is possible within a few minutes to discuss any sudden development with the group

FOURTH:

* It is the burden of the leader of the alliance to see that harmony among all the members is maintained and that action is continuous in the pursuance of the Definite Major Objective. Action or work is the connecting link between desire, plan, and fulfillment.

FIFTH:

* The watchword of the alliance should be Definiteness of Purpose, Positiveness of Plan, backed by continuous perfect harmony. The major strength of such an alliance consists in the perfect blending of the mind of all members. Jealousy, envy or friction, as well as lagging of interest on the part of any member, will bring defeat unless he is removed at once.

SIXTH:

* The number of Individuals in an alliance should be governed entirely by the nature and magnitude of the purpose to be attained. If you are going after a purpose comparable to that of Mr. Edison’s you will require a large number of persons with special talents and training. A lesser undertaking will call for a correspondingly smaller group. In general, it is better to have as few members as possible, because it will be that much easier to maintain harmony among them. Quite often a man will need only a really cooperative alliance with his wife in order to achieve the purpose he feels inspired to achieve.

* If a man cannot find that harmony which I have mentioned as being desirable between man and wife, it is possible for a man to form a purely economic alliance with a woman other than a wife.

http://www.naphill.org/get-involved/starting-points/mastermind-alliances/

 

If you just wanna be comfortable, you’re about to get left behind.  If you think you know it all already, you’re in for a big surprise.  If you’re a people pleaser, you’d might as well hang it up; but if you wanna win, if you want true success like you want your next breath..

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Can I create my own success?

1 Jun

CREATE YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY –

Creating Your Own Success is Easier Than You Think

What does success look like to you? What does it mean to create your own success story? It’s different for everybody; but are you reaching your full potential? Is it some kinda magical formula that you can download off of the internet? Is it some push button wonder program?

Is it getting your degree so you can finally do what you’ve always wanted to do, or maybe to put yourself in a better financial position to finally be making enough money to build a nest egg? Is it getting a promotion at your job or being able to travel around the world whenever you wanted to with whoever you wanted to do it with, maybe winning the lottery? Does it mean having a great family with healthy, well adjusted kids, big Christmas parties, getting along with your neighbor, living in a big house?

Notice what your mind did when I asked you those questions. As you read them, it “created” images in your schema of what all of those things would look like, to you.

We all have our own ideas of success; but whatever you’re aiming at you need to have a vivid picture of what that would look like in your mind. If you can’t envision yourself, you personally, in your future as a success..you won’t be.

We have to program ourselves for success by seeing it ahead of time.

Our minds are amazing. What we think about, what we watch, what we listen to, has a direct relation to how things end up.

Can you create your own success story? You will create it, or you wont.

As you read this you may be getting excited, or you may be saying to yourself, “What a crock”. Regardless of what you think or feel it’s your mind using a process called a “transderivational search“. That’s just a fancy way of explaining how your subconscious will receive and interpret information through it’s own unique grid. How you were raised, the influence of society, your memories, all these things play pivotal roles when it comes to interpreting reality.

There are things that are true, regardless of how we feel about it. We can’t create truth out of falsehood; but we can train our subconscious mind to work better at helping to shape our future by listening to audios and reading stories about successful people in books. Your mind will put you in those stories as it looks for ways to relate to the person(s) portrayed.

Christ used parables. There was a reason for that. The human mind is extraordinary!

If we want out of the Matrix, we’ve gotta start to think outside of the box.

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Can I create my own success?

30 May

CREATE YOUR OWN SUCCESS STORY –

Creating Your Own Success is Easier Than You Think

What does it mean to create your own success story? Is it some kinda magical formula that you can download off of the internet? Is it some push button wonder program?

Is it getting your degree so you can finally do what you’ve always wanted to do, or maybe to put yourself in a better financial position to finally be making enough money to build a nest egg? Is it getting a promotion at your job or being able to travel around the world whenever you wanted to with whoever you wanted to do it with, maybe winning the lottery? Does it mean having a great family with healthy, well adjusted kids, big Christmas parties, getting along with your neighbor, living in a big house?

Notice what your mind did when I asked you those questions. As you read them, it “created” images in your schema of what all of those things would look like, to you.

We all have our own ideas of success; but whatever you’re aiming at you need to have a vivid picture of what that would look like in your mind. If you can’t envision yourself, you personally, in your future as a success..you won’t be.

We have to program ourselves for success by seeing it ahead of time.

Our minds are amazing. What we think about, what we watch, what we listen to, has a direct relation to how things end up.

Can you create your own success story? You will create it, or you wont.

As you read this you may be getting excited, or you may be saying to yourself, “What a crock”. Regardless of what you think or feel it’s your mind using a process called a “transderivational search“. That’s just a fancy way of explaining how your subconscious will receive and interpret information through it’s own unique grid. How you were raised, the influence of society, your memories, all these things play pivotal roles when it comes to interpreting reality.

There are things that are true, regardless of how we feel about it. We can’t create truth out of falsehood; but we can train our subconscious mind to work better at helping to shape our future by listening to audios and reading stories about successful people in books. Your mind will put you in those stories as it looks for ways to relate to the person(s) portrayed.

Christ used parables. There was a reason for that. The human mind is extraordinary, this isn’t just psycho babble or fluff. It’s your key to unlocking the power that has been put “on tap”. We’ve been stifled by various influences, limited to think and act like worker bees.

If we want out of the Matrix, we’ve gotta start to think outside of the box.

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