Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Why I got into the Empower Network

I read a lot and so many of the books I read kind of inspire me, but do not quite get that tipping point or critical mass I have been looking for. That is until I read "Think and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill. This masterpiece was first published in 1937 and has sold over 15 million copies. The version I read was an expanded version by Arthur R. Pell. In this modern version Pell also includes examples of more modern successful people who we relate to much easier in this time - even though the principles of aquiring what you want stay the same.
If you read one book in your life this is the book to read. Hill got his inspiration personally from Dale Carnegie who in his time was one of the richest men in the USA. Carnegie realised there were certain principles to follow to get rich and taught these to Napoleon Hill. It must be said that Hill himself played a big part in the process as he interviewed no less than 50 of the greatest minds of the time with a budget supplied by Carnegie.
These incredible principles were later paid forward by many other teachers like W. Clement Stone and even Jack Canfield who was inspired by Stone. Not only are these principles proven techniques for aquiring what you want in life, but Napoleon Hill's way of writing and even talking is very inspiring. So inspiring were these that an Australian lady named Rhonda Byrne also got hold of the idea and the famous documentary "The Secret" was born.
I started applying these techniques and coined a power phrase which I began to repeat to myself every morning and evening and whenever I remembered throughout the day. The jest of it is that I intend to have an amount of money in my bank account by 1 October 2014 by writing and publishing a book. I have decided that the amount of money I intend to have by this date should be at least R3 017 000, which translates to about $400 000. I fully intend to have that money and I believe that is partly why I ended up here at Empower Network. I still fully intend to write the book, but I know that for some reason this is the first step. I know here I will still find the inspiration to write that bestseller.
I have tried sites roughly similar to Empower Network before I heard David Wood's idea. These other sites are usually too complicated or reek of hidden charges. At Empower Network there are no hidden charges. Somebody important also once said that if you cannot understand a sales pitch quickly it is probably too complicated to work. That's why Empower Network struck me as brilliant. The idea is simple and by clicking here you can start earning money much sooner than you think. Make the choice to begin changing your life. I did.
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The 17 Principles of Success - Napoleon Hill

One of the things which got me started in my current endeavour towards making my own fortune was the book "Think and Grow Rich" written by Napoleon Hill and published the first time in 1937. Out of this sprang the seventeen principles of success following here:
Lesson 1: Definiteness of Purpose
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. Without a purpose and a plan, people drift aimlessly through life. Write that purpose down and look at it every day.
Lesson 2: Mastermind Alliance
The Mastermind principle consists of an alliance of two or more minds working in perfect harmony for the attainment of a common definite objective. Success does not come without the cooperation of others. Working with the Empower Network is a great example. We have the tools to help you make money with little effort.
Lesson 3: Applied Faith
Faith is a state of mind through which your aims, desires, plans and purposes may be translated into their physical or financial equivalent.
Lesson 4: Going the Extra Mile
Going the extra mile is the action of rendering more and better service than that for which you are presently paid. When you go the extra mile, the Law of Compensation comes into play.
Lesson 5: Pleasing Personality
Personality is the sum total of one’s mental, spiritual and physical traits and habits that distinguish one from all others. It is the factor that determines whether one is liked or disliked by others.
Lesson 6: Personal Initiative
Personal initiative is the power that inspires the completion of that which one begins. It is the power that starts all action. No person is free until he learns to do his own thinking and gains the courage to act on his own.
Lesson 7: Positive Mental Attitude
Positive mental attitude is the right mental attitude in all circumstances. Success attracts more success while failure attracts more failure.
Lesson 8: Enthusiasm
Enthusiasm is faith in action. It is the intense emotion known as burning desire. It comes from within, although it radiates outwardly in the expression of one’s voice and countenance.
Lesson 9: Self-Discipline
Self-discipline begins with the mastery of thought. If you do not control your thoughts, you cannot control your needs. Self-discipline calls for a balancing of the emotions of your heart with the reasoning faculty of your head.
Lesson 10: Accurate Thinking
The power of thought is the most dangerous or the most beneficial power available to man, depending on how it is used.
Lesson 11: Controlled Attention
Controlled attention leads to mastery in any type of human endeavor, because it enables one to focus the powers of his mind upon the attainment of a definite objective and to keep it so directed at will.
Lesson 12: Teamwork
Teamwork is harmonious cooperation that is willing, voluntary and free. Whenever the spirit of teamwork is the dominating influence in business or industry, success is inevitable. Harmonious cooperation is a priceless asset that you can acquire in proportion to your giving.
Lesson 13: Adversity & Defeat
Individual success usually is in exact proportion of the scope of the defeat the individual has experienced and mastered. Many so-called failures represent only a temporary defeat that may prove to be a blessing in disguise.
Lesson 14: Creative Vision
Creative vision is developed by the free and fearless use of one’s imagination. It is not a miraculous quality with which one is gifted or is not gifted at birth.
Lesson 15: Health
Sound health begins with a sound health consciousness, just as financial success begins with a prosperity consciousness.
Lesson 16: Budgeting Time & Money
Time and money are precious resources, and few people striving for success ever believe they possess either one in excess.
Lesson 17: Habits
Developing and establishing positive habits leads to peace of mind, health and financial security. You are where you are because of your established habits and thoughts and deeds.
Napoleon Hill was the student of Dale Carnegie, one of the richest men in American History. The book "Think and Grow Rich" was written after Carnegie funded Hill to study and interview 50 wealthy men of the era. If he does not know the secret to success - who would know?

Visit South Africa - The Cradle of Humankind

Have you been to the top tourist destinations in the world? Why not visit exotic South Africa next.
If you are the kind of person who likes to travel chances are very good that one day you will visit the Cradle of Humankind, which is in South Africa.
Other tourist features which stand out are the Kruger National Park, Robben Island and Table Mountain, but there is so much more and here they are in random order as I see them:
* The South African Coastline has many Blue Flag beaches and are very popular tourist destinations during the summer months.
* The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site at http://www.cradleofhumankind.co.za/index.html
* Vilakazi Street in Soweto where no less than two Nobel Peace Prize winners lived.
* The Winelands of the Cape Peninsula where some of the best wines in the world are produced.
* The Garden Route known as South Africa’s Eden, the famous Garden Route traverses an area rich in natural beauty and charm, attracting adventure-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts.
* Blyde River Canyon most famous for God’s Window, the panoramic splendour of the Blyde River Canyon makes it ideal for scenic drives and hiking trails. This canyon is also the largest green canyon in the world and the third largest overall.
The area in which I live is in the Eastern Cape. This area is known for its prime hunting and game farms with some of the most idealistic views you would normally just see in movies. These Private Game Reserves are pricey  but worth it. Grahamstown is also known as the City of Saints since there is a church or place of worship for every week in the year. The town is also known for the South African National Arts Festival, which is one of the most popular in the world and has attracted celebrities such as George W. Bush's one daughter and the royal princes of England.
What you can see and experience in this country is one thing, but then there are the people who are incredibly friendly and love to share with foreigners. South Africa is an incredible experience and something about Africa makes you soak it into your bones. Once you have been on this continent you want to come back.
Take a chance on a most beautiful and thrilling destination. As a bonus I am willing to act as guide and host to anybody who joins the Empower Network here on my other blog. You just give me the dates when you will be here and I will be more than happy to look after you and that's a promise.
Hoping to see more of you.
Take care.

Friday, March 09, 2012

The Lost Books of the Bible

In 325AD the Council of Nicea under Emperor Constantine had to decide on the layout of the Holy Christian Bible for the burgeoning new religion. What follows here is a list of the books left out of the Bible.

The Gospel of the Birth of Mary
The Protevangelion
The First Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ
Thomas's Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ
The Epistles of Jesus Christ and Abgarus King of Edessa
The Gospel of Nicodemus, Formerly Called the Acts of Pontius Pilate
The Apostles’ Creed
The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Laodiceans
The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to Seneca, with Seneca's to Paul
The Acts of Paul and Thecla
The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians
The Second Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians
The General Epistle of Barnabas
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadelphians
The Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrn├Žans
The Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp
The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians
The Shepherd of Hermas
The Second Book of Hermas, Called His Commands
The Third Book of Hermas, Which Is Called His Similitudes
Letters of Herod and Pilate
The Lost Gospel According to Peter

More information of each book mentioned here can be found at Sacred-texts.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What does 9/11 prove concerning the Structural Integrity of the WTC Buildings?

Many people state that on 11 September 2001 the attacks on the World Trade Center was at the very least not something the US Government did not know about.

That may be true or not, but if it is not true and the attacks were completely terrorist-orchestrated, what does it say about the structural integrity of those Buildings. Here we had four of the most important buildings in that country, built in an era with increased air traffic and three were brought down by aircraft and/or fire (WTC 1, WTC 2 and WTC 7) while the Pentagon was left with a gaping hole in its side. By the way, WTC 7 was brought down by a small fire burning on one of its floors. Is that the quality of US buildings?

What is scary is that now again they are rebuilding the WTC, but who in his or her right mind would want to work in buildings able to be brought down by medium-sized passenger liners and small fires? When the original WTC was built the public were assured no aircraft flying into them could bring them down so why should anybody believe the engineers this time?

At least when US Buildings collapse they fall straight down a lot like buildings being demolished by implosion so those buildings to their sides need not fear beings toppled by a collapsing building next to them. I would love to know the secret to building skyscrapers that fall straight down.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Philosophy on Warfare

"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." — Sun Tzu.

No human being in his or her right mind wants war. The point of it all is to not look for war, but to be ready for when war comes looking for you. Whatever those reasons might be: economical, religious or political.

To live one's life thinking that by ignoring the problem it will not come your way is also a mistake and an opening sought by those who would like to gain a military victory against you. Therefore one needs to be prepared for war, but not looking forward to it. When that day does arrive a total onslaught against your enemy is needed. 

Better said than done when one has not been engaged in any armed conflict and your enemy has. Of course such a setback can be greatly diminished with a "we train as we fight" philosophy. The more realistic the training the smaller will be the initiative the enemy has on you. His initiative may also be further diminished by having applied the Principles of War as stated in your doctrine, but any above average commander will also have studied Von Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, Napoleon, Saladin, etc. 

One's preparedness for and ability to fight a war I think can best be illustrated by a pyramid. The base of the pyramid and the most crucial factor is "Willingness to fight", followed by "Training", then above that is "Morale" and right at the top and constituting the smallest, yet still an important part is "Equipment". 

Lastly, the primary aim of the military should not be to neutralise or to destroy the enemy, but rather to gain the initiative and then to maintain it, because for as long as you have the initiative you have a much easier task killing your enemy. Killing the enemy is left to the soldiers on the lowest level, who have already trained to do that. One also finds this thought process in the "Cycle for winning of the battle" as proposed by Colonel Roland de Vries.

So, to sum it all up, this is the philosophy I propose for commanders from Combat Team and Battalion level and up: 

"Maintain a professional and dynamic military focused on supremely realistic training with the aim of obtaining and maintaining the initiative on the enemy."

Such a philosophy should ensure that you do not even have to fight a war in the first place.

Any comments are welcome.

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Class Divided - The Greatest Experiment ever in Discrimination

The Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration gave Palestine to the Zionists in 1917 in order for the US to enter World War 1 to save Britain and France. Even today, does nobody find it strange that there is a Jewish State slap bang in the middle of a Muslim Region of the world. Nowhere else does this occur. If you want conflict and war, do this kind of thing. How many people, children and mothers have not died due to this decision and how many are still destined to die?

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Has America lost the Plot?

This was one of the greatest countries in the world who now has growing joblessness, growing foreclosure rates and the violent treatment and arresting of peaceful protestors of the Occupy Movement. I have not seen one single protestor being violent so why this attitude towards them? Not only that, but with the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) the USA's people will have lost all control over their government and they can be picked up and locked up for no reason. The excuse used is "National Security", but the same excuse was used by many previous fascist police states, just before they came to a fall. If the USA is becoming a Police State do those in power not see this is leading nowhere?

In the Senate there seems to be a lack of integrity and/or ignorance with only people like Ron Paul seemingly having any idea what they are doing. The way Americans are being treated now only shows "The War on Terror" was lost on 11 September 2001. Terrorists cannot begin to be happier about the way Americans are treated. What will be the end to all this? I truely hope I am wrong, but if I am right I wish the American Public the best of luck for what is lying ahead. Things will probably get a lot worse before it gets better, but when it does get better I can guarantee you it will get a lot better. That is just the way life works.

I would like to see a real Superpower. One where people are important and money is not everything. One in which all people can believe in again, not just the filthy rich. I want to see people with jobs, houses and a real democracy, which they control. One that follows its own constitution to the letter. Where children can grow up with pride and hope. Not a perfect one as that does not exist, but at the very least one where people can engage in the pursuit of happiness and where most of those in government have some integrity. One day when we look back at the history of the USA what will we say about it? Did they lose the plot or did they as a people become happy and content? Only time will tell.

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." — Abraham Lincoln.

God bless us all.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Contributionism - Paradigm Shift to a new Socio-Political System

Michael Tellinger is a South African author and the driving force behind what he terms Contributionism. A system, which will fundamentally change our world if we can implement it or de-implement the current system. I think he has a very good point.

Contributionism's greatest paradigm shift comes from the principle of doing away with money and -bartering. What Tellinger proposes is a system where people's natural talents and dreams are what drives the system. The whole motivation provided by money is taken away and from a system where most must work like slaves for a few who control or have money, the new system proposes everybody does a little for the benefit of everybody else. If all people do what they love and the process of hoarding is eliminated because there is no money the system will grow exponentially. The result would be an abundance of that which we really need: food, shelter, health and education, which also happen to be the four cornerstones of Contributionism. Money was never a natural part of our evolutionary process so it is expendable, therefore we do not need money.

If you propose a society cannot run without money, how then did people live without money thousands of years ago before money was "introduced"? If they all died why then are we still here? What rather seems to kill us is a system driven by a need for profit and that need for profit is because we all think little green pieces of paper makes us happy. Douglas Adams put it as follows: "This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy." 

The small pieces of green paper were introduced and can be removed. Money does not create abundance, it creates lack because Capitalism cannot grow unless there is a lack of those things we think we need. This is a consumer society and we all know what that means - let's create items, which are as expensive as possible for as much money as possible, while ensuring these items break down at some stage. In a Contributionist Society anything we need to create will be created with the motivation of it being free and lasting as long as possible because the person creating it will put love and effort into what he/she is doing. Suddenly there are no shortages.

Crime will just about vanish overnight as most crimes are created for our need to hoard as much money and stuff as possible. Some crimes will take longer to go as we have grown them in a dysfunctional society. Get rid of all money-related matters and people will be healthier, happier and much more connected with others. One of the other problems with the shortages that we need for capitalism to thrive is we need to feel separate from one another so that we can fill that emptiness with stuff, pleasure and drugs. It is interesting to note that making money stimulates the same part of the human brain as is stimulated by cocaine ... and all you needed was a hug.

The matter of money being removed from society may not even be up to us. With the way things are going now I seriously doubt we will have a choice in the matter. The world economy may suddenly collapse as there is not enough money to go around due to debt. Once money loses all value and we have to go without it or at the very least realise only our thinking gives it value we will also realise we do not need it. I suppose Contributionism will probably largely be the system we end up with anyway.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Fractional Reserve Farse

Ask yourself what is the one thing all or most people would wish for if they found a magic lamp. Most people would wish for money because with money you would be able to buy anything. Why? Because those who have the money have the power. They control the world.

In the USA all money is issued by the Federal Reserve and everybody knows by now that this institution is privately-owned. Yes, private citizens issue money to the US Government, which of course gives you an idea as to who really controls the United States. What makes this so interesting is that this money does not exist until through a bit of clever trickery it is created. It works as follows:

1. The US needs money and prints what is called government bonds (official-looking paper) for the value of let's say $1 Billion.
2. These are given to the Federal Reserve Bank and the Fed authorises the US Mint to print money to the value of $1 Billion or a simple electronic transaction is made with no cash even printed.
3. The amount of $1 Billion is now available for use by the US Congress, but they have to pay it back - at interest so for 10% the US Government would have to pay back $10100000, an extra $100 Million, which never existed anywhere in the world.
4. Now with the fractional reserve system the Federal Reserve and most other banks are authorised to create ten times as much money out of thin air ontop of the original $1 Billion. This money only exists as ledger entries.
5. Banks can now lend this money to people at interest again.
6. In this way debt is continually created and guess who must pay back the debt and the interest - the US Taxpayer of course.

History shows us that this is not the only system used. At one point for hundreds of years England used "Tally Sticks" for money. These simple sticks with grooves cut into them were issued by the authorities of the day debt- and interest-free. In US history we find that at one point the US used their own debt-free money as well called the Colonial Scrip. This currency was issued by the government debt- and interest free. Later during the American Civil War Lincoln issued the Greenback, also debt-free. He was later assassinated and with him died the Greenback. In 1963 Kennedy signed Executive Order 11110, which authorised the printing of an independent money-source also debt-free by the US Government. He was also assassinated.

In fact throughout its history the US managed to escape the power of the bankers six times, but the bankers always managed to come back and the Federal Reserve has now been in power of the US since 1913. These central bankers also are responsible for creating depressions and recessions by tightening the money supply. This is done by calling in loans and not issuing new loans. In this way the money-supply is lessened and thus there is not enough to go around. All this is done in order to create a situation where they can benefit from lower stock-market prices. As people die of hunger these fat cats roll in the dough.

The world needs to get rid of all privately-owned Central Banks and governments should print their own debt-free money. Any currency declared "good to pay taxes with" by the government is given value. The little island of Gournsey in the English Channel does this without problems and in the days of the Talley Stick, Colonial Scrip and Greenback there were also no problems with the exception of a period during the American Revolutionary War when the Scrip lost value due to the fact that England also printed and distributed it and thus as there was too much going around it lost its value.

Many people suggest going back to the Gold Standard, but that would also be a mistake. There is not enough gold going around in the world and most gold is owned by these bankers anyway. Without actual gold in your pocket all you would have would be promissory notes, which would place you back to square one where there would be more paper money than the actual gold going around. In such a case the bankers could control the system again. Most important here is a system where the government not only issues the money, but controls the quantity as well ensuring there is not too little to cause depressions and not too much to cause it to lose value.