Monday, January 4, 2010

Don't Wait For The Old Economy To Come Back. Get With The New One!

It's a new age. It's a new era. The rules of 10-20 years or more ago are not the rules of today and the future moving forward. If you think your money is "safe" in a CD, mutual fund, or 401K, take a look at prediction #2 of this article by Robert Kiyosaki. Gold and Silver has outperformed the DOW from 2000-2009. The conclusion of this article also sums it up very well. We may not be feeling the inflation fully yet but it's coming. Prepare.

Robert Kiyosaki gets a lot of criticism from the" traditional" financial industry and media but he, as well others like Ron Paul, Peter Schiff, Mike Maloney, and others predicted the events of 2008 back in 1998, 1999, and 2000, so I'm paying attention to them.

This is the information age. Take a look at different sources of information. Get as many sides of the story as you can so that you can make the best decisions for yourself to survive and prosper in this new economic era.

Best Regards,

Friday, January 1, 2010

Not The Same Old New year!


It is the New Year and many people say that they will make changes and set out on new goals to achieve, That is great but have they taken the time to learn anything new? How can you expect new results with the same old thinking and same old actions? Isn't that insanity? If this new year represents a new beginning for you then it's time to do things differently or do different things. In order for that to take place, acquiring new information and knowledge must be at the top of your new years "to do" list.

While we make our goals and set out on the road to new accomplishments, I'd like to take the time to give thinks. First to The Creator for the gift of life. I thank my ancestors from The Motherland, Afrika, for being a masterful people. I thank my ancestors who survived the middle passage (and honor those who did not) for giving my people the strength to survive all evil that comes our way. I thank my ancestors, The Shinnicock for maintaining sovereignty and providing a home on this land. I thank my parents for being the vehicle for my creation. I thank the many teachers I have had and thank the ones in advance that I will meet. I thank the mothers of my children for being the vehicles of creation for my sons. I thank my sons for being my inspirations. I thank my brother for being a free spirit. I thank you all that have been a part of my life and for enriching it.


Friday, November 13, 2009

Wages make you a living. Profits make you a fortune.


This year is almost over. What a full year it has been. I have spent the entire year with my head buried in books, going to seminars, and learning new things. I've had many successes and some losses in my life and the net result was my life wasn't where I wanted it to be. There had to be something I was missing. I had to unplug and look to different sources of information. I needed a different way of thinking.

I started with re-reading the book that started me on the journey of my last success. This was Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. Next I read Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill. It opened the flood gates because it started an insatiable appetite to learn again. After that I read almost every book in the Rich Dad series. This also lead me to discover works by Stephen Covey, Seth Godin, Stephen Pierce, Les Brown, Anthony Robins, Reginald F Lewis, Donald Trump, Sandy Botkin and Jim Rohn to name a few.

The title of this post is from a clip of Jim Rohn. This clip is full of good quotes. Here are some that stuck out to me:
"To reach the things on the top self you must stand on the books you read"
"Profits are better than wages"
"Work full time to make a living but work part time to make a fortune"

I see the world and especially finances through a different lense. This is the information age and it takes a different skill set to get ahead then when I grew up. It's also up to me to continue to seek information to grow and expand. Once you stop growing you start dieing.

There has never been a better time and a more necessary time to start your own business. We all have bills and responsibilities but make time to build your fortune!

Enjoy the clip!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Grow Your Business

I was motivated to write this post from a pop up "thing" on Facebook. It asked to list your favorite books. So, I decided to make a blog recommending my top 10 books to read to grow in your business and/or in your life.

These 10 books are focused around financial knowledge. Given the current conditions of the world and economy, it is important now more than ever to take control and educate yourself about your finances.

These 10 books helped me make a significant change in my life and I hope you find value in them as well.

Live Long and Prosper :)

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Aesop's Fable

From time to time a will open Aesop's Fables and select a story randomly. This is the story that was presented tonight. Just wanted to share it. Don't be a party to your own destruction.

Live and Learn

The Man and the Wood

A Man came into a Wood one day with an axe in his hand, and begged all the Trees to give him a small branch which he wanted for a particular purpose. The Trees were good-natured and gave him one of their branches. What did the Man do but fix it into the axe head, and soon set to work cutting down tree after tree. Then the Trees saw how foolish they had been in giving their enemy the means of destroying themselves.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Personal Signature for Blogs, emails, and web sites

Hello all. I found this really cool site. It lets you create a signature to add some personal flavor to your signatures in your blogs, emails, and web sites.

There's mine at the end of this post.

Give them a look and have fun!


Monday, August 10, 2009

No Excuses!

I've been in Baltimore for a year and a half now. I don't have a car but I get around quite well on the bus. One thing I hear often is excuses for failure and justification for mediocrity. People will give every reason why they can't do something and never why they can. That's for losers. Winners see problems only as new solutions for profit!

This leads me to the inspiration of this post. There's a guy I've seen on the buss a few times. He's in a wheel chair. You've probably seen people get around on their own in a wheel chair too. But this guy takes it further. He has one arm. That's right, one arm. His legs are amputated above the knees and his left arm right at the elbow. I see him get on and off the buss, and whip his wheel chair around all by himself. No help.

Now here's a guy who can make excuses. But he's out doing what he has to do. There's a quote that says use what you got to get what you want.

No more excuse by me and I will not accept any from anyone else anymore. Losers make excuses. Winners do what it takes to get it done. Period.