As fantastic a year 2004 has been for me,
it wasn’t without its challenges and personal “negatives.”
I was made aware of several people battling
with life threatening diseases. Thankfully, all of them
are now doing well in their fight against their health
challenges. At the same time, they have been an
inspiration to me. Of all the stupid and silly things I
sometimes worry about, these people really put things into
perspective for me.
The next time you have any kind of personal
setback or difficulty, I would challenge you to think about
many others that are battling for their LIVES – let alone
something so trivial as worrying about the worsening world
situation, and the ongoing theft of our liberties, or
how to buy a fancier car, or why a job sucks. Really
THINK about them. Suddenly you’ll realize that your worries
are so tiny they aren’t even worth your energy to worry about.
Let me ask you a question…
“How Would You Feel If You Knew Your
Child Was Possibly Going To DIE?”
Suddenly the fact that your life may have a
few challenges would be the least of your worries…
Well, this is exactly what a nice family
from Melbourne, Florida, USA is going through right now. You see,
their son was recently diagnosed with leukemia. And as I’m
sure you know, leukemia kills people like crazy. It’s a
SERIOUS condition that often ends people’s lives.
Sean Hargreaves is the name of the young
man that is battling for his life. Sean’s family has
set up a trust to raise money to help with Sean’s medical
bills, and as part of the Internet Marketing community, I'd
like to help to get the word out about it.
You can learn more about Sean, and even
give a small (or large) PayPal donation by visiting:
I immediately gave to this worthy cause the
moment I heard about it and hope you do the same.
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The Importance of Relationships
The importance of relationships has been a
recurring theme for me this year. It's a sad fact that the average
Western relationship is but a shadow of what
they could be. How many long-term relationships are you
aware of that are truly fulfilling for both partners?
How exciting is your marriage?
The first step to achieving a relationship
which becomes a lifelong love affair is to understand that all
life is governed by law - nature, music, art and all of the
sciences. These laws never change, no matter how much things
around us seem to be in a state of constant chaos. To live in
harmony with these laws produces vibrant health, engaging
relationships, abundant joy, clarity of thought, unparalleled
judgment and a fulfilled life. To violate them produces
strife, stress and destruction. 1
These laws are in operation, whether you
are aware of them and understand them, or not. Much the
same as the law of gravity continues working whether you
understand it or not. You may already have an exciting
relationship because you understand and abide by the laws
of human relationships, or you may be trapped in an
unsatisfying and frustrating relationship because you're
subject to a different set of man-made laws.
Through ignorance of the laws of human
relationships, much unnecessary strife exists. Knowledge,
understanding and application of these laws lifts your
relationship out of the mediocre and places it on a heavenly
plane. It is the flowers rather than the weeds, the banquet
rather than the crumbs.
One of the lessons I learnt recently is
powerful in it's simplicity. An earlier discovery of
this principle would have prevented much early strife in my
relationships, and I'd encourage you to think carefully about
the relevance of this in your relationship:
The most important need a man has in a
relationship is to feel appreciated, admired and respected.
Without her appreciation his life is but an empty shell.
The most important need a woman has in a
relationship is to feel loved and cherished. Without
his love her life is but an empty shell.
Without appreciation, there is no love;
without love there is no appreciation.
So the challenge in any relationship is
who starts the ball rolling first.
As simple as the little statement above is,
the relevance and importance of it is smothered by the barrage
of commercialized quick-fix relationship advice we are all
exposed to. Consider the titles of articles in your
average men or women's magazines which proliferate newsstands
today. With few exceptions, all of them violate or
ignore the unchanging laws of human relationships. Is it
any wonder then that divorce rates are so high today?
Fortunately though, it is still possible to
find useful information which can truly elevate your
relationship into the stratosphere.
In an attempt to discover some of the
principles of the laws of human relationships, I came across a
number of highly rewarding books, written more than 30 years
ago. The fact that they're fairly old is refreshing,
because the authors tend to have a better understanding of
these laws than more modern writers.
If your relationship is currently less than
stellar, I can highly recommend any of the following books:
Fascinating Womanhood, by Helen
Andelin, 1963, Bantam Books, New York, NY. (Also see
The Priceless Gift, by Eleanor
Wilson McAdoo, 1962, McGraw Hill Book Co., New York, NY.
The Ego in Love & Sexuality, by Dr.
Edrita Fried, 1960, Grune & Stratton Inc., New York, NY.
Education for Marriage, by James A.
Patterson, 1964, Scribner & Sons, New York, NY.
Man of Steel and Velvet: A Guide to
Masculine Development, by Aubrey Andelin, 1990, Pacific PR
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How to Change Your Mindset
“The REAL Way To
Increase Your Chances Of Big-Time Success In 2005 Is To Have
The Right Mindset”
You’ve probably heard
that term before… “mindset.”
But maybe you’ve
never paid much attention to it, or you thought it was just a
bunch of mumbo jumbo nonsense. Well, if you change your
mindset you CAN change your rate of success. In fact,
your mindset can be the difference between success and
I am a BIG believer
in having a proper mindset to influence my strategy, and my
life's purpose. I have seen it time and time again. How I
THINK (plain and simple) has a dramatic impact on what I do,
and ultimately, how satisfying my life is.
Over the past 18
months there’s one person that has had the biggest impact on
my personal mindset and how I “think” about building a
fulfilling life… The person I am talking about is Stephen
Stephen became a
self-made multi-millionaire by starting and successfully
growing MANY businesses. Stephen is the quintessential
entrepreneur. He owns an oxygen bar in a mall, has several
vending machines, sells information products to several
markets, successfully trades the markets, is an accomplished
writer and speaker, and is flat-out a powerful inspiration for
any entrepreneur that gets the pleasure of listening and
learning from him…
But Stephen's life
hasn't all been a bed of roses. He was once shot -
Yes, as in BANG BANG, you might die! Stephen was a high
school dropout, and was once completely bankrupt.
Stephen has lived an extraordinary life and has unbelievable
wisdom for someone as young as he is. If you’ve ever had the
opportunity to hear Stephen speak then you know exactly what
I’m talking about. He truly is an inspiration.
If you aren’t
inspired to get up off your butt and achieve greatness after
listening to Stephen, then there isn't much hope for you!
Stephen has just
created an AMAZING new product..
“The Secrets To
It’s a 2-CD audio
set. Believe me when I say, “It’s incredible.” You MUST
listen to this thing. It goes beyond just making money –
although that part alone will really help you to develop an
additional source of income, if that's what you want for
2005. Stephen touches on some very profound methods for
creating a more fulfilling life that contains anything you
truly desire. It’s extremely powerful and moving.
I can’t say anymore
about it because me trying to describe it just doesn’t do it
justice. This is something you’ll have to hear for yourself.
That’s all I can say. Go and grab your copy right now.
(It’s very inexpensive.) Go and get your copy and sit
back and listen to Stephen and see how his message can
transform your life. Don’t wait. Get it right this
second. I promise, it won’t hurt a bit:
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If you're celebrating Christmas at this
time, please remember the real reason for the celebration, and
not the mostly unknown, unholy history behind Christmas trees,
mistletoes, Santa Claus or the ancient midwinter celebration
of a mother-goddess with the midwinter babe.
Long ago, the King whose birth Christians
the world over celebrate, stood in Jerusalem watching a world
too blinded by human wants and ambitions to see the Savior in
their midst. "If you had known," He said with unspeakable
sorrow, "the things that make for your peace! But now they are
hidden from your eyes." Luke 19:42.
Today, more than 2000 years later, we seem
to be no closer to the things that make for our peace.
May God truly bless you and yours as we
prepare for yet another tumultuous year. May you be kept
safe and sound, always conscious of the propaganda being
blasted at us on a daily basis to keep us dumbed-down and
ignorant of the real goings on in the world.
Live Free and Keep Thinking!
1 Psalm 1:1-2: Blessed is the
man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked..., but who
delights in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates
day and night.
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