It’s A Wonderful World

This is a wonderful world that we live in! This is a wonderful world that we live in! With more than one billion people living on less than one dollar per day, and problems of incredible magnitude affecting billions more all over the world, we here in America are preoccupied with whether or not OJ Simpson legally or illegally entered a hotel room in Las Vegas to get back some of his twenty year old sports memorabilia. Meanwhile, the newspapers are preoccupied with the sub-prime mortgage problems and predicting a potential US economic meltdown. What they don’t tell you is that there are approximately fifteen trillion dollars worth of mortgages outstanding in the US today. Of this amount, a maximum… Read more

Three Easy Ways to Maximum Motivation

Appreciate People for Everything They Do There are three keys to getting the best out of others, and the first of these is appreciation. Every time you thank another person, you cause that person to like themselves better. You raise their self-esteem and improve their self-image. You cause them to feel more important. You make them feel that what they did was valuable and worthwhile. You empower them. Build Your Own Self-EsteemAnd the wonderful thing about thanking other people is that, every time you say the words “thank you,” you like yourself better as well. You feel better inside. You feel happier and more content with yourself and life. You feel more fully integrated and positive about what you are… Read more

Catastrophe Exaggerated

There is no evidence whatsoever, anywhere, in any scientific study, that carbon dioxide emissions are harmful to the globe, or to any living creature. During this summer, I have done a good deal of reading on the subject of “climate change” and “global warming.” Since these subjects are extremely controversial today, I wanted to fully understand the truth about the subjects. What I have found is very different from what you read in the popular press. When I was in Phoenix in July, the temperature reached 115 degrees in the daytime. There was then a story in the paper saying that “This is the hottest that it has been in Phoenix since 1990.” The often-repeated fallacy that 2007 has been… Read more

Growing Inequality?

“The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.” As we enter into the political “silly season” the claims and counter claims of the candidates vying for the presidency are becoming louder and more questionable with each new headline. One of the most popular whipping boys for America, continually broadcast by the “blame America first” crowd, is that there is growing inequality in America because “The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer.” Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker has studied this claim in depth. In a recent article he demonstrates that the “inequality gap” is really a “skills gap.” In a free society like ours, everyone earns their income by serving other people in some… Read more

Summertime and the pace is hectic.

As adults, we keep trying to go back to those lazy days of summer. When we were children, we looked forward to the summer because we had two full months of vacation. We played with our friends, went swimming, and hung out with no responsibilities and little to do. As adults, we keep trying to go back to those lazy days of summer. As we approach the end of June, most people slow down and begin working at half speed. Unfortunately, they were probably working at half speed before the end of June so it is even worse for them. This has been a busy summer for me. At the end of May, I was in the Gulf, speaking in… Read more

Traveling in the South Atlantic

There has never been a better time to be alive. Traveling in the South Atlantic. June was a busy month for me. After 15 speaking engagements in May, several of them in the Gulf, and traveling all over the United States and Canada, June was very much the same. After giving a full day seminar in Philadelphia, I took a taxi out to the airport to catch my plane to Birmingham via Atlanta. But there were violent storms in Atlanta and my plane had been cancelled. Fortunately, I was able to transfer onto a flight at 8:15 PM which was also delayed because of the same weather conditions. The plane finally took off at 11:00pm [vs. the 7:15pm flight I… Read more

Increase Your Earnings 1000%!

Here’s an exercise for you; imagine that it’s possible for you to earn ten times your current annual wage. If you’re earning $25,000, imagine for a moment that it’s possible for you to earn $250,000, a 1000% increase. Believe In YourselfThe first reaction of most people to that exercise is to smile briefly and then to begin thinking about why it isn’t possible. One man said to me, "If you knew how many years it’s taken for me to get to what I’m earning today you wouldn’t be suggesting that I could earn ten times as much." There Are No ExcusesMark Twain once wrote that there are a thousand excuses for every failure but never a good reason. The tragedy… Read more

Improving the Quality of Your Thinking

Anyone, Starting From Wherever They Are, Can Become Wealthy in America Anyone, Starting From Wherever They Are, Can Become Wealthy in America In one series of I.Q. tests given to children ages 2 – 4 years, 95% of the children were found to be highly creative with curious, questioning minds and an ability for abstract thinking. When the same children were tested again at age 7, only 5% still demonstrated high levels of creativity. In the ensuing years, they had learned to conform; “If you want to get along, you had better go along,” is what they had discovered. The Dangers of Conformity They had learned to color between the lines, to sit in neat little rows, to do and… Read more

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