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Monday, August 22, 2011


Since I quit regular posting to this blog I've been busy.

I've written many books, over a hundred Squidoo lenses, and started on a journey of personal growth.

I'm having fun.

Perhaps it's time for you to start exploring all the great things you are capable of accomplishing.

A rut is just a grave with the ends kicked out.

*enjoy life*

"Our knowledge is so limited, our abilities seem so inadequate, most people see themselves as small insects - They cope by being serious about whatever crack in the sidewalk they were born into. Ignoring limitless potential within a wondrous world, they cling to the security of their limited crack. Crawl out of the crack, take a few steps down the sidewalk, then decide where you want to fly. You are the dragon."
Allan R. Wallace

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

They Weren't Trick Questions

Q: "Do you mind if I ask you one of the most important questions you'll ever be asked in your life?" - Jim Rohn

Q: "Have you found the opportunity that's going to take care of you and your family for the rest of your life?" - Jim Rohn

When Jim Rohn asked these questions, they were based on decades of stable growth. Many people that answered yes to the second question are now out of work, waiting for jobs that will never come back. They are waiting at the station for a train that will never arrive.

Some that answered yes are still secure. Professionals may be getting more government interference, but for now they are still respected and doing just fine, thank you. Sales people will always have jobs, 'cause most people don't want their jobs and wouldn't work smart and hard at it if they took a sales position. Most other jobs though, belong to a rapidly fading past.

I've started blogging again to increase the amount of money I'm making online, and to show others how to make money online. It ain't rocket science, but it does take an adventuresome spirit willing to work smart and put in long hours for a while.

The truth: there is no "opportunity that's going to take care of you and your family for the rest of your life."

There is only challenge ahead. Self education and adaption are the only routes that ensure any level of success. With work you can make money and perhaps become wealthy, but floods of wars, falling nation states, collapsing currencies, and other calamities may sweep away all in their paths.

The future will belong to prepared (your responsibility) and adaptable (your opportunity) minds.

But first -- develop an exit plan.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Internet Businesses startup Ideas

Q: Why would you want to consider using one of your internet business startup ideas?

A: Because the world economy has changed, and old ideas are doomed.

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting their own business. So why haven't they started an internet business yet? Fear and indecision are the principle reasons. With good cause. There are a huge number of choices, and an almost infinite number of ways to spend money and receive nothing but embarrassment.

That's not real encouraging.

But staying where you are just makes you a target for the laid off and fired bulldozers that are roaring through the old bureaucracies. If the government still used the measurements of the last depression, this one is already as bad -- and it's getting worse. The longer you sit where you are, the more competition you will have when you finally lose your job.

That's even less encouraging.


The fact you know the old style jobs are going away and not returning, puts you far ahead of all those waiting for trains that will never again visit the station.

Back to using your internet business startup ideas, and creating your own future. It takes leaving behind most of the useless stuff you were conditioned to follow in school. You can finally discover and use your skills and abilities. Use those talents school said you didn't need to develop. You can be valuable for yourself, not as part of a machine.

People that are valuable for themselves will be the new middle class and wealthy. The old middle class gets dumped out the door. They will be at the bottom of the new economy's heap of unneeded, quietly obedient humanity. They will continue to serve corporations and political parties just like they were trained in school -- even in their poverty.

They may starve.

Head over to look at this blog, it lists the different types of businesses available for different personal reasons. Consider them all. Pick one and research it. Leave the heap.

Find your own success.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Where to find small business ideas


We can see trends and act on them, such as the emergence of self as the largest employer. The jobs of the future will likely be in businesses created by you, for yourself.

I'm writing more and more on Squidoo, and I've quit writing for my blogs. For Bastiat Free University I will be doing a BFuniv tweet update most weekdays on twitter. As Seth Godin might say, my rubber band has stretched to the breaking point.

Squidoo has more tools than a blog, and most pages grow in readership over time, instead of disappearing into the archives. I've tried various archiving methods on other blogs, but with few exceptions, older post just sit there unread. If you want to try Squidoo too, there will be a link on my "lens."

It does take more time to build a quality Squidoo page, but it is fairly easy to find and improve what I've written. Something that rarely happens to these journal posts. Squidoo has a simple modular structure that allows a lot of customization.

Here is the new style I'm going to test for a while. I have a Squidoo lens that lists what I've written there. At the top of the page I will list my most recent pages, the others will be grouped by category. If you want to treat it like a blog, just look at the most recent entries.

If you find something interesting, say about business or finance, scroll down to one of the five modules and find more on the subject. I will be playing with the format - over the next few months it may change occasionally.

Go take a look, the page is (currently) titled:

"An eccentric old fellow who trains visionaries." - a lensography


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Friday, January 26, 2007

The Future In One Lesson

We know we are at the end of the industrial age, and we are trying very hard to enter the information age. So far the information technologies have just created faster industrial age functions.

The new age is coming - for more information consider the news article at Bastiat Free University's free registration and login page. There will also be plenty of small business and finance posts made to The BFU Journal - you will probably enjoy them also.

Personally, I have retired from most of my regular duties, including this blog. With a dozen or so web sites, I have to cut some of them if I expect to spend time in study and growth during my retirement. If you need a fix of small business advice with little self serving comment you can peruse the archives of this blog - there is some good stuff here that will not go out of date.

A quick self serving comment - but one that may be of value to you.

For over a month I have been unable to use a computer. The small business opportunity I outlined here grew by almost thirty percent during that period. This started as a test of their system, but hit break even within six months and continues to grow slowly and profitably with little further input. My total costs were less than $35.00, I expect in a year or two to be earning a few hundred a month or more for my small initial effort. Extra money is always nice. Take a look and a free trial if you wish - it is interesting.

You can find me at Bastiat Free University if you have questions.

Best to all,


Monday, December 11, 2006

Barriers created From The Mists Of Ignorance

"It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not." - Denis Waitley

Denis has it half right.

It can also be what you think you are not, and how knowledgeable you think you are that hold you back.

In fact perhaps we should reshape the entire statement.

What you think about yourself and your environment determine what you will be able to accomplish.

It may have been Zig Ziglar that said "If you think you can't, or you think you can, you are right."

This is where we scare off the college professors. The honors they have received, and those they have taken upon themselves, blind them to this following true perspective.

We know very little, and much of what we think we know is just plain wrong.

That is why belief is so much stronger than accepted fact. Our educational systems are constantly setting boundaries. Only through faith and desire have individuals again and again extended those boundaries.

In the early 1950's Roger Banister announced to the world that he would run the mile in under four minutes. Everyone thought he had lost it! The sports "experts," the medical establishment, everyone! In 1954 he did it. It has been reported that within one year, over 30 people ran faster than Banister himself. When asked how it was possible for so many people to run that fast so soon, Banister said: "It was never a physical boundary, only a mental one." - source unknown

You have the ability to accomplish much more than anyone has ever let you believe - including yourself.

Find your passion, find your own four minute miles -- break them all.

"The risks and rewards of creative entrepreneurship are greater, and of far more value to society, than illusions of security that enslave human cogs in a social machine." - Allan Wallace

Here we are talking about your own business, that is a good place to start tearing down boundaries - but don't stop there.

We are all surrounded by solid looking barriers that limit our achievement. Most such walls were erected using the mists of ignorance - run right through them.

persevere and enjoy,



Saturday, December 09, 2006

A Quick Warning Of Perhaps Major Importance

I don't think I have ever done this from this blog, and only once or twice from other blogs.

I think you should put off your search for better start your own business ideas for a moment and go look at the warning about two financial tsunamis.

I at least think it is important.

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