Archive for August, 2010
Three ladies passed away and found themselves standing before Saint Peter and the Pearly Gates of Heaven. Saint Peter went through the ‘Account of Lives’ book with the three ladies and explained the rules of Heaven. They listened patiently but were perplexed at the last rule, ‘The Rule of the Duck”.
Saint Peter explained, “The Rule of the Duck” is this: Do not step on any ducks while in Heaven or there will be severe consequences!” and added, “I will be watching all of you for nothing gets pass me.”
The three ladies agreed to the rules, especially to ‘The Rule of the Duck’, and the Pearly Gates were opened.
As they were entering Heaven they were shocked to see nothing but white ducks all over the ground and not one square inch of space to spare. The three ladies realized they had to be very careful where they stepped.
The first lady wasn’t careful enough and right away stepped on a duck. As Saint Peter said “nothing would get pass him“, they saw him coming towards the first lady with the ’Chains of Eternity’ in one hand and the ugliest man they had ever seen in the other. Without saying a word Saint Peter chained the first lady and the ugly man together for eternity and went away. This was her punishment for stepping on a duck.
Seeing what could happen the other two ladies didn’t move a muscle, but a week later, if you counted time in Heaven, the second lady accidentally stepped on a duck. Again, they saw Saint Peter coming towards the second lady with the “Chains of Eternity’ in one hand and the ugliest man they had ever seen in the other. Without saying a word Saint Peter chained the second lady and ugly man together for eternity and went away. This was her punishment for stepping on a duck.
The third lady faired much better than the other two. Weeks, months and a year went by, if you count time in Heaven, without her stepping on a duck. One day she saw Saint Peter coming towards her with the ‘Chains of Eternity’ in one hand and most beautiful man she’d ever seen in the other. Without saying a word Saint Peter chained the third lady and the handsome young man together for eternity and went away.
The third lady could not believe her good fortune as she gazed upon the Adonis looking man. “What in Heavens name did I do to deserve you?’ she finally asked the young man. The young man looked up with a tear in his eye and said, “Lady, I don’t know what you did, but I just stepped on a duck!”
THE MORAL TO THE STORY (the MOTS)
You must protect your financial and personal assets from ‘fowl’ mismanagement or you could be shackled with unwanted struggles and undesirable consequences.
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Somewhere on our way to the 21st Century somebody changed the financial rules with an emerging new world economy where the money strategies of the 20th century no longer apply. Unfortunately many of us are playing by the old rules and, sadly, most of us will continue to struggle as this new economy leaves the uninformed behind.
What if you could insulate yourself from the current recession or any other down turns in the economy and create a life style that you designed while realizing dreams that had eluded you in the past.
The INTERNET has literally become the marketing platform for some of the biggest companies today that have grown from taking advantage of the efficient nature of low-cost advertising. It is the fastest way to spread information to a vast number of people simultaneously worldwide.
In fact as of 2009 an estimated quarter of the Earth’s population uses the services of the INTERNET and that number is growing exponentially. Experts are now calling Internet Marketers the ‘NEW MONEY MASTERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY.’
But has the idea of becoming an internet marketer filled you with an apprehension of the unknown and a mysterious dread of the internet and cheating you from your dreams.
WHAT IF you had mentors to guide you past the complicated nuances of an online enterprise and the learning curve was considerably shorten?
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THE KEY FLOWER
Cautiously passing along a corridor, he entered a large room filled with chests of gold and diamonds. Then he saw, seated in a chair, an old dwarf with a long beard. The dwarf greeted him kindly and said, “Take what you want, and don’t forget the best.”
Placing the flower on the table, the shepherd proceeded to fill his pockets and hat with the gold and diamonds. Occasionally the old dwarf would remind him not to forget the best. When the shepherd could carry no more, he turned to leave. On reaching the door, he heard the voice for the last time crying out, “Don’t forget the best.”
The next minute the shepherd was out in the pasture. As he looked around, the door had vanished; his pockets and hat had grown light all at once, and instead of gold and diamonds, he found nothing but dry leaves and pebbles.
The flower which he had left on the table in the dwarf’s room was the Key Flower, and had he kept it, the gold and diamonds would have stayed so, and the door of the treasure room would have been open to him whenever he might wish to enter. He was poor as ever, because he had forgotten the best.
In your pursuit of dreams, success and accomplished goals, don’t forget and take for granted the treasures you already possess and have in hand.:
BY BAYARD TAYLOR (SWINTON’S FOURTH READER)
Of course, I’m not talking about wearing out a pair of sneakers or needing a size eleven instead of a size ten. I’m talking about the day you questioned yourself with ‘Is this all there is?’ when you finally realized that your life was mired or a chosen career was unfulfilling.
I’m talking about the day you decide to break away from your comfort zone and taking the calculated risk in becoming more than you thought possible, but are you ready for the bigger shoes?
I grew up on our family farm right on the Columbia River near the town of Lake Chelan in the North Central region of Washington State. ‘Work’ was the Davis family’s motto which had helped my Grandparents survive the ’Dirty Thirties’ and the ability to buy the family farm. They became stewards of the land that they worked and instituted high work ethics for the upcoming generations to follow. We had big shoes to fill.
Most people didn’t understand those work ethics, a sore subject among some of the Davis woman folk (“All work and no play’ had its place but not every day). When subtle ongoing changes with farming policies and regulations became unfair restrictions we were finding out that modern government bureaucracies were not friendly or sympathetic with the family farm or any other independent entrepreneur. Sound familiar?
Eventually, farming was no longer part of my career path and I moved north of Seattle and started a window washing business that I could call my own. I put the Davis work ethics in place and thrived little did I know that my expectations were evolving and that I was ‘painting myself into a corner’.
Twenty-three years later and six years after 9/11 I severely injured myself and reluctantly sold the window washing business. I fell further behind with financial obligations and the real estate prices plummeted when we tried to sell our house. Then the wife wanted a divorce and I became a single parent with three children. Talk about a pair of shoes to fill!
In the fall of 2008 I moved me and the children back to Chelan where I found a job with a local business. But something kept nagging me with questions, “Is this it?“ and “Is this all I can be?“. I already knew the answer.
For the past two decades I had been listening to personal development tapes by James Rohn to reading the ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ series, by Robert Kiyosaki. I highly recommend reading and listening to their messages because the material always provokes the reader to never give up and to try on ‘bigger boots‘.
When I was let go from my job last winter I knew I had to research the internet for opportunities. I had dabbled with that idea years before but internet marketing was complicated and overwhelming at the time. The new search finally lead me to my biggest entrepreneurial challenge and the most rewarding business I had ever owned. Not only was the business a right fit for me, I was a right fit for it!
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