Sometimes I wonder if I really value the happiness and gratitude I feel so often, or do I take these for granted. Being grateful has become so natural for me that I do not even recognize it, except for those rare moments when I ponder about everything that is happening in my life. Years ago I was not grateful for the bad things that were happening to me, and I wasn’t grateful when those bad things turned out to be good things in disguise. As time goes by all of us learn to appreciate the lessons that life is “serving” us, and the lessons we learn while overcoming hardships, and, than the gratitude is coming naturally and easily to us.
As to the happy moments – when we have these – we often would like to have more without taking into consideration that if every single moment in our lives was a happy one – we would not appreciate the happiness for what it really is. Life would simply become very boring, and all the beauty of the happy moments will simply vanish. We would not be able to distinguish what really happiness means. And only when we start seeing the truth and meaning of all the unhappiness and hardships we start valuing the happy moments we share here on Earth.
I’d like to close this rant with the following quote and to wish you a splendid week ahead while being always Fabulous…
“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”
I play the lotto every week, and at times this leads to some heated discussions between me and my partner. He hates the fact that my winnings are small, and at times nothing at all, and keeps saying – what a pity. Pity for the money spent. A feisty discussion last Saturday due to a miscommunication that’s been swept under the rug for too long in the name of ‘being nice.’ Sure, there’s something to be said for civility, but wouldn’t blunt honesty be far better in the long run?
For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much – if he lives and uses that in hand day by day – shall be full to running over.
In Cabalistic terms, this is called “building your vessel” so it can hold more, more, more. Do you agree with the above quote, and with the Cabalistic terms, and if not – why?
Personally, the older that I get – the less I want to posses. Fewer possesions (things) mean less baggage and worries.
Still – I am not ready to give away everything that I have. Any idea as to how come? And is it because I am a prisoner of this society? And it’s laws and values? And if so – how am I to break free?
Are there others struggling with the same questions? And if so – how do you solve this frustrating puzzle?
Many of you have read Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”, but the following video talks about just one of the techniques in his book – the “Invisible Counselors Technique”. If you haven’t read the book, here is link on Scribd for a free downloadable copy of it.
This technique has a lot to do with Burt Goldman’s Quantum Jumping programme and I do recommend it highly. It’s easy to do, and it’s fun – if you have the right mind set that is. The link to Quantum Jumping here above is NOT an affiliate link and goes directly to the site.
Would like to talk, and talk, and talk, but time is short right now.
Stay always Fabulous
Yesterday I visited Michel Fortin’s blog for another great read – “On Not Playing The Blame Game.” His post is linking to a post on the Ryan Healy’s blog – “Internet Marketing on Life Support,” and both posts have to do with integrity in business, among other things. I highly recommend you take the time to read both posts, and the comments on these posts too.
One of the pillars in business is integrity, and to offer more value to the customers than they are paying for. How much of the theory is there in present times one might ask? It all depends on what buyers are looking for. And especially so online. In the many niches of products online – the Internet Marketing arena is the one that gets the attention not only from the people in need of making more monthly due to the hard economic times. The FTC changed their rules and are cracking down on misleading advertisements since December 1st of 2009. While Visa and Master card did a crack down on many Internet Marketers merchant accounts.
The question is – why, now? And is it because of the high refund rates? Or is it because of the misleading advertisements? Or, because of the many complaints against the un-asked for monthly payments, and the difficulties to unsubscribe from these? My guess is – all of the above, and even more.
Astute marketers know that in tough economic times more people will be vulnerable while in search of the golden egg. If these same marketers make their offers sound easy to do for everyone – like 1, 2, 3 – more of these people in search of earning more right now will be buying what they have to offer. Some of these people are already broke, and are taking as a last step a loan to be able to buy this “golden egg.” 98 to 99% of these same people end up not only totally broke, but also alienating the family, or friends they took the loan from to be able to cover the high expense of the “golden egg” product.
Many of you have seen the products between 2 to 3 thousand US Dollars, and know what most of these promise in their sales offer. The problem with people is – they are in love with the dream to be able to make it to the top. They do not even finish the course, and the books that they purchase. However without the work – non of these “Make yourself a Online Millionaire” courses will make one such a Millionaire.
And, than the question arises, of the remaining 1 or 2% that did the work – how many did become wealthy Online due to these courses and seminars? Well, some did, but most of them did not. The Salty Droid goes much more in depth about the various Internet Marketers that are making use of astute techniques on his blog, and I do recommend you to check his blog in depth.
Is any integrity left in the Online business arena? Of course there is. There are plenty of honest and integer Internet Marketers. Be aware that there are also the not so honest once, and ask yourself up front one single question: “Am I going to take action, and do the work, or am I buying it just to have it on my hard drive, or on my book shelf and keep dreaming instead of doing the required work?” If your answer is the second one – do NOT buy whatsoever offered – even if it makes you dream of riches and fame…
It is again this time of the year when we all start pondering what we want to reach during the New Year – 2010. There are so many things that I’d love to reach, or to do, and achieve, however, when placing the dots on the “I” – the question -“What’s the point in making resolutions while non of it, or very little of it will be achieved” starts nagging at me?
Thinking about it – I would need at least 3 lifetimes all in one to be able to achieve at least 50% of it all.
There is one, and according to me – the most important thing that I should get straight in 2010, and this is my health. And whatever needed to be done should be done, such as stopping with smoking, and start with some kind of easy exercises, and with walking – preferably outside whenever weather permits it at least.
In the last week, I started using a few Holistic, or Energetic Medicines that will help to enhance my mind-body connection, and some natural healing solutions that will help with reversing my chronic health conditions, such as the asthma, and the daily headaches.
The Precious Prills and Crystal Pearls, and the Ausome Beads are a few of the products that I am using at the moment, and can recommend these highly to everyone wishing to start with
natural medicines. Simply visit this website and take a look and read the info available. And no, this are not affiliate links but a direct links to the Life Enthusiast website, and the products that I mentioned earlier.
On the following capture you might be able to see how I use one of the Crystal Pearls for energizing the water in the Crystal Head vodka bottle that I had as Christmas present from a friend. And I wrote about it on my Crystal Skull blog several days ago.
Now I am really curious what are you up to in 2010? And would you like to share it here on totally-useless.com?
For all my friends, and readers of the Totally Useless – be Healthy, and Happy, and Fabulous during the entire 2010, and beyond!