Archive for February, 2009

Give Me The Earth Plus 5% – Part I

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

The story you are about to read is, of course, fiction. But if you found it to be disturbingly close to the truth and would like to know who Fabian was in real life, a good starting point is a study on the activities of the English goldsmiths in the 16th & 17th centuries.

The Beginning…fabian1

Fabian was excited as he once more rehearsed his speech for the crowd certain to turn up tomorrow. He had always wanted prestige and power and now his dreams were going to come true.

He was a craftsman working with silver and gold, making jewelry and ornaments, but he became dissatisfied with working for a living. He needed excitement, a challenge, and now his plan was ready to begin.

Nine Tips for Relieving Money Worries

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Do you get a knot in your stomach when you sit down to pay the bills each month?  Wake up in the middle of the night wondering how you’re ever going to get out of debt?  Get a feeling of helplessness and hopelessness when you read headlines about the housing crisis, oil prices, soaring health care costs, inflation, recession and unemployment?

If you’re feeling worried and anxious about money, you’re not alone.  For millions of people, financial stress is eating away at their basic sense of security and well-being.  And it’s not just bank accounts that are being drained, but also physical and emotional resources, which in turn impact health, relationships, productivity and happiness.

Will Your Life Work the Way You Want It to in 2009?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

As I mentioned earlier, 2009 may bring greater uncertainty and more unsettling economic news than recent years, but these circumstances should compel us to take a deep breath, and pause to think about our lives.

When things happen in the world that seem so far beyond our individual control, it can feel unsettling.

Don’t give up on your goals and dreams just because “the time isn’t good”… you can still make 2009 the year you uncover a whole new you for the better!

Even in tough times, you get to decide how to respond to certain conditions, opportunities, and outcomes – both good and bad.

Seek And Be Hungry For New Knowledge

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Do you remember that first spark of hope you felt when you watched The Secret? I clearly remember the desire that filled my heart, knowing that – Yes, I can make my dreams come true – Finally!

But how many of you soon saw that hope dwindle into frustration? How many of you (and be honest now) started muttering things like:

  • “It seems to work for other people, but I just can’t get it right.”
  • “I’m frustrated that sometimes I can get it to work, but sometimes I can’t. What’s the trick?”
  • “Why am I having so much trouble?”
  • “I think the universe is against me.”
  • “I’m trying very, VERY hard but still nothing is happening!”