Sunday, July 30, 2006

Anyone Can Be A Millionaire

(Editors note: On very rare occasions here at Successful Living do I publish an article written by someone else. My goal has always been to write original content on this blog, but sometimes I run across an article that carries a great message and needs to be passed around. That is what I've done today. I think you'll enjoy it.)

How Anyone Can Become A Millionaire No Matter Who Or Where They Are In Life

Author: David Cameron Gikandi

Article extracted from the book "This Book Will Finally And
Certainly Get You Rich No Matter Who Or Where You Are, Now,
Guaranteed" by David Cameron (

We live in a culture where the cultural story tells us, "Go to
school so that you can get a job so that you can make money. And
after working for forty years you can retire and live well." It
is the cultural story, we are told it by our parents, friends,
teachers, government ... But how true is it today? The evidence
on the ground shows us that work does not necessarily equal
wealth. Most people are not wealthy; they work long hours and
have little to show for it, that is the fact. And when they
retire, they don't usually get the rosy picture the cultural
story tries to portray; instead they get to survive on a meager
pension. So what happened? Why is the information we are getting
not getting us the desires we are having, as far as wealth goes?
Why is it only a few people who seem to get wealthy and
financially free, and why is it that the knowledge they seem to
have appears to be so elusive? The answer is simple.

The education system in place today was created in the 1800s. It
was designed to give people the skills to work in industries,
offices, and so on. It teaches working skills, not wealth-
building skills. Even today, you will learn a lot in school, but
one thing you will not usually learn is how to get wealthy and
financially independent. All they tell you is, "Study these
skills, get a job, and you will get paid." If you go to school
to learn to be a doctor, they teach you how to be a doctor, but
not how to create wealth. If you learn how to be a chef, you
will learn that, but not how to create wealth. Do you see the
picture now? The masses are not taught how to create wealth.
They are taught how to have the skills to work for others or for
themselves, but not how to create wealth and financial freedom.
For all intents and purposes, the vast majority of them are
attempting to create wealth without a clue of how it is done.
There is nothing wrong with them; they are just not equipped to
achieve the goal they set. You always have to have the right

Here is a quick list of the main laws of accumulating wealth:

1. A part of all you earn is yours to keep. If you give away
(spend, buy stuff, pay taxes, whatever) everything that you earn
and are left with nothing, you will obviously not accumulate
anything. So, ensure that, no matter what, a part of all that
you earn is yours to keep, not to be spent on bills, purchases,
taxes, or anything else that doesn't earn you more money. You
must start keeping (saving) at least 10% of all that you earn.
Pay yourself first.

2. Which leads us to the next point. Control your expenditures
so that you are able to keep at least 10% of all that you earn
and you are able to live without running out of money, the
financial blood of any financial system. The only way you can do
this is if you know what your money is doing, where it comes
from, where it goes. You must start keeping records,
specifically a budget, an income and expense statement, and a
cash flow statement. You don't need to be an accountant at all,
or even close. You can do all this automatically with very
affordable software such as Microsoft Money or Quicken.

3. Once you have started saving at least 10% of all that you
earn, you must make it multiply, bear children, grow, and work
for you to make you more money. This is where you begin to
multiply your money. You let your money bear more of its own
kind - more money! In other words, invest it well and it will
make you more money than you can possibly do yourself. And when
your investments bear fruit, don't eat all the fruit! Re-invest
most of your investment gains back again - this is the only way
it will grow in leaps and bounds. By the way, invest in high
return investments. Get yourself at least 20% annual compound
returns. They are easy to get and they are safe.

4. Preserve your capital. You cannot grow anything if you will
be losing your capital. Now, understand that it is the nature of
money that you will win some and lose some. No one, not even the
greatest investor in the world, can guarantee success 100% of
the time. Accept this fact and relax. However, you can put in
place strategies to ensure that your capital losses are
mathematically managed so that they are easily offset by your
gains. This is the area of money management and asset
protection, and we will look at it later in more detail. Also,
it goes without saying that if you wish to preserve your
capital, don't get into anything before you have studied it to
know and understand why and how it works. "Investing" your money
based on hot tips, stuff you saw on TV, your cousins chat with
you last weekend.... that will get you into trouble. Find out
for yourself first; do your research, and don't just take what
the "experts" say. Get in there, get involved, get your hands
dirty, and find out for yourself. If you don't want to do that,
then the only other way out is to get a very well qualified
advisor with a proven, verifiable success track record in that
particular field to tell you what to do and what not to do.
Don't just get any advisor out of the yellow pages and go with
them without checking their performance record and references
and so on.

5. If you have a home on mortgage, which many people do, convert
it into a profitable investment. As it is, most people hold
homes that are actually liabilities to themselves and assets to
the bank.

6. Insure a future income. Structure your financial affairs so
that you progressively systemize the making of money and wealth.
This will free you from having to be present or having to hold a
job. You will have created a system whereby your money works for
you and brings you both cash flow to use now and when you
retire, if you wish to retire, and ever-increasing wealth.

7. Increase your ability to earn more. You will always earn
based on what you know, what you are aware of. If you are not
aware of a certain opportunity, you will not even recognize it.
So, increase your ability to earn by making it a habit to
continuously upgrade your knowledge. Over half of all Americans
hardly read a book after they finish college. Of course they
will be stuck in time if they aren't making any mental progress.
They will be stuck in a day that seems the same, the same old
same old, a day that seems to repeat itself. You must upgrade
your knowledge consistently - we live in a universe where change
is the only constant. You have to move with the cheese. Gain
financial intelligence and financial responsibility.

8. Cut your taxes down to about 10% of your income. For most
people, taxes are the biggest expenditure they face. Most people
pay almost 50% of their income in taxes (income tax, corporate
tax, sales tax, fuel tax, and all the other taxes they pay all
add up to almost half their income). If you can put in place
strategies to save you about 30 - 90% of the taxes you are
presently paying, and this is what most wealthy people do, you
will have a lot of money left over to invest. Mathematically,
our economies can do very well with 10% taxes. The reason why we
pay so much is government mismanagement, waste and expenditures
that don't make sense.

9. Have multiple streams of independent income. This doesn't
mean having many jobs. It means creating income streams that are
independent of you. This gives you free time, more money to
invest, and the ability to earn from one income stream when
another may be down. The cycles of money are that you have up
time and down times, and multiple income streams enable you to
insulate yourself from the downtimes (or even profit from them)
and take advantage of the uptimes in many different areas.

10. Avoid bad debt (debt that harms you) and use good debt
(leverage) to help you grow in leaps and bounds. Have compound
interest on your side, not against you.

11. Create automatic money systems. These will give your
finances a life of its own. It will become a self-maintaining
perpetual system with a strong foundation and ability to grow.
Some of the systems you will need to create are an automatic
saving and investment system, automatic debt reduction system,
automatic giving system, automatic personal finance management
system, and so on.

These things are all easy to put in place. All you need is to
look at the right information and apply it. It is simple, but
you do need to change the contents of your mind. The thinking
that got you where you are now is not the same thinking that
will get you somewhere else; it will be a different thinking.
You will need to acquire new information and apply it and that's

Article written by David Cameron Gikandi. For even greater
insights into your quest for wealth and financial liberty and
ability, go here:

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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Gain Power Through Development of the Self

It is the natural right of every human being to be happy. Happiness is the normal condition, as natural as the landscapes and the seasons. It is unnatural to suffer and it is only because of lack of understanding that we do suffer.

Happiness is the product of wisdom. To attain perfect wisdom, to comprehend fully the purpose of life, to realize completely the relationship of human beings to each other, is to begin climbing the ladder to wisdom and happiness. Perfect wisdom is unshadowed joy.

Why do we suffer in life? One, because of a lack of understanding of the Law of Cause and Effect and two, because we need to grow, spiritually and mentally. By overcoming adversity we gain in wisdom, patience and maturity. Usually we do not even see or suspect the presence of trouble until it suddenly leaps upon us like an animal in hiding.

One day our family circle is complete and happy. A week later death has come and joy is replaced with agony. Today we have a friend. Tomorrow he will be an enemy and we don't know why. A little while ago we had wealth and all material luxuries. There was a sudden change and now we have only poverty and misery and yet we seek in vain for a reason why this should be.

There was a time when we had health and strength; but they have both departed and no trace of a reason appears. Aside from these greater tragedies of life innumerable things of lesser consequence continually bring to us little miseries and minor heartaches.

We most earnestly desire to avoid them but we never see them until they strike us, until in the darkness of our ignorance we blunder upon them. The thing we lack is the spiritual illumination to understand that for every cause there must be an effect. When you begin to truly understand this law, you realize that you are responsible for your own happiness or misery.

Nothing is sudden, if problems or trials have come to you, they've been stewing in your mind for some time. First thought, then action and finally, reality.

We must develop ourselves to the highest level that we can. We must always strive for the ideal of perfection, even though it doesn't exist. No one is perfect and we all have bad days from time to time, but we must work for excellence in everything we do.

In exact proportion that conscious effort is given to such self-development, only then will spiritual illumination be achieved and wisdom attained. Thus the light that leads to happiness is kindled from within and the evolutionary journey that all are making may be robbed of its suffering.

Why do people suffer from poverty and disease? Only because we have not weeded out from our thoughts the conditions that make their existence possible, and because we do not comprehend their meaning and their lessons, nor the attitude to assume toward them. All that's required is understanding and personal effort. When nature's lesson is fully learned these mute teachers will vanish.

And so it is with all forms of suffering we experience. They are at once reactions from our ignorance and instructors that point out the better way. When we have comprehended the lessons taught, they are no longer necessary and disappear. It is not by the outward acquirement of facts that individuals become wise and great. It is by developing the soul from within until it illuminates are entire existence.

When we fully understand the law of cause and effect, when we harness the power of the law of action and make it our own, then and only then, will we reach true genius and leave misery and poverty to the dust of our past.

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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Start Your Own Internet Business Today

Now more than ever is the perfect time to start a business and achieve that elusive goal of financial independence.

With broadband in 75 percent of American homes, the Internet is the perfect opportunity to start a business with little or no money and make a small fortune or at least have extra income to pay off some bills.

I wanted to talk about what I feel is the ultimate Internet business model: Selling information products.

Info-products are sold everywhere, on TV through infomercials, through direct mail and on the net. They're the perfect business. They cost practically zero to make (at least on the net in digital form) and what you sell is for the most part 95 percent pure profit! What other business gives you that much ROI (return on investment)?

Information products could be audio, video, software, ebooks, membership sites...anything can be an info-product. You can create them yourself or hire freelancers to do it for you at a reasonable price. I know of one guy who sold CD-Roms that cost him $2.75 to produce and charged $97 for the product. Three dollars to make, $97 sale price and that translates into $94 pure profit on every sale!

You can literally start a business and in as little as a few hours and be seeing traffic (potential customers) at your website. The downside, and I know this all too well, is the crooks and scumbags out there who try to make a buck dishonestly or inappropriately by spamming, black hat SEO, misinformation, fraud and other assorted no-no's.

That's why I put together a complete package for those who want to start their own home-based business selling information products. The package includes a 112-page ebook that shows you step-by-step how to create any kind of info-product you can imagine. It's easy once you follow the simple instructions. Also included as free bonuses are ebooks on making money with Google Adsense and how to bring potential customers to your site with Google Adwords. Finally, we have some website videos to give you that will show you the whole process of creating your own site, driving traffic and make sales from it.

Look, I'm not trying to hammer this down your throat. I've made decent money on and off the net and whether you buy or not is okay by me. I just want to give honest, hard-working people out there a chance to make some good money and create a nice financial future for themselves.

The way I did it and you can too, is by selling information products.

This package will take you by the hand if you're a beginner, or teach you some new tricks if you're experienced, and show you how to easily, quickly and painlessly create products and sell them on the Internet. I wanted this to be complete, simple and without costing a small fortune.

I put this course and all the bonuses together so I can show you how fun it can be to open up your email and see orders flooding your mailbox. Believe me, there is no competition on the Internet - there's enough room for everyone to play. So come on, jump in the sandbox and have some fun.

One last thing, if you're expecting a get-rich-quick speech from me, it's not happening anytime soon. I preach hard work, consistency and perseverance. I wouldn't insult your intelligence like that. You may be able to get rich quick, who knows, it all comes down to effort and desire.

I know that these techniques work, I've used them myself. So if you're interested in learning more, go to the website URL below. If you order, you can email me for advice anytime, day or night, as long as you really put forth the effort to learn and apply the principles taught to you. If you don't want to order, that's okay too. We're still friends.

Just click on the link to go to my infoproduct package now.

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

An Up Close Demonstration on the Destructive Power of Words

I was standing in line the other day at one of those dollar stores that every small town has and in front of me was a woman in her late thirties, early forties and her young son, who looked to be about 10 or 11-years old.

The kid was having a good time and wrapped up in his own little world. You know how it is. When you're young, the imagination has no shackles and is given free reign to explore the fertile fields of the mind. It's a shame that most of us lose that as adults.

Anyway, this kid is completely enjoying his daydream when Mom asks him to help get stuff from the shopping cart and put it on the counter to be scanned. Of course the kid does nothing, in his mind he's some superhero or athlete saving the day or winning the big game. Hell to be totally honest, I wanted to be where he was at. It looked like a lot of fun.

A few moments later Mom asks him again, still no reply. He's got some toy or gadget and is completely absorbed in the moment. Not a bad lesson for us adults to learn. The Bible mentions being like a child to enter the kingdom and I'm finally starting to get it.

Apparently, Mom doesn't get it just yet.

In a split second, she jolts him from his imaginary land by grabbing his shoulder and giving a little shake. What followed was a vivid display to the nth degree of the destructive power of words.

"Pay attention," his mom said with raised voice. "Listen to me when I talk to you. What's wrong with you. You're so stupid. When are you going to grow up."

I particularly find it strange when a parent asks their young child to grow up when they haven't even reached puberty yet. Oh well, such is life.

Just when I thought she was done, Mom got a second wind and this time the venom of the words grew more potent.

"I swear I think you're retarded. You're never going to amount to anything if you don't settle down and start listening. Do you want to be a loser your whole life? You're an idiot. Now get the bags and lets go!"

Emotional scars can be much more damaging than physical. Mental wounds can and do inflict tremendous amounts of pain over a lifetime. Even though she probably doesn't realize it, this woman is crippling her sons drive, desire and motivation.

If the boy hears that garbage loud enough, long enough and often enough; if he starts to believe what his mother says is true - the results can be catastrophic. Self-esteem is an important part of the success equation. Without it, the chances of living the life of an achiever dwindle. That kind of talk can lead to fear, doubt and a massive inferiority complex. The results are inaction, stress and failure.

Many have had to overcome this type of negative talk that their parents, relatives, teachers and others have dumped on them. It's difficult, but it can be done. If you experienced the destructive power of words in your own youth remember one thing - all those words are is someone else's opinion of you. And the only opinion that matters is the one you have of yourself.

Your parents and loved ones probably heard the same thing and are just repeating it verbatim. Don't be too upset with them. Conditioning, especially at a young age, is a hard habit to break.

You can be anything you chose to be, do anything you want to do, accomplish anything you really want to and live the life you've dreamed of. All one has to do is believe, plan and act. Bring back the power of your imagination and be a like a kid again, with wonder, joy and a natural curiosity and hunger for life.

I hope the little boy in the dollar store grows up and finds out he isn't stupid, lazy or worthless. I hope he learns that his opinion of himself is the only one that counts and I pray that he'll still use his imagination from time to time, even if it's just to daydream a little.

As for me, I'm going to be the hero and go save the damsel in distress.

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Monday, July 17, 2006

I Want to "Be Like Jason"

During the heyday of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls the slogan, "Be Like Mike" was everywhere and rightly so.

Jordan was/is the greatest player to ever lace up a pair of basketball sneakers. He took his god-given athletic ability and combined that with sheer determination to create a hoop dynasty in Chicago. During his tenure in the Windy City, the Bulls won six championships in eight years.

Now that he's retired from the game and the Jordan era has passed, I think we need a new and better slogan for everyone in the new millennium.

My suggestion is: "I want to be like Jason," as in Jason Becker. For those who don't know, Becker is an amazingly talented guitar player and musician who over a decade ago was diagnosed with ALS.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body.

The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually lead to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. Yet, through it all, for the vast majority of people, their minds remain unaffected.

It is the most cruel and brutal of all diseases, one that leaves the body ravaged, but the mind untouched.

After losing his ability to play guitar, Becker moved to the keyboards and when he couldn't play with two hands, he played with one. Eventually, all movement ceased.

Despite the obstacles, Becker recorded the album, 'Perspective.' It was composed entirely on his Macintosh with guest performers setting in. The album, released in 1996, was picked up for major label distribution in 2001 with all the proceeds going to the ALS Therapy Development Foundation.

More than 10 years after his initial diagnosis, Becker is still creating music. He uses eye movements to write his songs note by note on computer and with some movement in his jaw, hits the mouse key to compose. I'm not a musician, but to be able to write complex musical pieces, to have them already finished note by note in your head, is truly amazing!

Becker is an inspiration for us all. Doctors said he would live for about three years and he's gone way beyond that. His music has grown much more complex and diverse. He is thriving instead of surviving.

I'm sure Jason would want things to be different. I'm sure he would love to walk again and lead a normal, healthy life, but that's not the fate nature dealt him. He was put on this earth to create music and inspire people to new levels of awareness and possibility.

The majority of individuals would surrender and give in to this disease, waiting to die, not Jason Becker. He conquered his adversity through sheer determination, persistence, perseverance and positive belief in himself. He looked at ALS and said, "You will not defeat me and I will grow stronger from this."

The most difficult and courageous thing Becker has done is not in facing ALS head on, but in transcending the limitations of his own mind. Becker's body maybe broken, but his soul is stronger than a hundred men. His spirit and indomitable will soar high above the clouds in that rarefied air known as contentment, accomplishment and peace of mind. It's a place very few have ever been to or seen. For Becker, it's his home.

His life is a lesson for us all, a syllabus of what we can and should do with the time allotted to us. Instead of whining and complaining about the hard day we've had or how life isn't going the way we want, take a look at the blueprint Becker has given us. He's taught us that all, and I do mean all, adversity can be overcome with determination, belief and persistence and be replaced with positive and uplifting achievement.

Becker, along with others like him, are living proof that the mind is capable of any and all things.

Michael Jordan was a great athlete who accomplished much on and off the basketball court. He is an amazing athletic specimen. But when all is said and done, I would much rather "Be Like Jason" instead.

If you would like to help eradicate ALS, please go to the ALS Therapy Development Foundation or the ALS Association and make a donation.

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Friday, July 14, 2006

The Dynamics of Motivation

Motivation is a valuable and important component to success. Without it goals can never be accomplished. We need highly charged and emotional motivation to surmount obstacles and difficulties that will most assuredly cross our path in pursuit of a worthwhile objective.

The main questions then are, what is motivation and how can motivation be developed? Fortunately, both questions have simple, but profoundly important answers. We'll look at each one separately.

What is motivation?

The definition for motivation is pretty straight forward. Motivation is the desire to do something based on an individuals needs or wants

When a person has a need or want, they will motivate themselves to perform certain functions or actions to satisfy that need or want. Needs and wants will differ from person to person, depending on individual interests, tastes and desires.

There are three categories of needs: basic, security and ego driven. Ego or self-interest needs are really not needs at all, but wants. We think we need them, but actually we don't as far as survival goes, hence the term wants.

Basic needs are just that, basic, such as food, water, shelter, clothing and air. We need these for survival. Security needs are based on safety, job security, financial stability and so on. Ego-driven wants come from the need to be loved, to find creative expression, a sense of importance and identity, and to be accepted by others.

Each individual is driven differently by the three categories of needs. My son Alex and his friend Aaron have a rock band called Recycled America. Obviously, they're motivated by the need to express themselves creatively, but every category feeds off one another. Recycled America are using the creative force of music to be accepted by others and through the music, achieve security and a sense of well being. All are working together, but the dominant need is creative expression.

Others will be driven by a different needs depending on focus, goals and psychological make-up. That in a nutshell is the characteristics of motivation.

How can motivation be developed?

Motivation can be developed by deciding on a goal or outcome you want to achieve and focusing on that desired outcome until it moves you to take action for its attainment.

If the goal is strong enough the motivation will come naturally. If you can't get up and perform the actions needed to accomplish the goal, then you don't really want it. Simple as that and no amount of visualization or self-talk will help you.

Life is based on action. Movement creates a result. Like we were taught in high school physics: every action has an equal or opposite reaction. Life is movement. The greatest idea in the world is nothing until you take action on it. Then and only then, does it become reality.

Pick a goal that inspires and lights a fire in your soul, focus on its attainment without distractions, smash obstacles that stand in the way, and take action to make your vision a reality.

Follow those simple steps and motivation will be as natural to you as breathing. That is the dynamics of motivation.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

What's On Your Mind?

Is there any particular topic you'd like to discuss? Is there something you'd like to get off your chest?

Now is your chance to do it. I've been posting on this blog pretty regular and through my writing I feel those who read Successful Living know my philosophies and feelings. So now it's my turn to find out about you.

I want to here from you. Post your comments below about anything, I don't care what it is. Let me know what's on your mind. If you have questions you'd like me to answer or if you just want to rant about something, go for it! If it's a topic that's too personal for you to discuss publicly, then email me at

I really do want to hear from you. Also, if you have any suggestions about making this blog better, feel free to let me know what should or shouldn't be on it. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other. I hope you respond and take advantage of it.

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Defeat Resistance with Persistence

Excuse me for the bad alliteration, but it sounded pretty cool and makes an even better point.

Resistance, adversity and troubles will come to us. It's inevitable, a fact of life. As long as you are breathing in H20 and breathing out CO2, there will be certain times in your existence that just plain suck.

It's how you deal with those periods of intense suckiness that matter the most. Unfortunately, many choose the method that's worst of all - ignore the problem and hope it will eventually go away. C'mon people, you know that doesn't work. Ignoring a problem always and I do mean always, comes back to bite you.

Still others curl up into a ball and practice with perfection the woe-is-me self-pity that drives family and friends crazy. Others take their problem or God forbid, problems, to said friends and family and pray they deal with it. This one is especially true if it's a money problem.

In all those examples one thing is common - the problem or the resistance that the individual is facing controls them and not the other way around. The only way to conquer adversity, resistance or a particular problem is to stand up to it, plan a way to overcome it and follow that plan with steel resolve until the desired outcome has transpired.

Adversity shrinks away a coward when a person is endowed with unconquerable persistence. This type of persistent effort mows down all opposition and roots out any obstacle that stands in its way. The good news is it can be developed. Persistence doesn't discriminate. The wealthy can't lay claim to it at the expense of everyone else. Genetics play no part. It's a spiritual principle that's undeniable and open to the world.

The key to harnessing this power of unwavering persistence is to create a vision. Picture the life you want to have, create a plan to make it happen, take action and live in that mental picture until the desired outcome comes about. Never take your eyes off the goal. Stay focused and don't get distracted from what you want.

If it's a particular problem your facing, like lack of funds to pay bills, immediately take your focus off the negative, concentrate on the solution and the life you've planned. I know this can be difficult, but the process must be consistently practiced in order to conquer your adversity. Run different scenarios around and see what may or may not work.

When a solution appears, which it will if you practice this technique, take action immediately until the problem is solved. Persistence can be mastered, but you must work at it.

So when you're faced with a problem or resistance of any kind, take your thoughts off the problem and focus on the solution. Concentrate on the ideal life you're creating, take action to make it a reality and never, ever give up.

Do this and you not only master persistence, but yourself as well.

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Protect Your Identity and Social Security Number

To borrow a tag line from Martha Stewart, the Internet, as we all know, is a good thing.

We have unlimited opportunities available online. You can interact with people through blogging and social websites like MySpace. You can shop, find any kind of information in the known world and start a business with very little money and reap fantastic rewards.

It's a great time to be alive in the midst of all this technology, innovation and opportunity. I mean where else but now, in this moment in time, can a little guy set up a shop online and compete with the big boys. Before the internet revolution - it was impossible - now it's a reality.

Unfortunately, even with these marvelous innovations for good, even with opportunities all around us, some will use these tools for ill-gotten gains and deception.

There is a dark side to the internet as you all know. From sexual predators to pornography to copyright infringement to identity theft. I suppose it's just the nature of the beast. For everything good there has to be something bad.

In this day and age, protecting your identity online and off is crucial. Identity theft is costing people billions of dollars a year. But there are ways to prevent it. And that's why I want to give all my readers information to help protect themselves from this personal violation.

I have prepared an ebook with an audio recording (some people like to listen instead of read) to help protect you against identity theft and to protect your social security number. Best of all, the ebook and audio are 100 percent free! No squeeze pages asking for your email. Nothing but good information, delivered to you for free.

This is important, common sense information that everyone should have and that's why I'm giving it to you. Also, I truly believe in the principle of giving. If you give, you receive. Simple as that. So get the book and audio and put the advice to good use. Take action and protect yourself from identity theft.

You'll need Adobe Reader to view the PDF file. If you don't have it, you can get it here for free.

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Monday, July 03, 2006

Jumpstart Your Online Business

The rise of the Internet as a commerce vehicle has grown by leaps and bounds in the last five years. Many individuals are leaving brick and mortar jobs and rushing head long to start an online business and grab a piece of the pie.

Unfortunately, that can be a blessing and curse. Many have thrown tons of money around foolishly trying to gain knowledge about running an Internet business only to be taken to the cleaners. I know. I was one of those people.

I'm here to tell you the truth. Yes, you can make a nice living online. Yes, you can get wealthy and yes, at the same time, there is tons of useless information out in cyberspace that will do nothing for you but separate your money from your bank account.

If you're just starting out or have been in the game but aren't seeing any results, I have something that just may jumpstart your online business and put you on the road to achieving your dreams.

A lot of times people fail on the net because of a lack of reliable information. Which is why I have come up with a deal for the readers of this blog to receive, absolutely free, no strings attached, two powerful ebooks that can and will skyrocket your online income if you learn and follow the principles taught.

The source of true power is applied knowledge. I'm going to supply you the knowledge - it's up to you to use it. And don't worry, it's not going to cost you a dime. I promise, I have nothing to gain but the satisfaction of seeing you prosper.

For a limited time you can receive the ebooks: 'Google Adwords Made Easy' and 'Email Secrets Exposed' free of charge. Everyone knows that you can't succeed in an online business without a list and you need Google to bring traffic to your websites. These books show you how in a concise, simple step-by-step way.

I'm not making any money whatsoever here by offering these to you. I just want you to get good information without being ripped off. Why? Because I've been through it and it's not fun. So take advantage of this limited time offer and grab some good info absolutely free!

Download your free ebooks here!

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