Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
The conscious or subconscious belief that money and material wealth is a person’s ultimate ambition.
The conscious or subconscious belief that material things hold true intrinsic value.
The conscious or subconscious belief that the demand for wealth and opportunity far out weigh the supply.
The conscious or subconscious belief that other people should be viewed as competition for all wealth and personal opportunity.
The conscious or subconscious belief that one’s opportunities, choices, and prosperity is restricted and limited to any and all external circumstances.
The conscious or subconscious belief that people exist as tools and resources to obtain more money and material things.
Consumer Paradigms and Emotions: Scarcity, Fear of Loss, Victimization, Selfishness
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The Producer Mindset
The belief that a person’s ultimate ambition is to attain human happiness for himself and for other people.
The belief that people hold the only true intrinsic value.
The belief that there is and will always be an abundance of opportunity and prosperity for every person, and that the supply of these resources far outweigh all demand.
The belief that other people are the most valuable asset to create value and obtain personal prosperity.
The belief that personal happiness and prosperity is within every person’s grasp regardless of circumstance.
The belief that money and material things exist only as tools and resources to bless and serve other people.
Producer Paradigms and Emotions: Abundance, Self Reliance, Heroism, Enlightened, Self Interest
The consumption of animal fats and proteins has been linked to heart disease, colon and lung cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, obesity, and a number of other debilitating conditions. Cows' milk contains ideal amounts of fat and protein for young calves, but far too much for humans. And eggs are higher in cholesterol than any other food, making them a leading contributor to cardiovascular disease.
The American Dietetic Association reports that vegetarian/vegan diets are associated with reduced risks for all of these conditions.
Vegan foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans, are low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are rich in fiber and nutrients. Vegans can get all the protein they need from legumes (e.g., beans, tofu, peanuts) and grains (e.g., rice, corn, whole wheat breads and pastas); calcium from broccoli, kale, collard greens, tofu, fortified juices and soymilks; iron from chickpeas, spinach, pinto beans, and soy products; and B12 from fortified foods or supplements.
With planning, a vegan diet can provide all the nutrients we were taught as schoolchildren came only from animal products. For more on the health benefits of vegan diets, visit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Here's a little tidbit of good info from the Producer Power Hour:
Don’t Forget to Floss
It’s amazing how much seemingly small habits can affect our health. Recent studies have made a direct connection between longevity and teeth flossing. Who knew such a seemingly little thing could make such a big difference? In the book, “Real Age” by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., Dr. Roizen calculates how old a person really is, not just in years, but by taking into account a person’s lifestyle, eating habits and fitness level. According to Roizen, daily flossing can add 6.3 years to your life. That’s a long time!
He writes, “These studies show that the presence of periodontal diseases, diseases most common in people with tooth loss, actually affects longevity. The best of these studies done at Emory University with the Centers for Disease Control, indicated that people with gingivitis and periodontitis have a mortality rate that is 23 percent to 46 percent higher than those who don’t … why? They are linked to increased rates of cardiovascular disease and stroke, as well as to an increase in mortality from other causes, such as infections.”
At the very least, flossing will help ensure that you get to keep your real teeth, rather than having to deal with dentures down the road.
For your next Physical portion of your Producer Power Hour reflect on your daily health habits.
Do I floss every day?
Do I make taking care of my physical body a regular priority?
What are some ways I could take better care of my body?
“Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.”
~ Henry Miller
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
What does this mean?
We as human beings tend to attach ourselves to a specific outcome (another word could be expectation). When things don’t turn out exactly like we plan them, we become disappointed and lose courage.
An example would be someone who believes and lives a principled life, reads the books, studies, practices and applies all that he learns, and still hasn’t achieved the financial goals he has set. When this happens, this individual’s mind begins to fill with self doubt and a lack of confidence.
Non attachment gives us the ability to become abundant and prosperous and continue to grow and in so doing we create the greatest amount of power for ourselves and others. When we focus on the experience and allow the process to run its course and instead of faltering and turning away, we continue to create & produce more powerfully and our human life value grows.
“Almost all pain in life comes from unfulfilled expectations and expectations are attachments. Forming attachments to things going my way is a major limiting belief and contained in the cultural rule book of poverty consciousness causes tremendous suffering. It is a learned phenomenon that when unlearned, frees up a tremendous amount of power, time and energy.” (Steve D'Annunzio ,The Prosperity Paradigm)
References: Garrett White, Steve D'Annunzio
My connector friend turned me on to this incredible principle (Matt, can you call this a principle?). 1/.618
"What is beauty?". Is beauty only in the eye of the beholder, or are there some absolute values? If we study the beauty of nature, teeth, or art we will discover a common principle running throughout. This common principle is the universal recognition of pleasant proportion.
(Adam, can this be applied to brand aesthetics?)
Cameron Hulse is in my Ward and a good friend of mine. We are creating a brand for him and he met with me yesterday. I learned that he is quite the connector (read the previous post regarding the tipping point). He taught me quite a bit and referred me to a few interesting sites:
First he told me about his friends very very profitable business:
Then he told me about his friends sole method of advertising:
This guy received 4 million in revenue from adwords alone! Crazy.
My buddy is going to try adwords for his orthodintics practice in March. We'll see how it goes.
The amount of reading that will have to take place in order to keep up with all of the recommendations on this site is a bit overwhelming! Therefore, I suggest you all go to:
Read chapter two titled "the law of the few". I would be interested to see which of the three personalities you consider yourselves.
I was reading in Killing Sacred Cows this morning and there was a cool real estate idea that was suggested, which I had never though of before- It's an absolute Producer idea and I'm very interested in trying it out:
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
1. God is the author of Prosperity
2. Faith begins with Self-Interest
3. Agency implies stewardship
4. Perspective determines action
5. People are assets
6. Human life value is the source and creator of all property value
7. Dollars follow value
8. Exchange creates wealth
9. Profit is the tool of validation
10. Productivity is the standard
11. Force destroys freedom and prosperity
12. Collective action has no unique moral authority
13. Personal liberty requires personal property