Are You Still In Competition Mode? Or Have You Learnt To Cooperate and “Agree To Agree”?

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The most extreme form of “competition” is war!

The television NEWS tonight was filled with new terrorism laws, ISIS, hundreds of thousands of refugees flooding into Turkey; plus tragic National and local news with lives lost and pain everywhere.

Wherever there is pain in society you can guarantee that large profits are being made.

I learnt that from one of my mentors many years ago, and it I see it everywhere still today because the vast majority of us are competing at every opportunity … ignorant of the fact that we could ALL be living prosperously and with freedom within ten years once we shift to cooperation.  

Look at social media … we are all told “you must be a part of it, learn how to FB, Tweet, Instagram, “hash tag” etc etc etc …

But very few can become “winners” in the competitive world; it absolutely follows the 80:20 rule where 80% of the business / income / profits / traffic and anything else is won by 20% of the players.

And when you understand the 80:20 rule you know that 20% of the 20%, i.e. 4% receive 64% of the business and then, 0.8% or less than 1% of the “competitors” will receive a whopping 51.2% of the rewards.

You are either being competitive (and playing “WIN-LOSE”) or you are being cooperative (playing “WIN-WIN”). You are either being fearful, selfish and cynical or loving, trusting, abundant and excited.

I know which one I prefer, what about you?

If you are competing in business it means you have stopped thinking!

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How Does Making Sense Again, Make More Money?

Times are changing more rapidly than you think. In fact ‘change’ is changing more rapidly than most realise … and it is called the acceleration of change. We have left a time when much of our enterprises focused on making sense, and entered a period where it is more important to make more money.

So what is changing, and how does making sense again make more money too?

The way most people see change is in new electronic products such as flat screen TV’s and iPads and in medical procedures but the same change is occurring at an accelerating rate throughout many industries, throughout most countries and now throughout their economies.

The best part is … it has many benefits for the vast majority of us as we shift towards making sense.

Sure, there has also been lots of chaos, and sadly sometimes the loss of innocent lives but the future that is rapidly heading our way has many benefits.

Take Iceland as an example. A very small democratic country of some 330,000 people who, a handful of years ago were faced with financial ruin and bankruptcy. Much of the economic wows of a number of European countries has been splashed around the media for years now, but few of us understand what actually happened?

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Today Australia’s Traffic Regulations Are Costing 1000’s of Lives!

Did you know that our Australian Road design regulations and safety standards kill around 1600 people and seriously injure another 22,000 every year, and while the road toll was much higher 30 years ago it has plateaued and is costing a fortune in loss of life, medical and hospital costs and associated grief and trauma counseling.

There is nothing wrong with making mistakes … in fact it is one of the best way to learn, but when we keep making the same mistakes, getting the same result and are not making effective corrections then I would ask the question “what is stopping us making changes?”

What is stopping us making the necessary changes?

We live in ‘engineered environments or domains’, whether you are on land, in or on the water or in the sky, there are serious and sometimes lethal outcomes if you do not comply with the design principles of that environment.

I believe a case could now be put for gross negligence if the responsible parties do not engineer for ‘known’ hazards or risks.

We are living in the ‘twenty first century’, decades after we successfully designed a vehicle to send humans out into space and bring them back to earth safely, which we did very successfully.

It is astounding and almost unbelievable that we have not invested a similar interest in saving thousands of ordinary people’s lives. Only idiots or the ignorant would expect that speed cameras could prevent accidents or save people’s lives.

As a past chairperson of the Road Safety subcommittee of the Risk Engineering Branch of the Institution of Engineers Australia it was obvious to me that no one was looking at the road system as a “whole system”.

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How I Gained 41 Years … And How You Can Too!

How I Gained 41 years … And How You Can Too!

Last night I had a full body scan done. Ever heard of them?

It tells you  just about everything you can think of that is about your body … your height and your weight you usually know but these get ‘plugged in’ to the machine I was standing on. Then I waited a few seconds while a tiny electric current passes around my body, I just love TECHNOLOGY and how easily and quickly it does it’s job.

Then I’m told to “step off the machine” and the operator starts recording MY RESULTS, including my METABOLIC AGE, or how old my body appears to be.

Aging and health care are certainly two of the BIGGEST concerns to individuals and governments alike.

How great will you feelIndividuals generally want to stay feeling as young as they can, for as long as they can and governments are having to find more and more money for aged care and hospitals. Part of the problem is that the majority of people simply don’t know how to stay healthy and vital.

If they actually knew HOW SIMPLY IT ACTUALLY IS they would scream!

One of the worst things that can happen as we age is to contract a debilitating disease or to suffer a serious injury, especially if you live in a country such as Australia or the United States with expensive health care. Many people just cannot afford to get sick in these countries, but a rapidly increasing number of people are getting sick.

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Beware of ANZ and High Interest Rate Loans!

Beware of ANZ and High Interest Rate Loans!

It is not that long ago that were encouraged to SAVE … save for what we wanted.

That all changed and ANZ bank as one of the big 4 banks is a leader in encouraging debt. But so do CBC, AMEX, NAB, Virgin Credit, Westpac and many others. To understand the banking industry is something few busy people ever do. Even on the ANZ Home loans website they say “Comparing banking products can be confusing and time consuming.”

But isn’t this just great how the ANZ Homeloans page is simply covered in “zeros”, like:

  • “$0 monthly account service fee …”  and
  • “$0 annual credit card account fee …”

Wouldn’t be any ‘trickery’ there would there? Surely not, not the ANZ bank now.

Zero’s are easy to understand … well, they used to be.

So even though we don’t understand banking products well … they ‘consume’ our lives.

Home loans, car loans, personal loans, credit cards and on and on … each with different interest rates, different terms and conditions and policies. Come on, be honest here.

Who actually reads all of the fine print? Does anyone?

You would assume the ANZ and other banks do, or is it only their solicitors who understand them? 

One of the JP Morgan family said that if you want to make money and become rich you must make things complex and complicated.

Banks like ANZ have made an art form out of confusion and evidently they are all in bed with each other, as we saw at the height of the recent GFC (no that’s not the Geelong Football Club … it stands for Global Financial Crisis).  Do you remember that only one bank was sacrificed … and it came as a shock to the others. They thought they were all safe … safety in numbers I suppose.

About five years ago I had taken out an ANZ loan … it was very easy to apply for, no hoops to go through, or ladders to climb. At the time I was heavily involved in creating a new movement called Your Healthy Planet.com, all about us working together for the benefit of everyone.

Is that the same philosophy of the banks … like ANZ?  Don’t think so!

Banks play “win as much as we can … and screw you.”

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Your Healthy Planet.com Means “More For More (people)”!

“More for More”that’s an unusual term and in fact I think I may have  just created it because checking in Google nothing comes up that fits what Your Healthy Planet.com means with more for more.

In fact how can you have “more for more (people)” … in a world that we are told has  ‘finite resources’, you simple can’t?

Unless you are also “doing more with less”, and there are certainly good examples of this all around the world. Look at the brief video below and you will see examples of artificial limbs (can cost $20,000 each) now being produced for as little as $28 each … yes, just $28 each. See the family motor car produced for just $2,000 and enough room for tall men and women to travel in comfort, or the laptop computer for $100.

How is all this possible?

Some four or five decades ago we entered a new era … a comprehensive design revolution has begun, producing “more with less”, and less every day. Because 99% or more of these changes are invisible (the technology cannot be readily seen) the vast majority of people are not aware that the change is accelerating exponentially.

Combine this accelerating change of ‘invisible’ technology with the massive expansion of the networking industry (especially via the internet) and we have an unstoppable almost exploding expansion of wealth and access to this wealth.

You may not understand this yet, and that is OK … the important thing is to allow the thought that we can and will all “make it successfully” to wash around in your conscious and unconscious thoughts.

To get more information go and sign up as a FREE Member at Your Healthy Planet.com or read some of the posts on 10BillionBillionaires.org which are all based on abundance and the philosophies and principles taught by R Buckminster Fuller.

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If Success or Failure ...Should the Berlin wall be re-erected? Is the Great Wall of China necessary to stop the ‘barbarians’ from invading?

From Wikipedia: In 1989, a radical series of Eastern Bloc political changes occurred, associated with the liberalization  of the Eastern Bloc’s authoritarian systems and the erosion of political power in the pro-Soviet governments in nearby Poland and Hungary.  After several weeks of civil unrest, the East German government announced on November 9, 1989 that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin.  Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the wall,  joined by West Germans on the other side in a celebratory atmosphere.  Over the next few weeks, a euphoric public and souvenir hunters chipped away parts of the wall; the governments later used industrial equipment to remove most of the rest.

The fall of the Berlin Wall paved the way for German reunification, which was formally concluded on October 3, 1990.

Does Costa Rica need a military defense force to stop invaders? In 1948 their government abandoned their military … was that a wise move? Many people may not be willing to consider such a radical step but they are living in the past … or as one great American once said, “Most people are driving through life with both hands firmly on the rear view mirror.”

That great American is non other than Mr Werner Erhard, founder of the EST Training, recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize and the person considered responsible for introducing “empowerment” to business and organisations, rather than “management”.

Love is omni-inclusive ...On 1st December, 1948 President José Figueres abolished Costa Rica’s army. From that moment on Costa Rica has lived as a peaceful and democratic nation. Besides getting rid of the army this decision had another important effect on the country’s development. The money that was formerly spent on the military is now spent on education and universal health care and has had a tremendous effect on human development for the average Costa Rican.

No other countries can make this claim!

This peaceful tradition continues to live. Costa Rica’s current president, Dr. Oscar Arias Sánchez was the recipient of the Noble Peace prize for being instrumental in bringing peace to the nations of Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua in the 1980s.

Furthermore, there is no threat of terrorism here because Costa Rica has NO enemies. This added stability is one of the primary factors that make our unique country  such a special place in the world and perfect for a peaceful retirement and investment. For these same reasons large multinational corporations like Citi Bank, GE, Walmart, Intel, Proctor Gamble, Firestone, Amazon.com and many others have invested millions of dollars here. I am sure this list will continue to grow as more big players and individuals realize the advantage of investing here.

Finally, this peaceful ambience, excellent investment climate and unparalleled beauty are the reasons Costa Rica has become one top five emerging real estate markets in the world. See more on Costa Rica Continue reading