July 20, 2014
Austrian economics is the absolute best school in all areas. Study the present day adherents of the tradition; additionally, definitely invest in your mind & thinking by purchasing books from those who have passed into history’s annals - inc. Mises, Rothbard, & Hazlitt.

Austrian economics is the absolute best school in all areas. Study the present day adherents of the tradition; additionally, definitely invest in your mind & thinking by purchasing books from those who have passed into history’s annals - inc. Mises, Rothbard, & Hazlitt.

July 18, 2014
Understanding Education v. Schooling begins (or continues) here …

http://www.thesocialleader.com/2014/07/three-economies-middle-class/

There is a difference - a crucial & imperative one.
Education = How to Think.
Schooling = What & When.

July 4, 2014
238 years young …. America. An experiment in liberty & justice for all.

A republic, age 238 years: America. Always a bright beacon; a light house beckoning humanity to its vast shoreline. To visit its amazing landmarks, vibrant cities, small towns, beaches, & farms …… America has offered all eight meanings of freedom, abundance in all its forms, and a potpourri of means to grow and prosper economically, spiritually, & socially. That is the ever enduring siren call of our blessed, bountiful, and native land…. So, today, renew your vows & your sacred duty to preserve all of what you love, value, & treasure about our country. Prevent the 5 FLD & promote with all your might the 6 SDS … Read the Federalist & Anti Federalist Papers; The Constitution, & the Declaration. The SDS are the keystones for the next hundred years of birthdays. God Bless our Independence Day!!

June 27, 2014
This is what it is all about. Unquestionably. Community is the core of a live well lived!

This is what it is all about. Unquestionably. Community is the core of a live well lived!

June 26, 2014
Today's Word: MINDSET | John Maxwell Team | A Minute With Maxwell |

It all starts with the right *Information*

Then, one’s thinking & .. *Mindset*

Which leads to … a person’s *Actions/Habits*

And on down the journey of success to one’s results.

June 18, 2014
Communities , causes , & connections

"Causes may come and go … Communities are forever!"

"The Foundation for Building a Better Community - One Person at a Time."

- United Way brochure

____________ A very well known & respected charitable organization. Think rewards cards/rings/apps. What about frequent flyer points & clubs? Let alone the fine work done by Peter Block down in Cincinnati with community building. What should this tell everyone? Community matters. Dell saw it coming 15+ years ago. Jobs, however, beat him to fulfilling it. Community matters - even more so now in the Conceptual Age than in the Information Age which preceded it. Form & bond/build communities. Be a connector. You will find immense value in doing so.

June 12, 2014
The Art of Living

"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both."

- L.P. Jacks

June 8, 2014
Victors = OAR > Victims = BED

Today’s post focus on some core insight which will transform one’s mindset & thinking, and downstream, actions, habits, & results.

The only “catch(es)”? Control the information on the front end & the language/words you use daily.

Victors
- See themselves ‘happening’ to the world.

They always move forward with their ‘OAR’

Ownership
Accountability
Responsibility

They also can glorify God by becoming masters in the Art of Living.

whereas ….

victims
- see the world ‘happening’ to them.

They stay stuck, or even go backwards in life by making a ‘BED’ and laying in it

Blame
Excuses
Denial

These folks also can (and have/do) chose to blame God by becoming masters in the art of excuses.

The choice, in sum, is obvious, if one wants to live an exceptional & excellent life. Choose wisely. Decide, do not “try” or prefer.

May 31, 2014
Book Recommendation #124

‘Wavemakers!’ (published by Life Leadership Essentials Series) ~~~> A truly remarkable read; it contains world class case studies on seven men & women who, in the judgment of the book’s publisher, created and nurtured ripple effects that literally changed the world, from the inward -> outward. The final chapter sums up the book neatly by transitioning to the current day/modern world in which we can also become a wavemaker: it offers plenty of practical advice, suggestions, & references to implement. For a student of history as I am, I still learned plenty that I did not know before investing to add this book to my ever expanding liber education library shelves. Each of the stories was highly inspirational & over-filled with truth & wisdom, however, if I had to pick a gold/silver/bronze medal stand, it would comprise: Edward Kimble; Maria Montessori; & Sir Sidney Smith. Without hesitation, I flag this book as a must read.

May 31, 2014
Book Recommendation #123

‘Life is Tremendous!’ (Charlie “Tremendous” Jones) ~~~> A classic read for anyone pursing improvement in his/her personal and professional development. I’d heard of ‘Tremendous’ many times before I invested the money to buy one of his books, and knowing what I knew, I expected to find much value in this book, and I wasn’t disappointed. In about 85 pages, the reader will easily find ten, or for those who are hungry to grow & learn, fifty+ tidbits to advance their lives forward. He breaks the content into four chapters, the cornerstone being his ‘Seven Laws of Leadership’. I’d uncovered some of his content in the other 130+ books which I’ve been privileged to learn from since I flipped the switch to be a lifetime student, however, there was still plenty that was fresh, inc. many insightful quotes that he sprinkles throughout the pages. Another highlight is his ‘Three Decisions in Life’, which truncates years of lessons into a concise package which anyone can implement. To sum up this review, I can without question endorse his belief in his covering the equation: leaders = readers. Not all readers are leaders; yet, you are the sum of the pages you read, highlight, pay forward, & apply. Buy this & plan to keep it accessible, as you’ll refer back to it often.

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