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Not another network marketing blog

I was thinking about Write or Die (a great website that gamifies writing to break through writer’s block) and I was thinking about blogging.

What would it be like to just write a blog post with Write or Die every day and post it up on a blog? It sounds like a simple proposition. Would it work? And who would read this blog anyway?

Well, people who are thinking about network marketing, for a start. This blog could be about network marketing.

Which of course has a bad rap among many people. And with reason.

Many network marketers aren’t doing the industry a service.

The dreaded MLM phone call

You’ve probably been on the receiving end of “the call.”

An old friend calls you up after a long time of silence “just to chat” and soon he’s asking you to join his MLM.

Heck, you might even have been on the giving end of that phone call.

Either way, it’s not a pleasant experience.

There’s a right way and a wrong way to do network marketing

Recently, I’ve come into contact with mentors who teach a different way, who teach that you really shouldn’t make a list of all your friends and family and tick them off the list as you go down the line making “the call” to each of them.

Maybe this blog could be about how to do network marketing right. Maybe this blog could be about what network marketing really is and how it should be done.

Perhaps, to bring more credibility to the industry. Perhaps to connect with those who believe that there’s a better way to do network marketing, than to hassle your friends and family.

Should I talk all about how to do MLM right, right now?

No, I obviously couldn’t talk all about it right now, even if I wanted to. It’s beyond the scope of one blog post.

But maybe I could outline what I’ve learned from my mentors.

What network marketing is and isn’t

First off all, network marketing isn’t a “features and benefits” sales model. It’s a relational model.


It’s built on the adage that people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

So, network marketing is first and foremost about caring about people.

Don’t try and sell them stuff.

Get to know them instead.

And as you get to know them, you might find that they want what you have to offer. Or not.

And if they want what you have to offer, then maybe they’ll buy it from you.

But that’s a lot of maybes.

People are people, not sales targets

You need to respect people and not treat them like marks for your sales pitch. People are people, not prospects, not targets, and definitely not suckers.

You need first to get to know people, their needs and their wants and their pain points.

And only if, if, IF they need and want what you have to offer, do you introduce it to them and invite them to check it out.

And if they check it out and do not decide to buy, then it should not change your attitude towards the relationship. That’s a real test of sincerity.

And if they check it out and decide to buy, then it’s been a mutual benefit.

And that in a nutshell is network marketing.

What comes to your mind when you hear “network marketing”?

How to meditate for 15 minutes if you can't even meditate for a moment

How to meditate for 15 minutes if you can't even meditate for a moment

  1. Set your phone's countdown to a gentle, pleasing chime
  2. Set it for 1 minute and quiet your mind until you hear the chime
  3. End the timer, set it for 2 minutes and quiet your mind until you hear the chime
  4. End the timer, set it for 3 minutes and quiet your mind until you hear the chime
  5. End the timer, set it for 4 minutes and quiet your mind until you hear the chime
  6. End the timer, set it for 5 minutes and quiet your mind until you hear the chime
  7. Tada, you've meditated for 15 minutes!


"That's not real meditation"

People who can meditate for 15 minutes straight might laugh at this and say it's distracting, disjointed - and they'd be right.

This isn't for people who can meditate for 15 minutes straight. This is for people who can't even meditate for 90 seconds (a literal "moment") to build up to 5 minutes straight and beyond. (You don't have to stop at 5.)

(People who can meditate for 50 minutes straight won't laugh at you because they already know better.)

"Meditation isn't Christian"

Some people from my Christian tribe might be uncomfortable, but meditation is literally commanded in the Bible.

"Ah, but that's meditation on the Word of God."

Yes, but what is the Word of God?

"Easy, the 66 books of the Bible."

Does the Bible say that?


Every time the Bible mentions the Word of God, it's referring to a canon of scripture that came before. Joshua refers to the Pentateuch/Torah, Psalm 119 refers to the Law and Prophets, Galatians refers to the Old Testament.

Of course, John tells us what the Word of God really is – Christ.

Christ himself says, "You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life."

So, how do you "come to Jesus" on a daily basis?

You meditate on the Word. Jesus. Christ.

Elijah heard God speak in the "still, small voice" (translated literally as the "sound of silence").

20th Century Christianity was very intellectual, almost rationalist.

Ancient Christianity was not afraid of mystical practices like meditation. Check out The Cloud of Unknowing, for example.

Unless you learn to meditate, you'll be like the guy at the gym who skips leg day. Great upper body, toothpick legs.

If someone asked you, "Should I exercise my upper body or lower?"

Of course you'd say, "Duh, both!"

So, do both. Don't just study the Bible.

Meditate on the Word.

A different kind of god

Look at the trajectory of that knife, tho'. Was Isaac circumcised again?

Abraham might seem to be a madman by today's standards, when he almost sacrificed his son at God's command.

Yet, when Yahweh told Abraham to sacrifice his son, it wasn't a strange request. Various gods in those days demanded human sacrifice, even child and infant sacrifice. (They still do, but they're in hiding now - or they acquire it through surreptitious means.)

Abraham obeyed the command, but when he took the knife to strike the killing blow, a messenger ("angel") of Yahweh told him to stop. (Just like action movies, where they always defuse the time-bomb with seconds to spare.)

And what was the message this messenger was sending?

"I'm not that kind of God." - Yahweh

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(Kidding. Don't click on scam texts.)

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Today's Easter (re)program

In 2016, I unfollowed some "spiritual leaders" who taught love and harmony but ripped into Trump with irrational hatred and blame.

In 2020, I unfollowed some "independent journalists" who taught reasoned thinking but who ripped into China with irrational hatred and blame.

What's the real virus? Fear and hate, which makes otherwise intelligent people regress into being controlled by the reptilian cortex.

That's the "flight or fight" centre that makes people unthinking, predictable and controllable.

Which is music to the ears of a master manipulator.

But there are no conspiracies, and those who ask questions are stupid, right? There are no puppetmasters behind the curtain.

There are no strings on me, said the ventriloquist dummy with the puppeteer's hand up his ass.

Please, do not listen to ventriloquist dummies.

Except to enjoy the show, maybe.

Realise that it's a show. It addresses real-life themes, but it isn't real life. It's a show.

It's a TV programme. It's programming you.

Once you realise that, you get to deprogram and reprogram yourself.

It's quite an Easter thing, really. Happy Easter!

Keep your brain looking like a juicy melon

TEDxOrangeCoast - Daniel Amen - Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

How to transform your brain function from looking like a crumpled sheet of paper to a juicy melon:

Sleep a lot more. Lack of sleep restricts blood flow to the brain, which starves it of oxygen and inhibits toxin removal.

Lose weight. The heavier the body, the smaller the brain. Body weight and brain size are conversely related. Think dinosaurs?

Stop hitting your head. No boxing or American football or slapping challenge, please. It causes physical trauma to the brain. Duh.

Eat clean. Toxins toxify the brain. Cut alcohol, grease, sugar, drugs, plastics, additives, synthetics, environmental pollutants.

Eliminate the ANTs in your mind. Automatic Negative Thoughts destroy the brain. There is an energy-matter connection. The brain becomes as the mind thinks. Thus we advocate setting your mind on things above. Until it becomes automatic.

Because Automatic Positive Thoughts are more APT for your survival and thriving. /rimshot

Practise mindfulness until it's automatic then practise mindfulness to keep it automatic.

Take care of your brain:

Sleep all night. Lose the belly. Don't knock your head. Eat clean. Mind your thoughts.

Live long and prosper.

Set your mind on things above.



No one knew where Bethlehem was, back then

close up photography of person holding crystal ball

Bethlehem. The birthplace of Jesus. Where magi followed the horoscope and travelled far from the east to pay homage to this new king. (Yes, fellow churchfolk, the "three wise men" followed astrology to the Christ.)

Bethlehem is famous today. But back then, Bethlehem was a backwater. A nowhere place.

Rome was the centre of the world. Jerusalem was the centre of Rome's colony of Judea.

Bethlehem was a nowhere place.

But it is where Jesus was born.

The same is happening today.

Christ is "born" today not necessarily in New York City or London. The move of God does not begin under the auspices of the United Nations.

The huge wave near the shore starts as a tiny clap far away in an unseen place.

What does this mean? This means that you need to develop the spiritual skill of looking at what cannot be seen.

Set your mind on things above:

Don't seek riches, seek this instead

A fool and his money are soon parted.

Which means, if you want to keep your money, you need to be wise.

Thus, wisdom is the path to wealth.

People who seek riches get shipwrecked.

People who seek wisdom get wealth.

But it has to be comprehensive wisdom.

If you seek only wisdom on how to raise horses and nothing else, you probably won't gain wealth.

In all your getting, get wisdom, is what Solomon advocated.

Don't seek to get rich quick.

Seek to get wisdom quick.

It won't come quickly all at once, but you will see improvements immediately.

Wisdom, however, is a lifelong accumulation.

Spend years and years pursuing wisdom and one day, you'll be an overnight success.

Correct a fool and he will despise you. But teach a wise man and he will be yet wiser.

The question is, do you have enough wisdom to start pursuing wisdom?

It's a paradox. Only wise people seek wisdom, and become yet wiser.

Fools have no need of wisdom because they think themselves already wise.

Who are you? A fool who thinks himself clever? Or a wise person hungry for more wisdom?

It's a paradox, as all truth is.

If you're wise, you're hungry for more wisdom all the time.

Let's go!


Church in a Time of Covid-19: We're all televangelists now

Adapting to the circumstances means that some old prejudices need to fall away. Even religious practices can evolve. Even for the better.

Listen to the latest mindscendence podcast:

Seek this before answers

Before seeking answers, seek questions.

Because a good question leads to a dozen good answers.

Because you know what you know, and you know what you don't know.

But you don't know what you don't know.

The first order is to discover what you don't know. And that's what asking questions can do for you.

Seeking answers is knowledge, but seeking questions is wisdom.

That's what Steve Jobs meant when he said, "Stay hungry."

A hungry mind seeks truth and finds it.

It's an unending process.

It Works! by R. H. Jarrett (1926, public domain)

It Works!

By R. H. Jarrett (1926)

If you KNOW what you WANT, you can HAVE IT

A concise, definite, resultful plan with rules, explanations and suggestions for bettering your condition in life.

What Is the Real Secret of Obtaining Desirable Possessions?

ARE some people born under a lucky star or other charm which enables them to have all that which seems so desirable, and if not, what is the cause of the difference in conditions under which men live?

Many years ago, feeling that there must be a logical answer to this question, I decided to find out, if possible, what it was. I found the answer to my own satisfaction, and for years, have given the information to others who have used it successfully.

From a scientific, psychological or theological viewpoint, some of the following statements may be interpreted as incorrect, but nevertheless, the plan has brought the results desired to those who have followed the simple instructions, and it is my sincere belief that I am now presenting it in a way which will bring happiness and possessions to many more.

“IF wishes were horses, beggars would ride,” is the attitude taken by the average man and woman in regard to possessions. They are not aware of a power so near that it is overlooked; so simple in operation that it is difficult to conceive; and so sure in results that it is not made use of consciously, or recognised as the cause of failure or success.

“GEE, I wish that were mine,” is the outburst of Jimmy, the office boy, as a new red roadster goes by; and Florence, the telephone operator, expresses the same thought regarding a ring in the jeweller’s window; while poor old Jones, the bookkeeper, during the Sunday stroll, replies to his wife, “Yes, dear, it would be nice to have a home like that, but it is out of the question. We will have to continue to rent.” Landem, the salesman, protests that he does all the work, gets the short end of the money and will someday quit his job and find a real one, and President Bondum, in his private sanctorum, voices a bitter tirade against the annual attack of hay-fever.

At home it is much the same. Last evening, father declared that daughter Mabel was headed straight for disaster, and today, mother’s allowance problem and other trying affairs fade into insignificance as she exclaims, “This is the last straw. Robert’s schoolteacher wants to see me this afternoon. His reports are terrible, I know, but I’m late for Bridge now. She’ll have to wait until tomorrow.” So goes the endless stream of expressions like these from millions of people in all classes who give no thought to what they really want, and who are getting all they are entitled to or expect.

If you are one of these millions of thoughtless talkers or wishers and would like a decided change from your present condition, you can have it, but first of all you must know what you want and this is no easy task. When you can train your objective mind (the mind you use every day) to decide definitely upon the things or conditions you desire, you will have taken your first big step in accomplishing or securing what you know you want.

To get what you want is no more mysterious or uncertain than the radio waves all around you. Tune in correctly and you get a perfect result, but to do this, it is, of course, necessary to know something of your equipment and have a plan of operation.

You have within you a mighty power, anxious and willing to serve you, a power capable of giving you that which you earnestly desire. This power is described by Thomson Jay Hudson, Ph.D., LL.D., author of “The Law of Psychic Phenomena,” as your subjective mind. Other learned writers use different names and terms, but all agree that it is omnipotent. Therefore, I call this Power “Emmanuel” (God in Us).

Regardless of the name of this Great Power, or the conscious admission of a God, the Power is capable and willing to carry to a complete and perfect conclusion every earnest desire of your objective mind, but you must be really in earnest about what you want.

Occasional wishing or half-hearted wanting does not form a perfect connection or communication with your omnipotent power. You must be in earnest, sincerely and truthfully desiring certain conditions or things – mental, physical or spiritual.

Your objective mind and will are so vacillating that you usually only WISH for things and the wonderful, capable power within you does not function.

Most wishes are simply vocal expressions. Jimmy, the office boy, gave no thought of possessing the red roadster. Landem, the salesman, was not thinking of any other job or even thinking at all. President Bondum knew he had hay fever and was expecting it. Father’s business was quite likely successful, and mother no doubt brought home first prize from the Bridge party that day, but they had no fixed idea of what they really wanted their children to accomplish and were actually helping to bring about the unhappy conditions which existed.

If you are in earnest about changing your present condition, here is a concise, definite, resultful plan, with rules, explanations and suggestions.

The Plan

WRITE down on paper in order of their importance the things and conditions you really want. Do not be afraid of wanting too much. Go the limit in writing down your wants. Change the list daily, adding to or taking from it, until you have it about right. Do not be discouraged on account of changes, as this is natural. There will always be changes and additions with accomplishments and increasing desires.

Three Positive Rules of Accomplishment

  1. Read the list of what you want three times each day: morning, noon and night.
  2. Think of what you want as often as possible.
  3. Do not talk to anyone about your plan except to the Great Power within you which will unfold to your Objective Mind the method of accomplishment.

It is obvious that you cannot acquire faith at the start. Some of your desires, from all practical reasoning, may seem positively unattainable, but, nevertheless, write them down on your list in their proper place of importance to you.

There is no need to analyse how this Power within you is going to accomplish your desires. Such a procedure is as unnecessary as trying to figure out why a grain of corn placed in fertile soil shoots up a green stalk, blossoms and produces an ear of corn containing hundreds of grains, each capable of doing what the one grain did. If you will follow this definite plan and carry out the three simple rules, the method of accomplishment will unfold quite as mysteriously as the ear of corn appears on the stalk, and in most cases much sooner than you expect.

When new desires, deserving position at or about the top of your list, come to you, then you may rest assured you are progressing correctly.

Removing from your list items which at first you thought you wanted, is another sure indication of progress.

It is natural to be sceptical and have doubts, distrust and questionings, but when these thoughts arise, get out your list. Read it over; or if you have it memorised, talk to your inner self about your desires until the doubts that interfere with your progress are gone. Remember, nothing can prevent your having that which you earnestly desire. Others have these things. Why not you?

The Omnipotent Power within YOU does not enter into any controversial argument. It is waiting and willing to serve when you are ready, but your objective mind is so susceptible to suggestion that it is almost impossible to make any satisfactory progress when surrounded by sceptics. Therefore, choose your friends carefully and associate with people who now have some of the things you really want, but do not discuss your method of accomplishment with them.

Put down on your list of wants such material things as money, home, automobile, or whatever it may be, but do not stop there. Be more definite. If you want an automobile, decide what kind, style, price, colour, and all the other details, including when you want it. If you want a home, plan the structure, grounds and furnishings.

Decide on location and cost. If you want money, write down the amount. If you want to break a record in your business, put it down. It may be a sales record. If so, write out the total, the date required, then the number of items you must sell to make it, also list your prospects and put after each name the sum expected. This may seem very foolish at first, but you can never realise your desires if you do not know positively and in detail what you want and when you want it. If you cannot decide this, you are not in earnest. You must be definite, and when you are, results will be surprising and almost unbelievable.

A natural and ancient enemy will no doubt appear when you get your first taste of accomplishment. This enemy is Discredit, in form of such thoughts as: “It can’t be possible; it just happened to be. What a remarkable coincidence!”

When such thoughts occur, give thanks and assert credit to your Omnipotent Power for the accomplishment. By doing this, you gain assurance and more accomplishment, and in time, prove to yourself that there is a law, which actually works – at all times – when you are in tune with it.

Sincere and earnest thanks cannot be given without gratitude and it is impossible to be thankful and grateful without being happy. Therefore, when you are thanking your greatest and best friend, your Omnipotent Power for the gifts received, do so with all your soul, and let it be reflected in your face. The Power, and what it does, is beyond understanding. Do not try to understand it, but accept the accomplishment with thankfulness, happiness, and strengthened faith.


It is possible to want and obtain that which will make you miserable; that which will wreck the happiness of others; that which will cause sickness and death; that which will rob you of eternal life. You can have what you want, but you must take all that goes with it: so in planning your wants, plan that which you are sure will give to you and your fellow man the greatest good here on earth; thus paving the way to that future hope beyond the pale of human understanding.

This method of securing what you want applies to everything you are capable of desiring and the scope being so great it is suggested that your first list consist only of those things with which you are quite familiar, such as an amount of money or accomplishment, or the possession of material things. Such desires as these are more easily and quickly obtained than the discontinuance of fixed habits, the welfare of others, and the healing of mental or bodily ills.

Accomplish the lesser things first. Then take the next step, and when that is accomplished, you will seek the higher and really important objectives in life, but long before you reach this stage of your progress, many worthwhile desires will find their place on your list. One will be to help others as you have been helped. Great is the reward to those who help and give without thought of self, as it is impossible to be unselfish without gain.

In Conclusion

A short while ago, Dr Émile Coué came to this country and showed thousands of people how to help themselves. Thousands of others spoofed at the idea, refused his assistance and are today where they were before his visit.

So, with the statements and plan presented to you now. You can reject or accept. You can remain as you are or have anything you want. The choice is yours, but God grant that you may find in this short volume the inspiration to choose aright, follow the plan and thereby obtain, as so many others have, all things, whatever they may be, that you desire.

Read the entire book over again, and again, AND THEN AGAIN.

Memorise the Three Positive Rules of Accomplishment.

Test them now on what you want most this minute.

This book could have extended easily over 350 pages, but it has been deliberately shortened to make it as easy as possible for you to read, understand and use. Will you try it? Thousands of bettered lives will testify to the fact that It Works.

A Letter to You from the Author

Dear Reader:

The great possessions of life are all GIFTS mysteriously bestowed: sight, hearing, aspiration, love or life itself.

The same is true of ideas – the richest of them are given to us, as for instance, the powerful idea which this book has given you. What are you going to do with it? Are you surprised when I tell you the most profitable thing you can do is to give it away?

You can do this in an easy and practical way by having this book sent to those you know who NEED IT. In this way, you can help in the distribution of this worthwhile effort to make the lives of others better and happier.

You know people who are standing still or who are worried or discouraged. This is your chance to HELP THEM HELP THEMSELVES. If you withhold this book from them, you will lose the conscious satisfaction that comes from doing good. If you see that they get to read this book, then you put yourself in line with the Law of Life which says, “You get by giving,” and you may rightly expect prosperity and achievement.

At the very least you will have the inner sense of having done a good deed with no hope of being openly thanked and your reward will come secretly in added power and larger life.

The Author

Scuba divers: you're insulated

When I'm in or near a large quantity of water, I usually get some kind of tiny enlightenment.

For example, in the pool today, I realised that it's not entirely accurate that scuba divers are kept warm by a thin layer of water trapped between their skin and wetsuit.

It's urine, not water.

There's no bathroom undersea, and they definitely don't surface just to pee in the boat, right?


Undersea, urinesulated.

Am I right, divers?

These are the important things

These are the important things. These are what have been used to personalise the divine in the Bible: Love, Wisdom and Power.

I did NOT catch the bug going around the office

I used to feel scratchy and congested when someone in the office caught a bug. A super dose of store-bought vitamin C would usually fend off an infection.

This time around, tho', I noticed something different...


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What is the Word of God?

Hint: Not what, but who.

What do you say?


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Careful. What's easy to do is also easy not to do

Watch a video for five minutes a day. Anybody can do that, right?

You'd think so.

Do you have a simple daily ritual that you know would benefit you greatly but you find hard to do consistently?

Legends say that consistency is key to success.


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