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My Opposition
December 09, 2020 02:30 PM PST
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An opposing force (alternatively enemy force, abbreviated OPFOR) is a military unit tasked with representing an enemy, usually for training purposes in war game scenarios.

I'm listening to Napoleon Hill's Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill, Sharon Lechter (editor), narrated by Dan John Miller, Phil Gigante on my Audible app. Try Audible and get it here: https://www.audible.com/pd?asin=B0051QF7L0&source_code=ASSORAP0511160006

Investing Mindset and Habits
December 08, 2020 08:20 PM PST
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What is your relationship with money?
Do you simply work to earn it then spend it?
Or, do you work and save and hope that one day you’ll have enough to retire in comfort?
Or, do you understand how to make money, control it and use it to build the world you want for yourself and your family?
I have been through each of these stages. From the worker, to the saver, to now the investor. And I have to say, since becoming an investor, I’ve got a whole new outlook on life. Being an investor is a whole different mindset — it’s one of growth and strength. It’s a mindset that leads to positive aspiration and living.
And I absolutely recommend that you all become investors and get the investor mindset.
What is an investor?
In its broadest sense, an investor is someone who invests resources into ventures that will provide a positive return.
We generally think of it in terms of money.
Invest in money
“An investor is an individual, company or any entity that invests capital with the aim of making a profit. The investor’s main concern is to maximize return while minimizing risk. … There are several types of investments, including real estate, commodities, currency, derivatives, bonds, stocks, etc. Even time (which costs money) is a form of investment.”
So, we take our earnings and that part that we can save, we don’t bury it under the mattress, or in savings with almost no return, we use it to buy assets that make money.
We can buy shares in companies, pieces of land, a rental property, bonds, businesses or whatever. We put our money into assets that make money.
That’s investing.
The investor mindset here is that we make money work for us. For the investor, money makes money. The investor doesn’t want to work for it. And if they know what they’re doing, in time they won’t have to work.
The investor mindset is always looking to save as much as we can, so we can grow our pool of assets, and then we can use our time the way we want.
This is the start — but from that insight, we learn that we have even better resources to invest than just money.
Invest in time
Time is the greatest resource we have. It’s the only one that really counts. And once the count is up, well all the work and money and material goods mean absolutely nothing.
The investor mindset is very clear on this point.
We don’t build masses of wealth because we are greedy. We do it because we want to spend our time the way we want. I would rather spend my days playing with my kids than working. Simple as that. But we all live in the real world and we need to work. Well, unless you invest your way free.
And so, we invest our time, like me now, working full time, saving and investing full time, and writing part time, so that I can build my investment machine so that I can get all my time free.
Limits of time
The investor mindset also knows that while time is the greatest resource, it’s also the greatest limitation.
We only have so many hour in the day. So I may want to work full time and then do a side hustle and then do a little extra, but the most I can do is 20 hours a day. (And I’m now getting too old for that kind of hustle.)
And so we know, if we trade time for money, we are limited by how much we can do. But if we invest in assets, and we hire others, then we can make money while we sleep. We can actually create more in the same amount of time. And so we overcome the limitation of time and we scale up our possibilities exponentially.
Invest in skill
Speaking of limitations, the investor mindset is not just about maximizing our money. Once we can see how the proper allocation of money can affect our monetary returns, we know that investment in our skills can drastically improve our return on time investment.
And so the investor looks to invest in their mind, their abilities, their bodies and to max out their ability to be the best and to get the most out of life.
So the investor sharpens their saw; their mind, their muscles, their expert knowledge, and continually looks for ways to improve output, efficiency and return.
The investor mindset is about improving outcomes and getting better.
Invest in the future
Another thing we invest in is the future. The investor is always looking to the future. The investor doesn’t mind struggle today to get the big return tomorrow. The investor mindset looks to see what the future needs and what it will bring.
And for the investor, that future is one of finding wealth and opportunity and more good stuff. We invest in the future so that we can get what we want. We envision comfort and luxury and wealth. We don’t look to the future and worry that we won’t have enough. And we don’t count out our remaining life and try to count if we have enough savings. We look to a big beautiful future and we plan ways to get it.
We invest in making our lives better, but we also look to make other’s lives better.
Invest in others
And for those who hate all this talk about money, well just think of all the good things you can do with money. So instead of imagining piles of money, do as Bill Gates and imagine all the extra medicine you can provide to the poor, or the books to illiterate children, or baby formula to the nearby orphanage.
But more than that, think of all the great things that the mighty capitalists have done.
The charitable funds, public libraries, scientific research and so on and so on.
The investor mindset goes beyond greed. It’s about investing what we have to grow more good. And once we have too much, then we can look to invest in others so they can grow the good of the human race.
So this is what it means to be an investor.
It means we look to the future, we save our excess today to create mechanisms so we can have the world and the life we want in the future.
This is the investor mindset. A way of seeing the world as full of opportunity. It is positive, bold and adventurous. It plants seeds and grows things and builds things and makes things better.
The advantage of the investor mindset
So even if you are not an investor, you should take on the mentality of the investor mindset.
What’s the alternatives?
The preset mindset
Most of us don’t like to think about these things. That’s the way I used to be. I used to work, make enough money and then pay the bills and use the rest to party. At that stage life is easy. And as long as the bills are paid and you can have fun, then it’s easy to just live in the preset; just go along earning and spending.
But then one day you will realize that you can’t work forever. And so you realize you have to save.
The saver mindset
The saver is easy. You work for others, or maybe for yourself, and you put away an amount every week and allocate that for future living. It takes little responsibility to hold on and count, and in the end you stay above the line, hopefully for as long as you survive.
The problem with this mentality is that you don’t know how long you will survive. You don’t know how much you will need? You don’t know what unexpected things will happen in the future.
The investor mindset
The investor mindset, on the other hand, is one of building. It’s about building a machine that will keep working for you, even when you are old and grey. So in the future, instead of worrying if you have enough, you are excited because the longer you play the more you have.
And it’s about building from small to large. You may start tiny, saving just a few dollars, but year after year you grow smarter and better and wealthier. And as you grow your assets you feel empowered gathering even those small assets. You look at your account of shares and you celebrate the tiny dividends. You buy that tiny plot of land and you feel like a king knowing part of the Earth is yours.
The investor mindset is about empowerment. Instead of placing responsibility elsewhere, we take control of our time and our money and our future, and we build something that we can control.
The investor mindset is about ownership. You are not just working day-in-day-out for the ‘Man’ or for your customers. Every day you are building your fortune and the sky is the limit.
And so this is the positive, empowering mindset that means you look to the future with confidence and you start to feel stronger and wealthier every day.

Great audio book on investing habits
I'm listening to The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy, narrated by Darren Hardy on my Audible app. Try Audible and get it here: https://www.audible.com/pd?asin=1982648066&source_code=ASSORAP0511160006

November 25, 2020 04:02 PM PST
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Sometimes you just need to keep it real and say fuck the feelings. People are evil and selfish and the more you give, the more they take...

I AM.....God
November 17, 2020 07:49 PM PST
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Some biblical scholars say YHWH was most likely pronounced Yahweh.[13] References, such as The New Encyclopædia Britannica, validate the above by offering additional specifics to its (Christian) reconstruction out of Greek sources:

Early Christian writers, such as Clement of Alexandria in the 2nd century, had used a form like Yahweh, and claim that this pronunciation of the tetragrammaton was never really lost. Other Greek transcriptions also indicated that YHWH should be pronounced Yahweh.[14]
The Hebrew theonyms Elohim and YHWH are mostly rendered as "God" and "the LORD" respectively, although in the Protestant tradition of Christianity the personal names Yahweh and Jehovah[15] are sometimes used. "Jehovah"[15] appears in the Tyndale Bible, the King James Version, and other translations from that time period and later. Many English translations of the Bible translate the tetragrammaton as LORD, thus removing any form of YHWH from the written text and going well beyond the Jewish oral practice of substituting Adonai for YHWH when reading aloud.[16]

English Bible translations of the Greek New Testament render ho theos (Greek: Ο Θεός) as God and ho kurios (Greek: Ο Κύριος) as "the Lord".

Jesus (Iesus, Yeshua[17]) was a common alternative form of the name יְהוֹשֻׁעַ ("Yehoshua" - Joshua) in later books of the Hebrew Bible and among Jews of the Second Temple period. The name corresponds to the Greek spelling Iesous, from which comes the English spelling Jesus.[18][19] "Christ" means "the anointed" in Greek (Χριστός). Khristos is the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word Messiah; while in English the old Anglo-Saxon Messiah-rendering hæland (healer) was practically annihilated by the Latin "Christ", some cognates such as heiland in Dutch and Afrikaans survive—also, in German, the word Heiland is sometimes used as reference to Jesus, e.g., in church chorals).

In the Book of Revelation in the Christian New Testament, God is quoted as saying "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End". (cf. Rev. 1:8, 21:6, and 22:13)

Some Quakers refer to God as The Light. Another term used is King of Kings or Lord of Lords and Lord of Hosts. Other names used by Christians include Ancient of Days, Father/Abba which is Hebrew, "Most High" and the Hebrew names Elohim, El-Shaddai, Yahweh, Jehovah and Adonai. Abba (Father in Hebrew) is a common term used for the creator within Christianity because it was a title Jesus used to refer to God the Father.

Biblical Translations
October 28, 2020 11:03 PM PDT
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There are sooooooo many different translations of the original text/scrolls of "the Bible", we wanted to give you an idea on where to start your journey...

Best Known Translations
American Standard Version ASV
The American Standard Version, also known as the Standard American Edition, Revised Version, is a revised version of the KJV. It was completed in 1885 and newly edited by the American Revision Committee in 1901.

Common English Bible CEB
The Common English Bible is a translation of the scriptures intended to be a comfortable reading level for over half of all English readers. It attempts to substitute more traditional biblical terminology with more natural wording.

English Standard Version ESV
The ESV Bible is a relatively new Bible translation that combines word-for-word precision and accuracy with literary excellence, beauty, and readability.

GOD'S WORD Translation GW
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW) accurately translates the meaning of the original texts into clear, everyday language. Readable and reliable, GW is living, active, and life-changing.

Good News Translation GNT
The Good News Translation was first published in 1976 by the American Bible Society in a "common language." The simple, everyday language makes it especially popular for children and those learning English.

Holman Christian Standard Bible CSB
The HCS is a highly readable, accurate translation written in modern English. It is published by Holman Bible Publishers, the oldest Bible publisher in America.

Jubilee Bible 2000 JUB
Translated from the Original Texts in Hebrew and Greek into Spanish by Casiodoro de Reina (1569) and compared with the revision of Cipriano de Valera (1602)

Based on the New Testament of Francisco de Enzinas (1543) and on the New Testament (1556) with the Psalms (1557) of Juan Pérez de Pineda

This material was translated from Spanish into English by Russell M. Stendal and compared with the Old English Translation of William Tyndale (Pentateuch of 1530, Ploughboy Edition New Testament of 1534, Joshua to 2 Chronicles of 1537, and Jonah). It was also compared word for word with the Authorized Version (by King James) of 1611.

King James Version KJV
The KJV is the first version of Scripture authorized by the Protestant church and commissioned by England's King James I.

Lexham English Bible LEB
The LEB complements your primary translation with its transparent design and literal rendering. It helps you see the text of God’s Word from another angle.

Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible RHE
The Douay-Rheims is the translation upon which nearly all English Catholic Bible versions are based. It includes the seven Deutero-Canonical books (also known as the Apocrypha).

New American Standard Bible NAS
The NAS is written in a formal style, but is more readable than the King James Version. It is highly respected as the most literal English translation of the Bible.

New International Version NIV
The NIV offers a balance between a word-for-word and thought-for-thought translation and is considered by many as a highly accurate and smooth-reading version of the Bible in modern English.

New King James Version NKJV
The NKJ is a modern language update of the original King James Version. It retains much of the traditional interpretation and sentence structure of the KJV.

New Living Translation NLT
Using modern English, the translators of the NLT focused on producing clarity in the meaning of the text rather than creating a literal, word-for-word equivalence. Their goal was to create a clear, readable translation while remaining faithful to original texts.

New Revised Standard NRS
The New Revised Standard is a popular translation that follows in the traditions of the King James and Revised Standard Versions. It was written with the goal of preserving the best of the older versions while incorporating modern English.

Revised Standard Version RSV
The Revised Standard Version is a revision of the King James Version, the Revised Version, and American Standard Version. This text is intended for both private reading and public worship.

The Message Bible MSG
The Message is a paraphrase from the original languages written by Eugene, H. Peterson. The Message provides a fresh and unique Bible-reading experience.

Other Translations
Hebrew Names Version HNV New Century Version NCV New International Reader's Version NIRV Orthodox Jewish Bible OJB The Bible in Basic English BBE The Complete Jewish Bible CJB Third Millennium Bible TMB World English Bible WEB Young's Literal Translation YLT
Older Translations
The Darby Translation DBY The Latin Vulgate VUL The Webster Bible WBT Tyndale TYN Wycliffe WYC
New Testament Only
SBL Greek New Testament SBLGNT Weymouth New Testament WNT
La Biblia de las Américas (Español) BLA La Biblia del Jubileo 2000 JBS La Biblia Reina-Valera (Español) RVR Nueva Traducción Viviente NTV Nueva Versión Internacional NVI Sagradas Escrituras (1569) (Español) SEV
Almeida Atualizada (Portuguese) AA Nova Versão Internacional NVI-PT
Louis Segond 1910 (French) LSG Ostervald (French) OST
Elberfelder 1905 (German) ELB Luther Bible 1912 (German) LUT
Giovanni Diodati 1649 (Italian) GDB Riveduta 1927 (Italian) RIV
Statenvertaling (Dutch) SVV
Chinese Union Version - Pinyin CUVP Chinese Union Version - Simplified CUVS Chinese Union Version - Traditional CUV

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The Power of Free
October 27, 2020 09:43 PM PDT
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The trick to doing Free or Freemium business models right is to ensure that the product/service that you are giving away free is of very high value to the customer, which should result in both high customer satisfaction and a likelihood that they will tell others about your product/service, leading to viral effects. The usual temptation is to stop short of this, and take out the valuable features that would make the product interesting and valuable.

The entrepreneurs and executives that I work with fall into one of two camps: those that get this, and those that don’t. The smart crowd that do understand this, realize that in a typical business the single biggest expense is sales and marketing, and recognize that offering a free product/service is an extremely smart way to acquire customers at a low cost that can then be monetized in a different way.

The importance of Footprint or Market Share

Another powerful effect of using the free strategy is that it usually results in a far larger customer base using the free products, who become proponents for your company. This expanded footprint or market share can have a huge effect on the price that acquirers or investors are willing to pay for your company, as they recognize that even though these customers have yet to be monetized, they represent a great potential for future monetization. Twitter and Facebook are two perfect examples of this.

Another less well known example of this would be the recent high priced aquisition of SpringSource by VMWare. In that situation VMWare far over-paid for SpringSource if one looked purely at revenue multiples. But the real value of SpringSource lay in their large base of developers inside of enterprises that were strongly committed to the Spring free Open Source framework. VMWare realized that they could leverage that developer base to monetize a future PaaS (Platform as a Service) offering.

Another way of looking at the importance of footprint or marketshare is to recognize the importance of market leadership. In the tech industry, market leadership is usually self-reinforcing unless the company does stupid things to annoy its customers. Even if you have gained market leadership by giving away a product/service for free, the financial markets and acquirers realize that market leadership is worth a significant premium over niche players that may have more revenue.

The entrepreneurs and executives that fall into the “wrong” camp, are so focused on trying to extract the maximum dollar out of every customer, that they fail to realize that this only leads to very slow (and usually expensive) customer acquisition, and consequently a small footprint or marketshare.

Using Engineering for Marketing

Another way of looking at this kind of business model is that you are using engineering resources to solve the problem of how to acquire customers.

Conventional thinking places the burden of acquiring customers on the people in marketing and sales. A free strategy requires a different way of thinking that usually has to come from a founder or CEO. In the Free strategy, the company is going to shift the expense of customer acquisition to the product development group.

If it is done right, the costs of the few engineers that develop the free product can be many times lower than the costs that would be expended on traditional marketing mechanisms like trade shows, advertisements, etc.

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Our Future Predictions
October 20, 2020 02:57 PM PDT
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Trading Options While Black
October 13, 2020 08:16 PM PDT
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Essential Options Trading Guide

Options trading may seem overwhelming at first, but it's easy to understand if you know a few key points. Investor portfolios are usually constructed with several asset classes. These may be stocks, bonds, ETFs, and even mutual funds. Options are another asset class, and when used correctly, they offer many advantages that trading stocks and ETFs alone cannot.

An option is a contract giving the buyer the right, but not the obligation, to buy (in the case of a call) or sell (in the case of a put) the underlying asset at a specific price on or before a certain date.
People use options for income, to speculate, and to hedge risk.
Options are known as derivatives because they derive their value from an underlying asset.
A stock option contract typically represents 100 shares of the underlying stock, but options may be written on any sort of underlying asset from bonds to currencies to commodities.


What Are Options?
Options are contracts that give the bearer the right, but not the obligation, to either buy or sell an amount of some underlying asset at a pre-determined price at or before the contract expires. Options can be purchased like most other asset classes with brokerage investment accounts.

Options are powerful because they can enhance an individual’s portfolio. They do this through added income, protection, and even leverage. Depending on the situation, there is usually an option scenario appropriate for an investor’s goal. A popular example would be using options as an effective hedge against a declining stock market to limit downside losses. Options can also be used to generate recurring income. Additionally, they are often used for speculative purposes such as wagering on the direction of a stock.

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There is no free lunch with stocks and bonds. Options are no different. Options trading involves certain risks that the investor must be aware of before making a trade. This is why, when trading options with a broker, you usually see a disclaimer similar to the following:

"Options involve risks and are not suitable for everyone. Options trading can be speculative in nature and carry substantial risk of loss"

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Getting the courage to change your belief system and mindset could be tough!!! Especially when it comes to investing in yourself. We focus on your financial future!. Motivation is the key to wealth building! Change your mindset, take risk and invest in your future!

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The Dangers of Limiting Beliefs
October 04, 2020 11:07 AM PDT
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Many of us are constantly striving to grow professionally and personally in our lives. Every new year we set aside some time to establish brand new objectives and things we want to achieve. We start the year off with admirable willpower but it’s not uncommon to arrive at a point when our motivation drops off and our plans lose their luster.

How many goals have been set but never reached the finish line?

Of course, some big and small life changes could have affected your goals from coming to fruition but your beliefs and attitude play an important part in what does and doesn’t happen.

Tony Robbins once said:

“The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.”

What you tell yourself is what you believe. This can play a big role in how you see the world and how you feel.
Open your mind and you will discover a belief that's preventing you from being successful. This is also known as limiting beliefs.

The most common human limiting beliefs are:
fear of success.
fear of failure.
fear we are not good enough to achieve what we want.
fear of not being loved/being unlovable.
fear of rejection – generally leading you to avoid relationships or people please.

3 Tips on Being A Better Person
September 29, 2020 08:40 PM PDT
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We all want to be our best, but many people wonder if it's actually possible to become a better person once you're an adult. The answer is a resounding yes. There are always ways to improve yourself. This answer leads to more questions, however. What is the best way to become a better person? What is the easiest approach? And what are the most important aspects of self to work on? Taking into account your own wellbeing as well as the best interests of others, here are some of the most important ways to become a better person.


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