A story about life success
When it comes to investing and life success, there are a few key things that stand out when it comes to my mindset and understanding of how things are.
- Human beings are like live stock
- Ignoring the propaganda
- Doing the opposite of the masses
Forecasting trends and human activity…It’s as easy as predicting what a dairy cow will be doing tomorrow. No really; it is. What I am about to share with you is my personal understanding of the world and how I have used it to go from being a middle class individual, to a self-made millionaire who is by the world’s definition, retired.
Am I really retired?
I don’t know, you tell me. I go to bed when I want, wake up when I want, go wherever I want at any time, and I have no appointments. I rejected the idea of being livestock long ago; I was probably about 15 years old when I knew something was wrong with the world I was being taught to live in. It all seemed too guaranteed; I would ask myself, “If everyone can do it, is that really what I want?” And if everyone can do it, can’t I try it my way because if I fail, I can just go back to doing what everyone else does.
At the age of 15 I was given a book by a friend entitled ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ which is written by Robert Kiyosaki. Mr. Kiyosaki is now a very famous author and personal finance guru. I don’t actively follow Robert today, not for a specific reason besides being on to other ideas. I have no doubt that his book greatly helped direct my thinking and brought it to the level it is today. I read all of his books; however I would only recommend three:
‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’, ‘Cash Flow Quadrant’, and ‘Conspiracy of the Rich’.
I mention these books only because I think it is important to share with others as much information as possible. If it helped me, of course I want you to know about it, perhaps it can also help you.
What I am about to say on the surface may be offensive to some, it may make me sound like I have an elitist attitude, but please hear me out and read this entire report. Somewhere in my life, I don’t know the exact day, but at some point I realized that world governments have created a world of human livestock.
A dairy cow for example, eats, sleeps, and is milked. A human, goes to work, sleeps, and pays taxes. We are even taught a routine as we’re growing up: Go to school, get good grades, attend college, get a job, work, and then one day retire. In between working, acquire debt, mortgage your home, car, and most importantly, send money to Wall St. by maxing out your 401k. Think about the pure insanity of the 401k; actually the pure brilliance.
The government taxes you; however, if you put your money in a 401k, you can choose to pay your taxes later. By creating the obstacle of not getting to keep the fruits of your labor, the government has now created a solution: Give your money to Wall St. The broker and fund managers get a commission, traders have someone to sell shares to, and you feel good that your money isn’t in your control, but being guided by a licensed (Government approved) expert.
The best part is that one day (if you are lucky), you can withdraw this money out at a lower tax bracket, or what I like to call, the “poorest tax bracket.” This is extremely risky business by the way. No one knows what the tax rates will be in 30 years. All that the 401k has done, is provided volume for Wall St.
Understanding the state of human beings is the surest way to exit the system for yourself, because before you can ignore and exploit the system, you have to first realize it is there. Accepting the fact that 401k’s are nothing more than the rancher milking his cows, since it’s not by a direct tax, maybe we can call this type of milking, “free range cattle.” Knowing this you could do one of three things: Get upset, try to become a cattle rancher, or leave the farm.
If you can’t acknowledge that we have all been placed in a system of control, that you were born a debt slave, you probably won’t be able to break free from the system. Because the type of success that I want to teach you is not just about getting financially rich, I want you to understand the rules of the game so that at any time in your life, you can have prosperity.
If someone stole all of my financial wealth, I know that because I know the rules of the elites, because I understand the road they want me to travel on, I know that if I need money, I can make it. The best part about life success however, is that you don’t need money…well at least not for the things the system has you believing you need it for.
Subscribing to conventional thinking is truly harmful to your mental health It is worse than putting your thoughts in a cage; it is allowing someone else to think for you.
So what is left when you realize the world around you is an illusion and financial success is statistically against you? At least, doing it their way…
If you are ready to leave the farm, then please continue reading
Ignoring the Propaganda
On the farm the masses are predictable, so if you are going to make money, then use the masses’ movements to your advantage.
The farm in the west is getting older, and since they don’t act as individuals, we can expect them to all do the same thing almost at the exact same time. Not because it is natural, but because this is what they have been conditioned to do. The financial casino on Wall St. actually has better odds than Vegas, it really does!
The best part (just like Vegas) it has rules. Looking at the farm from the outside, the cattle is about to start heading towards their retirement stables. Either because of age, lack of ability to produce milk, or competition from other farms with higher producing cows at lower wages. Simply put, looking at the macro-economics of uncle Sam’s farm, the middle class is about to get wiped out.
Now it won’t be over night, it will probably take a good 12 years, but the slow grind you are experiencing today is not a temporary situation. The idea of a recovery or a return to the 1990’s, is propaganda.
Here are some great economic statistics reported by Michael Snyder of the Economic Collapse Blog:
In the past three years, the number of long-term unemployed Americans has doubled from 2.7 million to 5.4 million.
The average duration of unemployment in the U.S. is nearly 3 times as long as it was back in the year 2000.
The overall number of new business owners has dropped 53% between 1977 and 2010.
Now this is just the tip of the iceberg, he actually presents 65 key statistics in his report. You can view them at this URL: http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/just-open-up-your-eyes-and-look-65-signs-that-the-economic-collapse-is-already-happening
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Why bring these up? Because even using data that comes directly from the propaganda machine, you can see that the depth of change we are seeing in this economy is too much even for the machine to overcome with their lies and deceptive reporting.
You honestly have to ignore the mainstream media. Think about what most of the shows actually are nowadays. It is two or more conventional thinkers discussing their differences on how best to live on the farm and get milked. Seriously, why watch this drool; it is bad for your brain, health and future life decisions.
Ignore them. Even those with the purest of intentions could still be unknowingly doing the bidding of the elites. It’s the same as our teachers in school. Most are great people; loving, caring, and have a true passion to teach. However, this does not change the fact that they are teaching the states’ education material. They are helping to turn our young ones into nationalists; State abiding citizens who do what they are told.
Turning the TV off and picking up a book, enjoying time with your loved ones, and educating yourself is much more fulfilling than putting your brain on auto pilot to get filled with the grain of government propaganda. This will also give you an edge, since your thought patterns won’t be organized along with the rest of the population that surrounds you. You will be able to think clearly and make sound decisions with a basis in the real world, not the illusions that surround us.
I remember when I was younger, which was like yesterday; I used to watch a lot of CNBC. Actually this was around the year 2008. It was exciting watching the Dow crash and all of these perma-bulls come out with their bottom calls, I was having fun. I noticed however that after some time I began to occasionally view things as they did, almost as if I had re-joined the farm voluntarily. So, since 2008 I have turned it off in order to keep my thoughts pure from the constant scrubbing by TV news sources. Since 2008 I probably average about 30 minutes total TV news each week. I still watch it just to see what they’re up to and what kind of meat they are feeding the livestock, excuse me, the masses.
The internet is a game changer.
Now you have access to some of the best minds in the world, you can read their research, hear their interviews, and most importantly contact and talk to them. I’m amazed how easy it is to reach out to some of the greatest people of our time, I feel blessed to be in the age of the internet where I can become friends with people from all over the world. Just last week I met a friend from Israel that I met over the internet, we spent the week in California, broke bread, and exchanged ideas and shared our life experiences. Since he is also a thinking mind, I considered this time to be of great value, I can only hope that I also added value to his life.
A few weeks ago I met with Andy Hoffman of Miles Franklin and Michael Krieger of LibertyBlitzKrieg.com. Both of these men come from the cattle rancher side of the world, however, both have since left the farm and are now true soldiers for freedom. Using a sword of truth to attack the masters of human enslavement. People say the pen is mightier than the sword. Nowadays 0’s and 1’s inside computer systems are the space-age pen that sends a letter across the world in the time it takes to blink an eye
I have also had the privilege of being mentored by people like David Morgan of Silver-Investor.com. David, whether he knows it or not, has helped change my business strategy. He has helped me strive for a higher standard of excellence. Every business owner should always strive to refresh their brand from time to time.
The most important thing you can do in order to ignore propaganda is to surround yourself with the right people. When you talk to the right people, work with them, and become friends with them, you will find that the conversations become rife in ideas. The old proverb states that Iron sharpens Iron. Imagine what happens when humans subject themselves to slave propaganda and entertainment and then only hang out with other slaves. It creates a permanent class of ignorant pounds of flesh, no independent thoughts or ideas, just pounds of flesh floating in a sea of ignorance.
Doing the opposite of the masses
Doing the opposite of the masses is one huge element of achieving financial success. But this doesn’t mean you want to avoid the masses altogether. You still want to have your investments parked where the masses will eventually be led. I know it sounds easy, and it is frankly, the masses want to buy low and sell high, but they don’t. So that needs to be your signal to buy low and sell high because someone is going to sell, so it might as well be you. When it comes to investing in paper assets, I don’t see anything wrong with it, just like I don’t see anything wrong with throwing some money down on the Blackjack Table. As long as you see it for what it is, then I think you can take advantage of knowing the rules and most importantly, knowing your odds.
Just keep in mind that the stock market was developed for the rich and by the rich. It is NOT a vehicle for the middle class to get wealthy. Have a few made money? Of course, but overall most people do not grow their wealth using the stock market. Due to human emotion more often than not, they buy high and sell low. People make bets, they gamble on random mutual funds, stock options, day trades, ‘pump and dump’s, and hot tips from the T.V. So let’s step back, learn the rules, and then if you want to go into the Wall St. Casino, play your odds.
If you want to own a major stock, then become a share lord. Want to own a small micro-cap, then have the inside scoop. Believe me, anyone who really makes money on these has the inside scoop. Or better yet, start your own or partner with people who know how to build a successful company. Right now many of you reading this just thought about how in the hell are you going to start a publicly traded company. You need to stop that type of thinking. You have NO limitations, I mean that!
You may lack knowledge, but you have no limitations. Every one of those CEO’s who run publicly traded companies is human just like you, in fact many of them don’t know how to run a publicly traded company, however they knew the right people and had the desire to build a business.
Like I said, you have to start somewhere. I encourage everyone who desires to own a mining company for example, to pick up the phone and call up a few CEO’s and find out how to possibly partner with them on their next venture. Believe me they all have other ventures, private placement opportunities, and referrals on companies that they are aware of that has yet to be marketed to mainstream investors.
You have to consciously remove your limitations. I have a friend who purposely does physical activities that he fears. Whether it’s swimming with sharks or jumping out of air planes, he does this in order to exercise his brain, to always challenge himself through fear and obstacles. This friend is a very wealthy man by the way who created his wealth in a very short amount of time.
The masses live in a world of limitations, the thoughts of ‘you have to have money to make money’ have been brainwashed into them. They live in the land of the “I can’t,” feeling the need for extended state education, admiration from other slaves, and sadly; approval from the state prior to doing something in their life. If the state says you’re ready because you passed a test, received a degree, or completed a certain number of classes, only then do they feel ready to move forward.
Remember, the “State” is nothing but a force. If you don’t do what they say, you go to jail. If you don’t surrender the fruits of your labor, you go to jail. This type of world where humanity looks to the state to help them and guide them is like a rape victim asking the rapist to aid them in having an orgasm.
Unleash Your Humanity
Living a life of success for me is about unleashing my humanity.
I don’t care about the life that I was born into, I don’t acknowledge any earthly power over my life, and I do not want to participate in the enslavement of the human mind.
The reality is there is simply nowhere for a sovereign man or women to live, you can simply not be free. We are surrounded by governments and the people who want to enforce laws upon us and to take our property and choices in life as they see fit.
We as free thinkers, in order to advance our own lives and, in the end, advance humanity, need to unplug from the current system. You are a speck on earth and the earth is a speck in the universe. You have one life to live here on earth; do you really want to spend that life living the way someone else wants you to live? For the average American who works a 9 hour day (including breaks) this leaves them only 5 waking hours to be free to do what they want in their life.
Out of the remaining 5 hours that they are awake, they still have to eat, bathe, maintain their life, home, and of course prepare for bed so that they can do it all over again. These people obsess over Fridays and the weekend, only to almost do exactly what they did during the previous weekend. As you can see, their entire life is automated, predictable, and fruitless if you ask me.
I hate to sound like a self-help guru, but everyone needs to spend a few days thinking about what they want in life. Start small, such as with a 5 year plan. Notice I said plan and not goals. Goals aren’t always reached, but plans are scheduled. Right now you are likely on the plan the government has created for you, I urge you to forget about that plan. Consciously remove that plan from your thoughts and create your own plan. You are a human, the smartest living being on planet earth, don’t fall into the herd mentality; live your life.
My definition of life success is doing whatever you want, when you want. Both the whatever and whenever are key, now this is my definition, certainly others can have theirs. Most people define success only monetarily, and even worse, they use the central planner’s guideline so even this type of success has been distorted.
Each of you needs to define what life success is, this way you can plan for it. If you just allow the default definition of success as a mortgaged home, corporate job, and 2 weeks of vacation a year, then that is what you will likely get if you are a focused individual. But what if you are just as focused on something different? What if you start to think big? Start to think about what you value the most in life.
I personally value my time, I don’t like to sell my time cheaply, and I don’t like to waste my time. In fact, I don’t even like to waste my meals. I have a saying when I go to dinner with friends, I don’t mind spending $150 for a good meal, but I don’t want to spend $5 for a bad one. I have a certain number of years here on earth and every minute counts! So for me, I am driven by my available time. My goal and plan in life is to do as many things and spend as much time as possible with my wife and two children.
If you are doing what you want with your time, then my suggestion is to take your time. A lot of people are always in a rush even if they don’t know it, you might be on your way home from the grocery store and even though you have nothing to do once you get home, you feel as if you can’t veer from the plan of going home. I haven’t always taken my time or been happy to veer from my plans, but when I am with the people I want to be with, living the life I want, then I try and make it a point to take my time. For example, if my 2 year old wants to ride his bike, if it is possible, the answer is yes.
If he wants to hit the park while traveling, then I try and take him to the park. My point is ‘take your time,’ forget about the drive-thru, go in and sit down. Take your time in life, don’t turn every memory into a short picture or something you checked off your list of to do’s, make it a point to live. Sharing happiness with others, specifically your children, to me is priceless. For those reading this that have no children, I’m sure you can relate to something else or someone else who makes you happy as well.
Although, speaking as a father, the joy of raising a child and being there as they discover the greatness of our lives is unmatched to anything I have ever done. Teaching someone to crawl, walk, play, swim, or see their first Orca are all amazing experiences. The discovery and look on a child’s face when they are learning is something I hope everyone can experience in life.
When it comes to personal finance (I know this is important to everyone reading this as it should be), I’m going to share with you some of the key things that have helped me become financially free and successful in life. The only thing I ask is that you don’t focus on this first before you start living. The current model is to work for 3 or 4 decades and then start living the good life. Please, please don’t do this, don’t even scratch the surface of this thought process, beat this idea out of your life. If you wait for financial success before you start living, then I fear you may never live, or worse, you finally reach financial freedom in the physically weakest years of your life.
When it comes to personal finance, start thinking of all your investments in 5 to 10 year increments. Take your time getting educated and take the advice of others outside of conventional thought. Forget about the percentage of assets you have in one class, diversification, and investing in things most people invest in. If your neighbors are investing in what you are investing in, then you are simply buying the wrong things. Start thinking of yourself as a human on earth, what do you want to acquire? Start thinking about legacy investing.
Cash flow, no matter how small, is still cash flow. Cash flow is the only thing that matters when it comes to being financially free.
How much money do you have coming in without exchanging your time for it?
Does your cash flow cover your living expenses?
If not, then your short term goal should be to start paying bills with cash flow (residual income). Start small, let’s say for example you have $10,000 and you can find a rental property paper asset investment that can pay you 15% return over the next 12 months. Now for those of you not familiar with real estate, this is a low return, right now I am seeing 20-50% annual returns on cash invested. These deals are all over the country if you are looking for them.
For paper assets, this is also something that is low, again right now I am seeing 30-40% returns on covered call investments. For the sake of simplicity, let’s say your $10,000 can earn you 15%, actually, let’s go even smaller. Say you only have $1,000 that can earn you 15%. For the conventional thinker this is great, for the unconventional thinker this may not seem like a lot. For myself I think of it as what bill can it cover? $150 a year, that’s nothing, although so is going to the movies (which I love), so by putting this $1,000 to work, I can afford to go to the movies once a month.
Now if you did have $10,000, you might consider having the $1,500 per year you make cover a utility bill, like your electric, gas or water bill, things you need covered. To put it simply, in order to be financially free, you need to start thinking of how your current savings or investments are going to cover you expenses. From movie tickets to all living expenses, don’t try and cover them all at once, just start chipping away at these bills.
It also helps not to sign on to any unnecessary expenses like $900 car payments. If you want to be wealthy, buy assets that can cover your needs and one day cover your luxuries. If you buy the luxuries first, you will never be financially free, you are nothing more than a gambler, buying things you can’t afford in the hope that one day you will be able to afford them. My definition of “affordable” is not needing a loan to buy if it is a non-income producing good or service. If you need a loan then you can’t afford it and in all honesty you shouldn’t even want it. Don’t get sucked into materialistic thinking which the system has tempted us into, rejecting it will restore your liberty as a human.
Focusing on cash flow in all that you do when it comes to finance is going to change your life. Certainly you will sleep better at night knowing that you are being paid, instead of having your money in some investment that you are just hoping it will go up. I mean, do you honestly think the rich put their wealth into assets where they have no idea what their rate of return will be? No way, maybe they have some speculative funds, but the vast majority is reserved for producing more residual income.
Make sure capital investments are limited to deals that you have exclusive knowledge about, deals where you are either on the inside or have access to the insiders themselves. If you are going to make a bet, make sure you know it is the real deal. Do not just throw your money blindly at some investment. Seriously, those that put their money in Apple, great stock and an even better company, buying Apple shares should not be for speculative investment.
Cash flow with covered calls, selling puts, and receiving their dividend, yes, but buying it in order to hope that it goes up, not worth the risk, you have no access to the leadership, new technologies, and are probably not factoring in the economy that Apple will soon have to deal with. The key thing to remember is if you are putting your money in something and are going in with the thought that you are trusting people you do not know and hoping it goes up, then you are not only a gambler, you are a bad one.
Operating a business or being self-employed
If you have something you love to do that earns you money, then look into being self-employed. However if you want to enjoy building either residual income or a capital investment, consider owning or creating a business. You don’t have to work for someone else, say that to yourself a thousand times. In fact more than likely, whatever you are doing right now could be your own business. For example, if you are a security guard, you could start your own business, maybe you are the only employee, but the fact remains you would be your own boss. Developing relationships in the industry you are in now is one of the best ways to plan a business. You never know if you are talking to your first future client. With the internet, a lot of us can work from home or from wherever we want. Open your mind to being in charge of your schedule, your income, and where you are going to spend your working hours if you have to work.
Lose the 8 hour work day.
Now for most people reading this it is a tough one because we have been absolutely brainwashed that a human work day is 8-10 hours. Really, 8 hours, huh? You can’t get done what you need to do in 4 hours or maybe in only 2 hours? I remember when I built my first really successful business I would work on it for about 10 hours per day and sporadically on the weekends. Most of what I was doing could have been shared with my partner or designated to another company, however, I found a sense of enjoyment in putting in a full day of work in.
Until of course one day I snapped out of it, did I love what I was doing yes, did I love it more than spending time with my kids, no. So why in the hell was I putting a 10 hour work day in? I even set an alarm to wake up, now I just wake up when I’m done sleeping. In the past I have worked up to 16 hour work days in order to keep a job and run a self-employed business, crazy huh? Think of all those hours and days I wasted that I can never get back.
To top it off, it was done in my early 20s, so not only did I waste time, I wasted time during the physically strongest period in my life. I also worked overtime, in the big picture all I was doing was exchanging some of the best years of my life for a small amount of money. I can’t encourage you enough to use that human brain of yours to get out of the 8 hour work day.
Like the characters in the Matrix, my hope is that other people will break free from the chains that humanity currently lives under. To see the world for what it is, to acknowledge just how precious life is, to avoid wasting so much time living a meaningless life of repetition and obedience to central planners.
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Written by Daniel Ameduri Chief Strategist for FutureMoneyTrends.com