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Can Baby Boomers Change their Beliefs?

It’s Time to Re-evaluate

Once you reach a certain age it’s natural to go through a period of re-evaluation. We look back and wonder how’d I get here, and now that I’m here where am I going? I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately in a book be Ernest Holmes, “The Science of the Mind”, I came across the term “cause and effect”, Holmes basically said that the” cause” is our thoughts and the “effect” is our life. Digging deeper my thoughts were only the effects of my beliefs. If you dissatisfied with the life you have, it’s because of the beliefs you hold. It became clear to me that if I wanted to change my life I had to start with my beliefs. This has turned out to be easier said than done.

If I really wanted to change these beliefs, I had to find out where they have been hiding. As I started to research this, I’ve come to find that there is a lot of differing opinions about our Minds and how it works and that this debate has been the subject of Philosophers for ever, and our understanding of what Consciousness is still just now being understood. I’m going to try to summarize what I’ve come up with, and see if this makes any sense to you.

Where are our Beliefs Held?

Most “experts” agree that the mind is basically divided into two parts, This Duelists approach see the mind having an unconscious subjective side and a conscious objective side. Now to complicate this debate physicists have come to believe that the Universe, matter as we know it, is really just energy, each element vibrating at different frequencies, these vibrations are received in the Mind thru neutral receptors and arranged into intelligent formations. These formations are our perceptions and they are stored in the mind. These perceptions are stored in the mind first in the part of the mind concerned with the now( the conscious side) and later moved to (the unconscious side) that is concerned with the past.

The experts theorize that the unconscious part of the mind takes up 87% of available capacity. What’s interesting about this subjective part of the mind is that it’s not interested if a thought is true or false, it’s just there. The conscious side of the mind the objective side being a lot smaller doesn’t have the room to store all this information. so once a thought is perceived in the conscious mind it goes through a process of reticular activation, where the mind works 24/7 looking for examples to either support or deny the validity of the thought. Depending on the input it forms patterns of formation which in turn become habits and beliefs and eventually they are moved to the unconscious to make room for things in the now. Once a habit or belief is moved to the subjective side of the mind it’s no longer concerned if it’s true of false it just is.

How Beliefs are Formed

To give you an example of this process, say your a young child between the age of birth to 8 years old, and your conscious mind sees a situation where complaining works to get what someone wants. Through the process of reticular activation the mind starts looking for patterns to prove and reaffirm what the conscious mind saw. If the child s environment is filled with a lot of complaining this thought pattern (complaining works) becomes a habitual thought and eventually a belief, and gets filed away in the memory of the subjective mind, which is not concerned whether it’s true or not. The child is totally unconscious of this happening. But the habit of complaining about things is now a part of his behavior, because subconsciously he believes it works.

Fundamental and Ancillary Beliefs

We form beliefs about everything, it’s important to recognize that It’s the scope of the belief that’s important Is it a fundamental belief or an ancillary belief? There is a big difference in believing Lima beans are bad (ancillary belief) versus believing vegetables are bad (fundamental belief) It’s possible to have a good life with some dis-empowering beliefs as long as they are ancillary beliefs. It’s even possible to have a good life if some of your dis-empowering beliefs are fundamental as long as they are balanced with some powerful fundamental beliefs

. Another example, there is a big difference in believing a certain man can’t be trusted versus believing people can’t be trusted. This person may attain an overall sense of belonging and even a sort of happiness dealing with others but the chances of this person having a happy life are highly reduced simply because of this one belief. Look at the difference, believing I can’t change versus people don’t change easily, would have on a person. They would have no problem in believing others could change but when it came to them personally they would constantly be presented with situations that would reinforce their belief that they can’t change. When challenged, that they are resistant to change, they will hide behind a mask and lie saying that’s not true, when in reality they subconsciously believe it.

We Can Change

The good news is that we can change, and it starts with awareness. Realizing that it’s the dis-empowering beliefs that are the cause. The neutral universe will only grow what is planted no more no less. Think back to a time when you only had a phone in your house and if you weren’t home you missed the call. Remember when the first message machines came out and we could review the call we had missed. And now think what you would do if you left your cell phone at home.

The Mind of God

The
mind of God, which is in us all, takes the beliefs we hold and
manifest’s them into our lives., Medicine can’t explain it but
spiritualists down through the ages have spoken about it, written about
it and have believed in it. You can choose to believe it or not it’s
your choice. Long term personal growth must include the encouragement to
think for ourselves, challenge long held beliefs that haven’t served us
and establish new beliefs. I believe we are our own Higher Power, the
kingdom of heaven lies within us. Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad and Allah they
all lie within us. They are all actually aspects of us. We have it in
ourselves to create the world of our dreams. Fear (ego) is terrified
that we might learn this and continues to tell us that our nature is
sinful. By keeping us focused on the outside we never connect with our
inside, our Higher Self.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Baby Boomers are not retiring

Lived a Mediocre Life

There are any number of reasons, that Baby Boomers are not retiring when they could, and it doesn’t have anything to do with fear of out living our money. It’s a fear that you might die with your dream still inside you. Ever have that feeling that you lived a mediocre life? A life that just moved along with you in it. Think back and you probably had no idea that you would spend a large part of your life, doing what you did.

Found your Career by Luck

I read somewhere, that 75% of men, find, what turns out to be their career job, simply by luck. Being in the right or wrong place at the right or wrong time. No planning, no thought out career search, just plan old luck. And in most cases because it was easy and paid decen(or at least what you’d accept), you ended up staying there for 10,20 and maybe 30 years. The years just kinda moved along taking you with them.

Resist Change

We are all creatures of habit, and we all resist change. In a lot of cases change is either forced on us or the pain of not changing gets so bad that we have to change. But we don’t really like it. What’s behind it, fear, of the unknown, but basically it’s fear of ourselves. That we won’t make the right decision or trusting any decision we might make. And where did this fear come from? It came from your parents, who quite by accident planted the ideas in your mind, that your not lucky, and that it’s who you know, not what you know, to accept the status quo, don’t rock the boat, be happy with what you got, and the most devastating one, your not smart enough. These ideas, as innocent as they were, when first broached,over time, have become beliefs. Beliefs that you might not even be aware that you carry, until now.

What About the Dream

So now your retired, from that mediocre career, and the thought crosses your mind what now? And the longer you sit around doing nothing, the stronger the feeling gets, that there has to be more to life them this. But you can’t figure out what you want to do next. If your in that position you might want to take a look at your beliefs. You know those nice warm beliefs, youv’e been holding forever. Their like old friends you wouldn’t think of giving up. Well lets review some of these old friends and see if they are really serving us.

Belief; Nobody cares what I think or would be Interested.

I firmly believe that everyone has a best-selling book, hidden inside them. The idea that nobody would be interested in your story is a dis-empowering belief, that only you are holding. We watch TV everyday filled with stories that people, just like us, have made up, and half the time we think it’s crap. We watch the talking heads and wonder to ourselves or out loud, how in the world did that person get on TV ? Well the reason we are watching, them is that they believed they could do it.

Experts say that creativity is contained within the dark side of our personalities. Use the fear and judgment to fuel your creativity. Let your fears bring out the story your’e always wanted to tell. Allow yourself to be vulnerable, it’s what people want. Aren’t you tired of the same old sequel or a rehash of the same old theme over and over? Today more them ever before book publishers are looking for original content. They are so desperate, that they will even publish a book for free. The means of achieving this are becoming more accessible by the day.

Belief; I Don’t know how

The qualities that people are looking for today are stories that are authentic, unique and real with honesty and vulnerability. If they also include a desire to help or inform, them you have a winning combination. People are fed up with being marketed to by hip slick Madison avenue ad agencies that push out the same rehashed shit year after year.

Today, individuals have the ability of getting information in front of millions of people. This personal mass media power was only available to corporations and the well-connected just a decade ago. Now we all carry access to millions in our pants pocket or purse. The cell phone with its access to the internet gives you mass media power unthought of 10 years ago. It fills me with wonder and jealousy, what the next 10 or 20 years will bring.

Belief; I’m not Smart Enough

Knowledge has never been more accessible. With access to the internet you can literally tap into resources unimaginable even 10 years ago. You have the time, your retired right. Find that niche, something your passionate about and start telling the world about it, just like you’d tell a friend. The funny thing about becoming a best-selling author is that the more obscure the topic, the easier it is to become a best-seller. Becoming a best-seller, immediately gives you credibility in your niche, and with credibility comes traffic.

Belief; It sounds like a lot of Work

Finding a niche your passionate about, takes the word work out of the equation, and replaces it with play. Alan Watts said that the goal of every man should be to find a way to get paid to play. To immerse yourself in a passion, to look forward to bringing it into reality step by step, to imagine and them create, is truly what we were meant to do.

Conclusion

If this sounds simple it is, I write in a simple style, because I’m not a professional writer. I’m a Boomer just like you, that believes that the universe was designed to grow man. It can’t help but grow whatever you plant, just like fertile soil, if you plant a seed it grows it, it doesn’t have a choice. We were given the choice to decide what we plant. Philosophers throughout history all say the same thing, “as man believes so shall he be”.

Evaluate some beliefs you’re holding, beliefs that were handed down to you by your parents, always believing that they did the best they could with the tools they had. If you believe that you’re deserving of only a little happiness and a little prosperity, them that’s what the universe will provide. It’s a simple matter of cause and effect. Your beliefs (thoughts) are the cause and your life is the effect.

Scarcity and limitation was not our creators intent for us. God’s will was always that man be happy and prosper. If your not happy and dreading the next 10 or 20 years, them you have allowed some dis-empowering thoughts to creep into your mind. It’s not important, how they got there, what is important is being aware they are there. Use them as fuel to power you into self actualization, as Maslow said “once you think you can, you must.

I’m developing this Website specifically for Boomers like me, to discuss and analyze any number of the dis-empowering beliefs that we have latched on to, and to pull them out by there roots.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

 

 

Forgive College Loans

When Education became Big Business

In the 60s a belief started to form that a blue collar job was bad and if you wanted to get ahead in society you had to have a white collar job, and you needed a college degree, in order to get it. As this belief started to spread you started to see more and more high schools eliminating there technical training classes and replacing them with college prep classes.

Slowly the perception started that tech classes where for the slow minded and kids started to look down at classes like auto tech or woodworking tech. As interest in these classes diminished, they slowly started to disappear in high schools across the country. Denying millions of kids, who would have been more than happy,learning the basics of a trade, out in the cold

Big Finance saw an Opportunity

With the changes in 65 by the Johnson Administration, Student Loans became Federally backed and made available to everybody, no matter what the families income. This played right into the hands of Big finance, who took advantage of this dis-empowering belief, and with there unlimited advertising muscle, and the control of Congress have been able to turn millions into Debt Slaves.

Why has the Cost of College Skyrocketed

Colleges and Universities have been and still are prime supporters of this dis-empowering belief for obvious reasons, the business of Education has become big business, as the tremendous rise in Tuition will attest. The rapid rise in tuition is directly linked to the easy access to loan monies, they have been co-conspiritors with big Finance and have been more than happy to see families and young people go into great debt, without remorse.

They are lying to us

It can no longer be said, if it ever was,that Colleges and Universities teach the critical thinking skills that people need to get ahead in society. These skills are inherent in everyone and only need enlightened guidance and good practices to bring them out. These same colleges and Universities are guilty of false advertising and have not fulfilled there obligations, they have become bastions of elitists, that talk diversity through the sides of there mouths. They stifle free speech and can not tolerate anyone that doesn’t hold there exalted views of themselves.

Student Loan defaults at all time high

Even now Student Loan defaults are at an all time high and rising. Isn’t it interesting also that it’s one obligation that can’t be dismissed through bankruptcy. The Government should do something for the millions who have fallen into arrears and do something about the inflated cost of higher education period. A market adjustment need to happen. We saw it with the Stock Market, Banks and Real Estate. Something needs to be done for the millions of families who suffer under the hardship of loans they will never be able to repay.

Big Business calls the shots

Why is Government always willing to bail out big Finance and do nothing for the average citizen? Our whole foreign Policy is based on what’s good for big Business. We spend Trillions in the Middle East while ignoring our own infrastructure and our own citizens. To many politicians are looking to capitalize on there relations with big business.

Education for the benefit of educators not students

And nothing will change until people start getting mad enough and demand that Higher Education in America is not for the advancement of the students, it’s for the advancement of Education, for the school administrators and the faculty. And especially for the benefit of big Finance, that sit’s there rubbing there hands like the proverbial “Fagan” in Dickens, asking how much do they owe us now.

Conclusion

I’ve asked a lot of people why they think the cost of a College education has gotten so expensive, and most people don’t have the foggiest idea. It’s because of the liberal access to loans that you can’t get out, of even by declaring bankruptcy. Anyone looking at College Campuses today can plainly see that the last thing they are interested in is the students. They are only interested in there own self-interest. Big Education is Big Business and something has to change.

We must realize that a College Diploma does not guarantee success today or in the future. It’s only important to Big Finance, and is a dis-empowering belief that’s being pushed by Big Finance and Big Education. An empowering belief is that there are other avenues available, and it’s not worth turning you and your family into Debt Slaves for life.

Big Education is quickly pricing themselves into irrelevancy and I’m happy to bring it to your attention

As always thanks for visiting, Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is Yoga Good for Baby Boomers?

If you’ve ever wondered if starting Yoga in your late 50s is a good idea, let me tell you about my experience. I decided to start doing Yoga seriously at 59 years old. My main motivation was to improve my flexibility for my golf game. I started taking classes at the local Gym that I belonged to. While the instructors were usually very nice, I noticed right away that the classes were full for the good ones and empty for the others, not so good.

I admit to being intimidated at first, not knowing the difference between an up dog and a down dog, but from my position in the back of the class I slowly started gaining confidence. One of the disadvantages of doing Yoga in a Gym environment is that the most gyms have one maybe two Yoga sessions a day. Luckily I was able to establish a routine of three days a week.

After three months of classes I noticed a few things. My flexibility had improved as shown in my golf game, but I was surprised that my balance and coordination also showed marked improvement. I also seemed to be handling my stress levels a little better, and I even found myself kinda meditating as I tried to control my breathing while doing my Yoga routine.

I’ve since learned that Yoga especially for Baby Boomers is not only safer but out performs Aerobic exercises, at improving flexibility and balance but also improving core strength and reducing joint pain. Yoga has been pretty mainstream in Gyms for the last ten years and even longer in certain parts of the country. But the problem with Gyms is that the classes are limited and the instruction can vary greatly. But it is inexpensive. Private Yoga studios offer greater flexibility and quality instruction making it easier to establish a routine, but the facilities can vary greatly with regard to changing rooms showers and spa facilities. And they can be expensive.

If your looking to start doing Yoga today I would really suggest you look at joining an On-line Yoga Program. Yogadownload.com is the company I’d recommend, and here’s why.

Who are they

Name: Yogadownload

Website: Yogadownload.com

Price: Competitive

Owner: Jamie Kent

Overall Rank: 9.6 out of 10.0

Product Overview

On-line training programs is one of the fastest growing segments in the fitness industry. Fitness apps. Are growing 87% faster than other industries, with more than 1/2 of all smart phone users have a fitness app on their phone. On-line programs offer members the ability to log on anytime from anywhere. The programs are taught by some worlds the best instructors, at a fraction of the cost of a studio. Not only can you do a routine at your convince but you can fine tune to exactly the type of yoga you want and the skill level your at. Many other features are available including the fact that you belong to a social community of like-minded people that are very engaged in what your doing.

The Pros

  • World Class instructors
  • Unsurpassed quality and selection of classes to choose from
  • Free video downloads for off-line use
  • Affordability: $1.00 2 week intro, $12.00/month basic $18.00/month premium $120/yr premium
  • Experience: 10 years on-line, 220,000 members, 56 countries
  • Yoga anywhere on any mobile device

The Cons

  • Need to be self-motivated
  • Exercise usually at home alone
  • Nobody to check your form or posture

Who’s it for

90% of people come to Yoga for flexibility, stress relief, general health and physical fitness. But for Baby Boomers specifically, along with these obvious benefits,it can help problems like chronic pain, fatigue,obesity,asthma, but even more important Yoga offers a chance at self-reflection, to practice self-kindness and self-compassion and continued growth and self-awareness.

If your a Baby Boomer and you feel it’s too late to start, that your not “flexible enough” you need to realize that Yoga is’not about attaining the perfect pose, it’s not about being “good enough” or “right”, Yoga is about removing any judgment and letting you be present to who you are now.

Verdict

Yogadowload.com is a proven performer in the industry. Verywellfit.com ranked the #4 in the industry, after visiting the sites of the competitors, I found Yogadownload.com to be of a higher quality, more professional site. They are highly interactive with their members offering a wide variety of programs and products designed to improve the quality of life now.

Lastly is the business opportunity that Yogadownload.com offers through their Affiliate program, if your an active blogger and want to help pass the word you might look at becoming an Affiliate. Hit the link to check them out
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As always thanks for visiting, Dave

 

 

 

A Newbies Review of the Shareasale Network

Being new to the on-line affiliate marketing business, I wanted to give you my insight of what I found when researching and joining my first Affiliate Network. Remember that an Affiliate Network is not the same as an Affiliate Platform. A Network is a group of Merchants that carry an assortment of products. An Affiliate Platform provides you Website Hosting and related tools you need to promote the products you select.

Who’s being Reviewed

Name: Shareasale

Website: Shareasale.com

Price: Free to become a member

Owners: Awin

Overall Rank: 4.5 out of 5.0

Product Overview

Shareasale is one of the largest Affiliate Marketing Networks currently running. It competes with giants like CJ Affiliates and Clickbank and more than holds its own. They have been in business for 17 years, and have worked hard at becoming one of the top Networks in the business. In doing my due diligence about this company I found their reviews to be very positive. They all stressed how honest and fair they are. They all commended their excellent customer service, efficient tools and accurate reporting.

My personnel experience (limited as it may be), is that their sign up procedures are very simple and direct. They send a welcome aboard e-mail immediately, and tell you how long it will take until you approved. In my case being a brand new Affiliate Publisher, it took two days, at which time I was giving very easy to follow instructions on how to get started.

In 2017 Shareasale was acquired by the Awin Network (an international Affiliate Network) which gives them even more credibility in the business. At this time the two companies continue to run separately, but bodes well down the road, if they ever decide to merge.

The Pros

  • Reputable Company: Being in business for 17 years means you doing something right. Excellent reviews and reputation both on and off-line. Their accusation by Awin further enhances the companies standing in the industry.
  • Free and Easy to Join: As mentioned I found their sign up procedure to be much easier than a couple of their competitors. They were easy to follow and straight forward, especially when you brand new to the biz. They send you a welcome aboard e-mail and follow up with you approval or denial within days. Once, approved they provide simple step by step instructions on how to begin.
  • They allow multiple websites: You don’t have to separately sign up each website, just list all you website, once approved they all become active.
  • Number and Variety of Merchants: Shareasale has over 40 categories to choose from. This ensures that whatever you want to promote will most likely be available within their network. They currently have over 4800 merchants and are increasing that number almost daily

The Cons

  • They don’t use PayPal for pay outs. From what I’ve been seeing a lot of the big Networks don’t currently use PayPal, for whatever reason. Luckily I’ll accept a check mailed to my home.
  • High Payout Threshold: Currently its $50.00 before they send a payout, this is a turn off for new Affiliates, who are just getting started.
  • Threat of Fees and Account Deletion: In doing my research I came across this, that Shareasale might impose a fee of $25.00 if you account stays under $50.00 for an extended period , I’ve also read that they may delete you account if there is no activity after 90 days. This could be problematic to new Affiliates.
  • Separate Merchant Sign up: I was surprised after being approved by Shareasale that I still had to get separate approval from the Merchants that I wanted to promote. I originally applied to five different merchants and was accepted by three.

Who’s the Product For?

I think all Affiliate Publishers should include Shareasale within their portfolios. With over 4800 merchants to choose from the chances are excellent that you’ll find products you’ll be happy to promote. They offered one of the most balanced product mix that I saw.

Tools and Training

As with all the Networks I looked at they have a wealth of tools and training materials that you can access, it actually is almost overwhelming. No matter what you skill level maybe you can find the training right for. Although I didn’t go to deep into this area, I was not hit with a lot of up sells coming out of the gate as I was with a couple of Shareasale’s competitors.

Verdict

I feel that Shareasale offers a great Network to the new Affiliate just breaking into the business. The wide variety of Merchants almost insures that you’ll find something you’ll be proud to promote. They have an easy to navigate platform and at least initially seem to be more interested in helping you get started as opposed to up selling you additional products. Their training resources are extensive and they encourage you to join their on-line community. I would rank them a must have network, as part of you portfolio 4.5 out of 5.0

As always thanks for visiting, Dave

 

 

 

 

 

Are Baby Boomers Using Spas?

It starts with relaxing, in a room heated by a continuous flow of hot air, allowing the bather to perspire freely. Follow this up with a shower, and ten minutes in a whirl pool, massaging your joints and muscles under the jets of hot water. Sounds pretty good huh? then why aren’t more Baby Boomers doing it?

Saunas

The first Turkish Baths opened in the United States in 1861. While popularity of the traditional Turkish Bath has declined over the last 150 years, hot-air baths still thrive in the form of the Russian Steam bath and the Finnish Sauna.

The first mention of a Russian Steam Bath or Banya can be found in the Radzivill Chronicles dated 945 AD. Ancient Romans had a Cult of Bathhouse, where they not only washed themselves, but socialized, painted, read poetry, sang and feasted. Their Bathhouses even had special rooms for Massage, Gym and Libraries. Wealthy citizens often went to the Bathhouses twice a day.

The Finnish Sauna’s earliest roots are difficult to trace, but its earliest versions are believed to be from 700 BC. Today Finland has over 5 million inhabitants and over 3 million Saunas. Finns think of the Sauna not as a luxury, but as a necessity.

Health Benefits of Saunas

  • Reduce the risk of Heart Disease; studies have shown that taking a Sauna 2 to 3 times a week, can reduce the chances of Heart related death by 27%. And 50% if you take them 5 to 7 times a week.
  • Greater Longevity; A 20-year study noted a 40% reduction in premature death, for those who enjoyed a Sauna daily.
  • Rids the Body of Toxins; Perspiration cools the body down and rids the body of harmful waste products. Environmental pollutants, man made chemicals, heavy metals, solvents, pesticides, prescription drugs, nicotine and alcohol. The average person expels roughly a quart of sweat daily via the Ecerine Glands. A sauna triggers the gland to secrete a quart in 15 minutes.
  • Simulates the effects of exercise; heat stress, simulates intense physical activity. Sweating in a sauna after exercise soothes and relaxes muscles, expands and opens blood vessels that optimize blood vessel function.
  • Improves Heart Health; Saunas are both safe for healthy adults and those suffering from cardiovascular issues like angina pectoris, heart failure, and myocardial infraction, always check with your Dr. for guidance.
  • Lowers Blood Pressure; In addition to regulating blood pressure, sauna therapy is considered safer then prescription medication for the treatment of anxiety disorders, seasonal effective disorder (SAD), joint pain and the soothing of muscle spasms.

Boomers should start Using Saunas

The other day as I was sitting in the Sauna observing my body sweat and contemplating. It dawned on me how much I look forward to my Sauna after my workout, its become like a reward for completing another routine. In the thirty plus years that I’ve been doing these little routines its never ceased to amaze me how few people actually take advantage of the Spa facilities available in all the Gyms across the country. This is especially true about Baby Boomers.

It’s Free

What’s really gotten me thinking about, is that since turning 65, MediCare will actually pay for my Gym membership. In the thirty plus years I’ve paid an average of 35 to 45 a month to belong to a Gym. I now pay nothing and can use Gyms all across the country for free. I was taking a Sauna while traveling through California recently (I live in Las Vegas), and as usual I was sitting there alone, and the thought struck me, do Boomers just not care or do they just not know that this is available to them.

I, can understand the reluctance about starting an exercise program, but who would be reluctant about starting a spa program, especially when its FREE and so good for your health. Have Baby Boomers become that complacent or desperate, that they would rather sit in front of a TV or in the case of Vegas in front of a slot machine, for hours day after day, week after week. Has that become our idea of retirement?

Attitude Adjustment

Having the attitude that our parents had and society still has about growing old is wrong. Instead of being the worst of times it should be the best of times. It affords all of us, the chance to finally live the Dream, you’ve been holding all these years.

Holding onto dis-empowering beliefs that we’ve gotten from our parents, and continue to get, from the mass media outlets, about what growing old is all about, is wrong. Mass Media looks upon our Generation with an attitude of disdain and dismissiveness. All they see is a generation of diminishing returns. I’m sick of the condescending attitudes and tired of being made to feel like a second class citizen simply because I’m in my 60s. With the advancements in health care 60 is quickly becoming the new 50 and soon 70 will be the new 60.

Get with the Program

This website is a Manifestation of a Dream I have. It’s important to write and speak from my own position of purpose, knowing within that I am on a mission.I am simply doing what I know to be the right thing for me, while always

considering improving the lives of others. If my work helps you and others, I am thrilled. If not, I am still thrilled at being able to produce it. I am not focused on the outcome of my efforts. Results are not what motivate me. Changing the way Baby Boomers think about the future is what motivates me. Continue to visit this site where we will be discussing, how holding on to the same dis-empowering beliefs, will continue to give you the same dis-empowered life. You’ve heard the saying about insanity, “doing the same thing expecting a different result” well its time we start to challenge some paradigms that we got from our parents,  who got it from theirs, and create new ones, as we look forward to the next twenty years.

As always, thanks for visiting, Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Law of Unfoldment

There is a law of unfoldment in man, which says he can advance only
by going from where he is to the place where he would like to be. This
is not because the Law is limited, but because it is Law. As man unfolds
in his mentality, the Law automatically reacts to him. We all start at the beginning and as we complete each task our understanding increases, the information starts to unfold in our minds. We become more confident and slowly we start to manifest, what we imagined.

Where do we start

The way
to work is to begin right where we are and through constantly applying
ourselves to the training, we gradually increase in wisdom and
understanding, for in this way alone will good results be obtained. If
day by day we have a greater understanding and a clearer concept, if
daily we are learning more and applying it in our actions, then we are
on the right path and eventually we shall see results. This is a law, but we never stop, even if you make mistakes, you keep moving toward your goal.

It is a wonderful
experience and a great adventure to make conscious use of the training,
to feel that we can plant an idea in our mind and see it gradually take
form. Taking something from our imagination and turning it into reality is what gives pleasure. It’s an example of cause and effect.

Don’t be impatient

There should not be any sense of hurry or worry about this, just a calm, peaceful sense of reality. Let the Law work through and express itself in, the experience. There should be no idea of compulsion. We do not have to make the Law work, it is its nature to work. Let nature takes its course, you can hurry a tree to grow or a flower to bloom.

Enjoy the Experience

In gladness, then, we should make known our desires, and in confidence we should wait upon the Law to manifest through us. Taking an idea or desire and giving it forms, is turning the immaterial into the material. It’s like creating art, it should be fun. Don’t stress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affliate Marketing for Seniors

If your a member of the Baby Boomer generation and have ever wondered if affiliate marketing for seniors, is viable at our age, let me start by saying inequitably YES. If your like me, and have been afraid that your computer skills, are just not up to the task, of starting an on-line business, then I have some good news for you. I have found an Affiliate Marketing Program perfect for seniors.

Wealthy Affiliates is the perfect platform, they offer step by step directions, on how to create, grow and manage an on-line business. Joining the WA community, of over a 1,000,000 members, of people, who just like you, wanted something more out of life, is a great place to start. A community of like-minded people, who actually care about your success.

Wealthy Affiliates; Rankings and Overview

A quick overview and how I rank the Wealthy Affiliates Platform.

  • Name: Wealthy Affiliates
  • Owners: Kyle and Carson
  • Website URL:https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com?a_aid=e78a81fe
  • Training:4.5 out of 5.0
  • Support: 5.0 out of 5.0
  • Website Builder: 4.9 out of 5.0
  • WordPress Hosting: 4.8 out of 5.0
  • Research Tools: 4.5 out of 5.0
  • Success Stories: 4.5 out of 5.0
  • Price: Starter Member FREE
  • Smarterfittness.com: 4.0 out of 5.0

Training Formats

There are four steps that everyone has to take when setting up an on line business.

  • Find and establish your interest your Niche
  • Build a Website
  • Attract Visitors
  • Generate Revenue

Training on the Wealthy Affiliates Platform is step by step and easy to follow. They walk through proven techniques that work today and explain why they will continue to work into the future. They offer multiple training formats, depending on your experience and learning style.

  • Online Entreprenueral Certification (50 lessons)
  • Affiliate Marketing Bootcamp Training (70 lessons)
  • Live Interactive Classes (weekly)
  • Video Tutorials (1000+)

Training that is designed to take you step by step as you build your Affiliate Marketing Business in the niche of your choice.

It’s a Community

One of the main reasons I joined the WA Community, was the feeling of community, that no matter what level of expertise I had I could find individuals willing and eager to help me every step of the way. With no other company have I found the ability to connect with the CEO directly, with questions or concerns, while enjoying the benefits for free.

It shows their commitment in helping and supporting people through the process of what it takes to build a successful on line business. To see for your self click here:https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com?a_aid=e78a81fe

Finding your Niche

Included in the AW Platform is the Jaaxy Keyword Search Engine, this gives you the ability to do site analysis and research on any niche you have an interest in. AW shows you step by step, how to research and utilize keywords in your content, in order to get the Google rankings everyone is after. This is crucial in building your niche and being recognized as an authority.

Promote the WA Opportunity

In order to successfully promote a product, you have to either have, personal knowledge or write an informative review on the product. Develop this skill set by offering the WA opportunity. This very lucrative program is available to you and has allowed many of our members to succeed, while developing their niche.

It’s Free

If your like me and have been frustrated and even taking advantaged of in past attempts at building your own on-line business, let me assure you that this is the best opportunity I’ve found, it’s changing my life and it can change yours.

Join now for FREE:https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com?a_aid=e78a81fe

For free you can check out the WA community for yourself, and see if it’s right for you. They actually encourage you to go this route, if you eventually decide to go premium at some point, it will be because you see the value. Being a part of a community, that believes if you succeed we all succeed, is one of the many reasons that Wealthy Affiliates is recognized as one of the most progressive, forward thinking on-line business platforms in the market today.

Questions or Concerns

Like with any of my posts I encourage your input. If you have any questions or concerns about Wealthy Affiliates or what’s included in their free membership, write them below and I’ll be happy to help you find the answer.

As always thanks for visiting my site. Dave

 

 

 

 

Science of the Mind; Everything you know is wrong

Thoughts are Things

Health and sickness are largely externalizations of our dominant mental and spiritual states. An emotional shock, or a mind filled with thoughts of fear, has been known to cause the momentary stoppage or acceleration of the heart. Physicians now testify that, under emotional stress, particularly anger, the blood leaves a chemical deposit around the joints in the body.

Worry, fear, anger, jealousy, and other emotional conditions, are mental in their nature, and as such are being recognized as the hidden cause of a large part of all the physical suffering to which the flesh is heir. A normal healthy mind reflects itself in a healthy body, and conversely, an abnormal mental state expresses its corresponding condition in some physical condition. Thoughts are things.

Cause and Effect

We are given the power to sit in the midst of our lives and direct their activities. Strife and struggle are unnecessary. We only need to know, but we must know constructively. The material universe was created to manifest what the mind believes. Just so far as we believe upon any condition, past, present or future we are creating chaos, because we are than dealing with conditions (effects) and not the causes. It’s our thinking that cause the effects. And we think the way we do because of our beliefs.

Is it the Ego holding you back

Who told you too old to build muscle tone? Who told you that steam and saunas are bad. Who told you that losing flexibility and balance are just a sign of aging? Whoever it was lying to you, and if you continue to believe it, it’s because you want to believe it. That dis-empowering belief is comfortable and warm and you use to it. The ego is telling you can’t and it won’t, that you’ll look foolish. Who do you think you are? The ego hates change, it fears that change will push him off the stage and you ego loves the stage. And for years all the ego has been doing is making you sick.

Your Mind can grow Stronger so can you

It’s time to take control of you mind. Understanding how our minds work is a science and we are finding out more of how it works on almost a daily basis. Elkhonon Goldberg in his book “The Wisdom Paradox; How you mind can grow stronger as you brain grows older”, discusses how outdated neurological concepts are being disproved on a daily basis. Science has disproved the idea that me are only given so many brain cells and when they die they don’t regenerate new ones. It’s a lie. Reading his book will change the way you think about aging and our thinking capabilities.

60 is the new 50

If,you can buy into that than it isn’t such a leap to think that 70 is the new 60. With the advances in health care and a changing consciousness, especially within the Baby Boomer generation, that you are what you believe you are. And if you not happy you can change starting NOW. I’m passionate about showing my generation that we don’t have to go meekly into the shadows but instead stay in the sunlight of the spirit for many more years than we may have originally thought possible. So if all of a sudden you realize you have another 20 productive years ahead of you, what do you want to do about it? Don’t die with you dream inside you.

Conclusion

Follow me as I challenge dis-empowering beliefs about what it means to grow old in our society today and how some of our so called advocates are nothing more than shills for huge corporate interests. Some first and most dis-empowering beliefs we have to dealt with, is what it means to be fit.
And how you can go about it, and have fun

 

Limiting Beliefs

One of the things that makes life worth living, is showing people, especially Baby Boomers, how to overcome limiting beliefs. Having goals and striving to attain them no matter your age, adds purpose and meaning to your life. To be without personal goals is to live a groundhog existence, where every day is the same as the day before. Days filled with meaningless activities designed to eat time, is like dying a slow death.

Watching days go bye, endlessly fighting that nagging feeling that there has to be more. Constantly at war within yourself, feeling that there has to be more to life. Fighting that nagging feeling of despair that you’ve left something undone. To live out your “retirement” with these types of thoughts going through your head, is stressful not to mention hard work.

To watch TV endlessly, constantly comparing yourself to both real and fictional characters. Being contemptible of the real people, sharing their beliefs and viewpoints, while being sympathetic and identifying with the fictional characters whose make believe lives help you to escape, even if its just for a few hours, the mundane monotony of yours. Believing that this is all that your capable of, sitting in front of a box full of illusions.

You Should be on TV

Ever consider why it isn’t you up on that screen, reading that script, or pontificating about something you believe in. Your just as good-looking, even better than some, and your opinion is just as viable, if not more so than theirs. So why are you here and not there? It’s because you believe, deep down that your either not smart enough, not good enough or not deserving enough to be up there.

You have become willing to sit idly bye and watch others manifest their dreams, while yours stay buried deep in the recesses of your mind. It’s only because you’ve convinced yourself that your not capable. For years, you’ve bombarded your subconscious mind with negative self talk that your not enough. Even now your subconscious is telling you your not healthy enough, or smart enough or deserving enough. Yet everyday you watch people, just like you, manifest their dreams, right in front of you.

What’s their Secret?

They have empowering beliefs about themselves and the world. For a number of reasons they have formed empowering beliefs, where you have formed dis-empowering ones. They seem to know, what a lot of us have forgotten. That we are creations of a divine intelligence built in its image, with all its capabilities and talents. That we have been placed in a Universe that has one main purpose, and that’s to grow man. Given free will to believe whatever we want, our divine mind works 24/7 manifesting that belief into the neutral Universe, that’s been designed to provide whatever we believe we are worthy of.

When did you Start Believing

Whenever you decided to believe the dis-empowering beliefs you been holding is unimportant. What’s important today be that you are aware. And with awareness can come change. Your divine mind is capable of doing anything you believe it can do. Once you realize that the life your living is because you chose it, you can choose to change it. if, your not happy than your not living God’s Will for yourself. God’s Will is for you to be happy and grow prosperous.

Why does a tree grow effortlessly, in a forest, that from above looks like a massive parkland designed by master gardeners. It’s because it has no dis-empowering beliefs about being a tree. Why don’t you see any starving birds. They don’t worry about the Universe not providing they believe it will.

if, your not happy than change it. Stop beating yourself up that its taken so long, realize that everything that has happened in your life had a reason, and it got you here, now. Be thankful, its part of the journey, your journey. It doesn’t matter when you wake up, just that you wake up.

Stop Limiting Yourself

Limiting yourself and living an unfulfilled life is actually harder than manifesting the life of your dreams. To constantly be judging and comparing yourself to others is extremely hard and destroys your body. Instead of wasting time doing that, look for what your passionate about. What gives you pleasure and enjoyment, what would seem like play to you than figure out a way to make money doing it. Allan Watts said ” that the goal of every man is to get paid to play”. Find that passion and show others how they can do it to if they believe it strong enough.

Stop being the victim to your own dis-empowering beliefs. Design a life that makes you happy. You can start now. Change happens in the now, start small and work outwards.

Where to Begin

Start with your words, both how you speak to yourself and others. Watch for those self-defeating terms, and eliminate any demeaning comments. By being aware of your words and how you’ve’e been talking to yourself and others, you can shift the most powerful thing you have into your favor, your word.

Start by saying the opposite of what you normally say, start asking people how their day is going, and be interested in how they respond, how they sound, take notice. Start looking everyone in the eye and start forcing yourself to smile.

Stop Assuming

Stop making assumptions that you know what others are thinking. Stay focused on your own thinking. Think how can I be of service, how can I make this time better. How can I ease someone burdens.Be that ray of sunshine in a cloudy day. Quit the debating society, stop being so concerned about the world out there and worry about the world in here, your mind.

Quite the static, be aware of discordant sounds and noise create peace. Start noticing what brings negativity to your mind and start eliminating it, item by item.

Don’t take it Personal

Become aware that anything anybody says or does to you is’isn’t about you, its about them. They are playing their role and your only a character in their movie. If they have decided your the villain in their show there is nothing you can do to change the directors mind. Stay true to yourself and try not to get sucked into their drama. Again it does’isn’t have anything to do with you, its all an illusion.

Do your Best

You can only try to do your best. Realizing that we are by nature imperfect. We learn by experience, and some lessons take a long time, a very long time. But when we are ready than we will know. Don’t get down because you continue to fail to live up to your expectations, understand that the most critical judge you ever face is yourself. Missing the mark doesn’t mean your bad it only shows that your human. Realize that and take better aim. With this awareness you give yourself space. Notice how impatient you are with yourself

It’s all a part of the journey. Our imperfections are how we judge perfection. Without them we would have no way to measure, and we would not see growth. We all grow at our own rate, wishing it could be different isn’t going to make us grow any faster, as a matter of fact it retards growth. Take sustenance in progress, be aware how far you’ve’e come from where you were and enjoy the journey.

Conclusion

They say the worst thing you can do is die with your dream inside you. Being aware that the only one stopping you is that person in the mirror. Isn’t it about time that you and him start working together?

 

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

 

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