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All smiles on the beach...



All smiles here as the summer kicks in...at last! ;o)

We Brits are renowned for our "moaning about the weather" whatever it may be, and it was hot today... am I complaining? na... ;o)

Not in the least, having had a great few days enjoying it with my youngest son, making the most of the half term holiday.

Seems like we may get a good summer this year, having not really had a good consistent one for the last few years in my opinion. You could say they were typical Brit summers.

Seems the weather is going to be great just the right time with the economy like it is and people deciding to skip going abroad this year.

Hope you have enjoyed the break as much as me and my lad did.

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Getting back to basics

Sounds simple enough doesn't it?

So why do we seem to complicate everything to get to the point of needing to say..."gotta get back to basics"?  Been pondering over this the last few days, indecently of which I haven't been "myself" some would say and I would tend to agree with them, glad it happened though as with everything, we learn something if we choose to... ;o)  It all stemmed from one simple question that kept bothering me... What do I really want?

After asking myself that for two days and spinning my wheels not really knowing what I wanted, just "thinking" I would know... I realised...

I had a word wrong in the question, of which changes things dramatically... for the simple reason it effects everything else.

I should be asking myself...

What do I really need?

The italics just for emphasis on the words could be read as intent... ;o)

Changes thing a bit now eh?

From "ego" to "I" and as soon as realised the real question I should ask my mindset shifted which in turn changed how I felt too.

One word made all that difference.

Pondering on the right question suddenly made me aware that what I need gives me what I want.
I don't want much, nor do I really need much.

How about you?

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Less is more

Just a quick post with a request for others to consider reading this blog in a different way, using the RSS feed either by email or the orange feed icon on the top right corner of the blog.

If you already subscribe this way this won't matter much ;o)
Some people have wondered what RSS or feeds are, I figure the best way to learn is to jump right in and try it out.

If you have a google account you already have a google reader, signing into your google account in one tab, then with this blog open in another tab, click the orange icon, on the next page, choose to add to your google reader. It should automatically open your reader with this blogs feed content showing...ie what you are reading now. ;o)

Another good reason I ask you to subscribe is I aim to declutter this blog over the next few weeks and get back to simple which means you won't miss anything by way of content, in fact i think the feed is formatted better than the blog itself, you only miss seeing the sidebars which will have less in them anyway.

The aim for me is just improve the quality of the post contents from here onward.

While I would like more of you to subscribe to the feed it would also be great if those of you who are able to, would consider sharing the post too, wherever you like to share them, twitter, friendfeed facebook etc.

Thanks. :o)

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Chain of life

Life is starting to feel like a strange chain of links, the links being the relationships between us as people, relationship between events, things, actions, how these things link together to effect us in certain ways which in turn effect the links themselves.

We strengthen or weaken them.

We all have relationships and can relate to everyone else having them etc, family, friends, work mates, all these things we constantly influence and work on. Most of the time people influence these links without thinking about them first, nor do they consider the real effects of the choices, actions they take.

Something I have learned the hard way is this...you know who your mates are when life is shit and you are down, IE when you need them most.

You know more of peoples truth by their actions rather than their words, IE the world is full of hypocrites.

So do we choose carefully enough?

Does the parent know the effect of telling a little white lie to their children early in life has on things later in their lives?

(How many doubts will be thrown up for them later in life on all the things they were unsure of earlier in life, things the parents say, once they know you started lying way back when...)

Does the boss know the overall effect of telling one "low ranked" worker that they are just a cog?

(Who else will that worker tell and will they want to work so hard?)

Does the man who slaps his wife in front of the kids consider the effects on the children's later life and their relationships with their own wives, and children?

(Do they realise the continuous loop they strengthen?)

Does the person who has a fling while their partner looks after the kids really consider the effects on these links?

(The links between the partner and kids, them and the partner, them and the kids, the between the kids themselves?)

Every chain has weak links...

Do we know when to break the weakest links?

Do we consider the effects of breaking them?

On ourselves, others and also those connected to them, you?

Do you want a strong chain or a shitty little weak one?

Cut the weak ones and work on the strong ones.

Trust, respect is what strengthens the links.

I don't want weak links that take away from me being able to strengthen the stronger ones.

I want to strengthen my relationship with my kids, the family members who matter, the friends who matter, the things I do I will consider more.

The weak links will break.

There are links I would like to build, (not sure I ain't to be single forever ya know, though I wont be second fiddle neither!) others I will cut away, if you feel I have cut you off, maybe you ought to ask why I would do that?.

New links appear all the time.

How about you? Have you considered the links of your chain?

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Change, fear it or embrace it...

I choose to embrace it, more so after the last few days which has been very interesting to say the least. 

I have to say a huge thanks to a couple of people who have helped me get clear and look at things from a slightly different perspective than my own. 
One was intentional, meaning we had some great emails going back and forth, from someone I regard as a sharp, smart person. Thanks.. you know who you are! ;o)

The other person has no idea they have helped me in such a way, that's ok, they said a few things that really hit home for me, even though what they said was for someone else...it doesn't matter because the lesson in what they said I did grasp, for that I say... thanks.

Life changes and we change with it, how we respond to any change is going to determine the end result, so why fear it? 

People just don't like change full stop, it's taking them out of their comfort zone. It's too easy to settle...settling is comfortable and cosy.

I don't want to settle, I want to change, learn, grow, improve and live a better life than I already do. (not too hard that mind)
I don't want much, I may need things as do we all but having the things others aspire to have, like a flash motor, big house, blah blah blah... I rarely even think about. 

Life is not about what you have, or have not.

Life is about how you feel, nothing else "in the moment" matters more than how you feel. You don't say...

How do I think about that?

You're more likely than not to say...

How do I feel about that?

How you feel effects how you think as much as how you think effects how you feel.

So what is the more important one? 

I feel ready to change, the last few weeks have allowed me to align my thinking toward my feeling change. I do feel different, thanks to my mate and our email conversations I am now thinking clearly enough to accept the changes I need to embrace.

I feel good...  :o)

Do you embrace or fear change?

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Commons speaker Micheal Martin is OUT but...

... is it all smoke and mirrors...

I'll say no more about this crap because while some people "get it" some don't.

My last post, which was a one off shouldn't have happened really, in a way I also fell for the smoke and mirrors.

UK government is corrupt to the core.

Normal blogging will resume here! :o)

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MP's make me PUKE...

Time for change!

...not the hyped crap of "hope" that worked so well for the USA, hope is by definition something you never quite achieve, else what would you "hope" for?

Hope is.. "I'd like that, but it's unlikely to happen" (...keep hoping!)

Britain is supposed to lead the way with this shit called "politics" or "democracy" and do it to our supposedly core values of being tolerant, being fair, with honesty, decency, and best for everyone involved...

Does that sound like what OUR MP's run the UK with?

Does that sound like that arrogant idiot speaker who wasted £100,000 of YOUR money trying to make sure YOU never found out how some "greedy, insensitive, irresponsible, fiddling, lying" MP's abused YOUR money. The "some" to me is VERY debatable too but nevertheless there are bound to be some good MP's.

We need ...
REAL change, not the hyped crap "new" labour hoodwinked the (gullible) voters with so effectively... IE..."our "new" meaning we WILL screw over the "working class" we used to base our values on, those who built us up to where we are, without them realising it till it's too late"...  (-IE- about NOW)

Hence the "we won't raise income tax" to the public while creating many new taxes in the background to be sure we are worse off ...

One lie leads to many others, they lied at the start... do I really need explain ALL the lies? I will be here for a month!!!

Forget it, they ALL lie...

If you have VOTED for a party, you ARE gullible, but let me have a chance to say why...

They are all shit!

That make sense?

Good ...

My local MP didn't like some "comments" being posted on his facebook page, so he blocked those of us who voiced our thoughts and opinions, yeah...free speech and all that right?

How dare us... shame on us, he only wants to listen to the "yes" on his constituency... else he wouldn't have blocked us, we ARE part of it, he represents US remember... free speech again... what happened to THAT? Oh yeah, he has an agenda, a party agenda.

Course, I got a blog... lol! :o)

Lets see what REAL change could be and do for us, because it HAS to happen...cos that shower of shite and the system they FORCE us to live in doesn't work. FULL STOP!

Note, NOT "labour doesn't work" as was famously used years ago, which is STILL true, but THE whole lot doesn't work. (So the labour luvvies, don't bother, accept it, your party is crap, as are the rest, they LIED, wake up)

The first REAL change has to be the NEW vote of NO confidence.

At present you choose between the branches of the same power and system, believe it, whether you vote one of the big three, or green, whatever they are all branches of the same power base behind it, working to manipulate and control every direction of our lives.

Forget about em... but if you don't vote, what happens at the moment, if everyone chose to not vote? Somehow they have set it up so THEY, meaning the behind the scene power base still run things, something I can't seem to get the idiots who tell me I WASTE my vote by NOT voting understand.

Well... I would waste MY time voting for something as corrupt as that shower of shite and that is me voting for something I don't believe in.

Do I look THAT dumb, dishonest?

But I DO want MY vote!

Make a new vote for "NO confidence" meaning for ALL parties, that means you are VOTING to CHANGE the SYSTEM, they all lose the option and we have to make change, we take OUR rights and power back from the few manipulating bastards already ruining it for their own means, at OUR expense!

What kind of change we might ask...

We demand a law for the new "no confidence" vote for a start...

WE make the majority a "no confidence" by action... therefore we scrap the lot of them by VOTING them all out, that's REAL democracy. :o)

We change the system so it never happens again, we don't have to completely destroy things so much in one go, just make the change and work at it as fast and effectively as possible for the good of everyone and to the best of our collective ability.

Now I don't know or claim to know how it all works, all I know is it isn't working...taxes are wasted and stolen IMO and responsibility gets sidetracked to the "never never" office. I know that the further up the chain the messier it gets. Listen to them idiots in commons debate... pathetic... "right honourable member of the house"... bah makes me puke. Utter drivel. GET on with it! ... Better yet GET OUT!

I think the way forward is like this...

We elect local representatives who the locals feel best to represent them and their local issues in an honest and fair way and NOT tied to any "pre-set agenda" which is forced onto us.

The local representatives collectively represent the counties, with another elected person to represent the counties in national issues, then a national representative to represent UK in Europe and World affairs etc.

Simple.. right?

Bit like it already is but without ties to an overall party, without the POLITICS and bullshit of it all.

Not MP's - Must procrastinate.

But LR's - Local representatives.

And CR's - County representatives.

Then NR's - National representatives.

Now here is the difference for me... we don't have them idiots like MP's, or even some of those in the local councils "deciding what we should be deciding on."

The difference is you are NOT voting for what a party "thinks is best for us" but voting for someone to represent our own local issues in order to deal with them regardless of anything else, so we sort the issues at hand, the ones that effect our immediate circle in our everyday lives and do it when it matters most, no piss fart arsing around with crap to delay everything and milk the monetary side of it as they do, and having to go further up the chain, and again and again till we get to some what's-his-name-lazy-arsed political yet uncaring outsider to decide.

The system as it is is set up in such a sly way that NO-one is directly accountable yet ONE person really makes the last and all to biased choice overriding whatever went before, whatever the detractors and whatnots want to say to me about all this...I don't care!

I don't give a shit when you snobby shallow people say "I don't know nothing about it because I am a commoner and never been involved in it, never seen it first hand and these people are doing a great job and blah blah bloody blah"

Get over yourselves. they have you suckered and you swallowed the "blue pill" all to easy.

We should be VOTING on everything. With the digital age to utilise there is no reason we can't have better faster solutions to our local issues.

Nothing is so hard we can't vote ourselves on them, using digital means and printable PDF's with questions and such for us to voice our thoughts etc, once every three months, which means 4 times a year we DO get a say in matters that matter to us locally and acted on as fast as possible.

Then we get a once a year vote and such on bigger national issues.

Every change, every need, then acting on it to the best we can do collectively within our means... not paying them idiots to sort things out and yet still make a mess of it and watching our money get wasted, we should just ACT as fast and effectively as possible for the overall good for everyone....case in point locally... the brown route!

We pay so much in taxes, income, road, council, VAT etc we get VERY little real value for our money, they are all used and abused to line the wrong peoples pockets and that doesn't just mean those in power...it's those they "filter" it out to in forms of contracts etc...

The gravy train has to stop. We fuel it, we can stop it.

Listen up, this expenses crap going on. You greedy hypocritical bastards!

Those who said they are low paid in relation to real business etc. BOLLOCKS - If you can't "get by" or "survive" on a grand a week....you live in a fantasy-land!

And they get MORE than a grand a week, everyone of them, so 650 odd grand minimum a week in wages, we pay them!

If you "need" more than a grand to "live on" you are a greedy and living a materialistic, wasteful lifestyle and leading a very bad example to those you represent which can lead to resentment.

Having expenses to do some areas of your work is fine, taking the piss is NOT. But if you are going to take claims for everything just where do you spend your very over generous wages?

Or are you all getting richer every year due to being able to save so much of it?

You make me puke!

I see NO reason any MP can't live on what they do and use the MINIMAL expenses required to actually DO the job and have a damn reasonable lifestyle. (one MP has done just that.)

You just want it all cos you are greedy and abuse the power you have allowing you to do these things on the sly for so long.

Someone said rightly the only really honest person to ever go into that house on the Thames was "guy fawkes".

I believe you who have abused it should be arrested AND tried for fraud... anyone else would be?

If that doesn't happen it proves to EVERYONE there IS one law for some and one law for everyone else. Squeaky bum time for the lot of you...at least it damn well should be.

Pathetic is the fact with have idiots making the laws and some of them as been exposed even exploit it to change laws for money!

Scrap lords too.

You really need to understand the true depth of anger with the public and how you have blatantly taken the piss out of THEM for so long and will continue to do so unless WE do something about it.

That means seeing the back of you and out of the doors to make way for real people who care about real local issues that will deal with these things in the manner they should be dealt with.

Time to stop wasting so much of our money,

Save more of what we have and stop throwing money at crap!

Scrap what we pay to the EU for a start!

Scrap half of the civil servants out there, they aren't needed, they are "labour bought votes" by way of job security.

Scrap the vast expenses people leach off the system like these MP's, the legal system and the way the legal eagles abuse legal aid.

Scrap the stupid amounts wasted in subsidies to farmers, landowners and such to grow NOTHING!

The way tax and such is set up is diabolical, a recipe to keep us trapped into this system and allowing our money to be wasted and squandered on meaningless quangos and crap like "outreach" jobs!

What value does a worker really get out of his efforts?

Very little if you are honest and consider it all as it gets taxed. We get taxed over and over again on the same money, that is PURE greed and "theft of value" in my eyes.

An idea would be...

Income tax should be pegged at say 12.5% for EVERYONE earning over £5000 and under £52,000 a year, also the rate should be pegged at 15% for those earning over £52.000 a year. Those Earning less than £5000 a year pay no income tax.

Income tax should be used ONLY on hospitals, policing, fire-service, etc, these things we need to have running country wide and at a level of competence that is also country wide, providing real value from the cost.

Other national things like postal service have a difference in that they are  also able raise own running funds and income by sales etc.

Our other tax should be a local tax for local issues to be dealt with by locals, a self growing and self maintaining system. Each locality should be able to self decide what cost and expenses are needed to deal with the issues at hand locally, therefore collecting what's needed, rather than what they set regardless and when it is needed so as to act.

Like a new council tax? Is that what I mean?

Not really, cos that was a balls up from the start.

Nothing like the way council tax is raised and used or wasted the way it is now.

A new kind of "town" tax, and another smaller amount paid called "county" tax maybe. If you say that everyone earning money regardless of amount has to pay 5% on their income as "town tax" and another 2.5% as their "county tax" which would be 7.5% for everyone regardless of wage amount, meaning those earning under $5000 a year.

So those earning over £5,000 and under $52,000 a year would be paying in total 20% tax a year.

Those earning over £52,000 a year would be paying a total of 22.5% tax.

V.A.T... scrap it... it's theft!

The road tax system should be spent entirely on the roads and safety system but a fair price to reflect the real cost spent on what's needed.

It should be a stepped price on only vehicle type like it used to be. IE- cars, bikes, vans, lorries etc.

Drug tax should be set at a price too, like drink, cigarettes etc, but a fair price and all tax from this should go into getting people off the shit! :o)

The truth is, YOU have the power but they don't let you use it the way it would really benefit your life and your locality.

There is so much WE can make right IF we are allowed to do it the way we feel is best for us and not how "they" want it to be done.

But it takes a whole system change and that means getting RID of the system as it is and developing a new way to live and govern our lives.

The current system is OUTDATED and a failure.

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The way she made me feel...

Regarding the last post, a fair chunk of it's falling into place and making more sense to me, although there is plenty yet still to come no doubt but I don't expect it. :o)

The biggest thing is to move with the flow and acknowledge and accept whatever comes, whatever choices confront me when they do, then decide and act accordingly because I am yet to understand what the purpose is.

A friend said that I must have somehow, sometime started raising my energy vibration in a fairly big intense way to set me up for the events that followed (which I mention in the last post), I "tuned in" if you like as we are and "all that is" really is just that, energy and vibrations like radio waves. 

So I pondered on that to see if anything jumped out at me which could hint at triggering or somehow raising my vibration level ... after a few minutes I realised I didn't really know what I should even be considering, I asked myself, what sort of thing raises vibration anyway?

Feelings? 

Emotions?

Colours?

They would be the obvious areas to me that I should consider, as every emotional feeling has a different vibration doesn't it? 

Remember being in love the first time? 

Surely that vibrational feeling was higher, faster than when you felt guilty, sad, depressed.

And colours have an effect on us, we all know they ARE different vibrational levels of the same light...everyone has seen rainbows. ;o)

So I pondered on what made me feel good, happy, young, alive... 

Or what colours have effected me in any way, whether wearing them or seeing them, etc...

I just looked around, and something struck me...I decorated my flat several months ago and my front room where I am now is a light shade of  purple, lilac, although a few of my cheeky mates and one of my brothers said it was pink! :o/  

It's not, it is a light purple... honest!

Purple... no idea why I picked that but it IS the colour of the universe! 

I just remembered I shared an awful lot of 80's videos on facebook a few days before reading the ebook mentioned in the last post...written by someone famously known for wearing...purple! (hint there!)

These videos made me feel great, reminded me of my youth and all the loonies I grew up with enjoyed them too, no doubt reminding them of their youth.. :o)

Ironic...I just realised the first video which caught my attention and lead me to youtube and finding and sharing these videos was Prince, the video was purple rain! That is just too uncanny! :o/

A few reminded me of my first serious girlfriend... (wink to her.. ;o) ) and obviously the feelings you are reminded of you are in a sense reliving... bound to raise your feelings and emotions..therefore the energy vibrations too. 

All this together could have set it off no?

In this case when you listen to music, watch old programs or music videos as above, the feel-good factor IS raising YOUR vibration level...

So, to raise yours, do what makes you feel good, alive, young, free,  nostalgic, time and space is after all relevant. More so when you factor in feelings and emotions.

Close your eyes and really remember a point in your past and inside your head and heart (feeling) you are right back there, in an instant.

Remind yourself how you used to be...relive that great feeling it used to give you and ENJOY it... your feelings and mind are younger than your body.

If you could capture that sunny feeling of first love and live feeling that way all your life...imagine that! ... (says the single guy!)  ;o) 

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The invisible thread?

Well it has been an interesting few days for me, as you know from a previous post I have been feeling a little "lost" and yes the midlife crisis really did cross my mind! I felt like I had really come to what the picture shows... a dead end. 

So I am typing this without really thinking about it to much, I wasn't going to write this but after the last two days events felt it best I should... I am not sure of how I can explain it or work it out, but I will try, so you will have to forgive anything that sounds confusing or crazy... ;o) 

Comments are welcome... I am just going to be true to myself and stick to that, it may get long, may not....

It has been going on for a few weeks really, but thinking about it now and looking back all I see is synchronicity. It had me explaining that word and meaning to my youngest which he found intriguing. Even while explaining it to him I found myself noticing other moments of which I had which I realised were synchronicitic too. Some of my friends on facebook will have seen some of this happen over the last few weeks via some of the links and conversations we have had there.

Friday I really decluttered my home to the point that on friday night when my youngest got here he thought I had an emptyish living room! 

Felt good to get cleared out, it helped clear my mind a little, as they say it is all in the mind and the "outside" is a reflection of the "within" so my need to clear the mind started me off decluttering within and lead to me decluttering the "out" which was not planned on friday, just felt had to do it so did it. Am I glad I did.

Just the notion of doing that and letting it go set me free of the messy thoughts and confusion enough to make more sense of it all, to put it all in perspective so to speak. 

My youngest wanted to go home saturday early evening so he could go out on sunday with mum, her fella and their little son, my eldest as ever out with mates or his girlfriend! (young love eh). So I had an easy relaxing saturday night, sunday was spent lazing about as well as going out for a walkabout with my dutiful obedient camera. ;o)

But before I get to the odd events of this last weekend...

On facebook about two weeks ago now I shared on there an ebook link which I stumbled onto, no idea how I found it, I just clicked a link somewhere and was on page one of the book and started reading it...I never stopped until it was finished. When I looked at who wrote it I was surprised to see it mirrored the same thing which happened in 96 or 97..with the same author, in much the same way, ie..I stumbled onto them both unknowingly and unintentionally and just read them.

The first time in 96, 97, (not sure what year it was) I read a paperback, no idea where it came from, what it was called, where it went, nothing, I all I remember is reading it and thinking, wow, what? I never saw that book again!

While I read that and took it on board, enough to make my own conclusions but not dwell on it, I had life to deal with having two young sons at this time so I soon thought no more of it. Until the ebook reminded me of it more than ten years later!

Funnily enough, on the facebook post where I shared this, I mentioned that since I finished the ebook I had a humming in my head, now I already have tinnitus but it's was slightly different to that and felt warmer, nicer, calmer, more of a buzz than anything...my friends there would testify to me saying this, remember this was a few weeks ago too and it had not stopped for a few days after I mentioned it, so in all about 6 days I had that warm humming feeling.

I missed it the second day after it stopped to be honest lol...  :o)

Then the weekend before this last one, me and my youngest were bored on the saturday night, so we decided to watch a dvd and we chose "The matrix", which we had seen before but not together, so glad we did as so many questions for each of us were answered, by explaining points to my youngest I was also learning far more of the bigger picture of the reality we live.

Matrix = system. My sons knows what "I" mean by the system...

Our system to me is law, religion, education, politics, global businesses, mainstream media, all under the power and influence of Freemason societies. (not machines in the metal sense as on matrix, machines as in power and control sense)

By the end of the film which also explains very clearly the core of the content of the two books I read as mentioned earlier my youngest said...

"So are we all Neo?"  BINGO!  I was pleased to hear that I tell you. :o)

Now if only more of us knew of this sort of thing at 14, 15 years old and that's 20 years ago or more for many of us.  :o)

After that weekend I was "chatting" via email to one of my mates who I respect hugely and trust, I listen to what he says every time because he tells it as it is and spots things I miss, and I think likewise he also knows I will tell it as it is but more often than not we agree. ;o)

In the general "hows things?" conversation I mentioned what me and my youngest had been watching and we chatted some about the bigger picture and he said something which struck me.  

You know I haven't watched the matrix yet. I guess I'm anti Hollywood. I must watch it some day. Good to hear you are sharing those type of things with your son.

I'm currently reading Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged which is different, but similar. It's a big book!



In that ebook I read which I mentioned earlier (also a few weeks before this email remember), there is a mention of the book "Atlas shrugged"... not only that, the book I read over ten years ago has all the old names mentioned in the matrix, they are again mentioned in the ebook I read a few weeks ago.

My mate than said something in reference to a comment I made about all this swineflu hoopla... which I agree 100% with...yet is also says alot about how the system works with mass fear and mass manipulation...

Swine flu? Pah. Storm in a teacup. not worth worrying about unless it starts threatening us. But whatever you perceive it to be (Personally I go with the conspiracy theory - man-made virus (that is never going to do any real damage) foisted on poor Mexicans in order to make all the lemmings shit themselves so they forget about the henious financial crimes recently and currently committed against taxpayers) there are bound to be lessons for us to learn.

Sadly, the main lesson I have learnt is that -

The more you study marketing/persuasion/psychology - you might get wealthy from it, but it will make you feel very alone amongst the human race because 90% plus of people are living in a dream world and are so easily influenced by bullshit and fear that they are manipulated EVERY step of the way...that TV thing is really dangerous...I hope this comes across the right way, but perhaps this is one way that you can view your bad fortune as good fortune - meaning - you might be less inclined to sit in front of a TV if you can't hear it.

I don't know - perhaps you will tell me different? But you're definitely not one of those typical lemmings. And the WORST part of it is that there is NO reasoning with them.


TV is the systems best tool....why I never watch it ;o)

Mass mind control in plain sight....they don't see it, it is hidden in plain sight...that description fits perfect!

Sadly most people are forced into a narrow-mindedness they don't even know they have, live with, think with. They literally DON'T think...

The powers that be are aware that people are happy for others to do their 'thinking' for them, so that they can repeat it like parrots while claiming ownership of the thoughts.

Just by reading something and thinking it you give it power, reality, by expanding on it by way of commenting with others etc, you further strengthen that thoughts transformation into reality, group thoughts project more of the reality...mass panic!

That is why the Internet is so powerful for you and me... it is a platform "they" have no control over, they cannot censor everyone sharing what they feel needs to be shared.

They also use this platform to manipulate, or at least they try, but the reality is YOU chose what you look at online everytime you look, providing you think for yourself that is ;o)

But he is right, start to think for yourself and see the bigger picture and you can find it a slightly lonely place. The Internet is the thing helping us to connect to others who think for themselves.

Then this last weekend a few odd things happened admittedly both of which stopped me in my tracks really, for a while anyway.

On twitter if anyone post something with your username ie mine is @robsellen it will show up in your replies tab for you to see regardless whether you follow the person or they follow you.

One such tweet sprung into my replies tab asking if I was there as you can see, from a famously known psychic person too, so I did reply to him and a few tweets were posted which were interesting as you can see here and here and he openly asked for my blog link after someone mentioned it, so he hadn't yet read it or anything.

So anyway, he went and had a look at the blog then posted a tweet saying it was falling into place. Well according to another psychic mercury has something to do with it too. 

So what do I make of all this and what lessons are there for us?

Now as my mate mention studying marketing/persuasion/psychology earlier I of course will think, in some terms, of this way relating to all of this, I mean, Russell knows I will think for myself, so remembering there is a marketer in all of us, including Russell it would be easy to say.."ah well, he could have checked my twitter out etc and decided to do this"... maybe so, maybe not.

I don't think so, I think all this is genuinely connected.

I have not yet mentioned the ebook or author, I would like to know what you think about all this before doing so, maybe I will do that in the next post ;o)

What to make of that I am still wondering, but as Russell said...

"mine is not a reason to wonder".

Any thoughts on this?

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Bought the dream but not living it

Ask many bloggers why they started blogging in the first place and "blogging is easy, plus wannabe able to make money online for it" would probably be the reply more often than not, only to go for it and find that it's not all it was made out to be. They bought into the dream, never to reach the level of living it. I have done it myself. You may do too, but hopefully not. 

The dream, blogging fulltime, earning passive income while we sleep, laze on the beach, sounds so...appealing doesn't it?

It is possible to actually make some money from blogging and it really isn't as hard as it has to be, depends how you do it of which there are way to many ways to list, even getting instant income is possible. The biggest thing is it shouldn't be the main reason you start blogging, it should be a by product of it even if monetising was planned from the start.

A few of said they can't really afford to start blogging, by which I take to mean in cost, which is a little baffling really as you can do almost all of it for free, at the most buying a domain name being the only real needed expense and that's only $10, though even if that's not possible for you it's not a must to start blogging, earlier I mentioned google accounts and why you should have one which gives a general idea of what you are getting from one account.

The bottom line is you will never know if it's worth it until you try it, trying it cost you nothing, other than time and effort, it's WORK. Ah yes, that damn thing which is something people seem to think is avoidable. 

It's not, you have to put work into anything you want to get something out of and blogging is no different.

It's not for everyone but as I say, you won't know until you try, to say you can't is wrong, you can do it if you can write an email you can write a post. In fact, I sent this post to my blog via...email! 

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Bloggers major overhaul and this blog

Change, something you may see here on this blog aver the next few weeks, not sure what the changes will be in detail yet but you will notice them as they happen so you won't miss it.

Feeling a little more positive about where I am going with this blog, mainly due to spending the last few days really analysing things, drilling down as deep as I could to find the answers I needed, I also think part of it is down to some changes I think blogger will roll out soon and I say this due to "talking" on twitter with one the blogger team which was interesting.

In the past blogger has been a bit of a let down in regards to user service and feedback etc. Getting an answer from google support as you know can be like pulling teeth at times. So you can imagine my surprise at the time on twitter.

They started a group asking for suggestions from  users, they ranged from having some of the benefits you get wit wardress, right up to improving the dashboard itself and integrating more of googles other apps and services.

Some great ideas added and I voted on many of them as I do think blogger needs to keep improving overall. It lost a huge market share to wordpress then improved some with the newer layout style dashboard but could have done more.

Looks like they may well do more now, providing they take users ideas on board and implement the more liked and useful, beneficial ones mentioned. One area alot of people suggested is templates, to be fair most people don't have a clue this very blog is using blogger, what with the most commonly asked theme I have being the most requested one, a 3 column layout. I had to use template and alter it myself, making it unique. :o)

The fact there are millions of blogger blogs and blogger itself only provides something like 40 templates is pretty lame. Even them some are just the same but using other colours. Not much choice for such a widely used platform.

I am tempted to make big changes, but I will at least wait until blogger act on the idea and roll them out, see what improves overall as I can always use one of my other blogspot blogs to play about, assess it.

To be honest I think this could be a great move and the user experience as well as the blog readers experience will be bettered if done right. Blogger has the potential to take wordpress benefits and adapt them and add them to the benefits of blogger which wordpress doesn't get, overall even people leaving wordpress to use blogger again. Blogger is part of google and as such has the benefit of all google, its apps etc.

Could it be a major move by blogger?

Who knows?

What's your take on it?

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Midlife crisis or...

Feeling a little like this signpost, at a crossroads so to speak, not just with this blog but life in general, something I have been pondering over in the last few weeks.

Midlife crisis coming up? :o/

Bloody hope not, then again it gives me an excuse if needed. :o)

The biggest thing I pondered over was lifestyle, not size of my bank account, this blog, who's doing who, what's happening wherever else, the crap about baconflu, Gordon Brown being the biggest and most naive idiot in the UK, what's happening on the brainwash box (TV)...nope non of that.

Non of that crap matters...not to me anyway. ;o)

What matters is how you feel, if you are happy, if you are being true to yourself, what your real life purpose is, the path you should follow, where it can lead, how you can stride that path.

Starting to realise it's ALL a state of being and not doing.

Now it's finding my purpose.

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May day already....

First of May already? Going fast this year is it not?
So how's today for you? Is it much like the first day was?

Hope not!

Interestingly someone emailed me a few days ago after contacting me via twitter wanting help and with an interesting rant/opinion and lesson all rolled into one.

He is, in his own admission, one of those I spoke of earlier, a new-newbie and more or less did what I said, having a struggle offline with insecurity of work and "feeling the pinch", he came online actually wanting to make money online and as easily and as fast as possible. (Unlikely in most cases if at all)

The perfect "fish" for the "guru(s)" slick salesletter(s) full of "bait" really.

So anyway, he bought this ebook, he ranted about how "the stuff in there made little sense to me and I would "do" the things if I... knew how".

Therein lies a very big problem with all these "making money online" products.

They don't care that you don't know how to (actually) do it, just that you bought the product "telling you how to do it."

A bit like a car manual...the writers are not "concerned" whether you can ACTUALLY use a spanner to do the job, or not, just that you buy the manual telling you how to do the job. (IF you know a spanner! YOU succeed, if not?)

THAT should be the very thing you question when you consider whatever you are looking to "buy" online relating to "making online onine".

Not to ask that, "would it work" but "can I actually do it"?
If the salesletter doesn't give you enough information to ask that basic question, skip it!

Seriously, you are not "missing out" if you don't get it, no matter what "they" want you to believe, because you CAN'T do it anyway.
The basic clues should be there right on the salespage if you can stay out of the hypnoticness of the writing.

As Ian said, "the stuff was all jargon like joomla, mambo, adwords, ning and PCC, CPC, FTP, pinging, whatever they all are?"

Sometimes I think the salesletter writers don't realise they do it, or that they do it intentionally. OR it's both!

For example...

A book sharing some blueprint you will need to use wordpress (blogging platform) with but not actually saying "blogging" could confuse you if you didn't know what wordpress was or was used for therefor had no idea how to use it.

They presume you know what wordpress is, or intentionally let you be confused.

They just want you to get your money out and spend it with them. Simple.

As Ian said in another point... "I feel tricked" to which I asked him "would you buy from them again? And his reply?

NO!

So the salesletter succeeded in what it set out for, getting the sale, but as these gurus harp on about "building the relationship in order to make more money over time" so often, and it is the thing they all say, you would then wonder why it seems to be ignored in reality with them.

I mean yes, they got the sale... the first AND last! So much for "building the relationship."

It's numbers to these guys, they don't give a rats arse about the relationship with the buyers so long as they get more new suckers, buyers.

Ian went on... "I wouldn't even know where to start with this as I don't understand 3/4's of it let alone what to do with it to make money!"

Understandable, been there, done it. ;o)

And then he asked... "so where should I really start?"

My answer to that would be... from wherever you are now, meaning building on whatever skills, expertise, knowledge you have right now that you can leverage in some way by delivering it to the right eyeballs.

Sounds simple, it is, yet it's not "easy".

The problem is it would take way more than a blog post, or an ebook, or a membership site, whatever, to explain all of it as there are far to many gaps to fill with everyone, as everyone has a different skillset, knowledge base etc so it's impossible to get it right for everyone.

No two people are in the same place.

This is why there will never be the "perfect" product online.

It's a huge multiple dimensional multimedia situation. We all fit in it differently, interact with it differently, learn from it differently.

All these ebooks, blog posts, websites, social sites, etc are just pieces of this overall multidimensional jigsaw.

So, you should be asking, "what fits my skillset, knowledge base? Or "where can I fit that into this "Internet" thingymigig"?

Then apply the actions to learn what you need to learn so you can apply the actions needed to get to where you need to be.

Put simply, there is NO get rich scheme, or fast easy way that anyone can just jump onto and do. You will NOT find it so why waste time trying?

Learn what you need to learn, not what others make you think you need to learn.

That is simply ignore the slick sales letters, find what you can do or apply, then learn what you need to learn to actually apply it.

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