Creating Your Design For Your Ideal Life – Part 43

By Andy Shaw | December 10, 2010

What Will You Manifest?

Some of the many things I manifested were: -

eatlife I found the source of nutritious information which was surrounded by an abundance of information that looked and sounded feasible. However, as I read it I instinctively knew this wasn’t the core info. I also knew I only wanted to give a proportion of my life to studying this, not all of it. So I simply asked for the shortcut to find this information. Within two weeks I had found the shortcut in from two unconnected sources.

When I decided to write my first book, I instantly saw that the way I must write it would have to be at speed, otherwise I would never start. So I intended to find the quickest way to write a book possible. Within a few hours I had been given some information regarding software and I thought it may help. It turns out that, together with my natural laziness, ended up in me conceiving and writing a 450 page book in under 20 hours. Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating Your Design For Your Ideal Life – Part 42

By Andy Shaw | December 7, 2010

Appreciation And Gratitude

appreciation The real secret to getting what you desire, is appreciating what you have now and being grateful for receiving what you desire, as if you had already received it.

Our brains cannot tell the difference if it is real or not real - this has been proven in the lab, so don’t allow your ego to try and use that as an excuse. Therefore, you can turn that into your advantage; just by living your dreams so vividly, you can close your eyes and dream it into reality. You intend to create it and as you live it in your dreams, you are grateful for it.

Appreciate what you have; find the very best bits and show them appreciation - notice them. The more you appreciate something, the more of the thing you appreciate will be given to you. Gratitude has the same effect as appreciation. Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating Your Design For Your Ideal Life – Part 41

By Andy Shaw | December 3, 2010

Your Current Position Will Help You

dont_worry_be_happy Where you are right now will help you to get to where you desire to go, if you allow it to. If you resent it and if you struggle to get away from it, then it will appear to you that it is holding you back. ‘It’ is not, you are.

You have to be content and be happy and use your current situation in the best way possible. I don’t know what that is, as every situation is different, however, if you observe it then the opportunity to use it in some way will help you attain exactly what you desire. When you do you will probably find what you desired will have been right in front of you for a long time. Why you didn’t see it before is simply a case of you not knowing what it is you desire, so you have to know that in order to be tuned in to the opportunity.

So whether or not you decide to change your career, you have to do one thing first. You must direct your present actions to the job or business in which you are presently engaged in. As by you doing your daily work in a certain way then it will help you as long as you don’t fight it. Something magical or mystical will happen, simply if you allow it to. The secret though is to know it will. Bear this in mind, if I see you in a year or two and you say it hasn’t happened for you and nothing mystical has occurred, I will simply be giving you this response, well you knew it wouldn’t and of course you were right! Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating Your Design For Your Ideal Life – Part 40

By Andy Shaw | November 30, 2010

Buying Stuff

dream-home Just a few words on buying stuff. They are your designs and you can design them any way you choose. But here is just something I learnt about stuff after buying plenty of it, which may help you save a lot of money.

I currently am not buying any stuff for obvious reasons. But here is my process which I applied to my designs which do include some future stuff. I ask myself, now if I was the last person on Earth, would I buy this? Am I buying it to fulfil what I desire or am I buying it to impress others? Who am I trying to impress? Would I buy this if I were completely on my own?

So let’s say you complete your process and decide to create a design which includes stuff. How you specify your design is very important? Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating Your Design For Your Ideal Life – Part 39

By Andy Shaw | November 26, 2010

Your Choice Is Hidden Behind Smoke And Mirrors

THE APPRENTICE -- NBC Series -- Pictured: Donald Trump -- NBC Photo: Chris Haston The choice is simple but shrouded by an illusion; the illusion is being created by your ego. Your ego is saying, go for laziness, you can do this later, you won’t forget, what does this guy know? It is also saying it the other way, that this is far too hard, and you are far too busy.

The truth is that the long route is the shortcut in disguise. Why do you think Donald Trump spends four hours a day completely on his own, without interruption, thinking about all aspects of his business? He is creating his future in those four hours a day. If a man with that much to do can give four hours a day to clear uninterrupted thought then you may wish to consider that he may know something which you do not. Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating Your Design For Your Ideal Life – Part 38

By Andy Shaw | November 23, 2010

Are you going to take the Blue pill or the Red pill

red-or-blue-pill You take the blue pill and the story ends; you go back to living your life by accident, you convince yourself that luck obviously does exist and I am obviously a loon who only thinks he can perform real magic.

You can go on and ignore what I have written here - trust me it won’t take long to forget - You’ll be happy, well sort of, and you’ll be content to settle for less. It’s not so bad - maybe you’ll retain some of the wisdom and your life will improve a bit. Still laziness and a lack of inspiration pays off now.

Or you take the red pill and you stay in wonderland and you show yourself how deep the rabbit hole goes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Just How Much S**t Is The Economy In?

By Andy Shaw | November 21, 2010

I’d like to let you in on a TV program I found out about the other day. My wife sent me this link:-

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/britains-trillion-pound-horror-story/4od#3139408

If that link is dead then it’s in full on Youtube here: – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOsqBf5hDjI

Or if that’s gone too, then it’s broken into sections here: -

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gd6-zfeeaM

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrASFrpi8zA&feature=related

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thUrVB7bFdE&feature=related

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kotac3meVM&feature=related

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPtayYoHoCY&feature=related

The program was “Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story”

She said to me it was all the stuff I had already said but she thought I’d enjoy it and she was right. I personally think this is the best program I have ever seen on the economy. And these guys have come up with some of the best metaphors to describe the size of the problem.

I wasn’t going to add this here, instead I was going to hide it in the forum, however, I thought you may want to pay attention to it.

Now I was speaking with someone the other day and he was saying how the underlying trends were converging to bring about a cultural shift because of our indebtedness as a country. And how people were going to be forced into creating the governments out of the crisis they have dropped us into. I agreed with him of course as I am a fan of Ayn Rand. And it also matched what I was discussing recently with someone else regarding what Daniel Priestley describes as the Entrepreneur revolution.

So if you wish to know the scale of the problem, get a little angry for the sake of your grandchildren, have a far greater understanding of where the country is going and where it could go instead (but won’t) then I suggest you watch this.

The reason I say won’t is that Britian is following the same pattern of self destruction that Greece, Rome etc did, the empire is dying but the people at the top are trying to milk it for all they can. Instead of turning the ship away from the Iceberg.

NB If you think this stuff won’t effect you then you are wrong, as unless you do not live in the country then it will effect you. You may be able to survive yourself as I will, however, friends and family around you may well not, and this is how it will effect you. So I strongly suggest you take an interest.

There are some really great bits in the program and here are some notes I made while I watched it for a second time:-

I loved the metaphor about the height of the debt in £50 notes… you know, these things are really thin! It would go into space over 6,500 miles high!!!! If they sold every house in the country and every flat, then we would still be over £1 trillion in debt!!!

They did a bath water analogy which demonstrates the problem so well… I wish I’d thought of it. It is worth watching the program just to see this. Effectively they are  have a flow of debt coming into the bath because the taps turned full on. Yet they are using an egg cup to stop the bath overflowing which depicts the UK going bust… Like Greece and then Ireland did last week. Ireland by the way is in for a world of hurt and could even be much worse off than Greece. The coalition government has got to go down the nasty road of sacking millions or print more money.

So they are going to print more money then! This could be Zimbabwe on steroids if we are not careful. And trust me, these guys are not careful… as they don’t know what to do. This exact senario was written so well by Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged. She described it as the inevitable conclusion to Government interference in the economy. The book is hard going, so I listened to it on Audio, but it was brilliant when it got to the point.

Did you know last year the government spent more on welfare alone than it raised in total on income tax!!! Just in case you were wondering, this is not good!

Let’s make it simple. You have the private sector which creates wealth and you have the public sector that consumes wealth. So making it simpler, if you have one person in the private sector on £25k/ year and he produced say £9k tax to pay for the public sector.

Then as a guess to include all other costs of running the country, it seems logical that to employ one person in the public sector we must have say at least 6 people in the private sector. So for an economy to be doing well, we need to have a ratio of 15% only employed in the public sector, (this is the level we had before World War 1, when we led the world!).

Well in parts of the country now we are at 61% in Scotland, 77% in Wales, 81% in Northern Ireland, North East 73%. At 70% that’s more than was in the Communist countries!

When will they stop the madness? Well according to Ayn Rand… they won’t the world will have to fall into chaos, before the powers that be will get it, that their party is over.

The guy in the documentary said anyone who ‘believes’ that huge amount of spending will stimulate economic growth should go to Newcastle! If state spending did stimulate economic growth then Newcastle should be buzzing. This was brilliant! He nailed it perfectly, it doesn’t work, it never worked and it never will work… however, the governments love trying to fix problems they cannot fix… Problems they could fix they don’t touch, but tricky ones they can’t fix are their prime concerns… I would call them morons, but I’m sure even morons would stop doing stupid things after decades of having failure rammed in their faces.

The crux of the matter is what I have been saying for years, and years, and years… if you want a vibrant economy then you cut taxes and cut them hard. In other words, get government out of the way so that the entrepreneur can get us out of the mess the politicians got us into by over spending so that they got elected. This really isn’t rocket science… but unfortunately it does not fill the politicians need and thirst for power.

Did you know we now have nearly 7.5 million people on the public payroll. Yet only about 2.0 million make up front line services like Doctors, Nurses, Firemen, Teachers etc.. So that’s 5.5million in the back office, which happens to be twice as many people as there are in manufacturing. Does anyone at all on earth think that this is a good thing?

Now anyone in business will tell you, for every non-producer (back office) you have to have a multiple of producers… No business would survive unless they were allowed to print money. Failure in management to this scale results in bankruptcy. The UK pays its bills, because it prints money to do so.

I loved this description… When a private company does something which is rubbish it goes bust, but in the public sector, when they do something which is rubbish it expands.

Communism proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that monopoly’s don’t work and the government knows this so well that they made them illegal. Yet at exactly the same time as banning the private sector on having any monopoly’s… which in my opinion is a good thing… yet it insists on monopoly’s in education and health.

Did you know the biggest state monopoly outside communist China is… the NHS.  I have said for years that the NHS should be privatized as this is probably the worst business model I have ever seen. How can they hope to provide the best service, as they have no reason to compete.

Big bureaucracy’s don’t work… this really is not rocket science. And don’t get all caught up in the well the poor couldn’t afford healthcare… the government provide for the poor, everyone who can afford it would pay far less in a premium than gets wasted in tax, and then we would go from one of the worst healthcare systems in the world to one of the best inside 10 years… This again is not rocket science.

Do you know how much money you would save right now if they refunded the tax they take off of you and get you to pay insurance instead… The figure is different for each, but we are talking several thousand for the average wage.

Let alone all the money they could raise by selling off the hospitals and equipment. Back office non-producers would be replaced by producers. You would save 10 non-producers wages and replace them with one producer… this is nothing more than good business sense.

Not only that but think of the brain drain, some really smart people work at the NHS currently in meaningless jobs… If they went into the private sector the economy after a short period of sort out time would receive a massive boost of new entrepreneurial start ups…

If you doubt what the nhs could be turned into then just go and have a look at the American Insurance based healthcare system, or the German one…

The country is living beyond its means and if it couldn’t print money then it would have gone bust by now!

Now we come onto the best government official of all time… John Capathwaite

He was sent to Hong Kong in 1961 to sort it out and get out of the way… in other words do exactly what Ayn Rand said in Atlas Shrugged… You must watch the program for a real understanding of just how good a job this guy did, and what the UK could do too, if the politicians weren’t in it just for themselves.

The basic problem with this country is when you tax people, you punish success, no vat, no cgt, no inheritance tax, and only the richest people pay 15% tax in Hong Kong. And Hong Kong is a world leader!

There’s a story in English history about when Prince John kept raising taxes. You cannot punish success and expect people to continue to want to succeed. You will kill the country in the process or drive your brightest offshore.

The problem is the politicians are all unconscious and don’t want to look at the truth, they are in their own matrix and they think it is real and they think they are doing the right thing… Who knows maybe one of them will wake up, or maybe the riots will have to happen first.

There’s a storm coming unless they change, but I don’t know how far away it is right now.

Andy

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Creating Your Design For Your Ideal Life – Part 37

By Andy Shaw | November 19, 2010

What’s Your Purpose?

mark-anastasi My friend, businessman and international speaker Mark Anastasi has a great way of summing up in one sentence what you must do to achieve success.

~ Know Exactly What You Want, And Focus ONLY On What You Want! ~

He said that is what he draws from every one of the hundreds of personal development books he reads.

The problem is virtually no-one knows what they want, therefore they can’t focus on it because they don’t know what it is!

Just before I went bankrupt I realised that I had already lost it, even if the act hadn’t happened yet. In fact I had lost it well over a year before when I first considered the possibility of bankruptcy and saw that as a probable reality. Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating Your Design For Your Ideal Life – Part 36

By Andy Shaw | November 16, 2010

Youth And Inexperience Are A Huge Advantage

CB100598 If you are fortunate enough to have children then you can cover several objectives at once with this technique, as when you are sharing with your children you are nurturing the recently planted flowers in your mind.

Just as we acquire more knowledge and wisdom as we get older, we are also picking up along the way plenty of excess ‘unwanted’ baggage. Things like wrong conclusions we’ve drawn from certain small or large failures. There are countless incidents of assumptions built on assumptions.

Then there are the numerous problems associated with building a life with someone. No longer have you nothing to lose, but instead you have a wife/husband and children to think about before you can act. So when men and women reach ‘probably’ the most energetic productive time of their working lives in their late 30’s to late 40’s, they are actually burdened with quite a lot to prevent success. Read the rest of this entry »

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Creating Your Design For Your Ideal Life – Part 35

By Andy Shaw | November 12, 2010

Manufacturing Coincidences

powerful-mind Your mind is very powerful… telepathic… well yes and no. Yes but not so that we can see it, basically we are all connected, we all come or are made from the same stuff. To perceive us as all detached when we talk about energy is clearly like saying each bit of water in the sea is not connected to the next.

Now you don’t need to agree with that mumbo jumbo, though people far cleverer than me came up with it and have proved it beyond reasonable doubt. However, you can use it regardless… after all do you actually understand electricity?

I have used this telepathic ability if you like, to draw people nearer to me my entire life, as I was educated on it by my rich uncle when I was just 13. He said to me, “You have most of the skills you need to create a lot of money, but you are missing a few. Don’t worry, others have those skills and they will be there when you need them.” – He told me that they would have a sign on their heads. Read the rest of this entry »

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