3 things you must know about the Free just pay shipping Book Offer.
Have you heard about this or did you get an email in your inbox stating hey I kept your free book just pay shipping.
I have to say I am a bit upset and disappointed as one of my favourite marketer just sent me this line in an email( short version of it)
Great news, today is your lucky day. Today I am so excited because I am holding the first copy of my 500 books in my hands. My book is finally published and printed, it is already a bestseller on Amazon. Unfortunately, I have only 500 books and decided to give them away for free to my loyal customers.
As a loyal friend and customer, I have reserved a free gift for you. Click here to claim your free book. Well I clicked on the link, and here it comes to fill out your details, and we deliver the hard copy of your free book straight to your doorstep. Please fill in your credit card details just pay for shipping.
What………. I thought why writing a book than give it away and use this scam free book just pay shipping. I am disappointed and can not believe that one of my favourite marketers would use that. Yes, I have heard about the items they sell as free and pay shipping for products, but I did not think that I will hear that words from a famous marketer.
I asked myself what is so bad on giving away a free book and pay for shipping. Why don’t they sell them on Amazon it would be so much easier to say My book is out and you can grab a copy at Amazon. Maybe I am overreacting? What do you think about that free book just pay shipping deals?
A big Loophole in the Marketing World by the so-called prominent Online Gurus.
Ok so I did a bit of research, and I scrolled through some social Media, and what a surprise( have to admit never realised it ) in the News Feed of Facebook are quite a few adverts that state
” Get my free product only today all you have to pay is shipping”
Wow, I thought to myself there is a lot of that stuff out there. Now the question is do they lead you through a funnel or do you just pay shipping.
I decided to do a bit more research to see where this is going.
In case that you been tricked into this free book just pay shipping thing, then you know what I am saying.
Did you actually get the product or did they scam you with a cheaper non-worthy product?
Well, I decided I will go through and order the book and see what do I get…and is it a book with value or just not worth it.
So I went through the ordering gave in my payment details and got transferred to another offer starting at $49 refuse that and got another offer for $99.
I began to become upset as this was frustrating. But I will pull it through.
So finally I went through and got to make the payment. Shipment $19.99 special deal only today. ( really 19.99only?)
The book has arrived, and I have read the book,
What do you think …. was the book good average or nonsense?
I am disappointed as the book is not that what I expected of that marketer the whole book has 45 pages and the print and cover is cheap.
The info in the book is available on the World Wide Web.
When I wanted to research that I could find the information on the internet. The most annoying part is that there is so much promotion inside the book every page has at least 6 links.
Well, that is it for my famous marketer short-lived fame.
So what is the Truth behind this just pay shipping …
Most of the time you end up paying between $5.99 and $19.99. Depends where they have to ship too. International shipping is around $9.99 to $19.99. (UPS or e packet shipments have good rates)
I guess that covers the production of the book. What that actually means, in reality, the owner of the book will not have a loss even he gives the book away for free he gets the money for shipping as nowadays shipping cost has come down a lot.
If you look at it from a real side, you are paying for the book. The owner or marketer makes a good Return on his investment actually. ( ROI) The owner might even make some profit from the book. ( Don’t understand me wrong, I am happy if people or marketers make a profit.
But what it really says when you look at it from a different perspective is we as humans, believe in our subconscious mind that free is worthless or say less value.
You can argue with me on that point but just think about for a moment. Say you bought two cars one car was really expensive to say $20.000 and the other is just a cheap car for $1000. Imagine that both cars get stolen. For which one you are more devasted. ( Get the point)
Selling books is a business selling “just pay shipping” is a scam
I also make a profit from Affiliate Marketing the only thing I do not like is when they start to put profit before loyal followers or customers. )
The first rule in Online marketing is you need to create Quality and value for your customer or followers.
A great saying from my mentor is “To get a new customer is easy … keeping the customer happy and make them into a long-term customer that is the real secret to the trade. “
If a product like a book is good and well written and packaged with good quality, I don’t mind to pay a bit more as it creates value for me. It is an investment towards my education.
Unfortunately, those books as I have just experienced are typically worthless. Most of the time the net worth of the book is not even $0.99 what you can download from Kindle or any other bookstore. Those cheap with no substance books do not yet have the value of a soft copy book what you could find in any other bookstore.
You could adequately get a better quality book from a credible author on Amazon or on Book Depository. At least the book would have offered you some insight and value.
A Marketing Tool that is creates Value for the Marketer not for you.
Briefly, I have touched that the free book just pay shipping are just another tool for those marketing companies to put their hand into your wallet. They start off small with baits hard to resist ( I am talking out of experience) then come with more and more, and their hand goes deeper and deeper into your wallet “if you allow them to do it. “
Those books are often times written over a 2 day period maximum 2 weeks. The main point lies in promoting their brand in some cases and full of advertising. The whole goal of selling those free books ( instead of creating a digital copy) is to leave you without any value. Most of the people when they buy the book they do not read it to the end they just flip through and are not aware that the book is not much value. ( Will read it later)
It is just a bait to get the foot into your door to sign you up for more expensive things.
I am sure not all of them are horrible, and I want to believe that there are still good Marketers out there. If the author of that cheap free book considers creating value for their readers and will produce books with good intention, people are willing to pay for it.
Books are still popular, and even we change to a digital online world a book is still a book. Lots of people any age prefer to read a book with real pages instead of a digital copy.
I am a big fan of John Assaraf when he writes a book I am buying it. Because I know it has been created and been written with the value for the customer in mind. I am happy to buy than those books. They are an enrichment for me the customer.
Different authors are legends, and even 50 years later I still love Joseph Murphy’s books because they have value and never go out of trend. A good book you can read many times over and over again and each time you discover something new.
Another Author is Seth Godin, or Toni Robins, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Timothy Ferris they all create quality content and they charge for the book, and if you want them, you are able to buy them on Amazon or download them in e-pub, mobile reader or on amazon kindle.
Books create value and are in the categories of education. I like to believe that books are still of importance to our knowledge and the market will not be overloaded with cheap online marketing books that create no value for the readers.
If the book is so great why don’t those Authors charge you for the book instead for the shipping pay for the book and get free shipping?
I love to make to make this remark: If people create low-quality books keep them online don’t waste the paper to print and produce them. Every time people create those so-called “FREE BOOK JUST PAY SHIPPING” we cut down trees and make them into the paper with no value. Consider our environment. The digital world has come so far that the creation of a book in an ebook form is easy.
Did you know that alone the USA in one year, 2 billion books are produced? To get the paper for these books requires consuming 32 million trees. We can estimate that one tree yields enough paper for 62.5 books.
Rainforests across the world are in great danger. Food and Agriculture Organization’s 2016 State of the Forests report revealed that 7 million hectares of forest are lost annually while agricultural land expands by 6 million. The biggest threat to forests today is industrial agriculture production of commodities like Conflict Palm Oil, fabric, paper and logging. Only 4 billion hectares of forest remain worldwide according to Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015.
Please consider our environment.
What are your thoughts on this Free Book just pay shipping? Have you gotten or ordered some of those books and did you read them? If you did share with us what was the value …
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I watched a video by Jim Bunch and he talks about the 9 environments. I thought this is so good that I like to share the summary of the video. I believe he is a great motivational speaker and this video made so much sense to me. When do you ask” What is the key to success in life?” The answer lies in the 9 environments…
Why is it that so many people come to the seminar they want to change their life, they buy the books, the course, the tapes, the CD they do all , they are powered up for 2 to 3 days excited and pumped up they have the feeling and want to change the world, they think they found the key to success but what is it that it always happen…
They go back to their life, and the environment takes over they go back to there same old pattern old habits. Then they start again searching for the so-called “What is the key to success”?
Do you know why this is happening?
Why can people not change? Is it because they want to use willpower to change their lives. Willpower alone will not work. Life is made out of different ingredients and you need to consider them all. That is called the nine environments, you need to leverage each of your environments to succeed.
Your Environment the key to success or failure
As humans, we do have a direct relationship with our environment.
You need to consider your environment if you want to change your health, your wealth, your financial situation, your relationship, your success in the long term.
The environment you live in influences and directs your success or failure.
Get the example of a fish who lives in a dirty fishbowl with dirty water how likely is this fish healthy?
Well, a fish is depending on his environment for life. If the water is clean and filled with all the nutrients and minerals he needs his environment is healthy the fish will be healthy if the environment and the water is dirty the fish will be not healthy and his lifespan will be short.
If the environment we are living in is inspiring us we are healthy, wealthy and happy. In other words, they energize us. If the environment we are living in is expiring us means it will drain our energy we are miserable, sick and unhappy. In short, you could say a short time before we have a burnout.
What it means, an expiring environment draining and literally sapping the juice out of you. Your battery is going to be dead soon and if you do not recharge your battery ( means taking a break) you are in a critical condition of a shutdown.
That will also keep us away from reaching our goals and dreams.
Without any power or energy, we are not able to achieve new heights. We are happy just to get by. The longer we live in an environment like that we accept it as normal and we make this our new reality.
Where is the Connection to the Environment? Do you know…
It is YOU … Memetics…
You are in the middle and you are connected and people that are healthy, wealthy, and happy are very conscious about what they let in into their environment.
1. The Memetics is that the key to success?
Memetics is your Memes your concept your ideas and your beliefs. The idea about this is your information, knowledge and ideas you receive, all this will influence you. These are things and ideas that are passed on to you through different channels. As this is passed down to you from your parents, and the people in your life we become a by-product of that influence from that environment.
It is like food intake you are what you eat, the same goes for the environment. Your environment reflects who you are. If you have a lot of friends that are rich and successful the chances that you are successful and rich is there. If most of your friends struggle you might be struggling too.
There is a nice saying around it says “stand guard at the door of your mind”
Can you understand the meaning?
You have to be conscious and aware of what is being programmed into your mind.
Ask yourself when you see the news in the media, watch TV, meet your friends your parents and your family are they inspiring or expiring. If someone would ask you what would you do differently than your parents what would that be?
There are some things you would change but in general, you have adopted from the age 0-7 most of the beliefs from your parents, the media and the tv. All this has been programmed into you.
All the media, the TV, the radio, the print, the social media, it is not the best environment to get healthy wealthy and happy.
It influences you on a certain level. Just looks at kids when they see the advertising on TV some they know the add and repeat what the add is saying. A lot of Advertising triggers exactly the buttons in the consumer to buy the product.
Just go shopping after you watched in your subconscious mind the adverts for say some general product. Next time you go in the supermarket and you come across that product you will buy it.
Can you relate to this …
Most of us wash their hands after we touch the money…
Why? because we are told money is dirty.
Do you remember to get told that if you want to succeed in Life you need to work hard? Only hard work will make you succeed.
The reality is there is no hard work involved in success. It comes and goes with your mindset and environment. “You are what you think”
I like this saying from John Assaraf…
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2 people born on the same day same hour the same country but in different cities, should have according to Destiny the same outcome. Right?
Wrong, it depends on the influence of the environment parents, teacher, friends, social network on how that person is shaped with values and characteristics. One might be poor and unsuccessful and the other rich and successful.
Inspiring or Expiring
Take a few seconds and think. Is the environment you live in, inspiring you or is it expiring you.
Is it pulling you out and push you to do more, or is it pulling you in to hold you back? Is the information you get bombarded with each day positive or negative?
I think most people agree that 70% to 80 % of information out there is not inspiring it is actually not helping you at all, most of this information is manipulating you to behave like they want you to behave. ( For example: If I don’t go to this event with my parents they are upset so I might well go. But I hate to go.)
So what can you do about it, you can actually start being more conscious of what you let in into your environment.
There is a reason why they call it TV programming.
If you start to listen to self-improvement videos or audios and do not adjust your outer environment it will pull you back in the same pattern as before. You need to change both the inner environment that is you / your mind and the environment you live and interact with. ( outer environment)
The same goes the other way around. If you change the outer environment but not your mind eventually you will go back to old habits.
The stronger the environment is, either the inner or the outer it will always pull you back into your old behaviours.
We do it each year the first 3 to 4 month of the beginning of the year we have all our good intentions set.
We go and work out lose weight, stop smoking, watch less tv, go more out, have a better relationship, the list goes on and we change some of our routines but eventually before the 4th month comes around we are already back to the old behaviours. Our old environment once again pulled us back. And The Winner Is Your Environment.
Remember the environment is pulling you either forward or pulling you backwards. If you make a change you need to change all. The roadmap to success is in your hand.
2. Environment the Body your vehicle for your soul
Body, Overall health, Your Primary Energy Source, Nutrition, Excercise, Personal care, Health Team, Internal Systems,
Every one of us has a body, different shapes and different forms. Some are happy with their body and some are not. Some are successful and happy, and some are unhappy and frustrated.
So where do we get our energy from…
a. Most of your energy you get from high-quality positive food. If you eat healthy and good clean food you have a healthy body. ( that is your vehicle)
If you eat junk food or microwave food your body will eventually tell you ok that is it, I have enough.
b. The same goes for your mind if you keep a clean mindset and clear thoughts you will be most of the time a positive person.
We all slip and we have low and heights with moods and that is totally ok, just be aware of it. When you catch yourself drifting than take a few deep breaths to come back to a positive state of mind. ( I know it is not always easy and someday impossible I get it )
Think of a Car
Think of your car …you will make sure you fill in the right gasoline, as if you fill in the wrong gasoline the car will go slower and is not running on full power, and eventually the motor will be damaged and the car breaks down. The same logic goes for your body.
After years of mistreating your body, you start to have less energy and eventually fall sick.
Your body is an environment for you, and it has nine other environments around it.
If you are with positive people your day will be filled with great and positive ideas and energy.
If you surround yourself with people who complain and are negative all the time you will eventually become like them. It does not matter how strong and positive you are, slowly you will change with the environment. ( you adapt and that is part of nature)
The nutrition, the exercise, the people, your surroundings that are all Influencers who will affect your health, and your energy.
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what and who is stronger when at 10 pm at night you feel hungry and you walk over to your refrigerator to get something to eat especially if you have your favourite food there.
Most of the time the environment wins. “Do you remember the saying the will is strong but the flesh is weak.
Your inner self is your inner architecture. It is your core of you.
“Rich and successful people do not live their life by default, they live their life by design.”
They get life coaches, mentors and make assessments of who they truly are. They find out what is their strength, the weakness they have, the talents they have and the gifts they have been given.
They discover themselves and then design the environment according to there strength, weakness, gifts and talents. The environment is constantly pulling them forward and is not holding them back.
They understand who they are and that makes them what they are. If they need to get things done what is not within their gifts and talents they delegate them to other people.
Keep in mind you will achieve your goals efficiently, effortless and on time when you stop relying on your self to complete your goals and start partnering with your environments.
4.Spiritual Environment is this the answer to success?
A Spiritual Connection to a higher power.
A lot of people get confused between the spiritual environment and religion. Religion means by definition two or more people gathered and share a common belief.
They have a common belief about this thing called spiritual. There are 17 major religions. They have all have a variation in their beliefs but share one thing in common that is the connection to a higher power.
You have to ask yourself do I have environments that Ankers me and or connect me.
Or do I have environments that disconnect me with myself? A good example is social media, even we have more connection now out there but a lot of people feel more disconnected than ever before. There is no more face to face interaction.
When you look at how you stay connected, how do you stay in that sense of flow with the universe ( alignment with the universe) ask yourself is it by prayer or meditation, do you need physical things to connect you like beads, rosary, or singing bowls, or do you have symbols or signs in your home and office to remind you to stay connected. ( religious symbols, like the cross, a Buddha statue, a picture of your god, etc.)
This is all ok. But why do we need to remind us to stay connected? We lost the connection, we have so many things to be grateful for and that reminds us that we are connected. We don’t realize that we breathe Air we take it for granted. If we pollute the Air we only harm our selves. Same goes for water, we take it for granted and if we destroy the resources we kill our selves. We take it for granted and we are not grateful to mother nature.
With well-designed environments, you should feel the flow and harmony, and you should save time, energy and valuable resources by doing your environments properly.
5. Environment is Nature
Nature is life, plants, animals, the outdoors, the geography and the seasons. This is my favourite environment. People who live in a country with 4 seasons do not see much sun and in the winter month, and life can get quite depressing.
A lot of people in seasonal countries have a seasonal affective disorder that happens to humans “us “ who have a body but do not get enough light.
We need light sunlight to give us energy it converts in our body into vitamin D.
Vitamin D is a Mood enhancer and people in a country with lots of sunshine are in general more happy and alive than people with less sunshine.
If you live in a country where you can not go outside for 3 to 4 month a year because you do not like snow or the cold weather does it impact you and your environment? Does it impact your body, yes absolutely.
Let me tell you something you can design environment, you can change the environment, you can influence the environment, and you can leave the environment. Lots of people leave an environment due it does not suit them for a couple of months in a year you can live in a different environment throughout the year.
Why do people live in different environments because they know that the environment is energizing them and it works with them? They know it influences their mind, body, spirit and soul. (They know what is the key to success. )
Not everyone likes the snow and not everyone likes the beach so when we recap this we can add, shift or change environments if it makes us feel better.
6. The next environment we are talking about is your physical environment
This environment is the one we start to change first as it is the easiest to change.
Anything you can see around you is your physical environment. Your car, Your desk, your chair, your carpet, your computer ….
If this physical environment is designed properly, you are focused and efficient.
Your performance is higher. But if you live in a physical environment that is cluttered it will create a scattered mind and you are less efficient. Your performance is lower as this environment will drain you.
One of the easiest environment to upgrade is the physical environment. If you want to start right now then start with the physical environment. Get rid of things that bother you each time you look at it.
There should be no TV and electronics in the bedroom the bedroom is for rest. Electronics do have EMF ( Electromagnetic fields ) and they can keep you awake at night or enhance a broken sleeping pattern.
Those electronics are activating you and do not let you relax. ( the EMF corresponds with your brainwaves and keeps them active instead of letting them slow down.)
On the flip side if you walk around your house with a list and write down all the little things that distract or annoy you, believe it or not, but those things take your focus away, and you will be surprised when those things are fixed how much more energy you have. ( Don’t believe me do it and try it out)
Those things you tolerate each day we call them toleration, and believe it or not but those things they actually keep you from tolerating at your best.
When you do that you actually realize how much those things have you grown roots with them, those things are your past and are holding you back to move on to greater things. ( look at your cloth how many pants have you not worn for a year because they are to lose or to tight, but you keep them there just in case)
7. The next Environment ” your finances”
A lot of people take interest in that but remember you need to improve and design all the environments not only one.
This environment is about your finances and when you have a company or building one you need a team, to be successful. If you struggle in one environment it will take off the focus of the other environment it is like a domino that will go through all the environments in a circle.
Have you seen people struggling in a relationship? What does it do to there finances? It takes the focus off, ( we all say they can’t think about that one now) It impacts your focus the same goes vice versa. How many relationships are being destroyed because there is a struggle in the financial environment?
You have to stop for a moment and ask your self…
Do I do finances by default or by design, you might be surprised that it will trigger something. Ask yourself is it possible to upgrade and redesign my environment to accelerate my success.
It is not only possible it is highly likely that your financial environment will improve. If you upgrade your environment you will upgrade your life.
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8. The next environment is Networking is that the key to success
The Internet, your social media networks, your clubs, groups, and your friends and associations. They all define who you are and how successful you will be. Very successful people understand that winning is the by-product of a well-designed network.
Instead of following the networks you randomly bump into, take one step back and think what are the best networks for me this year to improve my thinking, improve my finances, improve my health, my relationships and my business.
A lot of people just join a network because someone else you know is already there and joined the network so you just follow. Facebook makes it easy it shows you how many friends you know in this group. Look at a network as an environment that either inspires or expires you.
If the network inspires me I will participate but if it expires me than it is not a network I want to join. I have a friend and I removed her from my feed as she posted all the negative stuff, I do not want to see that so I decided to remove my friend.
Remember your NETWORTH is often related to your Network. In other words, Money has species recognition, what does that mean?
People who drive Ferraris hang out with people who drive Ferraris, people who build companies hang out with people who build companies.
People who whine, complain and grump they hang out with people who allow them to whine, complain and grump the whole day.
If you are hanging out with people who are successful the odds are that you are successful, if you are hanging out with people who have bad habits, or they are the psychic vampires who drains everyone or they are constantly complaining about life and money it does not matter how strong you are, over time you adjust to that environment and it will drain you or better say it expires you. It means it will pull you backwards.
9. The last environment is your relationships
I left this one for last as this are your Family, friends, your Colleagues, your neighbours, people with whom you connect daily, staff, team members, mentors, coaches, pets, and this is one of the most difficult and hardest for people to change.
Because everybody you are in a relationship with has an environment and most people don’t want to change their environment.
They think they are comfortable but the truth is they are not comfortable they are in reality very uncomfortable but they are very familiar with there environments. That is why they don’t want to change.
So my challenges to you are this, don’t focus on this one first… focus on the physical environment, spiritual, memetics, nature, upgrade your body and so on, you will find that over time the challenges you had in your relationship environment will start to dissipate.
Only then you will realize that changing your relationship environment is actually pretty easy.
Invest a little bit less time with people who are toxic, ( there are a lot of people in a toxic relationship) spent more time with people who inspire, uplift, who are positive and motivate you.
A long time ago I left our little town and went overseas. I started to work for a person who became my mentor for one whole year for free. We went from city to city and from country to country and what I did not realize was that I started to change because my environment changed.
Years after that I went back home to our town and I have great friends their amazing people but they are doing the same thing over and over and they have not changed. They do the same what everyone else does.
Why because their environment did not change? A person the body cannot change when the environment is not changing.
Picture and design your environment to be a constant source of wealth and Ultimate Wealth and Inspiration. That is the key to success.
Are you willing to change your environment to be a constant source of inspiration, ultimate wealth and success?
You see if your environment is not growing and evolving as you grow and evolve you will be living in a state of drag. You will be living with low energy, resistant’s, slow movement rather than living in a state of inspiration.
By designing your environment there is a constant source of Inspiration, you will find your daily habits, your actions, your goals are actually easier to detain and you no longer need to rely on willpower to get the job done. Isn’t that refreshing?
So let’s get started and take inventory of all the nine environments and ask your self this four questions?
Four Questions you need to ask yourself.
Why is this in my environment? ( when you walk around ask yourself why I have this desk, lights, lampshade, pictures on the wall and so on? ) and if it is not inspiring you than get rid of it. When you go into your living room, bedroom etc, ask your self is it designed to inspire me in health, wealth and happiness or it expires you.
What prompted my choice to invite this thing, person objects etc into my life? Was it a conscious choice or was it a gift, or was it an unconscious choice or a momentary choice. ( For example how many of you still have the same outfit as 20 years ago, and you keep it because it might fit one day or holds memories? This thing is holding you back and keeps you in your past. )
Is this serving me to win my ultimate game? Is this serving me to create happiness, health and wealth? If not then maybe it is time to get rid of it. Say goodbye to it.
Ask yourself do I now understand what is the key to success in life?
Once you start to live life by design instead of living life by default, once you accept and learn to upgrade these nine environments,
I promise you will have
you achieve your goals easier,
and you have way more fun with life.
The good news is the moment you start one and you get this energy boost, it will be easier to do the 2ndone the 3rdone you might even get addicted to it. I challenge you to this and get started right now with one thing, not in 10 minutes or one hour start right now to do one thing.
It can be anything, delete emails from your inbox, get rid of some paper that is hanging around you never got around to put it into the shredder or bin, empty a draw that needs reorganising, or turn of the social media for two hours to focus on a project whatever it is… do it now.
Remember everything is an environment and it either pulls you forward and inspires you or it expires you what means it drains you and is holding you back to achieve your goals.
I hope I made you understand “what is the key to success in life. ”
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Have you ever thought to use Feng Shui for the Office?
Did you know that in the Asian Countries Feng Shui is widely spread and used? Some of the bigger and very successful companies have their own Feng Shui Masters on a corporate consulting salary.
I have done this for more than 25 years, and I have to admit, I would not sit in an office what I can not arrange the way I want it. I even Feng Shui my Home Office. I even have a Feng Shui Garden. I still remember my first Feng Shui arrangement I did for myself.
I bought all the charms and lucky items I am supposed to have. I had to use cash as those days no credit card. I am sure the lady in that Feng Shui Shop had the time of her Life she knew I had no idea and found always another item for me. Have to say she knew how to sell, as she sucked me right in. When I brought back all the things and took the book and the notes I wrote down from the lady in the Feng Shui Shop, Boy… I thought my god my apartment looks like a Chinese lucky charm shop.
That when I decided there must be another way around it. Then I met Lilian Too and Yap Cheng Hai in Vietnam they came there to do Feng Shui to the Floating Hotel a famous Hotel at that time. I was quite interested in how they solved the problem of the Hotel not making enough money and boy I was impressed. Long story short that when I started to study Feng Shui.
Q:People ask me many times, is it true that when you do Feng Shui in your office, you are more productive?
A: Yes you are, as in plain simple there are directions where you are more productive as they do support you, then there are directions what are less productive because they drain your energy.
Feng shui is a Chinese art which is based on the belief that the way you arrange things within a building, and within the rooms of that building, can affect aspects of your life such as how happy and successful you are. (source Collins dictionary)
My definition is simple, and it is Wind and Water but what means Wind and Water? For me, in simple Terms, it means living in “Harmonie with Nature” or go with the flow.
I practice Feng Shui since 1989. I have studied with some of the respected best Masters from Taiwan, Hongkong and my loved and respected Monk Tai.
What is Feng Shui not?
Feng Shui is not a religion.
Feng Shui has nothing to do with superstition.
Feng Shui is not a Cult.
Feng Shui is also not plastering your office with lucky symbols and objects.
What are the guidelines for Feng Shui at the Office?
Rule over the thumb you can say anything that is feeling weird or awkward to you is not Feng Shui that will drain your energy. Feng Shui means energy and the energy should flow harmoniously and should enhance your energy not drain your energy.
In Europe, people follow the farmer’s calendar or the 100 years calendar for all thoughts of things, like for haircuts, for planting, doing daily tasks it is used widely. My Mother is still using it.
You can feel the energy you are sometimes just not aware of it.
Energy also called Chi comes in many forms.
The word energy derives from the Ancient Greek: ἐνέργεια, translit.energeia, lit. ‘activity, operation’, which possibly appears for the first time in the work of Aristotle in the 4th century BC. In contrast to the modern definition, energeia was a qualitative philosophical concept, broad enough to include ideas such as happiness and pleasure. (source; Wikipedia)
What is Negative Energy also called Shar Chi?
Imagine you enter a room where two people have a heated discussion and or fighting in one room, the moment you enter the room you feel the tense energy. I am sure you have experienced that before. That is Shar CHI.
What is Positive Energy also called Chi?
Imagine you are on the beach putting your feet into the water, and the waves touch your feet and legs. The smell of the ocean and the peace and sound of the waves gives you total freedom you feel good.
Alternatively, just getting a raise lifts up your energy when you receive your salary slip. That is CHI.
Most of the time we are not aware of the positive or negative energy we only talk about a good feeling and a bad feeling.
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A few simple Feng Shui Tips for your office.
Make sure you never sit with your back to the door. ( that will activate the energy for backstabbing and unpleasant surprises. in short, things happen, and you are not aware off only in the last moments before it hits you )
Sit as far as possible away from the entrance with this you can assure your self a “command” position. Do you know why, when you are sitting and looking at the door that is where the energy comes in as well as people? In this case, people symbolize the meaning of flow and money.
One of my Sifu told me ones do not sit facing the window as robbers go out the window, what means people will take your money, take advantage of you or cheat you.
It is essential that you sit with your back to the wall if that is not possible and you are sitting against a window make sure you have a tall building outside the window if that is not possible use a picture with a mountain to symbolise the support. (This is when you can not avoid it. )
Your office chair should have a tall backrest to keep you supported by your superiors.
Do you know that everyone has a Sheng Shi Direction what means Money Direction? Do you want to know your Money direction?
Never sit in line with the door. The energy good or bad what enters will hit you and eventually will hurt you unconsciously. ( shoulder and neck problem)
Very important for entrepreneurs, whatever room you are using to work, do not face away from the door your business symbolically comes through the door so sit facing the door as you can welcome and see ahead of the excellent business opportunity
Please consider this advise and do not arrange your workspace so that you can see the stairs, closets, elevators, escalators, toilets, kitchen, and storage rooms.
Do not look straight into a corridor the energy will hit you like an arrow.
Place an aquarium or tabletop fountain either in the East, North, or Southeast. ( consider that it should not bother you, it should be joy looking at it)
Keep any water fountain or aquarium clean. When you use a water fountain or Aquarium make sure it is not behind you. Water in Feng Shui is prosperous but when placed in the wrong place it can be the opposite.
If you work mainly on your computer, then with your computer you should face your right direction and that is your money direction. Not everyone has the same money direction that depends on your date of birth and time of the birth hour, as well as the place you are born.
Place a safe made out of metal in the northwest area of your office to enhance financial abundance and financial prosperity.
If you don’t know your prosperous directions to use, and the bad directions to avoid, sign up for our calculation sheet. You can also send me an email with your birthdate, birth hour and place of birth and I will calculate it for you. Consider avoiding to have big tall mirrors in your Office as they can reflect negative energy from clients to other people in the room.
Keep your desk clean and tidy. Otherwise, you feel overwhelmed and will stress out. ( Energy can not flow and will get stuck between you and your office)
Sometimes we can not always do Feng Shui as we sit in an office with other people, but there is always a way how to feng shui at the office. Do it around your space.
Use Feng Shui Colours for your Office. Have the right Balance of light and dark colours. When you use objects to decorate your office, consider the five elements and keep them in yin and yang balance. ( soft and hard surfaces, smooth and rough textures in window treatments, furniture and flooring. )
You can also use Feng Shui plants, that said those are plants who can help to remove the EMF ( Electro Magnetic Fields) in the office. Feng Shui Plants like the Golden Pothos, as it removes chemicals from the air, like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.
It is essential that you have the right balance of yin and yang when decorating your workspace. ( When you enter your office, you should have a good feeling)
If you love music, then listen to your favourite radio station as that will lift up your mood. ( I constantly work with the radio on it inspires me)
A big NO NO is putting files from your office on the floor. Treat them with respect as they represent your past, present and future business. It is your income. Treat it with respect.
Keep the cables and cords of your equipment well hidden. ( they symbolise the connection and communication if they are messy than the conversations and contact getting lost and falsely understood with clients and staff.
Feng Shui at the office, try to clean the clutter in your office but when you do so, don’t forget to do it with intention. Try to establish some rules with the colleague to keep certain areas clean.
Feng Shui is a simple art and when followed correctly it is a very powerful tool to enhance your work and efficiency. If someone tells you that this is Feng Shui but you feel uncomfortable then don’t do it. I love Feng Shui as it is living in Harmonie with nature and yourself.
Do you catch yourself having sometimes conversations with yourself?
Do you talk to yourself from time to time, make sure that you talk positively with yourself. We often play a conversation in our mind especially if we are angry, did you realize you are not doing yourself a favour with that.
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How do you arrange your Office and Workplace? Are you using Feng Shui for the Office? Before I forget you can also use Feng Shui for the home office. Do you have experience with Feng Shui or any other practice? Please tell us about it, leave your comment I love to share your thoughts. Thank you
The 80/20 Rule can be used for everything. For Relationships, for Business, for Diets, for health, for fitness you name it can be applied to everything.
The 80/20 Principle known as the Pareto’s Principle. The founder was the Italian Economist Vilfredo Pareto.
Pareto first made a connection with the 80/20 rule when he looked at his garden where he could see that 20 percent of the healthy pea plants in his garden produced 80 percent of the healthier pea crops.
He also figured out that 20 percent of the people owned 80 percent of the wealth. The 80/20 Rule can be applied to anything.
The 80/20 Rule from the perspective of a small business
Have a look around if you own a business, you can say that 80 percent of your revenue comes from the 20 percent of your customers.
If you have employees than you can for sure say that 20 percent of your employees are responsible for the 80 percent of your overall company results.
That is the 80/20 Rule.
Take the 80/20 Rule example of a Relationship.
Even a relationship requires finetuning. To do so you also have to work smarter not harder. Be smart with the 80/20 Rule.
20 percent of those who marry compromise the 80 percent of the divorce statistic. ( those who remarry and divorce consistently)
We, as humans, are always looking for the next best thing because as we all know, the grass is always greener on the other side, right? Wrong.
This is what the 80/20 rule teaches you. Generally, when in a relationship you get about 80 percent of what you want. This sounds pretty good because it’s such a high percentage. However, we are also craving that other 20 percent.
80 percent of the time you eat and prepare healthy food. 20 percent you prepare and eat not so healthy.(healthy nutrition book )
It is a good balance as when you are travelling a lot and stay in Hotels like myself it is not always easy to eat what you would say is healthy and doesn’t go straight to your hips. There you can apply the 80/20 Principle.
Follow the 80/20 nutritional rule and sooner than later, you will see some positive results.
The 80/20 rule goes as follows, 80 percent of the time I need to be completely in control of my food, the other 20 percent of the time, I can let someone else do the thinking for me.
To break it down further, 80 percent of my meals need to be prepared by me, in the fashion that I intend them to be prepared.
These meals need to contain adequate lean Protein, Healthy Fats, and appropriate Carbohydrates. Now the other 20 percent, this is where you can go out to your favourite restaurant, head to the neighbourhood barbeque, or you can order carry out on your way home from work.
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Use the 80/20 Rule for Life. Work smarter not harder.
Pareto discovered that virtually everything especially all economic activities are subject to the 80/20 principle or 80/20 rule. Pareto says that 20 percent of your activities will count for 80 percent of your results. ( work smarter not harder)
In society, 20 percent of the criminals account for 80 percent of the value of all the crimes.
20 percent of Motorist cause 80 percent of the accidents.
That is an interesting fact, and it can also have a reverse effect A lot of people or businesses work as 80 percent with effort and only produce a result of 20 percent. (work harder not smarter)
We all have friends who work 24/7 but never reach the clouds. After a couple of years, they are diagnosed with burn out syndrome or stress.
Also, a lot of Entrepreneurs work the 80/20 rule in the reverse mode without knowing it. As it has becomes a daily thing they don’t realize it anymore.
From time to time a light bulb switches on and they ask why do I not get ahead with this business.The 80/20 Rule for Business
When you run a sales and marketing business successful, it is obvious that the 80/20 Rule is in place. That’s why 20 percent of your customers will be responsible for the 80 percent of your sales. That is a healthy Business.
20 percent of your product and or services will count for the 80 percent of your profits.
As well as 20 percent of your staff efforts will count for the 80 percent of value and service what you provide.
If you say this in a short version it means, that if you have a list of 10 things to do. Then two of those things will be 6 or 12 times more profitable than the other eight things together.
The 80/20 rule is a universal principle applied to anything.
Here comes the phrase again work smarter not harder!
If you work in Affiliate Marketing and you do sales.
If you have 1 item where you can make $ 1.000 Commission per sale than you only need to make 10 sales to have $ 10.000
If you have 1 item where your commission is $ 100 per sale than you have to make 100 sales to achieve $10.000 in commission.
The effort of both sales and marketing is the same, but the result is different. Work smarter not harder.
An interesting Perspective on Priority Task versus Important Task
Here goes the 80/20 Rule into reverse action
You have 10 tasks and each of the 10 tasks require the same amount of time. Say each task needs around 50 to 60 minutes. Task 10 on the list will bring 7 or 8 times the value of task 1-9. Unfortunately, most of the time people start with the less worth tasks and than start to procrastinate to avoid the tasks.
The 80/20 Rule List
You should look at your list closely and see which task is the most efficient one who makes you the most revenue. That one you should start first, the other ones you can delegate to others or outsource them.
If you are a one-man show than do them later but first accomplish the profitable less time and effort required task.
The fact is that most people procrastinate in the top 10 percent to 20 percent of items that are most valuable and important.
Instead, they keep themselves busy with lots of other non-important and just time killing things, they do not realize they sabotage themselves in being successful.
They are their worst enemies those are the 80 percent inefficiency what produce the 20 percent of efficiency.( reverse 80/20 rule)
Work harder, not smarter
How to overcome the reverse Mode of the 80/20 Rule ( work harder, not smarter)
Focus on Activities, Not Accomplishments
The most valuable tasks you can do each day are often the hardest and most complex. But the payoff and rewards for completing these tasks efficiently can be tremendous.
For this reason, you must adamantly refuse to work on tasks in the bottom 80 percent while you still have tasks in the top 20 percent left to be done.
Before you begin work, always ask yourself, “Is this task in the top 20 percent of my activities or in the bottom 80 percent?”
Just thinking about starting and finishing an important task motivates you and helps you to overcome procrastination.
The fact is that the amount of time required to complete an important job is often the same as the time required to do an unimportant job.
The difference is that you get a tremendous feeling of pride and satisfaction from the completion of something valuable and significant.
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The successful People in Life use the 80/20 Rule daily.
The most successful People in Life do discipline themselves and start with the most important ( the task what brings the highest revenue and require less the effort of time) each day.
For them, it comes naturally to use the 80/20 rule (work smarter not harder.)
I remember my dad telling me to work hard and you get somewhere. I can’t remember how many times I been hearing that when I was young. Everyone was saying it. I believe it until I came across the book of Mark Twain where he says ” financial success does not require hard work” He says it is all in your subconscious mind.
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So did my Friend!
I still remember my friend who went to study with me, she always had money and never I saw her work, so I got told by my other friends, she properly is doing something illegal. of course…
If someone was not working hard and still had money that meant the person did something illegal. From young on your brain has been trained to think work harder not smarter. The 20/80 Rule.
Have you ever asked yourself why some people can enjoy life and never seem to work, but are wealthy and successful? and people who work 24/7 and never take or go on a holiday because they are too exhausted are still poor and do the same job for 30 years without any promotion?
Here comes the 80/20 Rule in action both ways the right principle mode and the reverse mode.
As I have now said it already a few times, the successful ones put the 80/20 Principle in action and follow the rules.
They put 20 % effort in and reap the 80 % success. ( work smarter not harder)
The non-successful ones use the reverse 80/20 principle what do they do wrong, they put 80% effort in and reap 20% success. ( work harder not smarter)
A business/or an entrepreneur it doesn’t matter how small or big it needs a structure and a system in place. The main task is to prioritize the daily tasks who bring in the best result to put on top.
The 80/20 Rule is a great tool and it correlates to the Fibonacci code, where everything in existence has his synergy. Play around with it and you see you can use it for anything you can think of. ( work smarter not harder)
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A conclusion to the 80/20 Rule
Should you care about the 80/20 Principle? You might not realize that but this principle applies to your daily life, to your social world, social media, and your place where you work and hang out. Understanding the 80/20 Principle gives you great insight into what is happening in the world, and around you.
The Feeling of mastering the 80/20 rule. Work smarter not harder finally achieved.
The feeling that will come when you finally master the 80/20 Principle is amazing and it is like flying on a cloud to catch the stars.
Time Management is a necessary task to achieve and keep you going up the ladder of success.
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