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Help Your Kids Start a Micro Business

by on September 17, 2010 under Business, Education

[singlepic id=38 w=300 h=226 mode=watermark float=right]At school kids are repetitively taught: do what the teacher says and you will get a sticker or an ‘A’. This sets kids into what I call an ‘employee mindset’ which can make it difficult for them to self actualise their own lives later on. Creating a Micro Business teaches them to take charge of their own financial lives.

In the absence of other influences the institution of school creates individuals who are good for jobs and little else. “Do what the boss says and you will get a raise, promotion, or bonus”. The challenge with this scenario is that many people feel dis-empowered because they feel they have to superimpose their bosses’ values over their own. This is what creates fundamental dissatisfaction in many people in the workforce. Unless you see how your values align with those of the company or undertake self-education around starting your own business, your only options are to fall into line or change to another job. Hence why the average person today spends only 18 months in any one job.

The other challenge is that many of us give our children pocket money. That’s right, this is a problem! Which part is the problem you ask? The word GIVE. When you simply GIVE children money, you are rewarding them for whatever action they think they did that led to the reward. Often this will be simply asking or nagging. If you respond to these requests frequently then you are creating a credit junkie. Today credit card debt per capita in Australia is among the highest in the world at over $3000 per person.

How do we get money in the real world? Simple: In exchange for products or services. If you want to raise empowered children then you must instill this in them from an early age. Teach them to offer a product or service in exchange for money and you will empower them to take control of their own financial future. Here is what I mean:

Last Christmas I had the opportunity to babysit for my sister who has 3 lovely children. I noticed that the eldest, 10 yr old Jaslyn, was into Hama Beads. Uncle Chad saw a micro business and educational opportunity: “Hey Jaz, why don’t we buy some magnets to stick on the back of these creations you are making and you can sell them as fridge magnets!” She instantly saw dollar signs. Off we went into town and got the magnets. We returned home and she went into production for hours making the magnets you see in the picture above (notice how inspired and alive she looks).

For 9 months now the micro business stand has stood in my sisters’ Bowen therapy treatment room and Jaslyn has sold over 25 Hama Bead Magnets at $4 each. That’s some good pocket money! More importantly, what is she learning? She is learning how to make money and how to create and run a business. She is learning that to get money you have to create and deliver a product or provide a service. She is learning the value of money because she worked to earn it. She is learning that if she wants to she can create an income for herself from her own micro business.

I believe these are some of the most important things you can teach a child. I know as a parent these days you may feel you don’t have time to help your kids start a micro business. You don’t have to go to this extent right away. The first step could be as simple as setting dollar values for household chores and stopping the gravy train of free money. Any parent has time to do this in the interest of teaching their child about the elephant that school ignores: Money.

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Dr John Demartini – The Breakthrough Experience

by on September 13, 2010 under John Demartini

[singlepic id=58 w=240 h=320 mode=watermark float=left]I have personally been privileged to study under and work with Dr. John Demartini on many occasions. Having first seen John in ‘The Secret’ I quickly realised that he was coming from a far deeper understanding than any other teacher and enrolled in ‘The Breakthrough Experience’ in October 2007. I refer to my life since that point as A.D. (After Demartini) and i’m sure you will too.

It is the essential synthesis of John’s entire life’s work. The study of centuries of wisdom from over 29,000 texts and decades of experiential refinement have left him holding the most powerful transformational tool available today: The Demartini Method®. The Breakthrough Experience is the personal result of applying that tool to perceived challenges in your life.

John Demartini spends two life transforming days offering you the fundamental truth of life itself. Your prior illusions of life will be alleviated and your mind will be expanded to encompass greater spheres of awareness and greater time and space horizons. Once this happens your mind can never go back and so you will never be quite the same person again. You will live in a new, more highly evolved paradigm. I know you are ready for that responsibility.

You won’t learn the latest stock market or real estate get rich strategy from Dr. John Demartini. He is way beyond that. John will teach you to find the gold mine within your own being, leading to a life of true fulfillment. Only when you find that will you manifest outer wealth. You already have within you everything you need to achieve your dreams. Your dreams could not be without the corresponding ability to achieve them. That is the truth.

Fear, guilt, shame, grief, and regret are all false perceptions based on a false cultural control mechanism called religion. The truth is there is no universal judgment but what we ourselves impart. Such realisations are part of The Breakthrough Experience which will lift the veil of illusions from your life, allowing you to freely express your most authentic self.

You are in exactly the right place right now. The fact that you found this article is no mistake. Follow your intuition and experience life After Demartini.

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