Tuesday, April 27, 2010
According to many reports in the media,
medical wisdom these days recommends 2.5
ounces a day of dark chocolate for stress
reduction. Stress is a common cause of
health issues. In addition, some medical
sources say that chocolate can be an
effective "brain food" and that I.Q. might
be improved by the ingestion of a small
amount of chocolate each day, on the order
of, say, one bunny ear or one Magic ???
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Sure, we all know life sucks. It
really does. And, sure enough,
after you've lived your short,
miserable life, you do indeed die.
But is that all there is?
The answer is no -- that's not all
there is, unless you've focused your
life on the organic, the biological.
There is a higher life available, but
it's not automatic, not guaranteed.
You have to work for it, and work hard
to attain it.
How can one transcend the organic
The first step is to realize that life
sucks, then you die. After that, one
must first hear a rumor that there is
a higher life, a spiritual life, and
that it is possible to attain it, but
that it is not guaranteed, not automatic,
and furthermore, no one else can do this
work for you, you must do it for yourself.
The second step is to find a school which
can prepare you for higher life, and to
enter into it with full intention and
commitment to remain in the discipline
regardless of personal obstacles and
seductive organic and biological
temptations to abandon work toward
The third step is to actually do the work
that leads toward spiritual attainment and
the development of the higher
which make life beyond the biological life
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The first lesson you learn in selling
anything is that it's never the price,
never the market, never the product.
It's always about the SELLER.
The BUYER is the focus of the
interaction, but NOT the focus of
ATTENTION of the seller.
The seller must remain focused on the
actual purpose, not the sale of the
What is the actual purpose of the
The actual purpose of the interaction
is the interaction itself.
Mostly the interaction consists of
helping the buyer overcome his or her
own objections, superstitions and
self-limitations that prevent the
The seller must learn to LISTEN to the
buyer to actually HEAR what the buyer
is saying, what the objections SEEM to
be and to try to listen between the
lines, behind the shadow-show, to
understand what the objections really
The buyer will try to say "no" but
will be unable to be honest, and will
thus invent reasons why he or she can't
or won't buy the product.
All those invented reasons MUST be
answered by the seller, even though
they are not honest, not real. They
are the shadow-show that helps the
buyer say "no".
The product is a souvenir of the
interaction. It's something that the
target can take away from the event,
but only works this way if the
interaction is pleasant and positive.
Every "no" is a stepping stone toward
Every failure is a stepping stone to
A good seller learns from experience
and eventually sales are made on a
No seller ever makes a sale every time
they try to sell. Rejection takes
getting used to.
Rejection is not personal. It is about
the buyer, not the seller, if the seller
is using the Basic Rules of Sale.
If the seller breaks the Rules of Sale,
the rejection is about the seller.
What are the Basic Rules of Sale?
1. Listen to the buyer.
2. Listen to the buyer.
3. Listen to the buyer.
The whole idea is not to bombard the
buyer with dogma and rationality, but
to LISTEN to the buyer's objections
and GET THE BUYER TO ANSWER THEM himself
How you do that is an art, not a science,
but there are definite scientific
principles behind the art.
1. The buyer is on his or her way
elsewhere and you were never a part
of their plan to get wherever they
are going. You are an interruption
in their plan, an obstacle on the path,
2. You must within a small fraction of
the first second of interaction
demonstrate clearly that what you have
is what they want. In your hand should
be something they automatically desire,
that makes the mouth water with
anticipated self-gratification and
3. The interaction MUST be short. They
are on their way somewhere and you
must not be the cause for their delay
or failure to make their way to whatever
it is they are attracted to or driven
4. Get and maintain eye contact. Do
NOT let your vision stray toward the
product. The product is secondary to
5. Do NOT block the buyer's way. Stay
on the side and keep moving with the
6. Follow the simple rule of "spare
change" and realize that you are
actually asking for spare change and
giving a chocolate bar in thanks.
7. Thank the buyer and be sure to say
"you won't be disappointed" after the
sale is completed.
8. Make certain that you don't
concentrate on the money, the product
or the price. It's about meeting and
chatting and having a good interaction,
not about the product, price or marketplace.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Back when the Holy Mother Church protected
marriage by enforcement -- meaning you
couldn't leave the marriage, ever, until
death did you part -- couples were stuck
with each other for the remainder of their
time on Earth.
These days only 50% of all marriages
survive the divorce proceedings, and that
number is steadily changing toward the 10%
norm. Why? Because there's less and less
outside force holding them together, and
couples quickly discover that the biological
drives that attracted them don't last very
Competition for boy-toys and boy friends and
fast dates and momentary intimacy with
strangers is powerful enough to drive the
booty dances at singles bars into thriving
social networks, and the internet provides
outlets such as youtube and myspace where folks
can advertise their loneliness and sex drives
to their hearts' content.
The fact is that women used to be able to
count on their youthful looks to be the
"bait" that attracted men, and that they had
until their late teens or early 20s to make
their catch. From then on, it was smooth
These days, relationships last an average of
three weeks to three months,although couples
often stay together for as much as three to
five years by sheer momentum. Sometimes it's
the kids who hold relationships together,but
that's becoming less and less true as shared
custody becomes the standard.
What does all this mean?
It means that women are faced with youth in
every direction. Men don't have to worry about
staying young. Women are attracted to men
regardless of appearance -- it's about other
issues like wage-earning, automobiles,housing,
privilege and rank, social position, sensitivity,
humor and good dancing.
For men, it's about the booty, the boobs, the
face, the hair, the giggle and the wiggle.
What that boils down to is that women have
to keep the "bait" in shape.There are
countless ways to do so, offered day and
night on tv -- cosmetics,fashion, jewelry,
anti-wrinkle and anti-blotch ointments, and
especially those infernal booty, boob and
belly machines that slim, trim and firm up
the important parts, the things that really
matter to a man about relationships.
Does this stuff all work to keep
Of course not. Eventually the initial
attraction becomes boring, repetition of
the same old things work to disintegrate
the couple's first-night fever.
Sooner or later, the relationship busts up,
and both partners are back out on the carousel,
looking for new mates, different mates, better
mates...and they find someone exactly like
the last one, only different, and that
relationship takes them a few more weeks,
months or years into the future.
And then what?
It starts all over again, and that means
the makeup, fashions, slim and trim machines,
makeovers, spas, trainings and social
networking, but as this goes on, the couples
get older and older, less and less attractive,
less and less able to depend upon nature to
provide the good looks and slim, trim bodies
they had when they were first starting the
And what about beyond the breeding cycle?
There's still that need for the "perfect
partner", but now they're in their fifties
or sixties or seventies or eighties or
nineties. At 50, the slim trim machines
and some of the cosmetics still work.
Even into the 60s, there's a chance that a
nip and a tuck in plastic surgery will help,
but beyond that, there's nowhere to go.
And even with all that commercial help in
preserving youth, the fact is that the
gimmicks are only as good as the initial
attraction. You bait the hook,and catch
a fish, but the fish eventually jumps out
of the basket and goes back into the water
to mate again.
It's an endless dance, and the DJ keeps
yelling out, "change partners" and
there you are, at square one again and
again and again.
Gone are the days when you could use your
natural youthful looks to make the catch
and it stayed caught.
Is there a solution?
Yes, of course there is.
The solution is to realize that there is no
"right answer". People are built the way
they're built. Women want stability, and men
want variety. Women are from Venus, the
world of romance, and men are from Mars,
the world of conquest and war, and that's
built into the genetics, meaning it won't
change. There's no way to train humans to
be something other than human.
Is there a way to beat the system?
You bet there is.
You can learn to become independent of relationships.
By using the Super-Beacon to hook up with
the lost parts of yourself, those
scattered selves throughout the
Super-Universe of countless Parallel
Hook yourself up to your many parallel lives.
You'll never be lonely again.