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Prosperity: The Choice Is Yours
June 1, 2002
Let's Play Tractors
By: Dave Cole
Back when my son Karl was 3 to 5 years old, he simply loved to play tractors. Tractors were his life. He so looked forward to getting up each morning, he hated to go to bed at nite.
Karl had a passion for playing tractors.
He had the sounds down pat, brrrr-ing or put-putt-ing....he would drive those toy tractors around as far as his young imagination would stretch. He plowed more acres and baled more hay than dad did in real life.
In the young mind, he was a real farmer that had important stuff to do......and he did it with enthusiasm.....and had a whale of a lot of fun at the same time.
Pulling....did you mention tractor pulling? Of dear lord did we love to go tractor pulling! If there was a pull within a hundred miles, Dave and his little puller side kick Karl were there.
All the pullers knew us. Believe it, at a big pull we got
there hours early to get good seats and then go down to
the "Pit" to look over the tractors. We went to farm stock pulls, state pulls, & the big Grand National events.
Karl knew the name and brand of every Super Stock, Pro Stock, or Modified Grand National tractor in the eastern half of the U.S. (all Grand National pulling tractors have their own name)
At home he pulled every tractor he had from the small
ones up to pedal tractors. Then would go out in the barn and sit on dad's real tractors and pretend to pull them.
One Christmas I built a small replica of his favorite
Super Stock pulling tractor plus a miniature pulling sled.
(what tractors pull). Oh did he ever put pulling in high
gear then. Everyday there was a new pull he had going.
Karl would line up all his tractors and one by one he
hooked them to the sled and Brrrrrmmmmmmmm down the track they'd go.
What Enthusiasm he had
What a Passion
What a tremendous amount of Fun he had
Folks would you like to know why he had so much fun and tireless energy pulling and playing tractors?
Think seriously about this.......
It was because Karl Cole was who was in control!
He called the shots. Events happened just the way he wanted them. He determined when one of his tractors would break down and he then knew he could fix it. He decided who was going to win each pull. He decided when and where each pull would be, which tractors were entered, when it would start, and when it would end.
He was the boss....he was in charge.
He controlled circumstances......they didn't control him.
The structure in his life was constructed by him.
He made his own choices, and they were surprisingly good ones too for a 3 to 5 year old.
His circumstances were dictated by his imagination.
Karl was one of the happiest children I've ever known.
Always had something fun going on, always had
something good happening.
His mother and I gave him a lot of freedom to express himself. That was my philosophy when I home schooled him too, freedom to explore, to learn and try new things, we were always doing something new and different.
You wanna know a real good reason why people are un-happy?
Think it might be cause they're not really the ones that
are in control of their lives?
Well who is in control then?
Your time schedule
People aren't free when they are controlled by circumstances.
If you have a job, your life is structured around and dictated by that job. It controls you.....you don't control it. That job tells you when you will be there and where you will be every day and then when it allows you to go home.
It controls how much money you make and how much
money you will spend. That job determines which kind of house and car you will buy, and whether you'll buy the best or the cheapest.
If you're in debt, the bank controls you. You have to have a source of income to pay that monthly debt or else the bank reposseses. You don't own that home with the mortgage....the bank does. Let them call the loan and if you don't have the cash immediately, the bank sells that home or car or boat. The bank tells you how much you will have left over After you pay them, and it tells you how much to pay each month and on what date you pay.
When you go to a job, the boss controls what you will do, how long you will do it, and the quality of what you do. And if you don't stay within the guidelines, you lose the job Buckwheat.
You're not in control - the boss, or the job, or the bank, or you fill in the blanks - is in control.....no wonder you don't have much fun is it?
Karl is now 15. He's no longer in control. The school
dictates what he will do every day, when he will be there, when he will get up in the morning, when he will be allowed to come home. His life is now structured around what someone else decides for him to do....not what he wants to do.
He doesn't have nearly the fun anymore. Ask him what is going on in his life and he'll say, "nothin"......ask him how the day went and he'll say, "I don't know." It's flat..... no enthusiasm. No drive, no Passion.
You know what tho, when he's home and riding his dirt bike, he's back in control. He's the man. He's Ricky Carmichael (top dirt bike rider), he's the boss. He's excited, he's enthusiastic.....he gets to make his own choices....he's having a whale of a lot of fun.
He never talks about school, he talks about dirt bikes and baseball.....umm...and girls too. But see the point.
Life is the most fun when you are in control. Not when
someone or something else controls you. Reflect if you will for a few minutes on some of the times in your life when you had the most amount of fun.
I'll bet they were the times when you were the one who was in control.
Karl's Second Birthday with his new John Deere
"Any coward can sit in his home and criticize a
pilot for flying into a mountain of fog, but I
would rather, by far, die on a mountainside
than in bed."
~ Charles Lindbergh ~
YOUR life won't change until YOU change.
That is a deep, deep concept. And a hard one for
most people to understand. But it is SO simple,
anyone can actually understand it.
See, there is this "on/off switch" in your mind, and
in your life. And until it flips from off to on, you are
NOT going nowhere.
No amount of thinking/reading/wishing/"trying"/buying
e-books/joining programs will make the switch flip on.
There is no way to turn a light "halfway on", is there?
There is no way to turn your life "halfway on" either.
It just HAPPENS to you one day.
It doesn't happen by magic or luck though. You have
to be TRULY serious about changing.
Until the PAIN in your life (whatever that pain is -
your job, your marriage, your childhood that has haunted you for the past 40 years, your poor savings habits, whatever) is greater than the pain of having to learn something new (I.E. : How to work leads, how to love yourself, how to not quit, how to humble yourself long enough to let those who want to help you be able to help you, how to have a prosperity consciousness, whatever) ,
NOTHING IN YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE.
See, we are programmed, we are "hardwired" for failure right from the factory. We are taught to be good "employees", to look for "jobs" to be our saviour. We are taught "not to rock the boat", we are taught not to be different, we are taught to assimilate, we are taught to be sheep and to be good boys and girls and we are taught to go with the flow.
In short, we are taught to fail. And so, we sleepwalk
through our lives, allowing circumstance and whatever way the wind is blowing to shape and guide our lives.
Did you ever stop and think WHY you do the things you do?
Why DO you go to work at THAT job? Why DO you
have the habits that you have? Why DO you get what you get in life? Did you "choose" your job? Did you really?
Are your habits REALLY "habits" or are they DECISIONS that the REAL YOU allows to take charge of your life? Do you get what you "transmit" in terms of a prosperity consciousness?
Do you even know if you have a "prosperity consciousness"?
WOW - how empowering to FINALLY realize that all I can do is change ME and how I REACT to my circumstances, my environment, and ALL the people that I interact in in both my private life and my business life.
Question is, are you RECEPTIVE to what your life
wants to give you or are you just playing the same old
roll that you always play and are you just giving "lip
service" to the changes that can happen to you?
* Until YOU decide to change - and believe me it
IS a DECISION - NOTHING in your
life will change. No amount of talking, wishing,
dreaming, planning, will ever get the ball in motion.
"Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the
worms of fear in your heart and mountains
will move out of your way."
~ Kate Seredy ~
Are You Ready To Play Ball?
You know guys there's several really great opportunities out there. Finding one that will suit you is the easy part.
I'm not saying our pet business is for everyone, but what I am saying is this:
If you're fed up with someone else being in control of
your life....Then Please make a change.
Two days ago the guy who is my assistant coach on our
ball club called me. He said "Dave, I can't make it to the game this week. My brother walked out of work and dropped dead in the parking lot."
Yea, just like that. No warning, no nothing. He worked on the assembly line at Ford. Go to work everyday, collect a paycheck, spend a few extra dollars after the bills are paid, back to work the next day.
Nothing special in his life. He couldn't, he was a slave to his job and his bills....now it's over.
Folks you never know when your number comes up. When the dice is rolled, and it's time for you to check out, you're gone.
Life is to short.
It's your life, not mine. I didn't write this to get you to spend any money or join one of my businesses. I wrote it cause I really wanted you to hear everything in today's issue.
I care about you and I care about your happiness, and
I also know you really can make some positive advancements in your life and soon be the one who is in control of your destiny.
You should be the one writing this stuff in the future...not me!
So do yourself a big favor and spend the next month seriously looking over some of the better network opportunities out there.
Before you commit to any business, either online, offline, or a combination.....ask yourself these two questions:
1. Can I have fun doing this?
2. Is this what is going to help me attain what I really
want in life and help me be in control of my future?
You know guys, there's some fantastic opps out there,
Pre-Paid Legal, FreeLife, Mary Kay, HealthyPetNet,
HerbalLife, Melalueca, AmeriPlan, LegacyForLife, etc, etc.
Just don't sit there wondering if it could work, believe me
It Can! And...It Can Work For You Too!
But you've got to make that ONE decision ....and only
you can do that.
If you'd like me to introduce you to friends I have in any
of the above businesses, just let me know which business you are interested in, and I'll put you in touch with who you need to talk with.
"A person can run for years but sooner or later
he has to take a stand in the place which,
for better or worse, he calls home, do what
he can to change things there."
~ Paule Marshall ~
Marketing Tools You Can Use
A Good Conversation
Often in my conversations with folks about our pet business, they will ask me: "Is this a pyramid?"
My answer: "I'll tell you exactly how the business operates and then you tell me if it's a pyramid or not.....but a pyramid to me is General Motors, or IBM, or the Federal Government.
It's an impossibility for the little guys at the bottom like you and me to make any decent money working for them."
Every single person I've ever said that to has totally agreed that was right and that these big corporations were pyramids and that the little guy was always the one making the least money. Not a person has ever called our opportunity a pyramid once they've heard what a pyramid really is.
Next time that question comes up in your presentation,
give it a go over and see what I'm talking about.
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