Friday, May 11, 2007

The Move and The Captain and All Goji is Not Created Equal

If this blog post turns out to be a little sloppy, please bear with me as we just moved and things are in a bit of controlled chaos over here.

But that aside what an awesome fantastic day. Every day starts with decisions, those we make and those we don't and we can just as likely decide to have a great day versus as bad one.

As I said we just recently moved – we love were we are at now, but holy cow Batman moving can be a chore. First you spend a couple months packing and preparing to move. Man you sure can accumulate a lot of junk and almost junk in one score and 4 years. What is almost junk? Well this is the stuff you find when packing that you haven't seen in years. You go wow that's pretty cool, too cool to throw away but yet you haven't used it in 10 years so why keep it? This is one of the great moving dilemmas we are faced with when packing.

Then the move – once again holy cow = the movers finished up at 4:30 in the morning – talk about an extended fun time and now all the unpacking over the next several months. But it's all-good, praise the Lord.

As I continue this diatribe to keep your interest prior to hitting you with the good stuff, my brain is just pulling out of the cobwebbed reaches of 24 years of storage in the same house.

It has come to my attention that many people have the opinion that all goji juice is created equal. Well I'm here to tell you this in not the Declaration of Independence.

I read a story on the internet the other day about how a group of people had gone out in a boat and quite frankly the boat was let us say not quite seaworthy. Well after a while the water was getting rough and conditions were becoming quite dangerous as a large storm was coming in. Now let me ask you a question, who would you want piloting this boat as it tried to reach shore? The fellow who had spent years training with the best captains of the sea or the guy who took a mail order sailing course?

There is one individual who is considered the father and grandfather of the modern nutritional movement. He has written the biggest selling book in the history of nutrition "The Vitamin Bible".

He spent almost 10 years researching and perfecting goji juice before bringing it to the market. In fact when I look at websites selling other lesser brands of goji juice almost all of them reference the research of Dr. Mindell and the goji berry. So it begs the question – do you want the one and only brand perfected and endorsed by the master himself, Dr. Earl Mindell or do you want - well just another brand put out by well who knows who?

To further clarify let me put it to you like this. Or let me ask you a question. Are there not different varieties of Apple trees? Of course there are and the bottom line is no matter how much you water or fertilize it you're not going to get Granny Smith apples out of a Golden Delicious tree.

I was going to discuss vocal skeptics here but I'll save that for a future post. Now rather than leave you hanging I will say this, there is a difference between being skeptical and vocal/outspoken skeptics. Most people have things they are skeptical of, usually it's because they have no knowledge in that area. However, in a nutshell an outspoken skeptic is someone who has a vested interest in an area that runs contrary to the product or service they are being skeptical of.

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Monday, April 09, 2007

National Health Care System Examples of Why It's A Bad Idea.

Recently we saw a microcosm in our local city of what would happen with a National Health Care system.
Certain things often seem very enticing when first brought up, but further studies show them to be a very poor idea. Such is the case with a National Health Care system and here’s largely the reason why.

Everything in this case anyway comes down to people’s behavior. An event recently in Atlanta reveals how people would act under a National Health Care system.

An amusement park in town (Six Flags Over Georgia) advertised free admission for the day. Guess what happened? So many young people were trying to take advantage of this free day that their were huge traffic jams trying to get to the park. Parents were letting their kids out of the car to walk on the Interstate near by which had become a parking lot. Police closed certain exit ramps to the park.

The point is whenever something is offered for free, people have a tendency to use the product or service in much greater quantity than they would other wise use it. Paying for something has a way of indicating the true value of something.

Case in point, I was recently at a Himalayan Goji Juice convention and while there the company offered free Goji Juice. Guess what, I was drinking almost 6 times more free Goji Juice than I normally drink.

The point is that whether it’s the free admission to Six Flags or the free goji juice the behavior is predictably the same. There was a much higher demand on the product or service than would be typical. Over time this would lead to either short falls in the product supply and or reduction in the quality of the service. Overworked people eventually get to the point of reducing their quality of service. This is a natural reaction.

The same would hold true with a National Health Care system. Because of the perceived free health care people would put a much greater strain on the system resulting in a reduction in quality and/or rationing and shortages of health care.

Consider this, what if there was a national gas system where everyone received free gas. There would end up being shortages and huge lines and rationing of gas.

This is why a National Health Care system is such a bad idea and would really ruin healthcare in this country..

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Goji Juice, Goji Berries Random Thoughts on Business Opportunities and Life

Not everyone is cut out to drink goji juice. Face it some people for whatever reason just don’t recognize a good thing when they see it. I see plenty of people drinking and enjoying himalayan goji juice on a regular basis. It's more than a fad, the exposures of the goji berry in Time Magazine, and ABC News and NBC Today show and other magazine and newspaper articles proves that it's here to stay. Even so some people are still skeptical, they might say it’s too expensive or I’d rather not pay the cost. It took me many years to realize everything comes with a cost. Some costs are hidden others are out in the open.

These or other people may also complain about a lack of opportunity to get ahead in America these days. While opportunity may not be overly abundant to their satisfaction it mainly points to short sidedness on their part.

Opportunity is a relative term. If you wanted to be President of the United States then you’re right. There is very little opportunity for you in this area. However, in terms of overall opportunity never in the history of man in any country anywhere has there been more opportunity for someone to achieve success.

The internet is a perfect example – anyone can go buy a domain for $10 get themselves some very inexpensive web-hosting – create a web business with some sweat equity. Then in a couple years for literally chump change compared to a McDonalds franchise for example build a business which generates a strong 6-figure a year income. I’ll go so far as to say the opportunity created by the internet for those willing to make the sacrifice to learn can be far more lucrative than a traditional college education.

So by now you’re thinking what does all this have to do with some people drinking goji juice and others not drinking it. The answer is both nothing and everything. It’s all about perspective and about what we value.

Some people may have a hard time swallowing this statement but here goes. –Some peoples values are simply better than others. Now I’m not talking about matters of individual taste but matters of principals.

For example those who prefer NASCAR are no better or worse than those who’d rather watch football.

However, those who value life and honesty and respecting others have better values than those who don’t value these things. For these are core values – football, NASCAR are simply matters of individual taste although certain fans might argue that. Sooo those who value their own health and wellbeing are making better value decisions than those that don’t.

I would encourage everyone to evaluate their decisions daily – every decision makes you either healthier or unhealthier, richer or poorer, closer to reaching your goal or further away. It can be no other way.

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