Birds of A Feather…

You most likely can finish this time honored saying: FLOCK TOGETHER!

This applies both POSITIVELY and NEGATIVELY.

Let’s start with the NEGATIVE and I am going to give you an example from own experience.

Remember in the last post we talked about BSers. Well a friend, who is the poster child for USA BSer as I have come to find out, recommended me to help market this resort you may remember I have been working on selling since before Christmas. It belongs to his long time going back to the teens friend.

I should have realized that if my other friend is the poster child for USA BSer, then there is a better than 90% chance he is one too! Sure enough he kept putting off about paying me for the work I have done trying to get his place even SELLABLE! I am an EXPERT at doing this as I know what potential clients want! He and his partner have NO clue how to market and sell this business! (BTW he has FINALLY paid me!)

Now for the POSITIVE angle. Are you aware that your INCOME is determined by the FIVE people you associate with the majority of the time? This is NO BS as numerous well known self help gurus say it all the time.

So in my case if I want to be a DECAMILLIONAIRE I have to associate with DECAMILLIONAIRES OR MORE! Several of my clients/friends qualify.

So FLOCK with EAGLES not TURKEYS!

Hugh Simpson
RealityDesigner

NOT Walkin The Talk

I am sick and tired of dealing with the BS artists both on a personal and business level! America especially has become a Nation of BSers! Politicians do it. Companies do it. Advertisers do it. The news media does it. Clients do it. Ministers and rabbis do it. Friends and family do it.

My parents taught me to WALK MY TALK and that HONESTY on ALL levels was the MOST important trait you could possess! It was way more important than MONEY!

My grandfather was a MILLIONAIRE builder in the 20s before The Depression, when he lost it all. My Mom said her Dad would make MILLION DOLLAR handshakes with clients and EVERYONE kept their part of the deal!

Today if you are STUPID enough (like I have been in the past) to believe that a HANDSHAKE is still a sign of HONESTY then you deserve what happens to you and me!

Before you do ANYTHING for a client get a LEGAL CONTRACT! I use Legal Shield previously known as Prepaid Legal. No I am NOT a marketer for it. If they do NOT want to sign it RUN as fast as you can from them!

Word to the WISE: walk YOUR talk but do NOT trust others to walk theirs! Also as my mentor, Donald Trump, says: SUE THE BASTARDS!

I am starting a YouTube series that will be called NOT WALKING THE TALK. Look for it. Follow my example and add your experiences with BSers and LIARS! If you have been screwed over then let the world know who is the guilty party. Just make sure you can back up your claim! Help this campaign to go viral!

Hugh Simpson
RealityDesigner

Walden by Thoreau Part 7

1. “To read well, that is, to read true books in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem. It requires a training such as the athletes underwent, the steady intention almost of the whole life to this object. Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.”

2. “A written word is the choicest of relics. It is something at once more intimate with us and more universal than any other work of art. It is the work of art nearest to life itself. It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips;—not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself.”

3. “Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage. They have no cause of their own to plead, but while they enlighten and sustain the reader his common sense will not refuse them. Their authors are a natural and irresistible aristocracy in every society, and, more than kings or emperors, exert an influence on mankind.”

4. “It is time that we had uncommon schools, that we did not leave off our education when we begin to be men and women. It is time that villages were universities, and their elder inhabitants the fellows of universities, with leisure—if they are, indeed, so well off—to pursue liberal studies the rest of their lives.”

Hugh Simpson
RealityDesigner

Walden by Thoreau Part 6

1. “When we are unhurried and wise, we perceive that only great and worthy things have any permanent and absolute existence, that petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of the reality. This is always exhilarating and sublime.”

2. “But all these times and places and occasions are now and here. God himself culminates in the present moment, and will never be more divine in the lapse of all the ages.

3. And we are enabled to apprehend at all what is sublime and noble only by the perpetual instilling and drenching of the reality that surrounds us. The universe constantly and obediently answers to our conceptions; whether we travel fast or slow, the track is laid for us. Let us spend our lives in conceiving then.”

4. “Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but eternity remains.”

5. “I do not wish to be any more busy with my hands than is necessary. My head is hands and feet. I feel all my best faculties concentrated in it.”

Hugh Simpson
RealityDesigner

99% Rise Up

I have to digress from sharing more of my new mentor THOREAU to again put in my two cents worth about this recent uproar about the 1%! To me it is about as newsworthy as under inflated footballs!

Evidently members of this new 99% Rise Up disrupted the Wednesday session of the US Supreme Court raving about the Court’s decision last year concerning how much businesses could contribute to campaigns.

So why not take this MISUSED energy and work to be NOT a part of the 99%?

I personally enjoy striving to reach the stratosphere of the 1%! I am sure in my wildest dreams I will never come close but it is FUN to play the GAME.

And regardless of what these raving SOCIALISTS think it is only a GAME! My mentor Donald Trump says we must NEVER forget it is just a GAME!

Why not become ENTREPRENEURS and raise money for their bleeding heart causes like ENTREPRENEURS 1%s Bill and Melinda Gates do! I commend Bill and Melinda and plan to checkout their new campaign mentioned at CNN last night – GLOBAL CITIZEN.

More THOREAU in next post unless something else interesting crosses my radar!

Could be Monday before next post as we are expecting freezing rain, sleet and snow here in the western North Carolina mountains!

Hugh Simpson
RealityDesigner

Walden by Thoreau Part 5

Yes today we are back to THOREAU!

ENJOY!

1. “Why should we live with such hurry and waste of life? We are determined to be starved before we are hungry. Men say that a stitch in time saves nine, and so they take a thousand stitches today to save nine tomorrow. As for work, we haven’t any of any consequence. We have the Saint Vitus’ dance, and cannot possibly keep our heads still.”

2. “Hardly a man takes a half-hour’s nap after dinner, but when he wakes he holds up his head and asks, “What’s the news?” as if the rest of mankind had stood his sentinels.”

3. “For my part, I could easily do without the post-office. I think that there are very few important communications made through it. To speak critically, I never received more than one or two letters in my life—I wrote this some years ago—that were worth the postage.”

4. “And I am sure that I never read any memorable news in a newspaper. If we read of one man robbed, or murdered, or killed by accident, or one house burned, or one vessel wrecked, or one steamboat blown up, or one cow run over on the Western Railroad, or one mad dog killed, or one lot of grasshoppers in the winter—we never need read of another. One is enough.”

5. “To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea. Yet not a few are greedy after this gossip.”

More THOREAU in next post!

Hugh Simpson
RealityDesigner

Robbin’ Hood Obama

I had said that I was going to share more of my new hero and mentor HENRY DAVID THOREAU; however I must put in my two cents worth about Obama’s State of the Union message.

I guess we can now start calling Obama America’s new Robbin’ Hood. I like to think of it more Obama’s true SOCIALISTIC colors coming to roost in America!

He wants to GREATLY increase taxes on those earning $500,000 or more! Is he not aware that a MILLIONAIRE today is worth about $100,000 in 1960s dollars? In another words to be a 1960s MILLIONAIRE you have be a DECAMILLIONAIRE!

So $500,000 ain’t what it use to be!

If he and his SOCIALISTIC buddies think that HARDWORKING so called wealthy individuals are going to allow this to happen, he must be smoking what has admitted to smoking in the past!

It ain’t going to happen Robbin’ Hood Obama!

Promise you will get back to THOREAU in next post!

Hugh Simpson
RealityDesigner

Richest 1%

Just read an article on CNN saying by 2016 the richest 1% will own more than the other 99%.

This evidently accounts for 80 BILLIONAIRES and MULT-BILLIONAIRES.

So some person plans to raise holy hell about this at Davos next week. She wants these people to be STRIPPED of their wealth and give it to other 99%!

I don’t think so! It is about as stupid as some Democrat who wants the folks on Wall Street to ease the burden of the American MIDDLE CLASS!

Do not these bleeding LIBERALS realize that many of those in the RICHEST 1% are responsible for many of the other 99% having any way to bring in income to take care of their families? Certainly there are members of the RICHEST 1% that do NOT contribute to their fellow man but that is NOT for me to judge!

If MIDDLE CLASS Americans are still pursuing J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) mentality then so be it! I ain’t underwriting IDIOTS!

More from Thoreau in next post as I had planned before.

Hugh Simpson
RealityDesigner

Walden by Thoreau Part 4

Yes we are back to my new mentor: HENRY DAVID THOREAU:

1. “The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive. I have never yet met a man who was quite awake.”

2. “We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.”

3. “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.”

4. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

5. “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.”

More in next post!

Hugh Simpson
RealityDesigner

Passion for PERFECTION

Tom Peters nailed it: PASSION FOR PERFECTION! If for some reason you have never heard of TOM PETERS then Google him! Then read EVERY book he has authored!

Today you do NOT see PASSION FOR PERFECTION! My Mom was a true blue PERFECTIONIST and now her son has that same trait in him! Yes it can DEFINITELY be a HUGE pain in the a–!

This is especially with the high level of INDIFFERENCE and STUPIDITY we see today!

I agree with what my mentor King Solomon said about STUPID people: they should NOT be tolerated in a society!

I especially see this with DESIGNERS of products. Today I was trying to open a can of tuna with one of those pull top lids. Well this one must have been designed for Hercules or Zena to open! I’m pretty strong and I could not get the lid to budge. Finally I slipped a knife edge under the area where it normally pops open. I then was able to get it open!

Now the company that makes this can brags about how the size is just perfect for us “young seniors” to use without having to have leftover tuna. That’s true but most seniors don’t possess the strength of Hercules or Zena! They need to make sure the damn can will open easily for us!

So if you are a designer, would you at least run tests (lots of them!) with your target market BEFORE you hoist some so-called nifty designed item on us! Also will you test it over and over to make sure it does what you claim!

If you don’t then a hex upon you and your product/service!

More Thoreau in next post who would agree 100% with this post!

Hugh Simpson
RealityDesigner